Boy actor James Rolleston in court

James Rolleston, star of Boy, was dressed in a crisp white shirt and had stopped off at the Two Fish Cafe for a takeaway ...

10:24 AM  James Rolleston, who was badly hurt in a car crash, is charged with driving at dangerous speed.

Morgan v Henry - it's personal

Gareth Morgan, Paul Henry

9:59 AM  "You're self-centred and don't give a toss about NZ," said Morgan. "You're attacking me," said Henry. It was personal, nasty - and fun.

California here we come

Movie moguls Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh are expanding their Miramar movie empire with a deal to buy the California ...

Peter Jackson's Miramar movie empire expands with garden centre deal.

2016's top songs - and apps

Hunt for the Wilderpeople was a top seller for iTunes in Australia and New Zealand - but no Kiwi music made it to the ...

Here are the apps and songs that Kiwis downloaded the most from Apple this year.

Did she have Prince's baby?

Caren McCormack says she met Prince when she was 16 and he was a travelling high school student of 17.

Caren McCormack says the legendary pop star visited Invercargill when he was 17. And they had a son together.

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Windmills sculpture wins 'people's choice'

Artists Bernie Harfleet and Donna Turtle Sarten have been named as the NZ Sculpture OnShore 2016 visitor favourite.

Ten-thousand windmills aim to prompt discussion about mental health issues - and visitors loved them.

Topp Twins coming south for Wanaka show

The Topp Twins, Lynda and Jools, will perform at the 80th Wanaka A&P Show on March 10-11.

Lynda and Jools Topp will help Wanaka celebrate its 80th agricultural and pastoral show show in March 2017.

Billy Elliot star relishes opportunity

Tia Ormsby, 10, has shared the role of lead girl Debbie in Auckland Theatre Company's production of Billy Elliot the ...

Dressing up in tutus and performing on Auckland's newest stage are just two things Tia Ormsby will miss when Billy Elliot the Musical closes.

Win with the TV Guide: December 17 - 23

TV Guide is in stores every Thursday.

Your chance to win CSI: The Finale DVD, Nguyen's Street Food Asia DVD, Brock DVD, The Benefactor DVD, The BFG DVD and Victoria DVD.

Fans of dance rejoice

Sergei Polunin is the Baryshnikov and the Nureyev of his age.

REVIEW: Dancer is a coherent, occasionally spectacular and completely watchable account of a formidable artist at work.

Concert shifted after quake

Astro, Ali Campbell and Mickey Virtue - original band members of UB40 - will be performing at the Omaka Airfield near ...

"We're uplifting the event at Villa Maria and plonking it over at Omaka."

Celebrating life through music

Hone Tuwhare, one of New Zealand's greatest poets, will have new life breathed into his works by Tuwhare - The Concert, ...

Hone Tuwhare, one of our greatest poets, will again be honoured with a concert of his works.

Knowing the lay of the land

Treasure in artist Celia Guy's studio.

Celia Guy's art speaks of history and land.

Dancing to a gnarly guitar beat

Atamira dance company will premiere its work, Pango/Black, on Saturday.

A new Maori dance work features musicians playing live on stage.

Hiding behind the cloak of art

Marlon Brando, 48, and Maria Schneider, 19, star in Bernardo Bertolucci's film Last Tango in Paris.

Opinion: Art's ugly side is exposed yet again with revelations over the making of Last Tango in Paris.

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The mum of Prince's son?

Caren McCormack says she met Prince when she was 16 and he was a travelling high school student of 17.

Caren McCormack says the legendary pop star visited Invercargill when he was 17. And they had a son together.

2016's top entertainment stories

From The Bachelor to Jenny-May to Hilary Barry to HDPA - these were the stories that rocked in 2016.

Kim K shares rare photo of Saint

It's all about the bike

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Boy actor in court

James Rolleston, who was badly hurt in a car crash, is charged with driving at dangerous speed.

film

Hiding behind the cloak of art

Marlon Brando, 48, and Maria Schneider, 19, star in Bernardo Bertolucci's film Last Tango in Paris.

Opinion: Art's ugly side is exposed yet again with revelations over the making of Last Tango in Paris.

Boulder movie rolling in

A scene from This Giant Papier Mache Boulder Is Actually Really Heavy.

Prospective attendees are advised to don their best space uniforms for special event.

No Oscar for Tickled

Tickled filmmakers Dylan Reeve and David Farrier.

