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‘Six Feet Under’ Star Rachel Griffiths Plays an Ethical Brothel Owner in First Image, Trailer From New Drama ‘Madam’ (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - New Zealand
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12.06.2024

‘Six Feet Under’ Star Rachel Griffiths Plays an Ethical Brothel Owner in First Image, Trailer From New Drama ‘Madam’ (EXCLUSIVE)

K.J. Yossman “Six Feet Under” star Rachel Griffiths gets a new job in upcoming drama series “Madam” – as an ethical brother owner. The first trailer for the series sees Griffiths, playing wife and mother Mack, get to grips with the business after she discovers her husband has been seeing sex workers behind her back.

‘The Substance’ Among 16 Cannes Titles Selected for New Zealand Film Festival – Global Bulletin - variety.com - New Zealand - China - India - Vietnam
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18.06.2024

‘The Substance’ Among 16 Cannes Titles Selected for New Zealand Film Festival – Global Bulletin

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief Coralie Fargeat’s Demi Moore-starring feminist body horror film “The Substance” has been set as the closing night title for the New Zealand International Film Festival. The picture is one of 16 which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last month selected for the NZIFF which is now under the artistic leadership of Paolo Bertolin.

B&M shoppers go wild for 'game-changing' KitKat flavour popular in Australia - www.dailyrecord.co.uk - Australia - Britain - New Zealand
dailyrecord.co.uk
18.06.2024

B&M shoppers go wild for 'game-changing' KitKat flavour popular in Australia

Bargain hunters are rushing to B&M to snap up a 'game-changing' KitKat flavour that originally hails from Australia.

Good Morning Britain chaos as Noel Edmonds defies Susanna Reid and swears and 'insults' Ed Balls - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Britain - New Zealand
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
17.06.2024

Good Morning Britain chaos as Noel Edmonds defies Susanna Reid and swears and 'insults' Ed Balls

Noel Edmonds' interview on Good Morning Britain descended into chaos as Susanna Reid had to apologise for him swearing live on-air. The broadcaster appeared on the ITV news programme on Monday (June 17) to chat about his life and work in New Zealand.

Russell Crowe explains why he turned down Aragorn role in ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ - www.nme.com - Britain - New Zealand
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17.06.2024

Russell Crowe explains why he turned down Aragorn role in ‘The Lord Of The Rings’

Russell Crowe has explained why he turned down the role of Aragorn in The Lord Of The Rings trilogy.The Oscar-winning actor was among those considered to play the iconic character in Peter Jackson’s trilogy, though the part eventually went to Viggo Mortensen – who himself replaced original casting Stuart Townsend.Speaking for a fan question segment for British GQ, Crowe was asked whether he regretted turning down the franchise, the star replying: “I don’t actually. I was a big Tolkien reader when I was a kid, so I got quite excited by the idea of Lord Of The Rings.“But I very much felt the studio were making that decision, not the film director,” he added.

Sydney Film Festival: Italian Box Office Hit ‘There’s Still Tomorrow’ Wins Top Prize - variety.com - Australia - New Zealand - Italy - Russia - Rome - state Theatre
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17.06.2024

Sydney Film Festival: Italian Box Office Hit ‘There’s Still Tomorrow’ Wins Top Prize

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief Paolo Cortellesi’s “There’s Still Tomorrow,” a box office smash in its native Italy, was Sunday named winner of the Sydney Film Prize at the end of the Sydney Film Festival (June 5-16) A jury headed by Danis Tanovic called the film about an industrious woman in post WWII Rome “audacious, cutting-edge and courageous.” The prize is one of the richest awarded at any festival and is worth A$60,000 ($39,600). The announcement was made at the city’s State Theatre ahead of the Australian premiere screening of the Demi Moore-starring Cannes hit “The Substance.” The A$20,000 ($13,200) Documentary Australia award went to local filmmaker James Bradley, for “Welcome to Babel,” which charts Chinese-Australian artist Jiawei Shen’s plans to create an epic work.

