The Sunday Mirror reports that Kylie Minogue is celebrating after her younger brother Brendan, 35, and his girlfriend announced the arrival of their first child, 8lb 2oz Charles Shand Minogue. “To say Kylie is absolutely over the moon is an understatement,” a spy said. “The baby wasn’t due until May, so the news has come as a wonderful surprise. Mother and baby are both doing well and the family are all thrilled. But Kylie is especially excited. She’s very close to her brother. It’s a great way to put the last year behind her and look to the future.”
Dannii Says Olivier’s ‘So Good’ For Kylie
April 14, 2006 – Kylie Minogue’s sister Dannii Minogue tells ‘Extra’ that Oliver Martinez has been Kylie’s rock. “He’s so good for her,” she said. “He makes her so happy; he’s really been so supportive.”
Kylie’s New Beginning
April 13, 2006 – The first pictures of a new-look for Kylie Minogue have been posted at the singer’s official web site. Relaxed and happy during a weekend break as a guest of Dolce and Gabbana in Portofino, Kylie showed how well she is doing. “She wanted to send a big hello and all her best to the many Kylie.com regulars,” Kylie.com states.
The pictures, taken by her boyfriend Olivier Martinez, have since been removed from kylie.com.
Kylie’s Comeback Plans
March 29, 2006 – Closer magazine reports that Kylie Minogue is planning a new album and a big return to within the next 12 months. “Kylie’s feeling good… She’s pleased she’s got a clear head to start putting together a brand-new show and album,” a friend revealed. “Her hair is quite thin at the moment after the chemotherapy, and she’s not sure it will grow back enough for the tour she’s planning in January. She’s thinking it would be great to have Priscilla Queen Of The Desert-style wigs to entertain the crowds. She’s really looking forward to having fun now.”
Kylie Rides An Elephant In Sri Lanka
March 13, 2006 – Sky News reports Kylie Minogue hopped on top of an elephant during a surprise trip to Sri Lanka, where she was doing charity work for Children Of The Sea – a theater group mainly made up of children who were orphaned in the Tsunami and civil war. “I was so happy to finally meet the children… their triumph through adversity is inspiring,” the singer said. “My visit was all too short. Everyone has been so welcoming; I do hope to return one day soon.”
The entire story and pictures at sky.com have since been removed.