Mandawuy Yunupingu, the former lead singer of Australian indigenous band Yothu Yindi and one of the country’s most famous Aborigines, has died, Australia’s prime minister said Monday. He was 56
STAR TREK – INTO DARKNESS (132 minutes) Directed by J.J. Abrams Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana Four years is a long time to wait for a movie sequel – the whole of the original Star Trek television series only ran for three years before cancellation in 1969 – but boy, oh boy, was it worth the wait
Zoologist, conservationist, diver, television presenter, singer, classical musician – is there anything Miranda Krestovnikoff can’t do “I can’t draw for toffee,” says the Coast presenter.
Talent shows haven’t lost their appeal. At least not for the hopefuls around the country
ORANGE SYRINGE Tom Morgan (Southbound) Nothing proves a singer-songwriter’s limitations more than being known for his time in a grunge band and writing great songs for a far prettier (and vocally talented) band. Tom Morgan’s past credits include Aussie slacksters Smudge and songwriting credits for The Lemonheads
Ballet dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko confessed last week to hiring the men who threw acid in the face of Bolshoi Ballet director Sergei Filin in January.
Irish wakes are good, sitting Shivah is O.K., jazz funerals are great, and ayatullah processions have their moments, but the people you really want to show up when you die are the gays. The Abbey, a gay bar in West Hollywood, is still mourning Elizabeth Taylor, who hung out there with her dog Daisy, drinking watermelon-and-apple martinis