'It was like a waking nightmare'

Joan Tarshis, of Saugerties, New York, has alleged that Bill Cosby drugged and assaulted her on two occasions in the fall of 1969 when she was a young comedy writer. She was 19 years old.

Five women describe what they say happened when they met their idol, Bill Cosby.

Inside Bill Cosby's life

Rape claims 'fantastical'

'One more nail' in Cosby coffin

'No, no. We don't answer that'

Listen to J-Law sing video

CONVINCING:  Jennifer Lawrence as heroine Katniss Everdeen

Add singing to J-Law's list of talents (see: shooting a bow and arrow, goofy red carpet faces, Oscar-worthy acting).

Watch: 'celebs' stuck in traffic video

Lauren O'Brien as Miley Cyrus.

Have you ever wondered what celebrities get up to when stuck in traffic? US comedian Lauren O'Brien

Bey's silly, pants-less party video

Beyonce 7/11

Queen B shocked fans by releasing a surprise video, showing her super-silly side.

Music tells the story video

ICONIC: The theme to <i>Star Wars</i> is unforgettable.

A movie soundtrack should complement the action on screen, not tell viewers what to feel.

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'It was like a waking nightmare'

Joan Tarshis, of Saugerties, New York, has alleged that Bill Cosby drugged and assaulted her on two occasions in the fall of 1969 when she was a young comedy writer. She was 19 years old.

Five women describe what they say happened when they met their idol, Bill Cosby.

Inside Bill Cosby's life

For much of his marriage to Camille, Bill Cosby lived a double life away from his family.

Watch: 'celebs' stuck in traffic video

Rape claims 'fantastical'

film

Listen to J-Law sing video

CONVINCING:  Jennifer Lawrence as heroine Katniss Everdeen

Add singing to J-Law's list of talents (see: shooting a bow and arrow, goofy red carpet faces, Oscar-worthy acting).

Five great films by Mike Nichols video

Director Mike Nichols leaves behind an impressive body of work in cinema. Here are five films to get you started.

COMEDY WITH SOME BITE: Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s hit horror-comedy What We Do in the Shadows.

What We Do - in the limelight video

What We Do in the Shadows has been named comedy of the year by one of Britain's most critical reviewers.

music

Music tells the story video

ICONIC: The theme to <i>Star Wars</i> is unforgettable.

A movie soundtrack should complement the action on screen, not tell viewers what to feel.

Rolling Stones start 'em up gallery

"The best rock and roll band in the world" hit Auckland last night. And didn't disappoint.

Beyonce 7/11

Bey's silly, pants-less party video

Queen B shocked fans by releasing a surprise video, showing her super-silly side.

tv & radio

Death in a Nordic climate

MIDSOMER MURDERS ABROAD: Gwilym Lee and Neil Dudgeon.

Even by the standards of TV’s quirkiest crime series, Midsomer Murders, this week’s episode is sure to raise some eyebrows.

DVF: My life in fashion

Diane von Furstenberg doesn't love reality TV but has made a series about her fashion design company.

LOVE LUTHER: Wellington based Luther creator Neil Cross, left, with Idris Elba during filming of the series.

Luther NZ bound?

Characters from two different cop shows created by New Zealand based Neil Cross could soon be mixing it up on screen in New Zealand.

books

DVF: My life in fashion

CATWALK: Models presenting Diane von Furstenberg's creations during New York Fashion Week this year.

Diane von Furstenberg doesn't love reality TV but has made a series about her fashion design company.

Vape: Oxford's word of the year

The old-fashioned smoko could soon be replaced by the more modern vapo.

"Yeah, the shapoeshifting stuff is pretty weird," Paul admits.

Wererhino erotica work 'weird'

Aucklander "Elisabeth Ash" makes $1900 a month selling erotic fiction - but she's no lady.

arts

Artist follows his love

HARD WORKER: Hours of cello practice helped give Simon Denny his strong work ethic.

Artist Simon Denny's parents told him to follow his love and he'd find a way to make it pay. And finally it has.

Hundreds on latest Arts Trail

After a decade of sculpting in a friend's garage, Tracey McCarthy has unveiled her work.

GLOWING: Whale/Bone (1997 Bill Culbert, Ralph Hotere, paint, wood and fluorescent tube) is one of the works inthe Hotere Culbert exhibition opening at Waikato Museum on Saturday, November 22.

The dark arts

A collaborative exhibition by two of New Zealand's best-loved artists offers a rare opportunity for Waikato Museum visitors.

stage & theatre

Watch out: Bats is back home

First up: Hannah Banks, left and Jason Whyte in the newly renovated foyer of Bats Theatre. The duo will perform in the first show in Kent Tce, Watch.

Gone are cramped corners, tiny bar, bright red paint and bottom-numbing seats - Bats is back home in style.

All frocked up

Actor Gavin Rutherford began the year in a frock, ascended to the heights of tragic drama and slipped into yet another dress to see the year out.

Leigh Evans is doing musical staging and choreography for Mama Mia.

Here we go again

Unseen, unsung, but vital to Mamma Mia! is the show's choreographer and musical stager Leigh Evans.

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What We Do - in the limelight

What We Do in the Shadows has been named comedy of the year by one of Britain's most critical reviewers.