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Erin Molan quits booze after drunk dialling Gladys Berejiklian at 1AM

<p><span>It’s not out of the ordinary for a friend to call in for a chat once the drinks have started flowing – however it is a little unusual when the friend is the premier of NSW.</span><br /><br /><span>Erin Molan can vouch that she did indeed make contact with Gladys Berejiklian, during a night out on the town.</span><br /><br /><span>While speaking on <em>2Day FM's Morning Crew</em> with Hughesy, Ed and Erin, Molan admitted she was with Nine colleagues Belinda Russell and Lizzie Pearl when Berejiklian's name came up in conversation.</span><br /><br /><span>"It might have been, say, 11pm, potentially midnight, 1 am — I'm not quite sure," the well-connected journalist recalled to the NSW premier who joined in on the radio program.</span><br /><br /><span>"We were talking about how well you've handled the pandemic, and how we all look up to you.</span><br /><br /><span>"I said to the girls, 'Well, Gladys and I are basically best friends, do you want me to call her and I'll tell her how we all feel?'"</span><br /><br /><span>Molan clarified that she and Berejiklian had become well acquainted with each other after bonding over their shared experience of working in male-dominated industries.</span><br /><br /><span>"I might have used a bit of creative license and talked up our friendship, slightly more than what it was, but I feel like we could then grow into that role," she said.</span><br /><br /><span>Molan did however end up calling the politician, revealing the phone was not picked up.</span><br /><br /><span>"So, the premier of the state didn't answer, nor has she returned my call since. So I just wanted to check the status of our friendship, Gladys," she continued.</span><br /><br /><span>A clearly amused Berejiklian verified the radio host's "version of events", saying she thought she'd texted Molan back.</span><br /><br /><span>"If I didn't, I apologise — in my head I did," she said.</span><br /><br /><span>"Can I be honest? I did have a missed call from midnight, and do you know what I thought, Erin? I thought you'd pocket-dialled me ... I thought, 'Maybe she's looking after [daughter] Eliza or doing something'."</span></p>

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Jacinda Ardern's big dreams

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>A recently found newspaper clipping from 1997 shows Jacinda Ardern always had big dreams for herself.</p> <p>The news article was written as she won a speechmaking award and the then "sixth-former" at the Mirronsville College shared her goals.</p> <p>She said that she wanted to be New Zealand's first female Prime Minister.</p> <p>Ardern is currently the second New Zealand woman to be Prime Minister, but the article has gone viral on Twitter.</p> <p>Ardern won the Waikato regional competition of the United Nations Association of New Zealand speech contest, with her speech focusing on drug usage and the measures that need to be taken within society.</p> <p>"My argument was that the UN needs to allocate far more resources to the situation," Ardern says in the interview.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">I love this! Dream big. Ad Astra Per Aspera! <a href="https://twitter.com/jacindaardern?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@jacindaardern</a> <a href="https://t.co/LmMdMu7yxW">pic.twitter.com/LmMdMu7yxW</a></p> — Tanya Blazewicz (she/her) (@tanyablazewicz) <a href="https://twitter.com/tanyablazewicz/status/1349588008949858304?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 14, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>After she won the competition, she delivered her speech to members of the UN in an annual conference.</p> <p>It'd be 11 years later when she made history as the first female world leader to bring her child to the UN General Assembly meeting in New York.</p> <p>She's also clearly taken her speech to heart, as she's introduced a strengthened approach to alcohol and drug addiction in New Zealand in July 2020.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div>

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Prince William's sweet birthday surprise for Duchess Catherine

