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Closer Weekly February 10, 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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in this issue

1 min.
mourns the loss of her beloved mom

Only two days after the four-year anniversary of husband René Angélil’s death, Celine Dion lost another loved one: Her mother, Thérèse Tanguay Dion, died at 92 on Jan. 16. “I must admit I’m a little shaky today,” she told a concert audience in Miami the following night. “My legs are a little wobbly.” At least Celine, 51, was able to say goodbye. “She was ill for quite a while, and we knew she wouldn’t be with us for long,” Celine said. “Two days ago, we got a call from the nurses who were taking care of her saying that her time was coming soon.” Celine and her siblings gathered around Thérèse. “We told stories. We sang songs. We hugged,” she said. “I know for sure she wanted me to be…

1 min.
the rocker reveals he’s battling parkinson’s disease

RUMORS ABOUT HIS health have long plagued Ozzy Osbourne, and now the heavy metal legend is coming clean: He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease last February. “It’s been terribly challenging for us all,” says Ozzy, 71, of his family members. “I did my last show New Year’s Eve at The Forum [in Inglewood, Calif.]. Then I had a bad fall. I had to have surgery on my neck, which screwed up all my nerves.” Adds wife Sharon, “There’s so many different types of Parkinson’s — it’s not a death sentence by any stretch of the imagination, but it does affect certain nerves in your body. It’s like you have a good day, a good day, and then a really bad day.” Ozzy’s grateful to have the support of his family…

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finds new life as a painter

WHEN SHE WAS AN ACTRESS, Kim Novak served as a muse to filmmakers like Vertigo’s Alfred Hitchcock. But these days, Kim, 86, is the artist — her paintings have been displayed in museums like Ohio’s Butler Institute of American Art. “For better or worse, I left Hollywood,” says Kim, who married a veterinarian in 1976 and lives in rural Oregon. “Painting is a tool for me,” she says. “I can express what I’m feeling, whether it’s good feelings or bad feelings.” She felt the latter after she appeared at the Oscars in 2014 and was widely ridiculed for her unreal-looking appearance. “I had a skin doctor give me fat injections, which were in the wrong place,” she says. “They made my face look fatter.” For her, painting is therapeutic: “I…

2 min.
hellos & goodbyes

● WOMAN’S ISSUES Wonders never cease. On Jan. 22, DC Comics hit another milestone when it released the 750th issue of the comic book Wonder Woman. Coming in variant covers that trace the Princess of Themyscira’s many looks over eight decades, the extra-size anthology follows the recent releases of Action Comics #1000 and Detective Comics #1000, featuring Superman and Batman respectively. The Flash #750 comes in February. ● KWIK-E EXIT Thank you, don’t come again. After 30 years in the role, actor Hank Azaria,55, announced he would no longer provide the voice of Apu on TV’s The Simpsons. With recent concerns that the Indian-American owner of Springfield’s Kwik-E Mart was reinforcing stereotypes, he decided it was for the best. “What they’re going to do with the character is their call,” stated Hank. “It’s…

2 min.
picture perfect

LILY TOMLIN & JANE FONDA Fond-a Fun and Games When Lily and Jane guest-hosted The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Jan. 17, they didn’t just introduce their Grace and Frankie co-stars Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston or Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge. They faced off with each other while playing Ellen’s “Burning Questions” game! “What’s the most rebellious thing you did as a teenager? I ate a beetle!” Jane exclaimed. AL ROKER He’s Got the Power! When NBCUniversal kicked off its new Peacock streaming service at NYC’s 30 Rockefeller Plaza on Jan. 16, who better than Today’s high-spirited co-host to get things all charged up? “Now that the Peacock hatched…what’s NEST?” Al quipped beneath a gargantuan peacock made of flowers. Very punny, Al! PAULA DEEN Goes for the B’day Gold “I just want to tell y’all how grateful I am to…

3 min.
my life is full

In the upcoming AMC anthology series Dispatches From Elsewhere, Sally Field plays a woman who tries to liven up her uninspired existence by taking part in a mysterious game. It’s not a problem that Sally can relate to. “I really don’t have a vacancy in my life,” the Oscar-winning actress, 73, explained during the Winter Television Critics Association press tour. “To quiet everything down would be a good thing for me!” Sally certainly knows how to stay active. “Last year was an incredibly busy year,” she admits. “Three weeks before I got down to Philadelphia [to film Dispatches], I had just come home from London.” “To raise children who go on to be great parents is an accomplishment.”— Sally She’d spent several months in the U.K. starring in the revival of Arthur Miller’s…