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Ungrateful” bride’s frustration after receiving $10 Kmart wedding gift

<p>A bride who took to social media to complain about the $10 Kmart gift her best friend gave her, has had the attention backfire.</p> <p>The unidentified woman from Brisbane took to Facebook to vent her frustration saying she and her husband were “hurt” to have received two $5 towels as gifts for attending their “exclusive” ceremony and reception.</p> <p>A screenshot of her post soon made its way onto Reddit and despite her asking for suggestions on how to deal with the situation, she was instead met with criticism with people calling her “ungrateful”.</p> <p>“Hey everyone, has anyone received any wedding gifts in the past that were a slap in the face?” she began the post.</p> <p>“How do you deal with it? My partner and I had a very exclusive wedding, all inclusive and the focus were our guests.</p> <p>“Our best friend, husband and kids know this and they gifted us 2 Kmart towels, a total worth about $10. This hurt us a lot, as it was a slap in the face. we don’t know how to deal with it. suggestions?”</p> <p>However, it was far from the sympathetic response she had hoped for with social media users branding her “shallow” and “mean”.</p> <p>“Maybe it's all they can afford? Be thankful they wanted to be there to celebrate your special day and focus on the qualities in their personalities rather than the material items they may or may not have given you,” one member of the Facebook group responded.</p> <p>“Are you serious?” another asked, adding, “it’s not about what you get out of it.”</p> <p>Another Aussie bride gave her two cents, saying she would be happy if her wedding could even go ahead in August next year.</p> <p>“Those people who only care about getting gifts really frustrate the hell out of me,” she wrote.</p> <p>“At this rate, my wedding will be the first time I see my parents in two years (by that stage), my sister in about three years and my best friends in five years … all because of this freaking virus.”</p> <p>Another person said there was nothing wrong with receiving a Kmart towel as a wedding present.</p> <p>“Kmart towels are an awesome gift. Who cares how much they cost. What a shallow person,” the person wrote.</p> <p>“Any suggestions?” Yes, say thank you then shut up,” another person demanded.</p>

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Nicole Kidman said husband Keith Urban saved her from the "great killer" of loneliness

<p>Nicole Kidman has praised her husband Keith Urban from keeping her from loneliness during the coronavirus pandemic.</p> <p>The<span> </span><em>Undoing</em><span> </span>actress praised him in a recent interview with<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://redirect.viglink.com/?format=go&amp;jsonp=vglnk_160617672419810&amp;key=e5200498106ac69367fbfbf8b5361be3&amp;libId=khv6vh6e0102kn81000DAbbr2cdm6ros2&amp;loc=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etonline.com%2Fnicole-kidman-on-parenting-in-lockdown-and-how-keith-urban-saved-her-from-the-great-killer-of%3Futm_source%3Dfeedburner%26utm_medium%3Dfeed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed%253A%2BETTopStories%2B%2528Entertainment%2BTonight%253A%2BBreaking%2BNews%2529&amp;v=1&amp;out=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.glamourmagazine.co.uk%2Farticle%2Fnicole-kidman-glamour-cover-interview-2020https%3A%2F%2Fwww.glamourmagazine.co.uk%2Farticle%2Fnicole-kidman-glamour-cover-interview-2020&amp;title=Nicole%20Kidman%20on%20Parenting%20in%20Lockdown%20%26%20How%20Keith%20Urban%20Saved%20Her%20From%20the%20%E2%80%98Great%20Killer%E2%80%99%20of%20Loneliness%20%7C%20Entertainment%20Tonight&amp;txt=Glamour" target="_blank"><em>Glamour</em></a>.</p> <p>"I have a very good relationship. It is a very soothing, comforting place for me to go, and he's a very strong, warm, kind man," she said.</p> <p>"I'm very fortunate to have that in my life because it's a really strong place to be able to go and curl up."</p> <p>The pair have been married since 2006 and share daughters Rose, 12 and Faith Margaret, 9.</p> <p>"And, this is a lonely world, right?" she said. "That's an extraordinary thing to have found, particularly later in my life. But it saved me, as well, which is a beautiful thing to have."</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/CHdzh1KHS1c/?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/CHdzh1KHS1c/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Nicole Kidman (@nicolekidman)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Kidman referred to loneliness as a global "epidemic" and that she doesn't take her husband's unconditional love for granted.</p> <p>"They say loneliness is the great killer," she said. "It causes so much pain and I've been lonely, and it is very, very, very hard. You see it in older people. You see it in young people. You see it now in this world. We can't even hug anymore. Loneliness is an epidemic. So, I am very fortunate to come home to him. My heart goes out to the people who don't have a person to go to now."</p> <p>She said her family keeps her grounded.</p> <p>"I said once, 'I prefer children to adults.' I like adults more now — not more than kids, though," she said. "I love being around children and we've got five kids living with me now because Keith had to go [to Nashville] to release his album. So, my sister moved in to help me while I'm filming, and we have three of her younger kids — she has six — living with us."</p> <p>"Our kids — because we travel, and we won't be apart — are used to having to learn online," she said. "But the social distance has been very difficult for them. They are working through the emotions. For a 12-year-old, it's about not being able to access friends easily. That's a whole thing which every parent will be going through."</p>

