Depraved, drug-snorting puppets defile good name of 'Sesame Street,' lawsuit over trailer claims

Depraved, drug-snorting puppets defile good name of 'Sesame Street,' lawsuit over trailer claims

The creators of Sesame Street are suing over a new movie trailer that they claim suggests certain puppets live depraved, brutal lives when offstage – snorting hard drugs through licorice straws, selling sexual favors to humans and succumbing to gun violence. Set…

Blow for Blues as Roberts injures Achilles in win over the Eels

Blow for Blues as Roberts injures Achilles in win over the Eels

Brad Fittler's first NSW team may have hit a late hurdle after flying centre James Roberts limped off  with an Achilles concern in Brisbane's win over Parramatta. Roberts had been in sizzling attacking form over recent weeks and had already scored a…

Meghan Markle’s Father ‘Emotional and Joyful’ Over Royal Wedding

Meghan Markle’s Father ‘Emotional and Joyful’ Over Royal Wedding

Thomas Markle gushes about his ‘beautiful’ daughter after watching the former ‘Suits’ star’s wedding to Prince Harry from the hospital. AceShowbiz – Thomas Markle watched his “beautiful” daughter Meghan Markle wed Prince Harry from his hospital bed. The 73-year-old was forced to…

Chilean bishops offer mass resignation over sex abuse scandal

Chilean bishops offer mass resignation over sex abuse scandal

Vatican:  In the biggest shake-up yet in the Catholic Church's long-running sex abuse scandal, every active Chilean bishop has offered to resign over what Pope Francis said was their "grave negligence" in investigating abuse and protecting children. Pope Francis, centre, poses for…

Pliskova fined over racket tantrum

Pliskova fined over racket tantrum

Karolina Pliskova has been fined a "four-digit amount" for smashing an umpire's chair in Rome earlier this week. Fined: Karolina Pliskov. The world number five was furious at a line call in the penultimate game of her defeat by Greek Maria Sakkari…

Macri says Argentinian crisis is over

Macri says Argentinian crisis is over

Buenos Aires: Argentinian President Mauricio Macri says his country's looming economic crisis is over, after the local currency recovered somewhat on Wednesday. Macri announced last week that Argentina was seeking a financing bailout from the International Monetary Fund following a sharp drop in the…

Ex-Chelsea player opens up over alleged racist abuse in 1980s from former coach which sent him into spiral of depression

Ex-Chelsea player opens up over alleged racist abuse in 1980s from former coach which sent him into spiral of depression

A player known as "John" accused former coach Gwyn Williams of "constant racism". Williams, 54, and his old colleague Graham Rix, 60, are alleged to have abused a number of players, with seven stepping forward on Tuesday following claims made by three…

Rafa Benitez demands Newcastle sort his future out before end of season with talks over one-year extension dragging on

Rafa Benitez demands Newcastle sort his future out before end of season with talks over one-year extension dragging on

Talks about extending the remaining 12 months on his three-year deal have been ongoing for weeks. But Benitez, 58, wants assurances from owner Mike Ashley about significant transfer deals this summer before he puts pen to paper. The Toon boss missed out…

'Fear the Walking Dead' Sneak Peek Shows What Happens When Walkers Take Over a Water Park (Exclusive)

'Fear the Walking Dead' Sneak Peek Shows What Happens When Walkers Take Over a Water Park (Exclusive)

Spoiler alert: It’s not pretty! It’s no fun when walkers want to get wet and wild, too! In this exclusive preview of Sunday’s new episode of "Fear the Walking Dead," Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey) and newcomer Naomi (Jenna Elfman) find themselves scoping out…

NBA warns rapper Drake over courtside confrontation with Cavs

NBA warns rapper Drake over courtside confrontation with Cavs

New York: Rap star Drake might want to save his colourful language for his albums instead of his courtside seats at Toronto Raptors games. The NBA reportedly warned him about "the use of bad language" after he traded barbs with Cleveland Cavaliers…

