• Kath & Kim in 60 seconds

    Molly Shannon has been doing the talk shows last week including appearances on The View and New York’s The CW11 Morning News. There wasn’t anything new in what she had to say on the US version of Kath and Kim, but it’s interesting to hear how the show is being sold to the US market […]

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  • Newman given ‘all clear’

    It’s good news for Sam Newman. Surgeon Dr Laurence Harewood says he is confident Newman’s cancer has not spread. He is expected to make a full recovery. Dr Harewood revealed the news about 8.15pm during a Channel Nine special broadcast on Sixty Minutes tonight. Doctors said the cancer was contained to Newman’s prostate, after tests […]

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  • Nine wins ten

    It was the week Sam Newman revealed he had prostate cancer, Mark Holden was dropped (oops, left) Idol, Molly Meldrum and Jonathan Coleman were dropped from Sunrise, Nine denied paying a streaker, Underbelly accidentally screened to viewers in Geelong, STW9 and QTQ9 were both found breaching ACMA codes, community TV broadcasters formed an alliance, Seven […]

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  • "Ed, I have a little health issue"

    A confronting story appears today in the Herald Sun in which Eddie McGuire re-tells of hearing Sam Newman admit he has prostate cancer. Newman, in his inimitable style, is blunt as he tells his friend McGuire that he is beyond chemotherapy treatment. But he is adamant that McGuire should make use of the news if […]

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  • ‘Pivotal’ criticisms aimed at TEN judge

    Ahh there’s nothing like a bit of controversy on reality television, even if it’s unfounded, made up or exaggerated. It still makes for good press, right? SYTYCD judge Jason Coleman is under fire for erroneous comments and for supposedly favouring one choreographer over others. “He makes mistakes; he calls a pivot a promenade and they […]

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  • Sandilands on Holden

    Aussie Idol judge and radio shock jock Kyle Sandilands says he was shocked to hear of Mark Holden’s departure from the judging panel. “The first I heard of it was the night before the announcement,” Sandilands said, adding that despite appearances to the contrary, the two got along very well off camera. “He was just […]

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  • MTVA Awards announce first guests

    The MTVA Awards has announced Academy Award nominee Juliette Lewis and her band ‘Juliette & The Licks’ and Grammy award winning rapper Eve to perform and present at its April ceremony. The rejuvenated event will be held on Saturday April 26 at Sydney’s Australian Technology Park. The new-look event, to be stripped of its ‘glam […]

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  • Trinny and Susannah mobbed

    If shopping centre frenzy is anything to go by, Seven should think about a new timeslot for Trinny and Susannah of What Not to Wear. The two UK wardrobe advisors have been mobbed in their Aussie tour this week. Yesterday they were at Westfield Carindale, Brisbane, where a crowd of 2000 was in attendance. On […]

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  • Yada, yada… but no Jerry

    There have been reports of a return to television for Jerry Seinfeld, but don’t believe it. Both the comedian and NBC have denied the New York Post story claiming he is in talks to star as himself in a sitcom similar in style to HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, which features Seinfeld co-creator Larry David. “There’s […]

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  • Real life characters speak up on gangland drama

    The former wife of Carl Williams, Roberta Williams, has criticised the performance of actor Kat Stewart in Underbelly. Williams said said she initially saw red about an over-the-top shrill portrayal. But now she said, “My sympathies go out to you, Kat, because you’ve made a fool of yourself.” Ms Williams, whose former husband, Carl, is […]

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  • Gilligans and Brady Bunch creator honoured

    Sherwood Schwartz, creator of Gilligan’s Island and The Brady Brunch has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. There by his side were Florence Henderson (Carol Brady) and Dawn Wells (Mary-Ann) two stars from his most popular creations. “To me, Dawn will always be Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island and Florence will always […]

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  • SBS: Back to you, too

    SBS news and current affairs boss Paul Cutler is seeking a new, permanent reader for World News Australia to join Anton Enus. Enus moved to the lead bulletin following the debacle of 2007 involving Mary Kostakidis and Stan Grant. Cutler is also understood to be seeking a full-time anchor for the 9.30pm bulletin, formerly read […]

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