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New Idea

New Idea 02 March 2020

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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1 min.
my how you’ve changed!

Former Baywatch actress Yasmine Bleeth, 51, looked remarkably different as she made a rare public outing recently when she took her pet dog for a walk in Los Angeles. The star looked happy and relaxed as she took a stroll down the streets in a blue flowing dress. The one-time model, who played sexy lifeguard Caroline Holden in the hit TV show, now lives a low-key life, dividing her time between California and Arizona. For the past 17 years Yasmine has been married to strip club owner Paul Cerrito, who she reportedly met in a Malibu rehab centre after voluntarily checking herself in for cocaine addiction. Yasmine, who hasn’t acted since 2003, has struggled with addiction over the years and relapsed after leaving the clinic. She was arrested in 2001 when police found cocaine…

1 min.
crown prince frederik hospitalised

Crown Prince Frederik has been rushed to hospital after he sustained a shoulder injury while skiing last week. The 51-year-old was in Verbier with his family when the incident occurred. It’s understood medical treatment was successful and he will soon return to his royal engagements. A statement was released by the palace explaining the incident. “His Royal Highness The Crown Prince suffered a minor injury in [sic] the left shoulder last week in connection with skiing in Switzerland,” Danish Royal Communications Director Lene Balleby said. “The Crown Prince has therefore today been examined and treated at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen.”…

1 min.
dickie & olivia’s love story

Olivia Newton-John and Richard Wilkins’ unmistakable bond goes back many years. Richard recently posted a throwback on Instagram from when they were both in their 20s. “Who would have thought … that all these years later … our kids would be dancing together on the telly!!??” he wrote alongside the photo, referring to Richard’s son Christian and Olivia’s daughter Chloe currently performing on Dancing with the Stars. Olivia and Richard have been close for decades and their special friendship was particularly notable when it was first revealed that the singer’s cancer had returned. Richard choked up on live TV as he announced the news. “Sad news this morning and spare a thought for the gorgeous Olivia Newton-John, please. The back pain that has been causing her issues recently, we thought it was sciatica,…

1 min.
russell in hiding?

Once renowned for his ripped physique, in the past few years Aussie actor Russell Crowe has struggled to keep off the kilos. The 55-year-old has transformed his figure for various roles over the years. But while earlier films demanded chiselled washboard abs, his recent parts, in The Loudest Voice and Unhinged, required him to stack on the weight. When pics emerged last year of Russell sporting a large belly, it was clear the actor had continued to let his health slip. So in a bid to avoid any pics being taken before he’s ready to reveal his new bod to his close friend Terri Irwin and the world, Russ is keeping a low profile. “The reason no-one has seen Russell in a while is he’s dieting. He wants to emerge after his body…

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kak: one year without john

Breakfast television veteran Kerri-Anne Kennerley has marked one year since the tragic passing of her husband, John Kennerley. John died on February 27, 2019 at the age of 78 – almost three years to the day after he fractured his C2 and C3 vertebrae and was left quadriplegic when he fell over a garden hedge at a golf resort near Coffs Harbour. Studio 10 host Kerri-Anne, 66, stood by her beloved husband’s side and gave him round-the-clock care in the years following his horror accident. The pair were married for more than three decades after tying the knot in 1984. Kerri-Anne spoke candidly about her grief on Studio 10 just a month after losing the love of her life last year. “It was a shock because I thought I would really have John for many,…

1 min.
maggie’s heartache

The shocking death of Maggie Beer’s daughter has left the Australian food industry reeling. The much-loved cook’s eldest daughter, Saskia Beer, passed away suddenly on February 14. A devastated Maggie took to Instagram last Monday to share the tragic news, saying, “It is with broken hearts we need to let you know that our beautiful, extraordinary daughter Saskia died unexpectedly yet peacefully in her sleep…” A fellow foodie, Saskia inherited her mother’s flair for cooking from an early age, going on to run her own successful produce business in the Barossa Valley. The 46-year-old mother of three had married her long-time love Petar Jercic in April of last year. Maggie has been inundated with messages of sympathy from fans, with the biggest names in Aussie cooking also adding their condolences. MasterChef’s Matt Preston sent…