Celebrating independence

It gets a little messy with the timezones, but Americans celebrated Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July, yesterday. The holiday commemorates America declaring independence from Great Britain with the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. It’s a huge celebration with fireworks, parades, barbecues  … In Australia on July 4, the Independent Brewers Association […]

Rebel with a cause

My stomach lurched when Rebel Wilson won her defamation trial against Bauer Media yesterday. It was just so huge. I can’t imagine how the editors involved must be feeling, wondering what it means for their futures. The judge won’t decide what damages to award until a later date, but I expect they will be astronomical. […]

He owes you nothing

I should be immune, given my scandalous history, but clickbait can still lure me into its sticky web. Mamamia sent me an email on Saturday entitled: “Karl Stefanovic owes you nothing.” I couldn’t help clicking on the link. It was WORD. Actually, on second glance, it was mainly the heading that was WORD. The article […]

Mother of a weekend

I took on a bit too much over the weekend, which isn’t like me at all. (It’s exactly like me.) I invited my mum and sister along to our local annual fireworks as a pre-Mother’s Day get-together and said I’d cater. Not just bung a few chips in bowls and wedges of cheese on a […]

Oscars madness and sadness

It’s a strange Oscars for me this year. I’m feeling a bit off following the news that Bill Paxton has died. I hung out with him one night at the opening of Planet Hollywood Sydney. He was so lovely. Here’s what I had to say about our meeting in Cosmo magazine: “I spot Bill Paxton […]