Adam Goodes

Watch Charlie Pickering destroy the 'not racist' claims of Adam Goodes booing apologists

Charlie Pickering answers the question everyone is struggling with over the Goodes booing saga: is it racial?

Jenny Noyes 11:35 AM   "It's not racial," say a bunch of middle aged white men before explaining why he's really being booed. (Spoiler: it's racial.)

Cecil the lion: Jimmy Kimmel breaks down on air as he condemns killing

Upset: Jimmy Kimmel.

Megan Levy 9:45 AM   He's usually known for his cutting wit, but US talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has choked up on air as he condemned the death of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.

Lip sync win

Tina Fey, Tituss Burgess and Jane Krakowski just did the Beyonce lip-sync of your dreams


Rob Moran 8:47 AM   'Flawless' by name, flawless by nature.

Great Debate

The Wong v Bernardi debate was a good excuse for a lunchtime nap

Handshake at the conclusion of the same-sex marriage debate capped off a disappointingly cordial affair.

Jenny Noyes 3:43 PM   We know the arguments for and against. We know the arguments against don't stand up. Let's stop talking and just do this.

Women in film

Jill Soloway: The female voice is in a 'state of emergency'

Jill Soloway attends the Women In Film 2015 Crystal + Lucy Awards.

Jenny Noyes 1:32 PM   She's called on women to 'keep making things' and ignore the voices of insecurity and self-consciousness.

Aziz Ansari

Finally, some actual details about Aziz Ansari's upcoming Netflix show

Aziz Ansari, coming to Netflix (and not for stand-up this time).

Rob Moran   It's called 'Master Of None', and it sounds wonderful.


Is it time for Tony Jones to to pass the Q&A baton to Virginia Trioli?

Virginia Trioli handled the Q&A hosting role with aplomb on Monday night.

Neil McMahon   Tony, you need to hand the show over, holus-bolus and hands in the air, to Virginia Trioli in 2016. We'll tell you why shortly.

Artists turn anti-homeless spikes into social spaces

Space, Not Spikes: Curtain Road

Pauline Morrissey   "Regardless of whether you own, rent or even have a home, the streets are ours."

Superhero sexism

Mum made Black Widow toy because Marvel won't

Black Widow doll made by  Australian blogger Danimezza.

See superhero gate keepers, see how easy it is.

Before they were famous

How Rashida Jones almost went to prom with Robin Thicke

Rashida Jones rejected Robin Thicke at middle school prom.

"I played him pretty hard," she said.

The year of crazy desserts

Billie triumphs in tense MasterChef finale against Georgia

<i>MasterChef</i> 2015 winner Billie McKay.

Paul Kalina   The winner thought it couldn't get any better than the MasterChef prize of $250,000 cash and a car - then along came Heston Blumenthal with a once-in-a-lifetime 'gift'.

50 Cent to pay $2.7 million to revenge porn victim

Rapper 50 Cent has been ordered to pay another $US2 million ($A 2.72 million) to a woman over a sex tape, despite his pleas that he was short of cash.

Rapper 50 Cent has been ordered to pay another $US2 million ($A 2.72 million) to a woman over a sex tape, despite his pleas that he was short of cash.

Trainwreck shooting

Amy Schumer 'heartbroken' after fatal shooting at 'Trainwreck' screening

Police stand outside the cinema where a 'drifter' opened fire during a filming of <i>Trainwreck</i> in Lafayette, Louisiana.

A 58-year-old gunman opened fire inside a crowded movie cinema screening Trainwreck, killing two women.

Poehler's slam dunk

Amy Poehler to co-write and star in a basketball comedy

After the success of <i>Inside Out</i>, Amy Poehler continues her big-screen run.

Rob Moran   It sounds awesome, and it has a real-life inspiration.

Is it time?

Former Doctor Who star Sylvester McCoy says there's no place for a female Doctor Who

Peter Capaldi as the current Doctor Who: would the role work with a female?

Michael Idato   McCoy, who played the seventh incarnation of Doctor Who in the 1980s, has told British press that he was "not convinced by the cultural need" for a female Doctor Who.

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Period shaming

Why is this artist giving Disney princesses period blood stains?

Artist Saint Hoax often uses Disney characters to make social comments.

He wants to send a message to period shamers - women bleed, get over it!


Taylor Swift publicly apologises to Nicki Minaj over MTV VMAs Twitter feud

Nicki Minaj unexpectedly set off a Twitter scandal of epic proportions this week when she criticised MTV's shunning of black artists.

Rob Moran   The great pop music feud of July 2015 looks like it's officially over. Yes, we're bummed too.

Check out the full 'Mockingjay Part 2' trailer


Kelly Lawler   Battles! Explosions! Hugs! Peeta! The new trailer for Mockingjay -- Part 2 has just dropped.

