There’s something odd, possibly even uncomfortable, about seeing former child stars all grown up and sexing it up for the cameras. Mackenzie Rosman, who played little Ruthie in 7th Heaven, has decided at the age of 23 that it’s high time she stripped down to her bra and pants for Maxim magazine in the US.
Tickets for Beyonce’s three shows in Auckland in October have sold out in 15 minute this morning.
Celebrity chef Paula Deen, who lost book deals, contracts and her television cooking show on The Food Network after she admitted using a racial slur, is set to be a comic book star of female empowerment, a publisher said. Bluewater Productions, which publishes a series of female celebrity-driven comic books, said the biography comic book called Female Force: Paula Deen will be released in October and include Deen’s fall from grace.
OPINION: With all the hoopla and listicles outlining the so-called wackiness her baby daddy spouted in his New York Times interview last week, comparatively little has been made of Kim Kardashian’s own public outpouring (and we’re not talking about her birthing fluids – Mazel Tov!). A week before Kim gave birth to her and Kanye West’s child – almost a month earlier than scheduled (you’re welcome, gossip rags!) – she tweeted a series of distressing tales of paparazzi subterfuge, claiming when she denied them pictures of her, “they threatened my life & said if I continue to block shots then they will make my world dangerous to live in! How dare they threaten my life & my unborn child! This has gotten way out of control!” “For years I’ve always been so gracious,” she continued, “Let me enjoy this last month of pregnancy please without threats & being scared to leave my home due to what dangerous thing they just threatened to do to me.” What is clearly a cry for safety and privacy, though, will surely fall on deaf ears.
Former child star Amanda Bynes is on the best way to overtake Lindsay Lohan as the reigning queen of bizarre public behaviour. This weekend investigators were looking into allegations made by Bynes that New York Police Department officers sexually assaulted her when she was charged with heaving a marijuana bong out the window of her 36th-floor Manhattan apartment.
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]
Sam Wills, the Boy With Tape On His Face, unleashed every last adult’s inner child in Wellington’s Opera House in his latest routine, labelled More Tape.
Dance guru Cris Judd will be juggling fatherhood commitments as well as critiquing Kiwi talent when he heads to Aotearoa as part of the New Zealand’s Got Talent judging panel.
UKTV’s Top of the Lake managed to end with both a bang and a whimper – the whimper being from viewers who had finally managed to persuade themselves that Al the policeman (David Wenham) was a good guy after all. It turned out that he was unimaginably worse than the series’ ostensible villains, the brutal alcoholic drug lord and suspected child-rapist and his pitbull sons
You can read Oscar Kightley’s official biography on the NZ On Screen website, but his story’s also written in tattoos. He was born Vai Osa To’elau Mase in September, 1969 in Apia, Samoa (“Samoa” on his right arm; coconut trees and the five stars of the Samoan flag on his left arm)