Rove LA will see Rove back in his natural habitat – a supercharged comedy driven talk show in front of a live audience, talking to celebrities. Incorporating the hottest guests as well as Rove’s take on the LA way of life, this exclusive one hour series is the perfect way to welcome Rove McManus back into your lounge room... (continue reading the full article)
From The Sydney Morning Herald: Rove's bid to be the next Leno or Letterman Added: Monday 1st August
As a Perth teen, Rove McManus dreamed of becoming a wildly successful TV talk-show host. Now, after years of charming Aussie viewers, he has set his sights on the home of the brave. Janet Hawley meets him in Los Angeles.
When Rove McManus awakes in his new secluded home, at the base of a peaceful canyon in Beverly Hills, just beyond the craziness of Hollywood, he knows he is among showbiz royalty. Higher up, along the manicured winding streets lined with tall security fences and taller hedges, sits David and Victoria Beckham's fairy-tale white palace. More importantly to McManus, the home of Jay Leno is only a few streets away...
Comedian Rove McManus, a three-time Gold Logie Award winner as the "Most Popular Personality on Australian Television" and host of his own top-rated late night TV talk show for the past decade, is bringing his down under humor to Southern California with a series of live podcasts originating from the "Jon Lovitz Comedy Club" at Universal CityWalk, beginning August 10.
McManus's arrival at CityWalk comes at a time when more Australians are heading to Los Angeles for extended vacations and visits to such iconic attractions as Universal Studios HollywoodSM.
Rove McManus, said: "As an avid podcast fan and especially of those recorded at 'The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club,' it is a ridiculously exciting opportunity to be the next in line to entertain the masses through such a widespread medium. Plus, the benefit of appearing at Universal CityWalk means I'm one of the few people who can say they can check out 'King Kong: 360 3-D' – the world's largest most intense 3D experience – on the way to work."
Thomas See, Vice President of Sales for Universal Studios Hollywood said: "We are thrilled that Rove selected Universal CityWalk and the 'The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club' as the site to host his weekly podcast. With visitation by Australians at an all-time high, we're pleased to be able to share this exciting opportunity with both vacationing Aussies and L.A. residents who will enjoy Rove's hilarious sense of humor at one of L.A.'s leading comedy venues."
Additional dates for the live Rove McManus podcasts will be August 17, 24 and 31. Performances begin at 8 p.m., and tickets can be purchased online at CityWalkHollywood.com or on site at the "The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club."
Rove to go live with show from City of Angels Added: Saturday 23 July
TRIPLE Gold Logie winner Rove McManus will make his much-anticipated return to the small screen on September 19 with his new variety show Rove LA.
The whip-smart host, who stole the show at the ASTRA Awards when presenting the gong for Channel of the Year, will head back to his adopted home of Los Angeles on Tuesday, with his wife Tasma Walton, and open the production office for his new show on August 1.
"We get back Tuesday and I head off on Thursday to do a piece on the world lumberjack championship for the Tonight Show (hosted by Jay Leno) and then we are in the office on Monday," McManus said.
"It is going to be great. I have had enough rest."
McManus said his new show for Fox8 would be mainly based around celebrity interviews, although he would also be filing reports from famous and infamous and just plain odd LA locations.
"The fact we are in LA will hopefully work in our favour. We will only be asking them (guests) to drive 15 minutes instead of fly 15 hours, so that will be good," he said.
"We have got people locked in already, which is a nice start."
McManus said he was ready for the new challenge.
"I have really just been recharging my batteries (since leaving Channel 10).
"There is some pressure, but if it is coming from anywhere it is put on me by myself and I think that is a good thing."
Rove McManus back for awards Added: Wednesday 1st June
ROVE McManus is returning from Los Angeles to present at the ASTRA Awards in Sydney next month.
Rove will fittingly present honours for the best of subscription television.
His new show, Rove LA, screens in September on FOX8.
"As a new recruit to the world of subscription television this has a first-day-of-school feel to it, although my first day of school didn't have canapes and if it did I wouldn't have left," Rove said from LA.
