Farewell stripper for Hilary Barry

Xavier was left to entertain The Edge office, after Barry was said to have rejected the gesture.

2:36 PM  On her last day at MediaWorks, the presenter rejects a male stripper present from her radio co-workers.

'You had a friend in me' video

Hilary shared this montage of pictures from her career.

2:06 PM  Hilary Barry says thank you to every single Kiwi who tuned in as she prepares to leave TV3.

Khloe K's divorce back on video

Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian are re-starting divorce proceedings.

1:51 PM  The reality star and her former sportsman husband have restarted their divorce proceedings.

Arrest after concert shooting video

Hip hop artist T.I. was scheduled to perform at a concert when a gunman opened fire.

1:57 PM  Roland Collins will face attempted murder and weapons charges after a shooting at a hip-hop concert.

Depp's camp break silence video

Amber Heard with Johnny Depp in happier times.

"Johnny will not respond to any of the salacious false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies," his representative said.

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Simon Lucas trumps 155 entries for Hiddleston MacQueen award.

Auckland filmmaker and adventurer Simon Lucas.

Six men and two dogs master steep learning curves in remote North American river network.

'Hook me up, Taika'

Cliff Curtis and James Rolleston in the moving, sometimes bleakly comic, true life story The Dark Horse.

Cliff Curtis wants to come home and do a comic film with Taika Waititi - but Taika's not calling.

Actress discovers the Wonder of maths

Actress Danica McKellar is enjoying being back in the spotlight after years of pursuing her other passion - maths.

It's all adding up for former child star Danica McKellar

Jimmy Fallon's hairstyle worry

"I tried every hairstyle known to man. Awful ones. Asymmetrical ones."

TV personality Jimmy Fallon has never cracked the code on how to style his hair.

First glimpse: Finding Dory

Dory is the star of Disney's new sequel to Finding Nemo: Finding Dory.

Preview clips reveal new characters in the Finding Nemo spin-off.

Apple's Hollywood ambitions?

Time Warner, which owns Game of Thrones studio HBO, is worth over US$55b and would be a difficult buy for Apple.

Apple's tried to break into TV for years and may be looking to rival Netflix.

Hunt on for female spies

Suspected Russian spy Anna Chapman was deported from the US in 2010.

British spy bosses want to recruit "Jane Bonds" - middle-aged mothers with life experience.

Shapeshifter founder back with solo project

Devin Abrams is back with a brand new album.

See Wellington-based songwriter and producer Devin Abrams' brand new individual work

Anne Hathaway: 'I cried a little bit'

Anne Hathaway's gym encounter left her in tears.

The new mum hit the gym to try to get back in shape - but a trainer's harsh words left her in tears.

Hunt for gunman after concert shooting video

T.I. never showed up at his concert at which one person was killed and others injured.

Police are searching for a man firing a gun in a packed concert where artist TI was set to perform.

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celebrities

Khloe Kardashian's divorce back on video

Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian are re-starting divorce proceedings.

1:51 PM  The reality star and her former sportsman husband have restarted their divorce proceedings.

Jimmy Fallon's hairstyle worry

1:44 PM  TV personality Jimmy Fallon has never cracked the code on how to style his hair.

Depp's camp break silence video

Anne Hathaway: 'I cried a little bit'

Video

Simon Lucas trumps 155 entries for Hiddleston MacQueen award.

Six men and two dogs master steep learning curves in remote North American river network.

film

DVD Review: Steve Jobs

Seth Rogen and Michael Fassbender star in Steve Jobs, which is out on DVD on June 1.

REVIEW: Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle combine to create compelling and charismatic cinema.

It's not about the food

He might look like a cross between David Crosby, Bill Bailey and a 1970s Bond villain, but the avuncular Jonathan Gold ...

REVIEW: An entertaining and engrossing portrait of an eccentric food critic

'I can give you a voice' video

Nelson filmmaker Ethan Williams is making a documentary about suicide in New Zealand in the hope of raising awareness ...

