• Jessica eyes big screen musical

    Australian Idol runner-up and Young Diva Jessica Mauboy has auditioned for a lead role in the Aboriginal musical film, Bran Nue Dae. “Jessica has got that extraordinary voice and that incredible quality that just makes you fall deeply in love with her,” said producer Robyn Kershaw, who did the first workshop on the musical 20 […]

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  • Vale: Suzanne Pleshette

    Suzanne Pleshette, best known as the husky-voiced wife in The Bob Newhart Show has died, aged 70. Pleshette had a long career in film, television and stage, including schoolteacher Annie Hayworth in the Alfred Hitchcock film The Birds (1963). After a string of TV shows including Dr Kildare, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Marcus Welby MD, she is […]

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  • Heynatz scores karaoke co-host

    As rumoured on this site, former contestant Erika Haynatz is now confirmed as the host of Seven’s upcoming It Takes Two. “It’s a big change going from competitor to co-host,” Erika said. “I know first hand the tough terrain the competitors have to navigate and I want to be able to be there to make […]

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  • Sports fan fury on ‘live’ tennis

    Tennis fans are venting their anger at Channel Seven after learning that last night’s match between Federer and Tipsarevic was delayed. Seven promotes its Australian Open as being live. On Saturday night Seven stopped the match to screen Seven News. At 6:30pm it followed with UK drama Heartbeat. When the match resumed at 7:30pm it […]

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  • Coronation actress calls it quits

    After 33 years of playing Coronation Street’s ‘Vera Duckworth’, British actress Liz Dawn has left the street. Millions of British soap fans watched as ‘Vera’ passed away on Friday night. Last year Dawn revealed health concerns, with a personal battle with emphysema. She wants to spend more time with her family and “enjoy life while […]

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  • Life imitates art for Degrassi actor

    Degrassi: Next Generation actor Adamo Ruggiero, who plays gay teen Marco, has publicly commented on his own sexuality, coming out as gay. “It was interesting, I was growing up at the exact same time as my character was growing up, and he was questioning things that I was questioning, and I was just a kid,” […]

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  • Airdate: The Kylie Show

    In another case of Seven programming being leaked online before the network has announced it, kylie.com confirms that The Kylie Show will air at 7:30pm Tuesday February 5. The special, which includes cameos by Jason Donovan and sister Dannii, is a mix of songs and sketches. Kylie opens the show with ‘Can’t Get You Out […]

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  • Farmer struggling over Seven debt

    A drought-affected farmer who lent his helicopter to Channel Seven to film a story, which subsequently crashed, has been left more than $300,000 out of pocket. Greg Taylor, from Borrona Downs station near Broken Hill, was flying a Seven cameraman around in December 2006 when, he claims, the camera strap became wrapped around the controls, […]

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  • Glimmer of hope in strike as Aus networks juggle

    As Hollywood shows early signs of moving to resolve the ongoing writers strike, Network TEN is set to announce three new production for 2008 in coming weeks. According to The Age TEN is looking at a new comedy featuring The Wedge‘s bad boy of sports Mark Warey (Jason Gann). Gann will be a busy boy, […]

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  • Vale: Allan Melvin

    Allan Melvin, best known as ‘Sam the Butcher’ in The Brady Bunch, has died aged 84. Melvin passed away from cancer at his LA home on Thursday. Melvin spent decades playing a series of sidekicks, second bananas and lovable lugs, including Archie Bunker’s friend Barney Hefner on All in the Family, and Sgt. Bilko’s right-hand […]

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  • Returning: Spicks and Specks

    After spending the festive season touring live shows around Australia, Adam Hills, Alan Brough and Myf Warhurst return to our screens next month. The new series of Spicks and Specks premieres 8:30pm Wednesday February 6. Now in its fourth year, the music trivia show is going great guns for the ABC, with regular figures around […]

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  • Dr. Phil regrets

    And so he should. At a taping of his show on Thursday (January 17), which will air on Monday, Dr. Phil McGraw admitted his visit to Britney Spears’ hospital room didn’t help matters. “Was it [my statement] helpful to the situation? Regrettably, no. It was not, and I have to acknowledge that and I do,” […]

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