Tim Watson in 'a state of disbelief' over Mark Thompson charges

Tim Watson in 'a state of disbelief' over Mark Thompson charges

Essendon legend and premiership teammate Tim Watson is in "a state of disbelief" over the news surrounding Bomber Thompson, news that Watson says has cast a shadow over next week’s 25-year premiership reunion. Thompson was on Tuesday arrested and charged with seven…

Ingles' barrage lifts Jazz over Rockets

Ingles' barrage lifts Jazz over Rockets

A 27-point scoring barrage by Joe Ingles and key plays by fellow Australian Dante Exum have fired the Utah Jazz to a 116-108 victory over the Houston Rockets in game two of their NBA play-offs western conference semi-final series. The win inside…

Justice Department 'won't be extorted' by Congress over Trump probe

Justice Department 'won't be extorted' by Congress over Trump probe

Washington: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Tuesday lashed out at Republican allies of President Donald Trump who have drafted articles of impeachment against him, saying the Justice Department won't be extorted or give in to threats. Rosenstein, speaking at a question-and-answer…

IAAF legal expert resigns over new hyperandrogenism rule

IAAF legal expert resigns over new hyperandrogenism rule

A South African legal expert has resigned from the IAAF's disciplinary tribunal in protest at a new hyperandrogenism rule that could result in bans for some female athletes unless they undergo testosterone-reducing treatment. Law professor Steve Cornelius was appointed to the International…

Ross Lyon at centre of Fremantle payout over harassment claim

Ross Lyon at centre of Fremantle payout over harassment claim

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon. Fremantle Football Club insist the matter is closed having reached a confidential settlement with a former junior staffer who alleges she was harassed by coach Ross Lyon several years ago. The Age can reveal the payment, understood to…

Student, 21, hanged herself over Xanax withdrawal symptoms as it's revealed chemists are selling pills for £150 with NO prescription

Student, 21, hanged herself over Xanax withdrawal symptoms as it's revealed chemists are selling pills for £150 with NO prescription

Raven Hunt, 21, was found dead two weeks after she stopped taking the anti-anxiety medication, which is blighting the lives of teenagers across Britain. Young people are becoming hooked on the drugs for supposed feelings of relaxation and it's often mixed with alcohol…

24 Surprising Things About Tupac We Still Can’t Get Over

24 Surprising Things About Tupac We Still Can’t Get Over

Tupac Amaru Shakur, the legendary rapper, whose passing is still a mystery to many, remains a rap icon nonetheless almost 22 years after his unfortunate incident. Though we know him by Tupac Shakur or his stage name, 2Pac, the rap icon’s actual name was…

'I'm famous all over the world': Boy George sledges Delta Goodrem

'I'm famous all over the world': Boy George sledges Delta Goodrem

Not even Channel Nine's strongest studio lights could dispel Boy George's shade on Tuesday night's episode of The Voice. The former Culture Club singer issued a stinging rebuke to his co-star Delta Goodrem while fighting over the youngest-ever person to audition for the singing competition. Boy…

Hefty three-match ban for Thomas over Scott Selwood bump

Hefty three-match ban for Thomas over Scott Selwood bump

Lindsay Thomas's attempt to reboot his AFL career with Port Adelaide has hit a roadblock after he was suspended for three games for the bump he laid on Geelong midfielder Scott Selwood. The decision means he will effectively miss four matches as…

Four men arrested over brutal shooting of a British engineer's sister-in-law by 'white hating' gang in South Africa

Four men arrested over brutal shooting of a British engineer's sister-in-law by 'white hating' gang in South Africa

Retired David Thomas, 67, and wife Brenda, 61, and close friend Shaun Vorster, 51, had been enjoying a reunion barbecue in the Western Cape on April 16, with Brenda's sister Heina Kilian, 63, drinking wine and listening to music when terror struck….