MTR is no longer the lowest-rating station in Melbourne, climbing 0.7 points to a 2.1 per cent audience share. The talkback station is now in second-last place after moving ahead of ABC NewsRadio.
THE call to audition for Circus Oz "came out of the blue", says Emma J. Hawkins. The one-metre-tall actress, singer and dancer had been generating buzz with her sideshow act, The Divine Miss Em, but she had never thought about working under the big top.
OVER the next three days, Cadel Evans should get a clear indication of his odds of winning the Tour of Spain, and whether he should seize them or use the three-week race as preparation for the world road championships in Switzerland.
CADEL EVANS will not be deterred from making another audacious attack in the Tour de France such as he produced in the second day of the Pyrenees at the weekend. His bid to make up for lost time led to him being maligned by fellow riders and seasoned observers.
A one-metre-tall actress has run away with the circus - and is working up routines with the strong-woman. Michelle Griffin watches them rehearse.