ASTRAs manage to pull Rove McManus as hostto present award Added: Tuesday 31st May (revised)
LOS Angeles-based Rove McManus will head home in July to host the ASTRA Awards.
LOS Angeles-based Rove McManus will head home in July to present a gong at the ASTRA Awards for 2011.
The pay awards could benefit from some star-power following budgetary cuts that have seen the ceremony reeled in over the past two years.
The ASTRAs were hosted by Brian McFadden and Charlotte Dawson in a 2009 wine and beer-fuelled event, but such were the headlines that Foxtel bosses Brian Walsh and Kim Williams were left unimpressed.
So they moved it to the State Theatre last year with cocktails before, not during the show, and then again after at the event party at Ivy.
The venue on July 21 is the Sydney Theatre Company in Walsh Bay where McManus will present one of 14 awards.
Rove has been ranked at #16 on the Top 250 Personality rankings list. Read more at News Limited and TV Tonight.
ARTICLE Added: Sunday 15th May
The Tonight Show is coming to Huntsville.
It won't be host Jay Leno, but Rove McManus, a personality on the NBC late-night show, will be in town next month to help mark the ending of the space shuttle era.
Dr. Deborah Barnhart, CEO of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, told the Alabama Space Science Exhibit Commission on Friday that she received confirmation from NBC just before the quarterly meeting.
"(McManus) is going to come here and shoot some (tape segments), and they are going to show it during the week of the final launch.
"They told us they would come here and film him, and we would be invited to come to the show."
Though no date has been set for the final shuttle launch, it's expected to be some time this summer.
Nerdist Podcast Live with Rove McManus Thursday, May 12th at 8pm $10 Get all of your best Australian cliches together, because on May 12th, Chris, Jonah, and Matt are doing another live podcast at Nerdist Theater at Meltdown.
This time, they are joined by Australian megastar Rove McManus, best known for hosting his own variety show Rove and for his tireless work as a comedian. Enjoy your shrimp on the barbie!
"Special appearance by Aussie band Axis of Awesome, who will be performing a couple of songs in preparation for their big show at Largo on May 19!
ROVE McManus has not turned his back on Australia despite selling his Melbourne house at the weekend and pushing on with plans to focus on opportunities in the US.
McManus sold his Richmond home for $3.405 million - his new home is in the Hollywood Hills - but will continue working, by way of his local production company Roving Enterprises, on three local TV shows - The 7pm Project, Before The Game and a new show he is working on for Foxtel.
"It may mark closure on his return to live locally in the short term, but he has a long-term vision for the US and bought a house there a year ago so was always going to stay a while," his representative said yesterday.
"He and Tasma are really loving it there and he was never from Melbourne, so keeping a home there, when he was from Perth, just made no sense.
TELEVISION - Rove on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Added: Tuesday 16th March
American viewers, you can catch Rove as a 'Meal or No Meal' judge on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this Wednesday (16th of March) @ 11:35/10:35c on NBC.
Article:Verndale grad gains fame for beer can trick - Kern said one of his favorite moments was recognizing familiar faces from the Eelpout Festival in Walker, Minn., where he was a production assistant for "Rove Across America." The show's host, Rove McManus, was the only one of "The Tonight Show" judges to vote "No Meal." All in good fun, of course.
TELEVISION Added: Monday 28th February (updated with video: Sunday 6th March)
U.S viewers: Rove is currently scheduled to appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this Friday (4th of March) at 11:35/10:35c on NBC.
A festival fit for an ugly, slimy fish? How could Jay Leno resist? Well, he couldn't. This weekend's International Eelpout Festival in Walker has caught the attention of folks from Leno's "Tonight Show."
