Is Taylor Swift dating DJ Calvin Harris?

Pop star appears to have ended her self-imposed man-ban with DJ Calvin Harris.

'It's pot luck': Cinderella actress Cate Blanchett opens up about adopting baby Edith

Cinderella star says she's "absolutely besotted" with new baby daughter, but admits she's made some "crap" choices professionally.

Why Game of Thrones' Carice van Houten is so comfortable with nudity

Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke and Carice van Houten say there's a good reason why the show has so much nudity.

Phoenix Foundation knock out 'hit' song for Black Caps

It took under four hours to record and now on the eve of the Black Caps tilt at World Cup glory the team have a supporters' song, courtesy of cricket mad Wellington band The Phoenix Foundation.

First Spectre trailer hints at James Bond's past

Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig look set to probe James Bond's repressed past in Spectre, if the first trailer is any indication.

Avalon TV studios 'everything broadcasting shouldn't be'

From its atrocious design and isolation to a sequinned Rodney Hide, Avalon studios had its share of disasters.

Pirates 5 beached by Johnny Depp absence

Production on the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film has ground to a halt because of Johnny Depp's prolonged absence.

Comedian tells audience member to 'die' for objecting to rape joke

A comedian has come under fire for telling an audience member to "die" after they staged a silent protest in response to a rape joke,.

Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love rebuked by ex-wife

It's a publishing stand-off of wives at seven paces.

JLo and Casper 'never split up'

Jennifer Lopez never broke up with Casper Smart, according to a new report.

Million Dollar Minute crowns its first millionaire

Andrew Skarbek makes history by winning the biggest cash prize ever awarded on Australian TV.

Top 10 Kiwi celebs we want to see on Dancing with the Stars

Rumour has it that Dancing with the Stars is making a comeback. Here are our picks for Kiwi personalities we want to see on the show.

Zayn Malik explains One Direction departure

Zayn Malik, the now ex-One Direction heart-throb, breaks his silence over why he left the world's biggest boy band.

Ginny Blackmore hits overall singles chart

Auckland singer-songwriter Ginny Blackmore has made it onto the NZ Music Charts overall singles chart with Love Me Anyway, which debuts this week at No 37.

Why teen girls weep for One Direction

Teens are so distraught that mental health groups are advising counsel? What is driving this outburst of emotion?

Sky unleashes dragons for online TV battle: Neon gets Game of Thrones

Sky TV has sharpened its Neon offering, adding the latest series of Game of Thrones.

Taylor Swift: The world's greatest female leader?

Taylor Swift has been named Fortune's world's greatest female leader.

Schwarzenegger's back for high-octane Terminator: Genisys

The film opens in a familiar spot - 2029, when the war against the all-powerful artificial intelligence system Skynet is raging.

Couple stuck after Ed Sheeran tickets don't arrive

Couple believe they have been scammed out of tickets they bought online for an Ed Sheeran concert.

The X-Files: I really want to believe

The X-Files are coming back but will they be any good?

Karl Stefanovic apologises to New Zealand, Indian cricket fans

Australian Today show host Karl Stefanovic apologises for calling Kiwi cricket fans dole bludger army. Well, sort of.

Stepping inside Cilla Black's world

Actress Sheridan Smith reveals all about meeting Cilla Black, one of UK's biggest singers in the 1960s.

Was Zayn Malik forced out of One Direction because of drugs and booze?

A claim has been made that One Direction escapee Zayn Malik was effectively forced out over his excessive partying.

Q&A with Stephanie Brown AKA LIPS

New York-based Kiwi singer Lips is back to provide the music for touring play Daffodils.

Gary Clark Jr: Saviour of the blues

The 'new Hendrix' Gary Clark Jr and supermodel Nicole Trunfio are in NZ for Clark's three-date tour.

Dancing with the Stars to make a comeback - reports

Plans are reportedly afoot to bring another series of reality television show Dancing with the Stars to New Zealand screens.

Bbeals: Panned Flashdance film inspires Footnote's CubaDupa show

CubaDupa's Bbeals is named for the star of an old dance movie which made millions but was panned by critics.

Letters I love

Karen Tay

I love reading letters. In whatever format they now come in.

Lorde's favourite musician Paul Williams goes from parody rap to serious pop

Paul Williams got his name as a parody rapper but now he wants to be taken seriously as a pop artist.

The Bachelor contestant Danielle B is married

One of the contestants on reality dating show The Bachelor is technically not a bachelorette, it has emerged.

'Stevie Wonder is a musical genius'

simon sweetman


The world needs new Eddie Murphy films like it needs new Stevie Wonder albums.

Stuff's weekend movie guide

In cinemas this weekend, Downton's Lily James goes upmarket, Shaun the Sheep goes on the lam and Will Ferrell prepares for prison.

Get Hard fails the funny test

REVIEW: New Ferrell-Hart comedy Get Hard limps along.

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl gives Australian man his dying wish

Frankly, if Dave Grohl was any nicer he'd be a Disney princess. A very hairy Disney princess.

Chelsea Handler says Cosby tried to 'Cosby' her

It's never good when your name becomes a euphemism for something nasty.

Fifty Shades director to quit franchise

Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson will reportedly not return for the sequel.

The real story behind Cate Blanchett's f-bomb on The Project

It is the Cinderella interview with Cate Blanchett that made for spellbinding viewing.

Over half of dead hip-hop artists were murdered, study finds

There is much mystery surrounding the death of Tupac Shakur. Few think his death was an occupational hazard, however.

Downton Abbey to end after sixth season

Downton Abbey is to end after the sixth series.

Netflix spars with Australian website over local offerings

Australian price comparison site says people could "rush into internet TV" without realising all the factors.

Novelist A D Miller is refining the art of darkness

Booker nominee AD Miller juggles parenthood, the Northern Line, and the dreaded second novel.

Soundtrack of my life: Electric Wire Hustle

The singers, producers and multi-instrumentalists behind Aoteroa "psychedelic hip-hop soul" duo say the best music is subversive.

Irish-American comedian Des Bishop offers comedy in English and Mandarin

Comedian Des Bishop learned Mandarin to become one of the first stand-ups in China.

The Illuminations: Andrew O'Hagan's novel shines

REVIEW: A new novel probing the idea of ordinary lives is a magnificent achievement

15 minutes with Alice Cooper

One of the greatest showmen in rock'n'roll explains why his show featured theatrical aspects like a snake, a straightjacket and a guillotine.

Kelsey Grammer plays Herod the Great in Killing Jesus

Kelsey Grammer plays Herod the Great, the king behind the "massacre of the innocents", in new mini-series.

The TV Guide's top five picks of the week

This week's TV Guide's picks see Jono and Ben back in a new time slot and the finale to season five of The Walking Dead.

Ruth Jones changes direction with comedy-drama Stella

Ruth Jones is stepping out of the shadow of Gavin and Stacey's Nessa.

Australian Today show host Karl Stefanovic sledges Indian cricket fans

Australian Today show host Karl Stefanovic has caused an outcry over his comments about Indian and Kiwi cricket fans.

British drama X+Y doesn't quite add up

REVIEW: X+Y, about a socially awkward math prodigy, is a little too formulaic.
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