Gale has no regrets after nude photo shoot
A heavily pregnant Megan Gale says it was her mum who convinced her to pose nude for the cover of Marie Claire magazine.
Not since her 20s has the Australian model posed nude and Gale admits her decision to show off her flesh again wasn’t without trepidation.
When first approached by the magazine, Gale, 38, was worried about the public reaction but says it was her mum’s wise words that got her to agree to the naked cover shoot.
‘‘She said women all over the country and all over the world world go through this everyday and its nothing to be worried about, or ashamed about, or it’s not a scandal,’’ Gale recalled during a behind the scenes interview on the Seven Network’s Sunday Night program.
Gale says the nude shoot was quite daunting.‘‘I think any woman would know that when you’re in your mid-20s, things are firmer and perkier and things are just all round better.’’
But Gale has no regrets about her decision - which was aimed at celebrating the pregnant form.
‘‘As vulnerable as I felt doing it, it was quite a liberating thing to do as well. And I have been enjoying watching my body change, and it’s great to record that,’’ she said.
Gale is due to give birth in mid-May.
Royals beat fog to arrive in Wellington
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and baby George have landed in the New Zealand capital despite low-lying fog threatening to disrupt their plans.
Bad weather lashed Wellington on Monday morning, forcing the Royal New Zealand Air Force to consider landing at Ohakea and motorcade into the city.
But the royal family arrived 20 minutes late after a fleeting stop in Sydney and were greeted by an eager 70-strong New Zealand and international media pack.
In a scarlet coat and hat, with a diamond silver fern brooch, and black shoes, a smiling Kate wore a silver fern diamond brooch and carried the cheerful Prince George off the plane.
He was wearing a cream jumper and white shorts despite the chilly Wellington weather, while William wore a navy suit.
They had changed completely from the clothes they were seen in during their brief stop in Sydney.
The royal family were greeted off the plane by Prime Minister John Key and his wife Bronagh, whom they chatted to briefly.
Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, her husband Alistair Nicholson and a representative from the Governor-General, Commander Richard Walker, rounded out the welcome party.
The public weren’t allowed at the airport and were forced to brave the weather for a glimpse of the royals as they drove around Wellington’s bays to a welcoming ceremony at Government House.
Victoria’s Secret model arrives in Sydney
Victoria’s Secret angel Alessandra Ambrosio has touched down in Australia and will strut her stuff at Sydney’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
Ambrosio will appear on the runway exclusively for designer Alex Perry on Monday.
The Brazilian model was snapped at Sydney Airport’s international terminal in black leggings, a grey singlet and a khaki jacket tied around her waist.
Ambrosio took to Instagram soon after her arrival to share a photo of her enjoying the view of Sydney Harbour and the Opera House.
Designer Perry also shared a Instagram pic of himself with the model on Twitter ahead of Monday’s show.
‘‘Backstage Angel allessandraambrosio’’ Perry tweeted.Carla Zampatti kicked off fashion week festivities on Sunday by unveiling her new bold and romantic spring/summer 2014-15 collection.
Fans honour Cobain 20 years after death
Fans have flocked to the Seattle home of Nirvana frontman Kurt Coabain, 20 years after the influential grunge rocker killed himself.
Fans sporting ’90s-era grunge attire such as plaid shirts left notes, flowers and unopened beers to honour the anniversary of the musician’s death.
Police believe 27-year-old Cobain killed himself on April 5, 1994, and his body was found three days later.Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday.
Good looking actors miss out: Rob Lowe
Actor Rob Lowe is adamant good looking stars miss out on serious roles as they are victims of an industry bias.
Lowe was lauded as a heart-throb early in his career but claims he longed to play more complex roles which he was often passed over for.
He believes glamorous actors struggle to land serious roles, and he insists it was only later in his career that he began to win more challenging parts.
He tells the New York Times Magazine, ‘‘There’s this unbelievable bias and prejudice against quote-unquote good-looking people, that they can’t be in pain or they can’t have rough lives or be deep or interesting. They can’t be any of the things that you long to play as an actor.’’
‘‘I’m getting to play those parts now and loving it. When I was a teen idol, I was so goddamn pretty I wouldn’t have taken myself seriously,’’ Lowe added.