Video: Kiwi star Julian Dennison feistily pulls the fingers in first Deadpool 2 trailer

Young Kiwi actor Julian Dennison has made the cut and features in the first, action packed trailer for Deadpool 2. 

If you blink, you might just miss his very brief appearance, where he feistily pulls his middle fingers towards an unknown person, wearing a bright yellow jacket as well as a large black device around his neck. 

The Hunt for the Wilderpeople star announced he was working alongside Ryan Reynolds in June by posting a sly photo on Instagram with the US actor. 

Reynolds has previously gushed over the young star, calling the teen "the greatest". 

The Hunt for the Wilderpeople star was speaking at the premiere of Thor: Ragnarok in Auckland. Source: 1 NEWS

The actor said he found Dennison through his friendship with New Zealand film director and actor Taika Waititi, who was the director for Hunt For the Wilderpeople.

Deadpool 2 will be released in New Zealand cinemas on May 17. 

'Hope he's ready to experience a Dunedin party' - NZ's Six60 and Drax Project announced as Ed Sheeran's opening acts

Kiwi band Six60 are hoping Ed Sheeran is "ready to experience a Dunedin party" after being announced as one of two New Zealand opening acts for the shows. 

Sheeran is set to perform six shows in Auckland and Dunedin in March and April. 

This morning Frontier Touring confirmed who will be "sharing support duties" across his shows, confirming Drax Project will perform in Auckland and Six60 in Dunedin. 

Sheeran said Drax Project are "doing really great stuff at the moment" and added "they hail from one of my favourite places in the world, Wellington, so extra points there."

In response, the group said they are beyond excited. 

"We take so much inspiration from seeing what he has done, especially as he's come up from similarly humble beginnings to ourselves. We love his songwriting and are all massive fans," Drax Project said in a statement. 

Sheeran stated that he's been told he's breaking a record in Dunedin for the "most number of concerts" and said it's "great to have Six60 on board."

Chris Mac of Six60 replied by saying, "We really wanted to bring our fans something epic in Dunedin and teaming up with Ed Sheeran seemed like a no brainer to make that happen.

"We just hope he’s ready to experience a Dunedin party," Mac said. 

More acts are set to be announced ahead of his highly anticipated tour. 

The English star says the social media platform is full of people being mean.
Source: 1 NEWS


Watch: 'Hopeless romantic' Lionel Richie chats with Hilary Barry ahead of NZ tour

Kiwi fans of American singer-songwriter Lionel Richie will have chance to see him perform in New Zealand later this year.

Richie is holding a show in Auckland (April 12) and one in Christchurch (April 15).

TVNZ1 Seven Sharp host Hilary Barry spoke with Richie today where he described himself as a "hopless romantic".

Watch the video to see the full interview.

The US singer is coming to our shores in April. Source: Seven Sharp