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    Karl Stefanovic has been dumped from struggling Today show

    Karl Stefanovic has been dumped from struggling Today show


    After several months of mounting pressure, Channel 9 has dumped Karl Stefanovic as the host of its troubled breakfast show.The network confirmed this afternoon that Stefanovic, who has been co-host of Today for the past 14...

    After several months of mounting pressure, Channel 9 has dumped Karl Stefanovic as the host of its troubled breakfast show.The network confirmed this afternoon that Stefanovic, who has been co-host of Today for the past 14 years,...
    New Zealand International Film Festival director Bill Gosden to retire in 2019

    New Zealand International Film Festival director Bill Gosden to retire in 2019


    New Zealand International Film Festival director Bill Gosden will retire in 2019.The festival announced today that Gosden will wrap up his role due to health reasons next March after 40 years in the role."This year we have...

    New Zealand International Film Festival director Bill Gosden will retire in 2019.The festival announced today that Gosden will wrap up his role due to health reasons next March after 40 years in the role."This year we have celebrated...
    Netflix drops major Harry Potter news

    Netflix drops major Harry Potter news


    Muggles — prepare for a magical summer.Just days after Stan announced a major deal with Disney — which saw the company's best live-action and animated films and TV shows added to the service — rival streaming service Netflix...

    Muggles — prepare for a magical summer.Just days after Stan announced a major deal with Disney — which saw the company's best live-action and animated films and TV shows added to the service — rival streaming service Netflix has...

    The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US


    iBook charts for week ending December 16, 2018: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher :iBooks US Bestseller List - Paid Books1. Becoming by Michelle Obama - 9781524763152 - (Crown)2. Can't Hurt Me by David...

    iBook charts for week ending December 16, 2018: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher :iBooks US Bestseller List - Paid Books1. Becoming by Michelle Obama - 9781524763152 - (Crown)2. Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins...

    The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store


    App Store Official Charts for the week ending December 16, 2018:Top Paid iPhone Apps:1. Minecraft, Mojang2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.3. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd.4. Rebel Inc., Ndemic Creations.5. Plague Inc.,...

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending December 16, 2018:Top Paid iPhone Apps:1. Minecraft, Mojang2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.3. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd.4. Rebel Inc., Ndemic Creations.5. Plague Inc., Ndemic...

    Nielsen's top programs for Dec. 10-16


    Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Dec. 10-16. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.1. NFL Football: Philadelphia at L.A. Rams, NBC, 18.12 million.2. NFL Football: L.A. Chargers at Kansas...

    Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Dec. 10-16. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.1. NFL Football: Philadelphia at L.A. Rams, NBC, 18.12 million.2. NFL Football: L.A. Chargers at Kansas City,...

    Football dominates television viewing as holiday nears


    NEW YORK (AP) — Professional football — the lifeblood of live television this time of year — illustrated its dominance in the ratings this past week.Four NFL games finished among the Nielsen company's 20 most popular...

    NEW YORK (AP) — Professional football — the lifeblood of live television this time of year — illustrated its dominance in the ratings this past week.Four NFL games finished among the Nielsen company's 20 most popular prime-time...

    The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store


    iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending December 16, 2018:iTunes Movies US Charts:1. Venom2. The Equalizer 23. Smallfoot4. Mission: Impossible - Fallout5. Peppermint6. Crazy Rich Asians7. A Simple...

    iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending December 16, 2018:iTunes Movies US Charts:1. Venom2. The Equalizer 23. Smallfoot4. Mission: Impossible - Fallout5. Peppermint6. Crazy Rich Asians7. A Simple Favor8....
    Disney accused of cultural appropriation for trademarking 'Hakuna Matata'

    Disney accused of cultural appropriation for trademarking 'Hakuna Matata'


    Disney is being accused of cultural appropriation for its trademark on the words "Hakuna Matata".A petition calling for Disney to release the trademark has attracted more than 43,000 signatures, with activists saying it is an...

    Disney is being accused of cultural appropriation for its trademark on the words "Hakuna Matata".A petition calling for Disney to release the trademark has attracted more than 43,000 signatures, with activists saying it is an appropriation...

    With 'Bumblebee,' John Cena finds his stride in Hollywood


    LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Cena doesn't believe in ego. How could he when he's used to tens of thousands of WWE fans chanting "John Cena sucks" every time he walks out to the ring?It's a philosophy that's helped him survive both...

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Cena doesn't believe in ego. How could he when he's used to tens of thousands of WWE fans chanting "John Cena sucks" every time he walks out to the ring?It's a philosophy that's helped him survive both the...

