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WHO Issue 22, 2021

As Australia’s Number 1 celebrity weekly magazine, we deliver a compelling mix of credible celebrity news, interviews, portraiture and intriguing human interest stories, told from the perspective of the people directly involved. Thanks to trusted relationships with some of the world’s biggest names, we report the facts and never make it up!

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Team WHO are still buzzing from the revelation that the sparks between Ross and Rachel on Friends spilled over into real life. I got goosebumps watching the reunion special and had to wipe away tears between fits of laughter. It was exactly what we needed and now WHO can reveal what really went on between actors David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston when the cameras were off (page 8). After 25 years of marriage, former co-stars Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen are still smitten with each other.“I want as long as possible in my life with Mary,” says Danson. Turn to page 32 for the full interview (if you’re a softie like me, have some tissues handy!). Another pair who are #couplegoals personified is Prince William and Kate Middleton. Despite the recent controversies…

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5 things we’re talking about this week!

1 Britney’s missed role Rachel McAdams became a star playing Allie alongside Ryan Gosling’s Noah in The Notebook in 2004. But the casting director, Matthew Barry, has revealed the role almost went to someone else. Britney Spears auditioned for the role and it was a “close call”, Barry told the Mail Online. 2 Ryan’s lifelong battle Ryan Reynolds opened up about living with anxiety in an Instagram post to promote mental health awareness month in May. “To all those like me who overschedule, overthink, overwork, over-worry and over-everything, please know you’re not alone,” he shared. 3 The one where Ed’s a good friend ... Everyone in the world has caught Friends fever following the reunion and even superstar Ed Sheeran isn’t immune. The singer joined Courteney Cox to recreate her iconic “The Routine” dance she…

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amy winehouse inside her final days

Next month, people around the world will remember and celebrate the life of Amy Winehouse on the 10th anniversary of her death on July 23. To coincide with the occasion, her best friend Tyler James has opened up about the pair’s close relationship in his new book, My Amy: The Life We Shared, and how hard he fought to save the singer as she battled with drug and alcohol addictions. Winehouse and James met in their early teens while training at the Sylvia Young Theatre School. They both pursued careers in music and their early 20s were fun-filled and carefree. But that all changed after Winehouse’s promotional and touring commitments wound down for her first album, Frank, in late 2004. “If you were 22 and someone said, ‘Here’s a couple of…

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david & jennifer more than friends?

Whether you believe they were on a break or not, there’s no denying that Ross Geller and Rachel Green remain one of the most iconic couples in television history and were destined for each other right from the very start. But, in what’s come as a shock to Friends fans around the world, their real-life counterparts Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer also shared an intense chemistry off-screen. During the hit show’s recent TV special, Friends: The Reunion, the pair dropped one of the biggest scoops in sitcom history after host James Corden asked if any romances had developed off-screen amongst the cast. “The first season, I had a major crush on Jen,” Schwimmer, 54, revealed on the special. “It was reciprocated,” Aniston, 52, replied. “At some point we were both crushing hard…

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from couple to cousins!

Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox, aka Chandler and Monica, may have gone from being just good friends to “the Bings” on the show, but in real life it turns out the on-screen couple are actually related! According to genealogy website MyHeritage, the castmates are 11th cousins twice removed. “The connection is made via Courteney Cox’s mother (Courteney Bass) and Matthew Perry’s father (John Bennett Perry),” Roi Mandel, the head of research at MyHeritage, told CNN. “We went into this line very deeply, we checked every name. We found a lot of records that support it, and we have confidence that they are related.” Could this be any more of a coincidence?…

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highland fling!

It’s been 20 years since the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met during their first year at St Andrews University in Scotland. To prove they are more in love than ever, the pair turned their recent royal tour into an impromptu second honeymoon as they revisited their favourite haunts while enjoying a series of secret dates. Prince William, 38, and Kate Middleton, 39, headed out for an intimate dinner at Forgan’s restaurant in St Andrews, where they lived together while studying, on May 26. They “requested private seating at the back”, the eatery’s manager Marc told British newspaper Daily Mirror. William and Kate took advantage of their rare child-free night as their kids, Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3, remained at home in London. “They looked like honeymooners sitting…