MTV to stand by Skins

MTV in the US has vowed to stand by its controversial new remake of  Skins despite the allegations that it is breaking child pornography laws. With several companies pulling their ads from the series and a range of allegations fired their way from the Parents Television Council, MTV has decided to persist with airing the show’s first season.

Kate Walsh to return to Grey’s Anatomy

Kate Walsh has agreed to return to Grey’s Anatomy for the show’s upcoming musical episode. The private Practice actress is expected to arrive back at Seattle Grace Mercy West to help out during a medical crisis.

P Diddy to guest on Hawaii Five-0

P Diddy is signed on to guest star in an episode of new crime drama Hawaii Five-0. The rapper will play a detective in the series, which is due to begin here in NZ in the next couple of weeks on TV3.

Skins actor joins Battlestar Galactica prequel

Former Skins actor Luke Pasqualino has joined the new Battlestar Galactica prequel Blood & Chrome. The actor, who played Freddie in the third and fourth seasons of the series, will feature in the spin-off which will focus on the early years on the Cylon War.

Chelsea Handler pilot ordered

American network NBC has ordered a pilot for Chelsea Handler’s new project Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea. The pilot is based on the E! host’s autobiography but will not feature Handler in an acting role.

Andy Gray to fight dismissal

Sacked British football commentator Andy Gray is said to be beginning a court case against his former employers for unfair dismissal and breach of contract. Gray, who was dismissed this week for his sexist comments regarding female assistant referees, is reported to be seeking payment for the remainder of his contract.

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