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Last week, Amy Schumer met with two Australian radio hosts, Matt Tilley and Jane Hall of KIIS 101.1, to discuss her new movie, Trainwreck. And a train wreck is exactly what happened. Matt Tilley asked a few questions that Schumer was not happy about—and understandably so. Unsurprisingly, Schumer didn’t put up with his bullshit. After discussing the costumes in the movie, Tilley asked, “Do you have the word ‘skanky’ in America?” Schumer cleverly responded, “We do have that word. Read More
With 17 GRAMMY awards, a record for the most BET nominations ever, and the impressive ability to drop a 14-track visual album with five million in sales worldwide (sans PR), it’s no surprise that Beyoncé is getting a skyscraper.   The skyscraper, dubbed Premier Tower, is projected to reach 741 feet and will stand flawless near Melbourne’s Southern Cross railway station. Yes, that’s right, Melbourne, as in Melbourne, Australia. Read More
Prepare to dig your Lizzie McGuire-era flares out of storage. A 35-year-old Australian woman recently collapsed because her skinny jeans cut off blood supply to her legs.   According to a case report released Monday, hours of manual labor the previous day left the woman’s feet feeling numb, particularly “squatting” to empty cupboards. While walking home, she fell and was unable to stand again, forcing her to crawl for help. Read More
We all know that actors, authors, and, of course, models are Photoshopped relentlessly in the media—but even politicians aren’t safe from alterations. Australian Senator Sarah Hanson-Young won a case for defamation against a satirical magazine called Zoo Weekly this past week for that very reason. In response to her strong views that those seeking asylum should have a place in Australia, Zoo Weekly thought it would be clever to offer that refugees could stay in their magazine office—if she agreed to a bikini photo shoot. Read More
On Monday morning, December 15th, an armed gunman entered a standoff with police while inside a café in Martin Place, located in Sydney, Australia. During the standoff, the gunman, Man Haron Monis, held 17 people hostage inside of the café and displayed an Islamic flag in the café’s window. The hostage situation ended early Tuesday morning when police entered the site after hearing an explosion and yelling. Two hostages, Tori Johnson (34) and Katrina Dawson (38), along with the gunman died during the police rescue. Read More