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Sunday, 9 December 2018

Karl Stefanovic marries Jasmine Yarbrough: PHOTOS

Karl Stefanovic has married longtime love Jasmine Yarbrough... and let's cut to the chase: her dress. WE LOVE IT!

Jasmine wore a dress by Sydney designer Jessica Andreatta, which took six months to make.

It had a detachable-skirted dress, and was mini dress style, with a long veil in soft blush tulle bearing Aztec designs beaded over lace.

The short dress was paired with strappy high-heeled sandals. 

Here is how WHO magazine reported on the wedding day:
See the designer's website HERE
Yes, all of Karl's kids Jackson, 19, daughter Ava, 13, and River, 12, were in attendance.
Jasmine's  bridesmaids were her high school friends Sarah Johnson, Sophie Pentland, Jimilla Houghton, Stoj Bulic and Georgie Fleming, as well as sister Jade Yarbrough and her business partner, Tamie Ingham.
Karl's groomsmen included his brothers Tom and Pete Stefanovic, Josh Yarbrough and his close friends, Ben Tilley, Mick Doohan, Steve Marshall and schoolfriend Alan Rogina.
Meanwhile, groom Karl wore RM Williams boots with his Tom Ford suit.

Jasmine, 34, rocked that mini dress, and both Karl, 41, and Jasmine had 

Karl and Jasmine married in a sunset ceremony on the grounds of the lavish 'One&Only Palmilla' resort in Cabo, Mexico.
Here's what Sylvia (Karl's sister in law) posted:

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Roxy Jacenko: 'Sunday Night' VIDEO Interview

Roxy Jacenko, the Sydney publicist who has become as well known as the brands she represents via her PR agency Sweaty Betty, was interviewed by Melissa Doyle on 'Sunday Night' and here are some videos of the multi-part story, with the complete story to come here.

Roxy was interviewed alongside her husband Oliver Curtis, and at the beginning of the story, Melissa pointed out that neither were paid for the story.

PHOTO: behind the scenes, Sunday Night. Credit: Sweaty Betty PR

Here is the full clip, of the full interview:

Updated: and here are some excerpts of the above interview:

'Roxy Jacenko and Oliver Curtis were the perfect couple with the perfect family. Then everything they knew came crashing down - he went to jail, and she went off the rails. For the first time - the inside story on that very public PR disaster. Don’t miss Melissa Doyle's compelling interview - Sunday at 8:45pm on Channel 7.'

The TV interview covered a tumultuous time in the couple's relationship.
From Oliver being jailed for insider trading, to Roxy's cancer battle.
Says Roxy in the interview: "I started living a life as soon as Oli went to jail that was fast."
"And indulged in things in shouldn't have indulged in."
She also confessed that she blamed Oliver for her illness. "So I told him, 'It's your fault. You gave me cancer.'"
Check back in here for the full interview shortly.
Roxy's 4th book - this one is her first non-fiction - is out on Wednesday 28 November, 2018. It's titled: 'Roxy's Little Black Book of Tips & Tricks.'

Full disclosure: Josie has been friends with Roxy for over 15 years, before she started Sweaty Betty, and Josie and the team at Josie's Juice think she's a champion human, and we wish her only the best!

Thursday, 15 November 2018

'The Bachelorette' Ali Chooses Taite

Ali chooses... Taite or Todd?

She said her sad goodbye to Todd, see below.

She chose Taite!

Did you pick it?

Here are more updates from the show in the lead up:

Look away now, Taite!

Todd for 'The Bachelor'? We are putting our money on a BIG FAT YES!

Friday, 26 October 2018

Jackie O Marriage Split: Announcement

Radio host Jackie O has announced she has split from husband Lee, but the pair will remain “best friends”.

Jackie (real name Jackie Henderson), the KIIS FM radio host told the Daily Telegraph she and Lee would stay close as they co-parent their daughter Catalina, 7, also known as Kitty.

