‘X Factor New Zealand’ judges Natalia Kills and Willy Moon have hit headlines thanks to their vicious takedown of contestant Joe Irvine, but that isn’t the only controversy that’s landed them in hot water. Over the weekend, the married couple became involved in a bitter Twitter argument, when TV3, the network that airs ‘X Factor […]
Cross the doomy chiaroscuro and skewed perspectives of classic film noir with the cussed fatalism and strange apparitions of folk music and you have a seductively dark result that reflects a whole mess of contemporary sound and screen-culture. Throughout April award-winning independent cinema Watershed is exploring Folk Noir in cinema from the roots of this […]
Was the most important news story of the week that Boko Haram had pledged their allegiance to ISIS to create an international swivel eyed House of Crazy? Was it that Ed Miliband has two kitchens, or three kitchens as is now alleged? Was it that North Korea has started testing it’s rockets again? No, no […]
Kim Kardashian, 34, was exhausted on Sunday’s premiere of Keeping Up With The Kardashians as her frequent attempts to get pregnant with her second child began to take its toll.
Stonehenge may just be a foundation for some greater (Picture: PA) Stonehenge could just be a collection of fancy stilts. That underwhelming explanation came from former museum director Julian Spalding, who suggested the mysterious rocks were actually used to prop up a special wooden platform. That is where the real action took place according to him, […]
There’s few things more awkward than having to make small talk with the stranger that you’re seated next to on a packed flight. But these three friends in America encountered no such problem, as they were the only three people on board an internal flight from Phoenix to Chicago. Their smiles are a mixture of half […]
Elton John has slammed Italian designers Dolce & Gabbana, announcing that he is boycotting their brand following the pair’s controversial comments on same-sex families. The ‘Rocket Man’ singer’s declaration is in response to a recent interview, in which Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana stated that they “oppose gay adoptions”. Elton, his husband David, and their […]
A musician always does better with a big label behind them, right? Wrong. US singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile was signed to Columbia for a decade, but it’s only now that she’s returned to her indie roots that she’s broken into the US Billboard top ten with the highest chart debut of her career, with her album […]
Perhaps you’ve seen #SaveIdeasTap trending on Twitter. Or maybe this actor or playwright you know has suddenly flooded Facebook with links and petitions. What is IdeasTap, and why is it worth saving? When, on a Monday morning, I saw the news of IdeasTap closing, I called work and cancelled. There was no chance in hell […]
The furore around a US jury awarding millions of dollars in damages to the children of the singer Marvin Gaye because a recent hit song from Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams was deemed to have stolen from a 1977 Gaye song is … well, pretty interesting. No doubt like a lot of people by now, […]
The helmeted hornbill’s call apparently sounds like a manically laughing human(Picture: Screenshot) It might look like something out of a computer game, but this bird doesn’t have an infinite number of lives. In fact, the helmeted hornbill, often labelled as one of the world’s strangest birds, is being hunted to extinction due to the illegal Chinese ivory […]
This is not a ‘how to get rich quick’ book (Picture: Supplied) Never before has there been a more perfect example of irony. Trevor McKendrick is a self proclaimed Atheist, however while he might not gain any spiritual enlightenment from Christianity, that’s not to say he hasn’t benefited from it. In 2012 Trevor created a Bible […]
She’s known to be one of the most houseproud stars in Hollywood even professing to doing her own housework.