• Bill Cosby responds to rape allegations.

    He was a nation’s favourite Dad. Now he’s being publicly accused of rape.

          By AMY STOCKWELL Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show aired for the first time in the US. The family comedy was a huge hit and cemented Bill Cosby as a comedy legend. But sexual assault allegations have cast a pall across the friendly, family-man image that Cosby portrayed on the 80s tv hit. [read more]

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    Melbourne’s own Bad Santa robs post office.

    A man in a Santa Claus suit has robbed a post office in Melbourne’s north, escaping with cash in a red sack. The man entered the post office in Oak Park about 11:30am on Saturday and demanded money from a female staff member, police said.   The woman gave the man cash and he put [read more]

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    An artistic tribute to nature you’re going to want to hang in your lounge.

      Welcome to Mamamia’s art endeavour, the Voulez-Vous Project. Every week we celebrate emerging artists, designers, illustrators, creators and women who knit using their vaginas. (Kidding. Maybe.) Our aim: to help the internet become a slightly more beautiful, captivating, or thought-provoking place by making art accessible. To find out more about the Voulez-Vous project, click [read more]

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    Sunday’s news in under 2 minutes.

    Latest G20 news.   Obama calls out Australia’s lack of climate change action. Despite the Australian Government’s insistence that climate change be left off the G20 agenda, President Barack Obama’s speech at the University of Queensland yesterday focussed attention to the issue. Mr Obama told the audience that he had not had time to visit the Great [read more]

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    UPDATE: Chrissie Swan responds to radio shock.

      Big news for breakfast radio fans this morning as the Australian Radio Network announces that from January 2015 there will be new hosts of their breakfast show on KIIS FM: Jane Hall and Matt Tiley. But this isn’t great news for fans of the irrepressible Chrissie Swan – who has apparently lost her breakfast radio [read more]

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    These beautiful and unique photos will make you smile.

      A new project by German-based photographer Dai Lyn Power aka Linda Dajana Krüger captures the unique beauty of a group or individuals living with Down syndrome. Power told the Huffington Post she wanted to show “how beautiful they are and how real their character is.” “I wanted people to see how beautiful, happy, funny, and [read more]

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    Shocker, Hero and Whinger of the Week

        Welcome to Mamamia Rogue’s Shocker, Hero and Whinger of the Week. You guys know the deal, but if not here’s a bit of a refresher: Each week, we pick the biggest Shocker, Hero and Whinger from the last seven days. Shocker is whatever moment or person left our jaws on the floor. Hero [read more]

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    A Hollywood heart-throb has had a truly terrible haircut.

            EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING. Robert Pattinson got a haircut. Yes, we know that it isn’t 5 years ago. But the guy from those teenage vampire movies has had a haircut that looks like…well…like the bikini wax that everyone was getting 5 years ago. It looks passable from the front: Exhibit [read more]

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    ROSIE: The first Aussie Bachelorette is going to have to be tough as sh#t.

              By ROSIE WATERLAND So. It’s been confirmed. THE BACHELORETTE AUSTRALIA IS COMING YOU GUYS:     After much chatter begging from viewers, Channel Ten has revealed that 2015 will bring with it the third season of The Bachelor and THE FIRST EVER AUSSIE SEASON OF THE BACHELORETTE. Looks like 2015 [read more]

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    “Pick-up artist” Julien Blanc is now being rejected by other countries.

    Brazil has said it will deny a visa application from an American “pick-up artist” who was forced out of Australia last week after a social media campaign against his methods of teaching men to seduce women. In a statement, Brazil’s foreign affairs ministry said there were “enough elements” about Julien Blanc’s background to deny him [read more]

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    VIRAL: There are breakups, and then there’s this.

    It is the truth universally acknowledged that you should never break up with someone over a phone/ any communicative device. Right? Wrong (apparently). Breaking up with someone has come a long way. Gone are the days of  an awkward conversation or a stilted phone call. Now – you just get a text. A very long text. With [read more]

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    21-year-old sues parents for uni fees – and wins

        In news that you should keep away from your teenage children lest they get ideas, another US woman has sued her parents to force them to pay her university fees. And this time, the daughter has won. Despite the fact that 21-year-old Caitlyn Ricci hasn’t lived with or spoken to her parents for two years [read more]

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    50 Shades Of Grey is the most buzzed about movie of the year. And now we know why.

    Draw the curtains. Turn the aircon on and prepare to say phwoar. A lot. Why? The new 50 shades of Grey trailer is here. And it’s as steamy as a sauna filled with, well, Christian Grey. Brace yourself: See? We told you. A whole lot of PHWOAR. You can almost hear the sexual tension in the [read more]

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    TANYA PLIBERSEK: Explaining the G20 “Australia has the opportunity to lead”.

              By Tanya Plibersek As some of the world’s most powerful leaders jet in to Brisbane for the G20 this weekend, I’ve had questions from people asking what the meeting’s all about, what the leaders will be discussing, and what it means for us. So I thought I’d put together a [read more]

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    True Heroism: Australian nurse Kim Izon is risking her life to stop the worldwide spread of Ebola.

            By ANNA RAWLINGS. In one of the world’s most impoverished countries, Sierra Leone, with little access to basic health care, the Ebolavirus disease is ripping through the populace. There have been almost 5000 deaths since the initial outbreak in March 2014. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) Federal Secretary Lee Thomas has announced [read more]

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    10 surprising facts about loneliness.

