Entertainment

Sheen's cancer scare

Charlie Sheen found it "terrifying" to be told he had a pre-cancerous throat problem.

Polanski loses sex case dismissal bid

Roman Polanski has lost his latest bid to have a California court dismiss his 1977 sex case.

Pharrell Williams is not happy

A conglomerate of artists including Pharrell Williams threatens YouTube with $1b copyright lawsuit.

Sex scenes 'don't bother Olivia'

Nick Jonas' girlfriend "understands" when he has to film sex scenes.

Kimye 'stressed over Christmas'

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are apparently "struggling" to align their holiday schedules.

Top 10 overpaid actors with flops

See who wins tops honours, if you can call it that, with very few surprises on the list.

Dancing like it's 1977

A group of Auckland pensioners parody Saturday Night Fever proving you're never too old to disco.

Elvis 'would be X Factor fan'

Elvis Presley would have been "all for" shows like The X Factor, according to his ex-wife.

What's under Hugh Jackman's tree?

X-Men star Hugh Jackman has a new, four-legged family member.

Eastwood's divorce 'finalised'

Clint and Dina Eastwood's divorce is official, according to reports.

Top 10 offbeat Xmas songs

The top 10 Christmas deep cuts to help your December 25 playlist strike a merrier chord.

The best of Cocker's classics

Any serious list of greatest white soul/blues singers has to include Joe Cocker near the top - if not in the number one spot.

Draco Malfoy's story revealed to fans

Harry Potter fansite publishes new insights about the bad boy that fangirls adore.

Lennon or McCartney? Musicians weigh in

In a 34-minute documentary, the impossible question of 'Lennon or McCartney?' was put to 550 musicians, actors and directors.

The Interview to screen after all

Some movie theatres will show the Sony comedy The Interview on Christmas Day as planned, despite threats blamed on North Korea.

Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter split

Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton have split. 

Best Christmas TV specials

When I was a youngster, TV was four channels that didn't cater for people like me. But Christmas was the exception.

A year in the world of celebrity

George Clooney got married, Jay-Z suffered a lift belting from his sister-in-law and Hollywood greats, from Lauren Bacall to Robin Williams, bid farewell.

Boxing Day film guide

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes in movies opening in New Zealand cinemas this Boxing Day.

Hard graft in creating artist’s portrait

Fear was what drove actor Timothy Spall to reach for perfection in bringing British painter JM W Turner to life, he tells James Croot.

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