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JULY 18, 2016 VOL. 4 ISSUE 29

TO THE STARS YOU LOVE

NEWS FEATURES

What I’ve Learned

4 NEWS NOW Paul Simon makes a big announcement. Details of Jay Leno’s terrifying accident.

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IN EVERY ISSUE

The Supremes’ Mary Wilson tells Closer how music helped her through her darkest hour.

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LOVE NOTES Julia Louis-Dreyfus celebrates her anniversary. Michael J. Fox makes quality time for his wife.

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IN THIS ISSUE 14 JUDGE JUDY Inside the multimillion-dollar TV star’s no-frills, down-to-earth lifestyle.

GREGORY PECK

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The late actor’s son opens up to Closer about the Hollywood legend’s vulnerable side.

CATHERINE ZETA-JONES How she and hubby Michael Douglas saved their marriage.

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more in bold blackand-white gowns.

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MY LIFE IN 10 PICTURES

Stewart’s secret to fresh, glowing skin.

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Donna D’Errico’s rescue pup, Luna, was the perfect fit for her family.

decades of classic game show fun.

Retro tropical prints are back in vogue.

Stylish tricks for your fave summer skirts.

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ELVIS PRESLEY Two new books reveal new GENERATION WOW! Carol Alt and

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“Always do right — this will gratify some and astonish the rest.”

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34 Kate Winslet’s top hangouts in Cornwall, England!

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52 Nicole Nicole Kidman’s hubby, Keith Urban, showered her with love on their 10th anniversary.

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PICTURE PERFECT Dolly Parton rocks the Big Apple during her Pure & Simple tour. Jane Seymour cuddles with her sweet grandbaby.

William Shatner and crew talk to Closer about Star Trek’s 50th anniversary.


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MARIE OSMOND, 56 The Ha star’s s heavenly hourglass silhouette: The white stripes at her hips — positioned between bands of black — give an athletic body the illusion of feminine curves. And that mockneck top pulls the eye up to lift “the ladies.”

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Stage veteran Marie — who is still dazzling crowds at Flamingo Las Vegas with brother Donny — hits the right note with her two-tone suit. White on top ups the wow factor — but Marie sidesteps the widening effect of white by tying on a black scarf that draws the focus down to slimming black pants. The result: statuesque and stylish.


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Paul married Edie Brickell in 1992.

In 1957, Simon and Garfunkel scored their first hit, “Hey, Schoolgirl.”

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Stranger to Stranger hit No. 1 on Billboard’s best-selling rock album chart in 2016.


Sela Ward “I often think, I don’t have to do this,” says Paul of his music. “I’m doing the idea I had when I was 13.”

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Survived Hollywood Bullies

Secret Acts of Kindness Jeff Battles Child Hunger

SELA WARD plays the president in Independence Day: Resurgence, but when she first came to Hollywood, no one was humming “Hail to the Chief.” People were “so sabotaging,” she says, sharing a story about filming her second movie, Nothing in Common, with Tom Hanks. “They hired thisfamouswomantocoach me,”saysSela,60.“She looksatmeandgoes,‘I’m notsurehowyougotthis part.Mydaughterwould’ve beensomuchbetter.’”

Sela was “so determined” to succeed, she says, that despite the naysayers, she decided to “keep charging out there!”

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when her contract es in October. hosting her own for nearly 12 years, e leaving my longtime home, with a full heart d endlessgratitude,” ncy,56,saidon ne30.Becauseshe ntstospendmoretime hherfamily,“Nancy hasbeenmullingtheidea forawhile,”aninsidertells Closer.What’sahead?She’s workingonanewbookas wellasaHallmarkmovie basedon her novels.

Rosie O’Donnell reunited with her estranged daughter Chelsea for the first time in a year on June 20.

Actor Jeff Bridges has advocated against child hunger around the world for more than 30 years. He’s the spokesperson for Share Our Strength’s “No Kid Hungry” campaign.

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Don’t mess with Judy! Fans agree she won’t tolerate any “baloney, sir!”

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Riding with Bob Riggle had been Jay’s dream since he was a kid.

“I actually do stuff like this every week,” Jay joked after the crash.

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The estate also has a tennis court, gym, greenhouse and guesthouse.

Christie has lived at Tower Hill for 18 years.

Dick Van Dyke gave a rendition of “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” at Walt Disney’s Chicago boyhood home on June 26.

Riggle: “2,500 horsepower…what could go wrong?” Jay, 66, said before he got in the passenger seat. After the accident, both Bob and Jay walked away unscathed. “It doesn’t get more exciting than that!” said Jay.

Jon Bon Jovi surprised a fan battling cancer with an autographed guitar and a kiss at his New Jersey restaurant recently.

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Billy Joel thrilled folks when he joined the tribute band Big Shot for a set in Huntington, N.Y., on June 24.

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lassic-car lover Jay Leno was shaken, but not deterred, after a stunt car he was riding in flipped over multiple times and crashed during the filming of his


HELLOS & GOODBYES HONOR BOUND

On June 23, the Kennedy Center Honors announced this year’s list of honorees: rock band The Eagles, Argentine pianist Martha Argerich, 75, gospel and blues singer Mavis Staples, 76, singer-songwriter James Taylor, 68, and Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino, 76. “Their artistic triumphs have motivated us, moved us and will continue to inspire us for generations to come,” said Kennedy Center president Deborah Rutter. The ceremonies will be held Dec. 4 and aired on CBS Dec. 27.

WALK OUT THIS WAY

couple’s wedding next summer. “The baby will make a wonderful addition to the wedding party,” quipped Maksim.

CANDLE POWER Sixteen going on a million and a half. On June 24, it was reported the house where Molly Ringwald’s character from the 1984 classic Sixteen Candles lived is for sale. Located in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Ill., the six-bedroom abode hit the market for $1.499 million. “We’ve had serious interest,” said Jill Blabolil of realty agency @Properties. “[And also] people that just want to come through because it was their favorite movie.”

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From sweet emotion to a melancholy one. Recently, Aerosmith’s front man Steven Tyler, 68, told Howard Stern that the band he co-founded back in 1970 will kick off a farewell tour. “I love this band, I really do, and I want to squash every thought that anybody might have about this: The band’s over.” However, their demise may not come anytime soon. As guitarist Joe Perry, 65, later said, the tour “could go on for two years.”

Breaking away…part two. On June 28, actor Dennis Quaid, 62, and wife Kimberly disclosed they are ending their 12-year marriage “amicably and with mutual respect.” Kimberly had previously filed divorce papers in March 2012 but withdrew them that May. Meanwhile, on June 24, Lisa Marie Presley, 48, filed for divorce from her fourth husband, Michael Lockwood, after 10 years of marriage.

The desk clerk’s dressed in black. On June 28, famed guitarist Scotty Moore, who was Elvis Presley’s sideman for hits such as “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Jailhouse Rock,” passed away at 84. On another sad note, one of bluegrass music’s founding fathers, Ralph Stanley, died at 89 on June 23. And on June 28, Pat Summitt, who over 38 years at the University of Tennessee became college basketball’s winningest coach, passed. She was 64.

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It now takes three to tango. On June 29, Dancing With the Stars duo Peta Murgatroyd, 29, and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, 36, revealed they are expecting their first child. “I’m looking forward to putting all our energy into this beautiful soul,” said Peta, who hadn’t planned on starting a family until after the

Brad Paisley has started a fundraising campaign to help flood victims in his home state of West Virginia.

FAREWELLS

Carol Burnett joined Vice President Joe Biden for the daylong D.C. summit “Cancer Moonshot” on June 29.

k. On June 27, as Vegas magicians ied Fischbacher, d Roy Horn, 71, lly are going to the subject of an coming biopic. We’re thrilled and tremely honored,” ated the duo.

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Pure Gold “I love to perform and I want to continue doing it; I will neve retire unless I have to!” shares Dolly, 70, who took the stage glittering gold at NYC’s Forest Hills Stadium on June 25 . “I really looking forward to singing songs the fans have not he in a while, as well as the hits, while debuting a few new ones, she says of her 60-city Pure & Simple tour. “I just love to pai pictures with songs,” adds the country crooner. “When you’re onstage, you can see how people really like it!”

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She’s got her dad’s sense of humor! Alec Baldwin

Daddy’s Little Girl What’s so funny? Alec shared a sweet inside joke with his “little bunny,” Carmen, 2, during a stroll through NYC on June 28. “This is my light, my life, my love,” he gushes of his daughter with wife Hilaria.

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Role Ca Opa! Nia was all smiles as she left British talk show Lorraine in London on June 29. She’s Nia co-starred got a lot to grin with John about — the My Corbett in the Big Fat Greek 2002 hit and its Wedding star 2016 sequel! happily hinted a another sequel t hit rom-com. “N say never,” she q “If there’s a third will not make you wait [another] 14 years!”


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Eight Is Enough “From the first millisecond, it was as if we had been doing this for years together as a family,” Henry enthuses about working with his co-stars, including Christine on Royal Pains. The pair had a gas together, here filming an episode of the medical drama’s eighth and final season on Long Island, N.Y.

Shops Till She Almost Drops! Can you carry all that, Kristin? The 4-foot-11 actress hauled a basket of new threads from J.Jill in NYC on June 22 after raiding the store’s petite collection. She may be tiny, but this Broadway powerhouse packs star power: It was recently announced she’ll star in NBC’s Hairspray Live.

“A little goes a long way,” Kristin jokes of her style.

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The actor swung by Good Morning America on June 29 to dish on his starring role in The Legend of Tarzan. But the new blockbuster isn’t all Samuel has to celebrate these days — he was recently honored with a BET Lifetime Achievement Award. “To realize I’ve had some kind of impact n this business and on a lot of people’s ives, it’s really wonderful to walk around the world and people say, ‘I really love your work.’ Not just say, ‘I ike you,’ but ‘I love your work,’” he said on GMA. “That means that I’ve done my ob and entertained a lot of people.”

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d off her laid-back style while out in NYC on June 29 ut the star, 69, also likes to am it up. The actress, who’s a sultry new acobs ad (inset), beauty is about ing yourself. “I’m not a Embrace who model of you are. Don’t beauty,” says make excuses!” Susan. “But if Susan imparts. you say I’m sexy, I accept that completely — thank you very much!”

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On June 24, Jane got to spend the day “loving on Luna,” her 5-month-old granddaughter. “I think playing with the grandchildren keeps me young,” the actress, 65, gushes to Closer. “They have endless energy, and it’s so much fun.”


