Perry an early Christmas gift gallery

Katy Perry performs in Auckland.

3:22 AM  REVIEW: Katy Perry manages to be sweet without being sickly, and suggestive without being lewd.

Top 10 celebrity moments gallery

ROLLERCOASTER YEAR: From a hacking scandal, a new face and some glorious weddings, 2014 had it all.

Stolen photos, major weddings and Twitter beef. It's been a rollercoaster year for celebrity news.

Guess which superstar this is

Ariana Grande

Using the '#tbt' hashtag, celebrities share some great moments from their childhood or early careers.

Jolie labelled 'out of her mind'

MORE DIRT: Angelina Jolie has been labelled 'seriously out of her mind'

More embarrassing emails leak as the White House tries to take control of the situation, but in the meantime the internet leaks controversial assassination scene.

Rocker embarrasses daughter

EMBARRASSING DAD:  Noel Gallagher has embarrassed daughter Anais.

Former Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher embarrasses 14-year-old daughter Anais in front of crush Harry Styles.

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Guess which superstar this is

Ariana Grande

Using the '#tbt' hashtag, celebrities share some great moments from their childhood or early careers.

Katy Perry says bye to Queenstown

Pop superstar Katy Perry is on her way to Auckland after being spotted boarding her private jet in Queenstown this afternoon.

Prince Harry turns paparazzo

Top 10 celebrity moments of 2014 gallery

film

Jolie labelled 'seriously out of her mind'

MORE DIRT: Angelina Jolie has been labelled 'seriously out of her mind'

More embarrassing emails leak as the White House tries to take control of the situation, but in the meantime the internet leaks controversial assassination scene.

Disney unleashes fat superhero video

Disney's latest superhero hasn't ripped abdominal muscles and biceps. Disney's new superhero is different. He's fat.

Co-director of the Weta companies, Sir Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor's love for Wellington

Weta Workshop founder Sir Richard Taylor talks about his love for Wellington.

music

Katy Perry an early Christmas gift for fans gallery

Katy Perry

3:22 AM  REVIEW: Katy Perry manages to be sweet without being sickly, suggestive without being lewd, and kooky without being crazy

The spirit of folk: French for Rabbits

French for Rabbits play Wellington tomorrow after several months overseas.

Katy Perry

Perry appears from prism gallery

Katy Perry kicks off NZ leg of her Prismatic World Tour in Auckland, appearing from a giant prism.

tv & radio

Second season for Thunderbirds

CLASSIC KITSCH: The original Thunderbirds series was known and loved for its awkward puppetry.

Another season of Thunderbirds remake commissioned before first even screens on network TV.

Hot Seat contestant's embarrassing fail video

Whitney Beseler will remember her stint on the Millionaire Hot Seat as the most embarrassing moment of her life.

WHO'S THERE: The World of Doctor Who.

Review: The Worlds of Doctor Who

These audio adventures are not set on four different planets but in different spin off audio adventures from Big Finish Productions' Doctor Who range of stories.

books

JK Rowling regrets killing this character

JK Rowling had a character killed "for no good reason".

In a new short essay published on the Pottermore website Rowling said she feels guilty about killing off this character.

Once had me

Read Once had Me, Tracy Farr's winning story of the open division of the Sunday Star-Times Short Story Awards.

Joy Cowley talks about the 30-day silent retreat she just completed in Wellington.

When the word was silence

Forty years ago Dame Joy Cowley wrote about a deaf boy who couldn't talk. For the past month, the writer tried being The Silent One herself.

arts

Nothing much, something special video

DYNAMIC DUO: Sisters Sally and Elsie Bollinger of Pt Chevalier have written and created the Nothing Much To Do web series with two friends from Wellington.

Four Shakespeare lovers have modernised one of the Bard's most famous stories into a teenage web series.

Arts festival line-up revealed

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival audiences will have 70 different events to choose from.

New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts president Greg Chaston in its main gallery for the exhibition Art on the Wharf.

Cutting it fine: Rebuilding fine arts

The 132-year-old New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts has had a rocky year, but it's determined to rebuild.

stage & theatre

Setting the stage

Making history: From left, Andrew Foster, Tai Berdinner-Blades and Jason Whyte, winner of four Chapman Tripp Awards including Production of the Year.

The Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards, announced last night, included a salute to the low-profile Simon Elson, who had a big part in making Bats Theatre what it is today.

Dinosaurs return to Auckland

Dino-lovers rejoice. Tyrannosaurus Rex and his mates will make a thundering comeback when Walking with Dinosaurs returns to Auckland.

Different priorities: "Money isn't everything and, as a freelance musician, you being to realise that early on," says Madeleine Pierard.

Motherhood and Messiah

Just three weeks after Madeleine Pierard sang with Orchestra Wellington in the La Donna Ideale (The Ideal Woman) concert, she gave birth to her first child.

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Jolie labelled 'seriously out of her mind'

More embarrassing emails leak as the White House tries to take control of the situation, but in the meantime the internet leaks controversial assassination scene.