Is Rachel turning into a cougar?

COUGAR? Angela Bloomfield plays Rachel McKenna in Shortland Street.

15 min ago  Things are heating up between Shortland Street’s Rachel and Garrett. Is this the start of something serious or merely a casual fling?

The end of Two and a Half Men

BROMATIC COMEDY: on Cryer and Ashton Kutcher have great chemistry on Two and a Half Men .

8:47 AM  As TV2 begins screening the final season of Two and a Half Men, the show’s creators and stars reflects on its legacy with James Croot.

What makes Norton nervous?

Graham Norton

The ever-friendly Graham Norton about the return of his show and the guests who make him nervous.

Justin Timberlake's baby news

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It may be Justin Timberlake's birthday, but he has another birth date on his mind - that of his future son or daughter.

Is this NZ's first Bachelor? 

ART GREEN: New Zealand's bachelor?

He may be Paleo, but he ain't no caveman.

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celebrities

Sexy and he knows it

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth has just suffered a rare box-office flop but he's still on top of the world.

Justin Timberlake's baby news

It may be Justin Timberlake's birthday, but he has another birth date on his mind - that of his future son or daughter.

Katy Perry coy about John Mayer

Celebs pitch in to find Charlie

film

Five films fit for gender remake

Who you gonna call? Bridesmaids co-stars Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig are reuniting for the Ghostbusters reboot.

When is comes to gender reversal for classic film remakes, Ghostbusters is the tip of the iceberg...

Mortdecai is a star-studded flop

Star-studded flop: Even the combined talents of Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow can’t save Mortdecai.

MARTIN SCORSESE: Saddened and shocked.

One killed on Scorsese film set

One person was killed and two others injured when part of a house caved in at the Taipei set of Hollywood director Martin Scorsese's upcoming film Silence.

music

Neil Diamond ads new show

STILL CRUNCHING THAT GRANOLA: Neil Diamond has added a second Auckland show.

5 min ago  A second Neil Diamond show has been added to his October tour in New Zealand.

Passenger holds audience spellbound

For a man setting out to play "a few very depressing songs" Mike Rosenberg aka Passenger is a really funny guy.

Paul Simon & Sting perform to a packed house at the Bowl of Brooklands in New Plymouth.

Paul Simon and Sting are rock royalty

REVIEW: Paul Simon and Sting lead a packed Bowl of Brooklands in a mass singalong of their classic hits.

tv & radio

Gift of the gasp

Shonda Rhimes is also notable for discussing her shows in the manner of a die-hard fan.

The woman behind Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and Private Practice, Shonda Rhimes dominates the modern TV drama landscape.

10 things to mull from GoT trailer video

Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark promises "more deaths, more blood" as the trailer for season 5 hits the net.

ART GREEN: New Zealand's bachelor?

'Bachelor' star looks like a work of Art

He may be Paleo, but he ain't no caveman.

books

The art of diplomacy

The Art of Excavation by Leilani Tamu.

A civil servant takes to poetry and takes an unusually blunt approach.

Eleanor Catton: 'A book is a doorway'

OPINION: Imagine the sudden dissolution of all sports stadiums, fitness centres and recreational facilities in New Zealand, rationalised by the argument that if kids want to learn about sport they can watch it on TV.

LITERARY FAN: Lorde has spoken out in defence of libraries.

Celebs for libraries

The country's cultural heavyweights have waded into the debate about cuts to National Library's school lending service.

arts

Porirua taniwha weaves spell

Plimmerton weaver Kohai Grace is creating a taniwha for Poirua Aquatic Centre.

Weaver Kohai Grace is creating a taniwha to go on display at Porirua Aquatic Centre on Waitangi Day.

The art gallery with no art

When the Ashburton Art Gallery opens next month it will be without any works of art on its walls.

UNVEILED: Wellington paper conservator Louise Newdick has uncovered the writing found on the back of one of Colin McCahon's paintings,

What Colin McCahon note says

A transcript of a Colin McCahon note written on the back of one of his paintings has now been revealed in its entirity

stage & theatre

All the world's a stage

First show: Kindle Theatre’s Emily Burns and Chris McCrae will perform The Last Five Years.

A lack of performance venues and career prospects has prompted a group of Christchurch theatre graduates to start their own artistic collective.

A force to be reckoned with

British comedian Eddie Izzard returns to New Zealand next month as part of a grand world tour.

Important issues: Amelia Reynolds as Amy measures the bus of Saraid Camerson as Sara in a play about eating disorders and female issues.

Stomaching bulimia on stage

The impact of eating disorders is often a taboo subject, but one show is hoping to change that.

Video

My first, last day at Nitro Circus

OPINION: Around 20 pairs of eyes belonging to the world's best sports athletes and daredevils are on me, and I am on a tricycle.

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