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New Idea Issue 18, 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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Last week I stepped out of my editor’s chair and into the photo studio for a very special Kmart fashion shoot, alongside my family. Spoiler alert – we all had an absolute ball! I’ve been involved with plenty of photo shoots over the years while working in magazines, but I have to say that working with my own kids was definitely, er, interesting… But overall, it was such a fun experience. I also now completely understand the old saying about never working with kids or animals! Head to our fashion spread to see the final shots.…

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ricki-lee has babies on the brain!

After stepping out in Sydney last week, Australian Idol alum Ricki-Lee Coulter has fans convinced she could soon be expecting! Onlookers who spotted the star insist to New Idea the ‘Raining Diamonds’ singer was “glowing” while walking with her manager husband, Richard Harrison. At one stage, the 35-year-old even appeared to cradle her mid-section, before happily interacting with her partner – who she’s been married to for more than five years. News of a little one would certainly be a surprise for the songstress, who has previously confessed to not wanting children of her own. In a 2019 interview with Stellar, Ricki-Lee confirmed this, saying: “It’s a completely personal decision. For me it’s simply, I don’t want kids.” If she has had a change of heart, Ricki-Lee has already had plenty of practise thanks to…

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celebrity masterchef is back!

As Channel Seven quietly prepares to launch Big Brother: VIP later this year – with network insiders telling New Idea the series will include a mix of celebrities and former “high-profile” Big Brother housemates – top TV insiders exclusively reveal that Channel Ten is moving fast to reproduce a rival celebrity spin-off of its own. According to the well-placed source, Ten has given the go-ahead for the return of Celebrity MasterChef. The surprise new season is said to be replacing MasterChef Junior, which returned in 2020 after a nine-year hiatus – to less than impressive ratings! “MasterChef Junior is out and Celebrity MasterChef is in!” quips the source, who reveals the success of shows like SAS: Australia and Dancing with the Stars: All Stars has TV executives scrambling to sign on talent…

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cult fears for onj’s daughter!

She is no stranger to a controversial opinion, but Olivia Newton-John’s only child, Chloe Lattanzi, is said to be “seriously worrying” her closest friends and family due to her contentious and peculiar posts on social media. Last week, Chloe, 35, raised eyebrows after confessing to seeing UFOs as a child, while on a farm in Australia. She then insisted she doesn’t care if people think she is “crazy”. And while that may be the case, sources close to the singer reveal her loved ones, including her famous mother, are worried her beliefs could see her caught up in cult-like groups. “Chloe is freaking friends and family out with her views, which she’s trying to play off as ‘new age’, but in reality it’s all downright cultish,” says a source of the star, who…

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lisa curry’s secret deal revealed

There’s said to be one person behind Jett Kenny’s inclusion on the upcoming season of SAS: Australia – his mother, Lisa Curry. According to insiders, the Ironman, 27, was put forward by his supportive mum who is said to be secretly working on becoming the show’s very first intruder! “Lisa wanted to be in the main line-up as the mum and son combo, but she wasn’t unveiled as part of the main cast,” an industry insider explains, who insists the former Olympic swimmer has a plan. “She’s pushing to enter as an intruder – it’s the first time anything like that has been done on SAS,” says the source, noting that it would be “absolute TV gold”. Interestingly the source says Lisa, who turns 59 in May, now has her heart firmly set…

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aussie leading men at war!

There’s nothing more motivating than rivalry, and sources say that actor Sam Worthington is hoping that Avatar 2 will put him back on the map... and hopefully steal some thunder from fellow Aussie actor Chris Hemsworth! Sam, 44, saw his career stall after starring in the original Avatar movie in 2009, while Chris, 37, shot to global stardom with 2011’s Thor, “and it’s been a case of sour grapes ever since”, explains the source. Even though Sam is busy shooting back-to-back Avatar sequels in Sydney, he’s still eyeing Chris – who’s filming Thor: Love and Thunder – with envy. “It’s the biggest movie to ever shoot in Australia, and it’s seriously tough for Sam to hear about how Chris, Matt Damon and his pal Christian Bale are having such a…