Celebrity & Gossip

WHO 16 September 2019

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1 min.
keeping it real

In May this year, model Jennifer Hawkins announced the happy news that she was expecting her first child with husband of six years, Jake Wall. But the beautiful snap of the pair admiring Hawkins’ blooming belly didn’t reveal the pain and heartbreak they had endured to get to that moment. In a brave move, the 35-year-old model candidly spoke to Newscorp about her struggles with endometriosis and how the couple suffered a devastating miscarriage after falling pregnant, when no heartbeat was detected at their first scan. “It was the toughest year of our lives. I felt like I almost broke and, in fact, it’s still really raw,” she said. Model Jesinta Franklin was also refreshingly honest this week when she spoke about her struggle to conceive with husband Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin. Announcing…

4 min.
making a statement

Festival season is in full swing and the 76th Venice International Film Festival kicked off on August 28 showcasing an array of award-hopeful blockbusters and a fine list of celebrity guests to join them. Stepping off his charter boat as one of the first to arrive, Brad Pitt made a casual statement in a T-shirt and cap. The star, 55, was there to support the premiere of his space thriller, Ad Astra. Other highly anticipated films at the festival include DC Comics’ Joker – whose red carpet was led by actress Cate Blanchett’s first appearance and stars Joaquin Phoenix (as the Joker) – as well as well as Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story, starring Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver and Laura Dern. The film focuses on a stage director (Driver) and his actress…

5 min.
adele leaving heartache behind

“She is happy and productive, and her life today seems to agree with her”— An industry source After a painful separation this year, Adele decided it was a summer for new adventures – and she brought along the perfect sidekick. “Her son had time off from school so they vacationed in Utah, took a boating tour on Lake Powell and hiked the slot canyons,” a source says of how the superstar singer and her 6-year-old son Angelo capped off the summer together. It’s often just the two of them these days, and they’re making the most of it. Says a source, “She just seems happy being a mum and working.” Amid the upheaval in her personal life, the queen of heartbreak songs is in a good place – and embracing evolution.…

1 min.
adele’s amazing journey

2007 The 19-year-old English newcomer performed at an MTV2 event in the UK. 2009 Her album 19 went triple platinum in Australia and the US, and she won Best New Artist at the Grammys. 2011 Her smash-hit second album 21 gave fans classics like ‘Rolling in the Deep’ and cemented her superstardom. 2013 It was a golden year for the star, who took home an Oscar and Golden Globe, along with a Grammy the following year for ‘Skyfall’, her dramatic theme song for the 2012 James Bond movie. 2016 Adele revealed her impressive rap skills during fellow Brit James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ skit on The Late Late Show. 2019 After a difficult 2018, the star took time to have fun – like in this Instagram shot from a boating holiday this summer. CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: INSTAGRAM (3); MEGA; GETTY IMAGES; INSTAGRAM; GETTY…

3 min.
‘he’ll never meet archie!’

MEGHAN MARKLE’S ESTRANGED father Thomas has once again spoken out against his daughter, claiming that not being able to meet his grandson Archie is borderline “abuse” and referring to the former actress and Prince Harry as “hypocrites” for their recent actions. The 75-year-old has not been sent a photo of his grandson, telling British newspaper The Mail the only images he had seen of the royal tot were those posted online. “I would like them to send me a picture of Archie so I can frame it and put it on my wall beside the one of Meghan,” he said. “Isn’t that what any grandfather would want? I’d love to know if he’s got the famous Markle nose.” Although the vocal father of the duchess caused commotion for the royals in the…

2 min.
celebrity church

DAYS AFTER CRUISING canals in Italy to support the premiere of his latest movie Ad Astra at the Venice Film Festival (see p.6), Brad Pitt was spotted among a crowd in a parking lot in Watts, Los Angeles, while dropping in on Kanye West’s Sunday Service on September 1. In a photo posted to an Instagram fan page, the 55-year-old actor, sporting a T-shirt, hat and sunglasses, greeted West, 42, with a handshake. Another video posted by TMZ shows West in a crowd of worshippers who are singing with his choir in the parking lot of a local church, and briefly pans to Pitt. The outlet reports this is the second time the Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood star has attended the rapper’s Sunday Service. Days earlier on August 29, West’s…