Glossy Talk: Frankly riveting reality TV
As reported by Jo Casamento in The Sun-Herald, Channel Seven and 7Two are teaming up to shoot a documentary series starring Frank – who celebrated 15 years at the helm of the title last year – in her native habitat at Australian Technology Park, as well as on her travels abroad.
Casamento notes that she couldn't imagine anything "more compelling than Frank in full flight". Too right: marie claire staffers don't wear army-inspired flak jackets just because they're in vogue. Frank's made-for-TV sardonic wit has also been applied to regular stints on Channel Seven's Sunrise program, while she was also a judge on the network's short-lived Make Me a Supermodel series.
Meanwhile, publishing doyenne Ita Buttrose, who will be played by Asher Keddie in the Cleo biopic, is set to launch her latest book: her new subject, etiquette. Buttrose is equally as scolding as Frank when it comes to modern manners (or the lack thereof), disapproving of people who talk on their mobiles while using the treadmill at the gym. Does the same go for editors who conduct meetings while pounding theirs?
A Guide to Australian Etiquette, $29.95, is published by Penguin on February 28.
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