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Trump impeachment probe casts little-known diplomat Kurt Volker into spotlight

The former US special envoy to Ukraine, once a little-known diplomat, is now cast in the limelight as a central figure in the unfolding impeachment inquiry.

24 Oct 2019 - 3:24AM

The former US special envoy to Ukraine, once a little-known diplomat, is now cast in the limelight as a central figure in the unfolding impeachment inquiry.

Trump impeachment probe casts little-known diplomat Kurt Volker into spotlight
‘Every Asian-American feels an outsider’: Awkwafina on The Farewell, her first leading role as an actress

‘I don’t look like a movie star. I don’t sound like one,’ says Asian-American actress, who sees herself as setting an example for the next generation. She talks about how the portrayal of warring identities in Lulu Wang’s film resonated with her.

12 Jul 2019 - 1:56AM

‘I don’t look like a movie star. I don’t sound like one,’ says Asian-American actress, who sees herself as setting an example for the next generation. She talks about how the portrayal of warring identities in Lulu Wang’s film resonated with her.

‘Every Asian-American feels an outsider’: Awkwafina on The Farewell, her first leading role as an actress
Pet Sematary star Leo the Cat dies a month after film’s release, and fans are heartbroken

Scowling feline star’s death was broken to his fans on Leo’s Instagram account by animal trainer who adopted him after filming wrapped on the Stephen King adaptation, in which he played the undead Church.

31 May 2019 - 11:25AM

Scowling feline star’s death was broken to his fans on Leo’s Instagram account by animal trainer who adopted him after filming wrapped on the Stephen King adaptation, in which he played the undead Church.

Pet Sematary star Leo the Cat dies a month after film’s release, and fans are heartbroken
Madonna says Michael Jackson ‘innocent until proven guilty’ of child sex assaults

Queen of Pop, no stranger to accusations that turn out to be untrue, says she always considers the agenda behind allegations like those in Leaving Neverland about Jackson sexually abusing children.

9 May 2019 - 3:00PM

Queen of Pop, no stranger to accusations that turn out to be untrue, says she always considers the agenda behind allegations like those in Leaving Neverland about Jackson sexually abusing children.

Madonna says Michael Jackson ‘innocent until proven guilty’ of child sex assaults
Trump administration asks for transgender military ban ruling from Supreme Court in aggressive legal manoeuvre

The request urges the high court to compound four separate legal challenges to Donald Trump’s transgender ban and singularly rule on the issue. It’s an unusual move that bypasses the regular federal legal process

24 Nov 2018 - 9:41PM

The request urges the high court to compound four separate legal challenges to Donald Trump’s transgender ban and singularly rule on the issue. It’s an unusual move that bypasses the regular federal legal process

Trump administration asks for transgender military ban ruling from Supreme Court in aggressive legal manoeuvre
Women were offered cash to say special counsel Robert Mueller sexually assaulted them, FBI is told

Right-wing lobbyist Jack Burkman is alleged to have offered US$20,000 to a woman who worked with Mueller in 1974

31 Oct 2018 - 4:00AM

Right-wing lobbyist Jack Burkman is alleged to have offered US$20,000 to a woman who worked with Mueller in 1974

Women were offered cash to say special counsel Robert Mueller sexually assaulted them, FBI is told
Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen taped talk about paying off Playboy model – and FBI has the recording

Michael Cohen recorded himself and Donald Trump discussing paying off Karen McDougal before the 2016 elections – and the FBI seized the recording in its raid on Cohen’s home, office and hotel room in April.

21 Jul 2018 - 8:18PM

Michael Cohen recorded himself and Donald Trump discussing paying off Karen McDougal before the 2016 elections – and the FBI seized the recording in its raid on Cohen’s home, office and hotel room in April.

Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen taped talk about paying off Playboy model – and FBI has the recording
Porn star Nikki Benz sues website Brazzers after ‘she was sexually assaulted, stomped on and waterboarded’ while filming X-rated scene
‘Caravans’ and ‘fakers’: Unpacking Donald Trump’s furious Twitter attacks

A guide to US President Donald Trump’s recent tweets

4 Apr 2018 - 2:42AM

A guide to US President Donald Trump’s recent tweets

‘Caravans’ and  ‘fakers’: Unpacking  Donald Trump’s furious Twitter attacks
Cate Blanchett says she was unaware of Woody Allen allegations when she worked with him

Australian actress who worked with director on his 2013 Blue Jasmine says she was unaware of the sexual assault allegation levelled against the director by his daughter Dylan Farrow

23 Mar 2018 - 2:03PM

Australian actress who worked with director on his 2013 Blue Jasmine says she was unaware of the sexual assault allegation levelled against the director by his daughter Dylan Farrow

Cate Blanchett says she was unaware of Woody Allen allegations when she worked with him
Quentin Tarantino apologises to Roman Polanski teen rape victim for saying she ‘wanted to have it’

Public apology to Samantha Geimer, who was 13 at time of the incident, comes after a 2003 interview with Howard Stern resurfaced in which the Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill director claimed Roman Polanski ‘didn’t rape a 13-year-old’

