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WHO Issue 24, 2021

As Australia’s Number 1 celebrity weekly magazine, we deliver a compelling mix of credible celebrity news, interviews, portraiture and intriguing human interest stories, told from the perspective of the people directly involved. Thanks to trusted relationships with some of the world’s biggest names, we report the facts and never make it up!

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Your voice matters. It’s so easy to feel like just one in a million and that your efforts aren’t enough to create real change, but that’s not true. Every single one of us has the power to make a difference. I’ve been following the Murugappan family’s story for a few years now and while it’s devastating that it took a child’s severe illness to create the current uproar over their plight, it’s amazing to see people around Australia using their platforms (no matter how big or small) to speak up for them. And now with so many of us united in trying to get them home to Biloela, hope is on the horizon. Turn to page 6 to read the latest developments. One voice we’ve all been anxiously waiting to hear…

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5 things we’re talking about this week!

1 Did Gwen and Blake tie the knot? It seems congratulations are due for Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton. The couple were spotted out on June 12, with Stefani sporting a sparkling new band next to her six-carat engagement ring. A day earlier, she’d shared a picture from her hens’ do. 2 Penny’s a model cop She’s used to walking the red carpet with her rocker husband Rod Stewart, but Penny Lancaster’s new job has seen her trade designer duds for a tactical vest. The model hit the streets to patrol in London after receiving her police badge in April. 3 Owen and Vince to reunite Owen Wilson has confirmed he is“talking to”Vince Vaughn about doing a sequel to their 2005 hit comedy Wedding Crashers. “Yeah, there is a script and David Dobkin – who…

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the murugappan family bring them home

On June 12, Tharnicaa Murugappan celebrated her fourth birthday while being treated for sepsis caused by untreated pneumonia at Perth Children’s Hospital – a change from her previous three birthdays spent behind wire fences in immigration detention. Her only wish – likely for herself and her mother Priya – is to be reunited with her father Nades and older sister Kopika on Christmas Island, where they have been held since 2019. But Tharnicaa’s deteriorating health and hospitalisation has brought considerable public attention to the family’s plight to return home to Biloela. Nades and Priya both separately fled the civil war in Sri Lanka, seeking asylum in Australia in 2012 and 2013, respectively. The pair then met and married in Sydney, before settling in the small town of Biloela, in central Queensland,…

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italian getaway

Whether a belated honeymoon or fun family getaway, Katy Perry is making the most of her downtime between wrapping her stint as a judge on American Idol and kickstarting her residency in Las Vegas later this year. The singer, 36, was spotted cruising around Venice, Italy, with Orlando Bloom, 44, and their 9-month-old daughter Daisy Dove. Perry’s beloved dog Nugget was also in tow for the trip, which saw the pair sipping Aperol Spritzes during a gondola ride and strolling around the city taking countless selfie snaps. The couple first sparked rumours they had married in secret when Perry was spotted wearing a gold band on her left hand in March, but neither has commented on any nuptial news. During a May interview with Us Weekly, Perry’s American Idol co-star Bobby…

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celeb surgery regrets

Sharon Stone The actress says she uses fillers partly as a corrective measure after a stroke in 2001 left her face damaged. “It’s so common now for people to use fillers, it’s almost like a beauty treatment,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. “It’s a far better alternative than having your face cut apart and ending up looking like you got sucked into a wind tunnel.” In her memoir The Beauty of Living Twice, Stone, 63, revealed that while undergoing surgery to remove benign tumours in 2001, a plastic surgeon gave her larger breast implants without her consent. “When I was unbandaged, I discovered that I had bigger breasts,” she said. Jessica Simpson When the singer posted a makeup-free selfie on May 6, the reaction was mixed. While one follower praised Simpson, 40, for looking…

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saving face

Melanie Griffith In 2017, the star admitted the stir she caused from getting cosmetic tweaks surprised her. “I didn’t [realise] until people started saying. ‘What has she done?!’” Griffith, 63, told Porter magazine. “I was so hurt I went to a different doctor, and he started dissolving all of this s--t the other doctor had put in.” Lisa Rinna The actress and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star was 25 when she had permanent silicone filler injected into her top lip. “It was great,” Rinna, 57, told People. But after a decade, the silicone created scar tissue that she said was “hard and bumpy, like peas”. She had reconstructive surgery in 2010. Courteney Cox The Friends star, 57, says ageing in the spotlight spurred on her extreme makeover. “Being a woman in this business and…