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WHO 29 January 2018

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1 min.
coming clean

Apologising after cheating is never easy, but some stars could teach a masterclass in remorse. In 1995, ahead of his big-studio debut in Nine Months, Hugh Grant was arrested in Hollywood for “lewd conduct.” Rather than retreat, Grant went on a talk-show to ‘fess up and say sorry to then-girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley. Grant charmed fans and mended fences with Hurley, now a pal (see p. 24). Since then, other celebs, like the ones on this page, have also tried to face personal crisis with class. HUGH GRANT, 1995 “People have given me tons of ideas” for excuses, Grant told Jay Leno on The Tonight Show about his solicitation arrest. Instead, the actor said simply, “I did a bad thing.” JAY-Z, 2017 In a magazine interview, the rap star said therapy helped him see that…

1 min.
winning style

UP AGAINST LADY BIRD ACTRESS Saoirse Ronan and Girls Trip favourite Tiffany Haddish, Margot Robbie was clearly shocked to win a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actress in a comedy for I, Tonya. “I was so certain this wasn’t going to happen,” she said in her brief speech in Santa Monica on Jan. 11. “I am so grateful and I’m really nervous. I can’t believe I’m even in this group of women, I’m so proud and honoured.” More accustomed to winning was Big Little Lies star Nicole Kidman. “I want to thank all of my children who show me so much love,” she began her acceptance speech. “I love being an actor. Thank you for letting me do it all the way through to this age and beyond.” Just starting her career…

1 min.
wedding buzz

SINCE WRAPPING HER four-year-long Las Vegas residency show on Dec. 31, Britney Spears has been enjoying time off in Hawaii with sons Preston, 12, Jayden, 11 and her boyfriend of over a year, fitness model Sam Asghari. Hitting the beach on Jan. 11, she turned heads not only with her bikini body, but also the sparkling bling on her left ring finger. Having been married twice before—for just 55 hours in January 2004 to Jason Alexander, and from October 2004-07 to dancer Kevin Federline—the singer, 36, swore off marriage in 2016. “I’m not going to marry anyone, I don’t believe in marriage anymore,” she told Carpool Karaoke host James Corden. Four months later, she met Asghari, 23, on the set of her “Slumber Party” music video. “I was like, ‘He was…

1 min.
secretly married

SURPRISE! SINGER RICKY MARTIN HAS tied the knot. The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story actor announced his change of status to E! News on Jan. 10, saying,“I can’t introduce him as my fiancé. I can’t. He’s my husband. He’s my man.” The singer, 46, who met the Syrian-Swedish visual artist on Instagram in 2016, continued:“We exchanged vows and we’ve signed all the papers that we needed to sign, prenups and everything.” Martin co-parents 9-year-old twins Matteo and Valentino with Yosef, 33.“My kids ask me about having two daddies and I tell them we are a part of a modern family,” Martin said in Out magazine. “This is a beautiful sense of freedom.” SPEARS: SPLASH NEWS (4); TOP RIGHT: INSTAGRAM; MARTIN, FROM TOP: INSTAGRAM; GETTY IMAGES…

2 min.
shock new claims

AS JAMES FRANCO TOOK TO THE STAGE to accept the Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a musical or comedy on Jan. 7, The Breakfast Club actress Ally Sheedy took to Twitter, questioning why the actor was “allowed in.” Her tweets, including “James Franco just won. Please never ask me why I left the film/TV business” were later deleted, but Franco’s presence on the stage—dressed in black and wearing a Time’s Up pin in support of women in Hollywood—sparked further social-media reaction. “Hey James Franco, nice #timesup pin … remember a few weeks ago when you told me the full nudity you had me do in two of your movies for $100/day wasn’t exploitative because I signed a contract to do it? Times up on that!” wrote Sarah Tither-Kaplan,…

2 min.
‘i was molested’

AS ONE OF THE GROWING number of sexual misconduct claims to have emerged from Hollywood following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, the Jan. 13 allegation by Eliza Dushku that she was molested as a 12-year-old during the filming of True Lies has created a new level of horror in the industry. Dushku’s co-star Jamie Lee Curtis, who played her mother in the Arnold Schwarzenegger action-comedy, said the actress’s claims she was molested by the film’s stunt co-ordinator, Joel Kramer, has “awakened us from our denial slumber to a new horrific reality. The abuse of children.” In a lengthy Facebook post, Dushku, now 37, said that during filming, Kramer, then 36, had groomed her before taking her to his hotel room where she alleges he emerged from the bathroom wearing only a towel…