Rowling slays Westboro Church

JK Rowling has shut down  the Westboro Baptist Church's message of hate.

4:38 PM  J.K. Rowling has conjured a magical takedown of the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church over the fabled marriage of Gandalf and Dumbledore.

Sex reassignment complete?

Bruce Jenner has told Diane Sawyer he's transitioning to become a woman.

Bruce Jenner has had sex reassignment surgery, according to reports.

GoT star rejected 'nude' Shades

Emilia Clarke stars in the 5th season of Game of Thrones.

Why Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones turned down the lead in Fifty Shades of Grey.

NZ's most expensive drama yet

The newly-announced cast of TV2's new drama, Filthy Rich. From left: John Jnr (Josh McKenzie), Savannah (Emma Fenton), Brady (Miriama Smith), Vader (Taylor Hall) and Joe (Alex Tarrant).

The cast of New Zealand's most expensive television series has been announced.

'We lost a family member': U2

Bono paid tribute to Dennis Sheehan as news broke the longtime tour manager had been found dead.

Bono has said how U2 has "lost a family member" following the death of their tour manager Dennis Sheehan.

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JK Rowling slays Westboro Church

JK Rowling has shut down  the Westboro Baptist Church's message of hate.

4:38 PM  J.K. Rowling has conjured a magical takedown of the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church over the fabled marriage of Gandalf and Dumbledore.

Beyonce never misses a beat

As far as Beyonce memes go - and there are quite a few - this could be the best yet.

Jenner's sex reassignment complete?

Tudor star's 'minor relapse'

film

GoT star rejected 'nude' 50 Shades

Emilia Clarke stars in the 5th season of Game of Thrones.

Why Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones turned down the lead in Fifty Shades of Grey.

Screenwriter slams Nicole Kidman flop

Grace of Monaco screenwriter Arash Amel live-tweeted the entire experience to set the record straight and was nothing short of scathing.

Deirdre O'Kane plays Christina Noble in a new biopic of the Irishwoman's life.

A Noble life revealed

REVIEW: Christina Noble's perfectly cinematic life unspools in Noble.

music

'We lost a family member': U2

Bono paid tribute to Dennis Sheehan as news broke the longtime tour manager had been found dead.

Bono has said how U2 has "lost a family member" following the death of their tour manager Dennis Sheehan.

Shania thought she'd never sing again

Shania Twain was convinced she’d never sing again after suffering a mysterious illness.

The Tiki Taane cover option of the commemorative album.

40 years of chart-topping music

The country's Top 40 Music chart celebrates 40 years by honouring its smash hits.

tv & radio

NZ's most expensive drama yet

The newly-announced cast of TV2's new drama, Filthy Rich. From left: John Jnr (Josh McKenzie), Savannah (Emma Fenton), Brady (Miriama Smith), Vader (Taylor Hall) and Joe (Alex Tarrant).

The cast of New Zealand's most expensive television series has been announced.

Road Cops fill Campbell Live gap

Axed Campbell Live will be replaced with repeats of Road Cops before permanent replacement screens.

Dancing with the Stars: watch and win

Watch the premiere of Dancing with the Stars on Sunday to be in to win a dancing lesson with professional dancer Jonny Williams.

books

Merriam-Webster's newest words are NSFW

The notorious performance of Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.

FWIW, new words have been added to the dictionary.

A sex romp with style

REVIEW: Krissy Kneen's new "sex romp" isn’t easy to classify, but is the more compelling for it.

Ronald Hugh Morrieson Award judges Mandy Hager, left, and Sue Wootton, right,  ran several workshops at South and Central Taranaki libraries to encourage and support this year's entrants.

Literary awards judges visit Taranaki

Authentically-voiced writing that moves its reader will draw the eyes of this year's Ronald Hugh Morrieson Literary Awards judges.

arts

Art on a whimsy

Mia Hamilton at her Wellington studio with daisies that she has made out of danger tape.

Mia Hamilton is a mixed media artist holding her debut Manawatu show at the Zimmerman Art Gallery.

Art invites anyone to jam

The sound of drums is something to wake people up on their way to work.

Azure Ellis is holding her first exhibition at Palmerston North's White Room Gallery, showing off her fascination with textiles.

The art of old

Palmerston North artist Azure Ellis will be exhibiting for the first time at the White Room Gallery.

stage & theatre

Songs of a life well lived

Pauline Grogan is launching her album with a special concert on her 70th birthday.

She's an ex-nun, teacher, author, celebrant, motivational speaker, actress in a one woman play, and now Pauline Grogan is grabbing a microphone.

Victoria Seymour gives an arresting performance as Quinn in Wings at Bats Theatre.

Road trip play a tightly wrought drama

REVIEW: Despite a pedigree of familiar plot devices, Wings is still an engrossing play.

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Screenwriter slams Nicole Kidman flop

Grace of Monaco screenwriter Arash Amel live-tweeted the entire experience to set the record straight and was nothing short of scathing.

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