People turn up in their hundreds to hear New Zealand writer Eleanor Catton speak. It takes some getting used to.
A woman found sleeping in a bedroom of an Atlanta-area home rented by pop star Justin Bieber told officers that she had come to the house for the singer’s birthday party and realized she was too late for it, according to a police report.
Neighbours of the four houses being used for The Block TV series in the North Shore suburb of Takapuna say the huge construction effort is affecting their daily lives and impinging on their privacy. Linda Haynes lives next door and says her biggest concern is that the council is letting the production company break “all sorts of rules” to allow the show to go ahead
On the eve of finding out who will win the latest X Factor, new insights into how tightly scripted the reality show really is have come to light.
Get ready for more stage versions of your favourite movies – 20th Century Fox has formed a new joint venture to turn the studio’s vast arsenal of films into musicals.
Music producer Pharrell Williams has filed a lawsuit asking a US court to rule he has not violated any trademark that Black Eyed Peas rapper will.i.am owns for the phrase I AM. The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan federal court, said that will.i.am, whose real name is William Adams, has repeatedly sent letters to Williams demanding he stop using versions of the phrase I AM on a website founded by Williams, iamother.com.
People have one of two reactions to the music of French pianist Richard Clayderman – they love it or hate it. For every person who finds his instrumentals hard to distinguish from anonymous elevator music and too populist to be considered classical, there’s the legion of fans who have bought 75 million of his albums.
“There are old pilots and bold pilots, but no old, bold pilots.” It may be one of the most well-worn of aviator adages, but 54-year-old television producer James Heyward has seen enough to know that it’s also one of the truest.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has ceased production of its iconic children’s television program, Bananas in Pyjamas.
Arizona restaurateur Amy Bouzaglo became an instant internet celebrity last month after demonstrating an impressively short temper on a reality TV show that helps reform struggling businesses. The episode of Kitchen Nightmares drew more than a million viewers on YouTube, and Bouzaglo’s vitriolic rants became popular fodder on Twitter and Facebook.