Entertainment

Gallery: Top 10 big-screen bimbos

Sep 23rd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Movies

Who says female leads have to be smart, sassy and sensible? It’s a PC world these days but luckily, Hollywood still has a sense of humour. With ditzy chicks, such as Elle Woods (Legally Blonde) and Cher Horowitz (Clueless) leading the way, the Hollywood bimbo is still alive and kicking in cinemas today.



CW orders more ‘90210′

Sep 23rd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

The show opened big, giving The CW its highest-rated premiere ever in its target audience, women 18-34 audience, as well as adults 18-34 and 18-49. The series dipped in week two but then started to tick back up last week, when it posted a 3.3 rating/10 share with women 18-34 and 3.3 million viewers; “90210″ also has added a third more viewers once full live-plus-seven DVR numbers are factored in.



Good fences make bad neighbors

Sep 23rd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Movies

Neil LaBute’s “Lakeview Terrace” is a film about a black cop who makes life hell for an interracial couple who move in next door. It will inspire strong reactions among its viewers, including outrage. It is intended to. LaBute often creates painful situations that challenge a character’s sense of decency. This time he does it within the structure of a thriller, but the questions are there all the same.



‘30 Rock’ cleans up at the 2008 Emmy Awards

Sep 22nd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

There’ll be reason to go on celebrating post the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards for the cast of ‘30 Rock’, with the comedy series taking out the Emmy award for best comedy series for the second consecutive year. Its lead star, Tina Fey, took the award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series while it’s male lead, Alec Baldwin, won Best Actor in a Comedy Series.



Gallery: 20 Dumbest TV Shows Ever

Sep 21st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

You think ”Hole in the Wall” is ridiculous? Here are 19 more — including ”Fear Factor,” ”Jackass,” and ”Temptation Island” — designed to remind you it’s not IQ ratings that TV networks track.



Farmer wants a… husband?

Sep 21st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

The reality show which has proved a huge hit for Channel Nine over the last two years, has been helping hard-working men on the land meet the lady of their dreams, but the third series will see a female farmer also getting the chance to find love on the small screen.



Kathy Griffin signs for more ‘D-List’

Sep 20th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

News of the “My Life on the D-List” pickup came on the same day that several publications speculated that Griffin was set to ankle the comedy-reality skein that follows her everyday adventures as an actress and standup comic.



Jude Law in talks for ‘Sherlock’

Sep 20th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Movies

Jude Law is negotiating to join Robert Downey Jr. in “Sherlock Holmes,” the drama that Guy Ritchie will direct for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures. Law is expected to close a deal shortly to play Watson, the super-sleuth’s sidekick.



Screen Actors Guild power shifts

Sep 19th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Entertainment

Dissidents have won control of the Screen Actors Guild’s national board in a surprise result that heightens the chances of an end to the guild’s contract stalemate with the major studios.



MovieFIX WALL-E special

Sep 19th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Movies

This week at the cinemas, the animation masterminds from Pixar bring to life its newest hero, WALL-E - an acronym for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class. Before you see the film, check out our WALL-E special as we catch up with Pixar genius and WALL-E creator, Andrew Stanton and talk to the sound guru and voice of WALL-E the robot, Ben Burtt.