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Amal’s aisle style As soon as she touched down in Milan carrying a supersized hatbox on Sept. 24, Amal Alumuddin was on her sartorial A-game for her Venice nuptials. She channelled Sophia Loren on Sept. 26 in striped Dolce & Gabbana, carrying a giant bag by Lebanese brand Sarah’s Bag, whose artisans are women at risk. She elevated hens’ night and “morning after” dress codes in waterfall gowns by Alexander McQueen and Giambattista Valli, and nailed her civil ceremony in a Stella McCartney pantsuit and wide-brim J. Smith Esquire hat. And in her most glamorous feat of all, the new Mrs Clooney kept her blow-dries perfect while cruising canals in a speedboat.
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impressing on the catwalks of Paris Fashion Week, but Kim Kardashian West managed to turn the streets of the French capital into her very own runway, stealing the spotlight wherever she went. The 33-year-old reality-TV star and husband Kanye West, 37, descended on Paris for a week of shopping, front-row appearances and outfit changes—often with baby daughter North in tow. The 15-month-old’s attendance at the Balenciaga fashion show on Sept. 24 was a last-minute decision. “She started to cry when we were walking out the door [of our hotel],” Kardashian West told Yahoo! Style. “We couldn’t leave her. So it was a spur-of-the-moment thing.” But a few days later on Sept. 28, the youngster notched up a fashion milestone as she was welcomed to the Givenchy show with a seat reserved for “Mademoiselle North West.” n
Miranda Kerr shared this shot of her with photographer Mario Testino in Paris on Sept. 28. Karlie Kloss walked for Mugler on Sept. 27.
After strutting her stuff for Balmain on Sept. 25, Kendall Jenner danced the night away with Karlie Kloss.
The couple displayed his-and-hers cleavage —and knees—at the Lanvin show on Sept. 25.
Rosie HuntingtonWhiteley graced Balmain on Sept. 25.
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North wore a similar outfit to her mother’s sheer ensemble to Givenchy on Sept. 28.
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Sun protection: tick. Hydration: tick. The actress took a mini-break after wrapping a guest role for New Girl. “None of us have ever been around someone like Jessica Biel so we’re all trying to be super cool,” said Girl’s Jake Johnson.
lmost two yeArs after her fairytale wedding to Justin timberlake, rumours are heating up that Jessica Biel is pregnant, with bikini photos of the actress showing possible signs of a baby bump. Holidaying in Hawaii with her family before heading to sydney to meet timberlake, 33, who is taking his 20/20 experience tour across Australia, Biel, 32, revealed a
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fuller figure when she took a dip in the ocean wearing a skimpy black two-piece. Initial buzz was ignited when a photo posted on sept. 18 by 7th Heaven co-star stephen Collins of a reunion dinner with the cast showed Biel sporting a hint of a bump beneath her dress, prompting celebrity blogger Perez Hilton to tweet: “Is Jessica Biel pregnant? It seems she has a baby bump!” n
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“This is April. So much SWAG,” posted Timberlake on Sept. 25, mixing business with pleasure on a visit to Australia Zoo.
Biel (with JT in 2013) has been filming a guest appearance for the series New Girl. “She’s been really killing it,” said show regular Johnson.
NO W! Biel enjoyed a day at the beach and a dip in the Pacific with her family in Hawaii on Sept. 27.
Biel was supertoned on holiday in Puerto Rico with Timberlake in 2012.
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s c i p o t t o h A solo Jay Z brought wife Beyoncé onstage. Looking over the 60,000-strong crowd, “That’s the most incredible thing I ever saw,” he said.
Beyoncé joined Jay Z to duet on her hubby’s singles “Holy Grail” and “Forever Young” but some enthusiastic dancing led to her popping and unlocking her lacy white Dolce & Gabbana blouse. Thank goodness for nude-coloured bras.
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ore than 60,000 spectators filled the Great Lawn of New York’s Central Park on Sept. 27 for the third Global Citizen Festival concert. The event was a celebrity spectacle, with performances contributed by No Doubt, Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood, the Roots, Tiesto, Fun and Jay Z, who declared, “We out here for a good cause.” To help underscore the annual event’s goal of ending poverty by 2030, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other world leaders scored celeb introductions courtesy of Dianna Agron, Zachary Quinto and Olivia Wilde. Host Hugh Jackman got on board beforehand, sporting the project’s T-shirt to pump up his fans on social media. Onstage, the star introduced India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, who pledged to provide his citizens with basic needs by 2019. “Some believe that the world changes with the wisdom of the old,” he said. “I think that the idealism, innovation and ‘can-do’ attitude of the youth is even more powerful.” n
SOS to the world: Sting joined Gwen Stefani and her band, No Doubt, for a take on the Police hit “Message in a Bottle”.
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‘Modern Family’ star Sarah Hyland gets a restraining order against her ex Matt Prokop An expectant Alicia Keys collaborated with musicians from Israel and Palestine for her set.
Jessica Alba (left) posed backstage with Carrie Underwood, who arrived pregnant but in high heels. Adrian Grenier (left, with Ryan Reynolds) posted, “I am here to @ shft the world towards justice.”
in her first public appearance since getting a temporary restraining order against ex-boyfriend Matt prokop, Modern Family’s sarah hyland was all smiles at a Teen Vogue party on sept. 26. it was an outwards turnaround for hyland, 23, who in court papers filed in los angeles on sept. 19 accused prokop, 24, of verbal and physical abuse. according to the papers, which were obtained by WhO, prokop allegedly slammed hyland into a car and choked her after they had an argument in May. “his grip was so tight that i could not breathe or speak,” she said. “i was scared and in fear for my life.” hyland said she also sought co-star Julie bowen’s help in breaking up with prokop, an incident that made prokop angry and allegedly caused him to threaten the life of hyland’s dog and threaten to burn down her house. the pair first met auditioning for Disney’s High School Musical and started dating in 2009. court papers state that prokop moved out of hyland’s house in mid-august and checked into a rehab facility. the facility’s director reportedly gave hyland a heads-up about prokop’s “mental state and attitude” before he was discharged on sept. 21, which led hyland to file for the restraining order. hyland “has been through a lot in her life, but she’s still an amazing and strong person,” a source tells Us Weekly. “she just wants to leave this situation behind her.” n
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Deborra-lee Furness and Hugh Jackman joined other stars onstage.
It will take time “before she’s ready to date again,” an Us Weekly source says of Hyland (in London with Prokop in June).
s c i p o t t o h Lohan’s first bow “Let’s not overstate this, though: Lohan’s performance wasn’t all bad,” reported New York magazine, adding that “at the curtain call, Lohan’s fans gave a standing ovation that was kind but unjustified,” before taking selfies with the star.
