Everyone has an opinion and these seem to be what the general comments are about each of the X Factor judges:

Mel Blatt: Finally, someone said it

Daniel Bedingfield: Stop saying bro, or clapping like a seal

Ruby Frost: Pink haired girl… who is she?

Stan Walker: OMG… so hot!

FuturamaFuturama cancelled again

Futurama has been cancelled for a second time. Comedy Central has confirmed that the animated series will not return after its seventh season.

Kardashian not returning to The X Factor USA

Khloe Kardashian will not return as co-host of The X Factor USA. Kardashian was met with criticism last year in her first season in the job. Her co-host Mario Lopez will be back. Continue reading »

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The second episode of X Factor Auditions was so much better than the premiere.  Perhaps TV3 were holding out so that they had the goods to put up against TV2’s MKR and finally have a shot at winning a Monday night.  Tomorrow’s ratings will be fascinating.

I think we saw more talent tonight but the judges still don’t seem to be taking the competition seriously.  Well, almost all of them.

Last night I asked if the judges even knew what The X Factor was.  Tonight we discovered that Mel Blatt has some idea.  Some will call her ruthless.  Others brutal.  I’d prefer honest. Continue reading »

richard-kahuiAll Black and Chiefs wing/centre Richard Kahui has joined the team of Maori Television’s sports show Code.

Returning for an eighth season, the primetime show features sports personalities Jenny-May Coffin and celebrity rugby and league co-hosts Glen “Oz” Osborne, Liam Messam, Awen Guttenbeil, Wairangi Koopu and Karl Te Nana.

Producer Peter Tainui says CODE is a vibrant and exciting show that represents sports entertainment at its best. Continue reading »

When your first ever words as a news anchor on live TV are “f*ckin’ sh*t”, things can only get better, right?

A.J. Clemente will soon find out after his nerves got the better of him in his first day on the job. Continue reading »

NativeAffairs2013Tonight Native Affairs will be hosting what they deem as the first ‘political all-in’ of 2013 in the form of a cross-party debate between the country’s foremost Maori politicians.

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters, Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei, Māori Party co-leader Pita Sharples, Labour MP Shane Jones, National MP Tau Henare and Mana Party president Annette Sykes will be in studio for some old-fashioned political argy-bargy as they debate all the big issue affecting Māori.

Native Affairs has pioneered this format over the last two years and in 2012 our former presenter Julian Wilcox won Best Presenter, News and Current Affairs at the New Zealand Television Awards 2012 for his hosting duties of the Native Affairs political all-in. Continue reading »

This Libra TV ad for tampons proved to be the most-complained about ad in NZ last year.

The Advertising Standards Authority’s annual report listed the ads that proved to be the most worrisome for some New Zealanders and Libra’s offering topped the list.

The ad, which received 53 complaints, features a drag queen engaged in a preening competition with another woman that was won by the latter by taking a tampon out of her bag. Continue reading »

So has Stan Walker dropped us a hint as to where he will be taking his X Factor NZ contestants for the “judges’ houses/resorts” phase?

The fact that this Queenstown pic has since been removed from Instagram suggests it may well be.

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