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Hello Sailor tour cancelled after lead singer's heart attack

Lead singer Graham Brazier suffered a heart attack last week.

Police: 007 actor Pierce Brosnan stopped at airport with a knife

Former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan has been stopped at airport security because of a knife.

Wet Hot American Summer avoids cult failures

Could Netflix's prequel to the cult classic - filled with an amazing list of A-list actors - be even better than the original?

Jon Stewart steps away from comedy gold as US election heats up

Jon Stewart steps down from The Daily Show this week just as the US presidential election heats up.

Robert Downey Jr. is highest-paid actor again

The Iron Man star made NZ$121 million, but that's not the real news in Forbes' annual list of leading men with enviable bank balances.

After Reno Rumble - 5 more reality rumbles

Dancing With Stars v Fear Factor - future suggestions for reality rumbles

Hocken: How a Dunedin surgeon became one of New Zealand's foremost collectors

REVIEW: A fascinating account of one of New Zealand's foremost collectors.

Dancing with the Stars champion Simon Barnett chased by debt collectors

The Dancing with the Stars mirror ball trophy won't save Simon Barnett from the debt collectors.

How composer Lalo Schifrin came up with the Mission Impossible theme

"Write something exciting," creator Bruce Geller told the composer in 1966. He sure did.

Plenty to sip and swallow in new play Cleanskin

REVIEW: Lack of communication between couples is at the heart of new play Cleanskin.

Matilda Rice says even partner Art Green didn't get her 'joke' tweet

Matilda Rice says she's going to have to think more carefully about Twitter after "joke" backfires.

Zayn Malik calls off engagement to Perrie Edwards - reports

Perrie Edwards is said to be "absolutely devastated" after One Direction star gets cold feet.

Miss Piggy and Kermit the frog split

Hard on the heels of Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's shock split, another Hollywood power couple bites the dust.

Two shot dead in Toronto after Drake music festival party

Two people died and three others hospitalised in shootings that started at a party affiliated with rapper Drake.

Photographer's mystery vintage photo find leads to massive internet campaign

A worldwide campaign is underway to track down the two mystery women who appear on photos found at a thrift store.

Cilla Black a 'lovely lady', says Dunedin photographer

A Dunedin photographer's shots of Cilla Black greeting fans on the tarmac bring back memories.

Weta Digital working with Steven Spielberg and Disney on The BFG

Wellington's Weta Digital will be bringing Steven Spielberg's giants in The BFG to life.

Dungeons & Dragons movie goes ahead as law suit ends

Nerds rejoice: Pop cultural favourite Dungeons & Dragons is getting the Hollywood treatment.

Sylvie's Serge bio expanded

Simon Sweetman

SIMON SWEETMAN

A weird debate that readers seem to lock into is books vs. e-readers. As if you can't have both.

Come Dine With Me NZ could return

We may not have seen the last of TV3's much-maligned Come Dine With Me yet.

UK game show Countdown host left red-faced

UK game show countdown presenter Rachel Riley was left red-faced when she uncovered a rude word.

Kiwi composers at world premiere of Gallipoli symphony

A symphony that tells the story of Gallipoli is having its world premiere in Istanbul.

Exhibition offers peep at birds of 1860s Walter Buller, J G Keulemans book

An exhibition that looks back on NZ's most famous book on native birds.

Michael Flatley believes Kiwi dancer 'one to watch'

Michael Flatley has seen some dancing talent in his time, but New Zealander Charlotte Wright is one to watch he reckons. 

Wellington dancer's big break on the big screen

Young dancer Kirsten Ocampo is finding her rhythm on the big screen.

Gwen Stefani to divorce rocker husband Gavin Rossdale

Gwen Stefani doesn't want to pay support to former Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale.

Jemaine Clement calls out Bachelor star Matilda Rice over charity donation

Jemaine Clement makes less than charitable comment about Bachelor NZ star.

A harrowing but rewarding The Devil's Playground sheds light on child abuse

REVIEW: To say The Devil's Playground is the best drama from Australia in a long time is no mean compliment.

Video Vault - Billy T after his heart transplant and classic Nightline moments

The 20th anniversary special of Nightline shows many of its classic late night antics.

New Zealand Book Awards future is secure

The New Zealand Book Awards will be going ahead after a new sponsor has been found.

Miley Cyrus and Kiwi girlfriend Stella Maxwell go wild for photoshoot

Miley Cyrus and Kiwi raised girlfriend Stella Maxwell had a raucous good time involving cake. 

China seemingly copies Let It Go for Winter Olympics

The Beijing Winter Olympic's official tune sounds a whole lot like Let It Go.

Christie's crimes solved with a calculator

A panel of scientists has discovered a mathematical formula that can solve the writer's murder mysteries

Amy Schumer calls for tighter gun control laws in the wake of Trainwreck theatre shooting

She should be promoting her hit movie, but comedian Amy Schumer held back tears and was forced to say "enough is enough".

Review: Amy

REVIEW: Amy is a powerful, thought-provoking and tragic cautionary tale.

Fantastic Four cast endure racist and sexist interview

If you thought celebrity interviews couldn't get more awkward and insulting than last week's Cara Delevingne disaster, you were wrong.

TV Picks of the Week: August 4 to 10

The EPL, the Netball World Cup and the World Forklift League all begin in a week of sporting highlights on TV

Walt Disney experts rebut dogged anti-semitic allegations

Walt Disney was a complex figure, both celebrated and condemned, but allegations that he was a rabid anti-Semite are unproven.

Len Lye Centre sees 13,000 people through the doors in its first week

In just a week the Len Lye Centre has welcomed more than 13,000 people through its doors.

All female Ghostbusters' visit to sick kids stirs up controversy

Medical centre patients in got a surprise visit from the new Ghostbusters and the internet isn't happy.

Ian McShane joins cast of Game of Thrones

Lovejoy and Deadwood star Ian McShane will appear in the next season of Game of Thrones, which is currently in production.

Gossip mags: It's Cait vs Kris

Caitlin Jenner was accused of stealing Kardashian endorsements.

Nadia Lim on MasterChef NZ episode 2

Former Masterchef NZ champion Nadia Lim dishes out on who's rocked Sunday night's "Best of breast"

Cilla Black's 1972 leg-shot in Wellington 'disgusting'

When Cilla Black visited Wellington in 1972, one photograph of her caused a stir.

Wet Hot American Summer returns

Wet Hot American Summer is back with more stars and silliness.

Sad news about Cilla

Simon Sweetman

SIMON SWEETMAN

It was sad to wake up to the news that Cilla Black has died.

Ahoy there! The Wellington Sea Shanty Society are very much in shipshape

REVIEW: Wellington Sea Shanty Society's second album is surprisingly poignant as it is fun.

Zoolander is back in official trailer

Ready for another dose of Blue Steel?

Chris Pratt's epic Facebook photoshop contest

Star asked his fans to come up with a new Facebook wallpaper for him and the results were insane.

Phil Rudd denies breaking home detention rules

Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has pleaded not guilty to breaking his home detention conditions.
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