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Malia Obama is going to Harvard, but taking a gap year

Malia Obama will attend Harvard University in 2017.

Helena Andrews-Dyer 2:21 PM   The White House announced that eldest first daughter Malia Obama will attend Harvard University.

Turia Pitt completes ironman triathlon

Turia Pitt on the swim leg of the Port Macquarie Ironman competition.

Louise Hall, Matthew Attard   When Turia Pitt was in hospital recuperating from burns to 65 per cent of her body she told her family she wanted to do an ironman one day, despite being told she would never run again.

For Obama's final correspondents' dinner, the obvious targets: Trump, Cruz and himself

"Obama out": The US President drops the mic to conclude his speech at the annual White House Correspondents' Association ...

Paul Farhi   In his final performance as stand-up comedy's commander in chief, President Obama shticked the landing at Saturday's annual White House correspondents' dinner, cracking wise about the election, his waning days as president and, of course, Donald Trump.

Lara Croft 2.0

Alicia Vikander cast as new Lara Croft in Tomb Raider reboot

Angelina Jolie brought the video game character to life.

Andrea Mandell   And the Oscar winner's next project goes to ... Tomb Raider!

Offspring's sixth season begins production in Melbourne

Asher Keddie leads the cast of series six of <i>Offspring</i>, which returns after a two-year hiatus.

Andrew Taylor   Asher Keddie and Kat Stewart reprise their roles in Offspring as sixth series begins production.

Femmo talk

Emma Watson and Geena Davis had a wonderful ol' chat about their feminist awakenings

Emma Watson speaks at a He For She International Women's Day event in New York City last month.

Rob Moran   "The more layers you peel back and the more things you're made aware of, you're like, 'Oh my God.'"

Trans issues

Caitlyn Jenner visited Trump Tower to use the restroom

TV personality Caitlyn Jenner at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

Jayme Deerwester   She has posted a timely video about a hot-button issue: whether trans people should be able to use the restroom of their choice.

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum got a rescue horse for his birthday

Channing and Jenna, celebrating his big 3-6 birthday.

Your boyfriend turned the big 3-6, and you should see how happy he looks.

Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea calls Beyonce racist, refuses to quit being a national embarrassment

Uh, oh: Iggy's taken to Twitter again.

Iggy Azalea has waded her tone deaf self into the controversy surrounding Beyonce's 'Becky with the good hair' lyrics.

Amal Clooney

Amal Clooney perfectly tears apart Donald Trump's Islamophobic and misogynistic comments

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney on BBC.

Rob Moran   "If, at the end of all of this, he gets beaten by the person who becomes the first female president of the United States, then I think that would send a very positive message."

US Election

Donald Trump says Lena Dunham is a 'B actor' and can move to Canada

Girls creator Lena Dunham is an outspoken Hillary Clinton supporter.

Emily Heil   "Now I have to get elected, because I'll be doing a great service to our country," Trump said of celebs leaving.

Wrong Rachael: Angry Beyonce fans go after celebrity chef Rachael Ray

"In Beyonce we have a person who is wholly unafraid of power."

Katie Mettler   Blinded by loyalty, Beyonce's fan base has been harassing celebrity chef Rachael Ray instead of fashion designer Rachel Roy over rumours of an affair with Jay Z.

Woman who has helped more than 20,000 orphans receives award from George Clooney

Prize winner Marguerite Barankitse, centre, and George Clooney, right.

She was stripped, tied to a chair, and forced to watch her neighbours being hacked to death. She went on to save thousands of lives.

Colourism

Lil' Kim's shocking image change sparks discussion about beauty, complexion and body image

Lil' Kim 15 years ago with Pink and Christina Aguilera, with whom she recorded the hit song 'Lady Marmalade'.

Ben Guarino   It's safe to say the rappers image has changed a lot over the past decade.

Cosby in court

Cosby loses appeal bid, criminal case to resume

Bill Cosby arriving at a courthouse in February.

Laura McCrystal   A state appeals court said it won't hear Bill Cosby's bid to dismiss sexual assault charges against him and instead resumed the case's path toward a trial.

Queen Bee

Why Beyonce is unlike any other pop star alive

"In Beyonce we have a person who is wholly unafraid of power."

Natalie Reilly   "In Beyonce we have a person who is wholly unafraid of power," writes Natalie Reilly.

Prince dead: legendary musician dies at home, aged 57

In the 1990s, Prince changed his name to this symbol - an unpronounceable glyph.

Elahe Izadi, Peter Holley, J. Freedom du Lac, Lindsey Bever, Sarah Larimer   Legendary musician Prince has died at the age of 57, his publicist confirmed.

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Don't look, just listen and wonder

Prince asked Jenny Morris to be his support act in 1992. It was an 'unbelievable' experience, she says.

Bernard Zuel   Taken out on tour by Prince, the Australian-based Kiwi didn't know where to look but had the most incredible experience.

Lena Headey

Lena Headey has gifted the world with a truly hilarious breastfeeding anecdote

Cersei Lannister, played by Lena Headey, in the last episode of <i>Game of Thrones</i> series five.

