Lorde is Jaime Oliver's 'babe'

Lorde is on 'babe' terms with Jamie Oliver.

2:05 PM  The celebrity chef admired Lorde's humour, but was it a tad creepy? Fans say yes.

Steinlager face sells pure sex

Vincent Gallo was the disheveled-looking character off the Steinlager ad that was shot in Queenstown

1:32 PM  He once told us to Keep it Pure in an advert. Now he's promoting himself as a male escort for as little as US$50,000.

Spandex is the new black

Alison Brie headlines the show's ensemble cast.

13 min ago  Glow takes viewers back to the 80s, to tell the story of a beloved but short-lived wrestling show.

Kiwi Wilderkid in Deadpool2

Deadpool and Hunt For The Wilderpeople star Julian Dennison stare off into their beautiful future together.

1:37 PM  Can Marvel's Merc with a Mouth keep up with "bad egg" Ricky Baker?

In praise of Pretty Little Liars

Pretty Little Liars has just finished up after seven seasons.

1:58 PM  The show all the cool kids know as must-see and must-Tweet TV.

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Steam's Gary DeCarlo dies

Gary DeCarlo, of Steam, died in Connecticut with his wife by his side.

He brought us the 1969 hit 'Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye ', which was often sung at sporting events.

Young rockers ready for heats

Mitchell Whale, Aniwa Heke, Kaea Heke, Nik Redwood and Nathan Strong are LiveWire.

Mahurangi College's youngest band LiveWire are ready bring the beat to Smokefree Rockquest Northland finals this weekend.

Teen photographer shoots to top

"Barber Artist" made the top 30 for the Auckland Photo Day competition.

Auckland youngster, Jade Petry, 14, snaps a top spot in an Aucklandwide photography competition.

Femme goes national

Southland Girls' High School head of performing arts and Femme musical director Sarah Rae with students in the school's ...

Southland Girls' High School are taking their singing skills to the big city, again.

The Kiwi artist to know video

Much like a painting, Tony Lane pauses in the sunlight and falling leaves outside his Epsom home.

This long-standing artist has had more than 100 exhibitions during his career.

Hollywood gambles on Ferrell, Poehler pairing

Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler will be hoping The House rakes in plenty of cash as it opens around the world this weekend.

Two much-loved Saturday Night Live stars finally headline a movie together.

Emma Watson's feminist book drive

Emma Watson continues her plight to get people reading..

The Beauty and the Beast star left signed copies of The Handmaid's Tale all over Paris.

Song celebrates Prince's dad

Singer Prince died in 2016 of an accidental overdose.

It was produced at Paisley Park. Now it's celebrating the 101st birthday of the late musical icon's father.

Hope and Glory for the Lions

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in rehearsal.

The NZSO have got something rousing and traditional in store for a one-off rugby inspire show. Check out the video.

Watts returns to Mulholland Drive territory

Naomi Watts says that a TV show needs to be interesting and complicated and have somewhere to go.

Aussie actress teams up with Fifty Shades director for psychological thriller

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celebrities

Lorde is Jaime Oliver's 'babe'

Lorde is on 'babe' terms with Jamie Oliver.

2:05 PM  The celebrity chef admired Lorde's humour, but was it a tad creepy? Fans say yes.

In praise of Pretty Little Liars

1:58 PM  The show all the cool kids know as must-see and must-Tweet TV.

Kiwi Wilderkid to star in Deadpool 2

Steinlager face sells pure sex

THE BACHELOR NZ

Viarni: 'We are happy and relieved'

Viarni Bright and Zac Franich were happy they no longer had to keep their relationship a secret.

The Bachelor New Zealand's Zac Franich and Viarni Bright confirmed they are still together.

Bachelor NZ 'twisted experience' video

Lily McManus-Semchyshyn was left hurt when Zac told her he could not continue.

Bachelor runner-up Lily McManus calls the show a "twisted experience" after the final episode ended.

And the winner is... video

Viarni said she was looking forward to being a normal couple, walking down the street holding hands.

The winner of the Bachelor New Zealand 2017 and Zac's heart is Viarni Bright. 

It's decision time, Zac

The final two - Lily McManus-Semchyshyn and Viarni Bright.

This is it, the moment we've all been waiting for: The Bachelor chooses his belle. Join Steve Kilgallon and Glenn McConnell for the most momentous TV moment of the year.

Video

Spandex is the new black on Netflix

Glow takes viewers back to the 80s, to tell the story of a beloved but short-lived wrestling show.

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In praise of Paddington

Michael Bond's "brilliance" was that Paddington has always engaged the world as "a person", believes illustrator R.W. Alley.

"I don't think a young reader could find a better companion in children's literature."

Taika names his Top 10

Taika Waititi has named his 10 favourite films of all-time for the UK's Empire magazine.

From Dr Strangelove to Days of Heaven: Are these the movies that have influenced the Hunt for the Wilderpeople director?

Rosie, The Stath welcome baby boy

Model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and actor Jason Statham have been together since 2010.

