Carolyn Robinson flew to Brisbane to interview the star, who says there is a special reason Auckland will get the best of her world tour.

'It's just not fair' - fans annoyed as Katy Perry ticket prices are slashed for Auckland gig

Tickets fell to as low as $69 this week, half the original lowest price.

R Kelly being sued for 'extensive damage' to properties he rented

One home was missing items including a stove, furniture, ceiling fans and 22 light fixtures.

Singer in metal band Huntress Jill Janus dies at 43

She was one of the few female singers in thrash metal.

FILE - In this April 23, 2018 file photo, Scarlett Johansson arrives at the world premiere of "Avengers: Infinity War" in Los Angeles. Johansson’s plans to portray a transgender man has sparked a backlash from many who object to cisgender actors playing trans roles. Earlier this week, Johansson was announced to star in the film “Rub & Tug,” about prostitution ring leader Dante “Tex” Gill,” who was born Lois Jean Gill but identified as a man. Since then, many transgender actors and advocates have criticized the production for Johansson’s casting. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Scarlett Johansson named world's highest-paid actress

The Avengers actress beat out an impressive top 10 list of big earners over the last 12 months.

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2009 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the inauguration for President Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit.  She was 76. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)

The daring truth and artistry of soul singer Aretha Franklin - 'Music is my thing, it's who I am'

Nothing came between how she felt and what she could express, between what she expressed and how we responded. Aretha Franklin died overnight, aged 76.

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 1993 file photo, singer Aretha Franklin performs at the inaugural gala for President Bill Clinton in Washington.  Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit.  She was 76. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)

'In her voice, we could feel our history' - singer Aretha Franklin remembered by luminaries from world of music, politics

Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are among those who've paid tribute to Franklin, who's died, aged 76, from pancreatic cancer.

The Detroit singer had a long career which saw her perform in front of US presidents.

Aretha Franklin, 'Queen of Soul' and cultural icon dies, aged 76

A professional singer by her late teens, a superstar by her mid-20s, Franklin had long ago settled any arguments over who was the greatest popular vocalist of her time.

The Connolly clan have made it big on the international stage, in a dance form that wouldn’t immediately spring to mind here in New Zealand.

Watch: Meet New Zealand's first family of Irish dancing

The Connolly clan have made it big on the international stage.

CULVER CITY, CA - JANUARY 09:  Actress Amber Heard and actor Johnny Depp attend Art of Elysium's 9th annual Heaven Gala at 3LABS on January 9, 2016 in Culver City, California.  (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard reportedly split over vulgar mess left in bed

A spokesperson for the actress says the mess was left by their dog, Boo.

Video summary: Producers of the movie franchise asked Caleb and Cody Walker to fill in for their brother and help complete Furious 7 after he died in a fiery off-set car crash in November 2013.

Paul Walker's brothers open to playing him again in Fast and Furious

"I just hope we get to have a little cameo and bring Paul back to save the day."

Aretha Franklin is in 'bad shape' but 'hanging in there'

Her bass player Ralphe Armstrong described the Queen of Soul as a "fighter".

Republicans blast US rock band Pearl Jam's poster of burning White House

It was compared to the photo of comedian Kathy Griffin holding a fake decapitated Trump head.

Taylor Swift, one year on from winning sexual assault case, tells concertgoers she’s sorry to 'anyone who ever wasn’t believed'

Yesterday marked 12 months since Swift won a court battle against Denver DJ David Mueller, who grabbed her backside in 2013.

Stevie Wonder visits ailing US soul singer Aretha Franklin

The 76-year-old is seriously ill at her Detroit home.

An artist's impression of the planned new building, as seen from Wakefield Street.

Sir Peter Jackson's Wellington movie museum plan dropped

The city council had put $165.5m aside for the project.

School of Hard Knocks, now in its third season on TVNZ’s DUKE, stars the All Blacks great turned youth mentor.

Mentoring youth on TV has taught Sir John Kirwan a valuable lesson

The All Blacks great has returned for another season of School of Hard Knocks on TVNZ's DUKE.

Antonio Cacace’s La Bella Italia has been named one of the best “70 restaurants with a pizzeria’ in the world.

Learn the secret to the perfect pizza from Wellington's world-renowned restaurant

Antonio Cacace's La Bella Italia has been named one of the 70 Best Restaurants with a Pizzeria in the world.

Beyonce honours ailing Aretha Franklin at Detroit concert

The Queen of Soul is gravely ill and surrounded by family.

Former WWE star Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart dies at 63

The wrestler was part of the Hart Foundation with Bret Hart.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07:   Commemorates Its 25th Year And Honors Founder Sir Elton John During New York Fall Gala - Show at Cathedral of St. John the Divine on November 7, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/WireImage)

Soul legend Aretha Franklin reportedly 'gravely ill'

The 76-year-old's family are said to have gathered at her home in Detroit.

Ruby Rose arrives at the premiere of Paramount Pictures' XXX: Return Of Xander Cage held at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood, California. USA.

Ruby Rose deletes Twitter account following Batwoman backlash

The Aussie actress was recently announced as the first openly gay superhero in a TV series.

Lindsay Lohan apologises for criticising #MeToo movement

The actress had branded women "weak" for speaking out.

His name is Idris Elba, but will he be first black Bond?

The star has stoked the flames on Twitter, before then attempting to put them out.

US popstar Pink returns to Sydney stage after 'excruciating' stomach virus

Illness forced the singer to postpone four shows this week.

Most read: 'We both looked at him and he's a Lachie' - Toni Street reveals newborn boy's name

The broadcaster's newborn was delivered yesterday afternoon by surrogate Sophie Braggins.

Kanye West

Kanye West opens up about bipolar disorder on Jimmy Kimmel show

The 41-year-old rap star says he has learned to embrace his condition.

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