1. Channel TEN has announced that they will be axing their morning show ‘Breakfast’ as well as the Ten Morning News, at the end of the month. In a statement, they said:
“It is proposed that Breakfast and Ten Morning News will cease production on November 30. Breakfast television still represents an opportunity for Ten and we will return to the breakfast TV market at some point next year.”
This from Mumbrella:
Breakfast launched in February this year. But it failed to dent the ratings of market leader Sunrise on Seven or its close rival Today on Nine. While Sunrise and Seven generally rate an average of above 300,000 viewers, Breakfast never even came close to 100,000.
The decision is a reversal of Ten’s position during last month’s 2013 preview when it said that it remained committed to Breakfast.
Many staff at the network have been given November 30 as their last day. A spokesperson has also confirmed that hosts Paul Henry and Kathryn Robinson will leave Ten altogether. Magdalena Roze remains with Ten.
And this, also via Mumbrella: some of the comedy moments from the show…
There was the time they turned the lights out on Paul Henry:
Henry’s less than admirable hardline solutions for asylum seekers:
2. Last week brought the news that 14-year-old Modern Family star Ariel Winter (who plays Alex Dunphy in the comedy series) was removed from her mother’s home overnight amid allegations of emotional and physical abuse.
According to US media, Ariel’s mother, Crystal Workman, has been ordered to stay 100 yards away from Ariel at all times. Ariel has been placed under the temporary guardianship of her older sister Shanelle, who is now seeking permanent guardianship over her sibling.
But just like a good hair mousse, the plot thickens. Now Ariel’s mother has spoken to E! Online, firing back at the allegations.
She has claimed that her daughter only filed the court documents after being caught in bed with her 18-year-old boyfriend, Disney star Cameron Palatas (scandalous). Ariel’s mother has also denied the allegations of abuse, saying: “I love my daughter very much. I would never abuse her in any way.”
Ariel’s also-famous brother, Jimmy Workman, has joined his mother to deny the accusations. Workman told Entertainment Tonight: “Their allegations are not true. This is stemming over a boy that is overage, dating my little sister, and my family had no idea about until the end part of it.”
So why is Ariel staying with her sister? Her mother Crystal thinks that Shanelle’s intentions have nothing to do with love and concern for Ariel’s wellbeing and everything to do with the pay rise that the cast Modern Family recently received, claiming Shanelle has only seen Ariel ‘maybe 20 times” before in her life.
3. Bieber, Bieber, Bieber. What are we going to do with you? It probably wasn’t a great idea to spend a heap of time with a Victoria’s Secret lingerie model after the VS show last week when you know you’re being followed by the paparazzi. Because now your girlfriend has broken up with you.