Blu-ray review: Elysium

Blu-ray review: Elysium

REVIEW: They say there's no heaven and hell in this post-modern age, but South African director Neil Blomkamp's Elysium begs to differ.

Council funds punk art

Punk art

Wellington City Council has paid for a Wellington artist to produce punk art in Beijing.

Quiz: Do you know Kiwi kids books?

Lynley Dodd

Show us that you know your Kiwi kids books and be in to win a fantastic prize.

Palestinian rapper aims for global stage


Tamer Nafar has given voice to a generation of young, disaffected Palestinians on both sides of the Green Line.

X-Men director accused of sex abuse

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A former child model is accusing X-Men franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him.

Royal meeting: Lorde meets muse

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Lorde finally crosses paths with the inspiration for her monster hit Royals.

Pussy Riot uncowed after jail

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They've been whipped by Cossacks and imprisoned for two years - but Pussy Riot won't stop their activism.

Coppelia dancers say it with mime


Mime plays an important role in the latest production Royal NZ Ballet production, Coppelia.

Heavenly Creatures locations 20 years on

Heavenly Creatures

Two decades after its release, we look at how Peter Jackson made Heavenly Creatures in the shadow of the Parker-Hulme murder.

Guest Blog: Rowland S. Howard's solo albums

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Rowland S. Howard began the interview by telling me he was dying. A couple of months later he was dead. Here's Grant McDougall's guest post...

Kardashian mother 'rushed to hospital'

Kris Jenner

Kris Jenner has been rushed to  hospital with a mystery medical condition.

DVD review: The Rise and Fall of The Clash

DVD review: The Rise and Fall of The Clash

REVIEW: The Clash were not all about petty in-fighting and squabbling. This documentary makes it seem like they were.

AC/DC singer denies split


AC/DC confirms Malcolm Young has a "debilitating illness" but says the show will go on.

Christmas' trip down memory lane

Jarred Christmas

Jarred Christmas reminisces about those heady days when Georgie Pie still had its own stores and Michael J Fox was working in Lyttelton.

Lorde's 'wild experiences'


Lorde thinks her life is "so wild right now".

Birds of a feather in Rio

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Rio 2 sees the return of Flight of the Conchords' Jemaine Clement as a cockatoo.

Lorde wins Taite award for Pure Heroine


More success for Lorde as she wins the Taite Music Prize for Pure Heroine - and splits winnings.

Blu-ray review: The Hobbit- The Desolation of Smaug 3D

Blu-ray review: The Hobbit- The Desolation of Smaug 3D

REVIEW: There's one thing I don't like about the release of The Hobbit- The Desolation of Smaug on Blu-ray.

AC/DC's Malcolm Young 'suffering dementia'


AC/DC’s Malcolm Young is seriously ill and will not perform live again, a former label mate says.

Could Game of Thrones change the TV industry?

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This new world that we inhabit is amazing - so why do so many people try to spoil it for us?

Kiwis to get arty in Edinburgh

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The largest contingent of New Zealand artists in history will take part in seven festivals in Edinburgh in August.

Miley Cyrus hospitalised

Miley Cyrus.

Miley Cyrus has been hospitalised in Kansas City, Missouri.

Book infatuations

Karen Tay

Just a few short weeks ago, a new book infatuation came into my life. I didn't seek it, nor was I waiting for it.

Family flock to terminally ill Columbus

Ray Columbus

The family of terminally ill music legend Ray Columbus will be at his side for Easter.

Walker's brothers to help finish Fast & Furious

Paul Walker Tribute

Paul Walker's brothers are stepping in to help finish filming on Fast & Furious 7.

Guest Blog: Dire Straits - Brothers Arms

Dire Straits


You'll remember that I asked you all to Gush Over Just One Album - we kick off the guest-post series today with duckduck girl.

A career clown's opus

Thomas Monckton

Although careers advisers failed to suggest clowning, Thomas Monckton knew otherwise.

Meryl Streep working on rap skills

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep's "second career" as a rapper "beckons".

Sally Ridge claim 'doomed to fail'

Sally Ridge, Adam Parore

Sally Ridge must pay $100,000 court costs after failed bid for half of ex-partner Adam Parore's business.

Ice Cube: I'm no sore loser

Ice Cube

Ice Cube has slammed reports he dissed Paul Walker after losing at the MTV Movie Awards.

Has George RR Martin given away villain?

King Joffrey

Game of Thrones fans who haven't read the books, cast your eyes away because even the author is spoiling things.

Ed Sheeran to play free show in Auckland

Ed Sheeran

British singer songwriter Ed Sheeran is coming to New Zealand to play one free show in Auckland.

Rolling Stones confirm Auckland date

Rolling Stones strap

The Rolling Stones will finish their On Fire tour on 22 November in Auckland.

AC/DC to split: report

ac/dc quiz

Illness rumoured behind imminent retirement of Australia's most iconic rock band.

Nicky Watson to marry MKR's Pete Evans

 Nicola Robinson

Kiwi model Nicky Watson, who now uses her maiden name, Nicola Robinson, is engaged to My Kitchen Rules judge Pete Evans.

Game of Thrones: A Song of the Sofa (spoiler)

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Our resident Westeros watchers are still recovering from last night's jaw-dropping Game of Thrones.

The Best Album of 2014

simon sweetman


I'm calling the best album of 2014.

Donna Tartt wins fiction Pulitzer for Goldfinch

Donna Tartt

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction

From ballet student to master

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A Greenlander who trained in Denmark has moved to New Zealand to stage a new version of a French ballet.

Happy videos bring Pharrell to tears

Pharrell, Oprah

His music is happy but Pharrell Williams couldn't help but cry when he saw what fans had done.

ZM's Polly and Grant move to The Hits

Polly and Grant

Polly Gillespie and Grant Kereama are leaving their ZM breakfast show after more than two decades.

Dobbyn fretted over Pike tribute

 Dave Dobbyn

Dave Dobbyn worried whether his new composition on Pike River disaster does it justice.

Sneak peek at one of Philip Seymour Hoffman's last roles

Philip Seymour Hoffman

A glimpse of one of Philip Seymour Hoffman's last films has emerged, with a trailer for A Most Wanted Man out now.

Seven highlights from Coachella 2014

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From Daft Punk's comeback to Tupac in hologram, there's been some great Coachella shows.

Jesse Mulligan uncouples from Seven Sharp

jesse mulligan

TV presenter Jesse Mulligan  is leaving TV One’s Seven Sharp on Thursday and will not be replaced, TVNZ says.

Opera star Paul Potts hits out at bullies

Paul Potts

Opera singer Paul Potts says people shouldn't be afraid to speak out against bullying.

Look who stripped at the MTV Awards

Zac Effron

It's the awards where getting topless in a movie is something to be applauded

Blu-ray review: The World's End

Blu-ray review: The World's End

REVIEW: The World's End is the third film writer/director Edgar Wright's Cornetto trilogy.

Drake asks people what they think of Drake


Drake went undercover with some very convincing facial prosthetics to find out what the public think of him.

Gossip mags: Where's Wills?


One could easily infer from covers of this week's Kiwi gossip mags that the Duchess of Cambridge is a single mother.
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