Stormtroopers, anime characters and zombies are among the weird and wonderful characters celebrating Christchurch’s Armageddon Expo this weekend. The annual two-day event attracted 7,000 science fiction and fantasy fans, many dressed up as their favourite characters from cartoons, television and movies.
Sir Peter Jackson has a cheeky anecdote about his first meeting with British film-maker Edgar Wright. Jackson had finished The Lord of the Rings and was busy on pre-production work for King Kong.
Watch all the red carpet action from The World’s End premiere tonight in Wellington online. On the guest list are director Edgar Wright and actors Simon Pegg, Nick Frost as well as co-star Martin Freeman who only yesterday finished filming The Hobbit.
Michael Jackson reportedly paid off alleged sexual abuse victims.
Tonight the cast of White Lies joined politicians and locals from the Urewera mountains on the red carpet for the opening of the film in Auckland. Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples and novelist Witi Ihimaera mingled with the stars of the small screen at the opening at
Matt Smith is giving Doctor Who fans something new to obsess about after the mind warp that was the season seven finale: he is quitting.
Sir Ian McKellen is in Wellington to shoot the final scenes of The Hobbit.
Zoe Saldana reveals she often has to “draw the curtains” in her home because she is walking around naked.
The actors who play Pam, Jim, Dwight and other beloved characters from the popular NBC show The Office have bade farewell to the northeastern Pennsylvania city of Scranton that served as the TV setting for their fictional paper company. The NBC mockumentary about a clan of quirky cubicle-dwellers at the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Co.
Richard Griffiths was one of the great British stage actors of his generation, a heavy man with a light touch, whether in Shakespeare or Neil Simon.