• Vale: Justine Saunders

    Actress Justine Saunders has passed away after a long battle with cancer. Saunders appeared in a number of TV and film productions including The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith, Prisoner and Number 96. More recently she appeared in Blue Heelers, Farscape and MDA. Saunders received an Order of Australia in 1991 for services to the performing […]

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  • Red Carpet fashion police

    Jules Lund, Livinia Nixon and Jackie O will host Nine’s Red Carpet Arrivals at the Logie Awards. I’ve never been a fan of the fashion stakes at these things, although I have twice hosted radio spots on the Red Carpet. In fact the year that the Logies had a White Carpet I raided it with […]

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  • Last Chance Driver?

    Peter Meakin, Head of Seven’s News and Current Affairs, is challenging a charge of dangerous driving in a Sydney courtroom this week. He has previously pleaded guilty to the charge of drink driving after an arrest last year. It’s the sort of subject matter we’re used to seeing on Today Tonight, moralising from on high […]

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  • Tue Apr 17

    [SBS/8:30pm] New Cyberspace Worlds. A booming business has sprung up at the crossroads where virtual worlds and the real world meet. In auctions inside these realms, imaginary real estate and virtual islands are selling for hundreds of thousands of real dollars. Weapons and characters are also being exchanged for money. Millions of ‘gamers’ worldwide spend […]

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  • Ratings Week 16

    Saturday:1 Seven News – Sat Seven 1,221,0002 Nine News Saturday Nine 1,189,0003 Movie: Bring It On Nine 1,046,0004 Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show Nine 1,044,0005 The Great Outdoors Seven 982,0008 Saturday Night AFL Ten 814,0009 Great Comedy Classics Seven 794,00010 The Bill For Daniel ABC 769,00011 The Sideshow ABC 648,000 Nine: 28.4%Seven 23.6%Ten: 22.4%ABC: 17.5%SBS: […]

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  • GLAAD Award winners

    The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation annually hands out awards for positive G&L representation in the media. Awards were handed out to Brothers and Sisters, Ugly Betty, Jennifer Aniston and the episode of Grey’s Anatomy which aired last night in Australia, “Where the boys are.” Grey’s T.R. Knight opened the ceremony, saying “I am […]

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  • Mon Apr 16

    [Ten/7:00pm] The Biggest Loser[Ten/8:00pm] Bondi Rescue[Ten/8:30pm] 2007 Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala. The 2007 Gala features the talents of Adam Hills, Akmal, Corinne Grant, Dave Hughes, David O’Doherty (IRE), Fiona O’Loughlin, Greg Fleet, The Jim Henson Puppet Company (USA),Jason Byrne (IRE), Jeff Green (UK), Mark Watson (UK), Meshel Laurie, Phil Nichol (CAN), Russell Howard (UK), Shappi […]

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  • 2007 Fugly Awards: Let the voting begin!

    Voting for the anti-Logies, the Fugly Awards begins 12 midday Monday April 16! www.fugly.com.au In its first year (2002) the Fuglies scored over 11,000 votes, with viewers registering their love / hate of Aussie telly, and making their voice heard about personalities like Eddie McGuire, Jamie Durie, Mike Munroe and Gretel Killeen. Media and press […]

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  • Has 9 Gotcha?

    Matt Tilley is shooting a pilot of an old game show format for Nine, to be titled Surprise, Surprise to be titled Gotcha! The Austereo host currently has a similar segment on his morning radio programme on FOX FM. The television version will target celebrities. Sounds a lot like other Candid Camera style shows really, […]

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  • Ratings archive

    Due to popular request I am now archiving all the ratings results for both Free To Air and Pay TV. If you need to go back and track how your favourite show has been faring since Week 7 (the first ratings week of the year) all the info is here, including city-by-city breakdowns for network […]

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  • Simon Cowell’s Sale of the Century

    Oh the things they find in video vaults! A former contestant on the UK’s Sale of the Century was digging through her old videotapes when she noticed that in her appearance on the old game show, she had been beaten by a record company executive named Simon Cowell. The 1990 episode shows a smart, cheerful, […]

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  • Young & Restless star down under

    Foxtel is bringing Young & Restless hunk Doug Davidson to Sydney for a promotional visit. Davidson, who plays Paul Williams, will appear at the Astra Awards on April 23. He will also meet fans at Westfield Parramatta at 1pm on Tuesday 24th April. It’s another opportunity for Foxtel to remind aggrieved fans of Y&R that […]

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