GLAAD makes historic decision to stop surveying LGBT characters - but not before slamming Chris Lilley
American TV is the most gay friendly it's ever been, historic survey says, but one Australian is being condemned.
"Three subjects – death, love, and... beauty. But very much death and love."
When Fern Sutherland got cast as a detective in a New Zealand murder mystery, she asked an old school friend for insight into the world of crime fighting.
Kiwi fans are lapping up Justin Bieber's latest effort.
Pop singer Katy Perry was the victor of a Twitter feud which earned her an apology from a fan.
Music writer Grant Smithies on "magnetic", "intense" Brazier.
Hello Sailor frontman Graham Brazier was working "on one of his best" albums when he died.
Harry Potter author JK Rowling and other celebrities have taken a stance by sharing their concerns on the refugee crisis.
Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde says if people don't like her opinion, they shouldn't ask for it.
Mark Mitchinson portrays a rapist in the new TV One drama Monster Of Mangatiti.
As soon as Bev sidled in behind the Rovers Return bar, she knew she had made the right decision.
Graham Brazier was best known at the lead singer of Hello Sailor, one of New Zealand's very best – and vital – rock'n'roll bands.
Despite potential legal action from Rockstar, the BBC's biopic about GTA creator Sam Houser is going ahead.
Te Papa will spend a quarter of its annual acquisitions budget on four works by Simon Denny.
Some are happy, some are sad and some are genuinely 'did that actually just happen?', but all count as genuine WTF moments.
SIMON SWEETMANFor our final entry, and a fine way to close off the week, robjones tells us about the night he stole Paul Kelly's rider in Atlanta.
Steven Spielberg says superheroes will go 'the way of the Western': Not so fast, Steven.
N.W.A and Bill Bryson both get the big screen treatment in movies opening this weekend
After five decades, Black Sabbath will launch a farewell tour next year, stopping in Auckland and Dunedin.
MTV's Video Music Awards are under fire for multiple references to marijuana.
It's 40 years since the first episode of Fawlty Towers crept into the public consciousness with minimal publicity and a series of lukewarm reviews.
Guess which actor has morphed from drug pin to president of the United States?
Dramas real and fictional dominate the week's viewing highlights.
Band members yelled at women to "take their panties off" on stage at Auckland's Pretty Ricky concert.
Promising colt Brighton's foody owners using Wanganui Guineas as first step in exciting season.
It was an announcement that transformed Wellington and it was all thanks to a boy from Pukerua Bay and Hollywood millions.
Lunch delivery goes down a treat with Jono and Ben during their Lake Taupo bouncy castle crossing.
Hours after Kermit's new girlfriend was revealed to the world, fans say she "looks exactly" like this Game of Thrones star.
REVIEW: Straight Outta Compton is an insider's attempt to to lay out the story of N.W.A.
Short book fiction and non-fiction reviews.
Crossing Lake Taupo on bouncy castle? Jono and Ben have set sail.
Actors do some incredible physical work to inhabit a character. Or they can opt for a wig.
REVIEW: Holding The Man - a love story done fairly and well
REVIEW: Based on the tragic 1996 disaster on Mt Everest this is epic cinema - entertaining and emotionally enervating.
Lorde may have already hit the recording studio to create a duet with the edgy hip-hop star.
SIMON SWEETMANThis week the inmates are running the asylum. Today's post, about the reality of being a music journalist in this country.
Critics have slammed Taylor Swift's new African music video as portraying a stereotyped colonial-era view of Africa.
REVIEW: Robert Redford delivers his most likeable performance in years in A Walk in the Woods
Jemaine Clement will be back on New Zealand screens soon as a sheep.
Kiwis have had their own version of Netflix for about six months, but there are a lot of tricks to make the experience better.
REVIEW: The story of rapper Scribe and his family in play The White Guitar is superb theatre.
REVIEW: Sam Brooks' stutter hasn't stopped him performing in a clever and insightful show.
Fox News anchor sues Hasbro over a toy hamster that shares her name - and possibly even her resemblance.
REVIEW: The Art of Recovery is interesting and inspiring
Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger have announced they're going separate ways after two years of marriage.
Despite many ways to measure a programme's appeal, the network remains the important driving force behind whether it will be axed.
This man's so skilled you could walk past and never notice him.
A film company with a small budget has called in favours, but has a worldwide audience thanks to the web.
The Rubens have released an album of timeless rock songs. They play here supporting Imagine Dragons next week.
Greta Gregory was determined to land the lead role in The Monster of Mangatiti