Inside Lorde and Taylor Swift Producer Joel Little’s Music-Making Mecca in New Zealand (EXCLUSIVE)
Walk into the unembellished black building tucked away in Morningside, Auckland, later this year and there’s no telling what musical superstars one might find. Niall Horan could be leading songwriting camps for aspiring musicians, Taylor Swift could be next door working on her next big hit and maybe Lorde will stop by downstairs to play an intimate show marking 10 years since she recorded “Royals” nearby.
The possibilities are endless as Grammy-winning musician Joel Little unveils Big Fan...
More Than a Celebrity Ambassador: Rita Ora’s ‘All In’ With Award-Winning, Female-Driven Próspero Tequila
As she takes a break from a recording session near Malibu, Calif., Rita Ora proudly speaks of the independence and confidence reflected in the “amazing” new music she’s creating.
“I’ve really come from a place of feeling at one with myself,” she says. “Turning 30 was enlightening and eye-opening, so there’s lots of inspiration from being a woman finding her feet finally and being confident and proud of the woman I’ve become.”
Celebrity Photographer Randall Slavin Shares Candid Photos from '90s Hollywood Hangouts
It’s no surprise that Randall Slavin feels like a “Hollywood zelig.” Through more than two decades photographing Tinseltown’s hottest stars, the 49-year-old Los Angeles native has constantly found himself in the right place at the right time — with the right people.
There was the time he got a random call to take engagement portraits for a woman who turned out to be the editor of the New York Times’ ‘Fashion of the Times,’ and called back a week later about another job – photographing a buzzy...
Royals Love This New Zealand Vacation Destination — And We Can See Why
With New Zealand removing all remaining border restrictions, now's the perfect time to plan that bucket list vacation in "Middle Earth." And since you can get more bang for your buck Down Under (there's a 12-hour red-eye from the West Coast and the currency conversion rate is in your favor), where better to tuck pandemic pain into the rear-view mirror by exploring, thrill-seeking, wining, and dining in royal fashion?
Stuntman Jacob Tomuri on DiCaprio, Shortland Street and Mental Burnout
There is an icy chill to the water in Wellington’s Oriental Bay at 7pm. For Jacob Tomuri, after long days filming high-octane fight action, a daring dip cleanses, rejuvenates and helps relieve the off-camera mental punches that can come with life as a globetrotting stunt performer and co-ordinator.
On-screen, the 42-year-old has gone head-to-head with Tom Hardy, raced through the Namibian desert battling Charlize Theron and dodged Leonardo DiCaprio, but the one big blow he never saw coming...
At Home With ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Star Sam Neill & His Instafamous Pets in Rural New Zealand
“I shouldn’t tell you this,” grins Sam Neill, as he and his pup Chuff escort ET Canada through a gate to his Instafamous cows at the sprawling headquarters of his Two Paddocks vineyards in New Zealand’s Central Otago. “It sounds too eccentric, but I come play my ukulele here and a couple wander over and listen, but I’d really like mass adoration … I want cattle groupies.”
It’s Thursday afternoon and Neill has returned from a Two Paddocks event in Queenstown, a scenic 65-minute drive away, to ...
Lilly Singh, A Year After A Little Late
“First openly bisexual…”
There should be an acronym for all the labels that consistently follow Lilly Singh whenever she's written about, but FWLGBTQILNH (first woman LGBTQ+ Indian late-night host) doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. Still, every piece of that title has come with culturally defying or mentally taxing hurdles worthy of celebration.
The 32-year-old comedian, YouTube star, actor, author, and producer is now a year into her tenure as the host of ...
Backstreet Boys Reveal Surprising *NSYNC Influence on New Christmas Album, Tease Plans for 30th That Will ‘Break Everyone’s Brains’
For years, the Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC have been labelled rivals despite sharing deep friendships and embarking on professional collaborations. But in the ultimate reminder there’s no bad blood between the two mega pop groups, AJ McLean and Nick Carter have revealed one *NSYNC member made a mark on the group’s upcoming holiday album, “A Very Backstreet Christmas.”
A Grown-Up’s Guide to Hobbiton
“No admittance except on party business,” hollers our Hobbiton guide Paul, perfectly mimicking how Bilbo Baggins might read his famous sign from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies, then noting how visitors can pick up the same sign at the Shire Store, take it home, and live their best hobbit life.
Lady Gaga's 2-Part Residency Could Be Game-Changer for Las Vegas Residency Model
“We’re always trying to do the unexpected,” says Lady Gaga’s manager, Bobby Campbell, weeks out from launching the most hotly-anticipated show on the Las Vegas strip. It’s early December, a decade since the New York native was rocketing to success with her debut album, The Fame, and while the holiday buzz is all about her award nominations for A Star Is Born, behind-the-scenes it’s the “unexpected” next...
Aerosmith Launches ‘Deuces Are Wild’ Las Vegas Residency With Multi-Sensory Spectacular
Almost 50 years after forming in Boston, Aerosmith launched their “Deuces Are Wild” residency at the Park Theater in Las Vegas Saturday amid floating toys, pyrotechnics, immersive sound experiences and 230 booming speakers.
What New Zealand’s COVID-19 Curveball Means For Its Booming Hollywood Productions
As the magical creatures of Middle Earth prepare to resume venturing through Auckland, New Zealand, for Amazon’s “Lord of the Rings” prequel series, the mythical world of Pandora has been bursting into life for James Cameron’s “Avatar” sequels in Wellington, just one hour’s flight south. Meanwhile, on the South Island, stars like Viggo Mortensen are planning to embark on “The Greatest Beer Run Ever” in Dunedin, while a game-changing production studio has been proposed for Christchurch.
Rob Thomas on Grief, New Solo Record & 20 Years with Wife and 'Best Friend' Marisol (Exclusive)
As he prepares to release his new solo record, Chip Tooth Smile, Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas is sharing the personal drive behind the “autobiographical” record, from his 19-year, hurdle-fraught marriage to wife Marisol, to learning to embrace ageing after facing the death of loved ones.
The Life of Ryan: It's a Long Way from Auckland to Superstar for Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling reflects on his rise from unknown actor in New Zealand to global superstar, his early showbiz inspirations, the success of 'The Notebook,' and his "embarrassing" love of ballet.
NKOTB’s ‘Hangin’ Tough’ at 30: How Teen Hijinks in a Volatile City Spawned a Pop Classic
“If only we could swap out Freddie Jackson for one of our own songs,” cracked an 18-year-old Donnie Wahlberg as he and his New Kids on the Block bandmate buddies cruised the streets of Boston in the final years of the 1980s on their way to a basketball game. It wasn’t that they didn’t like the R&B star — to the contrary, Donnie names “You Are My Lady” as one of his most influential ballads — but the idea of producing a hit they could blast around town seemed like a distant dream as the group ...