Sophie Monk beats iso boredom in hilarious new Jimmy Brings videos

When it comes to adding fun to isolation, Sophie Monk has it down to a knack which she demonstrates in a series of new promo videos from drinks delivery service Jimmy Brings.

In the first video, the Aussie starlet gets her limbs in a twist while trying the ‘Aussie pretzel’ yoga move, before opening the door for her wine delivery – stuck in the yoga pose, she’s forced to hold her ID between her toes.

“Jimmy Brings is the best invention since reality TV. When I’m in a rush after a long day on-set, it’s convenient having the drinks come to me. Jimmy is such a good guy, always on time!” she said.

In the second video, Sophie tries her hand at vegetable carving to recreate her dream guest Keanu Reeves, completing his look with a slab of red cabbage leaves, yellow squash and chilli – and then enjoying a pink gin cocktail with her finished work of art.

In the third video, she gets into DIY beauty grooming in preparation for an online date, and opens the door to her Jimmy Brings delivery with facial hair strips all over her face.

The videos are being launched today as part of a digital advertising and TV campaign to promote Jimmy Brings.

“It was a no-brainer for us to work with Sophie Monk on these videos – she’s cheeky, entertaining and delivers the goods, just like we do!” Jimmy Brings Head of Marketing, Jamie Gagliardi said.

Renowned for its carefully curated range of wine, beer and spirits, Jimmy Brings is Australia’s original on-demand drinks delivery service, bringing beverages to your doorstep in 30 minutes or less – in other words, faster than you can do the ‘Aussie Pretzel’, carve your dream movie star guest or get ready for an online date!

Jimmy Brings is now delivering to over 800 suburbs nationwide. To find out if Jimmy Brings to your suburb, head to

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Sydney Seafood School Makes any Night Dinner Special

What’s for dinner this Friday night? The team at Sydney Seafood School, the cooking school at the iconic Sydney Fish Market, isn’t letting a virus get in the way of their mission to inspire everyone to eat well together. You might not be able to attend their fun hands-on cooking classes just now, but their presenters – including some of Sydney’s top chefs – have been inspiring Friday night dinners across the city for the past month.

SSS@Home is a ‘virtual cooking class’ with an instructional video, complete kit of fresh ingredients and step-by-step instructions for you to follow in your own kitchen. Whether the recipe is from a leading chef or the School’s collection of deliciously different favourites, each kit contains fresh Australian seafood from Sydney Fish Market along with top quality fruit and veg and premium pantry items.

Launched just 4 weeks ago, the initial offering was a fragrant Moroccan seafood and vegetable tagine with simple chermoula paste and spiced couscous. For Good Friday, SSS@Home guests prepared fregola risottata ai frutti di mare from Lucio Galletto of the iconic Lucio’s Italian Restaurant in Paddington. Next came sweet & sour barramundi from Mark Jensen, chef/co-owner of Sydney’s most popular Vietnamese restaurant, Red Lantern, followed by the Seafood School’s most popular class, Singapore Chilli Crab.

The Mother’s Day menu features a simple but delicious seafood barbecue (so Dad can get on the burners) with scallops and swordfish plus some great salsas, hummus and grilled bread. Alessandro Pavoni from Ormeggio at the Spit will be teaching SSS@Home guests to make the perfect risotto this month too.

Seafood School manager Roberta Muir and her team have been overwhelmed by the response: “It’s been really heart-warming!” she enthuses. “People have ordered multiple kits for friends and family and held Zoom dinner parties, others are ordering each week for their iso-date-nights and lots of people are sending kits to loved ones in self-isolation. I love how innovative people are being.”

She adds: “We’ve had wonderful feedback emails, often with photos and some even letting us know their wine matches! People are really embracing the opportunity to expand their culinary horizons and create a delicious meal together!”

There’s a new recipe each week, kits feed 2 people generously and are available on Fridays for collection from Sydney Fish Market or select Harris Farm stores (Drummoyne, Wetherill Park, Bondi Beach, Potts Point, Lindfield, St Ives, Manly) as well as delivery (for a fee) within 15km of Sydney Fish Market.

Source: Sydney Seafood School

Sofia Vergara supports Dolce&Gabbana’s AMORE for Scientific research

Dolce&Gabbana are working together with Humanitas University to strengthen their efforts toward scientific research benefitting global health.

To show their devotion to the cause, a new campaign is being launched that celebrates life and the beauty of Italy, starring actress Sofia Vergara, showcasing the iconic Devotion bag. A portion of proceeds from the sales of these bags through Dolce&Gabbana e-commerce will be donated to Humanitas University to aid their critical global health initiatives.

