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
When Rebecca Black’s infamous Friday hit the internet, it didn’t take long for 13-year-old Benni Cinkle to come under fire for her role in the music video. Although Benni’s screen time came to a mere 28 seconds, it was 28 seconds of gloriously awkward dancing that made the Californian teen internet famous
He’s a musician without a record label, a card holder without any remaining credit.
When you think of Kiwi rappers, most people think of the likes of Scribe, Young Sid, Savage, and P-Money. And then there’s Tommy Ill
To Doctor Who fans, this season’s finale is a big deal.
New Zealand’s beloved Shortland St turns 21 this month and to celebrate, we’re giving two fans the opportunity to interview the stars.
A video game, the first to be funded by NZ On Air, has been released by Auckland games developer InGame, to promote New Zealand music. NZ On Air spent $287,000 on the game
An Oscar-winning Kiwi costume designer has been asked to weave her magic at an internet billionaire’s fairytale wedding. Sean Parker, founder of file-sharing site Napster and later president of Facebook, has hired film costume designer Ngila Dickson to create an outfit for each guest at his US$10 million (NZ$11.8m) wedding in California in June
The producers of the cable TV miniseries on the Bible say internet chatter that their Satan character resembles President Barack Obama is “utter nonsense.” Mark Burnett and Roma Burnett said Monday the Moroccan actor who played Satan in the History channel series, Mehdi Ouzaani, has played Satanic characters in other Biblical programmes long before Obama was elected president. The connection got widespread attention after talk show host Glenn Beck last week tweeted: “Does Satan look EXACTLY like Obama Yes!” History said in a statement that the network has “the highest respect” for Obama, and that “it’s unfortunate that anyone made this false connection.” “Both Mark and I have nothing but respect and love our president, who is a fellow Christian,” said Downey, the Touched By an Angel actress who is married to Burnett.
San Rafael Smoking Ban: California City Bars Smoking In Duplexes, Condominiums And Other Multi-Family Homes Bans Smoking in Multi Family Homes A San Francisco suburb on Monday banned smoking in duplexes, condominiums and other multi-family homes, with city leaders saying they hoped to lead a wave of such regulations across California and ultimately the […]