Ethan Williams says if his film about suicide helps one person, that's enough.

Tuckett's flix: Tickled, The Nice Guys

David Farrier filming Tickled.

Our resident movie buff talks online bullying and the weird, weird world of competitive tickling.

music

Shapeshifter founder back with solo project

Devin Abrams is back with a brand new album.

See Wellington-based songwriter and producer Devin Abrams' brand new individual work

Hunt for gunman after concert shooting video

T.I. never showed up at his concert at which one person was killed and others injured.

Police are searching for a man firing a gun in a packed concert where artist TI was set to perform.

Time for another victory lap

Tom Petty and Mudcrutch are back with a new album and about to embark on a short tour of the US.

Tom Petty and his old rock group have re-formed for another album

Tiny Ruins' hits new peak

Hollie Fullbrook, aka Tiny Ruins, has "clocked life" via her work with filmmaker David Lynch.

New Zealand folkie Tiny Ruins has a rich store of memories

tv & radio

Hunt on for female spies

Suspected Russian spy Anna Chapman was deported from the US in 2010.

British spy bosses want to recruit "Jane Bonds" - middle-aged mothers with life experience.

Why Hilary Barry keeps us sane video

Hilary Barry's final morning on TV3.

OPINION: Farewell, Hilary Barry, the voice of reason amid the insanity - and Paul Henry's blathering.

GoT's Bran saddened by death

Bran Stark and the Three-Eyed Raven in Game of Thrones season six.

SPOILER: The actor who plays Bran Stark reveals his feelings about a recent death.

Hathaway, Corden in epic rap battle video

Anne Hathaway did not look impressed by James Corden's insults.

Watch actress Anne Hathaway and late night host James Corden tear into each other in a rhyme battle.

books

Best Books I Never Wrote: Fiona Sussman

Fiona Sussman

Fiona Sussman shares her favourite books.

Moby releases memoir

Many of Moby's recollections in Porcelain give a clear sense of time and place that many musicians' memoirs simply don't ...

Onetime electronica star Moby has kept busy with new pursuits, like his book

A good yarn

Peter Jerram, left, and Peter Anderson are releasing a second collection of short stories about their experiences as vets.

Marlborough authors Peter Anderson and Peter Jerram return with a second collection of wry vet stories.

Reviews: A Dying Breed, Keep You Close

A Dying Breed by Peter Hanington

Thriller set in post-conflict Afghanistan, and a pacy whodunnit.

arts

A bit more money for the arts

The RNZB, now performing The Wizard of Oz, has received a 23 percent funding boost.

It was never going to be a great Budget for the arts, but some creatives got a welcome boost. 

For the love of art

Thinking about investing in some art? Check out our guide to some of the best places to buy artworks in Auckland.

We rank the best places in Auckland to enrich your life by buying art for your walls.

Auckland Art Fair returns after three year break

Emily Hartley-Skudderhas created a domestic-like space for her paintings on display at the Auckland Art Fair.

The Auckland Art Fair is back with a broader focus.

Fashionable artists open their doors

International goldsmith Christine Hafermalz-Wheeler is known for her double rings.

Take a tour of 35 Waiheke Island artists' studios over Queen's Birthday weekend.

stage & theatre

Daffodils 'terrific for Kiwi music' - Jordan Luck

Daffodils is a cabaret-style theatre piece featuring New Zealand music.

"It's genius, the way the New Zealand music runs through a time frame, from the 1960s right up until today," says Kiwi music veteran Jordan Luck.

Trimmer lauds new theatre

Sir Jon Trimmer.

"There'll be Swan Lakes in the future, there'll be Giselles."

Ballet students' magic night

Keen young Marlborough dancers, from left, Mary Hedgeman, 8, Theodore McFadden, 5, Sarah Olliver, 8, Phineas McFadden, ...

Five young Marlborough dancers are getting ready for a magic night with the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

Shortland Street actor returns to stage

Jarod Rawiri.

Jarod Rawiri is stepping away from the camera for a more quirky performance.

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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