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New Idea Issue 11, 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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Knowing how to manage your budget and finding ways to save money is a skill that’s learnt with time – and everyone has their own approach. For instance, my golden spending rule is I will never buy any item of clothing that costs more than $50. It’s not for everyone, but hey, it works for me! Yet, beyond my one shopping mantra, being sensible with money isn’t something that comes naturally – so you can guarantee I’ll be poring over our How to Crunch Your Budget article on page 58. It’s filled with practical advice and strategic tips you can use right now to balance your budget and save. Yes, please!…

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it’s show time!

For the first time in its 78-year history, the Golden Globes held two virtual ceremonies, with Tina Fey hosting from NYC and Amy Poehler holding down the fort in LA. While a handful of stars walked the red carpet, most watched from the comfort of their homes – although that didn’t stop them from pulling out their finest frocks! Nomadland won Best Motion Picture Drama, and its mastermind, Chloé Zhao, became only the second woman, and first of Asian descent, to win Best Director. It’s expected she’ll repeat at the Oscars in April.…

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kate dearaugo ‘my life now’

Kate DeAraugo became a household name after she won Australian Idol in 2005, but the former Young Divas singer has revealed she is throwing in the towel on music to pursue a career in construction! Currently studying a Certificate III in Civil Construction, Kate explained in an interview with The Morning Show recently: “I’m learning to operate big machines and excavators and to build stuff and get my hands dirty.” She added that she gained a new “love” for construction after working in “traffic management for a while”. In 2017, Kate had a very public fall from grace. She was handed a 12-month community correction order after pleading guilty to possessing ice, drug driving and weapons offences. She avoided conviction and now has a handle on her demons. “I’m nearly three years in recovery…

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aussie stars remember music icon michael gudinski

The Australian music industry is mourning the loss of one of its biggest icons, Michael Gudinski, the co-founder of Mushroom Records, who died in his sleep on March 1, aged 68. Having helped build the careers of Kylie Minogue, Vance Joy and the Skyhooks, he will be honoured in a state funeral in Victoria in the coming days. Many of Michael’s high-profile friends and collaborators took to social media to remember him, including Kylie, whose career was launched by Michael after he signed her in 1987. “Legend. Legacy. Love. A titan of the music industry. One of a kind and forever family to me,” she gushed in a touching post. “My heart is broken and I can’t believe he’s gone. Irreplaceable and unforgettable, I’ll always love you, ‘The Big G’,” Michael was just…

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simon baker makes a splash with new love!

Simon Baker appears to be moving on from his ex-wife, Rebecca Rigg, following the end of their 22-year marriage, with the Aussie heart-throb spotted cosying up to a bikini-clad beauty! During a recent trip to Byron Bay, the pair showed off their impressive beach bodies as they splashed about in the surf. Onlookers tell New Idea Simon, 51, and his mystery flame seemed to be “seriously smitten” and “loved-up” during their day at the beach. The Mentalist actor owns a farm just outside the famous celebrity enclave on the NSW coast, and could be moving back to Australia for good as he and Rebecca have put their Santa Monica home on the market for $8.1 million. While little is known about Simon’s new friend, she appears to be closer in age to his daughter…

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julia & george yes, it’s on!

After finally managing to convince George Clooney to join her upcoming romantic comedy, Ticket to Paradise, Julia Roberts is said to be keeping the handsome silver fox all to herself. According to insiders, Julia, 53, doesn’t want anything getting in the way of the pair’s highly anticipated on-screen reunion – including George’s recent marital woes with his human-rights lawyer wife, Amal, 43. “George is being encouraged not to have Amal or their twins visit him while they’re on set,” says an insider. George, 59, is more than happy to oblige, and has jokingly told Amal she’s been banned from the island set. “Given the dangers of travelling at the moment [it does makes sense],” the insider explains.. Ticket to Paradise, which is set to start filming later this year, sees George and Julia playing a…