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FAMILY TIES

“Her children are her greatest legacy,” says longtime pal Victoria SchnepsYunis. “She had wonderful, strong, intelligent children who are in turn having wonderful children.”

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Judy proudly introduced three of her granddaughters to fellow daytime star Rachael Ray.

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abriele’s Italian Steakhouse has an extensive wine list, but when Judy Sheindlin comes in, she knows what she wants: Grey Goose vodka and club soda with a splash of cranberry. The petite star of TV’s Judge Judy and her husband, Jerry Sheindlin, also a former judge, almost always sit in the same booth at the far end of the main dining room and Judy usually orders fish. “She likes to be low-key, but she is nice to everybody and is always happy to pose for pictures with fans,” says an insider at the eatery near Judy’s home in Greenwich, Conn. And when the bill comes to their table, Judy lets Jerry pick up the check. Not that she needs him to! The justice, 73, who recently extended her contract for her no-nonsense courtroom show, Judge Judy, through 2020, is reportedly worth a whopping $300 million. The sharp-tongued star became the highest-paid person on television with her famous lines like “If I could fine you for stupid, I would fine you for stupid” and “Don’t look at the heavens. God is not going to help you with this case.” But insiders tell Closer that, despite her mas-

sive wealth, Judy lives by the same traditional, modest values that she preaches in her TV courtroom. She buys dime store cosmetics, drives a nondescript SUV and, above all else, relishes the time she spends with her five children and 13 grandchildren.

OLDER AND WISER Unlike some of today’s younger stars who love to flash their cash, Judy prefers not to flaunt her fame and fortune. Those who know her point to the lessons she learned during her comfortable but down-to-earth upbringing in Brooklyn, N.Y. The daughter of a dentist, Judy was always taught to value hard work, education, common sense and a sense of humor. “I had very practical, won derful parents who had a good mo al compass and a work ethic,” sa Judy. A friend agrees: “Judy has ways had her feet planted firmly the ground.” She was already a successful fam ily court judge when her reputation as a fair but tough justice, who could sling better zingers than a borscht belt comic, brought her to the attention of TV producers in 1993. “You know, that was a giant leap of faith for everybody, in-

cluding me,” she admits of taking the plunge into daytime television. But when Judge Judy premiered in September 1996, it became the most popular courtroom reality show — which, nearly 20 years later, is still true. Hersuccesscame as a delightful surprise to Judy, who was 53 and already set in her ways when the show premiered. And while her finances flourished, Judy remained who she was at heart: a smart, sensible, unpretentious woman — so practical that in the early seasons of her show, she still colored her own hair with a drugstore dye! “When it comes to everyday things, Judyhatestooverpay,” says the friend. Today she can afford anything she wants, but when she pops into

“My message is a simple one: It’s your life, take responsibility for it,” says Judy.


year to charities, many relating to women’s causes like breast cancer research (see sidebar). The biggest beneficiaries of her big heart are her 13 grandchildren. They range in age from 21 months to 27 years, and she loves to spoil them in ways she never could afford when her own two children and three stepchildren were young. “They still very “She was still just a regular working much enjoy mom when she raised them,” notes each other’s the friend. “Now she laughs and says company,” says a friend of that it’s her grandchildren who realJudy and Jerry, ly hit the jackpot!” who divorced “I spoil them,” Judy admits. “I’m in 1990 but trying to think of how we don’t, but remarried the the answer is we do. We don’t even following year. think we’re doing it, but their parents are very smart. They try to put the skids on it.” But it’s about more than just toys and video games; Judy lavishes her grandchildren with love and opportunities. “She wants to make sure they have the best start in life,” says a source, who explains that she helped pay for the higher d ti n of her oldest grandCasey, who entered the mily business by beoming a lawyer. Today, Casey works for his grandmother, doing the social media for Judge Judy and its spin-off series, Hot Bench. Judy dotes on the Jerry and Judy shared a kiss at younger ones, too. In her Walk of Fame er relationships with her ceremony in 2006. ndchildren, “You get the t side of Judy’s personupscale Saks Fifth Avenue depart- Walmart, reveals ality, says the friend. “She’s been ment store in Greenwich, Judy hits the friend. “She will not be very hands-on with all of them. She the sales racks. “She’s definitely not played for the fool, and she isn’t going leaves her lecturing and loud persona shopaholic,” notes a store associ- to pay $100 for something that you can ality for the TV cameras and is always ate. “There are plenty of instances getjustaswellfor$15.” sweet and gentle with them. She hugs where she comes in just to browse them, holds them, reads to them, gets but doesn’t make a purchase.” on the ground and gets dirty playing There is also a high-end custom While she’s frugal, Judy can be very withthem.” stationery store in Greenwich, but generous with her wealth. “She nevJudy’s wealth is most obvious in the Judy doesn’t have an account there. er would talk about it, but she’s given Greenwich home she and Jerry, 82, She prefers to purchase her cards friends money — money she would purchased in 2007 for $13 million and and invitations at a local branch never call a loan — during tough spent a year renovating so it could acof the chain shop Papyrus. “She times,” says an insider, who adds commodate their large family. “It’s and Jerry even shop at Costco and that Judy also donates thousands a a sprawling place, set back behind a

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SHE’S SO DOWNTO-EARTH!

She doesn’t employ a manager, an agent or a dog walker! In summer 2015, the judge was spotted walking her beloved shih tzu during a rare rainstorm in California, where she has a condo.

gate and easily the most impressive house on the street,” says the friend of the 24,000-square-foot mansion that includes eight bedrooms, 10 marble fireplaces and a 50-seat movie theater. Judy also owns another estate in Greenwich that she uses for entertaining. “It has a dining room that will seat 40, for when she’s having big gatherings of friends and family,” says the friend. But that’s not all! To escape the Connecticut winters, Judy and Jerry can fly to their home in Naples, Fla., or stay at their condominium in LA, which she also uses when she tapes her reality show twice a month. “She’s frugal in some regards, but when it comes to real estate, that’s really how she spends her money,” confides the insider. “She doesn’t cut corners on the place where she lays

Judy, who keeps fit by swimming every day, is very active in women’s causes. She participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure held in New York’s Central Park in 2009.

No stranger to discount shopping, Judy often frequents Costco and Walmart!

her head at night.” In addition to big gatherings in Greenwich, Judy and Jerry like to take their family on vacation. “She will gather up as many of the kids and the grandkids as their schedules allow and head off to the Bahamas,” reveals the friend. And, of course, “She foots the bill!” Judy has reached a point where she could easily be living this life of

“Nobody understands your own worth more than you do.”

It’s CoverGirl! Earlier this year, Judy was spotted running out to pick up some makeup. “She’s not a prima donna,” says a Sephora employee. “She pretty much just sticks to what she likes.”

leisure full-time. In fact, many of her peers are retired. But Judy loves her work and is excited to produce more shows like Hot Bench through her company, Queen Bee. “She doesn’t work for the money,” Victoria Schneps-Yunis, whose friendship with Judy goes back 50 years, reveals to Closer. “She has a passion for what she does and she will continue to do it for as long as she is still passionate about it.” Other friends concur. “I think ideally, Judy would agree to sign on for another two years [after her current contract] and take her TV career to her 80th birthday,” the insider says. “That would certainly be quite a landmark for her.” — Reporting by Darla Murray, Ilyssa Panitz and Amanda Champagne-Meadows CLOSERWEEKLY.COM 17


COUPLES UPDATE

MICHAEL DOUGLAS & CATHERINE ZETA-JONES

How They

A SERIES OF SETBACKS ALMOST TORE THEM APART, BUT NOW THE LONGTIME COUPLE ARE HAPPIER THAN EVER

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hey were as breathtaking a sight as the stunning Portofino harbor before them. On a warm summer evening in late June, Catherine Zeta-Jones and her husband of 15 years, Michael Douglas, brought a little HollywoodglamourtothesleepyItalianfishingvillage as they enjoyed a cozy dinner together. Sitting side by side, “They seemed very much in love,” an eyewitnesstellsCloser. Catherine and Michael’s lovey-dovey attitude during this ultraromantic getaway is a sign of how far they’ve come. After a series of challenges — including Michael’s cancer battle and Catherine’s struggles with mental illness — they briefly split in 2013. But they were “miserable being apart,” says a friend, and have since been dedicated to making their marriage work. “You have to give it your best shot and not give up when the first problem arises,” says Catherine. “Because there will be many more down the road.

THEIR PATH TO HAPPINESS There’s no doubt Catherine, 46, and Michael, 71, have endured their fair share of problems. In 2010, the Oscar-winning actor was diagnosed with Stage IV oral cancer. “There was really the serious question of whether he would survive it,” says an insider. A year later, Catherine learned she had Bipolar II dis-

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FIXED THEIR MARRIAGE order, a condition that spun out of control during Michael’s cancer battle. Also during this time, their son, Dylan, 15, was diagnosed with dyslexia and Michael’s son Cameron, 37, (from his previous marriage to Diandra Douglas) was jailed for drug trafficking. “It was just a perfect storm of family strife,” says the friend. “There aren’t many couples who could come out on the other side of it and keep the marriage together.” If anything, Catherine and Michael’s sixmonth separation helped heal them. “It only made their family unit stronger,” says a friend. “They recognized that the split was not only affecting their children [Dylan and Carys, 13] but other loved ones.” In fact, Michael’s dad, Kirk, “worked on both of them separately while they were apart,” says the friend. “He absolutely adores Catherine and knows h blessed they are to have each other.” Since their reconciliation, a lot has changed Catherine and Michael. “They deal with iss head-on and talk things through,” says th pal. “ Michael’s also learned to be more attentive. He takes Catherine out shopping or to dinner every week.” And since he’s been cancer-free for five years, “Catherine’s in muchbettercontrolofheremotions.” And the couple have a new perspective They snapped this shot on life. “We’re both mellower and wiser,” in Barcelona, Spain, on says Catherine. “We count our blessings.” June 28, after visiting — Deborah Skolnik Portofino and St. Tropez, France (above).

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FAMILY FIRST

Saving their marriage “took work on both our parts,” says Michael, here with Catherine in December 2000 — just one month after they tied the knot in NYC.

“Michael’s beyond thankful” that his son Cameron is being released from prison next spring, says a pal.

“It’s important to make mistakes, as long as you grow from them.” — Michael

“Family makes them the happiest,” says an insider of the couple, here with kids Carys and Dylan in 2008.

