Kim K: I want to solve murder mysteries

Kim Kardashian is "obsessed" with murders and would like to be a make-up artist or a forensic investigator.

What Renee Zellweger did next...

She sent the internet into a frenzy when she appeared with a brand new look, but Renee Zellweger is back in the spotlight.

Neilsons win Silver Scroll

Canadian sister and brother win NZ's prestigious song-writing prize with a blues ballad.

Husband and wife duo join X-Factor NZ judging panel

It's going to be a family affair, with Kiwi-born Willy Moon and his wife Natalia Kills on the judging panel.

Local versions of The Bachelor and Grand Designs announced

Popular matchmaking reality television show The Bachelor is coming to New Zealand, along with a local version of Grand Designs.

Sistine chapel dazzles

In the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, the halo around Jesus Christ's head in Michelangelo's famous frescoes shines brighter.

'Ethics' behind patron's withdrawal of Biennale support

Ethics – not politics – appear to be behind a prominent art patron’s decision to reallocate her financial support for Nicky Hager at the Venice Biennale.

The TV Guide magazine talks to Shortland Street's Amelia Reid

The TV Guide magazine talks to Shortland Street's Amelia Reid about her character Bella Cooper. She reveals her favourite Shorty Street moment and if she's a cat or dog person.

Millie Elder-Holmes has new monster tattoo

Millie Elder-Holmes has added a new tattoo covering her entire midriff.

Au revoir to Minuit

Nelson band Minuit is bidding au revoir after 15 years but they aren't leaving without saying goodbye.

Why Jennifer Lawrence split from Chris Martin

Gwyneth Paltrow apparently "wasn't surprised" Chris Martin and Jennifer Lawrence broke up.

Dr. Luke 'suing Kesha's mum'

Kesha's former manager Dr. Luke is reportedly suing the singer's mother.

What we should learn from Honey Boo Boo

The grim truth is: Reality shows work because of broken people.

The TV Guide's top 5 picks of the week

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

Resurrecting a band for your Halloween party

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Which band would you bring back from the death for your musical Halloween party?

A Christmas cracker

Some may want to resist the encroaching yuletide season, but who can resist a ballet show with snow?

Review: Decoding Annie Parker

While Samantha Morton does a sterling job, Decoding Annie Parker feels muddled and melodramatic.

Celebrating 90 years of movie magic

Wellington's grand old dame of cinema, The Embassy, is having an important birthday this week

Review: St Vincent

St Vincent is a kind of reverse Dennis the Menace and proves Bill Murray is still a comedic force to be reckoned with.

Guilty pleasures - the shows we can't help watching


Let's talk about those shows we watch but conveniently leave off the list when we're discussing television - our guilty pleasures.

Daniel Radcliffe's shows dope rapping skills

Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe earns serious street cred with his live rap performance.

Final Hobbit film to premiere in London

Final Hobbit film's premiere has been announced - and will be almost as far from NZ as possible.

Rapper Randa wins Critics' Choice gong

Auckland rapper Randa has won a $10,000 recording grant and the plaudits of his peers by taking out the Critics' Choice Prize for the 2014 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.

Foo Fighters coming to Auckland, Christchurch

The American rock superstars will play two concerts, in Auckland and Christchurch, in February.

Experience keeps Nicola calm

Hundreds of would-be stars gathered to take part in pre-auditions for The X Factor.

Kids flock to community orchestra

For a community orchestra that's only been running for just over a year, the 4 to 15-year-olds are more tuneful than might be expected.

Goldie fetches season high

A painting by NZ artist Charles Frederick Goldie fetches the highest price of the 2014 auction season.

Marvel's first female superhero is also most powerful

Captain Marvel isn't just going to carry her own film. She can also kick the boys' butts.

Lorde's Rolling Stone coat up for auction

If you want to dress like a royal, Lorde's coat featured in Rolling Stone magazine is up for grabs this Sunday.

Wigging up a ballet Christmas

Four ballet dancers will be sporting expensive heads of hair in the Royal New Zealand Ballet's next production.

Tattoo artist Steve Ma Ching to be honoured

Steve Ma Ching, who inked Sonny Bill Williams, will be honoured for his contributions to Pasifika art.

Marvel unveils huge new slate of superhero films

Marvel has unveiled plans for a slate of new superhero films, including its first solo black and female hero movies.

Lilburn's classical music legacy honoured

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Douglas Lilburn isn't a household name but is set to join the NZ Music Hall of Fame.

Batgirl: Barbara Gordon gets a hip makeover

Gotham City just got a lot more colorful - and a little more hip.

It’s time to Right This Blog! - again

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Your opportunity to start that lucrative music-writing career, and a ticket to the NZ Music Awards awaits.

Foo Fighter Dave Grohl slams TV talent shows

Foo Fighters frontman once again takes aim at what is fast becoming a familiar target: TV talent shows.

The ten best intelligent horror films

There are some terrific horror and slasher films. As Halloween looms, James Croot points his bony finger at the best.

Kiwi teen Vida Polakov courted by English National Ballet

A former Coromandel teen has taken out one of the world's biggest ballet prizes for young people.

Happiness begins at home

Hector and the Search for Happiness star Simon Pegg shares his own recipe for contentment.

NZ On Screen: Video Vault

The week ahead will bring us two Sir Peter Jackson moments to remember, some showbiz birthdays and the Melbourne Cup.

Benedict Cumberbatch to tackle Marvel's Doctor Strange

This may be the best comics-to-screen casting since Robert Downey as Iron Man.

Two dramas, one night

Sunday nights are set to get a  lot more interesting with two cracking dramas kicking off this weekend.

Commemorating the birth of the Anzacs

Maori film-maker Tainui Stephens is crossing the Tasman this weekend to take part in the commemorations of 100 years since the Anzacs set sail for World War I.

George R.R Martin teases with new GoT book

Martin's new book is 300 pages of back story and original artwork by the some of the world's top fantasy illustrators.

Robbie Williams welcomes baby boy

Robbie Williams' wife Ayda Field has given birth to baby boy after live tweeting from the delivery suit.

Gossip: It's a girl! Or isn't it?

Gossip: While speculations about Baby Cambridge #2's gender are running high, Gwyneth Paltrow has become "laughing stock".

Goldie paintings expected to fetch $1 million

Three paintings by Charles Frederick Goldie are expected to fetch $1 million at an Auckland art auction tomorrow.

The "new" Pink Floyd album

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Next month sees the release of the first new Pink Floyd album in 20 years. Except - it's not really a new album.

Jennifer Lawrence 'dumps Chris Martin'

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin have reportedly broken up.

Lorde rules at Christchurch's Horncastle Arena

The teen queen of pop launches her first headlining tour of NZ with a bang at Horncastle Arena.
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