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Will TSwift star in Air NZ video?

Would you want Taylor Swift to point out the nearest exit on your plane?

Off the back of her much-hyped visit to NZ, Taylor Swift has been offered a role in the Air NZ's next safety video.

Journalist unsettled by police search video

Story host Heather du Plessis-Allan said buying a gun was so easy it was like finding money on the ground.

Heather du Plessis-Allan is disturbed police now know what's in her bedroom drawers.

TV3 dumps 3D

3D reporter Paula Penfold will be among those affected by the news.

Mediaworks have confirmed that the investigative news show 3D will not be renewed after breaking the news to staff today.

How can I get on Grand Designs?

The sky's the limit when you have a dream of a Grand Design of your own.

Here's our unofficial guide to help you star in your own show.

NZ at forefront of drone technology

VorTech created a propeller drone, inspired by academic research into the future of wind turbines.

A drone which can withstand bad weather on film sets has won an emerging technology competition.

Big names front AIDS campaign video

Bono is a launching an all-star campaign, offering people the chance to win "once-in-a-lifetime experiences" with their favourite celebrity.

Bono, Meryl Streep, Kim Kardashian and George Clooney are just some names involved in this year's World AIDS Day campaign.

Bindi home at Australia Zoo

Bindi Irwin is back in Australia after winning Dancing with the Stars.

The tiny dancer says she's happy to be back in her khakis after living the dancing dream.

Macbeth was 'daunting', says star

Michael Fassbender is Macbeth.

Michael Fassbender says taking on "the Scottish play" was tough and he sought advice from his X-Men co-star Scottish actor James McAvoy.

Korean teen wows Ellen Show

Schoolgirl singing sensation wowed The Ellen Show's audience with her version of Adele's Hello.

Adele's hit Hello has been a popular choice for covers for a while but can any of them top the one on the Ellen Show?

Claxtons sound international call

Auckland duo The Claxtons have qualified for the Grammys.

The Auckland duo may not be as instantly recognisable as fellow Kiwi Lorde, but these home-grown high achievers share something in common.

Peter Jackson video gets gossip going

British actor Peter Capaldi, the current BBC television's Doctor Who, stopped in at Sir Peter Jackson's house.

Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat is thought to be behind Sir Peter Jackson's video skit about directing the show.

Pitt, Clooney often fight over film rights

Pals Brad Pitt and George Clooney have bid on many of the same projects over the years.

The stars of Ocean's 11 are frequently in fierce competition with each other over movie rights.

Vin Diesel pays tribute to Paul Walker

Paul Walker died in 2013 after the car in which he was a passenger slammed into a light pole and tree.

The cast of Fast & Furious pay tribute to Paul Walker on the second anniversary of his death.

Goldie sports a gold ring

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn seen together in 1983. 32 years later, they finally look set to get married.

Have Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell put a ring on it after 30 years?

Bare Bones payments rankle

Bones' stars Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz are suing Fox TV for "cheating them out of profits" from the hit show.

Make no Bones about it - Deschanel, Reichs and Boreanaz unhappy with Fox paymasters

TV presenter's builder guilty

Mirama Kamo's builder has admitted his role in her illegal building works.

The builder carried out works on Miriama Kamo's Waiheke home without consent.

Who shot first - Han Solo or Greedo?

So is Hans Solo a cold-blooded killer or is it a case of self defence?

It's a question that has plagued Star Wars fans for years, now George Lucas explains his decision to change the original.

'God spoke to me during my coma'

Tracy Morgan was involved in a serious accident last year after a Wal-Mart truck crashed into the back of the limo he was travelling in.

30 Rock star Tracy Morgan opens up about the traumatic crash which nearly killed him.

They're on their way: Proclaimers to play Hamilton

Scottish performers the Proclaimers will play in Hamilton.

Scotland's favourite musical sons The Proclaimers will tour New Zealand in April.

Wind too windy for Wellington wand

Wellington's wind wand was getting blown close to cars on Friday.

Watch out Wellington. The wind wand can now touch your car.

Swift road trip for star's family

Taylor Swift and her brother, Austin, at Lake Wakatipu.

TSwift likes it here so much, she's even brought her mum and bro over - and now they're on a road trip.

Bad sex reaps awards

The nominees have been announced, it's time to celebrate the worst sex descriptions in fiction.

In the literary world, at least. The Literary Review Bad Sex in Fiction Award short list exists and it's officially been released.

Review: Doctor Who: Heaven Sent

The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) is teleported to a mysterious castle in Heaven Sent.

Peter Capaldi's got more acting ability in his eyebrows than most actors have in their whole body.

Spoilers: There goes the neighbourhood

Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) and Ron (Austin Abrams) don zombie guts for the neighbourhood fancy-dress party.

Spoilers: There are those in The Walking Dead who accept the New Reality – and there are those who don't.

Alec Baldwin joins anti-bullying campaign

Alec Baldwin has had countless run-ins with photographers, reporters and even police.

The Hollywood star who regularly makes headlines for bad behaviour is championing the cause of ... anti-bullying.

Sherlock channels his inner otter video

Benedict Cumberbatch shows he's not above poking fun at himself.

Stuff got weird on the latest Graham Norton episode when Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Depp dropped by, you otter see it.

Tragedy outweighing comedy on Doc Martin

Martin Clunes is back for the seventh and final season of Doc Martin.

REVIEW: Can Doc Martin ever live happily ever after?

Exhibition remembers Julian Dashper

Jan Van der Ploeg is well-known for creating large scale, geometric works painted directly onto walls.

Artists from New Zealand and abroad pay tribute to the late Dashper at City Gallery.

St Mary's Bay designer sees beauty in furniture

Furniture designer Ben Palmer.

Furniture should be more than just an everyday object, designer Ben Palmer says.

Oprah and Hilary draw ratings of 400k

Hilary Barry talks to Oprah.

When Hilary met Oprah - the meeting 400,000 people tuned in to see.

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