Bieber look-alike's death explained

Toby Sheldon had $100,000 worth of cosmetic surgeries to look like Justin Bieber.

11:14 AM  The man who spent $100,000 on surgery to look like Justin Bieber died of "multiple drug intoxication".

Dyls puts the 'super' in superhero

The Block NZ teams rolled their sleeves up for the children.

11:49 AM  For the Block's Dyls Cossey decorating a room for foster kids hits close to home.

Peter Williams' Rio prep

FFXENT. Supplied image of Peter Williams for Mastermind.

11:30 AM  The news reader will only carry enough in his pockets to keep robbers happy, he says.

Jemaine joins Moana cast

From Roald Dahl's BFG and straight on to Moana, Jemaine Clement's riding the Disney wave.

The Rock joined by Jermaine Clement, Temuera Morrison and Rachel House in Moana.

Karl Urban debuts new look

Karl Urban has a newly shaved head for Thor.

You've never seen the former Shortland Streeter  like this before...

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When Christchurch was our creative capital

The late Dame Ngaio Marsh, pictured in 1977.

Ngaio Marsh, Colin McCahon, James K Baxter, Allan Curnow, Toss Wollaston - they were all in Christchurch in the inter-war years

Reviews: The House Between Tides, In the Month of the Midnight Sun

The Month of the Midnight Sun, Cecilia Ekback

A landowner's fraught relationship with an employee, and a follow-up to Wolf Winter.

Review: Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep

Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep

This adoring biography of Meryl Streep ends abruptly in 1980.

Album Review: Aaradhna, Brown Girl

Aaradhna's track Brown Girl is a response to her experiences with racism.

Aaradhna 's cooking up a hot pot of soulful, spaghetti western pop.

Hosking lets loose on the Olympics

Mike Hosking talked up the All Blacks on Seven Sharp last night.

It's a pity the IOC doesn't have the All Blacks' values, Mike Hosking says.

TVNZ dumps cult classic

Richard Roxburgh as Cleaver Greene in Rake. The fourth and final season won't air on free TV.

No interest from TVNZ in cult classic Rake starring top Kiwi actors despite ecstatic reviews across the ditch.

A Woman's Place in Gloriavale video

Dove Love and Angel Benjamin, the main protagonists of the TV2 documentary Gloriavale: A Woman's Place.

Men and women are treated differently at the Christian commune, but they are both happy says doco maker.

Food, jelly and theatre video

The students describe their art as an "experiential culinary experience".

Student duo the only New Zealanders selected for prestigious Sydney Design Festival.

Theatre consultant selected

The ASB Theatre in Blenheim.

The boss of an arena complex in Auckland has been chosen to examine the financial situation of Blenheim's ASB Theatre.

Talking tickling on US chat show

David Farrier is big in America.

Tickled filmmaker sits down with US talk show host Chelsea Handler.

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Bieber look-alike's death explained

Toby Sheldon had $100,000 worth of cosmetic surgeries to look like Justin Bieber.

11:14 AM  The man who spent $100,000 on surgery to look like Justin Bieber died of "multiple drug intoxication".

Swift addition to Melbourne mural

Ever wondered what Kanye would look like with Taylor's blonde hair? Wonder no more.

Bindi's big birthday

Famous flyer: George Calombaris

Video

Peter Williams' Rio preparations

The news reader will only carry enough in his pockets to keep robbers happy, he says.

film

Talking tickling on US chat show

David Farrier is big in America.

Tickled filmmaker sits down with US talk show host Chelsea Handler.

Sad end for Shawshank tree

Fiction by Stephen King ... Tim Robbins as prisoner Andy Dufresne, left, and Morgan Freeman as fellow inmate Ellis Boyd ...

The oak tree featured in Frank Darabont's 1994 sleeper hit The Shawshank Redemption has been felled in a storm.

Disney frames one man's reality

Owen Suskind is the subject and star of Life, Animated.

