Hey Dad! star Robert Hughes will stand trial next year to fight allegations he sexually assaulted five girls.
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To have a bit of a laugh in the office during the International Comedy Festival we have asked comedians to tell us their favourite joke and tell us a bit about themselves.
Greg Johnson has been cooking up a feast. The Santa Monica-based Kiwi songwriter kicked off his Table For Six Tour in Auckland on Friday with six of his favourite musicians – Jan Hellriegel, Ben King, Lisa Crawley, Kurt Shanks, Wayne Bell and Mark Hughes.
Many an upper-class, conservative Negro, embracing the doctrine that the white man is superior to the black, accepts Nordic standards, regrets his dusky hue, shapes his life toward proving that his soul, at least, is white or near-white.
John Hughes, the producer, writer and director whose 1980s films such as "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club" and "Some Kind of Wonderful" offered a sharp-eyed look at teenagers and their social habits, has died, according to a statement from his representative. He was 59. Hughes died of a heart attack while taking a morning walk in Manhattan, according to the statement.
African striker Emmanuel Adebayor has become the latest big-money acquisition by English Premier League club Manchester City. The Togo international has joined from Arsenal on a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee, widely reported to be worth $41 million
North Korea is demonstrating an unwillingness to resume negotiations on its nuclear activities, the British ambassador to the country said Friday.
The family history of poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath took another tragic turn Monday when it was revealed that their son had committed suicide after battling depression. Nicholas Hughes, whose mother gassed herself in 1963 at her London home while her two children slept in the next room, hanged himself at his home in Alaska, his sister Frieda told The Times newspaper. Hughes, 47, was unmarried with no children of his own and had until recently been a marine biologist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks
Acts of kindness will help pull the nation through its economic crisis, according to the woman who came to the rescue of a homeless Floridian who publicly appealed to President Obama. Chene Thompson, the wife of state Rep. Nicholas Thompson, R-Fort Myers, is letting Henrietta Hughes and her son stay in a house she owns in nearby La Belle rent free until they get back on their feet.