Not laughing

Radio announcer targeted by Amy Schumer for skank comment

If looks could kill ... Amy Schumer with KIIS FM hosts Matt Tilley and Jane Hall.

Linda Morris   You picked on the Wrong. Freaking. Person, mate.

Stand-up Schumer

What you missed out on at Amy Schumer's secret Melbourne show

Schumer makes you feel like she's taking you along with her on some kind of wild and naughty ride, where things - like your dignity - will definitely end up broken.

Clementine Ford   Clem Ford recounts the biggest belly laughs (and a couple of bum notes).

T.S. 1989

T.S. 1989: Taylor Swift's awkward China tour merch could get her fans busted

Taylor Swift's plan to sell clothing featuring both "1989" and "TS" in large letters may make things a little awkward, even if her intentions were innocent enough.

Adam Taylor   Do Taylor Swift's T.S. 1989 T-shirts refer to her name and birth year... or to Tiananmen Square, 1989?

Freeheld trailer

Watch Julianne Moore and Ellen Page fight for same-sex couple rights in the trailer for 'Freeheld'

Julianne Moore and Ellen Page in <i>Freeheld</i>.

Rob Moran   The film is based on the true story of New Jersey police officer Laurel Hester.

Trans Fashion

What does true transgender fashion look like?

Gogo Graham has released a collection specifically for (and by) transgender women.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Not satisfied with having to choose from ill-fitting and unflattering fashions designed only for cisgender women, this designer decided to take things into her own hands.

Same Sex Marriage

This footballer's video inspired a Liberal MP to use it to promote marriage equality

Lachlan Beaton

Sarah Whyte   Lachlan Beaton, a former AFL player, is convinced his story can revolutionise the same-sex marriage debate in Australia.

'Imma let u finish but...'

Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift feud over VMAs, Kim Kardashian interrupts with hilarious tweet

Rapper Nicki Minaj helped propel the campaign on social media too.

Jenny Noyes   Nicki Minaj accuses VMAs of racism. Taylor Swift takes it personally. Then Kim Kardashian (accidentally) weighs in...

Working Class Ban

Jimmy Barnes urges anti-Islam rallies to stop playing his songs

Jimmy Barnes

Tom Cowie   Cold Chisel frontman Jimmy Barnes has a message for those playing his classic Australian songs at anti-Islam rallies around the country: stop.

Fargo Season Two

Admire Kirsten Dunst's marvellous accent, '70s wardrobe in the trailer for the new season of 'Fargo'


Rob Moran   This looks nothing like the last season of 'Fargo', but that's okay.

Tilda Swinton says she based her Trainwreck role on Victoria Beckham

Tilda Swinton in Trainwreck.

You know that scary magazine editor character in new film Trainwreck? Yep, that one.

'High-end' TV

Cate Blanchett to direct TV drama on Cornelia Rau story

AFR MAG / POWER ISSUE.  Portrait of Cate Blanchett Actress on the Cultural List photographed at the Sydney Theatre Company offices in Sydney.  Pic by Nic Walker.  Date September 2014. NOT TO BE USED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BEFORE POWER ISSUE 2014 COMES OUT.

Garry Maddox   The two-time Oscar winner is making her first venture behind the camera for a "high-end" project.

Ashley Madison

Pleased to see Ashley Madison hacked? Not so fast...

Ashley Madison: up to 1 million Australians could be exposed.

Jenny Noyes   Is cheat-shaming any different to slut-shaming?

Labor Herald

The Labor Herald has arrived (early) and it's... interesting

Portrait of NSW Labor Leader Luke Foley in the ODI studios, a day out from the 2015 NSW Election. PHOTOGRAPH by James Brickwood.. With apologies to Nic Walker.. Photographed Friday 27th March 2015. SMH Election 150327

Jenny Noyes   If there's one thing Australia wanted more of from Labor, it's talking about Labor.

Rapper's delight

Watch Daniel Radcliffe win over an Irish pub with his mad rap karaoke skillz

Daniel Radcliff karaoke

Sarah Thomas   In a clip posted on YouTube, the Harry Potter star's seen knocking out a flawless version of Eminem's 'The Real Slim Shady'.

She's back

Nine reasons the Xena reboot should make you go Ayayayaya!

FOR USE WITH FEATURE PACKAGE FOR SUNDAY DEC.  14--Lucy Lawless as Xena, left, poses with Renee O'Connor, who plays her sidekick Gabrielle in the syndicated television show "Xena: Warrior Princess."  O'Connor, 26, who made her professional debut in the "Teen Angel" serial on the Disney Channel's "Mickey Mouse Club," is capturing her own legion of fans in "Xena."  (AP Photo/Universal Television, Michael Grecco)

Michael Idato   There is a grain of genius in the madness with a reboot of Xena, the so-called 'Warrior Princess' whose values were courage, strength and general fabulousness.

