Smaill on Booker long list

Kiwi author Anna Smaill is on the long list of 13 for the Man Booker Prize, with The Chimes.

3:46 AM  Kiwi Anna Smaill's The Chimes has made the long list for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for fiction.

Cara's super awkward interview video

Cara Delevingne during the interview with Good Day Sacramento

The British model's sarcastic sense of humour didn't go down well with a panel of American breakfast show anchors.

McKenzie to write for Cruise

OSCAR WINNER: Bret McKenzie

Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie is reportedly set to write songs for a high profile movie that may star Tom Cruise.

Helen Mirren swears on live TV

Dame Helen Mirren after she was caught swearing.

Dame Helen Mirren has shocked viewers of UK TV show Good Morning Britain by swearing during a live broadcast.

Chrystal's zings 'reality' TV

Christchurch yoga teacher Chrystal Chenery said reality TV show 'The Bachelor' was "a little bit misogynistic".

Chrystal Chenery says the Bachelor girls are still friends because no one else understands what they went through.

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Dame Helen Mirren swears on live TV

Dame Helen Mirren after she was caught swearing.

Dame Helen Mirren has shocked viewers of UK TV show Good Morning Britain by swearing during a live broadcast.

Cara Delevingne's awkward interview video

The British model's sarcastic sense of humour didn't go down well with a panel of American breakfast show anchors.

Gwyneth, Chris divorce 'gets complicated'

Eva Longoria hits back over glasses claim

film

A blast of good, stupid fun

Newcomer Rebecca Ferguson threatens to steal the show from Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.

Plenty of entertainment still possible from Tom Cruise's famous franchise

From the corner dairy to the big screen

A Wellington playwright and actor is about to see one of his best-known plays made into a movie.

Kevin Azais and Adele Haenel star in Love at First Fight.

Silly name, insightful story

REVIEW: Love at First Fight deserves to find an audience

music

Marlon Williams returning to his roots

Lyttelton singer Marlon Williams is joining the Church Tour.

Marlon Williams is returning to his roots as he hits the road in October alongside Delaney Davidson, Tami Neilson & Barry Saunders for the 2015 Church Tour.

Dean Ray bringing Australian X Factor to NZ

Dean Ray loves to perform and he's finally breaking new ground with his first visit to New Zealand.

Aaron Tokona is the golden boy behind Ahoribuzz.

What's the buzz Aaron

Aaron Tokona isn't just an insanely talented musician, he's insanely smart, insanely funny and, some would say, insanely politically incorrect.

tv & radio

Chrystal Chenery zings 'reality' TV

Christchurch yoga teacher Chrystal Chenery said reality TV show 'The Bachelor' was "a little bit misogynistic".

Chrystal Chenery says the Bachelor girls are still friends because no one else understands what they went through.

Did Conan O'Brien steal his jokes?

The late-night talk show host has been accused of pinching jokes.

Born Naughty co-host Dr Dawn Harper says an ADHD diagnosis won't fix children's behavioural problems.

Born naughty or just pushing it? video

Some difficult kids don't have ADHD, they're just pushing boundaries, TV show finds.

books

Kiwi author Anna Smaill on long list for Man Booker Prize

Kiwi author Anna Smaill is on the long list of 13 for the Man Booker Prize, with The Chimes.

3:46 AM  Kiwi Anna Smaill's The Chimes has made the long list for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for fiction.

Slight but searing: Toni Morrison's God Help the Child

Short fiction and non-fiction reviews.

Author Trent Jamieson.

Trent Jamieson: The Best Books I Never Wrote

Sci-fi and fantasy author Trent Jamieson reveals is favourite books.

arts

Riverlea Theatre agree to land sale despite claims of unfair treatment

City councillors will be asked to approve a conditional sale and purchase agreement for the land underneath Hamilton's Riverlea Theatre.

City councillors will be asked to approve a conditional sale and purchase agreement for land underneath Riverlea Theatre.

Getting personal with paint

Palmerston North artist Kirsty Porter will be the artist in residence for August at the White Room Gallery.

Len Lye file

Photographing the Len Lye Centre gallery

New Plymouth's Len Lye Centre is already becoming one of, if not, the most photographed buildings in the city.

stage & theatre

From the corner dairy to the big screen

Jacob Rajan performs in his one-man-show Krishnan's Dairy, which is on in Wellington this week.

A Wellington playwright and actor is about to see one of his best-known plays made into a movie.

Goodbye The Hobbit, hello Sherlock Holmes

He was Bifur the dwarf in The Hobbit, now William Kircher returns to the stage for the first time in 20 years to play Sherlock Holmes.

The cast of The Hound of the Baskervilles, from left, Andrew Foster, Gavin Rutherford, William Kircher and Nigel Collins.

A climax to savour with Sherlock Holmes

REVIEW: The Hound of the Baskervilles is a challenge and great fun for the actors.

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A blast of good, stupid fun

Plenty of entertainment still possible from Tom Cruise's famous franchise

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