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Lisa Wilkinson sweetly reveals how she met husband Peter FitzSimons

<p>TV presenter Lisa Wilkinson has shared the lovely story of how she met her husband of almost three decades and it's all thanks to her fellow reporter Liz Hayes.</p> <p>Wilkinson shared a sweet snap of herself and husband Peter FitzSimons in front of the Channel 9 studio buildings, which is where they met almost 30 years ago.</p> <p>"Well this is one for the grandkids (which we don't have yet, by the way)...but I digress.," she began her caption.</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/CH2XLizFmTd/?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/CH2XLizFmTd/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Lisa Wilkinson (@lisa_wilkinson)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>She then goes on to explain how the duo met.</p> <p>"It wasn't much more than a brief introduction and a handshake – we were both charmed, but also in separate relationships," she wrote. "Eighteen months later, and both now single, a special someone (thank you @thelizhayes) decided to play matchmaker and nine months after that, we were walking down the aisle."</p> <p>The happy couple married in 1992 and now share three kids in their 20s, sons Jake and Louis and daughter Billi.</p> <p>"Three kids, four changes of address, five animals, the occasional disagreement, and a million good times later, the marriage has survived," Wilkinson wrote.</p> <p>Wilkinson explained her reason for sharing the touching story, as the building where they met is going to be demolished and redeveloped into an apartment building.</p> <p>"So of course, we raced over today for a selfie out the front of the place that started it all for us. Sweet memories of another time."</p> <p>She ended the story by thanking the photographer.</p> <p>"A big thank you to the lovely young film student called Josh who was also there marking the occasion by taking photos (and kindly took ours), and who told us of his big dream of one day making it in the industry. We really hope you do, Josh."</p>

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Jacinda Ardern's partner Clarke Gayford jokes he's "punching above his weight"

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Clarke Gayford has joked that he is "punching above his weight" in his relationship with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.</p> <p>Gayford hosts fishing program<span> </span><em>Fish of the Day</em><span> </span>and shared some insight into his relationship with Ardern.</p> <p>He answered a question about how their relationship began on Australian radio station Nova 96.9.</p> <p>"I thought you were about to accuse me of punching [above my weight], and, well, you would be right!" he joked.</p> <p>Gayford explained to hosts Fitzy and Wippa that he met his now-fiancee through official channels.</p> <p>"This is slightly embarrassing, I had a constituency issue and I emailed my local MP and I got some really good advice," he laughed.</p> <p>The pair briefly met for the first time at an awards show in 2012, with Gayford reaching out to Ardern to discuss his concerns over a proposed bill.</p> <p>The pair's relationship became more high-profile in August 2017 as Ardern became the leader of New Zealand's Labour Party. Just seven weeks later, she was elected to the office of Prime Minister.</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/CDGQlyUMOkS/?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/CDGQlyUMOkS/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Clarke Gayford (@clarkegayford)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Gayford remembers that moment vividly.</p> <p>"As I was about to go down underwater I turned my phone off, like 'I don't want to know about this'," he told Nova's Fitzy and Wippa.</p> <p>"When I came back up the guy on the boat said, 'Yeah, mate, you might want to call back home. Your missus has had a promotion'."</p> <p>Gayford was diving in Queensland and was filming the new Discovery Channel documentary<span> </span><em>Shark Lockdown</em><span> </span>when Ardern was made Prime Minister.</p> <p>The pair are now engaged after having their first child, daughter Neve Te Aroha in June 2018.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Ben Fordham rescues Sydney bride's wedding

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>2GB's Ben Fordham came to the rescue of a stressed-out Sydney bride who was facing the prospect of getting married without her beloved brother attending the wedding as well as being two bridesmaids down.</p> <p>"Oh my God, it's been the most ridiculous 24 hours or even longer," Cassie Brien, 30, tells <a rel="noopener" href="https://honey.nine.com.au/latest/2gbs-ben-fordham-comes-to-the-rescue-of-sydney-bride/c77ea54b-597e-4f2e-924a-5d56bff9f4ed" target="_blank" class="editor-rtflink"><em>9Honey</em></a>. "I'm exhausted just from this morning, but I'm over the moon after what's happened today."</p> <p>Cassie's brother Patrick and his partner Madeline are residents of NSW but were stranded in Victoria during the coronavirus pandemic.</p> <p>With restrictions lifting, the couple has been applying to enter NSW in time for the wedding, but unfortunately have been unsuccessful. </p> <p>To add to the wedding stress, two of Cassie's bridesmaids were unable to make it either due to one living in Canada and the other living in South Australia.</p> <p>Cassie and Patrick were devastated at the prospect of him not being able to attend but had to accept it was the case.</p> <p>"We got so close," she says. "We had tried everything but just had to come to terms with it."</p> <p>Cassie's best friend Brittany Jarachowicz wasn't about to take that lying down and contacted 2GB Live host Ben Fordham for help, explaining the heartbreaking situation.</p> <p>Brittany thought that was that, but got the surprise of her life when she was contacted by NSW Health.</p> <p>NSW Health had been contacted by Fordham to help bring Cassie's brother Patrick to Sydney in time for the wedding.</p> <p>"NSW Health rang me and told us it had been organised and Cass is beyond ecstatic," she says. "Then Ben Fordham rang her brother and now Patrick has a written letter of approval for both of them."</p> <p>Brittany is so grateful to Fordham for his help.</p> <p>"I always listen to 2GB and my friends laugh at me about it but I learn so much from talk back and he's so easy to listen to. I'm just super-grateful to Ben and NSW Health, they are absolute legends."</p> <p>Cassie is overjoyed with the news.</p> <p>"He's a dead set legend," Cassie says of Fordham. "He's so genuine. He even rang Britt a couple of times after it was all sorted. He's a beautiful human and the health minister is amazing that they can do this for us after such a crazy year."</p> <p><em>Photo credits: </em><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://honey.nine.com.au/latest/2gbs-ben-fordham-comes-to-the-rescue-of-sydney-bride/c77ea54b-597e-4f2e-924a-5d56bff9f4ed" target="_blank" class="editor-rtflink">9Honey</a></em></p> </div> </div> </div>

