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Michael Idato Comedian Joan Rivers, who was born Joan Alexandra Molinsky, has died, aged 81, after complications arising from a surgical procedure.
Michael Idato The actor's lifelong interest in journalism will now see him have the 'honour' of taking on the global scandal that engulfed Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.
Michael Idato The US studio 20th Century Fox has been forced to pull a promotional media campaign for its horror TV series Sleepy Hollow.
Michael Idato Winning the Emmy Award for outstanding drama series this year was a final glorious bow for Breaking Bad, one of the most critically acclaimed television dramas of all time.
Michael Idato US cable network HBO has commissioned a new television project from Kiwi comedy duo Flight of the Conchords.
Michael Idato A tax incentive deal worth $US20.2 million has been finalised with Hollywood's Disney studio which ensures the fifth instalment of the lucrative Pirates of the Caribbean franchise could be filmed in...
Michael Idato Alex Dimitriades heads The Principal, Penny Win heads drama, Anderson Cooper comics, Ashton Kutcher does well, and more.
Michael Idato If it was an episode of Friends, they would have called it 'The One With The Friends Reunion'.
Michael Idato Joan Rivers, the brilliant but acerbic US stand-up comic who blazed a trail for female comedians, suffered a heart attack and stopped breathing during a surgical procedure on her throat at a clinic...
Michael Idato US studio Warner Bros will mark the 20th anniversary of the TV comedy Friends by opening a real-world version of the show's iconic, but fictitious, coffee house Central Perk.
Michael Idato A crew member for the TV show Cops died after he was shot by friendly fire while filming an episode for the long-running reality series in Omaha, Nebraska.
Michael Idato For the 46-year-old San Francisco-born actor Liev Schreiber the role of Hollywood "fix-it man" Ray Donovan is delivered with effortless brilliance.
Michael Idato Sue Ellen Ewing is one of television's iconic - and after more than three decades, one of our most enduring - characters. Michael Idato asks Linda Grey what it's like to play the Dallas mainstay.
Michael Idato The 66th annual awards moved at a cracking pace, thanks to its rookie host, but most would have tuned in for the touching farewell to Robin Williams.
Michael Idato For an industry which is in the midst of radical change, television can be surprisingly old-fashioned.
Michael Idato As millions of viewers around the world tune into today's 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, many will come not for the honours and the accolades but to remember the iconic comedian and actor Robin...
Michael Idato American television's highest accolade - the Emmy Award - is generally regarded as a solid barometer of brilliance.
Michael Idato The ABC has commissioned a new observational reality series, Outback ER. The series will be filmed around the hospital and emergency services of the unofficial capital of the outback, Broken Hill.
Michael Idato Television's night of nights, the honour roll of the very best television has to offer, or simply a crapshoot that the studios, this year in particular, have started to cynically "game"? Depending on...
Michael Idato Television newsman Anderson Cooper is taking a somewhat unusual career turn - into a comic book star.