Pop star Kylie Minogue, Jason Derulo and British singers Ed Sheeran and John Newman were among the performers at Australia's top TV awards ceremony in Melbourne on Sunday night (27Apr14). The four stars all took to the stage during the 2014 Logie Awards, along with Australian singer Tina Arena and U.S. duo MKTO, with Derulo kicking off the show at the Crown Casino in Melbourne.
Minogue returned to the podium after her performance to present the night's top honour, the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on TV, to small screen veteran Scott Cam.
Other big winners on the night included Elizabeth Moss' crime drama Top of the Lake, which was named Most Outstanding Mini-series Or Telemovie, and Redfern Now, which landed Most Outstanding Drama Series.
Newlywed actress Asher Keddie topped off a sensational month by collecting two Silver Logies, for Most Outstanding Actress and Most Popular Actress, just weeks after she married her artist boyfriend in Fiji.
Following the show, Minogue faced a backlash on Twitter.com from fans who claimed the pop star had mimed her performance of her new single I Was Gonna Cancel, but the singer hit back at the criticism by insisting she was singing live.
She writes in a post on the social networking website, "Yes, we did something different and YES, I was singing live."
Newly-engaged couple Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny Mccarthy have been given the blessing of their children and former spouses to wed after holding a family meeting with their exes prior to announcing the happy news. The actress and TV personality revealed on Wednesday (16Apr14) that Wahlberg had proposed to her last weekend (12-13Apr14), and she showed off her huge yellow sapphire ring and gushed about the surprise on her U.S. daytime show The View.
Now she reveals that she and her new fiance chose to keep the news to themselves for a few days to ensure the New Kids on the Block star's ex-wife and mother of his two sons, Kim Fey, and McCarthy's former husband John Asher, dad to her boy Evan, were comfortable with their plans to wed.
She says, "The thing about getting married at this age is that... it's a package deal so not only do you have to find somebody you love so much and (is) the greatest guy in the world, but he has to accept your child, just as much as he loves you...
"But the other way around is he has two children and I sat down with his ex (to get her approval), (and) John Asher, my ex, loves Donnie, so it's really a blessed union and I'm really very grateful."
And McCarthy is considering asking fellow U.S. TV personality Andy Cohen to officiate their nuptials after first meeting her husband-to-be on his show Watch What Happens Live early last year (13).
She adds, "We were actually considering asking him to marry us, so we'll see."
The couple only started dating after Wahlberg featured as a guest on her short-lived late night programme, The Jenny McCarthy Show.
New Kids On The Block star Donnie Wahlberg has convinced his girlfriend, Jenny Mccarthy, to relax her rules on marriage after asking her to be his wife. The actress and TV personality announced the happy news on her U.S. daytime talk show The View on Wednesday (16Apr14), revealing that the pop star had proposed with a yellow sapphire.
Showing off her new ring, the former model told her guest hosts, "I just got engaged!" and then burst into tears as Wahlberg joined her on the set.
The couple started dating last year (13) after falling in love when he appeared as a guest on her short-lived late-night TV show.
Both stars have been married once before and McCarthy, 41, insisted she would never wed again after breaking up with boyfriend Jim Carrey in 2010, but she admitted she was warming to the idea of life with Wahlberg, 44, in a TV interview at the end of 2013, stating, "I've said on every interview that I was like, 'Never get married again, ever', and, of course, you never say never. I think he would be an amazing husband, so if he does (propose), I would for sure say yes."
Cooing about her new fiance on The View on Wednesday, McCarthy added, "He understands my work schedule and he has his and I get it. And we're both single parents and he's trying to juggle all of that while I am too."
Wahlberg has two sons from his nine-year marriage to Kim Fey, which ended in divorce in 2008, and McCarthy shares a son, Evan, with her ex John Asher. They divorced in 2005.
Model and actress Jenny Mccarthy missed out on the chance to find love on TV when producers of U.S. dating show The Bachelorette turned down her bid to front the programme a decade ago. The pretty blonde, who is currently dating New Kids on the Block star Donnie Wahlberg, has revealed she asked her agent to approach show bosses and suggest her as their leading lady on the hunt for romance with 25 eligible men - but they weren't interested.
The 41 year old revealed all on her TV talk show The View on Tuesday (14Jan14), explaining she felt lonely after splitting from her husband John Mallory Asher and "needed to be loved".
She said, "I was single and I loved TV. Put those together and I thought, 'Brilliant!'
"(My agent) said, 'She wants to be the new Bachelorette,' and they said, 'No, we're not using celebrities at this time. Sorry.' That was 10 years ago."
Actor/singer Donnie Wahlberg has fuelled reports suggesting girlfriend Jenny Mccarthy could find a very special ring under her Christmas tree after confessing she is everything he could have asked for in a woman. The New Kids on the Block star has only been dating the blonde bombshell since this summer (13), but their love story appears to have prompted McCarthy to rethink her vow never to wed again and Wahlberg admits he's thinking about putting a ring on it.
He tells In Touch, "Do I feel like she's the one? She's everything I could have asked for... We were both married, both divorced, both have kids and both never married again - so we're both open to see what happens."
Wahlberg has two sons from a previous marriage, and McCarthy also has one son from her marriage with ex-husband, John Mallory Asher.
Last month (Nov13), the actress was candid about her desire to take the next step with her beau, even admitting she would be willing to get down on one knee to propose herself.
