Shortland St star's holiday disaster

LINGERING MEMORIES: You can tell the thought of that holiday is still wedged at the back of her memory. Even on set.

Actor Ria Vandervis recalls a terrifying holiday experience in the Bay of Islands.

Guess which superstar this is

Ariana Grande

Using the '#tbt' hashtag, celebrities share some great moments from their childhood or early careers.

Katy Perry says bye to Queenstown

AUCKLAND BOUND: Katy Perry and her teddy bear have left Queenstown.

Pop superstar Katy Perry is on her way to Auckland after being spotted boarding her private jet in Queenstown this afternoon.

Prince Harry turns paparazzo

One of Harry's photographs.

Normally the lens is focused on him. But Prince Harry has turned it around and shown his talent as a budding photographer.

Top 10 celebrity moments of 2014 gallery

ROLLERCOASTER YEAR: From a hacking scandal, a new face and some glorious weddings, 2014 had it all.

Stolen photos, major weddings and Twitter beef. It's been a rollercoaster year for celebrity news.

How Noel Gallagher embarrasses his daughter

EMBARRASSING DAD:  Noel Gallagher has embarrassed daughter Anais.

Former Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher embarrasses 14-year-old daughter Anais in front of crush Harry Styles.

Christmas with the stars

Christmas with the stars

We asked a host of international and local stars how they will be celebrating the festive season.

The year in pop culture video

BREAKING THE INTERNET: Ellen's Oscars selfie crashed Twitter for 20 minutes.

Just for fun, let's try to picture the year in pop culture, all in one image.

Katy Perry flies into Queenstown

Katy Perry posted this image on her Instagram account.

Queenstown is buzzing with news Katy Perry had been in town after the singer posted a photo of her and a helicopter.

7th Heaven dad confesses sexual abuse

APOLOGISING: Actor Stephen Collins has admitted abusing three girls.

Stephen Collins has admitted sexually inappropriate conduct with three girls.

Robin Williams' son opens up

FATHER AND SON: Zak and Robin Williams in 2012.

Zak Williams has opened up about how hard it has been to lose his comedian father.

Russell Brand blasts media on the Sydney siege

Weighing in: Russell Brand is not impressed with how the media and government have handled the Sydney siege.

Russell Brand has criticised media and Prime Minister Tony Abbott for referring to Sydney’s Lindt cafe siege as an act of terrorism.

Celebrities with a big heart video

Taylor Swift

Celebrities can often be thought of as a shallow, vapid bunch, concerned only with the latest diet, fad, or fashion, but some show true compassion.

Rourke's opponent paid off video

MICKEY ROURKE: Unleashed a barrage of blows against 29-year-old US boxer Elliot Seymour.

American boxer knocked out by veteran actor claims he was paid to take a dive in their recent bout in Russia.

Creed frontman 'threatened to kill Obama'

Scott Stapp

The frontman of rockband Creed is being investigated by the US Secret Service after he allegedly threatened to assassinate President Barack Obama.

The Most Fascinating Person of 2014

FASCINATING: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin.

Broadcaster Barbara Walters is not sure what makes Amal Alamuddin so intriguing, but something won over former avowed bachelor George Clooney.

What the gossip mags say

ROYAL: Kate Middleton sits next to two 4-year-olds at a preschool in Harlem last week during her visit to New York.

The latest on Shortland Street actress Frankie Adams, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's visit to the New York and supermodel Cara Delevingne.

Kourtney Kardashian gives birth

Kourtney Kardashian posed for DuJour magazine while heavily pregnant with her third child.

Reality TV star has a baby boy - who will share a birthday with his big brother.

Taylor's seriously A-list birthday

Karlie Kloss, Jay Z and Beyonce, all three members of Haim and Sam Smith ... T Swift sure has some impressive friends. But who's the giant turd?

Kim Kardashian couldn't tempt them to her wedding, but Bey and Jay Z turn up to a house party for Swifty's 25th.

R&B star in airport incident

TROUBLE MAKER: R&B star Jeremih faces charges after allegedly trying to open a door to a boarding ramp in Newark International Airport.

R&B star Jeremih faces charges after allegedly trying to open a door to get his tardy fellow travellers on board a flight.

Dolly Parton renewing vows

GETTING MARRIED AGAIN: Dolly Parton is renewing her vows with her husband of 59 years.

Dolly Parton can't wait to renew her wedding vows after 50 years of marriage.

Gossip the best medicine

GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH: Kim Kardashian is most wanted at doctor's waiting rooms.

The Economist can't hold a candle to a magazine full of Kim Kardashian and Pippa Middleton.

Hayden Panettiere gives birth

NEW MUM: Hayden Panettiere

Hayden Panettiere has given birth to a girl.

J-Law's pay packet short-changed

Jennifer Lawrence won best supporting actress for her role in American Hustle but she didn't make as much as her male co stars.

Sony email hack reveals Jennifer Lawrence didn't make as much as her American Hustle co stars.

Extra special Happy Birthday video

Taylor Swift at the 2014 Billboard Women In Music Luncheon.

It'll be hard for Taylor Swift to top this as a birthday gift.

An export quality star

BACK IN GODZONE: Antony Starr in Auckland.

Antony Starr does his best to prove he is boringly normal.

Not just pretty faces video

Shortland Street's Ben Mitchell

Shortland duo speak out on "objectification" and what they say feminism has cost women.

Actor eats ex's pet rabbit

BUNNY BOILER: Dimitri Diatchenko allegedly cooked and ate his ex-girlfriend's pet rabbit.

A Sons of Anarchy actor has allegedly been charged after cooking and eating his ex-girlfriend's pet rabbit.

Victim forgives Mark Wahlberg

Safer bet ... Mark Wahlberg is seeks pardon for assaults.

The man Mark Wahlberg beat and racially abused says actor didn't blind him - and deserves a pardon.

A memoir's downside

AN UNRELIABLE NARRATOR: Lena Dunham admits she is an unreliable narrator and is now facing a wave of criticism, like many memoir writers, around reliability of the alleged sexual assault detailed in her book Not That Kind of Girl.

Lena Dunham has waded into memoir territory, where writers are criticised if their stories defy verification.