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Craig Doyle stepped out for Chorus NTL

RTE'S newest recruit Craig Doyle stepped out this morning to unveil details of a major announcement for Chorus NTL.

The TV presenter turned up at the Royal College of Physicians on Kildare Street for the launch ceremony at 12.30pm.

Afterwards the Dublin-born ITV star enjoyed a buffet lunch with other representatives from the digital television provider.

  • The Wright Venue has joined forces with MTV and Maverick TV, to create an extravagant birthday party for their latest series of My Super Sweet.

The MTV show is being revamped and the traditional Sweet 16 theme has been broadened to include birthdays up to age 24. Unlike previous series, this one will be cast internationally so the chosen Irish party will feature alongside Super Sweets from across the globe including Ibiza, Australia and Dubai.

It will also be broadcast all over the world in 30 MTV territories.

  • EXCITEMENT is mounting in anticipation of the Irish premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, Whistle Down The Wind, at the Grand Canal Theatre next week.

A host of big names is expected to step out on the evening of Wednesday, May 12 for the 7.30pm performance.

The musical will remain at the Docklands theatre until May 19.

  • ACCLAIMED DJ Dave Pearse, of Ministry of Sound fame, will take to the decks in Maynooth's Mantra Nightclub this Thursday night as part of his Trance anthems 2010 album launch.

FM104 DJ Frank Jez and Gerry D and Ray Taff, of Dualtec, will also be on hand to offer support.

Tickets for the event, which will kick off at 9pm, are available now for €12 by calling 086 2285550.

  • FOLLOWING a hugely successful season in the Gaiety Theatre in May 2009, where it received an almost unbroken run of standing ovations, The Shawshank Redemption will return to the theatre tonight.

The unforgettable story of courage, friendship and hope is based on the novella Rita Hayworth And The Shawshank Redemption, by Stephen King.

The all star line-up includes Kevin Anderson as Andy Dufresne, John Jelks who will join as Red, Joe Hanley as Bogs, Patrick Joseph Byrnes as Mayor and Mitchell Mullen as Stammas. The play will run until May 29, before moving onto the Millennium Forum in Derry from June 1 to 6.