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Closer Weekly

May 27, 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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fatherhood the second time around

Home Improvement isn’t just the title of Tim Allen’s old TV show — it’s a goal he’s achieved for himself in life. During his first marriage, to Laura Deibel from 1984 to 2003, “I was really working hard, and I was on the road a lot,” he told Closer at the recent George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic in LA. As a result, he missed out on precious time with his now-grown daughter Katherine. These days, with daughter Elizabeth — his 10-year-old with second wife Jane Hajduk, 52 — “I’m more present,” says Tim, 65. When he’s shooting his current Fox sitcom Last Man Standing, “the studio is really close to my house, and her school is close to my house, so I take her to school. I’m a little…

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why the game show legend doesn’t believe in retirement

AT 85, WINK MARTINDALE shows no signs of slowing down. “Retirement is not in my vocabulary,” the game show host told Closer at the recent Daytime Emmy Awards in LA. “The great Art Linkletter was once asked if he ever thought about retiring, and he said, ‘Why? I’m not tired!’ That’s the way I feel.” In fact, Wink says he hopes to produce and host another game show. “I’m developing one now called Hit Me! that’s based off the game blackjack,” he reports. “And I have another one I’d love to host called Home Free, where you can actually win a home and have your mortgage paid off.” What’s Wink’s secret to staying young? “It’s because I love what I do, and I love this lady,” he said, turning…

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not the same old west side story

In the new version of West Side Story, Rita will play the corner-store owner. Rita won an Oscar for the 1961 film. THE 1961 MOVIE is one of the most beloved musicals of all time, but Rita Moreno says West Side Story will be even better when she costars in director Steven Spielberg’s upcoming remake. “He’s taking care of all the mistakes in the original film,” Rita told Closer at the recent Bronx Children’s Museum Gala. “I’m thrilled that the boys who are supposed to be Latino are Latino, and the young people who were supposed to be young are young.” Rita, 87, is especially impressed by newcomer Rachel Zegler, who plays Maria: “She’s 18 years old with a beautiful voice. And let’s not forget Tony…

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hellos & goodbyes

● BABY BOOM Boy. Oh, boy. On May 5, comedian Amy Schumer, 37, and her husband Chris Fischer, 39, welcomed their first child, a son named Gene. The following day, Entourage star Jerry Ferrara, 39, took to Instagram to announce he and wife Breanne, 31, welcomed their first as well, baby boy Jacob. Stated Jerry, “I’m still amazed by the strength, willpower, determination and self-belief my wife showed during birth. It’s the greatest thing I’ve ever seen anyone do in my lifetime.” ● TAKE NOTE King-size haul! You can’t get it for a song. On May 18 in NYC, Julien’s Auctions is putting up for bid items for a “Music Icons” sale — featuring a slew of vintage psychedelic posters, Elvis Presley’s jacket from Kissin’ Cousins and Johnny Cash’s…

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picture perfect

DIANA ROSSJazzed Up “If you know these songs, you gotta join in and sing with me, OK?” an exuberant Diana told the crowd at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 4. And sure enough, fans started clapping and singing along to the legendary singer’s hits, including “Stop! In the Name of Love,” “It’s My House” and “Ease on Down the Road.” Said Diana, “This is my Diamond Jubilee. So if I’m 75, you can do it, too!” AMY POEHLER & JIMMY FALLONGet a Kick Out of Charades On the May 8 Tonight Show, the SNL alums inaugurated a new game — Shouting Charades — in which they had to describe movements verbally instead of acting out the clues. Amy celebrated Jimmy’s correct guess, Dirty…

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meghan & harry’s baby joy

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle couldn’t contain their emotions as they introduced their gorgeous 2-day-old son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world. “He has the sweetest temperament,” the new mom raved on May 8 as a clearly besotted Harry gently rocked the newborn at St. George’s Hall at Windsor Castle. “I have the two best guys in the world,” Meghan added, “so I’m really happy.”To say that it had been an eventful few days would be an understatement — and as any parent knows, it was just a taste of things to come for Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37. After Archie’s first public appearance they brought him to meet his great-grandparents, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, accompanied by Meghan’s American mother, Doria Ragland, who attended Archie’s birth two…