Your speedy update on all the day’s big stories Tuesday, April 8 2014
Model mum blasts “too thin” critics.
Former Australia's Next Top Model contestant, Cassi van den Dungen (right), has lashed out at critics of her 'skeletal' body telling them to 'deal with it.' The runway model, who took to catwalks for Ellery and Alex Perry (pictured above, to Perry's left) yesterday as part of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia, posted two photos of her meals to her Instagram account, saying 'Love catering at fashion week #lovefood #IamwhoIam #DealWithIt.' The 21-year-old mother-of-one's comments come after Marie Claire editor, Jackie Frank, said: "When I saw those legs I nearly died. I rang the model agent and said, 'Why is that girl walking down the runway when she's clearly not healthy?'"
Robert Hughes found guilty of 10th abuse charge.
A teary-eyed Robert Hughes appeared in court again today and was found guilty of a 10th child sex offence. The charge against the 65-year-old Hey Dad! star reportedly relates to Hughes exposing himself to and groping a young woman at the Channel Seven studio in Epping in 1990. Hughes began crying in court this morning after spending his first night in jail. His wife, Robyn Gardiner, sat on the far left side of the public gallery so that she could see her husband during the proceedings.
Mother of toddler left on doorstep comes forward.
A woman believed to be the mother of the baby abandoned in the Sydney suburb of Auburn has come forward, police say. The woman came forward to a police station in the Flemington area at 2.15pm on today, 9 News reports. She is currently being interviewed. The 18-month-old was found wrapped in a green blanket and abandoned at an Auburn home, highly distressed but healthy. The man who discovered the girl at his door told 2UE this morning: ‘‘It was a complete surprise last night, so we called (the) police and they came over and the baby was taken care of, and we just hope that she’s okay." Welfare workers have named her 'Mai' and she's currently in the care of Community Services.
Oscar Pistorius: "I wake up and smell blood."
Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, who's currently on trial for the murder of his former girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, has broken down in court during his testimony. Pistorius spoke of "trying to protect" Steenkamp and said that he couldn't imagine the pain her family is in, adding: "There hasn't been a moment since this tragedy happened that I haven't thought about your family. I wake up every morning and you’re the first people I think of, the first people I pray for. I can’t imagine the pain and the sorrow and the emptiness that I’ve caused you and your family." Pistorius went on to explain the "terrible nightmares" he has every night and said that he is "scared to sleep... I smell blood. I wake up in a complete state of terror."
Outrage at exit of MKR mum-daughter favourites.
As the My Kitchen Rules competition heads into the Finals, the NSW mother-daughter duo, Cathy and Anna Lisle, made a surprising exit after losing by just one point last night. The country pair cooked beef with cauliflower puree, mushrooms and spinach but the judges were left unimpressed by their un-rested beef and lack of sauce. Many viewers took to social media criticising the elimination of Cathy and Anna who were favourite to win. Judge Manu also revealed another cooking round, the ultimate instant restaurant round, where the top five teams will host a dinner party at their homes.