I FEEL really sorry for Karl Stefanovic’s ex-wife Cassandra Thorburn. Getty Images/Supplied
She’s not only had to endure the end of her marriage to the Today show co-host, to which she has three children, but also a year-and-a-half of intense media speculation about everything from his engagement to a rumoured vasectomy reversal. Seriously. The subject of his genitals has been covered in detail in some sections of the press.
AS a frequent thrower of parties, I’m fairly used to some invitees saying they’ll come to something and then bailing at the last minute or simply not showing. But my most recent experience of this, for an event I’d poured my heart into, has me convinced that RSVPs — and basic manners — are dead. These days, yes means maybe, maybe means definitely not and the overall level of importance placed on being a guest is as low as a snake’s belly.
When it comes to fashion-related upsets, the outage brigade is on an absolute roll this week. First, it was the colour of the Duchess of Cambridge’s dress at the BAFTA Awards – dark green instead of black – that sparked a wildfire of fury on social media. Getty
Then it was a picture yesterday of actress Jennifer Lawrence that elicited a response comparable to a digital riot.
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