GMB's Susanna Reid forced to apologise as Noel Edmonds swears and a guest crashes set - www.ok.co.uk - Britain - New Zealand - Ireland
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17.06.2024

GMB's Susanna Reid forced to apologise as Noel Edmonds swears and a guest crashes set

Renown TV personality, Noel Edmonds, added a particular flavour to Good Morning Britain today after accidentally swearing during the live show. Noel joined the show's hosts, Susanna Reid and Ed Balls, on the cosy morning sofa to chat about his decision to move to New Zealand and his passion for broadcast media. However, the conversation went pear-shaped pretty quickly when he let slip the colloquial name of his pub - the B*gger Inn.

‘Madam’ Star Rachel Griffiths Calls for ‘Respect’ for Sex Workers: ‘What’s the Difference Between a Massage and a Blowjob?!’ - variety.com - Australia - New Zealand
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16.06.2024

‘Madam’ Star Rachel Griffiths Calls for ‘Respect’ for Sex Workers: ‘What’s the Difference Between a Massage and a Blowjob?!’

Marta Balaga Rachel Griffiths wants people to start respecting sex workers. Now. “If we disrespect sex workers, we are disrespecting women.

Donni Davy Signs With CAA - deadline.com - Australia - Britain - New Zealand - county Bay - Beyond
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13.06.2024

Donni Davy Signs With CAA

EXCLUSIVE: Donni Davy, co-founder of beauty brand Half Magic Beauty and lead makeup designer for HBO’s Euphoria, has signed with CAA.

Disney’s Live-Action ‘Moana’ Casts Catherine Laga’aia in Lead Role Opposite Dwayne Johnson, Filming Starts This Summer - variety.com - Australia - New Zealand - county Johnson - county Maui - Indiana - county Pacific - Samoa
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12.06.2024

Disney’s Live-Action ‘Moana’ Casts Catherine Laga’aia in Lead Role Opposite Dwayne Johnson, Filming Starts This Summer

Angelique Jackson Disney’s live-action “Moana” has found its new leading lady: Catherine Laga‘aia will star opposite Dwayne Johnson, who reprises his role as the demigod Maui, in the highly anticipated film. “I’m really excited to embrace this character because Moana is one of my favorites,” said Laga‘aia, a 17-year-old from Sydney, Australia. “My grandfather comes from Fa‘aala, Palauli, in Savai‘i.

Disney Finds Its Live-Action ‘Moana’ In Catherine Laga‘aia - deadline.com - Australia - New Zealand - county Pacific - Samoa
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12.06.2024

Disney Finds Its Live-Action ‘Moana’ In Catherine Laga‘aia

Disney has cast Catherine Laga‘aia in the title role of its live-action Moana movie, which is set to be released in theaters on July 10, 2026. Moana 2, the animated sequel, is opening in theaters the Wednesday before Thanksgiving this year.

‘Becoming Led Zeppelin’ Sells To Australia, Japan, Scandinavia, More For Altitude - deadline.com - Australia - New Zealand - USA - Sweden - Japan - city Stockholm, Sweden - Czech Republic - Slovakia
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11.06.2024

‘Becoming Led Zeppelin’ Sells To Australia, Japan, Scandinavia, More For Altitude

EXCLUSIVE: Altitude Film Sales has secured international sales on documentary Becoming Led Zeppelin, the first officially sanctioned film on the iconic group.

Olivia Holt & Mason Gooding Making ‘Heart Eyes’ For Spyglass - deadline.com - New Zealand - Chicago - county Hart - county Martin - county Stone - Seattle - Chad - county Barber
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10.06.2024

Olivia Holt & Mason Gooding Making ‘Heart Eyes’ For Spyglass

EXCLUSIVE: Cruel Summer actress Olivia Holt and recent Scream franchise star Mason Gooding are set for the Spyglass’ original horror rom-com, Heart Eyes, which is rolling cameras in New Zealand.

‘Poirot’ Actor David Suchet To Retrace Agatha Christie’s Steps In Doc Series From Soho Studios, Two Rivers Media & Abacus Media Rights; Channel 4 & BritBox On Board - deadline.com - Australia - Britain - New Zealand - Hawaii - Canada - South Africa - Belgium
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10.06.2024

‘Poirot’ Actor David Suchet To Retrace Agatha Christie’s Steps In Doc Series From Soho Studios, Two Rivers Media & Abacus Media Rights; Channel 4 & BritBox On Board

EXCLUSIVE: Iconic Poirot actor David Suchet will replicate an international expedition crime writer Agatha Christie took in the 1920s in a five-part doc series.

