Otago Daily Times: Entertainment

Former 'Top Gear' team sign new deal

Former 'Top Gear' team sign new deal

Britain's former BBC "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson has signed an exclusive deal with Amazon to present a new motoring show for the online retailer's subscription service alongside co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May.

Shatner brings show to NZ

Shatner brings show to NZ

Pop culture icon William Shatner is bringing his award winning Broadway show to New Zealand for one night only in October.

Gyllenhaal is boxer seeking redemption in 'Southpaw'

Gyllenhaal is boxer seeking redemption in 'Southpaw'

Jake Gyllenhaal takes on the role of a champion boxer who tries to turn his life around after tragedy strikes in Southpaw, a drama the Hollywood actor says is essentially about family.

'Rose Garden' singer Lynn Anderson dies

'Rose Garden' singer Lynn Anderson dies

Country music singer Lynn Anderson, best known for her 1970 Grammy-winning smash hit "Rose Garden," has died of a heart attack at a hospital in Nashville. She was 67.

History repeats

History repeats

He comes from a family of ''lawyers and judges'' but Umberto Clerici did not let that stop him from pursuing a career in music. The Italian cellist about to visit New Zealand for the first time tells Rebecca Fox about his desire to combine solo and orchestral careers.

China cracks down on reality TV

China cracks down on reality TV

China's media regulator will ban "vulgar and damaging" reality television shows and will order them to promote decent Chinese values rather simply aiming for cheap entertainment, state news agency Xinhua said.

New Dr. Seuss story hits bookstore shelves

New Dr. Seuss story hits bookstore shelves

A new book by much-loved children's author Dr. Seuss has hit stores this week, 24 years after his death.

Review: Batman Arkham Knight

Review: Batman Arkham Knight

In 2009 Batman Arkham Asylum proved licensed video games can kick butt (literally), and Arkham City in 2011 lifted the bar even higher - a bar that has now been eclipsed (mostly) by Arkham Knight.

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