J.K. Rowling says her crime-writing alter ego Robert Galbraith had respectable sales and two TV adaptation offers before he was exposed as a pseudonym for the Harry Potter novelist, and she wishes she could have kept her identity secret a little longer.
Dominic Bowden, host of The X Factor NZ, knows exactly what it takes to make the show a success. “If we haven’t got the talent, people will switch off,” he says
The pressure is on Will Smith. His new film, After Earth, has crashed in the US, breaking his box office winning streak
Prosecutors say a heavy metal singer slipped an envelope containing US$1,000 in cash to an undercover agent with detailed instructions on how to kill his estranged wife. The disclosure came in a San Diego-area courtroom on Thursday after 32-year-old Tim Lambesis pleaded not guilty to solicitation of murder
Even rock stars have their tourist moments – and Robert Plant couldn’t resist stopping to take a photo of the cardboard cutouts in the window of Wellington record store Slow Boat Records this afternoon. The English musician and former Led Zeppelin frontman stopped in at the Cuba St record store ahead of his show tonight with his band the Sensational Space Shifters.
There is no god but God, and Muhammad is the Messenger of God.” That confession of faith, the shahada, is professed by all Muslims, be they the 700 million Sunnis who dominate the Islamic world from Morocco to Indonesia or the 90 million Shi’ites who rule Iran and form majorities in Lebanon, Bahrain and Iraq. To the shahada, however, the Shi’ites add, “And Ali is the Friend of God.” Those additional words in praise of Ali, whom the Shi’ites passionately claim is Muhammad’s true successor, epitomize the complex and often bloody feud between Islam’s two branches.
They’re in the toys children play with, on the foods they eat and in the air they breathe. Each year, about 27 trillion lb
The aftershocks of last week’s overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak continued to reverberate Monday, not only in Egypt but all the way across the Middle East to Iran.
Today was not a good Friday for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Across Syria, tens of thousands of people once again streamed into the streets
The Army says it was a crime.