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The Situation panned for Roast jokes

Jersey Shore’s The Situation has been criticised for his performance on the Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump that screened last night in the US. Many of his jokes were cut from the final edit due to the racist nature of them, including this one aimed at fellow roaster Snoop Dogg: “Yo Snoop, what up dawg … you know you have so much in common with Donald Trump? Trump’s ancestors were into real estate … and your ancestors were considered property.”

Wipeout Xbox game on the way

A video game based on the TV series Wipeout has been announced for the Xbox 360 Kinect platform. The game will feature the obstacle courses seen on the show such as Big Balls and the Smack Wall Sweeper.

BBC denies plagiarism of Aussie series

The BBC has denied allegations of plagiarism relating to its comedy series Twenty Twelve which many have suggested was based on an idea by Australian network ABC. Writers of The Games in Australia have claimed that the BBC series was based on their series which initially ran before the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

Philip Seymour Hoffman developing series

Philip Seymour Hoffman has started developing a new drama project for HBO in the US. The actor is working with Hung writer Brett C. Leonard on the project that centres on a recently unemployed man.

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