'Humpty' wonderfully ludricious

Englebert Humperdinck earned his standing ovation in Wellington on Wednesday night.

11:04 AM  REVIEW: He might look a little shambolic, but Englebert Humperdinck still has the songs, enough of the voice and most importantly the character, the charisma and the charm

New Zealand's five best songs

Country singer Tami Neilson is one of the five finalists for the silver scroll awards.

Songs of love and loss hit the right notes for Silver Scroll finalists.

Studio courts old Harry Potter 

Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter in Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix.

10:35 AM  Sounds like Warner Bros are as keen to stay in the wizarding world as the fans are. But Daniel Radcliffe's not taking their calls.

Chris Brown out on $345k bail

Chris Brown is out on bail following his arrest after a stand off with police.

The R&B star was arrested for pulling a gun on a woman in his home. He's out pending a hearing.

Warrior princess' TV debut video

Lucy lawless, before she was famous.

Recognise this internationally famous star now famous for her "swords and sandals" dramas?

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Auckland's best pre-theatre meals

Pair wild red deer meat balls with an Italian wine before heading off to your show.

These five joints will help get you to the show on time - feeling comfortably fed and unhurried.

Warriors deliver entertaining spectacle

The Shaolin Warriors combine ageless Chinese cultural traditions with modern, polished showmanship.

REVIEW: With a spectacular display of skill, concentration and athleticism, the Shaolin Warriors provided a timely reminder that what we loosely understand as kung fu is as much spiritual grace as dazzling acrobatics.

Boeing 747: Aircraft to art craft

A 31-year-old airplane has been transported to the desert for the Burning Man festival.

A 31-year-old airplane has been transported to the desert for the Burning Man festival.

Win with the TV Guide: September 10-16

TV Guide is in stores every Thursday.

Your chance to win Star Trek socks, Miss Marple DVD Collection, Eddie The Eagle DVD, The Girl On The Train double passes.

A western with a difference

Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat and Hussein Suweilheen are the stars of Theeb.

REVIEW: British-Jordanian writer-director Naji Abu Nowar's Oscar-nominated, Bafta-winning debut is a beautifully crafted coming-of-age drama that also doubles as a "Bedouin Western"

Author says it's time to frame art fraudsters

Ian Baikie, the man charged with impersonating west Auckland artist Dean Buchanan, stands in the dock at Auckland ...

Fraudsters are always lurking and the mainstream media only offers a small glimpse in the complicated world of art crime.

Helping make Richie great

Richie McCaw's Kurow junior rugby team lost just a handful of games in five years.

Meet Richie McCaw's first rugby coach, described as the most interviewed junior rugby coach in NZ.

Decorating with Drew Barrymore

Barrymore with some of her Shutterfly decor range.

The actress has launched a new home decor range, with everything from bedding to artwork.

Film touches a Nerve for Franco

What starts out as an enjoyable lark becomes more deadly for Emma Roberts and Dave Franco's characters in Nerve.

Starring in Nerve hasn't exactly improved Dave Franco's perception of social media

'Honest' movie earns acclaim

Jacir Eid and Hussein Suweilheen are the stars of Theeb.

Jordanian film depicts life in the desert

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Orlando warned ex about nudes

Musician Katy Perry and actor Orlando Bloom at the 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap ...

10:21 AM  How do you tell your ex-wife pictures of you paddle boarding in the all-together are about to go viral? Ask Orlando Bloom.

Chris Brown out on $345k bail

The R&B star was arrested for pulling a gun on a woman in his home. He's out pending a hearing.

Decorating with Drew Barrymore

No Star Wars, says Portman

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Studio courts Harry Potter sequel

Sounds like Warner Bros are as keen to stay in the wizarding world as the fans are. But Daniel Radcliffe's not taking their calls.

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Helping make Richie great

Richie McCaw's Kurow junior rugby team lost just a handful of games in five years.

Meet Richie McCaw's first rugby coach, described as the most interviewed junior rugby coach in NZ.

Film touches a Nerve for Franco

What starts out as an enjoyable lark becomes more deadly for Emma Roberts and Dave Franco's characters in Nerve.

Starring in Nerve hasn't exactly improved Dave Franco's perception of social media

'Honest' movie earns acclaim

Jacir Eid and Hussein Suweilheen are the stars of Theeb.

