True Blood renewed for fourth season
Vampire series True Blood has been renewed for a fourth season by HBO following a strong start to the third in the US. The new season will kick-off next year in th US.
Phil Keoghan’s new race
The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan is set to host a new race series profiling the Velux 5 Ocean race. The yachting competition, which sees skippers attempt to sail their racing yachts around the world, will be filmed and packaged in a reality/documentary format.
Charice does join Glee
Rumours a few weeks ago suggested teen pop star Charice was about to join Glee and as it turns out they were true. The Filipina singer has landed a recurring role on the series as a foreign exchange student who is set to rival Rachel’s talent.
Potter actress on Gossip Girl
Harry Potter actress Clemence Poesy has signed on to appear in the next season of Gossip Girl. The French actress, who feature din the movies as Fleur Delacour, will feature in several episodes of the upcoming Gossip Girl season which is due to start filming in Paris and New York next month.
Brand lands Simpsons role
Russell Brand has confirmed he has lined up a cameo appearance in The Simpsons. The actor and comedian said his ideal plotline would be where he has “ a cartoon relapse with Barney and Homer and get smashed out of [his] mind with them.”
MasterChef getting nasty
The MasterChef Australia competition is getting nasty with fans of the show unleashing their anger online at sites such as Facebook where contestants are copping vicious abuse and threats of violence. One contestant has a Facebook page against her which boasts around 1000 members.
X Factor or World Cup?
English audiences are being asked to choose X Factor over the World Cup with the auditions for the talent show taking place at the same time as England take on Slovenia in their final group game. Fans are being asked to “choose Simon [Cowell] over our boys in South Africa” despite the producers saying there will be regular updates of the game during the live show.”