Grande cancels European shows

22 people were killed and 59 wounded in an explosion at the end of a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande in the English ...

US pop star cancels many of her European shows following the Manchester attack.

ZB should sack Hopkins

The people of Manchester have responded nobly.

2:33 PM  Opinion: Newstalk ZB should have ditched commentator calling for Muslim "final solution" after Manchester bombing.

Starting with a bang video

Suzy Clarkson (nee Aiken) and Michael Galvin together on the set of the first ever Shortland Street episode.

Shortland Street was pushing the boundaries of early evening TV from day one.

Whitney doco heartbreaking 

Whitney: Can I Be Me traces the rise and fall of Whitney Houston.

2:35 PM  REVIEW: Nick Broomfield's lastest music-mentry is the enthralling tale of how "Nippy" from Newark, New Jersey became America's pop princess.

Ariana offers to pay for funerals

Singer Ariana Grande has returned to the US but is said to be keeping an eye on the events unfolding in Manchester (file ...

Singer reaches out to families whose loved ones died in the bomb blast at her concert.

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Turning pain into song

Singer-songwriter Annie Grace survived rock bottom and turned her grief into song.

After losing three babies and being diagnosed with bone marrow disease, singer Annie Grace did what she did best - sang about it.

House of Cards goes darker video

Don't stand to close to the tracks, Frank.

Sinister Frank Underwood seems determined to make his presidency a dictatorship.

Acting veteran finds a new gear in Norman

Part Walter Mitty, part Willy Loman, part Chauncey Gardiner, Norman offers one-time big office drawcard Gere a complex ...

REVIEW: New York-set character drama features the former Officer and a Gentleman at his controlled and charismatic best.

More money for RNZ

The boost to Radio NZ would ensure it remained "accessible and sustainable".

A controversial funding freeze on Radio NZ has come to an end with an annual $2.8m boost.

Maybe The Bachelor does work

New Zealand's original Bachelor 'winners' Matilda Rice and Art Green. Could these two be together forever?

OPINION: Maybe going on a reality television show billed as helping people find true love will... actually result in finding true love?

Passion an unashamedly intelligent movie

Céline Bonnier plays Sister Augustine in the remarkable The Passion of Augustine.

REVIEW: Rebellious French-Canadian drama is a warm, witty and genuine story, near-perfectly told.

Why female lovers are younger in films

Annabelle Wallis, Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella arrive ahead of The Mummy Australian Premiere in Sydney, Australia.

Hollywood cares not for ages, but "spirit" of the females cast alongside older male stars.

Kiwis help launch Universal Studios latest theme park Volcano Bay

Matt Smith

When Universal Studios unveils its latest theme park Volcano Bay in Orlando, Florida, on May 25 it will rumble to life with a strong New Zealand presence.

Internationally acclaimed exhibition causes capital loss

Cindy Sherman
Untitled, 2007 / 2008

Organisers say a $1m art exhibition that sold just 25,000 tickets was a success.

Reality's Race picks a new path

Jessica Shields is one of the 22 contestants on the latest season of The Amazing Race.

Why Race contestants will have to hope first impressions last on latest season.

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Whitney doco a heartbreaking watch

Whitney: Can I Be Me traces the rise and fall of Whitney Houston.

2:35 PM  REVIEW: Nick Broomfield's lastest music-mentry is the enthralling tale of how "Nippy" from Newark, New Jersey became America's pop princess.

Why hasn't Newstalk ZB sacked her?

2:33 PM  Opinion: Newstalk ZB should have ditched commentator Katie Hopkins, who called for Muslim "final solution" after Manchester bombing.

Perry, Swift indeed have bad blood video

Cruise heading back into danger zone

THE BACHELOR NZ

Viarni: 'We are happy and relieved'

Viarni Bright and Zac Franich were happy they no longer had to keep their relationship a secret.

The Bachelor New Zealand's Zac Franich and Viarni Bright confirmed they are still together.

Bachelor NZ 'twisted experience' video

Lily McManus-Semchyshyn was left hurt when Zac told her he could not continue.

Bachelor runner-up Lily McManus calls the show a "twisted experience" after the final episode ended.

And the winner is... video

Viarni said she was looking forward to being a normal couple, walking down the street holding hands.

The winner of the Bachelor New Zealand 2017 and Zac's heart is Viarni Bright. 

It's decision time, Zac

The final two - Lily McManus-Semchyshyn and Viarni Bright.

This is it, the moment we've all been waiting for: The Bachelor chooses his belle. Join Steve Kilgallon and Glenn McConnell for the most momentous TV moment of the year.

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House of Cards goes darker

Sinister Frank Underwood seems determined to make his presidency a dictatorship.

film

Fry adaptation lacks sizzle

Even the undoubted talents of Roger Allam can't save The Hippopotamus.

REVIEW: Roger Allam shines in otherwise forgettable Stephen Fry farce.

Stars open Avatar attraction video

Floating mountains grace the sky while exotic plants fill the colorful landscape inside Pandora - The World of Avatar.

