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Triple J Hottest 100: It's a man's world

Pop singer Sia was one of two solo female artists in the top 20, with her hit <i>Chandelier</i>.

MICHAEL KOZIOL 2:10pm In 'the world's biggest musical democracy', it seems women have an equal vote but not equal representation.

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American Idol winner Phillip Phillips tries to escape 'oppressive' contract

<i>American Idol</i> winner Phillip Phillips in concert in Chicago.

MICHAEL LALLO 1:06pm Claiming he has been forced to work for nothing – and that he didn't even know the name of his last album until it was announced – American Idol winner Phillip Phillips is trying to escape his contract.

Thursday, January 29

We'll Take Manhattan starring Karen Gillan and Aneurin Barnard.

10:51am For Inside Comedy to give Louis C.K. and Bob Newhart just 10 minutes each to sum up their careers and perspectives borders on silly.

Wednesday, January 28


10:51am This final season is quickly becoming as delicious on the screen as it was in prospect.

Tuesday, January 27

Russell Howard.

10:51am The clips are quite amusing and all, but it’s the chat with veteran BBC war correspondent John Simpson that makes this episode a beauty.

A taste of his own medicine

Karl Stefanovic pranked by Heidi Klum on Today show

Karl Stefanovic with Heidi Klum in Sydney.

TOM DECENT 2:14pm Perennial joker Karl Stefanovic has been given a dose of his own medicine by German model Heidi Klum, who coaxed the Today show presenter into yodeling during an interview, only to break the news to him she was nothing but an amateur.

Cycling odyssey

Beaches, bikies and koalas with chlamydia: John Bishop's Australian adventure

Raising the flag: <i>John Bishop's Australia.</i>

SARAH THOMAS One of Britain's biggest names in comedy talks about his Australian road trip - and plans to tour here next year.

What's on TV Friday: Paul Hogan's Crocodile Dundee

Tall order: Paul Hogan climbs a New York lamp post in a scene from <i>Crocodile Dundee</i>.

BEN POBJIE It's hard to explain to the youth of today just what a big deal Crocodile Dundee was back in the day.

What's on TV on Thursday: AACTA Awards

Actor Deborah Mailman will share hosting duties at the AACTA Awards with Cate Blanchett.

BEN POBJIE It's time for the Australian film industry's night of nights, and I bet you wouldn't even have noticed if I hadn't just told you. Suffice to say the AACTA Awards (Ten, 8.30pm) are no Logies, which from a promotional point of view can be seen as a bit of a shame, but from virtually every other point of view is a blessing to be deeply thankful for.

What's on TV Wednesday: Human Universe with Brian Cox

Cosmic charm: <i>Human Universe with Brian Cox</i>.

BEN POBJIE Professor Brian Cox has had a remarkable career: from early days playing keyboards for D:Ream, he has managed, through hard work and talent, to look a bit like Cillian Murphy.

What's on

Melinda Houston's TV picks for Saturday January 31

Melancholy: Kristin Scott Thomas in Anthony Minghella's The English Patient.

MELINDA HOUSTON Miguel's Feasts, Great Continental Railway Journeys and the melancholy Oscar winner, The English Patient.

Melinda Houston's TV picks for Friday January 30

Burger fuel: Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction, one of Quentin Tarantino's best movies.

MELINDA HOUSTON Family Feud, tennis and the extreme fun of Pulp Fiction.

Melinda Houston's TV picks for Thursday January 29

Hypnotic: Tonight, another sublime and moving instalment of Rectify.

MELINDA HOUSTON Shaun Of The Dead, We'll Take Manhattan and the sublime Rectify.

Melinda Houston's TV picks for Wednesday January 28

Cheeky: Yes, Soul Mates is a repeat – but a repeat of last year's comedy standout.

MELINDA HOUSTON Human Universe With Brian Cox, cricket and a cheeky but worthwhile rerun of Soul Mates.

Melinda Houston's TV Picks for Monday

Intriguing: Pawn Stars on Channel 7.

MELINDA HOUSTON Melinda Houston's TV Picks for Monday.

Melinda Houston's TV picks for Sunday January 25

Deserving: Australian Of The Year 2014 winner Rosie Batty. Stephanie Brantz hosts live coverage of this year's event at Canberra.

MELINDA HOUSTON Scarface, cycling and live from Canberra, it's the Australian Of The Year.


Sleepy English town to take Game of Thrones name

Westeros may not be anyone's ideal place to live, but one town in rural England is giving it a shot. For one week at least.

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