My super scientific Masterchef rankings:

1st - Kasey and Karena: These two have come back strong in the past few challenges, and head into tonight’s challenge as one of the two top teams.  Plus, they are hilarious, so that gets them the top spot.

2nd - Jaimie and Bec: These two ladies clearly want to win and they have excellent teamwork.  This has helped them create some great dishes in the recent weeks and the judges seem impressed.

3rd – Tanisha and Verena: I still think Tanisha and Verena could take out the competition but they head into tonight’s challenge after underwhelming in the kitchen last night.

4th – Nikki and Jordan: Nikki and Jordan did not impress with their Indonesian cuisine last night, and Nikki is becoming a bit of a weak link.  I really hope they can pick it up tonight and stay in the competition.

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Jesse MulliganI guess it was only a matter of time…

Seven Sharp co-presenter Jesse Mulligan is to leave the show, he announced on air tonight.

Mulligan has been a co-presenter since the programme started in February, 2013, and recently took on the role as host of the TV ONE weekly comedy Best Bits.

In a statement he said he’d “had a ridiculously good time making Seven Sharp”. However, he said it was time to get back to his comedy roots.

“Hosting Best Bits has reminded me how much fun a live audience can be, and I leave Seven Sharp very confident that the brilliant Mike and Toni will continue taking the show from strength to strength,” he said.

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There is a saying that goes it’s not what you know, but who you know.  This most certainly seems the case for Tori Spelling.  I never understood why she landed a role on Beverly HIlls 90210 until I realised her father’s involvement.  I don’t recall anyone at the time thinking she’d landed the role on her own merits.  Anyway, here we are, many years later, and there is still this interest in her and her life.  Furthermore, she’s got her own series about to debut about, drum roll please… her celebrity lifestyle and failing marriage.

In case you’re one of the people who actually are interested of if you just like watching slow motion train wrecks, here is the trailer.

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If you haven’t gauged how excited I am about the return of 24, you’re not keeping up. With 24 days until 24: Live Another Day debuts in the US, the marketing machine is clicking into gear some pretty cool stuff for fans.

 Fox launched Open Cell Friday morning, a repository for (fictional) paperwork that proves Bauer’s innocence. (The new 24 picks up with Bauer on the lam in London, wanted for terrorism.) Promotional spots of Mary Lynn Rajskub in character (Chloe) and the event series’ latest hashtag, #ChloeHack, are now running to point viewers to the website.

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One of the big TV villians of my childhood was MacGyver’s Murdoc. He freaked me out and possibly even gave me nightmares.  Now, however, one crazy fan is acting as Michael Des Barres very own Murdoc which now has actor fearing for his safety.

Michael Des Barres played master assassin Murdoc for several years on “MacGyver,” but now he’s afraid for real because of threats to kill him and his family. Continue reading »

glaad-awardsThe Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation 25th annual Media Awards were held over the weekend with The Fosters picking up the gong for Outstanding Drama Series.

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Blacklist: 84630 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Hawaii Five-O: 71210 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  3. The Tomorrow People: 43860 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  4. Top Gear: 43020 (PRIME, 7:30pm – 8:50pm)
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If TV3 have any ratings to be happy with in 2014, it has to be The Paul Henry Show.  Despite dropping the average audience from the previous week by 5%, the late night news and current affairs program beat Tonight 4 out of 5 nights and furthermore, increased the separation between the two programs.

TPHS had an average audience of 111,234 viewers per night, slightly down from last weeks high, while Tonight had 97,502.  This was the first time that the average audience for Tonight has dropped below 100,000 since the two programs have been head to head.

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