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E! Entertainment Special "Death In Paradise"

E! Entertainment Special "Death In Paradise"

The one-hour special "presents exclusive interviews and rare footage that examine four different exotic vacations that ended in tragedy."

Dream Vacations Destroyed By Horrific Crimes Are Featured In The Brand New E! Entertainment Special "Death In Paradise" Premiering April 23rd At 10:00 PM On E!

The One-Hour Special Includes An Examination Of The Murder Of Monica Beresford Redman, Wife Of Television Producer Bruce Beresford Redman, And Features Revealing New Interviews With Monica's Sister, Carla Burgos, And With Bruce's Parents, David And Juanita Beresford Redman

It's every traveler's worst nightmare - a picturesque vacation turned deadly in the blink of an eye. In the one-hour special "Death In Paradise," E! presents exclusive interviews and rare footage that examine four different exotic vacations that ended in tragedy - and reveals the dubious controversy that surrounded each case. From drug cartels, to love triangles and broken dreams, "Death In Paradise," is a jaw-dropping look at vacations gone terribly wrong. The special premieres on April 23 at 10:00 pm ET/PT on E!

Highlighted in the one-hour special is the headline-making, international story surrounding the murder of Monica Beresford Redman, who died while vacationing in Mexico. As a result, her husband, Bruce, is currently in Mexican jail awaiting trial for the crime of aggravated homicide. He maintains his innocence. When these events transpired they made national headlines as Bruce is a well-known Hollywood producer with credits including "Survivor" and "The Contender." Monica's sister, Carla, shares with E! her recollections of her sister's marriage and the horrific moment when she learned of her death. "They found her body... I was screaming in the street. It was awful." Bruce's parents, who are currently the custodians of Monica and Bruce's young children, reveal to E! the moment when Bruce was taken into custody, "when the marshall's arrived, Bruce could absolutely make no phone calls. My heart just dropped and then I thought 'Oh my God, what am I going to tell the children?'"

For Marie and Dan Sumnicht, their then 21-year-old daughter Julia was a driven and goal-oriented college student with a life-long aspiration of becoming a model. However, according to police, after a night of partying on spring break, a friend found her unresponsive and called 911. She was later pronounced dead. "I don't believe that Julia would ever take GHB. She always wanted to be safe. I mean Julia had a future. She just wouldn't take that drug. It wouldn't be worth it to her," explained Marie Sumnicht.

Dr. Betzy Salcedo and her husband, Bobby, were more in love than ever. Having just renewed their wedding vows while on vacation in Mexico, they headed out on the town with family and friends. While at a bar, the couple was caught in the middle of a kidnapping spree. In a classic case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, Bobby's vacation came to an end as he was snatched, right in front of his wife's eyes, and later found... shot execution style by drug cartel members. "I was in complete shock. I wasn't even crying. I was just, 'what am I gonna do?'" explained Dr. Betzy Salcedo.

Robyn Gardner was a beautiful 35-year old woman who needed a vacation. Struggling with her career and supposedly involved in a love triangle, a trip to Aruba was just the ticket. She went off scuba diving with her friend, Gary Giordano, and never came back. Giordano has never been charged with any wrong-doing and asserts that he does not know exactly what happened to Robyn. Robyn's sweetheart back home, Richard Forester, speaks to E! about what he thinks really happened out on the tropical island.

With first- hand accounts from the loved ones left behind and the criminal investigators and attorneys involved with the cases, the E! Entertainment Special "Death In Paradise" is a fascinating look at some of the most unexpected vacation tragedies. The E! Entertainment Special "Death In Paradise" airs on April 23 at 10:00 pm ET/PT only on E!

Development Update: the 22nd of April

Development Update: the 22nd of April

DEFIANCE (Syfy) - Mia Kirshner and Fionnula Flanagan are the latest to board the near future drama, about a completely transformed planet Earth, inhabited by the survivors of a universal war. Kirshner will play Kenya, "the self-assured, dauntless town madam whose unvarying devotion to the town of Defiance has inexorably woven her into many of its complicated affairs," with Flanagan as Nicky, "the popular ex-mayor of the town whose intrinsic expertise from her years on the job have made her a trusted mentor to her successor, Amanda (Julie Benz)." Graham Greene, Grant Bowler, Jaime Murray, Stephanie Leonidas and Tony Curran also star in the Universal Cable Productions-based project, from writer Rockne S. O'Bannon and director Scott Charles Stewart. (

