Austen and zombies

The trailer for 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' has dropped

Lily James as Lizzie Bennett (zombie slayer).

Jenny Noyes 7:21 PM   It is a truth universally acknowledged that a Jane Austen fan must be in want of a good zombie bloodbath reboot of her most famous novel.

Bake on

Muslim winner of Great British Bake Off defies prejudice

"The Great British Bake Off" TV show winner Nadiya Hussain.

Dan Bilefsky 7:55 AM   The victory of Nadiya Jamir Hussain, a petite 30-year-old, head-scarf-wearing mother of three from northern England, in the wildly popular The Great British Bake Off has been greeted by many in Britain as a symbol of immigration success.

Hollywood sexism

US government's workplace discrimination agency launches investigation into Hollywood's gender gap

'Twilight' and 'Miss You Already' director Catherine Hardwicke at the Toronto Film Festival last month.

Rob Moran   The sexism problem in Hollywood is so bad, the government's getting involved.

The Verdict recap: Karl Stefanovic's shout-fest was a stinking mess

Opening night: The Verdict

Neil McMahon   THE Verdict arrived on our screens soaked in hype, boasting TV's premier journalist/vaudevillian as its host, a noted huckster or two on its panel, and with the promise - very soon fulfilled - of plenty of hollering.

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Open wide, come inside, it's Pot School? Social media mocks Play School's accidental 'bong'

Host Alex Papps doing a craft project on Play School that many viewers on social media say looks like a homemade bong.

The beloved children's program has provoked much amusement with a craft project that looked like a homemade bong.

Batty v Devine

Rosie Batty says she would welcome Miranda Devine becoming 'more informed' on domestic violence

Rosie Batty responds to Miranda Devine's comments while appearing on the Today Show.

Jenny Noyes   The tireless campaigner and Australian of the Year demonstrates exactly how to rise above.

Transition in selfies

This trans guy took a selfie every day for three years to highlight his transition


Rob Moran   British student Jamie Raines then collated the 1400 photos into a short film.

New Twilight novel swaps Edward and Bella's genders

A scene from the film adaption of <i>Twilight: Breaking Dawn</i>, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.

Kelly Lawler   Stephenie Meyer, author of the four books in the original Twilight series, announced Tuesday on Good Morning America that she has penned a new version of the story, with a slight twist -- Edward and Bella are now Edythe and Beau.

Hollywood sexism

Ashley Judd reveals how she was sexually harassed by major studio executive

Ashley Judd says she was harassed by "one of our industry's most famous, admired-slash-reviled bosses".

Jenny Noyes   "It took years before I could evaluate that incident and realise that there was something incredibly wrong and illegal about it."

Sydney DJ Alison Wonderland calls out guys for leaving rape comments on her Instagram

The talented DJ grew up in Australia, but now spends half her time in the United States.

Jenny Noyes   "This is not ok. Ever. I don't care if it's a 'joke'. Not. Ok."

Gender age gap

Geena Davis is playing Jon Hamm's daughter in a new movie

Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon in <i>Thelma and Louise</i>.

Rob Moran   Don't get too excited, there's one major caveat.

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep's 'Suffragette' T-shirt sparks backlash


Rob Moran   A quote from early suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst gets lost in translation.

Lauren Mayberry rules

Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches awesomely shuts down "Marry me!" heckler

Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches will not put up with your misogynistic nonsense.

Rob Moran   "When you go to public places and ask women you don't know if they want to wed you, does that work out well for you, sir?"

Bachelorette Bromance

Why the best romance on The Bachelorette is the one between the 'bros'

Davey, Luke, Alex and Dave  on The Bachelorette

Eleanor Robertson   In between swearing they'll never betray the sacred 'bro code', the dudes spend most of their time cuddling and having supportive chats about their emotions.

Mummy and Mumma Get Married

This children's picture book about a same-sex wedding should be in every Australian primary school

<i>Mummy & Mumma Get Married</i>, by Roz Hopkins and Natalie Winter.

Rob Moran   'Mummy & Mumma Get Married' is the first children's picture book to be published in Australia with a same-sex family at its centre.

Body shaming

Sarah Harris tells haters to 'get stuffed' after body-shaming pregnant pap shots

Sarah Harris: "I'm kind of fed up with the body shaming that happens when you're pregnant."

Jenny Noyes   "Bugger it. I'm growing a baby. This is me."

Breaking Taboos

Queer writers and the last taboo

Roz Bellamy is part of the National Young Writers Festival taking place next weekend leading important discussions on the place of gay writers in the literary landscape.

Linda Morris   Young gay writers on the taboos that still need to be broken.

James Franco

James Franco revives Freaks And Geeks' Daniel Desario in this Saved By The Bell-inspired skit

James Franco as Zack Morris in 'Saved By The Freaks' - don't ask.

