The Phantom Paragrapher Stars in Hollywood Gossip Column
No-one is recognised as knowing more about Hollywood and celebrities
than David Hartnell MNZM. He’s not only spent a lifetime reporting on
Hollywood’s trivia, gossip and scandals, but he counts many celebrities
among his personal friends. Every Monday morning David will give you an
exclusive weekly update on the gossip, scandals and trivia of
David is an award winning broadcaster and columnist he’s also the patron
of The Variety Artists Club of New Zealand Inc. Her Majesty The Queen,
awarded David the Insignia of a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit
(formerly an MBE) in the Queen’s birthday Honours list 2011. In 2012 he
was made an Ambassador St James Saviours, the trust formed to save the
iconic Auckland theatre. In 2014 he was made an Ambassador to the
Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand.
by some as the ‘Godfather of gossip’, David Hartnell MNZM has amassed a
fabulous resource of detail about Hollywood and television movies and
stars throughout his long career interviewing celebrities and reporting
on trivia, gossip and scandals. His knowledge ranges easily from the
1950s to the present day.
Growing up in New Zealand and reading the magazines as a little girl , my inspiration was David Hartnell as I would sit there and read his Celebrity Column , readers would send him questions about celebrities and movies and he would answer them back. That was my first knowledge of a columnist/journalist and from then on I wanted to write my own column . Now 22 years later, I have the amazing priviledge to be featured in his weekly Hollywood Gossip Column.