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The Hill grill: Our Kim takes on US ambassador Scott Brown over 'misogynistic' Donald Trump

Fiery clash between RNZ presenter and US ambassador Scott Brown ends with polite farewell.

Celebrity suicide: All my heroes kill themselves and I'm sick to death of it

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

Fortune: A drama series for English language learners

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

Vampire Diaries actress jailed for trying to poison Obama

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

Is that really a beached whale beneath Paris' Notre Dame?

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

Lorde visits fatal crash survivor 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.

Spookers director Florian Habicht on fear and family

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

Hunt for the Wilderpeople director Taika Waititi wins at Matariki Awards

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

Master filmmaker added colour and overt wit to zombie genre

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

Wellington says goodbye to the Si & Gary breakfast show

But they'll get something more local in return.

How Game Of Thrones' John Bradley and his character Sam have defied the odds

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

Game Of Thrones from every angle

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

A day in the life of actor and filmmaker Jackie van Beek

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

Steve Coogan: Dishes on his latest food-cinema combination The Dinner

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

Martin van Beynen: Why the David Bain story needed to be told one more time

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

Arts review: Euan Macleod: The Painter in the Painting

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

Too late now to say sorry: Justin Bieber banned from China for 'bad behaviour'

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

Will Shortland Street kill off Dr Chris Warner?

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

Former TVNZ broadcaster Marcus Lush says network salaries would 'horrify'

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

Roy Colbert: The Godfather of the Dunedin Sound remembered

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

Dunkirk: Christopher Nolan's movie is a minor miracle in modern Hollywood

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

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

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

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington's final tribute

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

It's time to shut R. Kelly down for good

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

Arcade Fire's Win Butler explains how Beyonce's Lemonade killed the 'album drop'

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

Kermit the Frog performer Steve Whitmire on his firing: 'Complete shock'

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

Jada Pinkett Smith was a drug dealer when she met Tupac Shakur

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

Rising French singer dies on stage, possibly from electrocution

Rising French star Barbara Weldens was performing on stage when she suddenly collapsed.

Goodbye Kelly Street: Frente's Angie Hart admits pop hit's upbeat music video a mistake

Kelly St singer wasn't prepared for either the song's success, or the backlash against it.

Shane Cortese's Westside character a 'staunch Catholic, lover of women and a brothel owner'

The Westside star has trained as a real-estate agent, but he’s not turning his back on acting.

Radiohead perform for thousands in Israel after ignoring boycott calls

"Playing in a country isn't the same as endorsing its government," says singer Thom Yorke as band plays Tel Aviv.

Johnny Depp, ex-business manager trade blame for lost riches

He took in hundreds of millions of dollars as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates movies but not enough to pay for his own swashbuckling lifestyle.

Chester and Chris: Linkin Park and Soundgarden frontmen's tragic friendship

At Chris Cornell's private funeral, Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington paid tribute to his friend. Now he's also dead.

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has died at age 41

The band's singer found dead at his home near Los Angeles. He was aged 41.

Iggy Azalea slams implants claim: 'This is my real bum'

Iggy Azalea defends her "unreal" shape and denies having had butt implants - but admits to getting her boobs done.

Halle Berry downs a half pint of whiskey at Comic-Con panel

Oscar-winner challenged to down half a pint of whiskey - she does.

BBC faces legal action by female presenters over gender difference in salaries

Female British household names demand broadcaster closes the gender pay gap

Australian commercial television networks want to scrap children's content quota

Commercial broadcasters say it costs too much money for very little reward.

Mortal Engines author Philip Reeve reveals more about the upcoming film

Mortal Engines' scribe Philip Reeve reveals some truths about Peter Jackson's upcoming film.

New waxwork of Beyonce debuts - but has she been whitewashed?

 The singer as you have probably never seen her before.

It's official: Ryan Seacrest to return as host of 'American Idol'

Expect more dramatic long pauses as talent show's host returns for reboot.

Hamilton's theatre scene: What should happen to Founders?

A decision on Hamilton's defunct theatre is on hold while plans for a new one are developed.

Wentworth's Kate Jenkinson praises the drama for killing off main character

Kate Jenkinson loves how the drama 'stuck to its guns' and didn't bring back Bea Smith like Game Of Thrones' Jon Snow.

Family day at Te Papa to reveal the pointe of ballet

Get a sneak peek at the Royal New Zealand Ballet's new production before it opens.

Book of blessings a guide for hard times

A Muriwai author helped deal with loss of her mother by sitting on a rock at the beach.

Big winners of Porirua City Council's events budget revealed for next year

Big winners from city's $110,000 major events budget have been revealed.

Movie Trailers: Why the best bit about going to the cinema has been ruined

OPINION: Why do modern movie trailers insist on giving away the plot and ruining the film?

Kiwi public broadcasters won't say if they're achieving pay parity

NZ's public broadcasters are refusing to say if they're paying female employees the same as their male staff.

Offspring: How child's play led to Kat Stewart's fabulous career

A popular Aussie actress reveals how a British childhood helped shape her.

Dunkirk won't be seen in its entirety - unless you're in Auckland

New Zealand has only one cinema capable of showing Christopher Nolan's new film as he intended it to be seen.