An audience member ventured up to present Lohan with flowers after the actress took her first ever theatrical bow on Sept. 25.
LiLo’s dodgy debut Lindsay Lohan makes a shaky first appearance on the stage
”I’m doing this because working makes me feel happy and this is a new venture for me,” said Lohan (on Sept. 22).
roubled sTar lindsay lohan’s hopes of an image-changing turn treading the boards in a david Mamet play in london’s West end took a hammering when she forgot her lines five times in the opening-night preview. “lohan forgot a line, and then—less forgivably—broke character briefly to laugh when the line was whispered from the wings,” the New York magazine reported after the sept. 25 performance of Speed-the-Plow at the Playhouse Theatre. “by the end of her monologue she had been fed four lines, and a fifth prompt arrived before the act’s close.” but the shaky start to lohan’s comeback
Lohan (with Nigel Lindsay, left, and Richard Schiff) wasn’t the only one to forget her lines: The West Wing’s Schiff needed help as the play opened.
Playhouse Theatre: Lohan raised a laugh when she said, in character, “I know what it is to be bad—I’ve been bad.”
has not crushed the 28-year-old’s spirit. “it could’ve been a disaster—but it wasn’t by far,” she told the uK’s Daily Mirror. her decision to take on the role of Karen, secretary to a big movie executive in Mamet’s satire, which officially opens on oct. 2 and runs until nov. 29, was prompted by a desire to reinvent her career. “i wanted to do something different: people have certain perceptions of me and i wanted to change them by doing something like a Mamet play,” lohan, who spent much of 2013 in and out of rehab, told Time Out London. “i’m hoping it’ll take away attention from me as a celebrity name and draw attention to the fact i’m an actress.” but her stage credentials require some fine-tuning, with members of the audience expressing frustration via social media that she carried a book to help her with her lines. “so lindsay lohan had her lines written down in a book & also got fed a line,” tweeted one theatregoer. “Total car crash.” others were more forgiving. “lindsay lohan needed line prompting 5 times after the interval, but hiding behind 1st preview nerves is a great performance,” tweeted another audience member. as for lohan herself, she wasn’t buying into any criticism. “i respect people have an opinion, but i’m doing the best i can and will for the duration,” she said. n
Earlier in the week, Paltrow celebrated her birthday at a dinner in Los Angeles with pals including Cameron Diaz and Tracy Anderson.
Birthday love The star parties with A-listers—and her ex
her appreciation to guests (below, from left) Nicole Richie, Kate Hudson and Chris Martin.
the house with some of her friends, including Nicole Richie, maya Rudolph, kate Hudson and her fiancé, matt Bellamy, and Tobey maguire and his wife, Jennifer meyer. Absent from the fun? The rumoured current flames of the “consciously uncoupled” pair. martin and actress Jennifer Lawrence, 24, “are definitely getting more serious,” a source says, but the two keep things cosy at his bachelor pad. “Whenever Chris is not spending time with Apple and moses at his malibu house, Jen is there,” says a source, adding, “Chris and Jen always time it so that after Gwyneth picks up the kids, Jen will arrive in malibu minutes after.” meanwhile, Paltrow has been linked to Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk, 43, who wasn’t spotted at the Saturday shindig. Paltrow did attend an early birthday dinner on Sept. 19 thrown by a mutual friend, Glee producer Ryan murphy. After all the festivities, Paltrow Instagrammed her appreciation in a pic surrounded by roses. “Thank you for all the birthday wishes!” she wrote. “#feelingthelove.” n
Hits back! Robert Pattinson’s new love is bullied online
Twigs (in London in September) released her debut album, LP1, in August.
IT MAY BE EARLY DAYS IN THE budding relationship between actor Robert Pattinson, 28, and 26-year-old English singer FKA Twigs (née Tahliah Debrett Barnett), but recent pics of the pair getting cosy in Hollywood have flushed out racist trolls on social media—and apparently people who never got over Pattinson’s split with Kristen Stewart. Website Jezebel printed a sample
of offensive posts addressed to Twigs’s Twitter account (“I can’t really believe Rob kissed you,” is among the least offensive). Twigs hit back on Sept. 28, tweeting, “I am genuinely shocked and disgusted at the amount of racism that has been infecting my account the past week,” followed by, “Racism is unacceptable in the real world and it is unacceptable online.” n
Pattinson (with Twigs in New York on Aug. 27), is “smitten,” a friend of the actor tells WHO.
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WYNETH PALTROW mARkEd her 42nd birthday on Sept. 27 at her home in Brentwood, California, in a day-long celebration worthy of her lifestyle website, Goop. during the afternoon, she and her children, Apple, 10, and moses, 8, had a garden party with her not-quite-exhusband, Chris martin, 37. “Gwyneth had a casual celebration during the day that Chris was a part of,” a source tells WHO. “many gifts arrived at the house, including flowers and artwork.” As day turned to night, martin stayed on and Paltrow turned to cocktails inside
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“This is the beginning of an important journey for me,” said the designer (in UN mode in New York on Sept. 25). “As a woman and a mother I have a responsibility to support other women.”
high-end shopping Victoria Beckham’s threelevel, cash register–free (iPad transactions only) boutique sits between an art gallery and a Jimmy Choo store in Mayfair’s trendy Dover Street. “I’d live there if I could,” Posh said. “It’s the coolest address in London.”
Posh’s big news Victoria Beckham takes on a new role: UNAIDS goodwill ambassador
N SEPT. 25, VICTORIA BECkhAm’S first-ever store—a vision in concrete and mirrors and the culmination of two years’ work by
“This is the beginning of an important journey for me,” said the new UNAIDS ambassador (on Sept. 25).
“As a woman and a mother I have responsibility to support other women,” said the designer (in UN mode in New York on Sept. 25).
architect Farshid moussavi—opened. (Britain’s The Guardian reported that Beckham’s signature aviators and a black-and-white shift were the day’s bestsellers.) But Beckham, 40, missed the London opening. The former Spice Girl, now fashion designer, was in New York accepting her appointment as a UNAIDS international goodwill ambassador. The mother of four has been associated with AIDS charities for more than 20 years, but says she felt a new sense of purpose after meeting mothers living with hIV in Cape Town in February. “I came home thinking, I have a responsibility,” she said at the UN headquarters. “Why has it taken for me to get to 40 years old to realise I need to stand up? I need to use what I have to make a difference.” n
On the opening day of his wife’s first standalone store, David stood in for Victoria Beckham alongside her parents, her sister and a throng of shoppers.
