Swift 'calculated and mean'

Taylor Swift

Singer hits out at Taylor Swift on Twitter and admitted to being "genuinely" scared of the successful pop star after meeting her.

Westside gets second season

Antonia Prebble and David De Lautour star as Rita and Ted West in Outrageous Fortune prequel Westside.

Outrageous Fortune prequel Westside gets $7.5 million funding for second season.

What's up with Liam Neeson?

Liam Neeson DON'T USE

A snapshot of a gaunt looking Liam Neeson has fans concerned over the actor's well-being.

'I would have killed her' video

Shia LaBeouf and his girlfriend Mia Goth are filmed fighting in Germany on Friday evening.

Shia LaBeouf says he would have killed girlfriend Mia Goth if onlookers hadn't intervened.

Backlash over 'disgusting' photo

Not everybody is happy to see Ruby Rose schmoozing with boxer Floyd Mayweather.

Orange is the New Black actress has come under fire over this selfie.

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Taylor Swift 'calculated and mean'

Taylor Swift

Singer hits out at Taylor Swift on Twitter and admitted to being "genuinely" scared of the successful pop star after meeting her.

Shia LaBeouf: 'I would have killed her' video

Shia LaBeouf says he would have killed girlfriend Mia Goth if onlookers hadn't intervened.

What happened to Liam Neeson?

Nick Gordon on 'suicide watch'

film

Arnold wrestles with Terminator video

Arnold Schwarzenegger recreates one of his most iconic film scenes from Terminator 2: Judgement Day, for WWE 2K16.

He's back; Arnold Schwarzenegger recreates iconic Terminator 2 scene for WWE 2K16.

Celebrated movie horse dies

New Zealand's first horse of cinema has died.

Best of Enemies focuses on the series of 10 debates between Gore Vidal and William F Buckley Jnr in the lead up to the 1968 US Presidential Election.

The politics of debating

Vidal vs Buckley - a heavyweight battle of minds - now a new documentary

music

Holly Arrowsmith releases first full album

Arrowtown singer Holly Arrowsmith will release her first full album on July 31.

Arrowtown's own homegrown Joni Mitchell-style queen of folk is soon to release her own album.

Kanye drops mic, storms off stage

Kanye West stormed off stage only 13 minutes into his set at the closing ceremony of the Pan Am Games.

Kiwi band Ardijah is coming to Palmerston North's Cloverlea Tavern.

Ardijah is coming our way

Kiwi band Ardijah will be part of a Palmerston North pub's reopening night celebrations.

tv & radio

Westside gets second season

Antonia Prebble and David De Lautour star as Rita and Ted West in Outrageous Fortune prequel Westside.

Outrageous Fortune prequel Westside gets $7.5 million funding for second season.

The Box Set: July 28 to August 3

New documentaries on child criminals, bogans and penguins dominate the week's viewing highlights

Maggie Kirkpatrick as Joan Ferguson, aka 'The Freak', in the Australian TV show Prisoner.

Prisoner star charged

Maggie Kirkpatrick, star of Australian TV soap opera Prisoner, has been charged with child sex offences.

books

Crowds captivated at book festival

Lynda’s grandmothers both contributed – posthumously – to the renovations: “We eat at my grandmother Patricia’s formica dining table, and the old novels on the bookshelf belonged to Grandma Clarice.”

A blend of engaging authors who connected with their audience was showcased at the second Marlborough Book Festival.

When Split Enz met Theodore Finch

The story behind the song behind the book – or how Split Enz came to star in young adult fiction's next big thing.

James Franco

James Franco's eccentric project

Acclaimed actor is so "infatuated" with singer Lana Del Rey, he is writing a book about her.

arts

Getting personal with paint

Kirsty Porter's upcoming exhibition deals with the subject matter of people.

Palmerston North artist Kirsty Porter will be the artist in residence for August at the White Room Gallery.

City welcomes Len Lye Centre

New Plymouth's much-anticipated art museum opened at the weekend and proved to be a hit.

Violinist Natalie Lin will be joined by two other top young musicians to perform in a national tour.

Top trio tour the country

CLiK is a trio of top New Zealand chamber musicians and they are coming to Palmerston North.

stage & theatre

A climax to savour with Sherlock Holmes

The cast of The Hound of the Baskervilles, from left, Andrew Foster, Gavin Rutherford, William Kircher and Nigel Collins.

REVIEW: The Hound of the Baskervilles is a challenge and great fun for the actors.

The serious business of comedy

When Irish comedian Dylan Moran visits New Zealand he wants to find out more about John Key because three terms at the helm is "quite something".

William Kircher says he's deliberately delayed moving to Hollywood because he sees The Hound of the Baskervilles as one of the best ways "to get back on the stage and sharpen my craft".

Goodbye The Hobbit, hello Sherlock Holmes

He was Bifur the dwarf in The Hobbit, now William Kircher returns to the stage for the first time in 20 years to play Sherlock Holmes.

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Shia LaBeouf: 'I would have killed her'

Shia LaBeouf says he would have killed girlfriend Mia Goth if onlookers hadn't intervened.

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