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Closer Weekly

November 18, 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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news now

SHARON STONE “So many of the women who were famous before me have been good to me.”— Sharon What Faye and Lauren Taught Her When Sharon Stone became a superstar in the ’90s, several of her Hollywood elders helped to guide her through the experience. “Faye [Dunaway] took me to the premiere of [1992’s] Basic Instinct and sat holding my hand, telling me exactly what to do,” Sharon, 61, recently revealed. “Faye and Shirley MacLaine told me it won’t last forever, enjoy every minute of it. Don’t do drugs. Don’t even have cocktails in your hands when you go out. I’m like, ‘I don’t even drink!’ ” She did indulge in one vice with another showbiz legend, though: “I got to be friends with Lauren Bacall. When we saw each other, we would…

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hellos & goodbyes

● WEDDING BELLS I do know about you! On Oct. 25, country star Chris Lane, 34, wed Bachelor alum Lauren Bushnell, 29, in front of family and friends in Nashville, gushing, “I feel like I’m the luckiest guy in the world to be marrying her.” Meanwhile, on Oct. 27, country singer Devin Dawson, 30, tied the knot with singer-songwriter Leah Sykes, 22, in a ceremony down the road at the Carnton Plantation in Franklin, Tenn. ● FAB FORAY Y is for yeah, yeah, yeah. For his new book The Beatles From A to Zed: An Alphabetical Mystery Tour, Peter Asher, of the British invasion duo Peter & Gordon, covers (literally by the letter) the careers, songs and trivia about his friends… about whom he’s still maybe amazed: “You know, any one of them…

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in a frame of mind: carol burnett

At the recent fete Carol Burnett: An Evening of Laughter and Reflection at New Jersey’s State Theatre, the 86-year-old comedian admitted she saw stars when first catching the work of one film idol growing up in her hometown of San Antonio. “This tall drink of water stood up [on screen] and it was Jimmy Stewart and I looked, and I fell in love. I was 3 or 4 years old. And I said to my grandmother, ‘Nanny, he is my friend. I’ve never met him yet, but he’s my friend.’ And she said, ‘Well that’s nice. Drink your Ovaltine.’”…

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picture perfect

DEMI MOORE Fesses Up! In an Oct. 23 game of “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts” on The Late Late Show, James Corden got Demi to confess the worst film she’s ever been in: the 1982 3D thriller Parasite. (In turn, she was spared eating some disgusting food!) But Demi got revenge when she made James admit he hadn’t read her new memoir! JANUARY JONES So Corny! January chowed down on some corn on the cob, hot dogs and ice cream during an Oct. 19 excursion to Underwood Family Farms’ pumpkin patch in Moorpark, Calif., with her son, Xander. You can take the girl outta South Dakota…. CAMERON MATHISON & AMIRAH KASSEM Pop Up Some Fun Flour Shop founder Amirah gave Cameron something to smile about (and dive into) on the Oct. 22 episode of Home &…

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felicity huffman rebuilding my life

She served only 11 days out of her 14-day sentence, but Felicity Huffman recently emerged from the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, Calif., as a changed woman. “This scandal ripped her life apart and made her look at who she really was as a person,” an insider tells Closer. “She really strived to be a good parent and neighbor and an upstanding citizen. But Felicity owns the mistakes she’s made, and she’s humbled now. It was a huge reality check for her.” Felicity, 56, pleaded guilty to paying admissions consultant Rick Singer $15,000 to have a proctor change daughter Sophia’s SAT answers after she took the test. “In my desperation to be a good mother I talked myself into believing that all I was doing was giving my daughter a fair…

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patrick duffy love, loss & healing

“My greatest pleasures now are my four grandchildren.”— Patrick She’s been gone for almost three years, but Dallas star Patrick Duffy still talks to his late wife every day. “I can hear her. I can see her,” Patrick told Closer at the It’s a Wonderful Lifetime holiday party on Oct. 22. “I know what she would expect of me, and I try and live up to that.” In a life filled with incredible highs and crushing lows, the death of Carlyn Ross-er, Patrick’s love of 47 years, has been among the most difficult to reconcile. The mother of his two adult sons died in 2017 at age 77. “I feel close to her all the time [but] what I miss most is her touch,” confides Patrick, 70. “I still consider myself a…