Arrested again! Just six months ago, amanda bynes appeared to have her life back on track. Living quietly with her parents in their California home, the former child star was “devoted to living her life as healthy as possible,” her lawyer, tamar arminak, told Who in april. but on sept. 28 the actress had another public setback. bynes ran a red light and was arrested. “they gave her a series of field sobriety tests, which she did, but not well,” California highway Patrol officer Leland tang tells Who. “it appeared she was under the influence of drugs.” still on three years probation for a 2012 dui conviction, bynes was charged and will appear in court on oct. 23. the troubling turn of events recalls memories of her public breakdown and subsequent forced hospitalisation in July 2013, followed by her placement into her parents’ care—which had appeared to be working for her. so what went wrong? one source of conflict seems to be increasing tension with her parents, with an insider saying she was not happy being closely monitored by them. “she doesn’t like when people look at her and often acts very suspicious,” says a source. “it’s very obvious that she is not 100 per cent well.” n
Bynes’s 2012 mug shot after being charged with drink-driving.
Bynes (in 2013) was hospitalised after a string of incidents, including starting a fire in her neighbour’s driveway in 2013.
Bynes’s lawyer, Tamar Arminak, said the actress (on May 28) had been proud of her sobriety and outpatient therapy and was “doing extremely well.”
“You could tell that Amanda was not happy about them being in charge,” an insider tells WHO of Bynes’s parents, Rick and Lynn (on Dec. 29).
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s c i p o t t o h “We wish each other nothing but the best,” tweeted Warne (with Scott on Sept. 24). The couple met in 2006 at a poker launch, where Warne “said hello and she gave me doughnuts.”
“I’m devastated and crushed but my main focus is Sebastian,” tweeted Rose (with Khalifa on Aug. 24) of their 18-month-old son.
Amicable or not, celebs acknowledge that breaking up is hard to do
filed for divorce when she discovered her husband of 12 months, rapper Wiz Khalifa, 27, with another woman. And after three years together, Jason Derulo, 25, has blamed expectations and “pressures of marriage” as partly causing his split with Jordin Sparks. “When you stop having more good times than bad times, it’s time to call it quits,” he told a Los Angeles radio station. Posted Sparks, 24, on Sept. 26: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” n
Sparks (with Derulo on Aug. 24) posted on Sept. 15 that she’d just written the “saddest song of my life.”
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hey meT eighT years ago over a plate of doughnuts before finally getting together five months ago when she DJed at one of his charity functions —but now the romance between Shane Warne and his girlfriend has ended. “Sad day as emily Scott and i have gone our separate ways,” the cricketer tweeted on Sept. 28. “We will always remain great friends & will continue to support each other.” Only a few weeks ago Warne, 45, said that the couple had taken the “big step for her to meet my children and my parents.” model and DJ Scott, 31, has not commented on the split. Also taking to social media to unload about the state of her relationship, model Amber Rose, 30, posted an uncompromising tweet on Sept. 25: “Please stop with the fake stories. i would never ever ever cheat on my husband in a million years. i think u guys know this ... ” minutes later, she followed with another: “Unfortunately my now ex-husband can’t say the same.” TmZ has reported that Rose “went nuts” and
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Africa with me to be with me for the rest fter five months of of my life,” said Blake, 31, “and that is super-luxe dating something worth celebrating.” on-camera, The While it was a happy ending for one Bachelor’s Blake girl, who beat out 29 hopefuls for a Garvey lived up to shot at true love with Blake—“I chose expectations when he someone whom I love very much, who whisked his final three I feel I know very well,” he tells WHO— hopefuls, Louise Pillidge, Lisa Hyde and the outcome wasn’t Sam Frost, to South Africa without heartache. to determine who would “This is a process receive his final rose. But where I’ve worked really while the stunning scenery, hard to open up, and be wildlife, wine sampling, a emotionally invested,” —Blake Garvey says top four finalist safari through Pilanesberg Game Reserve and a diving adventure Jessica Jones, 24, who was sent home by with great white sharks all set the scene Blake before the South Africa trip. “It’s for romance, it was Blake’s surprise always sad when someone says, ‘It’s so proposal with a $58,000 diamond ring amazing you’ve opened up, and you’ve that truly set off fireworks. “I want the done all this, but you’re just not for woman who returns home from South me,’ ” she adds. “But ultimately, I respect
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“I definitely had a few stand out on my radar early on,” says Blake Garvey of finalists including Sam Frost (on Sept. 19). “It was usually due to their confidence, sense of humour and genuine natures.”
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Social media went into overdrive when a finale teaser showed this year’s most eligible man drop down on bended knee in South Africa to ask his chosen one, “Will you marry me?” Garvey presented a $58,000 Bunda “Valentin” platinum
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diamond sparkler featuring a 3.01-carat, cushion-cut diamond, telling PopSugar. com.au he had a hand in the design and wanted it “to represent the journey that we have been on together.” Blake’s proposal is a first for The Bachelor Australia: last year, chiropractor Tim Robards, 31, opted not to propose to lawyer Anna Heinrich, 25, at the finale of the inaugural season. While the couple celebrated “one year of love” with an overnight stay at Sydney’s The Star on Sept. 20, they remain unbetrothed. Out of 18 seasons of The Bachelor US, just three couples remain together.
Lisa Hyde (centre) was hanging with “my loves” (from left), Louise Pillidge, Jessica Jones and Sam Frost on Sept. 19.
Selfie time: “This chick is an absolute legend,” said Sam of Lisa (on-set with WHO in Sydney on Sept. 19).
“It’s just a Bachfest ... so many babes!” shared Sam during a bachelorettes catch-up on Sept. 19.
“This experience has been incredibly emotional,” says Blake. “We spent so much time together, you can’t help but care for each other. I never wanted to hurt any of the amazing women. The final four rose ceremony was just brutal.”
“Sam has definitely been on most of the dates, therefore has gotten to know Blake a lot better,” says Lisa Hyde.
