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Stars gather in Las Vegas for the iHeartRadio festival and in Los Angeles for a designer's fundraiser.

Sheen plans to rise again

two and a half men Actor wants back on the hit show Two and a Half Men. There's only one problem....

Movie gender gap persists

mocking strap Katniss Everdeen and Bella Swan have done little to close Hollywood's gender gap, a new study shows.

Lorde's song reveal

lordestrap The Kiwi songstress has announced the name of her single on the forthcoming Hunger Games soundtrack.

Roving no more: the long goodbye

Irish Rovers At 50 The Irish Rovers embark on their final New Zealand tour, but the members won't be retiring.

Kris Jenner files for divorce

kris strap The pair moved into separate residences last year after 22 years of marriage.

What the gossip mags say

Coupling, potential uncoupling, more coupling, and a wedding feature in the gossip mags this week.

Watson: Men - take a stand

FBI investigating nude pic leaks

My movie motivators

Finding Nemo When it comes to a philosophy for life sometimes you need go no further than your favourite blockbusters.

Road Trip star loves NZ

Bubbly Canadian actress relishing role in 'love letter' to New Zealand.

Star Wars 'anti-Vietnam War'

Octavia Spencer shines on

Sexist but beautiful

I'll admit it. The latest Sin City won me over. Hell, you may not like the content, but the style's something else.

Freddie feat. MJ

freddie mercury and michael jackson A long lost duet recorded by Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson in the 80s will be released this year.

Election weekend

The best thing to come out of the weekend was the reminder to return to Bic Runga's album, Birds, and the chance to see Neil Finn live.

Grande's major image problem

Kiwi music legend's downfall

What are the best lyrics?

If you had to pick one song by a favourite artist, based entirely on the lyrics, what would it be?

Two and a Half Men writer eyes NZ story

Lee Aronsohn A violent incident in New Zealand's past could turned into a film by one of the writers behind TV hit Two and Half Men.

National's rap battle goes global

Comedian takes the proverbial out of NZ's election and National's stoush with Eminem.

From TV to real life

A Blacklist's A-list anti-hero

Review: Doctor Who - Listen

Steven Moffat, stand up and take a bow.

I dated a cocaine dealer

dancingstrap Robyn Windshuttle recalls her long affair with a man who was charming, charismatic ... and a major drug dealer.

Vintage reads: The Shipping News

Mark Caunter of Hamilton City Libraries finds a Pulitzer Prize winner from the early 1990s that's still a winner.

How to speak money

Top in literary stakes

Big Brother is watching

So in the spirit of the election tomorrow, here are some insightful novels about surveillance.

Pataka in for an upgrade

Helen Kedgley With visitor numbers at an all-time high, Pataka Museum of Arts and Culture is in the process of undergoing a facelift.

In full flight

Artist Juliet Best is grateful to have fantails, tuis and cabbage trees to paint, even if too often they are seen as cliches.

Love in its right place

Acting out the news

Grappling on the canvas

Arthur Whelan meets the Kiwi wrestler who's turned his sport into an artform.

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