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Closer Weekly

June 24, 2019

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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empowering women on the set

She’s been one of the leading voices in the Time’s Up movement, and Eva Longoria is backing up her words with actions. “I’m producing a show for ABC called Grand Hotel, and I made a conscious decision to look at every position with the lens of a woman,” she said at the Greenwich International Film Festival’s recent Changemaker Gala. She’s hired a female director of photography, editor and stunt coordinator, among other women on the crew. “If you don’t ask for it and demand it as female filmmakers, as producers, as directors, nobody’s going to give it to you,” says Eva, 44. She does admit to one gender bias, however. “I’m so happy I have a little boy,” gushes Eva, who welcomed son Santiago with husband José Bastón last year.…

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how her husband became a knight

ANYONE WHO HAS SEEN Debi Mazar heat things up with husband Gabriele Corcos on their cooking show knows she’s long considered the Italian chef her knight in shining armor. Now it’s official: “He was knighted today,” Debi told Closer at the Season 6 premiere of her TV Land sitcom Younger on June 4 in NYC. “It was amazing — I was very proud. And it was very formal!” Gabriele received the title — the highest honor for a citizen of Italy — in recognition of his work on behalf of his homeland’s heritage in the U.S. “My husband has brought a lot of very real culture to America,” says Debi, 54, of Gabriele, 46. The couple, who co-wrote Extra Virgin based on their Cooking Channel series, have been wed since…

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why she went back to school and earned a master’s at 66

SHE HIT A CAREER LULL in her 60s, but Isabella Rossellini didn’t get discouraged — she got educated. “When I started to work less as an actress and a model, because there are not many roles for older actresses, I went back to university,” says Isabella, who recently graduated from NYC’s Hunter College with a master’s degree in animal behavior and conservation. “It’s a subject that I like, that I find fascinating,” says Isabella, 66, who’s explored nature on her TV series Green Porno. “I want to communicate my wonderment, my love of animals.” Isabella hopes to inspire other people to pursue their dreams, no matter their age. “I am here to tell you that if you ever encounter a dip in your life, pay no attention to the voice…

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hellos & goodbyes

● WEDDING BELLS It was graced with her presence. On June 1, Charlotte Casiraghi, 32, the granddaughter of Grace Kelly, wed producer Dimitri Rassam, 37, at Monaco’s Prince’s Palace. At the reception, Charlotte wore the diamond necklace her grandmother received from her own husband, Prince Rainier, for their wedding. Meanwhile, the star of TV’s Lucifer, Tom Ellis, 40, had a heavenly time the following day tying the knot with screenwriter Meaghan Oppenheimer, 33, at a California winery. ● TARA FIRMA Going…going…Gone With the Wind. On June 27, auction house Profiles in History is putting up for bid pieces from Scarlett O’Hara’s beloved movie homestead, Tara. The facade seen in the 1939 film classic will be sold in two lots. One contains columns, shutters and window frame elements; the other features Tara’s fully restored…

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picture perfect

JULIE CHEN Keeps on Rolling Julie’s all set for the Season 21 premiere of Big Brother, airing June 25 on CBS. “The countdown begins!” she enthused on Instagram with this fun pic. DANICA MCKELLAR Happy 4th of…June? “One thing I love about Hallmark Channel movies is that you never have to wonder what holiday or season it is,” the star joked on June 1. “Happy 4th of July…in June… from Canada!” THE CAST OF BIG LITTLE LIES United Front Reese Witherspoon, Zoë Kravitz, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep went shoulder to shoulder for the Big Little Lies Season 2 premiere on May 29 in NYC. “We [brought] all of our life into our work and our art and our parenting and our friendships,” Laura shared. “It’s very beautiful.” BILLIE JEAN KING Team Player Tennis legend Billie Jean…

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why i never married

Diane Keaton laughs at the notion of being an “old maid.” “That concept is such nonsense — the idea that if you never marry you’re destroyed,” says Diane. She has a point. Although she never wed, Diane, 73, has lived an enviable life. The Oscar-winning actress has starred in 58 films, published two books, raised two children and enjoyed long-term relationships with several of Hollywood’s most fascinating men. She’s still making movies — her latest, Poms , opened last month — and in her free time she flips houses and entertains nearly 1 million followers on Instagram. “I know what I am by now,” she says. “So if something appeals to me, I’m definitely going to go for it.” That’s always been her way. Born Diane Hall — she took her mother’s…