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Russell Crowe-Directed Movie Up for Australian Film Award; Crowe Shortlisted Only in Acting Category

2 December 2014 9:05 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Director Russell Crowe Movie up for Best Film: Australian Academy Awards 2015 nominations (photo: Actor-director Russell Crowe in 'The Water Diviner') Aacta Awards: Feature Film Categories Best Film The Babadook Kristina Ceyton and Kristian Moliere Charlie's Country Nils Erik Nielsen, Peter Djigirr and Rolf de Heer Predestination Paddy McDonald, Tim McGahan, Peter Spierig and Michael Spierig The Railway Man Chris Brown, Andy Paterson and Bill Curbishley Tracks Emile Sherman and Iain Canning The Water Diviner Andrew Mason, Keith Rodger and Troy Lum Best Director The Babadook Jennifer Kent Charlie's Country Rolf de Heer Predestination Peter Spierig and Michael Spierig The Rover David Michôd Best Actress Kate Box The Little Death Essie Davis The Babadook Sarah Snook Predestination Mia Wasikowska Tracks Best Actor Russell Crowe The Water Diviner David Gulpilil Charlie's Country Damon Herriman The Little Death Guy Pearce The Rover Best Supporting Actor Patrick Brammall The Little Death Yilmaz Erdogan »

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Kim Kardashian on Full-Frontal Nude Pics: They Gave Me a New Confidence

18 November 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

It seems Kim Kardashian's recent nude, full-frontal photo shoot gave her the confidence to wear latex on the red carpet.

The 34-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star donned a figure-hugging pale pink latex dress for the Fleur Fatale fragrance launch at Spice Market on Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Melbourne, Australia, putting all her curves on display.

News: Kim Kardashian Attempts To 'Break The Internet' with Butt Baring Photo

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While down under, Kim showed up on Australia's The Project and chatted with host Peter Helliar, Fifi Box, Natarsha Belling and Rove McManus about her decision to go completely nude for Paper Magazine. "I love the photos, I did it for me, I hope other people like them," she told the hosts. "Everyone should do what they they are comfortable with, and I'm never one to preach, but I felt really positive and really good about myself."

Video: Kris Humphries Reacts to Ex Kim Kardashian's Nude »

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Rove McManus returns from Los Angeles to co-host The Project

14 July 2014 12:54 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Comedian whose company produces the news panel show to join Carrie Bickmore and Peter Helliar for latter half of the year

Funnyman Rove McManus will return to Australian TV screens next month for a spell as co-host of The Project.

McManus, whose chatshow Rove Live enjoyed a nine-year run on Network Ten, will front the program from 18 August until December alongside Carrie Bickmore and Pete Helliar.

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ABC comedies break new ground

29 May 2014 4:27 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Dave Eastgate, Lawrence Leung and Stephanie Son in Maximum Choppage.


Head of ABC TV comedy Rick Kalowski has commissioned a stand-alone pilot, a prototype he intends to test for further pilots, and he.s developing a sitcom to be filmed in front of a studio audience.

In a further break from the traditional approach to comedy, Kalowski is developing several shows that are each built around an established performer-writer. All that is in addition to eight series which are either in production or post.

The stand-alone pilot deals with an unusual subject- mental illness. Details of that sitcom are under wraps but Kowalski tells If he.s looking for other projects that are suitable material for pilots.

The studio-based comedy could be the ABC.s first since Mother and Son, the Geoffrey Atherden-created classic which ran until 1994. The show is being developed with writer . producer Marieke Hardy and would »

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Another helping of It's a Date?

19 February 2014 3:50 PM, PST | | See recent news »

The ABC is looking to commission a second series of It.s a Date, the narrative comedy created by Peter Helliar.

Brendan Dahill, Head of Programming for ABC1 and ABC2, rates It.s a Date and Upper Middle Bogan as the broadcaster.s stand-out comedy hits of last year. The shows aired back-to-back on Thursday nights.

Gristmill Productions. Wayne Hope and Robyn Butler are producing another eight episodes of Upper Middle Bogan.

Dahill says he is talking to the producers of It.s a Date, Princess Pictures, about a second series. The show explores the tension, expectation and complication of finding true love, with each episode following two self-contained dates as they head toward desire or disaster.

It had an all-star cast including Asher Keddie, Kate Ritchie, John Wood, Lisa McCune, Stephen Curry, Sibylla Budd, Shane Jacobson, Sophie Lowe, Nadine Garner, Pia Miranda and Helliar.

Helliar was lead writer with a team of Phil Lloyd, »

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