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Eleanor Catton describes 'culture of fear and hysteria'

Award-winning author Eleanor Catton describes the 'frightening swiftness...of the powerful Right' to silence criticism after her comments on NZ and its Government.

Colleen McCullough 'plain of feature'

An Australian newspaper is copping flak for its focus on bestselling author Colleen McCullough's looks.

Suge Knight 'wanted for murder after hit an run'

Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight is reportedly wanted for murder after a fatal hit and run.

Two and a Half Men is coming to an end

As TV2 begins screening the final season of Two and a Half Men, the show’s creators and stars reflects on its legacy with James Croot.

Review: Mortdecai is a star-studded super flop

Star-studded flop: Even the combined talents of Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow can’t save Mortdecai.

Watch this year's crop of Super Bowl XLIX commercials

Watch this year's crop of Super Bowl ads, which are often more enjoyable than the game itself.

Eleanor Catton's dad goes on air with Sean Plunket to defend her

Eleanor Catton's father has defended the award-winning writer on air after broadcaster Sean Plunket described her as an "ungrateful hua".

Prime News redundancies confirmed

Sky News Australia plans to maintain a presence in New Zealand despite announcing Prime News staff redundancies.

Porirua taniwha weaves spell at aquatic centre

Weaver Kohai Grace is creating a taniwha to go on display at Porirua Aquatic Centre on Waitangi Day.

Ryan Gosling 'confused' about New Zealand

Canadian actor Ryan Gosling says he is an honorary Australian because he lived in Auckland for two years.

Hilariously inappropriate trailer for Ted 2 released

Mark Wahlberg and his trash-talking teddy bear mate are taking on marriage inequality in the first trailer to Ted. 2

Sky's Neon delayed again

Sky Television looks likely to delay the launch on its Neon internet television service once again.

Review: Angus and Julia Stone in Wellington

It might only be January but Angus and Julia Stone were already the most anticipated show of the year.

Mellow Kanye West makes your heart melt with Only One video

Kanye West's latest video, starring his two-year-old daughter North, will make your heart melt

One killed on Scorsese film set in Taiwan

A worker has been killed in an accident at a Taiwanese film lot during preparations for the shooting of a new Martin Scorsese movie.

Justin Bieber is sorry for being Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber has filmed a badly-lit video saying he's not not who he was pretending to be."

Colleen McCullough, author of The Thorn Birds, dies

Renowned Australian writer Colleen McCullough, author of The Thorn Birds, has died, aged 77.

Former Doctor Who Peter Davison says role should never be played by a woman

A former Doctor Who actor says a woman should never fill the role but he's OK if the time lord's ethnicity changes.

The TV Guide's top five picks of the week

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

Stuff's weekend movie guide

In films opening in New Zealand cinemas this weekend, Johnny Depp dons a moustache, Steve Carell tackles wrestling and Reese Witherspoon goes Wild.

Johnny Depp: A chupacabra 'attacked' me

We've heard the "exhaustion" excuse from stars who miss events but never has anybody claimed to have been attacked by a chupacabra.

Super Bowl puppy ad pulled after public outcry

An ad slated to run during the Super Bowl created so much outrage, the company decided hours later that it would not air.

Review: Land Hoi

Land Ho! is a nicely understated film, a slacker comedy for the senior generation, and a more pleasant way to spend 95 minutes than you might at first imagine.

Taylor Swift sued by sex offender for stealing his life story

A convicted sex offender is reportedly suing Taylor Swift for stealing his life story for her latest album 1989.

Former TVNZ reporter Corinne Ambler to aid ebola fight

Corinne Ambler has swapped the newsroom for a stint in Africa helping in the fight against ebola.

'Become an engineer': Emma Watson takes gender-equality campaign to Twitter

When a woman asked Emma Watson what she could do to change her dad's view that engineering was a man's job, her response was simple.

Bruce Jenner ‘gets own show’

Bruce Jenner has been making a "docu series" chronicling his journey it's claimed.

Lara Bingle is having the world's longest pregnancy as exclusive rumours whisper

In what will be the longest pregnancy in history, tabloids are again claiming that Bingle is expecting a child.

'Punk rocker' Lance Armstrong enlisted for drug-filled Mountain Lion video

'Punk rocker' Lance Armstrong has been enlisted to feature in a drug-filled music video released by his friend Tim Commerford.

Full text of secret Colin McCahon note revealed

A transcript of a Colin McCahon note written on the back of one of his paintings has now been revealed in its entirity

Review: Royal Blood assault Wellington

British duo Royal Blood were out prove that they deserve the hype.

Flying Lotus mesmerises Auckland crowd

Fresh off the Laneway stage, Flying Lotus wows crowds at Auckland's Powerstation.

Why Selma star supports Benedict Cumberbatch over 'coloured' comment

Selma star David Oyelowo has voiced his support for fellow British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who came under criticism for using the term "coloured" in an interview.

Howard Stern insults 'fat' and 'ugly' Sam Smith

Shock jock Howard Stern has raised eyebrows with his description of English singer-songwriter Sam Smith as "fat" and "an ugly motherf---er".

Aussie F1 star eyes Lewis Hamilton's Top Gear record

Australian F1 star has set his sights on dethroning world champion Lewis Hamilton … in a Suzuki Liana.

Hit comedy Land Ho! breaks the ice

To hear the co-stars tell it, the decision to make Land Ho! was all "Location, location location".

Kim Kardashian makes fun of herself in Super Bowl ad

Who'd have thought reality TV star Kim Kardashian had a sense of humour?

Cast for all-female Ghostbusters reboot announced

Director Paul Feig reveals his vision for the all-female reboot, in which his Bridesmaids stars Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig will reteam.

Review: Project Almanac

REVIEW: Project Almanac is a surprisingly fresh take on time-travel and the much-maligned found-footage style of film-making.

Review: Wild

REVIEW: Wild is a powerful, provocative film and Reese Witherspoon's performance makes this odyssey worth following.

Eleanor Catton's tall poppy comments 'bad form' say Book Awards

Eleanor Catton showed "bad form" by speaking out against the New Zealand Book Awards, its organiser says.

Deaf rapper Sean Forbes makes himself heard on the hip-hop scene

Sean Forbes is the undisputed king of deaf hip-hop and he's bridging the cultural divide between the deaf and the hearing.

Radio host Sean Plunket stands by calling Eleanor Catton a 'hua'

RadioLive host Sean Plunket has clarified exactly what he meant when he called Eleanor Catton an "ungrateful hua".

Taylor Swift's Twitter messages leaked

Leaked Twitter messages show Taylor Swift enjoys brunch, cards and whale jokes.

Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson close to new BBC deal

Jeremy Clarkson seems to have been forgiven for all the recent controversies surrounding the top-rating Top Gear motoring show.

Critics: New Zealand scenery the only good thing about Z for Zachariah

New Zealand scenery is about the only thing Z for Zachariah has going for it, say critics.

All hail Sir Jeremy Clarkson, the saviour of TV3

Yesterday was the day my dreams came true, because Top Gear is coming to TV3. HALLELUJAH!

Your first musical instrument

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SIMON SWEETMAN

My first musical instrument - not counting a toy drum-kit - was a recorder. Do you remember your first instrument?

The cast of Full House reunited, sang the theme song together

Just like in your dreams, Uncle Jesse, Aunt Becky, Danny Tanner, and lovable kids DJ, Stephanie and even Kimmy Gibbler reunited to sing the theme song together.

Heidi Klum pranks Aussie show host with yodel lesson

Heidi Klum coaxed Australian Today show presenter into yodelling during an interview, only to break the news to him she was nothing but an amateur.
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