Andreja Pejic

Andreja Pejic is the latest addition to Taylor Swift's all-star gang


Rob Moran   The Aussie supermodel joined T-Swift on stage at a concert in Chicago.

Lunch with Colbert

Stephen Colbert is here to save you from your sad, lonely desk lunches


Rob Moran   Enjoy his new week-long series, 'Stephen Colbert Has Stephen Colbert's Daily Lunch With You, Starring Stephen Colbert'


Social media's best reactions to the Bronwyn Bishop 'Choppergate' scandal

Bronwyn Bishop

Fairfax Media   Nothing like a politician abusing 'entitlements' to get the meme juices flowing.


Italian sports magazine challenges 'last taboo' with gay rugby players kissing on cover

The SportWeek cover has elicited positive and negative reviews on social media.

Jenny Noyes   SportWeek asks: 'Who's afraid of a kiss?'

Emma Stone says Aloha casting drama has 'opened her eyes' about whitewashing

Emma Stone.

"I've learned on a macro level about the insane history of whitewashing in Hollywood and how prevalent the problem truly is."

London Fire Brigade apologises over 'hipster joke' in tweet

"#Shoreditch restaurant blaze early this morning. Thankfully no hipsters were injured."

"#Shoreditch restaurant blaze early this morning. Thankfully no hipsters were injured."

Woody loves Amy

Woody Allen says Amy Schumer is funnier than him

Amy Schumer's <i>Trainwreck</i>: Woody Allen's a fan.

Well, no s--t, Woody.


OITNB's Matt McGorry calls out trolls who respond to '#BlackLivesMatter' with '#AllLivesMatter'

Matt McGorry as OITNB's Officer Bennett.

Rob Moran   Another reason to love Officer Bennett.

Instagram blocks the hashtag #curvy, users fight back

Instagram has recently blocked the hashtag #curvy, citing too many NSFW images were uploaded under the hashtag.

Users have protested the regressive decision, pointing out terms such as #skinny, #fat and #thinspiration are still searchable.

Five people arrested over Uniqlo sex video, Chinese authorities say

A woman poses for a photo outside the Uniqlo store in Beijing where a steamy video was filmed.

Brittany Ruppert, Kate Aubusson   The young couple at the centre of a viral sex video┬áthat outraged Chinese authorities┬áhave been arrested, according to reports.

ABC reporter handled it like a total pro when MH17 memorial coverage accidentally cut to Black Books footage

"We apologise that clearly wasn't Sir Angus Houston": Michael Rowland.

Michael Koziol   "We apologise that clearly wasn't Sir Angus Houston, we hopefully can hear from him now."

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3 Doors Down frontman stops concert to kick out a male fan who attacked a woman

US band '3 Doors Down' stopped mid-concert in Broomfield, Colorado to kick out a man who allegedly attacked a woman in the crowd.

This is what it means to have a zero tolerance to violence.

Blake Lively uploads breastfeeding picture on Instagram

The 27-year-old is the latest in a long line of celebrities who have shared pictures of themselves breastfeeding on social media sites.

The 27-year-old is the latest in a long line of celebrities who have shared pictures of themselves breastfeeding on social media sites.

Period Pride

This singer dealt with her sanitary pad flying out mid-performance like a total boss


Jenny Noyes   "I'm not a boxer, I'm a warrior, and I never throw in the towel - unless I don't need it anymore."

Gandalf's got Bad Blood

Here's Sir Ian McKellen doing a dramatic reading of Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood'


You didn't even know how much you needed this in your life.

female superheroes

Marvel chief says accusations of sexism are 'ludicrous'

President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige, Robert Downey Jr., Chadwick Boseman and Chris Evans during a Marvel Studios fan event.

Kelly Lawler   He said "everybody's opinions are valid" and then suggested certain opinions were wrong.

Joy trailer

Watch Jennifer Lawrence reunite with Bradley Cooper, star as a struggling single mum in the trailer for 'Joy'


Rob Moran   It's the duo's latest flick with their Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle director, David O. Russell.

PR fails

PR company slammed for sexist press release promoting Netflix

Netflix REALLY want you and your man to watch Silver Linings Playbook together.

Today, in cringeworthy PR fails...

Marvel-lous Tatum

Channing Tatum was the only Marvel hero to help Stan Lee off the stage at Comic-Con

Actor Channing Tatum could be the nicest guy in Hollywood.

Ebony Bowden   Confirming all your fantasies.

Show her the money

'It's about how fair it is'

Seyfried said it's hard to walk away from a project over a pay issue.

Lenny Ann Low   Actress Amanda Seyfried has highlighted significant gender pay inequality in Hollywood

Twisted Sisters

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are total party monsters in the trailer for 'Sisters'

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in party-prep mode in the trailer for 'Sisters'.

Jenny Noyes   You had us at 'Fey and Poehler', but two grown women trashing their parents' house with an epic party sounds OK too.