Teenage female characters are sexual fodder for broadcast network TV series, especially comedies, according to a conservative US advocacy group’s new study. An examination of 238 sitcoms and dramas airing in the United States during four weeks in 2011 and 2012 found a third of the episodes included content that “rose to the level of sexual exploitation” of females, according to the Parents Television Council report
Hobbit star Sir Ian McKellen has lent his support to Rainbow Youth’s WTF NZ campaign. Rainbow Youth board member Laura McGillivray posted a photo of herself and the actor holding a ‘So F*cking Proud’ poster during a fundraising lunch in Wellington.
OPINION: In the music industry, there have long been comparisons to Madonna thrown around – a pop single here, a fashion look there – but to encompass the scope and success, and global fame of Madonna That’s another league entirely. Figures came out this week that Rihanna is now the most watched artist on YouTube, with her official channel RihannaVEVO reaching more than 3.47 billion views, nudging aside Justin Bieber who was considered the king of social media.
Kanye West has denied cheating on Kim Kardashian. The musician was hit by claims he slept with a Canadian model and bartender
There are so many things wrong with the new book The MILF Diet by former Whole Foods chef Jessica Porter it’s difficult to know where to begin. But its name is probably the most glaring so let’s dive in there
It’s the rule with very few exceptions that when a new television series has conspicuously attractive male and female lead characters – and in American shows that is compulsory – there is always a “will they/won’t they get it on” dimension that helps kick the plot along. Till it doesn’t
Rolf Harris made an odd choice for a final encore, considering. “This was the first verse that he wrote,” the iconic Australian entertainer said by way of introduction to Lead Belly’s Goodnight Irene
Wade Robson has denied having a repressed memory, claiming he has “never forgotten one moment” of what Michael Jackson did to him. The 32-year-old choreographer is requesting money from the Michael Jackson Estate after alleging he suffered “childhood sexual abuse” during sleepovers at the late singer’s Neverland Ranch between the age of seven and 14
Australian dancer Wade Robson’s molestation claims against Michael Jackson have been labelled “outrageous and pathetic” by a lawyer representing the former king of pop’s estate.
Coronation Street actor William Roache has been charged with two counts of raping a 15-year-old girl in 1967.