GO ON (NBC) - The Peacock has ordered the Matthew Perry-led comedy pilot - about an irreverent yet charming sportscaster, who after his wife dies, finds surprising solace from the members of his support group - to series. Scott Silveri is behind the Universal Television-based half-hour, which also stars Allison Miller, Bill Cobbs, Julie White, Khary Payton, Laura Benanti and Suzy Nakamura. Todd Holland directed and executive produced alongside Silveri and Dark Toy's Karey Burke. (

THE LIFE & TIMES OF TIM (HBO) - The pay channel has once again pulled the plug on the animated comedy. The show's third season averaged a very modest 123,000 viewers during its 10-episode run. HBO previously axed the series in June of 2010 before issuing a resurrection two months later. (@SteveDildarian)

SECOND GENERATION WAYANS (BET) - Tatyana Ali ("Love That Girl") has joined the cast of the freshly ordered comedy, a scripted take on the lives of siblings Craig Wayans, Damien Dante Wayans and George O. Gore II. She'll play Maya, "Damien's quick-witted personal assistant who struggles to keep the guys in line." Devon Shepard, Marlon Wayans and Rick Alvarez are the executive producers. (

HURT PEOPLE (Cinemax) - The potential William Petersen-led drama has found a home at the pay channel, which has a commissioned a pilot for the project. Said hour revolves around Hollis Brown (Petersen), "a veteran hitman employed by the crime family that killed his wife [who] has been enlisted to hunt down his estranged daughter who is intent on destroying those responsible for her mother's death." Peter Macmanus penned the hour and is executive producing alongside Petersen and Cynthia Chvatal as well as GK-tv's Graham King, Tim Headington and Craig Cegielski. (

AMC ORIGINAL SERIES (New!) - The cable channel hosted its third annual "bake-off" last week in which executives listened to elaborate pitches for six potential dramas using visual aids and demo reels. Among the efforts were "Turn," from Craig Silverstein, about George Washington's spy ring; "Philly Lawyer," from Richard LaGravenese, about a law student; "Crystal Pines," from Jake Paltrow and Robbie Kinberg, about a journalist who signs up for a cloning experiment; "F/V Mean Tide", from Jason Cahill, about a Maine lobster fishing family; "Sacred Games," from Kerry Williamson, an epic story of crime and punishment in modern Mumbai based on the novel by Vikram Chandra; and the previously announced "Low Winter Sun," from Chris Mundy, an adaptation of the New Zealand Gothic murder mystery series. As many as two of the aforementioned projects could be ordered to pilot. (

THE ANGRY BUDDHIST (Showtime, New!) - Seth Greenland's upcoming novel is being developed as a drama at the pay channel. Said hour will center on three brothers - "a cop studying Buddhism, an unrepentant criminal and a wily U.S. Congressman running for his third term" - whose lives are derailed after a murder. Anonymous Content is behind the project, which Greenland himself will adapt for the small screen and executive produce alongside David Kanter. (

COUNTER CULTURE (ABC) - Production on the comedy pilot, about three aging sisters - Nonie (Delta Burke), Billie (Kerri Kenney) and Joyce (Margo Martindale) - running their family diner together in West Texas, has been halted following an injury to Burke, who had a fall on the set yesterday. Said development will likely delay shooting for at least a week and producers are hoping to still complete production in time for fall consideration at the network. ABC Studios and Sony Pictures Television are behind the multi-camera project, from writer Stephnie Weir and director Ted Wass. (

HOWIE MANDEL'S WHITE ELEPHANT (NBC, New!) - The Peacock has reportedly ordered seven episodes of a new game show which takes a cue from the much-ballyhooed form of gift exchange. Mandel himself will host the project and executive produce via his Alevy Productions alongside Mike Marks. As for specifics, six contestants will select one package from an assortment of wrapped gifts, one of whom is initially tapped to open their item. They must subsequently decide whether to keep it or trade with another contestant (including, when the time comes items that are already opened) with the "exchange" going on until all gifts are opened. The contestant with the least valuable item then is eliminated and the selection begins anew until two contestants remain, who ultimately can either share their gifts or attempt to win it all and risk winning nothing. No target date was given. (

- Edi Patterson and Deborah Baker Jr. will round out the cast of the comedy pilot, about three nerdy female friends - Kimmie (Rebel Wilson), Helen-Alice (Jenny Slate) and Marika (Patterson) - on their quest to have super fun every Friday night. Patterson will play the aforementioned Marika ("a classic grenade who always wears ill-fitting sports attire") with Baker as Jazmine, Kimmie's younger, prettier sister. The previously cast Alan Ritchson plays the latter's boyfriend Jason with Kevin Bishop as Richard, Kimmie's new co-worker/love interest. Mark Cendrowski is directing the Warner Bros. Television-based half-hour, which was penned by Wilson. (

