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Constance Wu on Hollywood's white saviour problem: 'Our heroes don't look like Matt Damon'

<i>Fresh Off The Boat</i> actress Constance Wu has called out Hollywood's 'white saviour' complex on Twitter.

Jaleesa M. Jones 6:00 PM   Constance Wu has had it with Hollywood's white saviour complex.

Comic book starring transgender superhero to hit shelves

Trans superhero Chalice on the cover of <i>Alters Issue #1</i>, due out in September.

Sebastien Malo   Move over, Spider-Man and Superman. Here comes Chalice.

Karl Stefanovic turned the mugging of a Channel 9 news crew into a joke segment about 'trannies'

Karl

Jenny Noyes   The Today Show strikes again, this time with a "hilarious" segment that manages to both make light of violence and use transphobic and homophobic slurs.

Samantha Bee couldn't contain her delight over the firing of Fox News 'creep' Roger Ailes

Samantha Bee gleefully lays into Roger Ailes and Fox News on <i>Full Frontal</i>.

Rob Moran   "He has heaved his rancid bulk out of Fox HQ for the last time. Girl power!"

Baz Luhrmann's The Get Down delves into how hip-hop emerged from the Bronx

Herizen Guardiola (left) and Justice Smith in <i>The Get Down</i>.

Sarah Thomas   It's been 10 years in the making and now just weeks away from its launch, Baz Luhrmann's The Get Down could be shaping up to be one of the TV events of the year.

Bad Feminist author Roxane Gay to pen Marvel's new Black Panther series

Roxane Gay.

George Gene Gustines   "It's the most bizarre thing I've ever done, and I mean that in the best possible way," she said.

HBO releases Game of Thrones blooper reel

Mother of dragons, not always dialogue ... Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) gets tongue-tied while trying to deliver ...

Ebony Bowden   WARNING: CRUDE LANGUAGE Amongst the battles, bloodbaths and back-stabbing, it turns out there is fun to be had on the Game of Thrones set.

Michelle Obama

Carpool Karaoke gets presidential with Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama on Carpool Karoke with James Corden.

Ebony Bowden   James Corden's Carpool Karaoke has reached dizzying new heights, with First Lady Michelle Obama starring as Corden's latest guest.

Queen Sugar

Watch the trailer for Ava DuVernay and Oprah's new series, 'Queen Sugar'

Ava DuVernay's new series, <i>Queen Sugar</i>.

Rob Moran   It has an all-women directing team and some pretty impressive visuals.

How to be Ab Fab 2016-style

The whole point of Ab Fab, in its '90s heyday, was that it gave us permission to be debauched, irresponsible and shallow.

Shane Watson   It's 24 years since Eddy and Patsy burst on to our screens clutching ciggies and Bolly.

Van Badham

A group of feminist superheroes rescued Van Badham's Twitter account from an abusive hacker

Confrontation: Steve Price dismissed Van Badham's comments as 'hysterical'.

Jenny Noyes   Late on Tuesday night, while most of Twitter was reacting to Waleed Aly's call to #sendforgivenessviral, Van Badham appeared to begin "tweeting" some rather out-of-character material.

Q&A

Muslim questioners steal the show as Q&A puts Pauline Hanson on the spot

Cindy Rahal said Ms Hanson's politics were creating a "divided nation".

Jenny Noyes   There were protests outside the ABC, but Q&A gave Muslims a chance to show Pauline Hanson's ignorant xenophobia for what it is.

Sonia Kruger

Internet borrows Sonia Kruger's #AsAMother defence to fight back against bigotry

Sonia Kruger wants a ban on Muslim migration to Australia.

Rob Moran   "#AsAMother I will teach my daughter that diversity and respect for each other's differences makes us a richer, smarter & safer nation."

Ghostbusters

Paul Feig confirms Kate McKinnon's Ghostbusters character is gay

Kate McKinnon (right) and Melissa McCarthy in <i>Ghostbusters</i>.

Rob Moran   But he says the studio doesn't exactly want him to say so.

#FindPortmansPants

Internet asks New York Times 'Where are Natalie Portman's pants?'

Natalie Portman, pantsless, in the New York Times shoot.

Rob Moran   It was a piece about her upcoming directorial debut; the accompanying pics featured the star in her undies.

Emmys 2016

'The Emmys are f---ing diverse': Aziz Ansari praises history-making Emmys nod

Aziz Ansari in <i>Master Of None</i>.

