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Closer Weekly February 24, 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.
90210 star faces new health crisis

Five years after being diagnosed with breast cancer, actress Shannen Doherty confides that the disease has returned. “I’m stage 4 — my cancer came back,” says Shannen, 48. She admits she is “petrified,” but she feels blessed to have husband Kurt Iswarienko and her mother at her side. “I worry about them,” she says of the battle ahead. “But my mom is a ridiculously strong, courageous human being. So is my husband.” When the actress received this dreaded news last year, she kept mum and returned to work on the recent 90210 reboot. Shannen’s only talking about it now because she is involved with a lawsuit that would have made it public. “Our life doesn’t end the minute we get that diagnosis,” Shannen says. “We still have some living to do.” “I’d rather…

1 min.
her granddaughter has inherited her fashion sense

ONE OF GRACE KELLY’S granddaughters, Princess Alexandra of Hanover, 20, has quietly become the toast of the fashion world. Described as “fashion’s new favorite royal” by Britain’s Tatler magazine, Alexandra has been spotted in the front rows at elite fashion shows by Dior, Chanel and more. It’s no surprise that Alexandra has good taste. In addition to inheriting Grace’s appreciation for glamour and beautiful things, it’s also likely that she learned a lot from her mother, Princess Caroline, who was a muse for Chanel in the 1980s. The young royal, whose father is Prince Ernst of Hanover, is 12th in line for the throne of Monaco through her mother. On her father’s side, Alexandra had a distant claim to the British throne but lost it in 2018 when she converted to Catholicism.…

1 min.
behind the scenes of a classic film

“FORGET IT, JAKE — it’s Chinatown.” That’s the last line of Chinatown, and nearly half a century later, no one has forgotten it. Now a new book, Sam Wasson’s The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood, reveals never-before-told stories about the movie. Faye Dunaway earned one of the film’s 11 Oscar nominations as femme fatale Evelyn Mulwray, a role Jane Fonda had earlier passed on. “The script was very long and confusing,” Wasson tells Closer. “I can see how she might have been reticent.” A notorious perfectionist, Faye clashed with Roman Polanski. “When a director has a strong vision, she struggles to accommodate,” Wasson explains. But the result was a rare masterpiece. “It’s an original screenplay made by professionals given full access to the tools they need…

2 min.
hellos & goodbyes

● COMING UP ROOS Dunking won’t be limited to NBA All-Star Weekend for long. After an eight-year absence, General Mills is bringing back Dunkaroos this summer, offering the classic vanilla cookie with vanilla frosting and rainbow sprinkles variety. Said company exec Jeff Caswell, “We know there’s a lot of love for Dunkaroos, and fans everywhere have been asking for it. We’re excited to help ’90s kids relive all the best parts of childhood.” ● RUSH OF CONCERN Get well. Mega-dittos. On Feb. 3, Rush Limbaugh, 69, announced on his radio program that he has advanced lung cancer. “There are going to be days that I’m not going to be able to be here. Because I will be undergoing treatment,” he told listeners. “Every day I’m not here I’ll be missing you and thinking…

2 min.
picture perfect

ELIZABETH BANKS Gets Cheeky “This has been a very unique experience,” enthused Elizabeth, who was named the 2020 Woman of the Year by Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals on Jan. 31 in Cambridge, Mass. The festivities included an “exceedingly fun retrospective” of her career and a parade where students dressed in drag danced in the streets. “Hasty Pudding is one of those truly progressive institutions — it was founded, and then a mere 175 years later let ladies into the party,” she cracked. ERIC STONESTREET Drums Up Team Spirit The Kansas City Chiefs superfan proudly beat the team’s war drum to get crowds going at Kansas City, Mo.’s Arrowhead Stadium on Jan. 12 — and may have inspired their Feb. 2 Super Bowl win! CHERYL HINES & MARIE OSMOND Make a Good Point Cheryl stopped by The Talk on…

3 min.
i want every moment to count

When the church bells peal outside hernewhome in Nashville, Kathie Lee Gifford often drops whatever she’s doing. “There is a church on every corner and the bells toll on the hour,” she told Closer at the Movieguide Awards Gala. “I like to stop and listen to them. I say, ‘I get to live here!’” In 2018, Kathie Lee, 66, retired from her glamorous job in daytime television with the intention of finding a happier, more spiritual, more meaningful existence — and she hasn’t looked back once. “I want every moment of my life to count, and I’m more aware that I’m running out of time,” admits the performer, whose husband, NFL great Frank Gifford, passed away in 2015. “When you lose someone, you know that your time is also going to be…