Issue 50: This week in New Idea

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SPECIAL REPORT FROM THE BAHAMAS: BEC’S CHOPPER CRASH HELL

Bec Hewitt has been left shell-shocked by a horrifying helicopter crash in the Bahamas, which has left one man dead. The tragedy is the final straw for the devoted wife, who has been so rocked by a string of terrifying incidents, she has believed to have begged husband Lleyton to let her family return home to Sydney. In a special report from the Bahamas, New Idea reveals all about the shocking incident that has torn Bec and Lleyton’s perfect world apart – and why the couple will never be the same again.

SCHAPELLE’S CHRISTMAS HEARTACHE

Desperately in love and longing for a baby, sad Schapelle Corby looks set to spend yet another Christmas behind bars. The former Gold Coast beauty student seems almost certain to be denied the only gift she really wants – speedy parole from prison and freedom to start a new life with boyfriend Ben Panangian. ‘Schapelle tells anyone who will listen that she and Ben will be together forever, that they’re madly, madly in love and desperate to start a family,’ says a source at Bali’s notorious Kerobokan jail.

JESSICA SIMPSON: PREGNANT AGAIN!

Jessica Simpson welcomed her first child, Maxwell Drew, in May, but according to several US reports, the singer is already expecting baby number two with fiance Eric Johnson. The rapid-fire pregnancy has come as a welcome surprise for the 32-year-old star, after the recent shocking news of her parents’ separation and awkward reports about her dad’s sex life. ‘It definitely wasn’t planned. But yes, Jessica is pregnant again,’ a source last week told Us Weekly. Nine weeks into her pregnancy, the former reality TV star has pointedly declined to comment on the baby news.

BRAD AND ANGE’S GREAT DIVIDE: 99 DAYS APART

They once flaunted their love for the world to see. But in recent months, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been leading increasingly separate lives – and a family day around the Christmas tree looks unlikely. It has been 99 days since they were last photographed together in public, and friends fear their romance is in serious strife. Adding to tensions, Ange, 37, has rebuffed invites from Brad’s mum, Jane for a family Christmas. ‘Ange has no desire to spend her holidays in the Midwest, something Brad’s mum finds rude and insulting. But Ange couldn’t care less,’ a source reveals.

CHILD STAR’S SHOCK RANT: ‘TWO AND A HALF MEN RUINED MY LIFE’

Playing youngster Jake Harper on Two and a Half Men for the past nine years has made teen actor Angus T. Jones world famous. But now he’s spoken out against the hit sitcom in a religious rant broadcast on YouTube – warning fans not to watch it and describing it as ‘filth’. In the video, which was posted by the Forerunner Christian Church last week, 19-year-old Angus tells viewers: ‘If you watch Two and a Half Men, please stop watching Two and a Half Men. I’m on Two and a Half Men and I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth.’

NEW IDEA FOOD: CLASSICS WITH A TWIST

This week, the New Idea Test Kitchen has designed a festive feast that will impress family and friends – without breaking the budget. New Idea showcases the scrumptious raisin, date and chocolate Christmas pudding.

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