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Michael Lallo

Michael Lallo is an entertainment reporter for The Age. Michael joined The Age in 2006 as a feature writer. He has also been a news reporter for The Sunday Age, a deputy editor of Green Guide and a columnist and critic.

Not due to cuts

ABC Four Corners producer Sue Spencer to step down

Michael Lallo Sue Spencer – who started her television career as a researcher with the show in 1985 – leaves behind one of the most coveted jobs in TV current affairs.

ABC budget cuts

Four Corners, Australian Story, Foreign Correspondent to lose resources in ABC budget cuts

Kate Torney, ABC news director, says some staff will be targeted for retrenchment.

Michael Lallo The ABC's news division has been hit particularly hard by the Abbott government's budget cuts, with an estimated 100 job losses expected and cuts to flagship programs and news bulletins.

SBS budget cuts

SBS budget cuts: Dateline staff sacked as program gutted

Anjali Rao, Presenter of <i>Dateline</i> on SBS resigned this week

Eryk Bagshaw and Michael Lallo SBS news chief Jim Carroll has told almost all staff at the internationally renowned current affairs show, Dateline, that they are no longer needed.

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Exclusive

Karl Stefanovic auctions world-famous sexism suit for women's violence campaign

Karl Stefanovic

Michael Lallo Exclusive: It started as a protest against sexism, now the suit Karl Stefanovic wore everyday for a year has become internationally famous and is to be auctioned to raise funds for the fight against...

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Radio changes

Kiis goodbye Chrissie Swan and Tim 'Rosso' Ross

Chrissie Swan.

Michael Lallo It's the nature of the business, says ousted radio host Chrissie Swan, whose exit makes way for the new Kiis brand.

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Suit stunt

Karl Stefanovic's sexism suit test on Today 'a show of support', says Lisa Wilkinson

Posted on <i>Today</i>'s Facebook page: Have you noticed Karl's been wearing the same knock-off ‘Burberry’ suit for the past year?

Michael Lallo Today co-host Lisa Wilkinson has revealed that most criticisms of her appearance come from female viewers.

Sexism experiment

Karl Stefanovic's sexism experiment: Today presenter wears same suit for a year

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Michael Lallo Angered by the intense scrutiny on his female colleagues' appearance, Karl Stefanovic conducted an experiment – and the results prove his theory.

Guy Pearce's first album Broken Bones releases his inner musician

Massive backstory: Guy Pearce says his fascination with music was there from an early age.

Michael Lallo It has taken the Australian actor decades to summon the courage to go public with his musical talent.

Not ruled out

Offspring, Party Tricks not among Network Ten shows for 2015, but not ruled out

Offspring

Michael Lallo Despite rumours that Ten would make Offspring's renewal a highlight of its 2015 program launch on Thursday night, there is still no news on the popular Australian series - or Ten's political...

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Mariah Carey review: This real diva knows how it's done

The real deal: Mariah Carey.

Michael Lallo It's not just that Mariah Carey's famed, five-octave vocal range is still intact. (Though it is.) It's the sum total of all things gloriously and ineffably Mariah that made last night's Melbourne...

Push for dominance

ARN to push for national dominance

SUNDAY AGE GATE CRASHER. From left; Kate Langbroek and Dave Hughes at smoothfm915 1st Birthday, Sth Yarra. May 30, 2013. Picture by Fotogroup

Michael Lallo A revitalised Australian Radio Network is planning to take its successes in Sydney to Melbourne and to push for national dominance.

The Good Wife is a masterclass in TV drama

Alicia Florrick, Julianna Margulies

Michael Lallo Six seasons in, The Good Wife has evolved into television's most artful, compelling drama.

Radio moves

FM champion Merrick Watts to steer Triple M drive

Merrick Watts

Michael Lallo Merrick Watts has signed up for Triple M but has denied there are plans to reunite with former co-host Tim Ross.

Fight to save the show

'Passionate defence': ABC staff try to save local 7.30 as axe looms

ABC news director Kate Torney was at Monday's meeting in Brisbane to discuss the future of the state-based <i>7.30</i> programs.

Michael Lallo ABC current affairs staff have expressed fears the state-based editions of 7.30 will be quietly cancelled over the summer break.

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Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb launch new podcast

Leigh Sales: 'It's just us mucking around.'

Michael Lallo The pair posted a four-minute preview of the podcast, called Chat 10 Looks 3, on their respective Twitter accounts this afternoon.

Feuds for thought: who does it best on TV?

No holds barred: Andrea Moss, left, and Gino Liano, of the Real Housewives of Melbourne, are mistresses of the insult.

Michael Lallo From passive aggressive digs to shameless shouting, television feuds are enduringly riveting. Michael Lallo selects some of his favourites.

Guy Pearce reinvents himself again, this time as a musician

Guy Pearce finally feels confident to launch his musical career.

Michael Lallo Guy Pearce has unleashed his inner musician, there all along, with a debut album that is already defying the doubters.

Tensions run high

Sunday Night producers end up in 'punch up'

Mark Llewellyn from the current affairs series <i>Sunday Night</i>.

Michael Lallo and Natalie O'Brien An internal investigation is under way into an alleged fight at the head office of Channel Seven's Sunday Night program earlier this week.

TV season preview

Channel Seven's new shows for 2015 - and the shows which might not return

Rebecca Gibney will star in <i>Winter</i> with Matt Nable and Peter O'Brien.

Michael Lallo The TV network hopes to retain its rating dominance with a swag of new series, but there are question marks over many shows.

More details

ABC plans to axe state-based 7.30 will depend on cuts

Annabel Crabb will be part of new ABC chat show line-up.

Michael Lallo The ABC has been secretly planning the cancellation of its state-based 7.30 programs for at least one month – with their axing likely before the end of this year, multiple sources claim.

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