Pirates 5 beached without Depp

Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow is the central figure in Disney's franchise, which has grossed more than $4.7 billion to date

17 min ago  Production on the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film has ground to a halt because of Johnny Depp's prolonged absence.

Eat, Pray, Love rebuked

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love and Committed.

It's a publishing stand-off of wives at seven paces.

Comedian tells woman to die

Ray Badran's response to a silent protest by a member of the audience to his rape joke has drawn criticism.

A comedian has come under fire for telling an audience member to "die" after they staged a silent protest in response to a rape joke,.

JLo and Casper 'never split up'

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart have reportedly never broken up.

Jennifer Lopez never broke up with Casper Smart, according to a new report.

Zayn Malik explains 1D exit

Zayn Malik left the band in the midst of a world tour.

Zayn Malik, the now ex-One Direction heart-throb, breaks his silence over why he left the world's biggest boy band.

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JLo and Casper 'never split up'

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart have reportedly never broken up.

Jennifer Lopez never broke up with Casper Smart, according to a new report.

The world's greatest female leader?

Taylor Swift has been named Fortune's world's greatest female leader.

Cosby tried to 'Cosby' Chelsea Handler

Half of dead hip-hop artists murdered

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Pirates 5 beached by Depp's absence

Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow is the central figure in Disney's franchise, which has grossed more than $4.7 billion to date

19 min ago  Production on the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film has ground to a halt because of Johnny Depp's prolonged absence.

Stuff's weekend movie guide video

In cinemas this weekend, Downton's Lily James goes upmarket, Shaun the Sheep goes on the lam and Will Ferrell prepares for prison.

Arnold Schwarzenegger poses for a portrait during press day for "Terminator Genisys."

Schwarzenegger's back for Terminator

The film opens in a familiar spot - 2029, when the war against the all-powerful artificial intelligence system Skynet is raging.

music

Zayn Malik explains 1D departure

Zayn Malik left the band in the midst of a world tour.

Zayn Malik, the now ex-One Direction heart-throb, breaks his silence over why he left the world's biggest boy band.

Why teens weep for One Direction

Teens are so distraught that mental health groups are advising counsel? What is driving this outburst of emotion?

GINNY BLACKMORE:

Ginny Blackmore hits overall singles chart

Auckland singer-songwriter Ginny Blackmore has made it onto the NZ Music Charts overall singles chart with Love Me Anyway, which debuts this week at No 37.

tv & radio

Million Dollar Minute's biggest win

Record-breaker: Million Dollar Minute jackpot winner Andrew Skarbek, who won $1,016,000, with host Simon Reeve.

Andrew Skarbek makes history by winning the biggest cash prize ever awarded on Australian TV.

Neon brings dragons to battle video

Sky TV has sharpened its Neon offering, adding the latest series of Game of Thrones.

Cameron Slater is donning the boxing gloves, could a top hat and tails be next?

10 Kiwis we want to see on DWTS

Rumour has it that Dancing with the Stars is making a comeback. Here are our picks for Kiwi personalities we want to see on the show.

books

Eat, Pray, Love rebuked by ex-wife

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love and Committed.

It's a publishing stand-off of wives at seven paces.

Sins of the father

For Scottish actor Alan Cumming, his abusive father did leave him one positive legacy: plenty of disturbing fodder for his cathartic memoir.

BRILLIANT RESPONSE: British author JK Rowling who penned the Harry Potter series.

JK Rowling's blunt response to fan

J K Rowling has offered an excellent response to a Harry Potter fan who "can't see" Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore being gay.

arts

Noted photographer dies, age 106

Gladys Goodall aged 97 gets ready to take a ride in a motorcycle sidecar from Age Concerns headquarters in Cashel Street to mark International Older Persons Day.

Few people saw New Zealand the way 106-year-old Gladys Goodall did.

Passion play full of Pacific flavour

Jesus Christ is about to be resurrected again - in the form of a large Samoan man.

SOLD: Simpson and his donkey was auctioned in Auckland.

Gallipoli painting sells for $220k

Son of the medic depicted in iconic Gallipoli painting was present when it sold at auction to private buyer.

stage & theatre

Comedian tells woman to die after rape joke

Ray Badran's response to a silent protest by a member of the audience to his rape joke has drawn criticism.

A comedian has come under fire for telling an audience member to "die" after they staged a silent protest in response to a rape joke,.

Des Bishop’s Chinese takeaway

In February 2013, American-born, Irish-bred comedian Des Bishop went to China to try to learn enough Chinese to master a stand-up gig.

What a feeling: Members of dance companies Danses En L'r and Wellington's Footnote Dance who have joined forces for the show Bbeals. From left, Fanny Skura, Kosta Bogoievski, Emmanuel Reynaud, Lana Phillips, Emma Dellabarca, Alexandra Ford, composer 
Yann Costa and Henrique Vieira.

Bbeals: Inspired by Flashdance

CubaDupa's Bbeals is named for the star of an old dance movie which made millions but was panned by critics.

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Why teens weep for One Direction

Teens are so distraught that mental health groups are advising counsel? What is driving this outburst of emotion?

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