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1956 TO TELL THE TRUTH Betty made her debut as a panelist (alongside Tom Poston, Joyce Davidson and Don Ameche) on the CBS hit To Tell the Truth shortly after her Emmy-nominated run on Life With Elizabeth. “She’s a great player,” says game show agent Fred Westbrook. “She’s very bright and can adapt to any format quickly.”

She’s come full circle!

Betty White

HER GAME AFTER 60 YEARS OF QUIZZES AND BUZZ

“Betty is iconic,” raves Westbrook of the 94-year-old star (with NBA alum Jalen Rose), who’s a regular on ABC’s summer revival of the classic show. “She has a huge fan base and is still quick and funny.”

1986 THE $25,000 PYRAMID Dick Clark (center) and Bill Cullen were two of the hosts of this long-running game show, on which Betty frequently guested. This one’s also been brought back by ABC, with host Michael Strahan — whom Betty recently roasted in a TV ad.

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Two years before her prime-time career bloomed again — thanks to her role as Rose on The Golden Girls — Betty became the first woman to win an Emmy for hosting a game show. And this one only lasted 13 weeks!

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968 BEAT THE CLOCK 1965 PASSWORD The password is… marriage! Betty fell for her third husband, Allen Ludden (center), when she guested on his CBS game show in 1963. “I’m going to marry that gal,” the widower said after meeting the twicedivorced actress. She appeared on Password many times over the years, including in ’65 with Frank Gifford (second from right).

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With 10 seconds ticking off the clock, Betty had to perform a Hula-Hoop stunt with host ack Narz. Fun ct: Jack was the nouncer on Life With Elizabeth and the older brother of longtime game show emcee Tom Kennedy (Name That Tune).

It’s Allen Ludden!

ERS, THE BELOVED TV LEGEND’S STILL GOT GAME

1975 MATCH GAME 1976 LIAR’S CLUB This syndicated riff on To Tell the Truth had celebrity guests (in this case, Buddy Hackett, a young David Letterman, Betty and Hogan’s Heroes vet Larry Hovis) trying to convince contestants they weren’t fibbing. Betty did more than 50 episodes of the show, and Allen hosted it during the 1977–78 season.

While she was playing “The Happy Homemaker” Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Betty guested over 100 times on the double entendre– laced laugh fest, hosted by Gene Rayburn (above, with the microphone he invented). Alec Baldwin emcees ABC’s current Match Game reboot, but Betty hasn’t appeared on it…yet.


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The Supremes’ Mary Wilson:

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My Broken Heart THE MUSIC LEGEND TELLS CLOSER HOW A LOVE OF PERFORMING HELPED HER THROUGH HER TOUGHEST DAYS

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“You can put on music when you are angry, happy… it soothes the soul.”

s a founding member of The Supremes, Mary Wilson lived an extraordinary life — but there’s one moment that tops them all for the legendary singer: hitting No. 1 with the 1964 album Where Did Our Love Go. “For three little black girls to have a Mary, with older son No. 1 record in the ’60s…it was a first,” Mary Pedro and baby Rafael, tells Closer. “We became not [only] American tells Closer, “My children stars;webecameinternationalstars.Itwasone occupy a special place in ofthegreatestmomentsinmylife.” my heart.” In an exclusive interview with Closer, Mary, 72, recalls her life’s most cherished — and heartbreaking — moments and reveals how music was an ever-present part of her journey. “I think music is one of those phenomenal things,” she says. “It soothes the soul and makes people happy.” For Mary — who, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, became The Supremes when they signed with Motown Records in 1961 — music also helped her heal from personal tragedies. Though she left the group in 1977, The singer (fourth Mary continued to record as a solo from right) artist, and she credits her love of the celebrating her stage with getting her through some daughter Turkessa’s of her toughest days. “When my huswedding band and I were going though our difficulties, thank God I could go out and perform,” Mary said of her marriage to Pedro Ferrer, whom she wed in 1974 and had three children with. Though announced her name, she stood up the couple divorced in 1981, Mary contin- and we went, ‘Yeah!’” Mary recalls ued to thrive, writing the best seller Dream- In fact, Mary herself continues to girl: My Life as a Supreme in 1986. But in 1994, be an avid student. “I’m taking acttragedy struck when her son Rafael died in ingclassesandimprovisational classa horrific car crash. He was only 14 years old. es. I love learning!” Mary boasts. Again, Mary turned to music. “When I lost my “I’m always studying.” son, it was something that helped me. I got to But it seems today’s young artists get away from the sadness.” should be the ones trying to learn a lesson from Miss Mary. “There are a lot of people who are alive today Mary remains a devoted mom to son Pedro who don’t understand what it took Antonio Jr. and daughter Turkessa, and is to become that kind of star,” she blessed with eight grandkids. “My relation- says of the current instant-celebship (with family) is absolutely fabulous,” rity culture. “Today everybody is a she reveals to Closer. “I love being a mom and star. Back then, it was not a given.” I enjoy children. So now being a grandmom Looking back at The Supremes’ is even better!” worldwide success, Mary conMary is there for the big moments in their cludes,“Wewereinvolvedinhistory.” lives, like the recent high school graduation — Corynne Cirilli, of one of her granddaughters. “When they withreporting by Kellie Gormly

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“I’m very happy to have been a musician,” says Mary, here performing in October 2015.

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LOOK BACK ELVIS PRESLEY

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HIS FINAL DAYS TWO NEW BOOKS SHED LIGHT ON THE KING’S UNTIMELY DEATH

Linda (with Elvis in Las Vegas in the 1970s) was a former Miss Tennessee Universe.

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early 40 years after Elvis Presley ’s shocking death at the age of 42 on Aug. 16, 1977, millions of fans still clamor for answers about what happened on that tragic day at Graceland. Now two upcoming books by members of the King’s inner circle offer fresh insights. In My Brother Elvis, David E. Stanley writes about how he became a member of rock’s first family after his mom, Dee, married Elvis’ dad, Vernon, when David was only 4. Twelve years later, in 1972, he became Elvis’ bodyguard and worked for him until his death. When he last saw Elvis, two days before his demise, David says the rocker told him the next time they met it would be “on a higher plane.” Though the coroner blamed a heart attack, David espouses a controversial theory: that Elvis com24 July 18, 2016 CLOSER

mitted suicide. “On the night Elvis died, he didn’t eat any food, then he ordered an extra bottle of the narcotic Dilaudid,” he says. “Elvis was an expert on drugs, and I believe he knew [that] would put him out his misery. He couldn’t take his life anymor Linda Thompson dated Elvis for four years; they split only months before he died. Her memoir, A Little Thing Called Life, “presents an unsparing look at Elvis’s twin demons — drug abuse and infidelity,” promises the publisher. Still, Elvis’ daughter, Lisa Marie, gave Linda approval to write the book and arranged a private visit to Graceland. As for Elvis’ widow, “Priscilla knew him better than anyone and wants him to be remembered for the wonderful things he added to the world,” says an insider. “She will love Elvis forever and knows that each book will keep his memory alive.” — Bruce Fretts

David with Elvis, brothers Ricky and Billy, and mom Dee in 1967

“Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out, but it ain’t goin’ away.”


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Christopher Eccleston

John, 59, has acted in more than 60 films.

On The A Word WHAT HE’S DOING NOW: Playing the grandfather of an autistic child on The A Word. “There are moments of great pain and drama and also humanity and comedy,” he says.

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defending an accused The Night Of runs only murderer was delayed when eight weeks, yet it’s the star died in 2013. Robert taken four years to hit De Niro flirted with the role, the screen. Developed but it was ultimately taken by James Gandolfini as a by John Turturro, a friend post-Sopranos vehicle, the who had directed James drama about an NYC lawyer TUNE IN! The Night Of debuts July 10 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO

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in the 2005 film Romance & Cigarettes. As John said at the recent Greenwich International Film Festival, “I loved Jim, but I had to figure out how to play this character my way.”

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“We really make each other laugh,” says Billy of his bond with Julie.

n season two of Difficult People, creator and co-star Julie Klausner reteams with real-life BFF Billy Eichner as a pair of snarky NYC celeb wannabes. But the real thrill for Julie is working with one of her comedy heroes, SCTV vet Andrea Martin (inset), who plays her mom. “Every day I have to pinch myself, because she’s so talented,” gushes Julie. “I’m still a fangirl, but now I’m in a position to be her mentee.” And there’s nothing “difficult” about that STREAM IT! Difficult People returns to Hulu on July 12

HOW YOU KNOW HIM: As the titular time traveler on Doctor Who, which he left after only one season in 2005. “I wanted to do it my way,” says Christopher, 52.

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FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS “It speaks about the essential love between a parent and a child,” says Russell Crowe of his new drama Fathers and Daughters. “There are a lot of things in this movie that people will connect to their own lives. I’ll give you a warning ahead of time, though: You had better take some tissues.” He plays a mentally ill novelist struggling to raise his little girl (Miracles From Heaven’s Kylie Rogers) in the 1980s. A real-life father of two

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sons — 12-year-old Charles and 10-year-old Tennyson, with estranged wife Danielle Spencer — Russell found himself impressed with the actress playing his young daughter. “Kylie’s really focused, so I’m able to read the situation as we go,” he says. “I threw some silly stuf at her, because the dad part of me takes over.” The cast also includes Amanda Seyfried (as the grown-up version of Kylie’s character), Aaron Paul and Jane Fonda. [R]

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EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!! Boyhood director Richard Linklater’s ribald, ’80s-set college baseball comedy features Wyatt Russell (Kurt’s son). [R]

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Wimbledon 9 A.M., ESPN Can defending champ Serena Williams net yet another appearance in the women’s final? (The men’s final airs July 10 at 9 a.m.)

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ous Maids 9 P.M., LIFE (Dania Ramirez) ps Genevieve (Susan ) into her investigation, Marisol (Ana Suarez) dustup with the new tor of her movie.

Princess Diana: 9 P.M. Behind Closed Doors REEL Today’s Natalie Morales hosts this inside look at the Princess of Wales’ private confessions about marriage monarchy and much more.

Crashers 10 P.M., DIY scaping expert Chris bton helps transform nused backyard into a te party patio as the season begins.

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L TIMES EASTERN STANDARD. CHECK ALL LOCAL LISTINGS.

Maya & Marty 10 P.M., NBC Comics Maya Rudolph and Martin Short have even more variety in store for the season’s grand finale.


