Working for DC Comics was the low point in Dylan Horrocks' life.
The late Dave McArtney has the final word on a life in rock'n'roll in a memoir to be published in May.
Kim Kardashian will reportedly receive $1 million for every year she is married to Kanye West.
It's never a good sign when you find yourself missing Gerard Butler.
A star-studded Hollywood cast has started filming the movie of the 1996 Mt Everest tragedy.
The story of how Radio Hauraki came to be is a truly great one.
Every year there's a couple of films that make me want to blockade the multiplex.
PHILIP MATTHEWS - © Fairfax NZ NewsPeople turn up in their hundreds to hear Eleanor Catton speak. It takes some getting used to.
Bestselling author Natalie King has turned her pen from lovers' clinches to a mystery for young adults.
Six things we learned about the Oscars from Jennifer Lawrence's other date.
REVIEW: The Past, a French drama by an Iranian director, is slow-burning, but ultimately searing film concerned with actions and apologies.
REVIEW: This horror-comedy about a bloodsucking finishing school is no Heathers nor Mean Girls.
The Kremlin seems to have a rebellion on its hands - if only from within its own TV network.
OPINION: Usually we have to wait for Mel Gibson to get drunk before we hear such nonsense from an actor. Cue Matthew McConaughey
If you thought the Oscars were funny and tweet-worthy, just wait until you see what happened backstage.
Did Jesus really look like Brad Pitt, only slightly better?
A young woman has been found sleeping in a bedroom of an Atlanta-area home rented by pop star Justin Bieber.
SIMON SWEETMANIt's pretty strange being a crucial part of the biggest day in someone's life - someone you don't know and won't ever see again.
Miley Cyrus has slammed Katy Perry after the I Kissed a Girl singer called her tongue infamous.
In a first trailer to Lindsay Lohan's reality TV show Oprah Winfrey issues some tough love.
There's a huge, scary gap between piano lessons as a kid and playing "the most gifted concert pianist of his era".
Singer Akon has a goal of bringing solar-powered electricity to 1 million homes in Africa.
Now that she's an international name, best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert is regularly asked by those keen to break into writing or other creative careers how to get to the top.
Katy Perry says she "pulled away" from Miley Cyrus' kiss initially.
Jared Leto has already managed to "nick" his Oscar trophy.
Lamar Odom's alleged drug use reportedly spurred on the recent Kardashian robberies.
An Italian publisher has launched a fan magazine devoted exclusively to Pope Francis - including a centrefold.
The sun has yet to set on Palmy boy Jacob Neave's ecstasy after being invited on stage by Bruce Springsteen.
Radio hit-churning Londoners Rudimental delivered Wellington fans a high-energy dance party.
Storyteller Duncan Sarkies reckons his novel The Demolition of the Century is the best thing he's written so far.
When you think of potboilers and grand romances, TV One's vintage Country Calendar isn't what ordinarily comes to mind.
Irish Antarctic explorer Tom Crean is finally getting the wide recognition he deserves thanks to Aidan Dooley's one man show.
SIMON SWEETMAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsPharrell Williams' new album is really nothing special at all.
New York artist Ward Shelley wasn't prepared for life in a huge human hamster wheel.
An anchorwoman on a Kremlin-funded TV network stands by her criticism of Russia's military incursion in Ukraine.
John Mayer reportedly wanted his relationship with Katy Perry to be "all about him".
The Bach Collegium Japan under Masaaki Suzuki occupies a unique and privileged position.
The Ballad Of Backbone Joe reveals itself slowly with faux menace, guile and nod-nod, wink- wink moments.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher will reunite on television.
Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi didn't have to borrow his tux because he was feted by designers - he couldn't afford one.
Turangi teen flying to Florida to join boy band handpicked by man behind Backstreet Boys.
Opera legend Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is closing the curtain on her 40-year operatic career.
It was the gaffe that inspired a thousand internet jokes.
It's not the violence in the Olympus Has Fallen trailer that has three media companies in trouble.
Kiwi actor David de Lautour will play All Black Stephen Donald in an upcoming TV drama about the the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
The embattled Toronto mayor laughs off Jimmy Kimmel's suggestion he get help for his drinking problem.
Mike Kilpatrick has watched many soap operas over the years - but his favourite is sure to raise some eyebrows.
SIMON SWEETMANThe brand new Drive-By Truckers album, English Oceans, is really great.
Kerry Prendergast, who has been part for the NZ Festival team since 1994, tell us what makes the event unique.
Iranian pop star Googoosh has released a video that addresses homosexual love causing a stir in the Islamic republic.