Stuff top 10: 26 November - 2 December 2012

01:11, Dec 03 2012
The Hobbit premiere red carpet
A view of the end of Courtenay Pl near the Embassy Theatre as the premiere event for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey heats up.
hobbit carpet watchers
Hobbit fans amass at a local bar to get a good view of the red carpet.
hobbit fans squash in
Hobbit fans squash in to Courtenay Pl to see the stars walk the red carpet.
Hobbits
People walk the red carpet at the premiere of The Hobbit - including New Zealand Post staff in red and yellow.
overview of hobbit red carpet
A view from a building of the red carpet at the premiere of The Hobbit in Wellington.
Neil Finn at hobbit
Neil Finn performs on the red carpet at the premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Wellington
Peter Jackson at Hobbit premiere
Sir Peter Jackson talks with fans at the premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Wellington.
neil Finn at Hobbit premiere
Neil Finn performs at the red carpet event at the premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Wellington.
Sir Peter Jackson at Hobbit premiere
Sir Peter Jackson and daughter Katie at the premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Wellington.
Martin Freeman at Hobbit premiere
Martin Freeman, who plays Bilbo, at the premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Wellington.
Air New Zealand 777-300 at Hobbit premiere
The Air New Zealand Boeing 777-300 with Hobbit-themed livery flies over Courtenay Pl in Wellington during the red carpet event.
Huge crowds at Hobbit premiere
Huge crowds at the premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Wellington.
Andy Serkis at Hobbit premiere
Andy Serkis with wife Lorraine Ashbourne at the premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Wellington. Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown is in the background.
Hugo Weaving at Hobbit premiere
Hugo Weaving, who plays Elrond, at the premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Wellington. Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown is in the background.
Sylvester McCoy at Hobbit premiere
Sylvester McCoy, who plays wizard Radagast the Brown, at the premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Wellington.
James Nesbitt at Hobbit premiere
James Nesbitt, who plays Bofur, at the premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Wellington.
Stephen Hunter and Graham McTavish at Hobbit premiere
Stephen Hunter, left, who plays Bombur, and Graham McTavish, who plays Dwalin at the premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Wellington.
Cate Blanchett at Hobbit premiere
Cate Blanchett, who plays Galadriel, at the premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Wellington.
James Cameron and wife Suzy Amis at Hobbit premiere
Director James Cameron and wife Suzy Amis at the premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Wellington.
Evangeline Lily at Hobbit premiere
Evangeline Lily, right, at the premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Wellington.
Cate Blanchett at Hobbit premiere
From left, Designer Andrea Moore, Cate Blanchett and Dominion Post editor Bernadette Courtney at the premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Wellington.
Andy Serkis red carpet
Andy Serkis runs down the red carpet at the Hobbit premiere in Wellington.
James Nesbitt red carpet
James Nesbitt signs autographs on the Hobbit premiere red carpet.

The most popular stories on Stuff last week ranged from girls going undercover at a boys' college and the run-down on the world premiere of the first Hobbit film, to the All Blacks' shock loss to England.

1. Girls go undercover at boys' college

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/8000587/Girls-go-undercover-at-boys-college

A pair of 18-year-old girls spent several hours roaming an all-male school by dressing as boys for the day.

2. The Hobbit: Loving Gandalf

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/film/8007126/The-Hobbit-Loving-Gandalf

Cate Blanchett ''is passionately in love'' with Sir Ian McKellen, Barry Humphries enjoyed getting nude and Sir Peter Jackson just can't wait. The Hobbit love-in is underway.

3. Butt implants go horribly wrong

http://www.stuff.co.nz/oddstuff/8018500/Butt-implants-go-horribly-wrong

The use of implants to make woman's buttocks larger appears to have gone awfully wrong for one woman whose predicament is revealed in a 20-second clip posted online.

4. Footage reveals possible motive for Hore's hit

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/all-blacks/8002699/Footage-reveals-possible-motive-for-Hores-king-hit

Andrew Hore was a taboo topic for the All Blacks as footage emerged showing a possible motive for knocking out Welsh lock Bradley Davies.

5. Cliff-hanging photo goes viral


http://www.stuff.co.nz/oddstuff/8003970/Cliff-hanging-photo-goes-viral


An American woman who sent a joke photo of her near-death experience at the Grand Canyon to scare her mother has become a viral hit.

6. Law school magazine blasted for sexist ad

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/life/8017140/Law-school-magazine-blasted-for-sexist-ad

An ad featuring a Hollywood star dressed in a schoolgirl outfit inviting female law students to "network" their way to the top has been slammed as sexist by women lawyers.

7. Hospital stole my son's heart, says father

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7996617/Hospital-stole-my-sons-heart-says-father


The father of a motorcyclist who died after a crash believes hospital staff mutilated his son's body and stole his heart.

8. Tragic Anna Nicole's model daughter

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/fashion/8002881/Anna-Nicoles-daughter-poses-for-Guess

The 6-year-old daughter of the late Anna Nicole Smith is walking in her mother's shoes, taking a starring role in an ad campaign for Guess Kids.

9. All Blacks suffer shock loss to England


http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/all-blacks/8024729/All-Blacks-suffer-shock-loss-to-England

Dreams of an unbeaten season were extinguished in seven minutes of English magic at Twickenham where the home side bullied the All Blacks to a historic 38-21 win.

10. Facebook mistakes elbow for breast

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/8015590/Facebook-mistakes-elbow-for-breast

What's the difference between an elbow and a breast? For Facebook, not much. 

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 Tess Norquay, left, and Julia Holden dressed as boys in Wellington College uniforms
FITTING IN: Tess Norquay, left, and Julia Holden dressed as boys in Wellington College uniforms and went to the school to see if they could go unnoticed.
Dannielynn Birkhead
IN HER FOOTSTEPS: Dannielynn Birkhead, 6, daughter of the late Anna Nicole Smith, poses for a Guess? campaign.

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