Sunday Tele‘s Ros Reines rehashes one month old gossip. On July 16 the Herald Sun reported that Katie Holmes was taking dancing lessons with So You Think You Can Dance judge Jason Coleman.

Then, on August 16, the Sunday Tele‘s Ros Reines “exclusively” reveals … the same, month-old story.

Stay tuned for the Argonauts. “Well to talk about Cubbie Station we’re joined by Senator Bill Heffernan,” Tony Jones intoned on Lateline. “Good evening Tony and good evening to your listeners er viewers,” replied the Heff. Oh yeah, the Liberal preselection process is really fielding the A-team. Stay tuned for the Argonauts.

UPDATE: Actually, to be fair, the old bastard was cogent as hell on the environmental challenges of the 21st century. Trouble for the Coalition was that he sounded greener than Bob Brown when doing so. And then he got onto Thorium reactors. And gene patenting and… — Guy Rundle

“Sorry” Kyle and Jackie O back on air. Kyle and Jackie O returned to the airwaves today saying they had learned from their mistakes and wouldn’t make them again. The radio stars were back on 2DayFM after being forced off air over a controversial lie detector stunt involving a 14-year-old girl who said she had been r-ped. The pair addressed the issue at the start of the show this morning, apologising to the girl’s family and offended listeners, while thanking fans for their support. However there was no mention of the latest revelation that 2Day FM raised money for the family of a paralysed 4-year-old, but instead of delivering the pledged $150,000 the station handed over eight pages of numbers and names for the family to chase up themselves. — The Herald Sun

Website targets gamblers. Problem gamblers who search the web for help from Gamblers Anonymous have instead been redirected to big betting agencies, exhorting them to “place a bet now”. But instead of finding help, people browsing gamblersanonymous.com.au have up until yesterday been automatically redirected to bookmaker.com.au, a website containing little more than advertisements for Australia’s big betting agencies: Sportsbet, Centrebet, Sportingbet and IASbet. — The Age

Fox News on a roll. The conservative TV network was already on pace for its best ratings year even before the health care debate sent viewership jumping during a traditionally slow month for news. Fox’s viewership is up 11 percent over last year, according to Nielsen Media Research. CNN and MSNBC, which benefited from interest in the campaign last year, are down. — Associated Press

White House shuts down e-tip box. Following a furor over how the data would be used, the White House has shut down an electronic tip box — [email protected] — that was set up to receive information on “fishy”claims about President Barack Obama’s health plan. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, wrote a letter to Obama raising privacy concerns about what the senator called an “Obama monitoring program.” — Politico

Decoding the truth behind Perez Hilton stories First, we’ll deal with the “divorce” speculation. Let’s look at the facts. Perez says Simpson and Wentz are on the “brink” of Splitsville, but Gossip Cop sees that just yesterday Simpson tweeted to her husband, “I had so much fun with ur parents last night. Thanx for dedicating the dj set to me. Love you more magic. I miss u already.” And Wentz tweeted her, “You’re just like an angel. Your skin makes me cry. You float like a feather In a beautiful world’ fly safe!” Yeah, sounds like they’re soooo done. — GossipCop

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