'As a young Maori actor' Julian Dennison says he wants to 'change the world' during Seven Sharp interview ahead of Deadpool 2 release

He's probably New Zealand's most famous 15-year-old, but Julian Dennison definitely hasn't lost touch with reality as he awaits the release of his latest film - Hollywood blockbuster Deadpool 2.

Seven Sharp's Tamati Rimene-Sproat had a chat with Dennison ahead of the film's release, and found he very much still seems like that kid from Morrinsville, Waikato.

"I try and get back and get on top of it but its hard when your out and don't have time but I love chilling out with family," he says.

With Dennison's family by his side he's storming Hollywood without losing his soul.

"As a young Maori actor, I don't want to be seen as a child star, I want to be seen as a serious actor and an actor who can change the world," Dennison says.

And what of working alongside A-list actors Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin.

"I was really intimidated by them, they've been in this so much longer than me, they've done bigger films, they're really influential people in the industry so yeah I did have to pinch myself and open my eyes and say this is really happening," he says.

The Hunt for the Wilderpeople star is making it big in Hollywood. Source: Seven Sharp



Watch: Rihanna unveils Savage x Fenty at New York Fashion Week, Gigi and Bella Hadid model in show

Rihanna unleashed the wild beast in a lush tropical land that turned to arid desert with women of all shapes, sizes and colours writhing, cackling, frolicking and stalking like animals for her second season of Savage x Fenty.

Her exotic world of bralettes, undies and pajamas was shown off in 50 looks amid a pond, hydroponics, moveable botanical biodomes and a plant growing station constructed deep inside a cavernous building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard as New York Fashion Week came to a close today.

"My mission is to just have women all over the world feel comfortable and sexy and have fun with lingerie," the pop star, fashion maven and beauty mogul told The Associated Press backstage after the unique show that had her crowd cheering.

"I think tonight was just one of those experiences that I wanted people to feel that energy. I wanted them to feel all the different body types, all the different women in different stages of their womanhood."

Rihanna's "beasts" came tattooed. They included two pregnant women showing off their swelled bellies with pride. Another was a nymph in neon green.

The famous model sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid were there, the former in browns, Bella in a soft blue.

All moved slowly through choreography at times, some beneath a waterfall, amid a set alive with fauna, greenery wending up two dome structures that moved slowly around as Rihanna's women slinked in and out.

At other times, women grouped together exploring their bodies as trios. One was very, very good at the splits.

"When you hear the word savage, it's pretty self-explanatory," Rihanna explained. "It's a confident word. It's a word that is fearless, and I feel like the women here tonight represented that word, savage, and I feel every woman has a savage inside of them, whether they found it or not. It's there."

The Savage x Fenty collection for fall-winter, fusing street style with bedroom ready for anything sexy, was available for purchase immediately after the show.

It comes in a range of neons, animal prints, nudes and neutrals, and tones of emerald, ruby and amethyst. There were new silhouettes when compared with her first highly successful season, cut high on the leg.

Bralettes and underwear were done in mesh, fishnet and lace. Pyjamas were oversized to be worn for day or night. Bodysuits ranged from knitted to barely there string options that revealed all, pasties in place. At least sometimes.

This savage world is available at SavageX.com, HarveyNichols.com, Zalendo.com and a pop-up shop in New York, with the Mall of America to follow.

The singer’s exotic world of bralettes, undies and pyjamas were shown off in 50 looks. Source: Associated Press


Prince Jackson says dad Michael would be 'very happy' with his charitable work as he picks up award

Prince Jackson vowed to carry on his father Michael Jackson's charitable legend as he collected the Motif Lifetime Medal of Honor.

The 21-year-old star picked up the youth advocacy award over the weekend at the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and promised he would continue the King of Pop's charitable legacy.

He said: "This is a really special moment for me. My dad did some cool things, but his biggest passion was helping others. I learned how important that was from him. We called the foundation Heal LA, because the goal was to further the cause of dad's Heal the World organisation and start locally by helping out at home.

"John and I got together with a few of our friends at school and decided to do little things to help out. All of a sudden, it just got bigger and bigger. We were giving more and hosting more events, and all of these amazing people started helping. Let's heal LA and Heal the World."

