Entertainment

The Simpsons sued by 'mobster'

Hollywood is being entertained by an audacious lawsuit by a mobster-playing actor against the makers of The Simpsons.

New Avengers trailer leaked

In proof there's no superpower quite as strong as technology, the trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron has been leaked.

Bloody Kiwi actors!

Shane Cortese

New Zealand actors are up there with the best and we should be massively proud of the talent in this country.

Billy Bob on that blood vial

Billy Bob Thornton has opened up about his "crazy" marriage to Angelina Jolie.

From frock shop to knock shop

Auckland strip club The White House will swap pole dancers for theatre actors when it hosts award-winning play Famous Flora.

Nelson hatches sitcom plan

A group of Nelson film makers are kickstarting the Nelson television industry by creating their very own sitcom pilot.

TVNZ outsourcing Maori, Pacific shows

TVNZ is planning to outsource the production of almost all its Maori and Pacific programmes from next year.

Grandma 'doing it tough'

Singing telegram brings tears of joy

Adam McGrath and Jeanne Ayers

Unsuspecting Cantabrians in need of a boost get a musical visit from local band The Eastern.

The death of a mutant

One of your favourite Marvel characters has been killed off, leaving fans of the comic series in disbelief.

Empire show comes to Christchurch

They have been on a wild, global tour of cabaret, acrobatics and comedy but Christchurch feels like their homecoming gig.

Walter White too bad for store

Toys 'R' Us has been forced to remove from its shelves drug dealer action figures based on TV show Breaking Bad.

Ruthlessly efficient

Knowing that this was Philip Seymour Hoffman's last completed movie adds an extra poignancy to Anton Corbijn's adaptation of John Le Carre's 2008 novel.

Arrested development

Undercooked and yet overformulated, this August: Osage County meets Elizabethtown via Junebug also tonally veers from the scatological to the schmaltzy at the drop of a yarmulke.

Fury offers insight and honesty

War brings out the very best and the very worst in film-makers.

Black Swan with drums

Whiplash is not Fame -with-jazz. It’s more like Black Swan -with-drums.

Wellington writers scoop awards

Two of the three winners of the Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement hail from the nation's capital.

Kim K: North needs a job

Kim Kardashian is adamant daughter North will work for what she wants.

Go Womad!

I've never been to Womad but 2015's just-announced lineup certainly makes me want to change that.

Sinead heads to NZ

Sinead O'Connor about age, body consciousness and being a triangle.

Sinead comes to Womad

Sinead O'Connor's unique brand of madness mixed with genius is set to burst into the Bowl of Brooklands next year.

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