Gina Riley (born 6 May 1961 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) is an Australian actress, writer, singer and comedian.Riley became a popular television performer in the sketch shows Fast Forward, its successor Full Frontal, Big Girl's Blouse and Something Stupid. In the latter she was also a producer and writer. On Fast Forward, Gina Riley sent-up such singers as Paula Abdul, Bette Midler and Dannii Minogue as well as Australian personalities Kerri-Anne Kennerly and Jacki MacDonald. She later appeared in The Games, a spoof behind-the-scenes look at the organizing committee of the Sydney Olympics.Recently she has enjoyed great success as Kim Craig and Trude in Kath & Kim, written, produced and created by Riley and her long-time writing partner and friend Jane Turner.
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Rightwing billionaire's decision to increase stake in struggling Fairfax is about influencing the political debate, say friends.
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The only fan letter I ever wrote to a public figure -- other than to child star Bobby Driscoll when I was a child -- went to the then New Yorker movie critic Pauline Kael. Thinking I might initiate an epistolary acquaintanceship with her, I recounted in a couple voluminous paragraphs how much I admired her criticism and, even more meaningfully to me and I hoped to her, how much our opinions jibed.
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Writers claim Twenty Twelve 'copied' ideas from show that aired in runup to 2000 Games and they later pitched to BBC.