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Sideswipe: July 29: Something for the weekend

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Teary eyed: 9-year-old boy (Ricky Schroder) weeps as his boxer father dies in front of him in 1979 remake of 'The Champ'. Photo / Supplied
Teary eyed: 9-year-old boy (Ricky Schroder) weeps as his boxer father dies in front of him in 1979 remake of 'The Champ'. Photo / Supplied

Teary eyed: Science has found the saddest movie of all-time - Franco Zeffirelli's 1979 remake, The Champ where a 9-year old boy (Ricky Schroder) weeps as his boxer father (Jon Voight) dies in front of him. Try and keep it together watching this.

Local: Bleak New Zealand Celebrities is a fantastic site full of the twittering and public comments of our visible faces. Highlights include Martin Crowe's outrage at TV3 messing with his favourite show The Good Wife.

In case you missed it: During Campbell Live kiwi expat and witness to the Oslo bombings Cameron Leslie gives his account and can't help big upping his gym prowess in the process.

US Media website Gawker calls him a dick because of it.

Video: Stunt driver takes his mother for a ride around the track.

Movies: The bungalow used in The Big Lebowski is for sale; so is Fred Flinstone's wheels.

Video: British comedy duo, Mitchell and Webb, mocks TV news. Everything now is fine...

Art: You Are What You Eat is a series of portraits made by examining the interiors of fridges. "A refrigerator is both a private and a shared space. One person likened the question, "May I photograph the interior of your fridge?" to asking someone to pose nude for the camera," says the artist Mark Menjivar.

Video: Danish acapella vocal group paying tribute to the 90's dance hits. Fantastic.


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