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  • Cliff Richard sex crime probe expands

    1 January 1970 12:00 AM 153

    Officers raided the home of Richard, 74, in Berkshire, west of London, last August, when he was on holiday, over allegations which dated back to the 1980s and involved an under-age boy. Richard was later interviewed under caution but not arrested or charged with any crime. He said on Wednesday all the allegations were "absurd and untrue". David Crompton

  • Madonna takes nasty tumble on stage

    1 January 1970 12:00 AM 146

    The singer toppled off a set of stairs after her dancers pulled on a long, flowing cape she was wearing. It appeared the pop diva was trying to untie the cape but wasn't quite fast enough, causing her to be pulled backwards off the staircase. After a brief moment of shock, the singer got back up and carried on with the rest of her song, Living For Love. It was the first

  • Fifty Shades breaks NZ's R18 record

    1 January 1970 12:00 AM 144

    Fifty Shades of Grey has become New Zealand's highest-grossing R18 film. New figures released today show the raunchy flick has made $2.62 million in box office takings locally, overtaking the previous record-holder Wolf of Wall Street with $2.59m. Other films in the top 10 include Quentin Tarantino's ultra-violent Pulp Fiction, Sharon Stone's turn in the erotic