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Closer Weekly

April 6, 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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3 min.
news now

SHANIA TWAIN “I’m so much more accepting of the way I look now.”— Shania How She’s Embracing Her Age From this moment on, Shania Twain is no longer going to worry about wrinkles. “I just started stepping out of battles that I couldn’t win,” says the country music superstar, 54. “Aging is a battle you can’t win.” Instead, the “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” singer is concentrating on more important matters. “That battle and the focus and energy it takes is taking up too much space in my life, my emotional state, my mental state,” says Shania. “I’ve got songs to write. I’m not gonna sit around.” Having survived a devastating divorce as well as a bout with Lyme disease, Shania is keeping things in perspective. “I’d rather dream about songs or…

2 min.
hellos & goodbyes

● BUC STOPS HERE So, he’s not standing Pat. After winning six Super Bowls and three NFL MVP awards with the New England Patriots, quarterback Tom Brady, 42, announced on March 17 he was moving on from the team after 20 years. “Although my football journey will take place elsewhere, I appreciate everything that we have achieved,” stated Tom. Later in the day, the free agent and future Hall of Famer signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ● FAB FOR ALL Can’t buy me love? On April 10, Julien’s Auctions is putting up for bid nearly 300 items featuring John, Paul, George and Ringo. Among the Beatles memorabilia: instruments, photos, rare vinyl and artifacts including a drumhead from 1964, a baseball signed by the boys in 1966 after their last U.S. concert and…

1 min.
having the last laugh: reese witherspoon

Recently, actress Reese Witherspoon, 44, opened up about sexism and struggles in Hollywood and offered the way she coped with being marginalized — humor. “I always say, ‘Funny doesn’t sag.’ I always just wanted to be funny, you know? And you can’t be rendered obsolete if you just keep being funny. Guess what gets rendered obsolete? Your boobs go south, your face goes south, your ass goes south, but you can always be funny. And those are my idols, my heroes — Goldie, Holly Hunter, Diane Keaton, Nancy Meyers — smart and funny.”…

2 min.
picture perfect

DEMI MOORE Magic T “Honored to support Women for Women International,” Demi, holding an adorable pup, shared on International Women’s Day. DREW BARRYMORE Meet My Dragon! “This is Jeremy — he’s our new bearded dragon,” Drew revealed on March 11 after adopting this cute little guy at a New Jersey pet expo. “[But] I didn’t know until the car ride home: they get really big!” JIMMY KIMMEL Fish Story On the March 9 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the host had fun with Sen. Ted Cruz (who’s quarantined himself after exposure to a person with coronavirus) by bringing out Ted…as a fish! “I’m doin’ fine, Jimmy. Just doing my part to keep America safe,” “Ted” shared from the fishbowl. Gulp! WHOOPI GOLDBERG AND CHEWBACCA Hug Safely When C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels visited The View on March 10 in NYC, he brought…

3 min.
my new outlook on life

“Life has a way of kicking you in the pants, but you have to pick up and move on.”— Cheryl Leave it to an Angel to find a miracle cure. “My eyesight was getting progressively worse and worse, and I went to my doctor, and he said, ‘Well, in fact you have cataracts,’” Cheryl Ladd, who skyrocketed to fame in the ’70s as one of the stars of Charlie’s Angels, tells Closer in an exclusive interview. “We talked about possible surgery, and I had the option of having the PanOptix trifocal lenses. Now I’m seeing like a 12-year-old!” And that has given Cheryl, 68, a different perspective on life. “Knock on wood, my health is excellent,” she says. “Nobody wants to get older, but I feel like I’ve gotten a whole bunch…

4 min.
secrets, scandals & their unbreakable bond

On the sweeping, windy moors of Scotland, the two sisters liked to walk together picking wild strawberries and bilberries as they had done since their childhood. “Upon their return to the castle, Princess Margaret would insist that they be placed on the tea table, so that they could talk about them,” remembers Paul Burrell, former butler to Margaret’s older sister, Queen Elizabeth II. The queen and Margaret shared a special bond that survived scandals and sacrifices for more than 70 years. Despite very different lives, respectable, disciplined Elizabeth and pretty, fun-loving Margaret never stopped being sisters and best friends even in the worst of times. “They were extremely close and would tell each other anything,” says Burrell. Elizabeth and Margaret were born to the Duke and Duchess of York several years before…