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SBS chief steps down after seven years

SBS chief steps down after seven years

SBS chief Michael Ebeid is stepping down after more than seven years at the helm of the public broadcaster. During his time with SBS, it has launched NITV and Food Network, and entered into long-term rights agreements for the FIFA World Cup and Tour de France, and deals for the English Premier League and A-League.…

Sudanese gangs a real concern: Turnbull

Sudanese gangs a real concern: Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull has added to a fiery debate about crime, youth and ethnicity by saying Melbourne can’t pretend it hasn’t got a Sudanese gangs problem. Victoria Police has downplayed concerns about alleged gangs of African-Australian youths, but also acknowledges there is a small group of core offenders causing trouble. “The fact is there is a…

Senior minister has high praise for Downer

Senior minister has high praise for Downer

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt says Georgina Downer, the Liberal blue blood candidate in Mayo, is a potential future political star capable of “anything in Australia”. He was campaigning with Ms Downer in Strathalbyn, south of Adelaide, on Tuesday for the byelection in the seat her father Alexander held for 24 years. “If we’re lucky…

Retailers warned after 5000 staff lose $2m

Retailers warned after 5000 staff lose $2m

Retailers across the country have been warned to make sure they’re paying staff properly after cosmetics business Lush admitted it owed 5000 staff as much as $2 million. Lush Australia director Peta Granger says audits are ongoing but it’s known staff have been underpaid since 2010 due to incorrect interpretations of the retail award. Some…

Scarlett forced to quit transgender film

Scarlett forced to quit transgender film

HOLLYWOOD star Scarlett Johansson has quit an upcoming movie role as a transgender criminal following an angry backlash against her casting, she revealed in an interview reported widely in US media. The actress was to have taken the lead part in Rub and Tug, the story of Dante “Tex” Gill, a massage parlour operator and…

Dwayne Johnson won’t bury the hatchet with Fast & Furious co-star

Dwayne Johnson won’t bury the hatchet with Fast & Furious co-star

DWAYNE ‘The Rock’ Johnson has made it clear his friendship with Fast and the Furious co-star, Tyrese Gibson, is over. Gibson, who plays Roman Pearce in the movie franchise, publicly attacked Johnson on social media last year after the Rock revealed he’s making a Fast and Furious spin-off based around his character, Luke Hobbs. “If…

Story behind Halle Berry’s infamous on-screen topless scene

Story behind Halle Berry’s infamous on-screen topless scene

HERE’S how Netflix describes the 2001 film Swordfish: “A mysterious radical hires the Mozart of government hacking. Forget good and evil: These cats live by their own codes.” It sounds innocuous enough, right? It even sounds fun in a cheesy way. What it doesn’t do is let on that the film got panned by critics,…

Rebel and Liam show Aussies know how to move

Rebel and Liam show Aussies know how to move

TWO of Australia’s favourite actors have lit up the streets of New York while filming their new movie, with Rebel Wilson and Liam Hemsworth snapped in an epic dance number. Wilson, 38, and Hesmworth, 28, appeared to be lip syncing as they broke out their best moves on the final days of shooting their upcoming…

Henry Cavill has apologised for his controversial comments

Henry Cavill has apologised for his controversial comments

HENRY Cavill has apologised amid backlash over his comments about being too afraid to flirt with women due to the #MeToo movement. The Mission: Impossible – Fallout star copped heavy criticism for telling GQ Australia that the current climate has made him too afraid to approach women. “It’s very difficult to do that if there…

Gomez ‘vows’ to stop Justin’s wedding

Gomez ‘vows’ to stop Justin’s wedding

MILLIONS of teen girls around the world had their hopes crushed this week after the shock news of Justin Bieber’s engagement to Hailey Baldwin. But none more so than Disney queen Selena Gomez, who as we all know is Biebs’ on-again-off-again girlfriend, with the pair pictured hanging out as recently as March. But any hopes…