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Justin Bieber's comeback song leaks online

Justin Bieber's big solo comeback single has been leaked on the internet hours before its radio premiere.

Dylan Moran's Off the Hook hits Auckland

REVIEW: Self loathing has never been so hilarious. Nor has the grim reality that we are all edging closer to death.

Wellington's Broadcasting House burns after heritage wrangle - 150 years of news

Wellington's world-class Broadcasting House radio studio met a grim end - first bowled, then burned.

Game of Thrones: George RR Martin reveals key character lived (spoiler)

Did you see a body? It only counts if you saw a body.

Star Trek stars are now the world's coolest old hipsters

Patrick Stewart seems to be having a lot of fun lately.

Tom Thum sounds like he swallowed an orchestra

As a hyperactive teenager Tom Thum started putting his restless energy into beat boxing.

Stuff's weekend film guide

REVIEW: Daredevils, DJs and dying cabbies among the topics explored in movies opening this week.

Ashley Madison scandal could be turned into a TV show

The Ashley Madison hacking scandal would make a great TV show. Don't worry, someone's on it.

Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro to star in Bernie Madoff movie

Robert De Niro has been cast as big time fraudster, ponzi scheme runner Bernie Madoff.

Review: Hard lives and blurred truths in Struggle Street

Poverty isn't seen or heard very often on television apart from rearing its pesky ugly head on the occasional nightly news item.

UK songwriters collective sue SoundCloud over copyright

Britain's largest copyright collective says the online audio-streaming firm did not agree on licensing deal.

Netflix branches out but still scores

MIKE KILPATRICK

Now television is at our fingertips, on our smart devices when and where we want it.

New Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens trailer debuts

There has been an awakening. Have you felt it? New Episode VII trailer released through Instagram

Adele's new album set for November release

Anticipation is building ahead of the release of Adele's new album.

Miley Cyrus dresses up as journalist, asks strangers about herself

Stranger tells Miley that "the whole fabric of America is kind of falling apart, and she's not doing anything to try and keep it together."

Does new Game of Thrones theory unravel Jon Snow mystery? (spoiler)

Game of Thrones fans are abuzz over latest plot theory ... but could it be true?

Touch Compass Dance Company's Acquistions is a lively, vigorous works

REVIEW: Touch Compass challenges people's people’s perceptions of who can dance and what dance is.

Daft Punk, Star Wars mash-up delights sci-fi fans

Darth Vader and Boba Fett dropping the beats as Daft Punk? The Rebels don't stand a chance.

ABBA's Dancing Queen piano to go under the hammer in London

The piano used to play ABBA's disco hit Dancing Queen it is expected to sell for up to $US1.24 million.

Cliff Curtis talks Fear the Walking Dead

Fear the Walking Dead is appetizing all on its own

Review: We Are Your Friends

REVIEW: We Are Your Friends - a fun, visually engaging “primer” on the sweet science of mixing

TV Review: Biggest Baddest, Planet Oil

REVIEW: Niall McCann ventures into the world's toughest terrain on Biggest Baddest

Taranaki's arts festival technical director hails from Hawera

Arts festival technical director Bonnie Burrill's can take a nap almost anywhere - even during sound check.

Hugh Jackman's daughter says he's boring

Hugh Jackman's daughter got up on stage at his show and told the crowd he was "boring".

The 10 best and worst TV finale episodes

For every Breaking Bad, there's a Dexter, as one viewer's carefully-worked out chart shows.

Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Schumer team up for new film

Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer have started writing a movie together. And in it, they'll play sisters.

Hosking's reply 'pathetic', Peters says

Winston Peters says it doesn't matter if journalists are left- or right-leaning, "as long as they are balanced".

Early JRR Tolkien work set to be published

An early, unfinished manuscript by JRR Tolkien is set to be published in the United Kingdom.

The Michael Gudinski book

SIMON SWEETMAN

The best music book I've read in a while is Stuart Coupe's biography of Michael Gudinski.

Justin Bieber 'lookalike' found dead

Bieber fan had spent more than $140,000 to make himself look like the singer.

Big Bang Theory actors are the world's highest paid television stars in 2015

TV actors playing everything from geeky scientists to spunky doctors are making a killing on the small screen.

Bollywood's brutal (and hilarious) take on rugby

Apparently in India, rugby is a sport where players get repeatedly kicked in the face.

TVNZ increases profit, says winning battle for 'prime time' viewers

State broadcaster claims biggest lead in prime time news slot for 10 years.

Ellen DeGeneres joins Taylor Swift on stage

The hits - and celeb cameos - keep coming in Taylor Swift's 1989 world tour. 

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games is a highly energised and polished delight

REVIEW: While the story is slight and cliched, there's much to like in this Lord of the Dance.

Review: Vacation

REVIEW: Salty language and schmaltz comedy don't mix in Vacation

Review: She's Funny That Way

REVIEW: She's Funny That Way leaves you asking - Anything Else?

Review: Ricki and the Flash

REVIEW: Ricki and the Flash evokes the essence of a decent pub rock ballad.

Kelly Osbourne vows to stay flamboyant

Life after Fashion Police may take a bit more of a leisurely turn for personality Kelly Osbourne, but she won't be losing her flamboyant streak.

Bernadette Morrison and Jason Bonham announced as new judges for The Block NZ

His clients call him "The Millimetre Man" - for his exacting eye for detail.

Six60: off to conquer America

Six60 will play a special outdoor show at Christchurch’s Cathedral Square on New Year’s eve and are heading to America this week to work with Capitol Records.

Benedict Cumberbatch shines in 'dismal' Hamlet

Critics respond as Benedict Cumberbatch takes on Hamlet.

Power Plant creators returning to NZ Festival with bird-inspired light show

Creators of one of last year's NZ Festival highlights return with a bird show for Otari-Wilton's Bush.

Sydney school banned from showing gay film

A film a children with gay parents cannot be shown at a Sydney school.

The best (and worst) new releases on DVD and Blu-ray

REVIEW: New DVDs reviewed including Fast & Furious 7 and Black Sea.

Fare Dinkum tale attracts Aussie veteran to Last Cab

Michael Caton on The Castle and surviving the set of Last Cab to Darwin

Bachelor Art Green struts his stuff on the catwalk at New Zealand Fashion Week wedding show

Art Green gets his Zoolander on at New Zealand Fashion Week wedding show - but where was girlfriend Matilda?

Karen McMillan: The Best Books I Never Wrote

Cancer survivor and author Karen McMillan reveals her favourite books.

Pharrell to perform at MTV VMAs, Kanye West to get special honour

Kanye West will receive a special award at the MTV Video Music Awards.
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