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Woman Gives Birth to ‘Twins’ Who Were Actually Conceived 10 Days Apart

Woman Gives Birth to ‘Twins’ Who Were Actually Conceived 10 Days Apart
Kate Hill was told she may never conceive due to her polycystic ovary syndrome — but she ended up conceiving twice in 10 days, making medical history.

Kate went on hormones, and after having unprotected sex with her husband Peter, she ended up getting pregnant. She began ovulating again during her pregnancy, and conceived a second time 10 days later with the remaining sperm from their initial intercourse.

“We actually didn’t realize how special that was until they were born,” the Australia-based mom tells Today Tonight Adelaide. “Usually a woman doesn’t ovulate once they’re pregnant with all the hormones, but
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Halloween release for Oz thriller

Lemon Tree Passage, an Australian supernatural thriller inspired by an urban legend, will open in a limited number of cinemas on October 31, tying in with Halloween.

Produced by Jeremy Ervine and directed and co-written by David Campbell, the plot follows three American backpackers who learn about the ghost of a motorcyclist that stalks young motorists and encounter something far more evil.

The cast is headed by Jessica Tovey (Wonderland, Tracks), Pippa Black (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Nicholas Gunn (The Hunters Club, Neighbours), Tim Phillipps (TV.s Chopper, The Secret Circle), Tim Pocock (Dance Academy) and Andrew Ryan (Not Suitable for Children, Tomorrow, When the War Began).

Campbell and Erica Brien wrote the screenplay after he saw a segment aired on Today Tonight in 2010 dealing with teenagers who were caught speeding in Lemon Tree Passage Road in Port Stephens and told the cops they saw a ghostly light.

A YouTube
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Oz thriller premieres in Berlin

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Odin.s Eye Entertainment has acquired worldwide sales rights to Lemon Tree Passage, an Australian supernatural thriller directed and co-written by David Campbell.

The South Australian-shot film inspired by an urban legend had its first screening on Saturday at the European Film Market in Berlin.

Campbell and Erica Brien wrote the screenplay after he saw a segment on Today Tonight in 2010 dealing with teenagers who were caught speeding in Lemon Tree Passage Road in Port Stephens, Nsw, and told the cops they saw a ghostly light.

A video of the sighting has been viewed more than 330,000 times on YouTube and some locals believe it.s the spirit of a motorcyclist who was killed on the road.

The plot follows three American backpackers who learn about the ghost of a motorcyclist that stalks young motorists and encounter something far more evil.

The cast includes Jessica Tovey (Tracks, TV's Wonderland), Pippa Black
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Nine News zaps pay-tv audiences

The Nine Network.s initiative of extending the nightly news to one hour, starting last Monday, has taken viewers away from Seven and the ABC.s 7 pm bulletin.

But the biggest losers collectively are the pay-tv networks which have suffered double-digit declines across the three half hours from 6 pm.

.Pay-tv is getting belted,. Fusion Strategy.s Steve Allen tells If. .The losses are in each half hour for pay-tv, slightly greater as the evening rolls on..

Allen regards Nine.s move as a bid to reassert the network.s position as news and current affairs leader nationally and as a Trojan horse to fight Seven news. dominance in Adelaide and Perth.

He considers the ratings for the first three nights as far from conclusive, particularly as Seven is screening the Australian Open Tennis before the return of Home and Away.

Alllen doubts that Seven would move to a one hour
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Election 2013: TV guide

Which channel will you watch? We look at what's in store – could Seven, Nine, or Sky News match the ABC this election?

When it comes to the election, most viewers choose the ABC for television coverage. For the last three trips to the polls, the broadcaster has finished ahead in the ratings – in 2010 ABC1 attracted more than a million viewers to Nine's 0.75 million and Sky News' 65,000.

And Saturday marks a significant milestone for ABC viewers. After 30 years and 10 federal elections, Kerry O'Brien – semi-retired from the ABC for almost three years – has made it clear to colleagues that this will be the last time he crunches the numbers as the face of the broadcaster's election night coverage.