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Blake above anything, and I think he’s chosen the right person for him.” After making it almost to the happilyever-after finish line, a “deep” connection with Blake also wasn’t enough to stop Louise being sent home from South Africa, leaving Sam and Lisa as the Top 2. “It was very emotional at the end, especially because of my feelings for Blake. They were genuine. I did see a beautiful future,” she says. “But I believe what’s meant to be, will be. There are so many special moments I’ll always cherish and I don’t regret anything.” Surrounding herself with family post-show, the Brisbane-based event planner, 26, also sought comfort from the unlikeliest of places: “I value the friendships with the girls I met on the show—I’ve kept it a tight-knit group,” says Louise, who notes
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she and her closest pal, Lisa, “kept everything separate” regarding their dates with Blake. “Not everyone understands the experience,” she adds. “Even some of the girls who left early on still don’t understand what we’ve been through.” While Blake initially questioned whether he would be able to feel true emotion under the cameras’ keen focus, “I looked at the example of Tim [Robards] and Anna [Heinrich] from last year—they’re still going strong and that
Love in South Africa “My final date with Blake was incredible,” says Louise. “I thanked him for everything and I wish him all the happiness in the world.”
was a big inspiration,” says the Perth realestate agent. “When it was the girls and myself, it was 100 per cent genuine ... The only way to build that connection is to tune the crew out.” He maintains he “didn’t feel pressure” to pop the question and since filming wrapped in late August, Blake and his leading lady have met up “several times” in secret and kept in contact via daily Facetime, calls and texts. But both finalists felt their connections were
very real—including with each other. “I love that throughout this experience, Sam has always supported me,” says Lisa, 27, who was surprised by her feelings on the show. “I didn’t think I’d be falling in love with the guy,” says the fashion designer from the Sunshine Coast. “Sam and I invested our hearts into Blake, so it was really up to him who he could see a future with. But I told myself, ‘If he’s not the guy for me, then I’m proud to say my new best friend Sam has found love and I’ll honestly be happy for her.’” For Sam, 25, who predicted Lisa’s “incredible connection” with Blake would land her in the final two, there was nothing left unsaid. “With Blake, my relationship has been very natural and real. I have been incredibly honest and open about who I am—flaws and all,” says the finance and insurance consultant from Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. “He knows exactly who I am and what I’m about. There wouldn’t be any surprises.” n By Alicia Neil
“I do believe Blake and I have a strong connection,” says Lisa.
Blake took Sam on a safari adventure in Cape Town’s Pilanesberg Game Reserve.
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“I love these girls with my whole heart,” says Sam of her fellow Top 4 finalists. “We’re like sisters and we’ve had squabbles, but we get over it in 10 minutes. We’ll be friends forever.” From left: Lisa, Sam, Louise and Jessica.
George & Amal
For superstar George Clooney and his dazzling bride, Amal Alamuddin, their four-day wedding was pure Venice glamour
The newlyweds The picture-perfect pair, who continued celebrating the afternoon following the wedding, made the Belmond Hotel Cipriani party central. Clooney has a history with “the Cip” (pronounced “chip”), his hangout during the Venice Film Festival.
Tourists cheered and yelled “George!” as the newlyweds swept down the Grand Canal on Sept. 28 from the Aman to the Cip, pursued by a flotilla of photographers.
On Sept. 29, Clooney and Alamuddin (wearing Stella McCartney) headed to Ca’Farsetti, the 14th-century palazzo that houses Venice’s town hall, for a short civil ceremony. Clooney’s long-time Venetian boat driver, Alessandro Greco, witnessed.
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The bride, in Giambattista Valli, and groom en route to Sunday brunch.
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The first images of George and Amal’s wedding were released in People and Hello! magazines. The bride wore a French lace, handembroidered gown with pearls, diamantés and full train by Oscar de la Renta. Clooney finished his Armani wedding tux with customised cufflinks, a gift from his bride, with “George” inscribed in Arabic.
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V In his speech, Clooney’s father, Nick, told the 100-odd guests, “George and Amal present us with ... belief that in this place and at this moment, love is alive and well.”
Marriage, Clooney told People magazine, “feels pretty damn great.” And did the guests take anything home? “Other than a hangover? Yes,” he said. They were given iPods with the couple’s playlist.
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enice, its spires and bell towers sparkling in the sun, its palazzi the colour of sugared almonds, was the perfect setting for the four-day, friend-filled Italian nuptials of former world’s most eligible bachelor George Clooney and human-rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin. The Saturday-night reception on Sept. 27 was magical. The couple’s parents, siblings and friends attended the wedding at Aman Canal Grande, a 16th-century palazzo that for centuries housed rich Venetians before opening as a luxury resort last year. Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber (Clooney’s friends of more than 20 years and his neighbours in Los Cabos, Mexico) turned up, as did Matt Damon, Bill Murray and Bono. Clooney’s British-Lebanese bride, 36, wore Oscar de la Renta while Emily Blunt donned Emilio Pucci, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour chose Chanel, and Australian lawyer and Alamuddin’s close friend Jennifer Robinson wore Sydney couturier Johanna Johnson. Florists Munaretto Flowers had worked through the night with white blooms, “lots of roses and peonies,” one of their staff told Us Weekly, and guests were given a single-page schedule and directions to leave their mobiles at the hotel. (“We have to work very hard to keep our pictures OUR pictures,” the couple wrote. “If you see someone taking a photo with a phone ... you can help by notifying security.”) The groom, 53, arrived at sunset in a Giorgio Armani tux and a vintage water taxi named Amore, tailed by 15 boatloads of paparazzi, police boats flashing blue lights and crowds cheering along Venice’s Grand
Clooney’s last hours as world’s most eligible bachelor were spent with old friends Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford.
Left of Bill Murray is Australian lawyer Jennifer Robinson.
Old pals Matt Damon and Emily Blunt shared a ride; Damon and Clooney were guests when Blunt married Clooney’s Leatherheads co-star John Krasinski in 2010.
Clooney flew 100 cases of Casamigos, the tequila line he launched last year, to the reception. Guests were served “Goodnight Amigos” cocktails, created by Belmond Hotel Cipriani head bartender Walter Bolzonella in his honour.
“It was very emotional and lovely,” said U2 singer Bono (right) of the wedding.
Fashion powerhouse Anna Wintour became editorin-chief of US Vogue in 1988.
Clooney’s sister, Adelia (right), attended, as did Alamuddin’s sister, Tala. “George and Amal radiated love all night,” her mother, Baria, told People.
The couple chose “the most romantic city in the world,” said Clooney, because “We met in Italy. We have a home there. We knew that was where we wanted to get married.”
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Damon partied with the Oscarwinner’s family and friends.
The venue The Aman Canal Grande Venice was originally built as the Palazzo Papadopoli in 1550 for a wealthy trading family, and many of its rooms boast 18th-century trim and frescoes by the painter Tiepolo. Prices range from $1,100 a night to $5,900 for a suite.
Alamuddin slipped into a party dress for the reception. Casamigos Tequila tweeted on Sept. 30 that of the 100 cases flown in, “Not one bottle was left.”
Guests included Crawford and her husband Gerber, Clooney’s business partner at Casamigos.
