Kanye thinks Bill Cosby is innocent?

Kanye West's latest tweet is not sitting well with many.

5:55 PM  Kanye West's tweet on Bill Cosby sends Twitterverse into meltdown.

Sing it like it's your birthday  

One of the world's most recognisable songs could bge in the public domain following a complicated lawsuit.

"Happy Birthday to you." End of dispute over song means everyone can sing it.

Kiwi star in Aussie drama

Kiwi actor George Mason plays Martin "Ash" Ashford on the hit Aussie soap.

George Mason has gone from nanny to a Home and Away star and the future looks bright enough.

Serial takes the stand

Officials escort Serial podcast subject Adnan Syed from the court in Baltimore last week.

6:00 PM  In the re-examined case of a teenager convicted of killing his girlfriend, one of the witnesses is a podcast with 80m listeners.

First look at Fuller House

The new series launches on Netflix later this month.

The first full trailer for the hotly anticipated new series on Netflix has dropped.

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Kanye thinks Bill Cosby is innocent?

Kanye West's latest tweet is not sitting well with many.

5:55 PM  Kanye West's tweet on Bill Cosby sends Twitterverse into meltdown.

Neeson taken, not by Bella

The action star's reps deny the "incredibly famous" new woman in his life is Twilight star Kristen Stewart.

Brie Larson on her broken family

King is Queen

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Star Trek's newest captain

It's full circle for Bryan Fuller as the former Star Trek writer is named the new showrunner of the TV revival.

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Green light for movie museum gallery

The Movie Museum founders Sir Peter Jackson and Sir Richard Taylor

Should Sir Peter Jackson get ratepayers' money for his Wellington movie museum? One city councillor didn't think so.

New speech rule at Oscars

From now on, there'll be less,"I want to thank my mom, and my lawn mower, and my cat, and my hairdresser....

So who is Liam's lucky lady?

Neeson taken, not by Bella

The action star's reps deny the "incredibly famous" new woman in his life is Twilight star Kristen Stewart.

music

'Happy Birthday' copyright nearly settled

One of the world's most recognisable songs could bge in the public domain following a complicated lawsuit.

"Happy Birthday to you." End of dispute over song means everyone can sing it.

All lit up for Eclipse band

Pink Floyd tribute band returning to Stonehenge in Carterton.

The band performed three songs for Charlie Nicholson and her family during an intimate showcase via Skype.

Fat Freddy's Drop grant dying mum's wish for private gig

Kiwi band Fat Freddy's Drop granted a dying mother's final wish, with an intimate showcase.

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Kiwi star makes his mark in Aussie drama

Kiwi actor George Mason plays Martin "Ash" Ashford on the hit Aussie soap.

George Mason has gone from nanny to a Home and Away star and the future looks bright enough.

First look at Fuller House

The first full trailer for the hotly anticipated new series on Netflix has dropped.

Comeback queen: Jillian Michaels from The Biggest Loser US.

Biggest Loser: blessing and curse

"If you loved me, you'll go 'I'm so disappointed, she's a mess'," says personal training power-house Jillian Michaels.

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Finding Walt's wisdom amid the jakes

A daguerreotype of Walt Whitman is displayed at the New York Public Library.

OPINION: Auden last week, Whitman this. Sorry. It must be the time of year.

Star Trek sex book reveals all

I really started noticing in my teens, says author on "playful sophisticated maturity" of Star Trek.

The Scott team at South Pole in 1912.

Extract: Ocean Notorious

We are a small group of misfits on a vast floating expanse of ice. Our mission: survival training.

arts

Armed with a camera and a white rose video

Stu Robertson is displaying his photographs in an exhibition entitled Peace in 10,000 Hands at Page Blackie Gallery.

Ricky Gervais, gang members, the Dalai Lama, and the homeless all have equal importance in photographer Stuart Robertson's project.

Work starts on suspended sculpture

Fundraising for Masterton public art sculpture hits milestone

Austrian artist Erwin Wurm’s Organisation of Love is a ‘‘living sculpture’’, which invites participants to pair up and attempt to hold an assortment of plastic bottles filled with liquid in place in the space between their bodies.

CoCA gallery returns

Christchurch's Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA) will reopen on Saturday after a five-year absence.

stage & theatre

Circus clown 'manhandled' woman

Cirque du Soleil's Quidam performers.

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

Review: Twelfth Night

Simple stage props belie wonderful performances in Shakespeare in the Park's Twelfth Night.

Lizzie Dawson, left, and Jade Gillies perform on opening night of Shakespeare in the Park's Twelfth Night in Invercargill.

Shakespeare draws a crowd

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

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