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January 22, 2018

Analysis: Tales of reinvention abound in Oscars race

NEW YORK (AP) — F. Scott Fitzgerald, who said there are no second acts in American lives, might have felt differently had he seen this year's Oscar race.In mid-November, there is much solidifying, scrapping and self-promotion to...

Truly bizarre Taylor Swift rumour finally confirmed

Truly bizarre Taylor Swift rumour finally confirmed

Former One Direction star Zayn Malik has seemingly confirmed one of the more bizarre rumours that's swirled around singing superstar Taylor Swift in recent years.Before the release of her most recent album, Reputation, last year,...

The Latest: Acosta case judge to announce decision Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on CNN and the White House (all times local):6 p.m.A District Court judge says he will announce Thursday whether to grant a restraining order to force the White House to return the press pass of reporter...

Get to know NZ Music Awards hosts Stan Walker and Kanoa Lloyd through music

Get to know NZ Music Awards hosts Stan Walker and Kanoa Lloyd through music

As the NZ Music Awards are on tonight, we wanted to help you get to know your hosts ahead of the big event. However, as Kanoa Lloyd is a primetime TV presenter and Stan Walker is one of the country's biggest pop stars, we figure...

Serhii Plokhy wins nonfiction book prize for Chernobyl story

LONDON (AP) — A book about the causes and consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster has won Britain's leading nonfiction literary award.Serhii Plokhy was awarded the 30,000-pound ($39,000) Baillie Gifford Prize at a ceremony...

Mana to be honored as Latin Grammys' Person of the Year

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mexican rock band Mana will be honored as the Latin Recording Academy's 2018 Person of the Year in a star-studded concert Wednesday, the eve of the Latin Grammy Awards ceremony.Lead vocalist Fher Olvera, drummer...

Lady Gaga surprises those at Red Cross evacuation shelter with pizza and coffee

Lady Gaga surprises those at Red Cross evacuation shelter with pizza and coffee

Thousands of California residents have been displaced due to raging wildfires this week and on Tuesday, Lady Gaga delivered pizza to one of the many Red Cross evacuation centres in Los Angeles. "Today is my favorite day of the year—it's...

Inside the New Zealand Music Awards' Battle of the Bands

Inside the New Zealand Music Awards' Battle of the Bands

Unknown Mortal Orchestra (Nominated for best: Album, Single, Group, Alternative Artist) Band members: Ruban Nielson, Kody Nielson, Jake Portrait, Thomas Hoganson Date formed: 2010 Biggest chart hit: A God Called...

Trailer for James Cameron's 'Alita: Battle Angel' drops

Trailer for James Cameron's 'Alita: Battle Angel' drops

Producer James Cameron has released a new trailer for his latest labour of love, a screen adaptation of beloved Japanese manga, Alita: Battle Angel.Cameron has been on the project for almost two decades, securing the rights after...

You haven't seen the last of Stan Lee — the cameos still to come

You haven't seen the last of Stan Lee — the cameos still to come

As fans of Stan Lee mourn his death this week, they can hang on to one thing on the horizon: Lee will continue to make pop-up appearances on screen.Lee relished making cameos in most Marvel-character films, and he told me two years...

Iowa Powerball winner gives $500K to veterans group

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman who shared a nearly $700 million Powerball lottery jackpot has donated $500,000 to a veterans group.Lerynne (lah-RINN) West announced on the Ellen DeGeneres Show broadcast Wednesday that she...

Former WWE star Punk's fight future could be in TV booth

CM Punk's next move in mixed martial arts is assuredly safer than stepping inside the cage.Punk, who made the ballyhooed move from WWE straight to UFC in 2014 , is set to turn in headlocks for a headset when he takes the microphone...

'Classics never die': Why you can't miss epic throwback festival ZM's Friday Jams Live

'Classics never die': Why you can't miss epic throwback festival ZM's Friday Jams Live

The bass is pounding through the walls, Naughty By Nature just walked past with their crew and I'm up on a chair, taping a tablecloth to a makeshift wall. Someone nicks a couple of giant pot plants from outside Usher's dressing...

Mexican writer Fernando del Paso dead at 83

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The widely honored Mexican novelist and poet Fernando del Paso has died at the age of 83.The University of Guadalajara said Del Paso died Wednesday, but did not give a cause of death. He had been director of the...

Girls creators team up for new comedy series, Camping

Girls creators team up for new comedy series, Camping

One of the biggest differences between British and American television comedy is that the former tends to feature characters that are less sympathetic. British comedy tradition allows for characters to behave more like people really...

Mrs. Oleson of 'Little House' Katherine MacGregor dead at 93

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katherine MacGregor, who played petty, gossiping mother Harriet Oleson on TV's "Little House on the Prairie," has died, a representative said Wednesday. She was 93.MacGregor died Tuesday at the Motion Picture...

House of Drag: TVNZ's 'evolutionary' new show

House of Drag: TVNZ's 'evolutionary' new show

As we walk up a driveway to a lavish, secluded mansion in Okura, I can imagine it as the location of a new season of The Bachelor ; with its gleaming surfaces and regal entranceway, the awkward introductions and quiet tension of...

SnapChat: Fern Sutherland

SnapChat: Fern Sutherland

My first job was … delivering the now defunct midweek paper in Taranaki. I think I was paid just over $5 after tax. I used my school bag along with a completely bespoke saddle bag Dad fashioned out of an old trailer tarp for my bike....

Movie review: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Movie review: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

The Crimes of Grindelwald is the second of five films to be released in J K Rowling's Wizarding World, a spinoff from the hugely successful Harry Potter series.For people like me, who have been dipping their toes into the world...

Fox News backs CNN against White House ban

Fox News backs CNN against White House ban

Fox News said Wednesday it would join rival CNN in its legal battle to restore the access of White House reporter Jim Acosta, maintaining that press credentials "should never be weaponised."Fox, which has often been praised by US...

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