BRYNNE BREAKS HER SILENCE: WHY I GAVE UP ON GEOFFREY
In an exclusive interview with New Idea, popular socialite and reality TV star Brynne Edelsten opens up for the first time about her marriage split with Geoffrey Edelsten. ‘I can’t even tell you how difficult it is,’ says an emotional Brynne, in her only interview since New Idea last week broke the news of the flamboyant couple’s decision to call it quits on their four-year marriage.
KATIE HOLMES’ NEW MAN REVEALED!
It’s the news we have all been waiting for – Hollywood starlet Katie Holmes has found herself a new man! And it is all thanks to her new best mate and mother figure Meryl Streep, who has set her up with her new hunk. ‘They’re slowly getting to know each other,’ a source reveals. ‘Katie’s excited about what 2014 could bring and there is undeniably a connection between them.’
MICHALA BANAS: OUR PERFECT WEDDING
Exactly two years from the day they met, New Idea exclusively joined television favourite Michala Banas and the love of her life, actor Kade Greenland on their wedding day. ‘I have had some incredible moments in my life,’ the sparkling 35-year-old bride told her new husband. ‘But the best one was when you walked into it.’ In keeping with tradition, Michala’s outfit had something old, new, borrowed and blue – her late grandmother’s ring, a hail-spotted ivory veil, her best friend’s wedding earrings and azure ‘I Do’ transfers on the soles of her shoes.
NICOLE’S FEAR: JOEL’S GOT A KYLIE CRUSH
As Joel Madden prepares to fly to Australia to shoot The Voice, his wifeNicole Richie is becoming increasingly worried about letting him go – not least because of his almost lifelong crush on new colleague Kylie Minogue. When news of Kylie’s appointment to the gig first broke, Joel wasted no time and sent the songstress three dozen roses to congratulate her.
OPRAH’S SECRET WEDDING... AT 60!
At last – the biggest production of Oprah Winfrey’s life is about to get underway, as her long-time partner Stedman Graham plans a stunning proposal for her 60th birthday bash! The big moment is hoped to be the icing on the cake for the star – who really does believe that life begins at 60. Friends of the pair, who have been together almost 30 years, say Stedman is determined to lock down a date once and for all. ‘Stedman is even talking about having a marriage celebrant on hand to do it right then and there!’ reveals a close family friend.
AN AUSSIE CELEBRATION
New Idea this week celebrates Australia Day by firing up the barbie and serves up some fabulous dishes from Ben O’Donoghue’s new cookbook – try his delicious peri-peri chicken and barbecued tamarind prawns. New Idea’s delicious ice-pops will help the family beat the heat this summer, and also make healthy snacks for the kids – and finish off with everyone’s favourite, spiced honey sponge.