Hatcher believes Housewives finale will be better than others

Desperate Housewives actress Teri Hatcher has said that the final episode of the drama series will be better than other big finales on TV. “I feel like [the series finale] does a pretty good job at honouring all the different characters and their sort of unique wheelhouses that they brought… to Desperate Housewives. Whether it be comedy or drama or physical comedy, I feel like the stories make sense. I think it will be better than some other big finales.”

Reality series for Kevin Jonas

Kevin Jonas has scored himself a reality series of his own on the E! Network. The show, to be entitled Married with Jonas, will follow him and his wife Danielle as they go about daily life. Continue reading »

E! will broadcast the Whitney Houston Memorial this Sunday 19 February LIVE from 5.30am.

Whitney Houston will be laid to rest exactly one week to the day since her sudden death.  The legendary diva’s funeral is set for Saturday at the New Hope Baptist Church in her hometown of Newark, N.J., and will be invitation only—attended by 1,500 people comprised mostly of family members and Whitney’s close friends.

To ensure that her millions of fans get a chance to say goodbye, Houston’s family has agreed to make the service available for television broadcast.

Whitney Houston Memorial, 5.30am – 8.30am, LIVE on E! Sunday 19th February, SKY Channel 011

Sheen’s new sitcom “smarter”

The creator of Charlie Sheen’s new sitcom Anger Management has described it as a “smarter” comedy. The show centres on Sheen as a therapist who has far more issues than the patients he treats.

E! statement on Kardashian divorce

E! channel has released a statement regarding the recent break-up of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, whose wedding featured last month on the network. “All of us at E! are surprised and saddened by this news, and we send our support to Kim and Kris at this difficult time. The Kardashians have always been uniquely open with all aspects of their lives from joyous events to intimate moments to heartbreaking transitions. E! will continue to share the fascinating real lives and larger-than-life existence of this close-knit family.”

American Horror Story renewed

The new drama series from the creators of Glee has been given a second season order by its network in the US. American Horror Story will return for another 13 episodes in 2012.

Spielberg series hits trouble

Steven Spielberg’s latest big-budget TV series Terra Nova is said to be blowing out way over budget already during its current production in Australia. Along with creative disagreements, the pilot is said to be already $10m over budget.

Big Bang writer cover Cuoco’s injury

The writers of The Big Bang Theory will cover up actress Kaley Cuoco’s recent leg injury by writing her character Penny into the existing storyline as a bartender. Cuoco missed several episodes of the comedy series due to her broken leg.

E! to screen rock stars’ wives series

E! Channel will launch a new series which focuses on the lives of rock stars’ wives. Married To Rock will centre on the other halves of well-known rock stars such as ex-Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell and Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens.

De Niro cop drama picked up

Robert De Niro has reportedly sold his new police drama Rookies to a network in the States. The actor is producing the series through his company Tribeca Productions alongside The Wire’s writer Richard Price.

The Situation gets boot from DWTS

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino may be top dog on MTV’s Jersey Shore but the reality star has been knocked down a peg or two overnight after getting eliminated from the American version of Dancing with the Stars. The judges described his efforts as a “terrible mess” and “consistently bad”.

E! – Monday 22 March, 8.30pm

Despite our profound scientific advances, there exist mysterious and debilitating medical mysteries that have yet to be solved. These stories make headlines. Children who never grow tall, sisters joined at the skull, limbs that are fused together, hair that covers the entire body like a werewolf. People who suffer with these and other severe medical afflictions are searching for solutions. Their illnesses are not only a source of physical discomfort, but a painful cause of emotional anguish. This special will take an insightful look at these compelling stories of ordinary people caught in extraordinary circumstances. What are the causes of their ailments? When were they diagnosed? What is the treatment? How do they cope with their rare and unusual conditions? How are their families and friends affected by their condition? And, is there any chance of a cure?

E! – Monday 15 March, 8.30pm

In Psychic Hollywood, we’ll find celebs looking for answers, and pair them up with some of the most celebrated psychics around. From famous crime scenes to paranormally charged places to rocky relationships — both living and dead, we’ll see how these unique individuals use their special gifts to help people in need.

E! – Sunday 22 November, 8.30pm

Michael Jackson’s sudden passing sent shockwaves throughout the world. As questions arise about the nature of his death, revelations of his often bizarre life continue to be brought to light. E! Investigates takes an in-depth look at what may have led to the King of Pop’s demise and celebrates one of the greatest talents of the age.

E! will air world-wide the Michael Jackson memorial service slated to take place on Wednesday, July 8 at 5am NZT at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The broadcast will be LIVE both on-air, SKY Digital channel 11, and at www.Eonline.com, and fans can tune-in and log-on throughout the entire day to get the latest news and information around the passing of Michael Jackson.

During the weekend it was announced that 11,000 free tickets will be given out for the memorial service at the Staples Center and another 6,500 will be distributed for fans to watch on the big screens at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live across the street, but E! guarantees that fans around the world will not miss a minute of this enormous event.

Additional details about the memorial service were not yet released, but Jackson family spokesperson Ken Sunshine added: “Everything about the memorial has to do with accommodating as many fans as possible. It is all about the fans.”

Michael Jackson Memorial Service, LIVE from 5am Wednesday July 8 on E!, SKY Digital channel 11

E! – Sunday 25 January, 8.30pm

Hollywood’s Baddest Boyfriends – they lie, cheat and steal, yet somehow manage to win the hearts of the most famous starlets in the world.  In this one hour special, we expose the most sensational cons and crimes committed by the baddest boyfriends in the biz.

E! – Sunday 18 January, 8.30pm

She’s sweet, she’s beautiful, she’s the girl next door – Jennifer Aniston captured the hearts of America after starring in the hit show Friends and appearing in a string of blockbuster hits. Her effortless comedic timing has made her an icon. Despite a highly publicized and difficult split with Brad Pitt, Jennifer continues to reinvent herself both on and off screen.