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Hugh Jackman hangs up his claws in Logan

Hugh Jackman is looking forward to eating lots of carbs now that he will no longer be playing Wolverine.

How Jerry Seinfeld helped one actor to decide to walk away from his most famous role

Oscar nomination revoked video

John Krasinski in 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi has lost its chance at an Academy Award after accusations of "telephone lobbying".

Sir Ian McKellen's 'lucky' pounamu

Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen and Hugh Jackman share a laugh on the The Graham Norton Show, February 2017.

The Lord of the Rings star wore his pounamu pendant to the Oscars. It didn't bring him much luck, though.

Welcome to Orphic Egg

Tish Scott at her Orphic Egg gallery in Bay View.

A small gallery in Hawke's Bay will be filled with matchboxes this August

Kiwi Oscar nominee ready for big day

New Zealand film editor John Gilbert has been nominated for an Oscar for his work on Hacksaw Ridge.

Why one Kiwi Oscar nominee will be slightly relieved if he doesn't make the podium

When laughing hurts

Australian comedian Troy Kinne has his own sketch show which screens on TVNZ Duke.

Australian comedian Troy Kinne talks about his sketch comedy show Kinne and the reason he can't crack a smile.

Oscar hopeful denied US entry

A scene from The White Helmets.

A young cinematographer is part of a team of life-saving volunteers in war torn Syria. But he's not welcome in Trump's America.

Tegan and Sara's smash-hit secret

Tegan and Sara sang one of the biggest songs of 2014, but they don't brag about it.

You may not know it, but it's likely you've had one of their songs stuck in your head.

The Boss for all the ages

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played to a large crowd at Auckland's Mt Smart stadium.

REVIEW: I had freebie tickets and one to spare, so I called my Springsteen-loving, 70-something mate.

Police Ten 7: Arresting viewing

Police Ten 7 host Rob Lemoto took over from Graham Bell in 2014.

Producer Sarah-Luise Whatford talks about the show's continuing success at putting criminals behind bars.

WWII drama lacks emotional pay-off

Not even the combined talents of Brendan Gleeson and Emma Thompson can make Alone in Berlin a memorable watch.

REVIEW: Alone in Berlin - more as a glimpse of an interesting historical moment than a gut-wrenching tragedy.

Nepal: The stories behind the marketing campaigns

An anthology of writing about Nepal reveals the life behind the marketing campaigns.

Naked truth

When her nude stage show attracted disturbing emails, this performer simply added them into her act

The Questionnaire: Bebel Gilberto

Arriving soon to play Taranaki's WOMAD Festival, Brazilian "electronic bossa nova" star Bebel Gilberto answers this week's questions.

The real project: saving Three's cursed 7pm slot

This is Rove McManus, and while you may think he's funny, he can look terribly serious if he concentrates and holds a ...

Will the pixie dust from Rove McManus and his Australian media empire be enough to make Three's post-news show a hit?

Alice Snedden: I hate 'PC gone mad'

Why can't I say what I want any more!

PC gone mad means 'why can't I be sexist and racist'

Four ways to write a novel

Paul Auster's clever, complicated new novel features four narrative threads that count down to four different endings.

Listening Post

New Zealand singer songwriter Nadia Reid performs St Jerome's Laneway Festival last year.

Nadia Reid

"Those bruises were real"

Reese Witherspoon as Madeline Mackenzie in the TV adaptation of Big Little Lies.

Why Nicole Kidman was being beaten up on the set of her new TV show

My Sunday routine: Antonia Prebble

Prebble loves walking around her neighbourhood in the weekend.

The Pork Pie star loves exercising with friends, eating out and relaxing in the spa pool.

These Charming Hombres

The Smiths, in Spanish? "Why the hell not?" asks Mexican musician, Camilo Lara.

Kardashians 'bad for wellbeing'

Reality television shows where characters flaunt their wealth can make viewers feel poorer, according to a Kiwi academic.

Watching reality stars flaunt their wealth may reduce well being and even stop viewers from voting to better their lives.

At my place: Simone Anderson

Blogger Simone Anderson in the kitchen of her Mt Eden flat.

The health and lifestyle blogger lives in a chic Mt Eden home with her partner Trent and a few flatmates. 

Trainspotting: Choosing life

Ewen McGregor and Jonny Lee Miller in T2 Trainspotting.

Danny Boyle on his feud with Ewen McGregor and why it took 21 years to make Trainspotting sequel

Pride on parade gallery

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Pride Parade on Ponsonby Road 2017

Glitter and stilettos in abundance as Auckland's rainbow communities take to the streets.

Gearing up for 21st Boss gig

Bruce Springsteen fan Campbell Dick soaks up the magic at Qudos Bank Arena, in Sydney, on February 9.

This might be his 21st Springsteen gig, but it's not like he wears a white T-shirt, jeans and a bandana.

800 Words' big-hearted real estate guy

Jonny Brugh plays real estate agent and single dad Monty in the drama series 800 Words.

Jonny Brugh, who plays 800 Words’ Monty, talks about his role on the show and how he makes ends meet between acting jobs.

4 weeks to get celebs Oscars-ready

Charlize Theron at the 2016 Oscars ceremony.

From botox to special diets, we look at exactly what it takes to get our most loved celebs red-carpet ready.

Emma Thompson: sequel 'too soon'

Emma Thompson has paid a moving tribute to her friend and frequent colleague, Alan Rickman, who died on Friday.

It's "too sad" for Emma Thompson to reprise her role in the Love Actually sequel after the death of Alan Rickman.

Jeshel Forrester finds his song

Jeshel Forrester says that, for him, songwriting is about putting in the time and waiting for something to happen.

 Meet the lawyer and published novelist who has been "reborn" as a singer-songwriter.

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