Entertainment

Ken Barrie, voice of Postman Pat, dies aged 83

Ken Barrie, who provided the voice of affable animated letter-carrier Postman Pat, has died aged 83.

Neighbours actress Vivean Gray dies

Vivean Gray best known for her role as busybody Mrs Mangel on Neighbours.

Aussie TV host Karl Stefanovic says sorry for insensitive jokes

Australian Today show host Karl Stefanovic says he's sorry for making jokes about transgender people on air.

New Harry Potter book goes on sale

There will be parties at bookshops around the country this weekend to mark the publication of the latest Harry Potter book.

Newshub's Simon Shepherd has 'nothing to say' after 'you're hot' quip

Simon Shepherd's quip to Kanoa Lloyd drew gales of laughter on Newshub's Friday broadcast.

Rihanna doesn't want people playing Pokemon at her concert

Whatever you do, do not do this at a Rihanna concert.

Hamilton writer part of team to pick up international award

Hamilton Star Wars fan-boy turns into a writer for fan fiction.

Mila Kunis' wedding ring cost just $125

She bought her wedding from where? And it cost what?

Signed Star Trek poster raising money for Kiwi kids

Star Trek fans have the chance to get their hands on some out-of-this-world merchandise.

How Poi E put Patea on the map

How a hit single song helped save a town.

Kiwi film Accidents, Blunders and Calamities wins award at Comi-Con

See Accidents, Blunders and Calamities, the film that won-over the editor of Rotten Tomatoes.

Real Housewives of Auckland: the sci-fi book launch

Real Housewives and Bachelorettes turn out to support Gilda Kirkpatrick's book about inter-planetary battle

Kanye and Kim 'don't have a favourite' Taylor Swift song, but love nude selfies

During a recent interview with Harper's Bazaar magazine, Kimye didn't shy away from controversy.

MAALA keeps it cool and composed with debut album

At 21, the Auckland-born musician has already worked with the writers behind Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber's mega-hits.

Longtime Sesame Street characters Bob, Gordon and Luis let go by show

Bob, Gordon and Luis are all moving out of Sesame Street

Is Margot Robbie the next Bond girl?

According to word on the street, the Aussie actor is tipped to secure the role in the next 007 instalment.

Kiwi trio The Koi Boys catch their big break on The Voice Australia

Kiwi trio's big break on Voice Australia on New Zealand TV screens.

The most inappropriate moments in New Zealand TV news

From giving the finger to uttering "I can see breast", it's all happened on NZ's screens.

Hamilton City Council votes unanimously for Momentum theatre rebuild

Council have voted in favour of Momentum Waikato's proposal to build a new performing arts theatre.

Concert Review: Passionate Troye Sivan connects with Christchurch crowd

REVIEW: Troye Sivan's Blue Neighbourhood show in Christchurch was "dreamy, hopeful, emotional and genuine".

Former Time Team expert sets out to rescue New Zealand's heritage

Small museums are struggling to keep the past alive. A new TV series sets out to help them.

Mary J Blige files for divorce from husband of 13 years

No more drama for R&B star Mary J Blige.

Before they were famous: Kimbra

Here's a 12-year-old Hamilton singer who would go on to top the international charts...

Lady Gaga hits stage for invite-only show for DNC delegates

Lady Gaga cover classic songs from Woody Guthrie and Neil Young at DNC invite-only show.

Miss Sharon Jones! documentary motivates the singer to carry on

The show goes on for cancer-stricken Sharon Jones

Pete's Dragon: NZ-shot movie getting rave reviews

Tapanui and Whakarewarewa praised for their "storybook radiance" by Pete's Dragon reviewers

Weiner doco aims to prove more to the man than extramarital sexting

Can a film make Anthony Weiner more than a punch line?

Newshub's Simon Shepherd tells weather presenter he 'still thinks she's hot'

Thursday's Newshub weather forecast heated up for a different reason thanks to Simon Shepherd.

Why I am tired of celebrity cameos

OPINION: There are just too many celebrity cameos in films nowadays, and Ben Stiller is to blame.

Meet the man behind the music on Gloriavale

Stephen Gallagher reveals his inspiration for the score accompanying TV2's Gloriavale special.

The police dictatorship of 'Judge Dredd' feels frighteningly real

Super-charged beat cop, empowered to arrest criminals and determine their guilt raises questions about the limits of police power

Gloriavale special trumps Filthy Rich with highest TV2 ratings

Forget Filthy Rich, Kiwis are more interested in Gloriavale's Christian community.

Life of INXS' Michael Hutchence to be celebrated in documentary from Oscar-winning producers

A new feature-length documentary will explore the life and death of INXS frontman.

Ed Sheeran sparks frenzy with wedding ring photo

British singer gets fans thinking out loud on his marriage status after showing off a wedding band in a photo.

Watch: Naz's music video debut in K Dread's Jah Truly Bless

Naz gets cosy with reggae artiste K Dread in his music video for Jah Truly Bless.

Famous Kiwi faces who may not make the New Zealand 'Rich List'

Lorde, Taika Waititi, Sam Neill, Steven Adams. They've done alright. But how well?

Reality TV show House Hunters International to expose Southland lifestyle

International TV series to be filmed at Bluff, Invercargill and Oreti Beach.

Radio DJ breaks ranks to tell us why Radio Hauraki sounds like 'Howraki'

Radio DJ Alex Behan says he was told by bosses not to pronounce Radio Hauraki correctly.

Tape Face gets up close and personal with Heidi Klum at America's Got Talent

Kiwi comedian goes cheek to cheek with supermodel in the quarter finals of America's Got Talent.

Panic! At the Disco is coming to New Zealand

The rock band that knocked Adele off her charts perch announces a NZ show.

New music, new tour for Shapeshifter

Shapeshifter releases new single and announces NZ tour dates.

Man Booker Prize 2016 longlist revealed

US and UK authors dominate the longlist, which includes a novel by JM Coeztee, who is an early favourite

Don McGlashan to tour with Dimmer's Shayne P Carter

Don McGlashan and Shayne P Carter will tour the country together in October.

Television remains dominant in NZ, but growing generation gap may change that

Just one in five Kiwis over 45 watch online video every day - but it's a different story for the young.

Twitter reacts to Gloriavale: Dove Love and the wedding games

Wednesday night's Gloriavale episode saw quintessential single lady Dove Love nab her man.

Heath Ledger ignored sister's warning before he died

‚ÄčOn the night before he died, Heath Ledger's sister warned him not to mix sleeping tablets with prescription drugs.

Flight of the Conchords cast reunite

Bret McKenzie and Jermaine Clement were joined on stage recently by some surprise guests.

Uncertainty, fear and hunger: what it is like to sleep rough on Wellington's streets

Regina Tito slept at train stations, streets - even toilets. "It is warm, and you can lock the doors, so that's safety."