Ghostbusters Femme

Here's your first look at Melissa McCarthy in her Ghostbusters uniform

Don't be silly, this is just an outfit from her last movie, <i>Spy</i>. Scroll down, people.

Rob Moran 9:52 AM   A bit like your uni-era khaki cargos.

I Am Cait

Watch Caitlyn Jenner go clothes shopping with Kim Kardashian in the touching new trailer for 'I Am Cait'


Rob Moran 8:25 AM   Turns out she has the same fashion taste as Kris Jenner.

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Why did this senior NT bureaucrat wear the Confederate flag to a recent event?

Mark Coffey wins 'best dressed' in a Confederate flag shirt at the annual Beef Breeders dinner.

Jenny Noyes 1:34 PM   Mark Coffey advises the Prime Minister on Northern Territory issues. And he just won 'best dressed' at a July 4 dinner wearing a Confederate flag shirt.

Lip Sync Battle

Alison Brie furiously lip-syncing Salt-N-Pepa's 'Shoop' is all of us


Rob Moran   "What's my weakness? MEN!"

Fly guy

Nic Cage dons skintight Superman suit

Flight fantastic ... Cage models the costume designed for the ill-fated movie.

Nick Galvin   Previously unseen footage of Nicolas Cage suiting up for the lead role in the doomed movie Superman Lives has sent Superman aficionados worldwide into meltdown.

Lorna Jane

Lorna Jane job ad for 'Receptionist/Fit Model' sparks outrage

Lorna Jane ad

Jenny Noyes   Your 75cm waist is too thick for this job.

Dating Fail

Is this the worst date ever?

"Something bad happened": Charlotte's contingency plan is expertly deployed in this bad date emergency.

Jenny Noyes   RIP romance.

Awesome mum

Mum's awesome email helps start a ballet class for kids with disability


Rob Moran   Natalia Amroza, whose daughter Pearl was born with cerebral palsy, reached out to the New York City Ballet... and the results were wonderful.

Hillary Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres offer online support for gay child

Photo posted on the Humans of New York Facebook page.

Pallavi Singhal   Hillary Clinton and Ellen DeGeneres have come to the support of a young boy online, after he expressed fears about his future due to his homosexuality in a comment to Humans of New York.

The Goss

Forget Zaky Mallah check out the Hot Guys of the Q&A Audience instead

An example of the "Hot Guys Of The Q&A Audience".

Jenna Clarke   While Ray Martin sorts out the mess that is #qanda, let's embrace the best new quasi-political social media accounts to surface since @Rudd2000.

Hollywood diversity

Mad Max to Inside Out: more women-led movies mean better box office figures

Charlize Theron in <i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i>.

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran   Time to rethink that old-school Hollywood wisdom that female-led movies can't be box office gold.

Love Wins

'You’re marrying your room mate?'

STATE OF AFFAIRS -- Season: 1 -- Pictured: Katherine Heigl as Charleston Tucker -- (Photo by: Nino Munoz/NBC)

Ebony Bowden   In her new film Jenny's Wedding which premieres next week, Grey's Anatomy actress Katherine Heigl will play a lesbian whose decision to marry her girlfriend tears her conservative family apart.

Magic Mike XXL

Here's what real male strippers think of Magic Mike XXL

"He really likes welding... seems like welding just can't hold him back from dancing though."

Jenny Noyes   "Been there, done that. Done that. Done that six times... Magic Mike's got nothin' on awesome Antonio."

Border Force

Waleed Aly hammers new immigration law on detention centres

Waleed Aly

Kate Aubusson   Waleed Aly takes apart the immigration law that's designed to "protect politicians"

Starting From Now

The popular Australian web series you're not watching


Nicole Elphick   It's a viral international hit, praised for its emphasis on women's stories. So why can't homegrown series Starting From... Now! score any local attention?

Hot Albo

'Hot Albo' makes his long-awaited social media comeback

Hot Albo Mark II.

Jenny Noyes   Anthony Albanese has left Labor faithful and not-so-faithful swooning after posting another Throwback Thursday selfie.

St Vincent

St Vincent made a mixtape for an 11-year-old girl on her first Apple Beats 1 radio show

St Vincent will make a personal mixtape for you on her new Beats 1 radio show.

Rob Moran   This is pretty much the greatest radio show idea ever.

