Russell Brand causes controversy over 9/11 comments in TV interview

Melanie Kembrey UK comedian Russell Brand said people should be "open-minded" about the view that the US government was responsible for the 9/11 attacks.

It's horses and courses for VIPs dining in the Birdcage during Melbourne Cup carnival

Jennifer Hawkins was just one of the celebrities at the Birdcage last year.

Suzanne Carbone If federal Treasurer Joe Hockey is invited to the Melbourne Cup Carnival, he will discover the age of entitlement is so hot right now.

Home of glass artists Matthew Curtis and Harriet Schwarzrock

Sally Pryor Glass artists Matthew Curtis and Harriet Schwarzrock have transformed a decrepit old house into a quirky, colourful and nicely cluttered home.

Sweet Envy recipes for spring

Here is a tasty selection of recipes from Alistair Wise and Teena Kearney-Wise's new book.

Jackie French on the good old, faithful Iceberg rose

Jackie French Roses are the focus of many spring gardens and Jackie French shares her enjoyment of the simple faithful Iceberg.

Liz Dawson: Living well with blindness and cancer

Karen Hardy Liz Dawson is not afraid to die, indeed there are days when she'd welcome it.

Jil Hogan: Why functional fitness is more fun than running or boot camp

Jil Hogan Functional Fitness, or Func Fitness, will leave you sore but that's because you're moving parts of your body you need to be moving regularly but probably don't.

Private Sydney: Not the Nobel Peace Prize, but it's sexy

JASON DUNDASWHO MAGAZINE SEXIEST PEOPLE PARTY 2014STAGE 7, FOX STUDIOS, MOORE PARK, SYDNEYWEDNESDAY 22ND OCTOBER, 2014PHOTOGRAPHER: BELINDA ROLLAND ? 2014 for PS please images from Who Magazine's Sexiest People party - credit Belinda Rolland

Andrew Hornery It's billed as one of the biggest bashes on the Sydney social calendar, but it's probably also the most conceited.

Broken heart? Best not chew on it

When trying to mend a broken heart don't laden it with saturated fats.

Jenna Clarke To those who believe there are better ways to get over a broken heart than devouring a week's worth of fried chicken, potato smothered in gravy and mass produced coleslaw, I say, you clearly haven't...

Gatecrasher

Samantha Harris Vogue Chandon Summer Castaway Party.

Mik Grigg & Amy Cooper From birthdays to launch parties, here's a rundown of last week's events in and around Sydney and Melbourne.

Is cracking your knuckles bad for you?

Experts say it's unlikely that knuckle-cracking leads to arthritis.

Livia Gamble Cracking your knuckles feels good but it’s annoying to those around you. But is it bad for you?

Garage sale trail a bargain hunter's paradise

The CWA's Penny Unsworth, Penny McColl, Judy Irving and  Wendy Sheppard.

Nadia Wu From dainty crockery to metres of dress-making fabric, Penny Unsworth has never had so many mismatched objects clutter up her house.

Watch this and cringe

Zach Galifianakis interviews Brad Pitt, with wonderfully awkward results

Pitt

Brad Pitt is the latest celebrity to take a grilling from Zach Galifianakis, being quizzed on his relationship with Angelina Jolie.

Playful, confident, naked women

'What painting portraits of naked women has taught me'

Aleah Chapin has been lauded for her realist, larger-than-life depictions of ‘real’ female bodies.

Claire Cohen Artist Aleah Chapin, 28, has caused controversy with her realistic paintings of nude older women. Now, she has a new London show that celebrates the female form at every age.

CityKat

Are you relying on a 'sex crutch'?

Do you have a standard routine when it comes to sex?

Katherine Feeney Taking short cuts in the sack can be a slippery slope.

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The 2014 John Eales Medal: red carpet arrivals

The red carpet arrivals at the Royal Randiwck Racecourse for the 2014 John Eales Medal.

Sarah Michelle Gellar keeps tough talking Buffy The Vampire Slayer alive on Twitter

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Jenna Clarke If Buffy was the vampire slayer, than Sarah Michelle Gellar is the social media slayer.

Celebrity red carpet watch

Celebrity red carpet watch

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 16:  Actress Sienna Miller attends the VIP arrivals of the Amex Gala premiere for

Awards ceremonies, film festivals, premieres and parties. Where the stars have been spotted this week.