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WEDNESDAY 7/13

THURSDAY 7/14

America’s Most 8 P.M., Desperate Kitchens HGTV Cousins John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino cook up a plan to modernize a 100-year-old New Jersey farmhouse eatery in the second season’s opener.

Bones 8 P.M., FOX Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) investigate a famed French aristocrat (guest star Gilles Marini) about the mystery surrounding his wife’s death.

MURDER, SHE WROTE FRI. 7/8, 9 P.M. Jessica (Angela Lansbury)

Greatest Hits 9 P.M., ABC Ride into the “Danger Zone” with performances by ’80s sensations Kenny Loggins, Bret Michaels, Foreigner and more. Arsenio Hall co-hosts.

appears in a comic strip accusing various people of wrongdoing and triggering a lawsuit — but the author insists he had nothing to do with it and his inker is killed in his studio.

Penn & Teller: 8 P.M., Fool Us CW Aspiring magicians try to impress the prestidigitating duo…as well as the new host, How I Met Your Mother’s Alyson Hannigan.

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Suits 9 P.M., USA Will Mike (Patrick J. Adams) and Harvey (Gabriel Macht) be able to rebuild the firm? Find out as the sixth season gets down to business.

Carnival Eats 9 P.M., COOK For the season’s final trip, host Noah Cappe delves into the decadent, delicious and downright creative ways fairgoers fuse foods.

Beat Bobby 10 P.M., Flay FOOD ’NSync singer Lance Bass and chef Michael Voltaggio help Delaware’s Robbie Jester and New Jersey’s James Laird say “bye, bye, ” B bby’s chances

FRIDAY 7/15

3 A.M., Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru NETFLIX Open up your mind to the inner workings of the life coach’s seminar, “Date With Destiny,” in this inspiring doc.

Texas Flip 9 P.M., and Move DIY Everything’s bigger in Texas — especially the real estate biz! Four new flippers vie for control of the Lone Star State’s properties as the fourth season opens house. Love Thy 9 P.M., Neighbor OWN A romantic encounter gone wrong leaves Hattie (Patrice Lovely) fearing for the life of one of her closest friends.

Stander) long-dead ex-wife suddenly reappears, kidnapping and a hot diamond necklace are not far behind.

Diners, Drive-Ins 10 P.M., And Dives FOOD Guy Fieri heads to LA for gumbo and étoufée before hitting Hawaii for ramen and Vietnamese crepes.

KNIGHT RIDER TUE. 7/12, 8 P.M. Michael Knight (David

Flipping Out 10 P.M., BRAV Designer Jef Lewis preps his crew for another season of remodeling LA fixeruppers while making roo for a new baby girl. Cake Hunters 10 P.M., CO In the season finale, a pair of theater managers searc for the perfect cake to take center stage at their 25th anniversary party.

HART TO HART MON. 7/11, 9 P.M. When Max’s (Lionel

e Bloods 10 P.M., CBS nk (Tom Selleck) worries private stories will go lic when an old partner blishes a book in this ore episode.

Hasselhof) is staying at a beach house with the daughter of the newly elected president of a South American country. His assignment is to protect both her and her father. A young woman named Mikki overhears the conspirators’ plot to assassinate the president and is thrown of a clif. Now Michael must stop the assassin. For local listings check cozitv.com

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GREAT ESCAPE

Charming COR MILES OF PICTURESQUE COASTLINE

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ritish beauty Kate Winslet admits that while she always wants to travel “somewhere new,” her “heart has always been in England.” That’s why she often returns to Cornwall, a hidden gem that’s one of her favorite vacation spots. “It’s just stunning. I’ve had lots and lots of great family holidays there since I was a baby,” she notes of this peaceful peninsula, which juts into the Celtic Sea and English Channel on the west coast of England.“Notmanypeoplereallyknowabout it and not many people even in England particularly go there.” The Cornish landscape is dotted with quaint villages, but Kate, whose 2006 movie The Holiday was filmed in parts of England, is particularly drawn to Cornwall’s wild moorlands and gorgeous stretches of towering cliffs and sandy beaches. “I need to explore nature, to be outside,” she explains. “It’savery,verybeautifulplace.” —AaronRasmussen

KATE’S FAVORITE PLACES

Country Girl “I love to travel,” says Kate, 40, who has been visiting the Cornwall area since she was a child.

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Cozy Quarters The cute cottages for rent dotting the windswept landscape offer a more authentic experience than sleeping in a cookie-cutter hotel.


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Sail Away Nature Walk Kate loves Cornwall’s beautiful offerings, like the serene Lanhydrock gardens.

Cornwall is a favorite destination for boating enthusiasts, who enjoy taking advantage of its warm ocean currents.

Time Travel Located on a tidal island, the unforgettable medieval castle on St. Michael’s Mount is one of Cornwall’s iconic attractions. CLOSERWEEKLY.COM 35


GOOD FOOD

Healthy & Delicious

VEGGIE WINNERS Make the most of your favorite summer produce with these fresh, flavorful and fantastic dishes from Paul McCartney

y Cheesy, crunch! and so easy

“Having been a vegetarian for over 30 years, I find it very simple and, in fact, tasty and most enjoyable.”

STUFFED TOMATOES WITH GRUYÈRE Serves 4

8 large ripe tomatoes 3 cups white bread crumbs 1 ⁄2 cup organic milk 2 organic eggs, lightly beaten 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tbsp. basil leaves, chopped 2 tbsp. fresh parsley, finely chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 2 tbsp. toasted bread crumbs 6 tbsp. grated Gruyère Olive oil 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Remove a slice from the top of each tomato and scoop out

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the pulp. Season the insides of the tomatoes with salt and pepper and arrange in a greased baking dish. 2. In bowl, combine white bread crumbs, milk and eggs; add the garlic, herbs and onion. Stir well. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Divide bread-crumb mixture evenly among hollowed-out tomatoes. Sprinkle with toasted bread crumbs and Gruyère; drizzle with olive oil. Bake 30 min. or until tomatoes are tender. Garnish with basil and Gruyère flakes, if desired. PER SERVING: 489 cal, 22g protein, 76g carbs, 8g fiber, 16g sugar, 12g fat

Recipes excerpted from The Meat Free Monday Cookbook Paperback Edition © 2016 by Kyle Books.

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t 74, Paul McCartney hasn’t lost a bit of the youthful energy that captured our hearts when the Beatles burst onto the scene in 1962. His hectic summer tour schedule has him dazzling crowds three hours a night — and he credits his pep to his plant-based diet. “If I go on tour and eat a lot of restaurant or hotel food, I come back and it’s like,yeah,broccoli!”saysPaul.Toshowjusthowdeliciousvegetariancanbe, he’ssharinghisfavoritemealsfromTheMeatFreeMondayCookbook.Enjoy!


Relax! For a heartier dish, add 4 oz. of cubed tofu or 1 /2 cup of edamame at the same time as the sauce.

PAD THAI NOODLES Serves 2

4 oz. rice noodles 1 tsp. tamarind paste 11 ⁄2 tbsp. vegetarian oyster sauce 1 tsp. sugar 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 2 scallions, cut into thin 1 ⁄ 2" slices 1 ⁄2 cup yellow bell pepper, sliced 1 red chile, seeded and finely chopped 1 organic egg Handful of bean sprouts Handful of peanuts, chopped Handful of cilantro Lime wedges 1. Place noodles in a heatproof bowl; cover with boiling water. Let

Mushrooms give the filling a satisfying, meaty texture.

stand 5 to 10 min. until soft; drain well. 2. In small bowl, mix oyster sauce, sugar and garlic. Set aside. 3. Heat a large pan over high heat. Add garlic, scallions, pepper and chile. Cook 30 sec., until they begin to soften. Push vegetables to side of pan. Crack the egg into the center; stir 30 sec. or until egg begins to set. Add bean sprouts, noodles and sauce mixture. Toss until heated through. 4. Spoon onto plates. Top with peanuts and cilantro; serve limes on the side. PER SERVING: 233 cal, 10g protein, 24g carbs, 3g fiber, 5g sugar, 12g fat

REFRIED BEAN TACOS Serves 4

1 medium onion, chopped 1 ⁄2 cup mushrooms, thinly sliced 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 (8 oz.) can refried beans 2 medium tomatoes, chopped 4 soft corn tortillas 1 ⁄2 cup cheddar cheese, grated 1 head Boston lettuce, shredded 1 to 2 tsp. hot chile sauce (optional) Sliced red onion, tomatoes, lime wedges (for serving) 1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, gently cook onion and mushrooms 4 to

5 min. or until soft, stirring frequently. Fold in refried beans; cook 1 min. more. Add chopped tomatoes; cook 3 min. more or until heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 2. Warm tortillas according to package instructions. Fill tortillas halfway with refried bean and mushroom mixture. Top each taco with grated cheese and shredded lettuce, then garnish with hot sauce, minced red onion, tomatoes and a squeeze of lime juice as desired. PER SERVING: 253 cal, 11g protein, 26g carbs, 6g fiber, 4g sugar, 12g fat

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LIVE BETTER

BYE-BYE MEMORY The perfect reason to kick back with a glass (or two!) of iced tea on a steamy summer day: These brews are rich in nutrients that make “senior moments” a distant memory

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GINSENG TEA ENERGIZES THE BRAIN

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Sipping two cups of this spicy brew a day can increase mental energy by 50 percent in as little as 3 days, according to a Korean study. Credit goes to compounds in ginseng that prompt brain cells to soak up 29 percent more oxygen, chasing away fatigue. A brand to try: Prince of Peace Ginseng Tea ($3 for 10 tea bags, walmart.com).

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WHITE TEA SHARPENS FOCUS

A glass of iced white tea can help eliminate the “background chatter” in the mind that makes it hard to concentrate, report scientists in the journal Clinical Neuropharmacology. That’s because a compound in white tea (L-theanine) revs activity in the area of the brain responsible for maintaining focus. One to try: Lipton Peach Mango White Tea ($4 for 18 tea bags, supermarkets).

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AN ARNOLD PALMER CALMS

This tart-sweet sip is rich in soothing compounds that help the mind and body relax, Stanford University researchers report. The citrus aroma calms the central nervous system within 60 seconds while lemon’s vitamin C dials down the production of stress hormones. To make a glass: Combine 3 ⁄4 cup of iced black tea with 1 ⁄4 cup of lemonade.


