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GoT author's letter to young fan

George RR Martin

All this 13 year old boy wants is to die a grisly death at the hands of George R.R. Mart

Heath Ledger immortalised

Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger's stunning performance as Batman's iconic nemesis The Joker has been immortalised in Lego.

Bindi slams 'hurtful' death account

Bindi Irwin

Bindi Irwin slates cameraman's public account of the Crocodile Hunter's painful final moments.

Peaches Geldof 'was heroin addict'

Peaches Geldof

An inquest into the death of Peaches Geldof revealed she had recently stopped taking heroin.

Mrs Brown defies expectations

mrs brown's boys d'movie

REVIEW: D'Movie is affectionate, genuinely funny, well put together, and has flourish and flair to make it more than the TV show.

Kardashian says app not racist

Cover Media

Reality TV-star Kim Kardashian denies reports her smartphone app was programmed to include racist messages.

To be Frank


The movie Frank is a celebration of music - of music-making, of the kinship and camaraderie.

Film fan's passion for the pictures

Miles Buckingham

Miles Buckingham loves films so much that for two week he'll be spending more at the cinema than at home or work.

Begin Again will polarise audience

begin again

REVIEW: Begin Again is a deceptive film, with some fine tuned storytelling machinery purring away beneath its facade of naivety.

Show shines light on wartime bond

	 Strange Resting Places

A humorous musical tale of wartime tragedy is being staged in Hamilton this week.

Subtle as a sledgehammer


REVIEW: Hercules labours towards a predictable end. File under sporadically fun, but fatuously formulaic.

Nathan Drake bumps Spidey


Adaptation of hit series, Uncharted, pencilled in for a date formerly occupied by The Amazing Spider-Man 3.

Indian music expert dies in Auckland


One of India's leading music experts has died in Auckland, Indian media report.

Challenges and chess

Cliff Curtis in Dark Horse.

Cliff Curtis and Boy star James Rolleston have reunited for a new film about challenges and chess.

Snoop smoked it at White House

Snoop Dog/YouTube

Snoop Dogg says he smoked in the White House bathroom.

TV Guide's top 5 this week

Nigel Latta

Not sure what's good on TV? The TV Guide has rounded up the five best shows this week.

DC declares 'Batman Day'

batman strap

There's a reason why no other superhero resonates quite like Batman, who turns 75 today.

From Grey's to The 100

isaiah washington

Former Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington is back on the small screen in sci-fi series The 100.

Treasure hunter film at NZIFF

kumiko the treasure hunter

Internet message boards and the Coen Brothers' movie Fargo sparked the idea for Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter.

Putting those rumours to rest

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell's attorneys insist their client is "truthful in the public arena".

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