Who's afraid of farting on TV?

Dancing with the Stars premiers on Sunday.

The Dancing With The Stars contestants reveal their biggest fears and how they feel about spray tans and sparkly outfits.

Antonia Prebble digs the 70s

Antonia Prebble as Rita West.

Former Outrageous Fortune star explains that Westside creators had no choice but to cast her.

Boring Bones and boot camps

Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz star in the long-running TV3 series, Bones.

REVIEW: How many times do you have to hear the word ‘bones’ used in the opener of series 10 of Bones?

Campbell vs The Government

John Campbell leads the TV3 leader's debate between Prime Minister John Key and Labour Leader David Cunliffe on September 10, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand.

A look at some of the more heated interviews by John Campbell as the host prepares to sign off tonight.

Pussy Galore returns

Sean Connery and Honor Blackman, who played Pussy Galore, in the James Bond movie, Goldfinger.

Goldfinger girl returns in book licensed by family estate and penned by author Horowitz.

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celebrities

Number's behind LiLo's court saga

Lindsay Lohan mugshots

For the first time in nearly eight years, Lindsay Lohan is not on probation. Here's a look at the numbers behind Lindsay Lohan's court saga.

G.I. Fey: Tina's now an action figure

Step aside, Barbie. There's a whole new kind of female action figure about to hit the market, and she's funny too.

JK Rowling slays Westboro Church

Beyonce never misses a beat

film

A Noble undertaking

Deirdre O'Kane acted opposite a number of Vietnamese actors who spoke no English during the making of Noble.

Noble director Stephen Bradley discusses the challenges of bringing the inspirational story of Christina Noble to life.

Stuff's weekend film guide video

Dwayne Johnson takes on mother nature and George Clooney heads to Tomorrowland.

The Rock manages to see off everything Mother Nature can throw at him in San Andreas.

Shaky morals rock quake drama

REVIEW: Forget Dwayne Johnson, the Fault is our star in San Andreas.

music

Towers sing Slice of Heaven video

Towers perform Slice of Heaven

To mark NZ Music Month, Wellington-based indie-pop band Towers will cover well-known Kiwi songs.

40 years of chart-topping music

The country's Top 40 Music chart celebrates 40 years by honouring its smash hits.

Bono paid tribute to Dennis Sheehan as news broke the longtime tour manager had been found dead.

'We lost a family member': U2

Bono has said how U2 has "lost a family member" following the death of their tour manager Dennis Sheehan.

tv & radio

Farewell to a marvellous bugger

FFXENT. Supplied image of Duncan Garner and Samantha Hayes for 3D.

OPINION: My friend and fellow journalist John Campbell will be waking up this morning probably slightly hung-over after last night’s send off.

Even as a boy, Campbell had a big heart video

Wellington dairy owner gave John Campbell his first job - packing stores shelves as a fourth-former in 1979.

John Campbell speaks to media outside TV3 while being supported by the rest of his crew members after the last Campbell Live show went to air.

Campbell bows out of show video

Broadcaster John Campbell says "it's a tough time to be a journalist" as he bows out of his current affairs show.

books

In short: book reviews

The Mermaid Boy by John Summers.

Book reviews from New Zealand and overseas.

Crime at its best: World Gone By

REVIEW: Dennis Lehane remains in fine form with his latest offering, World Gone By.

Sean Connery and Honor Blackman, who played Pussy Galore, in the James Bond movie, Goldfinger.

Goldfinger girl Pussy Galore returns

Goldfinger girl returns in book licensed by family estate and penned by author Horowitz.

arts

Salute performance 'emotionally charged'

NZ Army Band and the Royal New Zealand Ballet's collaboration in Salute, a WW1 commemorative programme.

Salute, the New Zealand Ballet’s commemorative programme marking the World War One centennial is choreographically diverse and emotionally charged, presenting a multitude of challenges for the company’s dancers.

Art on a whimsy

Mia Hamilton is a mixed media artist holding her debut Manawatu show at the Zimmerman Art Gallery.

Michael Luke is currently working on his mix tape Autumn which he is hoping will help him launch his musical career.

Making his own way in music video

Michael Luke is a Palmerston North musician who is making his own way in music.

stage & theatre

Sleeping Beauty on Ice cancelled

Imperial Ice Stars' Sleeping Beauty on Ice will not come to Christchurch and Dunedin

Shipping error forces cancellation of South Island Sleeping Beauty on Ice shows.

Road trip play a tightly wrought drama

REVIEW: Despite a pedigree of familiar plot devices, Wings is still an engrossing play.

Pauline Grogan is launching her album with a special concert on her 70th birthday.

Songs of a life well lived

She's an ex-nun, teacher, author, celebrant, motivational speaker, actress in a one woman play, and now Pauline Grogan is grabbing a microphone.

Video

Campbell bows out of show

Broadcaster John Campbell says "it's a tough time to be a journalist" as he bows out of his current affairs show.

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