The Christchurch Arts Festival has opened, and for the first time since the earthquakes it's back in the central city.
Almost two decades on from the deaths of Kiwi mountaineers Rob Hall and Andy Harris on the world's highest peak, a Hollywood film telling their story is set for release.
Cliff Bleszinki and BossKey Productions' free-to-play arena shooter, formerly known as Project Bluestreak, has been officially unveiled with the title LawBreakers.
We Are Your Friends sees Zac Efron as an aspiring DJ/producer in the hedonistic and tacky Los Angeles EDM scene.
The Guinness Book of Records was started to help settle bar bets, but it has actually helped everyday people - and some very odd people - achieve worldwide recognition.
We may have grown accustom to seeing the likes of Andy Ellis, Hika Elliot, and DJ Forbes in all black, but rumour has it they don't mind some fluoro.
Actress Lisa Kudrow resurrected her Friends character Phoebe for a surprise performance with Taylor Swift in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.
Tens of thousands of people have taken part in the 70th anniversary of La Tomatina.
There've been some seriously raised eyebrows at Fashion Week this year, after it was revealed one collection hitting the catwalk is a wee bit different to anything we've seen before.
A 12-year-old boy accidentally punched a hole through a US$1.5 million centuries-old Italian oil painting when he tripped and fell into the piece during an exhibition in Taiwan.
The latest trailer for Destiny DLC The Taken King gives fans a first glimpse of the Nolan North-voiced Ghost companion, after he replaced Peter Dinklage in the role.
A '90s Britpop A&R man takes the concept of "killer tunes" to a murderous new level.
Officials at America's Parents Television Council are pleading with advertisers to boycott this weekend's MTV Video Music Awards because they feel host Miley Cyrus is a bad influence on kids.
On last night's episode of MasterChef it was builder Chris Smith who had to leave the kitchen, after his osso bucco dish let him down.
While you've seen this story a dozen times before and done better, Gyllenhaal's mesmerising performance sold it for me.
Hundreds of bare-chested women have taken to the streets of New York to protest the Mayor's plan to make them cover up.
Actor Matt Leblanc and comedian Chris Rock strutted their stuff as models for a night as they walked down the runway at Taylor Swift's concert in Los Angeles over the weekend.
The paper quoted a "1D source" and said a meeting in London last week resolved with a decision to put the group on an extended hiatus.
Veronica Green is bringing her work home for an exhibition for a change. But she's not expecting the reception she gets on the world stage.
Lisa Carrington's double success at the Kayak World Champs has many calling her a lock for two golds - including our most successful Olympian.
A fashion photographer who's worked with supermodels is now revealing the beauty in people with visible genetic conditions.
Foo Fighters foiled a protest by the Westboro Baptist Church after members picketed the rockers' gig in Missouri on Friday.
New Zealand Fashion Week kicks off on Monday, and while it's mainly about the big names, it also features some smaller, up-and-coming designers.
Eight shoe enthusiasts queued for two days on a footpath and say $300 was a small price to pay for a new pair of Kanye West's Yeezy Boost 350s.
Juno star Ellen Page turned on US Republican Party presidential candidate hopeful Ted Cruz at the Iowa State Fair on Friday, and challenged the politician on gay rights issues.
The Emmy's have released their first official promo, and in the clip, host Andy Samberg gives us a bit more insight on the seven words he's not allowed to use on television.
Penguins at Auckland's Kelly Tarlton's are hard at work preparing their nests for breeding season.
A trailer for The Witch, which was huge favourite at the Sundance Film Festival this year, has been released and it's already being described as "the most terrifying trailer of the year".
AMC network has released a preview of the first three minutes of their Walking Dead spinoff, Fear the Walking Dead, which is set to premiere this Sunday.
Graffiti artist Banksy has announced the opening of a dystopian theme park in a British seaside town.
A video has surfaced of a 7-year-old Taylor Swift fan with autism playing an incredible medley on the piano. Swift picked it up and shared it on Twitter.
Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle has admitted travelling across state lines to have sex with minors and distributing child pornography.
APRA has announced the five finalists in line for the 2015 APRA Silver Scroll Award, the 50th edition of the New Zealand peer-voted music award.
A policeman has been caught on camera accusing a car-jacker of having "a big smile" on his face as his colleague tried to run the officer over.
Auckland street artist Paul Walsh has made a name for himself turning utility boxes into head-turning art pieces.
You either love it or you loathe it, but more and more Kiwis are embracing horror, and not just movies or books.
Zac Efron took a risk and hitched a ride on a tiger shark's back after while snorkelling in Hawaii.
Seriously funny, funnily serious, Trainwreck vastly exceeded so many of my rom-com experiences and is definitely on my must-own Blu-ray list.
Eric Clapton, John Denver, John Farnham AAA Tommy Emmanuel's shared the stage with them all and many more.
Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston has created a new TV show, which he has described as "pretty much Breaking Bad in reverse".
A Napier shoplifter might think twice before stealing again after being hauled in by a trio of rugby players.
British comedian and talk show host John Oliver has picked out his favourite design for a new New Zealand flag.
Last night, MasterChef viewers had to say goodbye to frontrunner Merran Kenworthy, after her reinvention of a classic Kiwi dish landed her in the bottom two.
A couple in Sydney woke in the middle of the night to find a naked 25-year-old Irishman asleep in the bed beside them.
Our MPs aren't about to go on their summer holidays, but we thought it was reasonable to ask them about their favourite song choices anyway.
New Zealand Geographic has announced the finalists of its photography awards, which showcase New Zealand through the lens of a camera.
A new movie about the rise of hip-hop icons NWA depicting racial tensions and the targeting of black youth by police in the 1980s shows things haven't changed much in some US cities.
Kelly Rutherford condems the New York judge who ordered her children to be sent back to their father in Monaco, alleging the ruling was a "done deal" before she even walked into the courtroom.
Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl let a fan take control of the band during a gig in Canada on Wednesday night by bringing an audience member on stage to sing a classic Rush hit.
Mexican actress Salma Hayek proved she is game to eat anything after happily munching on deep-fried frog and stir-fried silk worms during an appearance on US TV on Wednesday.
Lamar Odom has slammed reports he verbally abused Khloé Kardashian yesterday, insisting she arranged their meeting.
Downton Abbey has teased fans with a promotional photo of the sixth and final series, which is due to air in September.
Wellington writer Mandy Hager's book Singing Home the Whale has won this year's Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award at the prestigious New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.
It has been a busy few months for US comedian Amy Schumer, as her hit cable show Inside Amy Schumer has been nominated for a swathe of Emmys, and her first ever movie has opened to rave reviews.
Kate Rodger's full interview with Trainwreck star Bill Hader.
Tom Cruise was so worried his friends and family would talk him out of the plane-clinging Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation stunt that opens the latest film in the blockbuster franchise, he didn't tell them he'd signed up for it.
Capcom has officially announced that a Resident Evil 2 remake has been approved for development, as a result of fan demand.
Our first look at Quentin Tarantino's next film is here, before the film's December release.
Who knew a Kiwi could become a reality TV star in China?
Kate Rodger's full interview with Trainwreck star and writer Amy Schumer.