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Russell Brand took control of an interview he was doing on American TV this week after the anchors began mocking his accent, calling him the wrong name and talking about him in the third person.

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Miss Utah tries her best to give an answer but only finds the words “create education better”.

morgan-freeman-sleepMorgan Freeman has joked about his live TV appearance last week where he appeared to have fallen asleep.

The actor was sitting next to Michael Caine for an interview with an American network and while Caine discussed their new movie Now You See Me, Freeman appeared to be dozing off.

He took to his Facebook page to clarify: “I wasn’t actually sleeping. I’m a beta tester for Google Eyelids. I was merely updating my Facebook page.” Continue reading »

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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 »

SatanSo does ‘Satan’ really look like Barack Obama?

The executive producers of the new American mini-series The Bible certainly don’t think so.

Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have said it is “utter nonsense” that the actor who plays the devil in the series was only cast because he was supposed to resemble the US president.

“This is utter nonsense,” Burnett and Downey said in a statement Monday. “The actor who played Satan, Mehdi Ouzaani, is a highly acclaimed Moroccan actor. He has previously played parts in several Biblical epics — including Satanic characters long before Barack Obama was elected as our President. Continue reading »

MandyMooreMandy Moore has been confirmed to be playing the female lead in the new drama pilot The Advocates.

Moore will appear opposite Southland’s Ben McKenzie in the legal thriller in the CBS/Warner Bros. pilot.

The project focusses on lawyer Shannon Carter (Moore) and ex-con Henry Bird (McKenzie) who team up as victim advocates to fight for the underdog. Continue reading »

rupert-grintHarry Potter actor Rupert Grint is making the move to TV after being cast in a major US pilot.

The British actor, known for playing Ron Weasley in the film franchise, has picke dup the lead role in superhero comedy Super Clyde.

Grint will play Clyde, a shy and neurotic fast food worker who makes the decision to become a superhero. He inherits a large sum of money from an Uncle and decides that money will be his secret super power. Continue reading »

It hasn’t taken long for Barack Obama’s inauguration to get the ‘Bad Lip Reading’ treatment.

The U.S. Television Coalition is asking for Canadian cable, satellite and Internet TV providers to pay for the right to distribute their signals in Canada.

Currently, the signals are picked up with no direct compensation to the coalition, which comprises of WIVB and WNLO, Buffalo station that carry the CBS signal; Minneapolis-based ABC affiliate KSTP; Detroit-based NBC affiliate WDIV; and Rochester-based NBC affiliate WHEC.

“Given the success and importance of the Canada-U.S. trade partnership, we remain hopeful this unfair situation will be put right by Canada and our U.S. stations will be included under the consent and remuneration provisions,” said Susan Wenz, program director at KSTP, in a statement. Continue reading »

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has today released a report that puts the number of regular lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) characters on TV at an all time high.

GLADD released its annual ‘Where We Are on TV’ report, which provides a comprehensive review of regular LGBT characters in the 2012-13 TV season.

Following a decrease last year, GLAAD states that the number of characters has risen to its highest ever level and also reports a rise in the number of black characters on TV. Continue reading »