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The shocking reality about Charles and Diana’s honeymoon

<p><strong>They honeymooned on board the royal yacht Britannia</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">After Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s “wedding of the century” at St Paul’s Cathedral in July 1981, the royal pair set off for Gibraltar on Spain’s south coast, where they boarded the Royal Yacht Britannia. The yacht cruised around the Mediterranean, including the Greek islands, for 14 days. The couple ended their getaway at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. It was a luxurious itinerary – but what really went down during those first few days of the couple’s doomed marriage? Turns out, a lot more drama than you might think.</span></p> <p><strong>Diana was still reeling over this engagement comment</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">While most people head out on their honeymoon with the impression that their partner is totally in love with them, Diana wasn’t so sure. Her insecurity stemmed from an awkward interview at the time of her and Charles’ engagement. “We had this ghastly interview the day we announced our engagement,” she told her speech coach on a tape that was later used for the Channel 4 documentary </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Diana: In Her Own Words</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">. “And this ridiculous [news] man said, ‘Are you in love?’ “I thought, what a thick question. So I said, ‘Yes, of course, we are,’ and Charles turned round and said, ‘Whatever love means.’ And that threw me completely. I thought, what a strange answer. It traumatised me.”</span></p> <p><strong>Charles called Camilla every chance he got</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Although Charles’ former flame Camilla Parker Bowles had already been married to her first husband, Andrew Parker Bowles, for eight years, Charles still found a way to call her from the Mediterranean. “The Prince simply had to be in constant contact with Camilla or he couldn’t function properly,” his valet Stephen Barry said in the book </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Diana Chronicles</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">. “If he went without his daily phone call, he would become tetchy and ill-tempered.”</span></p> <p><strong>The pair didn’t enjoy their first night together</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“That first night was nothing special,” Charles told a friend, according to Tina Brown’s The Diana Chronicles. “It was pleasant enough, of course. But she really was painfully naive.” According to Brown, “Charles had enjoyed women who led him, mastered him, and mothered him. He was used to being served, not required to seduce.”</span></p> <p><strong>Charles wore a gift from Camilla on the honeymoon</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As if calling Camilla wasn’t bad enough, Charles also received a gift from her. “On our honeymoon, cufflinks arrive on his wrists,” Diana said on the Channel 4 tapes. “Two C’s entwined like the Chanel ‘C’. Got it. One knew exactly. So I said, ‘Camilla gave you those, didn’t she?’ He said ‘Yes, so what’s wrong? They’re a present from a friend.’ And boy, did we have a row. Jealousy, total jealousy. And it was such a good idea – the two ‘C’s – but it wasn’t that clever.”</span></p> <p><strong>The couple’s incompatibility became extremely apparent</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s 12-year age gap had always been known, but never was it more apparent than aboard the Brittania. The 32-year-old prince envisioned spending his honeymoon sunning, swimming, reading, painting, and writing thank-you letters. “He’d taken along his watercolours, some canvases and a pile of books by the Afrikaner mystic and writer Laurens van der Post, which he’d hoped he and Diana might share and then discuss in the evenings,” wrote Penny Junor in her book </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Duchess</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"><em>.</em> “Diana, however, was no great reader. She hated his wretched books and was offended that he might prefer to bury his head in one of them rather than sit and talk to her. She resented him sitting for hours at his easel, too, and they had many blazing rows. One day, when Charles was painting on the veranda deck of Britannia, he went off to look at something for half an hour. He came back to find she’d destroyed his painting and all his materials.”</span></p> <p><strong>Diana’s bulimia spiralled out of control</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Princess Diana had been struggling with bulimia for months by the time her honeymoon came around. “[During our engagement], my husband put his hand on my waistline and said: ‘Oh, a bit chubby here, aren’t we?’ and that triggered off something in me,” she told her biographer Andrew Morton. “And the Camilla thing. I was desperate, desperate. I remember the first time I made myself sick. I was so thrilled because I thought this was the release of tension.” The disorder only got worse aboard the Britannia.</span></p> <p><strong>Diana felt hopeless about the marriage by day two</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">While the world watched the prince and princess in awe, Diana began to feel despair. She told her biographer Andrew Morton that her “tremendous hope was slashed by day two.” At one point, she wrote “I feel so small, so lonely, so out of my depth,” according to Tina Brown’s book. The couple announced their separation in 1992 and divorced in 1996.</span></p> <p><strong>IMAGE:</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Shutterstock</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Written by </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Juliana LaBianca</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">. This article first appeared on </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/culture/the-shocking-reality-about-charles-and-dianas-honeymoon" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Reader’s Digest</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, </span></em><a rel="noopener" href="http://readersdigest.com.au/subscribe" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><em>here’s our best</em> subscription offer</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p>

