• cirillo

    The Canadian capital is in lockdown after a fatal shooting.

        The Canadian capital, Ottawa, is in lockdown after a gunman shot and killed a soldier before shooting at least 30 times inside Canada’s parliament building. MPs were close by at the time of the shooting. “One shooting victim succumbed to injuries … one male suspect has also been confirmed deceased,” the Ottawa Police Service said. [read more]

  • Jacqueline Sparks holding her daughter Mia.

    Thursday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. Canadian shooting.     A gunman has shot and killed a soldier standing guard at Canada’s National War Memorial before shooting at least 30 times inside Canada’s parliament building. CBS NEWS reports that the gunman was later killed during a shootout. It is not known if there is more than one shooter and the [read more]

  • coffee frnech cafe

    Cafe sparks a social media storm after saying “No, we are not child friendly.”

      By SHAUNA ANDERSON     It started with a pretty snarky Facebook inquiry “Are you child friendly? Because it doesn’t seem like it?” Like many Facebook conversations it escalated. But this one ended up in a frenzy of media right around the world. The controversy was a post by a café in Newcastle, NSW [read more]

  • mia freedman

    Of course feminism needs men. But you know what it doesn’t need?

            By MIA FREEDMAN Take a deep breath because there’s a small, yet loud handful of women who are angry with anyone who thinks feminism could benefit from the support of men. Last month, while the world was enthusiastically taking Emma Watson‘s brilliant UN speech on this topic viral, these same women were rushing [read more]


    That beautiful dress that you love? It was probably inspired by this man.

      BY ALYX GORMAN The man responsible for a style of dressing that we now know universally as “tasteful” has died. Oscar De La Renta was an icon of American fashion design, and without his vision royalty the world over (both the Hollywood and blue blooded kind), would be entirely without a blue print for [read more]

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    ASK ROSIE: All your relationship questions answered.

              Welcome to ‘Ask Rosie’, the space on Mamamia where you can contact me with all of your love and relationship dilemmas (including but not limited to eyebrow crabs). I’m 28 whole years of age, so I’m fairly certain I know everything and will be able to give you ridiculously useful [read more]

  • Renee Zellweger

    Why is the world losing its mind about Renee Zellweger’s face?

    Update: Renee Zellweger has responded to the day’s tsunami of rumours about her face. The actress, 45, told People magazine: “I’m glad folks think I look different! I’m living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I’m thrilled that perhaps it shows.” “It seems the folks who come digging around for some nefarious truth which doesn’t exist won’t get [read more]

  • potty-mouthed princesses

    These preschool princesses are swearing for one very good reason.

    And she’s f*cking fed up. This potty-mouthed princess and her friends are fed up with a future where women are still paid 23% less than their male counterparts and where 1 in 5 women are raped or sexually assaulted. So they’re saying F*CK THAT and asking: “What’s more offensive? A little girl saying f*ck or [read more]

  • (Photo: Kimmy's Legacy)

    Little Kyden entered the world on Thursday. On the same day, his mother left it.

            Kyden Thomas Bede Kelly entered the world last Thursday, 16 October. On that same day, his mother — Kymberlie Shepherd, 26 — tragically left it. Now, Kyden’s heartbroken father Wayde Kelly, 26, has spoken out about the rare complication that killed his “soulmate” and fiancé — and has shared photos of the beautiful little son [read more]

  • Jennifer Garner

    And this is why Jennifer Garner should be Mayor of Hollywood.

      In fact, Jennifer Garner for Mayor of Everything. Jennifer Garner on the ‘Women in Hollywood’ red carpet. The Hollywood actress was honoured at the annual ‘Women in Hollywood’ event on Monday night, and she brought the house down with her acceptance speech, sharing her experiences with sexism in the film industry. “The fact that there [read more]

  • “I love my husband, but here’s why I want to cheat.”

            I’m one of the lucky ones: I’m married to my soul mate. The first time I ever saw Nige, my heart caught in my throat and my stomach dropped faster than you can say ‘love at first sight’. I was captivated, awed and knocked sideways by the depth of my attraction [read more]

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    Our favourite Aussie model is 6-months pregnant.

      Brace yourself, Australia – there’s a seriously beautiful baby on the way. Model Robyn Lawley has revealed she’s expecting her first child with her partner of over 3 years, Everest Schmidt. “I’m about six months pregnant,” the 25-year-old told the Australian Women’s Weekly in their November edition. “It wasn’t that big of a shock. We [read more]

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    How can you not click on a video of a nun singing ‘Like a Virgin’?

          Sister Christina, the shy, unassuming nun who won The Voice Italy earlier this year, has just released her first single. And because nuns are obviously way above pulling any kind of stunt to get publicity, that first single is a sweet musical version of The Lord’s Prayer. Lol jks. It’s a cover of [read more]

  • Rosie Batty. (Screenshot: via Channel 9)

    Rosie Batty: “I made the best decisions I could at the time.”

            Trigger warning: This post deals with child abuse and domestic violence and could be triggering for some readers. Rosie Batty, whose 11-year-old son Luke was murdered by his estranged father after cricket practice in February, has hit out at child protection authorities and police. Luke’s father Greg Anderson attacked the boy with a [read more]

  • is Kate Middleton pregnant again

    Kate went out again last night. And now the whole world is playing spot the bump.

