Blake Lively 'picked a good one'

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5:35 PM  The actress wishes husband Ryan Reynolds a happy birthday by sharing a rather unusual photo.

Thomasin's Jojo character no victim video

Thomasin McKenzie at the Los Angeles premiere of Jojo Rabbit.

4:46 PM  Mean Girls and a concentration camp visit helped prepare Thomasin McKenzie to play a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany.

Chris Hemsworth keen to do Star Wars

'Thor' would be thrilled to join the Star Wars world.

Marvel star says he'd give anything to land a role in a galaxy far, far away.

Little Mix cancel NZ show

Little Mix will no longer be coming to Auckland.

The British girl group were supposed to play at Auckland's Spark Arena in December.

November's must-see TV video

It's Aniston for Apple TV+, Colman for The Crown and The Mandalorian's masked bounty hunter.

Jennifer Aniston and QEII are back, while live-action Star Wars is coming to a small screen near you.

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Lala Kent celebrates one year of sobriety with a festive birthday cake

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It's been a week full of frosting for Lala Kent. After her future stepdaughters, London and Rylee, treated her to the sweetest cake, the Vanderpump Rules singer bit into another one as she feted a major accomplishment.

Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and more stars set to perform at the 2019 CMA Awards

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The Cry Pretty songstress and The Fighter crooner are just some of the biggest names that will take the legendary stage next month.

Lizzo sets the record straight on 'truth hurts' after being accused of plagiarism

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“Good as Hell” singer fires back after producers take issue with an unforgettable lyric.

Justin Theroux reenacts iconic Lady and the Tramp spaghetti scene with his dog

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The actor and his four-legged friend attended a special screening of the film in New York on Tuesday. The film hits Disney+ November 12.

Rose McGowan claims Harvey Weinstein and Lisa Bloom 'upended' her life in bombshell lawsuit

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She accuses the defendants of hiring spies, attempted theft and more.

Kerry Washington and Gwyneth Paltrow spill secrets from their high school days

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The actresses opened up in a discussion and got really honest about their younger selves.

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Jay-Jay reveals mystery romance video

ENT PHOTO SUPPLIED 06072019 Jason Gunn, Paul Flynn and Jay-Jay Feeney from More FM's drive show.

The radio host says her secret love is finally coming to New Zealand - and she's taking him on a roadie.

Kylie Jenner cashes in on meme video

If anyone could make money off an awkward lullaby, it would be this 22-year-old billionaire.

Marriage not for Charlize Theron

Camila Cabello meets Kate and Wills

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Emily Ratajkowski is being sued for $150,000 over an instagram photo

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5:44 PM  What's more? The photographer is also asking for all of the profits the model made off of his work.

Salma Hayek just trolled Ryan Reynolds so hard on his birthday

5:16 PM  The actress hilariously poked fun at her former co-star on social media.

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Lamar Odom reveals he left Taraji P. Henson to date Khloe Kardashian

5:23 PM  He says he was ''an immature punk'' when he broke things off with the Golden Globe winner.

film

Is it ever OK to joke about Nazis? video

Taika Waititi, right, plays an idiotic version of Hitler in Jojo Rabbit.

Comedy has its pitfalls where portraying World War II is concerned, says a film historian, but drama isn't safe either.

Meet the real Sir Ed in new doco

Hillary: Ocean to Sky, a documentary about Kiwi explorer Sir Edmund Hillary, left, will be released on October 31.

Two decades after conquering Mt Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary embarked on one of his most dangerous expeditions ever.

Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker's big finale video

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is in cinemas December 19.

The final trailer has been released - and promises an epic end to the original saga.

Benjen Stark joins LOTR video

Joseph Mawle, seen here as Benjen Stark, is to be part of the Lord of the Rings TV Series.

Amazon's billion dollar Lord of the Rings TV series has cast a potential villain.

music

English DJ revealed for Northern Bass

Andy C returns to Northern Base.

The drum and bass icon will perform with MC Tonn Piper at this year's Northern Bass festival.

Six60's NP show set to be a sellout

A sponsored Facebook post from Six60 says only final tickets are available.

Get your Six60 tickets fast, they're almost sold out.

Who wrote Lizzo's Truth Hurts? video

The argument comes over just one line of the song - one that's become synonymous with Lizzo.

The argument comes over just one line of the song - one that's become synonymous with Lizzo.

Frontm3n to tour NZ

Frontm3n will perform in New Zealand in November.

