• Porn screens during NZ rugby

    Nearly four minutes of porn was broadcast during a segment of New Zealand’s Toyota Grassroots (what a title) rugby program. The “Desperate Blackwives 2” segment from Sky TV’s adult pay-per-view Spice channel would have screened in the Auckland region and Sky digital. Other television channels were quick to report on the botch-up, with TV3 reporting […]

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  • Top Gear in top pay battle

    Top Gear’s Richard Hammond and James May, whose contracts with the BBC expire next month, are locked in a pay dispute over more money. However, Jeremy Clarkson told The Sun: “They won’t leave. It’s the best job in the world. I’d pay to do it.” One insider said, “The BBC offered a good deal but […]

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  • In: Hawkins, Out: Fimmel

    Jennifer Hawkins has signed a 12-month deal with Seven that will see her stay with the network until September next year, hosting Make Me a Supermodel. But Seven was unable to secure former Calvin Klein hunk Travis Fimmel as a series judge. About 1000 potential contestants lined up outside Melbourne’s Novotel on Collins for their […]

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  • Nine snatches #1 from Seven

    The Nine Network has officially taken pole position in the 2008 ratings, by tieing the number of weekly wins with Seven -at nine all- but remaining in front of Seven on overall network share. It is effectively the first time since week one of 2008 ratings that Nine can comprehensively claim it is “still the […]

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  • A long way from Moonlighting

    Cybill Shepherd is having something of a minor renaissance on our television screens at the moment -that is if you stray away from analogue, free to air channels for a moment and overlook the fact that the roles were filmed some time ago. Shepherd appears in two roles this month. One is her performance as […]

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  • Bindi the Jungle doll

    You just know in years to come she’s gonna loathe these…. Bindi Irwin is getting a talking doll. “Crikey! Let’s go help wildlife” and “You can make the world a better place” are two of the phrases you’ll hear from this 25cm doll, dressed in khakis and sporting binoculars, a camera and other outback gear, […]

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  • Airdate: Crime Investigation Australia

    The next case to be re-opened by Crime Investigation Australia will be the 1988 murder of Janine Balding. This episode features a case in which a young Sydney woman was picked off the streets at random and brutally raped and murdered. When police arrested the gang responsible and found their youngest member was just 14-years-old. […]

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  • Lock up your cynicism

    Just months after the debacle of his Britney bedside vigil, psychiatrist Dr Phil McGraw is likely to be heading to our shores in December. Promoter Andrew McManus, brother of Rove, reckons Dr Phil is aware of Australia’s economic downturn, including mortgage stress, petrol prices and cost of living – and is set to address these […]

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  • Gallery: Neighbours

    “Hi this is Toadie. Get me the script department and tell them to send down three re-writes, two lattes, some donuts and a Logie for Lifetime Achievement!” Well, it’s probably not really the accompanying dialogue for this photo, but to see what goes down on upcoming eps of Neighbours this month, you’ll have to read […]

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  • Demelza "encouraged to prank"

    Andrew Reveley, father of Australia’s Next Top Model winner Demelza, has spoken up in his model daughter’s defence and he makes some very valid points. “Demelza wasn’t in that house on her own, she was the youngest in the house and there were 10 other girls, two minders and camera people. A whole lot of […]

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  • Nine’s standing ovation

    If it’s good enough for weather presenters why not the newsreaders? National Nine News Melbourne tonight saw Jo Hall standing for the entire bulletin, to the right of screen with images shifted to the left. When sports presenter Heath O’Loughlin joined her the two stood either side of a large NNN logo. Jo Hall recently […]

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  • Wildcats are go

    Get ready to squeal (or not) over the first pic from High School Musical 3, published today by People magazine. The feature film is released in the States on October 24 (they obviously have top notch screenwriters now) and bound to set multiplex popcorn sales on fire. HSM3 is the final instalment with the original […]

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