Book. Skincare range. Baby. Zoe Foster Blake has a few things to deliver before she gets around to giving birth to her first child with television and radio star Hamish Blake in May.
''And then I'll go underground! Everybody will be sick of me - I'll be sick of me and I just want to enjoy my baby,'' she laughed to S at the launch of the new Special K breakfast cereal at Carriageworks.
Foster, who wed Blake in a secret ceremony in December and is now based in Melbourne, says she's thrilled with her blossoming belly.
''I've had a big growing stage in the last few weeks; I feel like I've got a few 90-year-old ailments. My pelvis! Oh my! And I've been sleeping terribly. I have a thousand pillows! They don't tell you this stuff, you sort of find out as you go.''
This month, Blake will launch her fourth novel, The Wrong Girl, and embark on a book tour. Then there is her yet-to-be-named skincare range, unveiled at the end of March.
''Trying to find clothes for my book tour will be a challenge. How do you dress a seven-and-a-half-month pregnant woman in stylish clothes? I'm not one of those ones who got the boobs and the bump … I feel like I'm spreading a bit more - but I'm OK with that. I'm just letting the body do what it does. It's making a human and I'm so proud of that.''
As for finding out whether it's a girl or boy, Blake says she and Hamish are taking the traditional approach and want to be surprised.
''I think it's good because I'm not buying anything and going crazy with shopping. We have enough grey and white already! If I knew it was a boy or a girl I'd be out buying stuff.''
And they are still deciding on names.
''We've got a bunch of names we like, but we change all the time. Fortunately, a lot of the names that would be considered really odd are very popular now - everybody is doing kooky names, so I feel like whatever school class they'll be in they'll be fine. Although we're not going to go really crazy weird. I think we're naming the adult, not the baby.''
Will she squeeze in a red-carpet appearance pre-birth at the Logies, traditionally a place where her hubby dominates?
''The Logies are a week or two out from the birth so I might be watching in the hotel room ordering room service this year.''
S can reveal The Chaser team's live night Story Club, which is held regularly in their new Cleveland Street theatre performance space Giant Dwarf (named after their production company which was named after Andrew Denton), has been commissioned to air on ABC2.
Chaser member Chris Taylor let the news slip at the opening of Plonk, the web series in which he stars. A comic satire on the wine industry, it goes live on Monday morning and is supported by Destination NSW and written by Nathan Earl.
Taylor told S the national broadcaster had committed to Story Club, which sees celebrities take to the stage in a giant armchair with a large story book to tell a true story from their life. ''It's a fantastic night where really funny, talented writers sit up on stage with a very big story book and read out a story on a given theme,'' Taylor says.
So far, participating celebrities include Brendan Cowell, Craig Emerson, Christina Keneally and Matt Preston, with Hamish Blake almost locked in. Fellow Chaser Andrew Hanson takes to the stage on Monday night. ''It's a very simple idea but you'd be amazed how funny some of them are,'' says Taylor, who is rehearsing his upcoming One Man Show with Hanson.
Meanwhile, he came out ready to bat for his home team, the ABC, after Tony Abbott's recent verbal attack.
''It's a bit pathetic to be honest,'' he revealed to S. ''It's a really scary, alarming culture that seems to be being waged from News Limited corners and Abbott's caught the bug … It's not borne out by the reality. It's a tedious broken record of people of a certain side of politics chatting. And only about 7 per cent of the ABC is news, the rest is children's programming, drama, comedy, music - and these are the things which will suffer if there are going to be budget cuts.
''I was a journalist myself for ABC news, that's how I started, and there is a commitment to the core values of balance and impartiality which are absolutely entrenched … If they genuinely want to bring on a war I hope the ABC holds firm and maintains their reasonable self-belief in what they do, which is a good service and an important service and shouldn't be shaken by a few rumbling nutbags.
''I normally don't talk publicly about these things as I'm not close to the issues and am watching from the couch … but I'm hoping cool heads will prevail and this is possibly Tony Abbott looking for a distraction.''
Stepping out in style
Her panel show The Project may have been temporarily booted from its Melbourne studio to make way for the Sochi Winter Olympics broadcast, but there is little doubt Carrie Bickmore is the golden girl of Network Ten.