            By GUY WINCH, P.h.D. It is estimated that over 40% of us will feel the aching pangs of loneliness at some point in our lives. Yet despite how common loneliness is, few people are fully aware of the dramatic ways in which it impacts us. Here are 10 surprising facts about [read more]

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    Don’t sit on public toilet seats? You will after this…

      Are you public toilet hoverer? Do you squat over the bowl, making sure to never let it come into contact with your skin? Do you hold in Number 2’s for hours just so you can wait until you get home to use the dunny? Well, turns out you’ve been straining your thigh muscles in [read more]

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    Sport on Saturday: Why women’s rugby league is making history.

                By SARAH NORTON Rugby league history was made on Sunday. And before you bolt because the thought of football makes you yawn, hear me out. Last weekend, the Australian women’s rugby league team (the Jillaroos) became the first ever women’s team to be paid for playing in a test match. They got $37, [read more]

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    Roxy Jacenko’s Sydney home just sold for $8 million. And we have all the photos.

    By ZEINAB HAMMOUD Sydney PR guru Roxy Jacenko, 33, and her stockbroker husband, Oliver Curtis, have sold their trophy Woollahra residence for over $8 million. The high profile couple purchased the family home for $6.6 million back in 2011. It was newly built, so to put their personal stamp on it they enlisted the help [read more]

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    On the podcast: Love, Butts and Fame.

              PODCAST ALERT: The Love, Butts and Fame Episode of our podcast is ready for your ears. (If you’ve subscribed to Mamamia Out Loud on iTunes, you’ll already know because your phone/tablet/computer will automatically update when we have a new ep out.) This week, Mia Freedman and I tackle three big [read more]

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    Emma Freedman is STILL copping flak for this hairstyle.

    What Channel 9 weather girl and David Jones spring racing ambassador Emma Freedman lacks in stature, she makes up for in personality. Today, the self-confessed loudest girl in the room takes us on a personal journey – using her haircuts to chronicle her life as a tomboy turned bubbly blonde. She talks breakup chops and [read more]

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    Saturday’s news in 2 minutes.

    1. World leaders arrive in Brisbane for the G20 summit. World leaders have begun arriving in Brisbane ahead of this afternoon’s G20 Leaders summit. Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Brisbane on Friday night and was greeted by Federal Assistant Defence Minister Stuart Robert and Queensland Governor Paul De Jersey. US President Barack Obama touched down in the [read more]

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    Bondi Hipsters pose as Kim Kardashian. Now, this might actually break the internet…

    By SARAH NORTON We’ve all seen THAT photo of Kim Kardashian this week. Where she was super shiny because she was covered in oil and showed off her amazing assets in ass, and front bottom form. The one that was supposed to “break the internet”. But she didn’t break the internet, and thank goodness for that because now [read more]

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    Deplorable: Our Prime Minister just wrote rewrote Australian history.

              Check your watch. Look at the calendar. Yes, it’s 2014. And this just happened. The leader of our country, Tony Abbott, this morning declared that Australia was “nothing but bush” prior to British settlement. Yep, those words you read are just correct: as New Matilda reports, our Prime Minister  announced to an international [read more]

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    The newest impossible beauty standard: A tiny waist and enormous curvy bum.

                If you’ve got a pulse and a wifi connection, then you’ve seen photos of Kim Kardashian’s shiny naked body in the past 24 hours. Your reaction may have gone a little something like this: Shock >> Awe >> Guilt >> Disbelief at the proportions of this woman >> Curiosity about whether it’s real [read more]

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    Brisbane sex workers tell of their G20 boom.

              By GRACE JENNINGS-EDQUIST About 7,600 delegates, diplomats and international media have descended on Brisbane for the G20 Leaders’ Summit this weekend – and you may be surprised to hear what some attendees are getting up to once all those discussions about the economy are finished. Brothels located near the summit have reported booming business over [read more]

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    Kyle Seitz drove his car 3 times, not noticing that his baby son was dead in the back.

                A baby has died after his dad drove the family car three times over the course of a day — before noticing the 15-month-old dead in the back seat. US man Kyle Seitz allegedly forgot to drop off his baby son Benjamin Jacob Seitz at day care on the way to [read more]

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    5 things every couple fights about (because we all know toilet rolls matter).

            By GEMMA ASKHAM We can have a calm discussion about overdrafts, children, and when to have the sex to create said children…. But put the toilet roll on the wrong way and we’ll lose our collective shit. Researching her new book, Clash of the Couples, author Crystal Ponti proved this; finding [read more]

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    Today is the day you need to hear Freya’s story.

        By JACKIE GOLDSTON It is the fear of the unknown that is the hardest. The fear that drips into your soul when you don’t know if your child is still breathing during the night. The fear of the reactions that people have when you test her blood or inject her in public. The fear [read more]

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    Carrie Bickmore brings the honesty to pregnancy. You know what? Sometimes, it sucks.

            By SARAH NORTON To all the pregnant women out there, it’s fine to say that growing a human can suck sometimes because anyone who has done it knows it really, really can. And TV star Carrie Bickmore has been having a crappy time, too. The presenter and journalist – who graces our screens every weeknight on Channel [read more]