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Peter Jackson announces Mortal Engines trailer screens before Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Forthcoming Kiwi-made steam punk fantasy Mortal Engines, is getting a boost from The Last Jedi from Wednesday. 

This is the guy who watched Grown Ups 331 times this year - sometimes twice a day

He claims to be the man who watched Grown Ups 331 times this year, but Rizvi Azaad says there's nothing wrong with him.

JK Rowling biopic named among Hollywood's legendary Black List of top unproduced scripts

A movie based on JK Rowling's early struggle to pen the Harry Potter series has been named among the top unproduced screenplays in Hollywood's annual Black List.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson expecting third baby girl

Dwayne The Rock Johnson and long-time partner Lauren Hashian​ have announced they're expecting a second baby girl.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi: A critic's guide to the story so far...

From midi chlorians to Mon Mothma and Jar Jar Binks to Jedi mind tricks, the 40-year-old Star Wars saga has featured myriad confusing names, places and things. As the eighth episode – The Last Jedi â€“prepares to hit cinemas, here's a handy recap of the story so far.

Meghan Markle selling Toronto home

The former Toronto home of Prince Harry's bride-to-be, Meghan Markle has been put on the market for $2 million as the former actress prepares to move to the UK ahead of her May 2018 wedding. 

Shortland Street's Ngahuia Piripi kept her cancer scare secret from castmates

Shortland Street's Ngahuia Piripi has revealed she's been coping with a breast cancer scare in secret for months.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The first reviews are in

Star Wars: The Last Jedi's first reviews are in and the critical force is strongly behind this one.

Netflix under fire for binge-shaming viewers of Rose McIver's A Christmas Prince

Rose McIver's festive Netflix movie is making waves again.

Jimmy Kimmel's returns to US late night with baby son after surgery

One week after Jimmy Kimmel's son had his second open-heart surgery he joined his US late night TV host dad as he made a special plea. 

Royal New Zealand Ballet holds 'crisis' meeting

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she is following details of the Royal New Zealand Ballet following "crisis" talks.

New Zealand On Air funding for Kiwi factual stories, including a ballerina on ice

A story following an orphaned Russian girl called Emma who grew up in New Zealand will feature on Stuff Circuit thanks to tax-payer funding.

Sandra Bullock says women of Ocean's 8 'will fight right back' against sexists

Don't even try to come for Sandra Bullock and the women of Ocean's 8.

Someone in New Zealand watched Grown Ups 331 times this year

Somebody, somewhere in New Zealand has watched the Adam Sandler film Grown Ups at least 331 times this year, according to Netflix.

Manawatū wearable arts show Evento canned for 2018

Long-running Feilding High School fundraiser and wearable arts extravaganza Evento is being canned next year, but organisers say it will be back.

The Endless Summer filmmaker Bruce Brown dies

US documentary filmmaker Bruce Brown, known for surfing movie The Endless Summer, died Sunday in Santa Barbara, California of natural causes, his official website reported. He was 80.

Meghan Markle selling Toronto home

The Toronto home of Prince Harry's bride-to-be, Meghan Markle has been put on the market for $2 million as the former actress prepares to move to the UK ahead of her May 2018 wedding. 

Golden Globes: Shape of Water, Big Little Lies lead nominations

Guillermo del Toro's Cold War-era fairytale The Shape of Water swam away with a leading seven nominations from the Golden Globes, while the HBO drama Big Little Lies led television nominees with six nods.

How two men turned a Google search and $100 into a hit podcast and a TV deal

Payne Lindsey bought a microphone and some audio equipment in early 2016 after being inspired by the 2014 smash-hit podcast Serial.

Why one Kiwi artist believes 'the worst thing about public art is the public part'

Wayne Youle is standing at the top of a step-ladder at a busy Christchurch junction.

Wall Street remembers 'Wall Street' 30 years later

Thirty years after the release of the now-classic movie Wall Street, Wall Street itself is totally different.

Golden Globes' mixed response to sexual harassment scandals

As the sexual misconduct scandals continue to rock Hollywood, many looked to see how the industry would react, via the film and TV nominations for the 2018 Golden Globes. The response was a mixed bag. On one hand, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association chose to shun such awards-season fixtures as ...

British TV host Keith Chegwin dies at age 60

Veteran British television entertainer Keith Chegwin​, who hosted a naked game show, kids TV and starred in a sitcom, has died at age 60.

Saudi Arabia to allow movie theaters after decades of ban

Saudi Arabia announced on Monday it will allow movie theatres to open in the conservative kingdom next year, for the first time in more than 35 years, in the latest social push by the country's young crown prince.

Mario Batali steps away from TV and businesses after sexual misconduct allegations

​Celebrity chef Mario Batali is stepping away from the TV show The Chew and the day-to-day operations of his businesses after a report detailed sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women spanning at least two decades.

Weinstein scandal: They wouldn't really cancel the Oscars, would they?

