One of Australia’s highest-selling female artists, Tina Arena returned to the ARIA charts last year with Reset, her first album of original songs in more than a decade. Next month she embarks on her self-funded national Reset Tour. I caught up with Arena to chat about returning to her pop roots, the loneliness of stardom and her hidden talent.
Miranda Kerr has graced international magazine covers, she has walked for high-profile runway shows, she was the first Australian to be a Victoria’s Secret Angel and, after 17 years in modelling, she is still at the top of her game. Kate Waterhouse caught up with Kerr to chat about her success, “escape plans” from the paparazzi, and those James Packer relationship rumours.
Health and fitness guru Michelle Bridges is best known as a trainer on television’s The Biggest Loser. She has six best-selling books and her online 12 Week Body Transformation has helped Aussies shed more than a million kilograms collectively. I chatted to Bridges about being a “foodie”, outmanoeuvring paparazzi and her relationship with her beau, Steve “The Commando” Willis.
Former politician Bob Carr recently made headlines with his book Diary of a Foreign Minister. I chatted to Carr about copping flak in public, doing pilates and those airline pyjamas.
Actor Gracie Otto has made her feature-length directing debut with the The Last Impresario, a documentary about British theatre and film producer Michael White which is released in Australia on June 26. Gracie, daughter of Barry Otto and sister of Miranda Otto, chatted to me about party-hopping with White, directing and her famous last name.