Friday, April 10, 2015

Today's interesting TV stories to read from TV with Thinus - 10 April 2015.

The Golden Girls could become a Lego playset.
Proposal and mock-up set for the sitcom gets enough votes, next will be Lego having to approve it and and finding out if the licensing rights are available.

Famous Chinese TV presenter caught insulting Mao Zedong.
Chinese state broadcaster CCTV's Bi Fujian was caught on camera calling the Chinese dictator "a son of a bitch" at a private dinner, which CCTV says in a statement "caused serious social impact".

Two Al Jazeera (DStv 406) journalists held in Nigeria have been released.
Ahmed Idris and Ali Mustapha were detained in their hotel ahead of the recent Nigerian general election.

TV channels of France's TV5Monde knocked out by hackers.
11 channels of France's public television station went dark and hit its websites as Islamic hackers claimed responsibility.

MUST READ. Turmoil, damage, bitterness behind the scenes at NBC News.
Scathing Vanity Fair article with numerous sources pulls the veil off the "civil war" and what has really been going on at NBC News before and after the scandal and suspension of NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams.

The Teletubbies is getting a reboot.
Children's programme will return to CBeebies (DStv 306) after an absence of 14 years.

Full House will return as Fuller House to Netflix.
Beloved sitcom will become a Netflix series with several of the original stars who will appear.

Nina Dobrev leaving The Vampire Diaries.
Actress says in open letter to fans she always knew she would be gone after 6 seasons.

E! Entertainment (DStv 124) eNews anchor Giuliana Rancic is speaking out.
Giuliana Rancic is on a publicity blitz and book tour for her new book Off Script, so now she's talking. She says former boyfriend Jerry O'Connell cheated on her with a Spice Girl.
Her friendship with Fashion Police's Kelly Osbourne appears to have been fake - Giuliana Rancic hasn't spoken to Kelly since the Fashion Police scandal.
Meanwhile Kelly Osbourne tweets about "LIARS" on the very same day as Giuliana Rancic goes on television to promote her book and blames the Fashion Police Zendaya scandal on editing.
In another interview the skeletal Giuliana Rancic talks about her weight and denies that she doesn't have an eating disorder.
When Joan Rivers of Fashion Police died Giuliana Rancic "wept for an entire night".