“After 18 years together, we have made the decision to separate” said Jackie, the 'Kyle and Jackie O' radio show star. “We do so amicably, sharing many incredible memories and remaining best friends.
Our focus for this next chapter is of course our wonderful daughter and continuing to provide her love and happiness, together.”
The Telegraph also reported that the pair have been separated for some time.

Jackie then addressed the story live on air this morning to KIIS listeners, on the show.

"It was in the Telegraph this morning, and something we haven't properly addressed yet on the show, but obviously Lee and I, we've decided to separate -- which you know already, Kyle," Jackie began.

"And it's not a decision we took lightly at all. Lee and I have been so lucky that our separation has been extremely amicable - I know everyone says that, but we actually have remained really good friends throughout this," she continued. "We talk every day on the phone, we all still hang out as a family, so we're lucky in that respect. But it's not something that happened overnight for us, it's been a long time - we've been separated for quite some time now. We're just lucky, I guess, that we were able to do it in private."

"How did you hide that thing?" Kyle asked, to which Jackie responded, "I don't know! It was a miracle, if I'm honest!" She added that they tried to keep it private for as long as possible, so they could deal with it as a family first.

"You know a separation is never easy, so I feel lucky that we were able to get through that period of time, dealing with it on our own," she went on. "Our priority's always been Kitty through this, and that's why it's so important for us to keep a good relationship, Lee and I, because we want her to be part of a loving family."

Jackie said she was "really proud" they had been able to separate amicably.

Kyle then revealed he had cried when Jackie broke the news to him: "Don't you start getting emotional again!" she teased, and he asked her when she knew it was over between them as a couple.

"When did you know? Was he walking away from the bed one morning and you thought, 'I'm not sticking with that for the rest of my life'?" Kyle joked.

"Absolutely not," Jackie laughed. "Nothing like that at all. I have so much respect for Lee and I always will, and we both respect each other and that's super important to us."
Jackie also added that she is not the only person to go through something like this, but understood the interest, given she's a public figure.
"You know it's okay. You know Lee and I, you know what's going on. I'm not the first person to go through this. I've always been really upfront about our marriage. We've been together for 18 years, and we've had a beautiful marriage and shared some lovely memories together. But I've always been honest - our marriage has had ups and downs. Everyone's marriage goes through that, no one's marriage is perfect. I think that's normal."
As for how their daughter Kitty, 7, has been handling it, Jackie once again adds how amicable the separation had been. "As a family, we're really, really good. As I said, we go out every week together for dinner, we spend weekends a lot of the time together… Everyone is different, and I'm lucky that we've remained friends throughout this."
Earlier this week, Jackie posted a photo of herself with Lee and Kitty, captioned simply: “Family”, with a heart emoji.

A post shared by Jackie O (@jackieo_official) on

Jackie and Lee married in 2003, after they met at a bar in Sydney, while the English photographer was on a backpacking trip through Australia.

They married three years later, and welcomed their daughter Kitty in 2010.

Jackie had previously been married to her radio co-host ‘Ugly Phil’ O’Neil, whom she wed in 1995 when she was just 19. Jackie revealed she met Phil when she called the radio station he was working at to win Guns 'n' Roses tickets.

Jackie went on to co-hosting the Hot30 Countdown with then-husband Phil O'Neil - before he abruptly quit in 1999.

After Phil left the radio show, Jackie's replacement was... Kyle Sandilands. And the rest truly is radio history, with the radio duo going to host a successful nighttime show, then drive time, then breakfast show with 2DayFM, before their shock departure and move to current radio home KIIS FM.
Henderson and co-host Kyle Sandilands also won the award for Best On Air Team at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards last weekend, but neither was present to accept it.
We wish Jackie and Lee all the best on this next chapter in their lives.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Cosmopolitan Australia Closes

Bauer Media has announced it will be closing Cosmopolitan Australia, in sad publishing news just in.
In a statement this morning, Bauer Media ANZ CEO Paul Dykzeul said: “Today, Bauer Media announced the closure of the Cosmopolitan brand in Australia, with the December issue being the last. It has not been an easy decision to make, however, the commercial viability of the magazine in Australia is no longer sustainable.

