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Prolific actor Rene Auberjonois dies

File photo shows Rene Auberjonois at the International Myeloma Foundation 7th Annual Comedy Celebration in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File Rene Auberjonois, a prolific actor best known for his roles on the television shows Benson and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and his part in the 1970 film M.A.S.H. playing...

Puppeteer behind Big Bird, Oscar, dies

Puppeteer Caroll Spinney, seated, and his wife Debra Spinney participate in the ceremonial lighting of the Empire State Building in honor of Sesame Street's 50th anniversary on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who played the towering yellow-plumed Big Bird and rubbish-loving...

Bedtime story translated into Klingon

Following on from his translation of the French children's classic "The Little Prince," Star Trek language expert Lieven L Litaer has now also translated a famous German bedtime story into Klingon. The book "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" has just been released in the language of the aliens, the Klingon teacher recently...

Abba exhibition in London thrills fans

Memorabilia is displayed at 'ABBA: Super Troupers The Exhibition' in London, Britain, 05 December 2019. The exhibition based around the Swedish musicians opens 06 December 2019 until 31 August 2020. EPA/NEIL HALL From a superfan's shrine to a replica of the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest stage where they triumphed with "Waterloo",...

Harry Potter scavenger hunt in Melbourne

A Harry Potter-themed scavenger hunt will take over the city of Melbourne on December 15 (AAP Image/Supplied by Haystac) Harry Potter lovers! It's time to dust off your wizard robes, grab your broomstick and get ready for a magical adventure in Melbourne. A Harry Potter-themed scavenger hunt will take over the city...

Swift has film clearance from Big Machine

This Nov. 24, 2019 file photo shows Taylor Swift performing at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) With Taylor Swift's Netflix documentary "Miss Americana" set to open the Sundance Film Festival in January 2020 comes word that all of her older material has been cleared...

The Nightingale takes top AACTA award

Cast and crew of the The Nightingale pose for a photograph after winning the AACTA Awards for Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Direction at the 2019 AACTA Awards at the Star in Sydney, Wednesday, December 4, 2019. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts) We’ve rolled out the red carpet ready for the 2019...

Australia's Top End Wedding bound for US

Australian cast and crew of 'Top End Wedding' arrives for the premiere of their movie at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, USA, 30 January 2019. (EPA/GEORGE FREY) Australian comedy Top End Wedding has been acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films for the US market. The deal was announced by...

Tell the Kids! Justine Clarke's New Holiday Song is Out

Multi-ARIA Award winning artist Justine Clarke has unveiled a brand-new holiday tune, ‘Here Comes A Merry Christmas’. It’s the first-ever Christmas song from the much-loved star of stage and screen, who will be performing at a series of family concerts in Sydney this festive season. Co-written with longtime collaborators Peter Dasent...

Turner Prize awarded to all four finalists

Edward Enninful, Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue (L) as British artists (2L-R) Tai Shani, Oscar Murillo, Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Helen Cammock celebrate after being announced as the joint winners of Turner Prize 2019 at Dreamland in Margate, Kent, Britain, 03 December 2019. The Turner Prize, which is presented since 1984...