When Sony Pictures approached Demi Lovato to provide the voice for the independent, strong-willed Smurfette in their new animated film, "Smurfs: The Lost Village", it was another vehicle to spread her message.
Whatever way you spin it, vinyl sales are up in Australia.
Roll up, roll up and enter the ruthless Victorian underbelly of hucksters, mediums and carnies.
Sky TV's Neon streaming service has a category of shows titled "Secret Shame''. A new addition to this category is the fourth season of MTV's Ex on the Beach.
The latest reboot of the 1990s "Power Rangers" children's television series held its world premiere in Los Angeles.
British actress Emma Thompson says President Donald Trump once called her out of the blue years ago and asked her for a date.
Cat Stevens, now known as Yusuf, will tour Australia for the third time to mark his 50-year folk music career.
Adele concertgoers got a drenching last night as a weather bomb hit Auckland.
Beethoven: Cello Works, Volume 1. Inbal Megiddo (cello), Jian Liu (piano). Rattle CD
Swedish singer Zara Larsson’s second album is full of a swagger that swings between self-effacing intelligence and a self-awareness that sometimes come across as the aural equivalent of a selfie.
The first studio album from Soulwax since brothers Stephen and David Dewaele released Nite Versions in 2005, From Deewee is a road-trip through a landscape festooned with vintage synthesisers...
Whatever it is, Drake’s new "musical project" sees him leave 2016’s overblown Views behind in a Yeezy-like burst of creativity, where the idea of "the album" is reconfigured for the streaming...
Poetry reviewer Hamish Wyatt takes a look at the latest offerings from some of New Zealand's best: Sue Wootton, Bill Manhire, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman and Kate Camp.
Neil Gaiman returns to a favourite subject.
The latest work by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler, is a remarkable and elegant piece of fiction.
Is there life on Mars? After watching Life (Rialto and Reading) I sincerely hope not.
The late German writer Wolfgang Herrndorf’s 2010 coming-of-age novel Tschick was a huge success in the author’s home country, selling more than 2 million copies and drawing comparisons to...
Dunedin darkwave post-punk trio Elan Vital released their debut album this week: seven claustrophobic and dreamy swirls of cold keys, drum machines, and distorted disco bass.
There was never any question it was going to be good. But no words or teaser video can really prepare you for just how great Adele is live. Or how funny.
The style and character of all classical music can be seized from its origins, "syncopated and jazzed up" to be far removed from its geneses, writes Liz Bouman.