• Ita Buttrose

    Sunday’s news in under 2 minutes.

            1. Media icon and 2013 Australian of the Year Ita Buttrose is set to join a new morning show with Network Ten, which will air this year. Former Sunrise executive producer Adam Boland has been hired to organise Ten’s morning programming, including the new panel-based show with Buttrose. In a statement [read more]

  • Image courtesy of Woman's Day.

    BUMPER FLUFF: Jennifer Hawkins gets married in Bali. (Check out the dress.)

    It’s been a busy week in Hollywood, but don’t stress if you’ve blinked and missed it. Here is everything you need to know to stay up-to-date with this week on Planet Celebrity.   1. Jennifer Hawkins is a married woman.  Twenty-nine-year-old Jennifer married her partner of eight years, Jake Wall, on Tuesday this week. According [read more]

  • Jump rope

    This skipping puts your playground skills to shame.

    By MAMAMIA TEAM Double-dutch. Single rope. Criss-cross. Loop-the-loop. If you’re anything like us, chances are that there was once a time when these things meant the world to you. Our Editor, Jam, claims (whatevs Jam) that she once able to do double dutch WHILE skipping on her own individual rope. Talk about Year Three playground [read more]

  • Colourful condoms

    Two in five women just don’t bother. Do you?

            By NATALIA HAWK Just off the top of my head, I can name at least three acquaintances that have admitted to just not bothering with contraception. No pill, no condoms, no IUD, no injection, no implant. If anything, they’ll use the pull-out method, but even that doesn’t always happen – and [read more]

  • man with sword

    Hitting your wife for Jesus.

            By ROSIE WATERLAND So, apparently domestic violence is totally okay now because Jesus says so. This is not a drill. I repeat, this is not a drill. A small sub-group of Christians located mainly in the United States (but with a strong online presence), are now advocating the ‘lifestyle choice’ of [read more]

  • TonguePatchWTF

    Torture: the new way to lose weight. Seriously.

    By MAMAMIA TEAM No. Just… No. The concept of women torturing themselves for their weight just became WAY too literal. It’s called the ‘Tongue Patch’ and it basically involves a doctor taking an abrasive piece of plastic about the size of a postage stamp and SEWING IT to the top of your tongue: Yeah. What. [read more]

  • Dancing Nana.

    1.3 million hits in only a week. This Nana’s dance moves are going viral.

    So the story goes like this. Each week, a lovely granddaughter picks up her 88-year-old grandmother and takes her out for a meal. When she arrives to pick up her Nana, she waits in her car out the front, puts her ‘Oldies playlist’, winds down all her windows and blasts the music. And then Nana [read more]

  • Angelina Jolie

    The culture of the celebrity overshare. Good, bad or brilliant?

                By EMILY HEIST MOSS Angelina Jolie Had Breast Removal Surgery. Christine Quinn Opens Up About Her Struggles with Bulimia and Alcoholism. Gwyneth Paltrow Discusses Miscarriage Trauma. Catherine Zeta-Jones Battling Bipolar Disorder. Ashley Judd Reveals Troubled Childhood and Sexual Abuse. Beyonce Opens Up About Miscarriage. These are not your run-of-the-mill [read more]

  • names that go together

    BLOG: Camping + other idiotic things the first world does for fun.

              By KATE HUNTER If you are reading this now, it means I am camping. Yes, it’s a long weekend here in Queensland, so naturally we’re  leaving our comfortable house (hot water, refrigeration, two toilets … BEDS) and heading into the freezing bush to spend three nights huddled around a campfire. [read more]

  • Australia has no systematic procedure for recording who has or may have been exposed to asbestos.

    The question everyone wants to know: Will my family be at risk?

              By RICKY VAN DER ZWAN and JULIE TUCKER The digital age crashed into the bronze age when the roll out of Australia’s high-speed broadband network was disrupted by the discovery of asbestos in Telstra pits in recent weeks. Workplace relations minister Bill Shorten is expected to introduce a bill to parliament later today to [read more]

  • speech

    One of the greatest threats we face is bullshit. We are drowning in it.

          By MAMAMIA TEAM This is Jon Lovett. He is a comedian and also a former speechwriter for Barack Obama – a potent combination. This is the speech he gave to the Class of 2013 at Pitzer College, in the US. It is as funny as it is brutally honest and – no [read more]

  • A scene from Santa Monica College. Photo from @NewsBreaker twitter.

    Saturday’s news in under 2 minutes.

              By MAMAMIA TEAM 1. Approximately seven people have died, and five people have been wounded, in a shooting spree that began at a Santa Monica residence in Los Angeles – and then moved to a college filled with students. The suspect was shot and killed by police at Santa Monica [read more]

  • AnnaBligh

    Former QLD premier Anna Bligh diagnosed with cancer.

        By MAMAMIA NEWS Anna Bligh, former premier of Queensland, announced today that she has been diagnosed with non-hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer. The diagnosis was confirmed after a tumour was removed from a lymph node in her neck last week. Bligh released a statement this afternoon thanking her family and friends, as [read more]

  • True Story

    When it’s okay to say “Gay”.

    By ALEX BRUCE-SMITH Okay. Hands up. Who’s ever used the word ‘gay’ to describe something that wasn’t of a homosexual nature? For example, I could look out the window right now, see the torrential rain currently flooding Sydney, and say: “Ugh, that rain is so gay.” Er, except that it’s not. It’s wet and frustrating and the reason my [read more]

  • .

    Grammar police unite: The mistakes you can’t stand.