Kelly Plummer, a publicist for the festival, says a crew of eight from the NBC late night show (but not Leno) arrived in town last night including correspondent Rove McManus, a TV show host from Australia. The group will be at the event through Sunday collecting footage and McManus is even taking part in Saturday's Polar Plunge. I'm guessing they'll have plenty of material for the segment tentatively slated for [Edited: March 4th] Source: TwinCities.com
• The Herald Sun: Rove breaks the ice with Leno gig - "While I'm thankful to Jay Leno and The Tonight Show staff for allowing me the opportunity to see more of what this crazy country has to offer, I have to admit I question their choice when they decided they wanted to send me within a stone's throw of the Arctic Circle in the middle of winter" - Rove
• The Courier Mail: Rove's shrinking violet - "I think I saw enough human beings with dead animals on their heads to last me the rest of my lifetime" - Rove
THERE was no hiding Channel 9 was filming a new episode of This Is Your Life at Crown on Thursday night.
Large white signs sporting the show's name outside The Palms and the nearby nightclub Co. were a giveaway... (continue reading at The Herald Sun)
'This is Your Life' episode will air Monday February 28 @ 8.30pm on Nine
The Aussie power couple made waves with their hot bodies while holidaying in Perth.
With a body this good, life after Australian television is clearly agreeing with Rove McManus.
Rove and his wife, actress and author Tasma Walton, turned heads with their trim and toned physiques during a recent visit to his home town of Perth. Looking as buffed as the man of steel himself, exercise-lover Rove wasted no time stripping down to just shorts, jogging shoes and – what else? – a Superman baseball cap....
HE'S the talk of Tinseltown, but at a gala dinner in New York on Friday Rove McManus was just another Aussie bloke.
The comedian and talk-show host played MC at a black-tie dinner to honour the business achievements of Anthony Pratt - son of the cardboard tycoon, the late
Richard Pratt - to coincide with the G'Day USA festival.
Mr Pratt has been in charge of packaging giant Visy's US operations for about 20 years but mostly lives in Melbourne now.
Guests included Mr Pratt's mother, Jeanne Pratt; Australian ambassador to the US, Kim Beazley; TV gardening show host Jamie Durie and singer David Campbell.
Last week McManus announced he would be hosting a new show, Rove LA, which will air in Australia on Foxtel.
After a year's absence from our TV screens it is almost hard to believe that Rove McManus was once as ubiquitous on the box as the much and rightly maligned Eddie McGuire. But with news this week that Rove is returning with a new LA-based talkshow on pay TV, the question remains: does absence make the heart grow fonder?...
Jack Black and Michael Buble mentioning their Rove encounter on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno -
'You guys know each other?' Jay Leno said. Yeah, they've met before. And they've got a bit of a rivalry going on. And so, on the new 'Tonight Show' (11:35PM ET on NBC), the two legendary singers of our generation -- Grammy Award-winner Michael Bublé and, um, Jack Black -- squared off in a battle for supremacy.
The two vocalists recalled a previous "sing-off" encounter that they had on an Australian talk show. Then, inspired by Black's performance in 'School of Rock,' the pair tried to determine who was more "hardcore" -- singing-wise, that is. Because really, you're not hardcore ... unless you live hardcore...
FFI Vice-President Rove McManus hosts the 2010 ECM charity Christmas party
FFI is honoured to be the first conservation organisation to be the focus charity at the Equity Capital Markets annual Christmas and Charity event
Last night FFI Australia was the proud beneficiary of this year's Equity Capital Markets annual Christmas and Charity event. We were so proud to be offered this opportunity helped, no doubt, by the fact our chairman – Kevin Skelton – is Managing Director of Merrill Lynch, this year's hosts.
It was the first time in the event's 13-year history that a conservation organisation has been given the honour of being the focus charity and thus the recipient of all funds raised on the night. FFI Vice-President Rove McManus flew back from the US to MC and spoke passionately about his involvement with FFI and his various trips across the world to see our work in action. He was on top form and made sure that everyone enjoyed the night enormously – not to mention left the evening with a slightly lighter wallet!
NEWS **UPDATED with video** Added: Monday 15th November
Tune into The 7pm Project this Wednesday at 7pm on Channel Ten for Rove's interview with Due Date co-stars Robert Downey Jnr & Zach Galifianakis
• Status/upcoming projects:
Have been asked to do some interviews with Robert Downey Jr and Zach Galifianakis for @7PMProject. I have replied in the affirmative. - Rove via Twitter
I'm just chilling out really in LA, and that's pretty much it. If someone gives me a call and says 'do you want to come and do something?' then I will.
