Porter to guest on Grey’s Anatomy

True Blood’s Adina Porter has scored herself a guest role on the new season of Grey’s Anatomy. The actress, who played Tara’s mother Lettie Mae Thornton on True Blood, has been cast as a character called Dr Ramsey.

Homeland producer sells new drama

Homeland producer Howard Gordon has sold a new drama series to the Fox network. The former 24 showrunner will join forces with Chronicle writer Max Landis for the supernatural police drama. Continue reading »

Vodafone has had to pull a new TV ad after one of their customers was bombarded with text messages from other Vodafone users.

The ad, featuring Boy actor James Rolleston, was aimed at allowing customers to text the actor and possibly receive a reply due to the huge amount of credit he had on his plan.

“I’ve got so much credit, I could probably reply to all you right now!”, Rolleston said on the ad before a Vodafone number appeared on screen.

However, many viewers got one digit wrong in the phone number and ended up sending their messages to an innocent pre-pay customer, who began to experience issues with his phone. Continue reading »

Must watch:

Dog Squad (TV One, 8pm)
There is something strangely compelling about watching the dogs on this show do their work. They obviously quite enjoy what they do, because when they find something, they get huge praise and a reward of some sort, and the dogs often bounce around with glee to have pleased their handlers. It’s rather cute. On tonight’s episode, police dog Dredd tracks down a runaway driver in Rotorua, and a large timber mill in Hawkes Bay calls in the drug dogs.

The Mentalist (TV2, 8.35pm)
This show is always good for a bit of crime-solving fun. On tonight’s episode, Jane and the team investigate the murder of a disgraced clothing designer Continue reading »

Tension between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey on Idol

At the first American Idol taping in New York City on Sunday, things reportedly got a little heated between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, as they tried to outdo each other. According to website TMZ, when Nicki would start to critique a contestant, Mariah would continually butt in with her thoughts, then when Mariah had her turn to critique someone, Nicki would in turn start talking over the top of Mariah as loudly as possible. Both Nicki and Mariah have laughed off claims of a feud, however. Should be an interesting season!

Usher and Shakira join The Voice

Usher and Shakira will join The Voice as ‘coaches’ for the show’s next season. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Unforgettable: 36170 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  2. Beyond The Darklands: 33130 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 14380 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. American Horror Story: 14180 (FOUR, 9:30pm – 10:20pm)
  5. My Kitchen Rules: 13150 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:35pm) Continue reading »

Kimberley Crossman has been talking up her #secretproject on twitter for a while now and yesterday afternoon she finally revealed what she has been working on.  A book!

‘I wish when I was younger that I had had a book like this to refer to’ she says of the soon to be released work titled Love YOU – Be your best and live your dreams.

Finding your direction in life can sometimes be a struggle. In Love YOU, successful former Shortland Street actor and TV host Kimberley Crossman shares her life lessons and tools for building confidence and making positive changes so you can attain your goals. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. Border Patrol: 777,900 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  2. One News: 708,490 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. The Force: 643,590 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 629,140 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. My Kitchen Rules: 582,640 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:35pm) Continue reading »

Game of Thrones wins at Creative Emmys

Game of Thrones was the big winners at the 2012 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, picking up six titles including ‘Best Visual Effects’, ‘Best Costumes’ and ‘Best Make Up’.

Combs to guest on sitcom

Sean “Diddy” Combs has been confirmed to be making a guest appearance in the upcoming season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The rapper and actor’s last comedic role was in the 2010 film Get Him to the Greek. Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching Prime Rocks: Mark Knopfler, Beyond The Darklands and The Newsroom

Prime is screening a documentary about Mark Knopfler tonight at 9.30pm, and as a Dire Straits fan, I’ll be watching. From humble beginnings to record-breaking success with Dire Straits, this documentary looks back at the past 25 years since Mark Knopfler wrote the iconic Brothers in Arms album.

Who else is loving The Newsroom? I’m a bit obsessed with it! On tonight’s episode (Soho, 9.30pm), Sloan subs for Elliot during the Japanese nuclear crisis following the March 2011 earthquake, but her harsh questioning of a Tokyo power-company representative could damage her credibility. Continue reading »

New American Idol judges officially announced

Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban have officially been announced as the final new American Idol judges. They will join Mariah Carey, who was previously confirmed as a judge, and Randy Jackson, who, despite much speculation that he’d been put in a different role, is returning as a judge too.

Bates Motel TV series casts Norman

A&E’s new TV series Bates Motel, which acts as a prequel to the movie Psycho, has cast the part of Norman Bates. Continue reading »