“The whole world and all of our lives will never be the same again. We truly hope that all of this will lead to a rebirth, and want to do our part so that all of us, especially future generations, can one day benefit from these fundamental scientific discoveries.” Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana

Vibrant, sensual, and elegant: the Dolce&Gabbana SS2020 Advertising Campaign enchants viewers by conjuring up the glamour and radiance of the iconic Italian seaside. Its natural splendor is enhanced by the beautiful Sofia Vergara, who lounges in a classic Dolce&Gabbana dress while clutching her Devotion bag.

Captured by photographer Branislav Simoncik in Portofino and centred on the iconic Devotion Bag, the images transport the mind and heart to the rocks of the Ligurian country, bringing to life the memory of a sunny summer day in the Bel Paese.

Sofia Vergara lounges beside the bright blue Mediterranean sea, surrounded by lush local flowers, creating a living painting of Italian vibrancy. The beauty of the scene is further enhanced by the elegance of the Devotion bag.

“Sofia Vergara perfectly embodies the Dolce&Gabbana woman: beautiful, sunny and feminine. The shots of the new ADV Campaign are illuminated by her smile and energy!” Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.

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Foxtel news as SBS On Demand lands on iQ3 and iQ4

Foxtel has announced that the SBS On Demand app is available to its customers with the iQ3 or iQ4 set top box. The move broadens Foxtel’s already significant streaming footprint and means customers now have access to content from three of Australia’s most popular streaming providers: Netflix*, ABC and SBS.

The arrival of SBS On Demand brings a host of streamed content including SBS-produced news, documentaries and entertainment as well as curated international drama and movies.

This includes complete seasons of shows such as Years and Years (season 1); The Handmaid’s Tale (season 3); The Young Pope (season 1) and The New Pope (season 1); On Becoming A God In Central Florida (season 1) and SBS’s award-winning local drama, The Hunting (season 1). SBS On Demand also offers complete box sets of fan favourites such as The Bridge (seasons 1-4); New Girl (seasons 1-7); The X-Files (seasons 1-11); Harlots (season 1-3); You’re The Worst (seasons 1-4) and Borgen (season 1-4).

Foxtel’s Chief Product and Strategy Officer Alice Mascia said: “We are pleased to add the incredibly popular SBS On Demand app to our iQ3s and iQ4s providing customers an even broader range of content directly on their Foxtel set top boxes while also giving SBS access to an highly engaged TV audience.

“The addition of SBS On Demand comes at particularly relevant time for customers as they settle in at home supporting social distancing measures. Since its launch last year, feedback from customers on the New Foxtel Experience has been exceptionally positive with more than one million homes now experiencing the best of TV and on demand all in one place.”

SBS On Demand General Manager Chris Tangye said: “SBS On Demand is home to some of the world’s best and most distinctive programming, providing a truly unique collection of content for Australians. With everything from culinary adventures, global cinema, compelling drama, thought provoking documentaries and trusted news and current affairs. There couldn’t be a better time to be bringing this to more audiences through Foxtel iQ3 and iQ4 as we all look for opportunities to escape and be entertained, as well as informed.”

“Foxtel audiences will also be able to access SBS On Demand’s extensive multilingual offering, including many locally-made programs available with subtitles through our Arabic and Chinese Collections.”

SBS On Demand will begin arriving for iQ3 and iQ4 customers from tomorrow morning and will download automatically to set top boxes putting its content, along with Netflix, ABC iview and Foxtel’s own live and on demand programming, at customers’ fingertips.

Source: Foxtel

Foxtel premieres more exclusive new drama

Foxtel is set to premiere even more high quality, exclusive new international drama content in 2020, all available to watch on Foxtel’s premium drama channels and to stream On Demand on Foxtel NOW. This stellar line-up of international drama rolling out over the coming months includes:


I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE – Starts Monday, May 11 at 11am & 8.30pm, streaming on FOXTEL NOW and screening on FOX SHOWCASE

Starring Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo and based on the bestselling novel by Wally Lamb, the six-part series follows Dominick Birdsey, as he struggles to care for his troubled twin brother, Thomas, while discovering the truth about his own family history. Ruffalo appears in the double-role of the identical twin brothers and is joined on screen by an outstanding ensemble cast: Melissa Leo, Archie Punjabi, Rosie O’Donnell, Kathryn Hahn, Imogen Poots and Juliette Lewis.

