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Paul Simon thinking about retiring

If Paul Simon is serious about calling it quits, he hasn't let on to a hometown crowd.

Celebrity journalist quits in fiery email, takes down A-listers

A cynical celebrity journalist quits in a fiery storm - and takes some celebs down with her.

Matthew McConaughey teaching filmmaking course at Texas

Alright, alright, alright - fancy learning filmmaking from the bongo king himself?

Johnny Depp earns $15.8 million through art auction

Johnny Depp’s Basquiat paintings fetch millions in a pre-divorce auction.

Family Guy: Still redefining the limits of cartoon humour after 18 years

There aren't many actors around who would even consider trying to pull off both these roles on the same show.

Eat Pray Love author Elizabeth Gilbert splits from husband

The author of Eat Pray Love is splitting up with her husband from her million-selling memoir.

Carolyn Robinson recruited by Television New Zealand

The former TV3 presenter is joining TVNZ show Seven Sharp.

Alexander Skarsgard: 'Lady Gaga slipped me the tongue!'

Alexander Skarsgard reveals how Lady Gaga kissed him passionately in her video.

Napier's Dracula de-fanged

Rehearsals for a Napier school's production of Dracula were interrupted last week when the lead actor had teeth removed.

How Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau became a superhero

Upcoming issue of Marvel's 'Civil War II: Choosing Sides' series features Canadian PM.

Longer runway could help Wellington land more big concerts

Big-name artists would be more likely to play Wellington if city lengthens its airport runway.

Backstage at DANCE on grove's Beauty and the Beast

GALLERY: Behind the scenes at the last dress rehearsal for Beauty and the Beast.

Mastermind: An emotional rollercoaster under lights

He may have bowed out of the TV quiz in the semi-final, but Grant Shimmin will never, ever again forget facts. Ever.

Beauty and the Beach: Artificial nipples and painful viewing?

Review: Thursday night's debut episode one of TVNZ's new medical tourism doco will leave you grimacing.

House from The Castle faces demolition

The house made famous by the classic Aussie film The Castle, is available to rent - for now.

Broods' Conscious summer pop with an edge

Shake off any lingering "folksy" ideas you've had about sibling bands, this is modern pop at its best.

Emma Bunton reassures fans that Spice Girls reunion will happen

Emma Bunton says the group will "absolutely" be doing something to mark their 20th anniversary.

Chinese website forced to shut down 'insurance policy' for Taylor Swift's love life

China has cracked down on vendors offering the opportunity to "insure" yourself against a Taylor Swift/Tom Hiddleston split.

Tropfest rescued with help from George Miller and major sponsor CGU

Both Australian and Kiwi versions of the festival have been thrown life lines.

New trial for Adnan Syed, convicted murderer in podcast Serial

The man convicted of murder who inspired the podcast Serial has been granted a new trial.

Iggy Azalea broke up with Nick Young after catching infidelity on 'security footage'

Rapper Iggy Azalea ended her relationship with the NBA star when she discovered Nick Young's ex was pregnant with his child.

Simon Sweetman: Heroes live - Neil Young

Opinion: Neil Young's Decade is one of the finest career-overviews I know.

Orange is the New Black star Danielle Brooks congratulated on first class ticket

"I hate when gate agents look at me like I've never flown first class," Danielle Brooks said.

Matt Damon pranks strangers with fake spy missions

"Is there blood anywhere near you?" Would it be funny being told this by a stranger on a phone thrown at you? Matt Damon reckons so.

The Devil Wears Prada: 10 years since the fashion film paved the way for ambitious women onscreen

These days, ambition is not an alien concept for women, and one film fan argues it all started with The Devil Wears Prada.

Aaradhna: 'I've been called curry muncher, dumb coconut'

Kiwi musician Aaradhna has revealed the painful truth behind her new album, Brown Girls.

Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston apologises for being a school bully

Dr Who star broke down in tears as he apologised on live TV for bullying a classmate when he was younger. "I am very, very ashamed of it."

Rihanna: 'I've been a Star Trek fan all my life'

The singer says the hit sci-fi franchise Star Trek has been a part of her life since she was little.

Dreamworks new Trolls trailer features Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick team up for Dreamworks' latest film.

Eltham artist finds own painting in an antique shop, 40 years after selling it

"I said, 'how much is it to the artist who painted it 40 years ago?' She sold it to me for $30. I was absolutely chuffed,"

JK Simmons: 'My bulging biceps aren't for Justice League'

Actor JK Simmons clarifies his ripped physique has nothing to do with his upcoming role in Justice League.

Hear Brooke Fraser's new song

The Kiwi singer releases the first single from her upcoming album IV Fridays.

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders' Gary Sinise talks about his return to TV

Gary Sinise stars in the new spin-off crime series Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.

Alanis Morissette shows off baby bump in nude photo

Alanis Morissette shows off baby bump in nude photo. No irony intended.

Fed-up filmmaker says YouTube take-downs should be simpler

The director of I Survived a Zombie Holocaust has tried to get his film taken down, but apprently, it's not that simple.

Scarlett Johansson highest-grossing actress ever

Scarlett Johansson highest-grossing actress of all time.

48Hours short film contest is back on with new sponsor

The 48Hours film competition is back on track after finding a new sponsor.

TV Guide's Top 5 of the Week

In TV highlights this week, Roots gets the remake treatment, while Criminal Minds reaches a crescendo.

JK Rowling loses Twitter followers over EU Brexit stance

Harry Potter fans do a disappearing act after author comes out against Brexit.

Prey series tells a good story

OPINION: One of the advantages of living in New Zealand is that you're far enough away from the troubles of the world.

Hollywood's 15 all-time best movies based on kids' books

There are some truly excellent big-screen interpretations of kid-lit classics. Here's our pick.

HBO publishes major Game of Thrones spoiler regarding Jon Snow

The season 6 finale's barely over and already Jon Snow's true identity has been revealed.

Why Disney princesses and 'princess culture' are bad for girls

Elsa, Anna, Merida and Rapunzel are favourites, but what all the princess-driven marketing doing to young girls?

Quiz: How well did you watch Game of Thrones, season 6?

How much do you really remember from the Game of Thrones finale?

Words on Wheels coming to Marlborough Girls' College as part of book festival

Book Council brings Words on Wheels to Marlborough ahead of festival.

Review: Paul Henry without Hilary Barry

Hilary's gone and Ingrid is there. So how's it all going on the Paul Henry show?

Icehouse, Bonnie Tyler, Alan Parsons Project book summer dates

Three acts of yesteryear will be providing a summertime nostalgia trip in the holiday hotspots.

Temuera Morrison returns to small screen in new Maori TV drama

Temuera Morrison talks about working in his home town in new Maori TV drama.

Steven Spielberg reveals secret film with Peter Jackson

Spielberg says he and Jackson will work on another film before the next Tintin.

Game of Thrones: Siri has her own theories about Jon Snow's parentage

Apple's personal assistant Siri appears to be a Game of Thrones fan.