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James Van Der Beek puts the spotlight on period poverty (Photo@vanderjames/Instagram)

James Van Der Beek Encourages Dads to Talk to Their Daughters About Periods

James Van Der Beek is putting the spotlight on period poverty this week and the important roles dads play when it comes to talking to their daughters about menstruation. The Dawson’s Creek star who’s also a dad to four daughters and one son has teamed up with Walmart and sanitary product brand Always for the #EndPeriodPoverty campaign. Their…

Pamela Anderson is calling for vegan meals in Canadian prisons. Photo: 9EkieraM1 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]

Pamela Anderson Calls For Vegan Meals in Canadian Prisons

Pamela Anderson has penned an open letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urging him to take meat and dairy off the menu in prisons across the country. The actress who is also an honorary director of animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) says that serving nutritious vegan meals in correctional facilities would…

Jameela Jamil

Over 120,000 People Sign Jameela’s Petition

Have you seen Jameela Jamil’s petition to stop celebrities promoting toxic diet products on social media? Over 120,000 people have signed it so far – and yep, we’re one of them! In fact, we can’t understand why anyone wouldn’t want to sign it. The reality is that social media networks like Instagram and Facebook have turned into giant…

You’re Not Alone: 10 Stars Shining A Light On Endometriosis

You’ve probably seen the footage of Sophie Monk by now. The one of her lying on a hospital bed wearing an oxygen mask (and somehow still looking gorgeous btw) with a doctor by her side saying “we did find some endometriosis, but not a lot.”  Soph is one of close to 200 million women worldwide affected by…

Russell Crowe

Celebrities, Gossip, Lies, and the Right to Privacy

Aussie star Russell Crowe is on the cover of a magazine. His smiling face is next to another smiling face, media personality Fifi Box. And then the words, in big, bold, can’t-miss-it-from-10-miles-away, giant letters “WE’RE SO IN LOVE!” (Just a few weeks earlier he was “TOGETHER AT LAST” with Delta Goodrem. And a while before…

Portia De Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen’s WILD birthday gift from Portia

Yep, Portia. You nailed it! For her 60th birthday, Ellen received a new foundation – the Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund – and the organisation’s first project is to house a gorilla conservation centre in Rwanda. It’s all thanks to wife Portia De Rossi who came up with the idea: “It’s your 60th birthday and this gift had to…

Shouting from a rooftop: JOHN OLIVER!

A friend of mine – let’s call him Richard – recently pointed out that I “should be shouting Oliver’s name from the rooftops rather than Winfrey’s.” He was referring to English comedian and “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver.  At first, I was all, pffffff! Come on Dickie! No one compares to Oprah! But then I looked into it, and John Oliver…

Letters of Love: Words from the heart

In the weeks after Walter Mikac lost his wife Nanette, and two daughters, Alannah and Madeline, in the Port Arthur Massacre, he found some comfort in little notes written by 6-year-old Alannah. More than two decades later, those notes would be the catalyst for a book – Letters of Love: Words from the heart published by Affirm Press. The book is penned…

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