Category Archives: Celebrity

The Love Of a Good Woman

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Sylvester Stallone could be the epitome of a Hollywood superstar, with all the arrogance, craziness and unhappy excess the term suggests (just think Charlie Sheen.) Happily for the 69-year-old action star, he seems to have his feet very firmly on the ground – and it’s all for the love of a good woman – his wife of 18 years Jennifer […]

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Marriage Break Ups & Business

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How many couple successfully weather the storms that usually accompany divorce to continue to run a business together?  That was the thought that surfaced watching Rick Stein’s latest cooking show From Venice to Istanbul  at the weekend. Followed by “did he ever get around to marrying that woman he left his wife for?” (Declaration – I love Stein’s easy going, […]

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Single And Loving It

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There’s plenty of research to show we enjoy the best physical and emotional health if we have strong social networks – but does that automatically mean coupledom? Despite the media’s fascination with actress Jennifer Aniston finally “getting her man” and marrying again – as if she’s can now take a deep breath and relax – it seems far from it. […]

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Why Dogs Are Better Than Girls. Or Should That Be Women?

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I’ve been reading The Good Life On Te Muna Road, (Random House, New Zealand) Deborah Coddington’s engaging reflection on finding love, making wine and just generally getting on with life in Martinborough, a small rural community near Wellington famous for its vineyards and hospitality. Amongst other adventures and encounters, Deborah riffs on her friendship with recently retired Palliser Wines managing director […]

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Cher – Cover Girl Again at 69

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She turned 69 in May and she is still gracing magazine covers and fronting global fashion campaigns. In August she celebrated 50 years since her debut on the Billboard charts with the hit songs ‘All I Really Want To Do’ followed soon after by ‘I Got You Babe.’ As Billboard reported, in total, she’s earned 33 solo hit singles on the […]

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Is Lust Worth Breaking A Marriage Up Over?

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Is it worth breaking up a marriage because one partner has been unfaithful?  That’s the question facing many couples when they’ve done a lot of marriage miles, the grass looks greener somewhere else, and they’re feeling either beguiled by an attractive alternative or abandoned by the current spouse. It’s a topic that surfaces daily in the gossip columns. Are Ben […]

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What Jane Fonda Can Teach Us About Sex At Any Age

  Can you believe this woman is 77 years old?  Jane Fonda blew everyone else out of the water at the Grammy Awards earlier this year in a green Balmain jumpsuit. She’ll be 78 in December but she keeps proving that she’s the sexiest 70-something dame around – and she’s been talking up her sex life with her music-producer partner […]

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7 Habits of High EQ People

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Think of your favourite high achiever. . Someone like former NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark, now No 3 in the UN and sizing up the opportunity to be the first female UN Secretary General? Or Apple retail CEO Angela Ahrendts, the only senior female executive on the Apple team, who earned $70 million last year (more than anyone else including her […]

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Men Turn To Mush Around A Beautiful Woman

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Science has confirmed once again what many women know instinctively – men lose all capacity for rational thought around a beautiful woman. A new Chinese study which asked men to play a computerised money game with women who other men had previously rated as “attractive-face” or unattractive-face” showed the women who scored on the “attractive” side of the equation consistently […]

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Seven Reasons To Sleep Naked

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  One of Marilyn Monroe’s most famous remarks – her confession when asked what she wore to bed that it was “Chanel No 5” was reprised by the fashion house into an ad campaign more than 50 years after her death. Her characteristically a breathless admission in 1960 that “she didn’t want to say ‘nude’ – but that’s the truth”  was captured […]

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