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Stone tops Lawrence on highest-pay list

The city of stars is giving a nod right back to Emma Stone. The La La Land actress has been named the world's highest-paid actress by Forbes, surpassing Jennifer Lawrence, who claimed the top spot in 2016 and 2015. Stone, 28, collected $US26 million ($A33 million), mostly thanks to her Oscar-winning performance...

Silent song finds popularity on iTunes

No, the volume is just fine. It's the song. An unusual tune has found its way on to the top 50 on the iTunes charts, alongside Ed Sheeran and Keith Urban hits. The song is completely silent. "A a a a a Very Good Song" costs 99 US cents (about $A1.25) for...

Craig confirms one last film as Bond

Daniel Craig has made it official - he'll be returning for another movie as James Bond. Craig confirmed the news that had been widely expected during his appearance on Tuesday's edition of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Colbert pressed Craig about his previous statement indicating he had no intention of returning...

Blanchett to co-star with Jack Black

Cate Blanchett is in early talks to co-star with Jack Black in The House With a Clock in Its Walls, an adaptation of the 1973 John Bellairs book illustrated by Edward Gorey. The novel tells the tale of a recently orphaned 10-year-old boy who discovers a world of hidden passageways, magic,...

Aniston to star in parenting comedy

STXfilms is in talks with Jennifer Aniston to star in an untitled suburban parenting comedy with My Blind Brother director Sophie Goodhart attached to helm from her own script. If the deal with Aniston goes through, she will portray half of an over-burdened suburban couple who decide to recapture the fun...

The Temper Trap announce Australian tour

Australian band The Temper Trap have announced Australian shows in Melbourne and Sydney. The band, who sold out their last Aussie tour in May, will be back with some new music set for a release in the near future. "We're pumped to be coming back to Australia to play a couple of...

Swift justice in radio DJ groping lawsuit

US pop star Taylor Swift has won $US1 and long-awaited vindication after a jury decided in a civil trial that a radio host groped her during a pre-concert photo op four years ago. After a week-long trial over duelling lawsuits, jurors determined that sacked Denver DJ David Mueller assaulted Swift by...

Pantone creates purple shade for Prince

A shade of purple inspired by superstar Prince and his custom-made Yamaha piano has been announced by the icon's estate. The royal hue created by the Pantone Color Institute has been dubbed "Love Symbol (hash)2", paying tribute to the graphic Prince began using as his name in 1993 in a testy...

Stuntwoman dies on Deadpool 2 film set

A female stunt driver has died on the set of 20th Century Fox's superhero movie Deadpool 2 in downtown Vancouver during the filming of a stunt on a motorcycle. Local media report the stuntwoman appeared to lose control of the vehicle, which drove off the set and through the window of...

HBO hackers leak episodes

The hackers who broke into HBO's computer network have released more unaired episodes, including several from the highly anticipated return of Curb Your Enthusiasm, which debuts in October. The latest dump includes Sunday night's episode of Insecure, another popular show, and what appear to be episodes of other lower-profile shows, including...
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Stone tops Lawrence on highest-pay list

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The city of stars is giving a nod right back to Emma Stone. The La La Land actress has been named the world's highest-paid actress by Forbes, surpassing Jennifer Lawrence, who claimed the top spot in… read more >
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Silent song finds popularity on iTunes

in Best of the Web
No, the volume is just fine. It's the song. An unusual tune has found its way on to the top 50 on the iTunes charts, alongside Ed Sheeran and Keith Urban hits. The song is completely silent. "A a a a… read more >
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Craig confirms one last film as Bond

in Best of the Web
Daniel Craig has made it official - he'll be returning for another movie as James Bond. Craig confirmed the news that had been widely expected during his appearance on Tuesday's edition of The Late… read more >
Cate Blanchett

Blanchett to co-star with Jack Black

in Best of the Web
Cate Blanchett is in early talks to co-star with Jack Black in The House With a Clock in Its Walls, an adaptation of the 1973 John Bellairs book illustrated by Edward Gorey. The novel tells the tale… read more >
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Aniston to star in parenting comedy

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STXfilms is in talks with Jennifer Aniston to star in an untitled suburban parenting comedy with My Blind Brother director Sophie Goodhart attached to helm from her own script. If the deal with… read more >
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The Temper Trap announce Australian tour

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Australian band The Temper Trap have announced Australian shows in Melbourne and Sydney. The band, who sold out their last Aussie tour in May, will be back with some new music set for a release in… read more >
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Swift justice in radio DJ groping lawsuit

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US pop star Taylor Swift has won $US1 and long-awaited vindication after a jury decided in a civil trial that a radio host groped her during a pre-concert photo op four years ago. After a week-long… read more >
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Pantone creates purple shade for Prince

in Best of the Web
A shade of purple inspired by superstar Prince and his custom-made Yamaha piano has been announced by the icon's estate. The royal hue created by the Pantone Color Institute has been dubbed "Love… read more >
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Stuntwoman dies on Deadpool 2 film set

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A female stunt driver has died on the set of 20th Century Fox's superhero movie Deadpool 2 in downtown Vancouver during the filming of a stunt on a motorcycle. Local media report the stuntwoman… read more >
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HBO hackers leak episodes

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The hackers who broke into HBO's computer network have released more unaired episodes, including several from the highly anticipated return of Curb Your Enthusiasm, which debuts in October. The… read more >