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Rebel Wilson verdict: celebrities congratulate Hollywood star in win against women's magazine

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Rebel Wilson verdict: celebrities congratulate Hollywood star in win against women's magazine

- Oh the righteous celebrity! The bonhomie wrapped around Rebel Wilson when she emerged victorious in her legal battle with those naughty women's magazines has been truly something to behold. Part-time poet and full-time Hollywood star Russell Crowe hit Twitter to tell his 37-year-old pal: "So brave, so much integrity … now 'f--k off' back to Hollywood and be your brilliant self

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White House hits out at Johnny Depp after Trump assassination jibe

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White House hits out at Johnny Depp after Trump assassination jibe

- The White House has responded to Johnny Depp's comments about assassinating a president, criticising the star and calling on others in Hollywood to condemn his words. He asked festival goers: "Can you bring Trump here?" The remark was met with booing and jeering, and he continued: "You misunderstand completely. When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?" Depp then added: "I want to qualify, I am not an actor

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Celebrity chef Darren Simpson dies in Australia

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Celebrity chef Darren Simpson dies in Australia

- SYDNEY — Darren Simpson, who at 21 became Britain's youngest ever Young Chef of the Year and has been a television chef and food writer, has died in Australia, his family said Friday. Northern Ireland-born Simpson worked at multiple restaurants in London, Ireland and Australia and appeared in Australian television's "My Restaurant Rules," "'Live This," and "Ready Steady Cook." "My uncle Darren has passed away

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Celebrity chef Darren Simpson has died after a battle with illness

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Celebrity chef Darren Simpson has died after a battle with illness

- Tributes are pouring in for celebrity chef Darren Simpson, who has died suddenly after battling an illness. The Irishman, who adopted Australia as his home, is understood to have recently left a rehabilitation facility in Queensland before he died in a Brisbane hospital on Thursday afternoon. Celebrity chef Darren Simpson dies after battle with illness Tributes are pouring in for celebrity chef Darren Simpson, who died suddenly following a heart attack near his Byron Bay home

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Kim Kardashian has addressed that ‘blackface’ drama with a fairly simple explanation

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Kim Kardashian has addressed that ‘blackface’ drama with a fairly simple explanation

- From Kim Kardashian West's Paris robbery to Kanye West's concert drama and more, see what's coming on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" this season on E! Courtesy: E! WHEN she released a promotional image for her new beauty range on Instagram, reality star Kim Kardashian didn’t expect to be embroiled in a nasty ‘blackface’ controversy. A week after copping an online backlash, she has addressed the racial drama in an interview with The New York Times — and offered a fairly simple excuse

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Red Symons apologises after 'What's the deal with Asians?' interview

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Red Symons apologises after 'What's the deal with Asians?' interview

- Red Symons has apologised to Beverley Wang for the recent car-crash interview in which he asked the Radio National broadcaster whether she was "yellow" and "what's the deal with Asians?". The ABC Radio breakfast host launched into a pre-prepared statement at the start of his program on Monday morning. The former Skyhooks guitarist and Hey Hey It's Saturday star said he had let down not only Wang - who ironically spoke to him to promote her new podcast It's Not a Race - but his listeners as well

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Surprise winner of Sydney Film Festival 2017: Hungary's On Body And Soul

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Surprise winner of Sydney Film Festival 2017: Hungary's On Body And Soul

- A quirky Hungarian romance about two slaughterhouse workers who fall in love has surprisingly won the $60,000 Sydney Film Festival competition. She became the first woman director to win in the 10-year history of the competition for "courageous, audacious and cutting edge" cinema. The droll film, centring on two people who work in an abattoir outside Budapest and share the same dreams at night, has previously won the top prize at the Berlin Film Festival

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Kasey Chambers delivers her Aussie twist on American music to Knuckleheads crowd

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Kasey Chambers delivers her Aussie twist on American music to Knuckleheads crowd

