Fighting With My Family: A wrestling comedy that suplexes your heart

Fighting With My Family: A wrestling comedy that suplexes your heart

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You might not expect a wrestling movie to make you cry. But Fighting With My Family comes flying off the top rope, bursting with comedy and emotion, and clobbers you right in the feelings. Based on a 2012 documentary about a wrestling-mad family, the new film directed by Steven Merchant recounts the real-life story of WWE champion Paige, born Saraya-Jade Bevis in Norwich, England. Already in the UK's indie grappling circuit, she was spotted by the WWE and went all the way to US stardom. Unfortunately, her even more grapple-mad brother was left behind. That's the dilemma at the heart of Fighting With My Family, which opens with Paige and her brother Zak Zodiac building a community around a love of wresting. But when Paige heads off to the US to join The Rock and friends in the big league
Are your live local channels on a streaming TV service yet?

Are your live local channels on a streaming TV service yet?

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By now you've probably considered cutting the cable TV cord to save money on your TV bill. Maybe you're fine without paying for live TV. You watch mostly Netflix and YouTube anyway, and when you want live TV, you just use an antenna. Then again, maybe you want more: a full slate of live TV channels streamed over the internet, including your local ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC stations, without having to futz around with an antenna or cable box. Today you've got plenty of options. Six major services -- DirecTV Now, Fubo TV, Hulu with Live TV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV and YouTube TV -- stream multiple channels of live TV over the Internet, including local channels. Each has its plusses and minuses, including pricing (starting at $25 per month), features (like cloud DVRs) and user interface, but t
Weddings, babies, splits: How celebs fared in 2018

Weddings, babies, splits: How celebs fared in 2018

Celebrity life
It was a busy year for Hollywood hook-ups, divorces, weddings, babies and (please pass the Kleenex) … deaths. In 2018 Jennifer Aniston visited Splitsville, Brangelina bickered, Justin Bieber found true love (maybe not) and Aretha Franklin departed. And, in the most terrifying development for any Australian sports fan, Ben Simmons began romancing a Kardashian. SIMMONS’ FOUL Australia’s basketball superstar-in-waiting Ben Simmons was on top of the world. He led the Philadelphia 76ers to the NBA Playoffs and won the league’s Rookie of the Year Award … but then he was spotted around Los Angeles with a Kardashian — Kendall Jenner. Aussie up-and-comer Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons. Picture: AP/Matt SlocumSource:AP Fans weren’t enamoured with Kendall Jenner cheering on Simmons
Deadpool 2: The Super Duper Cut is longer but not necessarily better

Deadpool 2: The Super Duper Cut is longer but not necessarily better

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Deadpool 2's home release on Digital HD also marks the public debut of Deadpool 2: The Super Duper Cut, an extended version of the movie that adds new scenes, changes others and brings in even more post-credit scenes.This longer version, which was screened to press and some fans during last month's San Diego Comic-Con 2018, is still Deadpool 2 at heart, so I'll point to my colleague Morgan Little's review of the theatrical release for a deeper dive into the plot as the movie is mostly the same.This cut of the movie is much like the 2014 'Super Sized Version' of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, which replaced many of its jokes with alternate takes while otherwise keeping the same story.During my screening, I definitely noticed changes to several scenes, but in a few cases the new gags don
Bachelor in Paradise’s Megan and Jake split

Bachelor in Paradise’s Megan and Jake split

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BACHELOR in Paradise couple Megan Marx and Jake Ellis have called it quits after eight months of dating. But the split appears to be far from mutual, with Ellis revealing he hopes the couple can one day “rekindle our special love and come back together”. Marx first confirmed the news in a statement posted to her Instagram story on Tuesday, writing that her split from “biggest hearted” Ellis was “destroying”. “Our first kiss and first date was on a reality TV show — something I’ll always treasure as a beautiful experience and as beautiful memories,” she said. Megan Marx confirmed the couple had split on Instagram. Picture: Peter WallisSource:News Corp Australia MORE: Keira hints at real reason for split from Jarrod   “The rest, in private, far exceeded the fun/romance of the
Our favourite Monterey mums are back with more Big Little Lies

