Fri, 25 Jan 2019 01:05:10 +1200
Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' staying put in Amsterdam museum
AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam says that a "full body scan" carried out on its version of the Dutch master's iconic "Sunflowers" has shown the painting is in "stable but vulnerable" condition and not fit to travel.The...
Fri, 25 Jan 2019 00:00:07 +1200
Diana Athill, literary editor and writer, dies at 101
LONDON (AP) — Diana Athill, a writer and editor who honed the work of novelists including John Updike and Margaret Atwood before finding late-life fame as a memoirist, has died, her publisher said Thursday. She was 101.Publisher...
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 20:45:07 +1200
AP PHOTOS: Camels wrestle in traditional Turkish event
SELCUK, Turkey (AP) — Braveheart, Crazy Hasan, The Conqueror and Black Diamond were among the furry, hump-backed contestants in this year's annual sporting showdown in Turkey: camel wrestling.Thousands of spectators gathered in...
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 19:22:08 +1200
Baby Shark is coming to Netflix
If you're sick of the Baby Shark song, we have some really bad news for you.Baby Shark is not only not disappearing off your screen any time soon, it's actually only going to get bigger this year.Pinkfong, the team behind the...
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 16:28:00 +1200
Weinstein hires pack of new lawyers for NY rape case
Harvey Weinstein has unveiled a new legal team brimming with star power to defend him at his upcoming New York rape and sexual assault trial.Weinstein's four new lawyers all have experience defending high-profile clients, including...
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 16:00:00 +1200
Album review: Deerhunter, Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?
If you're not paying attention it's easy to miss how bleak this album, Deerhunter's eighth, is. The music's fairly relaxed and often wafts past on a cheery breeze of harpsichords and earworms. Songs about real life political assassinations...
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 15:35:05 +1200
Singaporean actor Aloysius Pang dies from military injuries
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Singaporean actor Aloysius Pang died Thursday from injuries he sustained during a military training exercise in New Zealand. He was 28.Pang was injured in his chest and abdomen when the gun barrel...
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 15:25:00 +1200
Bryan Singer sex allegations: Unravelling of Hollywood's $3 billion man
Bohemian Rhapsody director Bryan Singer today faces a raft of new sexual assault allegations, many of them concerning underage boys, after an explosive in-depth investigation published by The Atlantic.The article lifts the lid on...
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 15:05:00 +1200
Azealia Banks' anti-Irish rant: 'Don't you have a famine to go die in?'
Azealia Banks has called Irish people "inbred leprechauns" in a new social media rant.The controversial star also made light of the Potato Famine - which led to the deaths of around a million people - in her latest tirade on Instagram.Azealia,...
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 14:59:47 +1200
New season of Aaron Korsh-created television series 'Suits' will be its last
Fans of the television series Suits will be happy to hear that it's renewing for a ninth season, however will be disappointed to learn that it will be their last.The announcement from USA Network comes ahead of the premiere of...
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 14:00:00 +1200
Streaming Guide: Grand Tour, 20 Years on Death Row, Camping and Black Earth Rising
The Grand Tour (Amazon Prime) The Grand Tour is back with its third and final season before its hosts call it a day - well, kind of. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are said to be hanging up their television hats...
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 13:52:41 +1200
'Godfather' of contemporary New Zealand dance Douglas Wright's 'treasure trove' of artworks up for auction in Auckland
He was known as the godfather of contemporary New Zealand dance - a genius who should never have been "exiled" at the end of the earth, according to ballet great Rudolph Nureyev. When choreographer and dancer Douglas Wright, 62,...
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 13:50:10 +1200
Tributes flow for Singaporean actor who died in NZ
Singaporean actor Aloysius Pang has died following an accident during a military training exercise in New Zealand, the Singaporean Ministry of Defence says.The 28-year-old actor, also known as Pang Wei Chong, was taking part in...
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 13:25:08 +1200
BlocBoy JB sues video game 'Fortnite' over 'Shoot' dance
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper BlocBoy JB has become the latest to sue "Fortnite," saying the popular video game is using his "Shoot" dance without permission or compensation.The Memphis, Tennessee-based rapper, real name James Baker,...
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 13:00:00 +1200
Movie review: Green Book
One half of the Farrelly directing duo, Peter Farrelly, has departed from the couple's proclivity for comedy to deliver a heartfelt account of an unlikely friendship in the face of racial adversity.Taking its title from a guidebook...