I've also done some voice work on Robot Chicken, and that was very, very exciting.
Plus voice over work for animation film, Trouble Down Under. With an estimated US$25 million budget, the story follows a group of meerkats lost in the Australian outback and raising mischief among the kangaroo fraternity. Due for release in 2012.
From Yahoo!7 - 'After almost a year's absence from Australian TV screens, Rove McManus proved he's still king of the kids when he appeared at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.
McManus returned from Los Angeles especially to attend last night's award ceremony where he beat Bindi Irwin, Tim Cahill and Torah Bright to win the Awesome Aussie award...'
Rove is a guest judge on the RAW Comedy National Grand Final being broadcast on ABC1 this Saturday (July 24) at 9:20pm, tune in.
The best up-and-coming Australian comedians battle it out in the grand final of Australia's biggest and most prestigious open-mic comedy competition. This year, over 1000 new comedians competed in 60 Raw Comedy gigs across Australia, with the cream of the crop heading to Melbourne to compete in the grand final at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Host, comedian Cal Wilson keeps the laughs rolling, while guest judge Rove McManus marvels at the contestants who are taking the bravest of comedy leaps on national television - for some it's only their third time on stage.
United in their passion for animals and conservation, Rove McManus and his wife, Tasma Walton, took off on an exciting journey into deepest Brazil.
Submerged in the Cristalino River in the middle of the southern Amazon, Rove McManus was oblivious to the anacondas and crocodiles that make their home in the pristine waters.
"It was this beautiful day, and I was just floating in the river looking up at the sun," McManus tells WHO of his June adventure with his wife of one year, actress Tasma Walton. "There was this condor circling above me, and I just took that in and thought, 'Wow, this is a pretty special place that I am in.'"
For the former host of Network Ten's Rove, the experience was the fulfilment of his passion — born in his West Australian childhood — for being amongst animals in their natural environment. Rove says that when people asked Sir David Attenborough when he began to love animals, his response was, "When did you stop?" says McManus, 36. "It's a bit like that for me, it's always been there.
Mad Cow Pictures will begin production of the independent animated CGI film Trouble Down Under in Sydney next month, directed by the company's founder Steve Trenbirth.
For this project, Trenbirth (who directed Disney's home entertainment releases The Lion King II and Jungle Book II) has partnered with producer Tony Findlay and California-based Fastlane Entertainment.
The script was written by Findlay and Howard Jackson, based on a story by Findlay.
In Trouble Down Under, a mob of African meerkats lost in the outback causes tension with the local red and gray Kangaroo mob families. Their accidental arrival triggers chaos when a white wallaby rogue named Al Bino, returning from exile overseas, creates further confusion.
The voice cast includes Rove McManus, Ernie Dingo, Cameron Daddo, Andrew Daddo and Skyppy star Tony Bonner. Two roles will go to the winners of an international contest, which will give an Australian and an American the chance to participate in the project.
The film will be released in October 2012.
Rove McManus is an Australian that New Zealanders don't mind liking. A rare thing, really. For some Kiwis like John Campbell, it goes beyond liking. David Farrier asked Rove how it's going.
"It's going very well. It's one of those things: True love. No boundaries. The fact we haven't seen each other in a long time only makes the heart grow fonder." Rove McManus gets excited, talking about his friendship with John Campbell. And he's genuine, too. You can hear it flowing down the phone line.
Coming over to host the gala opening of the NZ International Comedy Festival, Rove is looking forward to spending a decent stretch of time in New Zealand. And not just for JC.
"It will be great just to be around the environment of the festival and that creative energy." It's easy to forget, in lieu of his TV show, that Rove is a comedian. Perhaps he's here to remind us. "I don't have a television show to have to run back to now!
New Zealand's Cadbury Crunchie Comedy Gala will be held at the ASB Theatre, Auckland City - Friday the 23rd April, 2010
We have the pleasure of announcing that Kylie Kwong will host the Sydney Public Talk on the 3rd December and Rove McManus the Melbourne Public Talk, World Peace - Who is Responsible? on the 10th December.
