REVIEW: Billy Crystal's memoir is a self-deprecation romp through a stellar career.
REVIEW: If you regularly dip into Stephanie Plum's world of laughable crime, then I would imagine Janet Evanovich's Takedown Twenty ticks all the boxes.
Once the Kiwi king of music cool, Jason Kerrison is not ready to give up his crown despite a new life DJing kids' discos.
REVIEW: The tale of Auckland's Bassett Rd machine gun murders.
The ''Skynet'' streamlined justice system for music piracy is starting to gather dust.
Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood is hoping for better luck when the band plays a gig in Auckland next April.
Kiwi popstar Lorde has been nominated for four Grammy music awards.
Reviews of Sir Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug are filing in, and so far, they are glowing.
When the second Hobbit opens this week, you'll meet an Evangeline Lilly you've never seen before.
Almost $2m of Lord of the Rings props goes under the hammer to raise funds for sick father.
The X-Men franchise will get another boost in 2016 with the release of X-Men: Apocalypse.
Grammy nomination show organisers confuse Lorde's nationality, calling her Australian.
Jennifer Lawrence is "allergic" to flatterers.
Merryn Corcoran has persevered to have her first book published, despite being told by an agent to 'stick to your day job'.
Will Ferrell is not even embarrassed to be completely naked, although he's planning to cut back on the streaking.
Paris Hilton is disgusted with designers of "that stupid fake tweet" about Nelson Mandela.
Morgan Freeman and Idris Elba lead celebrities who paid tribute to Nelson Mandela.
A brother-sister duo who won a Richmond Mall talent quest three years ago have been snapped up by a major US label.
REVIEW: It's as though somebody at the BBC has a time machine.
'Music is love and love is my sons'
Anika Moa writes about the journey she experienced making her new album of children's songs.
Sir Peter Jackson has been accused of hiding the decaying remains of 15 hobbits in his attic, in a sharp satire from a famous parody website.
Heroic in his deeds, graceful in his manner, sainted in his image, Nelson Mandela long served as both cause and muse in the entertainment community.
Stuff didn't ask me to write this blog.
Leonard Cohen is not the only acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter to play here this month.
SIMON SWEETMANIt's hard not to gloat here - but this week I received what I consider an early Christmas present.
Join us today at 1pm for a live-chat with Fat Freddy's Drop trombonist Joe 'Hopepa' Lindsay.
Paul Walker's colleagues have released a touching tribute video.
Wanaka school girl picks up top international film festival prize for a movie about her uncle's death.
Lawyer tries to paint celebrity chef as heavy drug user who stored drugs alongside wedding ring.
Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville says fans of Paddington Bear books should feel very safe about the big screen adaptation.
Does anyone remember when documentaries weren't designed to scare and horrify you?
Two big Kiwi acts have pulled out of festival as their music management threatens to take the event's directors to court.
When Downton Abbey's Crawley family sit down to Christmas lunch this year, the meal will have a decidedly royal flavour.
A ping-pong playing hobbit takes on all-comers in Peter Jackson's latest peek behind the scenes of The Hobbit.
Journal which published Eleanor Catton's earliest work may close after funding cut.
The answer is connected to textual analysis, which also finds a frequent use of 'unwilling' in the Twilight trilogy.
"Hi-de-hi Wellington," says British actor Su Pollard, who will come to the capital next May to perform in Annie.
Two major Kiwi acts have announced they will pull out of New Year's Eve festival La De Da.
Lorde's Royals could be crowned with Grammy gold.
Either Kanye is a delusional maniac or a bona fide genius. Shilo Kino argues for the latter.
Celebrity chef admits she took cocaine - but says that's not why ex-husband grabbed her.
Martin Bashir resigns after suggesting someone should defecate in the mouth of Sarah Palin.
When not filming, the stars of The Hobbit spent all their free time exploring New Zealand
Israel-born actress Gal Gadot has been cast as Wonder Woman.
Well, here we are - the penultimate blog post at On The Box...
SIMON SWEETMANEvery year, at about this time, I'm asked to blog about the best/worst Christmas songs.
Production on Fast & Furious 7 indefinitely stopped following the death of its star, Paul Walker.
Air Supply hit the stage running, and instantly had the audience yelling and whooping.
The reactions so far show promising signs for the troubled Big Day Out festival.
Daniel Radcliffe's gay sex scene in Kill Your Darlings is a long way from Harry Potter.