In Sydney broadcasting The Project for two weeks, Bickmore will also hit screens tonight as the host for the long awaited return of So You Think You Can Dance.
Even though her year 10 careers adviser told her she would never have a chance as a professional dancer, she laughs this is the closest she'll get to being one.
''I've loved this show forever but I never thought I'd be hosting! In fact when it was announced it was coming back I thought 'I hope they'll get [US host] Cat Deeley to host it!' So this is a dream come true for me.''
Bickmore, who says these days she reserves her moves for the dance floor at friends' weddings, hasn't had much of a chance to see the judges in action as she has been backstage with the competitors. But she says Paula Abdul, Jason Gilkinson, Shannon Holtzapffel and Aaron Cash ''are all awesome, it's been phenomenal''.
She's even developed a girl crush on Abdul: ''Paula's great, she's so bubbly and warm and friendly … we get along like a house on fire.''
Catwalk to wild trek
Models and pampered fashion editors are known to hail taxis to drive them 100 metres because their heels are too high to walk in.
But the same can't be said of former Grazia editor Amy Molloy and model Laura Wells (who is fast gaining an international following for Instagramming the real meals she eats).
The pair have just returned from a week-long charity expedition, running 140 kilometres across the Tarkine rainforest in north-west Tasmania.
''When this shot was taken, I hadn't washed in five days, three of my toenails had just fallen off and at this point we still had 90 kilometres to go, crossing uncharted wilderness, waist-deep bogs and sand dunes,'' Molloy told S.
Myer model Wells was also on the expedition, which was filmed as part of a documentary to be screened later this year.
Now back in civilisation, Molloy says the trip was less punishing than it sounds, thanks to some advice from a teammate, an ex-paratrooper.
''He taught us the importance of packing 'one percenters' - small creature comforts that boost your morale at the end of a hard day. Like an iPod and speakers. Someone had a bottle of Bundaberg rum. I chose chai tea and powdered coconut water.'' You can take the fashion editor out of Bondi, but you can't take Bondi out of the fashion editor!
Speaking of Bondi, Wells donned this bikini crocheted from recycled plastic bags for a recent shoot to raise awareness about where plastic bags can end up. The model, who has more than 150,000 Facebook fans, is also an environmental scientist and has appeared on Greenpeace billboards.
- Love this woman, Liz Broderick, who has made it her mission to get women's rights top of mind for Australian businessmen. The Sex Discrimination Commissioner features in the March issue of marie claire (on sale Thursday), revealing it dawned on her that to create change ''you need to work with those in power''. After cold calling CEOs around the country, pleading with them to create change for women in Australia, the results have been extraordinary, with hundreds of events and initiatives aimed at creating gender equality. ''We have been relying on women to change the status quo, which is illogical as the organisational power sits in the hands of men. If we want to create change, we need powerful men to take that message to other men, which is how Male Champions of Change came about,'' Broderick tells the magazine.
- With the popular voting for the Logies opening last week on the magazine's website and a new mobile-friendly device, it's been fun to watch nominees pump up their own campaigns in the battle to get votes, by turning to Facebook and Instagram to rev up fans. Timomatic hopes to harness his 101,000 Twitter followers to vote for him as Best New Talent and Johnny Ruffo's Facebook page has swung into action. ''For us the social media aspect is really exciting, it's about getting people voting,'' TV Week editor Emma Nolan told S. ''But I don't think it's the final say about who takes home the awards. Steve Peacocke won last year and he's not even on Twitter and [Gold Logie winner] Asher Keddie is not big on social media at all.''
- Still incredibly loved up, Tim Robards told S this week he is keen to help out the incoming Bachelor (who Ten is still searching for) with some tips ahead of that first frenzied cocktail-party introduction to the pack of wolves, ahem, women, which the new Bachelor is subjected to. The ripped 31-year-old chiropractor shares his strict workout regime, dubbed The Robards Method, in the new Men's Health, which hits shelves on Monday. In it he also shares his tips to avoid first date fumbles. ''Start with something active like paddle boarding,'' he tells the magazine. ''Active daytime dates help break down barriers … At night, women have their guard up.'' You read it here first, fellas!