THE UNPROFESSIONAL (ABC) - Zachary Gordon ("Diary of a Wimpy Kid") has joined the cast of the comedy pilot, about Hilary Pfeiffer-Dunne (Mary McCormack), a high-powered executive who now faces the biggest challenge of her life when she finds herself unemployed and acting as a full-time mom to her two teenagers. He'll play her son Dylan ("a smart ass - because he's smart"), taking over for the previously cast Aiden Potter. Said change was made following the table read with the producers opting to age up the character. Greg Germann, Horatio Sanz, Mo Gaffney and Sabrina Carpenter also star in the Warner Bros. Television-based half-hour, from writer Kari Lizer and director Craig Zisk. (

Doctor Who: a celebration of the Cybermen

Doctor Who: a celebration of the Cybermen

Andrew argues the number two villains in the world of Doctor Who aren't quite the opponents they're cracked up to be...

A few months ago, I listened to the audio version of The Tenth Planet. It's a fun, undemanding base-under-siege, B-movie yarn, and is notable for two things: the regeneration of the First Doctor into the Second, and the debut of the Cybermen. This emotionless, logical cyborg race is firmly entrenched as the second most popular monster in Doctor Who history, behind only the Daleks. It's obvious why. Impassive, tragic, and utterly inhuman; the Cybermen are the Gary Barlow of fictional alien races.

Since listening to The Tenth Planet, I have come to the conclusion that the Cybermen have really good PR people. They're idealised as being powerful creatures of incredible strength and power, but watching their stories it becomes apparent that they're nothing like that.

They often aren't emotionless or logical. They aren't a mighty army of super-strong soldiers.  They skulk. They plot. They bide their time. In The Tenth Planet they need the element of surprise to kill red shirts, but otherwise have been killed by their own weapons, radiation (any radiation, apparently), electricity, enhanced humans, insanity, shiny jumping robots, bullets, chessboards, gold dust, gold arrows, gold coins, and a Cerebration Mentor. This is a special gun that fires emotions at them, making them insane. This is completely different to killing them 'with love' because it is a gun and therefore 'science-fictiony'.

The Cybermen are fairly consistently portrayed: they will hide somewhere while using subterfuge (traitors, mind control, Cybermats, Tobias Vaughn, etc.) to gain access to their target, and aim to control it by weakening the population so as to reduce the amount of combat necessary. They are not fighters, although they are capable of doing so against small numbers. Think of the classic Cyberman kill: they sneak up on someone before delivering a powerful, spine-shattering blow. It isn't really until The Invasion that we see them attacking an opposing force, and that force outnumbers and defeats them. That force is UNIT. That is to say: UNIT manage to successfully attack and destroy an alien threat. UNIT. If the Cybermen could feel emotions at this point, it would quite possibly be embarrassment.

The concept of the Cybermen being powerful is a fallacy. Their starting position is always one of weakness, and they have to use deviousness and manipulation to overcome this, such as in Army of Ghosts where they take over the world through strength of numbers (and then, um, stand around in peoples' houses a bit) and even in Earthshock - by far the most gung-ho portrayal of the Cybermen, and the first with an overwhelming army on screen - they are reliant on human treachery and android guards. Unlike the Daleks, we rarely see Cybermen on screen attacking enemy forces. If you do, it is likely they will have engineered a scenario to give them an advantage.

Are the Cybermen popular for their gift for strategy then? Maybe, or possibly because their pitiful nature makes them a truly intriguing opponent; a sect of Frankenstein's Monsters, all cold, ruthless logic and sociopathy. From Krang, leader of the Cybermen in The Tenth Planet (who is strangely reminiscent of Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory) to David Banks' relentlessly entertaining yet technically rubbish eighties Cyberleader ('When the tower is in our hands, he will be...' *Slow Fist Clench* '...destroyed.'), this is coupled with a hint of underlying humanity (either physically or emotionally) to unerring effect. When confronted with an impassive metal face in the wake of a callous act the true horror of the Cybermen starts to emerge.

Their best stories completely immerse themselves in a hideously brutal pragmatism, and bring to the fore the element of tragedy innate in the Cybermen: they are like this only because their world was dying, and replacing their organic matter was the only way to survive. That's all they want. This is what makes the buzzing, monotone implications of 'You belong to us. You will be like us.' all the more chilling. Placed in this near-certain-death situation, it's no wonder they chose harsh and unfeeling decision making, and their haunting electronic bleat of the mantra 'We will survive.'

