'I'm no Christopher Skase,' says Jimmy Barnes in this report about his new life in France. The singer went to live in Provence in 1994, leaving the country in a blaze of publicity about his finances.
To Robin Williams, there's a funny side to everything. The ozone layer and skin cancer, stardom and cocaine addiction - try playing straight man to him and you'll straight away die the death of a thousand jokes.
Supporters of commercial surrogacy - the term used when a woman is paid to have a baby for a childless couple - say it's got a lot going for it.
In most of Australia, smoking marijuana makes you a criminal. And many Australians are beginning to say: that's just plain silly.
A school girl shot dead by an Israeli soldier firing again and again, unloading a magazine of bullets. That happened just days ago. In the last few weeks about 100 Palestinians have been killed and so have several Israelis, including children.
It's 2003 and it's like a modern day gold rush, a boom time for real estate like never before. Crazy high prices, absurdly low interest rates — there's a stampede to cash in on the bonanza.
Kylie Minogue calls it "the annihilate Kylie period", that time when her work was dismissed, her every move criticised, her success derided. In 1999 - 10 years on, Kylie has succeeded in winning over those critics.
A bank robbery might be over in seconds yet for those who live through it, the effects can be devastating.
He was Australia's most notorious cop. A real-life Dirty Harry who finally crossed the line and finished in jail.