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Belinda Emmett’s mum marks 14th anniversary since tragic death with emotional post

<p>The late Belinda Emmett’s mother has honoured the anniversary of her death with an emotional tribute.<span> </span><br /><br />The world lost Belinda over 14 years ago from breast cancer on November 11, 2006.<br /><br />Taking to Instagram, Laraine Emmett shared a photo of the former Home And Away star surrounded by angels, along with the caption: "Forever Young!"<br /><br />"Miss you so much Belle ... 14 long years since I have been able to hear your infectious laugh, a smile that would light up any room you walked into and the most caring person anyone would meet ... An Angel walking on earth," Laraine added.<br /><br />Belinda died after a long battle with breast cancer at the age of 32.</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/CHbbHiWB0yh/?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/CHbbHiWB0yh/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Laraine (@larainetoni)</a> on Nov 10, 2020 at 3:21pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span> </span><br /><br />It was just eighteen months after she married her TV host beau Rove McManus, who liked Laraine's post on Wednesday.<br /><br />The blonde beauty won the hearts of television viewers as Rebecca Fisher on Home and Away. </p> <p><span>It was the role that would go on to earn her a Gold Logie nomination in 1999.</span></p> <p>In an interview with New Idea last year, Laraine and husband Michael revealed they are still in touch with Rove.<span> </span><br /><br />"Rove's got his own wife and we respect that, but we stay close," Michael said.</p> <p>"It's nice to have the little ones around ... It's lovely to have [Ruby] in our lives as well. It's not in a huge way, but it's pretty wonderful."<br /><br />Rove is now remarried to actress Tasma Walton and together they share a seven-year-old daughter, Ruby.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838763/belinda-emmett-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/e8830fecd28d460b8aa617fc84ce3807" /><br /><br />Belinda and Rove would have celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary in January since the pair tied the knot at the Mary Immaculate Church in Waverley on January 29th, 2005.<br /><br />While McManus has chosen to remain private about his first wife, he did write a short but meaningful tweet back in 2009, on the second anniversary of her death that still resonates with friends and family.<span> </span><br /><br />It was short, sweet, and pure, reading: “thinking of Belinda today. And smiling xxx”.</p>

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"We have endured and survived": Jess Rowe gets candid about family life

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Jessica Rowe and her husband, Nine news presenter Peter Overton, have been working hard over the last few years to create a peaceful family environment for their daughters Allegra, 13, and Giselle, 11.</p> <p>However, the doting parents aren't able to get their kids to cook just yet.</p> <p>"It would be amazing if they would cook dinner but I'm not holding my breath," she says of her daughters. "I don't love to cook so it would be a miracle if my daughters suddenly wanted to cook, because they're not learning it from me.</p> <p>"My youngest Giselle, she inherited my sweet tooth and she does bake a really good packet cake and packet brownies, biscuits, cupcakes, she enjoys doing that."</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/CEyNqnmjlkF/?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/CEyNqnmjlkF/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Jessica Rowe (@jessjrowe)</a> on Sep 5, 2020 at 11:12pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Rowe is also delighted that she's able to cook a roast chook after showcasing her limited cooking abilities on her Crap Wife Instagram.</p> <p>"I can do a roast chook now," she says. "My beautiful friend Denise Drysdale taught me how to roast a chook. Her parents owned a chicken shop in Melbourne.</p> <p>"You baste the chook in peanut oil, add salt and pepper, shove a lemon inside the chook and cook it on high heat at 220 degrees for an hour, depending on the size of the chook," she says.</p> <p>"It's so good and that is a bit of a weekly regular now. The other thing I can do is a pavlova. That'll come out on special occasions."</p> <p>Rowe is also accepting her limitations as a chef.</p> <p>"Look, I'm never going to be an amazing cook and I'm not interested," she says. "I don't want to be a gourmet chef. But I've learned really good shortcuts and tips that make life a little bit easier and that's all we want."</p> <p>She's also been enjoying the downtime with her children due to the coronavirus pandemic, but is sad about her popular RSL show with Denise Drysdale put on pause due to COVID-19.</p> <p>"I suppose for me now it is being with my girls and being a family with my darling husband and finding meaningful work," she says. </p> <p>"I love writing and I love connecting with people and talking with people. I miss terribly this year the audiences and public speaking and I was doing this crazy show at various RSL clubs with Denise Drysdale. I miss all of that.</p> <p>"What I'm hopeful for is that whatever is ahead is going to involve audiences and connection with people and travel and it's going to involve having a laugh because family is laughing is what makes my heart sing."</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Richard Wilkins slams New Idea for "disrespectful" cover story