“Magazine closures are never easy, desirable or done without careful consideration for all of those involved. We have to ensure that we are continually reshaping and defining the business so that our readers of today, and those of tomorrow, remain engaged with the content we publish and the platforms upon which we deliver.
“We are incredibly proud of the brand and the people who have been involved and represented over the last 45 years. It has helped to launch the careers of media personalities, supported great brands and causes, and inspired millions of young women across the country.
“We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the brand and its legacy over the years.”

This will mean that extension brands which have worked incredibly well over the years - Cosmopolitan Bride, which was a quarterly print edition (and recently missing from newsstands) and Cosmopolitan Pregnancy will be gone too.
RIP Aussie Cosmo! This is a sad day for publishing!

But I have a question for you: when was the last time YOU bought a hard copy, tactile magazine?

Monday, 15 October 2018

Meghan Markle Pregnant! Confirmed

Meghan Markle is pregnant! Confirmed by Kensington Palace just now:


Wednesday, 10 October 2018

'The Bachelorette': Meet The Men, 2018 for Ali Oetjen: VIDEOS

Ali Oetjen met all her suitors tonight and it was... an interesting mix!

As Australia's next 'Bachelorette', after vying for the heart of Tim Robards five years ago when HE was 'The Bachelor' (he ultimately chose Anna Heinrich, and they married earlier this year), and more recently her stint on 'Bachelor in Paradise' (where that ended badly - with her match Grant Kemp traveling with Ali from that Fiji set to the US, his home country and that shot to shit - Google it), it's now her third (TV) attempt to find love.

And so, here at the guys trying to win her heart, and her roses πŸŒΉ - or at least some cool gigs as models.

Missed the show? Here are some of the good / controversial bits, starting with the obligatory season round up... THAT LAST BIT, WHAT!?

Honey Badger FOUND! First footage of Nick Cummins since 'The Bachelor' ended: VIDEO

And so, the Honey Badger has been found... but was he really 'missing'?

'A Current Affair' has tracked down Nick Cummins aka 'The Bachelor' from in Papua New Guinea... exactly where he said he'd be, in his interview earlier this week with Lisa Wilkinson in the Sunday Project. See that whole interview HERE.

Here is some footage ACA just posted, with the full interview shown tonight:

TONIGHT: We track down the Honey Badger, at a luxury resort in Papua New Guinea. Having fled the public backlash, he can't escape . .


Sunday, 7 October 2018

Nick 'The Honey Badger' FIRST INTERVIEW: VIDEO

Nick 'The Honey Badger' has just had his very first interview since THAT exit from 'The Bachelor' where he walked away from 28 women and chose nobody, with his interview with Lisa Wilkinson airing just now on 'The Project' Sunday night edition.

Lisa also exclusively to the final four women from the show, to hear where it all went wrong.

Here is the full interview:

Thoughts? There is an awful lot of audience laughing the show, just saying'...

Photo: The Project

Thursday, 4 October 2018

The Bachelor 2018: Nick 'The Honey Badger' Cummins chooses...

'The Bachelor' for 2018 in Australia - aka Nick 'The Honey Badger' Cummins has chosen his girl... and it is...


Did you pick it?

Here is the reaction of the girls when they realise neither has been chosen...

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

"I no longer hate what I see in the mirror": Kelly Ford's 50kg+ weight loss

Kelly Ford has had a personal victory, and has won the war she waged on her weight, with the prizes a healthier mindset, lifestyle, and happiness!

She shares her story exclusively with Josie's Juice and we could not be prouder to feature Kelly's story here. We met several years ago when our sons were in the same autism-centric playgroup, alongside all our kids, and during her last pregnancy.