The set list includes The Hollies' The Air That I Breathe and He Ain't Heavy.

tv & radio

The Great Kiwi Bake Off returns video

Madeleine Sami and Hayley Sproull are back for season two of The Great Kiwi Bake Off.

More challenges, more fun - the baking programme's ready to rise to the reality challenge.

MC judges team up with MKR's Manu

The new trio: Gary Mehigan, Manu Feildel and Matt Preston will soon join forces on Plate of Origin.

Preston and Mehigan quit MasterChef amid rumours of a money row, and now they're back.

Hilary's snap from secret TVNZ studio video

Hilary Barry inside the makeshift satellite studio TVNZ's been forced to set up in the wake of the ongoing fire.

More than 100 staff from Breakfast to 6pm and Seven Sharp are working in a make-shift newsroom at Spark headquarters.

Win with the TV Guide: November 2 - 8

TV Guide is in stores every Thursday.

Your chance to win Ailo's Journey prize pack and a Candylocks doll.

Games

Why Minecraft's popular again video

Minecraft now has more than your typical farm animals in the game - with bees, pandas, turtles and foxes that huddle ...

The block based building game has seen a massive upswing in users - more than a decade after it launched.

'Weird' element in new Fortnite video

Jordan Tini gives the new chapter of Fortnite four out of five stars.

"There's a giant war occurring and you can go fishing in the middle of it. I thought it was weird but when you do it, it was quite enjoyable."

Fortnite 'PR stunt' won't lure me back

Alex Linklater has given up on Fornite and plans to look around for some other games to play, and continue to ride his ...

Fortnite's not as good as it used to be, says teen fan Alex Linklater.

Simpsons predicted Fortnite blackout video

The Simpsons predicted it first - this time, it's the Fortnite black hole.

It's the latest "Simpsons did it first" theory.

books

'Nobody had dealt with a child like me'

Bex Lipp with the book Aroha's Way, which she developed to give children tools to deal with their emotions.

By the time she was 16, Bex Lipp attempted to take her own life and fell in to a crisis.

New take on classic fairytales

Briar Rose's (Sleeping Beauty) true love's kiss is from a woman. Artist: PJ Paterson.

Author didn't want her child to hear about the handsome prince who rescues a damsel in distress.

It ain't easy getting published in New Zealand

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Writing a novel isn't the hard part - trying to get someone to publish it is.

Has the star dust settled on Ardern?

Ardern and baby Neve caused a stir on the floor of the United Nations.

OPINION: After March 15, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's domestic popularity skyrocketed. But recent polls suggest her star is falling. Why?

arts

Michael Smither painting sets new record

Michael Smither's Sea Wall and Kingfisher 1967 has sold for $342,000.

Michael Smither's Sea Wall and Kingfisher 1967 has sold for $342k. The previous record for a living artist was $290k for a Bill Hammond work.

Cook painting could be worth $300,000

Captain James Cook, painted by John Webber about 1780. A much smaller portrait of Cook by Webber is up for auction in London.

A little known portrait of Captain James Cook will be auctioned in London next week.

Japan haka group in high demand

Haka group Ngā Hau e Whā gives members a chance to showcase Māori culture in Asia.

Ngā Hau e Whā gives its members a chance to connect and share Māori culture in Asia.

Fringe Festival 'biggest yet'

Musician Macaila Eve is the director of the 2019 Hamilton Fringe Festival, as well as one of the performers.

The weird and wonderful will be on show in Hamilton's annual celebration of small-scale artistic endeavour.

stage & theatre

'Monster Songs' hits high note

Monster Songs, directed by Ben Emerson, is playing at BATS Theatre until October 30.

Monster Songs a great outing - especially for musical theatre geeks

Cock raw, witty and intense

Simon Leary, left, and Jack Buchanan's relationship as John and M is put under the microscope in Cock.

Stripped back - no scenery, props or mime - Cock mimics the real-life rhythm of daily interactions and fights between people who love each other.

The show must go on

The St James Theatre closed for earthquake strengthening in 2018. It is set to reopen in 2021.

Wellington's arts community has performed well in adapting to the loss of two of its best and biggest venues.

Keeping our national treasures video

Not all of Wellington's cultural treasures originated here with the annual World of WearableArt show moved from Nelson ...

Wellington is home to the majority of the country's biggest artistic organisations but keeping them here takes time, effort and, most importantly, money.

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