50Dakota Johnson who played Kate in the short lived flop “Ben and Kate”, has been confirmed to play Anastasia Steele in “Fifty Shades Of Grey”. The daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, will join Charlie Hunnam (Jax – Sons of Anarchy)  has been confirmed as Christian Grey in the much-anticipated film adaptation of E.L. James’ novel. Continue reading »

True Blood 6True Blood‘s next season – the seventh, will be the show’s last, HBO confirmed Tuesday.

“True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO,” said HBO’s president of programming Michael Lombardo in a statement. “Alan Ball took the books by Charlaine Harris, assembled a brilliant cast led by the magnificent Anna Paquin in the role of Sookie Stackhouse, and crafted a show that has taken its many devoted fans on an unforgettable journey. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 717,330 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Coastwatch: 478,970 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 447,800 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Mitre 10 Dream Home: 401,220 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:45pm)
  5. Campbell Live: 386,390 (TV3, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

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I am completely unsurprised by the Orange team’s win last night.  Was it ever going to go any other way?  A couple who have opened their home and heart to other people’s children who were in a much worse state of affairs vs the gimmick of a lesbian couple.  Sure, it was topical with the whole same sex marriage bill that recently passed but putting the vote in the hands of middle New Zealand was always going to see the pendulum swing one way.

While the Orange team walked away with their mortgage free Dream Home, the Black team still scored a $375,000 home with $50,000 from ASB to help them get started.

With two beautiful brand new homes for only $375,000, it does make you wonder what all the fuss is about affordable housing. Continue reading »

Spotted this on Campbell Live tonight during their Christchurch earthquake story:

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Person Of Interest: 46170 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Castle: 40460 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  3. Grey’s Anatomy: 30480 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  4. The Block NZ: 16180 (TV3, 7:35pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Private Practice: 15950 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:35pm) Continue reading »

We’ve been binge watching this and have finally caught up so this makes so much more sense now.

Most watched

  1. One News: 696,340 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Dog Squad: 545,260 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 520,610 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  4. Life Flight: 514,810 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Seven Sharp: 409,680 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

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HBO has ordered a new pilot from J.J. Abrams, a remake of Michael Crichton’s 1973 film Westworld.

Is Harry Connick Jr about to be announced as a judge on the next season of American Idol?

Are the Cybermen going to be the Doctor Who villains in this years Christmas special?  A now deleted tweet from one of the stunt doubles suggests that might be the case:

“Great to be stunting again for Dr Who in the Christmas special playing a Cyberman!”

TheVoteHousing affordability is the latest issue to be tackled by TV3’s The Vote and this time the panels are made up entirely of politicians making it look almost like a prime time version of Back Benches.

Is the Kiwi dream of owning your own home on the way out? Or is there a way to make housing more affordable? Do we need to ban foreign buyers, let our cities sprawl or do more to help first-home buyers onto the property ladder?

This month, The Vote tackles housing, asking “How do we fix New Zealand’s housing crisis?”  In a piece of television history, the people answering that question are the political powerbrokers, in the first primetime multi-party debate to be held outside an election campaign, screening on Wednesday 11 September, at 8.30pm on TV3.

Just over a year from the 2014 General Election, and as the Labour party prepares to select its next leader, Kiwis will get their best chance to compare Government and Opposition approaches to the housing crisis.  In a departure from its usual format, The Vote will be divided into three parts, each covering a key area of the housing debate: foreign ownership, first home buyers and the housing shortage.

The Vote: Housing Special will give Kiwis a rare insight into the Government’s plans, and the alternatives offered by Opposition parties.  The coin toss has determined Duncan Garner will lead the Government team, with Sam Lotu-Iiga representing National, Peter Dunne speaking for United Future and John Banks for ACT.  Guyon Espiner will lead the Opposition team, with Labour’s Phil Twyford, New Zealand First’s Winston Peters, and Metiria Turei representing The Green Party.  Continue reading »