Documentarian David Farrier's trip down the kink rabbit hole didn't make the Oscar cut.

'A chimp could do it better'

Lady Gaga joined James Corden for a spot of Carpool Karaoke.

Ouch. Paul Henry is clearly not a James Corden fan.

music

Celebrating life through music

Hone Tuwhare, one of New Zealand's greatest poets, will have new life breathed into his works by Tuwhare - The Concert, ...

Hone Tuwhare, one of our greatest poets, will again be honoured with a concert of his works.

Dancing to a gnarly guitar beat

Atamira dance company will premiere its work, Pango/Black, on Saturday.

A new Maori dance work features musicians playing live on stage.

Is this the vinyl countdown? video

071216.Sport.KEVIN STENT/Fairfax NZ. Death Ray Records owner Apa Hutt fears he may have to shut up shop if he can't get ...

Capital record store put out plea for secondhand vinyl in an effort to stay afloat.

Goldenhorse reform ... just this once

Goldenhorse's Kirsten Morrell is returning to New Zealand from London especially for the Tuwhare concert, in which ...

Goldenhorse are back for concert honouring legendary writer

tv & radio

Our Sam - King of the mini-series

Sam Neill is back in mini-series action with a role in the new period-drama Tutankhamun.

REVIEW: If you like the colour beige then you'll feel soothed by the overwhelming sandy ecru background.

Ski lodge dreams come true

Timber Creek Lodge staff including private chef Nikita Williams, in white.

Timber Creek Lodge, a new reality show about an exclusive Canadian ski lodge, lifts the lid on the fabulously wealthy at play.

Online TV steals the 2016 show

Forget The Bachelor and all those dating shows, parody UnREAL provided far more compelling entertainment.

Opinion: Guess what network show felt like a formula story put together by a bunch of monkeys in a room with a hundred keyboards?

'A chimp could do it better'

Lady Gaga joined James Corden for a spot of Carpool Karaoke.

Ouch. Paul Henry is clearly not a James Corden fan.

books

Book proceeds to quake fund

Steve Smith says the story "flowed" together in about 12 months.

Author's first book If Juliet Was on Drugs inspired by true events, with some creative tweaks.

Recognising the value of our stories

My Story, Your Story was created by a small, yet dedicated, group: front row from left, Yvonne Powley, Susan Moyle, ...

A book about North Shore leaders, My Story, Your Story, wins heritage award.

Gilmore star queen of 'break-up texts'

Lauren's Graham's book Talking as Fast as I Can is out now.

"It was a dark day when I saw the Downton Abbey cast in street makeup." Why Lauren Graham isn't keen on lifting the lid on the secrets of the Gilmore Girls revival.

Urzila Carlson is the cleanest comedian

Urzila Carlson: comedian, mother, wife, germophobe.

It's not yet noon on a Monday, but Urzila Carlson has already vacuumed. Twice.

arts

Knowing the lay of the land

Treasure in artist Celia Guy's studio.

Celia Guy's art speaks of history and land.

Resettled communities to be heard through art project

ARCC chairman Abann Yor is welcomed to Waiheke by resident Papakura Terekai.

Artist Tiffany Singh's project will be launched at Waiheke's headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2017 exhibition.

Practically perfect Mary Poppins cast announced

William Broadmore, 9, Imogen Hodge, 10, Bryony Williams, Hannah Liggett, 12, and Charlie Betts, 8, have all been named ...

Bryony Williams will pick up the role of Mary Poppins in the New Plymouth Operatic Society's latest production.

Using art to tell refugees' stories

Masters student Amber Kale worked alongside members of the Wellington refugee community to create a mural that ...

A Wellington student wants to help bridge the gap between locals and refugees in her city.

stage & theatre

Grease is a slick production

Grease is on tour

Grease comes to New Plymouth with not a hair out of place.

The Questionnaire: Thomas Sainsbury

Thomas Sainsbury

Playwright, actor and director Thomas Sainsbury answers our questions

Ballet comes to life

Lina Seveliova and Nariman Bekzhanovwere impressive as Clara and the Nutcracker in the Russian Ballet's performance on ...

The Russian Ballet brought magic to life when they came to town.

Rhys Darby is a Mystic Time Bird

Kiwi comedian Rhys Darby will be doing a full tour of New Zealand in July and August next year.

The Kiwi comedian is returning home for a stand-up tour of New Zealand in 2017.

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