Here is Kelly's story, and her very inspiring before and after photos:

"I have battled my weight since I was a child. I remember my first ever 'fat' insult in primary school probably aged 5 or 6 where I was called 'fatty boomba', 'fatso' and the oh so original 'fatty'. These insults, accompanied with feeling and seeing yourself as different to everyone else does strange things to a child's mind as they grow up. I was constantly aware of my size even though I was actually not that overweight in primary school at this stage. 

Due to insults and insecurities I didn't feel comfortable participating in sport at school. See, this is the common thing with kids that are overweight: they don't feel comfortable playing sport due to their weight and therefore can't shift the extra weight and turn to food for comfort and companionship. 

High school at an all girls Catholic school wasn't that bad and I survived with hardly any 'fat' bullying. My weight always bothered me but I was a smart and happy kid and for the most part I still had fun and was often the class clown. I had great friends - some of them are still in my life. I could never get fashionable clothes in my size (I was probably a 14-16) from year 7-10 and as one of five kids my parents tried but could never afford to take me shopping at some of the plus size stores.

I had my first baby at 19 years old and gained an obscene amount of weight (50 kgs). I was 140kgs when I gave birth to my son. I did not have an understanding of nutrition, I just ate because I was hungry and I was in an unhealthy emotionally abusive relationship with my son's father. I had depression and no self worth at all. 

I lost the weight and I also lost the unhealthy relationship and got down to a healthy size 14 and about 85 kgs. I was far from healthy though. I lost weight because I hardly ate food, I smoked and drank coffee and cask wine. I probably still had depression but was happy that I was finally 'thin'. I could shop at Sportsgirl, Bardot and I cried with happiness when I bought a pair of size 13 Lee riders jeans. It was a good feeling. 

I met the love of my life (my now husband Tuks) and with happiness came some weight gain. Only a little so I didn't mind too much. I was feeling happy and healthy. We got engaged and then found out we were pregnant. Wedding plans were put on hold and we planned for our baby. I gained 30kgs during the pregnancy. I had my baby boy and joined Weight Watchers because I had a wedding to plan! I wanted to be back to my 85kgs by the wedding and I had less then a year. I got to 95kgs and we had a beautiful wedding. 

A couple of months after our wedding I fell pregnant again and this time gained 35kgs. I reached the 130kgs and felt pretty horrible. I had my third baby boy and barely had a second to myself and the weight never shifted. That year was hard and very trying. We found out that our two year old had autism, and not long after that we fell pregnant again!

This time I was starting out pregnant at at least 125kgs and really couldn't afford to gain more than 10kgs. I was sent to a dietitian to control my pregnancy weight and with help I gained about 12-15kgs. It still brought me to 137kgs and when I had my first baby girl.

I was so happy that nothing about my weight mattered for a while. Except when I fell pregnant again! Haha, again I ended up being back up to almost 140kgs and gave birth to my second baby girl. I'd had five babies and they were all delivered by caesarean section so I made the decision to have my tubes tied and that was it, no more babies.

I ate way too much during my pregnancies and also would balloon up with fluid. I never had much energy to exercise and being so big it made it difficult anyway. My relationship with food was never healthy and although I loved healthy food I ate way too much of it and obviously unhealthy food as well. I used food when I was happy to celebrate and reward I never seemed to know when to stop. 

My relationship with my self image was in more dire straits and I hated to look in the mirror. I hated my photo taken and I even though I had a gorgeous man who loved me and said he was attracted to me I still felt disgusted and worthless most of the time. I'd felt like this pretty much my whole life and I was sick of it! The mental struggles I'd battled my whole life was emotionally tiring, and that was just my head!

Although I had my beautiful family and my husband loved me exactly as I was, I was heading toward 35 years old and being 130kgs was seriously affecting my life in every way. I had sore ankles, swollen feet, sore back and I felt 50 years old. I had always considered having weight loss surgery but was always terrified. So I decided to join a women's bootcamp that was run by a friend. I tucked all my insecurities up into size 20 tights and shapewear and put on my Nikes. I had never even heard of a burpee before and I could barely run 10 metres without feeling like I was having a heart attack but I went and although I hated it, I was proud of myself. Within a month I'd lost 4 kilos and 18cm off my waist. Then a month later I twisted my ankle at my daughter's gymnastics and I was out of action for two months. 