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MINT TEA BOOSTS ALERTNESS

Breathing in the aroma of peppermint has been shown to stimulate the brain region that governs attention, firing up brainpower within 2 minutes. That’s why a glass of mint tea is the perfect cure for heatinduced brain drain. For a brand we like, try Alvita Organic Peppermint tea ($6 for 24 tea bags, drugstore.com).

“If I need an afternoon snack, I found that Baked Popchips are pretty good.” —Nancy O’Dell, 50

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BLUEBERRY TEA BANISHES BRAIN FOG

GOOD BOOK

Enjoying a delicious glass of blueberry iced tea can nix mental fogginess in 20 minutes, say Stanford scientists. The reason? The tea is rich in plant compounds (anthocyanidins) that dial down the production of energy-draining hormones. Try Highland Organics Wild Blue loose-leaf tea ($13 for 14 servings, organicblueberry tea.com).

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Research shows that women who eat a diet rich in seafood lose 200 percent more weight than those who don’t — plus they have lower cholesterol levels and improved heart health. To make it easy (and delicious!) to get the benefits, chef Amy Cramer outlines a simple semivegan plan in Seagan Eating (Penguin 2016; Paperback $15, Kindl

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FOREVER YOUNG

KEYS TO SKY-HIGH ENERGY Seemingly healthy summer habits can slow the thyroid — but tiny tweaks revitalize the gland so you feel great!

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hh, July: The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and we’re spending more time relaxing with loved ones … so why are we feeling so run-down and tired? For 60 percent of women over 50, the cause may be a sluggish thyroid. “It’s very common for women to experience low-thyroid symptoms like fatigue, low tolerance to heat, constipation, irritability, weight gain or brain fog,” says Richard Shames, M.D., author of Thyroid Mind Power. But most women aren’t properly diagnosed, he notes, since doctors don’t always run the correct tests. And even when they do, not all test results are accurate. (If you suspect you have a slow thyroid, he advises asking for these four tests: Free T4, Free T3, TSH and TPO antibody.) What’s more, many women are really feeling the drain right now since common seasonal activities can have a surprisingly negative effect on the gland. To help you avoid this health trap, Closer asked experts to identify the most common summer thyroid sappers — and the simple strategies that optimize health so you can enjoy the season. 40 July 18, 2016 CLOSER

“Going in the sun for 20 minutes a day is really important because we’re now having a vitamin D deiciency because of all the SPF.” Jennifer Aniston, 47


! SEEK THE SUN — SOMETIMES For decades we’ve been warned to apply sunscreen before stepping into the sun. Why that’s bad advice when it comes to the thyroid: “Thyroid hormone doesn’t function unless there’s a molecule of vitamin D right there with it,” says Dr. Shames. In fact, studies have shown that up to 72 percent of people with thyroid disorders are deficient in D — and the best way to get D is to lounge in the sun. The body makes more than 10,000 IU of D with minimal exposure to UV light, and that dose is more than enough to ensure thyroid health, Plus, notes Sara Gottfried, M.D., author of The Hormone Reset Diet, “Once you have enough vitamin D, your body stops production. That doesn’t happen when you get it from a pill.” She suggests full exposure to the midday sun for 15 minutes, then applying a broad-spectrum SPF 30. Need more proof of the sun’s powers? Just look to Jennifer Aniston. She swears by this sunning strategy — and she has vibrant energy and glowing skin to show for it!

TRY A WATER SWAP With the temperature rising this week, our water consumption follows. But the more water we drink, the more fluoride we ingest since the chemical is added to 70 percent of the U.S. water supply. The

problem: Research suggests that fluoride stops the body from absorbing and using iodine — a mineral that’s crucial for thyroid function. “Your body simply can’t produce thyroid hormones without iodine,” says Dr. Gottfried. “It’s vital.” As fluoride levels in the body rise, iodine stores drop and the thyroid slows. To avoid the thyroid-sapping effects of fluoride, Dr. Shames advises looking for the words de-ionized, purified or distilled on the label of bottled water — these products contain just trace amounts of natural fluoride.

ENJOY THIS SEAFOOD Fresh fish is one of summer’s healthiest staples, but some of our favorites, including tuna and swordfish, are high in mercury. “Mercury is a heavy metal that accumulates in the thyroid, interfering with minerals key to thyroid hormone production,” notes Dr. Gottfried. “Mercury can also trigger an autoimmune response, leading directly to a hypothyroid condition.” But instead of nixing seafood, she advises keeping consumption to two or three servings a week (that’s about 12 oz. total) and opting for low-mercury varieties like salmon, scallops and shrimp. These picks are rich in iodine as well as selenium, another mineral that’s essential to peak thyroid performance.

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HEALTHY LIVING

News You Can Use TASTY RX FOR FATTY LIVER Ginger essential oil can help reverse fatty liver and the weight gain it triggers, say scientists in Taiwan. When the oil was added to the diets of mice with fatty liver, the mice had a 49 percent drop in fat accumulation. How? Ginger’s antioxidants reduce the inflammation that leads to liver fat storage. Experts advise spiking dishes with an oil safe for consumption (like Ginger Vitality, $17, youngliving.com). They add that fresh ginger also boasts the healing antioxidants.

MUST-READ NEWS ON HEARTBURN MEDS Taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) significantly alters the balance of bacteria in the GI tract, leading to an increase in dangerous bacterial strains like streptococcus, say scientists in the journal Gut. These bacteria can cause diarrhea and abdominal pain, plus increase susceptibility to serious infections, say the authors. Experts advise asking a doctor about PPI alternatives.

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NATURAL BLOAT CURE

AN EYE RUB

BIRDSONG

A QUICK SPRITZ

Massaging around your eyes and applying pressure to the bony area just below the brows stimulates the flowofoxygen-richblood to the brain’s alertness center for a fast energy boost.

To rev energy by at least 25 percent, spend a few minutes listening to chirping birds. Yale scientists say the sound prods the brain to increase the production of energizing brain waves.

Spraying the back and sides of your neck with cold water lowers body temperature and raises the output of brain chemicals that help you feel more energized in 2 minutes.

Edema of the legs is common in summer since heat hinders the body’s ability to flush fluid. But a study in the journal Nutrition Research finds that taking 100 mg of Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) cuts symptoms by up to 40 percent in 4 hours. Anti-inflammatory compounds in ginseng activate an enzyme that boosts circulation to keep fluids from pooling. One to try: Nature’s Way Siberian Eleuthero ($9, iherb.com).

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HAPPY HOME

Relax!

A Cheery Mix to

BRIGHTEN THE DAY WHAT’S NEW Top floral designers are arranging bright arrays of blooms in simple pitchers to evoke a casually chic from-the-garden feel. “It’s easy to combine a no-fuss bouquet like this since seasonal garden stems naturally complement one another,” says floral expert Sharon McGukin. “The varied shapes combine for a lush textural effect while the sunny yellow centers unify the vivid mix. It’s perfect for a patio party!”

GET THE LOOK Start by filling a 6" to 8" kitchen pitcher halfway with water. Snip about a dozen each of seasonal stems like English daisies (bellis), violet and orange wallflowers (erysimum) and white spirea to 10 inches. Insert flowers in clusters to create a soft mounded effect, then pull out every other blossom (about an inch) to loosen up the shape for an overall relaxed look. To finish, fill in gaps with spirea sprigs.

Flowers are in their weakest, most dehydrated state during peak sunlight hours, so when you’re snipping from your garden, florists advise doing it in the early morning or at dusk. This ensures the perkiest — and longest lasting — blooms. Also smart: Bring a water-filled bucket to the yard and plunge stems in water as soon as you snip. Then recut stems under running water before arranging your bouquet.

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CLOSER TO YOU READERS ASK CLOSER

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Did some stars decline to perform at Live Aid?

We aren’t the world. For various reasons, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Wonder were among the acts who skipped the gig on July 13, 1985.

Whatever happened to the cast of...

THE MANY LOVES OF DOBIE GILLIS From Sept. 29, 1959, to June 5, 1963, the lives and loves of the gang from Central High were played for laughs.

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Is it true game show host Bob Eubanks was also in the country music business?

While not asking questions about “making whoopee” on The Newlywed Game (which premiered on July 11, 1966), Bob was indeed the manager for Dolly Parton, Barbara Mandrell and Marty Robbins.

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Bob Denver 1935-2005

Dwayne Hickman

Although Dobie’s beatnik pal Maynard G. Krebs had, like, an aversion to work, Bob became beloved for his title role on Gilligan’s Island. He also occupied his time on shows like The Good Guys, Dusty’s Trail and Far Out Space Nuts, and later in life became a radio personality.

While Dobie went from one crush to the next, Dwayne, 82, moved on to pics like Cat Ballou and How to Stuff a Wild Bikini. Then he became infatuated with life behind the camera — serving as a TV exec and a director. He also took up painting, and his work is on display at dwaynehickman.com.


Relax! BEST DAY of my life/1993 & 1999 Paul Shafer

“The nights my kids were b Sheila Kuehl Taking her lead from Dobie’s go-getting friend Zelda Gilroy, Sheila, 75, went on to graduate from Harvard Law School, then got elected as the first openly gay person in California’s State Assembly and Senate. She’s currently on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

Victoria often joins her dad at events.

Paul worked with David Letterman for 33 years!

Tuesday Weld Dobie’s dreamboat, Thalia Menninger, wanted to roll in money. And Tuesday, 72, landed lucrative roles in pics such as Looking for Mr. Goodbar and Thief before retiring to Colorado. As she once said, “The secret is not success, but knowing when to get out.” CLOCKWISE FROM BOTTOM LEFT: GETTY (6); EVERETT; GETTY (6); CBS; GETTY (2)

Warren Beatty Dobie’s nemesis, Milton Armitage, could buy anything he wanted. Warren, 79, has enjoyed a rich career as a star (Splendor in the Grass, Bonnie and Clyde) as well as the producer of hits like Shampoo and Heaven Can Wait and the Oscar-winning director of Reds.