The former model and action hero are all set for the patter of little feet

Goodbye, Tom Cruise

It is not know if Tom Cruise is still in New Zealand.

Stars head home as Mission: Impossible 6 wraps in New Zealand with spectacular car chase.

music

Song celebrates Prince's dad

Singer Prince died in 2016 of an accidental overdose.

It was produced at Paisley Park. Now it's celebrating the 101st birthday of the late musical icon's father.

Hope and Glory for the Lions

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in rehearsal.

The NZSO have got something rousing and traditional in store for a one-off rugby inspire show. Check out the video.

Goldie gilds Northern Bass line up

DJ Goldie will headline the Northern Bass fesitival.

The UK DJ joins Stormzy, Foreign Beggars, Andy C, Post Malone, and a reunited Salmonella Dub at this year's Northern Bass.

Split Enz bassist praises Lorde

Mike Chunn says Lorde's success is a "triumph of the highest order."

For Mike Chunn, Lorde having America's number one album is like the All Whites winning the World Cup.

tv & radio

Watts returns to Mulholland Drive territory

Naomi Watts says that a TV show needs to be interesting and complicated and have somewhere to go.

Aussie actress teams up with Fifty Shades director for psychological thriller

Row over 'Jonah'

Chris Lilley as Jonah from Tonga.

Pacific Peoples minister says Maori TV was wrong to screen Aussie comedy Jonah From Tonga, saying it just isn't funny.

Wentworth star retains her 'mystery'

Nicole Da Silva plays Franky Doyle on Wentworth.

Aussie actress Nicole da Silva reveals her ambition to play Lara Croft.

Filthy Rich like Game Of Thrones?

Miriama Smith plays Brady Truebridge in Filthy Rich.

Miriama Smith compares the local drama's second season to the popular fantasy series known for killing off main characters.

Games

The game two decades in the making

The game is included in Nintendo's new mini SNES.

Think the wait for the next Game of Thrones season or the next Avengers film is bad? Be glad you're not waiting 22 years.

NZ bans Japanese fetish game

Criminal Girls: Invite Only has been banned by New Zealand's censorship office.

Whipping teenage girls? Censor says no.

Sonic races onto smartphones

You'll soon be playing Sonic on your phone.

Relive your early 90s childhood with SEGA classics available for ios and android.

Nintendo goes retro

The mini SNES comes with 21 legitimately great games built in.

Classic games Donkey Kong and Super Mario World will be available on retro mini gaming console.

books

Emma Watson's feminist book drive

Emma Watson continues her plight to get people reading..

The Beauty and the Beast star left signed copies of The Handmaid's Tale all over Paris.

Liz Breslin mines memories in poetry collection

Liz Breslin, Wanaka poet, with her first published collection of poetry, Alzheimer's and a Spoon.

When memory is taken away, where are our reference points, asks poet Liz Breslin.

In praise of Paddington

Michael Bond's "brilliance" was that Paddington has always engaged the world as "a person", believes illustrator R.W. Alley.

"I don't think a young reader could find a better companion in children's literature."

What Harry Potter taught me stuff nation

I honestly believe there will never be as influential a series as Harry Potter, at least in my lifetime.

I honestly believe there will never be as influential a series as Harry Potter, at least in my lifetime.

arts

Warhol selfie sells for $10m

Andy Warhol's first self-portrait has sold for NZ$10.5 million at Sotheby's in London.

Artist Andy Warhol's first self portrait has sold for more than $10 million at auction.

A look back at '90s Wellington gallery

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Wellington in the 1990s
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Old photos provide a glimpse back in time to the capital city in the early 1990s.

Arts take over Wellington CBD

The second ReCut event will take place in Civic Square on Friday, June 30.

ReCut, a new series of free outdoor events in Wellington, bring arts out of theatres and into the public domain

Golden boobs and nudes wow

Women preparing to be photographed for Mandi Lynn's photo shoot in Upper Hutt in February. #everybodyisatreasure

Photographer Mandi Lynn has won an award for her portraits of semi-nude women.

stage & theatre

Wounded world dealt with grace

Black Grace's As Night Falls is showing at the ASB Theatre Marlborough on Sunday.

Reading the newspapers, it seemed the world was falling apart. Then Trump got elected. As Night Falls is Black Grace's hopeful response.

Aussies faint, vomit at 1984

The doubleplusgood production is taking the box office by storm.

First the show left Broadway audiences feeling "ungood". Now notorious torture scenes are shocking Aussie crowds, too.

Bonnie and Clyde sing onto stage

Keith Marr and Nicolette Nes star as the leads in Bonnie and Clyde - The Musical, at Howick's Harlequin Musical Theatre, ...

Infamous American public enemies' story is told in a new musical stage production.

Stealing the show with 50 years of service gallery

East Auckland local legend Gair McRae has received a Queen's Service Medal for her services to theatre and youth over ...

Gair McRae has taught drama for half a century and was recently honoured with a Queen's Service Medal.

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