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Matt LeBlanc to host BBC's Top Gear

Matt LeBlanc, stepping to the fore.

The BBC says former Friends star Matt LeBlanc has signed a two-series deal to host its popular car show Top Gear.

GOT actor trashes series

Siddig played Prince Doran Martell in season five of Game of Thrones before being stabbed to death at the very start of ...

Long-running hit series lambasted over poor pay, cutthroat casting decisions.

Culture Club announce NZ tour

Boy George performs in 2003. Culture Club has been together on and off for 35 years.

Karma Chameleon hitmakers, with flamboyant frontman Boy George, will play their first ever NZ shows.

More than just 'Big is Good'

Levi Vaoga, left, and Jamie Dunn, who has made a documentary about the strongman competitor.

Documentary reveals strongman Levi Vaoga's life outside of the Mitre 10 slogan.

Josh Brolin ties the knot again

The couple got hitched in a private ceremony in North Carolina.

US actor walks down the aisle for the third time with model girlfriend Kathryn Boyd.

Paul Henry keeps Breakfast at bay

Paul Henry: Smug? Moi?

Even Hilary Barry is no match for Paul Henry's steadily strengthening ratings.

Married at First Sight shrink shrugs off criticism video

Married at First Sight psychologist Dr John Aiken

Married at First Sight's resident psychologist John Aiken shrugs off ex-contestant's broadside

Devoy to Real Housewife: I won't back down video

Dame Susan Devoy spoke out about Julia Sloane's comments, and said other New Zealanders need to call out those who say ...

Real Housewives star said Susan Devoy was a bully: Human Rights Commission fire back

Kiwi singer tipped video

Thomston is a young Kiwi singer hotly tipped for success.

WATCH: TVNZ's Jack Tame reckons Thomston, aged 20, is someone you'll be hearing a lot more of.

Battle of the theatres

Tauranga's new theatre wouldn't appear for about 10 years, if it did go ahead, outgoing Mayor Stuart Crosby says.

Towns on both sides of the Kaimai Range are sizing up new performance venues.

Celeb divorces through the decades

Johnny Depp and former wife Amber Heard.

As long as there's been a Hollywood, there's been a scandalous Hollywood divorce.

Reconnecting with Billy Cobham

Simon Sweetman reconnects with the eight greatest tracks by jazz drummer Billy Cobham.

Simon Sweetman reconnects with the eight greatest tracks by jazz drummer Billy Cobham.

Robbie Williams returns

Robbie Williams will release his 11th studio album in November, 2016.

The Rock DJ's back to entertain you, with help from Ed Sheeran and The Killers.

Burton back to his best

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is not a tale for the faint-hearted or littlies - there is some genuinely ...

REVIEW: Miss Peregrine is a breathless, rollercoaster ride of an action adventure that makes full use of today's special effects wizardry and the costuming genius of Colleen Atwood.

Ovens at the ready

The Great British Bake Off co-hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc: "We're not going with the dough."

BBC to launch rival show after losing The Great British Bake Off.

Moffat returns to the spotlight video

Hiria Moffat, 80, performed at the Aigantighe art gallery on Sunday night.

Eighty-year-old Hiria Moffat needs to raise more funds to help create a Maori Hall of Fame.

Smokefree Rockquest winners

Alien Weaponry took the top prizes of both Smokefree Rockquest and Pacifica Beats at the weekend.

This Northland three-piece could follow in the footsteps of Broods and Kimbra.

Creative capital helps writer triumph

Wellington-based author Annabel Wilson won an award for a prose poem entitled Quire. She is a freelance writer and a ...

Wellington Annabel Wilson has won an inaugural prize for emerging writers, edging her closer towards her dream of being a full-time author.

Sam and Taika reunite for Thor

Sam Neill and Taika Waititi (with Wilderpeople Julian Dennison) have reunited on the Gold Coast.

The Wilderpeople are due back for the new Marvel movie Thor: Ragnarok.

Dancing at Disneyland

Waiopehu College pupil Shavaun Tohill, 14,  is about to travel to Disneyland to take her shot at a career in dance.

Shavaun Tohill eats, sleeps and breathes dance, and this school holidays it will take her to Disneyland.

Q&A with Dr John Aiken

Married at First Sight psychologist Dr John Aiken

Married at First Sight's love doc John Aiken answers your questions about the hit TV show.

Singing her way to the top

"Music is about feeling emotions," Smokefree Rockquest winner Iris Guevarra says.

Avondale College singer Iris Guevarra has won the Smokefree Rockquest.

Making a Murderer subject engaged video

Lynn Hartman and Steven Avery are engaged to be married.

Steven Avery, the man the centre of the hit Netflix documentary series, is to marry after meeting his fiancee only once.

Chch author related to Shakespeare


Jennifer Wilson and her book Writings from Shakespeare's Kin.

Local Christchurch author Jennifer Wilson traces her ancestry back to William Shakespeare's sister.

Soap star sacked for 'racist tweeting'

Marc Anwar has been sacked from the long-running soap Coronation Street following a racially charged Twitter rant.

A Pakistani actor on Coronation Street has come under fire for a series of racist tweets.

Galifianakis tackled in Clinton interview video

The Presidential nominee said she would remain in the US to stop Trump "destroying the country" if he wins the election.

Host Zach Galifianakis gave props to his very "game" guest, who appeared on a talkshow for the Funny or Die website.

Jolie consoled by Depp video

Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp struck up a friendship in 2010 when they starred in the film The Tourist.

Brangelina split: Angelina Jolie turns to Johnny Depp for support after her shocking split from Brad Pitt, according to reports.

Grand Designs: 'I thought I was toast' video

Ross and Maxine Bannan outside their ambitious concrete home.

Ross Bannan needed cutting edge medicine, and luck, to see again after concrete exploded in his face.

Marvel reinvents Luke Cage

Mike Colter stars as a reluctant hero who happens to be bulletproof in Marvel-Netflix's Luke Cage.

He's a bullet-proof man, "no-hero for hire", sent to jail for a crime he didn't commit. Fans won't be disappointed.

Do the Right Thing actor dead

Nunn featured in the Oscar-nominated Spike Lee film Do the Right Thing, playing the ill-fated Radio Raheem, who dies ...

Bill Nunn, a veteran character actor whose credits ranged from Spider-Man to Do the Right Thing, has died aged 63.

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