Material Girl thanked Iron Lady

Madonna performs "Living for Love" at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 8, 2015.  Madonna proves her staying power as creative force and an enduring pop icon with her new album, "Rebel Heart," her 13th studio album that also shows her renegade and romantic sides. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files (UNITED STATES  - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

In the wake of her much-debated kiss with Drake at Coachella, Madonna has compared herself to an unlikely role model.

Sneak peek: Bruce Jenner video

Bruce Jenner opens up about his journey in an interview with Diane Sawyer.

Bruce Jenner is concerned about the effects his decisions might have on his family, according to a new clip for his upcoming TV interview.

Willie Nelson to sell marijuana

Musician Willie Nelson is joining the marijuana business.

Country music star Willie Nelson has announced plans to roll out his own brand of marijuana

Sam Smith is in love with NZ

Sam Smith is enjoying time in Piha

"This place is so beautiful," gushes British singer Sam Smith at Piha Beach.

Why we're excited for Arya (spoiler)

Well that's just awkward.

Throners, this was a very busy episode.

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Sam Smith is enjoying time in Piha

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Sneak peek: Bruce Jenner's interview video

Bruce Jenner is concerned about the effects his decisions might have on his family, according to a new clip for his upcoming TV interview.

Why Material Girl thanked Iron Lady

Willie Nelson to sell marijuana

film

Jurassic World unveils new dinosaur video

Chris Pratt in Jurassic World.

Is Chris Pratt a match for the deadly Indominus Rex?

The 10 best trailers of all times video

With the latest blockbuster movie trailers attracting global attention, here are 10 of the best appetite wetters for cinemagoers ever created.

Annie is released on DVD and Blu-Ray on April 22.

DVD of the Week

REVIEW: Will Gluck's Annie is sassy, smart, if not exactly subtle.

music

Revved up for Ricky

Ricky Martin rocks the stage at Vector Arena in Auckland.

Ahead of his Christchurch concert, we meet devoted Ricky Martin fans to ask them, "why?".

Review: Orchestra Wellington

REVIEW: There were some delightful touches to Orchestra Wellington's first concert for the year.

Artist Yoko Ono at the 30th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Ringo 'the most influential Beatle'

It will come as a shock to many, but Yoko Ono claims Ringo Starr had the most influence on the Beatles.

tv & radio

HBO shuts down public GoT screenings

HBO has told a New York City bar to stop screening Game of Thrones.

War on Game of Thrones rights infringement as wide-ranging as the show itself.

Schitt's Creek by name...

REVIEW: Veep looks practically presidential compared to Canadian comedy Schitt's Creek.

Alexander Tarrant plays Manaaki Kokiri in the new TVNZ period-drama When We Go To War.

Actor secures War role - by a whisker

Alexander Tarrant reveals what it was like to star in When We Go To War.

books

Drawing attention to climate change

Graphic novel anthology High Water features stories about climate change from 11 of New Zealand's top artists.

Kiwi comic artists concerned over rising sea level, super storms and climate change have put pen to paper.

My breakfast with David

Booked-nominated British writer David Mitchell is quietly building a world of his own, as big as Middle Earth.

Unsuited for the age group? Complainers take aim at The Perks of Being A Wallflower, which became a major motion picture.

The books most want to see banned

Gay penguins and alien lovers are among the subjects of the books Americans are most keen to see banned.

arts

Antiquity or sham?

Warnings on a door in the carbon dating laboratory at GNS science in Lower Hutt.

From giving a vodka brand its name to exposing sham antiques, Christine Prior’s Lower Hutt radiocarbon dating laboratory is history’s timekeeper.

Interactive artwork honours Anzac Day

Aucklanders have nine days to try and fill a football field-sized poppy with 59,000 metallic discs to honour Anzac Day.

Weta Workshop Founder and exhibition Creative Director Sir Richard Taylor with the larger than life Gallipoli machine gunners in the Te Papa exhibition.

Making art, not war

How is $20 million worth of art reflecting New Zealand's history?

stage & theatre

Magic and illusion

Arts festival coordinator Cleo Wood is looking forward to Band of Magicians as the headline act for this year's Taranaki International Arts Festival.

Audience members won't be shut in a box and sliced in half, but they will be pulled into a world of deception and illusion. 

The building blocks of dance

The title for Kiwi Ross McCormack's new dance is Triumphs and Other Alternatives  - and it's apt considering where the inspiration came from and what he's achieved.

Dancer Juliet Shelley will appear in Embody 2 at Bats Theatre.

Creative dance platform at Bats

Three dancers' and a musician present an improvised piece at Bats Theatre

Video

AC/DC drummer Rudd angry over solo flop

Embattled AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd made a call to an associate asking him to "take out" a former security guard turned personal assistant.

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