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PPI Radio Awards Nominations

RTÉ Radio radio stations have been nominated for a total of 37 awards in the PPI Radio Awards 2014 shortlist, which was released at midday today, 3rd September.

The nominations include 31 for RTÉ Radio 1 programmes, two for RTÉ 2fm, three for RTÉ lyric fm and one for RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.

RTÉ Radio 1 has been nominated in some of the PPI’s most prestigious categories, including News Story of the Year, News Programme of the Year, Sports Programme of the Year, Documentary of the Year and News Broadcaster of the Year to name but a few.

RTÉ 2fm’s Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene has proved itself as popular with the awarding body as it is with its listeners, having received nominations for Newcomer of the Year (Nicky Byrne) and the coveted Music Programme of the Year Award.

RTÉ lyric fm has been nominated for Specialist Music Broadcaster of the Year, Music Special/Music Event of the Year and New Irish Music/Musical Talent Programme.

RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta has received a nomination for Specialist Music Programme of the Year for its popular alternative music programme, An Taobh Tuathail.

The PPI Radio Awards winners will be announced at the annual Gala Awards night at the Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny, which takes place this year on Friday 3rd October.

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Strictly Come Dancing tour 2014

Susanna Reid, Abbey Clancy, Deborah Meaden and Nicky Byrne have all been confirmed for the Strictly Come Dancing 2014 live tour.

They will join Natalie Gumede, Mark Benton and Ben Cohen – who left the current series last weekend – in a star-studded line up set to travel to ten different venues in nine different UK cities.

Judges Craig Revel Horwood, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli will also be on hand to give their expert feedback and all important scores – with former Strictly favourite Lisa Riley returning to the glitterball dance floor as host.

Choreographer Craig directs the live show for the fourth year running.

“Strictly is intense, absorbing, enormously demanding and endlessly enjoyable,” said BBC Breakfast host Susanna.

“I’m thrilled I’m going to be part of the tour, I’ll be making sure I’m on top form, to put on the best show possible for the wonderful arena audiences around the country.”

Model Abbey added: “I’m having the time of my life on Strictly this year and I am so excited to be joining the 2014 tour.

“Dancing in some of the biggest arenas around the country is such a great opportunity and I can’t wait to thank everyone for the support I’ve received on the TV series.”

Deborah Meaden added she was “gutted” her Strictly run had ended, saying the chance to wear “those fabulous costumes and dance with the gorgeous Robin again is too good to miss!”

The multi-million pound production will open at the Birmingham NIA on 17 January 2014.

Strictly fans get to watch the celebrity dancing couples competing live for the TV judges’ votes and then get to vote themselves with their mobile phones.

Buy tickets to see Strictly Come Dancing Live in 2014 here.

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Miley poses for Maxim

Miley Cyrus may have topped this year’s Maxim Hot 100 list, but the ex-Disney princess has claimed she thinks Rihanna deserves the title.

The former Hannah Montana star attended the magazine’s party in Hollywood on Wednesday (May 15), wearing a sexy Valentino playsuit, complete with bow detailing at the back.

As she strutted her stuff on the red carpet, Cyrus told Hollywood Life she was shocked at being named Maxim’s Hottest Woman, stating she believes RiRi should have beaten her to the accolade.

When asked by the website who she would have crowned the hottest, Miley gushed: “I think Rihanna. She is so sexy!”