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In This Week's New Idea (8 Sept 08)

IN THIS WEEK'S NEW IDEA

Cover Story: KATE'S SHAME - WHY WILLS can't marry her

On Sale 8 September, 2008

COVER STORY: KATE'S SHAME - WHY WILLS can't marry her

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in crisis talks after another scandal that could cause great embarrassment to the royals. Shocking photos have been released that have left Kate red faced, further fuelling the Queen's concerns that Kate is not fit to join the royal family. So with Prince William under pressure to uphold the family name, could this latest in a long line of scandals mean the end of his relationship with Waity Katy?

MAHE DRYSDALE'S BITTERSWEET BRONZE

When rowing champion Mahe Drysdale crossed the finish line in third place at the Beijing Olympics, New Zealand cheered. His performance after being struck down by an energy-sapping gastro infection was nothing short of phenomenal, yet the 29-year-old tells New Idea he would rather have won gold than adoration. In our exclusive interview, Mahe relives those traumatic few days and reveals his plans for the future.

KATIE FEARS FOR HER LIFE

Katie Holmes is afraid for her life and that of her two-year-old daughter Suri after receiving death threats from anti-Scientology crusaders. A security crackdown is underway, but Katie is well aware that her association with the Church of Scientology through her husband Tom Cruise is putting her family at risk.

DUMPED OVER CHILDREN

Desperate Housewives star Nicollette Sheridan has split from singer Michael Bolton over kids - his interfering daughters and her desire to have a family. This is the second time the couple has split, and it looks as if it could be for good this time.

OUR MARRIAGE WON'T DIE

Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick have hatched a plan to keep their 11-year marriage alive. Things are fragile between the two after Matthew admitted to having an affair with a younger woman, but Sarah is refusing to give up on their relationship.

REAL LIFE - COSMETIC SURGERY

More Kiwi women than ever before are turning to plastic surgery, so New Idea looks at two very different experiences. Natalie Cornwell lost a whopping 51kg through dieting and exercise, and was desperate to lose the loose skin she was left with. Unable to afford the surgery in New Zealand, she fled to Malaysia to buy herself a new body.

We also meet seven-year-old Jacob who was orphaned two years ago after his mum Suzanne went to hospital for gastric bypass surgery. She thought the surgery would give her a fresh start, but things didn't go as planned.

PLUS:

HEALTH - KEEPS KIDS BUG FREE

FOOD - VEGIE DISHES MADE EASY

FASHION - MUST-HAVE BAGS FOR SPRING

WIN - A TRIP TO AUSTRALIA


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