More than 6000 hopefuls have tried out for the X Factor in a 27-town pre-audition marathon, and yesterday we saw the final five. That’s a fact .
Radio New Zealand chief executive Peter Cavanagh is to quit the state broadcaster next Friday, five months before the end of his contract, but he will not receive a “golden handshake”. In a statement the RNZ board said it had reached a mutual agreement with Cavanagh for him to leave early.
Veteran nature show presenter David Attenborough has had emergency heart surgery in London to insert a pacemaker, forcing him to cancel a sell-out tour of Australia next week.
Britain’s public broadcaster came under fire on Friday for compromising over the song Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead that was sent flying up the UK charts by a campaign to celebrate former prime minister Margaret Thatcher’s death. The song from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz is vying for the No 1 slot in the UK’s weekly list of the top 40 best-selling singles that are usually played in full on a BBC Radio 1 chart show on Sunday
“What do you think about before you go on a raid?” the slim, beautiful wife asks the handsome Mexican federal police officer after he’s just busted 23 tons of cocaine. “That they don’t kill me,” the dashing federal replies as emotional music kicks in
Disgraced former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori pleaded guilty to charges of illegal wiretapping and embezzling government money to bribe politicians and journalists to support his 2000 re-election campaign, the official Andina news agency reported.
On a recent flight I sat next to a businessman who told me that, even at that young age, his children were exhibiting very different personalities. Monday’s criminal trial was the fourth and final that Fujimori faced since being extradited to Peru from Chile in 2007.
A hoax video purporting to show Michael Jackson hopping out of a coroner’s van alive was produced by a German television station as an experiment, the broadcaster told CNN Monday. It was made to show how easy it is to spread rumors online, said Heike Schultz, a spokeswoman for RTL, the leading private broadcaster in Germany.