It also helps that they're one of the more visually arresting 'Man In Suit' monsters that Sci-Fi has to offer, as long as you don't look at their feet. If there's one thing the Cybus Industries Cybermen from 2006 should be commended on, it's that their feet don't look like boots sprayed silver. Otherwise, there's a plethora of designs to pick from, leading to a notion that there exist different 'tribes' of Cybermen from different eras with different conversion techniques to explain differences in appearance. It's that or between each meeting with the Doctor the Cybermen go off and discuss what went wrong, and nearly always arrive at the answer 'Wow. We got our look so wrong' and follow it up with a variation on 'Next time let's go with guns in the heads and flares, right? Right.'

Mostly, though, they look pretty good. Monochrome helps, but you can't deny that the designs of Earthshock (1982) still hold up well today, and look even better sprayed silver for Silver Nemesis (a shame that the Cybermen are superfluous and not a little ridiculous in that story). However, the sixties saw a succession of excellent variations on this initial design (which, while cumbersome, has a sort of underlying horror to it by virtue of its hastily-put-together look), culminating in such iconic moments as the Cybermen emerging from their tombs on Telos or walking down the steps of St Paul's Cathedral, unopposed after having rendered nearly the entire planet immobile. Also a special mention for the Cyberman painted matt black in Attack of the Cybermen for tunnel camouflage. It's indicative of their methods that their most iconic moments involve hiding or walking around slowly with no-one to oppose them.

Over the years, to varying degress of success, there have been a lot of Dalek stories that utilise the nature of the Daleks as a starting point for the narrative. There have been fewer Cybermen stories like this. In fact, possibly their best story is a Big Finish audio-play called Spare Parts that was an influence on the 2006 storyline Rise of the Cybermen. However, the new series has yet to deliver a stone-cold classic Cybermen story, and there were arguably only two from the original run that attained that status (Tomb of the Cybermen and Earthshock), a lower strike rate than the Daleks certainly.

The Cybermen are often used as a 'Villain of the Week' and, although this in itself is no bad thing, certainly Earthshock could have worked nearly as well with Ice Warriors or Sontarans. The problem is that, on screen, we have yet to dig really deeply into the inherent tragedy of the Cybermen. We've seen that Steve Moffat can use them well, turning them into nightmarish creatures with metallic tentacles and endless backup systems which is completely in-keeping with their overwhelming instinct to survive. Brilliant as that scene was it was not a whole story, and that is something that fans have been craving for years on screen. Closing Time, in Series 6, featured the Cybermen but only really as a background threat, rather than the focus of the story, and that move angered some fans who feel that the Cybermen are due another hit.

Bryan Fuller talks possible new Star Trek TV series

Bryan Fuller talks possible new Star Trek TV series

Heroes and Star Trek: Voyager writer/producer Bryan Fuller “would love to” create new Star Trek TV series with Bryan Singer

Several pitches for a new Star Trek TV series have been mooted in the past, with Paramount reportedly hearing proposals from Trek actors Jonathan Frakes and William Shatner in recent years.

Bryan Singer’s Star Trek: Federation concept, set centuries after The Next Generation, looked the most likely candidate for a while, until work began on J.J Abrams’ movie reboot and Federation was transferred to the back burner.

Now Bryan Fuller has revived chatter amongst Trek fans by talking to Entertainment Weekly about his well-publicised passion for the show, and a possible collaboration between he and Singer:

“Bryan and I are big fans of Trek and have discussed a take on what we would do, and we would love to do it. I don’t think anything is going to happen in any official capacity until after the next movie comes out. And I’m sure it would be wisely under J.J Abrams’ purview of what happens. He’s the guardian of Trek right now.”

Gracious, and admittedly hesitant words from Fuller, but interesting nonetheless. Would a Singer/Fuller Star Trek series pick up the original Federation plan, or could the pair have something new up their sleeves? Abrams’ Star Trek sequel (currently filming) comes out next May, so while we won’t expect any official announcements until after then, we’ll keep our ear to the ground.

'X-Files' creator Chris Carter's 'Unique' series 'not going forward'

'X-Files' creator Chris Carter's 'Unique' series 'not going forward'

The X-Files creator Chris Carter's new series Unique will not be going ahead.

Carter's new project was to be a mystery police thriller, as first was reported in September 2011.

The script followed a woman seeking revenge for the murder of her husband, only to be drawn into a global conspiracy.

However, the project - which was set up at production company Media Rights Capital - has now stalled, reports TVWise.

Carter is also in discussions about a third X-Files movie, it was revealed earlier this month.

"I've been talking to Chris Carter about it for a long time," said X-Files producer Frank Spotnitz.

"It feels wrong not to give it an ending around the alien colonisation of Earth... I have a clear idea of how it would go."

'Britain's Got Talent': Essex singing trio Loveable Rogues rock stage

'Britain's Got Talent': Essex singing trio Loveable Rogues rock stage

Quirky singing trio Loveable Rogues give all four judges reason to be cheerful in tonight's Britain's Got Talent.

