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Biphobic rant

This commentator's take on Johnny Depp and Amber Heard may be the worst yet

Peter Ford speaks to <i>The Morning Show</i> hosts Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies.

Jenny Noyes 10:11 AM   Peter Ford began his rant on The Morning Show with: "I probably shouldn't say this, but..." And yeah, he was right.

Ghostbusters

'I hope they find a friend': Melissa McCarthy has no time for all those 'Ghostbusters' haters

Melissa McCarthy and Kate McKinnon in the upcoming <i>Ghostbusters</i>.

Rob Moran   'You're ruining my childhood!' I mean, really," the actress said in a new interview.

'Keira's thing is to hide': Begin Again director pans Knightley's acting

Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo in <i>Begin Again</i>.

Garry Maddox   The Irish director says he will never work with a supermodel again.

Hollywood diversity

'It's not just Hollywood - every industry is so white', say Kerry Washington and Aziz Ansari

Kerry

Rob Moran   The stars talk diversity and onscreen representation for Variety's 'Actors On Actors' series.

Trump

The Weeknd and rapper Belly cancel Jimmy Kimmel over Trump appearance

CALGARY, ALBERTA - APRIL 03:  Rapper Belly and The Weeknd perform at the 2016 Juno Awards at Scotiabank Saddledome on ...

Belly says he cancelled because he didn't want to share a stage with Donald Trump.

Puppy play

This new British documentary follows 'pup players', men who live as dogs

Pup

Rob Moran   "There is an immense amount of pleasure from gambolling around, playing with squeaky toys."

Hollywood diversity

Constance Wu, Aziz Ansari, George Takei and more speak out about Hollywood's Asian representation problem

Constance Wu in <i>Fresh Off The Boat</i>.

Rob Moran   Asian actors "have to train like it's the Olympics" to get parts over whites, Wu said in the New York Times article.

25th anniversary

How 'Thelma & Louise' ushered in a new, exciting version of mainstream feminism

Susan Sarandon as Louise Sawyer and Geena Davis as Thelma Dickinson.

Natalie Reilly   "To say that Thelma & Louise broke open the cultural assumptions of the time is not an exaggeration," writes Natalie Reilly, as the iconic film celebrates its 25th anniversary.

'Junk equality'

Emilia Clarke is very happy that Game Of Thrones finally 'freed the P'

Em

Rob Moran   "I think they heard me. Junk equality!"

Powerpuff

Ka-pow! 'Powerpuff Girls' are back to save the world again

Powerpuff Girls Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup defend their town from villains and monsters.

Tracy Brown   The new villain Manboy is an "an old-thinking type of male character set into this modern-day world".

Gay characters

Fans urge Marvel to give Captain America a boyfriend

So who would it be? Bucky Barnes, fans say, Cap's loyal best friend who has frequently risked his life for his mate.

Amy Kaufman   Fans reckon it's a ready made love story. With who? Bucky Barnes, of course, Cap's loyal best friend who has frequently risked his life for his mate.

Pro life

Sarah Silverman is on a mission from God to save men's sperm

Sarah Silverman

Jenny Noyes   "Sperm is life. And you know what that means: We’ve gotta legislate that shit."

Clem Bastow

6 other iconic characters it's time to genderswap

Gilli

Clem Bastow   Gillian Anderson officially threw her hat in the ring to take on 007 - Clem Bastow suggests some other characters who are ripe for a re-cast.

#StarringJohnCho

John Cho is a big fan of the #StarringJohnCho meme

Cho

Rob Moran   "I felt like it was me on the poster but it wasn't really about me. I really dig it."

Nuding up

This sketch solves the mystery of why certain women get nude in the change room

There comes a time when women pass the threshold of giving f--ks about covering up.

Jenny Noyes   There comes a time when women pass the threshold of giving f--ks about covering up.

Kesha v. Dr Luke

Kesha will perform at the Billboard Awards after Dr Luke's label backed down on bid to stop her

Kesha will reportedly perform a tribute to Bob Dylan.

Kemosabe Records, a unit of Sony Music and founded by Dr. Luke, said it was concerned Kesha would "discuss the litigation" in her performance.

Wage gap

Robin Wright reveals she demanded equal pay as Kevin Spacey for 'House Of Cards'

Robin Wright says she demanded the same pay as Spacey on the series.

Rob Moran   "I was like, 'You better pay me or I’m going to go public...' And they did.”

Iron Man

Why Marvel ditched a female villain

Iron Man

Ebony Bowden   Toy sales. That's all it took for Marvel to erase one of the main characters from its Iron Man franchise.

#QandA

Q&A recap: First we had Duncan. Now we have Kate.

Poet Kate Tempest didn't mince her words on Q&A.

Neil McMahon   For the second week running, television's prime lightning rod was hit by a bolt from the blue on Monday night.

