Posts tagged "australia"

Check Out The Awesome Street Style In Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne's Fashion Week is on right now, but what's happening on the streets is just as interesting as the catwalk. Maybe it's because Australia's a bit more isolated from the rest of the fashion world, but the street style in Melbourne is really on point. We could all learn a thing or two from these…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 3, 2012

Be My Boyfriends: The Guys Who Stole A Penguin From Sea World

You guys like animals, I love animals. You guys like getting drunk, I like getting drunk. It seems like we'd get along. After all, it's not every day that three guys get drunk, break into a Sea World and steal a friggin' penguin. [Daily Mail UK]…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 23, 2012

Style Stealer: Aussie Megan Washington’s Lacy Look

Meghan Washington is an Australian musician who performs under the moniker Washington. For some reason, she was at the premiere of the new Aussie flick, "Wish You Were Here" last week (out on April 26) wearing this adorable lace-y number and looking really cute. We couldn't find a dress that was exactly like Washington's, but…
By: Julie Gerstein / March 24, 2012

5 Things You Should Know About Lucas Pittaway, The New Breakout Star Of “The Snowtown Murders”

The first thing you'll notice about 19-year-0ld Lucas Pittaway is his striking resemblance to fellow Aussie Heath Ledger. But aside from his Ledger-esque curly locks and good looks, Pittaway's got intense acting skills. They can be seen in the new indie film "The Snowtown Murders" (out in the U.S. on March 2), based…
By: Julie Gerstein / March 2, 2012

18 Incredible Vintage Women’s Mugshots

We often joke that Australia is a country of criminals, so it's fascinating to see a little snapshot from the country's actual criminal past. The New South Wales Police Department released around 2,500 mugshots of some of its finest female criminals picked up between 1910 and 1930. The snapshots provide a fascinating glimpse into the…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 21, 2012

Girl Talk: We Made A Long-Distance Relationship Work From 10,000 Miles Away

I was finishing college when I met my husband, Jason*, a carefree, polite Australian with dreamy blue eyes and shaggy brown hair who was on an extended working holiday. The attraction to his laissez faire personality and quirky accent was arguably a naive American girl’s knee-jerk reaction to a breakup with a controlling and…
By: / September 20, 2011

IKEA Sydney Creates “Man Cave” For Men Who Cannot Handle Furniture Shopping

Foosball, cricket, video games and hot dogs — it's just another afternoon at Sydney IKEA's new "man cave," where weary husbands and boyfriends can unload while the womenfolk go shopping. I know you're expecting me to start ripping my hair out at the gender stereotypes here. And I will, in a moment. But…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 16, 2011

Sexspresso And Rock Hard Coffees May Contain Viagra, Health Authorities Warn

Coffees with sexual enhancement properties do come with some, um, perks. But Australian health officials say to put the java down. Food Standards Australia New Zealand said the coffee brands Sexpresso and Rock Hard contain "analogues of sildenafil (Viagra)," which are "not declared on the label," the Herald Sun reports. Sexual aids should…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 19, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Male Politician “Meows” At Female Colleague In Flagrant Act Of Immaturity

This is the kind of BS that women in politics have to put up with: David Bushby, a male politician in Australia, was told not to interrupt by female politician Penny Wong, and he responded by meowing at her. [Telegraph UK, YouTube] How to write about Sarah Palin and Michele Bachma…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 1, 2011

Swimsuit Featuring Hindu Goddess Causes Outrage And Anger

What's in a swimsuit? Well, if it's got an image of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi on it, apparently a lot. Hindus are outraged after Australian designer Lisa Blue trotted a suit with an image of Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of love and abundance, down the runway in her recent spring 2011 show during Australian Fashio…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 10, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Aussies Won’t Let Lesbian Teen Take Her GF To School Dance

Hannah Williams, 16, of Melbourne, Australia, says she can't bring her 15-year-old girlfriend Savannah Supski to the school's formal dance, but that she could bring a male date instead. Girl, you should call up Constance McMillen, that Mississippi lesbian who got the ACLU to sue her school district and won! [Queerty]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 9, 2010

Oprah Bringing Her Entire Studio Audience To Australia

Yesterday, Oprah kicked off her 25th season. The guests for the show were a total snoozefest—Don Johnson, Paul Simon, and John Travolta, of whom the Big O said, "Twenty-five years later, you still make my heart go pitter-patter." But things got much more interesting later in the show when John was pulled onstage…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 14, 2010

Australian Pottymouths Fined Up To $300 For Public Cussing

Civil liberties nightmare or a f**king great idea? Police in Queensland, Australia, now have the authority to fine citizens $100 to $300 for committing the "public nuisance" of cussing in public. Queensland's head of state, Anna Bligh, said to expect a 20 percent rise in public nuisance complaints, based on trial programs i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 16, 2010

You Can’t Get Raped In Skinny Jeans, Jury Says

An Australian jury acquitted 23-year-old Nicholas Gonzales of rape because it refused to believe the alleged victim's skinny jeans could have been removed without "collaboration." Gonzales and the alleged victim, a 24-year-old woman, met for drinks in April 2008 and then returned to his house to listen to music. Gonzales claims they had…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 3, 2010

Today In Stupidity: Gay Dog Discrimination

Every now and then, we come across a story so absurd that it's almost hard to figure out where to begin with mocking it mercilessly. So here goes: A restaurant in Australia called Thai Spice has been fined $1400 for refusing to seat a blind man and his guide dog. The restaurant has a sig…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / April 28, 2010

Australians Want To Ban Small-Breasted Women And Female Ejaculation In Porn

The Australian government apparently has some issues with a woman's "down under." The Classification Board for the country's smut industry is working on banning porn that includes female ejaculation and/or small breasts. The censors are trying to block any websites that include or link to material that include these particular "offenders." Customs officials are…
By: Kelli Bender / January 29, 2010

Should Scientology Be Classified As A Criminal Organization Instead Of A Religion?

Watch out Tom Cruise. The Australian government might try to declassify Scientology as a religion and reclassify it as a criminal organization. In a speech he gave to the Aussie Senate on Tuesday night, Senator Nick Xenophon claimed that the church was guilty of torture, forced imprisonment, and coerced abortion, embezzlement and blackmail.
By: Nikki Dowling / November 20, 2009

Female Twins In An All-Girl Gang Acquitted Because No One Could Tell Who Did What

Australians Courtney and Amelia Prentice—19-year-old twins who look like bad-ass versions of Lauren Conrad—used to be part of an all-girl gang that spent a lot of time getting drunk and roaming the streets looking for fights. Last year, the group encountered two chicks on the beach and beat the crap out of them, knocking…
By: Nikki Dowling / September 13, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: Hugh Jackman Half-Naked, First Ladies, And Professional Chocolate Tasting

If you're at all interested in seeing Hugh Jackman's bare chest, you should go see "Australia" this weekend. [NY Mag] First lady Laura Bush is planning to write a memoir and is shopping the idea around to various publishers. According to AP, books from recent first ladies have a more dependable…
By: Catherine Strawn / November 26, 2008

Hugh Jackman Is People’s “Sexiest Man Alive”

So, People has spoken, and they've chosen "Australia" star Hugh Jackman as 2008's "Sexiest Man Alive." Jackman certainly is a hot piece -- we like the tan, rugged look he sports in the movie -- and he has that magical ability to play fey just as well as he plays macho. The proof is i…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 19, 2008