Interviews

Melissa McCarthy: Hollywood's most in-demand comedian

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James Mottram "I have blocks of wood all over my house; I spend my day knocking."

Interview: Nicole Kidman

Is Nicole Kidman our most underrated actress?

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Rob Moran We spoke to the star, whose new thriller 'Before I Go To Sleep', opens in cinemas today.

Liv Tyler: living well

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JANE MULKERRINS With her rock-star lineage and teen movie career, Liv Tyler could easily have become a Hollywood wild child. Instead, she chose the school run and family holidays.

Lena Dunham interview

Meeting Lena Dunham

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25:  Writer/producer/actress Lena Dunham attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)

Nick Bryant "I talk about abortion and jiggle my stomach too much."

Toni Collette

Toni Collette on supporting female directors and taking public transport

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"I was sent a pie chart of the percentage of female directors versus male, and it was just embarrassing."

Flat3

Why you should watch NZ's answer to Girls

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Aicha Marhfour Made by four friends from Auckland, Flat3 is breaking open the typical screen stereotype of the quiet, submissive Asian girl.

Pretty enough

Kasey Chambers, photographed for Sunday Life by Max Doyle

It's been a challenging year for newly single Kasey Chambers. Now she celebrates an exciting new chapter in her life and career, and tells Amy Mills she's happier than ever.

Transgender teen

US transgender teen sues over driver's license photo

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James Queally The family of a South Carolina teenager who was ordered to remove his makeup before taking a driver’s licence photo earlier this year has filed a federal lawsuit against the state Department of Motor Vehicles, according to court records.

Legally Brown

You should know about Alice Ansara from Legally Brown

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Rob Moran The actress talks Legally Brown, the trickiness of satire, and growing up in a feminist household.

Roxane Gay

The rise of the Bad Feminist

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NICOLE ELPHICK You're a feminist who loves the colour pink, questionable pop tunes, and can't quote bell hooks? Author Roxane Gay is here to tell you it's okay.

Venice festival

Lena Dunham's message to girls: Don't be afraid to make a splash in the male-dominated world of show business

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'The film industry [should] stop treating every successful female project as an anomaly,' Girls creator says.

Kit Harington hopes for a good death

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25:  Actor Kit Harington attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

It's all any of the GoT characters can wish for, really.

Malala Yousafzai angered by western pop music

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 07:  Malala Yousafzai attends We Day UK, a charity event to bring young people together at Wembley Arena on March 7, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Neil Lancefield Says female artists seem to have accepted they are ‘‘treated like objects’’.

Strictly Sonia

Sonia Kruger on learning lessons the hard way

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ERIN O’DWYER A twice-married ballroom dancer turned actor turned popular television host, Sonia Kruger is still thinking on her feet.

Music

Pussy Riot on what they learnt from jail

Out in the open: Nadya Tolokonnikova, left, and Masha Alyokhina have not been subdued by their time in Russian labour camps.

Andrew Purcell Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina will speak at the Sydney Opera House during the Festival of Dangerous Ideas.

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What Pussy Riot learnt in jail

Andrew Purcell Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina will speak at the Sydney Opera House during the Festival of Dangerous Ideas.

Malala Times Talks

Malala Yousafzai's mother has learned to read and write

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 19:  Malala Yousafzai attends TimesTalks Presents:  I Am Malala at The French Institute on August 19, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images)

Effie Mann With a little help from her daughter.

Girls actor Zosia Mamet reveals her battle with an eating disorder in moving essay

Actor Zosia Mamet has opened up about her struggles with an eating disorder.

RACHEL CLUN Zosia Mamet has candidly revealed her battle with an eating disorder in a column for Glamour.

Hillary x Glamour

Hillary Clinton's five rules for successful women

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Effie Mann Sourced from her new interview with Glamour magazine.

Rose Byrne: the getting of wisdom

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RICHARD JINMAN After a string of hits, actor Rose Byrne is soaring up the Hollywood rankings, but the self-confessed shy girl is relieved her success came later in life.

Sheryl x Malala

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg to interview Malala Yousafzai

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Alex Magdaleno Malala Yousafzai will sit down with Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg for a live-streamed interview on Aug. 8.

LGBT rights

The people fighting for LGBT freedom in Uganda

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DANIELLA ZALCMAN At long last there's been an injection of hope and life into a strengthening human rights movement that has refused to be silenced in the face of increasingly harsh legislation.

Role model

What was it about Miss Idaho's bikini that had everyone talking?

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Effie Mann Last week, Sierra Sandison took home the title of Miss Idaho in the Miss America competition, but her outfit was a little bit different to those of her competitors.

Rave review

David Sedaris has given Lena Dunham's book the best review ever

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 31:  Lena Dunham attends day 3 of the 2014 Bookexpo America at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on May 31, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Steve Sands/WireImage)

ANNIE STEVENS Now this is something for the pool room. Plus, Lena's amazing book tour.

Courtney Love

Little miss perfect

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Jane Rocca She has spent the past two decades in the spotlight – but on the eve of her 50th birthday, Courtney Love insists she's a changed woman.

Child-free celebrities

Cameron Diaz speaks out about child free status on Esquire

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Effie Mann Cameron Diaz still doesn't want kids, you guys.

Meryl Streep

Five reasons to revisit this awesome Meryl Streep interview

PALM SPRINGS, CA - JANUARY 04:  Actress Meryl Streep arrives at the 25th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 4, 2014 in Palm Springs, California.  (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Effie Mann Not that we NEED any.

Turia Pitt an inspirational cover girl

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The new issue of The Australian Women’s Weekly is winning praise for featuring inspirational burns survivor Turia Pitt as its cover girl.

Greta Scacchi: acting royalty

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Now in her 50s, Greta Scacchi says she's happy she no longer has to be elegant, sophisticated, upper class and slender. Except she is, writes Jane Cornwell.

Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox's powerful 'It Gets Better' video will move you to tears

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EFFIE MANN The transgender actress opens up about her difficult childhood and early struggle with gender identity.

New Kimye wedding pics

Sad North West face is the perfect follow up to sad Kanye

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ANNIE STEVENS We simply can't get enough of it.

Calling out sexism

Jane Campion blasts sexism in film industry

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Jane Campion hit out at gender inequality as her presidency of the Cannes Film Festival jury began, bemoaning "inherent sexism" in the film industry.

Alexandra Shulman

British Vogue editor really can't stand 'health crazes'

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Effie Mann “I don’t think it’s healthy. I think it’s relatively bad manners, all of the excuses people make for not eating.”

Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen identifies what's wrong with marriages in movies

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EFFIE MANN With a little help from his writer wife Lauren Miller.

Ellen Page

Ellen Page talks to Ellen DeGeneres about what it was like to come out

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Effie Mann This interview is wonderful and raw and, well... so many feelings, you guys.

Elisabeth Moss

We simply can't get enough of Elisabeth Moss's New York Magazine interview

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ANNIE STEVENS Plenty of 'Mad Men' goodness in the interview too.

Ageism in Hollywood

The age a woman's value drops off in Hollywood

CENTURY CITY, CA - JANUARY 25:  Actress Sandra Bullock attends the 66th annual Directors Guild of America Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on January 25, 2014 in Century City, California.  (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

ANNIE STEVENS Of course it's a different story for male movie stars.

Transgender model

Elle Canada features transgender model

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ANNIE STEVENS The model who sued Donald Trump features in an Elle first. And it's gorgeous.

Home for Christmas

Alexandra Spring Claire van der Boom and other expat Australian celebrities on returning home for Christmas.