Cameron Williams confirms departure from Nine Network after ten years
After ten years at the Nine Network, Weekend Today co-host Cameron Williams has confirmed he will be leaving the show and channel.
The 52-year-old journalist 'was unable to agree to terms on a new contract' with the station and Cameron took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce it was 'time [to] move on'.
'Going to miss these wonderful people. Feisty Weekend Today team,' he captioned a casual photo with the team.
'Time to move on': Cameron Williams announced his departure from the Nine Network on Wednesday after being 'unable to agree to terms on a new contract'
In a second post he shared a shot of the other sports reporters in the newsroom, adding: 'And these rough humans! Best sport team in News. Great laughs over ten years!'
It is understood his axing may have come as part of the network's restructuring of the sports department following the departure of head of sports, Steve Crawley.
In a statement on Wednesday, Nine Network's director of news, Darren Wick said: 'Cameron Williams has been one of the most professional journalists that I've had the privilege of working with.
'He has made an outstanding contribution to all programmes at Nine News and Current Affairs.pre bonded hair
'He will be missed not just for his ability as a television presenter, but for his quality as a person. We sincerely wish him all the best for the future,' Darren said.
Paying tribute: The Weekend Today co-host paid tribute to his team as he announced the news on social media
Ten years on station: The sports presenter has been at the network for ten years and gushed about his fellow sports reporting team members
Meanwhile, the sport's presenter's management also released a statement confirming he is 'now a free agent'.
In the statement, Cameron also voiced his thanks for the job, saying he had 'no hard feelings' about the failed contract negotiations.
'It's tough to leave a really challenging and rewarding job, I have no hard feelings toward Nine at all,' he said, adding, 'far from it.'
'They entrusted me with anchoring some of their most important events. You know you're alive when you are front and centre of something like State Of Origin, or an NRL Grand Final.
'The last few years I have hosted the most-watched events on Australian TV and that's quite an honour.
'No hard feelings': The 52-year-old says he has no hard feelings against the network for the way his time there ended, after joining them in 2006
'Many great moments': The sports presenter turned co-host said in a statement that he was thankful for the many interesting and wonderful experiences afforded to him at the network
'There have been many great moments. Last year's 100th Gallipoli Dawn Service was a highlight,' he added.remy hair extensions
Cameron joined the Nine Network in 2006, five years after he was fired from Fox Sports after indecent assault charges were brought against him by make-up artist Samantha Clifford, for allegedly touching her breasts.
While the charges were later dropped in court, Cameron did admit he had sometimes asked Samantha to show her bra, which he described as a 'secret handshake' between the pair.
In January 2008, Cameron again found himself in the centre of controversy during a stint filling in for Today Show host Karl Stefanovic who was on holiday.
Fired from Fox Sports: Cameron was fired from Fox Sports in 2001 after indecent assault charges were brought against him by make-up artist Samantha Clifford for allegedly touching her breasts
He and his girlfriend at the time, now wife, Natasha Uechtritz were ejected from Double Bay bar The Golden Sheaf after he was allegedly abusive towards female staff.
A patron told The Daily Telegraph at the time that the presenter 'looked like he'd had a few well and truly'.
'He (the security guard) went and grabbed him and said 'It's time to go,' he said, adding: 'He had no idea who it was'.
When another security guard told him where Cameron worked, the patron said the security guard quipped: 'I don't care who he is, he's not going to be abusive to the bar staff like that'.
The presenter is now happily married to make-up artist Natasha and the couple have two daughters together, Arkie, six, and Remy, three.
Busy dad: The presenter is now happily married to make-up artist Natasha and the couple have two daughters together, Arkie, six, and Remy, three
Chris Rock's 33-year-old girlfriend Megalyn Echikunwoke flashed a diamond ring on her wedding finger on Saturday evening while at the Apollo in the Hamptons 2016 party in New York City.
The timing is interesting as the next day the comedian finalized his divorce from wife of 20 years, Malaak Compton-Rock.
The ring - a yellow gold double band with a small diamond - could be an engagement ring. As PageSix revealed on Thursday, a friend shared a clear image of the ring and added it was time to celebrate 'new beginnings,' strongly suggesting the standup could be on his way to another marriage.
Bling it on! Chris Rock's girlfriend Megalyn Echikunwoke flashed diamond ring on wedding finger on Sunday the night before his divorce was finalized from wife of 10 years Malaak
'Last night we celebrated new beginnings . . . #lovewins,' the unidentified friend wrote in the caption.
The site pointed out Echikunwoke seemed to take a dig at Malaak when she replied 'Bye, Felicia,' which is a catchphrase that pretty much translates to 'don't let the door hit you on the way out,' only not as polite.
