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The musical hit is set to clean up at the Oscars next month matching Titanic and All About Eve with 14 nominations.

La La Land the front-runner as protest and politics expected at today's Oscars

Just how political things are going to get at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles may be the biggest question of today's show.

FILE - This March 2, 2014 file photo shows Oscar statues lined up backstage during the Oscars in Los Angeles. The 89th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

Kiwi film editor among hopefuls at this year's Oscars

John Gilbert has been nominated in the best editor category for his work on Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge.

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The US actor was best known for his roles in Twister, Apollo 13 and Titanic.

US actor Bill Paxton dies following heart surgery

The 61-year-old was famous for his roles in Twister, Titanic and Aliens.

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'La La Land' is expected to take the top award, but all eyes are on four black actors who could make Oscars history.

Oscars organisers frantically make preparations ahead of the big night

'La La Land' is expected to take the top award, but all eyes are on four black actors who could make Oscars history.

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The actor praised his director in Hunt for the Wilderpeople who was named New Zealander of the Year 2017.

Taika Waititi 'probably contributed more than anyone else' – Sam Neill

The actor praised his director in Hunt for the Wilderpeople who was named New Zealander of the Year 2017.

David Bowie was getting rave reviews for his latest album, which was released last week.

The late David Bowie honoured with Brit award

The star has been awarded the album of the year award for 'Blackstar', the last album before his death.

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The filmmaker wasn't going to allow the young actor to steal his moment of glory on Breakfast this morning.

'That's enough from you, this is my time' - Taika Waititi's tongue-in-cheek live cross put down to Julian Dennison

The filmmaker wasn't going to allow the young actor to steal his limelight on Breakfast.

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The filmmaker talks to Breakfast having been announced as New Zealander of the Year last night.

'We have to own how good we are at things' - New Zealander of the Year Taika Waititi

The filmmaker won't be shy about championing his success, or his homeland.

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The Boss answered a call to play for quake-ravaged Cantabrians who took solace in his songs.

This will give you goosebumps: Bruce Springsteen belts out City of Ruins for Christchurch

The Boss answered a call to play for quake-ravaged Cantabrians who took solace in his songs.

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Watch: Bruce Springsteen dedicates City of Ruins to people of Christchurch during quake anniversary eve concert

The Boss also acknowledged emergency workers involved in battling the Port Hills fire.

Croatian men charged with racially abusing actor Jamie Foxx

The actor briefly posted comments about the incident on his Instagram profile before deleting them.

Lisa Marie Presley

Lisa Marie Presley says she's broke after ex asks for money

Court papers tell a tale of profligacy and alleged fraud that has made things messy for Presley.

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The British musician is on a whirlwind press tour of Australia where he’s in hot demand for a selfie.

Concerns of a world war prompted Ed Sheeran into eyeing move to New Zealand

"No-one is going to be bothered to come that far to invade," the superstar said.

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Breakfast’s Matty was at the Pop-Up Globe in Auckland this morning, where not everything went according to plan.

'Let's start the morning with a bang!' - Matty McLean almost loses it over cannon firing fail

Breakfast's Matty was at the Pop-Up Globe in Auckland this morning, where not everything went according to plan.

Chris Martin saves the day with mini concert at charity event

The Coldplay frontman rushed to the Breast Cancer Research event when he found out an artist had pulled out.

'I love New Zealand' - Oprah gushes about Central Otago scenery

Hollywood superstar Oprah Winfrey continues to gush on social media about the stunning New Zealand scenery she's working in.

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Mike and Toni meet Danny Boyle ahead of the much-anticipated release of T2 Trainspotting.

'It's got something personal and moving about' - director Danny Boyle on Trainspotting reboot

Mike and Toni meet Danny Boyle ahead of the much-anticipated release of T2 Trainspotting.

Singer Ed Sheeran says he'll be back in NZ 'soon'

Good news for fans of the popular English singer-songwriter.

Watch: 'Oh my God, they're gorgeous!' Hollywood stars go bonkers over sheep being chased in NZ paddock

Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Storm Reid are in NZ.

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Seven Sharp went along to check out whether customers were warming to "the robots".

People vs robots - Do you like the automated checkouts serving you at the supermarket?

Seven Sharp went along to check out whether customers were warming to "the robots".

Watch: 'SYDNEYYYYY!!' The moment boos rain down on Guns N' Roses as Melbourne crowd resents insult

Axl Rose later tweeted his "sincere apologies" for the awful mistake.

Reese Witherspoon posted this sunrise of the South Island

'Pinch me!' Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling gush over NZ with scenic pics

Oprah Winfrey is along for the ride filming A Wrinkle in Time.

Watch: Surprise! The moment that Adele lets slip she's married during emotional Grammys speech

"My manager, my husband and my son - you're the only reason I do it."

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The outspoken British star can't believe her idol wasn't honoured for all her achievements at the Grammys.

'What the f**** does she have to do to win album of the year?' Adele still angry at Beyonce award snub

The outspoken British star can't believe her idol wasn't honoured for all her achievements.

'We f****** adore you, you're our light' - Adele's epic speech, dedicating top Grammy to Beyonce

Adele used her speech to honour Beyonce and her ground-breaking Lemonade album, which was also nominated for the top gong.

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