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The Northern Territory news Mon 29 Aug 2016



The Northern Territory news Mon 29 Aug 2016

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14 ENTERTAINMENT MONDAY AUGUST 29 2016 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 in a row with the producers dealing with 96 contestants over the session. Mr Gilbert said the sheer number of contestants meant any suggestion Nine had dumbed down questions to bring about their first ever milliondollar winner was ludicrous. A question is hard if you dont know it and easy if you do, he said. How could I possibly know what anybody knows? I dont know their strengths and weaknesses ... Game on as show has first $1m win HOT Seat producers have hit back at claims tonights first ever million-dollar win is a publicity stunt by Channel 9 to reclaim viewers from its ratings-winning Seven rival, The Chase Australia. Mount Barker resident Edwin Daly who correctly answered Banjo Patersons full name to win is the first instant millionaire in the shows seven-year history. The Chase Australia has been crushing Hot Seat by around 350,000 viewers nationally, gaining a further legup recently from Sevens exclusive Olympic Games coverage. The timeslot battle is a crucial one for both networks, as the lead-in to the 6pm news, with The Chases performance lifting Sevens east coast news services by between 15 and 23 per cent. The timing of tonights win has raised eyebrows, with some suggesting the episode is a stunt by the makers of Hot Seat to win back viewers. But its executive producer Steve Gilbert said they had already decided on a strategy to program a fortnight of big cash winners when the million finally went off. We only got the million last week, Mr Gilbert said. There was talk of doing it (a fortnight of winners) so wed already moved in that direction when the million went off, so that was a bit of icing, and cherry on the cake as well. Nine has focused its message around Hot Seats prize money. As of today the game show has given away four times as much money over the year $4 million as its rival. Weve got X amount of shows sitting there so we just decided to program that in an interesting way, Mr Gilbert explained. We just simply had X amount of winners and thought that would make a nice promotional edge for us. Hot Seat records eight episodes in a day, usually two days ANDREW FENTON Video claims Tupac alive AN AMAZING new photograph claims to show rap megastar Tupac Shakur, pictured, alive and well 20 years after he was supposedly gunned down in Las Vegas. The startling picture was posted on a video clip on YouTube and has left millions of shocked music fans asking is the Harlem-born rap star really alive and living in hiding. Tupac was infamously shot dead in Las Vegas in 1996 in a murder which remains unsolved. It is claimed the man from the YouTube picture is Tupac guys 100% same eyebrows and lips. The jacket the man is wearing is only said to have been released onto the market in 2012. Lost Beatles demo nets $30k LONDON: A demo record of a song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and sung by McCartney, pictured, himself has sold at auction in Britain for STG18,000 ($A31,169). The record Its For You was written especially for the late British singer Cilla Black and be came a hit for her in 1964. B l a c k s n e p h e w , S i m o n W h i t e , found the acetate record in his fathers collection, misla belled as being sung by his famous aunt, who died in 2015. It was only later the voice on the recording was discovered to be McCartneys. He had sent the record to Black so that she could listen to the song. TV blank in name of fitness LONDON: One of Britains leading broadcasters has blacked out its programs for an hour in hopes of spurring viewers to get some exercise. ITV shut down broadcasts on several of its channels on Saturday morning as part of its effort to entice UK citizens to sports clubs, which are being opened for free this weekend as part of a national event called I Am Team GB. Many viewers lauded ITVs challenge to couch potatoes, describing on social media the ac tivities theyd been inspired to do. Others, predictably, stuck to their sofas and poked fun at the gesture, describing the blank screens as the best entertainment theyd ever seen on ITV. CHITCHAT RIHANNA SET FOR MTV NOD RIHANNA will receive MTVs highest honour at the networks star-studded Video Music Awards in New York. The Barbadian singer, 28, is being presented with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, MTVs equivalent of a lifetime achievement honour. Kanye West, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears are among the past recipients of the award. Rihanna, who is the youngest solo artist in US chart history to score 14 number one singles, will open the VMAs with a medley of some of her biggest hits. The ceremony will see Adele battle it out for the top awards with Beyonce, who has the most nominations with 11. Adele, who has eight nominations, is up for video of the year for her smash-hit single Hello, while Beyonce has been nominated in the same category for her Black Lives Matter-themed video Formation. The women will compete against Drakes Hotline Bling, Justin Biebers Sorry and Kanyes controversial video Famous, which features nude waxworks of himself and a host of celebrities including his wife Kim Kardashian, Donald Trump and Taylor Swift. Kanye, who famously interrupted Taylors acceptance speech at the 2009 VMAs, will attend this years show and has reportedly been promised four minutes of stage time at the event.