America’s teen idol

True Blood star New Zealander Anna Paquin, 27, has been nominated for a Teen Choice award. The competition is run by American TV network Fox and recognises teen idols across the high-profile fields of acting, music and sport. Paquin was a surprise nominee considering the adult nature of her work on True Blood. Voting is open to American teens aged 13-19 and they can vote once a day for each category until August 6. Last year more than 8 million votes were cast. Rather than the usual trophy, Teen Choice award winners receive a custom-made surfboard. Paquin’s next film is The Romantics, a romantic comedy in which she stars alongside Josh Duhamel and Katie Holmes. The film is slated for a 21 release. Paquin is based in Venice, Los Angeles.


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Nadia Reid Would Like to Go to Canada With You

Nadia Reid Would Like to Go to Canada With You

Nadia Reid’s “Oh Canada” isn’t a cover of the country’s national anthem, but that doesn’t stop the Dunedin-born musician from honouring some of her favourite Canadian singer-songwriters on her new song,…