Murray Burns vividly remembers the night in 1980 when then-prime minister Rob Muldoon attended a Mi-Sex gig in Wellington. At the time there was a bid to have tax taken off local products and it was argued that records by local artists should be included
OPINION: Where do you draw the line When does a publicity stunt in the name of entertainment cross over into a tacky, potentially offensive, classless act of ticket sales over tact Well for me, that line lies somewhere a long way before this line: a photo of an “unemployment queue” outside a job centre featuring Australia’s most recent former prime minister apparently waiting her turn, resume in hand, to sign up.
So often cast
So often cast
Cabinet Minister Maurice Williamson has missed out on his chance to appear on the American chat-show Ellen.
Pakuranga MP Maurice Williamson has been given the go-ahead to appear on the popular Ellen DeGeneres show after his speech in support of gay marriage made a him a hit on YouTube. Prime Minister John Key this morning joked about making Williamson his senior speech-writer
Landing a role in the modern Sherlock Holmes series Elementary was a chance to revisit childhood for Aidan Quinn. The Chicago-born actor, who plays Captain Tommy Gregson in the TV series, says he remembers reading Sherlock Holmes stories as a youngster
Australia has been described as “comfortably racist” by a reporter from the popular American satirical current affairs program The Daily Show. John Oliver, a long-serving presenter with the series, described the country as a “a coastal paradise surrounding a rocky hell” after filming here last week, reports Mumbrella website
Former Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon has lived up to his Johnny Rotten stage name, with a horror performance on an Australian TV show including misogynist comments and a Nazi salute. What started as a perfectly ordinary TV interview between the ageing rocker and the gang from Ten’s nightly news and entertainment panel show, The Project, quickly turned ugly.
Without for a second denigrating its excitingness and eerie atmospherics, the biggest mystery of Monday’s new Top of the Lake thriller is why it’s on UKTV.