THE A WORD – Series Three – Starts Wednesday, May 13 at 8.30pm, streaming on FOXTEL NOW and screening on BBC FIRST

Starring Lee Ingleby, Morven Christie and Christopher Eccleston, the story follows Joe, 10, who is living in two places at once, processing the seismic change in his life through the filter of his autism. Alison and Paul are divorced and live 100 miles apart. Nicole has moved to London. Eddie lives with his dad. Rebecca is pregnant. Only Maurice is holding it together. A family is always a puzzle and this one needs piecing back together, albeit in a different shape.


BAD EDUCATION – Stars Sunday, May 17 at 8.30pm, streaming on FOXTEL NOW and screening on FOX SHOWCASE

Inspired by true events, the feature length film stars Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman and Academy Award winner Allison Janney. The story follows Frank Tassone (Jackman) and Pam Gluckin (Janney) who reign over a popular Long Island school district on the verge of the nation’s top spot, spurring record college admissions and soaring property values. But when an embezzlement scheme surfaces, Frank is forced to maintain order, by whatever means necessary.

FLACK – Season Two – Starts Monday, May 18 at 7.30pm, streaming on FOXTEL NOW and screening on FOX ONE

Starring Academy Award winner Anna Paquin as Robyn, a talented celebrity publicist whose personal life is spiraling out of control. Season Two sees Robyn discover she’s pregnant, before throwing herself in to managing her new super-client, a model. Meanwhile, Robyn’s sister, Ruth (Genevieve Angelson) is convinced Robyn’s sobriety is just a front. Guest stars Sophie Okonedo, Sam Neill, Martha Plimpton, Daniel Dae Kim and Lydia Wilson.


BELGRAVIA – Starts Sunday, May 24 at 8.30pm, streaming on FOXTEL NOW and screening on BBC FIRST

Starring Tamsin Greig, Philip Glenister and Harriet Walter and written by Downtown Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, this six-part series is a story of secrets and scandals amongst the upper echelon of London society in the 19th century. When the Trenchards accept an invitation to the now legendary ball hosted by the Duchess of Richmond on the fateful eve of the Battle of Waterloo, it sets in motion a series of events that will have consequences for decades to come.

PERRY MASON – Starts Monday, June 22 at 11am & 8.30pm, streaming on FOXTEL NOW and screening on FOX SHOWCASE

Executive produced by Robert Downey Jr. and starring Matthew Rhys, Tatiana Maslany and John Lithgow, the eight-episode detective drama is set in 1932 Los Angeles and focuses on the origin story of famed defence lawyer, Perry Mason (Rhys).  Living as a low-rent private investigator, Mason is haunted by his wartime experiences in France and suffering the effects of a broken marriage – but a kidnapping gone wrong leads to Mason exposing a fractured city, as he uncovers the truth.


WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS – Season Two – Starts Thursday, June 25 at 8.30pm, streaming on FOXTEL NOW and screening on FOX SHOWCASE

The ten-episode vampire mockumentary series follows vampire housemates Nandor (Kayvan Novak), Laszlo (Matt Berry), Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch) and their familiar Guillermo (Harvey Guillen), who have lived together for hundreds of years, as they return to give insights into their ‘nightly’ lives on Staten Island, NY. Season two sees Guillermo, discovering he is a descendant of famed vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing.

THE UNDOING – Coming Soon to FOX SHOWCASE and streaming on Foxtel NOW

Premiering in the second half of 2020, written by David. E. Kelley and starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant, this highly-anticipated six-part thriller focuses on Kidman’s Grace Fraser, a successful New York City therapist, her devoted husband, Jonathan (Grant) and her young son. A chasm opens in Grace’s seemingly perfect life: a violent death, a missing spouse and a chain of terrible revelations. Co-stars esteemed actors Donald Sutherland and Edgar Ramirez.


THE THIRD DAY – Coming Soon to FOX SHOWCASE and streaming on Foxtel NOW

Premiering in the second half of 2020 and starring Jude Law and Naomie Harris, the six-episode series is divided in to two parts: “Summer” and “Winter”. In Summer, one man (Law) visits a mysterious island off the British coast and discovers a group of inhabitants intent on preserving their home at any cost. In the second half, Winter, a strong-willed outsider (Harris) comes to the island seeking answers – but instead causes a battle to decide its fate. Co-stars Emily Watson, Paddy Considine and Katherine Waterston.

All of the content listed is exclusive in Australia to Foxtel. It will be available to watch on Foxtel and to stream for Foxtel subscribers On Demand via internet connected IQ boxes, on smartphones and tablets using the Foxtel GO app and via Foxtel NOW.

Source: Foxtel