In that time I decided to call and make an appointment with a bariatric surgeon Dr Gary Yee at St George Private Hospital. I made it for December 2015 and I thought I'd explore the gastric band option which is a procedure where a laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, commonly called a lap-band, is an inflatable silicone device placed around the top portion of the stomach intended to slow consumption of food and reduce the amount of food consumed. It doesn't have a very good reputation in comparison to other weight loss surgery options and isn't as popular anymore. 

After lots of research I decided that the gastric sleeve was a better option for me and was hoping the surgeon would confirm this. The sleeve gastrectomy is both a restrictive and metabolic approach to weight loss. By removing a majority of the stomach, usually 80% is removed so the amount of food that a person can consume is limited. This helps people lose weight gradually. Also with the sleeve gastrectomy, the stomach produces less ghrelin, a hormone that triggers the feeling of hunger, so patients experience a reduction in the hunger sensation between meals. Once 80% of your stomach is removed essentially you are left with a stomach 'sleeve' probably the size of a banana. A half a cup to a cup of food will fill you up and you will be full and satisfied. This will help you to lose weight. 

So Dr Yee agreed with me that the gastric sleeve was the best option for me and we booked in my gastric sleeve for the 17th March 2016! We set a goal of 75-80kgs and I had a personal goal of 70kgs. I was so nervous and excited! 

My husband and mum and my younger brother were probably the only ones who were not so much on board with my decision to have weight loss surgery. They were just worried. Once I explained everything and assured them this was what I wanted to do and was going to be okay they were very supportive. 

I had and still have so many beautiful family and friends that are so supportive - I was blown away by how supportive they were. My sister in law knew someone who'd had the surgery, and she passed on contact details so I could chat about my concerns. I also had two other friends that had had the sleeve and were loving life. I was starting to get really excited now and couldn't wait for March to come around. 

I really indulged over Christmas and the New Year and put most of the weight that I'd lost at Bootcamp back on. I wasn't too worried because I knew it would be the last time I could eat the way if always eaten. 

The date was nearing and I needed to do a VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet) or pre operative diet which consisted of three OPTIFAST meal replacement shakes / products and 2 cups of veggies a day for two weeks prior to surgery. I started this diet on the March 3, 2016 and weighed in that morning at 123kgs with a BMI of 41. I knew it was going to be so hard and yes, it was! I did it, and lost 7kgs in those two weeks. 

Surgery day arrived - it was a Thursday and I weighed in at 116kgs. I was scared but excited. The surgery went perfectly and I was in recovery after a 2 hour operation. I felt pretty awful but I'd expected that. I had absolutely no desire to eat but I was so thirsty. I wasn't able to drink water but I could have some ice chips. I went I sleep and woke up the next day feeling so much better. I still had no appetite and was on some pretty full on pain relief. I was so out of it that my husband and girls came to visit me and I could not keep awake. I refused the next dose of those pain pills and the next morning I felt a million times better. I was up and walking and feeling great. I was able to eat some soup and drink some juice and when I say 'some' I mean like 3 spoonfuls of soup and like, 50-100mls of juice. I was able to go home when I could drink a litre of water otherwise I'd be in severe danger of dehydration so I'd have to stay on the drip. It was a challenge to drink that water but I did and was able to go home Sunday morning. I'd spent three nights in hospital. I was to be on a liquid diet for two weeks while my stitches in my stomach healed. Then I'd progress onto a purΓ©ed diet for two weeks and then soft foods for two weeks and then normal diet after that. It was difficult because yummy food smells would come past and tease my nose and although I didn't physically feel hungry I wanted to eat and crunch on some real food. 

