Issue 49: This week in New Idea

November 26, 2012, 12:00 amnewidea

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NICOLE & KEITH’S MARRIAGE SECRETS REVEALED

Having celebrated six years of sobriety, Keith Urban has managed to put his darkest days behind him and save his marriage to Nicole Kidman. Now finally happy and a doting father to their daughters Sunday and Faith, one of the people closest to the country music star has spoken on the record about what got him back on the straight and narrow. Talking exclusively to New Idea, Father Ed Steiner, Keith and Nicole’s pastor, reveals how the star couple have weathered the storm.

EXCLUSIVE: NAT BASS TELLS ‘I’M PREGNANT!’

In an exclusive interview and photo shoot with New Idea, X-Factor star Natalie Bassingthwaighte announces she is expecting her second child. And she’s thrilled that she no longer has to hide her happy news from the hit show’s fans – or her fellow judges! ‘I love it, I love being pregnant,’ Nat reveals of the joyful news. Already a mum to two-year-old Harper, the star tells how she can’t wait to welcome the new addition to her family.

RIGHT ROYAL HUMILIATION: CAMILLA WILL NEVER BE QUEEN!

The battle over who is to be the next Queen has been dramatically settled – with Prince Charles’ long-time desire to see his wife Camilla take the honour publicly shot down. In a humiliating development, the ruling was confirmed on Charles’ official website, amid the release of a new poll which places his son Prince William well ahead of him in the royal popularity stakes. While Charles and Camilla were welcomed by crowds on their recent tour to Australia, it seems the couple’s charm has failed to sway the Queen.

EXCLUSIVE: DAWN FRASER REVEALS HER MYSTERY ILLNESS

Struggling for breath, feverish and drenched with sweat, Olympic legend Dawn Fraser feared she was dying. But as stubborn as ever, the triple Olympic gold medallist defied doctors’ orders and refused to go to hospital, determined to beat her mystery illness at home. ‘It was very serious,’ admits the feisty 75-year-old swimming champion. ‘I thought I was going to die. That’s how sick I was… those thoughts went through my head,’ she explains. In an exclusive interview with New Idea, Dawn speaks out on her terrifying health scare including frightening weight loss and round-the-clock homecare.

MELISSA GEORGE’S EX-HUBBY TELLS: ‘MY ANGRY ANGEL’

She’s become the most controversial woman in Aussie showbiz, notorious for turning her back on her Home and Away past. But there’s one chapter of Melissa George’s story that’s been less well known – until now. As Melissa desperately tried to shrug off her years as Summer Bay’s Angel Parrish, her estranged husband Claudio Dabed is not as willing to dismiss their 11-year marriage, reasons behind the split and Melissa’s bitter feud with former co-star Dieter Brummer. Speaking from his home in Buenos Aires, Claudio says Melissa’s personal struggle centres on her unresolved desire to have kids.

RUSSELL’S DIVORCE HELL: HIS WEEK OF EMOTIONAL TURMOIL

There are fears Russell Crowe is buckling under the stress of his shock marriage collapse to long-time love Danielle Spencer, with the actor confessing he is longing to be with his kids as his world crumbles around him. The star – whose nine-year marriage to Danielle, 43, just ended – has been floundering as he attempts to juggle his time between work. ‘Cannot believe how fkd up my schedule has become,’ the 48-year-old Tweeted.

NEW IDEA FOOD: FESTIVE FAVOURITES

This week, the New Idea Test Kitchen is giving the traditional Christmas feast a modern makeover and updating all your festive favourites. From sumptuous recipes including scotch fillet and sauce vierge, fun new ways to display your cards and unique decorating tips, New Idea’s 101 seasonal ideas are set to make this your best Christmas ever!

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