Honest menu

Here it is, the world's first completely honest fancy restaurant menu


Rob Moran   It's funny, 'cause it's true.

Marriage equality

Jimmy Kimmel asked kids what they think about gay marriage


Rob Moran   And their answers were wonderfully heartwarming (even the kid who says "I know nothing about that yet").

Offensive Ads

Australia decides 'bloody caravaners' ad is more offensive than cheating on your wife

A child in the commercial is shown deriding other motorists as "bloody caravaners".

Jenny Noyes   What do our top 10 most complained about ads of 2015 so far say about us?

New winner

'Crying tears of joy'

Dancer Misty Copeland arrives for the TIME 100 Gala in New York.

Misty Copeland has become a voice for diversity in the ballet community.

Tragic heroine

Why do we turn extraordinary women into tragic figures?

Amy Winehouse performing in 2008.

Neha Kale   As the new Amy Winehouse doco shows, there's an unfair double standard in our culture that rewards troubled men at the expense of troubled women, writes Neha Kale.

Big mistake

Fifty Shades author's Twitter live chat backfires massively

E.L. James signing a copy of her new book 'Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey' as Told by Christian" in New York earlier this month.

Josephine Tovey   "What do you dislike more, independent, strong women or the English language?"

Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith is writing a sci-fi script with director Claire Denis

British author Zadie Smith.

Rob Moran   Some exciting news to share at your next book club meeting.

Two Raging Grannies

Watch these 'Two Raging Grannies' fight for a better world

Raging Grannies

The new doco follows your not-so-typical activists: one's 92 and the other's 85.

Trans rights

John Oliver says transgender people's surgery is 'none of your f--king business'

John Oliver takes on transgender rights.

Transgender statistics are "so depressing they're enough to make you angry at the very concept of numbers".

Shia LaBeouf goes peak LaBeouf in confounding freestyle rap

Shia LeBeouf

He compares himself to Tupac and takes a swipe at his own hit film Transformers.

Andie MacDowell took out 'cougar' line in Magic Mike script

Actress Andie MacDowell: "There was a cougar line (in the movie); I took it out. I didn't wanna say it."

"I think it's unfair that we don't have a male equivalent (to cougar)...it's unnecessary. It's demeaning.

Stephen Colbert

Watch Stephen Colbert's sardonic take on the same-sex marriage ruling

Stephen Colbert same sex marriage

It's the perfect foil to all the rainbows in your Facebook news feed.


Hilarious 'men's rights' campaign urges people to stop 'Mancrimination'

Men's rights activists accidentally arguing in favour of feminism again.

Jenny Noyes   #DontMancriminate... is this for real?

OITNB season 4

Soso and Poussey hope to get together in the next season of OITNB

Poussey and Soso bonded over their disillusionment with Norma's cult.

Warning: Contains Season 3 spoilers.

Kanye rules

Kanye declares himself "greatest living rock star" at Glastonbury, brushes off critics and stage invader

Kanye West performs on The Pyramid Stage during the Glastonbury Festival.

Well, that's one way to respond to all the people who said he was "unsuitable for the event".

Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer reveals that she turned down Daily Show hosting gig

Amy Schumer has gained a cult following with her whip-smart humour and critique of gender stereotypes.

And she has a pretty good reason why.

Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law: I never really felt 100% as if I belonged here

Then, when I was 12, I went to Hong Kong with my family. For the first time in my life, I blended in with everyone else.

Benjamin Law   Growing up feeling like an outsider is not without its advantages though, he found.

Sleeping With Other People

Watch Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis have a jerk-romance in the trailer for 'Sleeping With Other People'


Rob Moran   "When Harry Met Sally, but with a--holes," is how the film's director describes it.

Jurassic World

Hasbro under fire for marketing Jurassic World's female dinosaurs as male

Chris Pratt and <i>female</i> raptors in <i>Jurassic World</i>.

Rob Moran   Geez, we can't even have female dinosaurs now.

Obama gives transgender heckler the hook

President Barack Obama

Margaret Talev and Justin Sink   President Barack Obama usually plays it cool when faced with the occasional heckler, but when one of his own invited guests to the East Room of the White House turned on him at a LGBT pride month event on Wednesday he shut it down fast.

Twerking makes it into Oxford Dictionary

Miley Cyrus' performance at the 2013 MTV Awards brought the term "twerk" back into popular use.

