Brekky Wrap: Simpsons' titanic Family Guy battle

MONDAYS can be tough, so arm yourself with this Brekky Wrap for the battles that loom today.

Let's start the day a little easy on the brain with the first look of the Simpsons/Family Guy crossover episode revealed over the weekend at Comic Con 2014 in America's San Diego.

This is your Brekky Wrap:

BATTLE OF THE TITANS: See The Simpsons take on Family Guy

A first look at the long-awaited Simpsons Family Guy crossover episode has been released at Comic Con, revealing Peter Griffin and Homer Simpson's budding friendship.

The teaser begins with the Griffin family giving their divided opinions about Springfield on arrival.

WATCH NOW: Warning, some adult themes

Peter warns Stewie not to drink the water because "everyone around her looks like they have hepatitis", while Lois comments "this Springfield place seems nice, we should visit here again."

Couch potatoes Peter and Homer bond over a shared love for doughnuts after Homer presents the family with a box full of the treats from Apu's store, but the two Dads later row over their favourite beer brand.

Meanwhile, Stewie eagerly tries to impress Bart who calls up Moe's tavern to make a prank call 

The Simpsons' creative team appear to have shaken up the long-running show's format in a bid to boost ratings after they fell to an all-time low earlier this year.

Showrunner Al Jean has confirmed that a popular Simpsons character is set to die soon, hinting heavily it is likely to be Krusty the Clown.



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'Grilled' koala survives hit, then 88km ride to Gympie

HE MIGHT be Australia's toughest koala ... or perhaps he's the luckiest.

Whichever it is, he's certainly one of the most determined.

This brave marsupial, hit by a car near Maryborough early Friday, clung to the car's grille for 88km - all the way to Gympie.

He was spotted hanging on, literally for dear life, when the car pulled in to a service station.



Lily Allen | Instagram
Lily Allen | Instagram

Police investigated over pic of Lily Allen in handcuffs

POLICE officers in Australia are being investigated after Lily Allen tweeted a picture of herself in handcuffs upon her arrival in the country.

The 'Smile' singer flew into Coolangatta Airport on the Gold Coast over the weekend to headline the Splendour in the Grass music festival and reportedly asked police to handcuff her so she could take a picture to post on Instagram.

The image - which was captioned "#uhoh" and has since been deleted - shows Lily on her knees with her hands cuffed behind her while a police officer stands over her.



The downed passenger plane near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
The downed passenger plane near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) Dmitry Lovetsky


Vladimir Putin could face legal action over MH17

Vladimir Putin is facing a multimillion-dollar legal action for his alleged role in the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine.

The UK Daily Telegraph reports British lawyers are preparing a class action against the Russian President through the American courts.

Senior Russian military commanders and politicians close to Mr Putin are also likely to become embroiled in the legal claim.


Missing man found after five days lost in remote NSW bushland

AFTER five days and an extensive search of bushland south-west of Casino by emergency services, volunteers and locals, missing Byron Bay man Nicholas Thurgood was found alive and well.

Richmond Local Area Command sergeant Virginia Szaak said the 41-year-old man was discovered on a property on Old Tenterfield Rd by a passer-by on a motorcycle at about 11.30am on Saturday.

The motorcycle rider said he heard the man yelling out and called police.

Sergeant Szaak said Mr Thurgood was unharmed and was returned home safely.

"All he told us was he found shelter, he had access to water and he had some sugar on him so he was able to stay well enough," she said.

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