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The Northern Territory news Sat 23 Jan 2010



The Northern Territory news Sat 23 Jan 2010

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44 Northern Territory News, Saturday, January 23, 2010 www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 3 -J A N -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 4 4 C O L O R : C M Y K e r3 0 0 6 1 6 ENTERTAINMENT Necklace theft charges LOSANGELES: Awoman accused of burglarising Paris Hiltons house faces new charges after appearing in court wearing a necklace belonging to Lindsay Lohan (pictured). Prosecutors yesterday charged Courtney Leigh Ameswith two counts of receiving stolen property. A complaint accuses Ames of wearing a necklace taken from Lohans home to aDecember court hearingwhere she pleaded not guilty to burglarisingHiltons home. Her attorney says she did wear the necklace but did not know it was stolen. Blasko No. 1 with Stone SYDNEY: Aussiemusician Sarah Blasko andUS rocker DaveGrohl have taken out the top awards at Australias first annualRolling Stonemagazine awards. ARIA awardwinner Blasko (pictured)won best female, while Grohl accepted the award for best male via videomessage. Other Aussie winners at the event held at theOxford Art Factory in Sydney included Powderfinger (best album) and TheDrones (best live act). Top 2 join Haiti telethon NEWYORK: Beyonce andMadonna have been added as performers to todaysmulti-network Hope for Haiti Now telethon, andDenzel Washington, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and former President Bill Clinton are among the participants. A statement released yesterday said Beyonce (pictured)would perform fromLondon, andMadonna fromNewYork City. The list of musical performers already includes Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, StevieWonder, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake and Keith Urban. Goodnight, and thanks for cash CHICAGO: Conan OBrien said goodbye to his viewers yesterday as he concludes taping his final edition of The Tonight Show just 236 nights after his first. OBrienwill remain something of an apparition on the network that finalised its formal exit agreement with the host in thewee hours of Thursdaymorning. NBC plans to air his Tonight reruns for the next fewweeks as a segue to theWinter Olympics and then Jay LenosMarch 1 return to the late-night institution he fronted for the previous 17 years. The $45 million Tonight settlement that enables NBC to reinstate Leno on Tonight in hopes of returning it to No. 1 in late-night TV reportedly will payOBrienmore than $US32 million ($A35.5 million) to go away, with the remainder earmarked for his displaced staff. More significantly for OBriens legion of fans, who sought to demonstrate their support for Coco in recent days as it became clear his nights onNBC were numbered, the severance deal also allows him back on television on September 1. No dollar under pillow for cavity SUGARY APPEAL: Dwayne The Rock Johnson in a scene from The Tooth Fairy Movie Review ByROGERMOORE DWAYNE Johnson tries to cash in on hisGamePlanproven kid appeal to find a little Disney-magic in Tooth Fairy, a sugary blend of Enchanted andMonsters, Inc that will make youwant to brushmidway through it. Instead of TheGamePlans arrogant football player who must learn sacrifice, humility and teamwork from a child, the former wrestler known as The Rock plays a cynical, washed upminor league hockey player who has to learn a lesson about encouraging, not discouraging, childrens dreams and fantasies. Derek (Johnson) already has the nickname The Tooth Fairy thanks to his team enforcer role and his brutish skills on the ice. You cant handle the tooth! Hewears that hasbeens swagger, complete with a bonus baby Corvette now a few years past its last tune-up. And he loves his puns. Thats the tooth, thewhole tooth and nothing but the tooth! Hes popular in Lansing, but he cant help ruining that by telling kids who want to grow up to be stars the long oddsworking against their hockey dreams. But when he disillusions his girlfriends daughter about the Tooth Fairy, the Fairy Godmother of Tooth Fairies calls him on the carpet. Shes Julie Andrews and shes not keen onMrCynic, especially after hemakes fun of her accent. Hes busted for first degree murder of fantasy. Derek is sentenced to be a tooth fairy, at her beck and call. Nomatter what he is doing, when the fairy Blackberry buzzes, wings pop out, he trots out hismagic wand, shrinking cream, amnesia dust and other tricks to go crawl under a kids pillow, retrieve a tooth and leave a dollar bill in its place. There aremany fairy gags, a few toomany Lets get small references and wing envy jokes. So no dollar under the pillow for this cavity. Getting by with a little help from friends SYDNEY: ProducerMark Ronson has called on friends like the Scissor Sisters and Santigold for help recording his new solo album. Entitled Introducing The Business, the albumwill be Ronsons first album since 2007s hit recordVersion, which featured covers sung by artists like AmyWinehouse and RobbieWilliams. Theres a lot of really good songs. Ive collaborated and writtenwith a lot of talented people and people Im a big fan of ... the Scissor Sisters, Santi, Mike Snow, said Ronson (pictured), brother of DJ Samantha Ronson. Theres no covers and its more about the songs. It was a bit daunting coming offVersion, whichwas a covers record and I covered my 13 favourite songs of all time. Its like, youre never going tomatch that. The London-born, New York-basedmusician has helped produce albums for Winehouse, Lily Allen and Daniel Merriweather. His influence can be heard on a song by Sydney band Danimals, whowon a competition towrite and recordwith him inNewYork for a beer commercial.