Brad Pitt is basically too attractive for jury duty

Brad Pitt

11:46am Brad Pitt has been excused from jury duty in Los Angeles because a judge says he's too distracting.

What to do with a unloved book collection?

Better read: The Last Book Store in Los Angeles.

STEPHANIE WOOD Nobody seems to care much about books any more. So can someone tell me how I'm going to get rid of more than a thousand that my late father collected and loved

Madonna calls leaking of new songs 'artistic rape'


Pallavi Singhal Six full tracks from Madonna's upcoming Rebel Heart album have been released on iTunes and streaming services after leaked demo tracks surfaced online earlier this week.


Everything you need to know about the Sony hacks

Pulled: The Interview will no longer be screened in cinemas.

So much has happened since hackers broke in, it's hard to keep up


Waleed or Nazeem?

Leigh Sales' tweet on the Waleed Aly/Nazeem Hussain mix-up is A-grade, five stars

Leigh Sales.

Rob Moran Well played, Leigh Sales.

Funny or Die's Serial final episode parody will make your day


Candice Chung "What do you want? I do a podcast. It was supposed to be for four people!"

Backstreet's back

The upcoming Backstreet Boys documentary looks surprisingly dramatic

Backstreet's back.

Rob Moran Sad, crying, ageing boyband members? Yep, sign us up.

Parks & Rec

Watch: Trailer for Parks And Recreation's final season takes you into the future

Parks And Recreation.

Rob Moran All the way to the year... 2017.

Broad City

Watch Abbi and Ilana go all '80s soft drink commercial in the latest promo for 'Broad City'

Broad City.

Rob Moran Big dudes, big grins, hair metal guitar solos - this one's got it all.

Beetlejuice 2

Tim Burton says 'Beetlejuice 2' is happening, and Winona Ryder and Michael Keaton are onboard


Rob Moran Wow, I guess "Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice" actually works.

Game Of Thrones

Here's five new seconds from Season Five of Game Of Thrones for you to decipher

Game Of Thrones.

Rob Moran Now let's spend 4.5 hours watching and re-watching it.

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston calls 'career before family' comments "insulting and ignorant".

Jennifer Aniston.

"There's all sorts of reasons why children aren't in people's lives, and no-one has the right to assume. It's quite rude, insulting, and ignorant."


Knight Of Cups

Watch Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman and Christian Bale in the trailer for 'Knight Of Cups'


Rob Moran Director/writer Terrence Malick sets his poetic sights on Hollywood decadence.


Watch Beyonce's 11-minute short film about feminism, family and fame


Beyonce: the gift that keeps on giving.

Feminist fail

Miss World 2014: feminist protest against beauty contest falls flat thanks to 'cold weather'

Feminists gather outside London's ExCel in protest against Miss World.

Radhika Sanghani Organisers blame weather and Christmas as only five women show up in London to protest against annual pageant

Parks And Rec

Parks And Rec cast say goodbye from the set of their final ever episode

Parks And Rec.

Rob Moran With a whole bunch of teary behind-the-scenes photos. Tissues at the ready.

Oh nothing, just some photos of Prince George in a tiny soldiers vest

Rosy cheeks: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released three new photos of Prince George.

Three Christmas photos of a rosy-cheeked Prince George have been released by the royal family.

Sony hack reveals J-Law, Amy Adams paid less than male co-stars

Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the

Michael Daly Sony email hack reveals Jennifer Lawrence didn't make as much as her American Hustle co stars.

Pope Francis is pretty sure your dogs will go to heaven

Paradise is open to all creatures, including dogs, Pope Francis has told a small child.

Rick Gladstone Pope Francis has given hope to gays, unmarried couples and advocates of the Big Bang theory. Now, he has endeared himself to dog lovers, animal-rights activists and vegans.

Julianne Moore

Watch Julianne Moore's inspired performance in the trailer for 'Still Alice'

Still Alice.

Rob Moran This is the reason Julianne Moore's considered a favourite for the Best Actress Oscar in February.

The most adorable animal pictures of 2014

Wombat joey Chloe at Taronga Zoo

PATRICK BEGLEY Nine animal pictures whose adorableness had us squealing through 2014.

Lena Dunham pens powerful op-ed on sexual assault essay backlash

Lena Dunham

Candice Chung "I was not naïve enough to believe the essay in my book would be met with pure empathy or wild applause."

Person of the Year

Time magazine's person of the year 2014 is...

Liberian Dr Jerry Brown on the cover of Time magazine.

Time magazine has named the medics who have treated patients struck with the killer Ebola virus as its "Person of the Year 2014", paying tribute to their courage and mercy.

