Greymouth’s Jackie Thomas has been crowned the winner of the first season of The X Factor New Zealand. More than 6000 hopefuls had auditioned to be in the running to win the title, a record contract with Sony and a car.
Whitney Houston’s daughter has confirmed she’s engaged to her “adopted brother” while lashing out at critics. Bobbi Kristina Brown, the late singer’s daughter with former pop star Bobby Brown, was linked to Nick Gordon shortly after her mother’s February 2012 death
Right now, more than 100 detainees at the US naval base on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are engaged in a months-long hunger strike. Many are being involuntarily fed through nasogastric tubes, a practice that rapper and activist Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) is protesting in a new video.
Chris Brown’s vocal performance at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards has been panned by online critics. The 24-year-old singer took the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to debut his new single, Fine China
Joe Jonas insists he does not have a sex tape. The 23-year-old Jonas Brothers singer became ensnared in salacious gossip this week after reports emerged footage of the star and his Swiss model girlfriend making love leaked
Alycia Williamson-Smith and her family didn’t have anywhere else to turn. It had been days since a devastating tornado ravaged Joplin, Mo., home to her second cousin James Williamson
Roughly 270 million Americans do it several times a day: talk on a cell phone. Seems harmless.
Many large modern cemeteries store data on the identity of remains via computer and keep track of grave locations with the aid of satellites.
It’s not as if President Bashar al-Assad didn’t have time to go through a few revisions of his much anticipated, much delayed speech before he finally delivered it to Syria’s pliant parliamentarians on Wednesday. It fell well short of the expectations of many, but the MPs gushed over their 45-year-old leader, rising to their feet several times to cheer and chant “with our souls and with our blood we will sacrifice for you Bashar!” and “God, Syria, Bashar only!” At least a dozen stood to shout their support during his speech, or spout sycophantic poetry though some of the TV shots seemed to have been set up to capture these ostensibly spontaneous events before they happened.
The Japanese tsunami swept the Libyan civil war out of the news, just as the violence in Libya swept the far more consequential Egyptian revolution out of the news before it.