BlachmanThe Danes are dishing up sexism on a plate via a new TV series that basically involves male hosts staring at naked women and critiquing their bodies.

Host Thomas Blachman – a Danish X Factor judge described as being the ‘Simon Cowell of Denmark’ – relaxes on a couch with his male guests and as women enter and strip, Blachman and his cohorts assess and critique their bodies.

Blachman himself says the aim is to “stir discussion about the aesthetics of the female body without allowing the conversation to become pornographic or politically correct”. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Bones: 42760 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  2. Once Upon A Time: 36650 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Doctor Who: 33300 (PRIME, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 27890 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  5. Mrs. Brown’s Boys: 26500 (TV ONE, 9:10pm – 9:45pm) Continue reading »

american-idol-season-12Just hours after Mariah Carey confirms she is leaving American Idol, Nicki Minaj has followed suit.

Minaj posted on twitter this morning: “Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn’t trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!”

NZ-born Keith Urban is now the only judge left on the panel from this year and it wouldn’t surprise anyone if he is next to vacate his seat.

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Hundreds of people attended the Judges signing at Sylvia Park in Auckland last night.  Cassie Henderson, Anna Wilson, Benny Tipene, Jackie Thomas and Moorhouse were also present.  Daniel Bedingfield was absent due, apparently, to “security fears”. Continue reading »

AmericanIdol2013Mariah Carey has joined Randy Jackson in the exodus from American Idol.

The singer has spent only one season on the show, after being part of the refresher that saw Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler depart and Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith urban join the judging panel.

Carey’s PR firm tweeted the news: “W/ global success of “#Beautiful” (#1 in 30+ countries so far) @MariahCarey confirms world tour & says goodbye 2 Idol.”

Urban said earlier this week that he known absolutely nothing about his Idol future while Minaj is expected to leave also. Continue reading »

After breaking their ratings record twice already this week, Campbell Live has gone on to beat Seven Sharp for the third night this week.  The result gives the current affairs show its best week ever.

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CTV has announced they are extending the reach of the channel down into South Canterbury from tomorrow (June 1).

CTV is available on Freeview|HD channel 40, Igloo 40, TiVo 40 and TelstraClear 199.

Most watched

  1. One News: 717,970 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Police Ten 7: 545,190 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:05pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 518,980 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Mrs. Brown’s Boys: 505,800 (TV ONE, 9:10pm – 9:45pm)
  5. Random Breath Testing: 477,240 (TV2, 8:05pm – 8:35pm) Continue reading »

TwoHalfMen2013Two and A Half Men cast replacement

Two and A Half Men is casting a young female to replace Angus T. Jones as a series regular after Jones confirmed earlier this month that he was dropping down to a recurring role next season.

Liz McDonald returning to Coro

Coronation Street actress Beverley Callard – who plays Liz McDonald – is returning to the soap after departing in 2011. Callard has played the role of on and off since 1989. Continue reading »

skysport_logo_rebuild5_CMYKSky Sport has confirmed that they will be airing 15 live football matches featuring our national teams over the remainder of the year.

The All Whites and Football Ferns will take centre stage, with the former facing a home and away playoff to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil while the latter faces the number one teams in the world.

“This year is a massive year for the All Whites with their qualification to Brazil 2014 and I’m delighted that SKY Sport customers can watch build-up games for qualifying for the World Cup finals as well as the crucial home and away CONCACAF matches,” said Richard Last, SKY’s Director of Sport. Continue reading »