- Kasey Chambers is a glowing example of how an abundance of talent and charm doesn’t guarantee popularity, at least not the amount of popularity a person seems rightfully due. Friday night, Chambers, a singer-songwriter from the wilds of Australia, performed her first-ever show in Kansas City. She drew a crowd of about 200 to the Garage at Knuckleheads, a decent-sized crowd for someone whose lone recognition by the music world in the United States has been two Americana Music Awards nominations (and those were eight years ago) but a small turnout for someone who has released some of the best roots/country albums of the past 18 years

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Lorde talks second albums and night-time energy on the eve of Australian tour

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Lorde talks second albums and night-time energy on the eve of Australian tour

- The only problem has been pinning her down for an interview that's been scheduled and rescheduled multiple times. On the eve of the release of her second album Melodrama, Lorde, her harried publicist tells me, is being pulled in a thousand different directions at once. Now, though, she's relaxed, almost effusive. "It's truly time for this record to come out," she says

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Netflix may be forced to make more Australian shows

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Netflix may be forced to make more Australian shows

- Netflix and other streaming services could for the first time be forced to make Australian programs, with a government inquiry hearing that local quotas for subscription video on demand services are under active consideration. Representatives from the federal Department of Communications appearing before the inquiry into the sustainability of the film and television industry on Friday were asked if they had done any research into "what a responsible quota" on online content might look like

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Actress Rebel Wilson wins defamation case against publisher

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Actress Rebel Wilson wins defamation case against publisher

- MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rebel Wilson on Thursday won a defamation trial against a magazine publisher that the Australian actress accused of costing her Hollywood roles through articles that claimed she lied about her age, origins of her first name and her upbringing in Sydney. The Victoria state Supreme Court jury of six women deliberated for two days before delivering its verdict against Bauer Media, publisher of Australian magazines Woman's Day, Australian Women's Weekly, NW and OK

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Actress Rebel Wilson wins defamation case against publisher

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Actress Rebel Wilson wins defamation case against publisher

- MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rebel Wilson on Thursday won a defamation trial against a magazine publisher that the Australian actress accused of costing her Hollywood roles through articles that claimed she lied about her age, origins of her first name and her upbringing in Sydney. The Victoria state Supreme Court jury of six women deliberated for two days before delivering its verdict against Bauer Media, publisher of Australian magazines Woman's Day, Australian Women's Weekly, NW and OK

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Dennis Rodman gifts Donald Trump's book to Kim Jong-un, praises North Korean athletes

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Dennis Rodman gifts Donald Trump's book to Kim Jong-un, praises North Korean athletes

- Former NBA player Dennis Rodman has given North Korea's Sports Minister a copy of US President Donald Trump's book The Art of the Deal as a gift intended for the country's leader, Kim Jong-un. Key points: Rodman's gifts to Kim Jong-un also include soap, puzzles and autographed jerseys Donald Trump was Rodman's boss for two seasons of Celebrity Apprentice Rodman insists his trip has nothing to do with the White House While Mr Trump was Rodman's boss for two seasons of the Celebrity Apprentice reality TV show, the book was not signed by the President

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Channel 10's demise reflects an industry 'splintering' under the digital age

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Channel 10's demise reflects an industry 'splintering' under the digital age

- Network Ten's descent into voluntary administration on Wednesday reflects a "splintering" of the entertainment industry, stakeholders say, as the digital age challenges everything from sports coverage to advertising and the future of free-to-air (FTA) television. Key points: Network Ten undone by transient youth demographic Sport coverage to be challenged by TV streaming Advertising industry changing with the times Multi Media Buying and Planning Services managing director Meg Gossert said Channel 10 had been struggling for a long time and their biggest mistake was targeting the wrong audience

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Actress and Rolling Stones muse Anita Pallenberg dead at 73

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Actress and Rolling Stones muse Anita Pallenberg dead at 73

- Anita Pallenberg, muse of the Rolling Stones and longtime girlfriend of Keith Richards, has died at 73. Stella Schnabel, daughter of painter Julian Schnabel, reported her death on Instagram. "Thank you for the most important lessons," wrote Schnabel. An Italian-German actress, model, and fashion designer, Pallenberg was known as an icon of 1960s style. She was said to have an important influence on several Rolling Stones albums, and described herself as "a vagabond

