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LOL! HBO Max reboots original Gossip Girl series, set nine years after the original Gossip Girl's website went dark. Follows a new generation of New York private school teens and explores how much social media and New York have changed in the intervening years. Kristen Bell remains narrator. Premieres in the US in July. No local premiere date confirmed yet. See comments for trailer >>
1 Comment | 30 May 2021 14:24
LOL! Kelly Clarkson elbows out Ellen. Her talk show takes over Ellen's timeslot on NBC in the US once Ellen's show ends for good.
Comments | 27 May 2021 09:47
LOL! Lifetime casts D-listers Sydney Morton and Jordan Dean as Meghan and Harry for the channel's third Heghan movie: Escaping the Palace. According to the channel, it explores what really happened inside the palace before they left and the dynamics between Harry and William; and Meghan and Kate. No clarity on who exactly told them all this. Must be the butler who left the palace years ago.
1 Comment | 20 May 2021 17:02
LOL! Coconut Kelz to host the SAFTAs Craft Awards on Friday 21 May at 19h00, with TV and radio presenter Tracey Lange. Ceremony will stream on the SAFTAs YouTube channel.
Comments | 14 May 2021 11:23
LOL! Piers Morgan ditched by ITV's Good Morning Britain after his tirades against Meghan Markle which led to him flouncing off the show for 10 minutes after a fight with the weatherman. Of course reports say he left but we assume his arm was twisted into an exit after the show received 41,000 complaints about his comments and behaviour.
1 Comment | 10 Mar 2021 10:32
LOL! Loyiso Gola to headline first African Netflix comedy special with a set titled Unlearning, covering Loyiso's experience of maturity and masculinity during apartheid in South Africa. Was filmed at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art in Cape Town and loads Tuesday 23 March.
Comments | 02 Mar 2021 11:25
LOL! Now we know where Tara Reid's been hiding. In deadly cheerleader movies. Lifetime starts 2021 with fliks about twisted cheerleaders on Saturdays at 19h20. Titles are: The Wrong Cheerleader Coach on 2 January, starring Tara and Vivica A. Fox, Killer Cheerleader on 16 January and Cheer Squad Secrets on 30 January - about the cover-up of a mysterious supplement given to the captain of a squad.
Comments | 19 Dec 2020 13:35
LOL! Tumi Morake headlines new SABC2 satirical show Point of Order in the role of Madam Speaker. Comedians pretend they’re politicians and show off their knowledge of national and world affairs - or lack thereof. Premieres Friday 11 December 2020 at 19h00.
Comments | 05 Dec 2020 11:40
LOL! New local schmodel reality show coming to SABC2 called... Model. Yes, America's Next Top Model but not. One house, 12 Zoolanders, three judges, one model host (Christia Visser) and one winner by the end. Premieres Friday, 2 October at 19h00.
Comments | 28 Sep 2020 15:29
LOL! A second Tiger King scripted series in the works, starring Nicolas Cage as Joe Exotic. According to Variety, the project's been picked up for development at Amazon. Full series not confirmed yet but we presume it will be. The other series to be created by NBC with no Exotic star yet.
Comments | 11 Sep 2020 14:02
LOL! Behind-the-scenes secret: the cast of M-Net's new drama series Inconceivable used dummy's for their kissing scenes so their lips could be socially distanced. One of the actors would face away from the camera and have a dummy in their mouth while their kissing counterpart faced the camera to kiss them.
Comments | 03 Sep 2020 12:23
LOL! Real Housewives of Johannesburg troublemaker Christall Kay launches music single "Underwater".
1 Comment | 25 Mar 2020 11:12
LOL! Idols 11 winner Karabo Mogane uses nudity to sell his new single Khumula. Says he hopes lots of babies will be made to it.
1 Comment | 28 Feb 2020 12:14
LOL! Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum give Project Runway the finger by launching "new" fashion competition show Making The Cut for Prime Video. Viewers can buy the winning outfits on Amazon after each episode.
1 Comment | 26 Feb 2020 12:02
LOL! Comedian Casper de Vries is back on TV after a decade in a new sketch-comedy series, Cas Oppie Kassie, from Monday 6 April on kykNET. The show has new characters and some of Casper's older ones, like Oom Kallie and Montelle.
Comments | 20 Feb 2020 20:50
LOL! Woody Allen has angsty meltdown about writing for TV. Gets neurotic about failing.
Comments | 16 May 2015 18:00
LOL! Dagga activist admits he lit up on air during SABC News interview.
Comments | 12 May 2015 14:27
LOL! Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan begs Breaking Bad fans to stop throwing pizza on Walter White’s house.
Comments | 12 Mar 2015 19:07
LOL! Man accused of threatening to shoot neighbours over TV volume.