All your favourite things together in one giant, insanely weirdo mash.

Lena Dunham hires assistant to run her Twitter account following abuse

"I will be lying there, kind of being slammed by a naked body, thinking, 'I want out of this bed. I want out of this scene. I want out of this life. Who did this to me?' And I realized, I'm my own boss. I've written it. I'm directing it. I'm the person holding myself in sexual slavery." — Lena Dunham, on Girls.

"I tweet, but I do it through someone else. I don't even know my Twitter password."

The Verdict

We have some questions for Karl Stefanovic on his new show 'The Verdict'

Stefanovic says it's time for Australia to "get off the fence" in the explosive promo clip.

Jenny Noyes   Will the takes be searingly hot, or stone cold? You decide.

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is getting a family sitcom based on her own childhood

Nicki MInaj is getting her own family sitcom.

Rob Moran   The search for Little Nicki is now officially on.

Hayden Panettiere opens up about post natal depression

NEW MUM: Hayden Panettiere

"It's something that's completely uncontrollable. It's really painful and it's really scary and women need a lot of support."

Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick spent a whole day hilariously live-tweeting her jury duty

Anna Kendrick, the rural juror.

Rob Moran   Celebrities, they're just like us.

Chris Brown makes a case on Twitter for his Australian tour

Chris Brown.

Timna Jacks   US R&B singer Chris Brown is making a case publicly to be allowed in the country, claiming he wants to use his influence as an entertainer to prevent domestic violence.

Friends fan heaven

Central Perk pop-up coming to Sydney

The big orange couch is coming to Oz.

Get your mittens on those extra large coffee mugs.

John Oliver just made this Syrian refugee's TV wish come true

John Oliver: "We made some calls and we have a surprise that is literally just for you."

A wheelchair-bound 16-year-old Syrian refugee has been delivered a personal message by her favourite actors after her story of survival was covered by the BBC and picked up by US television host John Oliver.

The Misandry Hour

Listen to the first episode of Clem Ford's new podcast, 'The Misandry Hour'

Clementine Ford's message to men: "If you need to call me a man-hater or misandrist to justify the fact that you're actually terrified of women achieving gender equality, then I feel sorry for you."

Jenny Noyes   A whole hour of burning bras, drinking male tears and plotting to overthrow the patriarchy.


Michelle Obama launches #62MillionGirls campaign to fight for girls' right to education

Michelle Obama launches her '#62MillionGirls' project at the Global Citizen Festival in New York.

Rob Moran   Malala and Beyonce were on-hand at the Global Citizen Festival in New York to help kickstart the initiative.

Anne Hathaway calls for more 'understanding and support' for working mums

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09:  Actress Anne Hathaway attends The Public Theater's Annual Gala at Delacorte Theater on June 9, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)

At the film's European premiere, Hathaway spoke about the idea of women "having it all".

Harassment report

BBC reporter gets harassed right in the middle of a report on street harassment

Irony: BBC journalist Sarah Teale gets harassed while discussing the epidemic of street harassment.

Rob Moran   You can't make this stuff up.

Period Party

Lammily Period Party doll accessory includes stickers with pads and more menstruation-minded gear

Lammily's 'Period Party'.

Brittany Hamlett-Concepcion   The Period Party is designed to introduce menstruation to children in a "very fun and disarming way".

Pierce Brosnan is pretty sure only a male actor can play James Bond

Pierce Brosnan

Maria Puente   "Anything is possible for sure, but I think he'll be male and he'll be white."

Kanye West serious about White House run, says he has to grow up

Kanye West

Rapper Kanye West says he's serious about running for U.S. president in 2020 but noted in an interview released on Thursday that he has "a lot of growing up to do" before then.

Chris Brown

Turnbull government considers blocking singer Chris Brown from entering Australia

Singer Chris Brown appears in Los Angeles Superior Court earlier this year.

Latika Bourke   Minister for Women Michaelia Cash says she will be urging Immigration Minister Peter Dutton to deny the singer a visa.

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Serial Podcast

Everything we know about the next season of Serial

Serial Logo

The highly addictive podcast is back for its second season, and it may have just found a case as compelling as Adnan Syed's to investigate.

Gym gear

Finally, someone said what we've all been thinking about the 'activewear' trend

Having coffee with friends has suddenly become an acceptable activity to do in 'activewear'. Which is bad for humanity for obvious reasons.

Jenny Noyes   Wearing gym gear to brunch is a sin. A sin!

Schumer Tells All

Amy Schumer reportedly signs $11 million book deal

Book on the way . . . Amy Schumer collects her first Emmy.

Linda Morris   Amy Schumer surpasses J.K. Rowling's multi-million dollar advance for new book.

TV sexism

Here's the truth about late-night TV's sexism problem in one simple infographic

That's too many dudes: Vanity Fair's 'hosts of late night' spread.

