Life&Culture


Penalty shootout: Fair Work Commission decides to change penalty rates
- February 25, 2017

However the news was not totally welcomed, with the Australian Council of Trade Unions President Ged Kearney saying: "The FWC decision to radically cut Sunday and public holiday pay will give nearly one million Australian workers a huge pay cut. (more...)
Everyone's Talking About Katy Perry's Trump Everyone's Talking About Katy Perry's Trump
- February 24, 2017

The actress wound up the United States president after mocking him in her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes - and he used his overactive Twitter account the next day to called her "overrated". Earlier this month, she wore a white pantsuit and a "resist" armband as she performed " Chained to the Rhythm " at the Grammy Awards . " Katy Perry's return to the spotlight comes after a few years off after her successful Prismatic World Tour". (more...)
Fun facts on the 2017 Academy Awards
- February 23, 2017

Over his selection to host the Oscars this year, Kimmel believes that it is just his physical proximity with the Dolby Theatre, which might be one of the reasons, as published in Time magazine. Which weakens the case for Moonlight , also might suggest the actors' branch is not as set on its victor as many assume. 20 - Meryl Streep's cumulative number of Oscar nominations , a record for a single performer. (more...)
By 2030, women's life expectancy could exceed 90 years
- February 23, 2017

Aside from South Korea and Australia, the study suggests that Switzerland also has highly overlapping distributions of projected life expectancy for men. The study estimates American women will live an average of more than 83 years by 2030. For men life expectancy is predicted to be 80, which is 26th. (more...)
Amber Tamblyn welcomes first child with husband David Cross
- February 23, 2017

I'm pregnant, with a daughter on the way. "I've been thinking about motherhood a lot lately", she wrote. "What it means to be one, what it means to have one, what it means to know one, what it means to make decisions as one and have conversations with one", she wrote at the time. (more...)
Clyde Stubblefield, "Funky Drummer" For James Brown, Dead At 73
- February 21, 2017

During his tenure with James, he was teamed with fellow drummer John "Jabo" Starks in a powerhouse tandem that created some of the rhythms that defined the funk genre. Revisit some of Clyde Stubblefield's most celebrated and influential contributions to music history in the clips below. As news of the drummer's passing spread, musicians took to social media to tribute the lost legend, including Questlove, who writes , "Thank you for everything you've taught me". (more...)
Angelina Jolie & Kids Dazzle at Cambodian Film Premiere Angelina Jolie & Kids Dazzle at Cambodian Film Premiere
- February 20, 2017

She donned a knee-length black dress with lace detailing and wore her hair down in loose waves. Filming the first Tomb Raider in Cambodia in 2001 had the effect of an electric shock to the actress: Angelina Jolie had adopted Maddox after a visit to an orphanage during this stay and had become United Goodwill Ambassador, a Role that it continues to exercise today. (more...)
Piper PA-28 plane crashes on Avenue E in Bayonne, New Jersey Piper PA-28 plane crashes on Avenue E in Bayonne, New Jersey
- February 20, 2017

The Bayonne Office of Emergency Management said the plane crashed on Avenue E between 41st and 42nd streets, and advised the public to avoid the area. No one on the ground was injured. Witnesses said the plane came close to homes. It hit four parked cars and knocked out power lines. The FAA said it would investigate the cause of the crash. (more...)
Mika Brzezinski Is Over Kellyanne Conway and Her Westchester Home
- February 19, 2017

I don't even think she's saying something that she knows to be untrue. I won't do it because I don't believe in fake news or information that is not true, and every time I see her on television something is askew, off, or incorrect, ' Brzezinski said . (more...)
'Castle Rock' Teaser: JJ Abrams Dives into the Entire Stephen King Universe 'Castle Rock' Teaser: JJ Abrams Dives into the Entire Stephen King Universe
- February 19, 2017

