New host for Police Ten 7 revealed

rob lemoto

Bay of Plenty-based Detective Sergeant Rob Lemoto is the new host of Police Ten 7.

Snapper star Peter Gutteridge dies

Peter Gutteridge

Record label pays tribute to "great talent" of Peter Gutteridge, a pioneer of the Dunedin sound.

What the gossip mags say

kate and wills

Big Bang Theory stars could be back together and Kate's pregnancy feature in the gossip mags this week.

Rachel Smalley 'lardos' complaint rejected

Rachel Smalley

Rachel Smalley's swift apology for calling Kiwi women "a bunch of lardos" keeps the Broadcasting Standards Authority happy.

Emmy winners take on Kiwi stories

road trip

Innovative web series will tell the extraordinary tales of ordinary Kiwis, with direction from you.

Scary auto U2 iTunes upload

NANCY EL-GAMEL - Waikato Times

All your Apple devices could be full of the sounds from U2's new album.

US police 'mistake' actress for prostitute

daniele watts

Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts was "handcuffed and detained" by US police, who mistook her for a prostitute.

What We Do in the Shadows wins TIFF award

what we do in the shadows

What We Do in the Shadows has won the People's Choice award in the Midnight Madness programme at TIFF.

Kiwi travellers, where have you seen a celeb?

Who doesn't love seeing a famous face go about their daily business? Here's the top places to spot a celeb.

The art world's all chook up


Photographer Ans Westra and sculptor Jeff Thomson have feathered Wellington's Bowen Galleries with chooks

A new wave of concept albums

simon sweetman


You don't need to be aware of the concept to enjoy the music - Gruff Rhys' new album is worth a listen.

Can't stand for Kanye? Fans have to prove it

Kanye West

Concert-goers learn you have to stand up for Kanye unless you can prove a handicap.

Quality may be casualty of film fest war

Denzel Washington

Has Toronto International Film Festival become the middlebrow blob that ate cinema?

Review: Doctor Who - Robot of Sherwood

Review: Doctor Who - Robot of Sherwood

REVIEW: The Doctor takes Clara Oswald to medieval Sherwood Forest to prove there's no such person as Robin Hood.

Cumberbatch 'dating' Sophie Hunter

Benedict Cumberbatch

The Sherlock actor is reportedly in a relationship with theatre director Sophie Hunter.

Is Beyonce pregnant?

Jay Z and Beyonc

The Crazy in Love performer's husband Jay Z ignited rumours his wife is carrying their second child.

Zulu Gremlin pops and locks with Kiwi kids

Zulu strap

He's choreographed for Bieber and chilled with Rihanna, Zulu Gremlin is now helping Kiwi kids become dance champs.

Kiwi teen offered spot on Mercedes' mixed tape

Maya Payne

A 17-year-old schoolgirl has been offered an opportunity that get her thousands of downloads for her first single.

Heartbreak for Nicole Kidman at father's sudden death

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman flew home to her grieving family in Sydney, following the sudden death of her father.

Best ever diva demands

Katy Perry strap

From Ariana's outburst to Mariah's demands, sometimes a diva just needs her diva things.

Joan Rivers wanted to offend Kiwis

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers may have been as bitchy as a dog pound but she needed that tough exterior to tackle the tough world of showbiz.

Catching up with Auckland's Sola Rosa


From a converted studio in a family home, Sola Rosa have cut down their size to compose their sixth album.

Journey to a Hanging would be a great novel

peter wells strap

REVIEW: The line between fact and fiction dissolves in Peter Wells' book Journey to a Hanging.

15 minutes with gender-bending time traveller Sarah Snook

sarah snook

The little known Aussie actress steals the limelight from Ethan Hawke in new time-travel thriller Predestination.

Dystopian tale The Giver lacks depth


REVIEW: The Giver had plenty of promise, but there's no real arc of discovery and struggle.

Mary O'Hagan's memoir of madness

Mary O'Hagan

REVIEW: A memoir of madness is deliberately upsetting and beautifully packaged.

Jessica Alba chooses a darker path

jessica alba

Jessica Alba made her name as sweetness and light in Honey - but now she wants to stop playing it safe.

Sam Smith: Lonely at the top

Sam Smith

Singer Sam Smith has turned personal heartbreak into career success.

Charities enter dragons' den for funding

Frederick Mulder

Non-profits harnessing the pulling power of reality TV to get you to open your wallets.

Review: Predestination will keep you guessing


REVIEW: Predestination is about the ability to change time and will leave you pondering long after the credits roll.

Soundtrack of my life: Jol Mulholland

Gasoline Cowboy

Jol Mulholland is a producer, engineer and instrumentalist, and occasional member of The Mots and Gasoline Cowboy.

Kiwi coverband scores top Tinseltown gig


JESS MCALLEN - Sunday Star Times

A New Kiwi TV show has been snapped up by Hollywood - even before it's hit our small screens.

Opera meets pole dancing

Emily Scott

High culture opera is getting down and dirty with a pole dancer in the latest Mozart staged in Auckland.

Ian Thorpe's manager denies Ricky Martin rumours

Ian Thorpe

Ian Thorpe's manager has rubbished reports that former swimmer has struck a 'tell all' magazine deal about romance with pop star Ricky Martin.

Joan Rivers' doctor steps down

The doctor who performed the surgery that led to Joan Rivers' death has reportedly stepped down.

Nicole Kidman 'in shock' over father's death


Actress Nicole Kidman was "beside herself" to hear of her father's sudden death in Singapore.

Mihi Forbes: The quiet achiever

Mihi Forbes

In the self-aggrandising world of TV current affairs, Native Affairs and Mihi Forbes stand out for listening.

Titanium move up the charts


Local boyband Titanium have crooned their way back into the official NZ music charts.

Vintage reads: The Call of the Wild

Browsing books

Melissa Goode of Hamilton City Libraries heads to the Yukon in a classic tale.

Family link takes centre stage

James and Mark Borthwick

It took a nun, seven musical siblings and a bunch of Nazis to reunite two brothers after 20 years.

Kidman's father dies

Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth

Nicole Kidman's father has reportedly died after falling while on a trip to Singapore.

Anna Kendrick is done with musicals

anna kendrick

Anna Kendrick is done with musicals. No really. She swears. After The Last 5 Years and Pitch Perfect.

Tough times on The Block

the block nz

Shaun Bamber catches up with the women of The Block NZ and finds it’s far from smooth sailing.

Zach Braff on crowdfunding Wish I Was Here

zach braff

Zach Braff talks Wish I Was Here and why he won't ever use crowdfunding again.

Housebound: Horror on a budget


Rima Te Wiata talks about New Zealand horror movie, Housebound, which took nearly three years to make.

Prince Harry motorcade involved in crash

Prince Harry's driver first feared a terrorist attack after a rider in his motorcade collided with a taxi.

Sports author turns to Kiwi crime fiction

Paul Thomas

New Zealand writer Paul Thomas tells of his jump from sport to crime books.

Auckland stories in line for prize

Auckland skyline

A new award is offering $12,000 for a "quality text work about living in Auckland".

Shapeshifter and The Upbeats join forces


Shapeshifter and The Upbeats have coupled up to get the blood pumping for summer.

Quiz: Do you know your TV?

melissa mccarthy

Are you a Gilmore Girls fan from way back? Prove you're a TV expert with the TV Guide quiz.
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