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Cate Blanchett defends straight actors in gay roles

Cate Blanchett defends straight actors in gay roles

The actress said she "will fight to the death for the right to suspend disbelief".

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In the Cannes: TV's A-list turn out as buyers descend on Mipcom

In the Cannes: TV's A-list turn out as buyers descend on Mipcom

As streaming platforms try to reshape the TV business, the world's biggest traditional content market is still doing a brisk business.

  • by Michael Idato
Farewell Grandson, we hardly knew ye
Ariana Grande

Farewell Grandson, we hardly knew ye

Well, actually, we perhaps knew way too much.

  • by Robert Moran
A Brisbane man, his Kombi van, and a 2000 sci-fi book sale plan

A Brisbane man, his Kombi van, and a 2000 sci-fi book sale plan

Brisbane man Luke Earthling spent his mid-20s travelling in his orange Kombi van, on the hunt for sci-fi and horror books. Two decades later, he's finally letting them go.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia
Hugh Jackman, Toni Collette see Oscar chances firm with new acting honours
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Hugh Jackman, Toni Collette see Oscar chances firm with new acting honours

Aussie stars are on their way to bogarting the acting categories at the upcoming Oscars.

  • by Robert Moran
Original Big Bird puppeteer leaves Sesame Street after nearly 50 years

Original Big Bird puppeteer leaves Sesame Street after nearly 50 years

Lifelong puppeteer Caroll Spinney has announced his retirement after 49 years in the role.

  • by Christie D'Zurilla
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Lady Gaga getting married? She thanks 'fiance' during speech
Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga getting married? She thanks 'fiance' during speech

The singer confirmed her engagement in an emotional speech at Elle's Women in Hollywood event.

Michael Buble announces plans to 'retire'

Michael Buble announces plans to 'retire'

The Grammy Award-winning singer said his 'whole being's changed' since his son's cancer diagnosis.

  • by Sam Corbishley
'Banksy-ed': merry prankster's painting self-shreds on $1.8m sale
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'Banksy-ed': merry prankster's painting self-shreds on $1.8m sale

'We've been Banksy-ed': As the auction hammer fell at three times the estimated sale price, the spray painting seemingly self-destructed.

  • by Scott Reyburn
Buyer goes ahead with purchase of shredded Banksy painting
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Buyer goes ahead with purchase of shredded Banksy painting

Sotheby's, which boasts that the new work "was created in our salesroom", is now calling the piece "the first work in history ever created during a live auction". 

Lindsey Buckingham sues Fleetwood Mac, blames Stevie Nicks for getting him fired

Lindsey Buckingham sues Fleetwood Mac, blames Stevie Nicks for getting him fired

The guitarist was replaced by Neil Finn in April.

  • by Nardine Saad