Published: 17:53 EST, 29 December 2017 | Updated: 17:54 EST, 29 December 2017
Drew Barrymore has a tendency to hide her killer curves.
On Friday the Santa Clarita Diet actress, 42, was at it again as she wore a baggy sports jersey when taking her two daughters Frankie, three, and Olive, five, to a Whole Foods in West Hollywood.
This week the blonde explained why she does not wear tight clothes as she graced the cover of February's issue of InStyle: 'I have a body type that I tend to cover up. So it’s nothing tight, not big and boxy, more of a fluid drape that feels like the ’20s, ’40s, and ’70s.'
Casual customer: Drew Barrymore wore a baggy sports jersey when taking her two daughters Frankie, three, and Olive, five, to a Whole Foods in West Hollywood on Friday
The look: The Ever After: A Cinderella Story actress wore a black and white top that said Navy 45 over black slacks with slides
Drew also said: 'Not utterly casual but efforted in its effortlessness.'
The Music And Lyrics star has been promoting her new clothing collection Dear Drew with Amazon Fashion.
She added: 'I kept feeling this burning desire to build an apparel brand for women by women, to explore something romantic.'
Darling moment: Her little girls were in pink ballet clothes that matched mom's sunglasses
And the ET star added: 'I took it back to my love of tailoring and having been in a costume house my whole life.'
Indeed she has been acting since she was a child with her first movie credit 1978's Suddenly, Love.
On Friday she wore a black and white top that said Navy 45 over black slacks with slides.
She really enjoys being a mom: At one point Barrymore gave her daughter a very loving look
Her little girls were in pink ballet clothes that matched mom's sunglasses.
In her basket, Drew had several bunches of flowers. Flowers have always been a favorite of the star's as she has named her company Flower Films.
Also in InStyle, the actress looked back at her own childhood.
She said that she found it interesting that her mother Jaid dressed her 'like an 80-year-old woman' and took her out on the town all the time.
Modest: This week the blonde explained why she does not wear tight clothes as she graced the cover of February's issue of InStyle : 'I have a body type that I tend to cover up'
'When I was 6, my mom dressed me like a little 80-year-old woman,' said the ET star. Seen in 1983 with her mom Jaid
'When I was 6, my mom dressed me like a little 80-year-old woman,' said the ET star.
And her mom made her go out on the town all the time, she said as she looked at old photos of herself as a child.
'None of those pictures were taken at home,' she said.
'Not like people would necessarily have pictures of me at home, but it’s almost like I never was at home. I was always out and about. That was the biggest takeaway for me.
'And it’s funny because you’d have to take a crowbar and a spatula and a forklift to get me out of the house now.'
At 14 she was legally emancipated from her mom.
'From a young age I was overly passionate and thought everything lived and died in a professional atmosphere because, back then, it was really all I had,' she said.
With a fan: She said Mr T was very nice when she met him in 1984 at the People's Choice Awards
Party time all the time: 'None of those pictures were taken at home,' she said. 'Not like people would necessarily have pictures of me at home, but it’s almost like I never was at home. I was always out and about'
'I didn’t have a family. I’ve been working as long as I can remember.'
She looks at a photo from 1983 where she’s dressed in a black evening gown and pearls.
Her childhood: The LA native in 1990 at the age of 15 with a cigarette
'When I first unearthed this photo, I was like, "Are you kidding me? That’s my daughter Olive’s body 100 percent!'
She also addresses her wild side which led her to rehab.
'I just had a lot of rebellion that had to calm down,' said the Flower Films executive.
But she can still be 'scrappy.'
'I definitely have a ferociousness. And I’ve always had it. I completely rebel against authority. Scrappy. I am very f***ing scrappy,' she said.
But she also has a new attitude these days.
'It is so much cheaper, faster, and more fulfilling to just be nice,' said the star.
But don't tell her to be 'present.'
'When people say, "Be present," I want to punch them in the f***ing face,' she said.
'I just get murderous. I think I find the advice "Just put one foot in front of the other" far wiser. There’s a simplicity to that—a motion and an action.'
