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Closer Weekly

October 21, 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

CLASSIC ROCK STARS The Stories Behind Their Iconic Photos “Being hot never hurts!”— Debbie Harry (photographed by Mick Rock) It’s the next best thing to seeing your favorite musicians in concert: Behind the Lens is a live show in which legendary photographers Mick Rock and Henry Diltz tell the true tales behind their shots of the Doors, the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt and more. “These photographers were witnesses to music history, and they possessed the talent to uniquely document the music from the audience, backstage and on the road,” says producer Peter Blachley. “Many of these stories will contain surprises, humor and reality. But most of all, they are authentic and honest recollections of music history, backed up by stunning visuals.” You can catch the show at D.C.’s City Winery on Oct. 9, NYC’s…

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hellos & goodbyes

● KISS AND TELL Chased away! At the recent Chevy Chase Presents Caddyshack event at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, N.J., the 76-year-old actor admitted he stopped doing romantic scenes because he didn’t want his kids to see him kissing someone other than their mom. “I didn’t like the idea of doing the hot scenes, like with [Foul Play co-star Goldie Hawn]. I loved Goldie, I just felt that it could be very troubling for a kid, who already has some problems having a father who was so famous.” ● AWESOME SEUSS You’re a sweet one, Mr. Grinch. Nestlé’s Toll House has come out with Pinch of Grinch Cookie Dough — a green-hued dough with edible candy hearts inspired by the TV classic Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole…

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enjoying the everyday: olivia newton-john

She’s hopelessly devoted to healing. Recently, singer Olivia Newton-John, 71, revealed to journalist Gayle King that she’s determined to live her life despite battling breast cancer again. “I don’t know what my time is, but I need to enjoy my life. So, I’m going to eat a cookie if I want it. And I’m gonna have a cup of tea if I want it. And if I wanna have a little bit of wine, I’m gonna do that,” she said. “Because the joy of life and everyday living has to be a part of that healing process as well.”…

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picture perfect

HEIDI KLUM All Ears! “Twinning with Minnie!” Heidi declared as she posed for a selfie with fellow diva Minnie Mouse at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. The supermodel was celebrating her new, personally designed Minnie Mouse ear headband, part of the Disney Parks Designer Collection. “Bedazzling the most famous ears in the world is like a dream come true for me,” she gushed. GINGER ZEE Pals Around With Pikachu “Even Pokémon are interested in meteorology,” Ginger joked when Pikachu stopped by the Good Morning America studios on Sept. 18 to help her with the weather. It was a sunshiny day! SELMA BLAIR Embraces Fun Selma and Cookie Monster gave each other a big squeeze when they visited the H&M and Sesame Street partnership celebration in LA on Sept. 28 to benefit the Yellow Feather Fund for educating children in…

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they were like sisters

They’re among the most iconic women in country music history, but during their downtime, gal pals Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn were just plain folks. “What they loved most was losing the country-girl singer hats and spending time at each other’s homes,” Loretta’s daughter Patsy Lynn tells Closer. “Both Mom and Patsy had good-time husbands, so they mostly talked about them, raising babies and — as my mom called some of the women in Nashville — home-wreckers. I’m sure they had a ball talking about that.” Now their close friendship is the subject of a Lifetime movie, Patsy & Loretta, premiering Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. ET. “I love telling stories about friendships between women who are different,” says director Callie Khouri, who won an Oscar for writing 1991’s Thelma &…

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love, loss & laughter

“I never feel frustrated. I really feel fulfilled and very lucky.”— John John Ritter was a paradox from the start. At Hollywood High, “I was the class clown, but I was also student body president,” he said. “I had my serious side — Robert Kennedy was my role model. But so was Jerry Lewis.” He shared personality traits with both men. Like the king of slapstick comedy, John would do anything for a laugh. “He was obsessed with eliciting that reaction,” one of his sons, actor Jason Ritter (Parenthood ), told Closer at the recent Freeze HD Gala in LA. “I’ve been watching him in old episodes of Three’s Company, and it’s amazing how far and how weird he would go because he knew it was funny. It’s a beautiful and special…