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Closer Weekly February 3, 2020

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.
rare photos and memorabilia go up for auction

“This collection as a whole tells [JFK’s] life story.”— RR Auction Executive Vice President Robert Livingston Aficionados who want to relive the days of Camelot will have a rare opportunity when more than 70 Kennedy family artifacts are sold online by RR Auctions on Jan. 23. Assembled over 30 years by collector Ronnie Paloger, the items include photographs from John. F. Kennedy’s wedding to Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953 as well as a lock of the late president’s hair. “It’s like a curated museum exhibit in one auction,” says RR Auction Executive Vice President Robert Livingston. “The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.” The collection, which is expected to fetch upwards of $1.5 million, also features an actual back brace worn by JFK (who was afflicted by debilitating back…

1 min.
embraces her age (and rakes in the acting awards!) at 50

SHE’S CONSIDERED the front-runner to win best actress at the Oscars for her portrayal of Judy Garland in Judy, but Renée Zellweger isn’t acting when she says life just keeps getting better in her 50s. “I’m 50, and I kind of like it,” she said, recently accepting yet another honor at the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards. “Everyone keeps asking me how I feel about getting older,” says Renée. “I don’t feel like we’re getting older — I feel like we’re winning.” She’s got words of wisdom to share with her juniors. “Good luck to young spring chickens,” she says. “You have a lot of bullets to dodge to get into this party.” And she’s happy to be back on the big screen after taking a six-year hiatus from acting…

1 min.
why she’s back in west side story

“YOU’RE IN FOR some very happy surprises,” says Rita Moreno of director Steven Spielberg’s upcoming remake of West Side Story. She won an Oscar as Anita in the 1961 film and will return in a different role as a drug store owner in the new film, which is set for release on Dec. 18. When she was first offered a part in the movie, “I was worried for the same reason that some people are still worried, because they’re thinking, you’re going to take a good thing and mess with this?” she says. “It took a while for me to be convinced.” What changed her mind? “Now I get an executive producer credit,” she says. “Yeah, [Steven] offered that. Not too shabby.” On the set, Rita, 88, found the director’s…

2 min.
hellos & goodbyes

● INCREDIBLE TURN He’ll certainly be a hulking presence. Recently, TV’s Hulk Lou Ferrigno, 68, was sworn in as a Socorro County deputy sheriff in New Mexico. “People assume it’s just an honorary thing,” said Lou. “It isn’t, because I’m certified and I have police powers, which I’m very proud of. I went through all the driving, the shooting, the studying and it changed my life, and I’m very happy to be a real-life hero, protecting life and property.” ● FINAL NOTES And I will always love you. On the final episode of her podcast Dolly Parton’s America, country legend Dolly Parton, 74, revealed she’s stockpiling “hundreds, hundreds, even thousands of songs” to be used when she’s no longer here. “There’s enough stuff to go on forever with my music, to do compilation…

1 min.
having a healthy mindset: robin roberts

At the NYC premiere of Lifetime’s Stolen by My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story, Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts, 59, talked with Closer about past health struggles. “I’m not one of those people that says, ‘Oh, cancer’s the best thing that ever happened to me.’ No, but I am grateful that it heightened what was there — my sense of adventure [and the feeling] there’s no time to waste…. I understand that the reason things are placed in our path is for us to learn from and to share with others.”…

3 min.
picture perfect

CARRIE ANN INABA Hello Kitty! Carrie Ann celebrated her 52nd birthday on The Talk’s Jan. 6 episode with an audience of animal rescue workers and a pet adoption! “Taking care of animals is very close to my heart,” she shared. Her co-hosts proved Carrie’s close to their hearts with a sweet cake! “I want to thank everyone for all the love and hard work they put into my birthday celebration. This show continues to make me feel loved and supported every day.” ROBIN ROBERTS & TIFFANY HADDISH Say Cheese! Tiffany couldn’t resist taking a selfie with Robin in their patterned gray jackets on Good Morning America on Jan. 8. SARAH HYLAND & LEA THOMPSON Enjoy Fun in the Sun “I got to bump into some awesome folks on New Year’s Eve,” Lea shared, revealing that she saw Modern…