Mama Drew: What makes her happiest is being a mom. 'My girls make me stop—stop thinking and rushing and needing to do … They make the whole world totally stand still. They are the love I’ve always wanted to know,' she said
As far as the movies she has made, like the hits Charlie's Angels, she said: 'I’m very conscious about the way people feel.
'When I was making movies, I just didn’t want to tell a depressing story; I wanted to tell one about some type of self-improvement. I thought, "There’s enough sh** in life. I want optimism and joy.’"
'At the same time, I don’t like magic-wand happy endings—and now I don’t like magic-wand makeup or magic-wand clothes.'
What makes her happiest, however, is being a mom.
Her little mini mes: The First 50 Dates actress with Olive and Frankie on Christmas
'My girls make me stop—stop thinking and rushing and needing to do … They make the whole world totally stand still. They are the love I’ve always wanted to know.
'My daughters are so fulfilling that I feel like my cup is just avalanching over. If love took on a physical analogy form, I’d be an overstuffed turkey or a piñata. So I’m not really hungry for it at this moment.'
The Never Been Kissed star added: 'I don’t think I would have ever known that I could be this content, this whole, without being in a romantic relationship. That would have been a surprise to my younger self.'
Her Netflix show Santa Clarita Diet has been renewed for a second season and will be back in 2018.
Still good friends: Drew and ex Will Kopelman 'co-parenting' during their Christmas break
Sydney seaplane crash: Exhaust fumes affected pilot, report confirms
The pilot of a seaplane that crashed into an Australian river, killing all on board, had been left confused and disorientated by leaking exhaust fumes, investigators have confirmed.
The Canadian pilot and five members of a British family died in the crash north of Sydney in December 2017.
All were found to have higher than normal levels of carbon monoxide in their blood, a final report has found.
It recommended the mandatory fitting of gas detectors in all such planes.
British businessman Richard Cousins, 58, died alongside his 48-year-old fiancée, magazine editor Emma Bowden, her 11-year-old daughter Heather and his sons, Edward, 23, and William, 25, and pilot Gareth Morgan, 44. Mr Cousins was the chief executive of catering giant Compass.
The family had been on a sightseeing flight in the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver plane when it nose-dived into the Hawkesbury River at Jerusalem Bay, about 50km (30 miles) from the city centre.
The final report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) confirmed the findings of an interim report published in 2020.
It said pre-existing cracks in the exhaust collector ring were believed to have released exhaust gas into the engine bay. Holes left by missing bolts in a firewall then allowed the fumes to enter the cabin.
“As a result, the pilot would have almost certainly experienced effects such as confusion, visual disturbance and disorientation,” the report said.
“Consequently, it was likely that this significantly degraded the pilot’s ability to safely operate the aircraft.”
The ATSB recommended the Civil Aviation Safety Authority consider mandating the fitting of carbon monoxide detectors in piston-engine aircraft that carry passengers.
It previously issued safety advisory notices to owners and operators of such aircraft that they install detectors “with an active warning” to pilots”. Operators and maintainers of planes were also advised to carry out detailed inspections of exhaust systems and firewalls.
Read from source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-55862128
Australia unlikely to fully reopen border in 2021, says top official
Australia is unlikely to fully open its borders in 2021 even if most of its population gets vaccinated this year as planned, says a senior health official.
The comments dampen hopes raised by airlines that travel to and from the country could resume as early as July.
Department of Health Secretary Brendan Murphy made the prediction after being asked about the coronavirus’ escalation in other nations.
Dr Murphy spearheaded Australia’s early action to close its borders last March.
“I think that we’ll go most of this year with still substantial border restrictions,” he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on Monday.
“Even if we have a lot of the population vaccinated, we don’t know whether that will prevent transmission of the virus,” he said, adding that he believed quarantine requirements for travellers would continue “for some time”.
Citizens, permanent residents and those with exemptions are allowed to enter Australia if they complete a 14-day hotel quarantine at their own expense.
Qantas – Australia’s national carrier – reopened bookings earlier this month, after saying it expected international travel to “begin to restart from July 2021.”
However, it added this depended on the Australian government’s deciding to reopen borders.
Australia’s tight restrictions
The country opened a travel bubble with neighbouring New Zealand late last year, but currently it only operates one-way with inbound flights to Australia.
