Ben Campbell’s nascent Christchurch creative co- operative Fledge is showing a bit of muscle. The former member of Zed and Atlas, who now channels his music into House of Mountain, is a mentor for the New Zealand Music Commission and a director of Fledge Records – and now he has found chart success with Jed and Hera’s debut album, Live At York St
Paula Deen should hope for more fans like Jennifer Everett of Tyler, Texas, who carried a shopping bag filled with US$53 worth of merchandise from the celebrity chef’s Georgia store on Thursday.
It’s amazing how some of the best television drama remains engrossing, despite the fact that the viewer doesn’t have the foggiest what’s actually going on for much of the time. Monday’s new SoHo spy drama Restless is opaque from start to finish, but in the crisp, elegant tradition of British espionage tales, the style carries us over the mystery of substance.
The X Factor’s claim to fame is discovering fresh talent, but some contestants are fresher than others. Christchurch boy band Moorhouse met with a talent scout from Sony last year but makers of the television talent show deny the meeting contradicts its rules.
Claims George Michael tried to commit suicide by throwing himself from a moving car have been blasted as “absurd”. The British singer was involved in an accident in the UK last week, when he fell from the Range Rover he was travelling in
British soprano Sarah Brightman plans to sing among the stars – literally. The classical soprano hailed for her role as Christine Daae in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s London production of Phantom of The Opera will be the first recording artist to make a trip into space, planned for 2015
OPINION: As a member of ‘Generation Y’, I dutifully tuned into X Factor New Zealand this weekend to watch the drama, the showcasing of NZ’s greatest talents, and the arrival of one of the world’s most talked about shows to the shores of Aotearoa. What I saw was something that was a disappointing indictment of how our culture apparently derives pleasure
Khloe Kardashian has slammed critics mocking her sister Kim’s pregnancy weight gain. The 28-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is outraged her sibling has been called fat by various celebrity media outlets.
STRANGER IN MY LAND Roger Knox (Southbound) He’s been described as the Black Elvis of Australia and is a regular of its iconic Tamworth country music festival and now, with the help of ex-Mekons frontman Jon Langford, Roger Knox finally realises a long-cherished dream.
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