Issue 8: This week in New Idea

February 18, 2013, 7:00 amnewidea

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Issue 8: This week in New Idea
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MKR: THE MOST EXPLOSIVE FIGHT EVER!

It might be hard to believe, but when it comes to fireworks on My Kitchen Rules, you ain’t seen nothing yet! New Idea, the official MKR magazine, exclusively reveals the behind-the-scenes tension and drama that have rocked Australia’s most popular cooking competition. We introduce the three new teams – nicknamed ‘the gatecrashers’ – who will enter the fray to spice up the competition, plus uncover the secret dates and painful marriage split that have everyone talking.

BERT NEWTON TELLS: ‘MY DARKEST DAYS’

Plenty of other people have spoken recently about the difficult times engulfing the Newton family – now it’s time for Bert and his doting wife Patti to give their side of the story. The TV legend opens up exclusively to New Idea about everything he’s been through – including the grim reality of quadruple heart bypass surgery and the difficult personal circumstances engulfing their son Matthew. ‘I did think I might not come through it,’ the veteran funnyman admits of his surgery. Patti adds of their family: ‘I don’t think you ever stop worrying, but once children reach a certain age, a lot of things are out of your hands.’

ITA BUTTROSE: LIFE, LOVE AND NEW BATTLES

Ita Buttrose, newly appointed Australian of the Year, tells it like it is about money, men and marriage. Don’t be misled by her charming lisp and wide blue eyes, the magazine doyenne doesn’t suffer fools gladly. Directness, she reckons, is a national characteristic of which we should be proud. And with a well-informed view on everything from women’s rights to our first female PM, ageing to Alzheimer’s, Ita doesn’t hesitate to speak her mind. Very politely, of course. This week, the amazing Ita opens up to New Idea about her incredible life.

EX-LOVER WARNS MILA: ASHTON WILL CHEAT AGAIN!

Sara Leal, the striking 23-year-old blonde who had a one-night stand with Ashton Kutcher in September 2011 – on the eve of his sixth wedding anniversary with Demi Moore – says she’s seen a photo of the Two and a Half Men star that may point to yet another infidelity. Speaking exclusively to New Idea, Sara decided to warn Ashton’s new love Mila Kunis after receiving a peculiar text message of the actor in his pyjamas, sent by a friend. Could he be about to do it again – this time to his new, much younger lover?

KATE AND WILLS: OUR SECRET BABYMOON

The duchess’ oldest friend Jessica Hay speaks exclusively with New Idea and reveals why Kate is smiling again! Facing time apart as William resumes his RAF duties in Wales, lovebirds Wills and Kate snatched the chance for a babymoon at their favourite destination, the tropical island of Mustique. ‘William is such a lovely, attentive husband and felt Catherine deserved a real treat this Valentine’s Day,’ Jessica says.

FOOD: LOVELY LEFTOVERS

Stuck on how to make a meal out of your leftovers? New Idea has the answer! This week, we bring you delicious recipes created by celebrity chefs for The OzHarvest Cookbook, where proceeds go back into food rescue for those in need. My Kitchen Rules’ Jenna and Joanna also make delicious vanilla cupcakes with white chocolate frosting, while MKR judge Pete Evans shares his healthy recipe for coconut ice-cream.

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