Welcome to the beginning of the weekend! I’m off to Brisbane tonight to catch up with friends for the weekend and I hope you are too! Catching up with friends that is, not necessarily going to Brisbane. Anyhow, if you are and you’re likely to be talking about news, get a head-start right here…
Noticed this yesterday, a single tweet from the former leader of the Opposition and the Member for Wentworth: “I don’t mind abusive emails or tweets but why does Thomas Lynch [we’ve chosen to leave out the mobile number Turnbull left in] think its ok to send me abusive smses about climate change.” He went on to challenge some angry Twitter users who said he was being unethical by saying ‘we have to restore the ability to debate important issues without abuse or vituperation’. The man has a point.
Mila Kunis, who we mentioned previously had accepted a YouTube invitation from a serving American marine to go to the marine ball has now reportedly backed out of the date, saying she was busy ‘filming two movies’. But why did she say yes to begin with? In other news, a female soldier has now asked Justin Timberlake to go with her on a date. So the pressure is on, JT.
Model mum Kerr has spoken about a love she had when she was younger, Christopher, and how she wrote him a letter after he died saying she would name her son after him if she ever had one. They had dated for two years. She said she ran the idea by her husband Orlando Bloom and he was fine with it. Kerr’s bub is named Flynn Christopher Blanchard Copeland Bloom.
He’s the most influential of the Greens Senators and now Bob Brown has called for an inquiry into Australian media, and a new watchdog. He said while the freedom of the press must never be curtailed, some media outlets in the country had become ‘hate media’. He said one journalist had warned him that his phone could be hacked, and that hacking may not be illegal in Australia. He later qualified his comments by saying that would need to be investigated.