Tag Archives: New Zealand

2014 Cannes Film Festival Jury is selected

The New Zealand director, producer and screenwriter Jane Campion, winner of the Palme d’or for The Piano, will be the President of the Jury of the 67th Festival de Cannes. Cannes has always sought to adopt a universal and international approach, and in tune with this tradition, Campion will be[...]

Jane Campion to head up the Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury of the 66th Cannes Film Festival

Director, Jane Campion, is to head up the Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury of the 66th Cannes Film Festival, taking over the role from Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Michel Gondry, Hou Hsiao Hsien, Martin Scorsese and John Boorman. From New Zealand, Jane Campion stood out from her earliest works: in 1986 she won[...]

Lady Gaga suffered concussion during concert

HollywoodNews.com: Lady Gaga had a rough end to her weekend as she suffered a concussion while performing a concert in New Zealand. Her makeup artist, Tara Savelo, confirmed on Twitter that Gaga had a minor concussion after hitting her head with a pole during the show, states RadarOnline. “Gaga … is[...]

Peter Jackson posts fifth “Hobbit” production diary

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Can we pencil Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” into next year’s Oscar race? I know, I know. We’re getting way ahead of ourselves here. But the charge of nostalgic electricity that jolted through our systems last week when Jackson unveiled his first official trailer for “The Hobbit –[...]

Hackers storm PBS web site, report Tupac alive

By Kim Palacios hollywoodnews.com: “Prominent rapper Tupac has been found alive and well in a small resort in New Zealand, locals report,” read a bogus PBS.com article posted by a group of hackers that also recently hit Fox News. The fake article went on to assert that The Notorious[...]

Did Justin Bieber recently deny Selena Gomez relationship?

HollywoodNews.com: It seems pretty definite that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are dating, but is the young singer denying anything is going on? Bieber was recently interviewed by a New Zealand television program when he kind of addressed the rumors, states HollywoodLife. When asked about Gomez, Bieber stuck with the same[...]

Peter Jackson makes “Hobbit” casting news on Facebook

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Following the sudden departure of Robert Kazinski from the set of “The Hobbit, it became clear that Peter Jackson would need to find a dwarf Fili. Turns out, that’s not the only casting news coming from Jackson’s camp. Using Facebook to make the announcement, Jackson revealed that[...]

“Hobbit” adds “Conchords” star as elf

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Bret McKenzie, best known for his role in HBO comedy musical “Flight of the Conchords,” has been cast as an elf in Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit.” The project, currently filming in New Zealand, follows Bilbo Baggins’ (Martin Freeman) epic quest to reclaim the lost[...]

“Hobbit” cast gathers for media, but Peter Jackson still recuperating

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Peter Jackson assembled his “Hobbit” cast together and presented them to the media today in Wellington, New Zealand … the first official gathering ahead of this extremely anticipated two-part blockbuster adaptation. Oddly enough, the only one missing from the gathering was Jackson, who said in a statement that[...]

Ian McKellen comments on “Hobbit,” reveals start date

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It wasn’t exactly “breaking” news, as “Lord of the Rings” fans no doubt anticipated official announcements long before they came in – but we found out recently that “Rings” veterans Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis will join Peter Jackson as he toils away on a two-part “Hobbit”[...]