Entertainment

Worth of Banksy work set to soar after “brilliant” prank

The famed anonymous artist pulled off one his most subversive stunts yet when a copy of his 'Girl with Balloon' auto-shredded after being purchased at auction. Art experts are now saying the half-destroyed work could be worth up to double as much as intact copies.

Kate Bush announces career-spanning box set

It's in the trees! It's coming! The Kate Bush box set that is, with the critically revered singer-songwriter announcing plans for a remastered re-release of her entire back catalogue.

Michelle Guthrie departs the ABC

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Chairman Justin Milne has announced that the Board of Directors has decided to part ways with Managing Director Michelle Guthrie.

WNBL returns to free to air television in Australia

The Womens National Basketball League (WNBL) will return to free-to-air television in Australia this year, with public broadcaster SBS announcing it will show selected regular season games on Saturday afternoons.

Basketball world farewells Manu Ginobili

After a career that saw him win four NBA championships with the San Antonio Spurs and a gold medal with Argentina, Manu Ginobili has announced his retirement.

Sorry Alexa, nobody wants voice shopping

A new report from technology journal The Information has revealed that only 2% of consumers with Alexa-enabled devices are using the voice assistant to make purchases.

World Cup 2018: the moments that mattered

France are World Cup champions for 2018, defeating a gallant Croatian side 4-2 in a gripping final. Here, we look back on the goals, upsets, protests and stars that defined the tournament.

Pat Cash previews the French Open

With his larrikin persona and classically beautiful serve-and-volley game, Pat Cash was one of Australia’s favourite sportsmen.

Melburnians to disrobe for Tunick in the name of art

Internationally recognised photographer Spencer Tunick, whose niche is large naked crowds, has turned his attention to Melbourne after last snapping Australians in all their glory on the steps of the Sydney Opera House in 2010.

Amazon commits to NFL, as Prime price surges

Amazon.com Inc has reportedly agreed to fork out $65 million a year to renew its streaming deal with the NFL for Thursday night fixtures, while at the same time announcing a price hike to its subscription service.

Cosby convicted of sexual assault

Disgraced comedian and actor Bill Cosby may spend the rest of his life behind bars after being found guilty of three counts of sexual assault.

Time for Apu to evolve, says Hank Azaria

The actor who voices Apu on The Simpsons is willing to step aside from the role having considered the negative impact the character has on the South Asian community.

Weibo backflips on gay content purge

After banning gay content on Friday, Chinese social media giant Sina Weibo has reversed its decision amid swift and overwhelming opposition from the public.

Winx: The world’s best racehorse

There's nothing left to prove for the champion mare, but a win tomorrow will see her equal Black Caviar's record of 25-straight victories.

Sponsors deserting Australian cricket in droves

Brand partners are quickly distancing themselves from Cricket Australia, and players Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, as the commercial toll of the ball-tampering scandal becomes clearer.

Packer quits Crown Resorts over mental health issues

The troubled billionaire businessman has stepped down from the board in the wake of relationship breakdowns, ill-fated business decisions, and his implication in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption scandal.