Comments | 10 Mar 2015 16:18
LOL! See Madonna falling off the stage at Wednesday's 2015 Brit Awards.
Comments | 26 Feb 2015 15:35
LOL! Chelsea Handler on her former E! series: "I'm so much smarter than that show was".
Comments | 19 Feb 2015 15:13
LOL! Teen suspect arrested after mom sees him on TV and turns him in.
Comments | 18 Feb 2015 17:03
LOL! 15 Hollywood smile makeovers.
1 Comment | 13 Feb 2015 16:09
LOL! Woman steals a flat-screen TV under her skirt In 13 seconds. See the footage.
Comments | 21 Jan 2015 17:28
LOL! Denis Leary drops over 50 F-bombs to promote new series.
Comments | 19 Jan 2015 13:35
LOL! TV cameras catch girl tickling another dude's hair behind her boyfriend's back.
Comments | 02 Jan 2015 18:28
LOL! Fox courts Simon Cowell for an American comeback.
Comments | 11 Dec 2014 20:38
LOL! Kiss from Harry Styles gives mute girl back her voice, proves 1D star is basically Jesus.
Comments | 15 Jul 2014 14:16
LOL! Kiefer Sutherland reveals the origins of Jack Bauer's best lines on 24. Damn it! Turns out the words were originally introduced as an easy way to get Jack out of a scene.
1 Comment | 09 Jul 2014 01:27
LOL! Gareth Cliff tweets: "Everyone is listening rather than watching - apparently no-one watches Comedy Central" in response to the cancellation of his show on the channel.
Comments | 26 Jun 2014 15:35
LOL! Another must-see trailer ... this time for Veep. A season 3 promo for the comedy.
Comments | 10 Mar 2014 15:10
LOL! Reality TV fundi Andy Dehnart gives his view on the US cancellation of The X Factor.
Comments | 10 Feb 2014 12:10
LOL! English actor/writer Stephen Merchant (The Office) to play a butler on an upcoming episode of Modern Family.
Comments | 23 Jan 2014 10:59
LOL! Producers of the Fargo TV reboot have decided they "Better call Saul". Breaking Bad's Bob Odenkirk joins Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Hanks on the series.
Comments | 12 Oct 2013 12:38
LOL! Stephen King badmouths Twilight, Hunger Games and Fifty Shades of Grey. Calls Twilight 'tweenager porn' and implies Hunger Games is dull and derivative.
Comments | 25 Sep 2013 15:33
LOL! Topless protesters crash finale of Germany's Next Top Model with Heidi Klum. Achtung, baby.
Comments | 03 Jun 2013 11:51
LOL! Topless protesters crash finale of Germany's Next Top Model with Heidi Klum. Achtung, baby.
Comments | 03 Jun 2013 11:51
LOL! What would happen if Game of Thrones used the Friends theme song? This.
Comments | 26 Apr 2013 10:43
LOL! What would happen if Game of Thrones used the Friends theme song? This.
Comments | 26 Apr 2013 10:43
LOL! Zach Galifianakis is headed back to Saturday Night Live, hosting with musical guests O Monsters and Men.
Comments | 15 Apr 2013 10:40
LOL! Zach Galifianakis is headed back to Saturday Night Live, hosting with musical guests O Monsters and Men.
Comments | 15 Apr 2013 10:40
LOL! Hackers quote Dexter while exposing celebrity finances, shortly before being given a good spanking and sent to bed with no supper.
Comments | 13 Mar 2013 11:00
LOL! Hackers quote Dexter while exposing celebrity finances, shortly before being given a good spanking and sent to bed with no supper.
Comments | 13 Mar 2013 11:00
LOL! Iranian news site adds sleeves, high neckline to Michelle Obama's Oscars dress. With pic of Photoshop goodness.
Comments | 27 Feb 2013 11:21
LOL! Iranian news site adds sleeves, high neckline to Michelle Obama's Oscars dress. With pic of Photoshop goodness.
Comments | 27 Feb 2013 11:21
LOL! Downton Abbey Facebook recap - if the show took place on Facebook.
Comments | 20 Feb 2013 10:50
LOL! Downton Abbey Facebook recap - if the show took place on Facebook.
Comments | 20 Feb 2013 10:50
LOL! Django Unchained star Christopher Waltz to host Saturday Night Live.
Comments | 31 Jan 2013 10:36
LOL! Golden Globes mystery solved: why Lena Dunham thanked Pretty Little Liars actor Chad Lowe in her acceptance speech.
Comments | 15 Jan 2013 10:43
LOL! M-Net has been fined R20 000 for flashing boobs in the morning during an episode of Hollywoods Best Film Directors.
Comments | 04 Dec 2012 15:24

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