She told U.S. talk show host Bethenny Frankel, "I've said on every interview that I was like, 'Never get married again, ever', and, of course, you never say never. I think he would be an amazing husband, so if he does (propose), I would for sure say yes. I wouldn't be surprised if I was the one proposing."
Actress and TV personality Jenny Mccarthy has completely changed her views about marriage after falling for New Kids On The Block star Donnie Wahlberg, insisting she would immediately accept if he proposed. McCarthy, who has previously dated Jim Carrey and American football great Brian Urlacher, has been anti-marriage ever since her divorce from actor/director John Mallory Asher in 2005, but she admits her new man, who she has been dating since the summer (13), has made her think again.
In a new interview with U.S. talk show host Bethenny Frankel, she says, "I told the universe I am ready for love. I said bring The One. I am not doing anymore auditions.
"I did one year of no dating, I am going to say no to everyone and if someone breaks through where I'm like, 'Hmmm', then I'll follow that, and I wound up giving him my phone number... I made the first move.
"I've said on every interview that I was like, 'Never get married again ever', and, of course, you never say never. I think he would be an amazing husband, so if he does (propose), I would for sure say yes. I wouldn't be surprised if I was the one proposing."
Actor/singer Donnie Wahlberg left his girlfriend Jenny Mccarthy speechless on Friday (01Nov13) after making a surprise visit to Chicago, Illinois to celebrate her birthday. The blonde beauty headed home to Chicago to spend her 41st birthday weekend with her son Evan and her relatives after wrapping up her weekday stint on New York-based talk show The View.
However, she received the shock of her life when Wahlberg, who shoots police drama Blue Bloods in the Big Apple, showed up unannounced and hosted a special brunch in her honour.
The New Kids on the Block hitmaker also organised a private screening of McCarthy's favourite movie, Grease, and the birthday girl admits she was overjoyed by his efforts.
Gushing about her man on Monday's (04Nov13) episode of The View, she said, "He has proved that he is the best boyfriend in the world. He flew to Chicago on Friday, surprised me with a... brunch with all my friends and family... Then we went to a movie theatre... with the Chicago Children's Choir singing Happy Birthday and then he played the movie Grease... It was so wonderful and romantic and I am just so grateful."
The grand gestures have even prompted McCarthy, who has previously dated Jim Carrey and American football great Brian Urlacher, to rethink her anti-marriage stance following her divorce from actor/director John Mallory Asher in 2005.
She added, "I've said never again (would I get married), (but) he is the one person I would want nothing more in the world (than to marry)."
Her confession comes less than a week after Wahlberg's older sister Tracey gave the couple her official seal of approval, insisting she would "love" to have the model/actress as a sister-in-law.
Donnie Wahlberg's romance with Jenny Mccarthy has officially received the seal of approval from the singer/actor's sister Tracey - she insists the model-turned-TV personality would be "definitely welcome" into their family. The New Kids on the Block hitmaker began dating McCarthy in July (13) and the pair has been inseparable ever since.
They made a joint appearance on America's Watch What Happens Live on Tuesday (29Oct13), when Wahlberg's older sibling made a surprise call in to the talk show and gave their relationship the thumbs up.
Asked by host Andy Cohen if she would like McCarthy as a sister-in-law, Tracey replied, "I would love it. We have met and she's a doll. She's definitely welcome."
Tracey went on to ask the blonde beauty what her brother's most disgusting habit is, but McCarthy struggled to name one thing she disliked and instead gushed about her new beau.
She said, "I think everything about him is awesome. I think he's one of the most incredible men I've ever met in my entire life, I swear to God, and I don't think he has a disgusting thing at all. I know I'm ridiculous at times, but he has blown me away with what an incredible person he is. I've never been treated so wonderful (sic)."
Wahlberg's previous marriage ended in 2008, while McCarthy also has one failed union under her belt - she split from actor/director John Mallory Asher, the father of her son Evan, in 2005. She has since romanced Jim Carrey and American football great Brian Urlacher.
Model/actress Jenny Mccarthy has heaped praise on new partner Donnie Wahlberg, insisting only someone as "great" as him could make her end her single days. The pair hit it off after the pop star appeared on McCarthy's VH1 show in March (13), when they swapped sex stories.
They have been dating seriously since July (13), and the blonde beauty reveals she wouldn't have jumped into a new relationship if her new beau hadn't been so impressive.
She tells People, "If every relationship leads you to the next person and it leads you to what you want and what you don't want, I feel like I deserve great and he's great.
"It's new. I took a year off (from dating) but I said if I meet someone who makes me stop that year off, it's someone who I need to pay attention to."
McCarthy has dated Jim Carrey and American football star Brian Urlacher since the end of her marriage to John Asher in 2005, while Wahlberg's nine-year marriage to Kim Fey ended in divorce in 2008.
New Kids On The Block star Donnie Wahlberg is dating model/actress Jenny Mccarthy, according to reports. Insiders claim the romance began after the pop star and actor appeared on McCarthy's VH1 talk show in March (13), when the racy pair discussed their sexual preferences.
McCarthy blogged about her encounter with the singer, writing, "Being turned on by a guy is always fun but to have it legitimately happen to you on TV is to be turned back into a 12-year-old."
Reports suggest the two stars have enjoyed a number of dates and even spent America's Independence Day (04Jul13) together.
Wahlberg's nine-year marriage to Kim Fey ended in divorce in 2008, while McCarthy has dated Jim Carrey and American football star Brian Urlacher since the end of her marriage to John Asher in 2005.
Wahlberg has two kids from his marriage to Fey, while McCarthy shares a son with her ex-husband Asher.