Browse Month: November 2016

Prince William supports brother’s privacy request

Contradicting reports Prince William was unhappy with his brother’s statement asking for restraint in media coverage of his relationship with Meghan Markle, the royal has now come out in support. “The Duke of Cambridge absolutely understands the situation concerning privacy and supports the need for Prince Harry to support those closest to him,” the Kensington Palace statement reads. “Some of this has been very public – the smear on the front page of a national newspaper; the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments,” said Harry. William has now released his own official statement on the matter, joining Prince Harry in breaking with his family’s norm of not commenting on the private and romantic lives of the royals. Harry’s statement claimed Markle was subjected to “a wave of abuse and harassment” by media. Harry had been dating Markle since June, when they met at the Invictus Games in Toronto, an event he created. Gossip websites had claimed William was “dismayed” by his “hot-headed” brother’s original statement.

Shannen Doherty on cancer radiation therapy: ‘I hate it’

#radiation #radiationmondaysucks #stillfightiglikeagirl.”

Doherty, 45, revealed her breast cancer diagnosis in court documents while taking legal action against her business manager Steven Blatt in mid-2015, for allegedly neglecting to pay her medical insurance. In a recent interview, Doherty said cancer “is not pleasant but it can bring out the best”. I’m sure I’ll get used to it but right now… It remakes you so many different times. The person I thought I was supposed to be or was going to be or who I thought I was six months ago is now somebody completely different,” she said. “I think what’s beautiful and hard and interesting about cancer is that it tears you down and builds you, and tears you down and builds you. The Beverly Hills 90210 and Charmed star posted a photo on Instagram and captioned it with an emotional message about her experience. The lawsuit was settled in August 2016. Actress Shannen Doherty has documented her first day of radiation treatment for breast cancer, saying she’s “still fighting like a girl”. “First day of radiation treatment. I look like I’m about to make a run for it which is accurate,” she said. Doherty has posted several photos and messages on her Instagram account tracking her battle against cancer. Something about not being able to see the laser, see the treatment and having this machine moving around you just scares me. “Radiation is frightening to me. I hate it.

Victoria’s Secret Angels take to the skies for first Paris show

The Victoria’s Secret Angels were adorned in matching branded pink T-shirts and skinny jeans, onboard a flight from New York to Paris for the label’s annual fashion show – the first time it’s been held in the French capital. It could be the flight of your dreams or, depending on your perspective, the most nightmarish airline experience imaginable – one of the world’s most famous model troupes packing a plane, whooping and cheering.

High ho-ho-hopes at annual Santa Claus World Championships

Dressed in their Christmas best, the Santas competed in a series of events designed to test their Santa expertise to the fullest extent at the annual Santa Claus World Championships (ClauWau). In the end the Barni-Chause team claimed victory, improving on last year’s second place finish. If you’re claustrophobic, the worst place to be on Saturday would have been Saumnaun, Switzerland, where the world’s greatest Santas gathered for battle. “It’s a great feeling,” says team member Andy. yeah, it’s [in]describable.”
The competition also marked the beginning of the alpine village’s skiing season. “The win and we are all really…. The cheery St Nicholases climbed ‘chimneys’ in a relay, raced snowmobiles, and even participated in a reindeer rodeo.

Kanye West not allowed to leave hospital – report

Meanwhile, Kim has been at his side nursing him back to health almost constantly since his hospitalisation. The troubled ‘Monster’ rapper was hospitalised after suffering a “psychiatric emergency” last week, shortly after carrying out a bizarre tirade at a concert and cancelling the rest of his tour. She’s been sleeping in the hospital and helping to feed Kanye, reports Us Weekly. She has been by his side through all of this, helping to feed him and lying by his side.”
Kim and Kanye have two children – three-year-old North and 11-month-old Saint. “Kim has been amazing,” the gossip magazine quotes their source as saying. Kanye has reportedly been suffering “extreme paranoia” since his breakdown, even refusing to let doctors touch him in one situation. “She knew he couldn’t keep going the way he was. The husband of Kim Kardashian was meant to be released from UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles on Monday (local time), with his personal doctor set to take charge – but his stay has been extended, now with no set release date planned, as he is “not stable”. Kanye West has not been released from hospital yet, reportedly being held there longer than planned.

Hans Zimmer announces Auckland concert

He’s won multiple awards, including an Oscar, a Tony, Grammys, Golden Globes and BAFTAs. Celebrated film score composer Hans Zimmer is heading to New Zealand to perform live for his Kiwi fans at Auckland’s Vector Arena on April 29, 2017. Zimmer has scored more than 150 films, along with TV shows including The Pacific and Planet Earth II, and videogames Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Crysis 2. The first half of the concert will feature some of Zimmer’s classic movie scores, including Gladiator, The Lion King and Pirates Of The Caribbean, while in the second he performs re-imagined versions of scores from films such as The Dark Knight and Inception, with special guest musicians.

Frosty reaction to Japanese frozen fish rink

“Why is it fun to skate over the frozen?” asked another who just couldn’t let it go. “We were shocked to hear the reaction as the ice skate rink was very popular since it opened two weeks ago, we had an unprecedented number of visitors,” Space World manager Toshimi Takeda told CNN. A space-themed park in Japan has apologised after freezing thousands of fish, and crabs into an ice skating rink as part of a winter attraction. But it recently opened its ‘Freezing Port’ attraction, which attracted a frosty response on social media – particularly when the park posted a photo of a frozen fish on Facebook, captioned: “I’m d..d..drowning…It h…h..hurts…”
“You have no soul to plan such an event,” an ex-fan responded. Space World, in Fukuoka, normally features rides and displays about, well, space. Space World at first said it wouldn’t close the attraction, because visitors – especially children – were having a “particularly good time”.

