Hamish and Andy apologise following TV stunt
Australian TV comedians Hamish and Andy have apologised following a stunt for a new TV special which saw them dress in gorilla suits and frolic in a public zoo, playing with golf clubs and remote control cars. Several zoo patrons were fooled by the stunt despite the presence of cameras and signs warning of the filming in progress and later complained to zoo management.
Underbelly actor arrested on drugs charges
A former Underbelly and Home and Away actor has been arrested on cannabis charges following a raid on his home which saw several plants and bags of the drug found. Alan Cinis, who featured in the third season of Underbelly, was charged with four offences and now faces losing his place on the local council.
Brits employ octopus to predict X Factor result
The Brits have employed the help of what they call a “distant relative” of Paul the Psychic Octopus in an attempt to predict the outcome of the latest season of The X Factor. The new octopus was born in the same tank as the original one was in Weymouth and is expected to be employed to predict other things leading up to Christmas.
Richie comedy pilot picked up
A new comedy pilot featuring Nicole Richie has been picked up by American network ABC. Details of the show are not available yet but it is expected that it will be focussing on a professional woman of some kind.
Canada launches Jersey Shore spin-off
A new reality show kicking off in Canada soon is billed to be far wilder than current MTV series Jersey Shore. The series, entitled Lake Shore, follows a group of eights partygoers as they fritter away their youth in a drunken haze of idiocy.