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Giles Hardie

Giles Hardie is a film critic and entertainment reporter for Fairfax.

Screen Grabs

Breaking into movies

Walter White

Giles Hardie Breaking bad alumni head to the big screen; from hobbit to vampire; a Cruella twist of fate.

Screen grabs

Giles Hardie As Breaking Bad leaves the small screen with a big bang, its stars are headed into the films.

A quick change of mind

Todd Sampson

Giles Hardie After surviving a series as a brain-stimulation lab rat, Todd Sampson wants more.

X Factor

X Factor recap: Nat's horror showing

nat

Giles Hardie The bottom two - and their performances - make for a poor reference for Nat's skills as a mentor.

Thursday, October 3

Giles Hardie The hysterical class comedy Upper Middle Bogan lifts its game further for tonight's finale.

X Factor

Minogue reduced to tears on X Factor

minogue

Giles Hardie A teary Dannii Minogue was comforted by fellow judges on Sunday night as emotions of a tough week following a family death took their toll.

Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais' David Brent could be set for Wembley after selling out concerts

Ricky Gervais returns as David Brent

Giles Hardie As The Office's David Brent fails his way to the top, there's little that British comedian and man behind the character, Ricky Gervais, likes more than taking his audiences on an emotional roller...

Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan: Why do I want Walter White to win?

Walter White (Bryan Cranston) in <i>Breaking Bad</i> finale <i>Felina</i>.

Giles Hardie Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan reveals why he wants the big bad chemistry teacher to have a happy ending.

Barilla

Living in the past-a: Barilla suggests gays can 'eat another' pasta

An image circulated online to protest the comments by Barilla

Giles Hardie Pasta company faces consumer action after chairman rejects the possibility of gay families appearing in its commercials.

Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad star 'felt sick' shooting final episodes

Actress Betsy Brandt of Breaking Bad at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Giles Hardie She won't even hint at the end, saving fans from themselves, but Betsy Brandt felt awful during, and sobbed after, filming the series' last half-season.

Grown Ups 2

Playing for laughs the Sandler way

Adam Sandler in

Giles Hardie He started out on The Cosby Show and Saturday Night Live but it is in movies that Adam Sandler has made his extraordinary career.

Screen Grabs

A very different kind of magic

Daniel Radcliffe

Giles Hardie Daniel Radcliffe can act, Daniel Radcliffe can sing and Daniel Radcliffe certainly can understand the life of someone adored by millions of fans, but can Daniel Radcliffe play Freddie Mercury?

A (very different) kind of magic

Giles Hardie Daniel Radcliffe can act, sing and can understand the life of someone adored by millions of fans.

Tenplay

Will online streaming of Homeland season three debut save Ten in the ratings?

Homeland (season 3) carrie (danes).

Giles Hardie To mark the launch of their new video streaming platform tenplay, Network Ten have announced that they will stream the first episode of the US terrorism series Homeland's new series online while it...

Comment

Miley Cyrus a role model? Twerk the other one

Miley Cyrus tweeted this image of her twerking with a monkey

Giles Hardie While some feel Miley Cyrus is spiralling out of control, she has bared all in Rolling Stone to defend her twerking performance at the VMA awards and announced that she's advising Justin Bieber on...

Tim Ferguson's life post TV

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Giles Hardie Another former Doug Anthony All Stars, Tim Ferguson discusses his career and his battle with MS.

Radio ratings

Nova and 2Day FM set for 'battle royale'

Nova 96 Fitzy and Wippa.

Giles Hardie Nova 96.9 has set its sights on first place in the Sydney FM market and on the basis of the latest ratings survey results, it's not just an empty claim.

Big Brother

Big Brother's cheating housemate getting evicted rates higher than Brownlows

Big Brother's Tully.

Giles Hardie Television loves a scandal, and the fresher the better, so when Big Brother served up a cheating lesbian housemate it was enough for the show to pip the AFL's night of nights, the Brownlow Medal...

Diana: a study in how not to direct

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Giles Hardie Instead of the where-were-you-when conversations, Diana only leaves us asking the question, 'why?'.

Emmy Awards 2013 live blog

Neil Patrick Harris

Giles Hardie Join us for all the action as Neil Patrick Harris hosts the 65th annual prime time Emmy Awards.