• McFadden’s Football in mouth

    FOX8’s Football Superstar host and ex-boyband singer Brian McFadden has made some clumsy comments regarding the colour pink, gay men and fashion. “If you are not gay, a man should not be wearing pink,” Brian told a caller on an NZ breakfast radio show. “Saying pink is a form of red is the same as […]

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  • Satisfying seconds for Alison Whyte

    The Showcase channel is busily putting together the second season of its hit series, Satisfaction, with more for its high class hookers. The drama has had to find a new home this year after construction at its previous location, an inner Melbourne nightclub, meant access would not be available this year. So producers have had […]

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  • MTV drama for Sigrid

    Great to hear Sigrid Thornton is filming a role as a femme fatale in Dream Life, a one hour drama being filmed by MTV Networks in Wahroonga. “It’s a very different role for me,” Thornton said. “I don’t want to reveal too much about her, but she’s mysterious. And hopefully unpredictable. And she can be […]

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  • Crime Investigation doco in media storm

    Perth media is in a flurry over a seemingly cosy deal between producers of Crime Investigation Australia and the WA Police Force. The attention centres on previously unseen closed-circuit TV footage in the unsolved murders known as The Claremont Murders. Three young women were abducted and murdered in a 14-month period, in what is Perth’s […]

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  • Foxtel slows but profit lifts

    FOXTEL has posted a 48 per cent jump in operating profits for 2007-08 but has experienced a slowdown in subscriber growth. “It’s true, there has been an impact from consumer caution, which has been reflected in the growth rate,” Foxtel’s chief executive, Kim Williams, told the Sydney Morning Herald. “Certainly there has been some subduing […]

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  • Adam wins Football Superstar

    Perth’s Adam Hett (pictured, centre) was tonight selected as FOX8’s Football Superstar. Hett, 20, wins a contract to play for A-League heavyweight team Sydney FC and a scholarship with Macquarie University, Sydney. He will train with both Sydney FC youth team and Sydney FC’s first team – and there is a chance Hett could be […]

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  • Movie Extra loves short shorts

    Tropfest, now in its 17th year, has stitched up a deal with Movie Extra for the next seven years. The channel most recently produced previous winners Alex Weinress Rob Carlton’s new series, Chandon Pictures. The deal involves a live television broadcast in 2009, including red carpet highlights, celebrity interviews and screening of all 16 finalist […]

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  • More eyeballs on Pay TV

    Last week subscription TV industry hit 5.5m viewers in Australia, more than any other week in its history. The top rating show in Week 31 was the AFL Western Bulldogs v Carlton match at 179,000. As ever, sport rules on subscription TV with AFL, NRL and Rugby Union taking a clean sweep on the top […]

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  • Whatever happened to….?

    You gotta respect this idea for a new comedy. It sounds very Curb Your Enthusiasm…. Who is the known Australian comedy actor who has devised a comedy series about not being able to get a gig in the industry anymore? Art imitates life and he’s not ashamed to say so! It’s such an irreverent concept […]

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