Both have been supporters of His Holiness and Tibet for many years with Rove having been involved in a number of previous visits. We are delighted that he is once again showing his commitment to His Holiness and will bring his warmth and humour to the days events in Melbourne.
The Melbourne Public Talk is being held on a very auspicious day for His Holiness. Not only is it International Human Rights Day but it is the 20th Anniversary of His Holiness receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.
Details: Melbourne Convention Centre - Thursday 10th of December, 2009 (2pm-4pm)
ROVE McManus has to date avoided Australian media and instead will promote himself to more than 160 countries when he appears on a US cable show next week, perhaps a nod to his plans to take his career to the US.
Following his decision to quit his decade-old TV series on Sunday, McManus has dodged interview requests at home, even cancelling an appearance in the studio audience for a Michael Parkinson UKTV special filmed in Sydney on Tuesday night.
There is speculation McManus may pursue a career in US television after making three appearances with NBC's Jay Leno in the past two years.
That has now intensified with the revelation he will be the first Australian interviewed on the top rating cable talk show Chelsea Lately, fronted by the wickedly witty and ribald-edged comedian Chelsea Handler.
WITH the media industry buzzing about what Rove McManus will do next, his ties to US television have continued to firm.
WITH the media industry buzzing about what Rove McManus will do next, his ties to US television have continued to firm. Talkshow heavyweight Jay Leno has paid tribute to the comic he helped champion internationally on his program, with his staff adding their congratulations online.
A posting on Leno's official website, written by the show's talent coordinator Bryan Branly, acknowledged Rove as "Australia's version of Jay Leno and a good friend to our show. Rove made a few appearances on our old show with Jay and we always appreciated his fresh Aussie perspective. Rove also brought us our correspondents Hamish and Andy'' (who appeared on the program during their recent US tour with the Caravan of Courage).
Entertainer Rove McManus is walking away from his self-titled variety television show after three gold Logies and a decade on air.
McManus made the surprise announcement at the beginning of Sunday night's episode of Rove.
"I know we've made jokes about this on the show before where I've just gone, 'Oh, I'm leaving', and it's was like, 'Oh, I'm going to come back after the break'. Not this time.
"So if you need to text somebody, if you need to get on the phone, if you need to email, if you need to tweet ... I don't even know if people phone anybody any more, if you want to send off a carrier pigeon and let people know, anyone who might otherwise be watching tonight and isn't, let them know. I would love for them to be on board to say goodbye.
"It is very short notice, I do realise that. But it's only a decision that I came up with very recently.
"And to be honest I didn't want a whole lot of fuss going into tonight as I don't going out the other end as well.
"I also think tonight's the perfect night for it and we've got the best setting possible.
"All our cast is here tonight to help wrap this baby up, you guys are at home. Will you help send me off tonight?"
The crowd erupted into cheers and applause.
McManus and Network Ten released a statement confirming Sunday night's show, which was the final for the season, would be the last.
"It was a difficult call to make but after 10 years it felt like time to step away from the show and take a break to properly reflect on what I want to do next as a performer," McManus said.
...it was a difficult call to make but after ten years it felt like time to step away from the show and take a break to properly reflect on what I want to do next as a performer," Rove said.
Rove's decision followed discussions with Channel Ten over the last couple of weeks.
"The relationship with David Mott (chief programming officer) and the team at Ten has given us the space to make a show that we are extremely proud of over the last ten years. It is more opportunity than most will ever get," he said.
"I thank them for their support and hope they have enjoyed the ride as much as I have."
The relationship between Roving Enterprises and Channel Ten will continue with The 7pm Project and Before The Game, both on Ten through 2010.
Mott said: "The end of Rove on Ten does not mark the end of Rove and Ten: a relationship that spans a decade is harder than this to switch off".
At the close of last night's show McManus said it was not a decision he had taken lightly and that it "just seems like the right thing to do".
"Let me say thank you to everybody who makes this show possible," he said, adding that the show members were like family to him.
