• BandAid

    Bob Geldof’s ‘Band-Aid’ is back and singing for Ebola. But where is Adele?

        One Direction. Chris Martin. Bono. Ed Sheeran. Ellie Goulding. What do these musicians have in common? They are all a part of Band-Aid 30, the reincarnation of the charity pop song from 30 years ago. The musicians of Band-Aid 30, including One Direction (front left), Chris Martin (fifth from left, back), Bono (squatting in [read more]

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    Tuesday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. Free trade agreement signed China and Australia have signed a historic free trade agreement 10 years in the making. The deal, signed yesterday, will cut tariffs across agricultural and processed food exports, open up opportunities for law firms, banking, insurance companies and funds managers in the Chinese market and is predicted to give beef [read more]

  • Isabelle, riding her bike.

    Isabelle is 11. She’s an Australian girl born in a boy’s body, and she’s telling her story.

      By APARNA BALAKUMAR. Isabelle is 11. She is an Australian schoolgirl who was born a boy, and her story is the starting point for a startling documentary about transgender children that screens on the ABC tonight. “If you don’t be yourself,” Isabelle says, “then you’re going to be miserable for your whole life.” And she’s more [read more]

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    $6000 a day? No wonder this work is addictive.

                By GEMMA ASKHAM “Old guys, young guys and creepy guys are all going to be looking at your bits. If you don’t mind that, then I guess it’s OK.” We’re not describing the pap test from hell. This is one woman’s job description of what it’s like to be [read more]

  • fluffange

    Angelina Jolie cried at an Australian movie premiere last night.

          Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are in Australia right now — and last night, they made an appearance at Sydney’s State Theatre for the world premiere of Unbroken,  produced and directed by Jolie and largely filmed in New South Wales. While Angelina, 39, looked stunning in a strapless Gucci dress and a [read more]

  • newsdoll

    The police officer told the child sex offender: “Do it with someone your own age next time.”

            Trigger warning: This post deals with child sexual assault and may be triggering for some readers. Three years ago, every parent’s fear became reality for one family — and they’re still waiting for justice to be served. In August 2011, a five-year-old girl was beckoned into a bedroom by the 12-year-old son [read more]

  • Tony Abbott at g20

    The 6 most awkward moments of the G20. Koalas not included.

              Any time you get a big group of people together, awkwardness is inevitable. When those people are the most powerful in the world, and Tony Abbott is their host, we’re talking next level awkwardness. Even the LA Times have dissed us, calling us the ‘pimply youth’ of the world stage. Unfair? [read more]

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    The most popular show in the world right now isn’t on TV.

          By KATE LEAVER You may have heard a perfectly rational friend or acquaintance say something like this recently: “I’m so obsessed with Serial, I can’t even talk right now.” Or maybe: “Get back to me when you’ve listened to all 8 episodes of Serial, and you’ve decided whether Adnan did it or not.” [read more]

  • chocolate

    Don’t panic but… The world is actually running out of chocolate.

          By ROSIE WATERLAND   Nobody panic but… ACTUALLY EVERYBODY PANIC. The world is running out of chocolate. REPEAT: The world is actually, seriously, running out of freaking chocolate.     Bloomberg are reporting what major chocolate manufacturers have known for a while: that we are all massive chocolate pigs and the demand for [read more]

  • newsrebekah

    Rebekah Marine has one arm. And she’s a gorgeous, successful model.

                Rebekah Marine is a gorgeous, 27-year-0ld woman who works as a model. Nothing unusual about that, you might think — except the New Jersey woman was born without a forearm, and was bullied so relentlessly throughout high school that she withdrew from sports and social activities, the New York Post reports. After [read more]

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    He didn’t know what to get his wife for her birthday. So he asked the Internet. The response is beautiful.

      A man has just taken out the title of World’s Best Husband/Father after he commissioned 23 people on the internet to give his wife, Agnes, an amazing birthday present. Ernst Berlin just wanted to do something special for his wife’s birthday, since it was her first with their brand-new baby. So he decided to [read more]

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    We’re sending Ben from Big Brother a lot of love and support today.

        Trigger Warning: This post deals with depression and drug use. A former Big Brother housemate has survived a drug overdose. Ben Zabel, who was on the show in 2013, had to be treated by Brisbane paramedics on Saturday evening when they were called to his house after he took too many prescription drugs. [read more]

  • chemo freatured

    An 11 y/o is dying of cancer, but a court has ruled she does not have to have chemotherapy.

    By SHAUNA ANDERSON         There is no doubt that the mother loves her daughter. There is no doubt that all she wants is her dying 11-year old to survive, to overcome the sickness and suffering of the past year. What has been in dispute has never been this mother’s love, but instead [read more]

  • MadonnaOrphanage

    OPINION: “You can’t change poverty one adoption at a time.”

              Last week, Mamamia ran an interview with Deborra Lee-Furness, who has just been announced NSW Australian of the Year for her work to change Australia’s rules regarding inter-country adoption. Our Weekend Editor, Amy Stockwell, who has worked in the development sector and has a Masters in International Law, has a different take on the [read more]

  • Chrissie Swan

    OPINION: “Screw ‘em, Chrissie Swan. We’re with you all the way” – Bec.

              By REBECCA SPARROW Dumped. There’s no other word for it. At 9 o’clock this morning I read online that Chrissie Swan has been ‘let go’ – or, you know, DUMPED – from her popular breakfast radio gig on MIX 101.1FM in Melbourne. Chrissie is being replaced by Matt Tilley. Matt [read more]

  • The Fleurieu Milk and Yoghurt Company dropped its Halal certification due to pressure on social media. (Facebook)

    Have you heard those ‘Halal food funds terrorism’ stories? Yes? Read this.