Donald Trump

Jennifer Lawrence has two short words for Donald Trump

Jennifer Lawrence's message to Trump.

Rob Moran   Go on, take a guess.

Filmmaker Orner driven to 'shame' Australia internationally

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 03:  Oscar winning filmmaker Eva Orner with editor Annabelle Johnson pose for a portrait on ...

Garry Maddox   Anger and frustration drove her back from the US to make an incendiary documentary on Australia's treatment of asylum seekers.

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie is producing and starring in a Harley Quinn movie that will showcase DC's female heroes and villains

Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in <i>Suicide Squad</i>.

Rob Moran   Robbie came up with the idea after her deep-dive research for the upcoming 'Suicide Squad'.

Dress storm

Meteorologist told to 'cover up' during live weather report after viewer complaints

KTLA weather reporter Liberté Chan is handed a cardigan to cover herself up.

Jenny Noyes   The Los Angeles news station's audience didn't like her little black dress, so she was handed a sweater to put on.

Bathroom laws

Against Me!'s trans frontwoman burns birth certificate at North Carolina protest concert

 Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! performing.

James LaPorta   The trans punk rocker told the audience: "The way you affect change is by empowering the grassroots movement."

Nancy dropped

Nancy Drew reboot series deemed 'too female' for CBS despite testing well with audiences

Actress Sarah Shahi in <i>Person Of Interest</i>. She'll be the first person of colour to play Nancy Drew in the ...

CBS has cancelled plans for a Nancy Drew reboot series, deeming the pilot "too female" for the network's schedule.

Cannes 2016

Watch the trailer for 'The Handmaiden', the Korean lesbian revenge thriller that's got everyone at Cannes talking

Handmaiden

Rob Moran   It's the latest Park Chan-wook joint, the guy who did 'Oldboy' and 'Stoker'.

Black Panther

Lupita Nyong'o in talks to star in Marvel's upcoming 'Black Panther'

Lupita Nyong'o
The Oscar winner is a talented hair braider, learning cornrows, box braids and more from her salon owner aunt.

Rob Moran   Lupita belongs in superhero movies.

Dancing With The Stars

Watch sexually-fluid, deaf model Nyle DiMarco's history-making same-sex dance on 'Dancing With The Stars'

DiMarco was beaming after his powerful dual performance on <i>Dancing With The Stars</i>.

Rob Moran   He also performed part of a routine in silence to show viewers what it's like to dance without hearing.

Gender wage gap

Watch Cyndi Lauper and James Corden turn 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' into an equal pay anthem

James Corden and Cyndi Lauper sing 'Girls Just Want Equal Funds'.

Rob Moran   'Girls Just Want Equal Funds' is your new favourite song.

Games for girls

This JB Hi-Fi's 'games for girls' section perfectly calls out gender stereotypes

This Melbourne JB Hi-Fi is fighting gender stereotypes.

Rob Moran   Store employee Morris Umali was sick of customers coming in asking for 'girl's games'.

Amy Schumer

Watch Amy Schumer hilariously mock Hollywood's one-dimensional roles for women, with the help of Julianne Moore and Maggie Gyllenhaal

Amy Schumer in the award-winning <i>The Clumsy Coal Miner</i>.

Rob Moran   All those important dramatic roles where characters answer phones and cry about their husbands.

Logies 2016

Noni Hazlehurst's politically-charged Logies speech

Noni Hazlehurst.

Ebony Bowden   "No child is born a bigot," declared the veteran actress in a powerful Logies Hall of Fame acceptance speech.

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Gold Logie 2016 winner Waleed Aly stuns with powerful speech

<i>The Project</i>'s Waleed Aly poses with the Gold Logie and Silver Logie for Best Presenter.

Michael Idato   The Project co-host silences his critics at the Logies with another trademark speech that cut straight to the heart of the awards.

Women powering behind scenes in TV

Jo Rooney is Nine Network's co-head of drama.

Nathanael Cooper   Women are behind Australia's incredible drama output.

How Waleed Aly helped The Project set the agenda

Waleed Aly on the set of <i>The Project</i>.

Karl Quinn   He doesn't have a barrow to push, he says, he's just curious. Either way, Waleed Aly's editorialising has made him firm favourite to win this year's Gold Logie.

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Power rangers

Power Ranger's new costumes skewered online

It's Elizabeth Banks, of Hunger Games and Pitch Perfect fame. She'll be starring as villain Rita Repulsa in the upcoming ...

Ebony Bowden   They were supposed to inspire a whole new legion of fans, but the Power Rangers' new costumes are the laughing stock of the internet.

Channing Tatum's naked ambition: Magic Mike Live show is heading to Las Vegas

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows a scene from "Magic Mike XXL." Warner Bros. said Thursday that the ...

Peter Vincent   Channing Tatum fans, pack your bags. The Magic Mike star announced on Facebook today that he is planning a "Magic Mike Live" stage show in Las Vegas starting in March.

