WHO Issue 43, 2021

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The nation continues to hold out hope that missing girl Cleo Smith is returned to safety (at the time of going to press she hadn’t been found) as the mystery to her disappearance continues to unravel. The 4-year-old’s mother made an emotional plea to whoever took her, saying she wants her baby girl back“in our arms”. To read all about the evolving case, go to page 16. Breaking news from Hollywood this week was the fatal on-set tragedy involving Alec Baldwin. The actor was told the prop gun was safe to fire before it killed the film’s cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins. The “inconsolable” star was seen with Hutchins’ husband and son after the accident and our hearts go out to everyone involved. Turn to page 8 to learn what went so wrong. My…

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5 things we’re talking about this week!

1 Vin stands in for Paul It was a bittersweet moment for Meadow Walker as she tied the knot with Louis Thornton-Allan earlier this month, with her late father Paul Walker’s Fast & Furious co-star – and the 22-year-old’s godfather – Vin Diesel walking her down the aisle. 2 Reese and Ryan reunite They’ve been divorced for 13 years, but Reese Witherspoon and her ex-husband Ryan Phillippe put on a united front to celebrate their son Deacon’s 18th birthday on October 23. “We are lucky to be your mum and dad,” Phillippe wrote alongside a pic of the pair with a very grown-up Deacon. 3 Case closed? Brian Laundrie’s remains have been found in bushland in Florida near his parents’ house, over a month after he vanished. The 23-year-old was the sole person of interest…

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adele’s having a ball!

She recently admitted that she never intended to “go public” with beau Rich Paul back in July. But now that the cat is well and truly out of the bag, it seems Adele is more than happy to show the world just how happy she is in her new relationship! The once-reclusive 33-year-old had front row seats at an NBA game on October 19, with Paul, 39, accompanying the singer to watch the LA Lakers play Golden State Warriors. Looking chic in a brown leather jumpsuit and Louis Vuitton coat, Adele and her sports agent beau spent most of the night smiling and laughing – clearly relieved they no longer have to hide their romance. Just last month, the singer admitted that Paul is the first person she’s dated since her divorce…

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movie set tragedy

It was early afternoon on the set of the Western movie Rust at the Bonanza Creek Ranch outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico, when, according to a warrant application from the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, assistant director Dave Halls picked up one of three prop guns laid out on a cart. He announced it was a “cold gun” – an industry term meaning it was not loaded with ammunition – and handed it to the movie’s star and co-producer, Alec Baldwin. “There are no words to convey my shock”- BALDWIN Moments later, the sheriff’s office received a 911 call. “We have two people accidentally shot on a movie set by a prop gun,” explained the caller, who identified herself as a script supervisor. “We need help immediately. We were rehearsing and…

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prop gun mishaps

BRANDON LEE In 1993, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee died at age 28 after being wounded by a prop gun while filming the Gothic superhero film The Crow. JOHANN OFNER The Gold Coast stuntman died after being shot in the chest while Australian hip-hop group Bliss n Eso filmed a music video at a Brisbane bar in 2017. JON-ERIK HEXUM The actor died after shooting himself in the head with a prop gun blank while pretending to play Russian roulette on the set of the TV series Cover Up in 1984. AAP; BACKGRID (2); GETTY (3); INSTAGRAM (3)…

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‘she’s my universe’

They’ve been notoriously private about their relationship since they were first linked back in 2017, but there was no stopping Chris Martin from swooning over girlfriend Dakota Johnson while on stage at a recent Coldplay concert. In the middle of the packed London venue, the singer, 44, made a rare public proclamation of love while his long-time partner watched on. As the band’s latest single, ‘My Universe’ began to play, Martin pointed to the 32-year-old amongst the crowd. “This is about my universe, and she’s here,” he gushed to the audience. Not in the habit of flaunting their relationship publicly, Johnson appeared to blush over the attention before throwing her hands in the air to dance along with the song. “Chris is head over heels,” an insider previously told Us Weekly magazine…