Arts & Culture

Kate joins Queen’s birthday event

The Queen has celebrated her official birthday with the pomp and pageantry of the Trooping the Colour ceremony. The event also saw the Duchess of Cambridge carry out her first official engagement since the birth of Princess Charlotte six weeks ago. Joined by all the adult senior royals, the monarch inspected 1100 soldiers of the Household Division at Horse Guards ...

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Trés Chic: Thousands attend Paris’ dinner in white

More than 13,000 people have turned out in Paris for the 27th edition of “Diner en blanc” (Dinner in white) – a pop-up picnic where attendees dress to the nines entirely in white. The diners were armed with white tables and chairs, and on Thursday packed out public areas of the Tuileries Garden and the Palais Royal, locations that were made public ...

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Prolific UK actor Christopher Lee dies

British actor Christopher Lee, the ultimate movie villain who played Dracula and starred in “The Lord of the Rings”, has died aged 93. “I can confirm we issued a death certificate on June 8. Mr Christopher Lee died on June 7th,” said a spokeswoman for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London. According to the UK’s The Daily ...

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Will Homer and Marge split?

D’oh! Will Homer and Marge split after more than 25 years together on The Simpsons, or are their creators just teasing us? The hit cartoon’s writers appear to have dampened divorce speculation, despite the executive producer announcing the couple’s separation in an interview. In a link on the show’s Twitter feed, Al Jean says it will emerge at the start ...

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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence – Film Review

Where do you begin dissecting the depressingly funny and philosophical movie A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence? You could start by accepting that this movie will take you on a journey that is both dreamlike and nightmarish. Swedish director and writer Roy Andersson has created a film that digs right into the idea of human existence by ...

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Supermodel Kate Moss escorted off flight

British supermodel Kate Moss has been escorted off a plane at a London airport for being “disruptive”, the BBC reports. Without confirming the person’s identity, police said they had assisted staff in escorting a passenger from a flight on Sunday because “the passenger had been reported as being disruptive”. “Officers attended and escorted the passenger from the plane,” a Bedfordshire Police spokesman ...

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New photos of George with Charlotte

Photographs showing Prince George holding his little sister, Princess Charlotte – and even giving her a kiss – have been released by Kensington Palace. Charlotte, who was born just over a month ago on May 2, looks happy and content as her older brother puts a protective arm around his baby sibling in the four photographs. The pictures were taken by ...

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Heath Ledger scholarship winner named

It’s been seven years since Heath Ledger’s shock death and while his parents Kim and Sally still struggle with the loss of their son, a special, annual phone call they make helps soothe a little of their pain. Matt Levett received their call this year. Levett, a 31-year-old Sydney-raised actor educated at the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts in ...

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Kim Kardashian is pregnant again

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting baby number two. The reality star’s pregnancy was revealed in a promo trailer following the mid-season finale of her TV show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians. “I just got the blood test back and I am pregnant,” Kardashian tells her excited sister Khloe in the clip that has just gone to air in ...

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Depp dogs saga could deter stars: Doohan

Film stars like Johnny Depp will be less likely to come to Australia after the saga surrounding the actor’s dogs, his friend Mick Doohan has warned. The five-time motorcycle racing world champion said although he thinks Depp found the ordeal “quite humorous”, he was surprised about the media attention over smuggling in his pooches Pistol and Boo. The so-called “war ...

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