Kate Leaver
Before she became Celebrity/Social Issues Editor at Mamamia, Kate Leaver was a magazine features editor, accidental finance columnist, radio producer, drama teacher, sketch comedian and freelance journo.
She’ll write about everything – but most ardently mental health, politics, Jennifer Lawrence, Britney Spears’ emotional wellbeing, feminism, asylum seekers, and her beloved rescue dog, Lady Fluffington.

Entries by Kate Leaver

Eat More Like Sophia Loren. Less Like Gwyneth Paltrow.

(0) Comments | Posted 14 January 2015 | (00:28)

Step away from the juicer. Resist the detox. Eat pasta. And for fuck's sake, don't hire Gwyneth Paltrow as your nutritionist.

It's the first week of January, so you want to eat less and exercise more. I know, I get it, I feel it too.

My New Year's Day Google...

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'Single' Is a Relationship Status - Not a Waiting Period Between Relationships

(0) Comments | Posted 7 December 2014 | (23:22)

2014-12-08-kleaver.jpeg Being single is a bit like wearing Crocs in public.

Strangers judge you, family members think you've given up or let yourself go, and society in general wants you to feel embarrassed about your bold personal choice.

But I'm not embarrassed. I refuse...

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Twelve Reasons Being an Auntie Is the Greatest Job in the World

(0) Comments | Posted 14 November 2014 | (23:00)

(AKA Aunty Katie)

Making a teeny-tiny human is the greatest thing your brother/sister ever did. They didn't do it for you, obviously. But sometimes, in a perfect moment with your niece/nephew on your lap, it feels like maybe they kind-of did.

When my nephew, Charlie, puts his little hand in...

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"Lily Collins Made Me Cry"

(0) Comments | Posted 12 November 2014 | (00:22)

2014-11-12-LILYface.jpg Lily Collins laughs when I tell her that she made me sob on a street corner in the dark by myself. The kind of perfect giggle only a 25-year-old British movie star (and daughter of Phil Collins) would have.

"Oh, yay. Thank you,...

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This Is NOT a Plus-Size Model Calvin Klein

(5) Comments | Posted 12 November 2014 | (00:13)


27-year-old model Myla Dalbesio cried when she found out that she had landed a Calvin Klein campaign. She's a size 10 in an industry that rarely goes above size 4 - 6, so she never expected to be paid to stand...

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Cressida Bonas Chose Her Career Over Being a Princess... A + For That Decision

(0) Comments | Posted 26 July 2014 | (00:00)

"Nah, I don't want to be a princess. I've got better things to do."

OK, so those are not words Cressida Bonas actually said with her mouth. But they do accurately sum up her decision to break up with Prince Harry.

25-year-old Cressida reportedly ended her relationship with the naughtiest...

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Get Out, Beyonce... Go

(0) Comments | Posted 24 July 2014 | (00:00)

If you believe their fans, Beyonce and Jay Z are about to kill real love.

Rumour has it that Beyonce and Jay Z will get divorced when they finish their Mr and Mrs Carter world tour. They're travelling with relationship counsellors, and they've both been seen without rings....

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He Stole Her Moment of Professional Glory, by Proposing

(2) Comments | Posted 23 June 2014 | (06:23)

I've just asked Hillary Clinton my final question in an exclusive interview. She winks, adjusts the scrunchie in her hair, and shakes my hand.

It's the greatest moment of my career as a journalist - just me, Hills, and a TV crew. It's my moment, and I'll hug it to...

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'I Wish I Had Breast Cancer'

(5) Comments | Posted 25 February 2014 | (23:00)

"I wish I had breast cancer".

It's probably not a sentence you ever thought you'd hear. It's a deeply unpleasant. But it's the slogan of a new campaign for pancreatic cancer awareness.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action campaign has been slammed around the world for being "insensitive", "offensive", "repugnant" and "deeply...

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The 11 Facebook Friends You Need to Un-friend Immediately

(9) Comments | Posted 14 February 2014 | (23:00)

Going through a thorough Facebook friend cull can be really hard. But sometimes it's just necessary.

I'm here for you. Here to hold your hand. Here to take you on a un-friending journey that will ultimately leave your newsfeed - and your life - lighter.

Alright. Let's do this.


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I Have So Many Girl Crushes That My Mum Thinks I'm a Lesbian

(0) Comments | Posted 11 February 2014 | (01:22)

My mother keeps implying I might be a lesbian because I have so many "girl crushes".

My colleagues know me as "the defender of fierce girl crushes". And if you spend five minutes with me, I'll sneak my undying love for a female celebrity into our conversation so artfully, you...

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Think 'Blurred Lines' Was Bad? You Should See This New Enrique Iglesias Video

(1) Comments | Posted 5 February 2014 | (23:00)

Enrique Iglesias has a message for the world: "Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines video was so 2013."

The Mediterranean hunk just released a new single called I'm A Freak. The clip is a short film about that time Enrique went to Pitbull's house for a pool party. Have a...

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Taylor Swift Is a Decent Role Model for Young Women, Why Does the Internet Tear Her to Shreds?

(11) Comments | Posted 29 January 2014 | (23:00)

The Grammys proved once and for all that the whole world hates Taylor Swift.

First, Taylor showed a few seconds of unrestrained excitement when she thought she'd won Album of the Year for her record Red... but then it turned out presenter Alicia Keys was actually reading the words Random...

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