• Ozzy lets fly live on Today

    Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne were interviewed this morning on the Today show by Entertainment Editor Richard Wilkins live via satellite, ahead of their impending visit. Toward the end of the interview Ozzy admitted, “I find it very hard to speak without saying a profanity”, which drew congratulations from Wilkins. “You’ve done very well, Ozzy — […]

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  • ‘Ugly Invincible Woman’ for China

    China is to remake Ugly Betty renamed as a Chinese term meaning ‘Invincible Ugly Woman.’ It will be made by the same Chinese network that turned American Idol into ‘Super Girl.’ The Chinese adaptation has a budget of 150 million yuan ($US21 million), and shooting is slated to begin next month. It will run for […]

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  • Aussie Baywatch actor comes out

    Australian actor Jaason Simmons who starred as a hunky lifesaver in Baywatch during the 90s (left) has told New Idea magazine he is about to marry his boyfriend in Canada and together raise a boy from an African orphanage. Tasmanian-born Simmons was 24 when he shot to fame on the US action drama. But after […]

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  • KISS to rock Footy Show

    Rock gods KISS will perform live on The Footy Show (AFL) this Thursday night -but there’s no certainty if Sam Newman will appear. Garry Lyon, James Brayshaw, Trevor Marmalade are back, but Newman’s health is a day by day concern, and an appearance is his choice if he feels up to it. Lyon and Brayshaw […]

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  • Chasers headed for court in July

    The hearing over The Chaser’s APEC security breach will take place from July 7 to July 18. Magistrate Michael Price today refused a request for a further adjournment by the prosecution, saying “I think the matter has had sufficient history for this court to list a hearing date.” Prosecutor Peter Morgan told the court the […]

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  • Nine’s Moment of Truth: 844,000

    This morning was a Moment of Truth for the Nine Network when it received disappointing figures for the US game show of the same name. It only scored 844,000 viewers. In comparison It Takes Two averaged 1.28m across its 90+ minutes, and The Biggest Loser averaged 1.1m and Bondi Rescue 1.3m viewers. Even the 7:30 […]

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  • WIN TV boss quits

    “Big” George Papadopoulos, has resigned his position as CEO of WIN Television. Papadopoulos, who has been CEO for five years, has been with the company for five years. Mr. Papadopoulos said: “My role as CEO of WIN Corporation has been the most rewarding experience of my professional life. It has been a pleasure and a […]

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  • Help! I’m out of my Comfort Zone!

    This is really starting to get out of hand, people! The phrase COMFORT ZONE is being bandied about on television shows so often it is driving me crazy. A dancer is out of their comfort zone. A celebrity is out of theirs. Now for goodness’ sake we even have a host who is out of […]

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  • Unhappy dancers question format

    Here we go again. Evicted dancers from SYTYCDA are quoted today as complaining that the show’s structure has forced performers to do routines they are not well suited to. “I have had a lot of people tell me they’re shocked I was eliminated because I was the only contemporary jazz dancer who knew about technique,” […]

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  • Vale: Steve Andrews

    Brisbane radio host Steve Andrews, the “voice of QTQ9,” died on Monday after he was killed in a road tragedy at Woombye. Andrews is understood to have been hit as a pedestrian by a 17yo learner driver. He was only 38. As well as his Channel Nine commitments, Mr Andrews worked for radio station 4BC […]

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  • Returning: Rove

    Rove is returning to his Sunday night programme one year after his 2007 return. Last year McManus returned to hosting duties on April 1, following the death of his wife Belinda Emmett in 2006. It was an emotional and heartening return, as the nation swung behind a favourite TV son. This year Rove returns on […]

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  • Nine buys Hi-5 brand

    Channel Nine and Southern Star have purchased the production company Kids Like Us, owners of the popular kids troupe, Hi-5, for an undisclosed sum. The company was previously owned by former Nine executive Posie Graeme-Evans and Hi-5′s co-creator Helena Harris. Graeme-Evans is also the co-creator of McLeod’s Daughters. It comes at a time when one […]

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