The Rolling Stones have indefinitely postponed their concert in Auckland, set for 5 April, after the girlfriend of frontman Mick Jagger was found dead in New York. The group posted the news on their Facebook page this morning: “The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry and disappointed to announce the postponement of the rest of their 14 ON FIRE tour of Australia and New Zealand following the death of L’Wren Scott.” The group has asked ticketholders keep their tickets until further notice.
After a string of hit movies and rave reviews for hosting this year’s MTV Movie Awards, actress Rebel Wilson knew she was in demand, but she didn’t know she was wanted. Based in Los Angeles, Wilson was surprised recently to receive a text message from Packed to the Rafters star Hugh Sheridan saying the police were looking for her
Paramedics were dispatched to Paris Jackson’s home on a report that the 15-year-old had taken 20 Motrin pills and cut herself with a kitchen knife, audio of an emergency dispatch shows. The Los Angeles County Fire Department released audio of a call describing the need for paramedics between one of its dispatchers and a sheriff’s department dispatcher who was relaying information from the home.
REDEEMER Dean Blunt (Southbound) Listening to Dean Blunt is like watching the cloud patterns on a typical Auckland day.
It’s a simple formula to give the women of New Zealand what they want – weddings and divorces. That is at least what the gossip mags would have you believe this week anyway.
The buzz at Pivot25, a conference for mobile-phone software developers and investors held this June, is all about the future of money. Ben Lyon, the 24-year-old business-development VP of Kopo Kopo, wants $250,000 to produce his app for shops to process payments made by text message.
Holiday cards, like fruitcakes and other expressions of the season, say something about the senders. For politicians and celebrities with delicate images to guard, choosing one poses special challenges
Konstantinos Sourmelis, a 56-year-old technician for OSE, Greece’s state-owned railway, marched to central Athens on Wednesday to send parliament a simple message: Stop selling out the country. Like the thousands of other demonstrators who protested in the country’s latest general strike, Sourmelis accuses the government of scapegoating OSE and public utilities as part of its proposed privatization plan, the next in a string of attempts to raise the billions that Greece owes foreign creditors
“Cardboard.” That word, a description of a Domino’s pizza product, written by an unhappy consumer, flashed across the screen. Another called it “mass produced, boring, bland.” Yet another added this dagger: “Microwave pizza is far superior.” These words did not appear on a message board manned by angry Domino’s consumers, as you might expect.
Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept.