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Bankstown Show – Young Arab Actors Tell Local Stories

“The Way” series is one of the Sydney theatre world’s best-kept secrets. For the past four years its group of young actors –many from Arabic speaking backgrounds — have created high-energy performances of power and visual impact expressing the realities of living in Western Sydney. Originally produced under the auspices of the Sydney Theatre Company and BYDS (Bankstown Youth Development ...

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Depp jokes about Australian dog drama

Johnny Depp has poked fun at the immigration furore surrounding his dogs’ recent visit to Australia, after a government official threatened to have the pets put down for violating quarantine regulations. The actor and his wife Amber Heard came under fire from authorities Down Under in May when it was discovered they had taken two Yorkshire terriers, named Pistol and ...

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Sheeran, Swift set for battle at VMAs

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran will battle it out with top nominee Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards. The British singer has six nominations to the American’s seven, with her star-studded Bad Blood video receiving nods in categories including best collaboration, best cinematography and video of the year. Sheeran’s smash Thinking Out Loud is up for video of the year, ...

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Hugh Jackman announces concert tour

The boy from Oz is heading home. Hollywood star Hugh Jackman has announced a live concert tour of Australia in November. Jackman will perform his own stage show, Broadway To Oz, with choirs, dancers and musicians on an arena tour around the country, singing songs from shows he has been in or wanted to be in. “Anybody who knows me ...

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Lawrence tops highest-paid actress list

The odds really were in Jennifer Lawrence’s favour last year as she raked in $US52 million ($A70.71 million), topping a ranking of the highest-paid actresses by a wide margin. The Hunger Games star easily surpassed the $US35.5 million second-placed Scarlett Johansson earned over the past 12 months, according to Forbes magazine’s annual estimates of the earnings of Hollywood’s top female ...

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Olsen twins’ sued for not paying interns

Nearly 40 past and present interns are suing former actors and now entrepreneur twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for not paying them for their work at the company, USA Today reports. The interns filed a joint lawsuit against the 29-year-old twins alleging their company, Dualstar Entertainment Group, did not pay them for doing the same jobs as the other employees ...

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Kardashian snaps Hillary Clinton selfie

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has shown her support for Hillary Clinton, snapping a selfie with the Democratic front-runner and posting it online for her millions of fans. “Excited to be meeting our next President tonight!! Maybe she’ll take a selfie with me,” she said on Twitter on Friday before setting off to a celebrity-rich Clinton fundraiser in Los Angeles ...

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Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale split

One of rock music’s prominent couples, No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale of Bush, are divorcing after 13 years of marriage. “While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and ...

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Julie Andrews to helm My Fair Lady in Sydney

Dame Julie Andrews will direct a special 60th anniversary production of My Fair Lady at the Sydney Opera House. The actress and musical theatre legend starred as Eliza Doolittle in the original Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s retelling of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion. Andrews will be in Sydney later this year to start casting for the ...

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Mr. Holmes Review

Since his creation in 1887 by Scottish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes is a character that has managed to find new life in popular culture again and again. One of the most recent and successful resurrections of the crafty detective happened in 2009 when director Guy Ritchie nabbed Robert Downey Jr. (who was also getting a second life ...

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