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Robert Redford addresses Weinstein, Me Too at Sundance


Sundance Institute founder Robert Redford did not shy away from addressing the elephants in the room - Harvey Weinstein and #MeToo - at the Sundance Film Festival, saying that the fallen executive is not "going to stop the show.''

Our picks for I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here New Zealand

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The concept isn't new. I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here dumps a group of celebrities in the jungle, and leaves them to fend for themselves while a film crew watches on.

The top five conspiracy theories about Kylie Jenner

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With Kim announcing she has welcomed a baby girl via surrogate and Khloe's reveal, via Instagram, that she is expecting, it's been left to Kylie Jenner to keep up the pregnancy conspiracies on social media. And, as Kylie has effectively…

Woody Allen dismisses sex assault claims: 'I never molested my daughter'


Woody Allen has accused Dylan Farrow, his adoptive daughter, of "cynically" using Hollywood's Time's Up movement to renew her claims of sexual assault. Allegations against the Oscar-winning director were dropped by state prosecutors in…

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David Duchovny: Expanding his repertoire from UFOs to rock and roll

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Best known for his '90s character of FBI Agent Fox Mulder in the paranormal series The X-Files, actor David Duchovny has found his second calling – as a musician.

Listening Post: Elbow/Hater/King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard


The Best Of; (Polydor); ★★★★


Keira Knightley says she was sexually assaulted four times

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​Actress Keira Knightley says she was sexually assaulted four times and it's "terrifying" that minor sexual assaults have become normal.


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle TV movie to air ahead of royal wedding


"They should get that girl from Suits to play her."

How Benedict Cumberbatch uses gallows humour to deal with sad scenes

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The US public broadcaster PBS Masterpiece's new drama The Child in Time is a harrowing story of parents who struggle after their 4-year-old disappears.

Rebuilding a Kiwi music legend: The story of Feelers frontman James Reid


James Reid arrives at one of the biggest venues he will play this year with a stringless guitar.

Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt takes on psychological drama, Liar


A seemingly perfect date night has terrible consequences in Liar, TVNZ 1's drama that poses the question, 'Just who is telling the truth?'.


Brigitte Bardot: Actresses who complain about sexual harassment are 'hypocritical' and 'ridiculous'

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Former French actress Brigitte Bardot said in an interview that she thinks most actresses protesting sexual harassment in the film industry are "hypocritical'' and "ridiculous'' because many play "the teases'' with producers to land parts.


Kim Kardashian: 'The truth about my pregnancy decision'

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While Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been open about using a surrogate for their third child, Kim has now revealed their surrogate was not used in the traditional sense.


James Franco reportedly calling his exes over his behaviour

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.James Franco is reportedly calling his ex-girlfriends to ask "about his behaviour".

Kiwi actress Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie picked as Sundance break-out star


Young Kiwi actress Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie has been picked as one of the five breakout stars of the Sundance Film Festival.


HBO's big pay rise for Big Little Lies stars Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon


Most of the principal actresses on HBO's Big Little Lies will get a considerable pay rise for season two.


Friends, family told singer Ricky Martin not to come out as gay

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Singer Ricky Martin spent years agonising over his decision to "come out" as a gay man because so many people in his life told him it was a bad idea.

Superstar drag queen Ginger Minj reconciles faith and female impersonation in World Buskers Festival show


She's "neat, petite and ready to eat" – superstar drag queen Ginger Minj will take Christchurch on a "relig-ish" experience in this year's World Buskers Festival.

Thursday, Jan 18

Kiwi actor Antony Starr named in upcoming Amazon superhero series, The Boys

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Antony Starr, of Outrageous Fortune fame, will reportedly star in Amazon's upcoming superhero series The Boys.

Roseanne Liang tipped by Hollywood Reporter as director to watch


Kiwi writer and director Roseanne Liang has been tipped as one to watch in Hollywood.

Complaints after Film Commission ad screens before G rated film, scaring child

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An advertisement showing clips from Once Were Warriors and a 2006 film about the Aramoana massacre scared children as it screened before G rated movies, parents say.

Is it news? Ansari story triggers media ethics debate

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What makes a private sexual encounter newsworthy? A little-known website raised that very question after publishing an unidentified woman's vivid account of comedian Aziz Ansari's sexual advances while the two were on a date.

Wednesday, Jan 17

Dylan Farrow's first TV interview about Woody Allen: 'Why shouldn't I be angry?'

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Woody Allen's stepdaughter, who has long accused him of sexual assault, says any victim deserves to have their voice heard.

Controversial Indian film Padmaavat has a New Zealand release date


An Indian film that made headlines when a member of the ruling party called for its star and director to be beheaded is coming to New Zealand.

Jimmy Carr: 'I warmed up a little on the Aussies before I got to the Kiwis'

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Jimmy Carr began his week in New Zealand being interviewed on television's The Project by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

Former Bachelorette Claudia Conaglen gets married

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Former Bachelorette and blogger Claudia Conaglen has married financial advisor Paul Ejamme.

Tuesday, Jan 16

Kim Kardashian West and husband Kanye welcome baby girl

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It's a girl for Kim Kardashian West and her husband, Kanye West, via surrogate.

Petitions launched to bring back Stage Challenge

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Petitions have been launched to bring back the axed school Stage Challenge.

Does Hilary Barry's Seven Sharp co-host have to be male?

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Jeremy Wells. Sam Wallace. John Campbell. What do the three have in common?

Curtains for Stage Challenge as organiser says they can't keep up with costs

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One of the biggest cultural events in the school calendar, Stage Challenge, is over.

Monday, Jan 15

I met Dolores O'Riordan and the clearest memory is of her warmth, storytelling and honesty

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OPINION: Back in 2012, The Cranberries played one New Zealand show. It was the start of their world tour, and rather than just turn up and play the gig, the band made the surprising decision to decamp in Auckland to rehearse.

Karyn Hay returning to Radio New Zealand with a few pictures


Veteran broadcaster Karyn Hay is returning to radio, taking up a job at Radio New Zealand as it prepares to make the most out of promised extra funding.

Shortland Street: Find out how that cliff hanger panned out as the 2018 season kicks off

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A new season is dawning in Ferndale. Join us at 7pm as we go back to work with the dedicated health professionals of Shorty Street

Sunday, Jan 14

Hilary Barry moves to Seven Sharp, replaced on Breakfast by Hayley Holt

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Former Green Party candidate Hayley Holt will replace Breakfast host Hilary Barry as the broadcaster moves to Seven Sharp.

Aziz Ansari accused of sexual misconduct while on date with photographer

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Comedian and recent Golden Globe-winner Aziz Ansari has been accused of sexual misconduct.

Eliza Dushku alleges she was sexually molested during filming of True Lies

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US actress Eliza Dushku's claim of a sexual assault when she was filming True Lies, aged 12, has been backed by both her mother and then-legal guardian.

David Bain mini-series creators keen to kickstart production

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An Australian production company has completed a script for a mini series about the Bain family murders and is on the hunt for actors - and a Dunedin home - to star.