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Thursday, December 14, 2017

OK column, with John O’Keefe


Switching microphones
Often controversial feature writer at the Herald Sun, Rita Pinahi, has swapped microphones from Tom Elliot at 3AW, to join Eddie McGuire and crew at Triple M’s Hot Breakfast.
There are sure to be lots of sparks flying in her new jig

Next series on the way
The Ten Network is still reeling from its financial plight but haw given the go ahead to further series of Shark Tank.
At Seven there’s another series of Little Big Shots at the audition stage. Little Big Shots has been a runaway ratings winner and father-of-four Shane Jacobson is an exceptional talent.
Whilst on the subject of exceptionally talented children, ABC-TV is in production with a prime time series featuring six amazing Aussie pre-teens including an eight-year-old pianist studying in New York, and a 10-year-old abstract painter.
The series traces their talents and examines family life. The series is due for release 201 , so watch out for Making Child Prodigies.

Bon Scott’s secret
Unbeknown to most, iconic ACDC rocker Bon Scott fathered a son way back when.
The son was adopted and lived for 18 years in Geelong and known as Dave Stephens.
Now a talented muso Dave will play alongside some famous name rockers in a tour appropriately called Born but not forgotten and due to appear in headline gigs in Melbourne during November.

Footy songs on high rotation
Footy songs reach their peak come Grand Final, and rightly so. Mike Brady is our favourite with his unforgettable Up there Cazaly.
Another that had its annual airing is That’s the Thing about Football sung by Alice James.
The catchy sing-a-long was recorded at home by her dad, Darren James, the long time on air stalwart of 3AW.
At the time of recording Alice was a pre-teen youngster and did not miss as a beat as she belted out the words.
It’s sure to be heard on 3AW pre- Grand Final 2018 too. The talented James family.

Sophie fights Herald Sun
Celeb Sophie Monk, via her management, is having a blue with none other than the Herald Sun.
The paper is currently using an image of Sophie wearing Sennheiser earphones, promoting the Hun’s subscription drive.
Sophie says no permission was requested for use of the image, and no talent fee paid.
The Herald Sun replied saying “no endorsement was implied”. The whole ac most likely will end up in an out-of court settlement.
– John O’Keefe

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