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Shailene Woodley dating North Harbour rugby player

Hollywood actress Shailene Woodley is dating North Harbour first five-eighth Ben Volavola.

Carrie Fisher scared off friend's sexual predator with cow tongue threat

Star Wars icon Carrie Fisher once delivered a cow tongue to an Oscar-winning Hollywood producer to warn him off harassing one of her female friends.

Home And Away: Meet Summer Bay's new parents Rohan Nicol and Kestie Morassi

The sun may always shine in Summer Bay, but it is no idyllic seaside retreat as Home And Away's newest family is about to find out. The Astonis – dad Ben , mum Maggie and teenage daughters Ziggy and Coco – eschewed the suburbs for what they – probably ill advisedly – ...

Jordan Mauger making a reality television comeback, with a US Bachelor spinoff?

Former star of The Bachelor New Zealand Jordan Mauger was unlucky in love the first time round. Now rumours are swirling that he may return to reality television.

NZ Festival 2018: The productions you must-see

A Vietnamese circus, a 1920s Parisian bar and a tango dancing house party will transform Wellington stages at the New Zealand Festival in February.

Imperial March set to vibrate the walls of the TSB Arena

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conductor Hamish McKeich can hardly wait. A Star Wars fan since he first saw the films at the age of nine, he'll lead a special performance of John Williams' celebrated score as part of next year's New Zealand festival.

Marvel just dropped its trailer for Black Panther and it's a stunner

Marvel dropped its first full-trailer on Tuesday and it's breathtakingly thrilling.

Sir Peter Jackson in Arras, France, in footsteps of his wife's great uncle Tom Walsh

Sir Peter Jackson is in France following the footsteps of his wife's great uncle, Tom Walsh, a sergeant who helped build the First World War tunnels under Arras.

Mayim Bialik fires back at Weinstein op-ed critics: 'It's so sad how vicious people are being'

​The list of celebrities weighing in on allegations of sexual harassment and assault by Harvey Weinstein is growing longer by the day.

Australian TV host who left over pay equity wins this round

OPINION:  "Mate, Lisa's good," the Channel Nine executive told me, "but Karl is the real star of Today."

Nicole Kidman gets tongue-tied and flustered over her kiss with Alexander Skarsgard

An eyebrow raising kiss between Oscar-award winning actress Nicole Kidman and her co-star Alexander Skarsgard has left the actress a little tongue-tied in the aftermath.

Why The Wrong Girl's Kerry Armstrong won't give in to fear

There are a few things you expect when you interview someone as well-known as Kerry Armstrong. A lengthy list of no-go areas, offered up weeks in advance by a cagey publicist. An air of bored, I've-been-asked-that-a-million-times indifference from the subject herself. And a sense that, really, can ...

Kate Winslet drops hints about her Avatar sequels role

Kate Winslet has dropped the first hint about her role in the upcoming Avatar sequels and revealed the only film of her's that she's watched more than once is Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures.

Another TVNZ Breakfast presenter jumps ship to present on The Hits radio station

Another TVNZ presenter is making the move to radio. This time, Breakfast sports reader Brodie Kane has announced she's leaving.

Seven Rivers Walking: the Kiwi environmental doco leaving audiences in tears

Forget Colin Farrell and Casey Affleck, the most attended film at the Christchurch leg of this year's New Zealand International Film Festival starred a selection of Canterbury's aquatic landscapes. Directed by Gaylene Barnes and Kathleen Gallagher, Seven Rivers Walking – Haere Marire looks at ...

Horror show Dark Lake cancelled after disaster debut

A Christchurch horror-themed interactive theatre show has been cancelled after punters were "appalled and disappointed" by the standard of early performances.

Waru: Why this Kiwi drama might just be the best movie of 2017

Waru Directed by Briar Grace-Smith, Casey Kaa, Ainsley Gardiner, Katie Wolfe, Chelsea Cohen, Renae Maihi, Paula Jones and Awanui Simich-Pene ★★★★★ Waru is composed of eight scenes, each 10 minutes or so long. Together they add up to a portrait of the events surrounding the tangi of a ...

Australian indigenous poet Ellen van Neerven abused by students after poem appears in English exam

Authors and poets have leaped to the defence of an award-winning Indigenous writer after she was allegedly abused online by year 12 students.

Irish comedian, TV star Sean Hughes has died, aged 51

Irish comedian and television star Sean Hughes has died, aged 51.

Grace Jones to perform first-ever Kiwi concert - in Queenstown

Music icon Grace Jones will  perform her first-ever New Zealand concert in Queenstown in March. Regarded as one of the original Queens of Disco, the Jamaican singer-songwriter has been pushing the boundaries in music, fashion, art and life since the 1970s. Her one-off show will be held  at the ...

Jay-Jay Harvey back on air, tells listeners about alleged sexual assault

Jay-Jay Harvey has spoken about being allegedly sexually assaulted in the back of a taxi on her first day back on air.

Bjork makes sexual harassment claim against Danish director

Icelandic singer Bjork says she quit acting for one year after she was sexually harassed by a Danish director, who was enabled by the industry and his staff "to touch and harass his actresses at will". Bjork made the claims on her Facebook page after feeling inspired and empowered by the women ...

Debut EP for north Auckland singer songwriter

Singer songwriter Kane Adams is living proof you shouldn't give up after bad feedback.

