Last week she posted a cryptic tweet about her independence, and two days later we learned she had parted ways with her manager Scott Maclachlan.

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The Grammy winner has remained quiet on social media about the separation, but a cryptic twitter message she sent to her 3.5 million followers about going out alone has raised eyebrows.

It is a line from the song The Rat by American indie rock band The Walkmen.

But for those looking for answers to New Zealand music's biggest split, they could be prophetic.


SBW devoted to his 'lil boss lady'

He's known for his code-hopping but Sonny Bill Williams' most fulfilling role to date is unquestionably fatherhood. The sports star is "a very hands-on dad" towards 6-month-old daughter Imaan, whom he has nicknamed "my lil boss lady".

"Sonny is up most nights doing all the feeds, but he wouldn't have it any other way," a friend told The Diary.

"He adores Imaan, she's his pride and joy. He spends as much time as possible with her, walking her in her pushchair around Hamilton. He's a complete natural, and he loves being a daddy."

Sonny and his wife Alana welcomed their first-born in November, and earlier this year settled into life in Hamilton, where Sonny Bill plays for Super Rugby franchise The Chiefs.

Monga follows in his parents' footsteps

Congrats to X Factor winner Beau Monga for taking the title, but he's not the first in his family to win a music talent competition. His parents Betty-Anne and Ryan, of Ardijah fame, won the inaugural Rheineck Rock Award in 1986 and a $30,000 cheque.

Their 21-year-old son now scores a lucrative recording contract and a Mazda CX-3 - and legions of fans.

He performed King and Queen on the live grand finale, an original R&B song he composed which will be released as a single under recording label Sony Music. Cue the views.

His audition song for the TV show, Hit the Road Jack, by Ray Charles, went viral with more than 9.25 million views on Facebook alone.

The young talent who can sing, rap, beat-box and dance has carved out a new niche for himself, and a new niche for Kiwi singers in a digital space. Let's hope the audience he has accrued will stay with him as he builds his career.

Mouthy Kills has no words for Beau

They were big fans of their own opinions, but disgraced X Factor judges Willy Moon and Natalia Kills have remained conspicuously silent following Beau's win on the X Factor finale.

What gives? Kills only cemented her reputation as narcissism queen by posting a selfie yesterday of her sunnies while offering no word of congratulations or pride towards her former ward.

Meanwhile, her replacement, Natalie Bassingthwaite, the ever-professional TV star called upon to step into Kills' diva shoes, was the opposite, posting much praise for the 21-year-old from Manurewa.

Keisha gushes over GoT star

Look out Jonathan Morrison, your wife has a crush. And who can blame her when he is dishy Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau?

Keisha Castle-Hughes has spilled about her role on Game of Thrones, in which she says she threw herself into the Chinese martial art training of wushu to prepare for the fight sequences.

But it was her Danish co-star Coster-Waldau (who plays Jaime Lannister) who brought added perks for the Kiwi actress.

"Nikolaj is a very beautiful man and he is also one of the leads of one of the biggest shows in the world - I was like, 'Oh wow, this just got really real.'

"I honestly think it took me like two weeks of working with Nikolaj every day ... before I got over the fact that he was Jaime Lannister.

"Nikolaj also looks like he has been drawn by someone. He is so beautiful. I was like, 'He looks like Prince Charming.'"