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New Idea 23 December 2019

New Idea has been Australia's most loved weekly magazine for women for more than 110 years, reaching over 2 million readers each week. Every issue of New Idea is full of fascinating features, the latest celebrity news, practical and delicious recipes and interesting real-life stories, as well as up-to-the-minute fashion, health and beauty advice. Now you can have this iconic Aussie magazine delivered straight to your mobile device in digital form – whenever you want it and wherever you are.

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2 min.
karl and jasmine it’s twins!

After social media posts revealed what appeared to be Jasmine Stefanovic celebrating at a baby shower, pregnancy rumours have been circling the shoe designer and her husband, TV host Karl Stefanovic, with many convinced the couple are expecting. Now a source reveals to New Idea that the couple are gearing up to make an official announcement, and they could even be expecting twins! But the source claims Karl won’t confirm the exciting news until he returns to the Today show, with Allison Langdon, in early January. “There was a specific clause in his contract for him to confirm the pregnancy exclusively on Today and receive a generous bonus,” a source reveals. “It’s why they brought the show’s starting date forward to early January because Jasmine will be around five months by then and it…

1 min.
tributes flow for roxette singer

Marie Fredriksson, one half of the Swedish pop duo Roxette, has died following a 17-year battle with cancer. The 61-year-old passed away last week and is survived by her husband, music producer Mikael Bolyos and her two children, Ines Josefin, 26, and Oscar, 23. Her family announced the singer’s death with an emotional statement: “It is with great sadness that we have to announce that one of our biggest and most beloved artists is gone.” Marie was a powerhouse performer, with Roxette’s hit songs such as ‘Joyride’ and ‘It Must Have Been Love’ reaching enormous success in the 1980s and ’90s. Roxette songwriter Per Gessle, 60, paid tribute to his beloved bandmate Marie on Twitter. “Things will never be the same,” he wrote. “Time goes by so quickly. It’s not that…

1 min.
wiggles at war

Both Emma Watkins and Lachlan Gillespie have moved on with their respective partners, but it appears that one year after their separation, the former couple seem to be competing to prove who is the happiest. Just a week after yellow Wiggle Emma declared she was in love with her new man, Wiggles band member Oliver Brian, purple Wiggle Lachlan decided to post a gushing tribute to his new girlfriend Dana Stephensen. Taking to Instagram, Emma’s ex shared a picture of himself and Dana, along with several other Wiggles, including Emma herself with the caption: “One year ago today we met and performed with the @ausballet.” The post comes after Emma stepped out with Oliver looking deliriously happy with her new-found love. But despite the rumoured battle, Emma insists she and…

1 min.
nicole kidman my kids healed me

Nicole Kidman has opened up about how her children helped her cope when her father died in 2014. “My 3-year-old (Faith, now 8) said, ‘But you’re not going to be sad like this tomorrow, are you?’ That’s when you realise, you know, you have to be OK,” Nicole told Tatler. “They need to know that they’re safe, that their mother isn’t going to fall apart. “Inside? I was beyond shattered. But I had to rally,” she added. Nicole explained how her father’s death also impacted her professionally. “I was never going to do theatre again. I didn’t think my heart could handle the adrenaline and the fear,” she admitted. Her father Antony Kidman was a renowned academic and Nicole was very close to him. “[He] was always such a guiding light in my…

1 min.
royal birthday party! shock pics uncovered

Pictures of disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein and convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein attending Princess Beatrice’s 18th birthday emerged last week, leaving people shocked to see they were guests at the royal bash. The unearthed pictures show both men dressed in costume for Bea’s big party at Windsor Castle in 2006. This follows news that Princess Beatrice cancelled her engagement party due to the controversy circling her father, Prince Andrew, and his ties to Epstein. While Andrew has continued to downplay his relationship with Epstein, the old images reveal the financier was one of many close family and friends who attended the celebrations for the prince’s daughter. The Mirror reported: “Two months after the royal bash, a warrant was issued for Epstein for sexual assault of a minor.”…

1 min.
scott cam’s new backlash!

Scott Cam has been hit with a public backlash after his huge government pay packet was revealed. The Block star, 57, will receive $345,000 for work as a ‘national careers ambassador’. The15-month contract involves the TV tradie encouraging young people to get on the tools. While PM Scott Morrison defended the appointment, Scott Cam faced criticism from others who said it was a waste. “This is an outrageous abuse of taxpayer money. They sacked many very experienced public servants yesterday, now this. Unbelievable,” MP Matt Thistlethwaite said. In 2015, Scott was listed as Australia’s 10th highest-paid TV star, with a whopping $600,000 salary for the Channel Nine show.…