O'Brien will lead a panel that includes Annabel Crabb, Tony Jones and Antony Green – but not Leigh Sales, who has impressed as his replacement as the host of 7:30.

When O'Brien stepped down from the show,
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Channelling political upheaval: how TV viewed the leadership spill

Networks scrambled to keep up with events on a night of unscripted political high drama – not to mention a State of Origin

As Australia's first female prime minister was dramatically deposed during primetime viewing last night, the TV audience witnessed two women, the ABC's Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb, showing their commercial rivals how live TV is done.

From 7pm through to about 10.45pm, Sales, the ABC's 7:30 host, presented a national news special, with Crabb adding commentary in between news and crosses to reporters at different locations.

All the TV networks scrambled to cover the unfolding news, some more successfully than others.

Nine was in the worst possible position as the result of the ballot clashed with the start of the hugely popular State of Origin. The footy won out in the end and the politics were relegated to digital channel Gem. But commentary from Laurie Oakes and former
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Veronica Roth presents 'Divergent' book three title: 'Allegiant'

Veronica Roth presents 'Divergent' book three title: 'Allegiant'
The title for "Divergent" book three has finally been announced! Drum roll please ... The third and final installment to Veronica Roth's best-selling trilogy is "Allegiant," she announced via video blog on USA Today tonight. "Hi everyone, I'm Veronica Roth, the author of 'Divergent' and 'Insurgent,' and I'm here today to tell you the title of book three ... The real title of the book is 'Allegient,'" she said. While she didn't go into the specifics about the choice, Roth's fans well know by now to consult the dictionary when in doubt, and in doing so, we find (via Dictionary.com) that the term means the following: adjective 1. loyal; faithful. noun 2. a faithful follower; adherent: allegiants of religious cults. Veronica Roth announces 'Divergent' book three title adjective ....
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Buzzmakers: Bieber Death Plot & Golden Globe Noms

Buzzmakers: Bieber Death Plot & Golden Globe Noms
What had Et readers buzzing this week?

1. N.M. Men Suspected of Plotting Bieber's Death

Police confirm to Et that two New Mexico men have been suspected of plotting to murder pop sensation Justin Bieber.

As first reported by Albuquerque news station Krqe, the plot was allegedly hatched by two prison inmates and one of their nephews to murder Bieber at a sold-out show at NYC's Madison Square Garden.

According to a police report obtained by Et, a New Mexico prisoner named Dana Martin, serving out two life sentences for the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl, enlisted the help of former fellow inmate Mark Staake and his nephew Tanner Ruane to carry out four murders. Two of the reported targets were Justin Bieber and his bodyguard.

The report continues to claim that Martin actually has a tattoo of Bieber on his leg.

The report also delves into the details of the planned murders, which involved
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Kate Middleton Radio Prank DJs 'Heartbroken' Over Hospital Worker's Suicide

Kate Middleton Radio Prank DJs 'Heartbroken' Over Hospital Worker's Suicide
Two Australian radio DJs are speaking out on the death of the British hospital nurse they prank called who committed suicide after being tricked into giving information on Kate Middleton's pregnancy. Michael Christian, of Sydney's 2DayFM, says he is "shattered," "gutted" and "heartbroken" in a new interview alongside colleague Mel Greig on the Australian program Today Tonight (via NBC News). Jacintha Saldanha, a 46-year-old mother of two, was found dead on Friday, having taken her own life, after the DJs phoned King Edward VII hospital, pretending to be royals and duping Saldanha into putting their call through to another staffer who leaked details

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Australian DJs Cry In First Interview Since Nurse’s Alleged Suicide

