WILLS & KATE’S DOWN UNDER BABY BUZZRoyal lovebirds Kate and William last week sparked a frenzy of baby excitement around the world, after the prince shared some tantalising family news during their visit to Singapore. Disclosing he hopes to soon welcome two new children into the royal family, his revelation comes amid a string of clues that his wife may already be pregnant!
EXCLUSIVE: PEACHES GELDOF – MY DREAM WEDDINGA cherished childhood fantasy came to life for Peaches Geldof on September 8 when she married her musician fiancé at her father Sir Bob Geldof’s UK country home, Davington Priory in Kent – the same place he and Peaches’ late mother Paula Yates had their marriage blessed 26 years earlier. With her sister Tiger Lily – the daughter of the late Michael Hutchence – looking stunning and grown up as Peaches’ bridesmaid, the focus was firmly on family.
AUSSIE PARENTS IN THEIR 50s: OUR BABY DREAM CAME TRUE
Miracles do happen – as this happy couple found out. South Australians Roger and Kathy Kuchel remember the early ’90s well: Diana and Charles’ marriage fell apart, TV favourite Friends premiered and it was the time the pair started trying for a baby. Nearly 20 years later, and after 16 IVF attempts, hundreds of injections, the loss of their first baby and at a cost of almost $150,000, Roger and Kathy – now aged 58 and 54 – have welcomed Georgia Amelia Rose Kuchel into the world.
X-TREME MAKEOVER: SHIANE GOES FROM SCHOOLGIRL TO STAR!Smiling confidently as a wind machine blows at her long, brown locks, 14-year-old Darwin schoolgirl and X Factor sensation Shiane Hawke looks and feels every bit the star during her first-ever photoshoot. ‘One minute I’m this normal teenage person, then the next minute I’m famous,’ Shiane says. ‘People have been asking to take pictures with me... it’s different.’ Indeed, the shy teen stunned millions with her powerful X Factor audition when she sung Mercy by Duffy. Everyone except her mum Mary, that is. She’s been listening to that voice since Shiane started singing aged six and she knows how special it is.
SKINNY TOM’S WEIRD SCIENTOLOGY DETOXFollowing a bizarre diet plan, Tom Cruise is trying to purge his grief over his third divorce. The strain of the actor’s private hell and mounting Scientology scandals were clear to see when he stepped out in London last week – with growing fears the gaunt and startlingly thin actor may be headed for a meltdown.
NEW IDEA FOOD: BEST-EVER BISCUITSGrab a cuppa and enjoy an afternoon tea and a sweet treat this week with New Idea. We’ve baked the best biscuits and slices ever, from yummy vanilla biscuits with orange glaze to lemon meringue slice and chocolate and salted caramel biscuits. With New Idea’s truly irresistible sweet treats, it will prove hard to choose a favourite.