Jenny Noyes   Possibly the greatest celebrity breastfeeding anecdote of all time.

Nicki Minaj

Career counsellor Nicki Minaj says women should be unapologetic about 'asking for the top dollar'

Nicki Minaj: "Not giving me my props doesn't stop me from being great."

Jenny Noyes   The rapper has made it into Time Magazine's 100 most influential people of 2016 and she has some things to say about being a boss.

Prince never apologised for who he was, and for that, he was an inspiration

Prince.
Photo: Nandy McClean

Colby Itkowitz   Prince could be controversial, but that in and of itself was an inspiration for many.

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Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl reveals she needed therapy after being branded 'difficult' to work with following Grey's Anatomy

Katherine Heigl as Dr Izzie Stevens on <i>Grey's Anatomy</i>.

"I was feeling completely like the biggest piece of s**t on the bottom of your shoe. I was really struggling with it."

British comedian Victoria Wood dies

British comedian, writer and actress Victoria Wood has died aged 62.

Victoria Wood, a British comedian whose sketch shows and sitcoms blended playfulness and sharp social observation, has died.

US celebrities accidentally join right-wing party

Mistake: Emma Stone is one celebrity who accidentally joined a right-wing party.

Mary Ward   Demi Moore, Kaley Cuoco and Emma Stone have all accidentally registered to vote as members of an ultra-conservative political party.

Taylor Swift describes herself as a 'lightning rod for slut-shaming'

Taylor Swift took <i>Vogue</i> on a tour of her Beverly Hills home.

Mary Ward   The singer gave some cautionary advice to her 19-year-old self during a house tour for Vogue.

Child abuse

Dax Shepard reveals he was molested by a neighbour as a child

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell arrive at the premiere of The Boss.

Andrea Mandell   Dax Shepard was molested as a child, the actor revealed for the first time on Monday.

Bernie Ecclestone

Formula One boss reckons women drivers 'wouldn't be taken seriously'

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

He also hailed Vladimir Putin as a man who "should be running Europe" and expressed support for Donald Trump.

Trump accidentally pays tribute to 7-Eleven instead of 9/11

Donald Trump

Jenna Johnson   " I watched our police and our firemen down on 7-Eleven, down at the World Trade Centre," said Trump.

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth tells Ellen his four-year-old daughter 'wants a penis'

Navigating fatherhood: Actor Chris Hemsworth.

Jenny Noyes   His response to her should go into some kind of parenting textbook.

'Migrant chic'

Anna Wintour apologises for calling Kanye's new fashion collection 'migrant chic'

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15:  Anna Wintour attends Tory Burch Spring 2016 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the ...

Rob Moran   It's like something out of Zoolander, except it's real. And needless to say, Twitter understandably erupted.

Tracy Morgan

Tracy Morgan performs for medical staff who treated him

Tracy Morgan was involved in serious road accident in 2014.

"These people are heroes and I love them all from the bottom of my heart," he said.

Depp and Heard video is a masterpiece

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard arrive at the Southport Magistrates Court.

Jorge Branco   Depp-Heard short film is a triumph of minimalist cinema that has forced its way into the pantheon of movie history.

Surviving shame

Monica Lewinsky opens up about her harassment, says 'women are not immune to misogyny'

Monica Lewinsky

Jenny Noyes   “A lot of vicious things that happen online to women and minorities do happen at the hands of men, but they also happen at the hands of women."

Burlesque

Dita Von Teese on the evolution of burlesque with modern feminism

Dita Von Teese earlier this year.

"It was amazing to watch its evolution from this very niche thing to this modern feminist movement."

Chrissy Teigen gives birth to a baby girl, names her Luna

New parents:  Model Chrissy Teigen and musician John Legend.

Singer John Legend and his Sports Illustrated model wife Chrissy Teigen have welcomed their first child.

True Colours

Watch Kesha belt out 'True Colours' with Zedd at Coachella

Kesha performs onstage with record producer Zedd.

It was her first performance since the court case with music producer Dr. Luke.

Jennifer Garner

'Is she hot enough?' How Jennifer Garner could have missed out on 'Alias'

Jennifer Garner as Sydney Bristow in <i>Alias</i>.

Jenny Noyes   J.J. Abrams told an audience at Tribeca Film Festival someone at the network questioned his choice to cast Garner because of her looks.

Intersexuality

Kerry Washington discusses intersectionality in light of her new show 'Confirmation'

Kerry Washington as Anita Hill.

"I was really struck by my own sense of intersectionality and the awareness of belonging to more than one community and those instances where they may at times be at odds with each other."

Pregnancy

Zooey Deschanel is sick of post-baby body shaming

Zooey Deschanel
New Girl presents Jess much like Deschanel presents herself – quirky, adorkable (sorry, sorry) and ...

"You just grew a human and then birthed that human — there's a lot that needs to go back to where it was. All your organs move around, for chrissakes!"

'90s girl group

Reunited girl group All Saints claim BBC told them to strip for TV

Back together: All Saints

"We were told, 'If you don't do it, you don't get to go on the show'."

