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Images posted to Instagram by Ella Yelich O'Connor - Lorde - comparing her set design, left, with Kanye's.

'Don't steal - not from women or anyone else' - Lorde accuses Kanye West of copying set design

Lorde saw similarities between her set and that recently used by the rapper.

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Butler and singer Robin Thicke lost their homes in the worst bushfires in Californian history, which have killed at least 25 people and forced 300,000 to evacuate their homes.

Actor Gerard Butler shows confronting vision of his home after it was destroyed in Malibu wildfires

Actor pays tribute to firefighters battling the worst fires in California's history.

Bruno Mars to provide Thanksgiving meals to 24,000 in Hawaii

Mars is set to perform the final show of his 200-date tour at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu today.

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The rain hasn't dampened the moon.

Watch: Taylor Swift lights up Mt Smart Stadium on a rainy Auckland night

"I think a rain show is one of the most exquisite, rare and wonderful occurrences, don't you Auckland?" Swift said to cheers.

Demi Lovato breaks social media silence to urge fans to vote in US midterm elections

The 26-year-old singer entered rehab in August following an apparent overdose in July.

FILE - In this July 13, 2013, file photo, Rapper Mac Miller performs on his Space Migration Tour at Festival Pier in Philadelphia. Los Angeles County coroner’s spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani said Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, that investigators have performed the autopsy and released the Miller's body to the family, but a cause will not be announced until the results of toxicology tests that can take weeks or months. Miller was found dead in his Los Angeles home last week. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

Rapper Mac Miller's death ruled accidental overdose

Cocaine, alcohol and the powerful opioid fentanyl were found in the 26-year-old's system.

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The 90s girl band will be getting back together for a tour this northern summer, but Victoria Beckham won’t be joining them.

Spice Girls announce UK tour next summer - minus Posh

The band said today that Beckham would not take part because of business commitments but "will always be one of the Spice Girls".

Tupac Shakur items, including bullet-dented medallion he was wearing when killed, donated to US university

The rapper's items will be on display at Temple University, Pennsylvania.

Family of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell sue his doctor over death

They allege that prescription drugs led to erratic behaviour from the singer.

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Europe correspondent Joy Reid caught up with him for an exclusive chat in London as he tours Europe with his band.

Kiwi singer-songwriter Marlon Williams talks about Hollywood debut in A Star is Born

Williams is having the year of his life after winning the coveted Silver Scroll award.

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The living legends will play Auckland’s Spark Arena at the end of next year.

Legendary rock band KISS announce single 2019 show in NZ as part of final tour

The group is coming to Auckland's Spark Arena as part of their End of the Road World Tour.

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Bohemian Rhapsody explores Queen’s battle to stand out.

Limited-edition copies of Freddie Mercury's costumes to be auctioned off on TradeMe

The set - the only one in Australasia - has been gifted to music trust Play It Strange to help teenage songwriters 'break free'.

Post Malone poses with the award for song of the year for "Rockstar" in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Hip hop star Post Malone announces second Auckland show

The multi-platinum selling star will now play at Spark Arena on Saturday May 11 and Sunday May 12.

Pink performs at Forsyth Barr Stadium on September 1, 2018, in Dunedin.

Pink concert pumped $14 million into Dunedin economy

Almost 38,000 people attended the concert, with two-thirds of those from outside Dunedin.

Sinead O'Connor announces new name after converting to Islam

The 51-year-old singer has posted selfies wearing hijabs on Twitter in recent days.

Rapper Nicki Minaj is being sued for sampling a Tracy Chapman song.

Nicki Minaj is being sued by Tracy Chapman for copyright

Chapman says Minaj’s unreleased track uses lyrics and vocals from her 1988 single "Baby Can I Hold You."

Canadian rapper Jon James dies while rapping on wing of plane

The rapper had trained "intensively" for the stunt, his manager said.

US rapper Eminem's one-off Wellington show sold out in less than an hour

Tickets went on sale at 10am today, and it didn't take long for them to go.

Post Malone poses with the award for song of the year for "Rockstar" in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Post Malone announces one-off New Zealand show

The multi-platinum selling artist will play at Auckland's Spark Arena on May 11.

Taylor Swift 'Reputation' Stadium Tour at AT&T Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Arlington, Texas.

'I'm not going anywhere' - Swift shakes off rain at Perth show, en route to NZ

The pop star will also visit Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane before making her way to New Zealand next month.

Eden Park's strict management turns away big concerts including Bon Jovi, Eminem, Phil Collins

The backers of a multipurpose stadium proposed for Auckland's waterfront says the city's missing out.

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The Canadian singer said he was misquoted in a recent interview with the Daily Mail.

Michael Buble quashes retirement rumours spurred by Daily Mail 'misquote'

"I'll keep going until the news of my death comes out, which will probably be fake too.''

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William Bush is hoping for the heavy metal giants to return to New Zealand’s shores after an eight-year hiatus.

Young metalhead, 12, petitions to bring Metallica to New Zealand

William Bush spoke to Breakfast about where he got the idea to start the signature drive.

Clockwise from top left: Ria Hall, Angelique Kidjo, Finn Andrews, Naida Reid, My Bubba.

WOMAD 2019: second lineup announcement and site changes

The festival is in its 15th year and will once again take place in New Plymouth’s Brooklands Park and Bowl of Brooklands.

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Justine Sachs and Nadia Abu-Shanab say they won’t pay, and are fundraising for mental health services in Gaza instead.

Israeli court's Lorde fine a 'political stunt' says Andrew Little

Two New Zealand women were ordered to pay $11,870 after urging the singer to cancel an Israel show.

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The Gold Coast-based group will be performing some Motown classics with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

Koi Boys talk fame, reality television and life after The Voice Australia

The Gold Coast-based group will be performing some Motown classics with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

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