Michael Jackson could have earned US$1.1 billion (NZ$1.9 billion) or more if he had performed a worldwide concert tour and created a Las Vegas show before his death, an accounting expert familiar with the singer’s earning potential told jurors. Arthur Erk, a certified public accountant who conducts royalty audits for musicians, told jurors that Jackson might have earned US$1.5 billion for the shows if he had charged higher ticket prices during later shows on the This Is It tour
Last year was a busy time for Sam Neill’s moustache. The admirably bushy lip-warmer, which he sports in the new Kiwi crime series Harry, began life as part of a beard when the actor did a film called Mariah Mundi And The Midas Box in Bristol.
India’s going to have to wait for its first Playboy bunnies. After a month of heated debate, the government in the tourist hotspot of Goa refused permission for promoters to open the country’s first Playboy club in a 22,000-square-foot open-air property on upmarket Candolim beach
The cover promises the best society breasts and inside that’s exactly what the editors of Tatler serve up: Top toff knockers. The lifestyle mag for Britain’s upper class, Tatler, has caused a storm in a very classy D-cup with a tongue-in-cheek feature in its latest issue
A campaign by opponents of late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to get the song Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead to the top of the British pop charts to celebrate her death failed on Sunday (local time) although it did manage to reach second place. Thatcher, who died aged 87 last Monday, deeply divided Britons and while some have paid warm tributes to the achievements of her right-wing Conservative governments, others said her privatization of swathes of industry had destroyed communities.
Britain’s public broadcaster came under fire on Friday for compromising over the song Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead that was sent flying up the UK charts by a campaign to celebrate former prime minister Margaret Thatcher’s death. The song from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz is vying for the No 1 slot in the UK’s weekly list of the top 40 best-selling singles that are usually played in full on a BBC Radio 1 chart show on Sunday
Mehdi Ouazzani isn’t the devil, but he has played one on TV – only he didn’t realise that some thought he looked like President Barack Obama while he was at it.
In the flesh, Bindi Irwin is both bigger than you remember her and smaller than you might imagine.
Our marriages often provoke us to throw the china and utter the unforgivables. The context is usually personal, not political, but either way, passions run high.
The financial crisis in California grew worse this week as state controller John Chiang warned that if legislators and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger fail to come up with a budget-balancing package, he would begin paying California’s bills with IOUs on July 2.