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Many people in Los Angeles might not have heard of Paul Henry. He’s New Zealand’s answer to Piers Morgan of the UK, except he has much more dry witty banter. Paul does need to work a little bit on his multi-cultural flair sensibilities, (we all do, I know!) but other than this – he’s good talk show TV talent. Radio too.

Here’s Spy (aka Rachel Glucina‘s) interview with Paul, when he met with Rachel in Aotearoa New Zealand, after spending a few weeks in the US, Hollywood being a city Paul went to on his sojourn here. Her story goes like this, as guest commentary today.

“He’s just returned from a six-week sojourn in the US where he’s been carefully orchestrating his big break into Hollywood, but when I caught up with Paul Henry this week, it was a certain star-studded pre-Oscars’ party that was uppermost in his mind.

Henry, dubbed “the funniest man you’ve never heard of” by his Hollywood reps, was a VIP guest at the exclusive Hollywood Reporter Big 10 party hosted by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at his official residence Getty House last Thursday night.

The bash honoured this year’s Oscars’ nominees and more than 400 guests, including Sharon Stone, Heather Graham, Mila Kunis and Piers Morgan. They sashayed up the black carpet to pose for waiting snappers.

Henry was one of the guests. The former TVNZ Breakfast star attended the bash with his Hollywood manager Andrew Goodman, whose cousin Ethan Goldman is the Senior Vice president of Series and Development at Ish Entertainment, the production company that’s pitching Henry to agents and network execs in Los Angeles and New York in the hope of putting together a deal for a new television show.

“My cousin Andrew introduced me to this wild man,” Goldman said, “who we were surprised to discover is the most famous person in New Zealand. Paul was the top TV morning personality in that fine sheep-laden country and he was basically run out of New Zealand after creating an international incident by making fun of an Indian minister named Sheila Dikshit. You do the math.

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