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Shannen Doherty ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ and ‘Charmed,’ dies at 53 after long battle with cancer

Shannen Doherty, the actress renowned for her iconic roles in Beverly Hills, 90210 and Charmed, has passed away at the age of 53 after...

Involuntary manslaughter charges against Alec Baldwin dismissed in ‘Rust’ shooting case

A US judge has dismissed involuntary manslaughter charges against Alec Baldwin after his legal team argued that crucial evidence regarding the live round that...

Former news presenter Joanna Paul-Robie reveals terminal cancer diagnosis

Former news presenter Joanna Paul-Robie announced she is dying of terminal cancer at a Matariki ceremony. Paul-Robie shared the news on state media RNZ’s Matariki...

Actor Donald Sutherland passes away at 88

Renowned Canadian actor Donald Sutherland, known for his roles in films such as The Hunger Games and Don't Look Now, has died at the...

Sir Ian McKellen hospitalised after dramatic fall during West End performance

During a performance of "Player Kings" at London's Noël Coward Theatre, Sir Ian McKellen, aged 85, lost his balance and tumbled headfirst into the...

Woman sues Netflix over alleged defamation in series ‘Baby Reindeer’

Fiona Harvey, a Scottish law graduate, has filed a lawsuit against Netflix Inc. and Netflix Worldwide Entertainment, LLC, alleging defamation, intentional infliction of emotional...

Doctor Who exhibition lands in Wellington: Where science meets fiction

From Daleks and Weeping Angels to various sonic screwdrivers, the world of Doctor Who has materialised in Wellington with the exhibition Doctor Who Worlds...

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock dies aged 53

Morgan Spurlock, the Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker renowned for his 2004 groundbreaking film Super Size Me, has died at 53 due to cancer complications, confirmed...

The Block NZ gets the chop for 2024 Season, up to 200 production jobs at risk

The 2024 season of The Block NZ has been canceled, potentially leaving up to 200 production staff jobless. Warner Bros NZ co-managing director Mike Molloy...

Titanic and LOTR actor Bernard Hill passes away aged 79

Bernard Hill, renowned for his memorable performances in iconic films such as Titanic and The Lord of the Rings, has died at the age...

Gerard Depardieu detained on sexual assault claims

Two more women have alleged that the French movie star groped them on film sets. Iconic French actor Gerard Depardieu has been arrested in Paris...

Taylor Swift’s boyfriend to host ‘Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity?

'Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity?' takes a playful spin on the Fox series 'Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?' The new show invites...

Movie armourer sentenced in ‘Rust’ set shooting

Movie weapons supervisor Hannah Gutierrez-Reed has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for her role in the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins...

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher announce divorce after two decades together

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher have publicly confirmed their decision to end their marriage after twenty years together. The couple revealed in a social...

Gogglebox and Big Brother UK star George Gilbey dies in workplace accident

Gilbey passed away at the age of 40 following an accident at his workplace in Shoebury, Southend-on-Sea. The tragic incident occurred this morning, resulting in...

Kids’ TV network was ‘infiltrated by predators’ – Daily Mail

One Nickelodeon production assistant described himself as a “full-blown” pedophile. The Nickelodeon children's TV channel employed or worked with five convicted child molesters and two...

Robyn Malcolm awarded Best Actress Award in France for Kiwi series

New Zealand actress Robyn Malcolm has been honoured with the best actress award at the Séries Mania Film Festival held in Lille, France. Malcolm received...

Film Commission gives $800K to help fund Ardern documentary

The New Zealand Film Commission is allocating $800,000 towards a documentary on the 'leadership' of former Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, amidst the context of...

Week ending 6 March 2024: JustWatch Top 10 NZ streaming charts

Top 10 streaming charts for movies and TV series in New Zealand for the week ending 6 March 2024. Data provided courtesy of JustWatch.

Fair Go, Sunday, and news bulletins to go in TVNZ shake-up

The sweeping changes come as the network grapples with an operational model that's proving more costly than its generated revenue, despite a hefty $40...

Alexander the Great Netflix series is ‘fiction’ – Greek minister

The docu-series depicts the Macedonian king as being in a homosexual relationship with his general Hephaestion. A Netflix drama-documentary series that depicts the Macedonian ruler...

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...

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