The most popular book of 2005 has been released. Surprisingly (not) it is Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. According to this story, the book sold about 4 million copies on day one, and about 7 million in total during the year. That is a lot of words, and a lot of money. Particularly when you multiply that with all the countries around the world.
The >SMH is reporting that the young actress Sophie Heathcote died a few days ago in the USA. The 33-year-old, who starred in Grass Roots, Water Rats and A Country Practice, died suddenly from an aneurism at her Connecticut home on Thursday. Her husband prepared to return to Australia with her body and their two young children. This is a loss for the Australian entertainment industry.