Jordanian film depicts life in the desert

Underdog ideals appeal to McConaughey

After extensive research, Free State of Jones star Matthew McConaughey was able to debrief director Gary Ross on many ...

How Free State of Jones brought a compelling Civil War story to light

music

Robbed? Time to rap video

US rapper Rhymefest is furious over his experience being robbed.

US rapper Rhymefest comes up with a musical way to recover from a gunpoint robbery.

Guns N' Roses to sell out?

Guns n Roses' are coming to Wellington as part of their Not in this Lifetime tour.

Tickets for what's being touted as the biggest concert of 2017 are quickly disappearing. 

Kiwi drummer ponders next move

Drummer Dylan Elise behind an expensive Drum Workshop kit before a gig with his band Blood, Sweat and Tears in America ...

Dylan Elise lost everything in a fire - including a $30,000 drum kit - while away touring.

Celeb's heartbreak ballad for MJ

Pop superstar Michael Jackson performs during a concert in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in this October 15, 1993 file photo.

As a kid, Kevin Bacon wrote a song for the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

tv & radio

Sesame Street a win for mum

Kerry Peacock is looking forward to Sesame St coming back to TVNZ, after her petition to get it back on air received ...

Parents are celebrating after TVNZ said it would show Sesame Street on weekday mornings.

Backlash for TV gay couple

Andy and Craig from Married at First Sight take part in their commitment ceremony.

The first gay couple on reality show Married at First Sight have been stunned by the negativity directed at them from sections of the gay community.

Journalist's leg 'degloved'

Newshub journalist Karen Rutherford in hospital after being hit by a car while riding her horse.

Newshub journalist Karen Rutherford still in hospital 11 days after a car crashed into her and her horse.

Sam Neill's mystery role

Kiwi actor Sam Neill plays General John MacArthur in And Then There Were None.

The Kiwi actor stars in the TV adaptation of Agatha Christie's biggest-selling novel.

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Author says it's time to frame art fraudsters

Ian Baikie, the man charged with impersonating west Auckland artist Dean Buchanan, stands in the dock at Auckland ...

Fraudsters are always lurking and the mainstream media only offers a small glimpse in the complicated world of art crime.

Lena Dunham: author?

Actress Lena Dunham is working on her first fiction book.

Girls star turning to writing as she looks to release her first fiction book.

A festival to bring the world to the west

Going West Festival promises to delight attendees.

The Going West Books & Writers Festival 2016 is launching on September 1

Hotel that inspired The Shining

The isolation and eeriness of the Stanley Hotel inspired Stephen King to write a certain novel in 1974.

The isolation and eeriness of The Stanley Hotel inspired Stephen King to write a certain novel in 1974.

arts

Madison Eve performs as Peach Milk

Madison Eve writes and performs electronic music as Peach Milk.

The Auckland resident has grown up surrounded by synthesizers, now she's about to impress at the Others Way Festival.

Art is food for the soul

Around 20 intellectually disabled artists will be showcasing their work at Two4nine's upcoming exhibition.

It was a nasty break up but he found solace in painting.

Iconic sculpture may return

Fred Graham's Falling Waters sculpture used to be on the front of Palmerston North's Alpha Motor Inn.

A distinctive Palmerston North sculpture may soon be back in the public eye.

Arts Trail new feature of Arrowtown Arts Festival

Arrowtown artist Jenny Mehrtens will be featured on the first Arrowtown Arts Festival arts trail.

A new Arrowtown Arts Trail has been developed as part of this year's Arrowtown Arts Festival.

stage & theatre

NZ premiere in Upper Hutt

'I Love You Because' will be the first time Andrew Watson has directed  a musical.

Upper Hutt Musical Theatre has secured the rights to perform the New Zealand premiere of I Love You Because.

Ballet's rising star rises to challenge

Joseph Skelton, Royal New Zealand Ballet.

Recovering from a potentially career-ending accident, one Royal New Zealand Ballet dancer is about to spread his wings

Q&A with Renee Liang

Under The Same Moon, starring Hweiling Ow, will be in New Plymouth on September 15.

Playwright Renee Liang started writing when her partner died. Now she can't stop.

The pride of the Woosters

Joseph Chance, right, and Matthew Carter are  Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense.

British actor-writer Robert Goodale discusses bringing P.G. Wodehouse's classic literary characters to life.

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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