            Claims money spent on fees to become Halal-certified go towards funding terrorism are “absolutely wrong”, a business who provides the certification has said. Fazal Muhammed from the Queensland Halal Certification Service was the one to provide Fleurieu Milk and Yoghurt Company with its Halal label. The company faced an attack from [read more]

  • time thief

    6 tricks to teaching your kid to tell the time.

            By BERN MORLEY Learning how to tell the time when you’re a kid can be a little daunting. But the process doesn’t have to be a difficult one. There are so many fun and ingenious ways to help making learning to tell the time both fun and exciting. I’ve recently been [read more]

  • chrissy canapes

    Christmas Day canapés that look gourmet, but only take 10 minutes.

            By JO ABI I could live on canapés. To me, they are the perfect food – small, flavoursome and never boring. Instead of feeling stuffed after eating them, you feel incredibly satisfied because you’ve eaten so many different foods in perfectly small, pretty little parcels and you still have plenty of [read more]

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    You need to see the Christian film version of Fifty Shades of Grey.

              Imagine if Fifty Shades of Grey had no kinky sex. Actually – no sex at all. No kissing. No hand-holding. No touching between members of the opposite sex. Just good old fashioned… romance? Well, that’s what they’re calling it. A conservative Christian film alternative to Fifty Shades of Grey is [read more]

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    The most adorable-cool wedding dance ever.

    UPDATE: So much happened at Solange Knowles’ wedding. There was bridal pants. There was her famous sister. And there was Solange dancing hip-hop with her 10-year-old son, Daniel ‘Julez’ Smith Jr. It’s the greatest wedding dance we’ve seen. It’s also quite impressive how well Solange can hip-hop in a thigh-high, low-cut gown. Touché Solange. It has [read more]

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    Monday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. G20 conclusion       The weekend’s G20 Summit has culminated in a G20 communique in which leaders have agreed to “support strong and effective action to address climate change.” Prime Minister Abbott told reporters “It has been a weekend of achievement,” “I believe that the G20 this weekend has shifted a gear from [read more]

  • kylie1

    “I felt alone and numb and I didn’t feel like I lived up to the expectations of a new mother.”

            By KYLIE BROWN Suffering from Post Natal Depression (PND) was something I thought would never happen to me. But after experiencing a traumatic birth and a previous period of depression, PND hit me in a way that I did not expect. I was dizzy and nauseous everyday. I felt like I [read more]

  • IS Militants claim to have beheaded

    NEWS: Islamic State militants claim to have beheaded US aid worker Peter Kassig

        Islamic State (IS) militants fighting in Iraq and Syria claim they have beheaded American hostage Peter Kassig, also known as Abdul Rahman Kassig. A video posted online on Sunday did not show the purported execution of the aid worker, but did show a masked man with a decapitated head covered in blood lying [read more]

  • Liam cover1

    Liam Hemsworth did NOT like kissing Jennifer Lawrence.

        Jennifer Lawrence just keeps getting more appealing. Aussie Hunger Games actor Liam Hemsworth (youngest son from the best-looking family on Earth, was once engaged to Miley Cyrus) went on The Tonight Show and Jimmy Fallon (host extraordinaire) asked him some questions that fans had sent in from Twitter. Scroll down for video. One of the [read more]

  • fluffmonk

    Sophie Monk has posed for Playboy. And the photos are very NSFW.

      Warning: This post is NSFW. Three years ago, Sophie Monk says she turned down a $1million offer to pose for Playboy. The singer and former radio host told Kyle and Jackie O in 2011 she rejected Playboy because her agents “said it could stop me getting movies”. But a new series of nude and semi-nude Playboy photos posted [read more]

  • Tim Campbell Anthony Callea cover fluff

    Just about the best celebrity wedding news we’ve heard all year.

          This is BRILLIANT news. Tim Campbell and Anthony Callea were married in New Zealand, and we couldn’t be happier for them. Same sex marriage is legal in New Zealand, and that’s where the two popular Australian entertainers said ‘I do’, surrounded by their friends and family. They have been together for seven [read more]

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    12-year-old boy can’t grow a mo for Movember, but that hasn’t stopped him.

                When William Heath lost his grandfather to cancer in February this year, he was devastated. So he decided to raise awareness by taking part in Movember. Here’s the thing – William, who suffers from Aspergers syndrome, is 12 years old. A little on the young side to be going [read more]

  • working mums more productive

    OPINION: Proof that working mums are more productive than any other employee.

              By BERNADETTE MORLEY NEWSFLASH: Women with children are more productive at work. And in other news, water is wet. In something that will come as no surprise to a lot of working mothers out there, recent research has proven that women who work, that also have children are simply better [read more]

  • tired woman

    13 problems only terribly unfit people will understand.

            By JACQUI PORTER Everywhere you look there are pictures of thin-spiration. Instagram is full to the brim of model like figures prancing around on the beach and healthy individuals flaunting their rock hard abs. And that’s a fantastic way to be. Really. But every now and then I start to wish there [read more]

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    This video proves it: Johnny Depp has drunk all the rum.

                Johnny Depp, 51, played the hilariously-vulgar and perpetually boozed Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean. But now we’re wondering whether that character was much of a stretch. On Friday, Johnny Depp attended the Hollywood Film Awards with the glitterati’s elite. He was asked to introduce Mike Myers’ new movie, Supermensch: The [read more]