Taylor Swift has flogged her rivals to be music’s top earner in 2013 according to US website Billboard.com’s annual rich list. Swift, now 24, made almost US$40 million (NZ$46.9 million) in 2013 based on Nielsen data and Billboard’s own data – it runs the charts in the United States
K’Rd Strip: A Place to Stand Okareka Dance Company, Downstage, Wellington, until July 13 Raw, crude, joyful, outrageous, funny and sad are words that describe Auckland’s iconic Karangahape Rd perfectly. They are also a perfect fit for Okareka Dance Company’s thoroughly entertaining and thought-provoking show, which has “the strip” as its pulsating heart
Prince Charles, about to become a grandfather any day now, added to his cuddly credentials when he and his wife, Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, met Doctor Who and some Daleks at the long-running British sci-fi series’ set in Wales. The images were irresistible: The Prince of Wales, the next king, and his wife, the next queen consort, grinning and posing next to a couple of Daleks, the mutant-cyborg creatures shaped like upside-down garbage cans that are among the many wacky foes of Doctor Who, celebrating its 50th anniversary at the show’s studio in Cardiff, Wales
Sharon Osbourne has shocked audiences of a US talk show when she joked she would happily perform a sex act on Prince Charles to get a title.
– Adele honoured in Queen Elizabeth’s birthday list – Queen’s birthday honours awarded to 1,180 people – Awards recognise achievement in all walks of life Grammy Award-winning singer Adele and Mr Bean actor Rowan Atkinson were among more than 1,000 people recognised by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth in her Birthday Honours List on Friday.
For the doctors and nurses at the south London hospice it had been a wrenching weekend. Twelve patients had died between Friday and Sunday nights, and by Monday morning death’s wide swath had left the staff physically and emotionally exhausted.
As Queen Elizabeth II was touching down in a Dublin airport on May 17 for the start of her four-day visit to Ireland, the Irish people were holding their collective breath.
Her arrival is often signaled by trumpet fanfares, gun salutes or the strains of “God Save the Queen,” but within the privacy of her own homes another sound presages Her Majesty’s approach: the pitter-patter of tiny feet.
In the coming weeks, Ireland will host two of the world’s most recognizable VIPs: Queen Elizabeth II and President Barack Obama. And as the country gets ready, the taxi drivers of Dublin are seeing the careful and sometimes inconvenient preparations up close
Engaged. Helen Douglas Robinson, daughter of onetime Assistant Secretary of the Navy and Mrs.