• Rosie vs Elisabeth: Beyond nasty.

    The brawls between Rosie O’Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s on The View have made for juicy watching. Hasselbeck is so pro-Bush it’s unbelievable, while Rosie couldn’t be more anti-Iraq. The two have had regular, fiery debates across the table that have spilled over into the media and driven ratings up. Yesterday, co-host Joy Behar decided to […]

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  • James to sell 9?

    Worrying reports today that James Packer is set to sell off most his shares in PBL’s Nine Network. Only weeks ago the company divided into separate divisions, one for casinos and the other for media. The SMH reports Packer is to reduce his shares to 25% of the company in a bid to concentrate on […]

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  • ABC under pressure?

    Two days ago I told you about a new doco the ABC had purchased, The Great Global Warming Swindle, which prompted the ABC’s Director of Television Kim Dalton to say, “There are people who still question the link between human activity and global warming. I believe it’s important that these views are heard and debated.” […]

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  • BB: Family tragedy strikes production

    The reports today about a family death for housemate Emma in Big Brother have created a headache for Producers, caught between respecting family wishes and media criticism. Emma’s father died of cancer and was buried on Monday in Adelaide. Emma’s boyfriend Tim has told News Ltd. that her father’s dying wish was that Emma not […]

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  • Thu May 24

    [Nine/7:30pm] Getaway. Live from NY. A live and interactive show where viewers get to vote for the stories they want to see. Hosted by Natalie Gruzlewski with roving reports from Jules Lund. Featured stories include New York by water taxi, the best street food in Manhattan, the cheapest way to stay in NY and a […]

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  • Coming Soon: Simple Life 4, Night Stalker

    Seven is set to air The Simple Life: ‘Til Death Do Us Part, the fourth in the reality series starring Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. The series, which premiered in the us in June 2006, sees the girls adopt Wife Swap-style roles with LA families. Each girl lives separately for short-term stints with families who […]

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  • Hot Tip: Torchwood

    The teaser ads are out on TEN for Torchwood. Coming soon? But when? Torchwood is the spinoff from Doctor Who by writer Russell T. Davies. It stars the very sexy John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness. His team located in Cardiff defend Earth from alien threats. TEN has committed to two series of the sci […]

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  • And joining The Nation are….

    Jackie O who signed with Nine in February is joining Mick Molloy for The Nation. ‘O’ (it stands for O’Neill, her former husband Ugly Phil)will present showbiz and gossip on the new nighttime show starting in two weeks’ time. Sportscaster Tiffany Cherry, stand-up comics Gary Eck and Paul Calleja and actor Nikki Osborne will also […]

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  • Hi5’s new Sun light

    When Hi-5 returns in June they will introduce their newest member, Sun Park. Current member Kathleen deLeon Jones will step aside for the ninth series to have her baby, allowing Park to take her place. Children around Australia will learn of Kathleen’s maternal plans when they tune in on Monday June 11 (I’m guessing the […]

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  • BB Special: ‘The Works’

    Fans of Big Brother will note another special coming up at 7:30pm on Wednesday June 6th. The title is simply, “The Works.” The show is believed to be a Behind-the-Scenes special (thanks to Behind Big Brother Australia). Without Thank God You’re Here ready, can’t you just feel TEN stretching out these Wednesday specials? See also: […]

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  • Howard fury at McLeod’s scene

    This is the McLeod’s Daughter’s scene that reportedly caused John Howard’s office to blast the Nine Network last week. In the scene Phil the mayor tries to coerce garage employee Patrick to sign a new agreement of more pay through bonuses for hard work. But Patrick isn’t impressed. “Well it’s not actually your choice,” says […]

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  • BB watching Work Choices

    Reports yesterday that claimed crew members on Big Brother’s Friday Night Live games were being paid token fees of $50 for their efforts are now under the scrutiny of government officials in Queensland. But it would seem that Southern Star Endemol can pay the rates under government regulations. A spokesperson from the Queensland Minister for […]

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