Verne Troyer at  the 2009 Toronto film festival. Photograph: Matt Carr/Getty Images

Austin Powers star Verne Troyer’s death was suicide, a coroner in Los Angeles has said. The US actor, best known for playing Mini-Me in the spy comed(...)

US television personality Kim Kardashian (left), her mother Kris Jenner (right) and their host, 81-year-old Austrian businessman Richard Lugner (centre) arrive for the Vienna Opera Ball at the State Opera in Vienna. Photograph: EPA/Herbert Pfarrhofer

Vienna’s Opera Ball, the highlight of Austria’s Eurotrash calendar, reached a new low on Thursday night with a blackface scandal,(...)