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Celebrity photos from the past

Using the '#tbt' hashtag, celebrities share some great moments from their childhood or early careers.

Katy Perry says bye to Queenstown

Pop superstar Katy Perry is on her way to Auckland after being spotted boarding her private jet in Queenstown this afternoon.

Sony hack: North Korea fears over Team America as The Interview scene leaks

More embarrassing emails leak as the White House tries to take control of the situation, but in the meantime the internet leaks controversial assassination scene.

Prince Harry shows skills as budding photographer

Normally the lens is focused on him. But Prince Harry has turned it around and shown his talent as a budding photographer.

Sir Richard Taylor: For the love of Wellington

Weta Workshop founder Sir Richard Taylor talks about his love for Wellington.

Top 10 celebrity moments of the year

Stolen photos, major weddings and Twitter beef. It's been a rollercoaster year for celebrity news.

How Noel Gallagher embarrasses his daughter

Former Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher embarrasses 14-year-old daughter Anais in front of crush Harry Styles.

Stuff's top videos of 2014

Stuff.co.nz looks back at the top videos of 2014.

Disney unleashes fat superhero

Disney's latest superhero hasn't ripped abdominal muscles and biceps. Disney's new superhero is different. He's fat.

Ice buckets, breaking the internet: a year in pop culture

Just for fun, let's try to picture the year in pop culture, all in one image.

How Kim Jong Un became the target of The Internet

A few weeks ago, when a freshly stoned Seth Rogen sat down for an interview about The Interview, the likelihood of trouble seemed remote.

Hot Seat contestant's embarrassing blunder

Whitney Beseler will remember her stint on the Millionaire Hot Seat as the most embarrassing moment of her life.

The TV Guide's top 5 picks of the week

Not sure what's good on TV? The TV Guide has rounded up the five best shows this week.

Doctor Who: Last Christmas sure to be a treat

With so many tropes in the Doctor Who universe, making an episode isn't easy, but once a year they are dispensed with during the show's much-loved Christmas special.

Katy Perry says hi from Queenstown

Queenstown is buzzing with news Katy Perry had been in town after the singer posted a photo of her and a helicopter.

Cartoon movies rife with violent murders

Bambi's mother is shot by a hunter, Scar sends Mufasa plummeting off a cliff, Nemo's mum is eaten by a barracuda - children's cartoons are rife with violent murders.

What we listened to in 2014

While Kiwi albums featured strongly in the end of the year charts New Zealanders are mainly absent in the singles category.

7th Heaven dad Stephen Collins confesses sexual abuse

Stephen Collins has admitted sexually inappropriate conduct with three girls.

Shakespeare for teen audience proves popular

Four Shakespeare lovers have modernised one of the Bard's most famous stories into a teenage web series.

Robin Williams' son speaks about his father

Zak Williams has opened up about how hard it has been to lose his comedian father.

Stuff's weekend movie guide

This weekend, Annie and Paddington get makeovers and Alfred Molina and John Lithgow get married.

Release of The Interview cancelled due to terror threat

Sony pulls the plug on the release of James Franco and Seth Rogen's new film after threats of violence from cyberterrorists.

Review: Obvious Child

REVIEW: Think of Obvious Child as a well delivered retort to the implicit morality tale that lies at the heart of Knocked Up.

Review: The Water Diviner

REVIEW: The Water Diviner's delicate story collapses under the weight of its leading man and director.

New look, fresh sound for Teresa Bergman's homecoming

Teresa Bergman returns home a star

Teresa Bergman started writing songs when she was 9, sang in award-winning barbershop quartets from 14, and made it into the finals of 2005's New Zealand Idol at 18.

Review: Paddington

REVIEW: Paddington is reminiscent of Mousehunt and Nanny McPhee, a surprising delight and perfect school holiday entertainment.

Review: Folies Bergere

REVIEW: Folies Bergere is both an enjoyable story and a fantastic showcase for a terrific French actress.

Russell Brand blasts media and Tony Abbott for linking Sydney siege to terrorism

Russell Brand has criticised media and Prime Minister Tony Abbott for referring to Sydney’s Lindt cafe siege as an act of terrorism.

7 complaints about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame picks

B-list drummers and rip-offs. Randall Roberts about why the new inclusions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are wrong.

Gardens Arts Festival line-up revealed

Colourful acts just the tip of the ice-berg

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival audiences will have 70 different events to choose from.

Giant golden chicken wing, anyone?

Sculpture designed to link campus with its past as a chicken farm to its 'aspirations'.

Game of Thrones 5 teaser revealed despite Snapchat-style campaign

HBO appears to be borrowing from the book of Snapchat for its latest Game of Thrones teaser campaign, deleting a tantalising vision of season five released to fans after just one viewing.

Former Australian Idol's song for peace after Sydney siege

Former Australian Idol winner Wes Carr says he is humbled at the response to the raw, emotional song he wrote quickly after the tragic Sydney siege.

Peter Jackson honoured by RSA

Filmmaker Peter Jackson adds another honour to his swag of Oscars.

Video Vault: Billy T, Billy Bragg and Goodnight Kiwi

This week brings us the Billy T "first contact" sketches, the anniversary of the Queen's 1953 visit, and a Christmas message from the Goodnight Kiwi.

Sony hackers' 9/11 threat not credible

Police still pledge to take extra precautions after Sony hackers' threat to The Interview premiere is dismissed by Homeland Security.

Confusion around Katy Perry's opening act

Swedish star Tove Lo will be opening for Katy Perry in Auckland this weekend after sending a confusing message.

Celebrities who warmed our cold hearts

Celebrities can often be thought of as a shallow, vapid bunch, concerned only with the latest diet, fad, or fashion, but some show true compassion.

Check out the Roll Hall of Fame inductees 2015

Soulmen, bluesmen, poets, punks and feisty rockers are among the 30th class of inductees of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Top year for young tenor

Wellington's Jonathan Abernethy was a self-confessed music department irritant at school. He's just won a major Australian opera prize and can hardly believe his good fortune.

Jethro Tull juggernaut hits Christchurch

Ian Anderson has arrived in Christchurch with his trademark flute in his backpack.

Family Feud's priceless answer

The audience surely didn't expected this answer when Gene was asked to name "something that has to be licked".

JK Rowling regrets killing off this Harry Potter character

In a new short essay published on the Pottermore website Rowling said she feels guilty about killing off this character.

Lily Allen upsets Christians with 'tactless' nativity performance

English pop singer Lily Allen has upset Christian groups by including a nativity scene in a concert performance.

Creed frontman investigated over Obama death threat

The frontman of rockband Creed is being investigated by the US Secret Service after he allegedly threatened to assassinate President Barack Obama.

Amal Clooney named Most Fascinating Person of 2014

Broadcaster Barbara Walters is not sure what makes Amal Alamuddin so intriguing, but something won over former avowed bachelor George Clooney.

Sony almost sued Bill Murray over Ghostbusters 3

Studio considered legal action against Bill Murray for refusal to appear in Ghostbusters 3.

Star quartet perform at Festival of the Elements

The Musical Island Boys have had a success for glittering success, and now they're coming home to perform at Porirua's Festival of the Elements.

Kids cover Katy Perry like never before

Pineapple lumps, L&P and Juicy J

Young Taranaki singers and dancers have created a Kiwi version of Katy Perry's Dark Horse.

D'Angelo releases Black Messiah

D'Angelo

SIMON SWEETMAN

Soul/R'n'B's answer to Chinese Democracy has been a decade and a half in the slow-cooker.
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