• Sophie Lee returns to television

    Sophie Lee, who made her mark as a television presenter in the 1990s, is returning to the small screen to front documentaries for the National Geographic Channel. It is her first presenting role since the 90s. The woman whose CV includes The Bugs Bunny Show and Sex with Sophie Lee has also enjoyed acting roles […]

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  • From Blue Heelers to Oscar

    Now the spoiling is over, congratulations to Aussie documentary maker Eva Orner for her win with the film, Taxi to the Dark Side. Orner is a former production manager for Blue Heelers, and producer of Aussie indie flicks Strange Fits of Passion and Josh Jarman. She headed to New York in 2004 and spent three […]

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  • Spiteri to sue Nine

    Yesterday Nine News reporter Christine Spiteri was on the red carpet at the Oscars, cheerfully fulfilling her role as an LA correspondent for the network. Meanwhile, she had launched a claim in the Australian Federal Court against the same network, after Nine rejected attempts at conciliation in the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. Spiteri […]

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  • More Murder Club and Lipstick Jungle

    Finally some good news post-US strike, this time for fans of Women’s Murder Club. US network ABC has replaced the creators Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain who left the series this month, with a new showrunner, Robert Nathan. Nathan, whose credits include Law & Order, will now oversee production on the show, meaning it could […]

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  • Jason soap faces the axe

    A UK soap starring Jason Donovan is about to get the chop. Echo Beach dropped to a low of 1.9m viewers last week. The drama set in the fictional Cornish coastal town only started airing in January. But there is better news for the “spin-off” behind the scenes mockumentary, Moving Wallpaper. The drama ‘created’ by […]

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  • Gary Busey: Red Carpet loony

    Forget about who’s wearing who. The real action on the Oscars Red Carpet came courtesy of actor Gary Busey. Busey seemed to have hit the champers (or somethin’) early when he strolled down the Red Carpet. The actor who has appeared in the films The Buddy Holly Story, Big Wednesday, Lethal Weapon, Point Break, Valley […]

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  • SBS breaches classification code

    The Australian Media and Communications Authority has found SBS in breach of its own Codes of Practice when it screened the UK documentary, Obscene Machines. The doco, which aired first in June 2005 and repeated in April 2007, looked at sex dolls and other forms of technology for sexual gratification. ACMA ruled SBS exceeded the […]

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  • Returning: 60 Minutes, Footy Show. But where’s Nip / Tuck?

    With cricket ending on March 4, Nine is returning some of its recognised brands. 60 Minutes returns at 7:30pm Sunday March 9 with Liz Hayes, Peter Overton, Liam Bartlett and Tara Brown. And The Footy Show resumes for both AFL / NRL fans at 9:30pm Thursday March 13. Paul ‘Fatty’ Vautin is back with the […]

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  • 80 years without a highlight

    As promised, my spoiler-free rundown of the Oscars ceremony. Tonight you will see a fairly smooth, if largely predictable, ceremony. There were no embarrassing speeches, but no highlights either. The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart brought his usual dry humour to the evening, with a few running gags about pregnant celebs, and a “what might have […]

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  • Week 9

    Saturday:1 Doc Martin ABC 1,239,000 2 The Vicar Of Dibley Seven 1,235,000 3 Seven News Seven 1,139,000 4 ABC News ABC 1,097,000 5 Nine News Nine 1,009,000 6 Collectors ABC 926,000 7 Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show Nine 913,000 8 Ice Princess Seven 901,000 9 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Seven 799,000 10 ABC News Update […]

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  • Zach dropped from Night Cap panel

    Former Big Brother contestant Zach Douglas has been dropped from the panel of 7HD’s The Night Cap, and will appear as an entertainment reporter. Last Tuesday a viewer email question about kissing veered into dangerous territory when Douglas began giving frank advice. His comments left Matthew White silent, while Jessica Rowe and Monique Wright tried […]

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  • Rosie O’Donnell plans comeback with Fran Drescher

    Rosie O’Donnell has just announced that she is working on a new TV program. The announcement on her own blog said she was planning to appear in a new sitcom with good pal, Fran Drescher. Drescher described the show as a “fun, happy, family comedy.” O’Donnell infamously quit The View early last year after a […]

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