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Chris Schulz is an entertainment feature writer for the New Zealand Herald.

Swimsuit supermodel's raunchy TV ad gets squashed (+10 links)

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Check out Kate Upton's banned TV ad, watch new trailers for Dark Shadow and The Avengers, and watch Charlie Brooker's take on the Kony movie in our wrap of the web's best links.

1. She's the star attraction on Sports Illustrated's new swimsuit edition, and Kate Upton is continuing her time in the spotlight thanks to a banned advertisement. The 19-year-old hyped model stars in a controversial Zoo York clothing ad featuring two talking cockroaches making none-too-subtle jokes about her physique. It's been removed from US TV screens because of, well, see for yourself. And check out the NSFW ad here. (Daily Mail)

2. Anyone hanging out for new news on a Sin City sequel, today is your day. Reports out of Hollywood suggest director Robert Rodriguez is planning to film it straight after finishing Machete 2. Mate, flag that one and just do it. No word on whether Jessica Alba is up for playing a stripper again, or who exactly will be in it. But it's unlikely to be any less than R18 - after all, it's Sin City. (Hollywood Reporter)

3. After all the hype of that Kony movie, the charity behind it - Invisible Children - is starting to attract a fair bit of criticism. Here's UK media watchdog Charlie Brooker's take on it all. And yep, you guessed it - he's fired up. (Facebook)

4. Ignore the dodgy Japanese overdubs and check out the new trailer for The Avengers. If you're not excited about this yet, it's time to yank out your eyes. (Fark)

5. It's been a long time since we've heard from British bleep-boppers Hot Chip. So here's a surprisingly fresh new single called Flutes and a dizzying seven-minute video to go with it. Down some anti-nausea pills, start nodding your head in advance and check it out here. (Pitchfork)

6. The Horrors, one of my favourite bands at this year's Laneway Festival have release a new, entirely animated video for their drone-rock masterpiece Changing the Rain. Looks like the work from one of the Gorillaz dudes. (Under the Radar)

7. Here's the first trailer for Dark Shadow, Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's remake of the cult low-budget 80s gothic soap opera. Looks ghoulish. (Apple)

8. It's been seven long, anxious years since Fiona Apple last released an album, but she finally ended the exile with a recent SXSW showcase. Check out photos, videos and a review of the reclusive singer's performance here. (Pitchfork)

9. Another day, another Lana Del Rey remix. Check out the funky RAC mix of the pouty singer's Blue Jeans right here. (Pretty Much Amazing)

10. If you haven't seen them yet, here are New Zealand television's 17 most awkward moments, compiled by the video boffins at NZ on Screen. Thingee! Where has your eye gone? (NZ on Screen)

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Chris Schulz

Chris Schulz is an entertainment feature writer for the New Zealand Herald.

A subscription to RTR Countdown magazine as a teenager kick started Chris’ inspiration to become an entertainment reporter. After finishing a grad-dip at journalism school, he discovered the magazine no longer existed. So he instead begged for a reviewing job at Rip It Up, then took over a local news website’s entertainment section in 2004 when no one else wanted to do it. It’s as much a surprise to him as it is to those around him that he’s been doing entertainment reporting ever since, utilising his diehard love of popular culture (specifically music, TV, movies and games). His career highlights including interviewing heroes like Billy Corgan and Trent Reznor, discussing the best sheep-docking techniques with Courtney Love, and breaking his nose during a Shihad concert. The last thing left on his entertainment reporting bucket list is to ride a rollercoaster with Dave Grohl, something he’s hoping to achieve in the next 12 months.

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