Robert Moran   The Master Of None star became the first South Asian actor nominated for a leading role.

La La Land

Watch Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone dance on air in the charming 'La La Land' trailer

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in 'La La Land'.

Robert Moran   It's the new film from the guy who wrote and directed 'Whiplash'.

Play School 50

Watch Adam Goodes help kids count Aussie animals in his adorable 'Play School' debut

Adam Goodes and Slush The Pig on Play School.

Rob Moran   His kookaburra impression is A+.

Peak Pokemon

Watch this news anchor walk right through a live weather report while playing Pokemon Go

"Got a Poke Man?"

Rob Moran   Gotta catch 'em all, even during live TV news reports.

Best honeymoon

This newlywed's husband couldn't join her on their honeymoon, so she went by herself anyway

Huma Mobin poses for a super sad honeymoon shot without her honey.

Rob Moran   His travel visa didn't come through in time; she at least pretended she was having a horrible time without him.

Not Sorry

Not sorry: Steve Price backs himself over 'hysterical' Q&A comments

Steve Price has claimed he was 'ambushed' by a question on domestic violence on the ABC's Q&A.

Georgina Mitchell   Steve Price told Carrie Bickmore he stands by his comments on Q&A "because I think I accurately described how Van Badham was behaving".

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A huge film and TV turnaround from 'women were not funny' days

Claudia Karvan

Garry Maddox   Aussie stars are part of a $3 million groundbreaking program to encourage female film and TV talent.

Screen Australia

Record-breaking funding for women in film following Screen Australia's 'Gender Matters' program

Kat Stewart (left) from <i>Offspring</i>.

Screen Australia has received a record number of applications for its Gender Matters program - their bid to achieve gender equity in the Australian film industry.

Ghostbusters

Angry trolls just realised the new Ghostbusters isn't as bad as they hoped, and their reactions are hilarious

Gadget girls: Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), Erin (Kristen Wiig) and Abby (Melissa McCarthy) at the Paranormal Studies Lab.

Rob Moran   Pull up a chair and grab a drink, this is gonna be fun.

Six more women accuse Fox News chief Roger Ailes of sexual harassment

Current and former employees described instances of harassment that went beyond Roger Ailes.

Michael Idato   The sexual harassment lawsuit filed by Fox News channel presenter Gretchen Carlson against the network's chairman Roger Ailes has intensified, following the publication of new allegations.

Spice Girls

On 'Wannabe' 20-year anniversary, Spice Girls trio hint at reunion

Mel B, Geri Halliwell and Emma Bunton are reunited 20 years on from the Spice Girls debut.

Marie-Louise Gumuchian   "We hope to tell you soon what you want, what you really really want," they said in a video.

Google doodle

Today's Google doodle honours Nettie Stevens, pioneering geneticist who worked out that sex is determined by chromosomes

Today's Google doodle celebrates the 155th birthday of Nettie Stevens.

Jenny Noyes   Before Stevens' important work, it was assumed the sex of babies was determined by the mother, which often led to women being blamed for failing to produce a boy.

Iron Man

The next Iron Man is a black 15-year-old girl who's studying science at MIT

Riri

Robert Moran   See ya, Tony Stark - meet Riri Williams, your new favourite Marvel superhero.

#WhatIReallyReallyWant

This remake of The Spice Girls' iconic hit 'Wannabe' is exactly what we want

The Spice Girls - Melanie B, Melanie C, Geri Halliwell, Victoria Beckham And Emma Bunton.

Jenny Noyes   Gender equality... and a zig a zig ah.

Dangerously dud

Sydney's Festival of Dangerous Ideas is getting dragged for giving Andrew Bolt a speaking spot

Andrew Bolt on one of his many existing platforms.

Jenny Noyes   The only danger this man's ideas pose are collective loss of IQ and more Pauline Hansons in the Senate.

Battle for Middle Ground

Watch the ABC's spot-on Lord of the Rings election video recap: 'The battle for Middle Ground'

Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten make rather convincing hobbits.

Jenny Noyes   Political nerdfest meets fantasy fiction nerdfest and the results are just perfect.

Pauline Pantsdown creator mulls comeback

Simon Hunt as Pauline Pantsdown in 1998.

Beau Donelly   The political satirist behind hit 1990s songs Backdoor Man and I Don't Like It is considering reviving the Pauline Pantsdown character to mark the One Nation leader's return to politics.

