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Aussie TV boss Gordon Elliott swept up in Paula Deen race row

Race row ... the offending image showing Paul Deen, Gordon Elliott and Bobby Deen. It has since been deleted.

MICHAEL IDATO 7:36am US-based Australian television producer Gordon Elliott has been swept up in a second race scandal involving the high-profile star of one of his shows, the American television chef Paula Deen.

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Mr Burns million dollar payday: Simpsons actor Harry Shearer signs US$13.2 million deal

Mr Burns is staying with the show.

7:45am US$300,000 per half-hour episode: Mr Burns would be very proud indeed.

End of Clarkson?

Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson banned from launching new show until 2017: report

Big impact ... Jeremy Clarkson's sacking has it's consequences.

Ebony Bowden 5:09am Top Gear fans hoping to see Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond reunited for a new motoring show will be bitterly disappointed by news the men have been banned from launching a new program until 2017.

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Blockbuster night of television

Sports fans brace for epic TV night: Ashes, Wimbledon, Origin and Tour de France

Caption:BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28:  Paul Gallen of the Blues is tackled during game one of the State of Origin series between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues at Suncorp Stadium on May 28, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

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Ebony Bowden 5:13pm Sports fans are about to be treated to one of their greatest nights of television in recent history, with four major sporting events all airing on the same night.

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Gossip columnist resigns after tweeting offensive comments

New Zealand socialite and gossip columnist Pebbles Hooper

12:28pm A New Zealand socialite has resigned from her role as a newspaper gossip columnist, amid fallout from her comments that an Ashburton family's deaths were "natural selection".

Ratings battle royale

Radio ratings: 3AW No. 1 but Jon Faine beats Neil Mitchell and Gold takes top FM spot

Melissa Doyle

MICHAEL LALLO 1:32pm  The real station to watch is Smooth FM with its eclectic mix and honey-voiced presenters.

Brisbane listeners desert shock jock Alan Jones show on 4BC

Brisbane might be hearing more of Alan Jones.

KRISTIAN SILVA 12:50pm Brisbane radio listeners are switching off Alan Jones's breakfast show, with the latest ratings showing the shock jock commands only 5.2 per cent of the local audience.

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Perth radio ratings: Listeners embrace local content... for now

Nova's Nathan, Nat and Shaun ranked second in the competitive breakfast timeslot.

CANDICE BARNES 10:59am Mix94.5 has kept its comfortable lead as Perth's favourite station in the latest radio survey as listeners continue to favour local personalities.

Radio ratings

Radio ratings: Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O tumble, Dan Debuf and Maz Compton lift

Kyle Sandilands.

NICK GALVIN 3:47pm Some of the gloss appears to be wearing off Kyle Sandilands' crown following a sharp decline in the latest ratings for Sydney's FM radio king.

Q&A recap: Tony Jones shrugs off absence of boycotting minister Barnaby Joyce and Q&Agate

'OK, let's stop talking about ourselves' ... Q&A host Tony Jones wants to move on from 'Q&Agate'.

Neil McMahon The government and the media may want to talk ad nauseam about Q&A, but the host of the show has had enough.

What's on

New host Shane Bourne to Dance with the Stars

Welcome return: Shane Bourne Bourne is looking forward to being back on the small screen.

Nicholas Adams-Dzierzba 6:58pm "I must admit I do find it hard to stand still when music's pumpin'."

From boy next door to scary small-town cop for Andrew McFarlane

Andrew McFarlane in <i>Glitch</i>.

David Dale Actor Andrew McFarlane, is loving his new career playing "arseholes".

TV highlights: Intrigue, happy families, fun in Sweden, and more

MELINDA HOUSTON There's a broad range of genres to choose from, whatever your taste.

Arthur and George presents crime at its comfiest

Martin Clunes offers a dignified take on the mind behind Sherlock Holmes.

MELINDA HOUSTON Le Tour is leaving Normandy and heading into Brittany.

TV picks

Law and Order SVU.

MELINDA HOUSTON LAW & ORDER SVU

Jo Brand hops aboard Julia Zemiro's Home Delivery

Jo Brand appears on <i>Julia Zemiro's Home Delivery</i> at 9pm on July 8 on ABC.

MELINDA HOUSTON Sweeter than Family Guy, sharper than The Simpsons, it's Bob's Burgers.

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True Detective Season 2 reviewed

True Detective is back with an all new cast and it's grimier than ever.

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