Arts & Culture

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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Dr. Dre ready with ‘final’ album after 16 years

Dr. Dre — who has become one of music’s richest businesspeople and works with Apple — said the album would come out on August 7, a week before the biopic “Straight Outta Compton” opens in US cinemas. The album will feature collaborations with his protege Eminem, former N.W.A. bandmate Ice Cube and fellow Los Angeles-area rap giants Kendrick Lamar and ...

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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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12 best celebrity Dubsmashes

1. Liam Payne (One Direction) and girlfriend Sophia Smith #relationshipgoals 2. Ashley Benson, actor (Pretty Little Liars) Something came in the mail for you @lisah76 A post shared by Ashley Benson (@ashleybenson) on Apr 20, 2015 at 5:20pm PDT Comment: “Ashley I love you so much plz notis me do anything to notis me like block me or report me ...

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New Harper Lee book hits No.1 on Amazon

Harper Lee’s hotly anticipated follow-up to her classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird has shot to the top of a respected online chart of bestselling books four days before its release. ‘Go Set a Watchman,’ which revisits key characters from Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1960 debut, is due to hit stores on Tuesday. Pre-orders have gained momentum and it is already ...

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Actors pay tribute to Omar Sharif

ANTONIO Banderas, Barbra Streisand and filmmaker Roland Emmerich are leading the tributes to acting icon Omar Sharif, who has died aged 83. THE Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago legend, who had been battling Alzheimer’s disease, died at a hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on Friday after suffering a heart attack. Tributes have poured in for the movie veteran via social ...

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Local Filmmaker Goes for Gold with Latest Project

It’s a mild July afternoon when I meet with up and coming filmmaker Jeremy Lee Stokes. We agree to rendezvous at a café in Newtown. He’s been scouting locations as well as filming in this trendy suburb of Sydney’s inner west for his upcoming short film that still has no title. The working name for it right now is ‘On ...

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Beyonce to lead anti-poverty concert

Beyonce and Pearl Jam will headline the Global Citizen Festival in New York, which for the first time will broadcast internationally as organisers seek to expand its anti-poverty message. Other performers at the September 26 show in Central Park will include Coldplay, whose frontman Chris Martin has signed on to a long-term role in arranging the festival, and English singer-songwriter ...

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Malia Obama to work on Girls TV series

US President Barack Obama’s elder daughter, Malia Obama, has landed a summer job, working on the sets of the television series Girls, written, directed by and starring Lena Dunham. The length of her assignment on the show’s set, sources from the HBO series told US Weekly, is not confirmed yet. The Obamas’ elder daughter is a huge fan of the ...

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