Joker director’s massive payday after refusing salary for the film

The filmmaker reportedly chose not to accept a salary upfront and instead wanted a larger percentage of the movie’s success at the box office, THR reports. The deal was reportedly for 10 per cent to 13 per cent of the back-end, and with the DC Comics film just crossing $1.4 billion last week, Phillips reportedly stands to make around $147 million for his work. Joaquin Phoenix in Joker.Source:News Regional Media Now, because of the tremendous financial success of Joker and Oscar-buzz for lead actor Joaquin Phoenix, there are also reports…

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OECD says ‘weak’ Australian economy needs government spending

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which noted the global economy was now growing at its slowest rate since the global financial crisis, said it expected Australian GDP to expand by 2.3 per cent this year and next, well short of the federal government’s forecast. Loading It also expects private consumption, which accounts for about 60 per cent of total economic activity, to barely grow faster than inflation over the next two years. In March, the OECD was expecting unemployment to start edging down. It has now lifted…

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State racing ministers to discuss national horse traceability register

Loading A Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport is due to produce a report on the feasibility of such a scheme by December 5 after holding three public hearings – September 4, 20 and November 11 – and receiving 70 public submissions. But the Australian Horse Industry Council, in its submission to the senate inquiry, highlighted a number of concerns, including the likely exorbitant cost to manage such a register – including microchipping every horse – and how difficult it would be to enforce the system.…

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Socialite Brynne Edelsten slams ‘gold digger’ claims and spills on 2009 wedding

Gordon and her ex Edelsten’s 41-year age gap raised eyebrows a decade ago, and their jaw-droppingly lavish nuptials – costing a staggering $3.3 million at Melbourne’s Crown Casino – attracted inevitable questions surrounding her intentions. RELATED: Katie Holmes opens up about her relationship with Suri RELATED: Carrie Bickmore on questions about pregnancy Brynne’s relationship with the millionaire attracted criticism, with many labelling her a “gold digger”. Picture: Julie KiriacoudisSource:News Limited RELATED: Inside Australia’s most expensive, extravagant $3.3 million wedding RELATED: Hughesy ‘devastated’ Brynne Edelsten had no idea he was at…

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Cricket 2019: Australia v Pakistan first Test

There had been even more effusive praise from Michael Hussey after Babar spanked 157 against Australia A in the tour game in Perth. Hussey suggested the 25-year-old was good enough to step up and take his place in the tier reserved for the best of the best. “I honestly believe this guy can be in the same conversation when we start talking about the best players in the world,” Hussey said on Fox. “We start talking about [Virat] Kohli, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson, Joe Root gets floated around. “I think…

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Suns lock away Lukosius

Gold Coast have completed their trio of re-signings from the top end of last year’s draft with Jack Lukosius committing to the club until the end of 2022. South Australian forward Lukosius, the No. 2 draft pick last year, follows Izak Rankine (No. 3) and Ben King (No. 6) in re-signing with the Suns. It is a major coup for the battling club, who are poised to land Victorians Matt Rowell and Noah Anderson with picks No. 1 and 2 of the upcoming national draft. Ben King, Izak Rankine and…

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NRL 2019: Fit and focused Latrell Mitchell could become a gun No.1: Billy Slater

“At his best, he is a good fit for any club because he’s one of the best players in the competition “The (biggest challenge) is probably his aerobic capacity. To play a position like fullback you have to be in the game all the time – your team relies on you to be everywhere. “Latrell obviously sees that as a challenge. That hasn’t been a strength in the early part of his career, he has drifted in and out of games, but when you look at the big games he…

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Julie Andrews recalls watching a fake orgy with her husband in the 70s

One moment, in particular, that really stands out to the 84-year-old was when she watched a fake orgy scene while making her 1979 film 10 with Blake Edwards, who is her husband and was directing the movie. She told Ellen DeGeneres while appearing on her talk show Wednesday that Edwards actually asked her to watch the scene for her opinion. RELATED: 11 things you never knew about Julie Andrews RELATED: The dark side of classic family movie Mary Poppins “There was one party that was actually manufactured for the movie…

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Noni B snaps up EziBuy for $1 to boost online sales

“It’s effectively a ‘try before you buy’ situation.” Alceon holds a 35.9 per cent stake in Noni B, and the company’s executive director, Richard Facioni, is also the retailer’s chairman. It ticks all the boxes on a very risk-limited basis. Chief executive Scott Evans Noni B’s brands include Noni B, Millers, W Lane, Rivers, Katies, Rockmans and Crossroads, with a combined store count of over 1300 across Australia and New Zealand. EziBuy is an Auckland-based online retailer founded in 1978 which sells a range of men’s and women’s clothing, along…

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NRL 2019: Fit and focused Latrell Mitchell could become a gun No.1: Billy Slater

“At his best, he is a good fit for any club because he’s one of the best players in the competition “The (biggest challenge) is probably his aerobic capacity. To play a position like fullback you have to be in the game all the time – your team relies on you to be everywhere. “Latrell obviously sees that as a challenge. That hasn’t been a strength in the early part of his career, he has drifted in and out of games, but when you look at the big games he…

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