BABY LOVE Music man Paul Shaffer says his high notes came with the births of his two kids His daughter, Victori arrived after “kind of emergency” C-sectio says. His wife, Cathy V was fine, but “there w many layers to sew up at a time,” Paul, 66, te Closer. “When the do finished, I said, ‘Wait minute, I can’t find m watch!’” But seriousl adds, “It’s corny, but w my daughter was bor then my son, Will, wa those are the best day


CLOSER TO YOU It Happened This Week

WHO AM I? • I got a lot of exposure early in my career, making my debut as TV’s Coppertone girl! • I suppose silence really was golden for me back in ’92. I won an Oscar. • Money Monster? No, my directing debut was on TV’s Tales From the Darkside. A. Jodie Foster B. Helen Hunt C. Tatum O’Neal

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• You can say I was dazed and confused in my major movie debut. • The actress above and I haven’t worked together since we first made contact in ’97. • All right. All right. All right. No one’s had buyer’s remorse about giving me an Oscar in 2014. A. Woody Harrelson B. Ethan Hawke C. Matthew McConaughey

YEARS AGO

WHEN HARRY MET SALLY… PREMIERES Can men and women be friends or does sex always get in the way? On July 14, 1989, moviegoers get a chance to debate that with the classic rom-com. Now try and answer these other questions.

2 At which noted New York City deli did Sally famously make one customer say, “I’ll have what she’s having?” A Carnegie Deli B Katz’s Delicatessen C Sarge’s

1 Billy Crystal’s Harry and Meg Ryan’s Sally first met after they graduated from which Illinois college? A DePaul University B Knox College C University of Chicago

3 Director Rob Reiner and Billy first met each other while working on an episode of which famous sitcom? A All in the Family B The Odd Couple C Soap

Answers: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey

My Kid Looks Like… “My Dillon could be a fast and furious nt for Vin Diesel!” Rach

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DEBUT Dick Clar We’re go hoppin’ On July 9 1956, the venerab Clark be his three decade run as the host of TV’s America Bandsta

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UBLISHED: o Kill A ockingbird n July 11, 960, Harper ee’s tale of wyer Atticus nch, Boo Radley and a little girl who believes “there’s just one kind of folks, folks” hits shelves.

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Relax! s CLOSER TO THE HEART s + TALES OF GENEROSITY

A Special Memorial for Orlando

5 In 2004, Alyson Hannigan played Sally when the movie was adapted for the London stage. Who was Harry? A Patrick Dempsey B Luke Perry C Jason Priestley Answers: 1: C; 2: B; 3: A; 4: A; 5: B

RETURNED: Coca-Cola We’ve got the taste for you! After the lukewarm YEARS AGO reception to New Coke that April, the soda’s classic formula comes back on July 10, 1985.

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It’s the real thing!

“It is overwhelming to think of all the crosses I have put up.” — Greg Zanis

death of his father-inlaw. “I am doing it for the victims, but this is a public grieving,” says Zanis, who also took crosses to Colorado after the Columbine shooting in 1999. “This allows the public a place to go to and have that big cry.”

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Since he began building crosses in 1996, Greg Zanis, an electrician from Aurora, Ill., has driven thousands of miles delivering them to the sites of tragedies. Most recently, he drove 49 crosses, one for each of the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting, 1,200 miles to display in Orlando, Fla. “My message today is love your brother, love your neighbor. Don’t judge them,” says the 65-yearold, who began creating crosses after the shooting

Physician Levi Rizk is putting his love of longdistance running to good use. This summer, he’ll log 40 miles a day from LA to Washington, D.C., to raise $1 million for the HOPE Association, a nonprofit that provides medical services for uninsured children. “I always had this dream of running across America, but I wasn’t sure if it would happen,” says Rizk, 32, who hails from Hot Springs, Va. “I can always come up with excuses, tell myself there will be a better time. The time for this is now.”

 KINDNESS MATTERS

School Rallies for a Survivor After a horrific car accident,Scott Dunn was happy to be alive when he came out of a coma — but upset he had missed his commencement ceremony. “First thing I said [to my mom], I looked at her and said, ‘I missed my graduation,’” recalls the student at East Juniata High

in McAlisterville, Pa. But on June 14, three weeks after their official graduation, 50 students out of Dunn’s class of 80 put their caps and gowns back on for second ceremony just for him. “I’m speechless to know that this many people are behind me,” he said.

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HOROSCOPES

Jane Lynch turns 56 July 14!

WEEK OF JULY 11 – 17

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JUNE 22 – JULY 22 This is a magnetic and powerful week for you. Dress to impress at work, and lunar forces will surely usher in some exciting opportunities!

DEC. 22 – JAN. 19 Avoid making assumptions in the coming days. Speculation will hurt your wallet, so be careful to double-check important facts and figures.

Leo

Aquarius

JULY 23 – AUG. 22 Seek and you shall find, Leo! Accept a warm welcome into a new social circle to open up doors — and maybe even spark a new romance.

JAN. 20 – FEB. 18 Love is in the air! Your yearning for a deeper connection will soon be revealed when that special someone sends you the signal.

Virgo

Pisces

AUG. 23 – SEPT. 22 Follow your intuition to work your way out of a sticky situation. When friends with good intentions ofer input, trust your first hunch!

FEB. 19 – MARCH 20 You’re back in the driver’s seat, Pisces. Listen to your heart and steer your way toward a dream that’s been in the works for a long time.

Libra

Aries

SEPT. 23 – OCT. 22 Life moves into the fast lane, Libra! Direct your energy into a fulfilling project to avoid burning out your spirit on needless stress and worry.

MARCH 21 – APRIL 19 Planetary excitement brings an abundance of happy and adventurous times. Enjoy the fun, but make sure to stay on top of your game at work.

Scorpio

Taurus

OCT. 23 – NOV. 21 Never say never! The world brings recognition and achievement. If you get discouraged, just remember: A little confidence goes a long way.

APRIL 20 – MAY 20 Make time to catch up with friends this week. You could use the giggles and a walk down memory lane!

Sagittarius

Gemini

NOV. 22 – DEC. 21 Some doors are meant to stay closed, Sag. Embrace change and experiment with new ideas. Life is a journey!

MAY 21 – JUNE 21 Take care of important paperwork early and you will make headway toward your ambitions.

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ome of the most memorable catchphrases in television history — “Shazam!” “Surprise, surprise, surprise!” and, of course, “Go-ol-ly!” — were immortalized by one of America’s most beloved entertainers, Jim Nabors. The lanky Alabama native has endeared himself to audiences since his 1962 acting debut on The Andy Griffith Show, its spin-off Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. and — with his surprisingly strong baritone — countless concerts,

records and variety shows. Now retired from acting, Jim, 86, lives a quiet life in Hawaii with his partner of 42 years (whom he married three years ago), Stan Cadwallader. “This really is paradise,” Jim tells Closer. “Our farm is amazing.” And while he doesn’t visit the mainland often these days, he does still keep in touch with his Hollywood pals like Carol Burnett and Debbie Reynolds. Says Jim: “I’m very happy with my life. It’s great!” — Gregg Goldstein

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HEART toheart Take us back to the beginning. What led you to leave Alabama and go west? I had severe asthma as a kid. They didn’t have any cure and told me if I ever got out of the South, I’d probably get away from it. I’ll never forget driving my sister and a couple friends to California the day after graduation. We were in west Texas when I pulled over and jumped out crying and said, “I had the first clear breath I’ve ever taken.” It was one of the most dramatic things that’s ever happened to me.

Incredible. So it wasn’t to pursue fame? Show business was not my life — I had a degree in business. Myfirstjobwasasatypist attheU.N.,andthefirstcelebrityIevermet wasEleanorRoosevelt.Suchalovelylady.

So how’d you end up on a smash hit like The Andy Griffith Show? I [got a job in California as] a film editor at NBC, but I used to work in a little nightclub in Santa Monica for fun, just to sing and carry on. Andy, his wife and a friend of theirs from my hometown came. I did my little silliness and Andy said that if a part ever came up on his show, he would call me. Two weeks later, he did call and said, “Would you like to read?” and I said, “Well, yeah. I guess so. I don’t know.” It was Gomer, but I did it as the character I was doing in the nightclub.

QUIET PRIDE What is Jim most

proud of? “That I had nothing to it.” But Andy called a job!” he tells Closer. everybody and said, “Now, y’all “I’m serious. I loved be nice to him and help in any performing, and it’s way you can.” Aunt Bee [actress really gratifying to do Frances Bavier] was a big help. She something you love.” said, “You don’t have to do all that physical stuff you do in nightclubs,” so I said, “Thank you, Ma’am.” I thought, This is all there is to it? It was so wonderful and warm, and I really loved it.

You got your own show, Gomer Pyle, two years later… When you’re the lead and a series has your name on it…. It was too much pressure.

Is it true you appeared on every season premiere of The Carol Burnett Show because you were her good luck charm? Yes, that’s true. Our relationship is not show business — it’s totally personal. She’s like a sister to me, and I adore her, and she’s always considered me her brother. I’m the godfather of her daughter, Jody. They [just] surprised me and came over for my birthday.

Who else from your Hollywood days have you talked to lately? Gosh darn it, I just talked to Debbie Reynolds the other day.

How’s she doing? Amazing! I told the guys, “I have to level with you — I’ve never acted,” and they said, “Well, there’s

A LIFE FULL OF SURPRISE THE GOOD FRIEND Born and raised in tiny Sylacauga, Ala. Jim was voted “friendliest” by his Sylacauga High classmates in 1947. “I love my home in Alabama, and [used to go back] there once a year,” he reveals to Closer.

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She’s OK. I think she’s had a few health problems, but she’s still truckin’. She’s like a little Energizer Bunny.

Jim with husband Stan Cadwallader

THE GRUNT The sitcom Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.’s impact lasted far beyond its 1964–’69 run: “Last year the Marine Corps band came and played to surprise me for my 85th birthday!”

THE TRIPLE THREAT On his 1969–’71 variety show, The Jim Nabors Hour (with Ronnie Schell, Karen Morrow and Frank Sutton), he enjoyed the “chance to sing, which I couldn’t do very much when I was Gomer.”


“I just love people, and I love getting out among them!”

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THE BIRD OF A FEATHER Even 1983’s NASCAR bomb Stroker Ace couldn’t hurt Jim’s bond with Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson. At their 1988 wedding, Burt said, “Jim sang The Lord’s Prayer and ‘Our Love Is Here to Stay.’”

Yeah, I can still sing. It’s the old body that’s collapsed around me. [Laughs] I worked a full schedule until I was 75 and thought, This is the time to give it up. I was at The Flamingo [in Las Vegas] on New Year’s Eve — that’s the worst time of the year to play anywhere. The audience doesn’t even know you’re there. They’re all drunk!

