Saturday, 6 September 2014

Exhibit examines making of 'Gone With the Wind'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) While public debate raged over who should play Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With the Wind," producer David O. Selznick was trying to figure out how to get the movie past Hollywood's morality censors...


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Gaga, Pharrell turn up heat at Fashion Week

NEW YORK (AP) The weather never seems to cooperate with New York Fashion Week. In February it's freezing and icy, and in September it seems to get even hotter than the summer that just ended. On this steamy day in Manhattan, Prabal...


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Sweden's Roy Andersson wins Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion for 'A Pigeon Sat on a Branch'

VENICE, Italy (AP) Sweden's Roy Andersson wins Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion for 'A Pigeon Sat on a Branch'


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Singer Simone Battle found dead at LA-area home

LOS ANGELES (AP) Girl group singer Simone Battle has died.According to the Los Angeles County coroner's office, Battle was found dead in her West Hollywood home on Friday morning.Battle gained notoriety through performances on...


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Live in Levi's





































A few weeks ago, I visited New York with Levi’s for the launch of their new ‘Live in Levis’ campaign. After a day trip to Coney Island we sat down in the middle of Manhattan for their private Haim gig, entry ticket? Just wear your Levi’s! A cool trip to an even cooler city, makes me wish I was at NYFW this season! Oh well there is always next year.
















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Kids line up for Mozart with drugs, pole-dancers

School pupils are being sold cheap tickets to an opera featuring pole-dancing, simulated murder, drug-taking and rape.Hundreds of $10 tickets have been snapped up by school groups to see our national opera company perform one of...


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My Kitchen's (secret) Rules

The husband of one of the first to leave My Kitchen Rules New Zealand has lifted the lid on some kitchen secrets producers of the show don't want its viewers to see.On Tuesday night Tauranga-based friends June Lyall and Steph...


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Scott and Bailey actress Suranne Jones: 'I like to shock people'





SCOTT AND BAILEY are back to solve Manchester’s most gruesome murders. But dead bodies aren’t the only surprises in store for the crime-fighting duo, reveals Suranne Jones


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You asked, I answered... the bag you all loved on instagram





Yesterday I posted an image, or rather a shoefie, showcasing my latest edition to the shoe closet - the Boden Flat T-Bar Point. My inbox was flooded shortly there after asking for information on the beautiful leather bag in the picture. Seems no one could find it online. So, I promised a few I'd share a link and figured it would be easier to share with you all herewith. Killing a hundred birds with one stone, and what not. The bag is, in fact, the Lauren by Ralph Lauren belted satchel and it's new for autumn winter 2014. It's rolling in with a price tag of £355 and I'm here to tell you it is worth every penny and then some. I'm more or less obsessed and this beauty is going to take the real test as it accompanies me on the plane to New York for NYFW next week. I'll let you know how it goes. In the meantime, get thee to a Lauren by Ralph Lauren concession and check this beauty out for yourself.












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Short and sweet: The hottest fashion trends of the season





TURN heads with this season’s hottest trends


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Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt: 'It's horrible to think the person your married could lie





DOWNTON ABBEY'S Joanne Froggatt goes in search of the truth in a new BBC drama series


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Argentina says good-bye to rock star Cerati

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Hundreds of tearful fans crowded outside a Buenos Aires cemetery on Friday as close friends and relatives of Gustavo Cerati said their final good-bye to the Argentine rock star.Cerati, among Latin America's...


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Seductive Nahuatl opera to premiere in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (AP) Three young women surround a muscular, shirtless man, laughing, hugging and caressing his neck as he rocks his head back in pleasure.A dozen musicians pound out a furious rhythm with pre-Columbian traditional wooden...


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'Bernie' victim's family fights for voice in court

DALLAS (AP) Family members of the elderly woman killed by a mortician who inspired the movie "Bernie" are fighting to have their protests over his release heard inside a courtroom.Bernie Tiede's attorneys have opposed a request...


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Fun, spectacle at New York Fashion Week on day 2

NEW YORK (AP) New York Fashion Week kicked into high gear on its second day, with celebrities dotting audiences at the Lincoln Center tents and elsewhere in Manhattan.There was whimsy at Peter Som's Spring-Summer 2015 show, and...


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Giant spider strikes fear into those it meets

Arachnophobes, look away now. This may simply be a video of a dog in a spider outfit, but the man who created it made sure it was scary enough to make real people run for cover, which means the footage should be viewed with caution.Polish...


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Jason Wu's designs are inspired by 2 actress muses

NEW YORK (AP) Jason Wu says he was inspired by strong women for his Spring 2015 collection, and he had two in particular in mind: Actresses Charlotte Rampling and Diane Kruger."They have impeccable style," Wu says of the actresses,...


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Whatever happened to… The Bill's Jim Carver





MARK WINGETT on acting ambitions, career and family


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TV presenter Lorraine Kelly: 'I have the best job in the world'





LORRAINE KELLY is celebrating 30 incredible years in breakfast TV. She tells Saturday magazine why she’s here to stay…


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Actor Paddy Considine: 'I've had great feedbacks from my aunties'





PADDY CONSIDINE is back as the troubled Victorian detective


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Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games at the Palladium Review





MICHAEL FLATLEY'S Lord of the Dance is an ambitious dance spectacle that ends up trawling through clich├ęs and power ballads that will send you to sleep.


