NICOLE’S MIRACLE: BABY NUMBER THREE!
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban’s family joy looks set to keep growing, with the couple having some very happy news up their sleeves: a final addition to their much-cherished brood! The actress, 45, and her country crooner husband, 44, know that despite their maturing years, good fortune and careful planning are very much on their side.
TOM’S HELL: SCIENTOLOGY STAR’S MURDER SCANDAL
Tom Cruise is said to be ‘horrified’ after Scientology was dragged into scandal once more last week, with a high-profile celebrity member implicated in a horrifically violent murder. But beyond the superstar’s shock and sadness, the news that actor Johnny Lewis allegedly murdered his elderly landlady before committing suicide may have embarrassing consequences for Tom and Scientology.
SPECIAL NEW IDEA TRIBUTE: REMEMBERING JILL MEAGHER
The murder of Jill Meagher has brought together the nation like never before. This week, New Idea pays tribute to the woman who was loved by so many who knew her with a selection of precious memories and photographs. Childhood friends Simon and Matthew Griffiths have opened up to New Idea about the happy girl they’ll now forever miss. ‘When we first met her she was eight and so cute with her Irish lilt, which was a novelty to us. Her family, the McKeons, moved in two doors up,’ Matt, 33, recalls. ‘She knew how to charm everyone.’
MELISSA BELL’S WEIGHT SHOCK: ‘I WANT MY OLD BODY BACK’
It’s not just the recent headline-grabbing feud with her ex-landlords or the strain of raising a blended family of six that is weighing on the mind of bubbly soap star Melissa Bell. Rather, it’s the extra kilos stacked onto her tiny 155cm frame that has the one-time bikini pin-up spitting chips. ‘I think it’s just the stress,’ says Melissa, whose dress size has more than doubled since her stint on Celebrity Overhaul seven years ago. Back in 2005, the twice-married blonde was a slender size six, weighing 47kg – today she’s a size 12-14, who doesn’t dare set foot on the scales. With online trolls cruelly mocking her new, curvier physique, the mum-of-four tells New Idea she is anxious to shed the load for her children’s sake.
CHEZ AND BRENTON’S NEW KID ON THE BLOCK
Just six weeks ago, The Block favourites Cheryl ‘Chez’ and Brenton Gravina welcomed their adorable son Cooper Jack, in to the world. In the exclusive interview with New Idea, Chez reveals how nothing went according to plan. And it all started when Chez’s waters broke a week before her due date – on the waxing table, no less!
NEW IDEA FOOD: GREEK FEAST EXTRAVAGANZAThere’s nothing like Greek hospitality! So get into the spirit by following New Idea‘s Masterclass for dolmades and a delectable array of Greek dips. We show you how to enjoy a Greek feast with family and friends by cooking up a slow-roast Greek lamb or Greek-spiced orange roasted chicken in the oven.