Mel Greig and Michael Christian are 'gutted, shattered and heartbroken' over Jacintha Saldanha's death, the nurse who allegedly committed suicide after she took their prank call to Kate Middleton's King Edward VII Hospital room on Dec. 4. The DJs gave their first interview on Dec. 10 as they shed tears and apologized for their actions. Watch the full interview! Mel Greig, 30, and Michael Christian, 25, who work for Sydney radio station 2Day FM, opened up to Clare Brady on Channel 7's Today Tonight, regarding their infamous prank call to Kate Middleton's King Edward VII Hospital room that allegedly resulted in a nurse, Jacintha Saldanha, taking her own life out of guilt. Mel and Michael said they were devastated and wanted to apologize to the family of Jacintha, a mother of two. "The first thing I asked was: 'Was she a mother?'" a very emotional Mel said. "If we played any
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Russell Crowe-Danielle Spencer Split: Her DWTS Partner Damian Whitewood Denies Being the "Other Man"

Russell Crowe-Danielle Spencer Split: Her DWTS Partner Damian Whitewood Denies Being the
Damian Whitewood insists he isn't the reason behind the supposed split between Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer. When news broke recently that the couple had apparently called it quits after nine years of marriage, rumors began running rampant that the hoofer's relationship with Spencer was to blame. The two competed on the Australian version of Dancing With the Stars earlier this year and the pair was later photographed getting cozy together in June. "I'm not the other man, never have been, never will be," Whitewood said during an interview on the Australian program Today Tonight. And while Whitewood pointed out "you can't stop a friendship forming when you are doing...
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Kerri-Anne Kennerley: 'I'm not mucking around with cancer treatment'

Kerri-Anne Kennerley has responded to suggestions that she is not taking her breast cancer diagnosis seriously enough. The Australian TV personality was questioned on Today Tonight over why she had decided to delay surgery until after this weekend's season finale of Dancing with the Stars, on which she was a contestant. Kennerley said: "If my surgeon had said [so], I'd be in at 4 o'clock today, I'd be there. I do take advice, but there is a few days' flexibility on this. And you know, who doesn't want to dance with Carmelo [Pizzino]? "I'm taking it so seriously. Within virtually seven days, I've done everything that's appropriate. I made sure I got the best advice as quickly as possible. I've had the right tests a couple of times over, the right biopsies. [I've] booked in everything. I'm not mucking (more)
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Sally Obermeder to write book about cancer battle

Sally Obermeder to write book about cancer battle
Sally Obermeder has revealed that she is writing a personal memoir. The Australian television presenter, who is best known for her role on current affairs show Today Tonight, will tell all in the book about her battle with aggressive stage three breast cancer. Obermeder has "insisted on writing every word herself", according to The Daily Telegraph, and will talk about her diagnosis, the effects of chemotherapy and juggling her cancer treatment with caring for her baby daughter. She was reportedly told recently that she has to undergo an extra three months of chemotherapy to fight the illness, after being hospitalised due to an infection last month. The book is scheduled for release in November this year and is (more)
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Channel Ten boss remains positive about 'The Project' ratings defeat

Channel Ten boss remains positive about 'The Project' ratings defeat
Channel Ten bosses have said that they feel "positive" about The Project's viewer ratings. The Australian current affairs show, which is hosted by Dave Hughes, Carrie Bickmore and Charlie Pickering, was recently renamed and moved to an earlier timeslot in order to boost ratings, but was still beaten by Today Tonight, A Current Affair and the Seven and Nine Network news bulletins last night. The Project achieved less than half a million viewers, while all the rival programmes got audiences of over a million. However, Ten's programming chief David Mott said that they are pleased that The Project still gave the station a 22% audience increase in its 6pm to 7pm slot. Mott told (more)
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'Today Tonight's Sally Obermeder reveals breast cancer "shock"

