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Musk backs ‘canceled’ Mandalorian star in Disney lawsuit

Gina Carano says she was unjustly fired from the hugely popular ‘Star Wars’ spin-off. Actress and former martial arts fighter Gina Carano announced on Tuesday...

‘Dad’s Army’ Private Pike actor Ian Lavender dies, aged 77

Ian Lavender, beloved for his role as Private Pike in the classic TV series 'Dad's Army', has passed away at 77. Born in Birmingham, Lavender...

‘Rocky’ star Carl Weathers dies, aged 76

Carl Weathers, renowned for his role as Apollo Creed in the "Rocky" film series and his appearances in a wide array of films and...

Prosecutors dismiss Depardieu sexual assault claim

The sexual assault complaint against French actor Gerard Depardieu has been dismissed because it was past the statute of limitations, the public prosecutor’s office...

Kiwi actress Melanie Lynskey nominated for two Emmys

Actress Melanie Lynskey, 46, is nominated for two Emmy awards. They are Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Shauna in Yellowjackets,...

Seinfeld ‘Crazy Joe Davola’ actor dies, aged 71

Peter Crombie, known for playing Crazy Joe Davola on 'Seinfeld' passed away at 71 due to an unspecified illness. The death was reported by Hollywood...

‘Back to Black’: Amy Winehouse biopic sparks outrage among fans

'Back to Black', a biopic about the late singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse starring Marisa Abela, has been met with controversy and criticism from fans and...

Baywatch star Nicole Eggert diagnosed with breast cancer

Nicole Eggert, known for her roles in Baywatch and Charles in Charge has been diagnosed with stage 2 cribriform carcinoma breast cancer. The 51-year-old actress...

Jimmy Kimmel demands NFL player apologise over Epstein barb

In his first TV appearance of the year, late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel unloaded on NFL star Aaron Rodgers. The monologue followed Rodgers'...

Mickey Mouse enters public domain

Disney’s copyright on its signature character expired on January 1. One of the most recognizable fictional characters ever, Mickey Mouse, has entered the public domain,...

Gypsy Rose Blanchard released early from prison

Blanchard’s conspiracy to kill her own mother was documented in multiple true-crime series. Gypsy Rose Blanchard, whose plot to kill her own mother spawned multiple...

Pierce Brosnan ticketed for trespassing – media

Pierce Brosnan was reportedly cited for hiking in a dangerous “thermal area” of Yellowstone National Park. Irish actor Pierce Brosnan has been issued a ticket...

Must we ‘Leave the World Behind’?

The recent movie, Leave the World Behind (Sam Esmail, Dir; 2023; Netflix), based on the novel by Rumaan Alam (2020) is not what it...

Star of Oscar-winning ‘Parasite’ found dead

Police were called to search for South Korean actor Lee Sun-kyun after a ‘suicide-like note’ was found at his home. South Korean actor Lee Sun-kyun,...

French artists stand up for Gerard Depardieu

The iconic actor is facing accusations of rape and sexual harassment. Over 50 French actors, writers, producers, and musicians have signed an open letter calling...

Vin Diesel responds to sexual battery lawsuit filed by former assistant

Vin Diesel allegedly committed sexual battery against his former assistant, Asta Jonasson, during the shooting of Fast Five (2011) back in September of 2010. The...

Macron faces backlash for defending movie star Depardieu

Macron faces backlash for defending movie star Depardieu. French President Emmanuel Macron is facing harsh criticism following a statement that he would never support what...

Kiev nationalists panic as budget Russian TV series becomes smash hit in Ukraine

‘The Boy’s Word’: How a phenomenally successful Russian TV series has taken Ukraine by storm and infuriated its nationalists. Censors and politicians are unhappy about...

Cause of ‘Friends’ star Matthew Perry’s death revealed

Matthew Perry’s passing in late October was brought on by the “acute effects of ketamine,” the coroner’s office concluded. The death of Canadian-American actor Matthew...

Box office triumph ‘River of Freedom’ nears end of remarkable theatrical run

“It took me a week to get a ticket. The film sold out its Wellington screenings for five straight days. The Thursday afternoon session...

