Matt Newton quits The X Factor
Underbelly actor Matt Newton has been forced to withdraw as host of the upcoming X Factor Australia after being readmitted to rehab in Melbourne. The actor, who featured on the second season of Underbelly, has had a history of drug and alcohol related problems.
The Stig unmasked?
Newspapers in the UK are reporting that the identity of The Stig from BBC’s Top Gear programme has been uncovered thanks to information garnered from a set of company accounts. The driver is said to be ex-Formula Three racer Ben Collins whose company made significantly more money after providing “driving services for the BBC, mainly in the Top Gear programme”.
Michael J. Fox returning to TV
Michael J. Fox will return to television in the next season of The Good Wife with reports the actor will play a lawyer on the drama series. Fox, who has been battling with Parkinson’s Disease for two decades, semi retired from acting back in 2000 and this will mark his first full time role since then.
Betty White wins Emmy
88-year-old Betty White has picked up an Emmy at the Creative Arts Emmy ceremony over the weekend, a precursor to the Primetime Emmys which take place at the end of the month. Other winners include Neil Patrick Harris for his guest role on Glee, Jeff Probst for his hosting of Survivor and Jamie Oliver for his series Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.