Canal. “Is this really happening, George?” one photographer reportedly shouted. “Yeah, right now,” he yelled back after glancing at his (watchless) wrist. The actor’s friend Walter Veltroni, a former mayor of Rome and one of the few Italians invited to Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’s 2006 nuptials, officiated as, at 8.18 PM, the couple said “I do.” Some of the crowd wolf-whistled when the Gravity star scooped up his new wife for a kiss; later, after a dinner of lemon risotto with lobster, lemon ricotta agnolotti with rocket pesto, and Chianina beef with porcini mushrooms, the groom’s hand shook too much to cut the cake effectively, according to a source at the hotel. As Clooney’s representative, Stan Rosenfield, released a one-line
statement—“George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin were married today in a private ceremony in Venice, Italy”—the revellers, who had arrived at the fresco-adorned Aman to the sounds of a saxophonist, pianist and double bassist, danced into the early hours to tracks by Blondie, Jackson 5 and Daft Punk, according to Agence France-Presse. The morning after, the groom looked unexpectedly fresh in a grey suit, —Bono while the bride glistened in embellished Giambattista Valli Couture. Both wore platinum wedding bands and Alamuddin flashed her engagement ring on her right hand, as is traditional in many parts of Europe. After spending the night at the Aman, the couple boated to the Belmond
The identity of the shirtless guest was uncertain at time of printing; TMZ reported he was actress Ellen Barkin’s date.
“The party is still going on in some people’s minds”
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Guests, including Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, partied together at the Cip before the men hit Da Ivo restaurant and the women the Aman.
For the pre-wedding his-and-hers parties, Alamuddin (with mum Baria and 11 pals) glowed in an Alexander McQueen gown.
Hotel Cipriani for Sunday brunch, where gardeners had freshened the grounds with hundreds of white and pink cyclamen. That night, the couple dined with 100 guests at the 19th-century Granaries of the Republic, sitting on the ruins of Palazzo Dandolo. The ancient brick Granaries were lit up red, while local blown-glass Murano vases were filled with feathers and apples, and velvet pillows were placed on wrought-iron chairs. Ramzi Alamuddin congratulated his
Clooney directed Matt Damon (with wife Luciana) in this year’s The Monuments Men.
new son-in-law—who in 2008 said, “I don’t expect to ever get married again or have children”—reportedly saying, “Now it’s time for grandchildren!” On Monday, Sept. 29, with three days of festivities behind them, the newlyweds had one loose end to tie up. In a quick civil ceremony at Venice’s town hall, again conducted by Veltroni, they made their union official under Italian law. So how does it feel to be married? “Nice!” Clooney told his waiting fans. Alamuddin chimed in: “Amazing!” n
Clooney’s party of seven caught a vintage taxi to dine on stuffed zucchini flowers, figs and ham, tagliolini with truffles, tequila and Sassicaia wine.
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The traffic was so congested on the Grand Canal that the boat carrying Clooney was forced to manoeuvre to a side canal.
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The singer, 25, has streamlined her shape in recent years through exercise and a clean diet high in protein and vegetables. While she has been busier than ever in 2014 with the release of Beautiful and performances at Eurovision and the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, “When I don’t have work commitments, I like to be up by 7 AM and make a nice fresh smoothie and some eggs and avocado,” says the avid runner, who snacks throughout the day on unsalted nuts and protein bars, tucking into a “high-protein, low-carb meal” such as grilled chicken with salad for dinner. As for treats, “I love a good fruit-andcheese platter if I have dessert.”
From clean eating to treadmill timers, diet and workout tricks changing
THEN Spears (in April 2013) has to work hard because “I love high-carb food like spaghetti.”
THEN Mauboy (in 2011) documents her gym weighttraining and frequent beach runs on Instagram.
“I feel very confident,” Mauboy (on Sept. 29) tells WHO. “The best I’ve ever felt in my life is probably right now.”
Ahead of her stage return in August after a hiatus from her Las Vegas show, “I am doing 90 minutes of yoga twice a week in addition to lots of cardio—hour-long sessions three times a week with my trainer, Tony Martinez,” said Spears, 32, who has sculpted her stage-ready physique. Under Martinez’s guidance, the single mum of two ate 5,000 to 6,700 kilojoules a day in the form of five to six small meals, and “She feels good,” says Martinez, “because her clothes feel different.”
NOW “I have to be in top condition and running at full speed,” says Spears (on Sept. 26), who has amped up her workouts for her Piece of Me show.
ew bodies es slimmed-down stars share the their health for the better
Kim Kardashian West After dropping 30kg of baby weight last year and then staying slim for her June wedding, “I just got comfortable and started eating whatever I wanted,” the star conceded in August. Following the low-carb Atkins diet, she has renewed her focus and is looking lean. “It’s hard when you’re on the road!” Kardashian West, 33, tells WHO. “It’s just about working out and trying to eat healthy,” she says. “There’s nothing easy.”
nOW then Does she cheat on her diet? “All the time,” says Kardashian West (on June 17). “Too much!”
“I like to start my day with a workout, then it’s just getting myself back into diet mode,” says Kardashian West (on Sept. 28).
nOW To stay redcarpet ready, “eating right plays a big part,” says Garner (on Sept. 8). “Fresh fruits and vegies are key.”
To kick-start her weight loss after the birth of each of her three kids with Ben Affleck, “I promise myself that I’m going to just do 10 minutes on the treadmill. Ten little minutes. That’s it,” the 1.73m actress, 42, who dropped 23kg after the February 2012 birth of her third child, Samuel, for her role in 2013’s Dallas Buyers Club, has said. “Once you’re on the treadmill for 10 minutes, you usually get your second wind and will stay on much longer.”
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Garner (on July 18) sparked pregnancy rumours with this outfit. “I lack even a healthy vanity about what I look like going out in the world,” she has said.
After pregnancy, “everything changes,” says Hudson (in 2011, four months after having her second son, Bingham).
“I always go back to the Brazilian Butt Lift DVD,” says Hudson (on July 14). “It’s really fun and a good workout.”
Sticking to a daily intake of around 7,500 kilojoules, “I want to be healthy, but I don’t want to starve myself of the things l love, like wine,” says the mum of two, 35. She also “breaks a sweat six days a week” with workouts of running, Pilates or following an exercise DVD: “Even when you’re a mum and you have a million things to do and the kids are at school, DVDs make it hard to say you didn’t have time. I love them.”
The “Booty” singer, 45, has cleaned up her eating (“her diet is built around plants,” says a source) and has been working with Tracy Anderson to optimise her fitness while keeping her curves. “Her workouts have to give her the ability to have endurance,” says star trainer Anderson. “We don’t want to change her sexy body and wanted to design a workout to keep her sexy butt toned.” A top trick? “We change the workout every 10 workouts. That’s the secret. We can only stay on a movement every 10 days.”
