The Voice coach Seal says he can’t wait to leave Australia in a tirade against the local media after police found marijuana in the hotel room of his talent-coaching colleague Joel Madden. Seal described Sydney’s Star casino as a Judas for sending police to Madden’s room, where a cleaner had found a small amount of marijuana.
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Compelling viewing to the stomach-punching final scenes
UKTV’s Top of the Lake managed to end with both a bang and a whimper – the whimper being from viewers who had finally managed to persuade themselves that Al the policeman (David Wenham) was a good guy after all. It turned out that he was unimaginably worse than the series’ ostensible villains, the brutal alcoholic drug lord and suspected child-rapist and his pitbull sons
Beckham designs clothes naked
Review: Robert Plant and the Spectacular Space Shifters
What: Robert Plant and the Spectacular Space Shifters Where: Vector Arena, Auckland When: Thursday, April 11 When reviewing an act like Robert Plant, you kind of hope that it’s terrible just so you have something else to write other than that it was incredible. But alas, other than a (smoothly recovered) fumble of the mic, the man lived up to the legend
The Arab Spring: Is This the Syrian Regime’s Playbook?
A man in a white shirt lies motionless, apparently dead, on an otherwise empty road, his arms and legs splayed at awkward angles. Intense gunfire crackles as four black-clad anti-riot policemen in helmets and shields run up to the body, several beat it with their batons before dragging it along the asphalt by its feet
That Old Feeling
Coming Soon to Your Town: Fake ‘Madoff’ Auctions?
Ads for “Bernie Madoff Auction” sales have been popping up around the country in recent weeks, getting the word out in such places as Columbus, Ohio, and Charleston, S.C., by placing big stickers on the front page of local newspapers. The ads begin: “Due to losses caused by Bernie Madoff” and then detail such treasures as original art by Peter Max, Salvador Dali and Norman Rockwell as well as Rolex watches and “other flashy items” that are to be sold to “recover losses from Ponzi scheme.” Trouble is, it’s hard to tell whether any of the merchandise at these auctions was owned by Madoff or those he ruined or if the ads are just a dubious way to drum up traffic for run-of-the-mill estate sales.