‘A Mistake’ Review: Elizabeth Banks Delivers Powerful Turn In Grim Medical Drama – Tribeca Film Festival - deadline.com - New Zealand - Taylor - county Banks
deadline.com
08.06.2024

‘A Mistake’ Review: Elizabeth Banks Delivers Powerful Turn In Grim Medical Drama – Tribeca Film Festival

Elizabeth Banks has one of her best roles to date in A Mistake, the New Zealand-set medical drama that had its world premiere Friday night at the Tribeca Festival.

Lorde praises Charli XCX’s new album ‘Brat’: “There is NO ONE like this bitch” - www.nme.com - New Zealand
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07.06.2024

Lorde praises Charli XCX’s new album ‘Brat’: “There is NO ONE like this bitch”

Lorde has praised Charli XCX‘s new album ‘Brat’ amid rumours that one of the featured songs is about her.Charli released her sixth studio effort today (June 7), following on from 2022’s ‘Crash’. In a four-star review, NME said that the singer “fully commits to the dancefloor” with the project.“These heady songs also see XCX at her most raw, smuggling the reflections that spill out in the early hours of the morning through the guise of club bangers,” it added.Taking to Instagram Stories, Lorde expressed her admiration for the record and Charli as an artist.“The only album I’ve ever presaved is out today.

Listen to Dylan’s explosive new single ‘Perfect Revenge’ - www.nme.com - Australia - Britain - New Zealand - Los Angeles
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06.06.2024

Listen to Dylan’s explosive new single ‘Perfect Revenge’

Dylan has dropped a high-energy new single called ‘Perfect Revenge’. Check it out below.Released today (June 6), the dates come on the heels of the 24-year-old’s recent headline tour across the UK, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and North America.With ‘Perfect Revenge’, the singer brings out her knack for delivering sharp-tongued lyrics in full force – and the lyrics explore the feeling of obsession and wanting something you can’t have.It was written alongside her regular collaborators Mati Schwarz and Vera Carlbom in Los Angeles, and came together while she was on tour across the country with Ed Sheeran.“You, you’re so sweet/ You’re making me seem bitter/ Yeah you, pull me in to leave me like a sinner,” Dylan sings in the opening lines, and the track comes alongside a music video which sees her look straight into the camera.Describing the track, Dylan said: “I understand that there is power in being the bigger person, and that ‘the best revenge is to have enough self-worth to not seek it’…but sometimes that is not always the answer.“My perfect revenge is releasing a song called ‘Perfect Revenge’.

Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival Unveils ‘Bookworm’ Starring Elijah Wood as Opening Film, Plus Second Wave of Titles (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - New Zealand - China - South Korea - county Fisher - county Wood
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06.06.2024

Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival Unveils ‘Bookworm’ Starring Elijah Wood as Opening Film, Plus Second Wave of Titles (EXCLUSIVE)

Lexi Carson Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival has unveiled its second wave of titles, which includes Ant Timpson’s “Bookworm” as the opening night film. This year’s edition, the 28th for the festival, will run from July 18 to August 4.

James Cameron Says He ‘Tries to Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ in His Films, but ‘It’s Your Stories We Want to Hear in Your Voice’ - variety.com - New Zealand - Los Angeles - India
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05.06.2024

James Cameron Says He ‘Tries to Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ in His Films, but ‘It’s Your Stories We Want to Hear in Your Voice’

Selena Kuznikov In a pre-recorded video played at Variety‘s inaugural Indigenous Storytelling in Entertainment Breakfast, James Cameron said he tries to celebrate indigenous peoples through his films. “I try to celebrate Indigenous peoples as guardians of our fragile living world and show their fight against the destruction of land and culture due to everything: extractive industries, deforestation… and I celebrate their fight against the plundering of the ocean and its wildlife,” Cameron said.

Lorde is teasing her fourth album: “If the tools do not exist you are spiritually obliged to create them” - www.nme.com - New Zealand
nme.com
05.06.2024

Lorde is teasing her fourth album: “If the tools do not exist you are spiritually obliged to create them”

Lorde has begun teasing her fourth album, taking to social media to hint to fans that she is well underway with new material.Rumours about the New Zealand singer releasing new music have been circulating for months now, with fans becoming increasingly certain that the follow-up to 2021’s ‘Solar Power’ was on the way.She first reached global fame with her breakthrough single ‘Royals’ back in 2013, before sharing her debut album ‘Pure Heroine’ later that year. From there, she dropped the anticipated sophomore album ‘Melodrama’ in 2017, before releasing her latest project three years ago.Now, according to a new post the singer has shared on social media, it seems that ‘L4’ is on the horizon, and the artist is currently in her creative zone.Sharing an update on Instagram last night (June 4), the vocalist told fans that she is drawing inspiration from anywhere she can to create new music.

