“It’s non-stop at the OK Corral here,” enthuses Essie Davis in the few minutes she has spare to talk while shooting season two of the Australian smash-hit drama Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. So hectic has been her schedule that finding a time for a chat with the Tasmanian actress has proved to be a major challenge
Superstar Beyonce has added a second show to her New Zealand tour in October. She will now perform on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19 at Auckland’s Vector Arena.
Kristen Stewart is apparently “really hurt” by rumours Robert Pattinson is dating one of her friends. Last week the Twilight hunk was romantically linked to Riley Keough, the granddaughter of Elvis Presley
New Zealand born actor Russell Crowe has confirmed plans to make an overdue directorial debut with World War I drama The Water Diviner, after two previous efforts were scuppered by the media – but only if he can do it on his own terms. ”It was probably time [to direct] 10 years ago, but if you’re engaged in making movies as a career then you have to work within cycles that come up,” Crowe explains while promoting new film Man of Steel
The trailer for the second Hobbit movie has been released, giving the first good look at the dragon Smaug. Wellington-made The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be released on December 13
What’s a guy from Te Awamutu doing battling giant Nazi robot spiders and flying saucers 50,000 years in the future For air force pilot-turned-actor Jak Wyld, it was just another day on the job. Wyld stars in The 25th Reich, in which he plays one of a team of American GIs sent to the Australian outback in World War II who end up in the distant future.
A lot will happen in the tiny Australian tablelands town of Wee Waa next weekend when Daft Punk ”launch” their new album, Random Access Memories, at the Wee Waa Show. But, for now, we can confirm that Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, the French disco-meets-philosophy brains behind Daft Punk, are nowhere near country New South Wales as we speak
David Bowie’s latest music video featuring him as a Christ-like figure surrounded by women in skimpy outfits and priests in a bar has been slapped with an adult-only rating by video sharing website YouTube.
THE BITTER SEA Nina McSweeney (FMR) Don’t be fooled by the Massive Attack approach of the opening track on Nina McSweeney’s debut album. There’s a lot more depth and substance to the Kiwi songwriter, who has featured on the Concord Dawn tracks Easy Life and The River, than the sound-alike single Lost In Translation might suggest.
This week journalist Mihingarangi Forbes will start a new gig as presenter of Native Affairs, Maori Television’s flagship current affairs show. Forbes is an award-winning journalist who honed her skills with stints at TVNZ and TV3 (including seven years at Campbell Live) before joining Maori Television last year as a producer for Te Kaea, the channel’s daily news bulletin.