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Natalia Kills and Willy Moon are 'liars'

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Stan Walker says co-judging X Factor pair should never have been involved in the show.

Slow Boat becomes crowded house

Neil Finn performs to delighted fans at Slow Boat Records, Cuba St, Wellington as part of global Record Store Day. Finn is joined on stage with guitarist Jesse Sheehan and vocalist Lisa Tomlins.

Records are still cool, and so is Neil Finn, so the Kiwi music legend was the perfect choice to mark world Record Store Day.

'I'm on TV and you're in a trailer' video

Britt McHenry has apologised for her rant on Twitter, but social media users are calling for her to be fired.

ESPN reporter suspended for just one week after Mean Girls-style rant at towing company clerk.

A history of Star Wars trailers video

Harrison Ford and Chewbacca in the latest Episode VII: The Force Awakens trailer.

The second Episode VII: The Force Awakens preview is the latest in a long line that got the world talking about a galaxy far, far away.

The Bachelorettes let rip

Poppy has had some hilarious moments on the show.

Bachelorette Poppy Salter reveals the truth about THAT moment during her first date with Arthur.

Ricky Martin's still got the moves

Ricky Martin gyrated through a high-octane performance at Vector Arena, Auckland.

REVIEW: An energetic Ricky Martin didn't disappoint at his first NZ show in 15 years.

WikiLeaks publishes Sony documents

Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California.

WikiLeaks has published more than 30,000 documents and 173,000 emails from Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Batman v Superman trailer leaks video

Batman/Superman leaks early

A camcorder rip shows Batman getting set to battle Superman in the rain.

Lucy Lawless stars in TV horror

Lucy Lawless is starring in a new production being filmed in Auckland

Kiwi actress Lucy Lawless is starring in a major new US television series currently being filmed in Auckland.

The Star Wars clue that sent fans into meltdown

Star Wars

No sooner had the new Star Wars movie trailer droppled, the internet imploded

How Marvel came to rule Hollywood

The Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

The meteoric rise of Marvel Studios reads like it has been lifted straight from one of the company's own comic books.

Musician on a mission

Mel Parsons is playing 22-dates around the country in aid of her latest, and third album, Drylands.

A West Coaster "through and through", Mel Parsons talks tours, Dire Straits and cups of tea with Ron Sexsmith.

Calls for more public TV funding

Lobby group says NZers being denied quality broadcasting.

A lobby group says the government is denying viewers the right to watch decent public service programming.

Drawing attention to climate change

Graphic novel anthology High Water features stories about climate change from 11 of New Zealand's top artists.

Kiwi comic artists concerned over rising sea level, super storms and climate change have put pen to paper.

When gameshows turn rude video

Countdown

Rude blunders have kept us entertained through gameshow history.

Finn to rock Slow Boat

Slow Boat records manager Jeremy Taylor. Neil Finn is performing in store on Saturday to mark Record Store Day.

Cuba St institution celebrates Record Store Day with a performance from Kiwi music godfather Neil Finn.

Gabi Grecko; that naked walk

'She wanted to tick it off her bucket list': Gabi Grecko walks nude on Swanston Street.

Glamour model Gabi Grecko has been charged with willful and obscene exposure.

"Chur cuzzy, any chance of a photo?"

Ed Sheeran poses for a photo with Welsh tourist Abbi Smith in Marahau

English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has been spotted enjoying the golden sands and chilled out vibe of Marahau.

Kanye West tops Time's 100 list

Kanye West tops Time magazine's top 100 most influential people in the world.

Kanye West and Bradley Cooper have topped Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list.

'X Factor could have been over'

Walker wanted to lay into Kills, but kept his mouth shut.

The X Factor could have been cancelled had Stan Walker got involved in the argument with Natalia Kills and Willie Moon.

Famous faces and their beer

News presenter Hilary Barry with her beer fridge, which she restocks regularly.

When she's not reading the news, it turns out Hilary Barry likes downing a pint just as much as you.

New wave of artists unveil their talents

This Little Red Riding Hood-inspired imaged demonstrates Hamilton artist Kirsti Wood's aptitude for the anime style.

Four Hamilton artists are taking part in a celebration of homegrown comic art, graphic and gaming design, and animation.

My date with the X Factor contestants

Our reporter played laser tag with X Factor contestants Jordan Thomas, Michael Anderson, Hannah Cosgrove, Abby Christodoulou, Tim Nolier, Steve Broad, and Beau Monga.

A reporter's group date with the X Factor contestants reveals some things you didn't know about the stars in the making.

Album of the Week

Kendrick Lamar's new album To Pimp a Butterfly.

REVIEW: To Pimp a Butterfly "won't be ignored".

Teen queen roughs up her image

Brec Bassinger has traded the catwalk for the world of completion percentages by playing a quarterback on Bella and the Bulldogs.

Teen actress Brec Bassinger has the Bulldogs spirit.

Feeding the world, Midge Ure style

Musician Midge Ure is back in NZ for the first time since the early '80s.

Ultravox frontman Midge Ure talks about co-writing Do They Know It's Christmas? with Bob Geldof and recalls the day it all began.

Singin' in the Rain a deluge of delight

Although other shows have used rain on stage, nothing was impressive as that in Singin' in the Rain in Wellington.

REVIEW: This acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre version remains remarkably faithful to the original movie.

Ed Sheeran joins Game of Thrones?

Ed Sheeran hopes to get a role on Game of Thrones.

Ed Sheeran could be set for a role in Game of Thrones.

Intriguing Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer video

"Chewy, we're home."

"Chewie, we're home," says Han Solo. The goodies are back, but what about Vader?

The books most want to see banned

Unsuited for the age group? Complainers take aim at The Perks of Being A Wallflower, which became a major motion picture.

Gay penguins and alien lovers are among the subjects of the books Americans are most keen to see banned.

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