The sudden loss of loved ones and the consequences of such events are recurring themes in a just-published collection of short stories by Hamilton writer Elizabeth Cunnane. Titled After, the book will be launched tonight at Aesthete Gallery in Hamilton
Emma Roberts has been arrested for domestic violence, according to a new report. The 22-year-old actress was allegedly involved in a violent encounter with boyfriend Evan Peters in Montreal, Canada July 7.
Any autobiography that features a picture of the writer naked and riding a horse on the cover is bound to contain more than few juicy sex details. And former 90s MTV VJ Kennedy (yes, just one name) doesn’t disappoint on that front.
Tickets for the latest reincarnation of Fly My Pretties are going on sale today and we have a great prize for one lucky fan. The 20-date Homeland Tour, proudly presented by Stuff, kicks off on September 5 in Kaitaia and makes its way through the heartland to finish in Invercargill on October 2.
An intimate lesbian love story by French director Abdellatif Kechiche has won the top prize at the 2013 Cannes festival, ending 12 packed days of premieres, celebrity appearances, rain and dramatic jewelry thefts.
Radio DJ Dom Harvey has apologised after a tweet he published that appeared to make light of child molestation. In a tweet relating to last night’s episode of X Factor, when Grace Ikenasio was eliminated, Harvey wrote: “Poor Gracie! First molested in her own bed by uncle bully [sic]
OPINION: You don’t have to look far these days for tales of high-powered greed and corruption. So last night’s premiere episode of stylish action series Arrow (Wednesdays, 9.35pm, TV2) felt topical.
Author Stephenie Meyer is hoping her vampire fans will be willing to step into a new world and embrace aliens as the first film of her new book series, The Host, hits the big screens this week.
THE BITTER SEA Nina McSweeney (FMR) Don’t be fooled by the Massive Attack approach of the opening track on Nina McSweeney’s debut album. There’s a lot more depth and substance to the Kiwi songwriter, who has featured on the Concord Dawn tracks Easy Life and The River, than the sound-alike single Lost In Translation might suggest.
For Freda Kelly, secretary to the Beatles and head of the band’s fan club, work sometimes involved trailing the Fab Four to the barber shop, sweeping their locks from the floor and mailing strands of hair to adoring female fans. Kelly, one of the Beatles’ longest-serving employees, worked for the British band for more than a decade but had never shared her stories publicly until now.