How Moana points the way video

The Rock shares his Moana Haka.

When Disney's Moana lands this November, it will feel fresh to many moviegoers for an unusual reason.

Bridget Jones' weight reality video

Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones' Diary.

Helen Fielding's hapless heroine introduced almost 21 years ago has finally achieved her "ideal weight".

In bed with Taylor in 'Famous'

Taylor Swift and Kanye West - will there be even more bad blood after this?

Kanye takes it a step further by exhibiting the wax replicas from the video that set Tswift ablaze.

Beatles demo to be auctioned

The Beatles.

The Beatles record that was found after 52 years is set to be sold at auction.

Stars slam Trump for tweet

Don Cheadle was one of many people to slam Donald Trump for his tweet.

Presidential nominee responds to tragic death with a call for votes, prompting ire from celebrities.

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Taranaki dance project takes flight

John Key dressed up as a pilot for a scene in a video project set to the tune of the Patea Maori Club's hit song Poi E.

John Key has stepped it up.

Click clack, Dancesport's back gallery

Amanda Anslow and Ken Anslow from "Klassique" in Lower Hutt (left) compete against Jo Meylan and Mike Campbell from "The ...

Some of the countries finest ballroom dancers dipped and twirled in a Manawatu competition.

Celebs on the runway at NZFW

Matilda Rice leads All Black Sevens players down the runway.

Fashion Week has almost drawn to a close, but not before a handful of famous-ish faces took to the runway. 

'I can grieve while living'

Ella and Abi grew up in Sumner. They had just started high school when they died.

When Lucy Hone lost her daughter and family friends in a car crash, she was determined to keep living.

Landscapes captured in watercolour

Alan Collins will find an outdoor vantage point then  paint what he sees,

Landscapes brought to life in watercolour

Comedian's big tip for waitress

Amy Schumer made a waitress' week after leaving a $100 bill for a humble shepherd's pie.

Amy Schumer made a waitress' week after leaving a $100 bill for a humble shepherd's pie.

From Hoon Hay to NYC

Joshua Guillemot-Rodgerson graduates from the prestigious Juilliard School of dance in New York City in May.

Joshua Guillemot-Rodgerson dances for up to 10 hours a day and has calluses on the soles of his feet and toes.

Britney makes Carpool Karaoke all wrong

Spears felt uncomfortable on front of the cameras  while we couldn't figure out if she was actually singing.

She felt uncomfortable on front of the cameras while we couldn't figure out if she was actually singing.

Third win for Paul Cleave

Crime writer Paul Cleave has won the Ngaio Marsh Best Crime Novel Award for the third time for his book Trust No One.

Christchurch crime writer Paul Cleave wins top award for his "stunningly audacious" ninth novel.

What Bridget Jones can teach us video

"It's not failure to not succeed," Renee Zellweger says. "You just go on and do the next thing."

Star of the franchise, Renee Zellweger, explains why Bridget makes it ok not to be perfect.

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celebrities

Bridget Jones' weight reality video

Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones' Diary.

Helen Fielding's hapless heroine introduced almost 21 years ago has finally achieved her "ideal weight".

Taylor's nude form in Kanye's exhibit

Kanye takes it a step further by exhibiting the wax replicas from the video that set Tswift ablaze.

Celebs on the runway at NZFW

Trump slammed for death comment

Video

Bridget Jones' weight reality

Helen Fielding's hapless heroine introduced almost 21 years ago has finally achieved her "ideal weight".

film

What Bridget Jones can teach us video

"It's not failure to not succeed," Renee Zellweger says. "You just go on and do the next thing."

Star of the franchise, Renee Zellweger, explains why Bridget makes it ok not to be perfect.

Horror movie director but real nice guy

Green Room director Jeremy Saulnier

He directs brutal horrors - like the acclaimed Green Room - but Jeremy Saunier is nothing like his movies

Comic hero customised Harleys gallery

Captain America: Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special - Freedom.

Kiwi dealers among those who have created 27 Marvel-inspired custom bikes to celebrate Captain America's 75th birthday.

How a cult film slithered to life

Rumours persist that Samuel L Jackson signed on to make Snakes on a Plane based on the title alone.

Ten years on, screenwriter John Heffernan looks back at the Snakes on a Plane phenomenon

music

Soundsplash line-up revealed

The event has a Raglan flavour, with a zero waste philosophy, family-friendly atmosphere, and beachside location.

Summer is on its way and so is Raglan's Soundsplash Festival next year.

Olympians to present MTV awards

US gymnasts Simone Biles, centre, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman will present awards at Sunday's show in New York City.

