Lights, camera, animals - what does it take to make the cut?

There's no business like show business and, if you can't make it yourself, perhaps your pet is a star just waiting to shine.

Care worker’s rant: ‘I’m not a glorified a**-wiper’

Beth Sturgis won people over with her heartwarming open letter to those who look down on care workers. Picture: Facebook.

" Today I was a cleaner, a cook, a hand to hold, a friendly face, a washer, a...

How the smartphone generation killed the phone call

Voice messages may replace texts and phone calls as the next dominant trend.

ONCE upon a time, you wouldn’t be able to get through the day without doing...

Jail is the right place for my child

Anna is in jail, but her mother wants to know why it took this long for the state to help her.

MARY was devastated when her daughter committed a crime that sent her to jail.

Sami Lukis: ‘I’m A Sapiosexual’

Sami Lukis gives her take on online dating. Picture: Lachie Millard

Sami Lukis still prefers meeting men the old-fashioned way.

Aboriginal artist, political activist wins $50K art award

Richard Bell, Embassy installed at PICA in 2014.

The Gold Award is one of the richest art prizes in Australia

Heartbreaking photo of daughter’s final moments

“I told you as I held you in this moment that you could still change the world, you could still move mountains,” she continued.

Bode Miller and his wife are sharing one devastating final picture

Why you should stop trying to be happy

You could be forgiven for thinking everyone in your social media feed is deliriously happy. Chances are, it’s all a lie.

Our need to be 'happy' is making us 'miserable'

15 reasons you have to come to BaconFest

LET'S be real: this list could just be the word "bacon" 15 times in a row.

10 habits that lead to weight loss

A new study has revealed 10 healthy habits that lead to (long term) weight loss.

Most people who diet will regain 50 per cent of the lost weight

Nude vegan blogger denies being a ‘fake’

Freelee the Banana Girl, originally from Queensland, decided to live off-grid in the jungle with her partner.

Banana Girl hits back at critics who say she is faking her lifestyle

Mayo claim that sparked an uproar

A story about mayonnaise has sparked a heck’va backlash online.

AH, mayonnaise. Such a polarising entity.

Aldi boss makes big confession

Aldi CEO Tom Daunt said the company was striving to be more open about its operations. Picture: Hollie Adams.

ALDI’S top exec in Australia has made a candid confession about what critics have...

Woman’s shock $800 Uber Eats bill

Ms Marner said she downloaded the app but hadn’t even used it. Picture: iStock

A WOMAN has criticised Uber after her experience of fraudulently losing almost $800...

KFC launches chicken scented surf wax

KFC new collection

Is this the most Aussie merchandise collection ever?

Bathe yourself in beauty

Upgrade your bathroom inexpensively from a functional to a fabulous room.

Outrage at landlord’s ‘KFC test’ for tenants

‘I see a lot of mismanagement of money.’ Picture: Ben Stansall/AFP

Tenants going through what’s been dubbed the ‘KFC test’.

$450 home gadget is super weird

Ultimately, Vector is the next step for Anki which aims to develop a much larger household robot.

If you're not into cats or dogs but want a companion, meet Vector.

Airbnb host’s bizarre CCTV find

Some of the people that showed up. Picture: Mary Numair

"Except 25 people showed up. Twenty f***ing five.”

What does it take to grow magnificent magnolias?

The spectacular flowers of these deciduous trees will turn heads wherever they are seen.

Contemplate your navel oranges

Navel oranges prefer a temperate or subtropical climate.

Finding a sunny spot is sweet for growing navel oranges.

An Aussie touch given to lavender

Razzleberry Ruffles has large deep pink-coloured ruffled flower wings.

Shades of pink add something different to your lavendar patch.

Hoya could turn a brown thumb green

Hoyas all have a similar flower - a five-pointed star.

There are more than 200 species of hoya and numerous cultivars.

Hit leaf curl stone dead

JUICY: Sweet peaches are great to have in the garden.

Grow stone fruit even in small yard or on patio.

Brazilian beauty a versatile plant

The curvy petals of Brazilian red cloak.

This tropical shrub provides dense growth and flowers most of year.

'Wouldn't want to live any other way': Life off the grid

ECO-FRIENDLY: Joan Derrick's 30-acre Bancroft property "The Retreat" is off the grid and completely self-sufficient.

Ever wondered what it would be like living "off the grid"?

Make merry in the Mediterranean

Translucent water, bustling eateries, affordable accommodation and plenty of charm ... there's much to love about Cassis.