Check out Pixies’ two huge new singles: ‘You’re So Impatient’ and ‘Que Sera, Sera’ - www.nme.com - Australia - Britain - New Zealand - USA
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03.06.2024

Check out Pixies’ two huge new singles: ‘You’re So Impatient’ and ‘Que Sera, Sera’

Pixies have released two brand-new singles ‘You’re So Impatient’ and ‘Que Sera, Sera’. Check them out below.Both singles mark the band’s first new music in two years.

Thom Yorke announces solo tour with dates in Australia, Singapore, and more - www.nme.com - Australia - New Zealand - Italy - Japan - Singapore - city Singapore
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02.06.2024

Thom Yorke announces solo tour with dates in Australia, Singapore, and more

Thom Yorke has announced an upcoming solo tour, which will include dates in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Japan.While details remain scarce, W.A.S.T.E. HQ – an official website for Radiohead and Radiohead-related news – shared a preview of the tour graphic today (June 2), along with the confirmed countries that Yorke will perform in, with cities and venues yet to be revealed.The graphic shows that the trek will be called the ‘Everything’ tour and that it promises Yorke “playing work from across his career”.Last Friday, Yorke shared a clip of him performing a piano-led cover of Radiohead’s ‘Bloom’, with a message pointing fans to subscribe to W.A.S.T.E.’s newsletter for “some new news coming shortly” that’s “mostly concerning Australasia and Japan”.Subscribe to w.a.s.t.e for some new news coming shortly, mostly concerning Australasia and Japan https://t.co/7oy3Av36u3 pic.twitter.com/GJdKw18Qgb— Thom Yorke (@thomyorke) May 31, 2024In April, the Radiohead and The Smile frontman released his soundtrack for Confidenza, an Italian thriller directed by Daniele Luchetti.

Late Equestrian Georgie Campbell’s Husband Shares Heartbreaking Tribute After Her Tragic Death - perezhilton.com - Britain - New Zealand
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01.06.2024

Late Equestrian Georgie Campbell’s Husband Shares Heartbreaking Tribute After Her Tragic Death

Georgie Campbell’s husband is remembering her with lots of love after her tragic death.

3388 Films To Release Vietnamese Hit ‘Face Off 7: One Wish’ Day-And-Date In North America & Major International Markets - deadline.com - Australia - Britain - France - New Zealand - Sweden - Canada - Norway - Germany - Poland - Vietnam - Czech Republic - Slovakia
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30.05.2024

3388 Films To Release Vietnamese Hit ‘Face Off 7: One Wish’ Day-And-Date In North America & Major International Markets

EXCLUSIVE: Growing specialty distributor 3388 Films has acquired rights to Vietnamese smash Face Off 7: One Wish, and has set the weekend of June 14 to launch in numerous markets, including the U.S., Canada and the UK.

Mohammad Rasoulof’s Cannes Prizewinner ‘The Seed of the Sacred Fig’ Lures International Buyers, Including for the U.K., Japan and Germany (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Australia - France - New Zealand - USA - Sweden - Ireland - South Korea - Austria - Germany - Japan - Switzerland - Denmark - Poland - Czech Republic - Finland - Hong Kong - Bulgaria - Israel - Singapore - Slovakia - Romania
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29.05.2024

Mohammad Rasoulof’s Cannes Prizewinner ‘The Seed of the Sacred Fig’ Lures International Buyers, Including for the U.K., Japan and Germany (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Rolling off the Cannes Film Festival where it won several awards, Mohammad Rasoulof‘s “The Seed of The Sacred Fig” has been acquired by a flurry of high profile distributors in major international territories. Films Boutique, which represents the critically acclaimed political drama globally, has sold it to Lionsgate for the U.K.