<p>As the Duchess of Cambridge celebrated her 39th birthday, Prince William had to get a little more creative than he was last year.</p> <p>This is due to the stage five lockdowns in the UK as well as a strict lockdown across the country, which means Duchess Kate was unable to celebrate with her parents, Carole and Michael Middleton.</p> <p>According to <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2021/01/kate-middleton-39th-birthday" target="_blank"><em>Vanity Fair</em></a>, Kate had a quiet birthday party at home with home-baked cake.</p> <p>“Catherine isn’t one for lots of fuss or big parties—being with William and the children is her favourite way of spending her birthday," according to a friend.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CJ0fGo9liMU/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CJ0fGo9liMU/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@kensingtonroyal)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>As an extra treat, presents and birthday mail have been redirected to Anmer Hall, which is where the family has been living since the start of the Christmas holidays.</p> <p>Prince William also lined up some surprises for the birthday girl, including family video calls with her family and friends.</p> <p>Despite relaxing on her birthday, royal author Ingrid Seward said that the Duchess will be eager to get back into work in the New Year.</p> <p>“Kate will want to get straight back to work, which won’t be easy with the little ones at home, but she has shown how important her work is to her,” said royal author Ingrid Seward.</p> <p>“It’s not just shaking hands, she’s got to the root of the Early Years campaign and she’s going to be doing much more in this area.”</p> <p>“2020 was a big year for William and Kate,” Seward added. “They emerged from it more popular than ever, but it was also important for them as a private couple. With such busy diaries, they don’t actually get much time together and this has been an exceptional year.</p> <p>"The lockdown has meant they’ve had more time together and this has brought them closer together. The lockdown has been challenging at times but for Kate it’s given her the gift of more time with her husband. When you look at them as a couple, they look really happy together.”</p>

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More Samantha Armytage wedding details revealed: Who was invited?

<p><span>Samantha Armytage and Richard Lavender said their “I do’s” on New Years Eve – news that surprised even the most loyal fans.</span><br /><br /><span>However no one was more taken aback than her work colleagues.</span></p> <p><span>Due to COVID-19 restrictions and travel bans, </span><span>Sam and Richard were forced to make their wedding guest list much smaller than anticipated but it seemed to suit the two just fine. </span><span>Woman’s Day reports Sam kept her nuptials top secret, leaving her colleagues feeling “miffed”.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7839416/samantha-armytage-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/68faace5c56f45058d353a6024323567" /><br /><br /><span>"There were a few dropped jaws among the <em>Sunrise</em> crew when they first discovered the wedding was indeed taking place on New Year's Eve – the following day," the tabloid wrote.</span><br /><br /><span>"Natalie Barr, Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies were noticeably missing, Kochie was in coronavirus lockdown on the Northern Beaches, long-time Sunrise producer Michael Pell was in Queensland holidaying, Mark Beretta and Edwina Bartholomew were on the Sunrise desk on New Year's Day so they couldn't be there... the list goes on," an inside told the magazine.</span><br /><br /><span>"Even Sam Mac, who Richard is a big fan of, wasn't there on the big day."</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7839417/samantha-armytage.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/563c5f3413a14966b96f63f4156876d1" /><br /><br /><span>The pair had a handful of guests to watch them commit to their love, on Richard’s 40-hectare property.</span></p>

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Pregnant Princess Eugenie shares very special Christmas gift

