Jo Casamento

Jo Casamento

Jo Casamento is the Sun-Herald social columnist

Chill out in Sydney with music, movies, festivals and more

George Palathingal, Garry Maddox, Jo Casamento, Nicole Elphick, Elissa Blake, Susan Wyndham and Georgina Safe From ice-skating to ballet to alt-rock, pop, and the film festival, Sydney's June/July entertainment calendar is hotting up just as the weather cools down.

On set

Axing: Wake Up's James Mathison will focus on family

Both <i>Wake Up</i> hosts admit to be extremely sad about the loss of their show.

Jo Casamento Against the stunning backdrop of Queenscliff Surfclub, the cast and crew of Wake Up hugged, cried and drank Veuve champagne and Corona beer after the curtains fell on the final episode of Ten's now...

Television

Why life is hell for the Real Housewives of Melbourne

Real Housewives of Melbourne.

Jo Casamento A fireworks spectacular is set to go off today as the Real Housewives of Melbourne reunion episode is taped, with all six women armed with some serious ammunition, including legal letters and the...

Kate Ceberano set to release tell-all autobiography

Kate Ceberano

Jo Casamento Much-loved, multi award-winning singer Kate Ceberano has flown under the radar in the past few years.

Catfights

The Real Housewives of Melbourne set their own rules about catfights

Savvy lawyer ... Gina Liano.

Jo Casamento Don't be fooled by the big hair, spangly dresses and killer heels.

TV troubles

Wake Up's Adam Boland takes a second break

Adam Boland.

Jo Casamento Wake Up executive producer Adam Boland is taking some more time off work as his troubled morning shows continue to flounder in the ratings.

Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O Kiis 2Day FM goodbye with Biggest Loser revelation and Tony Abbott teasing

Kyle Sandilands.

Jo Casamento It is the end of an era. After an unrivalled decade at the top of FM radio, Kyle and Jackie O celebrated their final 'breakfast with the stars' on 2Day FM on Friday morning without any of the...

2Day FM

Natalie Bassingthwaighte joins the list of contenders to replace Kyle and Jackie O

Natalie Bassingthwaighe

Jo Casamento Natalie Bassingthwaighte has emerged as a last minute contender to replace Kyle and Jackie O in the breakfast slot.

Breakfast shows out to make rivals toast

natarsha belling, james mathison

Jo Casamento The battle of breakfast TV has never been more intense, with the launch on Monday of Channel Ten's new onslaught, Wake Up, prompting rivals Sunrise and Today to rearm themselves and prepare to return...

Bath speaks out for stroke sufferers

Chris Bath with father Don.

Jo Casamento Seven newsreader Chris Bath has shared a deeply emotional story about her much-loved father, Don, a stroke victim, speaking out in frustration about the lack of support offered to sufferers and their...

Radio

Merrick Watts' national show axed from Triple M

Merrick Watts has left Triple M.

Jo Casamento Merrick Watts and his national Highway Patrol radio show on Triple M has been axed.

Marchetti speaks

Robert Marchetti

Jo Casamento Celebrity restaurateur Robert Marchetti has broken his silence about his crumbling hospitality empire.

Top Model

On the face of it: Australia opts for traditional Next Top Model choice with Melissa Juratowitch

Australia's Next Top Model winner Melissa.

Jo Casamento Australia's Next Top Model missed an opportunity by crowning the fair-skinned underdog Melissa Juratowitch.

2DayFM

Sophie Monk to talk affairs, depression and rock-star engagements on 2DayFM radio show

Sophie Monk.

Jo Casamento Sophie Monk has secured a brand new national weekend breakfast show on Austereo (2DayFM in Sydney) with Dave Thornton.

Mum's the word for Jodi Gordon and Braith Anasta

Jodi Gordon and Braith Anasta.

Jo Casamento Actor Jodi Gordon and her Wests Tigers footballer husband Braith Anasta are celebrating the news they are having a baby.

Finest over-40s

Jo Casamento

Jo Casamento It might not be as sexy as Cleo's top-50 bachelors list, as influential as BRW's Rich List or as hot as Who's Most Beautiful People.

'You'd be a fool to feel safe on TV'

Lisa Wilkinson.

Jo Casamento In the cutthroat world of breakfast television Lisa Wilkinson stands tall. But as even she admits, with brutal honesty, job security is not in her job description.

Doyle's sunset is sunrise for Armytage

Samantha Artmytage

Jo Casamento Samantha Armytage says slipping into Melissa Doyle's co-anchor chair on Seven's No.1 breakfast show Sunrise will follow a familiar pattern for her.

Sunrise

Doyle 'blown away' by reaction to shock Sunrise exit

Melissa Doyle.

Jo Casamento A tearful Melissa Doyle says giving up Sunrise hosting duties after 14 years for a new prime-time project was a family decision.

The goss

Rice makes clean break

Stephanie Rice at Hotel CBD. Thursday 13th  June 2013 Photo: Danielle Smith

Jo Casamento Olympic swimmer Stephanie Rice has done a 360-degree turn since she arrived in Sydney six months ago. She was a party-loving princess. Now she's a self-confessed knitting nanna.