Bad Neighbours 2

Seth Rogen acknowledges the homophobic, sexist content of his previous films

Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen in <i>Bad Neighbours 2</i>.

Rob Moran   "There's for sure some stuff in our earlier movies - and even in our more recent movies - where even like a year later you're like, eh, maybe that wasn't the greatest idea."

New comedy

Chin takes news into the world of sitcom

Lee Lin Chin in the trailer for 'The Weekend Shift'

Jenny Noyes   Lee Lin Chin is playing herself, of course, in a new SBS comedy.

The 100

The most feminist TV show you’re not watching

Commander Lexa leads a whole damn coalition of clans.

Rachael Mullins   If you're a modern TV-loving woman, you might find that the meme about the woman who takes a short, half-hour break from being a feminist to enjoy a TV show hits a little too close to home. But there's at least one show airing right now that not only passes the Bechdel Test, but flips it over and beats it into cowering submission.

Waleed Aly

Waleed Aly: Self-immolations show the government's asylum seeker policy is 'working'

Waleed Aly: Asylum seeker self-immolations are "part of the policy game-plan".

Jenny Noyes   Refugees setting themselves on fire in despair is "part of the policy game-plan".

Carly Fleischmann

Watch this young woman with autism's delightful interview with Channing Tatum

Carly

Rob Moran   It's the first episode of her new web chat show, 'Speechless with Carly Fleischmann'.

Bad Moms

Mila Kunis fights back for all overworked, underappreciated mums in the trailer for 'Bad Moms'

Mila Kunis in <i>Bad Moms</i>.

Rob Moran   Mums, here's your ultimate Hollywood revenge fantasy.

Reacting with violence

Aussie artist behind unflattering Donald Trump nude assaulted in Los Angeles street

Donald Trump by artist Illma Gore.

Jenny Noyes   When Illma Gore's nude drawing poking fun at Donald Trump's 'manhood' went viral, she became the target of violent threats. Now she says one has been carried out.

Clem Bastow

Why the internet's whiny male trolls can't wait to see the new 'Ghostbusters' fail

Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon in the upcoming <i>Ghostbusters</i>, out in July.

Clem Bastow   "The amount of dislikes the Ghostbusters' trailer is receiving is in no way organic. This is witless misogyny run rampant," writes Clem Bastow.

The Project

Carrie Bickmore blasts Prime Minister for ignoring working parents

Parental leave and childcare has 'fallen off the radar,' says Carrie Bickmore. The Project co-host has a school-aged son ...

Ebony Bowden   Carrie Bickmore has lashed the government for ignoring working families in a scathing segment on Monday night's episode of The Project.

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#GiveElsaAGirlfriend

The internet is calling on Disney to #GiveElsaAGirlfriend in 'Frozen 2'

Elsa from <i>Frozen</i>.

Rob Moran   "Let's trend #GiveElsaAGirlfriend in hopes that Disney will consider giving queer girls representation in princess form."

Henrietta Lacks

Oprah to star in HBO's 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks'

Winfrey is also an executive producer on the film.

It details the story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cancerous cells became the source of medical breakthroughs.

On-screen diversity

Hollywood has a serious LGBTI diversity issue, GLAAD study finds

Rooney Mara (left) and Cate Blanchett in <i>Carol</i>, for which Blanchett is nominated.

Tre'vell Anderson   In a year of big name queer performances, Hollywood actually went backwards on LGBTI diversity.

Our ABC

ABC boss Michelle Guthrie vows to improve diversity

Michelle Guthrie, who will replace Mark Scott as managing director of ABC in May.

Matthew Knott   In her first official day on the job, Michelle Guthrie has used an email to outline a commitment to "extend our reach and our relevance into areas where we are under-represented."

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Married At First Sight

Married At First Sight contestant 'disappointed' after being paired with former brawler

Clare Verrall survived a random bashing last year only to be paired with Jono Pitman on 'Married At First Sight'.

Jenny Noyes   Clare Verrall survived a random bashing last year, then found herself marrying a bloke who'd been ordered to take anger management classes after being arrested for brawling.

Cultural appropriation

Watch Native Americans review culturally appropriated music festival fashion

Please stop this, everyone.

Rob Moran   "For us to have fought for hundreds of years to maintain that identity, and then just to make us a joke like this, it's hurtful."

Amy Schumer

'I don't owe you anything': Amy Schumer slams dude who harassed her for a selfie

Amy Schumer is done with entitled fans.

Rob Moran   "I will not take pictures with people anymore and it's because of this dude," the comedian wrote on Instagram.

Obama love

Relive the Obamas' romantic first date with the 'Southside With You' trailer

The Obamas find love in <i>Southside With You</i>.

Rob Moran   It all started with the strains of Janet Jackson's 'Miss You Much'.