Full House star Bob Saget’s cause of death revealed by family.
Bob Saget, best known as the jovial dad on the TV sitcom Full House, died last month aged 65. His family today have shared the comedian and actor’s cause of death, revealing he died from head trauma after accidentally hitting his head.
Saget most likely hit the back of his head and "thought nothing of it and went to sleep," his family said in a statement.
Emergency responders found Saget unresponsive on January 9 in a room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando and pronounced him dead at the scene.
Saget played widowed father Danny Tanner on Full House from 1987 to 1995, and also on a sequel called Fuller House from 2016 to 2020.
The one question Kim Kardashian never answers.
Kim Kardashian has landed her first-ever Vogue US cover, and the accompanying interview was carefully calculated, contained the one question Kim will never answer, and highlighted her biggest hidden strength.
“My 40s are about being Team Me.” It’s @kimkardashian’s new world, and she’s chosen herself. Vogue's March cover star opens up about motherhood, divorce, criminal justice work, and a crop of changes—both small and seismic—that usher in her new era. https://t.co/OOdiQRkqKR pic.twitter.com/29di5I8ofB— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) February 9, 2022
And Julia Fox, the actress and podcaster who is currently making headlines thanks to her relationship with Kanye West, appeared on the Call Her Daddy podcast to clear up some misconceptions and we need to talk about one key revelation.
The 2022 Brit Awards took place yesterday and Adele was the big winner of the night, taking home three awards. Yet when she stepped on stage to give her acceptance speech, her words really didn’t hit the mark...
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Convicted child sex offender Hey Dad! actor Robert Hughes up for parole.
Robert Hughes will undergo a psychiatric exam before a decision is made on whether to grant him parole.
The NSW State Parole Authority has called for a "comprehensive psychological assessment" of his risk of re-offending.
Hughes was jailed in 2014 after a jury found him guilty of ten charges relating to sexual and indecent acts perpetrated on four young girls in the 1980s and 1990s. He is serving a sentence of ten years and nine months, which is due to expire in January 2025, however he is currently eligible for parole.
His previous attempts at securing parole have all failed because he was found to present "an unacceptable risk to community safety".
Hughes is known for playing Martin Kelly in the long-running TV comedy series Hey Dad! from 1987-1994.
Convicted child sex offender and former Hey Dad! star Robert Hughes will undergo a psychiatric exam before a decision is made on whether to grant him parole.— Australian Associated Press (AAP) (@AAPNewswire) February 10, 2022
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Grace Tame, Brittany Higgins and a visceral, palpable moment in history.
Mamamia's news editor Gemma here!
Like most of Australia, all I can think about is Brittany Higgins and Grace Tame's National Press Club speeches. They both spoke with such passion and such brilliance.
Watch both their speeches here if you missed it yesterday.
The reaction to the speeches has been described by those who were there as "shell-shocked."
But you didn't even have to be in the room to feel the visceral, palpable cogs of history being written as their words were broadcast across Australia.
It was jaw-dropping. Awe-inspiring. Emotional.
It was two women refusing to soften, or fall-back or sit down.
Their words and their faces are dominating headlines today because they refused to play by the rules.
I had to put all my feelings watching their speeches down into words. Read it here: Grace Tame, Brittany Higgins and a visceral, palpable moment in history.
Religious discrimination bill passes first hurdle, and all the news you need to know this morning.
Morning pals! We need to talk about ‘weaponised incompetence’.
'What the heck is that?' you ask. It’s when a person feigns or exaggerates their inability to perform a task in a bid to shift the burden of responsibility onto the other person.
My colleague Isabella Ross explains all about it here: We need to talk about how 'weaponised incompetence' is messing you around at work.
If you're having an 'uh-huh' moment right now, me too! I don't know about you, but sometimes it's just helpful to be able to name behaviour.
Ok, let's get stuck into the five biggest news stories making a buzz this morning.
1. The government's controversial religious discrimination bill has this morning passed the lower house.
In breaking news this morning, the coalition government's religious discrimination laws have passed their first legislative hurdle, after Labor agreed to back them in the lower house while securing changes.
The religious discrimination bill passed in the early hours of Thursday morning by 90-6 following a mammoth debate in the House of Representatives which included objections from Liberal moderates and independent MPs as they sought amendments.
But in a blow to the government, the opposition and crossbench was successful in amending a controversial clause of the Sex Discrimination Act allowing religious schools to discriminate on grounds including sexuality and gender identity.
The amendments will prohibit vilification of and discrimination against children based on sexuality and gender identity.
2. ‘Threatening' phone call to Grace Tame sparks an inquiry.
The federal government has announced an investigation into a "threatening" phone call to Grace Tame and called on the unnamed individual behind it to apologise.
As we heard yesterday, Tame told the National Press Club she received a "threatening" call from a senior member of a government-funded organisation on August 17.
She said the person asked "for my word that I wouldn't say anything damning about the prime minister on the evening of the next Australian of the Year Awards".
The PM's office insisted Morrison "has not and would not authorise such actions and at all times has sought to treat Ms Tame with dignity and respect".
"It's not about the person who made the call. It's the fact they felt like they had to do it," Grace tweeted in response.
Stop deflecting, Scott. It’s not about the person who made the call. It’s the fact they felt like they had to do it.— Grace Tame (@TamePunk) February 9, 2022
3. AFL granted exemptions to enter WA despite border closure.
Victorian teams have been given the all-clear to travel to Perth for AFLW games despite Western Australia's hard border stance.
Carlton and Collingwood will fly in and out of Perth this weekend for round-six matches - the first time national sport will be played in WA since December.
The AFL has done it again. AFLW teams have been given exemptions to fly in and out of Perth this weekend while the WA border remains closed to the rest of the country— Oliver Caffrey (@ollycaffrey) February 9, 2022
Isolation protocols were relaxed this week, but arrivals into WA still need to spend seven days in quarantine.
However, the AFL has secured exemptions for teams to fly in and out for matches on the same day.
The announcement was met mostly with anger from people who have been isolated from their families for the better part of two years.
4. AstraZeneca booster approved for adults.
Some Australians may be eligible for an AstraZeneca booster, but Pfizer and Moderna vaccines remain the federal government's preferred option.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration has provisionally approved an AstraZeneca booster for adults.
But the health department stresses Pfizer and Moderna remain the preferred booster options, regardless of what vaccines someone has previously received.
"The decision to receive Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) as a booster must be made in consultation with a medical professional," the department said.
The department encouraged people to get a booster to better protect against severe disease.
5. Police seek AVO against Melissa Caddick’s husband.
In case you missed it, police have taken out an apprehended violence order request against Anthony Koletti, the husband of alleged conwoman Melissa Caddick.
According to court documents, police have sought an AVO against Koletti in a bid to protect Australian Securities and Investments Commission investigator Isabella Allen, who is looking into the case.
Koletti told The Australian he is "extremely shocked" by the development and claimed he had not spoken to Allen for more than six months.
"I would say (applying for the order) that it’s just to villainise me to make their case look stronger," he alleged.
Police seek AVO against Melissa Caddick's husband, Anthony Koletti, to protect ASIC investigator https://t.co/PBDu6dFJAT— Rhiana Whitson (@rhianawhitson) February 9, 2022
And, there you're all up to speed.
We'll be back to update you with more of the biggest stories women are talking about throughout the day.
- With AAP.
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