Katy Perry wins a victory in battle to buy nuns' convent

Katy Perry.

Marisa Gerber   In a victory for Katy Perry, a Los Angeles judge announced Wednesday that she intends to block an effort by nuns to sell a convent in the city's Los Feliz neighborhood to a competing buyer.

Rihanna

Rihanna's personally been helping a fan come out to his friends over the past month

Rihanna collaborates with Manolo Blahnik and invents the heeled denim shoe-pants.

Rob Moran   Isn't it nice when celebs use their star power for good?

Dangerous Woman

Ariana Grande shuts down sexist fan

"The double standard is boring and exhausting": Ariana Grande.

"When will people stop being offended by women showing skin/expressing sexuality?"

Fighting extremists

U2 singer Bono tells Congress to 'send in' Amy Schumer to fight ISIS

U2 lead singer Bono testifies before a Senate subcommittee at a hearing on causes and consequences of violent extremism.

Brian Bennett   "When you laugh at them when they are goose-stepping down the street, you take away their power."

'Mommy, did a bunch of little kids get shot today?'

Julianne Moore in March

Jenny Noyes   Julianne Moore has written an essay on how the Sandy Hook massacre prompted her to get serious about gun control.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow wants you to know she enjoys having sex

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 12:  Actress Gwyneth Paltrow Signs Copies Of Her New Book 'It's All Easy' at Barnes & Noble, ...

"We have this idea that you can't be a mother and a businesswoman and like to have sex!"

Ain't Your Mama

Meghan Trainor defends JLo's Dr Luke song

Singers Jennifer Lopez (L) and Meghan Trainor together at an industry party last year.

Meghan Trainor "felt terrible" that JLo received backlash for releasing a Dr. Luke-produced single, as it was her who created the song with him.

Boys' night out

UNSW students chant lyrics that 'objectify women and glorify rape' in college Boys' Night Out video

Students at UNSW have condemned the behaviour.

Jenny Noyes   The university's student body has released a statement condemning the "deplorable" behaviour by students of Baxter College.

Stephen Fry says rape victims should 'grow up'

Stephen Fry has caused a social media furore after he said in a US interview that victims of rape should "grow up" and ...

Amy Croffey   The British comic caused a social media debate after he said in a US interview that victims of rape should "grow up" and not feel sorry for themselves.

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Body ink

Dame Helen Mirren considers sleeve tat

Helen Mirren.

Lorna Cooper   "As you get older, I think it's a better and better idea."

Donald Trump's children didn't register in time to vote for him

Despite campaigning for her father, Ivanka Trump will not be able to vote in the New York primary.

Jenna Johnson   "They were, you know, unaware of the rules, and they didn't register in time, so they feel very, very guilty - they feel very guilty," Trump said.

Bryan Adams scraps Mississippi show in protest over 'incomprehensible' anti-LGTB laws

Bryan Adams has cancelled his show on Thursday this week and condemned the state's new "religious liberty" laws.

Sarah Thomas   Bryan Adams has followed Bruce Springsteen's lead by scrapping a show in Mississippi in protest over the state's anti-LGTB laws.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence says she changed her Golden Globes dress to be comfy on her period

Swag bag! A Golden Globe is not the only prize Jennifer Lawrence would have gone home with on Sunday night.

Jenny Noyes   Your favourite Hollywood 'real girl' gives a lesson in how to slay the red carpet while menstruating.

Late bloomer

Jane Fonda says she finally 'got' feminism in her 60s

Actress Jane Fonda earlier this year.

"It took me 30 years to get it, but it's OK to be a late bloomer, as long as you don't miss the flower show."

Donald Trump

Thousands sign petition to remove Donald Trump's Hollywood star

Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The star has been daubed with a swastika, a mute symbol and even dog excrement during Trump's controversial campaign to become the next US president.

Trans rights

Springsteen cancels North Carolina concert over anti-LGBTI law

"Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry is one of them."

Ben Sisario   "Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry is one of them."

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson says she 'feels obnoxious' discussing equal pay

Scarlett Johansson in the latest issue of <i>Cosmopolitan</i>.

Rob Moran   In a new interview in Cosmo, she also slammed politicians who've been calling on cutting funding to Planned Parenthood and reproductive health services in the US.

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham is setting up a feminist publishing house

Lena Dunham

Kathleen Lee-Joe   They'll be looking for "exciting, emerging voices" covering "feminism, style, health, politics, friendship and everything else."

Donald Trump

Oh nothing, just an old clip of Donald Trump lewdly commenting on his one-year-old daughter's potential breasts

<i>Daily Show</i> host Trevor Noah had the correct reaction to the clip.

Rob Moran   Trevor Noah and the Daily Show dug up the creepy 1994 clip.

Trans rights

High school student barred from running for prom king because he's trans

Ash Whitaker (right) and supportive friends at yesterday's student sit-in.

Rob Moran   But fellow students at Tremper High School in Kenosha, Wisconsin have awesomely rallied around their friend Ash Whitaker.