Morning Briefing

Spears and Lovato confirmed

Britney Spears and Demi Lovato have been officially added to the judging panel of The X Factor USA to replace Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul.

30 Rock to finish after season seven

30 Rock will finish following its seventh season according to NBC entertainment chief Robert Greenblatt. He had previously given mixed signals as to the future of the show.


Hyland has kidney transplant

Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland has revealed that in April this year she received a kidney transplant from her father. The 21-year-old actress has been dealing with a kidney disease for most of her life.

Ellen to receive top comedy prize

Ellen DeGeneres has been named as this year’s the recipient of the 15th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humour. The talkshow host will be awarded the prize at a ceremony in October.

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