The Essex group, aged between 18 and 20, are made up of lead vocalist Te Eugene, guitarist Eddie Brett and ukulele player Sonn Murharrem.

Their song 'Lovesick' features the rhyming words "eyes" and "pork pies", reminding panellists Simon Cowell and David Walliams of '80s ska band Madness.

Meanwhile, Alesha Dixon says: "I liked you from the moment you stepped onto the stage because your personalities are shining in abundance.

"You look like you're having fun... I think you're my favourite act so far."

Walliams added: "It's like a great London band. If you brought out an album tomorrow I would buy it."

America's Next Top Model Nigel Barker: 'It will be hard to replace me'

America's Next Top Model Nigel Barker: 'It will be hard to replace me'

Nigel Barker has spoken about being dropped from America's Next Top Model for the next cycle.

Tyra Banks confirmed Barker's departure - along with the exits of J Alexander and Jay Manuel - earlier today (April 20).

Barker reportedly told TMZ: "Good luck to whoever [replaces me]. I would imagine it's a tricky thing to replace someone who's going on their 19th season.

"Who knows if this is going to work? I don't necessarily think it's a good idea... Maybe it will work. Maybe it won't. I wish them luck."

However, E! Online reports that Barker saw it coming and holds no grudge.

"It wasn't a shock. I'm friends with Tyra and the producers," he is quoted as saying. "There had been a discussion that ratings were down and that something like this would happen.

"There had been previous years where discussions about me being eliminated from the show had happened and I had actually survived the chopping block before."

He went on: "We had an incredible run and there aren't any hard feelings. This isn't a Tyra thing. This is a network thing. My contract was so exclusive that it was holding me back from other projects.

"I'm looking very much forward to creating my own show that focuses on some of my passions like photography.

"We're looking at producing and directing a number of projects. There are several scripts we're looking at right now."

'House': Amber Tamblyn to return for finale

'House': Amber Tamblyn to return for finale

Amber Tamblyn will return for the series finale of House.

The actress confirmed her return as medical student Martha Masters to TVLine yesterday.

Tamblyn said that executive producer David Shore had asked her by email whether she wanted to reprise her role, to which she had responded: "Duh."

Olivia Wilde is already confirmed to be returning as Thirteen for the show's final episode, which is entitled 'Everybody Dies'.

Kal Penn is also rumoured to be in talks to return as House's deceased fellow Kutner. Lisa Edelstein (Cuddy) has ruled out an appearance, as has Jennifer Morrison (Cameron).

Tamblyn appeared in 14 episodes of the show's seventh season, and made her exit in 'Last Temptation'.

TV Tonight 22nd of April 2012

TV Tonight 22nd of April 2012

The daily list in alphabetical order, of all the new episodes airing.

