One of the Australian radio announcers at the centre of the disastrous royal baby prank saga last year has won a national competition to discover the station’s “next top jock”, sparking outrage. Michael Christian, who six months ago was under fire for his role in the prank call to a London hospital that led to the suicide of a nurse caring for the Duchess of Cambridge, was on Tuesday given the award by his bosses at Southern Cross Austereo
Christchurch songbird Hayley Westenra is set to sing a lullaby for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s first child. Westenra’s new album, Hushabye, features a tune, Sleep On, which has been penned for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby, expected in July
Rapper Jay-Z, Pakistan teenager Mulala Yousufzai, Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and SpaceX founder Elon Musk have been named among Time magazine’s most influential people in the world. US President Barack Obama got his eighth entry on the annual list of the 100 top global titans, leaders, artists, pioneers and icons, along with his wife Michelle, newly installed Pope Francis, British royal Kate Middleton, Beyonce, Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun and basketball player LeBron James
There are several things you don’t expect to hear at a funeral, especially at the funeral of Margaret Thatcher. “This event is in desperate need of a Pippa Middleton” would be one of them
A new D H Lawrence manuscript has been discovered among a literary goldmine of Katherine Mansfield work acquired by Wellington’s Alexander Turnbull Library. The 185-word piece is published for the first time today, in Britain’s Times Literary Supplement.
The soul singer Joss Stone says she was at home the day two men were arrested nearby and then charged with plotting to rob and decapitate her. The suspects, Junior Bradshaw and Kevin Liverpool, were arrested in June 2011, close to the singer’s house after suspicious neighbours reported them to police.
A regal slip of the tongue may have let the cat out of the bag about the sex of the latest royal-to-be. While working a crowd of thousands in the northern English town of Grimsby, the
Kate Middleton seems like a nice girl from a solid middle-class background. She’s jolly sensible and keeps her mouth shut, and as far as we can tell, Prince William has found a keeper