TV & Movies
Jennifer Lawrence's childhood nickname was "Nitro" because she took medication for social anxiety.
Karl Quinn Disney has released the first trailer for Maleficent, a retelling of Sleeping Beauty from the viewpoint of the evil fairy.
A five-year-old boy with cancer has become a superhero for a day, as San Francisco transformed itself into Gotham City and thousands turned out to see the Batkid fly to the rescue.
Before they were famous they were just hopeful actors auditioning on amateur-filmed audition tapes.
Brian Anthony Hernandez Listen to an adorable chorus of children sing two of Gaga's biggest hits.
Livia Gamble Messing with a child and their candy on Halloween is a recipe for disaster but if this focus group of taste-testing kids is anything to go by it's also really entertaining.
Neha Prakash Joyce Jimenez, an 11-year-old from the Philippines, belted out Miley Cyrus' hit song "Wrecking Ball" with a voice more powerful than, well, a wrecking ball.
Amber Robinson With a fresh new line up, Hi-5 are ready to hit the road for an East Coast concert tour. We stuck our heads behind the scenes for a sneak peek at the Hi-5 House Party.
BROOKE LUMSDEN Once a reluctant trekkie, Brooke Lumsden was lured into the world of Klingons and spaceships by her husband but she discovered something surprising about the show she had vowed to avoid.
Andrew Morris Not all successful young adult fiction novels guarantee instant success on the big screen. Here are the film franchises that should have done well but didn't.
Michael Lallo The producers of The Simpsons will kill off an iconic character in the new season of the long-running series - and they have dropped a frustratingly vague clue about who it will be.
GARRY MADDOX For anyone going to the cinema this school holidays, the new movies will feel very familiar.
Staff writers Swedish artist Beatrice Lorén has drawn Disney princesses depicted in the fashion style of the year in which their movies first hit our screens.
Monica Dux It's the boys who are called upon to save the day, while the girls have to make do with fancy hairstyles.
Reviewer: RON CERABONA Film review: A so, so sequel that could have had a more imaginative dose.
KATIE CARLIN It is about to get a whole lot darker at the ‘happiest place on earth’ thanks to a horror-fantasy movie filmed secretly inside the Disney theme parks and resorts.
Rob Lowing Rob Lowing takes a seat on the aisle to check out what's on the big screen during the school holidays.
AMBER ROBINSON Disney’s feisty mermaid princess is reaching a new generation of young girls with this month’s re-release of The Little Mermaid on DVD and Blu-Ray.
Giles Hardie Author JK Rowling has agreed to write a series of new movies set in the Harry Potter universe.
Elissa Griesser Dinosaur Train is the Snakes on a Plane of kids' shows. And that's even before you hear the main character raps the word "cretaceous".
Nick Miller The first trailer for the movie adaptation of Australian author Markus Zusak's novel The Book Thief suggests it has all the marks of a genuine Oscar contender.
Livia Gamble Sesame Street have released a cover of Icona Pop's "I love it" which aims to teach children about self-control.
KATIE CARLIN Angelina Jolie found out the hard way that just because you’re a Disney character doesn’t mean children will love you, especially when you are dressed as a horned witch.
Katie Carlin The teaser trailer for the Muppets Most Wanted movie has arrived and it claims to be bigger and better than anything the lovable, comical group has ever done before.
Staff writers Miss Piggy and Kermit have a message for the royal baby and it is rather cute.
KATIE CARLIN Young fans eagerly awaiting the release of the next instalment of the Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire, have been given a small taste of what’s to come with a series of promotional posters revealing the stars of the film in character.
Katie Carlin Britney Spears is used to filming her music videos alongside gorgeous men but the 31-year-old singer’s latest release, Ooh La La, stars two of the cutest little men we have ever seen.
Forrest Wickman Amid all the reports of Pixar's sad decline, there's one group whose voice has been underrepresented: that of our kids.
Rob Lowing Rob Lowing delivers a grown-up's guide to big-screen holiday movies for the youngsters in your life.
Bridget McManus The ABC has ceased production of its iconic children's television program, Bananas in Pyjamas. The last of 156 episodes of the animated version of the original 1992 live-action series will air on ABC2 at the end of the month, one month before the Bananas turn 21.
Kylie Northover It's kooky, it's quirky and some people don't get it at all - but this hipster TV show has grown into a global phenomenon. We chat to the program's host, DJ Lance Rock.
KATIE CARLIN If you grew up cherishing the work of Judy Blume you will be jumping up and down like a teenager once again, when you learn that they have brought the first of her novels to life on the big screen.
Staff writers Ryan Gosling is one of Hollywood’s most swooned over stars but he recently revealed that there was once a time when Britney Spears was the only girl for him.
AMBER ROBINSON Dad stands up for the rights of boys to watch princess films
Karl Quinn Ellen DeGeneres is going fishing again with a sequel to the animated blockbuster Finding Nemo.
Rob Lowing Rob Lowing presents her trusty guide to holiday viewing, so grab some popcorn and take your pick.
AMBER ROBINSON From Aurora to Ariel, we name and shame the lamest animated heroines of recent times.
Staff writers Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s youngest daughter is only four-years-old but she has been paid considerably well for her first foray into film.
Staff writers Sesame Street made a string of spoofs based on popular TV shows that are both entertaining for parents and educational for kids.
KATIE CARLIN With a touch of the prehistoric, tales of fearsome giants and adventures of Epic proportions you are sure to find something to keep you and the kids entertained this year at the movies.
Steve Dow A young actor takes infanticide and genocide in his stride.
"Whenever they said you might make it to the Oscars, I was like, 'Who's Oscar? I don't know Oscar'."
Ben Pobjie All children's TV is insane, but there's good insane and bad insane.
Nicole Evatt Actor Matthew McConaughey credits his growing family for his 2012 success.
Robert Dex Harry Potter's wholesome sidekick Hermione Granger has been voted the best big screen role model in a poll of young film fans.
Rob Lowing Rob Lowing casts her critical eye over a lively array of children's holiday films.
CHRISTINE SAMS The festive season can test your patience but these classics remind us dysfunctional families are the norm, writes Christine Sams.
Megan Doherty If any more proof was needed that the Wiggles are held dear by generations of Australians, one need look no further than the funky Canberra night spot the Transit Bar on a certain night in December, 2007.
Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash has resigned from Sesame Street in the wake of a new allegation that he had sex with an underaged youth.
Agencies The man who accused Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of having sex with him when he was a teen now says it isn't so.
The puppeteer who performs as Elmo on Sesame Street is taking a leave of absence from the popular childrens' show over allegations he had a relationship with a 16-year-old boy.
Agencies Angelina Jolie will apparently be joined by two more of her children in her new movie Maleficent.
Christine Sams with staff writers The success of the developmental documentary series Life at ... may see its protagonists followed into their teens.
Sarah Wiedersehn The Ben 10 live show doesn't disappoint the loyal and enthusiastic fans of the hit children's TV series.
ADAM FULTON When a woman wrote to Erth to complain that their lifelike dinosaur puppets had terrified her grandson and he couldn't sleep, the theatre makers felt they had done a great job.
Paul Byrnes Disney's 'Fairies' franchise produces a visually captivating tale.
Rob Lowing Here's the pick of what's good — and what's appropriate — at the movies, writes Rob Lowing.
Paul Kalina Nine hopes the struggles of four stay-at-home fathers will prove to be fertile territory.
Staff writers Angelina Jolie is making her new movie Maleficent a family affair after landing a role for her daughter Vivienne, according to a new report.