EXCLUSIVE: RICKI-LEE: ‘MY SURPRISE ENGAGEMENT’
Ricki-Lee Coulter this week shares some exciting news with New Idea with a glamorous photoshoot and interview: she’s engaged! The star confesses she was taken by surprise by the man she calls her soulmate – her manager and partner of three years, Richard Harrison.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: SHERRI MATHIESON – MY DAD, THE ‘FIRST BLOKE’
Sherri Mathieson, the daughter of the ‘First Bloke’ Tim Mathieson describes Prime Minister Julia Gillard as a good friend, and gives some interesting insights into Australia's most powerful woman. ‘Julia is really funny – people don’t see that side of her,' she exclusively tells New Idea. 'She laughs and jokes and is really witty. At home she likes to relax with a glass of red wine and watch a movie.’
WEDDING EXCLUSIVE: HOME AND AWAY’S DAN EWING TIES THE KNOT
It wasn’t the prettiest of churches, just a down-to-earth blonde brick box beside a busy road in Sydney’s suburbs. But when Home and Away star Dan Ewing married the love of his life, Marni Little, he wanted the venue to mean as much as the vows they exchanged – a place filled with personal history and meaning.
DENI HINES’ DREAM WEDDING: ‘I’M THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD’
Overseen by her proud songstress mum Marcia Hines, singer and former reality TV star Deni tied the knot with her partner of two years, Daniel Moses. ‘You look beautiful,’ Marcia told her only daughter, gazing at her with deep emotion. Deni glided down the aisle on the arm of her stepfather, Marcia’s husband Christopher Morrissey, to the strains of If by Bread. The small, intimate ceremony, bedecked with candles and white roses, is what she dreamt of almost from the moment she met Daniel, 40. New Idea reveals all the details of the magical day, as the popular star finally made her dream come true.
CARMELO PIZZINO: ‘I LOST 28KG AND BEAT DEPRESSION’
In an exclusive interview with New Idea, Dancing with the Stars favourite Carmelo Pizzino reveals that not so long ago his depression was so severe he struggled to get out of bed – and he ballooned to 110kg. ‘Inside it was killing me, I was dying,’ Carmelo confides. ‘My whole dream of dance seemed to have disappeared,’ he says, recalling the dark days before his debut on the show in 2006. ‘I couldn’t get any work and I thought I wasn’t good enough anymore. I realised I had to get my dreams back, so I started researching nutrition, eating sensibly and going to the gym. I am Italian so I still had a cheeky wine here and there – I still do – but I changed my whole lifestyle.’
KIM AND KANYE: THE BILLION-DOLLAR BABY
Kanye West shed tears of joy when he learnt that his girlfriend Kim Kardashian is pregnant with his child. But when Kardashian ‘mumager’ Kris Jenner heard the news, her eyes filled with dollar signs. The baby isn’t due for another six months, yet deals are already underway to turn Kim’s pregnancy and every minute of the baby’s birth into a cash bonanza – with Kris as the marketing mastermind. From endorsements for baby-related products to post-birth weight loss deals, New Idea adds up the numbers on how they will rake it in.
FOOD: FRESH, HEALTH AND DELICIOUS
After indulging over the holidays, New Idea unveils a selection of healthy and delicious salads to help you recharge – and we show you how to incorporate several superfoods – kale, goji berries, sunflower seeds and quinoa – into salads without sacrificing taste.