President vs Wild

Mary Ward 9:44 AM   Barack Obama is teaming up with Bear Grylls.

Off-screen saga

Fox News anchor sues over look-alike toy hamster

Harris Faulkner (human) and Harris Faulkner (Hasbro toy).

9:04 AM   Harris Faulkner has sued Hasbro Inc for more than $5 million for damage to her reputation.

Angelina Jolie quits Princess Diana's favourite mine-clearing charity after row over payments

Resigns from Halo: Angelina Jolie.

Aldo Cetrullo 8:09 AM   Britain's charity watchdog is reviewing a complaint about trustees' pay at a global mine-clearing charity made famous by Princess Diana following reports on Wednesday that Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie quit its board over the payments.

Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger announce split after two years of marriage

Split: Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne.

7:50 AM   Avril Lavigne is splitting from her second husband, Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, after two years of marriage.

Morrissey condemns Australia for killing feral cats

Celebrated English miserablist Morrissey, former lead singer of the iconic Smiths, is to play four nights at the Sydney Opera as headliner for Vivid 2015.

Rachel Wells 7:56 PM   Like Bridgette Bardot before him, Morrissey has attacked Australia over feral cats.

No bad blood after Taylor Swift kicks Ian McKellan out of apartment

Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Jake Cleland 12:21 PM   Not everyone is so eager to jump on Taylor Swift's tour, especially not after she kicks them out of their apartment.

US news

WWE wrestler charged with murder

WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, now 72.

Retired wrestling legend Jimmy Snuka has been arrested and charged with murder over the death of a girlfriend 32 years ago.

Kylie in older boyfriend's racy video

The music video shows Tyga and Kylie Jenner sharing an intimate moment.

Mary Ward   The teenager is in a relationship with 25-year-old rapper, Tyga.

Kim backtracks on morning sickness pills

Kim Kardashian's morning sickness pill advocacy has drawn fire from the FDA.

Mary Ward   All of Kim's previous posts about the product have been deleted.

Jesinta Campbell drops wedding hint

Jesinta Campbell has hinted she will marry Buddy Franklin by February.

Mary Ward   Jesinta Campbell has hinted that she could be tying the knot with Buddy Franklin in the AFL off-season.

The sad reason Kim Kardashian stopped smiling in selfies

Serious face: One of many selfies of Kim Kardashian..

Jake Cleland   Kanye West has said he doesn't smile in photos because it doesn't look cool, but his wife has a more serious reason.

Robert Downey Jr posts 'perfect' message to wife for 10th wedding anniversary

Producer Susan Downey and actor Robert Downey Jr. are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary.

Robert Downey Jr couldn't rate his marriage to producer Susan any more highly.

Bono becomes world's richest pop star after Facebook investment

Something to smile about: Bono.

Jake Cleland   Move over Taylor Swift, Bono is back to remind everyone he's number one. In terms of wealth, anyway.

Under fire

Amal Clooney: human rights lawyer or "actor's wife"?

Al Jazeera television journalist Mohamed Fahmy and his lawyer Amal Clooney before hearing the verdict at a court in Cairo.

Philippa Hawker   International news agency Associated Press has been criticised for sending a Tweet that referred to human rights lawyer Amal Clooney as an "actor's wife".

Bingle bungle

Bingle, Worthington face $US3.7m suit over 'phantom kick'

Lara Bingle and Sam Worthington are facing an expensive legal suit.

Australian celebrity couple Sam Worthington and Lara Bingle appear headed for a US court showdown next week with a paparazzo who claims he sustained more than $US3.7 million ($A5.2 million) damages in a street attack.

Pretenders Chrissie Hynde causes outrage over rape remarks

Chrissie Hynde: "If I'm walking around in my underwear and I'm drunk ... who else's fault can it be?"

Singer Chrissie Hynde has caused outrage after suggesting women are to blame if they are raped.

Legal battle

Robin Williams' kids fight wife for bikes

Robin Williams

A lawyer for Robin Williams' widow says a legal fight over the possessions of the late actor includes his large bicycle collection, artwork and books.

Community service

Actress's apology 'insincere': judge

Actress Daniele Watts and boyfriend ordered to do 15 days of community service.

US actress Daniele Watts and her chef boyfriend have been sentenced to 15 days of community service for refusing to write a suitable apology note to the Los Angeles police officer they accused of racism when he caught them allegedly performing a lewd act in a parking lot.

The Goss

The Goss: Kochie replaces Armytage as Sunrise's iciest presenter

David Koch.

Jenna Clarke   Sunrise has upped the ante to combat Karl Stefanovic's kooky Today show antics by administering David ''Kochie'' Koch an enema live on air.