Michael Phelps and the Final Five will rub shoulders with the stars at the Video Music Awards.

It began with a tweet

Hollie Fullbrook describes David Lynch as a kind person who went out of his way to help her when they recorded Dream ...

On the day NZ muso Tiny Ruins had a cup of tea with US director and musician David Lynch.

UB40's wine tour of Marlborough

UB40 founding members Ali Campbell, left, and Astro, together with Mickey Virtue are booked to play at Villa Maria ...

A massive stage will be erected for the Villa Maria gig in January.

tv & radio

'The awful truth about reality TV'

The Real Housewives of Auckland: Jaquie Brown is hooked after two episodes.

OPINION: The Real Housewives of Auckland is as glorious as it is shallow.

Poldark's 'steamy' trailer

Aidan Turner is Ross Poldark in the series of the same name.

Smouldering looks, sexy scenes - all this and more in the racy trailer for Poldark's second series.

Addiction problems on Shortland Street

Angela Bloomfield plays Rachel McKenna on Shortland Street

Rachel McKenna's fall from grace has been a bitter pill to swallow in more ways than one for actress Angela Bloomfield.

Fusing haka with hip hop

Kimo Houltham performing hosting duties on Maori TV's The Stage - Haka Fusion

Actor and high school teacher Kimo Houltham discusses Maori TV's reality competition series, The Stage – Haka Fusion.

books

Third win for Paul Cleave

Crime writer Paul Cleave has won the Ngaio Marsh Best Crime Novel Award for the third time for his book Trust No One.

Christchurch crime writer Paul Cleave wins top award for his "stunningly audacious" ninth novel.

The best crime writers

Author Paul Cleave winning the 2015 Ngaio Marsh award.

Authors Paul Cleave and Ray Berard reveal the stories behind the crime novels that scooped last night's Ngaio Marsh Awards

The literary bad-boy is back

DBC Pierre. "It's a spoilt, decadent, self-absorbed little culture."

DBC Pierre returns with a memoir/writing guide.

Overhauling journalism

Many authors want substantial public investment in the news because it's an essential public service. 
Don't Dream It's ...

Show us the money

arts

Glitter tree is golden nest egg

Glitter puts a sparkle in Reuben Paterson eye as he preps a floral piece for a fundraising auction for Women's Refuge.

"I order a minimum 25kgs of glitter every three weeks."

Kiwi troupe to set Stromboli alight

The Mirror Man, a popular member of the Kiwi entertainment company, Highly Flammable.

A New Zealand company is running a ''fire festival'' on a famous volcanic Italian island.

Te Papa’s getting bugged

Ruud "The Bug Man" Kleinpaste is bringing his creepy crawly bug lab to Te Papa.

Te Papa announces a new creepy-crawly collaboration with Weta Workshop.

WOW, what an outfit

Marlborough Sounds resident Helen Millen's 2014 entry,  called Metastasis, which made the final of the World of ...

It took around 1000 hours to make, but it was worth it.

stage & theatre

From Hoon Hay to NYC

Joshua Guillemot-Rodgerson graduates from the prestigious Juilliard School of dance in New York City in May.

Joshua Guillemot-Rodgerson dances for up to 10 hours a day and has calluses on the soles of his feet and toes.

Donation to cater for kitchen

Blenheim Pak 'n Save owners Andrea Boock, left, and Mark Elkington at the ASB Theatre.

A new kitchen for the ASB Theatre is on the cards after an undisclosed donation from a Marlborough couple.

Cinderella in the modern world

Shalom Del'Monte-Aberhart, left, will direct a Cinderella pantomime written by Nozz Fletcher, which will run at the ...

 Auditions are being held for a contemporary pantomime of Cinderella.

A theatrical take on the navy

Writer Gregory Cooper (in barrel) and other cast members of The Compete History of the Royal New Zealand Navy in rehearsal.

The Royal New Zealand Navy gets portrayed on stage.

NZ Comedy Fest 2016

Comedy Fest review: Nic Sampson

Nic Sampson.

This is the tightest half hour of stand-up I've seen this festival

Sexism, spooning and mental health

Tim Batt chatted to Felicity Ward.

The stars of the NZ Comedy Fest do our job for us and interview each other...

Comedy Fest review: Wilson Dixon

Wilson Dixon.

Jesse Griffin's country singing comic remains a polished act

He married a lesbian and it's very fulfilling video

Comedians Zoe Coombs Marr and Rhys Nicholson got married in an act of protest.

Comedian Rhys Nicholson married a lesbian recently. It's going well.

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