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Closer Weekly December 23, 2019

Closer Weekly reports the latest news about a generation of celebrities who deserve to be called "stars"- from Dolly Parton and Doris Day to Michael Douglas and Paul McCartney. Along with health tips, decorating advice and delicious recipies, each issue is packed with features that you won't get in any other magazine.

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1 min.
opens up about her empty nest

“They’re very much their own people now.”— Annette on her kids I think we’re still both adjusting to the quiet at home,” says Annette Bening of life with husband Warren Beatty now that their four kids are grown. “A lot of women have a period of incredible growth after their children are no longer with them on a day-today basis.” Annette, 61, is no exception: She’s earning raves for her role as Sen. Dianne Feinstein in Amazon’s new film The Report, and she admits she’s experiencing “a growing sense of freedom and groundedness that I haven’t felt at this level before.” She’s also feeling immense pride in her son Stephen, 27 — her eldest child with Warren, 82. “He’s managed something that’s very challenging with great style and great intelligence,” says…

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taking the time to slow down and enjoy the ride at 72

SHE’S LONG BEEN known as a supporting player on TV shows like Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and films like The Big Chill, but Mary Kay Place’s title role in the indie movie Diane is garnering her awards-show nominations as a leading actress. “As I’m reaching my senior years, to be acknowledged in this way is fantastic!” she told Closer at the recent IFP Gotham Awards in NYC. “This part was absolutely the greatest gift of my life.” She’s savoring every moment of the experience. “I’ve raced through most of my life, and this is a time of being slower,” says Mary Kay, 72. “It’s interesting to not be moving at the same pace.” What has she gained from stepping off the gas pedal? “When you get older, you start to…

1 min.
she’s mad about kominsky method

“IT WAS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC,” raves Jane Seymour about playing Alan Arkin’s love interest on the new season of Netflix’s hit sitcom The Kominsky Method. “I don’t think I’ve ever had as much response from people. Everyone’s loving it — all ages.” But Jane, 68, reveals that Alan, 85, was nervous when he first found out they would be doing a love scene together. “He looked at his wife, Suzanne, and then he turned to me and said, ‘Could you have brunch with my wife? I want her to meet you because I believe we have to become intimate,’ ” Jane recalls with a laugh. “So it was the cutest thing. We went out for brunch. Suzanne’s lovely!” The show’s producers worried Jane might not look old enough for the role…

2 min.
hellos & goodbyes

● A TOON-UP Well, in Beverly Hills, they say, that the bidding grew three sizes that day. From Dec. 13 to 15, LA auction house Heritage Auctions is offering nearly 2,000 lots featuring art, sketches and ephemera from animation studios such as Disney, Hanna-Barbera and Warner Bros. — including a vintage Yogi Bear Jellystone Park play set, a production cel from TV’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas signed by animator Chuck Jones and a cel of the Marx Brothers from the Disney short “Mother Goose Goes Hollywood,” signed to Groucho from Walt Disney himself. ● BERRY AND BRIGHT Prince William and Kate Middleton, both 37, cooked up a holiday TV special with The Great British Bake Off star Mary Berry, 84. Per their Instagram, A Berry Royal Christmas has the couple preparing festive…

2 min.
picture perfect

HODA KOTB & JENNA BUSH HAGER Say Cheese! On Nov. 25, Jenna celebrated her 38th birthday Today-style with her co-host and pal Hoda in NYC. Prerecorded birthday wishes from stars including Dolly Parton and Lin-Manuel Miranda took her by surprise, as did the queso cake, which oozed cheese when it was cut. “This is, like, a gusher!” Jenna exclaimed, before digging in and sipping champagne with Hoda. Cheers! GINGER ZEE Gets Gritty! When Ginger visited Philadelphia for the Thanksgiving Day Parade, who better to get her in the holiday mood than the Philadelphia Flyers’ wild mascot, Gritty? “Gritty is in a turkey costume. Doesn’t get much better than this…” she shared. KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS & LILY JAMES Grin and Bear It Right after Lily presented her with the Richard Harris Award at the British Independent Film Awards on…

3 min.
why i’m happier than ever

As the audience at the final Donny & Marie performance rose to its feet for a thunderous ovation, Marie Osmond began to cry. After 11 years and 1,730 shows, her residency with her brother Donny at the Flamingo Las Vegas had come to an end. “I am going to miss our chemistry,” Marie, 60, tells Closer. “I think that’s the hardest thing, I’ll miss him night after night. But we’re not looking back!” Without the commitment of five shows a week in Nevada, Marie is free to spend more time with her family. She’s been happily remarried to her first husband Steve Craig since 2011, yet her performance schedule often kept them apart. “This is the first time since we’ve been remarried that we can have dinner together every night!” Marie…