One thing you should never drink on a plane

Coffee served up in a cafe in East London. Picture: iStock

"You’re Australian? You Aussies are really serious about your coffee"

Incredible response to woman’s photo experiment

Sydney woman Lauren Clark is receiving praise for posting an honest holiday snap on a beach in Italy. Picture: @laurenclarkkie

THIS woman wasn’t sure whether she should share a very honest photo.

Another strong earthquake hits Indonesia

An earthquake has occurred in the Flores Sea in Indonesia.  Picture:  Supplied

A 6.6 MAGNITUDE earthquake has struck the Flores Sea.

Huge travel bargains revealed for online mega-sale

This stunning Bali villa will be on offer in Travel Frenzy’s August 2018 sale.

Make sure you’re free on Tuesday night.

Aussie caught sneaking Mexican into United States

Australian Sarah Lousie Branch has pleaded guilty to encouraging her Mexican boyfriend to unlawfully enter the US. Picture: Facebook

AN AUSTRALIAN woman faces five years behind bars.

Horror end to dream holiday with best mates

The mates were weeks into the dream trip. Picture: Instagram

“He was enjoying himself, he was having a ball."

REVEALED: The Block's stunning guest bedrooms

Styling advice from the judges pays off for some of the teams, while Hayden and Sara's frustration grows.

‘Cult-like secrecy’ of royal family

Meghan Markle. Picture: Getty

“If they hear anybody say anything they just lock the doors"

The measly $35k royal salary

Buckingham Palace is hiring a kitchen porter. Picture: Justin Tallis/AFP

THE Queen is hiring, but does living in Buckingham Palace outweigh really low...

Spacey’s film flops spectacularly

Disgraced actor, Kevin Spacey’s new movie, Billionaire Boys Club has made just $126 on it’s first day at the box office. Picture: Nicholas Kamm/AFP

DISGRACED actor Kevin Spacey’s new film has made a seriously measly amount at the...

Channel 10’s Pilot Week: Shows you shouldn’t miss

Kyle Sandilands and lawyer Anna Heinrich star in Trial By Kyle.

Kyle Sandilands, Rove McManus and Sam Dastyari all have new TV shows

How not to have a breakup

Karl Stefanovic and ex-wife Cassandra Thorburn provide a lesson in how not to break up.

Things have gotten uglier between Karl and ex-wife Cass

People losing it over Netflix film

The handshake to end all handshakes

Do yourself a favour and press play on this one.

Reigning Miss America goes rogue

ELEVEN months ago Cara Mund was gratefully accepting the mantle of Miss America. Now, she’s slammed the institution in a stunning letter addressed to her ‘Miss...

Hawkins confirms bombshell Myer rumour

End of an era for Myer, as ambassador Jennifer Hawkins reportedly steps down. Picture: AAP Image/Julian Smith.

FORMER Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins has confirmed a rumour about a major change...

Man who lives as a mermaid

Eric Ducharme knew he was different from a young age.

NOT every little boy wants to grow up to be a truck driver or Spider-man.

The $25 leggings selling like hot cakes

The leggings are projected to sell out in a couple of weeks.

IT’S no secret activewear is big business.

Robyn Lawley’s shocking injuries

Robyn Lawley recently suffered severe facial injuries following a seizure. Picture: Supplied

One of our most successful model exports has explained her scars

Pretty in pastel for change of season

LOOK 1: Piper dress from Myer, $149.95; Levis jacket from Myer, $149.95; Status Anxiety purse from Myer, $79.95; Witchery shoes, $129.95; and Lovisa rings, $12.99.

Choose soft shades, lilac looks, fashionable flats this spring.

Question a sex worker gets most

There are certainly a few questions people have for sex workers — but apparently, there is one in particular which resonates the most.

'I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been asked'

Uncertain future of supermarket giant Coles

COLES supermarkets dominate Australian suburbs. But the retail giant’s hold on the market is shaky, and it’s ripe for a takeover.

Apple update will change how you browse

One of the updates in Apple’s latest Mac software will stop your browser being “fingerprinted”.

APPLE’S new software update is set to change internet use.

‘Disgusting’ Ikea delivery fees for regional customers

Some Aussies are being charged hundreds of dollars for Ikea delivery — even though they live just 40 minutes from a store. Picture: iStock

“I thought the $9 parcel post was Australia-wide"

$250 insurance rip-off you’ve been falling for

For most travellers, insurance is an afterthought.

Price differences of hundreds of $$$ on virtually identical cover.

