Ellen DeGeneresAll new episodes of The Ellen Degeneres Show will screen on TV2 from Monday 15th September.

Get your dancing shoes ready, because Ellen is coming to TV2!

We’ve got all new episodes of The Ellen Degeneres Show following just one week behind the US!

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policeten7After 46 years fighting crime Detective Inspector (r) Graham Bell has decided to finish his long run as presenter of Police Ten 7. The former Detective Inspector spent 33 years in the NZ Police and was responsible for the successful resolution of numerous high-profile and serious crimes. Retiring from the Police in 2001 he received a QSM for services to the community, and in 2002 began a 13 year career as the straight talking host of Police Ten 7. The programme was a place where he felt he could continue to make a difference and continue the fight against crime. He is loved by viewers for his colourful language and zero tolerance stance towards offending.

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ONE News anchor Wendy Petrie has caught up with the times and joined Twitter. Continue reading »

Janet Wilson’s thoughts on David Cunliffe & Labour didn’t go down well with The Paul Henry Show viewers. Check out the comments:

Former TV newsreader Judy Bailey, has ranked #4 in the Reader's Digest Most Trusted New Zealander's List for 2014.

Former TV newsreader Judy Bailey, has ranked #4 in the Reader’s Digest Most Trusted New Zealander’s List for 2014.

Reader’s Digest have today published their tenth lists of the Most Trusted New Zealanders and Most Trusted Professions.

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BrookeDobsonTVNZ Breakfast reporter Brooke Dobson announced this morning that she is leaving the programme and the country. Dobson is to undertake her Overseas Experience by moving to New York.

This compilation video was aired:

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Also this morning, Matt McLean announced he’s moving to the current affairs division of TVNZ. McLean, who has been filling in for Sam Wallace presenting the weather on Breakfast this week, will file stories for 20/20 for approximately the next six months.

hoskingvshenryToni Street mentioned on Friday’s Seven Sharp a Fight 4 Life she would love to see happen -
Mike Hosking and Paul Henry. Hosking’s reply was about what you’d expect:
“I’d deck Paul Henry…big fat Paul Henry…he’d be puffing getting up off the stool”

It would be interesting that’s for sure! Who do you prefer on screen & why – Hosking or Henry?

PeterWilliams Everyone’s favourite newsreader My favourite newsreader, Peter Williams, is back reading the weekend news on TV ONE.

The friendly face is back presenting tonight’s ONE News with regular co-anchor Bernadine Oliver-Kerby after the manufactured comments he made about Online Bullying and a possible attempt to get rid of him from Television New Zealand. The revelations came out amidst plans for Williams to take leave anyway from the state broadcaster, to attend a wedding in Wellington and celebrate his 60th birthday with a skiing trip in Colarado.

Are you pleased to see Peter Williams back on your screens?


If you didn’t hear yesterday in the news, or on Newstalk ZB, Host of ZB’s Early Edition Rachel Smalley made comments calling New Zealand women “heifers” and “a bunch of lardos”.

Smalley made these comments shortly before 6am yesterday, when she thought her microphone was switched off and in a conversation intended for off-air.

This morning she issued a tearful apology on air, retracting her comments.

I can’t embed the audio from TVNZ, but perhaps Regan is able to do this or get a sound clip from the .MP3′s available on the Newstalk ZB website.

This from ONE News:

Rachel Smalley has made a tearful apology on-air this morning after referring to women weighing 72kgs as “heifers” and “a bunch of lardos” when she thought her microphone was switched off.

Ms Smalley made the comments, which she admits were “hurtful”, during an ad break before 6am yesterday after discussing a story that said an emergency contraceptive pill was less effective in women weighing more than 70 kilograms. The story said the average Kiwi woman weighs 72kgs.

Ms Smalley ended her show today with an emotional apology, saying that the comments went on air “in an environment where it was out of context and was hurtful”.

“It was stupid, it was judgmental and offensive. It was not made as a statement of fact and it was in no way representative of any opinion I have ever held, ever. And I’m sorry, I truly am.

“My role as a journalist has always been to inform and not to offend and yesterday I crossed that line.

“I’m so very sorry that I said what I did and I’m very sorry for the hurt that I caused and the many people that I let down, not least my self, my friends and my family.”

The show ended with a song and not the usual crossover to breakfast host Mike Hosking.

The comments created a stir on Twitter, with ZM host Polly Gillespie tweeting: “I’m a ‘lardo’ and Im owning it…”

Ms Smalley is host of Newstalk ZB’s Early Edition and the co-host on TVNZ’s Q+A programme.

pshIn a very sad start to the week, Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday in his New York City apartment of an apparent drug overdose. He was 46.

A law enforcement official told the Wall Street Journal that Hoffman was discovered in the bathroom of his fourth floor apartment with a needle in his arm.

Hoffman, who spent 10 days in rehab last May for heroin abuse, was set to star in the new Showtime dramedy Happyish, playing an ad man who is sent adrift when his ad agency is taken over. The project – had been described as a “blistering attack on our youth-obsessed culture and a darkly comic examination of what it means to matter. Or matter not.” Continue reading »