How did you meet your husband, Stan? Stan worked for me. I was always gone, and he was a fireman and had time off, so I was redoing my home here and put him in charge. It was a wonderful friendship, and now it’s been 42 years. It’s a great relationship. If you can have one that lasts that long, you’re really blessed.

Did marriage make things stronger? No, no, no. We were advised to do that because it has everything to do with your estate and everything you’ve worked for.

Any advice on making a relationship last? You just have to hang in there and one day you think, Hey! I’m happy! I’ve got my best friend. — Reporting by Katie Bruno

THE LADIES’ MAN Pals Phyllis Diller, Carol Burnett, Florence Henderson, Ruth Buzzi and Loni celebrated his 1991 star on the Walk of Fame. Jim’s reaction? “Go-ol-ly!”

THE CROONER Jim sang “Back Home Again in Indiana” at nearly every Indy 500 from 1972 to 2014. “It’s just a beautiful song,” he’s said. “It’d make anyone nostalgic, no matter where they were raised.” CLOSERWEEKLY.COM 51


LOVENOTES THIS WEEK’S NEWS ON AFFAIRS OF THE HEART

Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban

Celebrate 10 Years of Marriage

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istancemakestheheart growfonder!Nicole KidmanandKeithUrban wereonoppositeends oftheearthfortheir 10thanniversaryonJune25,butthey wereverymuchoneachother’sminds. Theyweresupposedtomarkthespecial occasiontogetherinBoston,whereKeith wasperformingthatnight,butNicole gotstuckDownUnderfilmingTopofthe Lake.“SoafterthegigtonightIamflying toAustraliatocelebrateouranniversary!” Keith,48,revealedbeforesharingsome specialphotos,includingonesnapshot fromthedaytheyfirstmetata2005gala inLA.“NicandIgotalongreallywell,and thenextthingthathappenedwaswegot married.”Andit’sbeenblisseversince! GushedN acebook,“Loveyou morean

“She’s an amazing wife and mother,” says Keith of Nicole. The couple have two daughters.

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“Happy 10-year wedding anniversary, wow!” Nicole wrote to Keith on Facebook.

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“I wouldn’t want to be with anyone else,” says Michael of Tracy, 56.

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Julia, 55, tweeted a photo of their 1987 wedding on June 25.

to Italy where they celebrated their 28th anniversary — which is on July 16 — early. Notes Michael, 55: “We really enjoy each other’scompany.”

Tramp and Lady In the Disney classic, a scrappy downtown mutt named Tramp woos and wins an uptown-girl cocker spaniel, especially after they share a saucy plate of spaghetti and a smooch.

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FAMILY MATTERS

CLOSEIREW INTERV

Gregory Peck’s Son Reveals:

“I saw him more in the last years of his life,” says Stephen of his dad (in 1989).

MY DAD HAD AN INSECURE SIDE W THE HOLLYWOOD ICON PLAYED AN IDEAL FATHER ON-SCREEN, BUT HE OFTEN STRUGGLED WITH HIS ROLE AS A REAL-LIFE DAD

hen Stephen dom. They had three sons (Stephen, bringing us together. He wanted us to Peck was a Jonathan and Carey), but he was of- beonebighappy family.” young boy, ten an absentee dad. “Being an acThat they were. “He was a very lovhe and his tor of his stature is extraordinarily ing father — he was very devoted to his two brothers demanding, not only in time but kids, and they adored him,” says Penelwent camp- emotion,” Stephen says. “He put ev- ope Ann Miller, Cecilia’s drama school ing with their father in Yosemite Na- erything into his roles, so he didn’t al- classmate and Gregory’s co-star in tional Park. “We did that because he’d ways have time for us.” 1991’s Other People’s Money. “I would done that with his dad,” Stephen reGregory and Greta grew apart and always go to him for advice,” Stephen calls to Closer about his famous father, divorced on Dec. 30, 1955. One day says. “I have a son [actor Ethan Peck], Gregory Peck. “It was a really mean- later, Gregory married Veronique and they got along really well.” In 2000, ingful memory to him. It felt good to Passani, a French reporter he met three years before his death, Gregory dosomethinghe’ddonewithhisdad.” when she interviewed him on the set shared his greatest life lesson. “In the A century after his birth, Gregory of1953’sRomanHoliday. long term, family is all that counts. The is best known for his Oscar-winning “He fell madly in love,” says Trow- fameandawards and the nonsense that role as Atticus Finch in 1962’s To Kill bridge. “They were soul mates.” This goeswiththem fades away.” a Mockingbird. “He represented the time, he was determined to be a bet—Bruce Fretts, with reporting kind of father a lot of people long for,” ter dad. They had two kids, Cecilia and byAmanda Champagne-Meadows says friend Lynn Haney Trowbridge, Anthony, and, says Stephen, “He liked andIlyssaPanitz author of Gregory Peck: A Charmed Life. But offscreen, the actor didn’t always succeed in giving his kids the happy family life he’d hoped he would. Growingupinsmall-townLaJolla, Calif., “His parents divorced when he was young, so he spent lonely days as a kid,” Stephen says. “That stayed with him — he had insecuritiesandavulnerableside.” Gregory He married hairdresswith first er Greta Kukkonen in 1942, wife Greta, Stephen and his brothers shortly before his breakout Stephen, appeared opposite film, The Keys of the KingJonathan 54 July 18, 2016 CLOSER

and Carey in 1950

their father in the 1958 Western The Big Country.


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“I [have always known] insecurities. I’ve had some dark periods of despair.… But with maturity, one gains confidence.”

Gregory worshipped his second wife, Veronique (in 1961 with their kids, Cecilia and Anthony).

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STAR TREK

“I wrote a book called Leonard on my friendship with Leonard Nimoy.… I delineate the wonderful things we did together.” — William Shatner

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CATCHING UP WITH THE CAST WILLIAM SHATNER AND CREW CELEBRATE THE TV SERIES THAT CHANGED THEIR LIVES FOREVER

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ifty years after boldly starring as Lt. Uhura in the beloved TV series Star Trek, Nichelle Nichols still raves about being a part of the iconic show. “It’s the greatest thing that could’ve happened to anyone,” she told Closer at the 42nd Annual Saturn Awards in Burbank, Calif., on June 22. Elegant in black, Nichelle, 83, received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films event. Her award is only the latest recognition for Star Trek, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Created by Gene Roddenberry, the show premiered on NBC on Sept. 8, 1966. And despite airing for just three seasons, its legacy has lasted a half-century, with five spin-off TV series and 12 movies. “It feels unbelievable,” William Shatner, 85, who played

Capt. James T. Kirk, tells Closer. “That it’s lasted 50 years is strange and wonderful.” The show established the careers of its original players, and even now, “We all have this bond,” says George Takei, who played Sulu. While many members of the original cast have passed away (Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock, died last year), the four remaining actors, including Walter Koenig, 79 (Chekov), plan to attend the annual — and sold-out — Star TrekconventioninLasVegasfromAug.3to7. The convention is just one of many events celebrating the series’ remarkable legacy. “There is a 50th anniversary celebration going on some place!” George, who appeared at an event in Germany and plans to go to the British 50th in October, reveals to Closer. Adds William: “Nothing’s ever happened like Star Trek before in the history of entertainment, and I’m very proud to be a part of it.” —Lisa Chambers

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“The light attracted us here. It’s rare to have outdoor space in New York, so we cherish it.”

JUJU CHANG

A Central Park for Duplex Made Her Family The Nightline anchor loves taking in the views of Manhattan with her four favorite guys By GREGG GOLDSTEIN PHOTOGRAPHY BY PHIL PENMAN


In this office, “We just sit and read or do our bills next to each other. It says so much about our closeness.”

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“It’s very luxurious in terms of space,” says Juju. “It feels like a suburban home in the middle of the city.”

uju Chang didn’t rush into fixing up the stunning NYC duplex she and her husband of 20 years, PBS network CEO Neal Shapiro, bought ars ago. “It was in bad need novation, but we wanted to feel for how we were going se the space first,” says the ghtline co-anchor. “We wanted a place that felt like reflection of us.” Eventually, before ovating, the couple decided design scheme, inspired eal’s vintage Humphrey rt posters. Juju, 50, tells Closer: “Because this is a traditional art deco building, we also wanted to capture that atmosphere — but modernize it, and do it a bit differently.” One of the most significant changes they made to the fivebedroom, four-and-a-half-bath home was the “big room” they created after tearing down a wall between the living and dining rooms. “I wanted my boys [Jared, 15, Travis, 12, and Mason, 8] to feel like this is as much their room as the grownups’,” she says. So along with souvenirs from Juju’s travels around the world — including miniature statues of Congolese policemen she picked up in Africa — you’ll find games that their sons play. Says Juju, “It’s a space to be enjoyed with the kids.” Other parts of the home vividly capture the sports “obsession” her sons share. A kitchen wall is filled with “old Yankee Stadium signs that were being thrown away. One says, ‘Limit Four Beers,’ which my son thinks is hysterical because

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CLOSER to home The basketball court in Jared’s room “is great for letting off steam,” she shares.

“I met Neal six months out of college, and we were together seven years before we were married. I’m still bitter about that!” she jokes.

“I cook for the boys every morning” in this Yankees-themed kitchen, says Juju.

he s limited to zero beers, Juju says with a laugh. Another wall is covered with photos of a special white-water rafting excursion taken on Juju’s recent 50th birthday. “I cajoled all 22 members of my immediate family to come,” she admits. “I said, ‘We’re going into the deepest wilderness in Idaho, down the Salmon River. It was an unbelievable trip, and the photos immediately evoke that feeling oftogetherness.” The office, with its “his-and-her partner desk” on a cool zebra-patterned rug, also elicits a feeling of intimacy. On the shelves you’ll find Neal’s antique radio collection. “I started it by giving him one for his 40th birthday,” says Juju. “And the next thing you know, we’re looking at flea markets and buying another radio. Some of them we picked up for nothing, but for us they have meaning.” Just outside the office is a high shelf that showcases the couple’s Emmy Awards. “Between 60 July 18, 2016 CLOSER


JUJU’S GOT MOJO! Tom Hanks At a Bridge of Spies chat, “He noticed a Cold War–era typewriter and started typing on it. The crew was blown away.”

Rod Stewart “He invited us to his sumptuous Beverly Hills home. We went out back to his own soccer [field] and his young son played as he, his wife and I chatted ”

Tony Goldwyn “I sat next to Tony on a flight and he invited me to the set of Scandal. It’s the coolest thing that’s ever happened to me at 30,000 feet!”