Australia has also discussed the option of travel bubbles with other low-risk places such as Taiwan, Japan and Singapore.
A vaccination scheme is due to begin in Australia in late February. Local authorities have resisted calls to speed up the process, giving more time for regulatory approvals.
Australia has so far reported 909 deaths and about 22,000 cases, far fewer than many nations. It reported zero locally transmitted infections on Monday.
Experts have attributed much of Australia’s success to its swift border lockdown – which affected travellers from China as early as February – and a hotel quarantine system for people entering the country.
Local outbreaks have been caused by hotel quarantine breaches, including a second wave in Melbourne. The city’s residents endured a stringent four-month lockdown last year to successfully suppress the virus.
Other outbreaks – including one in Sydney which has infected about 200 people – prompted internal border closures between states, and other restrictions around Christmas time.
The state of Victoria said on Monday it would again allow entry to Sydney residents outside of designated “hotspots”, following a decline in cases.
While the measures have been praised, many have also criticised them for separating families across state borders and damaging businesses.
Dr Murphy said overall Australia’s virus response had been “pretty good” but he believed the nation could have introduced face masks earlier and improved its protections in aged care homes.
In recent days, Australia has granted entry to about 1,200 tennis players, staff and officials for the Australian Open. The contingent – which has recorded at least nine infections – is under quarantine.
Read from source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-55699581
Covid: Brisbane to enter three-day lockdown over single infection
The Australian city of Brisbane has begun a snap three-day lockdown after a cleaner in its hotel quarantine system became infected with coronavirus.
Health officials said the cleaner had the highly transmissible UK variant and they were afraid it could spread.
Brisbane has seen very few cases of the virus beyond quarantined travellers since Australia’s first wave last year.
It is the first known instance of this variant entering the Australian community outside of hotel quarantine.
The lockdown is for five populous council areas in Queensland’s state capital.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the measure on Friday morning local time, about 16 hours after the woman tested positive.
Ms Palaszczuk said the lockdown aimed to halt the virus as rapidly as possible, adding: “Doing three days now could avoid doing 30 days in the future.”
“I think everybody in Queensland… knows what we are seeing in the UK and other places around the world is high rates of infection from this particular strain,” she said.
“And we do not want to see that happening here in our great state.”
Australia has reported 28,500 coronavirus infections and 909 deaths since the pandemic began. By contrast, the US, which is the hardest-hit country, has recorded more than 21 million infections while nearly 362,000 people have died of the disease.The lockdown will begin at 18:00 on Friday (08:00 GMT) in the Brisbane city, Logan and the Ipswich, Moreton and Redlands local government areas.
Residents will only be allowed to leave home for certain reasons, such as buying essential items and seeking medical care.
For the first time, residents in those areas will also be required to wear masks outside of their homes.
Australia has faced sporadic outbreaks over the past year, with the most severe one in Melbourne triggering a lockdown for almost four months.
A pre-Christmas outbreak in Sydney caused fresh alarm, but aggressive testing and contact-tracing has kept infection numbers low. The city recorded four local cases on Friday.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government has pledged to start mass vaccinations in February instead of March as was planned.
Lockdown interrupts ‘near normal’ life in Brisbane
Simon Atkinson, BBC News in Brisbane
At 8:00 today I popped to the local supermarket for some bread, milk – and because it’s summer here – a mango. I was pretty much the only customer.
When I went past the same shop a couple of hours later it was a different story – 50 people standing in the drizzle – queuing to get inside as others emerged with bulging shopping bags. “Heaps busier than Christmas,” a cheery trolley attendant told me. “It’s off the scale”.
Despite the “don’t panic” messages from authorities, pictures on social media show it’s a pattern being repeated across the city.
While shutdowns are common around the world, the tough and sudden stay-at-home order for Brisbane has caught people on the hop here after months of near normality.
But while such a rapid, hard lockdown off the back of just a single case of Covid-19 will seem crazy in some parts of the world, I’ve not come across too many people complaining.
And I don’t think that’s just because Aussies love to follow a rule. This is the first time the UK variant of the virus has been detected in the community in Australia.
And nobody here wants Brisbane to go through what Melbourne suffered last year. Even if it means going without mangoes.
Read from source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-55582836
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