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New Idea Issue 8, 2021

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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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Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Are Media Pty Limited
Frequency:
Weekly
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in this issue

1 min.
welcome!

Just when we’d recovered from the cuteness of hearing Archie speak on a podcast for the first time, now there’s another royal baby for us to go goo-goo ga-ga over! Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have welcomed a baby boy. And the only person more excited than them is new grandmother, Fergie! Head to page 12 for all the official arrival news. The newest royal family member couldn’t have come at a better time – not only is it a bright spot amid the backdrop of the ongoing pandemic, but it’s sure to be a moment of respite for the Queen after her latest drama with royal bolters, Prince Harry and Meghan – turn to page 10 for more news on that. Congratulations, Eugenie and Jack, and welcome to the…

1 min.
meet anna nicole’s look-alike daughter!

The teenage daughter of Anna Nicole Smith has made a rare public appearance in a new TV special – and she has grown into the spitting image of her late mother. Dannielynn Birkhead, who was only 5 months old when her Playboy model mother died of an accidental drug overdose in 2007, aged 39, has spent the majority of her life out of the spotlight. In the US 20/20 TV special, Tragic Beauty, Dannielynn, along with her father, Larry Birkhead, set off to learn more about Anna Nicole to coincide with the 14th anniversary of her untimely death. The duo travel to Mexia, Texas to visit Anna’s former childhood hometown. There, they reunited with Anna’s teenage best friend, Jo McLemore, who was equally astounded at Dannielynn’s resemblance to her mother. “You are your mummy.…

1 min.
kate begs isla: ‘get me to hollywood!’

Loyal Home and Away fans have gone into overdrive speculating if on-screen besties Sally Fletcher and Shannon Reed might be returning to Summer Bay, after the former co-stars and real-life mates Kate Ritchie and Isla Fisher caught up in Sydney earlier this month. But New Idea hears Kate, who last appeared in the show in 2008, has set her sights on far bigger projects! According to an insider, the 42-year-old single mum is hoping to land a Hollywood gig through Isla! “After a bundle of laughs and an emotional catch-up, chat quickly turned to work,” says the insider. “Kate’s long had dreams of starring in a Hollywood film and has been in awe of Isla’s work,” the source adds, noting, “Kate holds a very special place in her heart and wouldn’t hesitate to…

1 min.
bruce springsteen busted for drink driving!

Rocker Bruce Springsteen is scheduled to appear in court “in the next few weeks”, according to sources, after he was arrested for reckless driving and driving while intoxicated. The incident occurred on November 14 in Gateway National Recreation Area in Bruce’s home state of New Jersey, but was only revealed last week. Bruce was “cooperative” throughout the arrest, said a spokesperson. Bruce, 71, was also charged with consuming alcohol in a closed area. As he was busted on federal land, Bruce will appear before a federal judge.…

1 min.
michael & pip  why they really split

Less than a year after going public with their romance, cricket champion Michael Clarke and fashion designer Pip Edwards have split! Despite going their separate ways, the couple remain good friends, says a well-placed source, who insists they are entirely “amicable”. Michael and Pip’s relationship began in June 2020 following the former Australian Test captain’s divorce from wife Kyly, who he shares 5-year-old daughter, Kelsey Lee, with. While Michael, 39, and Pip, 40, have avoided commenting on the news, she has since taken to social media to share a cryptic post, where she told followers, ”Gratitude is one of the sweet shortcuts to finding peace of mind and happiness inside.”…

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while chris is away matt damon will play...dad!

Hollywood star Matt Damon is certainly having a Thor-ific time Down Under, if these happy snaps are anything to go by! The 50-year-old actor was spotted spending time with Chris Hemsworth’s wife, Elsa Pataky, and her children at a Byron Bay park recently. A father-of-four himself, Matt was seen putting on an adorable show as he pushed one of Elsa’s 6-year-old twin sons on the swing. “Matt … is an amazing person, he’s so easy,” Elsa, 44, previously said of The Bourne Identity star. Meanwhile, Chris, 37, who has been mates with Matt for years, was in Sydney filming Marvel blockbuster Thor: Love and Thunder alongside Chris Pratt. Matt also has a role in film. Of their friendship, Chris has said: “Matt’s just a normal guy who has the movie-star thing figured out.”…