Todds's Shortcut . The master of horror has already tied his works together through his magnum opus The Dark Tower , but using the town of Castle Rock just opens up so many possibilities. Subsequent seasons would then follow a different set of characters and storylines, but would also link back to seasons that came before. We have no clue what the idea for this show is - is it based on existing King stories? J.J. (more...)
Former Bucs cornerback Darrelle Revis charged with assault
- February 19, 2017

His lawyer, Blaine Jones , told Newsday Thursday evening that he expected an arrest warrant to be issued against his client. When the officer asked Watt if Revis or the unidentified black male knocked out Cousins and Jarvis, Watt said, "I don't know, it happened so fast". (more...)
Watch Darrelle Revis Turn Himself In To Police In Pittsburgh
- February 19, 2017

Cousins began recording video on his cell phone and told Revis he was trying to record the cornerback's clothes and actions, according to the report. Cousins said he then tried to retrieve his phone from Revis, but was unsuccessful, and Revis "threw his phone in the middle of E. (more...)
Malaysia and North Korea lock horns over killing of Kim
- February 19, 2017

On Wednesday, Seoul's unification ministry said the South Korean government is confident the "murdered man" was Kim Jong Nam, saying North Korea had been planning to kill him for the past five years. He was put into an ambulance and died on the way to hospital. Malaysian police haven't officially announced the results of a post-mortem of Kim, who is suspected to have been attacked with poison. (more...)
WWE legend George 'The Animal' Steele dead at 79
- February 19, 2017

Steele was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1995, returned to the company as part of The Oddities in 1998. Last May, Steele wrote on Facebook that he was "dealing with some serious health challenges right now". He opened up about suffering with Crohn's disease in his 2013 autobiography Animal, including needing his colon removed in 2002. Steele made his in-ring debut in 1967 and quickly established himself as a charismatic, if slightly unhinged, villain, or heel. (more...)
Kanye West debuted his Season 5 collection in NY on Wednesday
- February 18, 2017

He has writing creds on such songs as Rihanna's "Umbrella" and Beyonce's "Single Ladies", and has even recorded demo versions of some of these hits, as the world found out at Kanye West's Yeezy Season 5 fashion show on Wednesday (Feb. Last year, Kanye's Yeezy Season 4 show turned disastrous with several models ending up fainting in the late summer heat, while the collection itself got mediocre reviews from fashion critics. (more...)
Singer Ed Sheeran says he'll be back in NZ 'soon'
- February 18, 2017

The song follows the release of Divide's first two singles, "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill," which he performed last weekend on Saturday Night Live . (more...)
Baghdad auto bomb claimed by Islamic State kills 45
- February 17, 2017

Saad Maan, spokesman for Baghdad's Operations Command, said in a statement. The vehicle was parked in a street full of garages and used auto dealers, witnesses said. Locals say the vehicle lot always has a lot of traffic in the afternoons, and that there are nearly always two or three people standing next to each auto. (more...)
First Lady Melania Trump reportedly 'miserable' amid intense gaze of political spotlight
- February 17, 2017

The White House insists Melania will be moving to Washington later this year, with senior adviser to the first lady Stephanie Winston Wolkoff saying: "Mrs Trump will be moving to D.C. But rather than embrace her role of first lady, Melania's reportedly been "staying hidden" at the Trump Tower! The source added , " Melania is unhappy with how her life ended up ". (more...)
Sara Bareilles Stepping Into 'Waitress,' the Musical She Wrote Sara Bareilles Stepping Into 'Waitress,' the Musical She Wrote
- February 17, 2017

Waitress composer-lyricist Sara Bareilles will replace Jessie Mueller in the role of master pie baker Jenna in the Broadway musical March 31 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre after the Tony-nominated star plays her final performance March 26. (more...)
Trump attacks media in lengthy, combative press conference
- February 17, 2017

Tomorrow they will say, "Donald Trump rants and raves at press conference", I'm not ranting and raving. Trump's stance on the US-Mexico border wall to keep the "bad hombres" out and his ongoing battles with the judiciary and the press has made him the most talked about president of recent times. (more...)