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Nine entertainment reporter Richard Wilkins has slammed <em>New Idea</em> for a "disrespectful" cover story that links him and Terri Irwin romantically.</p> <p>Wilkins and Irwin feature on the latest cover of the magazine in two photos that have been superimposed together, with the headline blaring "Terri and Dickie GO PUBLIC".</p> <p>The cover implies that the pair are going "public" with a romantic relationship, but the story inside claims that Wilkins will soon "go public" with an announcement of an exclusive interview with Bindi and Chandler Powell after their first child is born.</p> <p>The exclusive interview comes after intense negotiations with Terri, Bindi's mother. </p> <p>Inside, the 320-word story claims, “Terri and Dickie have recently been enjoying working out the details of the exclusive interview in a series of zoom chats,” and that, “Richard can’t wait to invite Terri to Sydney for dinner with him and his mates once restrictions ease”.</p> <p>Wilkins blasted the story on his Instagram.</p> <p>“Really??? Please don’t buy a copy of this trash hoping to learn about ‘Terri and Dickie going public’. Such bulls**t!!! … and so disrespectful to me, my partner Nicola, Terri and our families. Why? Is there not enough stuff going on in the world right now to write about … without having to fabricate total nonsense????” the furious star 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/CHXORI6h_e6/?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="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CHXORI6h_e6/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Really??? Please don’t buy a copy of this trash hoping to learn about “Terri and Dickie going public”. Such bullshit!!! .... and so disrespectful to me, my partner Nicola, Terri and our families. Why? Is there not enough stuff going on in the world right now to write about ...without having to fabricate total nonsense????... #NoIdea</a></p> <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 post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/richardwilkins/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Richard Wilkins</a> (@richardwilkins) on Nov 9, 2020 at 12:12am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Wilkins has been in a relationship with flight attendant Nicola Dale since the middle of the year, while Terri is single.</p> <p>His friends chimed in with jokes, much to his annoyance.</p> <p>“I’m buying it just in case,” teased fellow Nine personality Rebecca Maddern.</p> <p>“Does this mean no family trips to Australia Zoo?” asked Wilkins’ son Christian.</p> <p>“I don’t understand … they said it’s true … so …” wrote Guy Sebastian.</p> <p>In the comments, Wilkins confirmed he had not been approached by the magazine for comment.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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"Do it again!": The worst way to find out your diamond ring is fake

<p>A Florida teacher and her student have gone viral across the globe after an innocent school experiment revealed her engagement ring isn’t real.</p> <p>A group of high school students used a diamond tester and went from class to class testing their teacher's rings.</p> <p>In the video that was shared to popular teen app TikTok, the students are seen approaching a teacher wearing an engagement ring with a large rock.</p> <p>The clip heard the woman saying she had proudly worn the ring for 20 years since her husband proposed.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Yo this kid goes around testing his teacher’s wedding rings &amp; I’m screaming because most of them are fake 😭😭😭😭😭 <a href="https://t.co/tG3zWkDmDw">pic.twitter.com/tG3zWkDmDw</a></p> — I put sugar on my grits (@thismyburner8) <a href="https://twitter.com/thismyburner8/status/1321550282161971201?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 28, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>"I can test it to see if it's real?" a student asks the teacher.</p> <p>She tells him to "come on in" and places her hand on the table.</p> <p>The student commented about how large the diamond is, to which the teacher responded, "It's going to be big, we've been married over 20 years."</p> <p>However the diamond tester went on to beep, indicating the rock is not a diamond at all.</p> <p>"You say you've been married 20 years? Not going to lie I don't think it's real," the student tells her.</p> <p>The clearly agitated teacher demands the student test it again, saying: "Do it again. This thing is real. So what you telling me?"</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">“Wym you don’t think it’s real?” 💀💀💀 <a href="https://t.co/1ZbdI3K3bg">pic.twitter.com/1ZbdI3K3bg</a></p> — I put sugar on my grits (@thismyburner8) <a href="https://twitter.com/thismyburner8/status/1321569964508078080?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 28, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>Once again, the diamond tester beeps to indicate the rock is fake.</p> <p>The footage then cut to the teacher calling her husband and taking the ring off.</p> <p>"You knew it wasn't real?” she can be heard saying over the phone.  </p> <p>“And you still gave it to me after 20 years? So this is what I'm going to get?</p> <p>"Okay, you know what, you thought it was going to be me and you tonight, guess what? It ain't. It's not going to be."</p>

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Brutal moment husband exposes wife at baby shower: “This isn’t my child”

