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The Theory of Everything trailer a cosmic delight

The Theory of Everything

There's no doubt Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones will be up for Oscars after this Stephen Hawking biopic.

Amanda Bynes' parents 'believed she was better'

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes' parents reportedly thought she was on the right track before her latest DUI arrest.

Ed Sheeran's NZ tour sells out in minutes

Ed Sheeran

Fans of the British musician snap up tickets within minutes, leading to second Auckland show being announced.

Kiwi doco Hip Hop-eration to shine on world stage

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Hip Hop-eration will make international premiere at prestigious documentary festival in Amsterdam.

Titanic stars 'needed each other'

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Kate Winslet felt she and Leonardo DiCaprio "needed each other" in their twenties.

Pirates of the Caribbean heads Down Under

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The fifth instalment of the Pirates of Caribbean will be filmed in Queensland.

Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher welcome baby girl

PARENTS: Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis.

The nerves were high when Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcomed their baby girl.

Dotcom sells out of Baboom

The proposed online music platform has severed all ties with its founder ahead of next year's planned launch.

Review: Reaching for the Moon

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REVIEW: Reaching For The Moon is hampered by a disappointingly pedestrian script, and by Bruno Barreto's plodding direction.

Review: Beloved Sisters

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REVIEW: Sumptuously costumed and shot, Beloved Sisters at times feels rushed, despite its more than two-hour running time.

Review: Dracula Untold

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REVIEW: The tone and mood of Dracula Untold are right and the storyline hangs together. File it under "not too shabby".

Review: Gone Girl

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REVIEW: Dense, disturbing and devilish, Gone Girl makes for compelling viewing and potentially awkward post-movie discussions.

Live-action Tetris film in the works

The studio behind the Mortal Kombat film adaptations, is working on a "sci-fi epic" based on Tetris.

Laneway 2015 lineup revealed

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The 2015 Laneway Festival lineup is out featuring popular indie acts Angus & Julia Stone and Belle & Sebastian.

The brilliance of Rattle

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SIMON SWEETMAN

Rattle is a label that bills itself as offering "contemporary art music from Aotearoa/New Zealand".

Gotham becomes TV's most pirated show

LUCY CORMACK

Game of Thrones no longer reigns; Batman prequel is the most illegally downloaded show now.

Hard to get excited about manufactured kitchen dramas

My Kitchen Rules

Future generations may laugh at the idea of shows in which people threw tantrums over the grilling of a lamb chop.

Ai Weiwei meditates on freedom at Alcatraz

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China's most famous artist, Ai Weiwei, has produced a seven-piece installation at notorious US prison.

Pleasant Point carriage could win starring role

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A Pleasant Point train carriage will be used in a big Hollywood film being shot in Dunedin.

Gone Girl: Delicious suburban noir

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REVIEW: Gone Girl offers an engrossing, wonderfully wicked portrait of matrimony mayhem.

Hannah's a future country queen

Hannah Cosgrove

You know of Taylor Swift and Shania Twain, but you haven't discovered Hannah Cosgrove - yet.

Child porn charges dropped against artist

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Melbourne artist was charged after his large-scale installation was shown at council-owned property.

The 8 craziest music videos of all time

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Was it a bizarre attempt at mind control, or scenes from your worst nightmare?

Artist has time on his side

The Refusal of Time

South African artist William Kentridge explains the genesis of his video work. now on show at Wellington's City Gallery.

Hello, hello, hello . . . a Kiwi cop drama that's not clueless

Brokenwood Mysteries

Prime's new The Brokenwood Mysteries ticks every box; it's a wonder we didn't start making this series 10 years ago.

Tracy Morgan incredulous over Wal-Mart filing

Tracy Morgan

Tracy Morgan is incredulous that Wal-Mart is trying to blame him for injuries in a road crash because he didn't wear a seat belt.

Taken 3 trailer: Liam Neeson kicks butt

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The trailer to Taken 3 (also known Tak3n) shows 62-year-old actor Liam Neeson in fighting form.

Netflix branches out into films

JAKE COYLE

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel will premiere simultaneously online and in theatres.

Celebrity news roundup: Anti-poverty action

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Stars gather for an anti-poverty concert in New York and for fashion week in Paris.

Taylor Swift 'obsessed' with Lorde song

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Popstar Taylor Swift acts like a "proud mom" over celeb pal Lorde's new Hunger Games song.

Netflix feature film filming in NZ

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The sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will be released via the Netflix platform next August.

Knocking it out of the park at 80

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SIMON SWEETMAN

Popular Problems, the latest album by the 80-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter, is wonderful. And feels complete.

Sex is getting better on TV

Masters of Sex

Some of the best shows on TV are also among the frankest and most thoughtful about sex.

Is Aretha's Adele Rolling in the Deep cover auto-tuned?

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin covered Adele's Rolling in the Deep. Did she also use Auto-Tune?

Mastodon make metal twerk

Twerking Mastodon

Metallers can't make head nor tail of why twerking is in their music, but they seem to like it.

Inside Michelle Williams' NY mansion

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This 1200 square metre beautiful Brooklyn townhouse is the stuff interior dreams are made of.

Playwright makes a flying visit

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A Canadian great-grandfather has made a long trip to see his play performed at Auckland's Dolphin Theatre.

Star Wars animated series is strong

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The new animated series Star War Rebels will fill the void for fans eagerly awaiting the seventh film in the series.

NZ director scores Kiwi finance first

Lee Tamahori

Hollywood director Lee Tamahori scores a NZ first by crowdfunding backing for new movie.

Live blog: The Amazing Race Australia vs New Zealand

Amazing Race

We're just one week from the finale. Is this going to be an Aussie whitewash?

Watch: Louis Baker covers Purple Rain

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In an intimate live recording, Louis Baker croons the 1984 hit before a small audience.

Witherspoon hired hypnotist for sex scenes

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Legally Blonde star needed a hypnotist to soothe her nerves before filming racy scenes for new film.

Taylor Swift defends Emma Watson

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Suggests that if a speech like that had been made sooner she'd have called herself a feminist earlier.

Carol Hirschfeld joins Radio NZ

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Radio New Zealand appoints Carol Hirschfeld as head of content, after her job at Maori Television disappeared.

Lorde's Hunger Games beat

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Lorde releases her new single to feature in the upcoming Hunger Games film. Listen to it here.

Wal-Mart blames actor for his injuries

Tracy Morgan

Wal-Mart says Tracy Morgan is partly to blame for his injuries in truck crash because he didn't buckle up.

Home and Away star describes glacier terror

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Actor says dodging car-sized boulders during a rock fall on Franz Josef glacier was "surreal".

Kiwi fans cut out of Simpsons World

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New app for planet's most popular animated family only offers full episodes to US subscribers.

Grieving Kidman thanks public for support

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Aussie actress and country music husband "thank everyone for their love and prayers" after death of her father.

Amanda Bynes charged with drugged-driving

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Former child star Amanda Bynes was charged with drugged driving after she stopped in the middle of an LA intersection.
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