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Stevie Wonder visits ailing US soul singer Aretha Franklin

The 76-year-old is seriously ill at her Detroit home.

An artist's impression of the planned new building, as seen from Wakefield Street.

Sir Peter Jackson's Wellington movie museum plan dropped

The city council had put $165.5m aside for the project.

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School of Hard Knocks, now in its third season on TVNZ’s DUKE, stars the All Blacks great turned youth mentor.

Mentoring youth on TV has taught Sir John Kirwan a valuable lesson

The All Blacks great has returned for another season of School of Hard Knocks on TVNZ's DUKE.

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Antonio Cacace’s La Bella Italia has been named one of the best “70 restaurants with a pizzeria’ in the world.

Learn the secret to the perfect pizza from Wellington's world-renowned restaurant

Antonio Cacace's La Bella Italia has been named one of the 70 Best Restaurants with a Pizzeria in the world.

Beyonce honours ailing Aretha Franklin at Detroit concert

The Queen of Soul is gravely ill and surrounded by family.

Former WWE star Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart dies at 63

The wrestler was part of the Hart Foundation with Bret Hart.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07:   Commemorates Its 25th Year And Honors Founder Sir Elton John During New York Fall Gala - Show at Cathedral of St. John the Divine on November 7, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/WireImage)

Soul legend Aretha Franklin reportedly 'gravely ill'

The 76-year-old's family are said to have gathered at her home in Detroit.

Ruby Rose arrives at the premiere of Paramount Pictures' XXX: Return Of Xander Cage held at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood, California. USA.

Ruby Rose deletes Twitter account following Batwoman backlash

The Aussie actress was recently announced as the first openly gay superhero in a TV series.

Lindsay Lohan apologises for criticising #MeToo movement

The actress had branded women "weak" for speaking out.

His name is Idris Elba, but will he be first black Bond?

The star has stoked the flames on Twitter, before then attempting to put them out.

US popstar Pink returns to Sydney stage after 'excruciating' stomach virus

Illness forced the singer to postpone four shows this week.

Most read: 'We both looked at him and he's a Lachie' - Toni Street reveals newborn boy's name

The broadcaster's newborn was delivered yesterday afternoon by surrogate Sophie Braggins.

Kanye West

Kanye West opens up about bipolar disorder on Jimmy Kimmel show

The 41-year-old rap star says he has learned to embrace his condition.

Clarke Gayford's fishing trip with Jason Statham canned by movie execs

The Kiwi fisherman was able to tee up another exciting adventure for the Hollywood star.

Macaulay Culkin turned down offer to star in Big Bang Theory multiple times

"I'd have hundreds of millions of dollars right now if I did that gig."

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Moore is the director of Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11.

Watch: Trailer for Michael Moore's new documentary taking aim at Donald Trump

Fahrenheit 11/9 is the latest release from the Bowling for Columbine director.

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2017 file photo, Demi Lovato arrives at the West Coast debut of 29rooms at ROW DTLA in Los Angeles. Lovato has checked out of the hospital she was rushed to two weeks ago for a reported overdose. A person close to Lovato says she was released from Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles over the weekend.  Lovato was hospitalized on July 24. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Demi Lovato scraps tour dates as she continues recovery - 'I'll keep fighting'

The Sober singer is currently in rehab after an overdose.

In this Aug. 3, 2018 photo, actor Casey Affleck poses for a portrait at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles to promote his upcoming film "The Old Man & The Gun," in theaters on Sept. 28. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

'Enough is enough' - Casey Affleck opens up in the wake of #MeToo

He became associated with a long list of men who have abused power in Hollywood.

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On August 11, the TVNZ show celebrates its twenty-first birthday.

Watch: Mike Hosking and Susan Wood front Breakfast’s first episode in 1997 as TVNZ1 show celebrates 21st birthday - one day early

Here's a look back into the Breakfast archive 21-years-ago when Mike Hosking and Susan Wood hosted the first show.

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2000 file photo, actress Margot Kidder, who dated former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, arrives for his funeral at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal. Kidder's daughter says the Superman actress' death has been ruled a suicide. Maggie McGuan told The Associated Press Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, that she knew her mother died by suicide when she was brought to Kidder's house in May 2018, and that it is a big relief to have the truth out. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

'Superman' actress Margot Kidder's death ruled a suicide

Kidder, who played Lois Lane in Christopher Reeve's Superman, was found dead on May 13.

Ariana Grande suffers injury while filming Carpool Karaoke with James Corden

Despite the injury the singer said she'd never had more fun on a shoot.

Lindsay Lohan says women speaking out about #MeToo movement are 'weak'

Lindsay suggested some women have made public accusations just for attention.

Pink postpones fourth Aussie show after being released from hospital

The singer hopes to perform on Saturday after suffering a gastric virus.

Matthew Perry rushed to hospital for emergency surgery after bowel ruptures

The Friends star is now resting up in private while he heals.

The tabloid headline generating romance is over.

Angelina Jolie accuses Brad Pitt of not paying enough child support

The former couple are still at loggerheads in court over their divorce.

Ruby Rose attends the LA Premiere of "The Meg" at TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Ruby Rose cast as first openly gay superhero lead in TV series, in Batwoman

The Aussie model/actress said she "never felt represented on TV" as a kid.

FILE - This July 25, 2018, file photo shows Donald Trump's vandalized star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. The West Hollywood City Council has unanimously approved a resolution seeking to remove President Donald Trump's star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The resolution urges the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Los Angeles to remove the star because of what it says is Trump's "disturbing treatment of women and other actions." (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Council votes to remove Trump star from Hollywood Walk of Fame

But the vote isn't likely to get the intended result.

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