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Sydney Art Museum Receives Big Funding Boost

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Sydney Art Museum Receives Big Funding Boost

- Photo SYDNEY, Australia — After four years of uncertainty and controversy, a proposed expansion to Sydney’s premier art museum, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, has received a major boost with a local grant of 244 million Australian dollars (about $184 million). The state treasurer, Dominic Perrottet, said the expansion would “turn our 19th-century gallery into a global museum of the future,” the Sydney Morning Herald reported on Tuesday

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How the Tony Awards dictate a live entertainment diet

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How the Tony Awards dictate a live entertainment diet

- The Tony Awards' celebration of Broadway's best theatre might seem irrelevant to us on the other side of the world. But as the Aussies know, Kiwis love to travel across the Tasman for shows. The annual love-fest of a few square blocks in midtown New York actually play a major role in what Australia's live entertainment diet will be over the coming years

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  • Canberra International Music Festival Finale concert review
    Canberra International Music Festival Finale concert review

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    Canberra International Music Festival concert 22: Festival Finale. The Fitters' Workshop. Sunday, May 7. A mammoth three-act program celebrated the finale of the 23rd Canberra International Music Festival. The Simon Bolivar String Quartet, who were in residence for the entirety of this year's festival, began the concert with Beethoven's String Quartet op. 59 no. 2 in E minor. It was a passionate, romantic performance with well-balanced voice leading between parts, particularly in the expressive second movement, in warm contrast to the quartet's gusto in the more frenetic first and fourth movements

     

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  • The Handmaid's Tale: Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel resonates in Donald Trump's US
    The Handmaid's Tale: Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel resonates in Donald Trump's US

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    This is how a war on women ramps up: first, their bank accounts are frozen and then they're forbidden to work. Protesters gather, waving signs and chanting. Then, in this flashback scene from the first episode of the new Hulu series, The Handmaid's Tale, police open fire on the demonstrators. Bloodied bodies fall and the camera holds tight on the story's heroine, Offred, played by Elisabeth Moss, whose disbelieving face seems to ask, what world is this? Based on Margaret Atwood's 1985 dystopian novel, the series tells the story of a country reinvented: a violent religious coup has turned the United States into Gilead, a theocracy where women have been stripped of their rights and the more fertile conscripted as "handmaids", forced to bear children for the elite

     

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Artes

  • Sydney Art Museum Receives Big Funding Boost
    Sydney Art Museum Receives Big Funding Boost

    , nytimes.com

    Photo SYDNEY, Australia — After four years of uncertainty and controversy, a proposed expansion to Sydney’s premier art museum, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, has received a major boost with a local grant of 244 million Australian dollars (about $184 million). The state treasurer, Dominic Perrottet, said the expansion would “turn our 19th-century gallery into a global museum of the future,” the Sydney Morning Herald reported on Tuesday

     

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Plays

  • Actress Rebel Wilson sues Australian publisher for defamation
    Actress Rebel Wilson sues Australian publisher for defamation

    , ketv.com

    The articles were published in several magazines. . Actress Rebel Wilson sues Australian publisher for defamation The articles were published in several magazines SYDNEY — Rebel Wilson is suing an Australian publisher for defamation over a series of magazine articles the actress says cost her movie roles by painting her as a serial liar. Wilson's lawyer, Renee Enbom, said during a court hearing in Melbourne on Friday that the Australian-born actress would present evidence that the articles published by Bauer Media in 2015 led to her film contracts being terminated

     

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Theater

  • How the Tony Awards dictate a live entertainment diet
    How the Tony Awards dictate a live entertainment diet

    , stuff.co.nz

    The Tony Awards' celebration of Broadway's best theatre might seem irrelevant to us on the other side of the world. But as the Aussies know, Kiwis love to travel across the Tasman for shows. The annual love-fest of a few square blocks in midtown New York actually play a major role in what Australia's live entertainment diet will be over the coming years

     

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