    60 Minutes (US) S44E30: "Season 44, Episode 30"
    Aida (PL) S01E07: "Season 1, Episode 7"
    Army Wives S06E09: "Non-Combatants"
    Austin & Ally S01E14: "MyTAB & My Pet"
    Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes S02E04: "Welcome to the Kree Empire"
    AX Men S05E15: "Up in Flames"
    AX Men S05E14: "Falling Apart"
    Bait Car S05E11: "Atlanta (6)"
    Behzat Ç. S02E23: "Nikah Masası"
    Big Brother Sverige S08E55: "Del 55 (Veckofinal)"
    Big Rich Texas S02E00: "Join the Club"
    Breakout Kings S02E08: "Seald Fate"
    Canada's Got Talent S01E15: "Live Performance Show Week 4"
    Cardfight!! Vanguard S02E03: "Team Q4, Once More"
    Chopped S11E12: "All Stars: Food Network Star Contestants"
    Cupcake Wars S05E07: "Derby Dolls"
    Dancing With the Stars (AU) S12E02: "Season 12, Episode 2"
    Dateline NBC S21E42: "Su2131"
    Descending S01E10: "The Ghosts of the Pacific"
    Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. S01E06
    Formula 1 S04E09: "Bahrain Grand Prix Highlights"
    Game of Thrones S02E04: "Garden of Bones"
    Girls S01E02: "Vagina Panic"
    Harry's Law S02E18: "Breaking Points"
    Have I Got a Bit More News for You S44E02: "Series 44, Episode 2"
    Hunter X Hunter Remake S01E28: "Nen x And x Ren"
    Hvem kan slå Aamodt og Kjus? S02E07
    I Survived S06E27: "Jenn/Neil and Blake/Tiffany"
    I Survived...Beyond and Back S02E04: "Kerry, Kat, Christi-Ann"
    Ice Loves Coco S02E09: "Baby Got Hawaii"
    Jerseylicious S04E10: "Born to Be Jerseylicious"
    Khloe & Lamar S02E09: "Lamar vs. Lakers"
    Kidou Senshi Gundam Age S01E28: "Earth Sphere Upheaval"
    Las Vegas Jailhouse S05E06: "Season 5, Episode 6"
    Loiter Squad S01E05: "Episode 5"
    Long Island Medium S02E10: "Long Island Romance"
    Long Island Medium S02E09: "Wheelin' & Dealin'"
    Mad Men S05E06: "Far Away Places"
    Masterpiece S42E11: "Birdsong: (Episode 1)"
    Mob Wives S02E14: "If Books Could Kill"
    Moretsu Uchuu Kaizoku S01E16: "Episode 16"
    My First Place S22E03: "Guest House Hard to Find"
    MythBusters S10E05: "Battle of the Sexes"
    Nurse Jackie S04E03: "The Wall"
    NYC 22 S01E02: "Firebomb"
    Once Upon a Time S01E19: "The Return"
    One Piece (JP) S06E28: "Episode 28"
    Oprah's Next Chapter S01E17: "TBA"
    Peking Express S06E04: "Season 6, Episode 4"
    Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle S02E03: "Episode 3"
    River Monsters S04E04: "Asian Slayer"
    Scheire en de Schepping S01E02: "Season 1, Episode 2"
    Silent Witness S15E07: "Redhill (1)"
    Stevie TV S01E08: "Season 1, Episode 8"
    Tangle S03E05: "Season 3, Episode 5"
    The Amazing Race S20E09: "TBA: Leg 9 - TBD → TBD"
    The Apprentice (US) S12E10: "Winning By a Nose"
    The Big C S03E03: "Bundle of Joy"
    The Biggest Loser (AU) S07E61: "Season 7, Episode 61"
    The Borgias S02E03: "The Beautiful Deception"
    The Client List S01E03: "Tough Love"
    The Good Wife S03E21: "The Penalty Box"
    The Killing S02E05: "Ghosts of the Past"
    The Only Way Is Essex S05E03: "Series 5, Episode 3"
    The Penguins of Madagascar S03E06: "Operation Big Blue Marble"
    The Project S04E95: "Season 4, Episode 95"
    The Real Housewives Of Atlanta S04E23: "Reunion, Part 3/3"
    The Real Housewives of New Jersey S04E01: "High Tide, Low Blow"
    The Voice (AU) S01E04: "Blind Auditions 4"
    The Voice (UK) S01E06: "Battle Round 2"
    Time Team S19E12: "Secrets of the Saxon Gold"
    Toriko S02E03: "Episode 3"
    Tough Love S04E02: "Is What You See What You Get?"
    Uchuu Kyoudai S01E04: "Season 1, Episode 4"
    Ultimate Dance Battle, The S02E08: "Liveshow 2"
    Ultimate Spider-man S01E05: "Flight of the Iron Spider"
    Unchained Reaction S01E06: "Movie Mayhem"
    Unique Eats S04E16: "Then and Now"
    Unusual Suspects S03E08: "Death of an Angel"
    Veep S01E01: "Fundraiser"
    Vera S02E01: "The Ghost Position"
    Watch What Happens: Live S06E69: "Caroline Manzo"
    Wicked Tuna S01E04: "Size Matters"
    Wild Justice S02E07: "Poacher Compound"
    Wilson Phillips: Still Holding On S01E04: "BS or PBS?"
    WWE Pay-Per-View S28E04
    Седем часа разлика S02E14: "Season 2, Episode 14"
    Седем часа разлика S02E15: "Season 2, Episode 15"

Kelly Rowland 'wants £1.5m for X Factor return'

Kelly Rowland 'wants £1.5m for X Factor return'

Kelly Rowland is reportedly holding out for more money as she negotiates her X Factor return.

After hearing that Gary Barlow will be paid close to £2m for the new series, the Destiny's Child singer wants her £500,000 salary tripled, The Sun reports.

"Kelly wants the gig but she's a big star and should be paid accordingly," a source said. "She was a popular judge last year - the producers and Simon have said as much.

"Simon has even said he wants her back on several occasions, including in The Sun this week. If they want to make her a serious offer then they will have to do just that - make her a serious offer."

However, producers are said to be considering withdrawing their offer and axing Rowland from the panel before the filmed auditions start on May 15 in Cardiff.

A Syco source added: "Yes, we would love to see Kelly back as she was good and people liked her. But we are never held to ransom over these things. We never negotiate a deal based on what another member of the show is getting as that would be ludicrous.

