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Kim Hill vs US ambassador

Kim Hill clashed repeatedly with new US ambassador Scott Brown.

A fiery clash between the RNZ presenter and United States Ambassador Scott Brown ended with a polite farewell.

All our heroes kill themselves

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington was found dead at his home near Los Angeles.

Opinion: There is something deeply wrong with my generation and I'm sick to death of it.

Drama series teaches English

Fortune is the brainchild of Scott Granville, left, and Ben Woollen of Chasing Time Productions, an award-winning ...

Two Kiwi film-makers are attacking a gap in the worldwide English language-teaching market.

Actress gets jail for Obama plot

Shannon Richardson is pictured in this booking photo from the Titus County Sheriff's office in 2013.

Vampire Diaries actress sentenced to 18 years in jail for mailing deadly poison to president.

Beached as, mon frere video

A convincing sculpture of a beached whale near Notre Dame in Paris had locals and tourists turning heads.

A sperm whale that appeared to have beached itself in Paris was in fact a sculpture.

Lorde visits fatal crash survivor

Lorde took time out from her Melodrama press tour to visit with  Elle Kronfeld-Tobin at Starship Hospital.

The star sang songs from Frozen with the little girl who lost her father and baby brother in a road accident.

New Zealand's spookiest movie

18072017 Feature Photo: JASON DORDAY/STUFF The opening night of the 2017 NZ Film Festival at the Civic in Auckland with ...

The director of Spookers says the documentary is as much about family as it is about fear.

Taika wins at Matariki Awards video

Taika Waititi has picked up yet more awards, this time at Maori Television's Matariki Awards.

Awards celebrate Maori achievement, and Taika Waititi was top of the list.

All hail the zombie master

The late US filmmaker George A. Romero was known for mastering the zombie film genre.

OPINION: The late George A Romero threw a mirror up to society, exposing the capitalist nightmare.

Wellington loses Si and Gary show

Wellingtonians won't hear Si & Gary on their breakfast show anymore.

But they'll get something more local in return.

Will the good guys win Westeros?

John Bradley plays Samwell Tarly in Game Of Thrones.

Samwell Tarly actor John Bradley says he doesn't know if good or evil will ultimately triumph in Game Of Thrones.

GOT from every angle

Rory McCann as Sandor Clegane, aka the Hound, saddles up for season seven of Game of Thrones.

REVIEW: There has to be a better way to introduce new series to new viewers.

A day in the life of Jackie van Beek

Jackie van Beek and her husband Jesse Griffin.

Each week we ask a famous New Zealander to share a photo memory.

'Remove booze from supermarkets'

Lotta Dann's popular blog and subsequent memoir, Mrs D is Going Without documented her recovery from alcoholism. Her ...

"Having it in our faces in that place of easy shopping is a real challenge."

National Portrait - Robin White: globetrotting artist

Artist Robin White stands still for a moment in her cosy lounge.

Robin White's art reflects her life of transience. 

Coogan dining out on meaty roles

Steve Coogan plays the troubled Paul Lohman in The Dinner.

Why one British star led a nocturnal life for a month.

The Bain story - one more time

Martin van Beynen, veteran print journo and now a podcaster, has been following the Bain case for 20 years.

Years of investigation culminate in a major new true crime podcast about this country's most controversial murders.

REVIEW: Euan Macleod

An art exhibition by Euan Macleod, named Euan Macleod: The Painter in the Painting, is coming to Te Manawa in Palmerston ...

Painting yourself in the landscape seems the most natural of subjects, when handled by this artist.

China bans 'badly behaved' Bieber

It's too late now to say sorry for Justin Bieber, who's been banned from entering China.

It's too late to say sorry for the pop star as China tells him he's not welcome.

The end of Dr Chris Warner?

Things aren't looking good for Shortland Street's Dr Chris Warner.

Please tell me that is not Shortland Street's Chris Warner dying.

TVNZ salaries would 'horrify'

Radio personality Marcus Lush says the public would be shocked by the salaries of top TVNZ broadcasters.

Former TVNZ broadcaster Marcus Lush says the pay the network's stars get would "horrify" the public.

Dunedin Sound's champion remembered

Dunedin music legend Roy Colbert (pictured in 2010) has died.

Record store owner, writer, raconteur - Roy Colbert was synonymous with music in the south.

Why we should savour Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan is one of the few directors working today who could have got Dunkirk made.

OPINION: The current Hollywood model leaves little room for genius to emerge, much less thrive

Care needed in celebrity suicide tributes

Chester Bennington of the band Linkin Park performs during the second day of the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the ...

OPINION: We all need to be careful in sharing grief over Linkin Park singer's death.

Listening Post: Imagine Dragons/Royal Blood/LANY/Nickleback

Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds performs at the iHeartRadio MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto, Canada, last month.

This weeks' releases includes the long-awaited new album from indie darlings Imagine Dragons.

Chester Bennington's final show video

FILE PHOTO:    Chester Bennington of the band Linkin Park performs during the second day of the 2012 iHeartRadio Music ...

In what turned out to be his last performance, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington delivered heartfelt words to Manchester bombing victims.

Time to shut R. Kelly down video

There have been many reports that R Kelly has sex with underage girls - so why do we keep buying his music?

OPINION: Singer reportedly uses his fame and power to prey on black girls. It has to stop.

Beyonce killed the 'album drop'

In 2016 Beyonce became the queen of surprise releases with a completely new album and videos called Lemonade via a ...

Win Butler of Arcade Fire explains how Lemonade killed the 'album drop'.

Kermit controversy: round 3 video

Jim Henson's daughter said the fired actor played Kermit as ‘bitter, angry, depressed victim’ and recasting is long overdue.

The longtime performer of Kermit the Frog denies he was difficult to work with before Disney fired him.

Jada Pinkett Smith: I sold drugs video

Actress Jada Pinkett Smith has revealed she met rapper Tupac Shakur while working as a drug dealer.

The actress and spouse of Will Smith reveals she met Tupac Shakur while selling drugs.

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