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Spy: Disco fever? Auckland Town Hall to transform into Studio 54

Spy: Disco fever? Auckland Town Hall to transform into Studio 54

LOU’ANA (pictured), Annie Crummer, Nathan Haines and more Kiwi stars will perform with the Auckland Philharmonia’s full orchestra for The Boogie Wonderland Disco Ball at Auckland Town Hall. Dust off your flares and sequins, next month the glam and glittering world of disco fever will transform the Auckland Town Hall for the Boogie Wonderland Disco

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Kate Sylvester, Scoop, Shortland Street: The best lifestyle and entertainment stories of the week

Kate Sylvester, Scoop, Shortland Street: The best lifestyle and entertainment stories of the week

Settle in and enjoy some of the best lifestyle and entertainment stories from our talented and award-winning journalists, from Kate Sylvester’s impending closure, to the Prince Andrew interview movie Scoop. Here are our top picks for this weekend – you can find more to read at our Lifestyle, Entertainment and Viva hubs. Fashion Designer Kate

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‘Screaming and cursing’: Baldwin had ‘no control’ on Rust set

‘Screaming and cursing’: Baldwin had ‘no control’ on Rust set

Hollywood star Alec Baldwin was indicted in January in relation to the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Photo / AP Prosecutors have argued Alec Baldwin had “no control of his emotions” on the Rust set. The 66-year-old actor was indicted in January in relation to the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was fatally shot

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‘Truth will come out’: More women make claims against Sacha Baron Cohen

‘Truth will come out’: More women make claims against Sacha Baron Cohen

Rebel Wilson has hit out at Sacha Baron Cohen once again amid the release of her book. Photos / AP Rebel Wilson says “the truth will come out” about Sacha Baron Cohen, as more women have allegedly shared their stories with her after she revealed he “humiliated and degraded” her on set. The pair starred

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Review: Sir Tom Jones proves to NZ he’s far from being ‘zimmer frame entertainment’

Review: Sir Tom Jones proves to NZ he’s far from being ‘zimmer frame entertainment’

Sir Tom Jones is the first international star to play a concert at Napier’s McLean Park. Photo / Getty Images “Zimmer frame entertainment,” read one social media comment when it was announced 83-year-old Sir Tom Jones would play his only NZ show this year at Napier’s McLean Park. I think many of the thousands (including

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Spinal Destination star on overcoming darkness, depression and his disability

Spinal Destination star on overcoming darkness, depression and his disability

Kiwi dark comedy Spinal Destination is set in a spinal unit and stars Oscar Phillips, Bree Peters, John Landreth, and Tom Sainsbury. A sudden accident left him a tetraplegic, now he’s the star of a new local dramedy. Karl Puschmann talks to John Landreth. Warning: This article deals with suicide and depression On a rainy

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Will Ashton Kutcher be ‘subpoenaed’ in Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs case?

Will Ashton Kutcher be ‘subpoenaed’ in Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs case?

Ashton Kutcher and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs have been pals for decades. Photos / Getty Images Warning: mention of sexual assault Ashton Kutcher has been spotted in Los Angeles after rumours began to swirl that the actor is preparing to be subpoenaed in the case against Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs. The That 70s Show star, 46, was

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Ella Purnell on skydiving in NZ and her friendship with Melanie Lynskey

Ella Purnell on skydiving in NZ and her friendship with Melanie Lynskey

Ella Purnell is a name that has quickly been filling the air space surrounding big-name movies and series in Hollywood. However, it’s her love of New Zealand that has Kiwis’ ears perking up and listening loud. Appearing in shows such as the heart-race-inducing Yellowjackets, period drama Belgravia and her latest “retro-futuristic” Amazon Prime series Fallout,

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Ka Whawhai Tonu: The Battle of Ōrākau finally told through the eyes of Māori

Ka Whawhai Tonu: The Battle of Ōrākau finally told through the eyes of Māori

Today marks the 160th anniversary of the Battle of Ōrākau, with a new film commemorating one of the most pivotal battles of Aotearoa’s first land wars. Ka Whawhai Tonu – Struggle Without End gives a historical account of the 1864 Battle of Ōrākau in the Waikato region. Iwi gathered today at the battle site, located

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Celebs grapple with vinyl’s renaissance – but is this the end of an era?

Celebs grapple with vinyl’s renaissance – but is this the end of an era?

Vinyl is seeing a resurgence in popular culture, but some artists aren’t on the bandwagon. Vinyl records are enjoying renewed popularity, with big-named stars both cashing in and criticising the medium. Technological advances have always influenced what we listen to and how we do it. At present, while social media and streaming apps are powerful

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Actress sparks fresh health concerns with Easter post from hospital

Actress sparks fresh health concerns with Easter post from hospital

Kate Beckinsale at the 81st Golden Globe Awards held in January. Photo / Getty Images Kate Beckinsale has fans concerned for her wellbeing once again, after she shared photos from her hospital bed over Easter weekend. It’s not the first time the actress has made cryptic posts from hospital — during March, she revealed she

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