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Sir David Attenborough Receives Royal Honour For His Services to TV, Broadcasting & Conservation

Sir David Attenborough, who was knighted by The Queen back in 1985, has today received another royal honour. The 96-year-old icon was awarded the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George, which is even more prestigious than his first knighthood and recognises his commitment to the world of television, broadcasting and…

Humanitarian Chef José Andrés Receives Honorary Doctorate From Harvard

Humanitarian chef José Andrés is one of eight distinguished change-makers to receive an honorary doctorate from Harvard University today. The World Central Kitchen founder who couldn’t attend the ceremony in person as he’s been busy co-ordinating and distributing over 20 million (yes, million!) meals to people fleeing war-torn Ukraine, was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters…

Cody Simpson Selected to Represent Australia at the Commonwealth Games!

Earlier this week, we heard swimmer-turned-international-superstar-turned-swimmer again Cody Simpson had placed third in the 100m butterfly at the Australian Swimming Championships, making him a likely pick to compete at the Commonwealth Games. And now, it’s official! The 25-year-old has been named in the squad that will head to Birmingham in July after setting a personal…

Cody Simpson Qualifies for the Commonwealth Games!

Cody Simpson has always wanted to swim for Australia  – and now it’s actually happening! The 25-year-old musician, actor and environmentalist came 3rd in the 100m butterfly at the Australian Swimming Championships held in Adelaide this week. Although the official squads haven’t been named just yet, it’s clear he’s earned himself a spot at the…

Taylor Swift Receives Honorary Doctorate from New York University!

Singer, songwriter, producer, director and *checks notes* eleven-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift has just added another accolade to her very, very long list. The superstar has received an honorary doctorate from New York University (her official title being Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa), who describe Taylor as “one of the most prolific and celebrated artists of her generation.”…

Portrait of Taika Waititi By Claus Stangl Wins Archibald Packing Room Prize

Self-taught artist Claus Stangl has won this year’s Archibald Packing Room Prize for his hyper-realistic portrait of actor, director and all ‘round legendary human TaikaWaititi! And yeah, this is kind of a big deal. You see, the Packing Room Prize is judged by the Art Gallery of New South Wales staff who receive and hang entries…

Rihanna Celebrates Her First National Heroes Day… as a National Hero!

Superstar, philanthropist and mama-to-be Rihanna is marking a special day – her very first “National Heroes Day” in her home country of Barbados, as an actual national hero! You might remember, Barbados became a republic in November last year and one of the first things Prime Minister Mia Mottley did was to declare RiRi the island’s…

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