Jewish Streamer ChaiFlicks Strikes First Yiddish Programing Deal Including Leonard Nimoy Project - deadline.com - Australia - Britain - New Zealand - Canada - state Massachusets
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29.05.2024

Jewish Streamer ChaiFlicks Strikes First Yiddish Programing Deal Including Leonard Nimoy Project

EXCLUSIVE: Jewish streamer ChaiFlicks has struck its first deal for Yiddish programing including an oral history project with Leonard Nimoy.

Canada’s CBC On European Charm Offensive To Rally Support For Social Media Detox Initiative - deadline.com - Australia - France - New Zealand - Canada - Germany - Belgium - Switzerland
deadline.com
29.05.2024

Canada’s CBC On European Charm Offensive To Rally Support For Social Media Detox Initiative

EXCLUSIVE: Catherine Tait, who runs Canadian pubcaster CBC/Radio-Canada, has been meeting with counterparts in Europe this week to rally support for an online initiative aimed at detoxifying social media.

From Acid Trips to Evangelical Secrets: The Unmissable Drama of “Testify” - gaynation.co - New Zealand
gaynation.co
28.05.2024

From Acid Trips to Evangelical Secrets: The Unmissable Drama of “Testify”

2 min read Any show that starts off with an acid trip in a gay club on Auckland’s iconic Karangahape Road has our attention. Throw in a bunch of New Zealand’s acting heavyweights, […]

Royal photographer brands Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding the 'worst' he's attended - www.dailyrecord.co.uk - Australia - New Zealand - county Arthur - county Edwards
dailyrecord.co.uk
25.05.2024

Royal photographer brands Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding the 'worst' he's attended

Celebrated Royal snapper Arthur Edwards has dished on his experience covering Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's 2018 wedding, brandishing the event as "miserable" and taking top spot as the "worst event" he had ever covered.

‘The Substance,’ Starring Demi Moore, Margaret Qualley, Dennis Quaid, Sells Wide - variety.com - Australia - Spain - France - New Zealand - Italy - Ireland - South Korea - India - Ukraine - Austria - Germany - Japan - Portugal - Switzerland - Greece - Poland - Czech Republic - Turkey - Hungary - Hong Kong - Bulgaria - Slovakia - Taiwan - Romania
variety.com
24.05.2024

‘The Substance,’ Starring Demi Moore, Margaret Qualley, Dennis Quaid, Sells Wide

Leo Barraclough International Features Editor The Match Factory has finalized global sales for the Cannes competition title “The Substance,” directed by Coralie Fargeat and starring Demi Moore, Margaret Qualley and Dennis Quaid. The Match Factory has sold to Italy (I Wonder Pictures), Spain (Elastica Films), Scandinavia (Nonstop Entertainment), South Korea (Challan), Hong Kong (Golden Scene Company), CIS (VLG.FILM LTD.), Ukraine and Baltics (Adastra Cinema), Taiwan (Catchplay), Australia and New Zealand (Madman Entertainment), Poland (Monolith), Greece (Feelgood Entertainment), the former Yugoslavia (MCF Megacom), Bulgaria (Beta Film) and Romania (Independenta Film 97).

The Match Factory Posts Raft Of International Deals For Cannes Competition Title ‘The Substance’ - deadline.com - Australia - Britain - Spain - France - New Zealand - Italy - Ireland - South Korea - India - Ukraine - Austria - Germany - Japan - Portugal - Switzerland - Greece - Poland - Czech Republic - Turkey - Hungary - Hong Kong - Bulgaria - Slovakia - Taiwan - Romania
deadline.com
24.05.2024

The Match Factory Posts Raft Of International Deals For Cannes Competition Title ‘The Substance’

The Match Factory has finalized a raft of international deals for Coralie Fargeat’s Cannes Palme d’Or contender The Substance, following its buzzy premiere over the weekend in the presence of co-stars Demi Moore, Margaret Qualley, and Dennis Quaid.

Two-year-old among passengers needing spinal surgery after horror Singapore flight hit by turbulence - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Australia - Britain - London - New Zealand - USA - Thailand - Malaysia - Hong Kong - Singapore - city Singapore - Philippines - city Bangkok
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
23.05.2024

Two-year-old among passengers needing spinal surgery after horror Singapore flight hit by turbulence

Passengers who sustained serious injuries while aboard the Singapore Airlines flight that endured acute turbulence earlier this week require spinal surgery, according to a Bangkok hospital.

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