Issue 20: This week in New Idea

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  • Nicole Kidman
    Nicole Kidman
    American-Australian actress

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EXCLUSIVE: NICOLE’S SHOCK – I’M GOING TO BE A GRANDMA!
Nicole Kidman is preparing for a shock new role in her own personal life:
a grandmother to eldest daughter Isabella’s baby. The superstar actress was just a little older than her eldest girl – a tender 25 – when she and then-husband Tom Cruise adopted their newborn daughter in early 1993. But now 46, the star has to face a life landmark she hadn’t thought was coming for some time!

JAMES PACKER SHOCK NO.2: BACK IN ERICA’S ARMS
Amid the fallout from a shocking public brawl – reportedly related to his alleged affair with Miranda Kerr – casino mogul James Packer’s love life has taken an unexpected twist. He has been spotted again enjoying the company of his ex-wife Erica Baxter. The former power couple, who announced their split in September last year, are closer than ever. See the pictures only in this week’s New Idea.

THE VOICE DRAMA: WILL.I.AM & KYLIE TO QUIT!
With their affectionate banter and onscreen chemistry, this year’s all-star line-up of coaches on The Voice have already won the hearts of Australian audiences. But behind the scenes, the show’s producers are deeply worried their winning formula is set to be compromised, with growing evidence pop princess Kylie Minogue and Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am are already set to call it quits.

GORGEOUS BABY PHOTOS: ROVE McMANUS’ HAPPY HOMECOMING
Cradling his cherubic daughter Ruby Aurelia, Rove McManus looked every bit the proud father as he arrived back in Australia last week. The LA-based comedian warmed the hearts of onlookers as he gently planted a kiss on the five-month-old’s head as he and wife Tasma Walton arrived at Melbourne Airport. And the little one’s grandpa – Tasma’s dad Ray – tells New Idea he Is every bit as proud as Dad is. ‘She’s a terrific baby, always smiling,’ he reveals. ‘She has her moments, but generally, she’s very happy.’

HOME AND AWAY STAR LYNNE McGRANGER: MEET MY LOVE
One day Lynne McGranger might just marry her partner of almost 30 years – maybe – if he ever gets around to proposing! ‘I’m still waiting,’ chuckles Home and Away’s longest-serving female cast member in an exclusive chat. The TV favourite introduces her shy but beloved ‘toyboy’ Paul, as he joins her for their first-ever media chat together about their relationship.

NEW IDEA’S KIDS’ PARTY SPECIAL
This week, create treasured memories for your kids’ birthdays with our fabulous collection of cakes and party ideas. Whatever your theme – Hawaiian, ice-cream, space or a bug’s life – we’ve got an amazing cake to match… and they’re easy to make too! Plus, we’ve included lots of practical tips, so you can plan an unforgettable day.

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