• Happy Birthday Osama?

    Slightly unfortunate choice of words I caught this morning on Weekend Sunrise. Andrew O’Keefe and Lisa Wilkinson were interviewing an expert on the hunt for Osama, and asking whether America would renew the search given today was Bin Laden’s 50th Birthday. The expert seemed to have quite a few ideas on the subject and it […]

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  • TT Producer denies Corby claims

    Statement from Craig McPherson, executive producer of Today Tonight. The latest claims of Mercedes Corby in today‚Äôs press probably warrant little further comment. They are a complete fabrication, without foundation and plainly just stupid and offensive. As we pointed out to newspaper journalists covering the story late yesterday: yes, we did track her down, and […]

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  • Seven eyes Morning Chat

    Could Lisa Wilkinson take on Kerri-Anne Kennerley? Her name is being considered as part of a new morning chat show that Seven is developing to air against Mornings with Kerri-Anne.Former magazine editor, Wilkinson currently co-hosts Weekend Sunrise alongside Andrew O’Keefe, and from what I’ve seen she does a pretty good job. But Kerri-Anne rocks. It’s […]

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  • Seven wins, TEN tumbling.

    The Seven Network has won Week 10 of the ratings, but the margin was deadly tight. Seven had a 30.2% share to Nine’s 28.7% and TEN’s 20.2%. The ABC had 16% and SBS 5%. Seven’s win over Nine is again slimming down as key American dramas find audiences trickle away. By all it rights it […]

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  • TT’s Big Mac attack on Mercedes

    Mercedes Corby reckons Today Tonight is up to its old tricks again. If she’s right it’s a pretty tacky story beat-up. Corby says she was lured to a Gold Coast McDonald’s restaurant under the pretence that she was being given documents belonging to an Australian embassy official. The documents would supposedly help Schapelle’s case. But […]

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  • So where’s Bob & Jillian?

    It’s been a while since we heard from Bob and Jillian, American trainers in The Biggest Loser. Since they trashed the Aussie Producer on radio they’ve been pretty low profile. Admittedly it was probably always part of the plan to only feature them infrequently, as no doubt they have a pretty full schedule (don’t all […]

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  • Ratings explained?

    I wish I had a dollar for everytime somebody asked me how the ratings worked. I also wish I had a clearcut answer instead of replying, “how long do you have?” The truth is it’s a highly complicated, highly scientific process underwritten by millions of dollars, and which pertains directly and indirectly to more millions […]

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  • Bean’s Collywobble

    These photos are likely to appear everywhere, so I might as well jump on the bandwagon. Mr Bean, aka Rowan Atkinson, was in town today to promote his new film, Mr Bean Takes a Holiday. He (inexplicably) stopped by the Collingwood Football Club where his inimitable humour showed the players had none. Atkinson fumbled around […]

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  • Returning: Chaser’s War on Everything

    Be afraid. The Chaser’s War on Everything is hellbent on coming back, from Wednesday March 28. The comedy will move into the 9pm slot when Extras concludes. The higher profile timeslot was one of the reasons The Glass House was not renewed. The Chaser team consists of writer/performers Charles Firth, Andrew Hansen, Dominic Knight, Chas […]

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  • Am I bovvered?

    Move over Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French and Little Britain, there’s a new comic on the horizon. If you haven’t heard of The Catherine Tate Show before, well you have now. Get set for a slew of new catchphrases breaking out all over Oz as they have in Britain. Tate is an hilarious Writer / Comic […]

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  • First Review: Joanne Lees – Murder in the Outback

    TEN has a pretty good track record of stand-alone dramas, be they telemovies or miniseries. Last year’s Society Murders straddled a fine line between fact-based drama and scenes where we’ll probably never know the real truth. Tripping Over, Mary Bryant and especially Jessica have also been well received. We’ve also recently had Blackjack, Small Claims […]

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  • In Studio: Kerri-Anne

    Today I attended a live broadcast of Mornings with Kerri-Anne at GTV9. As usual Kerri-Anne was consummate host, showing how a pro does live TV. A seasoned entertainer, she runs a smooth ship in her 2 hours live-to-air (Catch-Up gals take note!). Her grand entrance in Frank Thring’s old Moomba crown and sceptre was pure […]

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