Is Rebel Wilson 29, 35, or a 36-Year-Old Liar Named Melanie Bownds?

Depending on who you believe, the woman currently starring in Pitch Perfect 2 as Fat Amy is either a 29-year-old named Rebel Wilson, a 35-year-old named Rebel Wilson, or a 36-year-old named Melanie Bownds. The Sydney Morning Herald (whose perfect URL is smh.com.au) reports today that “Australian business records… » 5/19/15 9:50am Tuesday 9:50am

Australian News Anchor Congratulates Biracial Twin for Looking White

Last month in Australia, a Sunrise morning news anchor named Samantha Armytage interviewed Lucy and Maria Aylmer, biracial fraternal twins, and loosed her racist inner self. In her introduction, Armytage described the pair as Maria who has “taken after her half-Jamaican mum” and Lucy who “got her dad’s fair skin, good… » 4/28/15 4:10pm 4/28/15 4:10pm

These Koalas Don't Give a Shit About Traveling First Class

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s independence, Australia is loaning the city state four adorable (and highly vicious) koalas. While the drop bears will be flying in crates, Qantas staged a photo shoot in which the koalas enjoyed first class treatment on an airplane. And the little monsters couldn’t… » 4/13/15 2:20pm 4/13/15 2:20pm

109-Year-Old Man Spends His Time Knitting Sweaters for Tiny Penguins

I hope you don't have a heart condition, because what you're about to read might make that beating mass in the center of your chest burst with the type of feelings overload that can only be prompted by a human interest piece about Australia's oldest man and his adorable, inspirational hobby. » 2/11/15 6:40pm 2/11/15 6:40pm

Colleen McCullough Obit Leads by Calling Her 'Plain' and 'Overweight'

Here's how one Australian paper began its obit for a beloved author: "Colleen McCullough, Australia's bestselling author, was a charmer. Plain of feature, and certainly overweight, she was, nevertheless a woman of wit and warmth. In one interview, she said: 'I've never been into clothes or figure and the interesting… » 1/30/15 11:10am 1/30/15 11:10am

Target Australia Pulls GTA V Due To Depictions Of Violence Against Women

Citing customer concerns over "the game's depictions of violence against women", Target stores in Australia are no longer selling Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V. Update: Take-Two Interactive chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick has issued a statement regarding Target's action. » 12/03/14 1:09pm 12/03/14 1:09pm

Newscaster Wore The Same Suit For A Year To Prove a Point about Sexism

It's obviously no secret that there is a huge gender gap (in general but also) in how we respond to what celebrities wear. Women's appearances are always subject to critique while men's wardrobes are hardly judged in comparison. One TV show host decided to test that double standard by wearing the same knock-off… » 11/15/14 1:00pm 11/15/14 1:00pm

Nutty Old Australian Government Memo: Don't Hire 'Spinsters'

Today in old-timey sexism (that wasn't actually all that long ago), we present this jaw-dropping 1963 memo from Australia, in which a faceless bureaucrat named A.R. Taysom lays out his extremely cogent and well-argued reasons why women shouldn't be allowed to serve as trade commissioners, sent to us by an eagle-eyed… » 11/07/14 5:10pm 11/07/14 5:10pm

GASP: Aussie Paper Dares to Question Kate Middleton's Style Icon Cred

Last week, Kate Middleton (or, if you must, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge) was inducted into Vanity Fair's Best-Dressed Hall of Fame. This surprised absolutely no one. But lo, there comes a brave voice from the furthest reaches of the Commonwealth, daring to question the princess's fashion bona fides. » 8/11/14 5:40pm 8/11/14 5:40pm