The astounding reach of Beyonce’s cultural impact is illustrated by a Saturday Night Live bit where first lady wanna-be Ann Romney (played by Kate McKinnon), blurts that she’d kill her equestrian-competition horse to meet Beyonce. “I wouldn’t have pictured you as a Beyonce fan,” says Weekend Update host Seth Myers
The 39-year-old man who tried to use the power of the internet to help him sniff Taylor Swift’s hair has set his sights on pop singer Selena Gomez. The competition by Boston radio station, Kiss 108, designed to find Swift’s biggest fan by getting friends of competitors to vote for them, was cancelled after Charles Z took first place on the leaderboard.
BE Beady Eye (Sony) After the ill-conceived Different Gear, Still Speeding that was Beady Eye’s debut, Liam Gallagher has finally found his wings post Oasis. And boy does he soar on an album that’s as sonically adventurous as it is full of sneering, snappy and sharp Brit rockers such as Flick Of The Finger, Second Bite of The Apple and Soon Come Tomorrow.
Tonight the cast of White Lies joined politicians and locals from the Urewera mountains on the red carpet for the opening of the film in Auckland. Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples and novelist Witi Ihimaera mingled with the stars of the small screen at the opening at
Polishing off a cup of wonton soup, singer Ozzy Osbourne is relating how paparazzi mobbed him as he left high-end organic grocer Bristol Farms.
Kim Kardashian is expected to finally reveal the sex of her unborn child on television. The 32-year-old reality star is reportedly due to give birth to her and rapper Kanye West’s first baby in July.
The National’s Matt Berninger talks to VICKI ANDERSON about their new album and a documentary about life on the road with the band made by his heavy-metal loving brother. Matt Berninger, lead singer of acclaimed Brooklyn indie rock band The National, apologises that he has just abandoned a family dinner and is standing outside on a street somewhere in lower Manhattan
When Jack Black was in Wellington in 2004 for Sir Peter Jackson’s King Kong, it was the perfect opportunity to interview him and Tenacious D cohort Kyle Gass, when they announced they would play in the capital that year. The tricky bit was that Gass was in California then, while Black had been in Wellington for weeks and the two could only be interviewed about Tenacious D while together.
It’s strange to think that watching a magician die could plant a seed so strong it would see 4-year-old Dan Sperry grow up to be the infamous Anti-conjuror. Yet, that’s how it happened.