<p>Video footage has captured the brutal moment a husband exposed his pregnant wife for carrying another man’s baby in front of family and friends at their baby shower. </p> <p>The clip was taken during what was meant to be a glorious occasion. </p> <p>The video was shared on Reddit although its authenticity has not yet been verified.</p> <p>According to a Reddit translation, the Spanish speaking husband addresses the crowd and says, “This is my lawyer. We have over here a document.”</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838634/baby-shower-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/ab74751a523443c59f26c9ffc6a5f8e3" /></p> <p>“You guys all know that I’m expecting a boy. Here, look, I have the pregnancy test, you guys know I’m gonna (sic) be a dad. But you know what, you guys overlooked an important detail.</p> <p>“Here is proof that she isn’t four months pregnant but in fact she is six months pregnant.”</p> <p>The mum-to-be becomes more agitated as she begs her husband to discuss the matter with her outside, however he persists. </p> <p>A lawyer went on to show the crowd footage of the wife appearing to get hot and heavy with her love, who sat at the baby shower just a few tables away.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838635/baby-shower-4.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/ddb688d35b844f968f75729483f7dd8a" /></p> <p>“That isn’t my child; this party is for these two” the man adds.</p> <p>As the baby shower begins to descend into chaos he says, “This party is not for me, but for them and I will leave it at that.”</p> <p>The woman’s father also can be heard on the footage turning to his daughter and asking,“What is your husband talking about?” to which she responds, “It’s a misunderstanding, Dad.”</p> <p>The chaotic event ended in a scuffle as the husband left with his wife chasing after him. </p> <p>The video was shared on the subreddit r/Trashy.</p> <p>The group has over 2.2 million members and is described as a place for “trashy stories, trashy glamour, all things fake, plastic and downright trashy”.</p> <p><em>Watch the video h<a rel="noopener" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/trashy/comments/jmid6h/husband_provides_proof_that_the_child_is_not_his/" target="_blank">ere.</a></em></p>

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Patti Newton reveals secret to 46-year long marriage with Bert

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Bert and Patti Newton are said to be the legendary golden couple of Australian television. As the pair have been married for almost 46 years, Patti, 75 has revealed the secret to her long-lasting marriage to Bert, 82.</p> <p>The couple first met as child radio stars before working together at Channel 7 and stayed in contact throughout their teens before a fateful night at Patti's 21st had Bert realising she was the one.</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/B4nmmycJFF_/?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="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B4nmmycJFF_/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Where have the years gone.45years today, it’s been a wonderful life together, ups and downs and lots of laughs and happiness. Thank you for choosing me. Love you Mack</a></p> <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 post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/pattinewtonofficial/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Patti Newton</a> (@pattinewtonofficial) on Nov 8, 2019 at 1:02pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"I was working on the QE11 in 1974 43 years ago. Bert surprised me and got on board and asked me to marry him. A wonderful Australia Day and the best thing I ever did xx," she penned on Instagram in 2017.</p> <p>Two children and six grandchildren later, she told <em>Now To Love</em> that she would be lost without her husband.</p> <p>"We lived and worked everything that was happening on television, we've spent a lot of time together. If anything happens to either of us, whichever one it is will find it very difficult because we've been in one another's pockets for well over 50 years," Patti says.</p> <p>She's admitted that having a good sense of humour helps a marriage.</p> <p>"I think you have to have a good sense of humour, that's something I do have, I'm always ribbing him about something. I know that he doesn't do the dishwasher very well, but the reason I know that is because if he did do it well, I'd ask him to do it more," Patti laughs.</p> <p>However, the importance of time apart can't be underestimated.</p> <p>"You have to give one another a bit of space, we both have different interests," she explains.</p> <p>"Because we give one another space, and we're both very loyal to one another, it worked out very well."</p> <p>"I look after him and he looks after me, that's what it is really all about."</p> </div> </div> </div>

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"It was what he wanted": Sean Connery widow reflects on final moments

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Micheline Roquebrune, the grieving widow of movie legend Sir Sean Connery revealed that the star wanted to "slip away quietly" after a long battle with dementia.</p> <p>The pair were married for 45 years and Micheline took the time to reflect on her "wonderful life" with her husband who died in his sleep overnight.</p> <p>“It was no life for him. He was not able to express himself latterly,” Micheline told the <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8901151/Sean-Connerys-widow-Micheline-reveals-final-moments-Bond-star-died-aged-90.html" target="_blank" class="editor-rtflink"><em>Daily Mail</em></a>.</p> <p>She added: “At least he died in his sleep and it was just so peaceful. I was with him all the time and he just slipped away. It was what he wanted.”</p> <p>Micheline, 91, said that his condition had quickly deteriorated.</p> <p>“He had dementia and it took its toll on him. He got his final wish to slip away without any fuss.”</p> <p>She also reflected on life without the star, saying it was "going to be very hard without him".</p> <p>“He was gorgeous and we had a wonderful life together. He was a model of a man. It is going to be very hard without him, I know that. But it could not last for ever and he went peacefully.”</p> <p>The pair first met in 1970 at a golf tournament, with Micheline not knowing who he was initially.</p> <p>“I saw this man from the back, and of course, he had a fine physique” she told <em>The Sun</em> of the 6ft 2 actor.</p> <p>“But that first day I didn’t know who he was or anything about him.</p> <p>“Then I dreamed I saw this man. I was in his arms. And I thought ‘At last, peace’.</p> <p>“The next day I went back to the tournament and that was that!”.</p> <p>Their connection was so strong that the couple didn't even need to speak the same language.</p> <p>“Oh we had no problem communicating — body language!”</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Hugh Grant opens up on Notting Hill sequel with Julia Roberts