"And also to the families it was not my idea to do the weekends."
In a statement he said he did not want last night's show to mark the end.
"I've closed a chapter and after I recover from the wrap party I will work out what's next," he said.
FOXTEL today announced that Rove McManus will return to Australian television in 2011 – exclusively on FOXTEL – to host a new talk show on FOX8.
The one hour weekly program – ROVE LA – is to be filmed in Los Angeles and will be produced by Roving Enterprises. The exclusive series will premiere on FOX8 later this year.
Each week, ROVE LA will be a postcard home from the multi-Award winning comedian and filmed in front of an intimate audience in a Hollywood studio. Celebrity guests will feature, as well as field stories from Rove while he acquaints himself with the American way of life.
On his return to Australian TV, Rove said: "While it has been great to rest, recharge and get to know LA over the past 12 months, I have really missed the adrenaline rush of a TV studio and doing what I love most. I'm excited to be back, excited to be with FOXTEL and excited to be doing a show from a country that will give me plenty to share with everyone back home. Now if only I can get the exchange rate going in the right direction…"
FOXTEL Executive Director of Television, Brian Walsh, said: "It is an under-statement to say we are excited that Rove is joining FOXTEL. His passion and enthusiasm for this project is enthralling, and after a well earned break it will be great to have him back on Australian television again."
"Every Australian television network was chasing Rove and I am delighted that he chose FOXTEL. It is an absolute vote of confidence by one of our brightest and most successful television performers that he chose FOXTEL as the future and indeed, his future.
This series will be unique. It will see Rove return to some of his comic roots and will have all the energy and spontaneity of a studio show in front of a live audience. It also promises some of Hollywood's biggest names as guest stars.
FOXTEL intends for this to be a longterm partnership. We are already planning more show ideas well into 2012. This is a landmark deal for FOXTEL," he said.
Rove McManus is enjoying kicking back as he prepares for a new role on television, he tells Luke Dennehy.
ON the roof of the glamorous West Hollywood hotel The London in Los Angeles, a refreshed and relaxed Rove McManus looks as fit and healthy as he has ever been.
It may be the middle of winter, but unseasonal weather in Los Angeles means a mini heatwave for this time of year, 26C and more like a Australian spring day.
Tanned and obviously hitting the gym, McManus turned 37 on Friday and you get the feeling he has settled into Los Angeles life.
In a city full of aspiring actors, models and television presenters, the Gold Logie winner goes unnoticed, which he loves, and little do those aspiring stars who come to the entertainment capital of the world know that McManus has achieved more fame and professional success than they could ever hope for...
I sat down with Craig Campbell our EP while I was there (in Australia late last year) at the time, I said, 'right, let's start thinking about what's next' - Rove McManus
Foxtel director of television Brian Walsh is in Los Angeles this week meeting with McManus to talk about the new show - It is an understatement to say we are excited that Rove is joining Foxtel. His passion and enthusiasm for this project is enthralling, and after a well-earned break, it will be great to have him back on Australian television again.
McManus, along with wife Tasma Walton and friends, celebrated his 37th birthday and toasted the new show on Friday night at trendy LA Mexican restaurant Red O. The couple moved to Los Angeles after his show finished in 2009.
HE may have missed out on this years Gold Logie, but Rove McManus has been named the kids favourite Aussie at this year's Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.
The popular TV host beat competition from Australian Idol star Jessica Mauboy, Bindi Irwin and movie star Hugh Jackman to win the prize voted for by more than 1.2 million viewers of the pay-TV channel Nickelodeon.
McManus was also named favourite TV star. It is the second year running he has taken home the two prizes...
TV talk-show host Rove McManus was dumped in a pool of a slime as he took out the top prize at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards for the second year in a row.
The perennial kids' champion Rove descended from a slippery slide into a slime pool as he was announced the 'fave aussie', dragging in Australian Idol host Andrew Gunsberg with him.
He beat the likes of Bindi Irwin, Hugh Jackman and Jessica Mauboy for the title.
It was certainly McManus' night.