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Princess Eugenie has been keeping a low profile as she and her husband Jack Brooksbank are expecting their first child early this year.</p> <p>Luckily for the British public, that doesn't mean Eugenie's generosity is going to stop any time soon.</p> <p>According to<span> </span><em>Hello!,<span> </span></em>Eugenie and her Anti-Slavery Collective co-founder Julia de Boinville visited a safe house run by the Salvation Army shortly before Christmas.</p> <p>The pair handed out gifts to the residents to keep them occupied over the Christmas period, including crafts and activities.</p> <p>"This Christmas, residents were delighted to receive gifts from [@TASC_org] founders HRH Princess Eugenie &amp; Julia de Boinville containing crafts &amp; other activities to help with their well-being as they stay safe and continue to recover from their experiences of #ModernSalvery," the charity thanked Eugenie and Julia in a tweet.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">This Christmas safe house residents were delighted to receive gifts from <a href="https://twitter.com/Tasc?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TASC</a> founders HRH Princess Eugenie &amp; Julia de Boinville containing crafts &amp; other activities to help with their well-being as they stay safe and continue to recover from their experiences of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ModernSalvery?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ModernSalvery</a> <a href="https://t.co/8sSSVAazZx">pic.twitter.com/8sSSVAazZx</a></p> — The Salvation Army (@salvationarmyuk) <a href="https://twitter.com/salvationarmyuk/status/1346859929404116993?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 6, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>Charities have been close to Eugenie's heart, as she thanked charities and companies who donated to those in need during 2020.</p> <p>"I'm thankful to all the front liners this year for your incredible dedication and perseverance," the royal explained in her post for Thanksgiving.</p> <p>"I'm thankful for all the companies and charities who donated as much as possible to those in need."</p> <p>She continued: "I'm thankful for my husband Jack.⁣"</p> <p>"I'm thankful for the love of family and animals that keep us strong. ⁣And I'm thankful for nature and all it gives us - a constant in 2020 when things have been so uncertain.⁣⁣"⁣⁣</p> <p>"Happy Thanksgiving to all those celebrating it today."</p> </div> </div> </div>

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“It’s been a challenging year”: Princess Mary’s personal Christmas message

<p>Princess Mary has posted a personal Christmas message on the Mary Foundation website.</p> <p>The Hobart-born royal reflects “back on the year that has passed” and admitted that 2020 has been a “very special” and “challenging” year for everyone.</p> <p>"For many people, the restrictions have led to a great social deprivation," the<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://honey.nine.com.au/danish-royal-family" target="_blank">Crown Princess of Denmark</a><span> </span>writes.</p> <p>"But 2020 has also confirmed us in how much we need each other. How much it means to have someone close in life. And it has been a year in which many have shown great commitment and a willingness to go the extra mile to help others. It has been both touching and uplifting to experience."</p> <p>The 48-year-old also discussed how the foundation, like the majority of people, has had to adapt to working remotely.</p> <p>"We have had to readjust and think in new directions so that our projects and efforts could continue. And our work to combat social isolation has not diminished. On the contrary.</p> <p>"In close collaboration with our partners, we have moved around courses and teaching, experimented with digital formats, we have become experienced in online meetings — and we have encouraged parents to talk about 'Free from Bullying' and run the children's relay at home.</p> <p>"During the closure, there was extra pressure on the shelters, and we therefore quickly sent several backpacks away to children who come to the shelter with their mother."</p> <p><strong>Princess Mary’s letter in full:</strong></p> <p>Christmas greetings from the Crown Princess 2020</p> <p>The Crown Princess looks back on the year that has passed in the Mary Foundation and wishes everyone a Merry Christmas.</p> <p>It has been a very special year. For all of us.</p> <p>It has been a challenging year. For many people, the restrictions have led to a great social deprivation.</p> <p>But 2020 has also confirmed us in how much we need each other. How much it means to have someone close in life. And it has been a year in which many have shown great commitment and a willingness to go the extra mile to help others. It has been both touching and uplifting to experience.</p> <p>In the Mary Foundation — like many others — we have had to readjust and think in new directions so that our projects and efforts could continue. And our work to combat social isolation has not diminished. On the contrary</p> <p>In close collaboration with our partners, we have moved around courses and teaching, experimented with digital formats, we have become experienced in online meetings — and we have encouraged parents to talk about 'Free from Bullying' and run the children's relay at home. During the closure, there was extra pressure on the shelters, and we therefore quickly sent several backpacks away to children who come to the shelter with their mother.</p> <p>In parallel with our projects, we have published analyses that contribute new knowledge about loneliness, domestic violence as well as bullying and well-being. Among other things, we have initiated a new major analysis of the Danes' readiness to act when they witness violence. Through our analysis work and in other ways, we have also helped to create awareness around our three focus areas.</p> <p><strong>The campaign "See loneliness"</strong></p> <p>In the Mary Foundation, we have worked for many years to fight loneliness. During the corona crisis, loneliness has naturally come on everyone's lips. Many feel alone and studies also indicate that loneliness is increasing as a result of the crisis. And the young are among the hardest hit. Therefore, during the summer, we launched a major communication campaign, where we encouraged young people to spot the loneliness around them and reach out to each other. We have also set up a youth panel, which has come up with recommendations on how we can fight loneliness and create well-being for young people during the corona.</p> <p><strong>The school force</strong></p> <p>There are still too many children in Denmark who are bullied and who do not thrive on going to school. That is why we have been working for several years together with Børns Vilkår and Save the Children to develop what we believe is needed to combat bullying and create well-being: A holistic program that involves everyone in and around the school in the important work of identify and combat bullying. This year, we launched the initiative, which has been named the School Force, because it provides the necessary tools and knowledge for the schools themselves to handle bullying and promote well-being for all. The program is currently being implemented at 20 schools. For next year, even more schools across the country can participate — we look forward to that. And we are pleased that the schools in the first evaluation report back that the School Force is a strong, coherent program,</p> <p><strong>Together without violence</strong></p> <p>Sometimes a pregnancy is not just a happy event. For some expectant parents, a pregnancy can trigger or escalate violence in their relationship — already during pregnancy. In collaboration with Dialogue against Violence, Amager and Hvidovre Hospital and Østifterne, we launched In 2019 Together without violence. The project will help to detect violence among pregnant women through a newly developed screening tool and at the same time offer the couples help and counselling. In 2020, the first midwives began using the tool. And we can already see that the tool has now helped us identify pregnant couples to whom we have been able to offer help to get out of life with violence.</p> <p><strong>Thank you</strong></p> <p>In the coming year, we will continue to work on our projects and initiatives, hopefully free of the shadow of the corona sooner or later.Although it is a hard and difficult time, there is also a lot to be grateful for — which gives hope: The will to be something for each other and the courage to stand up and ask for help is something I have had the pleasure to experience many times in the past year. It gives me the belief that we — together — can get through a dark time and out on the other side.</p> <p>I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and say a big thank you to those who have shown consideration, compassion and empathy - and also to those who have stood through the past in spite of great deprivation.</p> <p>Merry Christmas</p> <p>HRH The Crown Princess</p>

