• TEN presenter heads to ABC

    Update: She is the new face of ABC television’s overseas news on the Australia Network and will also read the news on Jim Middleton’s News Hour. Network TEN news presenter, Mignon Stewart, is heading to the ABC. Stewart, who fills in on Melbourne and Adelaide bulletins will take on a hosting role left vacant by […]

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  • Sitcom backlash "understandable"

    Kath & Kim’s Rick McKenna has told Variety he understands the Aussie “blogger backlash” referred to by Selma Blair. His comments come at a time when Horizon Media made a troublesome analysis of the show’s timeslot (later moved by NBC) and a dubious US media which wondered why it was being shown select scenes that […]

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  • Choir wins for Opera House event

    The Choir of Hard Knocks has picked up yet another award, winning Best Special Event at the Helpmann Awards. The prize was for the choir’s performance at the Sydney Opera House last year. It follows other accolades for the popular group including an ARIA and a Logie Award. Other notable TV names to win at […]

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  • Larry off Seven’s dance card

    Let the speculation begin once again. Larry Emdur will not be hosting Seven’s Dancing with the Stars. TV Tonight can reveal the cheerful host was told today he would not be fronting the next series of Seven’s variety show. Emdur, was considered by many to be the front runner for the role after Shane Bourne […]

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  • Mike Munro leaving Nine

    Mike Munro has resigned from the Nine Network. He will continue with the network until October 31 across all on-air roles. It is believed his reasons for retirement are amicable and unrelated to the networks staff cuts or axing of news programmes. David Gyngell said, “I have begrudgingly accepted Mike Munro’s early retirement. All power […]

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  • Lynda Stoner, fighting the good fight

    Sometime actress Lynda Stoner has been popping up a bit lately, most recently to comment on Jamie Oliver’s Fowl Dinners. The former Cop Shop beauty these days is part of Animal Liberation. Of the controversial doco she said, “What [Oliver] has done is shocking and it’s intended to be shocking. He obviously hopes to rattle […]

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  • Just Shoot Me replaces Nightline

    Sitcom Just Shoot Me is what Nine will use to fill the slot vacated by Nightline. The former TEN comedy returns tonight at 11:30pm with the first episode of the sixth series, “Finch in the Dogg House.” It plays Monday-Wednesday, with Thursdays running Footy Show editions back to back. Friday at 11:30pm there is a […]

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  • TT "chains" story leads to payout

    Channel Seven has been forced to make a six-figure sum payout over Today Tonight’s “chains in a nursing home” story last year. Broadcast in February last year, reporter Nicholas Boot said 84-year-old resident Shirley Frey was being kicked out of Willoughby Village, Chatswood. “Shirley Frey would have to be the oldest person in Australia to […]

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  • SAG dispute puts actors in LA LA land

    Kate Walsh, Amy Brenneman (both of Private Practice) Doug Savant (Desperate Housewives, pictured) and Adam Arkin (Chicago Hope) are hoping to win seats in the September elections on the Screen Actors Guild board. They are part of a splinter group, Unite for Strength, looking to merge all actors with the smaller union, AFTRA, which has […]

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  • Sunday axing all Nine’s doing

    Channel Nine’s new owners, CVC Asia Pacific, had nothing to do with the axing of Sunday and Nightline, says PBL boss Ian Law (pictured, right). “The reality is, this is not a CVC-driven outcome,” Mr Law told The Australian. “This is simply normal decision-making between myself, David Gyngell and the executive team at Nine, on […]

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  • Fans treated to Heroes premiere

    Fanboys at the San Diego convention centre got a surprise on Saturday: 6,500 of them watched the first episode of Heroes third season premiere: “Villains.” Creator Tim Kring was armed with a DVD of the first episode, which just finished production. Creating buzz was crucial to Kring. He knows the last season disappointed some viewers […]

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  • Here to talk business

    Tim Campbell says media attention on his sexuality he has received since coming out last year has been “boring”. “It has been a bit like that to be honest,” Tim, told news.com.au. “I get that it’s interesting but it has so been done to death. “I do get asked about it a lot, especially when […]

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