1. Beyoncé backlash has started, with some US commentators slamming the singer's Super Bowl performance
In a Fox News segment, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani said, "I thought it was really outrageous that she used it as a platform to attack police officers who are the people who protect her and protect us, and keep us alive." Additionally, a separate group of naysayers are rallying troops to protest outside of the NFL Headquarters in NYC about her so-called "race-baiting stunt".
2. Céline squashes rumours that Phoebe Philo is leaving
According to WWD, an internal memo was sent out signed by Céline CEO Marco Gobbetti and Phoebe Philo stating that the French luxury brand "are more motivated and committed than ever to their partnership and will continue to create beautiful products." It's still anyone's guess whether she's actually leaving, as rumoured, so watch this space.
3. Two female backpackers have escaped a violent attack in Adelaide
On Tuesday evening, two international backpackers in their twenties escaped a kidnap and murder attempt by a 59 year old man. They were discovered by local fisherman near Coorong National Park and the man was later arrested. The pair had been travelling with the man from Adelaide to Victoria, when he suddenly turned on them, sexually assaulting and attacking them.
4. The Australian widow of IS state fighter Khaled Sharrouf has died in Syria
Tara Sharrouf died after suffering from complications associated with appendicitis, leaving behind four children and a grandchild. Her husband Khaled Sharrouf rose to notoriety after he tweeted a photo of his son holding up the head of a Syrian solider. He was killed in June last year.
5. A Vatican guide tells bishops they don't always have to report child abuse
The Catholic church document outlines that it's "not necessarily" the duty of bishops to report allegations of child abuse to "authorities, the police or state prosecutors in the moment when they are made aware of crimes or sinful deeds." Placing the onus on families instead, the controversial guidelines were released earlier this month and are awaiting feedback.