    By ROSIE WATERLAND The people of the world can basically be split into two groups: Those who care about language and grammar, and those who do not. The whole Conservatives vs. Liberals thing is so 2012. Now, these two groups could exist together in peace, if it weren’t for the total IMPASSIONED RAGE that grammar [read more]

  • Trevor

    He sends her a naked picture. So she forwards it to his mum.

    By MAMAMIA TEAM. A 20-year-old woman – let’s call her Sally – joins a US dating site called Let’s Date. She meets a man name Trevor. Trevor and Sally begin to text each other. They get to know each other. Exchange pleasantries, becoming friendly, even a little bit…. cautiously flirty. One day, they’re talking about [read more]

  • Sarah

    There go those pesky female breadwinners, pushing up divorce rates again.

        by SARAH MEGGINSON My husband and I live with a family dynamic that can sometimes make others feel a little… uncomfortable. Older generations, especially. We go against tradition. See, here’s the thing ­– I earn more money than he does. He’s not bothered by this and neither am I. For a long, long [read more]

  • Chic flicks

    BLOG: The one thing you’ll never see in a chick flick.

    *This post was first published in Cosmopolitan Australia magazine.   By JAMILA RIZVI I’m breaking up with romantic comedies. I won’t do romantic comedies the disrespect of making excuses. I won’t say that I’m focusing on my career right now, or that I need to try other films before settling down or that it isn’t [read more]

  • illegal downloads in Australia

    Game of Thrones: the cheat-sheet.

            By ROSIE WATERLAND AND JAMILA RIZVI Game of Thrones. GAME. OF. THRONES. You either watch every episode and love it, or you’ve never seen it before. There is no in between. Here at the Mamamia office, we’re split. Jamila, Melissa and Rosie LOOOVE Game of Thrones. Everyone else wonders what the [read more]

  • Bec.

    BEC: Dear morality police: Back off.

        By REBECCA SPARROW Oh Kate Winslet, you irresponsible slut, you. Who do you think you are getting pregnant again?   You clearly don’t realise (so let me point it out for you) that you’re about to have three kids by three different fathers.  You don’t have the morals I thought you did. Get your [read more]

  • Amanda and her partner

    Dear Me: It looks like you’re going to get your Happily Ever After, after all.

          By AMANDA DALLIMORE My long and difficult battle with anorexia and depression almost beat me.  At times I thought it had.  There were moments where it came dangerously close.  Following my lowest low in late 2011, I checked in to a psychiatric clinic.  I couldn’t fight anymore and I had all but [read more]

  • Janoskians

    56 million views on YouTube and counting. But now these Aussies have crossed a line.

        By LUCY ORMONDE Have you heard of the Janoskians? I’ve always thought they were childish. A few boys having fun. Not my thing – but not doing any harm. I’ve changed my mind. They describe themselves as “boy band One Direction without the singing”. They’re five teenagers from Melbourne – three brothers Jai, [read more]

  • microsoft emotional eating bra

    Diary of a breast reduction.

            By TAHLIA PRITCHARD The moment I really began to notice I had developed breasts that would attract attention was on a bus-ride home from school. A male classmate helpfully pointed out to all the other kids ‘Oh look, Tahlia’s got tits!’ My 14-year-old tomboyish self was mortified. I was still happy [read more]

  • BRF

    Bitchy Resting Face: A serious problem. With no known cure.

    This silent (and cranky-looking) problem affects more people than you could ever know. That woman who served you your coffee this morning and looked like she wanted to punch your boob? Bitchy Resting Face. The lady on the bus who moves over for you but makes you feel like it was as hard as cutting [read more]

  • kate-ellis-with-kids

    Struggling to find a child care place? Read this.

          By KATE ELLIS A growing population needs community services to grow with it. It makes sense that if you don’t plan for enough child care centres to meet growing demand from  families there will be a shortage of child care places. That is exactly what has happened in our major cities. When [read more]

  • Nicole Richie

    Friday’s news in just two minutes.

    1. Nicole Richie has captured the moment a paparazzo dropped his child to take a photo of her – and she’s shared that photo on social media. Thirty-one-year-old Richie was at LA airport when the incident occurred. She posted a pic with this caption: “This paparazzi dragged his poor, sweet little girl on my plane from [read more]

  • Mamamia

    Best & Worst: Mamamia wins media brand of the year.

            By MIA FREEDMAN You guys! As I write this, I’m lying in bed coughing and wearing my mouth guard (I’m a grinder, it’s very rock and roll) and my phone is vibrating its pants off with texts from the Mamamia team at the Mumbrella awards, where we just won… Media Brand Of The Year. [read more]

  • woman who paid to look like Kim Kardashian

    FLUFF: Kim Kardashian baby-mania officially reaches insanity levels.

              By MAMAMIA TEAM 1. A life-size waxwork sculpture of a pregnant Kim Kardashian has been unveiled… featuring “lactiferous breasts”. The piece is part of an exhibition titled “L.A. Fertility”, and according to the artist visitors are encouraged to “give a respectful rub [to the belly] for good luck and success”. You [read more]

  • Jennifer Hawkins and Jake Wall.

    First look: Jennifer Hawkins’ wedding dress.

    It’s here. (Cue: party poppers). The first official photo of Jennifer Hawkins and Jake Wall’s Bali wedding (and the wedding dress). Woman’s Day reportedly paid between $300,000 and $500,000 for the exclusive rights to Jen and Jake’s wedding pics. The magazine released the image on Twitter on Thursday night, before the actual mag goes on [read more]