British comedian Mel Smith, who became a household name for a series of television sketch shows in the 1970s and 80s which colleagues said had inspired a generation of comics, has died of a heart attack, his agent said overnight (NZ time). Smith, who died yesterday (NZ time) aged 60, found fame starring in hugely popular shows Not The Nine O’clock News and Alas Smith and Jones and went on to direct the films Bean and The Tall Guy.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are apparently “done”. Rumours have been rife that the young couple’s engagement is on the rocks and it’s even been claimed Liam cheated on his fianc
TV3 has launched its new current affairs show Third Degree with Guyon Espiner and Duncan Garner at the helm. James Croot subjects Espiner to a wide-ranging grilling
Let’s say you want to take an early-summer break from the weekly onslaught of action pictures and want to trade up in quality to an art-house film. Which actors would attract you
As police investigate the motive behind the latest suicide bombing in Indonesia, the country is once again facing the specter of another wave of attacks by extremists.
Like a dried-apple doll’s, Carmela’s 99-year-old wrinkled smile was sweet but a little spooky.
You wanted to believe her. She made you believe
Danny Scott of Lutcher, Louisiana, said he’s thrilled about the new vehicle he purchased through the Cash for Clunkers program, but watch how you talk about his baby, the 1991 Ford F-150 he had to give up. “I told them [the salespeople] don’t call it a clunker,” Scott said of the maroon and red truck he had for almost 20 years.
"This is ground control to Major Tom," sang David Bowie about a fictional astronaut lost in orbit in 1969. Now, 40 years later Bowie’s son Duncan Jones has released his own space oddity.
South Africa snatched a 2-0 series victory against the British and Irish Lions after winning a thrilling second Test 28-25 in Pretoria on Saturday. Replacement Morne Steyn kicked the winning penalty from near the halfway line at the high-altitude at Loftus Versfeld Stadium to give the world champions an unlikely come-from-behind victory.