Dumbledore actor Michael Gambon dies aged 82

Michael Gambon passed away after a bout of pneumonia. Irish actor Michael Gambon has passed away aged 82, his family said on Thursday. Gambon received...

Is the US media deliberately sabotaging a hit film about child sex trafficking?

'Sound of Freedom’ has become an instant hit, but is being keelhauled by critics for a myriad of perceived faults. US conservatives are crying foul...

Bollywood has a Barbenheimer moment, giving India’s film industry its biggest weekends ever

Mirroring Hollywood’s revival with ‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer’, Bollywood’s fortunes have finally turned around with four films over a fortnight, thanks to people flocking to...

The Sword of Destiny: How ‘The Witcher’ show was slowly killed by its creative team’s decisions

The story of ‘The Witcher’ Netflix series might serve as a lesson on how not to treat your source material and your audience. ‘The Witcher’...

Highly Anticipated Feature Documentary “RIVER OF FREEDOM” Premieres September 5

New Zealand film “RIVER OF FREEDOM” is set to release next month, with film premiere events in Auckland on September 5th at The Civic,...

‘The Exorcist’ director William Friedkin dies at 87

The American filmmaker was one of the foremost influences in a golden age of filmmaking in the 1970s. William Friedkin, the acclaimed director who helmed...

English-French singer, actress Jane Birkin dies aged 76

English-French singer and actress Jane Birkin has died at the age of 76, a French broadcaster reported on Sunday, citing sources. The star was found...

Kevin Spacey calls sexual assault accusations ‘absolute b******s’

The Hollywood star said in court that he did not have a “power wand” to make people go to bed with him. Two-time Oscar winner...

Hollywood actors’ union calls for strike

Actors are set to join writers in the first simultaneous strike action in decades. Hollywood is braced for a comprehensive shutdown after a union representing...

British-Born actor Julian Sands dead, remains found in California mountains

US law enforcement confirmed that the remains of British-born actor Julian Sands were found last week in the Mt. Baldy wilderness area in California,...

Jerry Springer apologised for ‘ruining culture’ before his death

The UK-born reality TV star has died, months after reflecting on the impact of his raunchy daytime talk show. US tabloid television legend Jerry Springer,...

Top 10 streaming movies and TV series in NZ 10-16 April 2023

The top 10 streaming movies and TV series in New Zealand for the week 10-16 April 2023. Lists are provided courtesy of JustWatch.com. Movies Cocaine Bear...

First blockbuster filmed in space ‘The Challenge’ premieres in theatres

Russia has officially released the first-ever feature movie to have been partially filmed in space. Shot aboard the International Space Station (ISS), ‘The Challenge’, which...

‘Zombie Detective’ star Jung Chae Yull dies aged 26

The cause of death has not yet been released. The Netflix star’s management announced the death yesterday on Instagram: ‘We are here to deliver heartbreaking news....

Cinematographer Bill Butler dies aged 101

Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Bill Butler died on Wednesday, two days before his 102nd birthday, the American Society of Cinematographers has announced. He was considered one...

Judge passes first sentence in deadly ‘Rust’ shooting

The assistant director who handed Alec Baldwin a gun loaded with live rounds has received six months of unsupervised probation. A court has sentenced filmmaker...

Former US Bachelorette star Joshua Tylerbest facing child porn charges

27 year-old Joshua Tylerbest is alleged to have uploaded 50 files containing the prohibited material to a Google account, court papers say. Tylerbest appeared in...

US Army pulls recruitment ads after star’s arrest

Marvel actor Jonathan Majors, who voiced the Pentagon’s new ads, was arrested in New York on domestic violence charges. The US Army has canceled two...

End of an era for Ten 7

The long-running Police Ten 7 reality TV series is signing off-duty — 10-0. Police today acknowledges TVNZ’s announcement that Ten 7 Aotearoa (formerly Police Ten...

Lord of the Rings franchise battles garbage company

‘The Lord of the Bins’ breaches trademark laws, Middle-Earth Enterprises claims. An English waste firm called ‘Lord of the Bins’ has been ordered to change...

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