The word "twerk" dates back to as early as 1820, the Oxford English Dictionary now says.

Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers and reunite for 'Really!?!', call out sexist Sports Illustrated writer

Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers and reunited for a new segment of 'Really!?!'

Alexander Pyles   Its the perfect response to the dude who tweeted "women's sports in general not worth watching."

Glass Lions

These ads just won Sheryl Sandberg's Glass Lion award for addressing gender and prejudice

Always' #LikeAGirl campaign pushes back on the phrase being used as an insult.

Jenny Noyes   The advertising industry isn't often praised for its treatment of gender or difference, but these eight campaigns deserve a pat.


Silent Norma from 'Orange Is The New Black' used to be a punk singer

Oh my Norma, this is so great.

Rob Moran   Praise Norma, this is so awesome.

Potter family feud

J.K. Rowling reveals Dursleys' secrets in new Harry Potter writing

J.K. Rowling has revealed the backstories of Vernon, Dudley and Petunia Dursley.

Jeremiah Ganicoche   JK Rowling has revealed the inspiration for the names of Harry Potter's much hated aunt and uncle, Vernon and Petunia.

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White Privilege

Comedian tries really hard to get arrested to prove a point about white privilege

White comedian Jessie Kahnweiler tries to get herself arrested by selling prescription drugs to a police officer.

Jenny Noyes   Spoiler: she's still roaming the streets.

Wet Hot American Summer

Watch the new, VHS-quality trailer for Netflix's upcoming 'Wet Hot American Summer' series

Wet Hot

Rob Moran   Includes Paul Rudd in cut-off denim shorts, for your pleasure.

Aussie love story

The trailer for Holding The Man will jerk the tears right out of you

Ryan Corr in the trailer for Holding The Man

First look at the film that left 2800 people in a mess of tears on the closing night of the Sydney Film Festival.

Poor Sports

For love, not money: Matildas make a pittance

Striker Lisa De Vanna and her mighty Australian teammates will each leave Canada with just $2850 in their pockets if they lose their upcoming World Cup quarter-final.

Larissa Nicholson   The Matildas will earn $2850 for making the World Cup quarter-finals. Guess how much the Socceroos made at the Asian Cup....

Killing Season

Julia Gillard on the moment that should have killed Tony Abbott's career

Australia's first female prime minister, Julia Gillard, isn't enough to get TV networks interested.

James Massola   It's the moment Julia Gillard says should have killed Tony Abbott's career.

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Father's Day

Louis C.K.'s TV daughter made him a Father's Day roast

Hadley, TV daughter of Louis C.K.

Clare Sibthorpe   As in a comedy roast.

Top Dad

Dad dresses adorable daughter up as history-making women

Dressed as Admiral Michelle Howard, the first female four star admiral in the US Navy and the highest ranking black woman in the military.

This Dad's dress-up game is out of this world strong.

Obama's N-Bomb

Obama drops the n-word bomb in interview with Marc Maron

'Racism, we are not cured of it. And it's not just a matter of it not being polite to say 'nigger' in public' ... US President Barack Obama.

America's first black President uses the n-word to make a point about racism, gets called a racist... #WTF

Last Week Tonight

Watch John Oliver's brilliant critique of online harassment and revenge porn

John Oliver's brilliant, sobering critique of the online harassment and the weakness of laws against it could not have been better timed.

Jenny Noyes   This brilliant, hilarious and sobering critique of online harassment and the weakness of laws against it could not have been better timed.

7 Days In Hell

Watch Serena Williams and Lena Dunham join Kit Harington and Andy Samberg in the new trailer for '7 Days In Hell'


Rob Moran   It's the hilarious-looking tennis mockumentary you never knew you needed.

Aziz Ansari AMA

Aziz Ansari's Reddit AMA was full of wonderful dating advice, pasta opinions

<i>Modern Romance: An Investigation</i>, by Aziz Ansari: out locally through Penguin Books on July 29.

Rob Moran   Aziz, always entertaining.

Power pop

Apple backs down on non-payment for trial of music after Taylor Swift boycott

Swift response. Taylor Swift has forced Apple Music to back down on its non-payment policy during the free trial period.

Peter Vincent   Less than a day after powerful pop princess Taylor Swift criticised Apple for the decision not to pay musicians for three months while their music trials on its streaming service, the company has reversed its decision.

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