• Peter Lloyd released on bail

    ABC foreign correspondent Peter Lloyd charged with drug offences in Singapore has been released on bail. Lloyd faced Singapore’s subordinate courts and was released after a friend posted a surety of $45,000. His bail was posted by Singaporean friend Mohamed Mazlee Bin Abdul Malik, who declared to the court that the money was his. Lloyd […]

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  • Nine chats up The View and Ellen

    Nine has plans to screen The View on free to air television, a year after axing its own imitation, The Catch Up. It will screen at middays and follow with Ellen. This puts the show in direct competition with Dr. Phil and Oprah, which regularly win their slot on TEN. David Gyngell said the move […]

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  • Sneak Peek: Celebrity Singing Bee

    I’m with you Colin Lane. Who on earth remembers the lyrics to Aqua? Bzzzzz. Bzzzzz. Bzzzzzz. Celebrity Singing Bee this week visits ‘Girl Power’ with Suzie Wilkes, Jackie Weaver, Kate Kendall, Kelly Landry and Tripod’s Scod. Guest performers include Tania Doko, Deborah Conway and Grace Knight. It airs 8:30pm Thursday on Nine.

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  • Auditions: Ladette to Lady, Wipeout

    Nine is to produce an Australian version of Ladette to Lady and is looking for contestants. Australian girls will travel to the UK between September to December to attend Eggleston Hall Finishing School for the series. And, as confirmed, a local version of Wipeout will be produced by Southern Star at the international base for […]

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  • Can you guess?

    Any guesses who THIS television face really is? This well known TV face goes under the prosthetics of Hollywood make-up all in the name of entertainment, and one you’ll see on your TV screens soon. Try and guess before you click on the answer. It’s actor Peter Rowsthorn, and you’ll see him like this on […]

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  • The truth is still out there

    It’s great to see Mulder and Scully back together. These two were amongst the most charismatic duos on TV in the last fifteen years. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson always had such a brooding, sexy quality to their relationship. In The X Files: I Want to Believe, which releases to cinemas tomorrow, you will see […]

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  • Vale: Estelle Getty

    Actress Estelle Getty, best known as the wise-cracking Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls, died on Tuesday morning at her Los Angeles home. She was 84. Her longtime caregiver Paul Chapdelaine wrote on her Web site: “Sadly, today July 22, 2008 at 5:35 a.m. Pacific Time, we said our last good-byes to our little friend […]

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  • Happy Bert-day!

    Channel Nine threw a small party for its favourite son, Bert Newton yesterday, to mark his 70th Birthday today. Celebrities including Eddie McGuire, Sam Newman, Peter Hitchener, Jo Hall, Trevor Marmalade, Gary Lyon, Phillip Brady and Bruce Mansfield joined with Newton’s family, GTV staff and media. McGuire introduced Bert saying, “It’s an awe-inspiring and humbling […]

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  • NRL Footy Show slipping

    Nine’s NRL Footy Show has seen its Sydney ratings drop in the last six weeks, with the show struggling to top ABC1’s political debate program Q&A. While producers are at a loss to explain the sudden desertion, the show’s founding executive producer believes the similar opinions of panel members Paul Vautin, Matthew Johns, Paul Harragon […]

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  • Ollyroos fans kick Seven plans

    The Seven Network is already attracting the ire of Olympic football fans over its plans to limit broadcasting of the Ollyroos games. Seven is reserving its option to screen Ollyroos games, while all other football matches are expected to wind up on SBS. Seven will screen the Australia v Serbia match on Thursday August 7 […]

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  • Norway buys Out of the Blue

    Norwegian network TV2 has picked up Southern Star’s soapie Out of the Blue. The news follows word that the BBC will discontinue the series after it concludes its six-month order. The show has also recently been sold to France (AB Droits), Ireland (RTE), the Netherlands (SBS) and Belgium (VTM). The series, set in Manly, tells […]

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  • Nine hearts 2008 pt 2

    The Underbelly prequel will launch in February next year, David Gyngell told advertisers and media tonight in Sydney. “I think it’s the most obvious decision in TV to bring back a prequel to Underbelly,” he said. “It was the most buzz program we’ve ever been associated with.” The Nine boss revealed the network’s second-half slate […]

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