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Sunday, November 28, 2021


Britney Spears says end of conservatorship ‘best day’

Singer Britney Spears has won her freedom after a controversial conservatorship that controlled her life for 13 years was terminated.

‘Credits roll on’ for legend Bert Newton as tributes flow at state funeral

Hundreds of people have gathered to farewell legendary Australian entertainer Bert Newton at a state funeral in Melbourne.

Bert Newton’s state funeral details revealed

Australian entertainment legend Bert Newton will be farewelled by hundreds of family and friends at a state funeral in Melbourne next week.

Aussie TV legend Bert Newton dies at the age of 83

Australian entertainment legend Bert Newton has died at the age of 83. 

Alec Baldwin consoles cinematographer’s family

Alec Baldwin has been seen consoling the family of the cinematographer he accidentally killed on the set of his movie.

Friends Gunther actor James Michael Tyler dies

James Michael Tyler, the actor known widely for his recurring role as Gunther on the hit US sitcom Friends, has died aged 59.

Alec Baldwin fires shot on set, killing woman

A prop firearm discharged by Alec Baldwin, who is starring and producing a western movie, has killed his director of photography.

Kanye legally changes name to Ye

US rapper Kanye West has won legal approval to officially shorten his name to Ye.

Netflix’s Squid Game worth about $A1.2B

Squid Game, Netflix's biggest original series launch, is estimated to be worth almost $US900 million ($A1.2 billion) for the streaming giant.

Trailer shows Robert Pattinson as vengeful Batman

The latest trailer for The Batman unveils Robert Pattinson as a darker, vengeful Bruce Wayne.

Britney Spears ‘fearful’ of conservatorship’s end

Britney Spears says she is "disgusted" by the system that has allowed her life and career to be taken out of her control for 13 years.

No political second act for George Clooney

George Clooney has dismissed suggestions of pursuing a career in politics, saying he would rather have a "nice life".

Lennon broke up The Beatles: McCartney

Paul McCartney has revisited the break-up of The Beatles, flatly disputing the suggestion that he was responsible for the group's demise.

Free Guy (M) film review

Luke McWilliams gives his review of the 2021 action comedy film, Free Guy, starring Ryan Reynolds.

Streaming Aussie content debate resurfaces

Streaming giants Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney and Stan could face action to ensure Australian content is produced on their platforms.

Goodbye Bond, hello Walk of Fame for Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig has been honoured with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, days before his final movie as James Bond opens in the United States.

Book talk: new Australian books

Jeff Popple reviews three new Australian books about bushfires, opal mining and grandparents. More of Jeff’s reviews can be found on his blog.

Intrusion (M) film review

Luke McWilliams gives his review of the 2021 thriller film, Intrusion, starring Freida Pinto and Logan Marshall-Green.

Disney, Johansson end Black Widow dispute

Walt Disney Co and actor Scarlett Johansson have resolved their legal dispute stemming from the release of her superhero movie Black Widow.

The Crown, Ted Lasso dominate at Emmys

TV comedy Ted Lasso and the drama The Crown have clinched multiple Emmy Awards.

US comedian Norm Macdonald has died at 61

American comedian Norm Macdonald, a former Saturday Night Live writer and performer during the 90s, has died after a nine year cancer battle.

Bieber wins big at the MTV Video Music Awards

Justin Bieber took out Artist of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) ceremony that took place in New York City on Sunday.

US actor Michael K. Williams dead at 54

Actor Michael K. Williams, who as Omar Little on The Wire created one of the most popular characters on television, has died.

Elton John to release lockdown album

After being forced to pause his farewell tour due to the pandemic, Elton John has recorded a lockdown album of collaborations.

ABBA reunite for first album in 40 years

Swedish supergroup ABBA have announced their first new album in four decades and said they would stage a series of virtual concerts.

Now streaming: Sweet Girl (MA15+)

Luke McWilliams gives his review of the 2021 film, Sweet Girl, starring Jason Momoa and Isabela Merced.

Book talk: 3 novels from Australian authors

This week, Michael Popple looks at three impressive novels from some talented Australian authors.

Nirvana nude baby album cover model sues

A 30-year-old man who appeared nude at four months old in 1991 on the cover of Nirvana's Nevermind album is suing the band and others.

Disney to film Nautilus on Gold Coast

A new Disney+ TV series will be be filmed on the Gold Coast, and is expected to generate millions of dollars and hundreds of jobs.

Britney Spears’ father steps down as conservator

Jamie Spears has agreed to step down from his longtime role as conservator of his daughter Britney Spears' estate, the star's lawyer says.