Television's top 10 heart-throbs

Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd or "McDreamy" in Grey's Anatomy.

From McDreamy and McSteamy to Mr Big, here are 10 guys most likely to fire up the imagination on Valentines Day.

Cruz told she has 'ugly feet' video

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TV presenter puts her foot in it by quizzing actress Penelope Cruz on her tootsies in awkward interview.

Swift didn't okay Kanye 'diss' video

Kanye West takes the microphone from singer Taylor Swift during the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009.

Rapper claims star gave him the green light to call her a "b....", but she says otherwise about "misogynistic" lyric.

Filthy Rich comes to NZ screens

Filthy Rich, TVNZ

It cost millions to make - and now TVNZ's flashy new drama Filthy Rich is set to air.

Dai Henwood's family focus

Host Dai Henwood and the first two families competing on the set of Family Feud.

Comic Dai Henwood will step down from stand-up comedy to focus on his new gameshow.

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Host tells actress she has 'ugly feet' video

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TV presenter puts her foot in it by quizzing Penelope Cruz on her tootsies in awkward interview.

Rihanna's designs hit the runway

Black and white designs with "Gothic undertones" feature in the singer's debut collection with Puma at NYFW.

Celebs and their custom cars video

Dotcom reunited with girlfriend?

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Host tells actress she has 'ugly feet'

TV presenter puts her foot in it by quizzing Penelope Cruz on her tootsies in awkward interview.

film

Now Showing: Zoolander 2

Penelope Cruz joins Ben Stiller's fashion comedy franchise in Zoolander 2.

REVIEW: Cameos triumph over plot in utterly disposable Zoolander 2

Streep: We're all Africans

Heading up international film jury, Meryl Streep says all of humanity originated in Africa.

Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett bring Phyllis Nagy's cinematic adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's The Price of Salt to life in Carol.

Elegy to a friendship

Carol screenwriter Phyllis Nagy reveals how it nearly never made it to the big screen

music

Swift didn't okay Kanye 'diss' video

Kanye West takes the microphone from singer Taylor Swift during the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009.

Rapper claims pop star gave him the green light to call her a "b....", but she says otherwise about "misogynistic" lyric.

Muso Jamie McDell on a mission to clean up the Hauraki

Kiwi songstress Jamie McDell is not afraid to get her hands dirty for a good cause.

Kanye West and Taylor Swift are reportedly feuding once again.

West disses Swift in song video

"I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex, I made that b*tch famous" West raps.

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Television's 10 biggest heart-throbs

Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd or "McDreamy" in Grey's Anatomy.

From McDreamy and McSteamy to Mr Big, here are 10 guys most likely to fire up the imagination on Valentines Day.

Winchester gunning for Strike Back movie

Strike Back offers up "an action movie every week"

The Wilson sisters (from left) Amanda, Vicki and Kelly headlined the Riding With The Stars event in Hamilton.

Kaimanawas star back in saddle

A showjumping celebrity concussed after being knocked over by a horse.

books

Richard Dawkins suffers stroke, cancels tour

Richard Dawkins suffered a minor stroke on Saturday night

The celebrity biologist and atheist suffered a minor stroke, forcing him to cancel his trip to New Zealand.

Harry Potter returns for 8th book

Harry Potter fans, this is not a drill, an eighth edition is really happening.

Boy wizard Harry Potter is a stressed father of three in the new story.

Potter 'biggest book of 2016'

The eighth Harry Potter book won't be available for months, but fans are already in a frenzy.

arts

She's got your 20,000 meals covered

Construction of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo's castle at Wellington's Westpac Stadium.

The 1200-strong cast of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo won't go hungry on Dilys Grant's watch.

Life events inspire musical

An adoption. A gender transition. And now, a musical, inspired by their story

Lands End Garden Club publicity officer Paddy Rowe sits in one of the Bluff gardens which will be open to the public this weekend.

Art and culture blooming in Bluff

February is shaping up to be busy in Bluff.

stage & theatre

Romantic show gets debut gallery

Cindy of Samoa, left, is the narrator of transgender musical, People Like Us, directed by Borni te Rongopai Tukiwaho, and written by Joanna Jayne St John.

A writer is hoping audiences will be able to identify with her show about transgender romance.

Shakespeare draws a crowd

Southlanders flock to Queens Park in Invercargill for the opening night of Shakespeare in the Park.

Cirque du Soleil's Quidam performers.

Circus clown 'manhandled' woman

A woman has complained to Cirque Du Soleil promoters after she was "manhandled" by a clown during the show.

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