In the Sunday papers: April 5 2009

Pouring over the Sunday papers so you don’t have to and condensing their TV coverage down to:

Eating Media Lunch cancelled

Agenda to return on TV3

Outrageous Fortune Season 5 alternate endings

Most complained about TV ad in Australia last year has started screening here


Sunday Star Times interviews TVNZ boss Rick Ellis

New Zealand’s Next Top Model mansion for sale

Who will win New Zealand’s Next Top Model?  Who will be the runner up?  …

Should David Bain be on Dancing with the Stars?

Dancing with the Stars gossip

Sensing Murder psychic Kelvin Cruickshank’s back injury

Paul Henry buys mo-shirts

New Sticky TV host Kanoa Lloyd interview

Home and Away’s Jessica Tovey (Belle Taylor) interview

Blind items

“Who, with a former relationship with Alt TV and a current relationship with Mediaworks, has secretly met TVNZ to try to re-start Alt TV?  What would Brent Impey say?”

“Which Shortland Street star was recently having sex so loudly that everyone in Auckland’s inner-city Myers Park heard her?”

MTV Music Awards

There’s plenty of red carpet coverage from the MTV Australia Awards held on Friday night. 

A caller to The Rock radio station alleged that NZ Idol judge Megan Alatini punched her daughter at the Viaduct last weekend.   The caller was wrong as Megan’s living in Japan.  It was her sister Monique who was involved in the incident – but says there was “absolutely no violence whatsoever”. 

Police have formally interviewed John Campbell over the medals theft confession interview. 

UK Big Brother star Jade Goody’s funeral was held yesterday.  Thousands lined the streets to farewell her. 

Sports broadcaster Brendan Telfer has been moved to Auckland hospital to be closer to his family and is said to be making “steady progress”.

The Herald on Sunday quotes from David Austin’s website that a stunt driver received medical attention (oxygen and observation in hospital) after filming the “wheel” ad for the New Zealand Transport Agency safety campaign in April last year.

Gossip Girl stars Ed Westwick (Chuck) denies he’s in a gay relationship with Chace Crawford (Nate).  “The rumours are ridiculous.  It’s funny because I love this dude dearly.  I would die for this dude.  He’s my brother.  But, by God, we are so into our women it’s ridiculous.”

Scott Wolf (The Nine, Everwood, Party of Five) has become a dad for the first time.  His wife Kelley gave birth to Jackson Kayse Wolf. 

Hayden Panettiere wants to have four kids one day. 


Lucy Lawless has adopted a 14-week-old puppy from the SPCA called Koha.  Lucy is in New Zealand filming TV series Spartacus: Blood and Sand. 

TV developments

Miriama Smith is filming Kaitangata Twitch in Christchurch.  The 13 part Maori Television series is based on Margaret Mahy’s book.  Other stars include Blair Strang and Charlies Mesure

No word yet on whether there will be a fourth season of Hannah Montana.

*Yawn Tabloid fodder update*

The Tony Veitch saga articles last week were wrong.  Kristin Dunne-Powell is not leaving NZ.

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  • aaronimpact

    Loud sex?

    Oooh I hope it’s that Beth Allen, she’d go the whole hog.