RECALL: Popular Baby food filled with wrong substances

Generic baby photo.

FOOD RECALL: Popular Australian baby food company incorrectly packaged

Grocery trap: I was tricked into spending $220

Serina ended up with way too many bags of rice after purchasing a coupon to ‘save’ on groceries.

I LOVE a good bargain. But when is a good bargain not a bargain?

Bixby, the virtual assistant, could become your friend

World media and the interested public come to grips with the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and its distinctive pen

Samsung wants to be more conversational with its users

America in crisis, drug epidemic sweeps country

A LETHAL drug epidemic sweeping the US threatens to spread across the world and is “more powerful than free will”.

Asbestos scare spreads to primary school

The number of children with possible exposure to asbestos grows

Call to remove ‘dangerous’ billboards

The signs were put up right outside a daycare. Picture: 7 News/Twitter

Unfounded health claims could have bad consequences.

Hundreds of kids potentially exposed to footy-field asbestos

Asbestos Removal Queensland workers and Southern Downs Regional Council staff survey the Collegians Junior Rugby League football field after soil testing confirmed positive traces of asbestos.

Hundreds of children potentially exposed to asbestos over months.

From chemo to ‘ripped’ six pack

In two photos side-by-side of Gary-John Hill taken six months apart, he looks almost unrecognisable.

“I was free of cancer, but the treatment would’ve killed me"

Mums feel like just ‘another number’

Embrace Life co-directors Kathryn Bishop and Sharon Armstrong Picture: Chris Higgins

Many mothers feeling like “just another number”.

Doctor’s kombivan clinic wins award

Inala GP, Dr Jonathan ‘‘Joss’’ O’Loan wins Westfield Local Hero grant.

Hep C is a serious ongoing illness

Teen genius behind brilliant invention

SHE’S only 17 and she’s already taught herself how to be an engineer and come up with four clever inventions.

Ange’s big blow in Pitt divorce

Judge orders Angelina Jolie must give Brad Pitt more visitation rights. Picture: Getty

A judge has ordered a big win for Brad Pitt.

Pampered life of tiny F1 heiress

Heiress Tamara Ecclestone has been accused of spoiling her four-year-old daughter Sophia (pictured) rotten. Picture: Instagram

THE daughter of a billionaire racing mogul has come under fire.

Missing dad found with new wife

Malcolm McGregor and Cheryl Cowie were childhood sweethearts. Picture: Facebook

British dad reported missing, found days later in US with new wife.

Karl Stefanovic’s family upset by ex-wife’s claims

Karl Stefanovic’s ex-wife Cassandra Thorburn, a former journalist, has embarked on a new career as a children’s book writer.

Cassandra Thorburn reveals how she moved on.

Heroic dad breaks skull saving son

The 42-year-old wrapped his body around his son’s as they fell from the four-metre balcony.

A dad jumped off a four-metre balcony to save his eight-year-old son

Ange’s fiercest divorce tactic yet

Angelina Jolie says she wants her divorce from Brad Pitt finalised before the end of the year, and that she intends to seek retroactive child support. Picture: AP

ANGELINA Jolie’s divorce to Brad Pitt has taken a fiery turn.

My first one night stand in a year

AFTER nearly a year spending her nights solo at the end of a broken relationship, Kate Iselin decided it was time to spice things up.

Justin Bieber rejected by Aussie ace’s girl

Supercars driver David Reynolds and girlfriend Tahan Lew-Fatt.

Bieber made a move on V8 Supercars star's girlfriend... and failed.

Wiggles star speaks out on split

Purple Wiggle Lachy Gillespie said he loves (yellow Wiggle) Emma Watkins now more than ever.

Lachy Gillespie has opened up about his shock split with Wiggle wife

Woman successfully sues dating site

On its web page, Seventy Thirty claims it offers “crème de la crème” matches.

“You shouldn’t promise people ... the man of their dreams"

Salty Seebohm slaps ex Larkin

Aussie swimmer Emily Seebohm appears to have had a dig at her ex. Picture: Brian Case

JUST when the dust appeared to have settled on the public breakup.

Justin, Hailey set wedding date

A 2019 wedding is on the cads. Picture: Instagram

But their speculative wedding date is still a while away.

Epic spray: Raging woman vandalises $400k Mercedes-Benz

A defaced Mercedes S63 AMG coupe on King William St, near the corner of Dequetteville Tce, Kent Town. Pictures: Supplied

Woman vandalises luxury $410K Mercedes in Kent Town.