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Meghan Markle makes surprising television appearance

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Meghan Markle surprised royal fans when she appeared on CNN's annual Heros TV special on Sunday.</p> <p>The special honoured inspiring people who have helped out this year during the coronavirus pandemic.</p> <p>Markle thanked “individuals (who) stood up and made sure the most basic needs of our communities were met” this year, which she says has been “universally challenging for everyone”.</p> <p>“They made sure those around them did not have to suffer in isolation,” she said on the program.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/tv/CIwswtgDvio/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/tv/CIwswtgDvio/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by CNN (@cnn)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“In the face of this devastating reality, we ... saw the power of the human spirit and the remarkable ways that communities respond in challenging times.</p> <p>“We saw the good in people, in our neighbours and in entire communities coming together to say they would not stand by while our neighbours went hungry,” she said.</p> <p>The former Duchess continued to list all of the things she's witnessed this year.</p> <p>“These moments reminded so many that they are cared for.”</p> <p>Ending her message, Markle said that these individuals “showed us, all of us, that even in the darkest times, when we come together, we have the power to remind someone else that there is hope, and that we will be OK.”</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="post-action-bar-component-wrapper"> <div class="post-actions-component"> <div class="upper-row"></div> </div> </div>

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Kate Richie leaves fans in awe after stunning snaps

