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Lesotho Parly likely to unseat PM – opposition

2014-09-02 12:57

Lesotho PM Tom Thabane is likely to be ousted when parliament convenes, following an agreement by the warring parties in the mountain nation to work together to restore stability.

ABC apologises for child's joke on Jimmy Kimmel's show

2013-10-29 17:00

ABC is apologising for a segment of Jimmy Kimmel Live in which a child joked about killing Chinese people to help erase the US debt.

Video: US networks bungle Oscar coverage

2013-02-20 10:41

A South African reporter based in New York has been keeping track of the Oscar Pistorius coverage in the US - and this is where they're slipping up.

ABC draws more viewers to Emmys

2012-09-25 08:45

The Emmy Awards telecast on ABC has attracted a bigger audience than a year earlier as viewers watched new psychological thriller Homeland secure major wins.

Madonna's perfume ad too racy for TV

2012-04-02 13:19

Disney-owned channel ABC has insisted that Madonna's perfume commercial be digitally altered to cover up her breasts and buttocks before it is aired. Watch it here.

Oscars TV audience cracks 39m

2012-02-28 08:26

More than 39 million Americans watched the 2012 Oscars ceremony, up from 2011, despite a show that some critics described as old-fashioned.

Wipeout 'copycat' lawsuit settled

2011-12-22 14:51

The Tokyo Broadcasting System has settled its lawsuit alleging that US game show Wipeout is infringing on its copyright.

Networks, TV academy in $66m Emmy deal

2011-05-05 13:03

The Emmy Awards and the four major TV networks have an eight-year, $66m agreement in place to air the ceremony.

Hoover pulls ABC ads over soap operas

2011-04-20 18:53

A Hoover executive who says his wife and mother are fans of two soap operas cancelled by ABC has said he will pull the vacuum-makers' ads from the network in protest.

Gaddafi son: Big misunderstanding

2011-03-20 19:39

The coalition strikes stem from a big misunderstanding about the nature of Libya's rebellion, Muammar Gaddafi's son says, claiming the rebels were gangsters and terrorists.

Dancing With the Stars scare

2010-11-20 10:23

An unknown substance in an envelope delivered to the Dancing With the Stars production office at CBS Studios in Los Angeles was just talcum powder, officials say.

ABC programming chief quits

2010-07-28 14:03

The ABC programming chief has abruptly resigned after a six-year tenure in which the network aired provocative series, but ended last season in third place.

Jamie takes good food to US

2010-03-25 22:04

British chef Jamie Oliver is taking his crusade against unhealthy food across the Atlantic with his US reality television show Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution.

Staff upset on Grey's Anatomy

2009-06-19 12:10

There are big changes for popular TV show Grey's Anatomy, but stop right here if you care about spoilers.

All My Children to shock

2009-06-08 12:29

TV soap All My Children is set to push the bounds of relationships this year - but don't read any further if you care about spoilers.

 

TV presenter finds out she has breast cancer after an on-air mammogram

2013-11-13 07:00

A month after undergoing a mammogram on Good Morning America, ABC's Amy Robach said she has breast cancer and will have a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery this week.

Modern Family gay couple 'should marry'

2013-05-16 13:04

The American Civil Liberties Union is lobbying for Mitchell and Cameron, the gay couple on TV sitcom Modern Family, to get married.

Bachelor discrimination case dismissed

2012-10-16 08:37

A judge has dismissed a case filed by two black men who claimed ABC'S reality dating shows, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, discriminated against casting participants of colour.

The Bachelor sued over 'racial bias'

2012-04-19 08:34

TV network ABC has been sued for alleged racial discrimination for featuring only white people in the lead roles on its popular dating shows The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.

Kelly Clarkson joins new talent show

2012-03-09 14:52

American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson has joined the judging panel of new TV talent show called Duets, alongside Lionel Richie and Robin Thicke.

Profanity on Modern Family draws fury

2012-01-18 07:29

An anti-profanity crusader is asking the ABC television network to pull this week's Modern Family episode about a cursing toddler.

ABC Family is 'excellent' - GLAAD

2011-08-03 20:34

Gay and Lesbian group GLAAD has rated ABC Family as "excellent" in its portrayal of gay and lesbian characters.

Australia axes royal wedding satire

2011-04-28 08:57

Australia's national broadcaster has been forced to axe a satirical live commentary of the royal wedding after the Royal Family made clear they were not amused.

ABC cancels two longtime soaps

2011-04-15 10:28

ABC has cancelled two of its three long-running daily daytime TV dramas.

All my people love me - Gaddafi

2011-02-28 20:13

Libya's beleaguered strongman Muammar Gaddafi insists, in an interview with ABC television, "all my people love me" .

ABC programming chief quits

2010-07-28 14:03

The ABC programming chief has abruptly resigned after a six-year tenure in which the network aired provocative series, but ended last season in third place.

Sheridan sues 'Housewives'

2010-04-06 11:06

Nicollette Sheridan has filed suit against Desperate Housewives creator and producer Marc Cherry alleging assault and wrongful termination.

1000s attend Lost preview

2010-01-31 13:12

More than 10 000 fans have greeted the cast of Lost on Waikiki Beach at a special screening of upcoming season premiere.

Holmes thinks she can dance

2009-06-12 13:22

Katie Holmes is said to be in talks to stage a one-off performance on US TV dance contest So You Think You Can Dance, a source reports.

10-year-old has breast cancer

2009-06-04 11:00

Ten-year-old Hannah Powell-Auslam is trying to remain brave as she copes with a rare form of breast cancer.

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