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MTV Networks will close its New Zealand offices in December this year and run its operations out of Sydney.

MTV Networks, whose portfolio includes MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, will still run on Sky TV in NZ but will no longer operate out of Auckland.

All of MTV NZ’s 23 staff will be left to look for alternate employment, with the exception of presenters Jay Reeve and Amber Peebles who MTV claim are “still very much part of the family”.

Spokesperson Polly Stevens said: “Right now we are working through with them what the implications of this agreement means, but certainly it will be our intention that they will be working with us in our top projects in the future.”

Ms Stevens said the decision to merge with Australia comes down to the similarities in scheduling and content.

“The logical next step for us was to service one feed … that covers Australia and New Zealand marketplaces.

“Like any business, this is about growth and doing the right thing for the organisation.”

Management and staff will be meeting tomorrow to discuss the process.

Source: Stuff

Clarkson still offensive

The BBC has been forced to cut an offensive homosexual remark from Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson on the latest season of the motoring show in the UK. Gay rights groups have criticised Clarkson for the remark “I demand the right not to be bummed”, with one opponent saying “surely the reason Clarkson doesn’t want to get bummed is that he needs somewhere to speak out of.”

Bardem linked to Glee role

Yet another Glee rumour is circulating and this time it’s Javier Bardem’s name attached to the hit series. Entertainment Weekly is adamant the Oscar winner is set for a cameo to play a Spanish rockstar who befriends Artie (Kevin McHale).

Celebrity overload for Hannah Montana

Hannah Montana has booked a swag of celebrity guests for its final season run later this year. Among those to appear will be Sheryl Crow, Ray Liotta, Dolly Parton, and Dr Phil McGraw.

Seacrest casting for new show

American Idol host Ryan Seacrest is on the hunt for participants for his new reality show which will see people try to overcome their fears and phobias. The series called The Incurables will use a professional therapist to work “tirelessly and aggressively” to save the participants lives.

Stephanie Pratt heading to The City?

With the death of The Hills official, cast member Stephanie Pratt is looking to jump ship to join the series spin-off The City. Fronted by ex-Hills regular Whitney Port and shooting in New York, The City may have Pratt on board for the next season despite her minor connections to the cast.

Palin Jr makes acting debut

Controversial politician Sarah Palin’s daughter has made her acting debut in an episode of The Secret Life of the American Teenager and apparently she’s terrible. Bristol Palin was described as barely conveying any emotion whatsoever, and haltingly delivering her lines with a blank stare.  

Futurama bag Susan Boyle

Futurama creators have taken a swipe at British singing sensation Susan Boyle on the latest episode of the cartoon by portraying her as a “boil” on the buttocks of one of the characters. Apparently she even sings…

Premieres Wednesday 16th June @ 10pm

Following ‘The Hills’ each week is season two of ‘The City’ where ex-Hills star Whitney Port is venturing into unknown waters with her fashion line, but Olivia Palermo has somehow weaseled herself into a position that gives her some authority as the face of Elle.com. 

Will Olivia use her newfound influence to kill Whitney’s chances of being a successful clothing designer?

Support Whitney in her quest on Wednesday 16th June at 10pm. 
 

The City : Season 2 Premieres Wednesday  16th June @ 10pm

Following ‘The Hills’ each week is season two of ‘The City’ where ex-Hills star Whitney Port is venturing into unknown waters with her fashion line, but Olivia Palermo has somehow weaseled herself into a position that gives her some authority as the face of Elle.com.

Will Olivia use her newfound influence to kill Whitney’s chances of being a successful clothing designer?

Support Whitney in her quest on Wednesday 16th June at 10pm.

MTV NZ moves back to The City, every Tuesday @ 9:30pm from December 15 as Whitney Port steps up her efforts to jumpstart  a career in New York City’s fashion world. All the while in the second season of this show, she deals with new frenemies, rivalries and dramas especially when former love interest Jay moves on and allows Whitney to be the single and available ‘it’ girl of NYC. Cat fights, work dramas and love interests abound as Whitney continues to try and stamp her mark on the city.

E! – Tuesdays from 15 December, 9.30pm

Still pursuing her fashion career in NYC, Whitney steps it up while dealing with new frenemies, rivalries and drama in season 2 of The City. Whitney’s former love interest Jay Lyons has moved on allowing Whitney to be the single and available ‘it’ girl of NYC. More cat fights, work dramas, and love interests are just around the corner. Do not miss Whitney Port stamping her mark on The City.

MTV – Wednesdays from 4 February, 8pm

It’s a whole new world for ‘The Hills’ star Whitney Port, as she packs up and moves from the comforts of her hometown in Los Angeles, California, to the bright lights of Manhattan.  With a great new job at global design house, Diane Von Furstenberg, a best friend from her past and a guy she’s head-over-heels for, Whitney is taking a huge chance at a brand new life.