Art prize judge Heather Galbraith was looking for a drawing with “an intensity and an energy that gripped the viewer and would not let you out of its clutches until you surrendered yourself to giving it time”. The one she chose is a piece of folded paper – for which Auckland artist Monique Jansen wins $20,000
With estimated earnings of US$75 million (NZ$95 million), Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. is Hollywood’s highest paid actor, ahead of Channing Tatum and Hugh Jackman, according to Forbes.com.
With Warhol: Immortal Te Papa is bringing the first major Warhol exhibition in some time to New Zealand. Many of the works included in the exhibition have never been seen in this part of the world before
X-Factor contestant Fletcher Mills has hit back at cyber bullies who have taken to his Facebook page to tell him he’s “ruining the show”. Since Mills was announced as the wild card winner – earning him a place back on the X-Factor show after being sent home – cyber trolls and bullies have bombarded his Facebook page with vitriol
Denmark’s Emmelie de Forest has won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with her ethno-inspired flute and drum tune Only Teardrops, despite tough competition from spectacular stage shows by performers from Azerbaijan and Ukraine. Juries and television viewers across Europe awarded the barefoot, hippie-chic 20-year-old for the catchy love song that is driven by her deep, Shakira-like voice
American actress Jeanne Cooper, who starred on the daytime television soap opera The Young and the Restless for four decades, has died, her son, actor Corbin Bernsen, said. Cooper was 84
Every year the New Zealand Comedy Trust hands out a yellow towel to the most promising comedian in the country. The Billy T Award is not only New Zealand’s most prestigious comedy award; it is also the only one.
With a cast of superheroes and villains, The Avengers beat out its competitors to become the big winner at the MTV Movie Awards. The action romp won three awards on Sunday (Monday, NZ time), including the top prize, movie of the year
After selling more than 20,000 tickets for her two Auckland shows in October, Rihanna has added one more date to her Diamonds World Tour. Additional to the sold out shows on October 6 and 7 the six-time Grammy-winner will now also perform on October 9 at Aucklands Vector Arena.