Singer unrecognisable as ‘The Man’

Swift makes her directorial debut on the music video for her new song The Man. The 30-year-old looks nothing like herself as she shows the sorts of things she could get away with if she was male. The video starts with Swift’s character taking off The Wolf of Wall Street and Leonardo DiCaprio’s playboy ways. The Wolf of Wall Street with Leonardo DiCaprio. Picture: APSource:Supplied Taylor Swift in The Man. Picture: YouTubeSource:Supplied She also urinates against a graffiti-covered wall that lists all her previous albums and a sing that says…

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State of Origin could return to United States or be taken to a new international location, says Todd Greenberg

However, NRL CEO Todd Greenberg revealed Origin could again be taken overseas once the existing broadcast deal expires. “That is being considered for the next cycle,” Greenberg said. “The commission is rightfully challenging us to be innovative and consider all new opportunities for the game. We must think big and be bold enough to scale new heights. We might fail but I would rather try and fail than sit back and do nothing.” American dream: State of Origin made its only overseas foray when it was staged in California in…

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Queen of daytime dramas dead at 91

No cause of death was released but her death was confirmed by her children. “Our mother was a loving and supportive wife, mother and grandmother,” read a statement from her five kids. “Gracious and kind, she enriched the lives of all who knew her. We will miss her tremendously.” Lee Phillip Bell and her husband William J. Bell created the Youn and the Restless and the Bold and the Beautiful, two of the most popular soap operas on TV. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Supplied Along with her husband, William Bell, Lee Phillip…

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Fraser’s 2008 injury hangs in Pendlebury’s mind

Josh Fraser, playing for Victoria against the Dream Team in 2008’s origin clash, later suffered a knee injury in the game.Credit:Sebastian Coastanzo “In 2008, Josh Fraser did his PCL in this game. We lost our No.1 ruckman for the second half of the year, going into a finals campaign as well. So I can see both sides of the story,” Pendlebury said on Thursday. “But I think the most important people are the fans, and if they really enjoy it, they really embrace the game, the players want to put…

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Harry and Meghan’s diary clash ruffles royal feathers as Megxit looms

The Duke of Sussex arrived back in England on Tuesday – his first visit home since announcing in January that he and Meghan Markle would be quitting as royals on March 31 and relocating to Canada. MORE: Follow the latest royal news here He seemed in good spirits, dropping his royal title and telling people to just call him ‘Harry’, as he gave a speech at a sustainable travel conference in Edinburgh on Wednesday. But there are fears the couple’s next event could overshadow the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s…

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Betts was initially selected to play for Victoria

Tom Hawkins – born in Finley, NSW – also played for Vic Metro as a junior but will be in a similar boat on Friday night, playing for the All Stars. Betts has been reunited with former Crows teammate and fellow goalsneak Charlie Cameron, also in the 27-man All Stars team. Cameron, 25, kicked 57 goals last year to earn All-Australian selection with Betts suggesting the sky was the limit for the Brisbane Lions gun. “I said before if he keeps improving and playing the way he is, he’s going…

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Call to end ‘warrior culture’ after CTE discovered in AFL legend’s brain

Pearce said the “warrior culture” and “badge of honour” culture that saw players remain on the field after head knocks wouldn’t necessarily happen if it was an injured ankle or shoulder. “They’d come off and get it checked out. And that’s what we’re suggesting with head trauma as well,” he said. Pearce called for non-contact football at junior level up to the age of 12. “We can reduce exposure in kids. If we can do a modified version of Australian rules football till the age of 12, where we take…

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Government’s emissions strategy to look beyond renewables to ‘next challenges’

He will tell a Committee for Economic Development of Australia forum in Sydney on Friday the government has invested more than $10 billion on 670 wind and solar-related projects, valued at $35 billion, and they are now “coming to an end of value”. Loading “We must move our investments to the next challenges. Hydrogen, carbon capture and storage, lithium and advanced livestock feed supplements to name a few,” he will say. Mr Taylor says the technology pathway may involve “migration from gas and coal to hydrogen” or it may mean…

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Essendon vs West Coast postponed due to lightning

The West Coast versus Essendon pre-season game in Perth has been postponed due to lightning. The match, being played Perth’s south-eastern suburb of Lathlain, was postponed by officials early in the second quarter. Essendon were leading by 13 points at that point. Play was delayed for 15 minutes before players took to the field and resumed the match. The start of the second quarter was also delayed because of the dangerous weather. Essendon have looked good so far in the contest, in what is the first official pre-season game for…

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Government considers targeted help as potential hit to economy grows to $6b

Mr Morrison said the government was preparing to help the areas of the economy most at risk from the breakdown of supply chains and the absence of tourists and university students. “It’s a health crisis, not a financial crisis. But it’s a health crisis with very real economic impacts and the government is extremely mindful of that and we want to be able to get our responses right,” he said. Some areas, such as Far North Queensland, and industries, such as the West Australian rock lobster sector, are most at…

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