<p><span>Hugh Grant has revealed he is willing to do a Notting Hill sequel – but stressed that fans could not expect a happily ever after.</span><br /><br /><span>The British actor took to Twitter where he participated in a Q&amp;A session for his new HBO miniseries The Undoing.</span><br /><br /><span>The 60-year-old explained what it would take for him to revisit the romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts, 52.</span><br /><br /><span>“I would like to do a sequel to one of my own romantic comedies that shows what happened after one of those films ended,” he explained.</span><br /><br /><span>“Really, to prove the terrible lie that they all were, that it was a happy ending.</span><br /><br /><span>“I’d like to do me and Julia and the hideous divorce that’s ensued with really expensive lawyers, children involved in (a) tug of love, flood of tears.</span><br /><br /><span>“Psychologically scarred forever. I’d love to do that film.”</span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Do you have a favorite character that you’ve played in your career? <a href="https://t.co/FVeW4fWOwW">pic.twitter.com/FVeW4fWOwW</a></p> — HBO (@HBO) <a href="https://twitter.com/HBO/status/1320547232437813248?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 26, 2020</a></blockquote> <p><br /><span>The 1999 film follows London bookstore owner William Thacker (Grant) who, by a stroke of luck, meets famous movie star Anna Scott (Roberts).</span><br /><br /><span>The two develop an unlikely romance that involves tabloid drama.</span><br /><br /><span>Roberts’ lead character would also go on to say the iconic line: “I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”</span><br /><br /><span>In the end, the couple ends up married, in love and with a baby on the way.</span><br /><br /><span>Grant has famously starred in a number of iconic romantic comedies during the ‘90s and early ‘00s including Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Nine Months (1995), Mickey Blue Eyes (1999), Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) and Love Actually (2003).</span><br /><br /><span>In his new show with Australian starlet, The Undoing, he plays Jonathan Fraser, who is accused of murder.</span><br /><br /><span>In January, Grant admitted it was freeing to take on a completely different role.</span><br /><br /><span>“Christ, it’s such a relief (to play bad guys),” he explained to TVGuide.com at the time.</span><br /><br /><span>“I can’t tell you. Richard Curtis, who wrote all of those romantic comedies did a lot of – it always used to make him laugh that people thought I was that nice, public, Englishman because he knew that exactly the reverse was true.”</span><br /><br /><span>“It’s very nice to be closer to home,” he added.</span><br /><br /><span>Grant does not want anyone to get confused though - he does not regret any of his famous rom-com movie roles.</span><br /><br /><span>“I was being paid tons of money,” he told the Hollywood Reporter.</span><br /><br /><span>“I was very lucky. And most of those romantic comedies I can look squarely in the face – one or two are shockers, but on the whole, I can look them in the face and people like them.”</span></p>

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Pope Francis shows support for same-sex marriage for the first time

<p>Pope Francis has defended the right of gay couples to enter into a legally recognised civil union in a documentary that premiered at the Rome Film Festival on Wednesday.</p> <p>In the film, Fransesco by Evgeny Afineevsky, the religious leader says that gay people have the right to be in a family.</p> <p>“These are children of God, they have the right to a family,” Francis says in the film, speaking in Spanish.</p> <p>“What we have to create is a law of civil union, they have the right to be legally protected. I have defended that.”</p> <p>According to biographer Austen Ivereigh, the future pope backed civil unions for gay couples while he was still the archbishop of Buenos Aires and known as Jorge Bergoglio.</p> <p>But Francis has been vocal about his stance of gay marriage in the past, saying that marriage should only be between a man and a woman.</p> <p>“‘Marriage’ is a historic word,” he told French sociologist Dominique Wolton in a 2017 book of interviews. “Always among human beings, and not only in the Church, it has been between a man and a woman. You can’t just change that like that.”</p> <p>“Since the beginning of the pontificate the Pope has spoken of respect for homosexuals and has been against their discrimination,” Vatican expert Vania de Luca told RaiNews.</p> <p>“The novelty today is that he defends as pope a law for civil unions.”</p> <p>After becoming pope in 2013, Francis welcomed homosexuals with his now famous phrase, “Who am I to judge?” and has invited gay couples to the Vatican on multiple occasions.</p> <p>The two-hour documentary looks back at the last seven years pf his pontificate and travels.</p> <p>One of the most heartfelt moments in the film os when the Pope called a gay couple, parents of three young children, after they sent him a letter saying they felt ashamed to bring their children to the parish.</p> <p>Francis invited them over regardless, saying to not be concerned of other people’s judgements.</p> <p>In the past, he has regularly said gay people should be accepted in their parishes and urged parents not to reject their gay children.</p> <p>Chilean Juan Carlos Cruz, an activist against sexual abuse within the Church, accompanied the director to the film screening on Wednesday.</p> <p>“When I met Pope Francis he told me he was very sorry about what happened. Juan, it is God who made you gay and he loves you anyway. God loves you and the Pope loves you too,” says Cruz in the film.</p>