Laurie Oakes ties up bookies with multicoloured offering

Laurie Oakes takes on the bookies and wins by changing his tie six times during election program.

Adrian Beattie   The result of the general election might be stuck in limbo but Nine News Political Editor Laurie Oakes made sure there were some winners last night; 57 in all, a collective $3000 better off.

Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams says goodbye to 'The Daily Show' with final segment as correspondent

Jessica Williams says farewell to <i>The Daily Show</i>.

Bethonie Butler   There were laughs, there were tears.

Election TV

'Suck on that Kerry O'Brien': Leigh Sales' joke caps off a bizarre night of election TV

Leigh Sales and her panel put in a marathon effort on a drawn-out election night.

Neil McMahon   Sales' joke was a light moment amidst a night of bizarre election coverage, from Andrew Bolt's outburst to the Turnbull siege.

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Dom Knight

I know how Game Of Thrones ends

Sansa avenges her past and proves her strategic mettle.

Dom Knight   Dom Knight uses his encyclopaedic GoT knowledge to figure out what's going to happen in the series next, failed pizza deliveries and all.

Election 2016

Watch SBS's Lee Lin Chin 'Chin-terrogate' Bill Shorten with some hard-hitting questions

Lee Lin Chin casually seduces Bill Shorten for <i>The Feed</i>.

Rob Moran   The Labor leader gets hit with the 'Lin-quisition' (and a bit of flagrant flirting).

The Devil Wears Prada

How 'The Devil Wears Prada' paved the way for ambitious women onscreen

Why do horrible bosses (like The Devil Wears Prada's Miranda Priestly) survive and often thrive in the workplace?

Natalie Reilly   On its 10th anniversary, Natalie Reilly explores the hit film's underrated feminist legacy.

#Brexit

Samantha Bee recruited ex-Doctor Who David Tennant to read mean Scottish tweets about Donald Trump

Samantha Bee gets creatively sweary with David Tennant.

Rob Moran   It's like 'The Thick Of It', but with even more swearing.

Gender bias

Garbage's Shirley Manson slams sexism and ageism in the music industry

Shirley Manson performing with Garbage in Italy earlier this month.

Rob Moran   "When I realised that all I had to do was do good work, then no f--ks were given."

Brexit won't affect Game of Thrones says HBO

Game of Thrones.

Partly filmed in Northern Ireland, the cable channel's most-watched show will not suffer due to Britain's decision to leave the European Union.

Feminist joust

Women are joining medieval jousting competitions in England for the first time ever

Game of Thrones shero Brienne of Tarth.

Jenny Noyes   Eat your heart out, Brienne of Tarth.

Beyonce prom

You need to see this teen's epic Beyonce-inspired prom entrance

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Rob Moran   She recreated the entire 'Formation' video while her date waited downstairs.

Gender bias

No surprise: Study finds most film critics are men

Meryl Streep has previously spoken out about the "infuriating" gender imbalance among film critics.

Andrea Mandell   A new US study finds that most film critics are men - mirroring the makeup of the industry they critique.

#Scomophobia

The internet is having a field day with #Scomophobia after Scott Morrison claimed to be a victim of bigotry

Scott Morrison

Jenny Noyes   The federal Treasurer reckons he's experienced bigotry equivalent to the LGBT community because he's a Christian. The internet LOL'd.

Margaret Atwood

Sarah Polley is turning Margaret Atwood's 'Alias Grace' into a mini series for Netflix

MARGARET ATWOOD: Now in her 70s, the Canadian writer has lost none of her genius.

Rob Moran   All our fave things, together at once.

Playground Politics

You need to watch Sammy J's brilliant 'Playground Politics' take on refugees

Sammy J's latest episode of 'Playground Politics' tackles asylum seekers.

Jenny Noyes   This is just agonisingly on point.

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones women hear me roar

Justice for Sansa tasted sweet, especially for the hounds.

Lenny Ann Low   After five years and six seasons, Game of Thrones ladies are kicking ass in magnificent and major ways.

Miranda Tapsell

Love Child's Miranda Tapsell on encouraging greater diversity on our screens

Miranda Tapsell in <i>Love Child</i>.

Darren Cartwright   "I'm saying, the more encouraging I can be, the more I feel the strides forward are going to happen."

Helen Mirren signs up for Fast and Furious 8 'for the fun of it'

Helen Mirren.

Sarah Thomas   The never-ending movie franchise that is the Fast and Furious series has a very high-calibre recruit to its eighth outing.