The age of banter

The long read: It used to be just a word now it is a way of life. But is it time to get off the banter bus? Its the most fucking ridiculous story, isnt it? We went to watch fucking dolphins, and we ended up in fucking Syria. Last summer in the Mediterranean party resort […]

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Rebel Wilson named in ‘the spirit of freedom’, actor’s mother says

Susan Bownds tells defamation trial she called her daughter Rebel but later bowed to pressure to use a suitable name Rebel Wilsons mother has said she named her daughter in the spirit of freedom. Sydney teacher Sue Bownds has given evidence in the supreme court of Victoria on the eighth day of the actors defamation […]

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Scarlett Johansson tops Forbes list of highest grossing actors in 2016

Stars of Marvel and DC superhero films dominate lists top ten with Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr joint second Scarlett Johansson has been named the top grossing actor of 2016 by Forbes magazine. The US actor topped the list after her films brought in $1.2bn (977m) globally over the past 12 months, with movies […]

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‘Jackie’ testifies: Rolling Stone story was ‘what I believed to be true at the time’

Deposition of UVA student featured in discredited article is heard publicly for first time as magazine faces defamation trial The woman whose harrowing account of being gang-raped at the University of Virginia was the centerpiece of a defamation trial against Rolling Stone magazine for the 2014 article A Rape on Campus by

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Discovery Girls magazine under fire for swimsuit tips for pre-teen girls

Publisher apologises after article encouraging 8- to 12-year-olds to add curves and draw the eyes down left her lost for words The publisher of a US magazine aimed at 8- to 12-year-old girls has apologised for offering tips on choosing bathing suits based on size and curves. Tween girls who are curvy up top were […]

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