Brother-sister duo Brood over success


Caleb Nott, of Kiwi music sensation Broods, is not sure he could deal with the same level of fame as compatriot Lorde.

Top 10 MTV VMA's best moments ever


Kanye's "Ima let you finish" moment, Madonna's tongue and Lady Gaga's beef - a look at MTV VMA best moments ever.

Harry Potter helped shape the political culture of a generation

Harry Potter

How has the boy-who-lived influenced political values and perspective of a generation?

Robin Williams' ashes to be scattered at sea

Robin Williams

Robin Williams' body has reportedly been cremated, with his ashes scattered at sea.

What's good at the movies this weekend?


Scarlett Johansson expands her brain power, a centenarian goes on a big adventure and Nick Cave has his 20,000th day on Earth.

GoT star wins strongest man competition

Hafthor Bjornsson

Game of Thrones star Hafthor Bjornsson has been crowned Europe's Strongest Man after winning the annual contest.

Elvis Presley's last words revealed

Elvis Presley

After 37 years, Elvis Presley's fiancee has revealed the king's final words before he died on the toilet.

Photos: Miley Cyrus' wackiest Instagrams

Miley Cyrus

As our favourite wild child is heading to New Zealand, we're looking at her wackiest Instagrams.

In a perfect world I'd go see Miley

simon sweetman


So, Miley Cyrus is coming to New Zealand, one show - The Bangerz Tour. I'm not joking when I say that I would go to that.

Review: 20,000 Days on Earth

20,000 days on earth

REVIEW: 20,000 Days on Earth is a good idea, irritatingly executed, with barely enough honesty or insight to justify its existence.

How a hashtag changed this picture


How a hashtag changed this picture.

Composer helps make a difference

grayson gilmour

After pretty successful year, musician Grayson Gilmour he has decided to give a bit back to those in need.

There's still life in Die! Die! Die!

Die! Die! Die!

Die! Die! Die! take their new album Swim on tour, starting with Palmerston North and Wellington.

Efron and Rodriguez split after two months

Michelle Rodriguez and Zac Efron

Michelle Rodriguez and Zac Efron are supposedly no longer an item.

Crystal to honour Williams at Emmys

Robin Williams, Billy Crystal

Robin Williams will be honoured at the Emmys with a tribute led by his longtime friend, Billy Crystal.

Blu-ray review: Cuban Fury

Blu-ray review: Cuban Fury

REVIEW: All's fair in love and salsa.

Review: Star Wars: A New Hope Radio Drama Topps Collectable Editions

Star Wars

REVIEW: "You may think you've seen the movie; wait 'till you hear it."

Kate Bush plea: Put that phone down

Kate BUsh

OPINION: Kate Bush doesn't want fans to take photos or film during her concerts. Is she asking too much?

The Chocolate Factory controversy revisited

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

What the new Chocolate Factory cover controversy says a lot about book industry and readers.

The TV Guide's top 5 picks of the week

Call The Midwife

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

King of the Castle


Where Castle creator Andrew L Marlowe finds the inspiration for the show's deaths.

Miley Cyrus announces NZ show

Miley Cyrus

Celebrity wild child Miley Cyrus is to perform in New Zealand for the first time.

First... and last honour for artist

Auckland fine arts lecturer Jonathan Mane-Wheoki

Arts professor Jonathan Mane-Wheoki is preparing to die and knows the honour he received today is unique.

Anna Nicole Smith's estate loses bid for millions

Anna Nicole Smith

The estate of Anna Nicole Smith has failed in its final bid to obtain about $54m of her late husband's money.

'Oddballs' in the kitchen

Neil Gussey and Tracey Allan

Tracey Allan had never seen an episode of MKR before close friend Neil Gussey asked her to audition with him.

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul's weird reunion

Cranston and Paul's weird reunion

Is it an TV show ad? Is it a spoof of reality show Pawn Stars? Is it a weird Breaking Bad binge-watching-induced dream?

'We're his damn kids': Doubtfire star

Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson, the little girl who played Robin Williams' daughter in Mrs Doubtfire, has penned a sweet tribute.

No twerking at MTV awards, thanks

Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke

MTV has been warned not to include 'explicitly sexual content' in this year's Video Music Awards.

Soundwave 2015: The best-ever rock line-up?

Faith No More

Could this be the best rock festival line-up Australia has ever seen?

Why Chris Martin 'is dating' Jennifer Lawrence

Chris Martin/j-Law

"Sources" spill on the reasons why Coldplay's frontman is dating actor Jennifer Lawrence.

Stars and their social media gaffes

Reese Witherspoon

When celebs post an 'inspirational quote' online ... and get it wrong.

Nigel Latta: We can 'fix' family violence

NIgel latta

Nigel Latta's approach to family violence this week was 'fascinating, and clever', Jimmy Ryan writes.

Why Lorde is so excited


Teenage Grammy-winner announces four-gig NZ tour in October, saying she's "so excited".

Portrait of a miner

David Thorpe

A musician has launched a musical tribute for a long-lost relative who died in a mining disaster.

Star Wars to have fewer CGI effects

Star Wars

The new Star Wars movies will ditch an overload of CGI for more "practical" special effects.

Taylor Swift shakes off negativity

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has learned an invaluable lesson: when life kicks you down sometimes you've just got to dance.

Live blog: The Amazing Race Australia vs New Zealand

Amazing Race

Can the Kiwis strike a blow ahead of this weekend's Bledisloe Cup clash at Eden Park?

State house sculpture in 'poor taste'

Queens Wharf

State tenants oppose $1.5m sculpture proposed for Akld's Queens Wharf because the ironic message is offensive.

Funniest Edinburgh Fringe joke 'sucks'

Tim Vine

Joke about a vacuum cleaner voted the funniest at the Edinburgh Fringe comedy festival.

Drug crackdown snares Jackie Chan's son

jackie chan

Action superstar Jackie Chan's son is latest celebrity caught in huge Chinese crackdown.

Christina Aguilera called her daughter what?

Christina Aguilera, Matt Rutler

What a girl wants: Christina Aguilera has revealed the name of her baby daughter. And it's a doozie.

Red Nose Day: Bad language for a good cause


Guy Williams and Cure Kids ambassador Oliver talk bad language, living with dialysis and working with a charity.

Robin Williams video goes global

Jack and Vivian Waller with Sophie

Robin Williams' final message of hope to a terminally ill Kiwi has hit headlines across the world.

TVNZ apologises for condom ad during Consent


TVNZ has apologised for screening a condom ad during Consent: The Louise Nicholas Story.

Lesley Garrett takes on the habit

Lesley Garrett

Playing Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music makes soprano Lesley Garrett feel like a better human.

Kimbra's The Golden Echo



I'd written previously about Kimbra - she is not the enemy. She is in fact very talented.

Kate Ritchie gives birth to baby girl

Kate Ritchie

She is renowned as one of Australia's best known child stars, but now Kate Ritchie has become a mother herself

Top 10 Shortland Street deaths

Sarah potts

With last night's untimely death of Sarah Potts, we've compiled a list of the show's top shocks.

Popular character dies

Sarah potts

TV soap Shortland Street unexpectedly kills off a popular character, devastating fans.

Why 2014 is Ethan Hawke's year

Ethan Hawke

He's been in the business for three decades, but it's now that Ethan Hawke gets stopped on the street.
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