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Crowe cops flak over Gallipoli views

Russell Crowe. Photo Reuters
Hollywood star Russell Crowe has been criticised by old soldiers on both sides of the Tasman for trying to re-write history while criticising the "mythology" of the Battle of Gallipoli.

One Direction make Billboard history

One Direction make Billboard history

British boy band One Direction have become the only group to score four consecutive No. 1 debuts on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart, ousting Taylor Swift from her chart-topping reign.

'The Graduate' director Mike Nichols dies

'The Graduate' director Mike Nichols dies

Mike Nichols, a nine-time Tony Award winner on Broadway and the Oscar-winning director of influential films such as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," "The Graduate," and "Carnal Knowledge," has died aged 83.

Play my music, Armstrong 'tells' Dr John

Play my music, Armstrong 'tells' Dr John

You can't get much more New Orleans than Dr John and Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong -- so when the former plays the latter, it's enough to get Big Easy fans sitting up.

Orchestra is his instrument

Orchestra is his instrument

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's last concert for the year, ''In the Hall of the Mountain King'', will be conducted by Ben Northey. Charmian Smith talks to the Australian conductor.

MKR winners: 'We had to win and lose'

MKR winners: 'We had to win and lose'

Neena Truscott and Belinda MacDonald were champions of healthy eating during their winning stint on My Kitchen Rules New Zealand -- but today they admit their hangovers might see them visit KFC.

John Cleese talks comedy and 'things that really matter in life'

John Cleese talks comedy and 'things that really matter in life'

British comedian John Cleese's performing days may be waning, but he still enjoys writing, including a recently penned memoir, and "the things that really matter in life," principally his three cats and a happy marriage to his fourth wife.

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