"There is not a truckload of money sitting here to just hand out to people. Whatever we pay is a good salary and something they would struggle to get on any other TV show."

The X Factor insider added that producers expect the fourth judge to be confirmed at the last minute, as has been the case in previous years.

'Voice' Australia's Rachael rejected from 'Got Talent', 'X Factor'

'Voice' Australia's Rachael rejected from 'Got Talent', 'X Factor'

The Voice Australia hopeful Rachael Leahcar has revealed that she was rejected from both Australia's Got Talent and The X Factor earlier in her career.

The 18-year-old singer wowed the Nine Network show's four coaches with her rendition of Edith Piaf's 'La Vie en Rose' and moved Delta Goodrem - who she eventually chose as her coach for the battle rounds - to tears.

Leahcar told the Australian Daily Telegraph that although she impressed the panel on Australia's Got Talent, she was not put forward for the live shows.

She explained: "Even if all the judges say yes, you're not guaranteed you will go through... they all said yes, but I didn't get to go through."

Leahcar also revealed that she entered The X Factor when she was 15 years old, but failed to make it past the first round.

The teenager, who has a degenerative eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa and has lost 90% of her sight as a result, also said that she was moved when reading messages of support left for her on Twitter.

"There were a few people who messaged me saying I have or my daughter has this disability and I cried with every one (of those) I read," she added. "It's exactly what I was hoping for."

'Upstairs Downstairs' dropped by BBC

'Upstairs Downstairs' dropped by BBC

Upstairs Downstairs has been axed by the BBC.

Neil Jackson, who plays Harry Spargo in the series, confirmed the news on his Twitter page.

Such a shame. I have just heard that the BBC will not be making any more Upstairs Downstairs. I loved the show and will miss... [it] greatly," he wrote.

Upstairs Downstairs ended its first series with almost 7m viewers in 2011. It returned with 6.53m viewers in February of this year.

Jackson recently won a lead role in NBC pilot Notorious, created by Friday Night Lights writer Liz Heldens.

Celebrity Big Brother: Julie Goodyear signs £300k deal?

Celebrity Big Brother: Julie Goodyear signs £300k deal?

Julie Goodyear has signed up for Celebrity Big Brother, it has been reported.

The soap legend was linked to the Channel 5 series earlier this week, alongside Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle and comedian Julian Clary.

The actress, who played Bet Lynch in Coronation Street, has now finalised a £300,000 deal to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house this summer, The Sun reports.

Bosses are apparently hoping the 70-year-old will provide similar entertainment to Denise Welch, who won the show in January.

"Julie may be getting on a bit but she's certainly game for a laugh," a source told the paper. "Denise proved that the Corrie stars bring in a decent audience and don't mind poking fun at themselves and having a laugh.

"Julie is keen as mustard to get in the house and is already talking about winning."

Meanwhile, Clary has allegedly secured £325,000 for his stint on the show, with producers hoping he displays his controversial humour.

"He is not afraid to speak his mind and it's usually in a comical way. Big Brother is an adult show so he won't get any flak for coming out with outrageous comments. That's why he will be getting so much cash," the insider remarked.

Former EastEnders actress Cheryl Fergison has apparently agreed a £175,000 fee, while 'beautiful' journalist Samantha Brick has been offered £50,000.

'Vampire Diaries' exec: 'Damon and Elena are drawn to each other'

'Vampire Diaries' exec: 'Damon and Elena are drawn to each other'

The Vampire Diaries executive producer Julie Plec has spoken about how the love triangle will progress following Thursday's episode.

In 'Heart of Darkness', Elena (Nina Dobrev) initiated a passionate kiss with Damon (Ian Somerhalder) during a road trip the pair took together, but still claimed to be uncertain of her feelings for him.

In an interview with TV Line, Plec said: "As we've seen [with] Damon and Elena's relationship in the past, they keep being drawn to each other, but obviously there's something holding her back.

"Rightfully so in a lot of ways, because they've been through a lot together and not necessarily all good. As we get closer to the end of the season, really the key word is 'confusion' for Elena."

Plec also hinted that Damon and his brother/love rival Stefan (Paul Wesley) will begin to lose patience with Elena's uncertainty.

"The brothers have to decide if they're going to be okay with allowing her to think this through," she teased, "or if they're going to reach a point where the confusion becomes frustrating for them."

She confirmed once again that the season finale will see Elena make a definitive choice.

However, Plec wouldn't rule out the third option of an ending in which Elena "chooses herself", or a fourth in which she chooses both brothers.

She teased: "That would be giving too much away to rule out one of the three options. I guess there's a fourth option, which is, 'I choose both of you'."

