Hobbit star Sir Ian McKellen has lent his support to Rainbow Youth’s WTF NZ campaign. Rainbow Youth board member Laura McGillivray posted a photo of herself and the actor holding a ‘So F*cking Proud’ poster during a fundraising lunch in Wellington.
Eva Longoria has been honoured for her role as a women’s rights activist. The actress was a guest of honour at the Women of Distinction Awards Gala organised by the Young Women’s Christian Association in Washington, DC, UK newspaper The Mirror reports.
One hundred people gathered together, jostled and bumped each other, and made some patchwork artwork today to launch Te Papa’s latest exhibition. The artwork – images of Sir Peter Jackson and TVNZ Seven Sharp presenter Alison Mau – were held up by 100 people who had been brought together by social media
Comedian Rose Matafeo had the last laugh in the New Zealand International Comedy Festival when she picked up the prestigious Billy T Award. Miss Matafeo, 21, featured in the Auckland City Harbour News earlier this month speaking about her rapid rise through the ranks of the Kiwi comedy circuit
It seems like Anna Hutchison has a boundless supply of energy and enthusiasm. Even after long hours of filming Spartacus: War Of The Damned, the diminutive actress is still delighted to chat about everything from her flame-red wig – “It’s outta control! I come in at 5am and get my wig put on and leave at 7.30pm and be blonde again” – to the three-week bootcamp she had to do with the stunt team before taking the role of Laeta
The death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has sent a 74-year-old song, Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead, flying into the UK charts, figures showed. The song from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz was top of Amazon’s most downloaded chart on Wednesday after a social media campaign to promote the upbeat track as a way for detractors to “celebrate” the death of Britain’s most divisive postwar leader.
Not only is Star Trek star, Patrick Stewart, about to wed a jazz singer (Sunny Ozell) half his age, but he’s getting Gandalf to conduct the wedding ceremony! Well, alright – not Gandalf exactly, but his alter-ego, Sir Ian McKellen. Patrick, 72, revealed the plans on The Jonathon Ross Show recently, saying his X-Men co-star would do the honours.
Veronica Mars fans just bought themselves a big-screen version of the cult favorite TV series. An crowd-sourcing campaign to raise US$2 million for the project on the Kickstarter website hit its goal in less than a day.
Najam Sethi is no stranger to official harassment and death threats. Since the 1970s, the prominent Pakistani journalist has been charged with treason three times
Kansas’ efforts to shut down two abortion providers will have to wait as a federal judge temporarily blocked the state Friday from imposing tough new licensing restrictions.