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A legacy of good drama

Serious television watchers and cinephiles prefer subtitles; they provide a viewing environment that reflects well on the viewer, marking them as a person of some distinction.

No taxpayer money in Moon,Kills pay out

No taxpayer money in Moon,Kills pay out

No taxpayer funding went towards the final payout for controversial departing X Factor judges, as New Zealand On Air confirms the show will not be funded next year. NZ On Air paid Mediaworks $1.6 million for the series last year, and $800,000 for this year, but confirmed yesterday it would not be funding the show next year.

Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson suspended

Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson suspended

Jeremy Clarkson, the outspoken British presenter of the "Top Gear" motoring show, has been suspended by the BBC after he was involved in a "fracas" with a producer.

'Simpsons' co-creator Sam Simon dies

'Simpsons' co-creator Sam Simon dies

Sam Simon, a co-creator of Fox's long-running hit animated series "The Simpsons" and an ardent philanthropist for animals, has died after a battle with colon cancer, his agent says. He was 59.

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