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noW After cutting down on dairy, carbs and reducing her meat intake, “I feel great mentally and physically,” says Lopez (on Aug. 24).
Mayer (in 2011) underwent a second round of throat surgery in 2012.
Post-surgery, Mayer (on Aug. 29) ate “just healthy food ... I’m the king of rice and chicken.”
Since splitting from Katy Perry, the 1.91m singer, 36, has been making headlines for his shrinking frame. While a couple, he and Perry sought the expertise of star trainer Harley Pasternak, who utilised a “multiple variation training plan”—working on different parts of the body while changing the resistance, number of reps and angles—to whip his clients into shape.
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“I’m not an exercise fanatic,” says Lopez (in 2012). “But I do dance a lot for shows.”
Breastfeeding helped Beyoncé (in 2012) shed the bulk of her weight.
The star (on Sept. 23) mixes up running, dancing and crunches.
After the January 2012 birth of Blue Ivy, “I worked crazily to get my body back,” said the singer, who lost 30kg. In addition to thrice-weekly, 90-minute training sessions, the star, 33, underwent a 22-day vegan challenge in December ahead of making headlines for her slim figure at the Jan. 26 Grammys.
Working out four to five days a week, “I definitely think she’s grown more confident, and with good reason: her legs look amazing,” says Teri Ann Krefting, Harley Pasternak’s associate trainer. A typical workout involves circuit training with cardio bursts, and Simpson, 34, shows no signs of slowing. After her July wedding, “I thought she would maybe want to scale it back to two or three days a week,” says Krefting. “But her work ethic is unlike anyone I’ve trained with.”
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NOW The Weight Watchers spokeswoman showed off her pins on Sept. 20.
“Nothing good comes easy,” Kardashian (on June 10) has said.
“I am determined to get my pre-Hamptons, pre-sympathy Kourtney pregnancy weight off,” posted Kardashian (on Sept. 23).
KHLOE KARDASHIAN After tweeting that she had been “slacking off” her diet and exercise regimen while filming Kourtney and Khloé Take the Hamptons, “I def gained about 10 lb [4.5kg] or even more,” she posted. “Oye!” Back to training with Gunnar Peterson, “She’s killing it in the gym,” he says. “There are no shortcuts.” n
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Bullied for her postbaby body, “I wasn’t concerned what people think about me,” says Simpson (in 2012).
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Kate and Gerry McCann (in 2012) were once named as suspects in their daughter’s disappearance. “We’re not the ones who have done something wrong here,” said Kate. “It’s the person who’s taken a little girl away from her family.”
In an update on the Madeleine McCann case on BBC One’s Crimewatch last year, Metropolitan Police revealed witnesses in Praia da Luz saw a white man with a blonde-haired child in his arms heading away from the McCanns’ apartment about 10 PM on the night in question.
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Madeleine’s empty bed on the night of the abduction on May 3, 2007.
footprints, they speculated—had taken some laundry and wrapped it round his feet. Years later, after a Metropolitan Police study of the various attacks—and as the public responded to appeals broadcast on BBC One’s Crimewatch—Andy Redwood, chief of Operation Grange [a British review of the investigation launched in 2011] would update the information on potentially relevant incidents before and after Madeleine’s disappearance. There had in fact been 18 break-ins that involved children, he said, in properties where British families had been staying between 2004 and 2010. In most of the incidents there had been no forced entry and nothing had been stolen. In one chilling incident in 2006 in Praia da Luz at the Ocean Club itself, children in a ground-foor apartment had seen a man break in through a patio door. He had taken nothing, but merely stood staring into a child’s travel cot. The previous year in Praia da Luz, however, a 10-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted. Nine children had been sexually assaulted in all. Between April 20, 2007, and the day Madeleine disappeared, May 3, one man—and on occasion two men—came to the doors of British residents and tourists claiming to be collecting for an orphanage. There was no such orphanage in the location they described, and it is a reasonable speculation that the men were in fact casing the premises with intent to commit a crime. A British citizen long resident in the Algarve has described the chilling episode when a man claiming to represent an orphanage came to the door of her friend, also English. “There was a knock at the door,” she recalled, “and the man standing there said he was collecting for some orphanage. He looked rather unkempt, scruffy. But what made her very uncomfortable was that all the time he was stood there, he wasn’t looking at her but past her—at her 3-year-old daughter.”
“The man had come in and got into bed with their daughter”
British authorities searched an area in Praia da Luz on June 4, 2007.
LIST OF SUSPECTS The first person to become an official suspect in Madeleine’s vanishing was local property consultant Robert Murat. He was cleared in 2008. Gerry and Kate McCann were also named as suspects by Portuguese authorities on Sept. 7, 2007, and later cleared.
ad Kate and Gerry McCann known of the dangers lurking in the shadows of Praia da Luz, they might have taken their fateful holiday elsewhere. On April 28, 2007, the McCanns—English doctors Gerry and Kate and their children, Madeleine, nearly 4, and 2-year-old twins Amelie and Sean— arrived in the Portuguese town on the Algarve coast for what was to be a seven-night holiday with a group of friends at the Ocean Club Resort. Five days later on May 3, while Gerry and Kate dined with their friends at the restaurant some 50m from the holiday apartment where the children were in bed, Madeleine vanished. In the more than seven years since, no trace of her has been found. Looking for Madeleine, a revealing new book by British journalists Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan, brings to shocking light how the Algarve was rife with accounts of abuse and attempted abductions of girls, before and after Madeleine’s abduction, with little effort by local authorities to investigate.
As early as 2009, working from police records, private detectives working for Gerry and Kate McCann had identifed four villages and towns —all within 40 miles of Praia da Luz—where intruders had in the period before Madeleine’s disappearance assaulted, tried to assault and in one case tried to abduct young girls. Two incidents had occurred in Carvoeiro, three in or near the town of Albufeira and one in the town of Silves. Most had occurred at night and had involved an intruder entering an apartment. Five of six attacks had targeted British children. The victims had all been young girls, most of them around 9 or 10 years old. One, the child in Silves, whom the intruder appeared to have tried to abduct, had been a girl only 3 years old—the same age as Madeleine. One of the incidents in the Carvoeiro area was described to the authors by a British resident of Portugal, a well-known face on British television who prefers not to be named here. It occurred some three years before Madeleine vanished, and the target was the then 8-year-old daughter of an English couple—friends of the resident—who were renting a villa nearby. “The parents called me right afterwards,” the resident said, “and described what had happened during the night. They had been asleep in their room with the door closed, and their two children—girls aged 11 and 8 —were in their beds in another room. It was only when the girls woke them that they learnt there had been an intruder. From what the children told their parents, it seemed the man had come in and got into bed with their younger daughter. He hadn’t actually done anything to her. The older girl woke up at that point and saw what was happening. The man got up and walked out of the room into the kitchen. But then, when the man had gone, the kids got up and went and woke up their parents.” The intruder had apparently worn a surgical mask and—to avoid leaving
An artist’s impression of a man seen carrying a child about 9.15 PM on May 3, 2007. Police said in 2013 that the sighting was not relevant. Right: Two e-fits of the same man (based on varying descriptions), who was seen carrying a child about 10 PM.