    Miss America may be leaving Atlantic City ... again


    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss America may be leaving Atlantic City again.The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News and the Press of Atlantic City report the Miss America Organization is looking for cities around the country...

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss America may be leaving Atlantic City again.The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News and the Press of Atlantic City report the Miss America Organization is looking for cities around the country interested...

    Tom Hanks, Rob Reiner and more stars mourn Penny Marshall


    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Celebrities offer their thanks, remembrances and condolences on the death of actress-director Penny Marshall, who died Monday at 75.___"I loved Penny. I grew up with her. She was born with a great gift....

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Celebrities offer their thanks, remembrances and condolences on the death of actress-director Penny Marshall, who died Monday at 75.___"I loved Penny. I grew up with her. She was born with a great gift. She...
    Sandra Bullock's Oscars solution: 'You're an actor, figure it out'

    Sandra Bullock's Oscars solution: 'You're an actor, figure it out'


    Sandra Bullock has an impromptu idea for how to solve the Oscars host problem, and it involves a lot of improvisation.The Oscar-winning actress told The Associated Press Monday at a screening of her new film "Bird Box " that...

    Sandra Bullock has an impromptu idea for how to solve the Oscars host problem, and it involves a lot of improvisation.The Oscar-winning actress told The Associated Press Monday at a screening of her new film "Bird Box " that she...
    The Backpack Kid sues Fortnite over signature dance move 'The Floss'

    The Backpack Kid sues Fortnite over signature dance move 'The Floss'


    Russell Horning, better known as "The Backpack Kid," became famous during an episode of SNL when Katy Perry was the musical guest.Horning, 16, introduced the world to a dance known as "The Floss." Since then he's been all...

    Russell Horning, better known as "The Backpack Kid," became famous during an episode of SNL when Katy Perry was the musical guest.Horning, 16, introduced the world to a dance known as "The Floss." Since then he's been all over...
    Shania Twain: Was this NZ's most lip-synced gig?

    Shania Twain: Was this NZ's most lip-synced gig?


    While I fretted over the fact that in my honest opinion we were witnessing a mostly lip-synced gig, the audience couldn't have cared less.Last night's sold out Spark Arena crowd spent much of the two-hour show with their hands...

    While I fretted over the fact that in my honest opinion we were witnessing a mostly lip-synced gig, the audience couldn't have cared less.Last night's sold out Spark Arena crowd spent much of the two-hour show with their hands in...
    School kids' festive tune overtakes Mariah, Wham in charts

    School kids' festive tune overtakes Mariah, Wham in charts


    A little primary school in England is writing the feel-good Christmas story of the year, challenging pop stars and major recording studios for the coveted number-one spot in the UK Christmas charts.Flakefleet Primary School's...

    A little primary school in England is writing the feel-good Christmas story of the year, challenging pop stars and major recording studios for the coveted number-one spot in the UK Christmas charts.Flakefleet Primary School's adorable...
    Movie review: Vice gives politics an edgy twist

    Movie review: Vice gives politics an edgy twist


    This scathing and witty portrayal of bureaucrat Dick Cheney's rise to power will have Republicans crying "fake news"; while liberals, and those amused by American politics, will be highly entertained.In part this is because of...

    This scathing and witty portrayal of bureaucrat Dick Cheney's rise to power will have Republicans crying "fake news"; while liberals, and those amused by American politics, will be highly entertained.In part this is because of the...
    Tributes flow for Laverne & Shirley star Penny Marshall, who has died age 75

    Tributes flow for Laverne & Shirley star Penny Marshall, who has died age 75


    Penny Marshall, who starred in "Laverne & Shirley" before becoming one of the top-grossing female directors in Hollywood, has died. She was 75.Marshall's publicist, Michelle Bega, said Marshall passed away in her Hollywood...

    Penny Marshall, who starred in "Laverne & Shirley" before becoming one of the top-grossing female directors in Hollywood, has died. She was 75.Marshall's publicist, Michelle Bega, said Marshall passed away in her Hollywood Hills,...

    'Laverne & Shirley' star, 'Big' director Penny Marshall dies


    NEW YORK (AP) — Penny Marshall, who indelibly starred in the top-rated sitcom "Laverne & Shirley" before becoming the trailblazing director of smash-hit big-screen comedies such as "Big" and "A League of Their Own," has died....

    NEW YORK (AP) — Penny Marshall, who indelibly starred in the top-rated sitcom "Laverne & Shirley" before becoming the trailblazing director of smash-hit big-screen comedies such as "Big" and "A League of Their Own," has died. She...