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New Idea 19 October 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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in this issue

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The Spring Racing Carnival season has always been a fixture on the Australian social calendar, with everyone from celebrities to everyday punters getting glammed up for the occasion. However, like all things in 2020, we can expect that spring carnival will look a little different to previous years – but that shouldn’t take the fun out of it. To get you in the spirit, our lifestyle team have put together a dedicated Spring Racing Carnival guide that’s loaded with ideas and inspiration. For that all-important ensemble, head to page 52 for an array of frocks and fascinators. If you’re hosting, check out the mouth-watering share plates on page 40. Giddy up!…

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summer bodies!

LAURA BYRNE Sun’s out, bump’s out! The Life Uncut podcast host – who’s expecting her second child with fiancé Matthew Johnson – got some vitamin sea in Sydney. JENNIFER GARNER The mum-of-three certainly knows how to make a splash. Looking great, Jen! ELIZABETH HURLEY It’s getting hot in here! The model sends temperatures soaring. SONIA KRUGER The TV host showed off her toned tummy while hanging poolside. SIMONE CALLAHAN Life’s a beach for Shane Warne’s ex-wife! The yoga fanatic – who celebrated her 50th birthday earlier this year – enjoyed a dip in Melbourne.…

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candid weight confession

She dramatically dropped 47kg, but Dawn French says she’s put some of the weight back on recently – and doesn’t give two hoots! “I’ve gone back to being an entire barrel, but do you know what, I’m going to be 63 this year, I don’t give a f--k, I really don’t, so long as I can walk,” The Vicar of Dibley comedian said on French and Saunders: T--ting About, her podcast with long-time collaborator Jennifer Saunders. “I’m not going to be stingy to myself anymore. I never did dislike anything about my body, even when I was very, very fat. I refuse to be forced to dislike myself.”…

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racing to the altar!

That was fast! Katie Holmes has sparked buzz she’s getting married to her new love, New York restaurateur Emilio Vitolo Jr, 33, after just two months of dating. Last week, the couple were spotted touring St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Nolita, Manhattan. “Katie is head over heels with Emilio, and there is no doubt marriage is on both their minds,” tells a pal. “They’re obsessed with each other and see no reason to wait on committing to each other in front of God.” Katie, 41, returned to her Catholic faith following her divorce from Scientologist Tom Cruise. Adds the friend, “She’s finally free to be herself.”…

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rock legend remembered

Eddie Van Halen was described as a “guitar god” by Kiss frontman Gene Simmons shortly after the legendary musician passed away, aged 65, following a long battle with throat cancer. “My heart is broken,” Gene tweeted. Steve Tyler was also devastated by the death of his friend, saying, “Eddie changed the course of guitar whammy bar rock & roll.” The father-of-one died at a Santa Monica hospital with his second wife Janie by his side. Doctors had found that the cancer had sadly moved to his brain and other organs.…

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elton john daddy’s day out

He once called fatherhood the “greatest decision” he ever made – and Elton John was clearly savouring every second with his sons during a family holiday to Italy last week. The singer, 73, was all smiles as he enjoyed a tender moment with Zachary, 9, and Elijah, 7, at the Lo Scoglio restaurant in Nerano. The trio, along with Elton’s husband, David Furnish, then enjoyed a boat ride to enjoy the views of the Amalfi Coast. David, 57, later shared some photos from the trip on Instagram, including one of Zachary and Elijah checking out a wood-fired pizza oven in Pompeii. That’s amore!…