Kristian Nairn, the actor who plays Hodor on Game of Thrones, came out in an interview with one of the show’s fan sites, WinterIsComing.net.
A new dance studio designed to cater for dancers and drop-in students who want to mix with the best, has opened in Wellington.
UPDATE: Charles Saatchi has admitted assaulting his wife Nigella Lawson. The Mirror reports that Saatchi accepted a caution for assault after he was questioned by police officers for five hours at Charing Cross Police Station, London.
A modern production of Richard Wagner’s opera Tannhauser is causing a stir in Germany because of Nazi-themed scenes showing people dying in gas chambers and members of a family having their heads shaved before being executed.
Israel’s national broadcast authority has banned the country’s contestant in the upcoming Eurovision song contest from wearing a dress made by John Galliano, citing an anti-Semitic rant by the celebrity designer two years ago.
For more than eight years since founding Wellington’s Fuse Circus, Tom Beauchamp has been entertaining audiences and developing his craft. Beauchamp, 40, describes himself as a “jack of all trades”, equally at home performing on high from a rope, known as “corde lisse”, or on the ground displaying his clowning skills.
Hundreds of Cantabrians are reliving their earthquake experience as extras in a six-part television drama set in Christchurch. Scenes for the fictional Hope and Wire series were last night being shot on scaffolding erected on the side on a Worcester St building, near Cathedral Square.
An autopsy on Shain Gandee, a cast member of MTV reality show Buckwild, showed he died from carbon monoxide poisoning, Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department said on Tuesday (local time). Deputy Brian Humphreys told Reuters that the deaths of Gandee, 21, his uncle David, 48, and friend Donald Robert Myers, 27, on Monday morning were ruled “accidental” after coroners completed autopsies on all three men.
A new D H Lawrence manuscript has been discovered among a literary goldmine of Katherine Mansfield work acquired by Wellington’s Alexander Turnbull Library. The 185-word piece is published for the first time today, in Britain’s Times Literary Supplement.
Justin Bieber’s neighbour has accused the star of spitting in his face and threatening to kill him.