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Photographer- Ralph Crane/Time Inc owned. Black cats and their owners in line for audition and casting for "Tales of Terror". Hollywood California

Photographer- Ralph Crane/Time Inc owned.
Black cats and their owners in line for audition and casting for “Tales of Terror”. Hollywood California

Black Cat Auditions

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Kim Dotcom’s “Big Reveal” involves Hollywood?


The whole thing will just come to a point where they will “prove” John Key could conceivably have known about Kim Dotcom before he says he did.   As in, he had a clear opportunity to know.

Of course, having KDC mentioned and actually realising who it is, or how he fits in, before the whole story started to take off for real, is quite possible.   Read more »

Press Editorial on the farce that is Kim Dotcom

Memo to the Herald and TV3 there is a reason your audience alongside your credibility is shrinking…your audience are not as stupid as you think they are.

David “tainted” Fisher’s story proved there was no conspiracy despite him stretching credibility to breaking point. It also, if anything, undermines Dotcom’s claims that Key had heard of him prior to the raids, not that anyone really cares when he heard of him.

As the editorial points out if Key did a deal with Hollywood it would be much easier to extradite him if he hadn’t been granted residency.

Good to see the useless Grant Robertson on the news defying his leaders edict for a positive campaign and calling for John Key to come clean on what he knows. SInce he wants John Key to come clean, how about his boss tells us who his secret donors. It looks Labour want to continue to play gotcha politics, and the recent polls show Labour precisely how that is working out.

The Press editorial outlines the farce that is Kim Dotcom.

As if the saga of Kim Dotcom were not already absurd enough, this week it descended into a swirl of conspiracy theories that made it look like downright farce.

The theories are not necessarily compatible with each other or even internally consistent. Their main purpose is likely to turn out to be simply that they keep Dotcom’s name in the public eye.

Following them and attempting to disentangle them certainly adds to the stock of harmless public entertainment.

The theories have been fed by the release of email exchanges from Immigration New Zealand and the Security Intelligence Service about Dotcom’s application for permanent residency in New Zealand.

The application had been sent by INZ to the SIS for routine security and criminal checks. Dotcom was apparently anxious that permanent residency be granted so when he had not heard from INZ his agent had asked about it, prompting INZ to urge the SIS to hurry up with its report.

Many have leapt on an SIS officer’s off-hand suggestion in an email that “political pressure” was behind INZ’s interest in getting the SIS report.    Read more »

Photo Of The Day

Sofia Loren and Jayne Mansfield shot by Joe Shere at Romanoff’s in Beverly Hills, 1958.

Sofia Loren and Jayne Mansfield shot by Joe Shere at Romanoff’s in Beverly Hills, 1958.

That look Sofia gave to Jayne at Romanoff’s

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Hangover Heaven

An ice cube mask made to cure hangovers 

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Sometimes we have to find the news, sometimes it finds us

They really are living in a rarefied atmosphere in Hollywood…

Come March 2, even Oscar “losers” will feel like winners when they tuck into their goodie bags on the limo ride home. According to US Weekly, those lucky enough to pick up a nomination but not lucky enough to score a statue will nab a gift bag worth a whopping $NZ96,000. But that’s not all.

Along with the $340 worth of pure organic maple syrup, salad dressings, an apron (yes, an apron!) and a special face-to-face meeting with Boyz II Men, female Oscar nominees will also receive a shot to the vagina.

Yep. A vagina shot.

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There was this one time – at band camp – we learnt this awesome stuff

Superman is having a bad day…

Mental Health Break

Who created the piracy problem?

The studios did, says Kim Dotcom:

But we are not responsible for the problem and this is, I think, what everyone needs to understand.   Where does piracy come from? Piracy comes from, you know, people, let’s say, in Europe who do not have access to movies at the same time that they are released in the US. This is a problem that has been born within this licensing model and the old business model that Hollywood has where they release something first in one country but they show trailers to everyone around the world pitching that new movie but then the 14-year-old kid in France or Germany can’t watch it for another six months, you know? If the business model would be one where everyone has access to this content at the same time, you know, you wouldn’t have a piracy problem. So it’s really, in my opinion, the government of the United States protecting an outdated monopolistic business model that doesn’t work anymore in the age of the internet and that’s what it all boils down to.