Our favourite Monterey mums are back with more Big Little Lies

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THERE’S something strangely alluring about rich people with problems money can’t solve. Throw in a breathtaking location and several Hollywood heavyweights and it’s easy to see why so many people were gripped with the sudsy drama of Big Little Lies and how Madeline (Reese Witherspoon), Celeste (Nicole Kidman) and Jane’s (Shailene Woodley) seemingly perfect lives unravelled to the point of murder. So what’s the skinny on season two, we hear you cry? Let’s kick off with the good news. Everyone is back. And we mean everyone. Now that’s out of the way, time for some spoilers.   JANE HAS A NEW LOVE INTEREST   Shailene Woodley is looking forward to seeing what lies ahead for her character Jane, whose abuser turned out to be Celeste’s husband Perry (Alexander
Every Avengers: Endgame plotline and clue we can find so far

Every Avengers: Endgame plotline and clue we can find so far

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  Warning: Possible spoilers for Avengers: Endgame ahead. There are a ton of Avengers: Endgame trailers, television ads, and other sneak peeks out there (check them out here), but they're a bit like Taco Bell menu items: They just remix the same few ingredients, over and over. Almost every ad features Thor calling for Stormbreaker (not Mjolnir) and nearly giving an unfazed Captain Marvel a close shave. There's Captain America letting a tear drip down. There's a shot of a variety of Avengers striding forth in white suits a la Star Wars Stormtroopers. But what's really going on here? If you want to go into the three-hour blockbuster unspoiled, stop reading now, because it's time to pick apart the clues Marvel's delivered. Be warned, though: In the past, Marvel has thrown footage into t
Beyonce’s special offer for vegan fans

Beyonce’s special offer for vegan fans

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If you’re both a vegan and a Beyonce fan then today is your lucky day. The Crazy In Love singer and husband Jay Z, who are both vegans, are offering one of their fans free tickets to their shows “for life” but only if they commit to a plant-based lifestyle. Through the couple’s 22 Days Nutrition company and The Greenprint Project, people can pledge to introduce vegan meals to their diet in order to win, with the lucky person being chosen at random on May 22. Beyonce. Picture: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CoachellaSource:Getty Images But there was a few catches — terms and conditions reveal the “for life” offer was only valid for 30 years and open to US residents. Despite this, Beyonce’s offer seemed to persuade many of her fans, who took to Twitter to joke they would do anyth
Andy Lee refuses to skip interview despite hospital visit

Andy Lee refuses to skip interview despite hospital visit

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IT SOUNDS like an episode of True Story, but Andy Lee took dedication to his craft to the next level on Tuesday. The comedian had to pull out of an appearance to promote his Channel 9 show with Hamish Blake on Triple M drivetime show Kennedy Molloy after being rushed to hospital. According to Lee, he had a haemorrhoid so big “not even the Mountain from Game of Thrones could push this thing back in”. Despite not being able to make it in person, Lee phoned into the studio from his hospital bed to offer a heavily descriptive explanation as to why he couldn’t make it. Chatting to @kennedymolloy ahead of True Story tonight at 8.40 on @Channel9 and explaining why I couldn’t quite make it into the studio. pic.twitter.com/85np06a1hu — Andy Lee (@andy_lee) August 21, 2018 “I hope peo
Meghan’s trick to hide baby bump

Meghan’s trick to hide baby bump

Celebrity life
THE Queen and her royal family looked resplendent as they attended the highly-coveted Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance in London on Saturday evening. Young royal favourites Prince William and Catherine and Prince Harry and Meghan joined the festivities at the Royal Albert Hall to commemorate the Armistice centenary. Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duke of York, the Duke and Duchess of Wessex, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke and Duchess of Kent and the Prince and Princess Michael of Kent also attended. The annual festival, organised by the armed forces charity the Royal British Legion, provides an opportunity for Britain to say thank you to those who have served for their country.   The Duke an