Dannii Minogue reveals she stripped off for Playboy to pay her debts

Dannii Minogue has revealed how she was forced to pose nude for Playboy to pay off her crippling debts.

The X Factor judge, 38, stripped off for the front page cover shoot in 1995 after the breakdown of her marriage to actor Julian McMahon.

She owed more than £150,000 and was too proud to turn to her older sister Kylie for help.

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Royal Reward: Music to Kylie’s Ears

Here’s one honor Kylie Minogue no doubt can’t get out of her head.

The diminutive Aussie pop star was honored by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace Thursday, receiving an Order of the British Empire for her services to music.

“It is an incredible honor for me to receive this award,” she told the crowd and Prince Charles, who was filling in for mom Queen Elizabeth II at the ceremony.

“It makes me feel both humble and proud to be recognized for doing a job that I love so much.”

Minogue’s little sister and fellow pop princess, Dannii Minogue, was also on hand.

“It was surprisingly emotional,” the “Spinning Around” singer said afterward of her big day. “I expected to be a little nervous, obviously very excited, but it was very emotional seeing all these people from different walks of life joining together for this event.”

In addition to the 40-year-old Minogue, about a dozen other people received the honor.

The British OBE honor comes in the wake of another European laurel; earlier this year she received one of France’s top prizes, dubbed a Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters for the “cultural pleasure she has given French people.”

Kylie Minogue: Doctor Misdiagnosed My Cancer|Celebrity News

A doctor mistakenly gave Kylie Minogue the all clear when she actually had breast cancer, the Australian singer told Ellen Celebrity News DeGeneres Monday.A nervous-looking Minogue told DeGeneres that she had never publicly discussed the misdiagnosis before, but was inspired to speak out after an earlier guest on the show, U.S. presidential hopeful Senator Hillary Clinton, emphasized how vital early breast cancer detection is.

“Listen, this is an opportunity for me to say something that I have not said before,” said Minogue when DeGeneres asked her about her own battle with the illness two years ago.

“I was misdiagnosed initially. So my message to all of you and everyone at home is, because someone is in a white coat and using big medical instruments doesn’t necessarily mean they are right.”

Though Minogue did not reveal the date of the error, where it took place or how long she went before she got a second opinion correctly diagnosing her illness, she said it happened before her 2005 Showgirl concert tour.

“If you have any doubt, go back again,” urged Minogue, who is currently in remission.
DeGeneres also told the audience she had a mammogram and was given the all clear, but then “a couple of weeks later” she found a lump in her breast and had it removed.

“I had no intention of [talking about the misdiagnosis] today,” said Minogue to DeGeneres. “But with what you were talking about before, I didn’t realize it was a subject so close to your heart as well.”

Minogue is in the U.S. promoting her new album, X.

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Kylie Denies She’s Back On With Olivier At Bed Linen Launch

Putting paid to reports she’s rekindled her romance with former boyfriend Olivier in time for Valentine’s Day, the singer launched her new bed linen range in London

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Wearing a white feather dress and reclining on a cosy looking bed, pop princess Kylie Minogue launched her new bed linen range in London on Tuesday. And the Tears On My Pillow singer, who recently enjoyed a weekend in Paris with her former flame Olivier Martinez, took the opportunity to put the record straight on her relationship with the French actor.

“My gorgeous Sheba is the only one sleeping in my bed!” explained Kylie, referring to her ex-beau’s beloved pooch. “I let her stay on my bed all night. In fact, she slept with me for two nights in the hotel in Paris last week.”

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“Olivier and I are just friends,” she added. “I was just going to dinner with a pal and then everyone assumed we were dating again.”

By the looks of her upcoming schedule it would seem Kylie might have difficulties making time for a romance, anyway. As well as planning material for her new tour, the busy singer is working on her performance at the upcoming Brits – and more specifically, her outfit for the bash. “It’s going to be amazing and something I’ve never been seen in before!” She enthused. “It’s more theatrical and fabulous than ever.”