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Royal snub: Prince Charles' quiet decision against Prince Harry

<p>Christmas is approaching and Prince Harry has been served the ultimate royal snub by his father Prince Charles.</p> <p>Each year, the royal family releases Christmas teddy bears that are named after members of The Firm.</p> <p>However, Harry is nowhere to be found on the website this year.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838341/prince-harry.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/c0a04e8d080a4650ab628eb06a7ab02c" /></p> <p>It follows after an intense year for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex who announced their intention to resign as senior royal members at the beginning of the year.</p> <p>The couple are now perched in their California mansion with their son, Archie, as they pursue their own career paths.</p> <p>The teddy bears are sold through the Highgrove Gardens store along with other products.</p> <p>All funds raised going towards the Prince of Wales Charitable Fund.</p> <p>The 'William' and 'Louis' teddy bears are selling for £125 (AUD$227) and are made of alpaca hair and feature a gold-embroidered Highgrove emblem on its paw.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838339/prince-harry-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/4bfcfb9ac42541ce8df3bb72580046b0" /></p> <p>The 'William' bear is described as: "Handmade by Merrythought, the last remaining British teddy bear manufacturer, William is a classically designed teddy bear crafted from the highest-quality pale gold alpaca hair.</p> <p>"Featuring a gold embroidered Highgrove emblem on his sandy-beige silk paw, he has honeyed coloured eyes, a beautifully simple smile and is wonderfully soft and cuddly.</p> <p>"His look is complete with a large green and gold satin bow – a perfect accessory for a grand looking bear.</p> <p>"An ideal companion for anyone who loves bears, William arrives in a presentation box with a certificate of authenticity.</p> <p>"William Bear is an exquisite piece of British heritage and a loyal companion to both adults and children alike."</p> <p>Only 200 William bears have been made and each comes in an easy-to-wrap presentation box.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838339/prince-harry-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/4bfcfb9ac42541ce8df3bb72580046b0" /></p> <p>In 2019, a limited edition 'Harry' bear made from mohair from goats was withdrawn from sale after concerns were raised about animal cruelty.</p> <p>The gift shop told The Mirror: "We will no longer be selling products manufactured using mohair once current stocks have sold out."</p> <p>Since then though, a more ethical version of the 'Harry' bear has not been produced.</p> <p>All items relating to Prince Andrew have been entirely pulled from the gift shop.</p> <p>Prince Andrew has stepped down from royal duties after his friendship with deceased convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was made public.</p> <p>Prince Harry memorabilia is still on sale at Balmoral.</p>

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Woman raids wedding of man she is already married to

<p>A woman has raided the wedding of a man who she claims she is already married to after he reportedly told his wife he was heading out of town for work.</p> <p>Video footage of Abraham Muyunda, from Zambia, shows the father-of-three about to wed his loved before his hysterical wife stormed the church and demanded the ceremony to abruptly end.</p> <p>His bold plan was exposed after his wife caught wind of his secret ceremony by one of his neighbours, the <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.zambianobserver.com/video-angry-wife-storms-husbands-wedding-disrupts-ceremony/" target="_blank">Zambian Observer </a></em>reported.</p> <p>His wife then rushes to the church with video footage showing her trying to halt the ceremony.</p> <p>“This wedding can’t go on … this man here is my husband,” she says while marching up the aisle.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838269/wedding-3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f484d1633fbb40bc9959500aacc5a83f" /></p> <p>Guests can be heard gasping in the background as the groom looks on with his hand on his chin.</p> <p>The footage showed no reaction from the new bride while Mr Muyunda’s alleged wife attempts to approach the couple before being stopped by the bridal party.</p> <p>“This man is my husband. We haven’t divorced,” she told him.</p> <p>She added: “we never quarrelled … I don’t know what is happening here”.</p> <p>She was seen carrying a baby in a papoose strapped to her back.</p> <p>She also reportedly had her other children in tow as she stormed into a Roman Catholic church in Chainda, an area of the capital Lusaka.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838268/wedding-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/246ea1709c0d4d54a983ab7cb7bbc57f" /></p> <p>Local media write that Mr Muyunda was taken to a police station, with his bride allegedly aware he was married.</p> <p>Reports claim Mr Muyunda could be charged with bigamy, and face up to seven years in jail.</p> <p>The UN states that Zambia has two different marriage systems.</p> <p>One system is based on customary law and the other on modern statute law.</p> <p>The latter does not allow for polygamy, and anyone who tries to get married under statute law when they already have a husband or wife is liable to prosecution.</p>

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