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I’m on Radio New Zealand with Jim Mora at 4:45pm to talk about The X Factor NZ

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  3. Top Gear: 36570 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:55pm)
  4. The Flash: 31180 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. American Idol: 30520 (PRIME, 9:30pm – 10:30pm) Continue reading »

Sky's new logo cleverly depicts the direction of their share price.

Sky’s new logo cleverly depicts the direction of their share price.

While Sky Television were a little disappointed at their size of the decrease in subscribers for the last six months to December 31, they’re going to be feeling a whole lot worse than that if the current trends in the US are replicated here.

In 2015, according to Wall Street analyst Craig Moffett, the industry could be facing a large wave of consumers pulling the plug on cable or satellite service or not even signing up in the first place.

With Lightbox and Netflix taking the fight to Sky, I can see a day in the not too distant future when when losing 8,707 subscribers in six months would be worth celebrating. Continue reading »

Ep06-Shae-BriderWhile the Herald are trying to sensationalise the Shae Brider X Factor NZ story, Stuff have taken a different approach and are painting a very different picture.

The X Factor contestant convicted of manslaughter says he regrets appearing on the show, as new evidence shows the Parole Board was concerned people could be in danger if it freed him from jail.

Ok, I wouldn’t say it’s new evidence, but that sounds like a hint at that remorse that he apparently has never shown. Continue reading »

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herald-x-factor-bsMost days I find something in the NZ Herald that really makes me angry. The number of times I have read things that are simply not true or have had massive embellishment is astounding. Take this utter nonsense that the NZ Herald leads with this morning.

According to the once proud bastion of the fourth estate,

Television mogul Simon Cowell – whose company Syco Entertainment created The X Factor reality format – had no knowledge MediaWorks had used convicted killer Shae Brider on The X Factor NZ and is taking the matter “very seriously.”

That sounds very ominous indeed, except that Simon Cowell said none of that at all. Continue reading »

On Tuesday we heard a little of Natalia Kills potty mouth. Last night on twitter, she responded to the news that someone was selling the sheets and towels they’d used when staying at a hotel with some words that may land her in trouble.

Before you click through, sensitive souls may want to refrain as they’re NSFW. Continue reading »

MADONNA had an embarrassing moment at today’s BRIT AWARDS(UKTV Today 2pm encore 8:30pm). While performing ‘Living for Love’ it appears her gigantic cape got caught and she tumbled down the stairs she was atop. If this isn’t an advertisement for safe cape management I don’t know what is. Check out the video after the cut:

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