The annual music, film and technology conference South By Southwest boasts a stellar lineup of guests this year: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, NSA leak Edward Snowden, music superstars Lady Gaga, Blondie, Spandau Ballet and Coldplay, and environmental advocate Al Gore. But have they all been eclipsed by a pussycat with a miserable expression etched on its face The so-called Grumpy Cat – a two year old mixed-breed cat which became an internet superstar in 2012 because of its seemingly unhappy demeanour – is also attending the conference in the Texas capital, Austin, and appears to be its breakout star
Selena Gomez has celebrated her 21st birthday with Kiwi actress Kimberly Crossman. The former Shortland Street star tweeted photos of the pair and also featured in Gomez’ Birthday video.
Ryan Gosling’s latest film, Only God Forgives, has deeply divided critics and the Canadian actor concedes that the blood-spattered crime thriller set in Bangkok’s underworld of boxing clubs and brothels may not appeal to everyone. “The film is kind of like a drug,” the former child star who appeared on The Mickey Mouse Club TV show, told reporters ahead of the film’s opening in New Zealand next Thursday.
Britney Spears has reportedly signed a concert residency deal.
Glee star Cory Monteith has been found dead in Vancouver, local police have confirmed. The actor, who recently completed a stint in rehab for substance abuse, was 31
Actress Leah Remini has severed ties with the Church of Scientology, a source with knowledge of her decision said on Thursday, making her one of the most high-profile members to quit. Remini, best known for her role as Carrie Heffernan in the sitcom King of Queens, issued a statement following press reports that she had decided to leave the church.
After fleeing the US and then Hong Kong, Edward Snowden remains (as far as we know) holed up somewhere in Moscow’s airport beyond the reach of American authorities. The story of the hunt for the NSA whistleblower and attempts to stop him before he leaks again seems inevitably headed for Hollywood, just like the story of WikiLeaks before it
OPINION: Ever since Bridesmaids crashed the box office in 2011, proving you didn’t need Carrie Bradshaw or Angelina Jolie’s fight choreographer to tell a story about women that could make a whole bunch of money in theaters, there’s been some hope of a sequel.
OPINION: Ever since Bridesmaids crashed the box office in 2011, proving you didn’t need Carrie Bradshaw or Angelina Jolie’s fight choreographer to tell a story about women that could make a whole bunch of money in theaters, there’s been some hope of a sequel. But a profile of star Kristen Wiig in Harper’s Bazaar suggests that hope has been in vain.
Kiwi screen queen Lucy Lawless is set to tread the boards of one of America’s most famous stages, in a star-studded performance of hit musical Chicago. Lawless, 45, has signed on to play “Mama” Morton in a three-night production at the world-famous Hollywood Bowl, in Los Angeles