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Weinstein 'made me touch him'

Lawyer Gloria Allred, left, comforts Heather Kerr at Friday's press conference.

Former actress says she gave up her career after disgraced producer harassed her.

Taika laughs off film comments

"Why are you running from adults?", Waititi jokes.

11:47 AM  Kiwi director takes the internet's response to his new film, Thor: Ragnarok, on the chin

Boo hoo, Duncan Garner

Duncan Garner quit Twitter over his Kmart column.

OPINION: You're wrong on immigration, Duncan. I'll be holding a vigil for your deceased Twitter account.

Rachel's rise to stardom

Rachel House is one busy lady.

Rachel House - New Zealand's rising star hits Hollywood in Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok.

Armageddon hits Auckland

This character knows how to strike a pose.

The tribes are out in force at the Armageddon Expo in Auckland this weekend.

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Fox re-hired star after sex payout

Bill O'Reilly or his former employer Fox News paid millions to settle at least six sexual harassment claims against him.

When Bill O'Reilly's contract expired, his boss knew all about his serial offending - and paid him US$25m to stay on, report claims.

Let your curiosity be piqued

Brigsby Bear's most powerful quality is its enormous pathos

REVIEW: Brigsby Bear is one of the most imaginative, charming and realistically-acted movies to come out in ages.

Saudi woman's story enlightening, extraordinary

Author Manal Al-Sharif

REVIEW: Highly personal memoir draws back a curtain on a closed society one dealing with technology in an often cruelly restrictive culture.

Immigrants unaware abuse is illegal

A group of three young professionals are urging southeast Asian women to report domestic violence, despite cultural ...

New film about domestic violence aims to teach immigrants it's not normal.

A dark tale of female friendship

Author Claire Messud.

Set in small-town America, Messud's latest focuses on what it means to have a friend when you are struggling to develop an adult identity.

800 Words' Michelle Langstone and her best mate

'At one point Caroline would refer to my relationship problems with men I was dating as "The Troubles."'

Actress Michelle Langstone and director Caroline Bell-Booth met as Drama School students.

World famous in NZ: The Roxy video

Where film and food combine: Coco at The Roxy head chef Nic Spicer with some of the fare he created for a special Hobbit ...

Live the movies in a world class, state of the art cinema, and dine in one of Wellington's hidden gems.

Location scout's extraordinary life video

Dave Comer was considered New Zealand's first professional film location scout.

From Barry Crump commercials to Peter Jackson blockbusters, Dave Comer connected NZ's landscapes with its people.

Actor's son reunited with iPad

Shane Cortese and his son were intimidated and robbed on a train.

Shane Cortese was travelling with his son on an Auckland train when they were robbed.

The Guilty Feminist on orgasms

Deborah Frances-White started The Guilty Feminist podcast because she “wanted to take up more space” in the patriarchy.

Ahead of her first live recording in New Zealand, Matt Suddain meets comedian and screenwriter Deborah Frances-White in London.

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celebrities

A day in the life of pop artist Theia

Singer-songwriter Em-Haley Walker, who performs as Theia, is a finalist in this year's Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards ...

Theia, is a finalist in this year's Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.

Freewheeling Carr excited to tour NZ

Why one comedian thinks that if the story broke tomorrow that everyone in New Zealand are robots, you'd go - 'oh yeah, that makes more sense'.

Lynskey up for indie award video

New TSwift song drops

Video

Let your curiosity be piqued

REVIEW: Brigsby Bear is one of the most imaginative, charming and realistically-acted movies to come out in ages.

film

Location scout's extraordinary life video

Dave Comer was considered New Zealand's first professional film location scout.

From Barry Crump commercials to Peter Jackson blockbusters, Dave Comer connected NZ's landscapes with its people.

Lynskey up for indie award video

Melanie Lynskey has won rave reviews for her role as Ruth in I don't feel at home in this world anymore.

Heavenly Creatures star's work in a Netflix film has got her nominated for a prestigious award.

Kiwiana gets spooky

Ao-terror-oa will feature six short horror films linked by Kiwiana themes.

Six Kiwi horror shorts will screen on YouTube as the Ao-terror-oa series.

Critics Marvel at Taika's Thor

The Taika Waititi-directed Thor: Ragnarok is earning plenty of praise already.

Waititi-directed movie currently the third-best reviewed Marvel film of all-time

music

The music of a fair fight

Sir George Grey.

How a Kiwi songwriter was inspired by a remarkable 1864 letter which tried to set the rules for the war between Maori and Pakeha.

A day in the life of pop artist Theia

Singer-songwriter Em-Haley Walker, who performs as Theia, is a finalist in this year's Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards ...

