Miss Congeniality, Jesinta Campbell, and model twin Jordan Stenmark are placed to become Sydney's most photogenic duo.
The loved-up couple, who were snapped shopping in Melbourne's Chapel Street last week, have been dating for several weeks. S first spotted the couple at the Sydney Fashion Festival last month, and it seems things have been heating up ever since. They have been staying at Crown casino in the past week.
''They don't want to really go public for fear of jinxing it as it's so fresh,'' an insider told S after the couple wouldn't make an official comment.
Campbell has been dynamite since her Celebrity Apprentice appearance and subsequent contract with Nine, which is keeping her in its up-and-coming brew. She has a full calendar with modelling and MC'ing duties.
Stenmark's star is also on the rise. He most recently shot a DJs campaign alongside Miranda Kerr with his identical twin brother, Zach, and there are whispers of a long-term contract with the store in the pipeline.
While Jordan leaves Campbell this week for modelling jobs in New York, S reckons he'll be sending flowers while he's gone.
Sunny, chance of romance
It sounds more like a nightmare, but James Tobin insists that even though he is cruising Venice Beach among the ''buskers, bodybuilders and parrots that are swearing at me'', he is living the dream.
And while in Los Angeles, the Sunrise weatherman is having some up-close time with former Pussycat Doll and ultra-flexible singer-slash-dancer Jessica Sutta, with whom he has a long-distance romance.
''It's magic, perfect,'' he says from LA, where he has been holidaying since his reporting stint at the London Olympics. Mind you, he enjoys doing more than just talking meteorology - he has interviews with Tim Burton, Alice Cooper and Ke$ha lined up, among others. The title of LA correspondent evidently sits well with Tobin, who is this month's Maxim magazine style star.
''I'm here to see Jess, really. It's been a crazy couple of months,'' he says of his romance with Sutta, which started on a blind date to a basketball game organised by a friend.
''There are a lot of people out there who have done the long-distance thing. It's certainly not the ideal situation, and you wouldn't choose it if you had a choice, but you can't help where the cards fall and when the situation arises you deal with it. We've done a pretty good job of making it work. The fact we both have jobs and careers that lend themselves to travel has worked well.''
Speaking of what suits, his red jacket and pants featured in the mag are definitely different from his usual casual style.
''My mum will be happy,'' he says with a laugh, adding that his ''safe'' version had a crisp white shirt underneath, unlike mate Jason Dundas's trip down the catwalk in the same suit, which he teamed with an eight-pack. ''I call it the Santa suit,'' he says of the colourful attire.
Tobin is philosophical about his LA visit. ''I do feel like I'm very fortunate at the moment. I love living in Australia, but I like visiting LA. It really is the land of opportunity.
''People talk a big game and most of the time they're all words, but this really is the place a game-changer can happen.''
Sweet Kim sticks to beige
Her whirlwind visit created hundreds of snapperazzi opportunities and connected her 16 million Twitter fans to a flurry of activity. The juggernaut reality show in which she stars, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, is in its seventh season, has filmed more episodes than I Love Lucy and been on air in the US longer than the iconic Andy Griffith Show. She has a clothing line, a fragrance, a spin-off show and multiple endorsements. Even a $10 bottle of water at her LA flagship store Dash is a collectors' item.
But despite all the hoopla, the truth is, having met pint-sized reality princess Kim Kardashian in the flesh, she is actually, well, beige.
A nice and sweet-enough beige. And a surprisingly small, packaged, preened and polite version of the hue. But still beige, in an on-brand kinda way. Surprising, considering she has managed to pluck a career, quite literally, out of thin air.
S managed to pry out details about how she started the process to freeze her eggs (she went as far as the first injection) after taking her sister Khloe to the gynaecologist and learning her eggs were in their prime. ''I was thinking about freezing my eggs … I started the process and then I stopped the process soon after.''
S also learnt the picture-perfect blended family you see on E! with stepdad Bruce Jenner at the helm wasn't always the Brady Bunch. The cameras, Kim says, came in too late to see the initial years of frustration after her parents had split: ''That would have been interesting to see from the start. It seems great now but that wasn't always the case. It took time, it really did - it took a couple of years.''
Kardashian reveals that at first it was fun with Bruce's four kids combined with the four Kardashian siblings. ''But then when we saw it was hurting my dad's feelings, as my mum married six months after the divorce and it was really soon after, we sided with my dad. We said, 'We won't like him [Bruce] because it hurts my dad's feelings'; it was only once my dad was cool with it that we became friends. And when my dad passed away my stepdad said, 'I will take care of the kids, don't worry'.''
But while Kim is not the feisty one (that's Khloe), nor the earthy one who pulled her own baby from the birth canal (Kourtney), there is one topic even she manages to wrinkle her wax-like face over. Don't suggest her mum, Kris, is a momager.
