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Issue 877

Combining the best celebrity news and gossip with compelling real-life stories, Closer gets close to the heart of the story and brings you the truth behind the headlines. Also includes: TV listings, puzzles, beauty and body advice, destiny and more! Perfect for a coffee-break read, or to download and enjoy on the move...

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age really is just a number

If you hate the fact that the fire risk posed by your birthday cake increases each year, we’re here to make you feel better. In this issue, comedian Jo Brand, 62, reveals what she has learned in life – particularly that age shouldn’t stop you doing anything. Actress Kim Cattrall says she’s enjoying career success more now she’s 63, and Denise Van Outen talks candidly about finding The One later in life, saying she enjoys being settled in her 40s “with someone really nice”. Meanwhile, we’ve chatted to mum-of-two Joanne Peters, who is now fitter at 44 than she was at 25. We think she looked fab before transforming her figure with a hardcore gym regime – but she’s undoubtedly happier now and is proof you can achieve anything if…

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‘i can’t bear the hold pete has over me’

Fresh from a scathing exposé by her former lover Charles Drury, Jordan faced more heartache from yet another of her exes last week. First husband Peter Andre shared a series of videos of their daughter Princess, 11 – who moved in with Pete last summer as Jordan’s life careered on a toxic path – dancing with his wife Emily MacDonagh in their plush mansion. Jordan’s close pal Kerry Katona – with whom she partied last in September – even commented on Pete’s post, writing, “Awww love her [Princess] you should be so proud she’s a great kid.” And pals say the videos hit a nerve with Jordan, 41, who was accused of cocaine abuse and having an “unlivable, filthy house” by toyboy Charles, 22 – especially as Kerry commented, too. And to…

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how lauren’s using arg to get revenge on mark

• Lauren Goodger is spotted supporting troubled James ‘Arg’ Argent at a recent gig • Insiders reveal her latest plot to become part of Arg’s inner circle to rile his best mate Mark Wright • Pals say this is Lauren’s time for payback after years of feeling ostracised in Essex Posing in an eye-catching bikini while on holiday in Spain last week, Lauren Goodger aimed to be a sex symbol once again – something she’s aspired to ever since her engagement to Mark Wright ended in 2012, telling Closer at the time, “I feel sexy when I have curves.” But sunbathing and pouting for pictures wasn’t the only motive for the ex-TOWIE star’s trip to Marbella, as insiders reveal she also made a detour to Majorca to watch her former lover’s best friend…

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liam finally confesses the truth

❛FATHERHOOD KIND OF MESSED ME UP AT THE START – IT SPOOKED ME EARLY ON❜ His confessions and awkward revelations since their split have been a thorn in the side for Cheryl as Liam Payne regularly dropped clangers in public. He’s hinted his saucy performances with Rita Ora – with whom he collaborated on the single For You from the Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack – caused Cheryl to become jealous, and admitted he was “frightened” to be on the receiving end of her wrath. Last month, Liam also caused a stir when he hinted that Cheryl’s anxiety around going outside put pressure on their relationship, saying, “For her, if you were going out somewhere, it would take so long to get out of the door because you’re just so worried.” But after Closer…

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kris warns kylie: ‘you need to stop drinking’

She was named the wealthiest member of the Kardashian-Jenner family earlier this year, becoming the youngest ever self-made billionaire at just 21, thanks to the huge success of her cosmetics brand. But following Kylie Jenner’s recent spell of wild behaviour following her split from Travis Scott, 28 – which saw her swig tequila from a bottle and kiss her pal Anastasia Karanikolaou at a Halloween bash last week – insiders say her ‘momager’ Kris Jenner, 63, has warned her daughter she could be putting her empire at risk. A source says, “Kris is worried about Kylie and fears she’s spiralling off the rails. She’s told her to calm down and stop drinking so frequently. She worries it could ruin her reputation, which will have a knock-on effect on her brand and could…

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‘ your porn confession is humiliating me’

He’s as famed for his public outbursts as he is for his music, and Kanye West fuelled more controversy recently when he revealed he has struggled with a porn addiction since he was five years old. While promoting his new album, Jesus Is King, the rapper confessed he found his dad’s Playboy magazine as a child, leading to a decades-long addiction of which he says he is now cured. Kanye, 42 – who is a born-again Christian and whose gospel group Sunday Service have become a worldwide phenomenon over the last year – said, “It has impacted every choice I have made in my life, from age five to now, having to kick the habit.” At the same time, he seemed to take aim at Instagram – a platform on which his…