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Lorde is the anti-Miley Cyrus

October 1, 2013 iwishart 0

Why Lorde is the anti-Miley Cyrus By Glenn Gamboa Newsday (MCT) NEW YORK _ Oh, Lorde! In an age where every twerk seems calculated and every hit single seems to be the product of a […]

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Humour: Have a last laugh for 2011

December 31, 2011 iwishart 0

What happens when you have: 1) nothing to do 2) a sharp knife 3) a large lime 4) a patient cat 5) too much tequila 6) and it’s football season? Scroll on down

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OPINION: A politically-correct Narnia?

September 29, 2011 iwishart 0

A politically correct Narnia By Hal G. P. Colebatch Political correctness has now raised its head is what one would have thought a stronghold of traditional Christianity – the work of C. S. Lewis. To […]

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Lindsay Lohan fails latest drug test

September 19, 2010 MelW 0

By Chris Melzer and Niels C Sorrells New York (dpa) – Troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan, 24, announced on her Twitter account Saturday that she had failed her latest drug test and was prepared to appear […]

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Woman charged with attacking Leonardo Dicaprio

August 27, 2010 MelW 0

By Richard Winton      LOS ANGELES _ A woman who attacked actor Leonardo DiCaprio with a broken beer bottle was ordered to stand trial Thursday.      Aretha Wilson, 40, is accused of attacking DiCaprio with […]

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Man with two knives pounds on Paris Hilton’s door

August 25, 2010 MelW 0

By Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton      LOS ANGELES _ A man with two knives pounded on the door of Paris Hilton’s home Tuesday morning, according Los Angeles Police Department sources.      The incident occurred […]

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American Idol in disarray

July 31, 2010 MelW 0

By Scott Collins and Joe Flint Los Angeles Times (MCT)                 LOS ANGELES _ Amid a storm of personnel and producing changes, “American Idol” has been thrown into chaos, with the fate of the nation’s […]

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Feb 05 issue

MOVIES: Feb 05

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

“DOOR” BORES, SEX SELLS Great acting belies the controversy over “Kinsey”, while Kim Basinger’s latest is just plain creepy. Door In The Floor Released: February 3, 2005 Rated: M 2 stars Sure, Door In The […]

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MUSIC: Nov 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

GET HEP! An old dog learns new tricks. Plus: deep in the heart of Texas (and England) Paul Anka ‘Rock Swings’, Verve 3 stars Paul Anka is another pop cat seeking new life in jazz. […]

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MOVIES: Nov 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

MOB RULES Skip the fairy tales this month – the best flicks on offer this summer are all about nitty-gritty reality Inside Deep Throat Released: Nov 10, 2005 Rated: R 5 stars Deep Throat cost […]

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DVDs: Nov 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

WATCH AND LEARN James Fletcher on all the latest options for the small-screen cinema Death of a Beatle – Collector’s Edition DVD 4 stars On December 8 this year it will have been 25 years […]

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MUSIC: Dec 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

HIT AND MISSY Elliott’s latest fails to impress. Plus: soul survivors, and a moving tribute to Sublime Missy Elliott “The Cookbook”, Goldmind/Atlantic 2 stars Missy Elliott has a remarkably consistent track record of combining stylistic […]

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MOVIES: Dec 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

MORE LIKE PURGATORY Reece Witherspoon’s latest fails to thrill, while Russian Dolls is more than just kid stuff Russian Dolls Release: December, 2005 Rated: M French with English sub-titles 3 stars Russian Dolls is a […]

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DVDs: Dec 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

RINGS AND THINGS James Fletcher has two good reasons to stay home on a hot summer night Submariners: The Complete Series 4 stars During the 1980s the Australian government took the dramatic step of constructing […]

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DVDs: Mar 05

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

ALISTAIR COOKE’S AMERICA PG, 663 Minutes We have had the book of Alistair Cooke’s America sitting in our living room shelf for as long as I can remember. Its dust jacket is faded and torn […]

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April 05

MUSIC: Apr 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

BROTHERS GRIM Chemical Brothers’ new dance album starts out slow, plus, it’s a spice world – we’re still living in it Emma Bunton “Free Me”, 19 2 stars Does the world really need a new […]

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DVDs: Sep 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

WAR STORIES James Fletcher reports on the latest home-viewing offerings A Loving Father Rated: M 4 stars Director Jacob Berger, son of well known English writer John Berger, isn’t a man afraid of presenting himself […]

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MUSIC: Mar 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

BAD SEEDS, GOOD TUNES Also: Seven CDs of suave swing, and what happens when career changes go bad Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds “Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus”, Anti 3 stars With his deep, […]

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MUSIC: June 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

NOT-SO-FRESH PRINCE $20 million still can’t buy Will Smith respect, but Tracey Thorn’s remixes more than satisfy Will Smith ‘Lost and Found’, Interscope 2 stars On his ninth CD, Will Smith takes on the intersection […]

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April 05

MOVIES: Apr 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

CHILI PALMER’S COOL But two other offerings this month prove that heroin and histrionic overacting aren’t Be Cool Release: March 10, 2005 Rated: PG 4 stars I hate sequels.” That’s John Travolta’s first line in […]

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MOVIES: June 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

SAME OLD SCHTICK Woody Allen’s routine is growing old, but Samuel L. Jackson’s still got it Melinda and Melinda Released: May 26, 2005 Rated: M 2 stars I just don’t get the fuss over Woody […]

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MUSIC: July 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

VAN’S STILL THE MAN The grumpy Irishman brawls with mediocrity – and wins – while Nash and Stigers show where jazz is headed Van Morrison ‘Magic Time’, Geffen 3 stars After four decades of peerless […]

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MOVIES: July 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

MOB RULES Also: DreamWorks’ latest fails to excite, and don’t expect a rush of copycat oyster farming flicks any time soon Layer Cake Released: July 14, 2005 Rated: MA 4 stars Boy, is the cast […]

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DVD & Movies

DVDs: Feb 05

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

BEFORE SUNSET, M, 77 Minutes What if you had a second chance with the one that got away? This is the tagline of this film, the sequel to the 1995 cult hit Before Sunrise. In […]

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MUSIC: Sep 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

VISIONS OF EMBARGOES Ed Bark is stuck inside a screening room with the can’t-talk-about-this-movie blues again BEVERLY HILLS, California – Now you see him, or else you don’t. The secretive society known as Bob Dylan […]

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Australian edition

MOVIES: Sep 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

KUNG FU FIGHTING There’s nothing frightening about a bizarre new martial arts flick. Plus: professional skaters and other kids with too much money Kung Fu Hustle Release: July 2, 2005 Rated: R 5 stars I […]

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MUSIC: May 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

MILD SURF(ER) Also: Thievery Corporation steals the show, and Waylon Jennings’ son is on-target Jack Johnson ‘In Between Dreams’, Brushfire/Universal 2 stars Woody Allen once likened being mellow to a process of ripening, then rotting. […]

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MOVIES: Mar 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

“FAMILY DOCTOR” NO CURE Taxpayer dollars are wasted on another dud Aussie flick,but Aviator soars and Daggers slices The Illustrated Family Doctor Released: March 03, 2005 Rated: MA 1 star The Australian film industry continues […]

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MOVIES: May 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

CRASH IS NO TRAINWRECK Also: Nicole Kidman’s latest is not what you think it’s about, and Australia (finally!) produces a decent movie Crash Released: April 28, 2005 Rated: PG 4 ½ stars I’m not racist, […]