“It’s non-stop at the OK Corral here,” enthuses Essie Davis in the few minutes she has spare to talk while shooting season two of the Australian smash-hit drama Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. So hectic has been her schedule that finding a time for a chat with the Tasmanian actress has proved to be a major challenge
A real-life mystery over who blew the cover on JK Rowling writing a detective novel under a pseudonym was uncovered on Thursday when the culprit was revealed to be – her law firm, which apologised unreservedly for the leak. Rowling, whose Harry Potter series made her Britain’s best-selling author, posed as a retired military policeman called Robert Galbraith to write The Cuckoo’s Calling that was released in April to strong reviews but minimal sales.
Michael Jackson’s personal doctor was in financial and legal troubles at the time of the singer’s death, a Los Angeles detective has testified in the wrongful death lawsuit brought by Jackson’s family against concert promoters AEG Live.
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.
The only bum note so far in Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake (UKTV, Monday) has been the lousy accent of American actress Elisabeth Moss. I’m sure there would have been a swarm of local actresses who could have done a far better job of playing Kiwi detective Robin Griffin – for instance, Robyn Malcolm, who is also in the mix playing an American
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A man whose prized sports car was stolen 42 years ago recovered the vehicle after spotting it on eBay, authorities said Sunday.
His tie is askew. His third-day shirt has ring-around-the-collar
The same Durham area taxi driver cited as an alibi witness for accused Duke university lacrosse player Reade Seligmann may end up hurting some aspects of the defense’s argument that no rape at all occurred at the off-campus party that night. Called in by investigators in the Duke rape case for the first time Tuesday, taxi driver Moez Mostafa told TIME in an exclusive interview, he stated he saw exotic dancer Kim Roberts exchange angry words with lacrosse players, enter “an old white car” and speed away from the scene.
When a reporter from Rupert Murdoch’s British Sunday paper the News of the World was jailed, along with a private detective, in 2007 for hacking into the cellphone voicemails of aides to the royal family, the paper insisted it was a one-off a “rogue reporter” operating without the knowledge or approval of his bosses. That assertion prompted two reactions from those in the U.K