Foxtel Magazine July 2021

Settle in and discover some of the most-talked about TV programs, latest films and live sport from around the world in FOXTEL magazine. With exclusive access to some of the globe’s biggest stars including Nicole Kidman, Kaley Cuoco and Jude Law, as well as local talent on hit series such as Wentworth, Selling Houses Australia, Love It or List It Australia and Gogglebox Australia, FOXTEL magazine takes you behind the scenes of your favourite shows while also introducing you to new ones. Our dedicated FOXTEL Insider, The Watch List, movie, lifestyle and sport sections bring readers all the latest news and info in an entertaining and easy-to-read format, while the magazine is the only place you will find the entire month of listings all in one place.

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Meat pies and sausage rolls: very Australian and very winter. But now also very Hollywood, according to Aussie celebrity chef Curtis Stone, who tells us he’s been making a living from these hearty local superstars in Los Angeles during COVID19. And as you enjoy your own comfort foods this winter, it’s time to feast on the second outing of Stone’s hugely popular Field Trip series, featuring a few stops Down Under. The culinary guru also dishes up his favourite picks to watch on FOXTEL, while we serve a smorgasbord of programming airing during July – including Time with Sean Bean and Friday Night Lights’ Connie Britton starring alongside Sydney-born Murray Bartlett in HBO series The White Lotus. History buffs can find out why Tutankhamun was the Kim Kardashian of his time, while…

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don’t miss

THE WAR WITH GRANDPA Saturday July 24 at 8.30pm on Foxtel Movies Premiere [401] and watch On Demand Starring Robert De Niro, Jane Seymour and Uma Thurman, this comedy will have the whole family in stitches as Peter (Oakes Fegley) declares war on his grandpa (De Niro, both pictured) when he’s banished to the attic after being forced to give up his bedroom to Gramps. STORAGE WARS (s13A) Starts July 12, Mondays at 7.30pm on A&E [131] and watch On Demand Well over two years since the last instalment wrapped, auctioneers Dan and Laura Dotson are back, pulling up the roller doors on unpaid storage units as buyers survey the mess from the outside and place bids in the hope that there’s treasure among the trash. COVER IMAGE: ARE MEDIA PTY LIMITED. CONTENTS PHOTOS:…

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rumour has it…

GOSSIP GIRL (s1A) Starts EXPRESS July 8, Thursdays at 8.30pm and watch On Demand FOX8 [108] Stylish frenemies at an elite New York City prep school, the hangers-on vying for their attention and all their dirty laundry aired on social media by an anonymous source – welcome to an updated version of the late-noughties, early-’10s classic Gossip Girl. Reboot creator Joshua Safran re-teams with executive producers Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Leslie Morgenstein for a next-gen take on the world that made stars of Blake Lively (Serena van der Woodsen) and Leighton Meester (Blair Waldorf). For this new outing, he is looking to diversify the cast and themes while staying true to the tone of Cecily von Ziegesar’s beloved novels. “There was not a lot of representation the first time around on the show,” Safran…

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best gossip session

GOSSIP GIRL Watch the complete series On Demand When The OC ended in 2007, teens everywhere turned to Gossip Girl for six seasons of dynamic dialogue, chic cliques, to-die-for fashion and soap-tastic plots set on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Ahead of its reboot this month, we look back at the big moments that made the drama such a classic. 1 NATE DID WHAT? (s1, ep1, Pilot) While Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) pulls focus at the elite Constance Billard School for Girls after returning from a mysterious absence, Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) remains queen bee. However, when her boyfriend, Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford), admits he once slept with Serena, Blair is driven into the arms of his best mate, Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick). 2 BLAIR AND CHUCK’S FIRST KISS (s1, ep7, Victor/Victrola) Blair heads to burlesque club…

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decoding gossip girl

As Gossip Girl’s titular narrator, Kristen Bell introduces every episode with: “Gossip Girl here, your one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite.” But those aren’t the series’ only iconic words, with practically every action getting a quotable reaction. Here are some of our favourite lines. “Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to get drunk enough to make you all seem interesting” – Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachtenberg) DECODED: After updating everyone on her complicated life, the Upper East Side’s resident villain saves face with a ripper insult. “Three words. Eight letters. Say it and I’m yours” – Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) DECODED: Of course, she pretty much spelled it out for him in the season opener. “Don’t let people tell you who you are. You tell them” – Serena van der Woodsen…

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after graduation…

BLAKE LIVELY in The Rhythm Section After learning who caused the plane crash that killed her family, a drug-addled prostitute (Lively) is trained by a former MI6 agent (Jude Law) for a revenge mission. LEIGHTON MEESTER in Single Parents (s2) Helicopter mum Angie (Meester) and her single-parent friends welcome lovelorn Will (Taran Killam) into their circle and help him regain his life. ED WESTWICK in Chalet Girl Engaged to be married but smitten with a girl (Felicity Jones) working at his family’s Austrian ski chalet, rich boy Jonny (Westwick) pays her for snowboard lessons. STORY: CYNTHIA WANG. PHOTOS: WARNER BROS; PARAMOUNT PICTURES; ABC; ALAMY…