He earlier beat Gunsberg in the famed burp off competition, and took out fave TV star.
As he went up to accept his award McManus was mobbed by children grabbing him in the audience.
"I need to tell you something, someone touched my bum," McManus laughed on stage.
"... And that's very inappropriate.
When news broke on June 17 that actress Tasma Walton, 35, had married TV host Rove McManus, 35, in a private ceremony a day earlier on the famous beach at Broome, WA, it took the showbiz world by surprise. After all, there had been no official engagement announcement to get publicity warmed up.
In her first interview after the wedding, Walton tells WHO, "He'd gone to the States and I just missed him, and it was strange for me because I'd never viewed myself as the marrying type, really."
She did a painting for McManus that said "Marry me" and wrapped it as a gift. And? "He said yes."
As Walton explains to WHO, the low-key nuptials were exactly what they wanted. "We were very happy. It was a really great day."
Walton is now enjoying a holiday with McManus. "We travel really well together, actually, we go away a bit for our FFI [Fauna & Flora International] work. We both love animals and are passionate about conservation, so it works."
And those trips are far from five-star excursions, reveals the down-to earth Walton. "It's camping in the Cambodian jungle. I found it a little bit disconcerting at night time," she confesses. "I was just praying I wouldn't need to go to the toilet. I held on all night."...
Source: Current issue of WHO magazine - Kate Halfpenny (pg 34-35) 29 July, 2009
NEWS - Congratulations! Added: Wednesday 17th of June
Rove McManus marries Tasma Walton in secret ceremony
ROVE McManus and Tasma Walton have tied the knot in a secret ceremony on a beach in Broome, Western Australia.
They were married yesterday and celebrated the day with a small group of close family and friends.
It was Tasma who proposed to Rove, having first asked his mother for her blessing. There are no honeymoon plans and both Rove and Tasma will be returning to the east coast for work commitments.
Tasma said: "The day was everything we hoped for: simple, quiet and intimate, in a beautiful Broome landscape with a small group of family and close friends celebrating beside us.
Rove said: "Tasma and I are very happy and look forward to that continuing for a long time to come. It was wonderful to get to share that happiness with both our families and friends around us."
Tasma wore a white, vintage 1970's sundress. Rove wore no shoes.
ROVE McManus has another trophy for the pool room after his conservation efforts were recognised with an Australia Zoo Wildlife Warrior award.
At the annual VIP breakfast this morning, Rove took to the stage at the Sunshine Coast-based zoo at Beerwah alongside zoo director Terri Irwin and her children Bindi, 10, and Robert, 5, to accept the award which honours the legacy left by Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin who was killed in a stingray attack in 2006.
Terri said that Rove, who was recently appointed vice president of the Fauna & Flora International (FFI) Australia along with conservation legend David Attenborough, had demonstrated a passion and commitment to the cause. "I really admire Rove and his passion for conservation," she said.
''He is one man who uses his personality and celebrity to raise awareness for worthy causes and he is bringing the issues of wildlife and wild places to mainstream Australia."
'Rove has recently become a Vice-president for Fauna & Flora International, and has spent the past few months traveling around the world with our teams to check out some of the FFI projects hes now involved in...'
Rove & Tasma new members to The Free the Bears Fund
Free the Bears Fund Inc. has many devoted supporters and members that strive to provide bears all over the world with a better life. As a non-profit organisation, Free the Bears relies on the dedication and determination of our 'family' to spread the word about the plight facing bears across the globe.
... both Rove and Tasma are extremely conservation minded and are truly passionate about protecting and preserving wildlife. It was our pleasure to be able to inform our VIP's about the threats facing Asian bears, whilst allowing them some 'up close' encounters with our two orphaned cubs.
... on the conclusion of their visit, Rove and Tasma were ecstatic when it was announced that our two young Asiatic black bear cubs, one male and one female, would be named in their honour. And after this, of course, they couldn't resist one final visit with their bear counterparts, helping to give the cubs their last feed of the day before putting them to bed!
Free the Bears are pleased to welcome our newest members – Rove McManus and Tasma Walton – to the family!