'Today Tonight's Sally Obermeder reveals breast cancer
Sally Obermeder has revealed that she has breast cancer. The 38-year-old Australian television personality, who is best known for her presenting role on Today Tonight, said that it was a complete "shock" when she was told that she had aggressive cancer the day before she gave birth to daughter Annabelle. Obermeder told New Idea magazine: "You never think today will be the day that someone says you have breast cancer. There's no way to describe the moment when you are given such devastating news. "You don't want to turn up at the hospital sobbing because your baby has to be induced so you can start chemotherapy straight away. This is supposed to be the most joyous time, but it's turned out to be heartbreaking." Obermeder, who is married to stockbroker Marcus, said (more)
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'Sunrise', 'Morning Show' bosses deny show overhauls

'Sunrise', 'Morning Show' bosses deny show overhauls
Sunrise, Today Tonight and The Morning Show are having an overhaul of presenters, according to reports. Various sources have claimed that Melissa Doyle is ready to leave her hosting role on Sunrise to move to current affairs show Today Tonight, while Today Tonight's current host Matthew White has been tipped to present Sunrise with Kylie Gillies. Gillies currently fronts The Morning Show with Larry Emdur, but Samantha Armytage is rumoured to be taking over her role. David Koch is also believed to be in the running for a primetime hosting job next year. Sunrise producer Tim Davies wrote on his Twitter (more)
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Mel B becomes weight loss ambassador after giving birth to daughter

Mel B becomes weight loss ambassador after giving birth to daughter
Mel B has become the latest face of Jenny Craig. The X Factor judge, who gave birth to her third daughter Madison five weeks ago, said that she wanted to become an ambassador for the weight loss company so that she can feel better about herself. Mel B told Today Tonight: "I've just had a baby - I need to take action. I think every mum who's just had a baby wants to drop their baby weight. I've always been pretty curvy and voluptuous - I've got big boobs and a big butt. But I want my curves to be a bit slimmer. "I started at 75kg and I want to be about 60kg, but I want to do it gradually so that the weight stays off. I'm saying to myself [that] I'm going to lose the weight bit by bit. I don't want to do a crazy diet." Mel
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Karl Stefanovic, Melissa Doyle to be replaced?

Karl Stefanovic and Melissa Doyle's possible replacements on Australian breakfast television have been named. Stefanovic, who hosts the Today show alongside Lisa Wilkinson, and Sunrise presenter Melissa Doyle are both believed to be leaving their positions by the end of this year and now reports are circulating as to who will step into their shoes. According to The Daily Telegraph, Doyle's potential successors include Sunrise newsreader Natalie Barr, Dancing with the Stars contestant Samantha Armytage and 10 Years Younger host Sonia Kruger. Possible presenters for Stefanovic's vacated role are allegedly Today Tonight (more)
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'A Current Affair' sued $$140k for TV rip-off

'A Current Affair' sued $$140k for TV rip-off
A Current Affair has been sued by Today Tonight for ripping off a news segment. The Nine Network news show replayed a clip from rival Channel Seven show Today Tonight earlier this year only minutes after it was aired and has now been charged $$140,000 (£91,000) for breach of copyright. According to The Daily Telegraph, A Current Affair's executive producer Grant Williams initially said that he was "completely" comfortable with his decision to replay the segment about a school incident which saw bullying victim Casey Heynes turn on his perpetrator and slam him to the floor. Sources have claimed that Nine's CEO Jeff Browne settled the case out of court earlier this week, because he "didn't want to keep paying lawyers before it even got to court". They added: "He agreed to pay $$100,000 (£65,000) in (more)
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Kyle Sandilands, Jackie O air documentary

Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O have released their fly-on-the-wall documentary. The behind-the-scenes look at the famous duo, who co-present 2DayFM's morning radio show together, was aired for the first time on last night's episode of current affairs programme Today Tonight. In the footage, Jackie O can be seen ranting about Sandilands pulling alleged 'sickies' recently, saying: "He's got a sore throat... f**k, big deal. Come to work. I've been so much sicker than he has and I still come to work. Seriously a**ehole, another sick day." Before the show aired, Sandilands revealed that Jackie O was "stressed" about how they could be (more)
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