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have blessed us with brand new baby belly photos. Prince William and Kate Middleton welcomed Singapore’s President Tony Tan today at a London hotel, as the President and his wife embarked on a four-day visit to the UK. The Duchess wore an Alexander McQueen dress and Jane Taylor hat. Later [read more]

  • Jetta before the chop.

    10-year-old Jetta was bullied relentlessly over her hair cut.

          By SHAUNA ANDERSON   For 10-year-old Jetta it was just about helping others. She had read about charities that make wigs for cancer and she wanted to donate her own hair. Her mother was “super proud”. Jetta just wanted to make a difference. What she never expected was the bullying and hatred [read more]

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    This is what the super-rich kids wear when they get married.

                By NICKY CHAMP Question: if you had all the money in the world, what kind of wedding dress would you choose? Something simple and elegant a la Amal Clooney? Or perhaps a sleek Kate Middleton lace-inspired frock? Or would you go all out and wear the biggest, meringue-style wedding [read more]

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    How to throw a spring party so good your friends won’t want to leave.

            By JACQUI PORTER The spring racing calendar is certainly heating up, which means celebrations and parties. Instead of schlepping it to the tracks this year, why not have a go at throwing your own amazing racing party to rival the marquees. Here are seven tips that will transform your party and [read more]

  • pregnant tummy

    4 health tips for pregnant women.

          By HELEN VNUK Every pregnancy is different. My first pregnancy I barely even noticed. My second, the nausea really kicked in, I got huge and the whole thing was a lot more of an effort. But both times I just loved that feeling of my baby kicking inside me, and I miss [read more]

  • sweetiepic

    The little girl who trapped 1,000 paedophiles in 10 weeks.

      Trigger warning: This post deals with child abuse and may be triggering for some readers. An Australian man has been convicted following an online sting that identified 1,000 paedophiles. Charity workers from European organisation Terre Des Hommes went undercover, posing as a 10-year-old Filipina girl called “Sweetie” — in reality, a realistic-looking computer model — to catch out child sex [read more]

  • Rain doesn't mean you can't have a good workout.

    Open post: How’s your week going?

          It’s Wednesday. So it’s time for a chat. Open Post is a little tradition we have here at Mamamia where we give you the chance to share what’s been happening during your week and what  you just can’t stop thinking about. Call me superficial, but this week I’ve been thinking about my wardrobe. More [read more]

  • Taylor Almond (NSW Police)

    16-year-old Taylor has been missing for 11 days.

          Police have renewed pleas for information to find missing NSW teen Taylor Almond, 16, who has been missing for 11 days. Taylor disappeared from her home in Dudley, southern Newcastle, at about 1:00pm on Sunday 12 October 2014. Taylor was recently spotted in the Kotara, Adamstown and Newcastle Beach area, 9News reports, and police now [read more]

  • kyle sandilands baby

    Kyle Sandilands opens up about losing a child to miscarriage.

              Kyle Sandilands is getting attention for something he said on the radio this morning but for once no-one is offended. In a rare moment of candidness, the divisive Kiis FM host opened up to a caller to reveal that he and an ex-partner once lost a child to miscarriage, The Daily Mail reported. “It was [read more]

  • LawsonILoveYou

    Big news for the Big Brother love triangle.

        Reality TV may be about to hit a new low. And that’s a pretty low bar to stoop under. The Big Brother love triangle – which involves housemate Lawson blatantly cheating on his girlfriend of five years by starting a new relationship with housemate Cat (exchanging ‘I Love You’s and everything) – might be [read more]

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    She told hundreds of men it was a photo of her boobs. It wasn’t.

              Ah, the old ‘I’m pretending this is my cleavage but really it’s my husband’s bum crack’ trick. Classic. There’s a thread on reddit called GoneWild, where men and women who think particularly highly of themselves can post photos of their hot bodies for other people to look at. It’s generally [read more]

  • KrisGordonphoto

    Spot the difference: Gordon Ramsay and Kris Jenner post the same photo to social media.

        SPRUNG. Kris Jenner just got caught out. The Kardashian Momager (that’s ‘Mom’ and ‘Manager’, get it?) posted a photo on Instagram of her and celebrity potty-mouth chef Gordon Ramsay promoting their collaborative cookbook. Kris was looking smooth and radiant and Covergirled. Gordon was looking… well, kind of sleepy, but also smooth and radiant. BUT… Gordon [read more]

  • Reaction to the sentence for Oscar Pistorius.

    Wednesday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. Oscar Pistorius       Social media has reacted furiously to the sentence given to Oscar Pistorius with the hashtag #nojustice trending last night after the Paralympian was given five years jail but it was revealed he will probably only serve 10 months behind bars. The parents of Reeva Steenkamp have said that the [read more]

  • ryan-reynolds

    Ryan Reynolds has a list of potential baby names. PLEASE, NO.

        Prepare yourselves. Ryan Reynolds has got an EXCELLENT list of potential baby names. The soon-to-be-DILF Dad told a Canadian chat show that he’s come up with a name for either gender, ready for when his ridiculously gorgeous wife Blake Lively gives birth (looks like it will be pretty soon, too). “I don’t want [read more]

  • oscar pistorius trial

    We all know Reeva’s name. But these 2361 other women must not be forgotten.

    By NINA FUNNELL It’s now 20 months since Oscar Pistorius picked up a gun and shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead. In those 20 months, literally thousands of articles have been written about the crime, with journalists and audiences ghoulishly devouring every new detail, twist or turn that has emerged. Oscar Pistorius. And now as reporters [read more]