A friend added crying-laughter emojis.perruques cheveux naturels
They look good together: The standup and Echikunwoke at the Governor's Ball at the 88th Academy Awards back in February; she does not appear to have the ring on here
The post was then taken down.
The beauty glowed as she held onto Rock, who was also in great spirits. She had on a lovely floral-print dress with spaghetti straps and her hair was worn down over her bare shoulders.
A source told PageSix, 'she always wears that ring,' which appears to be true as she has had it on several times in the past six months. They have been dating for one year and she lives at his New Jersey home.
The last one: Rock and Malaak back in 2014; they have two daughters together and have raised an adopted daughter as well
His rep then said Chris was '100 percent' not engaged.
On Monday Chris and Malaak both appeared in a New Jersey courtroom to finalise the split, reported TMZ.
The 51-year-old comic actor and his wife - who have been separated since 2014 -have two daughters Lola Simone, 14 and Zahra Savanna, 12.
Chris and Malaak Compton-Rock also appear to have been raising eight-year-old Ntombi, who first came to live with them from South Africa when she was six months old, according to the website, although details are unclear.
In divorce papers, Malaak listed Ntombi-futhi Samantha as a dependent along with the Rocks’ two biological daughters.
The kids: Chris with Malaak and children Lola, Zahra Savanna and Ntombi at the Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted premiere in NYC in 2012
She stated that in addition to their two children, there is a child 'who has resided with the parties since before her first birthday.'
But rather mysteriously, a spokesman for Chris told TMZ he does not have an adopted child.perruques cheveux
TMZ previously reported that back in 2008, the family took in Ntombi who remained in their house and was subsequently enrolled in a local school.
She mingles with the big guns: Chris and Megalyn with Harvey Weinstein at the Apollo party
The site added that the girl's parents were thought to be unemployed and from South Africa, although it is not known why she was living with the Rock family.
They add that when Chris and Malaak began divorce proceedings, Chris maintained contact with his two biological daughters.
However their divorce case is sealed so it is not known what settlement was reached.
Meanwhile, Chris began dating actress Megalyn earlier this year. Megalyn, who has had recurring roles in 24, ER, CSI Miami, The 4400, 90210 and Damien, was most recently featured as the animal-powered Vixen in the TV series Arrow.
Madonna surprised fans with an unexpected appearance at a 25th anniversary screening of her documentary Truth Or Dare on Wednesday.
The superstar showed up at the event held at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan to the delight of the 400 or so in the audience.
The 58-year-old pop culture icon shared a couple of photos on her Instagram showing her standing between two on-screen images of herself from her Blond Ambition tour of 1990.
'Surreal moment!' she wrote alongside the picture.lace front wigs
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'Surreal moment!' Madonna surprised fans at a 25th anniversary screening of documentary Truth Or Dare and posed next to images of herself from the 1990 Blond Ambition Tour
Madonna: Truth Or Dare was first released in May 1991 and followed the Material Girl on tour and showed her behind-the-scenes with then-boyfriend Warren Beatty, praying with her backup dancers and facing arrest for public indecency at her concert in Toronto, Canada.
'So many freedoms we take for granted that we did not have then. Thank you Alek Keshishian. We changed history with this film.!' Madonna wrote.
Keshishian directed the film that was shot in black and white.
Who's that girl? The pop icon, who just turned 58, delighted the 400 or so fans gathered to watch the film at the museum Of Modern Art in Manhattan on Wednesday
Demure: Madonna wore an off-he-shoulder red dress with white floral detailing and cinched at the waist with a black band for her surprise appearance
Sharing 'a kiki': She was accompanied by her daughter Lourdes 'Lola' Leon, 19
In a second photo shared via her Instagram, she's seen sharing 'a kiki' with daughter Lourdes Leon or Lola as she calls her.
Madonna wore a red off-the-shoulder dress with a flounce neckline and black spaghetti straps.
The frock features white floral detailing, half-sleeves and was cinched under the bust with a black band.cosplay wigs
She added a matching black and white floral patterned purse and wore her signature blonde hair styled in loose waves to her shoulders.
Madonna had just returned from a birthday trip to Cuba with Lola, 19, and adopted children, 10-year-olds David and Mercy.
Truth Or Dare AKA In Bed With Madonna showed behind-the-scenes footage of the singer including candid moments with then-boyfriend Warren Beatty and prayer circles with her dancers
Getaway: Madonna recently celebrated her 58th birthday with a trip to Cuba accompanied by daughter Lola, 19, and her adopted children David and Mercy, both 10