Woman sues Underbelly successfully
An Australian woman who sued the publishers of the book Underbelly: The Golden Mile has won her case in the NSW Supreme Court. Wendy Hatfield, who was portrayed on the TV series by former Home and Away actress Jessica Tovey, was awarded $59,000 in damages after the book and TV series implied she engaged in a sexual relationship with nightclub owner John Ibrahim.
Morgan to miss 30 Rock episodes
30 Rock actor Tracey Morgan is recovering from a kidney transplant and is expected to miss up to three episodes of the comedy series. Morgan underwent surgery earlier this month and it is believed that his absence will be written into the show as a breakdown of some form.
Baldwin to return to Gossip Girl
Billy Baldwin will return to Gossip Girl for at least two episodes to reprise his role as William van der Woodsen. The actor first appeared on the show earlier in the year in a three episode arc.
Lack of record deals for X Factor contestants
Following the conclusion of The X Factor last month, winner Altiyan Childs remains the only contestant to have snared a record deal. While Childs’ deal was part of the winner’s package, none of the other contestants have managed to pick up a deal as yet, including runner-up Sally Chatfield.