Nathan Brown: US jazz man inspired by past greats

Nathan Brown began playing music at the age of five.

Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander marry in secret ceremony

Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander have reportedly married in a secret ceremony in Ibiza, three years after their Kiwi romance began.

Meghan Markle reportedly quits Suits, leading to royal engagement rumours

Actress Meghan Markle has quit the hit TV drama Suits, leading to speculation that a royal wedding to boyfriend Prince Harry is on the way, a UK paper reports. Markle, 36, who plays paralegal Rachel Zane on the series, will finish filming the show next month ahead of its eighth season, with ...

Ed Sheeran's upcoming shows in doubt after breaking arm in bike crash

Ed Sheeran has broken his arm after being knocked down by a car in London.

Waru: Why this Kiwi drama might just be the best movie of 2017

Waru Directed by Briar Grace-Smith, Casey Kaa, Ainsley Gardiner, Katie Wolfe, Chelsea Cohen, Renae Maihi, Paula Jones and Awanui Simich-Pene â˜…★★★★ Waru is composed of eight scenes, each 10 minutes or so long. Together they add up to a portrait of the events surrounding ...

Home Again: the cinematic equivalent of a warm, but slightly moth-eaten blanket

Home Again    Directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer ★★½  Even Reese Witherspoon at her winsome best struggles to lift this muddled, middling comedy above par. In only a slight variation on her Sweet Home Alabama schtick, the Louisiana-born actress plays newly separated mother-of-two Alice ...

Weinstein Company enters sale talks amid scandal

The Weinstein Company, mired in a sex scandal, may be putting itself up for sale.

Australian TV host quits job, following equal pay dispute

Australian morning show host Lisa Wilkinson has left Nine's Today breakfast show for a position at Network Ten because her contract was "unable to meet the expectations".

TV Review: Married at First Sight prepares for a battle over marriage motives

REVIEW: "Have you ever been viciously attacked by hornets? Neither have I, but I imagine it's what that was like."

Anna Paquin among celebrities revealing they were harassed

Kiwi actress Anna Paquin is among the latest celebrities to reveal their experience of sexual harassment in Hollywood.

Harvey Weinstein: Why Kate Winslet didn't thank him in her 2009 Oscars speech

When Kate Winslet won the lead actress Oscar for The Reader in 2009, she thanked 19 people by name along with many others in general.

Kiwi Star Wars fans swooping up tickets two months ahead of release

Tickets to the first midnight screening in New Zealand of The Last Jedi are selling out faster than the Millennium Falcon on the Kessel Run.

Artist pulled from Northern Bass festival after assault accusation

An American DJ accused of sexual assault has been pulled from the Northern Bass festival.

Kings Arms Tavern owner Maureen Gordon has died at age 86

The owner of the Kings Arms tavern Maureen Gordon has died at age 86, after more than 30 years as its publican.

Married At First Sight NZ live blog

The experiment and the fall-out continues here. Join us for the latest episode of Married At First Sight.

Melanie Lynskey: Why she almost gave up acting two years after Heavenly Creatures

Melanie Lynskey has revealed how she almost gave up acting after her first disastrous trip to Los Angeles.

Five myths about Hollywood

If Hollywood made a movie about Hollywood, this year would be the crisis point when the bruised hero wonders if she can really save the day.

Harvey Weinstein: Woody Allen calls him 'sad, sick man'

DIRECTOR WARNS OF WITCH HUNT AFTER 'SAD, SICK' REVELATIONS

Pink: Pop star and mum focuses on new album which puts her singing first

"You want a beer?" Pink asks, though she seemed more than happy to drink alone.

Harvey Weinstein's brother calls for justice while French move to revoke award

The brother of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and co-founder of the company that now finds itself in crisis says he's in "a waking nightmare" and had no idea "the type of predator" his brother is accused of being.

Pink: Pop star and mom focuses on new album which puts her singing first

"You want a beer?" Pink asks, though she seemed more than happy to drink alone.

Harvey Weinstein: Why Kate Winslet didn't thank him in her 2009 Oscars speech

When Kate Winslet won the lead actress Oscar for The Reader in 2009, she thanked 19 people by name along with many others in general. She did not mention Harvey Weinstein, whose company financed and distributed the movie. "That was deliberate. That was absolutely deliberate," Winslet told the Los ...

James Corden catches flak for joking about Harvey Weinstein

US television talk show host James Corden is facing a backlash over jokes he made about Harvey Weinstein.

Game of Thrones' star Sophie Turner announces her engagement to Joe Jonas

Love is in the air on the set of Game of Thrones, with Sophie Turner the latest star to announce her engagement. The actress, who plays Sansa Stark, is set to marry her musician partner, Joe Jonas after announcing the news on Instagram.​ The pair shared the news with a simple photo showing off ...

The Vietnam War: America's educator-in-chief Ken Burns' latest project

If President Trump wants to turn around his ratings, he might consider nominating Ken Burns as secretary of education. Not that the filmmaker is looking for a demotion. The 62-year-old filmmaker is already America's most engrossing history professor, leading courses on baseball, prohibition, ...

All Pasifika cast set to perform award-winning US play for the first time

An all Pasifika cast and director will be depicting on stage civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr's final hours.

Hogwarts Express rescues stranded family

As if by magic, the Hogwarts Express has come to the rescue of a stranded family in Scotland.