Newton to be released from psychiatric facility 

Former Underbelly actor Matt Newton is likely to be released before Christmas from the psychiatric facility he has been in over the past three and a half months. Newton, who played Kiwi drug king Terry Clarke on Underbelly, was admitted to the clinic after a series of indiscretions involving alcohol and drugs, losing his hosting job on The X Factor along the way.

Jeremy Irons signs on for Law & Order: SVU guest spot

Veteran British actor Jeremy Irons has been confirmed for an appearance on drama series Law & Order: SVU. The Academy Award-winning actor will play a therapist in the episode which is due to begin filming next month.

Dora the Explorer voice actress drops lawsuit

The 14-year-old actress who lends her voice to Nickelodeon character Dora the Explorer has dropped her lawsuit against the network after initially suing them over unpaid work on the show. Caitlin Sanchez claims she was owed millions of dollars for her promotional work and guest appearances but has decided against pursuing the case in court.

Simpsons producers deny Fox rift

Producers of The Simpsons have denied that there is any serious feud between them and the show’s network Fox after taking a series of digs at Fox News in recent episodes. Slogans such as “Fox News: Not Racist, But #1 With Racists” appeared on Fox News helicopters sparking rumours that a rift had opened between the two parties.

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