<p>Former<span> </span><em>Home and Away</em><span> </span>actress Kate Ritchie has left her fans in awe after she showed off her latest<span> </span><em>Women's Weekly</em><span> </span>cover.</p> <p>The 42-year-old shared the snaps on her Instagram, thanking everyone involved in the shoot.</p> <p>“Thanks to the magic of @womensweeklymag I’m going to try and have you believe I’ll look this relaxed and glamorous in the kitchen come Christmas Day,” she wrote.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CIVNVaUp7ew/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CIVNVaUp7ew/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Kate Ritchie (@kateritchieofficial)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“This is all kinds of Fabulousness,” one fan wrote.</p> <p>“Wow, favourite photo ever," a second person commented.</p> <p>“Absolutely love your hair short. Giving me hair inspiration. Can wait to get the WW,” a third person added.</p> <p>Ritchie also shared another behind-the-scenes snap of her sitting on the floor with bare feet, which garnered even more love from fans.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CIWk-d2pCfN/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CIWk-d2pCfN/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Kate Ritchie (@kateritchieofficial)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"Never felt so fabulous on the floor," she captioned the snap.</p> <p>Fans clearly adored the photo as it's racked up more than 12,000 likes.</p> <p>“Wow Kate. I have seen you grow up on Home And Away and wow you still looking gorgeous,” a fan wrote.</p>

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Why Home and Away fans are losing it over this photo of Alf Stewart

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>For over 30 years, Ray Meagher has played the iconic Alf on<span> </span><em>Home and Away</em>.</p> <p>The straight-shooting and loveable character has won fans hearts so much that fans can sometimes forget that Alf and Ray aren't actually the same person.</p> <p>This was also the case when<span> </span><em>Home and Away</em>'s head make-up artist Laura Vasquez posted a snap with Ray in the studio, with fans in shock at how different Meagher looks when he's not in his Alf clothes.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CIZAOK6nc5R/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CIZAOK6nc5R/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by LAURA VAZQUEZ (@lauravazquezbeauty)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"Twinning with the one and only Ray. Saturday morning made with the legend himself ❤️ Been working with the nicest man in Television since I was 17 🤗 #SarahandAlfReunited," Laura captioned the sweet snap, which shows Ray in a head-to-toe black ensemble, complete with black shorts, a black cap and black trainers.</p> <p>Fans were in shock as they couldn't get over Alf in shorts.</p> <p>One shocked user said: "I have never seen him in anything other than long pants!!!"</p> <p>"Showing off his legs instantly makes him look 10 years younger haha," another quipped.</p> <p>"Never seen him in dark clothes before," a final agreed.</p> <p>Meagher believes that he's stumbled onto greatness in<span> </span><em>Home and Away</em><span> </span>by chance.</p> <p>"My longevity in the show has been a hell of a lot more luck than good management," he explained.</p> <p>"It's been a terrific run. People ask me when I'm leaving, or if I've ever wanted to leave, and there have probably been four or five movies I've been offered to do that I couldn't because of the show."</p> <p>"However, without<span> </span><em>Home And Awa</em>y, I wouldn't have been able to do stage shows in the West End. The net gain is far wider with it."</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Andy Roddick dazzles in Cinderella costume for daughter’s third birthday

<p>Professional tennis player, husband, father and now princess Andy Roddick can do it all.</p> <p>Roddick’s wife, Brooklyn Decker, shared an adorable photo of the retired tennis player with their three-year-old daughter Stevie.</p> <p>The father-daughter duo were dressed up in princess costumers, with Roddick wearing a Cinderella gown and his daughter opting for Elsa from Frozen.</p> <p>"She has these grown adults wrapped around her tiny little finger,' the actress <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CIHPsqEl_QF/" target="_blank">captioned the photo</a>. "This is three."</p> <p>However, A-Rod and Stevie weren’t the only ones that looked straight out of a fairytale, with Decker sharing photos showing the rest of the family in costume.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CIHPsqEl_QF/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CIHPsqEl_QF/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Brooklyn Decker (@brooklyndecker)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The post was met with hundreds of comments, gushing about how cute the “royal” family was and admiring the sporting star's get up.</p> <p>"Thank you so much for posting that! So precious!" one user wrote. "What an awesome dad!"</p> <p>"Love this...and love to your whole family!" commented another.</p> <p>Decker and Roddick tied the knot in 2009 and also share a five-year-old son Hank.</p>

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Shane Warne shares bittersweet family news

