Best Actress, worst comments?
BY SOPHIE HUNTER
Patricia Arquette used her win of Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars to promote feminism – but only for white women.
Comments Arquette made backstage after the official ceremony excluded women of colour, lesbians and transgender women, according to a story in slate.com.
On stage accepting her award, Arquette made an appeal for equal rights and wage equality for American women. Her comments were received enthusiastically by the audience including Actresses Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez, who were almost out of their seats with encouragement.
But Arquette’s comments backstage angered many. “It’s time for all the women in America, and all the men that love women and all the gay people and all the people of colour that we’ve all fought for, to fight for us now,” she reportedly said.
Her comments seemed to nullify the previous efforts of lesbian women and women of colour towards the feminist movement, slate.com claimed.
Mama June and Honey’s eating boo-boos
BY EMMA SCARLETT
Alana Thompson, the child also known as ‘Honey Boo Boo’ from Toddlers and Tiaras, was subjected to a serious health intervention after she confessed on the TV program The Doctors this week that she loved deep fried Oreos.
The concerned TV doctors classified Alana as an obese nine year old, and she was told on live television that her diet needed to change.
The doctors suggested a number of healthy alternatives to the young reality star, including healthier drinks and desserts, and a lighter version of her favourite fried chicken.
Child, three women hit by car
BY RAIDYN SPUTORE
Three women and a child were seriously injured yesterday after being hit by a car in Sydney’s south-west.
Yesterday afternoon on Canterbury Road, three women, aged 49, 23 and 21, and a child were hit when a car mounted the footpath.
The driver, a middle-aged Bass Hill man, has since been arrested and refused bail.
The police are appealing for any witnesses to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 with any information.
No more pets for dog-kicking pair
BY ALANNAH TELFORD
A Sydney couple has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty and failing to provide vet treatment after kicking and injuring a dog.
John Delaney and Kelly Burgess were charged after Mr Delaney violently kicked Ms Burgess’s dog, Rusty, when they entered an elevator in Waterloo early Monday morning.
The RSPCA investigated the incident after they obtained a copy of the elevator security tape. RSPCA inspectors then searched the couple’s apartment and found the dog in reasonable condition.
Campsie cops nab arsonist
BY LIAM PORRETT
Campsie police have charged a man after investigations into a number of deliberately-lit fires in 2013.
No one was injured during the incidents, which caused considerable damage in each location.
A fifty one year old was arrested in the Sutherland area and was charged with arson. He’s been refused bail and is due to appear in court on February 24.
Loco Loko DUI again
BY PETER COLIOS
Canterbury Bulldogs recruit Jacob Loko has been charged with drink driving – another offence to add to personal list of charges.
Loko was pulled over by police at 1.15am on Friday morning in the suburb of Manly after being found to be under the influence of alcohol.
The Bulldogs are taking serious action after this charge, his third offence since joining the club only 8 months ago.
Loko is due in court on the 26th of this month and will also be expecting a heavy fine.