Theia, is a finalist in this year's Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.

New TSwift song drops

Tay-tay fans, rejoice - new music is here!

Taylor Swift explores a different sound in her new track, Gorgeous. It's less country, more '80s pop.

The song that's Canada's Loyal

Tragically Hip lead singer Gord Downie performs with band members Paul Langlois, Gord Sinclair, Johnny Fay and Rob Baker ...

The Tragically Hip's song Bobcaygeon has gone from middling chart hit to Canada's signature song.

tv & radio

The Guilty Feminist on orgasms

Deborah Frances-White started The Guilty Feminist podcast because she “wanted to take up more space” in the patriarchy.

Ahead of her first live recording in New Zealand, Matt Suddain meets comedian and screenwriter Deborah Frances-White in London.

'We're all insecure'

Hermione Norris in the TVNZ 1 drama Cold Feet.

Cold Feet's Hermione Norris says there's 'no room for vulnerability or mistakes' in modern society.

Men, money and moving on

Inbar Lavi plays serial con artist Maddie in Imposters.

OPINION: I have this vivid memory of Basil Fawlty angrily attacking his car with a tree branch.

Century up for Walking Dead

Andrew Lincoln has played Rick Grimes from the very beginning of The Walking Dead.

Cast and crew promise Walking's pace will be accelerated this season.

Games

When games scare more than movies video

The Evil Within 2

Review: The Evil Within 2 is a perfect example of a game that does horror better than Hollywood.

Meet a man with 200,000 Lego-bricks

Colin Doyle estimated around 4000 Lego bricks were used in creating his moon base.

And you thought dealing with your children's Lego collection was a nightmare.

Forza Motorsport 7 raises the bar video

Wide cars, narrow track. Sometimes it's tough to find an opening if you find yourself at the back of the grid.

Review: Featuring more than 700 cars, 200 tracks and stunning 4K graphics, Forza 7 is one hell of a ride.

Taylor Swift launches her own app

Taylor Swift is about to launch her own app.

The pop star promises that fans can follow her every day moves via the app and share "Taymojis"

books

Life on 'Savage Street'

From her ''writing hut'' on Banks Peninsula, award-winning author Fiona Farrell has written four books about the ...

Writer Fiona Farrell is making history with her important works about post-earthquake Christchurch.

Flying Doctor's new book

Dave Baldwin believes people became a true healthy bastard if they attend to their physical, mental and spiritual sides.

Dave Baldwin has published the third book of his Healthy Bastards campaign.   

The populist historical novelist

"[Hilary]Mantel's a Stradivarius - I'm something you get at Walmart," believes historical novelist Bernard Cornwell.

Why literary acclaim doesn't bother one well-read author.

Ghostly tale claims Booker prize

Booker Prize winner George Saunders when he was in Sydney for the Sydney Writers' Festival in May.

American author George Saunders has won the famous literary award for his first novel length tale, about Abraham Lincoln's dead son.

arts

A Scottish mentalist read my mind video

Colin Cloud has honours in forensic investigation, now he performs as a magic show.

It feels like a violation to have someone enter your mind. It's frustrating and confusing but also awe-inspiring.

From studies to studio

Rhiannon Jackson's artistic style is in the genres of lowbrow and surrealism.

A Wintec student's first solo show unites years of work with aesthetic discovery.

Too racy for the Louvre video

The Domestikator has been labelled too sexually explicit to display at the Louvre.

It's hard to spot at first, but a sex sculpture has been deemed too kinky for the world's most visited museum.

Sex and dead poets, a winner

Jemaine Clement was named a Laureate and awarded $50,000  in the Arts Awards of New Zealand.

A poet, a comedian and a film director scoop up $125,000 between them in this year's NZ Arts Awards.

stage & theatre

The Questionnaire: Rawiri Paratene

Acclaimed New Zealand actor Rawiri Paratene.

Actor Rawiri Paratene takes on our Q and A.

Freewheeling Carr excited to tour NZ

Jimmy Carr believes he and other modern comedians owe a huge debt to the likes of Billy Connolly.

Why one comedian thinks that if the story broke tomorrow that everyone in New Zealand are robots, you'd go - 'oh yeah, that makes more sense'.

Audience kept spellbound

Hosting the show is Scotland’s Colin Cloud.  He recently appeared on America’s Got Talent with his performance gaining ...

REVIEW: A quintet of magicians brought a night of magic to Wellington.

Europe's opera queen set to perform

Anna Netrebko has been dubbed "Europe's queen of opera".

"My husband just thought I was a crazy prima donna"

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