9 Feb 2018 - 12:12PM

Public apology to Samantha Geimer, who was 13 at time of the incident, comes after a 2003 interview with Howard Stern resurfaced in which the Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill director claimed Roman Polanski ‘didn’t rape a 13-year-old’

Quentin Tarantino apologises to Roman Polanski teen rape victim for saying she ‘wanted to have it’
Kate Winslet, star of Woody Allen film, has ‘bitter regrets’ over working with particular Hollywood ‘men of power’

Without naming Woody Allen, from whom fellow stars have distanced themselves amid a sexual assault allegation, actress admits she cannot keep to herself regrets she has ‘about poor decisions to work with individuals’

30 Jan 2018 - 11:09AM

Without naming Woody Allen, from whom fellow stars have distanced themselves amid a sexual assault allegation, actress admits she cannot keep to herself regrets she has ‘about poor decisions to work with individuals’

Kate Winslet, star of Woody Allen film, has ‘bitter regrets’ over working with particular Hollywood ‘men of power’
Wonder Woman 2 filming first to follow anti-sexual-harassment guidelines newly drawn up by Producers Guild

Sequel to superhero film directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot will be first to officially adopt guidelines put in place to combat Hollywood’s headline-grabbing harassment problem

25 Jan 2018 - 12:05PM

Sequel to superhero film directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot will be first to officially adopt guidelines put in place to combat Hollywood’s headline-grabbing harassment problem

Wonder Woman 2 filming first to follow anti-sexual-harassment guidelines newly drawn up by Producers Guild
The Room, cult 2003 film so bad it’s good, gets wide release in US cinemas at last thanks to James Franco’s making-of movie

Tommy Wiseau’s film never went on general release, but midnight screenings have continued to draw large crowds. Now, with Franco’s The Disaster Artist about The Room’s making in cinemas, that’s being put right in January

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Tommy Wiseau’s film never went on general release, but midnight screenings have continued to draw large crowds. Now, with Franco’s The Disaster Artist about The Room’s making in cinemas, that’s being put right in January

The Room, cult 2003 film so bad it’s good, gets wide release in US cinemas at last thanks to James Franco’s making-of movie
Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Kelly Marie Tran talks about her inspirations and meeting C-3PO

Asian American actress, who plays Rose Tico in the film, worried she would never land a decent role, but thoughts of her parents’ struggles kept her going to auditions, and it paid off when she landed the part in the blockbuster

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Asian American actress, who plays Rose Tico in the film, worried she would never land a decent role, but thoughts of her parents’ struggles kept her going to auditions, and it paid off when she landed the part in the blockbuster

Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Kelly Marie Tran talks about her inspirations and meeting C-3PO
J.K. Rowling is ‘happy’ Johnny Depp was cast in Fantastic Beasts: the Crimes of Grindelwald

Following domestic abuse allegations by his ex-wife Amber Heard, Depp’s casting had raised ‘legitimate concerns’ for fans, the author acknowledges, but she was still ‘comfortable’ sticking with her original decision

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Following domestic abuse allegations by his ex-wife Amber Heard, Depp’s casting had raised ‘legitimate concerns’ for fans, the author acknowledges, but she was still ‘comfortable’ sticking with her original decision

J.K. Rowling is ‘happy’ Johnny Depp was cast in Fantastic Beasts: the Crimes of Grindelwald
Rashida Jones reveals she left Toy Story 4 over Pixar’s lack of diverse voices

US actress and writer accuses the studio of having a culture where ‘women and people of colour’ were not treated as equals. On Wednesday, Pixar’s co-founder John Lasseter was accused of sexually harassing staff

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

US actress and writer accuses the studio of having a culture where ‘women and people of colour’ were not treated as equals. On Wednesday, Pixar’s co-founder John Lasseter was accused of sexually harassing staff

Rashida Jones reveals she left Toy Story 4 over Pixar’s lack of diverse voices
Amber Heard was warned coming out as bisexual would ruin her career. Her response? ‘Watch me’

Everyone told me, ‘You cannot do this’, Aquaman and Justice League star and ex-wife of Johnny Depp, who recently dated Elon Musk, says in magazine interview

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Everyone told me, ‘You cannot do this’, Aquaman and Justice League star and ex-wife of Johnny Depp, who recently dated Elon Musk, says in magazine interview

Amber Heard was warned coming out as bisexual would ruin her career. Her response? ‘Watch me’
Will Ferrell brings unlikely co-star Mel Gibson to family comedy Daddy’s Home 2, 11 years after rant

US star believes role in new family comedy will help continue the Australian actor’s rehabilitation in Hollywood after his infamous 2006 drink-driving arrest and anti-Semitic outburst

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

US star believes role in new family comedy will help continue the Australian actor’s rehabilitation in Hollywood after his infamous 2006 drink-driving arrest and anti-Semitic outburst

Will Ferrell brings unlikely co-star Mel Gibson to family comedy Daddy’s Home 2, 11 years after rant