<p dir="auto">The Aussie cricket legend posted a sweet photo of children Brooke, Jackson and Summer after the latter finished her schooling.</p> <p>“Wow. What a day!!!” Warne wrote in an Instagram story.</p> <p>“All three of my beautiful children have now completed year 12.</p> <p>“Which means no more school fees, drop offs, pick ups and fighting for a car park, parent teacher nights, sports all over melb x 3 on weekends, school plays, events, making lunches, sports gear, blazer and being a taxi – oh and an ATM.”</p> <p>Warne admitted that despite the jokes, it was a bittersweet moment for him.</p> <p>“Sort of sad too as they were fun times &amp; will be great memories for all of us,” he said.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838942/shane-warne.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/12f6e608fd0f4ac581963ec743a6783e" /></p> <p>“So proud of the young awesome adults you’ve become @brookewarne @jacksonwarne18 @summerwarne!! Love dad.”</p> <p>Warne shares three children with his ex-wife Simone Callahan; son Jackson, 21, and daughters Brooke, 22, and Summer, 19.</p> <p>In May the 51-year-old opened up about failing his family with his off-field indiscretions throughout his career.</p> <p>“I’m not proud of all of my decisions,” Warne told<span> </span><em>Fox Sports</em>.</p> <p>“I made some horrible mistakes and choices with things.</p> <p>“But I was always true to myself and that’s what I’m proud of today.</p> <p>“Some of the things were really hard to take.</p> <p>“I let my family down, I embarrassed my children ... but that’s something I have to live with.</p> <p>“But for all of those bad choices I’ve also been very proud of all the good things I’ve done.</p> <p>“I’ve done a lot of good things but sometimes people like to harp on about the bad things because it’s a better headline.”</p>

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Nicole Kidman overjoyed as 18-storey portrait is unveiled in Sydney

<p>A huge, 18-storey hand-painted portrait of Nicole Kidman has been unveiled over the weekend in Sydney, to celebrate the release of her new series, The Undoing.</p> <p>On Monday, Kidman was filled with joy as she saw the artwork in person for the first time at the famous Kings Cross street.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CHoUS9VJVvE/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CHoUS9VJVvE/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Nicole Kidman (@nicolekidman)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"WOW! Thank you Sydney for celebrating #TheUndoing It's back tonight xx," she captioned alongside a picture of her standing below the giant mural.</p> <p>The painting took 11 artists and over 400 hours to complete. It was placed on the side of the apartment building, Top of the Town, in Darlinghurst on Saturday and has made history for being the largest hand-painted mural in the Southern Hemisphere.</p> <p>The portrait is the size of an Olympic swimming pool and was commissioned by BINGE to celebrate Kidman’s new series.</p> <p>In the theme of the series, Kidman's portrait will "come undone" as it unravels into a second artwork from today, Tuesday November 17.</p> <p>The project is temporary. The building will be painted over and restored back to its original state on November 23.</p> <p>The Undoing, which Kidman stars in alongside actor Hugh Grant, tells the story of a Manhattan couple who are embroiled in a murder mystery.</p>

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Lost wedding ring looking for its owner 20 years later

<p>A man is determined to return a wedding ring he found in his Melbourne pool almost 20 years ago to its loving owners.</p> <p>Andrew Winters told Nine News he was swimming in his parents' pool in Wheelers Hill, Melbourne back in the early 2000s, when he spotted something glistening in the water.</p> <p>"I went to touch it and said 'hold on this is a ring'," he said.</p> <p>"Back then there wasn't as much social media. I didn't think about reuniting it - I didn't know how."</p> <p>The men’s wedding ring has "Mick Love Mary 28/11/1970" inscribed on the inside.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838779/wedding-ring.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/2eb226ec0e154035af90f09960ffb42c" /></p> <p>Mr Winters says he believes the original owner could have lost the ring at a salt processing plant.</p> <p>He found the ring shortly after his family filled the pool with salt.</p> <p>"There was no other way it could have got in the pool," he said.</p> <p>"The owner may have worked in the salt industry."</p> <p>Mr Winters and his partner said they attempted to find the owner in 2013, but had no success.</p> <p>He is determined to reunite the precious possession to its rightful owner.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838778/wedding-ring-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/461032ddc646481b95237882b0ba5048" /></p> <p>"We sent some messages on Facebook, but it didn't really eventuate," he said.</p> <p>"I just want to reunite someone and cheer them up – I know how upsetting it is to lose something, it would be great to reunite them."</p>

