Bert and Ernie. Gay Many always suspected, but no one ever knew for sure
With dozens of journalists tailing her every move, Academy Award-winner Halle Berry appeared at the California Capitol on Tuesday (Wednesday NZ time) to testify for a bill that would limit the ability of paparazzi to photograph the children of celebrities and public figures. “My daughter doesn’t want to go to school because she knows ‘the men’ are watching for her,” the actor told the Assembly Committee on Public Safety
Grab your hankies: To help kids coping with a parent in prison, Sesame Street created a Muppet whose father can’t play with him because he’s in jail.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has ceased production of its iconic children’s television program, Bananas in Pyjamas.
Angelina Jolie has revealed she has decided to remove her ovaries in addition to having a preventative double mastectomy. In a moving and powerful op-ed in The New York Times this week, the actress said she had the mastectomy in February after finding out she carried a gene that gave her an 87 per cent of getting breast cancer
A modern production of Richard Wagner’s opera Tannhauser is causing a stir in Germany because of Nazi-themed scenes showing people dying in gas chambers and members of a family having their heads shaved before being executed.
UKTV’s Top of the Lake managed to end with both a bang and a whimper – the whimper being from viewers who had finally managed to persuade themselves that Al the policeman (David Wenham) was a good guy after all. It turned out that he was unimaginably worse than the series’ ostensible villains, the brutal alcoholic drug lord and suspected child-rapist and his pitbull sons
The Malawi government has branded pop star Madonna an “uncouth” bully who exaggerates her charitable work in the country and demands preferential treatment when she visits.
Angelina Jolie has opened an all-girls school in Afghanistan. The Hollywood actress-turned-humanitarian funded the opening of a primary school in a village just outside of Kabul where refugees are rebuilding after the collapse of the Taliban regime, E! News reported.
Betty DeGeneres, 82, is a gay rights campaigner and the mother of the world’s most famous lesbian, not necessarily in that order.