Martin Phillipps: Alive or dead?

The Chills frontman Martin Phillipps at home in Tainui, Dunedin.

Chills legend to star in biopic written with two endings: one in which he dies and the other he overcomes a life-threatening disease thanks to a miracle cure.

Doctor Who hottest on TV

Jodie Whittaker, the first woman to play Dr Who in 50 years, is named the hottest TV talent for 2017.

The first woman to play the Time Lord in 50 years has been named the best of British television talent for 2017.

Avril Lavigne most dangerous star? video

Singer Avril Lavigne says she’s seeing progress in her treatment for Lyme disease.

One-time pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has beaten superstar Beyonce at something, but she may not be totally happy with her victory.

'Babe' actor charged video

Actor James Cromwell was charged after allegedly protesting an orca show at Seaworld.

US actor James Cromwell, 77, wore a "SeaWorld Sucks" t-shirt when he allegedly interrupted and denounced an orca show at SeaWorld.

Lena Dunhams loves NZ reality TV

Lena Dunham has a good laugh at the Real Housewives of Auckland.

The Girls star has shown her appreciation for the Real Housewives of Auckland

Emmy praise for NZ acting coach

Actress, acting coach and director, Miranda Harcourt has been given a shout out at the Emmy Awards.

Wellington acting coach Miranda Harcourt gets worldwide shout out from Nicole Kidman at the Emmy Awards.

Urzila vs elephant

Comedian Urzila Carlson has survived a close call with an angry elephant.

While on holiday in her native South Africa, comedian Urzila Carlson had a close call with an angry elephant.

Tradie allegedly rams Latta's fence

Nigel Latta is looking for some new tradies.

Nigel Latta in stink with angry tiler after TV host sacked "slow" tradie.

Brendan Cole expecting a baby

Kiwi ballroom dancer Brendan Cole appears on the BBC TV show, Strictly Come Dancing.

The Strictly Come Dancing star is expecting a second baby with his model wife Zoe.

George Clooney cries 'four times a day'

George Clooney admits he cries more than his baby twins do.

The new dad says he cries more than his twin babies Ella and Alex.

Sam Neill's Sweet victory

Sweet Country, which also stars Sam Neill, has won the Platform Prize at this year's Toronto International Film Festival

Kiwi actor's Aussie movie wins Toronto award, while Waru gets rave review.

Dawn French attacked by racists

Dawn French and her family suffered numerous racist attacks, including an attempt to burn their home down.

The Vicar of Dibley star had to hire security to protect her family from racist attacks.

2017 Emmys: who will win

Elisabeth Moss and The Handmaid's Tale is expected to sweep the Emmy Awards.

With no Game of Thrones, this year's Emmys race is wide open.

Lynskey reveals alternative dream career

Kiwi actress Melanie Lynskey says she enjoyed coming back to Christchurch to film The Changeover.

The moment one Kiwi actress hoped audiences wouldn't hear.

Hart sorry for 'bad behaviour'

Actor Kevin Hart and wife Eniko Parrish in happier times.

Comedian turns solemn as he posts video to say sorry to his family for his "mistake".

Dawson's Creek star's wild new project

Former Dawson's Creek heartthrob James Van Der Beek stars in What Would Diplo Do?

New Viceland show offers an absurdist look at EDM life

Kim K's secret to body glow

Ciara and Kim Kardashian attend the Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2018 collection at New York Fashion Week.

It's easier than you'd think to get that all-over Kardashian glow.

Red Wiggle rockin' on video

Murray Cook, left, and Pip Hoyle have a "shared vision".

Murray Cook's traded his red skivvy for grown up rock 'n' roll - and he's enjoying the quieter lifestyle.

Lessons learned from TV ads video

A poisonous influence on our national identity?

OPINION: I learned everything from TV adverts. Thanks, Ronald McDonald.

Truth about te reo on TV video

Duncan Garner: "I got emails that would be the most abusive I've received all year from New Zealanders".

Duncan Garner gets emails comparing him to a war criminal, while Guyon Espiner says it shows up the "ugly strand".

World's most beautiful girl

At six years old, Thylane Blondeau was picked out for her stunning looks.

How Thylane Blondeau - 'the most beautiful girl in the world' - is becoming the most influential teenager of her generation.

Harry Dean Stanton dies

Harry Dean Stanton recently played the title role in Lucky.

The actor who appeared in Paris, Texas, Cool Hand Luke as well as Twin Peaks, had died aged 91.

Lady Gaga hospitalised; posts photo of IV in arm

Lady Gaga has acknowledged that she suffers from fibromyalgia.

The US singer has cancelled her Rio show after being sent to hospital for severe pain.

Open home: Alex Pledger

Erin Simpson with Breakers centre Alex Pledger in his home in Browns Bay, Auckland.

 The Breakers centre invited Erin Simpson into his Browns Bay, Auckland, home.

Mad Men star on rehab stint

Actor Jon Hamm "preaches from the mountaintops" about the benefits of therapy.

Actor famous for playing boozy ad man went to rehab to "get better at living".

Jennifer Lawrence starts bar fight

Actress Jennifer Lawrence poured beer on a man who got angry when she refused his selfie request.

The actress turned down a man's request for a photo, then poured beers on him when he swore at her.

Suspended sentence for actor's stalker

Actor Eddie Redmayne and his wife Hannah Bagshawe were "deeply unsettled" by stalker Gaby Stieger.

Stalker moved from Germany to the UK to be near actor, who she harassed for five years.

KJ Apa's best work yet video

"I think I've shot some of the best stuff I've ever done," KJ Apa says of Riverdale season 2.

Season 2 of Riverdale has challenged KJ Apa, but the Kiwi thinks it's his best acting ever.

'Everyone's parents are weird'

Comedian and actor Josh Thomson with his father David while filming in Timaru last weekend.

Comedian and actor Josh Thomson again teams up with his dad for new episodes of their web series.

Engagement can't be far off for Harry

It's reported Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make their first official appearance at the 2017 Invictus Games .

Prince Harry's girlfriend has met the Queen. If history is anything to go by, wedding bells won't be far away. 

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