Charlie Sheen to be Idol judge?

In an interview on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show, Charlie Sheen has that American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe publicly threw his name out there as a possible judge and the idea genuinely appeals to him, as “so different, it could be radical”.

Bewitched director has died

Bill Asher, the director of TV classics Bewitched and I Love Lucy, has died in California, aged 90, of complications from Alzheimer’s Disease.  Continue reading »

Each day this week, the contestants from The Block NZ will answer one question related to the show.

What style of decor do you like the most?

Rachel and Tyson:
Vintage mixed with modern.

Libby and Ben:
We like a ‘relaxed contemporary’ style. Modern, clean lines with a hint of industrial, but it needs to feel lived in. Continue reading »

Some more TV reporter fails!

Most watched

  1. One News: 729,610 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 626,090 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Highway Cops: 540,340 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. The Investigator Special: 523,550 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  5. The Middle: 474,160 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm) Continue reading »

Cusack and Broderick turned down Breaking Bad role

John Cusack and Matthew Broderick both turned down the role of Walter White in the critically-acclaimed series Breaking Bad before the role eventually went to Bryan Cranston. Cranston has since won three Emmys, two Golden Globes and a SAG Award for the role.

Charles added to Grey’s cast

Grey’s Anatomy has added Friday Night Lights actor Gaius Charles to its cast for the new season. The actor will play take on a recurring role. Continue reading »

The Aussies have just launched their own GC-style series in the form of The Shire, Channel Ten’s latest offering to the world of semi-scripted reality TV.

Set in the Cronulla area of southern Sydney, The Shire follows a bunch of young, attractive twenty-somethings who are far more tanned ‘n’ glammed than your average Australian.

Some members of the cast have already been disowned by the mayor of Sutherland Shire, who said: “Those two girls that are so tanned, they don’t even live in the area. I’ve never seen them before, no one has seen them before.” Continue reading »

MTV has released the first trailer for the American Inbetweeners remake.

The series, which features actors Bubba Lewis (Simon), Joey Pollari (Will), Mark L Young (Neil) and Zack Pearlman (Jay), is based on the UK series of the same name that ran for three seasons as well as a movie last year.

TVNZ has issued an apology to the family of a Gisborne man killed in a car accident on the weekend.

The broadcaster incorrectly labelled 28-year-old Dylan Kingi as a convicted criminal who had been jailed for aggravated robbery as well as having troubles with alcohol and drugs.

Police asked TVNZ to apologize to Kingi’s family as the information was incorrect and Kingi had never been jailed. Continue reading »

Jay Gardner of Geordie Shore tweeted a photo of himself hanging out with The GC cast members Zane Houia, Rosanna Arkle and Jade Ruwhiu during his recent promotional trip to New Zealand.

The reality show cast members were booked in for a Monday night outing, which Houia had hyped up in the Sunday News over the weekend: “I’m not too sure what we will be doing, but hopefully we go out and party. Monday nights are a bit quiet, I’ve heard, but we’ll find something. We’ll be keen as to see how they do it [party]. We can’t wait, all four of us are excited.”

Gardner posted the photo on twitter, with the caption: “@zanehouia @rosannaarkle @jaderuwhiu @jessileenugent kicking back with the GC crew in New Zealand!” Continue reading »

A Canadian study has shown that toddlers’ TV viewing habits have a significant direct impact on their fitness and size in later childhood.

The study claims that ever extra hour of weekly TV between the ages of two and fur leads to almost half a millimetre increase in waist circumference while each hour per week of TV watched by a two-year-old corresponds to a reduced level of long jump performance by the age of eight to ten.

Kids who watched more than 18 hours of TV a week were almost a centimetre wider around the waist by 10 years of age than those who didn’t. Continue reading »