HouseGoesHollywood: Lindsay Lohan rushed to hospital, Sofia Vergara tweets her butt crack, so does Pamela Anderson …

Nude fun the Emmys The opening skit of the Emmys is the talk of the town. It features actresses Zooey Deschanel, Christina Hendricks and Mindy Kaling gathered in a bathroom to practice their ‘I can’t believe I won’ faces when they hear someone crying. They discover Girls star Lena Durham sitting on a toilet naked and eating […]


It was even higher anxiety than usual in the Household last night as I signed my life away for the next six months to a JOB. Only part-time, only a maternity leave cover, but still … It felt like a BIG decision. A dear friend contacted me a few weeks ago and asked if I’d […]

HouseGoesHollywood: Mag of the Week award, Robbie William’s cute bub, Emmys gossip

The Mag I Bought This Week Award goes to … The Macquarie Dictionary tells me “brave” means “possessing or exhibiting courage or courageous endurance”. Both Woman’s Day and New Idea are bandying the word around on their Princess Kate covers this week. And there’s something about it that bothers me. I think it over-eggs the pudding slightly. It’s not […]

HouseOnHoliday: Excess baggage

A year ago today the Household were in the South of France. Ah, how the other half lived before realising they needed to pull their heads in … then forgetting again and redrawing on the mortgage to book two tickets to New York next April … This year’s school-holidays-on-a-budget will be spent in sunny Newcastle […]

Bugger motherguilt, I need my roots done

It was Sprog 2’s “fun sports morning” yesterday. The school sprung it on me with a note earlier in the week. They’d even organised a coffee van to entice “parents and carers wanting something calm after all that cheering”. But it clashed with my hair appointment. I agonised for all of two seconds about cancelling […]

HouseGoesHollywood: Fiona Apple in jail, Robbie Williams talks daddyhood, Paris Hilton disses gay men

Blake Lively pregnancy rumours Yesterday, The New York Post reported: “Rumors are rife on the “Gossip Girl” set that Blake Lively could be expecting her first child. The blond beauty, back at work in New York after her secret Sept. 9 wedding to Ryan Reynolds, is “glowing,” say spies, but also is eating more than normal.” But her […]

Another night of shame

I got a text message from a friend yesterday. It said: “Was the movie any good last night?” Which is strange because she was sitting right next to me as I watched it and had a drink with me afterwards. But understandable in light of her sleeping through it, due to a liquid lunch that […]

HouseGoesHollywood: Lindsay Lohan arrested, sit on Ryan Gosling’s face for just $950!

Lindsay Lohan arrested! Sometimes I wake up, check the celebrity gossip sites and think: “It has to be a joke.” But, no, Lindsay Lohan‘s life continues to be a car crash, literally. This time she’s run into a pedestrian in New York on her way to a nightclub. According to People magazine: “Authorities say a […]