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Michael Hutchence honoured on anniversary

Michael Hutchence, the enigmatic INXS frontman, captured the attention of the world until his untimely death 20 years ago. Caught up in whirlwind of celebrity and tabloid drama, the rock star was found hanged in his room at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Double Bay, in Sydney's east, on November 22, 1997. Having...

Queen presents Philip with special honour

Photo Credit: MATT HOLYOAK/CAMERA PRESS The Queen has presented the Duke of Edinburgh with a rare honour as a special anniversary present as they celebrate 70 years of marriage. As the royal couple reached their milestone platinum wedding anniversary, the Queen appointed Prince Philip a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian...

Beyonce 2017's highest-paid woman in music

Beyonce's hit album Lemonade and world tour made her the highest-paid woman in music in 2017, according to an annual Forbes list, edging out Britain's Adele and pop star Taylor Swift. The R&B singer earned about $US105 million ($A147 million) from record sales and from her Formation concert tour, according to...

Charles Manson dead at 83

This Aug. 14, 2017 photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Charles Manson. Authorities say Manson, cult leader and mastermind behind 1969 deaths of actress Sharon Tate and several others. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP, File) Charles Manson, the notorious leader of the Manson...

Model accuses Russell Simmons

Model Keri Claussen Khalighi has accused Def Jam Records mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct in 1991 when she was 17 years old. In a report in the Los Angeles Times, Khalighi says that Simmons coerced her to perform a sex act and later penetrated her without her consent in his...

Rock greats mourn AC/DC's Malcolm Young

Malcolm Young ACDC performs in Melbourne at Etihad Stadium on 11 February 2010 as part of the Black Ice World Tour (AAP Image/Noise 11/Ros O'Gorman) Eddie Van Halen and Ozzy Osbourne are among rock icons paying tribute to legendary Australian guitarist and AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young, who has died aged 64. Young,...

Aboriginal art $2.1m auction breaks record

A supplied image obtained on Thursday 16, 2017 of one of Australia's most famous contemporary paintings, 'Earth's Creation 1' by the late Emily Kame Kngwarreye (AAP Image/Emily Kame Kngwarreye) A painting by the late Aboriginal artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye has sold for $2.1 million, marking a new record for the highest...

Da Vinci painting sells for $US450.3m

Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of Christ Salvator Mundi has sold for a record-smashing $US450.3 million ($A590 million) at Christie's in New York - more than double the old mark for any work of art at auction. The painting, which once sold for a mere $US125, was only recently rediscovered. It was...

Necklace sells for record $34m at auction

The largest flawless D-colour diamond to come to auction is displayed at Christie's auction rooms in London, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) An emerald and diamond necklace set with the largest flawless white diamond ever to come to auction has sold for a world record 33.5 million Swiss francs...

Australian Idol winner spared conviction

Australian Idol winner Kate DeAraugo has been spared convictions for drug driving, possessing the illegal drug ice and carrying weapons. DeAraugo, once a member of pop group the Young Divas, was given a 12-month community correction order and disqualified from driving for six months. The 32-year-old was sentenced at Bendigo on Friday...
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Michael Hutchence honoured on anniversary

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Michael Hutchence, the enigmatic INXS frontman, captured the attention of the world until his untimely death 20 years ago. Caught up in whirlwind of celebrity and tabloid drama, the rock star was… read more >
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Queen presents Philip with special honour

in Best of the Web
Photo Credit: MATT HOLYOAK/CAMERA PRESS The Queen has presented the Duke of Edinburgh with a rare honour as a special anniversary present as they celebrate 70 years of marriage. As the royal couple… read more >
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Beyonce 2017's highest-paid woman in music

in Best of the Web
Beyonce's hit album Lemonade and world tour made her the highest-paid woman in music in 2017, according to an annual Forbes list, edging out Britain's Adele and pop star Taylor Swift. The R&B singer… read more >
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Charles Manson dead at 83

in Best of the Web
This Aug. 14, 2017 photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Charles Manson. Authorities say Manson, cult leader and mastermind behind 1969 deaths of actress… read more >
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Model accuses Russell Simmons

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Model Keri Claussen Khalighi has accused Def Jam Records mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct in 1991 when she was 17 years old. In a report in the Los Angeles Times, Khalighi says that Simmons… read more >
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Rock greats mourn AC/DC's Malcolm Young

in Best of the Web
Malcolm Young ACDC performs in Melbourne at Etihad Stadium on 11 February 2010 as part of the Black Ice World Tour (AAP Image/Noise 11/Ros O'Gorman) Eddie Van Halen and Ozzy Osbourne are among rock… read more >
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Aboriginal art $2.1m auction breaks record

in Best of the Web
A supplied image obtained on Thursday 16, 2017 of one of Australia's most famous contemporary paintings, 'Earth's Creation 1' by the late Emily Kame Kngwarreye (AAP Image/Emily Kame Kngwarreye) A… read more >
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Da Vinci painting sells for $US450.3m

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Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of Christ Salvator Mundi has sold for a record-smashing $US450.3 million ($A590 million) at Christie's in New York - more than double the old mark for any work of art at… read more >
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Necklace sells for record $34m at auction

in Best of the Web
The largest flawless D-colour diamond to come to auction is displayed at Christie's auction rooms in London, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) An emerald and diamond necklace set… read more >
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Australian Idol winner spared conviction

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Australian Idol winner Kate DeAraugo has been spared convictions for drug driving, possessing the illegal drug ice and carrying weapons. DeAraugo, once a member of pop group the Young Divas, was… read more >