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Wednesday 15 January 2014
News

in brief: cameron diaz photoshopped…to look bigger?

Matilda Mornane
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In a truly bizarre twist of events, a before and after shot of Cameron Diaz is now doing the rounds of Internet outrage. Contrary to what magazines usually do when they Photoshop a celebrity – tighten and tone everything to make them look smaller – these shots of Diaz show the opposite. The actress, who…
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Wednesday 8 January 2014
News

in brief: ELLE magazine under fire for mindy kaling cover

Sarah Iuliano
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US women’s magazine, Elle has come under fire for its cover-selecting decisions after featuring a monochromatic close-up of The Office actress, Mindy Kaling. The image is starkly contrasted with its sister covers printed in a series on female television actresses: full body, colour shots of Zooey Deschanel, Allison Williams and Amy Poehler. The cover, which…
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Monday 6 January 2014
News

in brief: cameron diaz wants you to let your lady pubes roam free

Ally Van Schilt
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Actress Cameron Diaz has published her first ever book entitled The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, The Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body, in which there is a section entitled ‘In Praise of Pubes’. In an excerpt that is currently making its rounds around the Internet, Diaz encourages women…
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Wednesday 20 November 2013
Books Memoir

lip lit: a story lately told

Raelke Grimmer
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Anjelica Huston was not a name I recognised before I started reading her memoir A Story Lately Told, although maybe I should have, given her fame and high profile career as a model and actress. To be fair, the highlights of her career took place before I was born, and more than anything I was…
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Friday 25 October 2013
Opinion

can we stop calling pregnant women and new mothers ‘fat’?

Danielle Scoins
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Pick up any magazine or news tabloid or stroll across a website and there will be the latest gossip on which star is pregnant, may be pregnant, or trying cover up pregnancy. Society loves famous people having famous babies. Then the famous babies are born, are often given unusual names, and are set for a…
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Thursday 28 March 2013
Arts Books

lip lit: i made lattes for a love god

Lou Heinrich
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Orlando Bloom is a sexy beast. This is scrawled in blue ink on the autograph page of my grade eight yearbook. At 13, that was only the beginning of a long obsession that my best friend and I had with ‘Orli’; we were dedicated fangirls. It seems fangirling is an essential part of growing up…
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Friday 18 January 2013
Arts Books

lip lit: air kiss and tell

Raelke Grimmer
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Charlotte Dawson, Charlotte Dawson…it took me a minute to place the name on the cover of the book. Puzzled, I turned the book over and the blurb informed me she was a judge on Australia’s Next Top Model. That was the one! Yes, I’d heard of her before, but having never had Foxtel and only…
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Thursday 13 September 2012
Arts Books

literature & technology: the literary celebrity

Raelke Grimmer
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With the twenty-first century came the rise of the celebrity. We live in a society obsessed by the concept of “celebrity”. We lap up and crave stories and rumours and gossip about people placed firmly in the public eye, and don’t we just love it all the more if their lives turn to trash in…
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Wednesday 4 July 2012
Featured Music

we’re all going gaga

Emma Schenk
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Little monsters across Australia are screaming Gaga, as the lady herself tours the country and treats fans to thrills, spills and everything in between. Whether you love or hate her, everyone has an opinion about the lady who is breaking all the rules of normality. A singer, film maker, fashion diva, gay activist, and number…
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Sunday 3 June 2012
Books

too soon : prematurely published celebrity memoirs

lip magazine
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It doesn’t take much to become a celebrity these days. The fame game is an attractive career choice to many, but perhaps one of the most disturbing trends of recent years is the book deal that goes with any sudden surge in popularity. Although stories of reaching the top can be an inspiration, when the…
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Sunday 27 November 2011
Culture Featured

You’re IT, girl

Emma Koehn
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You want your celebrities to have some brain power, right? Or at least have decent taste. Wear some Ray Bans, for instance, and a floral dress. Hold a Penguin Classic for when the need to read strikes, or carry some vinyl LPs in their second hand bike baskets… Well, the ‘famous tides’ turn all the…
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Wednesday 17 November 2010
Art Arts Culture Fashion Featured Opinion

Naked and pregnant

Rebecca Howden
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Everyone from Cindy Crawford to Christina Aguillera has done it. Ever since Demi Moore appeared naked and seven months pregnant on the cover of Vanity Fair in 1991, it’s been a common trend for celebrities to pose for nude photos when they’re expecting. This week, Miranda Kerr has joined the hall of fame and stripped…
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Wednesday 10 November 2010
Art Arts Culture Featured Music

Australian Rock Chicks Take Centre Stage

Rebecca Howden
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  An inspiring new exhibition on display at the Arts Centre on St Kilda Rd takes a backstage look at the women who helped shape Australia’s music heritage. From the women of vaudeville, all-girl jazz groups and singers of the 30s and 40s, right through to contemporary artists such as Missy Higgins and Katy Steele,…
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Wednesday 3 November 2010
Culture Featured Opinion

We’re not that submissive, Stephen Fry

Rebecca Howden
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Oh, Stephen Fry. Just because everybody loves you, it doesn’t mean you don’t need to think before you speak. In fact, I’d suggest that being so revered by so many people means he should be especially careful. In particular, when he’s suggesting that women don’t actually enjoy sex; they just put up with it “because…
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