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We have sad news and exciting news. The sad news is that FOUR Live is coming to an end, and we’ll be saying goodbye to Drew and Kanoa on August 1. The exciting news is we have a great new show SMASH! coming! SMASH! will be your new pop culture fix hosted by Steph and Marty from The Edge Nightshow, and feature the latest music and entertainment!

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11:00pm – Sunday, November 11 on TV 3

This week sees the battle to play Marilyn Monroe heat up when Uma Thurman joins Smash on Sunday, November 11 th at 11pm on 3. The episode, titled “Understudy”, sees Uma Thurman joining the series as Rebecca Duvall, a Hollywood starlet recruited to play Marilyn Monroe in the Broadway musical at the centre of the series.

“Rebecca Duvall is such a unique character,” Thurman said in a statement about the role. “She brings a new dynamic onto set and causes drama everywhere she turns.”

“Smash is such a huge production, with wonderful original songs and fantastic choreography,” Thurman, who was pregnant during production, added. “I hope Smash fans will enjoy watching Rebecca as much as I enjoyed playing her.”

Make sure not to miss this when Smash continues on Sunday, November 11 th at 11pm on 3.

Hurricane Sandy halts filming of TV shows
Hurricane Sandy has stopped the filming of many shows that are based on the east coast of the US. They include, Person Of Interest, The Good Wife, 30 Rock, Law And Order: SVU, Smash, Nurse Jackie, The Big C, Jimmy Kimmel, and many others which aren’t on New Zealand screens. It’s also closed cinemas and live shows in many areas. Some networks are also postponing new episodes of shows by one week. These shows include How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Hawaii Five-0, Mike And Molly, Gossip Girl, and 90210.

Anderson Cooper’s show cancelled
Anderson Live has been cancelled. It was only in its second year of production, but low ratings has meant it won’t be returning next year. 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 »



9:30pm – Thursday, September 27 on TV 3

This week sees Smash enlist another Broadway friend when Nick Jonas guest stars as Lyle, a confident young star that Eileen turns to for financial help in mounting the Marilyn production. Smash continues on Thursday, September 27 th at 9:30pm on 3. The instalment, titled “The Cost Of Art”, sees Jonas portraying former child star Lyle West, a precocious talent who gets sucked into helping finance the musical at the heart of Smash. “The character on Smash is really a fun character,” Nick Jonas explains about his appearance. “He’s Lyle West, and he’s kind of a celebrity. He’s just been sold into syndication, so there’s some financial benefits to all of that”

“So Anjelica Huston’s character – she plays the producer of the show – she tries to get my character to invest in it,” Nick continues.

“It was such a joy to be a part of the show, and I have a feeling it’s going to be one of the biggest shows, and I’m hoping that I’ll be able to come back and have another appearance on it. That would be fun. I was so blessed to be a part of it.”

Make sure not to miss the Jonas Brothers musician in Smash, screening on Thursday, September 27 th at 9:30pm on 3.



9:30pm – Thursday, September 6 on TV 3

Celebrating the beauty and heartbreak of the theatre, while following a cross-section of dreamers and schemers who all have one common desire – to be on Broadway, Smash premieres on Thursday, September 6 th at 9:30pm on 3. Smash centers on the process of creating a Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe – written by the successful song-writing duo of Tom (Christian Borle) and Julia (Debra Messing).

“I am completely overjoyed,” Debra Messing says about her new role. “This is a new adventure for me because this challenges me in ways I’ve never been challenged before. It’s something that makes me excited to go to work every day.”

The series sees Julia beginning the process of adopting a child with her husband Frank (Brian d’Arcy James) of many years, but her focus is soon torn when she has the opportunity to write another Broadway hit.

A rivalry then forms for the lead role between a youthful, inexperienced Midwestern beauty Karen (Katharine McPhee) – who is trying to find fame in the big city against all odds – and stage veteran Ivy Bell (Megan Hilty), who’s determined to leave the chorus line and finally get her big break.

A tenacious producer, Eileen (Anjelica Huston) soon discovers the “Marilyn” project and jumps on board with a brilliant director, Derek (Jack Davenport) – whose talent is matched by his cunning and egocentric amorality. Make sure not to miss all this when Smash premieres on Thursday, September 6 th at 9:30pm on 3.