Fans blur reality and lash out

Bree Peters as Pania, with her on-screen husband.

10 min ago  Bree Peters has been abused by Shortland Street fans for something her character did - she's not the first.

Kim Kardashian in bizarre ad video

Kim Kardashian in Hype ad

Uncomfortable, bizarre and just plain weird. That's how you feel after watching Kim Kardashian's new ad for an energy drink.

Smaill on Booker long list

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

7:45 AM  Anna Smaill had a quintessentially Kiwi reaction after making the list for literature's top prize.

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

Lip-synchers take on Seven Sharp

Duncan Garner and Heather du Plessis-Allan's  Story will begin on TV3 on August 10.

7:54 AM  Lip Sync Battle will replace Campbell Live to take on Seven Sharp on Fridays.

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celebrities

Oprah 'transformed my life'

Christchurch woman Lisa Yardley's dream came true when she met Oprah Winfrey last year. She has bought tickets to Winfrey's first-ever New Zealand show in December.

Die-hard fan Lisa Yardley could be the reason for Oprah Winfrey's trip to New Zealand.

Kim Kardashian in bizarre ad video

Uncomfortable, bizarre and just plain weird. That's how you feel after watching Kim Kardashian's new ad for an energy drink.

Dame Helen Mirren swears on live TV

Cara Delevingne's awkward interview video

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

Happy Birthday copyright battle over?

Millions paid in royalties could be refunded after evidence showed that the song Happy Birthday was released well before 1935.

Millions paid in royalties could be refunded after new evidence about the origin of the song Happy Birthday have surfaced.

Marlon Williams returning to his roots

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.

Nairn said he remembers clearly when he first saw the instrument. It was "love at first sight".

Pizza fingers guitar thief

Thief gets a supreme surprise when pizza order leads police to his home.

tv & radio

Fans blur reality and lash out

Bree Peters as Pania, with her on-screen husband.

8 min ago  Bree Peters has been abused by Shortland Street fans for something her character did - she's not the first.

Wellingtonian scores role in Shortland Street

A young Wellingtonian actor hit the small screen for the first time last week, after securing a 15-episode run in Shortland Street.

Duncan Garner and Heather du Plessis-Allan's  Story will begin on TV3 on August 10.

Lip-synchers take on Seven Sharp

7:54 AM  Lip Sync Battle will replace Campbell Live to take on Seven Sharp on Fridays.

books

'Bloody hell': Kiwi on Booker list

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

7:45 AM  Anna Smaill had a quintessentially Kiwi reaction after making the list for literature's top prize.

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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Lip-synchers take on Seven Sharp

Lip Sync Battle will replace Campbell Live to take on Seven Sharp on Fridays.

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