Entertainment

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.

Murdoch demands Facebook pay news publishers

Mark Zuckerberg announced plans to start filtering out fake news on the social media network, which has prompted Rupert Murdoch to call for reputable news outlets to receive a carriage fee for their work.

New York Times wins Fake News Awards

The Times has pipped ABC News and CNN to take out the inaugural Fakeys, as Trump names and shames the news agencies that he believes outshone the others with their "dishonesty and bad reporting".

Oprah in line for 2020 presidency

Oprah Winfrey's partner says she would "absolutely" run for president, as calls for her candidacy grow stronger in the wake of her stirring acceptance speech at the Golden Globes.

Trump advisor has to be escorted from CNN set

State of the Union host Jake Tapper wanted to talk about explosive accusations in Fire and Fury, Stephen Miller wanted to expose CNN as fake news. In the end a heated interview was cut short, POTUS applauded, and security had to be called to remove the guest.

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs eyes NFL ownership

With Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson to sell his stake at season's end, Diddy has thrown his hat in the ring, saying it is time the NFL had an African-American majority owner.

Russia banned from Winter Olympics

A 17-month doping investigation has turned up enough evidence to blanket ban the Russians from competing in next year's Olympics in South Korea.