''It really frustrates me when people mention my mum in a light like that because we all work together and we've worked so hard and we joke about it ourselves, so that's why it gets that connotation - but, you know, I have these visions and she just helps me execute it.''
Would she be the same kind of mum? ''If that's what my child wanted to do, I would definitely help them reach whatever potential they wanted to reach.''
What's up, Doc?
The weird, limo-riding father of spoilt, blonde, Veruca Salt-like princess, Beckaa Noun, in Channel Ten's failed ''dramality'' series The Shire is facing a different dose of dramality.
Businessman Tony Noun, inset, has been repeatedly mistaken for a doctor, with the use of the title ''Dr'' on official documents under question.
According to reporter Ilya Gridneff, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency online national register has no listing for a Dr Tony Noun.
And when contacted and asked if he was a doctor, as referenced in three separate documents obtained by S, he said: ''This is a lovely witch-hunt, trying to have a go at the people in The Shire,'' adding, ''I have done some work in healthcare. [But] no, I am not a doctor. I am not portraying myself as anything.''
When asked why several documents referred to him as ''Dr'', Noun explained: ''When you are a director or working in a particular field, people make assumptions. You'll make your own assumptions about this and write what you want.''
An AHPRA spokeswoman says: ''It contravened the national law for someone to hold themselves out to be a registered practitioner if they were not. There are clear guidelines in relation to the use of 'Dr'.''
Court in the act
FELLOW Fairfax columnist and controversial criminal lawyer Charles Waterstreet is releasing his third memoir, RakeMan, later this year.
And believe it or not, the wig-and-gown barrister, who is co-creator of, as well as the inspiration for, Richard Roxburgh's character in popular ABC drama Rake, promises it will be more revealing than anything he's done before.
And that's saying something, considering his manic-depressive alcoholic character in the series shows pretty much everything. ''My third memoir - my real memoir - has plenty of untold material, it's really the story that Rake can't show, especially on the ABC,'' he told S.
''It exposes the courts and what goes on behind the scenes, behind the boulders and under the rocks. I'm ripping the gowns off the judges.''
Waterstreet says he has been to the US to try to sell the series to HBO. ''There was a lull in Charlie Sheen's career,'' he laughs. ''He would be perfect.''
The brutal British media pack showed their cynicism while following the royals on their official tour of the South Pacific. S's Solomon Island operatives report the television stream from the island's official channel was being aired unedited, highlighting the Fleet Street press pack's nastiness and off-the-record, not-so-flattering commentary on Kate and Wills. Oops.
There wasn't a dry eye in the room at last week's annual Dream Ball at Darling Harbour to celebrate the Look Good … Feel Better charity to help women with cancer. Host Kerri-Anne Kennerley, who has been a patron of the foundation since long before her own cancer diagnosis, admitted this was the first year she could truly relate to the many women she has been reaching out to. ''I've learnt about fear; the mind-numbing, chilling fear of that diagnosis. I now truly understand the journey and appreciate the beauty and power of Look Good … Feel Better more than before,'' she told the fashionable crowd, which included David Jones boss Paul Zahra. But not one to leave things on a down note, KAK grabbed the microphone and performed an impromptu duet with Todd McKenney with trademark flair, then danced the night away. All only one day after finishing her cancer treatment. Amazing.
I'll give Girlfriend magazine's model search this: it doesn't profess to be anything but. Whatever your thoughts are about such processes, Girlfriend makes no bones that this is a competition for those girls who have been blessed with freakish genes and are looking for a contract with Chic Management. The comp has launched the careers of Alyssa Sutherland, Catherine McNeil, Ruby Rose, Pania Rose, Abbey Lee Kershaw and this year's mentors, Jemma Baines and Samantha Harris, pictured above (in black). Girlfriend, on sale Wednesday, will reveal the eight national finalists, two of whom hail from NSW.
Settling back into his former stamping ground of Sydney last week was new Waratahs coach Michael Cheika. The Randwick great was spotted at Ravesi's on Wednesday night deep in conversation with former Wallaby Simon Poidevin, former NSW board member Alan Williamson and manager John Fordham. Cheika's gorgeous young family will soon join him from France, where they have been based for the past few years.
If you thought you had read everything you needed to know about Charlotte Dawson, think again. The poster girl for Twitter trolls is releasing her book Air Kiss & Tell with a chapter extract appearing in The Australian Women's Weekly on Wednesday. The extract will reveal sordid details of her troubled marriage to Olympian Scott Miller, which involved drugs and affairs. While we can't break embargo, the contents of the extract are - believe it or not - stuff that will blow your mind. In particular, her heartbreaking reasons for having an abortion.