Live blog: The Amazing Race Australia vs New Zealand

Amazing Race

Last week saw the shock elimination of Kiwi siblings Jono and Emily. Who's going to be high-tailing it home this week?

Kiwi film stars target public for funding

Lee Tamahori

The team behind Once Were Warriors targets the public to fund a new movie to be shot in Gisborne.

Kim K to leave reality TV?

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian is reportedly under pressure from husband Kanye West to quit reality TV.

Anger after NZ radio stations publish J-Law photos

Jennifer Lawrence

Kiwis lash out at radio stations for publishing hacked intimate photos of Hollywood star Jennifer Lawrence. | Hunt is on for hacker

Joan Rivers reportedly brought out of coma

Joan Rivers

Doctors are concerned Joan Rivers could be left a vegetable as her family considers lawsuit.

The Inbetweeners get naked in the heat

inbetweeners 2

Filming a scene naked for the 50th time in 50 degree heat in the South Australian desert can be a chore.

Why you shouldn't click on the J-Law nude photos

OPINION: If you deliberately seek out any of these images, you are directly participating in the violation not just of numerous women’s privacy but also of their bodies.

The futility of defending Sting

simon sweetman


There aren't many people in the music world more reviled than Sting.

Kiwi film-makers picked for Venice Biennale College

Venice Biennale College

Two New Zealand film-makers will get the chance to work on their project at the Venice Biennale College.

'I'm just an idiot': hunt on for photos hacker

Jennifer Lawrence

Who is the culprit responsible for leaking hundreds of photographs of female celebrities?

Daniel Corbett joins TVNZ weather team

Daniel Corbett

Daniel Corbett, the former public face of MetService, is to join the One News weather team.

Sharing J-Law pics not a scandal, it's a crime

Jennifer Lawrence

OPINION: The theft of Jennifer Lawrence's intimate photos was reported as a scandal. It was not. It was a crime.

Jennifer Lawrence 'horrified' over nude photos

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence is reportedly feeling "horrified" over the impact of her leaked nude photos.

Why Undateable's quiet assassin is unforgettable

Ron Funches

Funny how Undateable's Ron Funches gets the laughs.

Temuera Morrison's Happy Hour

Temuera Morrison

Temuera Morrison may be used to serious drama but he's a funny guy at heart.

Romance ripe for laughs


The world of romance and dating is full of potential pitfalls. No wonder it's such ripe material for sitcoms.

Lena Dunham's message for girls

Jenni Konner (L) and actress Lena Dunham

"Do not be afraid to make a splash in the still male-dominated world of show business," Lena Dunham tells filmmakers.

Billy Connolly feels 'stronger than ever'

Billy Connolly

Billy Connolly may have both prostate cancer and Parkinson's disease, but his wife says he couldn't be doing better.

Downton to get steamy bedroom antics

Downton Abbey

According to a 60-second trailer for the new season, 'Downton is catching up with the times'.

Jennifer Lawrence nude photo backlash

Jennifer Lawrence

He boasted about publishing leaked images of Jennifer Lawrence. Then the backlash began.

Gossip: Toyboys, wombs and custody battles


Madonna's toyboy, Jennifer Aniston's womb and Mariah Carey's looming custody battle dominate this week's gossip mags.

Suter in $160,000 bid for art work

Guy Williams

Suter Art Gallery launches appeal to buy a rare painting it says that "Nelson must have".

Hackers release Jennifer Lawrence nude photos

Jennifer Lawrence

Representatives for Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton have confirmed the legitimacy of intimate, leaked photos.

Top 10 election movies

Election time

There's nothing like an election to create drama and tension. Here's our list of the ten best election movies.

Miley: Google worse than drugs

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus thinks Google and Instagram are more harmful to your brain than drugs.

Joan Rivers' loved ones stay hopeful

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers' loved ones say that they remain hopeful about her recovery.

Brooding and Barking

simon sweetman


This isn't even really an album, it's a sonic Tumblr, a feelings chart. But there's little to no actual feeling in this album.

Scrubs star returns with different voice


Scrubs star John C. McGinley brings some comic fury to TV2's new comedy Ground Floor.

Watch: Katy Perry, 17 and self-obsessed

Katy Perry

Katy Perry, age 17, was strummy, folky, Christian - and completely self-obsessed.

How Beyonce is re-branding feminism


How delicious it was to see storey-high letters blazing the word FEMINIST on stage.

It's been a long, long time but he'll be back

Elton john

Superstar entertainer Sir Elton John is following the Yellow Brick Road to Wellington.

Aniston addresses 'unfair energy'

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston thinks rumours about her private life are "not really fair" to other people.

Review: Boyce Avenue charm Auckland

Boyce Avenue

US band of brothers Boyce Avenue make teenagers swoon at Auckland's Powerstation.

Comedian Joan Rivers 'in coma on life support'

Joan Rivers

Comedian Joan Rivers is reportedly on life support after suffering a heart attack last week.

The top 10 television friendships


Lovers come and go but - on television at least - buddies are forever. Here are 10 of our greatest TV pals.

Jacki Weaver's acting renaissance

Jacki Weaver

Actress Jacki Weaver talks about moving from crime family matriarch to working on Woody Allen's latest.

Soundtrack of my life: Tracy Farr

Tracy Farr

Wellington-based writer Tracy Farr loved records in the 70s but gave up writing songs for fiction.

Cosentino no boy next door


Magician found fame through Australia's Got Talent, but he's no lame rabbit-from-a-hat conjuror.

Out of this world success from Outlander

Diana Gabaldon

Diana Gabaldon wrote the first Outlander novel "for practice".

Chelsea Clinton leaves NBC news job


Chelsea Clinton, who is expecting her first child, steps down as special correspondent for NBC News.

NFL key to Brangelina's secret wedding

Pitt and Jolie

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie could not have found a better time to get married - and it's all because of the NFL.

Doctor Who returns with Scottish accent

Doctor Who

The new Doctor Who, played by Peter Capaldi, is no less confused than his predecessor.

Vintage reads: The Name of the Rose


Kylie Thomson of Hamilton City Libraries finds a great novel from not that long ago.

Finding a lost continent


New science shows New Zealand is part of a continent that's 94 per cent underwater.

Postman Pat meets Van Gogh

Artist Phillip Sisam

A van Gogh-inspired Postman Pat painting bagged the winning prize at the IHC art awards in Wellington.

Man in the frame


Film Commission boss Dave Gibson talks about how he got into the business and the future of film.

Beckham's struggle with hammocks and tarantulas

David Beckham

David Beckham reveals what happened when the cameras stopped during his trip to the jungle.

Jimmy Barnes has the 30/30 Hindsight

Jimmy Barnes

Jimmy Barnes talks about singing with Shihad and his life as a granddad.

Listen: To Robert Plant's new album

Robert Plant

Be the first to listen to Robert Plant's new album, Lullaby And...The Ceaseless Roar.

Mouse that roared: TV fans go online

Sarah potts

Remotes are being replaced by the mouse as Kiwis increasingly take control of their televisions.
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