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Police's McConaughey spoof goes viral

Police spoof

A Texan police department has spoofed Matthew McConaughey and it is hilarious.

'Sexist' Mainland Tactix radio ad taken off the air

POOR TACTIX: Canterbury-based netball team gets off to a losing start in the trans-Tasman league last night, beaten on-court by the Mystics and off it by the public in an outcry over a sexist radio ad.

Netball team scraps "Tall girls, long legs, short skirts, lots of bounce" radio ad.

Watch: Opo the dolphin

Opo the dolphin

Opo the dolphin died in March 1956. NZ On Screen's footage of Opo shows a happy summer, playing with crowds of people.

Gjokaj surprised by Marvel fans video

Enver Gjokaj portrays Agent Daniel Sousa in the new television series Marvel's Agent Carter. He talks with James Croot about the role, and the challenges his character has to face.

Agent Carter’s Enver Gjokaj talks to James Croot about crutches, Marvel characters and cutting a rug in the 1940s.

Len Lye Centre unveiled

SHINE ON: Workers remove the protective coating from some of the reflective panels on the Len Lye Centre.

The mirror-like surface on New Plymouth's multi million-dollar Len Lye Centre is being uncovered today.

Dr Seuss' adult book of female nudes

Seuss

In 1939 Theodor Geisl aka Dr Seuss set out to "draw the sexiest babes he could".

What Taylor won't talk about

NO WORD ABOUT THE FRENEMY: Taylor Swift has vowed to never talk about Katie Perry publicly again.

Seems Taylor Swift isn't giving any more credence to her purported feud with Katy Perry.

Westfest stage times have been revealed

23 year old West Fest promoter Olly Martin.

The biggest names in rock and metal music will be performing late into the night at Auckland's second Westfest festival, which kicks off today.

Teacher wins rap battle video

A video of Porirua College science teacher Dave Sutherland beating his student in a rap battle has gone viral online.

A Porirua science teacher has swapped radium for rap to impress his students, becoming an internet star in the process.

R&B singer dies in freak accident video

TRAGIC DEATH: Singer Charmayne "Maxee" Maxwell (left), pictured here with Monica "Mimi" Doby and Nichole "Nicci" Gilbert of Brownstone in 1994, has died.

Singer Charmayne Maxwell has died in a freak accident after falling and cutting her neck on a wine glass.

Maggie Smith to exit Downton Abbey

ON HER WAY OUT: Maggie Smith will leave Downton Abbey after season 6.

The one character who can go toe-to-toe with Lady Mary's dour-faced shade-throwing and emerge victorious will depart Downton Abbey.

Top talent to perform best of Beethoven

SOUND CAREER: Kirston Eade, associate principal flute in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, grew up in Hamilton. The orchestra will perform Beethoven’s piano concertos.

One of the Waikato's most accomplished musicians will play the best music by arguably the world's greatest composer.

Breath of life: Francesco Ventriglia

Francesco Ventriglia - Royal NZ Ballet artistic director.

Ballet breathes beauty and oxygen into our lives, says the new artistic director of Royal New Zealand Ballet.

GoT star teams up with Hozier video

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Hozier has enlisted a queen to star in his latest music video.

Censors and sensibilities

New Zealand film producer and festival director Ant Timpson says the cost of censorship is killing small films.

With the arrival of video-on-demand service Netflix and the replacement of adult DVDs with online porn, is censorship dead?

Jared Leto has finally cut his hair

HAIRY NO MORE: Jared Leto has finally cut his hair

Jared Leto's luscious locks are no more.

Homer Simpson predicted the 'God Particle'

Homer celebrating with Bender in a Simpsons crossover episode

The doughnut-eating doh-machine that is Homer Simpson may be a bit smarter than we all thought.

Is Madonna coming to NZ?

Madonna performs Living for Love at Grammys.

Madonna's management have dropped a big hint that New Zealand could be included in her Rebel Heart tour.

Club provides plenty of entertainment

IN THE CLUB: Crammed with storylines and characters and recognisable faces.

I admire the pregnant women in In The Club, who, despite enough personal problems to keep Jeremy Kyle in shows for a decade, always find time to attend their ‘‘parent craft’’ classes.

Netflix launch date revealed

ON DEMAND: Netflix has announced the launch date for its New Zealand service.

Netflix will launch its New Zealand service on March 24, the company announced today. 

Auckland celebrates the arts

SPECTACULAR: Groupe F's new show will open this year;'s Auckland Arts Festival.

The Auckland Arts Festival kicks off this Wednesday. Discover the shows you won't want to miss.

Good in theory, not reality

NOT REALISTIC: The couple want people to understand the reality of the disease, and say that is not portrayed in the film The Theory of Everything.

Film The Theory of Everything has been criticised by motor neuron disease patients for failing to show the reality of living with the terminal disease.

X Factor: Swinging the axe

OVER YOU GO: Mel makes the calls.

Willy and Mel swing the axe as they prune the groups and over 25s.

Has SNL's Isis skit gone too far?

NOT FUNNY? Dakota Johnson in the controversial SNL sketch.

It's hard to imagine under what context Saturday Night Live's writers might have thought an Isis skit would be funny. 

Intense 'crime' leaves its mark on video

Felicity Huffman on American Crime.

Felicity Huffman spent eight years playing Lynette Scarvo on Desperate Housewives but she’s happy to have spent only four months on her latest project.

TVNZ posts $19.8m profit

TVNZ Auckland HQ

But the state-owned broadcaster says it grabbed a bigger slice of a 'weak' TV ad market.

Pio Terei is walking the talk

'WE'RE LUCKY MAN: Pio Terei on the Te Araroa Trail on Auckland's North Shore.

Pio Terei doesn't want to be a "Reo Nazi". He's not the language police. But man, when someone massacres a beautiful Maori word, it's like fingernails scraping down a blackboard.

Shatner to miss Nimoy's funeral video

''Captain Jerk'': William Shatner (right) will not be attending Leonard Nimoy's funeral.

Star Trek actor William Shatner forced to defend himself for skipping funeral of long-time friend and co-star Leonard Nimoy.

Riri's hook-ups and royal romances

IN DEMAND: Not only Leonardo DiCaprio is having the hots for singer Rihanna.

Rihanna is having some hot hook-ups with Leonardo DiCaprio, but he's not the only one in the hunt.

X Factor ratings plunge after controversy

HARD AT WORK: The X Factor judging panel

The X Factor NZ has delivered its lowest ratings to date in the face of last week's controversy involving a manslaughter-convicted contestant.

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