Friend John Singleton has described the Gina Rinehart story as a dynastic story of Shakespearean proportions in a TV profile of Australia's richest person.

As part of a restructure in which one free newspaper will close down, Fairfax has announced plans to axe jobs at its South Australian regional operations.

Patrick Leach, the son of a Barney and Friends co-creator, has been jailed for 15 years after pleading not contest to shooting his neighbour in the US.

Colin Farrell has confessed he is "reluctant" to find romance and is always "very cautious" about dating anyone because his relationships attract so much attention.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the federal government will consider media reforms, but only after companies have hammered out something everyone accepts.