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The Rebel Wilson uproar shows that gossip columns belong in a bygone era

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It was a hellish week for the Sydney Morning Herald. Last weekend, gossip columnist Andrew Hornery wrote a bizarre article in which he complained that actor Rebel Wilson had not cooperated with his attempt to out her ...

Bad press: the Rebel Wilson debacle that rocked SMH to its core

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It was around 5pm on Tuesday, on the sixth floor of a shiny new office block in North Sydney, that a meeting the like of which no media executive wants to have took place. The Sydney Morning Herald’s editor, Bevan Shi...

Whoopi Goldberg joins international backlash over Sydney Morning Herald’s treatment of Rebel Wilson

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The international backlash against the Sydney Morning Herald over its reporting of Rebel Wilson’s new relationship with fashion designer Ramona Agruma has intensified, with celebrities including Whoopi Goldberg now cr...

A journalist trying to out Rebel Wilson was like something from the sordid 80s. Thankfully, the world has changed

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I’ve been banned from writing about my kids, so you just have to imagine that this column features two random teenagers. It doesn’t really matter who they are – they are merely standing in for their generation as we h...

Columnist apologises after being accused of trying to out Rebel Wilson

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An Australian newspaper columnist has apologised after being accused of trying to out the actor Rebel Wilson. Andrew Hornery, who writes a gossip column for the Sydney Morning Herald, said he regretted how he handled ...

Rebel Wilson reveals she is dating a woman in Instagram post tagged #loveislove

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Rebel Wilson has revealed that she is dating a woman, using social media to announce her relationship with a fashion designer, Ramona Agruma. “I thought I was searching for a Disney Prince … but maybe what I really ne...

Rebel Wilson claims male co-star sexually harassed her: ‘It was disgusting’

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Rebel Wilson has claimed that a male co-star sexually harassed her. In an interview with People, the Pitch Perfect and Cats star said that the incident occurred before #MeToo and the outpouring of similar stories. “He...

Senior Year review – Rebel Wilson fails Netflix high school comedy

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The spirit of sparky high school comedies, from Never Been Kissed to Mean Girls to Easy A, haunts Netflix’s junky “if you like…” offering Senior Year, with a progressively deafening reminder of what came before. For w...

New Zealand’s Covid strategy was one of the world’s most successful – what can we learn from it?

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Two weeks ago marked the two-year anniversary of New Zealand’s adoption of the elimination strategy and a lockdown that successfully stamped out the first wave of Covid-19. By chance, it was also the week that the gov...

Those we lost in 2021: Mary Wilson remembered by Otis Williams

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Mary was always a wonderful person, with such a beautiful spirit. I’d known her since we were young growing up in Detroit. She’d always be singing and dancing with her friends in the projects, and we used to rehearse ...

‘Funny fat girl’: Rebel Wilson says her team were against her losing weight

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Rebel Wilson, one of Hollywood’s top comedy actors, has said her own team were opposed to her losing weight because she was “earning millions of dollars being the funny fat girl”. The Australian actor, 41, documented ...

Here’s a thought-experiment that captures Facebook’s betrayal of users

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Imagine that right now the postman is reading your mail and making a note of your most private thoughts and preferences. He notices that you lean slightly to the right and read the Wall Street Journal. He begins hawki...

LA Rams take down Seahawks on road as Russell Wilson leaves with injury

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Matthew Stafford was able to manage the discomfort with the finger on his throwing hand and pick apart the Seattle Seahawks’ beleaguered defense. Meanwhile, Russell Wilson was left as a spectator. His own finger injur...

Kate Wilson: after spy cops case the Met is beyond redemption

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It is 10 years since I first sat down with a group of eight women to discuss bringing an assault case against the Metropolitan police. We were reeling from the discoveries that men we had loved never existed. I was tr...

Anti-vaxxers and Covid conspiracists may seem wackier – but pandemic protest isn’t new

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In the pandemic’s second year, a transnational, conspiracy-minded protest movement is becoming more vocal, and in some cases more violent, in pushing back on measures to limit the spread of new variants of the Covid-1...

Sticking to a Covid-19 elimination strategy keeps New Zealand’s options open

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Aotearoa New Zealand’s new national strategy for loosening border restrictions closely follows scientific advice from an expert panel that was specifically asked to advise on the future of New Zealand’s elimination st...

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