The stars were shining at Disney for the opening of James Cameron's Pandora: World of Avatar.

Pirates 5 a lengthy shark-jumping slog

Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow spends most of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales shipless and ship-faced.

REVIEW: Pirates 5's story is a forgettable farrago of half-baked marine mythology and necessary set-ups for action sequences.

Roger Moore's top movie cars video

Lotus submarine is one of the greatest Bond 'cars' ever.

Not an Aston Martin in sight as we take a look the memorable cars the late British actor shared the screen with.

music

Seven decades of piano

Margaret Davis is 83 and still playing the piano.

Arthritis can't stop this 83-year-old tickling the ivories.

Manchester attack's 'ripple effect'

A suicide bomber targeted children and families at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

Some artists are likely to cancel European shows, and security will need to be tightened, a tour manager says.

More Ed Sheeran shows?

Ed Sheeran might add more concerts to his New Zealand tour.

Promoters are hinting there may be more to come from Ed Sheeran.

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra scores with Nintendo

Jessica Gethin

The Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra has got game.

tv & radio

Reality's Race picks a new path

Jessica Shields is one of the 22 contestants on the latest season of The Amazing Race.

Why Race contestants will have to hope first impressions last on latest season.

Hilary Barry hits out at anti-vaxxers video

Hilary Barry and co-host Jake Tame tell it like it is on TV1's Breakfast show.

"If you think there is a link between the MMR and autism you are wrong," Breakfast host tells viewers.

Win The Brokenwood Mysteries Set Visit

TV Guide is in stores every Thursday.

Win a visit to The Brokenwood Mysteries set.

Get ready for GoT season 7 video

Daenerys Targaryen has her eye on the throne.

The battle for the Iron Throne intensifies, while the threat from north of the wall approaches.

Games

Virtual sports taking off video

Junpei Sasaki playing "HADO", in which competitors in head-mounted augmented-reality displays and armband sensors dodge ...

Twelve new sports have been certified in Japan. They all take place in the virtual arena.

Xbox for the p....

Co-owner Jonny Kirkpatrick gives the interactive digital urinal a go at Dux Central in Christchurch.

Forget urinal cake football, now you can drive a racing car while you wee.

Review: Prey

Morgan Yu, playable as either male or female, isn’t exactly a silent protagonist but they’re pretty close.

Prey is a polished game that does a lot of good storytelling, despite not having a particularly original plot.

Review: The Falconers

The Falconers follows Cassie Winter, a young member of a global organisation known as the Order of the Falcon.

New Zealand is a perfect setting for a video game, and this game is proof.

books

Porirua author a believer in love

Author Susan Holt ttributes the creation of her book to her husband, Robert.

I thought love was only true in fairy tales… meant for someone else, but not for me. So goes the old song.

Book repairer Bill Tito stopping in

Bill Tito with his new project, a standing photo album, and a family bible he recently restored.

Upper Hutt man has been repairing books for over 50 years.

Author's secret agent survival skills

Acclaimed children's illustrator and author Lauren Child signs books for fan and St Joseph's school student, Phoebe ...

Charlie and Lola author stopped in Queenstown to talk to primary school students before festival.

Never too late to write a book

Adam Dudding. He's not normally this neatly turned out.

Adam Dudding won the non-fiction first book award (and $2.5k) this week at the ripe old age of 46. Here's how it happened.

arts

Internationally acclaimed exhibition causes capital loss

Cindy Sherman
Untitled, 2007 / 2008

Organisers say a $1m art exhibition that sold just 25,000 tickets was a success.

How Bruce Lee inspires Black Grace

Black Grace founder Neil Ieremia has always been keen on rocking the establishment's "boat".

Why one veteran Kiwi artiste is still enjoying being "the wrong guy in the wrong job".

Art from quake waste

Artist Gwen Scrivner will have a large display of her mosaics on show.

The Eco Art exhibition hosts local works of art and craft using recycled and natural materials.

Sinfonia show a celebration

Peter van Drimmelen was the conductor of Sunday's performance.

REVIEW: The Manawatu Sinfonia's latest show was a 'celebration' in the finest sense of the word.

stage & theatre

Ticket scalping hurting Wellington

Wellington's St James Theatre.

Wellingtonians might be left all dressed up with nowhere to go if the angst between local promoters and council doesn't ease.

The opera star who wouldn't sing

18052017 News photo Monique Ford / FAIRFAX NZ
There are nine principals in the New Zealand Opera cast for Carmen and ...

The only NZ resident in New Zealand Opera's Carmen on why he was once embarrassed to sing.

Maori actor returns to roots

Roimata Fox is excited to return to the Maori world in upcoming play Te Puhi.

Roimata Fox stars in a Maori coming of age drama that looks at New Zealand's first beauty queens in the 1960s.

Love bites in Blenheim

Tom Knowles brings 'Allergic To Love: Curse of the 80s' home to Blenheim before touring the US.

Rock opera in the pub for rugby mates who don't do theatre about to tour the United States.

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