And Prince thinks his father "would be very happy" with his charitable efforts.

He shared: "Our generation, they focus on the wrong things, like, 'Who's wearing what? Who's doing what? Who's vacationing where?' There are real problems going on in the world that can be helped not by powerful people but by everyday people who just go in and devote their time.

"You should be decent enough to help out or want to help out your fellow man or woman."

Prince Jackson. Source: Bang Showbiz


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Nicki Minaj breaks silence over fight with Cardi B - 'I am not a clown'

Nicki Minaj has broken her silence after she was "humiliated" by her fight with Cardi B at New York Fashion Week.

The Superbass hitmaker was "mortified" by her altercation with the Bodak Yellow rapper at New York Fashion Week and was embarrassed by how they "made theirselves look".

A person who witnessed the incident said Minaj was finishing up a conversation with someone when Cardi B tried to attack her, but Minaj's security guards intervened.

Speaking on Beats 1 on Apple Music, she said: "The other night I was a part of something so mortifying, so humiliating to go through in front of upper echelon people - it's not about black or white - people who have their lives together.

"I was mortified ... I could not believe how humiliated I felt .... how we - and I use the term 'we' loosely - made ourselves look.

"I would never discuss anyone's child. It's so sad for someone to pin that on me. I would never talk about anyone's child's or parenting, I don't give a s**t. It's so crazy to me that people always need to make Onika the bad guy.

"If you're right in whatever you're doing, you don't ever have to make someone into the bad guy. You know I didn't say or never did talk about anyone's child ... I am not a clown, that's clown s**t. The other thing that is clown s**t is telling the world that they did s**t because you look dumb."

Soon after the incident, Cardi took to Instagram, where she claimed she let Nicki "talk big s**t about" her.

She shared: "I've let a lot of sh*t slide. I let you sneak diss me. I let you lie on me. I let you attempt to stop my bags, f**k up the way I eat! You've threatened other artists in the industry, told them if they work with me you'll stop f**king with them! I let you talk big s**t about me. 

"But when you mention my child, you choose to like comments about me as a mother, make comments about my abilities to take care of my daughter is when all bets are f***ing off! I've worked too hardand come too far to let anybody f**k with my success!!!"

Nicki Minaj Source: Associated Press


Elton John dedicates song to late rapper Mac Miller - 'So young, with so much talent'

Sir Elton John dedicated a song to the late Mac Miller at his concert in Allentown, Pennsylvania yesterday.

The Donald Trump rapper passed away from an apparent overdose at the age of 26 on Saturday, and the 71-year-old music legend performed his hit single Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me in Mac's memory during the first show of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour this weekend.

READ MORE: Ariana Grande posts Instagram tribute to ex-boyfriend Mac Miller

Before performing the song, Elton said: "I'd like to dedicate this song to Mac Miller. Unbelievably, 26 years of age, and passed away yesterday. It's inconceivable that someone so young, and with so much talent, could do that.

Elton John and Mac Miller. Source: Associated Press

"And I just would like to pass all of our love and best wishes to his loved ones, his family, his friends. And Mac, wherever you are, I hope you're happy now."

Elton joins a host of stars who have paid tribute to the Self Care hitmaker, including his former girlfriend Ariana Grande - whom he dated for two years until earlier this year when they split - who posted a simple black and white photo of Mac without a caption.

Meanwhile, fellow rapper G-Eazy broke down when honouring the memory of Mac - whose real name is Malcolm McCormick - at his own show in Florida on the night of his death.

Before introducing the song 'Everything Will Be OK', G-Eazy projected a photo of Mac onto the screen behind him, and told the crowd: "I swear, life is so f***ing fragile. Appreciate the moment. Be present in it. Tell people you love you care about them."

Mac's good friend Chance the Rapper took to Twitter to lead online tributes to the late star, writing: "I dont know what to say Mac Miller took me on my second tour ever. But beyond helping me launch my career he was one of the sweetest guys I ever knew. Great man. I loved him for real. Im completely broken. God bless him. (sic)"