Melissa Gilbert accuses director Oliver Stone of ‘humiliating and horrid’ movie audition

Melissa Gilbert accuses director Oliver Stone of ‘humiliating and horrid’ movie audition

FORMER child actor Melissa Gilbert has accused director Oliver Stone of sexual harassment. The Little House on the Prairie star alleged in an interview with US television and radio personality Andy Cohen that Stone degraded her during an audition for 1991 film The Doors. “I had auditioned and then he said I have written this special scene for you, I’d like you to do it with the actor, I want to see the chemistry with the two of you,” Gilbert recalled. “And the whole scene was just my character on…

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UniSA academic’s dedication to child protection honoured with national award

UniSA academic’s dedication to child protection honoured with national award

DEALING with child abuse on a daily basis would be a daunting task for most, but for Leah Bromfield it’s what she’s always been passionate about. That passion paid off last night when she took top honours in the Public Sector and Academia category of Telstra’s national Business Women’s Awards event in Melbourne. Prof Bromfield, who is co-director of UniSA’s Australian Centre for Child Protection alongside Fiona Arney, was recognised for her career-long dedication to child protection. Camera IconRECOGNITION: Australian Centre for Child Protection co-director Leah Bromfield.Picture: SuppliedTelstra’s Joe Pollard…

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Sydney FC beats Adelaide 2-1 to claim first FFA Cup title

Sydney FC beats Adelaide 2-1 to claim first FFA Cup title

Posted November 22, 2017 00:07:35 Photo: Bobo delivered Sydney their first FFA cup. (AAP: Dan Himbrechts) There was extra-time and a late all-in brawl as Sydney FC won the FFA Cup final to clinch the coveted domestic treble. Milos Nikovic opened the scoring and Nikola Mileusnic levelled with the first away goal in the Cup’s short final history, before Bobo finally separated the sides in the 111th minute. Late drama overshadowed Tuesday’s enthralling affair in front of 13,452 people at Allianz Stadium, when Adelaide’s Michael Marrone pushed a ball boy…

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US Justice Department sues to block AT&T-Time Warner merger

US Justice Department sues to block AT&T-Time Warner merger

Posted November 21, 2017 18:59:33 The US Justice Department (DOJ) is suing AT&T to stop its $US85 billion purchase of Time Warner, setting the stage for an epic legal battle with the telecom giant. Key points: Makan Delrahim said AT&T-Time Warner merger would hike television bills and hamper innovation AT&T said buying Time Warner would let it package and deliver video more cheaply Consumer advocates applauded the lawsuit as a blow against media consolidation It could also create a new headache for President Donald Trump, whose public statements have raised…

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Albatrosses hit by fishing and climate

Albatrosses hit by fishing and climate

Image copyrightBAS Image caption There are about 700 breeding pairs of wandering albatrosses on Bird IslandThe spectacular wandering albatrosses in Sunday’s Blue Planet programme on the BBC have suffered a major decline in numbers over the past three decades. New research suggests breeding pairs of this species are now little more than half what they were in the 1980s. Scientists say the losses are the result of careless fishing practices and climate pressures. The researchers are affiliated to the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), which organised the filming for the TV…

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