Once I could eat normal foods again I could eat about half a cup of food at a meal, sometimes less and sometimes almost a cup of food. I no longer eat white bread, hardly ever eat rice or pasta as these foods are very filling and haven't got much nutritional value so I need to eat protein first and then some veggies and there's just no room for much else. I take multi vitamins and reflux tablets (a common side effect of the sleeve surgery is reflux) and I drink a protein shake most days to get my protein in. Protein is important for 'sleevers' as rapid weight loss can go hand in hand with muscle loss. Taking meds and monitoring what I eat and drink is a small price to pay for finally being a healthy weight. 

I had made some amazing friends from the weight loss surgery community on social media and in particular on Instagram, and they have been and still are an incredible support network for me and it's made my weight loss journey something I would have never even imagined it would be. Most people wouldn't even think that people you've never met could be some of the most amazing people that cheer you on and encourage you when times are rough and you're off track. It's like a super support group that's right at your fingertips. I now have made lifelong friendships with some of these amazing people. 

The gastric sleeve gastrectomy is designed to be a tool to help you lose 50-60 % of your excess body weight. It will usually be in the first 6-12 months and you may continue losing weight even at 18months post op. The most important thing to remember is that it's just a TOOL to help you lose weight. It doesn't stop you from eating bad food or make you get up and work out. In the first year you must change your eating habits develop a good healthy relationship to food and exercise so you'll keep your weight off. 

Now at two years post op I can easily eat more food than when I was first sleeved but I choose (most of the time!) to eat clean and fresh foods that are good for my body. I work out with my husband a few times a week, I walk as much as I can and I do Pilates. I've changed my lifestyle and in turn I've changed my kids lifestyle as well. They no longer have soft drinks and chocolate biscuits in the fridge whenever they want it, and they are all exercising and being active. I refuse to let obesity be a part of their lives like it was in mine.

I've lost 52kgs since March 3 2016, and 65kgs from my heaviest weight of 140kgs. I am proud to say I now weigh a healthy 72kgs and have a BMI of 26. 

My husband can lift me up and carry me around, I did the City To Surf with my husband in August 2016 and walked 14kms in just under 3 hours, I climbed the Harbour Bridge and didn’t even break a sweat (except I was petrified of the heights!). I can fit in seats and not be scared of breaking them, I don’t need a seat belt extender when flying, I can keep up with my kids and they can hug me and reach their arms around me. I can run! I can walk for hours without getting tired, I wear a SIZE 10-12! My feet shrunk a size! I have bones! LOL! There are just so many NSV (Non Scale Victories) that I can't even mention them all.

This year I am taking the final step of my weight loss journey. I’ve lost the weight but unfortunately am left with an abundance of excess skin that serves no purpose and actually has a negative impact on my healthy lifestyle in terms of exercise and feeling good about myself which I deserve to feel. I am going to have skin removal surgery this year. 

I was told in the beginning of my decision to have weight loss surgery that I would have some regrets at some point and although it has not been all sunshine and roses, I have not once, and I really do mean not once, regretted my decision to have weight loss surgery. It has saved my life and I no longer hate what I see in the mirror. I no longer have sore feet and a sore back, I no longer feel disgusting and uncomfortable and I am finally able to be happy with me."

(Scroll down for another happy update from Kelly below...)

I have now had my skin removal surgeries done by an amazing Sydney plastic surgeon Dr Amira Sanki at Southern Aesthetics in Kogarah.

I saw her in January 2018 and she recommended an extended abdominoplasty (tummy tuck to remove a large apron of hanging skin) and a breast augmentation to help my deflated breasts.

I wanted to have an arm lift and she suggested to wait to see how I recovered from the tummy and breast surgery first. So I had my tummy and breast surgery in a six hour operation in May 2018. Wow how amazing did I feel? Well, more than I’d ever dreamed of!

I then had my arm lift (removed my hanging skin from my upper arms) four weeks ago and again I feel sensational. The recovery after plastic reconstructive surgery isn’t easy but it sure is worth it. I felt like the weight wasn’t truly gone until the extra skin I was left was gone as well."