Plec went on to back up Ian Somerhalder's recent suggestion that Damon and Stefan will bond in upcoming episodes, revealing that they will have a conversation about what Elena's choice means for their relationship.

"The conversation of what will it be like when she does choose is something that happens in the second to last episode of the season," Plec said. "It's actually a really introspective, nice and emotional moment between the brothers."

The Voice UK: First nine acts reach live shows after emotional Battles

The Voice UK: First nine acts reach live shows after emotional Battles

Jaz Ellington, Ruth Brown and Max Milner are among the first nine contestants who have reached the Voice UK's Live Rounds., Sir Tom Jones, Jessie J and Danny O'Donoghue had to pick the best performers from their respective teams in this evening's Battle Rounds, and nine singers were voted out of the BBC One talent show.

Joelle Moses was the first act sent through to the final stages of the competition, impressing her coach during her battle with barmaid Jenny Jones. claimed that Jenny was "smashing it and punching" in their duet on 'I'm Every Woman', but it wasn't enough to win her a spot in the live shows.

Max Milner became the first member of Team Danny to reach the latter stages of the talent show, triumphing over Bill Downs after a Battle Round duet of 'Beggin'.

O'Donoghue claimed that it was a "stupid" decision to pair the two singers together because they were both worthy of a spot in the next round, but ended up opting for Milner based on "gut instinct".

Sam Buttery knocked out Aundrea Nyle thanks to an impressive and colourful rendition of Elvis Presley's 'A Little Less Conversation'.

Coach Tom Jones told Buttery: "I picked that song because Elvis Presley was a huge personality. So I'm glad that you did that song justice - more than justice, you did a wonderful job."

Toni Warne became one of Jessie J's final five acts in the show thanks to a barnstorming rendition of 'Think', which saw her nudge out rival Kirsten Joy.

"Toni, you don't even need a visual to hear the pain and the passion and the understanding of how much music is in your heart. It's just there - I can see it, I can feel it every time I'm with you," said the 'Price Tag' popstar.

Vince Freeman was knocked out of the competition and Team Danny by Bo Bruce. Bruce's version of 'With or Without You' displayed enough to land her a spot in O'Donoghue's Top 5.

"Bo, I think the fragile nature of your performances can almost underestimate everybody as to how good you are. Until you open your voice, and then magic happens," said the Script singer. picked Tyler James over Heshima Thompson after the pair had a Battle Round duet on Chris Brown's '3X'.

Explaining his decision, the Black Eyed Peas star said: "Tyler, you really knocked me out with your performance - that was amazing. Heshima, every lick was incredible. That's why this is hard.

"I'm going to need somebody that is thrown an obstacle and knows how to take it and own it, to where you forgot about the original. Like Tyler. And I want to take Tyler through."

Vince Kidd edged out popular auditionee Jessica Hammond in one of the most-anticipated Battles of the evening. The two singers were praised for their twist on Rihanna's 'We Found Love', but Kidd earned the spot in the live shows.

Commenting on their duet, coach Jessie J said: "You are the two that in Blind Auditions put your own spin on a song that already existed. That's what I loved about you guys.

"And you just did that there and then - again. And you did it well. You were two people that just drew me in to your voices, and I have enjoyed working with both of you so much. This is tough." was elated with the performances of Jaz Ellington and Jay Norton with the soulful take on 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine'. However, it was teacher Ellington who landed the spot in the Live Shows.

The Black Eyed Peas star claimed that Norton was "better than Justin Timberlake" and said that he would love to give him a record deal. However, it was Ellington who progressed to the next round.

"Jaz, I want to take you on to the lives. You have something in you. You got soul in a bowl. You got soul on a pole. You got soul you don't know! Whoa, you got soul," said

The final act of the night to reach the live shows was Ruth Brown, who brought Tom Jones to tears with her emotional take on 'No One'.

The youngster knocked out showbiz veteran Deniece Pearson and landed a spot in Jones's Top 5.

"Ruth, you're coming from a different place. There's ancestry there, there's things that come out of you that is built in," said Jones. "You just let it fly and it works."

Sunday night's Battle Round lineup:

Team Tom's Battles:
Denise Morgan v Adam Isaac
Lindsey Butler v Matt and Sueleen
Barbara Bryceland v Leanne Mitchell

Team Jessie's Battles:
Cassius Henry v David Faulkner
Becky Hill v Indie and Pixie
Ben Kelly v Ruth-Ann St Luce

Team Danny's Battles:
Murray Hockridge v Hannah Berney
David Julien v John James Newman
Aleks Josh v Emmy J Mac

Team Will's Battles:
Sophie Griffin v J Marie Cooper
Frances Wood v Kate Read