After famously declaring the wrong winner during her debut season on the pay-TV reality series, it must have taken guts for the model and wife of Lachlan Murdoch to return to the show this year.
When Packer bought a 17.88 per cent interest in Ten last year, then split the stake with fellow media heir Lachlan Murdoch, he made bullish comments about the future of free-to-air television, as well as Ten's multi-channel strategy.
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims said the decision had been delayed by the massive amount of information supplied by the companies in support of their merger, which took time to process.
Figures released by the Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA) on Thursday showed a 7 per cent increase in spending on local content through 2010.
Warner Bros Television released a statement saying that Sheen's lawsuit against the studio and series executive producer Chuck Lorre has been settled "to the parties' satisfaction". The statement said terms of the settlement are confidential.
How Sheen's character Charlie Harper would be killed off was a closely-held secret and it was revealed right away during the season premiere: he slipped on a subway platform in Paris and was hit by an oncoming train.
About 2.4 hours of their day is spent glued to the television, according to the Cartoon Network's annual New Generations Poll, with the figure largely unchanged from last year, a spokesperson said.
Alexander says the tie-up, which requires Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) approval, will create one of Australia's biggest media companies.
Back from a two-week holiday, and making his first TV appearance since a threat against his life was posted on a jihadist website, the Late Show host played it for laughs during Monday's monologue.