Rob Moran   Remember that all-male Vanity Fair pic? It gets even worse.

Robert De Niro walks out of interview: 'I'm not doing it, darling'

Actor Robert De Niro.

Radio Times jounalist Emma Brockes: "I was expecting him to be a little quiet but the combination of hostility and condescension irritated me."

Ruby Rose urges fans to boycott revealing pics

If you haven't joined the Ruby Rose crushwagon yet, now's the time to jump on.

Ruby Rose has urged fans to boycott the latest issue of The Untitled Magazine after she said it ran photos of her in which you can see her nipple.

Funny girl

Is this 10-year-old girl a future queen of comedy?

Saffron Herndon performing live last year.

Jenny Noyes   This school kid's hilarious stand-up toes the line of propriety - and she's slaying audiences all over the USA.


The funniest questions from Donald Trump's '#AskTrump' Twitter Q&A

Pope Francis may as well be, more than one American news outlet has noted, the "Anti-Trump."

Rob Moran   "Do you have any health problems we can pin our hopes on?"

Emmys 2015

General Hospital star Nancy Lee Grahn sparks Twitter backlash after criticising Viola Davis' Emmys win

Soap star Nancy Lee Grahn.

Rob Moran   The actress was slammed for her "white feminism", and spent the rest of the night apologising on Twitter.


Eight glorious GIFs you'll wanna save forever from today's Emmys


These will come in handy at some point, if just to stare at endlessly when you've got nothing else to do.


Emmys 2015: Nine signs Hollywood is finally taking its sexism and racism problem seriously

<i>How To Get Away With Murder</i> star Viola Davis became the first black woman to win an Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama Series.

Clem Bastow   Watching today's ceremony, it was hard to shake the feeling that the tide might be shifting in favour of a Hollywood that isn't relentlessly regressive, writes Clem Bastow.

Smack down

John Oliver has compared Tony Abbott to heroin on the Emmys red carpet

John Oliver immediately began talking smack about Tony Abbott when he was approached by Channel 10.

Karl Quinn   He's literally been talking smack about our ex-PM.


Celebs are already getting better red carpet questions at today's Emmys, thanks to Amy Poehler's Smart Girls

Amy Schumer answering #SmartGirlsAsk questions on the Emmys red carpet.

Rob Moran   This is gonna be the raddest red carpet of all time.

Box seat

Game of Thrones and Mad Men joust for the win

Jeffrey Tambor's Maura Pfefferman is a career-defining role.

Michael Idato   Our Nic has already been taken out, while Game of Thrones has been snubbed in key craft categories. But it still has a chance to beat Mad Men in the final round. Here is our blow-by-blow preview to the Emmys 2015.

Watch 32 celebrities attempt to describe the colour of Donald Trump's combover

"A carrot that's been in a basket for too long, and has just been left in the sun."

Kathleen Lee-Joe   "Tuscan Surprise", "Spun Amber", "Mars Dirt", "Cornflake". These are all worthy of being legit Pantone shades.

Tyra Banks and Chrissie Teigen open up about IVF struggles

All hail Tyra, queen of the smize and booty touch.

"I've had some not happy moments with that, very traumatic moments. It's difficult as you get older."

Jake + Amy

Jake Gyllenhaal knows Amy Schumer drunk-ate his frozen cake, and he's totally cool with it


Rob Moran   Well, what a wonderful development to this cake-y saga.


Matt Damon apologises for saying diversity only matters in front of the camera

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck on <i>Project Greenlight</i>.

Rob Moran   "At the very least, I am happy [my comments] started a conversation about diversity in Hollywood."

The Bachelor

Five love lessons we can take away from this season of 'The Bachelor'


Madeleine Allen   As this season of The Bachelor wraps, it's time to reflect on the beauty of engineered romance.

Dancing Queen

Jenna Dewan Tatum does Channing proud in steamy 'So You Think You Can Dance' finale

Jenna Dewan Tatum and dance partner Travis Wall in Monday's finale.

Jenny Noyes   Can we please see Jenna and Chatum dance together again asap. Please.

David Beckham to urge action on child violence in UN address

Goldenballs: David Beckham is one of many celebrities involved in schemes set up by Ingenious Media to capitalise on tax breaks.

David Beckham will ask world leaders to end abuse and violence towards vulnerable and disadvantaged children when he speaks at the United Nations next week.

Rowdy Ronda

Watch UFC champ Ronda Rousey beat up some poor dude on Ellen


Rob Moran   Yep, definitely looks like it hurt.

Walk Of No Shame

Sex-positive legend Amber Rose has no time for slut-shaming in hilarious Funny Or Die video

Amber Rose on her 'Walk Of No Shame'.

Rob Moran   OITNB's Matt McGorry also lends a hand.