Game of Thrones costume designer unimpressed by addition of nipple armour for women

NOT THRILLED: Game of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton isn't a fan of nippled armour.

The designer of Game of Thrones costumes that caused a stir when photos from the set were leaked was not happy with their distinct accessories.

The Walk

Watch Joseph Gordon-Levitt as 'Man On Wire' in the trailer for 'The Walk'

The Walk.

Rob Moran High-wire hero Philippe Petit gets the Hollywood treatment; the rest of us get vertigo.

Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler says she gets inspired to write by going topless

Amy Poehler.

Rob Moran Something to keep in mind while you're reading 'Yes Please'.

Aaron Paul

Aaron Paul surprised his wife with a whole bunch of ridiculous gifts on Kimmel

Aaron Paul.

Rob Moran Your husband-boyfriend-significant other has A LOT of catching up to do this Christmas.

Tongue in cheek

Obama does stellar job replacing Stephen Colbert on Colbert Report

'As you know I, Stephen Colbert, have never cared for our president,' says Barack Obama in tongue-in-cheek interview.

US President Barack Obama slipped into the role of late night talk show host on Monday, nudging Stephen Colbert away from his perch during an appearance on the comedian's satirical program and poking fun at himself in the process.


The Little Prince

The trailer for 'The Little Prince' is beautiful, magical, very French

The Lil Prince

Rob Moran How's your high school French? 'Cause you're gonna need it.

Girls Season Four

Couples are reuniting, couples are breaking up in the new season trailer for Girls


Rob Moran There is a lot going on here.

Nicki does Beyonce

Nicki Minaj's masterful impression of Beyonce deserves an Oscar

Nicki Minaj

Rob Moran Or at least a solid round of applause.

So John Howard didn't really enjoy Cate Blanchett's celebrated Gough Whitlam speech

Cate Blanchett during her celebrated address to Gough Whitlam's state memorial service in November.

Former prime minister John Howard has taken a swipe at actress Cate Blanchett, declaring her speech at Gough Whitam's memorial service "outrageous". 

Festive treat

JK Rowling releases new Harry Potter stories just in time for Christmas

Off to see the wizard ... JK Rowling will release 12 new Harry Potter-based stories in the lead-up to Christmas.

British author JK Rowling will release 12 new Harry Potter-based stories in the run-up to Christmas.

Top sex scenes

The best movie sex scenes for women

Twilight: Breaking Dawn.

CLEM BASTOW Which films have had a positive or progressive impact on the way we see women and sex on film? Come (ahem) with us...

Of course David Sedaris wore culottes to The Tonight Show

David Sedaris

Candice Chung Who better to celebrate your new wardrobe with than Jimmy Fallon?

Slow Jam The News

Watch Brian Williams 'slow jam the news' with Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon and Brian Williams

ROB MORAN Really, every news anchor should deliver the news in the style of sexy R&B.

Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige's new video puts the spotlight on domestic abuse cycle

Mary J. Blige's 'Whole Damn Year'

Rob Moran A powerful new music video from the queen of R&B.

Kit Harington's one problem with being in GoT

THOSE CURSED CURLS: Kit Harington wishes he could cut his hair.

Jon Snow may know nothing, but Kit Harington is sick of talking about him.


Target removes Grand Theft Auto V from shelves after customer complaints


Target Australia has pulled R-rated video game Grand Theft Auto V from its shelves and says it will no longer sell it following feedback from customers about the game's depictions of violence against women.


Mother takes out classified ad to celebrate son's transition


Scott Parker A mother's heartfelt message of support for her child's gender choice has gone viral.

George x Downton

First look at George Clooney on Downton Abbey (well, kind of)


"George plants a kiss and Maggie ends up on the floor, it’s wonderful. He was hilarious."

Tears, tears, tears

Awesome mother and daughter threw a farewell party for a shelter dog who was being put to sleep


This is the saddest/loveliest thing ever.

Series return

House of Cards season three debut date has been revealed

Kevin Spacey

MICHAEL IDATO The third season of the critically acclaimed drama House of Cards will launch in the US on February 27, 2015.

Mindy Kaling

Watch Mindy Kaling fight with her 'ex', right in the middle of a TV interview


Rob Moran AWKWARD, but very hilarious.

Online harassment

Local gamer is contacting the mums of boys who threaten to rape her


Rob Moran "I was like 'How can we be pro-active about stopping these people?', and decided contacting their mothers would be best," says Brisbane-based games reviewer Alanah Pearce.

Broad City

Broad City's Abbi & Ilana have some incredible Xmas party tips for you


Rob Moran Oh my god, you are not ready for these tips.

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