“I grew up with five kids in our family, so to me, the more the merrier!” — Juju, with (from left) Travis, Jared, Neal and Mason

the two of us, we have 37,” says Juju. “Most of them are my husband’s.” The art deco style is seen in the home’s color palette — light, neutral tones of beige, gray and white offset by wood-accented furniture. Juju and Neal, 58, worked with designer Kimberly Hall to pull it all together. “Kimberly’s brilliant,” gushes Juju. “She was inspired by a Sonia Delaunay painting and said, ‘Let’s draw on these colors.’” Yet it all pales in comparison to the spectacular Central Park view from their large greenery-filled corner terrace. “Anytime we entertain, we open the doors and people are out there,” she says with a bit of pride. “I love looking at the view through other people’s eyes, because it makes you realize how lucky you are.” — Reporting by Ilyssa Panitz

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“The big room is a multipurpose space. We use it for everything!”

David Beckham The soccer legend “wished me a happy birthday on camera. I reacted as any seasoned journalist would: I giggled like a schoolgirl!”


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Everything old is new again! Dorothy Lamour’s red Polynesian print lives on in today’s stars

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ore than 80 years have passed since Dorothy Lamour first dazzled us on the silver screen, but the actress will always be remembered as the queen of island-chic fashion. After she wowed audiences in a floral sarong in 1936’s The Jungle Princess, the Polynesian print became so in-demand that Dorothy had her own fashion line of bold floral dresses in the 1940s. Now we’re thrilled that the fun print is back — and that it has evolved from casual vacation-style frocks to elegant red carpet attire. “These upbeat prints recall Old Hollywood glamour and bring an air of freshness to any look,” says Yuchin Mao, head of design at justfab.com. She adds that the patterns (from tropical leaves to jungle hibiscus) are fabulously flattering. “Floral prints are inherently vibrant,” she explains. “Their colors impart a youthful vibe and help brighten up skin.” Dorothy would definitely approve!

Cate Blanchett, 47

Cate’s Giorgio Armani dress gives the classic 1930s print a modern spin. The floor-length hem pulls the eye down for a long, lean silhouette while a thin gold belt cinches in the waist. And Cate’s retro curls finish the throwback look.


TROPICAL RIGHT? THE LOOK FOR LESS! Robert Lee Morris Neutral Territory Earrings, $30, robertleemorris.com

CeCe Sleeveless FloralPrint Maxi Dress, $119, macys.com

Jessica Chastain, 39 The large flowers on Jessica’s dress cause the eye to scan the entire body, which has a widening effect. Plus, pairing large pleats with big prints creates the illusion of thicker hips and legs, and a bow placed mid-belly can make even the flattest of stomachs look bulgy.

Bellamy Young, 46 The combination of a shiny, lightreflecting fabric and awkward flower placement on the Scandal star’s tropical dress ends up adding visual pounds. Pairing the dress with nude heels would have created a leg-lengthening effect to make Bellamy look leaner.

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MICHAEL Michael Kors Stretch Cobra Belt, $48, lordandtaylor.com

Glamorous Patent Two Part Heeled Sandals, $41, asos.com

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FASHION WISDOM

SUMMER SKIRTS 3 TRICKS you’ve had to have lived a little to know!

A-Line Stay S Oops! Emm fabric and h print add bu frame. She should take notes from the Rizzoli & Isles star. Angie’s flowy skirt skims over any bulges while the small print causes the eye to scan vertically for a long, lean silhouette. Emmy Rossum, 29

Angie Harmon, 43

Bryce Dallas Howard, 35

Long? Avoid Billowy Pleats… The Jurassic World star has stunning hourglass curves, but she doesn’t do them justice with this look. Tucking a cardigan into a high-waisted skirt creates the illusion of belly bulge while a full skirt with bulky pleats and horizontal lines optically widens the hips.


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Mini? Go Fitted

Daisy Ridley, 24

The newest Star W heroine knows an above-the-knee skirt showcases gorgeous gams — but ill-fitting garments make any body look boxy. Seasoned soap star Susan shows how it’s done with a fitted tee and slim skirt that create a long column to make the body look tall and trim.

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Kristian Alfonso, 52

…And Untuck the Top Days of Our Lives star Kristian knows how to turn heads in a full skirt: Pair it with an untucked top to hide any hint of a belly and opt for a pleat-free style that features a vertical pattern to draw focus down, instantly elongating the body.

Joe Fresh Print Midi Skirt, $29, joefresh.com

Preston & York Kelly Pencil Skirt, $49, dillards.com

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YOUNGER IN SECONDS

WHAT’S HER SECRET? Swoosie Kurtz

False Lashes Open the Eyes Mascara is considered the go-to for making eyes pop — but when lashes are sparse, that black coating can accentuate the problem rather than hiding it. Veteran stage and screen star Swoosie fell into that trap last year, and it left her looking tired. Today she’s bright-eyed, likely thanks to falsies, says makeup artist Ramy Gafni, who’s worked with Tina Fey. His tip for a natural look: Trim strips so they’re the length of your lash line, then cut into thirds. Apply glue to the strips; wait 30 seconds before placing one section on the lash line at the inner corner, then connect the rest of the pieces moving outward. A brand we like: Ardell Cluster Wispies Demi Wispies, $4, ulta.com.

At age 70

Sela Ward

A Tinted Spray Hides Grays Sela’s been busy this summer, saving mankind as POTUS in the Independence Day reboot and wowing fans with her ageless look on the red carpet as she promotes the film. Why she looks so much younger this year than last: She ditched the slicked-back ’do that was putting a spotlight on incoming grays. “Switching to a hairdo with softer waves helps make silver strands at the hairline less noticeable,” says celebrity hairstylist Richard Mannah, artistic director for label.m hair care. And for extra insurance, a root touch-up spray (like AGEbeautiful Root Touch-Up Temporary Haircolor, $10, sallybeauty.com) adds a slight tint to grays so they blend seamlessly with the rest of hair.

At age 58

Martha Stewart Add “aging in reverse” to the long list of things Martha excels at. The domestic diva turned back the clock when her skin went from splotchy and shiny to totally radiant. New York City dermatologist Susan Bard, M.D., suspects a toner switch may be to thank. She points out that harsh toners (with ingredients like alcohol and citric acid) can sap skin its natural moisture and lead to excess oil productio creating a slick look. Instead, Dr. Bard suggests opting for a gentle formula with glycolic acid, which removes dead skin cells and impurities while replenishing moisture. Use once a day for a youthful glow within 2 weeks. One we like: NeoStrata Refine Oily Skin Solution, $32, dermstore.com.

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1974 TOUGH TIMES “My career is a series of ccidents, but the most fortunate [was The Lords of Flatbush, with Paul Mace, Henry Winkler and ng]. I had quit [acting]. I couldn’t get any jobs. ing to paint and write.” His tough-guy role got iced — and gave him the idea for a guy named Balboa. “My entire life I’d been considered this thought, How about a thug with a heart of gold?”

SYLVESTER STALLONE

“I’m not the richest, smartest or most talented person, but I succeed because I keep going.”

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MY LIFE IN Pictures AFTER MOVING from NYC hiladelphia before high school, Sylvest e found it difficult to fit in, and he wa . But he refused to back down. “I tho ys pound me into a pulp than I run awa a turning point for me. I knew I couldn’t live with that kind of humiliation.” And while that determination may have become the template for guys named Rocky and Rambo, it also served Sly well as he survived poverty, homelessness, his son Seargeoh’s battle with autism and the 2012 death of his other son, Sage. “Every time I’ve [been down], people had me out for the count,” said Sly, who turned 70 on July 6. “But I always come back.”


1977 YO BOY! Nominated Sly didn’t walk away with an Oscar for acting or writing. But when Rocky won Best Picture, he got onstage and told the audience: “To all the Rockys in the world, I love you!”

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1982 A CUT ABOVE “I think First Blood is the best action film I’ve ever done,” said Sly of his first turn as Vietnam vet John Rambo. “He’s America’s waif. He’s gone. There is no direction, no plans, no aspirations. Zero. He’s looking for a cause.”

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1985 CLOSE CALL If Rocky IV’s fights looked realistic, there’s a good reason. After Dolph Lundgren (as Russian fighter Ivan Drago) landed a few punches, Sly was “in intensive care for eight days. Without medical attention, [my] heart would’ve continued to swell until it stopped.”

1993 HIGH ANXIETY “I was very scared at first, really scared. I’m not a heights guy,” admitted Sly of shooting Cliffhanger. “[But] after about a month, you start getting silly. You start doing goofy things, like guys do. And before you know it, it’s like, ‘Hey, can you stand on one foot here and catch a football leaning over the edge?’”

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2010 IN GOOD FAVOR “[The Expendables] was all done on favors,” revealed Sly of his hit pic, on which he managed to coax pals Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis. “Some guys did it for nothing…meaning me!”

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1983 DIFFERING VIEWS “I work totally from an emotional point of view,” said Sly of directing Saturday Night Fever’s sequel, Staying Alive. “I know what feels good and what sounds good.” Yet, critics disagreed. “[They] tore it to pieces.”

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2015 PUNCHER’S CHANCE After two years of trying, director Ryan Coogler finally got Sly to reprise Rocky for Creed. “I finally said, ‘You know what? Someone took a chance on me, once.’”

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1997 COP AN ATTITUDE “Intelligent people looked at my movies and said, ‘This is athletics, not acting.’” So he gained 40 pounds and joined Robert De Niro for the police pic Cop Land.

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2016 FAMILY MAN “Family comes first before [any] job,” shared Sly about life with wife Jennifer Flavin and daughters (from left) Sistine, Scarlet and Sophia. “In the end, that’s all you have: your heart, your morality and your family.”

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On a recent summer day in NYC, actress Hilary Duff kept cool in a cute pair of cutoffs — a style that’s come in and out of fashion since the 1970s when these hot pants were nicknamed “Daisy Dukes” after Catherine Bach’s sexy short shorts–wearing character on The Dukes of Hazzard.

Joe Jonas has revived the “Maverick” flight jacket, first worn by U.S. Army and Navy forces in World War II and popularized by Tom Cruise in Top Gun.

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Lemonade Stands Naomi Watts’ sons, Alexander and Samuel, served up sweet drinks to thirsty New Yorkers on June 11. Their stand was reminiscent of the one in 1931’s Sooky!

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