In a spacious, stylish apartment across from Chelsea Piers, a six-year-old girl sits contentedly curled up in a chair, oblivious to the fact that a reporter is in an adjacent office, waiting to interrogate her famous mum. The girl, whose name is Emme, begins to hum.
Game of Thrones producers say Monday’s finale will be the best yet.
REVIEW: The most consistently funny Kiwi film in more than a decade – even the tagline is genius. “Some interviews with some vampires,” it offers tentatively, perfectly encapsulating the self-deprecation implicit in our local arts industry (“Yeah, nah, we made a movie – it’s OK”) and the wit of nodding to one of the biggest vampire movies of all time, while undermining the quote through understatement.
Flash boys opens in late 2008 with technology company Spread Networks laying the straightest possible fibre optic cable between Chicago and New Jersey, in an effort to reduce the trading time between two stock exchanges by five milliseconds.
Anarchic British comic actor Rik Mayall, who died suddenly this week aged 56, suffered an “acute cardiac event” at home, his widow said on Thursday (local time). Mayall, who revolutionised television sitcoms with “The Young Ones” in the 1980s, died on Monday
What do you call a couple who espouse an extremist, anti-government ideology and kill two policemen and a bystander while draping one of their victims in a flag associated with a political movement After this weekend’s shooting spree perpetrated by just such a couple in Las Vegas, many in the media declined to use one potential label: terrorists. Jerad and Amanda Miller, the young Nevada couple who fatally shot three people before killing themselves, were enamoured of a right-wing, conspiratorial view of federal authority, according to law enforcement officials.
There is no supporting role greater than that of man’s best friend.
David Brockie, frontman for the Grammy nominated “extraterrestrial” metal band Gwar, died of an accidental heroin overdose in March, the Virginia State Medical Examiner’s Office said. Brockie, 50, who gained an international fan base performing as a 43-billion-year-old alien vocalist for the satirical band, was found by his roommate on March 23 dead in his Richmond home
Love brought Brazilian singer Alda Rezende to Wellington, and love of music saw her start the Latin Club at Meow Cafe, writes Diana Dekker .
A man wielding a saw slashed and injured two members of Japanese female pop group AKB48, rated by Guinness as the world’s biggest such group, at a fan event in Japan, leaving the country stunned at the extremely rare violent crime. The group, known for its perky routines, was shaking hands with fans at a meet-and-greet function on Sunday (local time), when the man attacked them with a weapon described variously as a 50-cm-long saw or a hatchet, Japanese media said.