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'Outstanding' musician Sam Prebble remembered

Sam Prebble

The rare talents of Auckland musician Sam Prebble are being remembered by fellow artists.

Kiwi anchorman's star of the show

Kiwi actor Martin Henderson is barely off the screen in his latest project - a thriller set in Brisbane.

Russell Brand causes controversy over 9/11 comments

'I'm trying to take you seriously,' says BBC presenter in odd TV interview with comedian.

Vintage reads: A shocking novel from the 1950s

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Sarah Corbet of Hamilton City Libraries finds a shocking novel from the 1950s.

There's nothing better than jazz at its best

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OPINION: As a naive fan I remember the moment when I first knew beyond a shadow of doubt that I was listening to genuine jazz played live.

Quiz: You think you know TV?

Shortland Street

Do you love Coronation Street? Were you the ultimate Friends fan? Prove you're a TV expert with the TV Guide quiz.

Christian Bale the latest actor to play Steve Jobs

Christian Bale as Steve Jobs? Sure, we can see it.

No Shortland Street episode alarms fans

There was alarm and disbelief at the absence of Shortland Street on TV screens tonight, but fans need not panic.

Fat Freddy's Drop chart on high

New recording from Fat Freddy's Drop is highest new entrant on Official NZ Music Charts this week.

Sky goes on-demand with Neon

Service aimed at Kiwis who don't currently subscribe to Sky will cost $20 a month.

Odom won’t sign divorce docs'

Lamar Odom has not yet signed divorce documents filed by Khloe Kardashian, according to a new report.

Complaint against breast cancer TV ad dismissed

The ad was explicit - and even showed nipples. But it wasn't too explicit, agency rules.

Andrew Voss is on the ball

Commentator Andrew Voss talks to Matthew Littlewood about the upcoming Four Nations league tournament, and why he still loves holding the microphone.

It's official: Miley's tongue does not offend

An advert for Seven Sharp showing singer Miley Cyrus poking her tongue out has been ruled to be inoffensive.

Breaking Bad actor Gus Fring still scares fans

Breaking Bad fans who meet Giancarlo Esposito often feel uneasy around the actor who plays one of the show’s greatest villains.

What MacGyver star does with his Swiss army knife

The man who made the Swiss Army knife popular is in Auckland to meet generations of McGyver fans.

Jim Hickey hangs up his umbrella

As weathercaster Jim Hickey announces his retirement, a look at some of his best moments.

Stuff's weekend movie guide

Among the movies gracing Kiwi cinemas this weekend, Brad Pitt boards a tank, J K Simmons’ grouches it up and Philip Seymour Hoffman takes one of his final bows.

Millions view Supreme Court dogs spoof

Sketch with dogs as members of the US Supreme Court has scored more than 2 million YouTube views in a week.

Jimmy Carr under fire for Reeva Steenkamp jokes

Jimmy Carr has copped a barrage of abuse after an unsavoury joke about Oscar Pistorius' killing Reeva Steenkamp.

2014's "Big Disappointment" albums

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SIMON SWEETMAN

What I'm interested in talking about today is the biggest let-downs of the year album-wise for you.

The one question you shouldn't ask Buffy

"Next question," Sarah Michelle Gellar demanded when asked about her famous promise.

Melissa Rivers 'must sue for truth'

Melissa Rivers reportedly has “no choice” but to sue the medical centre where her mother Joan died.

Spanish town eyes Game of Thrones boost

Fans of the Game of Thrones fantasy TV series are flocking to the historic Spanish town of Osuna.

Shock in Kesha's sex assault case

Kesha, who has alleged her producer Dr Luke sexually assaulted her, once testified under oath the incident never happened.

Zach Galifianakis interviews Brad Pitt ... awkward

Brad Pitt is the latest celebrity to take a grilling from Zach Galifianakis, being quizzed on his relationship with Angelina Jolie.

Trailing Sola Rosa

British R'n'B vocalist Kevin Mark Trail, who toured the world as co-vocalist of The Streets, about touring with Kiwi band Sola Rosa.

Judson Scott and his Trek days

Sheilds up. Star Trek actor Judson Scott is beaming down to Armageddon in Auckland this weekend.

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.

TVNZ outsourcing Maori, Pacific shows

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

Sting's tantric sex confession

Sting has opened up about the truth behind whether he can stay intimate for seven hours straight.

Nelson hatches daring sitcom plan

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

The Eastern sings for quake city

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.

Auckland strip club venue for award-winning play

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

Bloody Kiwi actors. Who do they think they are?

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

Gerard Way is learning to let go

My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way seemed never to meet a concept he didn't like.

Mobster-playing actor is suing The Simpsons

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

Marvel kills off an iconic character

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

Billy Bob on Jolie and that blood vial

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

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.

Meth-toting Breaking Bad acting figure pulled

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 PM's awards

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

Kim Kardashian: 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 O'Connor heads to Womad

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

Sinead to bring new sound 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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