'I'm on TV and you're in a trailer' video

Britt McHenry has apologised for her rant on Twitter, but social media users are calling for her to be fired.

ESPN reporter suspended for just one week after Mean Girls-style rant at towing company clerk.

Kills and Moon are 'liars'

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Stan Walker says co-judging X Factor pair should never have been involved in the show.

History of Star Wars trailers video

Harrison Ford and Chewbacca in the latest Episode VII: The Force Awakens trailer.

Second Episode VII preview is the latest in a long line that got the world talking about a galaxy far, far away.

The Bachelorettes let rip

Poppy has had some hilarious moments on the show.

Bachelorette Poppy Salter reveals the truth about THAT moment during her first date with Arthur.

How Marvel came to rule

The Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

The meteoric rise of Marvel Studios reads like it has been lifted straight from one of the company's own comic books.

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celebrities

Gabi Grecko; that naked walk

'She wanted to tick it off her bucket list': Gabi Grecko walks nude on Swanston Street.

Glamour model Gabi Grecko has been charged with willful and obscene exposure.

Kanye West tops Time's 100 list

Kanye West and Bradley Cooper have topped Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list.

My date with the X Factor contestants

Is Nicki Minaj engaged?

film

A history of Star Wars trailers video

Harrison Ford and Chewbacca in the latest Episode VII: The Force Awakens trailer.

The second Episode VII: The Force Awakens preview is the latest in a long line that got the world talking about a galaxy far, far away.

Batman v Superman trailer leaks video

A camcorder rip shows Batman getting set to battle Superman in the rain.

Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California.

WikiLeaks publishes Sony documents

WikiLeaks has published more than 30,000 documents and 173,000 emails from Sony Pictures Entertainment.

music

Slow Boat becomes crowded house

Neil Finn performs to delighted fans at Slow Boat Records, Cuba St, Wellington as part of global Record Store Day. Finn is joined on stage with guitarist Jesse Sheehan and vocalist Lisa Tomlins.

Records are still cool, and so is Neil Finn, so the Kiwi music legend was the perfect choice to mark world Record Store Day.

Musician on a mission

A West Coaster "through and through", Mel Parsons talks tours, Dire Straits and cups of tea with Ron Sexsmith.

Ricky Martin gyrated through a high-octane performance at Vector Arena, Auckland.

Ricky Martin's still got the moves

REVIEW: An energetic Ricky Martin didn't disappoint at his first NZ show in 15 years.

tv & radio

Natalia Kills and Willy Moon are 'liars'

03022015 Feature FFXENT CREDIT  Mediaworks.  Supplied image of Stan Walker for The X Factor NZ

Stan Walker says co-judging X Factor pair should never have been involved in the show.

The Bachelorettes let rip

Bachelorette Poppy Salter reveals the truth about THAT moment during her first date with Arthur.

Britt McHenry has apologised for her rant on Twitter, but social media users are calling for her to be fired.

'I'm on TV and you're in a trailer' video

ESPN reporter suspended for just one week after Mean Girls-style rant at towing company clerk.

books

Drawing attention to climate change

Graphic novel anthology High Water features stories about climate change from 11 of New Zealand's top artists.

Kiwi comic artists concerned over rising sea level, super storms and climate change have put pen to paper.

My breakfast with David

Booked-nominated British writer David Mitchell is quietly building a world of his own, as big as Middle Earth.

Unsuited for the age group? Complainers take aim at The Perks of Being A Wallflower, which became a major motion picture.

The books most want to see banned

Gay penguins and alien lovers are among the subjects of the books Americans are most keen to see banned.

arts

Interactive artwork honours Anzac Day

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Aucklanders have nine days to try and fill a football field-sized poppy with 59,000 metallic discs to honour Anzac Day.

Look back in anger

Restaging the story of brutalised bravery is proving a passion project for Invercargill Repertory, writes Michael Fallow.

Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi, known as Rokudenashiko, holds her artwork after a news conference following a court appearance.

Japanese vagina boat artist on trial

A Japanese artist on trial for obscenity after making objects modelled on her vagina says that there was nothing wrong with her artwork.

stage & theatre

Singin' in the Rain a deluge of delight

Although other shows have used rain on stage, nothing was impressive as that in Singin' in the Rain in Wellington.

REVIEW: This acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre version remains remarkably faithful to the original movie.

Making a splash on stage

Singin' in the rain's stage show, which uses 12,000 litres of water, opens in Wellington.

New York City-based burlesque dancer, pin-up model and dance teacher Linda Marraccini, aka Dirty Martini, will star in a show in Hamilton on Friday night called Cabaret Royale.

Burlesque star in Hamilton for show and tell

A night of provocative performances and naughty non-de-plumes is on offer in Hamilton on Friday night, with a top American dancer the headline act at a star and sequin-studded burlesque show.

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Natalia Kills and Willy Moon are 'liars'

Stan Walker says co-judging X Factor pair should never have been involved in the show.

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