Kate and Gerry McCann in Praia da Luz on May 6, 2007, three days after their daughter vanished.
A couple of hours after the doorstep encounter, when the British woman went to pick up an older child from school, she spotted him again. “He was still there, waiting at the end of the road,” her friend told the authors. And the following day, she left her 3-yearold daughter downstairs for a minute or two while she went upstairs to fetch some laundry. Then, when she was coming back down the stairs, she caught a glimpse of a man in the living room with her child. He left rapidly as she came down the stairs. The man who made this woman fear for her child had come to her door very shortly before Madeleine disappeared. The family’s rented villa was moreover in Praia da Luz where all six other “orphanage” incidents had been reported—one of them the week before Madeleine went missing at the
Ocean Club’s Apartment 5A where the McCanns were to stay. Kate McCann would get wind of the fact that there had been previous assaults on little girls the very morning after her daughter’s disappearance. The then British consul in the Algarve, Bill Henderson, told her about them as she waited to tell the Portuguese police about the events of the night before. Eventually, Kate learnt that word of the incidents reached the British police from parents who came forward after learning what had happened to Madeleine. According to the parents’ reports, Portuguese police had not taken the parents’ complaints seriously. There had been no adequate follow-up, they said, no statements taken, no search for DNA or fngerprint evidence. It was hard to understand, then, one mother had written in a letter to the police, how a profle of the man could be developed. What might he do, she asked, if he was not stopped? Had Gerry and Kate McCann known about the history of sexual assaults on tourists’ children in Praia da Luz and the surrounding area, they would never have left their patio doors unlocked to make dinner-time checks on their children easier. Had they known about the sex attacks in advance of the holiday, indeed, they might well not have chosen to travel to the Algarve.
Had they known that there had in recent times been a series of break-ins at the Ocean Club, they would surely have taken more precautions. One of those break-ins had occurred only the week before they arrived, when Pamela Fenn, the elderly woman who lived directly above their apartment, had disturbed an intruder and sent him packing. Had they known what had happened that fateful Thursday afternoon, just hours before Madeleine disappeared, while they and the children were enjoying themselves, they would certainly have been alarmed. It was late that afternoon that Mrs Fenn’s niece Carole—sitting on her aunt’s terrace directly above the McCann apartment—had seen a man acting furtively in the lane below. He had appeared to come out of a ground-foor apartment, had looked to one side, then the other, shut the gate very carefully as though ensuring it did not make a noise, had done so several times, and had moved stealthily as though not to be seen. It had looked, Mrs Fenn’s niece had thought, “very strange.” Had Gerry and Kate McCann but known ... n
“He wasn’t looking at her, but past her, at her daughter”
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Rosa & Ruth Hollows
LIVES ON More than 20 years after his death, Fred Hollows’s twin daughters visit the world-renowned eye-care centre he co-founded in Nepal
“We’re twins and we’re very close,” says Rosa (right, with Ruth and eye patients at Pullarhari Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal), “so it’s nice to do special things like this together.”
“Sometimes I think I can remember his voice ... but then I’ve heard a lot of recordings,” says Ruth (second from right, with Rosa, Fred, Emma and Anna-Louise in 1993, just 11 days before his death).
Rosa looks to her late father when facing big decisions. “I think about how he would have behaved, and then I act accordingly,” she says, adding that his attitude was: “Get going, it’s not that hard, keep your chin up and you’ll be fine.”
“We ask each other questions about who Dad was”
babies in strollers but had always wanted to travel there again as adults. So when the opportunity arose this year to go for 10 days, volunteer at an eye camp and witness the life-changing operation their father pioneered with his best friend and partner, Dr Sanduk Ruit, they “jumped on board,” says Rosa. Staying with the monks at the Pullarhari Monastery with breathtaking views over Kathmandu Valley, the sisters were struck by the beauty of the place, the people and their culture. They quickly got stuck into work, setting up the camp, helping with preoperative examinations, assisting Ruit and the other doctors in the operating theatre and removing eyepatches after surgery. More than 900 people line up outside Tilganga each day hoping to receive eye-care, and each doctor will perform more than 50 operations. The
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siblings from Fred’s first marriage, Tanya s Ruth and Rosa Hollows and Ben) have all helped them form a picture walk past the holy Bagmati of their father. Says Ruth: “Rosa and I had River, which winds through the least amount of time growing up with Kathmandu, they feel a sense Dad before he passed away, so we often ask of anticipation. The 24-yeareach other questions about old twins are following in the who Dad was.” footsteps of their father—the They may not recall their early late renowned eye surgeon days growing up with Fred, who and philanthropist Fred was named Australian of the Hollows—and have travelled Year in 1990, but his work is from Australia to the capital of something the twins have always Nepal to visit the eye hospital been keenly aware of through the that carries on his work. —Ruth Hollows Fred Hollows Foundation and its When they see the sign reading mission to end preventable blindness. “The “Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology” it stops foundation started around our dining-room them in their tracks. “This name has been a table before I was born, and it’s still very much part of my whole childhood,” Ruth tells WHO. a part of dinner-time conversation,” says Rosa. “But actually seeing it, and what it has become The girls first visited Nepal when they were today, it just brings a huge smile to my face. We don’t have our dad around anymore but we can experience him through his work and “It’s a really beautiful through his legacy.” experience to share with someone when Ruth and Rosa are the youngest of Fred and their sight’s restored,” Gabi Hollows’s five children. They were not says Rosa (with eye patient Kamari quite 3 years old when Hollows died from Gurung, 80). cancer on Feb. 10, 1993, aged 63. Try as they might, they don’t have their own memories of the man who spent his life helping those who couldn’t afford or access basic eye-care. “I unfortunately don’t remember anything,” says blonde-haired, blue-eyed Rosa. “I feel like me and Ruth have a collective memory—we’re so privileged to have an archive of photos and footage and audio [to draw upon], and so many people around us who knew Dad. That’s how I remember him.” Their older siblings from Fred and Gabi’s marriage, environmental scientist Emma, 29, doctor Cam, 32, and Anna-Louise, 26, a nurse (as well as two
The twins heard stories about their first trip to Nepal in 1992 from Dr Ruit: For Ruth, “It was great to relive some of those moments.”
