The Hard Word: Ballina freezes over

'When Hell Freezes Over' metal festival a stunning success.

Fighting for Earth’s independence....again

NEW FACES: Liam Hemsworth, centre, in a scene from the movie Independence Day: Resurgence.

Earth is once again faced with a new extra-Solar threat

Ngaiire unveils her second album and it’s a blast

DIFFFERENT FACES: Artwork for Blastoma, the first album by former Lismore resident Ngaiire.

Singer talked about her cancer experience at age 5

What's on the small screen this week

Emilia Clarke and Peter Dinklage in a scene from season six episode 10 of Game of Thrones.

GAME of Thrones season six wraps up while Offspring returns.

John Safran tracks rise of minor parties in new doco

John Safran stars in the TV special The Goddam Election! With John Safran.

THE filmmaker puts book on hold to cover strange trends in election.

EXCLUSIVE: Find out what really makes Heston tick

Heston Blumenthal is a judge on the MasterChef panel this week.

Heston on cooking and questioning everything

Ginia Rinehart’s soon-to-be husband from Nambour

REVEALED: Ginia Rinehart’s daughter's secret lover is from the Sunshine Coast.

Police on lookout for Sinead O'Connor amid wellbeing fears

Police are on the lookout for Sinead O'Connor

Dave Grohl compares Taylor Swift to Batman

Dave Grohl compared Taylor Swift to Batman.

North West donates toys to Children's Hospital

North West and Penelope Disick donate toys to children's hospital

Harry Styles has signed a solo record deal

One Direction singer Harry Styles has signed a solo record deal.

Styles has already moved into the world of film

Kardashian cousins celebrate birthday with big toy giveaway

North West and Penelope Disick at their mermaid-themed birthday party, with aunt Kylie Jenner.

Toddlers give away truck load of toys to hospital

Katherine Heigl is pregnant

Katherine Heigl has revealed she is expecting a baby

Heston feels “part of the furniture” on MasterChef

Why you should at least catch one episode of MasterChef this week.

PREVIEW: Game of Thrones S6E10 Winds of Winter

Jonathan Pryce in a scene from season six episode 10 of Game of Thrones. Supplied by Foxtel.

A look ahead to Game of Thrones S6E10: Winds of Winter.

Ice Age still cool but plot hasn’t evolved

NOT BAD, NOT GREAT: A scene from the movie Ice Age: Collision Course.

The Ice Age movies have delivered great family entertainment

What's in store for Nina in Offspring's return?

Isabella Monaghan and Asher Keddie star in the TV series Offspring.

STARS Asher Keddie and Kat Stewart talk season six.

Daisy Ridley may have mucked up shooting for Star Wars

Daisy Ridley may have dyed her face yellow.

Queenslanders rule MasterChef Top 10

The MasterChef Top 10, back row from left, Elise Franciskovic, Elena Duggan, Harry Foster, Trent Harvey and Mimi Baines. Front row from left, Theresa Visintin, Brett Carter, Chloe Bowles, Matt Sinclair and Heather Day.

THE home cooks must now impress guest chef Heston Blumenthal.

What's on the big screen this week

A scene from the movie Ice Age: Collision Course.

NEW releases cater for the June school holidays.