Controversial rapper Honey G eliminated from X Factor UK

“I just wanted to say how much I’ve enjoyed working with everyone on X Factor,” she said after being voted off. This has been a completely life-changing experience for me… Despite Sharon Osborne pleading with the other judges to keep her on and kick off 5 After Midnight instead, Simon Cowell cast the deciding vote and ended the controversial rapper’s talent show dream. Honey G has waved goodbye to her X Factor fans after being sent home from the show in the latest episode. Everybody who said that I couldn’t make it here – I’m standing here right now!”
The X Factor UK was “The X Factor team are the most amazing people I’ve ever met.

Reindeer turn pizza deliverers in Japan snowstorms

If it’s successful it could introduce a new method of winter pizza delivery, Domino’s Japan said. It’s continuing the trend of trialling new delivery methods in different countries, such as New Zealand’s own drone pizzas. The animals have brought some “unique challenges”, but it’s hoped reindeer delivery will be an option for customers in December. While Domino’s New Zealand has just trialled the world’s first flying pizza delivery, Domino’s Japan is taking a bit of a step back on the tech front. Just in time for Christmas, some pizzas in the country will be delivered by reindeer and they’ve even released a video as proof of concept. And according to Domino’s Japan, you’ll be able to track your pizza through GPS just like any other – except this time, the icon will be a reindeer. The new deliverymen are being enlisted because winter is forecasted to be incredibly cold, according to Domino’s Japan. Would you prefer your pizza delivered by drone, or by reindeer? “Because it’s possible that [snowfall could] hinder the delivery, Domino’s Japan will promote the pizza delivery by reindeer,” it said in a statement.

Jay-Jay Harvey returns to The Edge, opens up about abuse, infertility, depression

I’ve had 10 years of unsuccessful fertility treatment with Dom and that has been heavy, heavy stuff. I’ve suffered from depression for most of my life. “I thought I had gotten a good grip of it, but then the last few years it’s sort of come back… and was candid with husband and co-host Dom while discussing her condition. “From there, I’ve always had this depression. Jay-Jay said she’d missed being on the show. “Being on The Edge and having my book out, there’s lots of people wanting you to do things, and I got to the stage where I couldn’t handle the pressure any more.”
Previously, Plus, we’ve been working every day through that, having fun on the radio while all that stuff is happening.”
Jay-Jay also talked about having a “really, really tough” time caring for her nephew, whom she described as a “difficult child”. It was probably triggered when I was a child – I had a bit of a rough upbringing. I didn’t know what it was. The Edge Breakfast host had been taking a break after abruptly leaving the show on October 27, when she suffered a nasty bout of depression. But when I got to my early 20s, it was really bad,” said Jay-Jay. Radio star Jay-Jay Harvey has opened up about being abused as a child and suffering infertility during her return to the airwaves on Monday morning. “I don’t feel comfortable talking about things like this,” Jay-Jay said. “I just hit a wall, basically. I was sexually abused by someone in the family and my mum was beaten a lot.”
She says her family moved around a lot as a result of the abuse, living at different Women’s Refuges and often changing schools.

No ordinary sandcastles on show at Sand Art champs

The annual International Sand Art competition is five days of artistic rivalry using a rather temperamental medium. It’s no ordinary sandcastle competition. Just ask artist Chris Guinto – three days into the competition his sculpture crumbled into a pile of dust, taking his hopes of victory with it.

Ed Sheeran’s face ‘sliced’ by sword-wielding Princess Beatrice

As he dropped to one knee and the Princess of York swung back the sword, it hit 25-year-old Sheeran in the face, according to reports. He’s won Grammy Awards and made music for Sir Peter Jackson, but now Ed Sheeran has made the news after reportedly being injured by a genuine princess wielding a ceremonial royal sword. “The blade cut into his face and it was just a few inches from his right eye,” a source told the Sun on Sunday. Princess Beatrice is said to have been joking around at a party she threw at the Royal Lodge in Windsor, pretending to knight singer James Blunt.

Doctor Strange defeats Iron Man for Marvel throne

Doctor Strange has achieved the haul before it even opens in Japan, where star Benedict Cumberbatch has an enormous following. Marvel has a new champion as Doctor Strange crosses the US$600 million milestone, dethroning Iron Man as the studio’s biggest solo debut. Around 66 percent of the film’s revenue has come from outside the North American market, with particularly strong results in China, Korea, the United Kingdom and Russia. In New Zealand, Doctor Strange had pulled in NZ$2.93 million as of November 23. The Sorcerer Supreme’s first big-screen outing has raked in US$616 million worldwide, beating Iron Man (US$585 million), The Incredible Hulk (US$263 million), Thor (US$450 million), Captain America: The First Avenger (US$370 million) and Ant-Man (US$519 million). The Scott Derrickson-directed film is also the 9th Marvel Cinematic Universe title to cross the US$600 million mark, and Disney’s 5th movie to do so in 2016 alone. Marvel will be hoping for a similar result with Black Panther, which launces in early 2018.

Adriano Zumbo serves up dessert sensations

It was an opportunity not to be missed – a hands-on class with Zumbo’s Just Desserts star Adriano Zumbo, also known as ‘The Pattissier Of Pain’. He became a household name through his unique and complicated dessert challenges on MasterChef Australia and now, he’s giving amateur dessert chefs the chance to shine with his new baking show on TV3.