Shadows wins People's Choice

what we do in the shadows

What We Do in the Shadows has won the People's Choice award in the Midnight Madness programme at TIFF.

Django actress 'detained'

daniele watts

Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts was "handcuffed and detained" by US police, who mistook her for a prostitute.

Can't stand for Kanye? Prove it

Kanye West

Concert-goers learn you have to stand up for Kanye unless you can prove a handicap.

A new wave of concept albums

simon sweetman


You don't need to be aware of the concept to enjoy the music - Gruff Rhys' new album is worth a listen.

Dr Who: Robot of Sherwood

Review: Doctor Who - Robot of Sherwood

REVIEW: The Doctor takes Clara Oswald to medieval Sherwood Forest to prove there's no such person as Robin Hood.

Kendrick pulled back in

anna kendrick

Anna Kendrick is done with musicals. No really. She swears. After The Last 5 Years and Pitch Perfect.

Tough times on The Block

the block nz

Shaun Bamber catches up with the women of The Block NZ and finds it’s far from smooth sailing.

Cool story, bro

road trip

A new innovative web series will tell the extraordinary tales of ordinary Kiwis, with direction from you.

Oh no, not U2

NANCY EL-GAMEL - Waikato Times

All your Apple devices could be full of the sounds from U2's new album.

Where to spot a celeb

Who doesn't love seeing a famous face go about their daily business? Here's the top places to spot a celeb.

All chook up


Photographer Ans Westra and sculptor Jeff Thomson have feathered Wellington's Bowen Galleries with chooks

Has TIFF eaten cinema?

Denzel Washington

Has Toronto International Film Festival become the middlebrow blob that ate cinema?

Cumberbatch's new squeeze

Benedict Cumberbatch

The Sherlock actor is reportedly in a relationship with theatre director Sophie Hunter.

Is Bey pregnant?

Jay Z and Beyonc

The Crazy in Love performer's husband Jay Z ignited rumours his wife is carrying their second child.

Poppin' and lockin'

Zulu strap

He's choreographed for Bieber and chilled with Rihanna, Zulu Gremlin is now helping Kiwi kids become dance champs.

Teen offered mixed tape spot

Maya Payne

A 17-year-old schoolgirl has been offered an opportunity that get her thousands of downloads for her first single.

Heartbreak for Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman flew home to her grieving family in Sydney, following the sudden death of her father.

A-lister's legendary lists

Katy Perry strap

From Ariana's outburst to Mariah's demands, sometimes a diva just needs her diva things.

Charities enter dragons' den

Frederick Mulder

Non-profits harnessing the pulling power of reality TV to get you to open your wallets.

Sam Smith: Lonely at the top

Sam Smith

Singer Sam Smith has turned personal heartbreak into career success.

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