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Nick Cave: Sit down and write

Nick Cave is distracted. One of his twin sons requires his attention as he talks in his Brighton office."Just a second. ... Darling ..." gently calls the man whose songbook boasts one of highest body counts in rock history. "Can...


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Seductive Nahuatl opera to premiere in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (AP) Three young women surround a muscular, shirtless man, laughing, hugging and caressing his neck as he rocks his head back in pleasure.A dozen musicians pound out a furious rhythm with pre-Columbian traditional wooden...


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When the money man comes home

There's a term used in New York to describe a certain type of businessman: the $50 million man. It's a criticism, not a compliment, and denotes someone who, despite smarts and looks, hasn't rocketed into the realms of the super-rich...


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EXCLUSIVE: Why diet drinks can make you fatter





DIET drinks are a danger to health and actually ruin attempts to lose weight, according to new research.


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Car review: Audi's tried and trusted leads the way again





How do you solve a problem like the Audi TT?


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Christine Bleakley: 'I have nerve-wracking moments at work'





CHRISTINE BLEAKLEY, 35, shares her style tips


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Get set for autumn: The hottest make-up colour trends of the season





EILEEN LEAHY takes a look at the new season’s hot colours


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Rise and shine: Simple and nutritious breakfast recipes





START the day as you mean to go on, with a nutritious breakfast


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Blades of glory: How to grow ornamental grasses





ORNAMENTAL grasses can transform a garden, says Alan Titchmarsh


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Sir Roger Moore: 'I've read that I'm dead on several occasions'





SIR Roger Moore opens up about his colourful life in showbiz and his new book


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Property expert Sarah Beeny: 'My cooking is a bit lazy'





PROPERTY expert Sarah Beeny opens up about her weekends, lazy cooking and painful bedtimes.


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Friday, 5 September 2014

Threads of rich emotion

The dexterity of an artist's technique means the viewer can often be involved in the action of the moving hand as well as the unspoken thoughts that might underlie a painting.This is the special element of the work by Kathy Barber...


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NZ Opera's seductive Don Giovanni

Auckland opera audiences have become accustomed to having Verdi and Puccini presented through the eyes of female directors from across the Tasman. In 2012, Lindy Hume gave us Rigoletto while Kate Cherry was responsible for Madame...


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Don Giovanni: A villain admired and vilified

Goethe was outraged by the suggestion that Mozart merely composed Don Giovanni "as if it were a piece of cake or biscuits stirred together out of eggs, flour and sugar!"For this great German writer, Mozart's opera was "a spiritual...


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Greg Dixon: Poverty porn that tugs at the heartstrings

There is a sense of invasion of privacy, and that you shouldn't be watching it. But Benefits Street is weirdly uplifting television, too.Poverty is politics. But should it be entertainment? Actually make that, should it be take-the-phone-off-the-hook,...


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Movie review: Aunty and the Star People

A limited post-festival release should garner a deserved wider audience for this local documentary, which is as modest as its subject.The title's Aunty is Jean Watson, now 80, whose 1965 book, Stand in the Rain , which drew on...


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Stephanie Pratt is first housemate to leave CBB in double eviction





STEPHANIE Pratt became the first celebrity to leave the Big Brother house in tonight's double eviction.


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Gwyneth Paltrow converts to Judaism after her love split





FIRST it was Chris Martin but now Gwyneth Paltrow is said to be "consciously uncoupling" from Christianity in favour of Judaism.


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Bill Hader is still having the last laugh

Best known for his splendid sketches and impressions on Saturday Night Live , and character roles in films like Superbad , Pineapple Express and Tropic Thunder , Bill Hader told his manager four years ago that he'd like to do...


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Lotts of pressure...fans tip Pixie to win Strictly





THE heat is on for Pixie Lott who is tipped to win the 12th series of Strictly Come Dancing before it has even begun.


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Mary Berry's got the recipe for fashion





BAKING queen Mary Berry is cooking up a fresh career – as a fashion designer.


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Wish I Was Here: Braff of fresh air

Ten years ago, when people knew him only as that guy from Scrubs , Zach Braff made a movie virtually everyone loved, which then - a few years later - virtually everyone decided to hate. This was Garden State , an indie-soundtracked...


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Toronto Film Festival holds 'Bill Murray Day'

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Film Festival has turned its second day into a very welcome new holiday: "Bill Murray Day."So was dubbed Friday in Toronto, where three of Murray's classics "Stripes," ''Groundhog Day" and "Ghostbusters"...


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Jon Stewart, first-time filmmaker, is no joke

TORONTO (AP) On "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart has frequently made a punchline out of his movie career.When movie stars come on the show, Stewart often happily mocks his own film credentials, the ones largely from his days before...


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Garden Of The Week: Late summer colour at Arundel Castle





THERE is an explosion of flowers at Arundel Castle, where visitors can enjoy a masterclass in what to grow for late summer colour.


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