Tamati Coffey will return as host of New Zealand’s Got Talent next month.
Star Wars and Dr Who fans have finally settled the age-old question of who’s the hardest. It turns out neither, although both are equally sad
Beyonce, not everyone’s a fan. The pop star/fashion icon/actress/She-ra in the flesh is everywhere, doing, it seems, almost everything, but overexposure can have its drawbacks.
Once noted for his speedos and the talking car, David Hasselhoff is throwing his weight behind a project to preserve one of the few remain bits of the Berlin Wall. ”The Hoff” was cheered on by Germans as he called the structure a “sacred” monument
It had been half an hour since Mateo had finished singing at a Mexican restaurant in East Los Angeles, and customers were still chatting about him.
For 28 years it had stood as the symbol of the division of Europe and the world, of Communist suppression, of the xenophobia of a regime that had to lock its people in lest they be tempted by another, freer life — the Berlin Wall, that hideous, 28-mile-long scar through the heart of a once proud European capital, not to mention the soul of a people.
Two weeks after Claudia Losch of West Germany won a 1984 Olympic gold medal with a shot put of 67 ft.
Star cellists are a lot rarer than piano or violin virtuosos. A brilliant and virtually unknown cellist made an appearance in East Berlin last week that left listeners surprised and breathless.
“In a few years time,” King Farouk once remarked, “there will be only five kings in the worldthe King of England and the four kings in a pack of cards.”In Cairo last week an ambitious Egyptian general seized the royal palace and gave His Majesty King Farouk exactly six hours to abdicate his throne and clear out of Egypt for good. A thousand miles away, in poverty-stricken Iran, Communists and Nationalist mobs forced the Shah of Shahs to cringe in his lovely palace and give over to Mohammed Mossadegh absolute power over the Iranian army.
After witnessing round after round of layoffs in journalism, I’ve learned that you should always take the package, the sooner the better. Yet the dictators of Middle East countries gripped by massive uprisings some in situations nearly as dire as that of print media are not gracefully bowing out in return for a sweet retirement deal.