• Daddo in the White House

    He’s going from the white house of My Kid’s a Star to the White House in 24 -Cameron Daddo has landed a profile role in the Kiefer Sutherland series. Daddo will play the vice president in the next season on FOX. The revamped series will return to the US in January, following a 2 hr […]

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  • It’s no Secret as lawsuits begin

    There’s a war brewing over The Secret, that self-help book and documentary packaged by a former Australian producer, Rhonda Byrne. A lawsuit filed by Melbourne filmmaker Drew Heriot in the US against Byrne claims he is the co-author of the screenplay and book and is therefore entitled to up to half of and estimated $300 […]

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  • Number 96 DVD brings back pantyhose murders

    A new 4-disc DVD of legendary Aussie soap Number 96 will be released in September, bringing back to life the ‘Pantyhose Murders’ storyline. Back in 1974 the soap on Channel 0 (now TEN) was the raciest thing on the box. It’s outrageous storylines of infidelity, lust and romance kept the country talking. The show is […]

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  • Eurovision: the ballads

    Moldova is blowing bubbles for Eurovision, with its lounge number “A Century of Love.” The song sounds like something out of France in the 1960s, but will it make it to the final next weekend? Some of the other ballads this year include several Enrique Iglesias sound-a-likes. Dima Bilan from Russia, making his second appearance, […]

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  • 2009 Show Watch

    The way the deals look like shaking down, Knight Rider (pictured) is heading to Seven, Fringe to Nine and Dollhouse to TEN. That’s assuming the networks exercise their options. Aussie networks have been in LA this week looking at the ‘upfronts’ presented by US networks. We will need to await confirmation by our big three, […]

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  • Simpsons ride opens at Universal Studios

    The Simpsons ride finally had its launch at Universal Studios, with lots of yellow confetti and blue-haired wigs sprinkled throughout the crowd. One reviewer said it “truly delivers — with loads of in-jokes and satire for serious fanatics and tons of thrills and fun for casual fans. The visually stunning experience immerses riders in an […]

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  • 24 movie back on track

    FOX has officially confirmed that 24 telemovie, which was last hovering in jeopardy with talk that it was distracting writers from the main game: the series itself. But FOX has now decreed it will air on November 23 (and not November 24?) to appease viewers awaiting the new season in January. The episode will be […]

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  • Here’s the story …of a lovely painting

    Any guesses which Brady Bunch cast member is the artist behind this painting? This still life painting is one of several on display in a Laguna Beach Gallery. The artist behind them said, “I started painting about 20 years ago, and it’s been very much an off and on process, with life interrupting and crushing […]

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  • Auditions: Chopping Block

    A second series of The Chopping Block? That’s one I wouldn’t have banked on. But like the second course of Seven’s My Restaurant Rules, Nine is having another go at the reality contest. The series didn’t exactly set the oven on fire, but it did improve from figures in the low 700,000s to 1m by […]

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  • BBC renews top dramas

    The BBC has announced it is renewing its dramas Waking the Dead and Silent Witness. Filming for a new five-part run of police drama Waking The Dead will begin this year, with Trevor Eve (DI Boyd) among the returning cast members. BBC One has also ordered five new episodes of Silent Witness in addition to […]

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  • Neighbours scene leaked to YouTube

    A clip from an unaired episode of Neighbours has found its way onto YouTube. The clip, shows Rachel Kinski (Caitlin Stasey) performing a song called ‘Unforgettable’ onstage with Ty Harper (Dean Geyer) at a school prom. Executive Producer Susan Bower said, “We are aware that some footage has been leaked ahead of telecast, we are […]

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  • Lights, camera, Adelaide.

    Adelaide’s film and television industry is to get a $43 million state-of-the-art studio in 2010. Premier Mike Rann announced the project during a visit to Los Angeles which included meetings with Hollywood film industry executives. He said the Adelaide Film and Screen Hub, including two sound stages, production and post-production facilities and a screening theatre, […]

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