1. Bert Newton defends controversial Logies speech.
While presenting the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent, the 79-year-old entertainer joked that the award’s late namesake often mentored young talent behind closed doors, prompting many viewers to question whether he was suggesting Kennedy was was a sexual predator.
“He enjoyed giving young people a chance on television; he was a great mentor, he mentored a lot of young people. You knew if you went to his dressing room it was locked, he will be inside doing some mentoring,” Newton said.
— Andrew Mercado (@andrewmercado) July 1, 2018