Nine’s takeover of Fairfax approved by Federal Court, but decision could be appealed

Despite a minor Fairfax shareholder's last-minute attempt to derail the deal, Nine clears another hurdle in its bid to take over the rival media company. However, lawyers for former Domain chief executive Antony Catalano say they may appeal the decision.

Rush tells court he did not call actress ‘scrumptious’ or grunt during rehearsals

The Oscar-winning actor insists he did not lick his lips in front of a female colleague, or grunt and growl during rehearsals for a Sydney Theatre Company production as he is cross-examined during his defamation case.

‘Smashed, destroyed’: Geoffrey Rush’s reputation ruined by ‘gossip columnist’, court hears

An article in The Daily Telegraph accusing Geoffrey Rush of inappropriate sexual behaviour "destroyed" his reputation, and meant his income fell from $1.5 million to $44,000, the actor's lawyer tells a court.