CLAWHAMMER Bannerman (Rhythmthod) Three albums into a solo career under the guise of Bannerman, but better known to his mum and friends as Richie Setford, one of New Zealand’s most invigorating and satisfying artists has produced an album that you want to righteously declare belongs in every music collection. Clawhammer features an eclectic cast of characters including Hollie Fullbrook and Alice Crowe and right from the get-go on Another Light lyrics – “these are uncertain times, I have left my courage behind” – that leave you gasping for air.
Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi have settled on a speedy divorce in a bid to keep their dirty laundry from being aired in public. According to the Daily Mail, documents were lodged with the High Court last week after the couple – estimated to be worth
The ultimate hero in Titanic, a real life model-loving lothario, and now set to be a space astronaut – Leonardo DiCaprio is the man who embodies every boyhood fantasy. A trip sitting next to DiCaprio on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space flight went for $US1.5 million (NZ$1.85 million) at amfAR’s annual gala and auction at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival
Justin Bieber has visited the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, and the museum says the Canadian pop star wrote in the guestbook that he hoped Frank “would have been a Belieber” if she had lived. Museum spokeswoman Maatje Mostart confirmed Sunday that Bieber visited on Friday evening (Saturday NZT)
Angelina Jolie has opened an all-girls school in Afghanistan. The Hollywood actress-turned-humanitarian funded the opening of a primary school in a village just outside of Kabul where refugees are rebuilding after the collapse of the Taliban regime, E! News reported.
Highly rated James Bond movie Skyfall is being released on DVD next week.
LIECHTENSTEIN They reign over a mere sliver of a state, but their fortune is decidedly big league. The Liechtenstein familys wealth, which predates their purchase of the principality that bears their name, was once concentrated in vast land holdings in the Holy Roman Empire.
Before China’s dairy industry imploded in a swirl of tainted products, milk was a cash cow.
THE 1960s reverberated to rock.
France’s investigating magistrates have been a central pillar of the country’s Napoleonic justice system for over 200 years. Acting as independent, neutral investigators into crimes, they collect evidence that is then used by justice officials to either try or dismiss a case.