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Aussie entertainer Jeanne Little dies aged 82

<p>Lisa Wilkinson has paid tribute to beloved Australian entertainer Jeanne Little who died at the age of 82 over the weekend.</p> <p>Wilkinson worked with Little on panel show Beauty and the Beast in the 90s,</p> <p>“She was such a sweetheart,” Wilkinson said about Little on The Sunday Project. “She was a gorgeous woman. She was gracious. She was kind to somebody who was brand new to television.</p> <p>“She was best known as being able to take a whole stack of green garbage bags and turn them into amazing fashion.”</p> <p>Wilkinson continued to say that Little was the same person on and off screen, saying, “That was one of the many things we loved about her”.</p> <p>According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Little’s daughter Katie took to Facebook to report her passing on Saturday night.</p> <p>This is a huge shock – but I’m so grateful,” she’s reported to have written. “Love you all my friends.”</p> <p>Little made her television debut on The Mike Walsh Show in 1974, and two years later won the Gold Logie for most popular television personality. Starring roles on the stage and small screen followed, and by the 1990s, she was a regular, lively panel member on the talk show Beauty and the Beast, known for her outrageous costumes and hilarious personality.</p> <p>She was diagnosed with rapid-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2009 and was being cared for in the same Sydney nursing home as her husband Barry, who died last year.</p>

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Wedding dress disaster turns to miraculous save

<p>An initially furious bride-to-be has revealed the hilarious chain of events after she complained about her wedding dress.</p> <p>She ordered the dress online and fired off an "angry letter" to online store Milly Bridal after her tulle and diamante fishtail bridal gown looked "nothing like what I had ordered".</p> <p>She also attached two pictures for reference of the dress to show the online store.</p> <p>After the online store received her email, the company informed the bride-to-be that she'd put the dress on inside out.</p> <p>“Please put it on the right way,” the letter stated.</p> <p>After finding humour in the incident, the bride-to-be posted it online.</p> <p>“Two weeks ago my wedding dress came in,” she wrote.</p> <p>“I was really upset about the look of it and sent an angry email to the company wanting to return it.</p> <p>“I took pictures of me in the dress telling them it looked nothing like what I had ordered.</p> <p>“Well, today I received this response from the company: ‘You put the dress on inside out, please put it on the right way.’</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838708/wedding-dress-body-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/eb25f9711c4c41cd97ce60c748b410e4" /></p> <p>“Who knew that they shipped wedding dresses inside out?! The dress actually turned out beautiful.”</p> <p>The bride-to-be was embarrassed about lashing out at the online bridal store and went public to make up for the angry email.</p> <p>“Sometimes it doesn’t matter how much school we put behind us, we’re still going to lack common sense, like how to put clothes on properly,” she laughed.</p> <p>The dress ended up looking beautiful once it was on the right way.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838709/wedding-dress-body.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/7c4a09c9f91c4a1cb84a7a84529caf8c" /></p> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>The bride-to-be explained her reasons for sharing the incident online.</p> <p>“They probably didn’t appreciate my angry email, this post is the least I could do to thank them for ‘fixing’ the problem (me, the problem was me).</p> <p>“But I hope they appreciated a good laugh. And you all too - during this tense time of the election results, I hope you take comfort in the fact I was not on your presidential ballot nor will I ever be running for any office.</p> <p>“I’ll help save your life but seriously - please don’t call me to dress you, apparently I have trouble doing that for myself!”</p> </div>

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