OPINION: As movie fans have been hit by an onslaught of stories about powerful Hollywood men sexually harassing and abusing others, one entertainment critic suggested a radical idea: Just cancel the Oscars.

Someone in New Zealand watched Grown Ups 331 times this year

Somebody, somewhere in New Zealand has watched the film Grown Ups at least 331 times this year, according to Netflix.

The Chase: Kids' TV star Basil Brush battles The Vixen in Celebrity edition

The surprise appearance of a more than 50-year-old kids' TV star on the latest edition of The Celebrity Chase has divided UK audiences. Basil Brush joined hockey player Sam Quek, presenter Andi Peters and writers Charlie Higson on the popular British gameshow, showing off his pop-culture knowledge ...

Victor Willis's Village People cop a pasting as fans say please stop the music!

The Village People tour of Australia was supposed to be a triumph for Victor Willis, who has finally reclaimed the group he led before leaving for a still-born solo career in 1979. Instead, it is in danger of becoming a disaster.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Why the movie got no Golden Globes love

Given the early raves director Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi received at its weekend premiere in Los Angeles, some fans may have been looking to see if the film would receive any love in the Golden Globes nominations.

Golden Globes: 'Shape of Water',' 'Big Little Lies' lead nominations

Guillermo del Toro's Cold War-era fairytale The Shape of Water swam away with a leading seven nominations from the Golden Globes, while the HBO drama Big Little Lies led television nominees with six nods.

I loathed the monarchy, then I watched The Crown and now I'm conflicted

OPINION: I'm not storming the Winter Palace waving a red flag or anything, but I don't particularly care for the royals. 

Māori iBook for National Library exhibition a first

The first te reo iBook has been launched thanks to a Northland school. 

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme apologises for kicking woman

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has apologised for kicking a female photographer in the face during his band's performance.

Sir David Attenborough on our responsibility to the Earth

Sir David Attenborough still remembers the first time he realised the eyes of a nation were upon him. It was 1952, and the then 26-year-old was working for the BBC in north London, producing three programmes a week ranging from gardening to cooking and ballet.

New Waikato theatre in line for $25m from Hamilton City Council

They'd seen the dream of a $75m riverside theatre with a state-of-the-art auditorium.

US boy shares heartbreaking video about being bullied, inspires thousands to show him love

While fighting back tears, US boy Keaton Jones couldn't stop asking one question: Why?

Fans at Yusuf Stevens' New Plymouth concert to be scanned with metal detectors

Fans attending Cat Stevens' New Plymouth concert will be subjected to a handheld metal detection scan.

In the gossip mags: the Auckland paparazzi and secrets that were never told

Does anyone feel ambivalent about the royal family? Does anyone look at a picture of Prince Harry or Kate Middleton and think, 'I don't care what you're doing'? If someone does, what magazine do they read? The car mags seem to be the only ones to ignore the royal family.

Diversity key to last round of New Zealand on Air funding for 2017

Four new "diverse" dramas are set to air on New Zealand screens, one of which is boasting an all female production crew.

Porirua council to spend nearly $1 million on gallery maintenance and upgrades

Nearly $1million will be spent by Porirua City Council on upgrading and maintaining the city's museum and gallery.

Titanic: Twenty years on, it's still the epic that can't be sunk

Be honest now. Were you one of the people who kept Titanic on top of the box office for 15 weeks? When did you first cry, at Gloria Stuart's old Rose talking about the people who died, or the captain standing at his wheel while his ship went down? Did you consider buying a replica of Rose's Heart of ...

Chris Evans responds to a viral video about bullying in the best way

Captain America star Chris Evans has offered his support to a boy in the US who was filmed asking his mum why is he treated so poorly by bullies at school. 

Auckland City Limits announce final line-up

A rapper who didn't make it to his last New Zealand show and a heavy metal te reo band make up the last instalment of Auckland City Limit's lineup.

Photography exhibition unveils the lives of Auckland's silent nuns

When an Auckland photographer was offered a rare glimpse into the secretive world of a silent monastery, he didn't expect the nuns to be as chatty as they were.

Lost in space: An amateur's guide to understanding Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Confused by the Star Wars universe?

Golden Globes: Don't expect any surprises in the nominations

Where have all the weirdos gone in the Hollywood Foreign Press Association , the ones who'd nominate Burlesque for best motion picture, or think that Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie both deserved nods for the complete lack of chemistry they displayed in The Tourist? The last few years, the Golden ...

Patrick Gower steps down as political editor after getting sparkly new job

Patrick Gower has stepped down as Newshub's political editor, taking up a new position with the network.

US actor Charlie Sheen sues the National Enquirer

Charlie Sheen is suing American tabloid, the National Enquirer, saying that the magazine defamed him by alleging he sexually assaulted 80s star Corey Haim.

Saturday Night Live skewers harassment, Trump and Santa's naughty list

In its latest cold open, Saturday Night Live took on the recent string of high-profile sexual-misconduct scandals, featuring a parade of children - each seemingly more precocious and world-weary than the last - visiting a mall Santa, played by Kenan Thompson.