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People September 23, 2019

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‘I like my weird quirkiness, my off-kilter mix of things. It enables me to do what I do. I don’t want to be something else’—RENEE ZELLWEGER, on beauty, to New York magazine‘I’m the type of person that never says never. Except porn. You’ll never see me do that’—KEKE PALMER, on playing a stripper in Hustlers and cohosting Good Morning America, to the New York Post‘I definitely cried in the shower a lot in my 20’s’—REESE WITHERSPOON, on being rejected for roles, on Instagram‘I will miss holding it down with Kenan everyday, I will miss Cecily’s impression of me making me laugh at myself often, I will miss Kate’s loving hugs and talks when I needed. And of course Colin, you porcelain-skinned Ken doll’—LESLIE JONES, on leaving Saturday Night Live, on…

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5 things we’re talking about this week!

1/ Charlize Theron Brings Back the Bowl Cut No, her mom didn’t give her a cool back-to-school haircut—the Oscar winner is rocking the bold new do to reprise her Fast & Furious role for the next film. 2/ Boozy Seltzer Faces a Shortage Turns out there are some laws—of supply and demand—when you’re drinking White Claws, because the hard seltzers are now in limited supply since skyrocketing in popularity. 3/ Dwayne Johnson Fills in for Kevin Hart The Rock cut his honeymoon short to step in for his pal on the Kelly Clarkson Show after Hart injured his back in a car accident. “He’s doing very well,” Johnson said. “He’s a lucky man.” 4/ Eddie Murphy Makes a Comedy Comeback He’s planning his first stand-up tour in decades—and cracked up crowds at the Toronto Film Festival with…

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STARS IN THE SUN TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL HOLLYWOOD HEADS NORTH Sept. 5–15 PUPPY LOVE! Stars posed with adoptable rescue puppies at People & Entertainment Weekly’s TIFF studio BIRTHDAY BEAUTY New York City, Sept. 6 Kaia Gerber channeled mom Cindy Crawford’s 1992 MTV Video Music Awards Versace look (inset) to ring in her 18th birthday in style at the Edition Hotel. GOING GREEN Kulusuk, Greenland In August Al Roker joined NASA on a mission to study how ocean warming is impacting Greenland’s rapidly melting glaciers. The Today cohost will share his findings during NBC News’ special “Climate in Crisis” week, starting Sept. 15. SJP CASTS A SPELL New York City, Sept. 5 Sarah Jessica Parker charmed the crowds during the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child takeover of Times Square in celebration of the play’s global expansion. JEN & COOKE HIT THE TOWN New York City,…

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college admissions scandal: felicity faces her fate

Felicity Huffman says her “desperation to be a good mother” led her to pay $15,000 to fake her daughter’s SAT scores—and she’ll feel “utter shame” for the rest of her life. One of the most famous figures charged in this year’s bombshell college admissions fraud investigation, the Desperate Housewives actress, 56, opened up in an emotional letter to the judge ahead of her sentencing, scheduled at press time for Sept. 13. Huffman, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud, said that her older daughter Sophia was diagnosed with learning disabilities at age 8. “I talked myself into believing that all I was doing was giving my daughter a fair shot,” she wrote of paying now-disgraced admissions consultant Rick Singer to have a proctor change Sophia’s SAT answers after…

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brad on sobriety: ‘i removed my drinking privilege’

Brad Pitt is opening up more about how he got sober in the wake of his 2016 split from Angelina Jolie. “I had taken things as far as I could take it, so I removed my drinking privilege,” Pitt told The New York Times. The actor, 55, said he spent a year and a half in an all-male Alcoholics Anonymous group. “You had all these men sitting around being open and honest in a way I have never heard,” Pitt said. “It was this safe space where there was little judgment, and therefore little judgment of yourself. … It was actually really freeing just to expose the ugly sides of yourself.” Pitt has been focusing on his health, kids and resurgent career. He plays an astronaut in the new drama…

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Ready to Wed! Jonah Hill & Gianna Santos The Wolf of Wall Street actor, 35, popped the question to Santos, 30, a stylist and manager for the beauty company Violet Grey. The pair have been linked since August 2018. Separated Zooey Deschanel & Jacob Pechenik After four years of marriage, it’s over between the New Girl star, 39, and her producer husband, 47, who share kids Elsie, 4, and Charlie, 2. A friend of the couple’s says they’ve “been separated for several months”—but “it’s amicable.” Divorce Finalized Matt Lauer & Annette Roque Nearly two years after they split amid his termination by NBC for alleged sexual misconduct, the Today show veteran, 61, and his wife, 53, finalized their divorce. Lauer and Roque were married for 20 years and have three kids. Engaged Susan Kelechi Watson & Jaime Lincoln Smith The This…