Week Logies: Underbelly Dirani Wins Logie; Dieter
Brummer Crown Casino Assault, by Greg Tingle - 2nd
years Underbelly was both a big winner and loser at
the TV Week Logies. James Packer's Crown Casino was
rocking and rolling, before, during and after The
Logies. Australia's night of nights - the TV Week
Logie Awards hit James Packer's Crown Casino with
a vengeance. Good thing that security was on high
alert for The Palladium and JJ's parts of the casino.
We are also pleased to report that there was no repeat
of last years Twitter-Gate, where one writer was fired
for inappropriate Tweets. Plastic handcuffs were not
required as far as we can muster, but there was at
least one arrest...of an Underbelly star. Media Man
with the Crown Casino - Underbelly special live from
Crown Casino. Greg Tingle flew down to Melbourne to
cover both TV and real life underbelly, learning that
life still does sometimes imitate art even in Australian
Underbelly: AussieWood and Real Life Big Hits At TV
appears to have imitated art at James Packer's Crown
Casino in the early hours of this morning when Underbelly
actor Dieter Brummer allegedly became involved in
an "incident" with up to five security guards.
police were called to the Crown Casino complex and
the 34-year-old bloke from North Bondi was charged
with intentionally causing injury, recklessly causing
injury, unlawful assault, behaving in a riotous manner
and being drunk in a public place. Yes, quite a list.
spokesman Gary O'Neill told the Herald that CCTV footage
and a security report was being handed over to police.
said he had seen the footage, which he claimed indicated
Crown's security guards had "followed the appropriate
procedures for dealing with these situations".
politely declined to comment any further, but shared
"People see these things differently, it is now
up to the police to do their work."
the Logie awards, Brummer was having a drink or five
at the JJs Bar inside the Crown Complex, which each
year is the venue for the Network Nine afterparty.
Channel Nine is the broadcast partner of the Logies.
Underbelly hit show, which showcases the underworld
down under in Australia and has been watched by millions
of Aussies, has been one of the network's biggest
hits and received plenty of Logies this year.
and other stars of the show, including Firas Dirani
were in a party state of mind throughout the evening.
have come to light that Brummer was asked to leave
the Nine party, although this has not been proven
at the time we go to press.
told the press they saw Brummer being pinned to the
carpet outside JJs Bar and heard him screaming at
the five guards to "get off me".
observers were also seen filming the alleged incident
on their mobile phone cameras.
man was taken from Crown Casino at 2.25am to nearby
Prahran police station to be charged.
will appear before Melbourne Magistrates Court on
can imitate art, for better of worse.
Underbelly's Firass Dirani Kicks Ass At Logies...
Underbelly: The Golden Miles leading man Firass
Dirani there was reasons for trifecta celebration
after snatching the Most Popular New Male Talent and
Graham Kennedy Award For Most Outstanding New Talent
Awards, as well as bringing in his 27th birthday,
which was on Friday. And in a most entertaining acceptance
speech thanked 'Teenage Dream' queen' Katy Perry.
Cross based set drama series Underbelly: The Golden
Mile was awarded the TV Week Silver Logie for Most
Outstanding Drama Series, Miniseries or Telemovie.
night's first winner Firass Dirani, who was voted
the most popular newcomer for his performance in Underbelly:
The Golden Mile, begged American pop chanteuse Katy
Perry to have his babies before thanking the show's
producers "for taking a chance and injecting
some flair and some of that caramel flavour into our
say the "caramel flavour" was a reference
to the multi cultural thing, given that Durani is
not a Caucasian "white" Australian.
are confident Underbelly will continue for "one
or two years more", with more gambling themes
to be incorporated into the smash hit franchise.
writer owns shares in Crown Limited