New documentary explores the power of Disney animation

Cox at his charismatic best

Brian Cox and Coco Konig star in The Carer

REVIEW: Older movie fans will lap up Brian Cox's new relationship black comedy – slapstick, scatological references and all.

music

Music biopics usually get it wrong

Born to be Blue is a music biopic that gets it right, and Ethan Hawke is wonderful as Chet Baker.

Opinion: Currently bad music biopics are piling up. But some do get it right.

From Dilworth boy to opera star video

Tongan-born tenor Filipe Manu credits his mother's hard work for helping him pursue his singing career.

When Filipe Manu started school in New Zealand he spoke more Tongan than he did English. Now he's one of our best opera singers.

Concert to mark death

British singer Amy Winehouse died in July, 2011 - five years ago.

Amy Winehouse's father will hold a concert to raise money for her foundation, in honour of the fifth anniversary of her death.

1D's Liam Payne signs solo deal video

New deal: Liam Payne has signed to Capitol Records UK.

Is this the end of One Direction? Fans not sure what to think after Liam Payne announces new project.

tv & radio

TVNZ dumps cult classic

Richard Roxburgh as Cleaver Greene in Rake. The fourth and final season won't air on free TV.

No interest from TVNZ in cult classic Rake starring top Kiwi actors despite ecstatic reviews across the ditch.

A Woman's Place in Gloriavale video

Dove Love and Angel Benjamin, the main protagonists of the TV2 documentary Gloriavale: A Woman's Place.

Men and women are treated differently at the Christian commune, but they are both happy says doco maker.

Gone by September?

Rawdon Christie. Gone by September?

Rawdon Christie could leave the Breakfast couch even earlier than expected.

Polly G: 'I was not a good wife'

Polly Gillespie has spoken out about her struggle with alcohol and her painful divorce.

The Hits' radio host has opened up in this week's Woman's Day mag, about her shock split from husband Grant Kereama.

books

Journalist to quiz authors

Steve Braunias will be interviewed at the Marlborough Book Festival.

Investigative reporter Mike White will interview Steve Braunias, Jane Ussher, Bruce Ansley and Bill Manhire.

Wonder Woman still super at 75

DISCO READY: Wonder Woman was perhaps the least sensibly clad heroine of all time.

She may not look it, but Wonder Woman is celebrating her 75th birthday this year.

Bringing Superman back to life

Superman is back.

Superman, killed off by DC Comics a few years ago, once again battles Doomsday in the pages of Action Comics.

Mourning glory

Caitlin Doughty

Meet the LA-based undertaker bringing a fresh, natural, eco twist to the grim reaper.

arts

Food, jelly and theatre video

The students describe their art as an "experiential culinary experience".

Student duo the only New Zealanders selected for prestigious Sydney Design Festival.

The Mystery of the Weeping Woman

A photo from Neil Holland's examination of the returned Picasso painting Weeping Woman on August 20, 1986.

It was one of the most daring art heists in history - a priceless Picasso snatched in the dead of night, only to be returned a week later.

Monet, Van Gogh works seized

Van Gogh's La Maison de Vincent Areles is one of several paintings thought to be part of a major money-laundering operation.

Swiss authorities seize more than $1b paintings by Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh.

Post-it Pokemon

Pikachu completes the trio. thought some students have asked for Charmander.

Is that Pikachu in the window of a uni library?

stage & theatre

Theatre consultant selected

The ASB Theatre in Blenheim.

The boss of an arena complex in Auckland has been chosen to examine the financial situation of Blenheim's ASB Theatre.

Lights, action, sparkles

South Canterbury Drama League Mamma Mia! cast members in June, from left, Chicane Sandford, Cam Sutcliffe, Alex McCoid, ...

Over 1000 costumes arrived in Timaru a few weeks ago for Mamma Mia!

Billy Crystal charms Auckland

Billy Crystal kicked off his first live stand-up tour of New Zealand at the ASB Theatre in Auckland.

Comedy icon's first NZ stand-up show covered everything from Meg Ryan to Muhammad Ali.

Mamma Mia, 'it's huge'

The South Canterbury Drama League held a dress rehearsal of its production Mamma Mia at the Theatre Royal on Monday ...

Drama league gears up to stage massive production of Mamma Mia.

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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