The Hollows sisters took in the sights at Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu.
“Just seeing the eye camps for the first time was like, ‘Wow, it’s finally coming together and now I understand,’ ” says Ruth.
“I wish I could have done this with my dad”
Fred’s Dream Team.
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“I’m not going to be an eye surgeon, but I can raise money,” says Ruth, who has participated in the Wild Women on Top Sydney Coastrek for the past four years to raise money for the Fred Hollows Foundation. In 2015, Ruth and Rosa will be walking with their sisters. “Coastrek is special because it’s something Dad would have really enjoyed,” says Ruth. “He was a mountaineer and he loved the outdoors.” To participate in the 55km team challenge on March 6 from Palm Beach or Coogee Beach to Balmoral, register now at coastrek.com.au. The goal is to raise $3 million, which represents restoring sight to 120,000 people.
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chips off the old block. “We’re both strong in twins were taught a few phrases in Nepali— our opinions and tenacious in our attitudes, look left, look right, touch your nose—to test and that’s a trait we definitely inherited from the patients’ depth perception, but otherwise Dad,” says Ruth. Sporty Rosa is a qualified their communication was limited. “Before they carpenter, which was Fred’s favourite hobby. have their eye surgery they’re holding your She works on domestic and hand and you’re helping them residential projects near her walk down to the surgery, and home in Wollongong, south of helping them up onto the bed Sydney, and is planning her to lay them down. So it’s a very wedding to mining trade assistant personal connection,” says Ruth. Matt Anderson. Sydney-based The surgery itself is quick Ruth graduated from the —less than 15 minutes in the experienced hands of Ruit, who —Rosa Hollows University of NSW with the aim of becoming a project manager has now done more cataract for an NGO, and has begun working at notoperations than anyone else in the world. for-profit organisation Lymphoma Australia. “Watching him is like watching a master at Her plan is to “earn my stripes and learn the work,” says Ruth. “They’ve streamlined the skills” that she will one day bring back to the process in such a way that they can apply the highest quality of care at the lowest possible cost to the most number of patients they can.” While he worked, the doctor chatted to Rosa and Ruth about their lives, catching up on the family news. “He’s kind of like an uncle,” explains Ruth, who has known him her whole life. “It was like we were catching up over coffee, but it was over the operating table,” says Rosa. Working with them were Ruit’s daughters, who are around the same age as the twins, and seeing the Ruits work alongside one another was poignant for the Hollows sisters. “At one point I was a little bit envious, because I was like, ‘Damn, I wish I could have been able to do this and be in the operating theatre with my dad,’ ” says Rosa. Ruth Hollows (second Despite missing out on so much quality from right) with her 2014 Coastrek group time with their father, Ruth and Rosa are
Fred Hollows Foundation. Rosa, too, would like to be involved with the foundation in the future, but one thing both girls agree on is that they want to earn any position with the organisation. “I don’t want to get a job over someone else just because I’m somebody’s daughter,” says Rosa. With Nepal as an opportunity to learn the ropes, the highlight for both sisters was witnessing the patients regain their sight. Some were shy and sat blinking as the patches were taken off their eyes, but others sang songs, clapped, laughed and offered blessings to the girls. Rosa recalls: “There was one beautiful lady ... she was tiny and she had these gorgeous long grey plaits, and she just wanted to dance with me and look at my face.” It was long, tough work, but deeply rewarding. “They didn’t know we were Fred’s kids, but they knew that there were people on the other side of the world who are dedicated to helping them get this eye-care,” says Ruth. “It just makes me so proud of the work that my dad did, and the work of the Fred Hollows Foundation.” n By Alyssa Braithwaite
Star of Gone GIRL
The English actress steps into the biggest role of her career, playing a warped wife in the yearâ€™s most anticipated thriller
her rising star
Pike’s breakout role at age 21 in 2002’s Die Another Day also marked the last Bond film for Pierce Brosnan. In 2005, her star turn as Jane Bennet in Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice saw the romance bleed over to real life: she became engaged to director Joe Wright, but they later split.
Pride & Prejudice with Keira Knightley (left, in 2005).
she concedes, “I had been craving the chance to play a lead.” Now the soon-to-be mother of two is getting her chance—in a big way. Although she lives in London with partner Robie Uniacke, 53, a businessman—“I love the idea of marriage, but I don’t need it at the moment,” she says—she is now squarely —Ben Affleck in the Hollywood spotlight. “I can already feel the climate changing because David picked me,” she says of the “ship in a storm” hype surrounding Gone Girl. “It’s extraordinary.” n By Jennifer Garcia
“I was captivated by her performance”
Gone Girl review, p. 83.
Ben Affleck cracked her up on-set: “He could be a stand-up comedian.”
Die Another Day (2002) with Pierce Brosnan.
The mum behind the twisted thriller
Before her curdled take on marriage sold more than 6 million copies, Gillian Flynn gave the Gone Girl manuscript to her husband. “I said, ‘If there’s anything that hits too close to home, highlight it, because I’d rather stay Flynn married to you than keep a line or two,” says the mother of two, 43. Her second novel, the 2009 mystery Dark Places, is also set to hit screens soon. Will she fix her poison pen on motherhood next? “I can’t imagine I’ll be able to resist,” she says.
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he’s expecting her second child later this year, but Rosamund Pike doesn’t let her baby belly stop her from hopping on a bike at Peddler’s Creamery, a bicycle-churned smallbatch ice-cream shop in Los Angeles. (Her pick: salted chocolate crunch, plus a takeaway waffle bowl for her 2-year-old son, Solo.) “I’m shockingly out of shape,” she says, laughing. The London-bred actress is warm, relaxed and slyly funny—nothing like, say, Bond girl Miranda Frost, her breakout role in 2002’s Die Another Day. After that, “everybody thought I was terribly cold,” she says. “Frost, literally!” Now she is stepping into another chilling role, but this time the cool surface is wickedly cracked. As Amy Dunne, the missing wife in David Fincher’s film adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s 2012 bestseller Gone Girl, Pike, 35, finally has a “potential for changing people’s perceptions,” she says of the “beguiling, incredibly powerful and alluring” character, “and yet the potential for failure is just huge!” Self-deprecating Englishness aside, she beat out far better-known Hollywood A-listers for the coveted role. Fincher, who Pike first met over Skype, “homed in on me before I had any inkling of it,” she says. Flynn cites the Oxfordeducated Pike’s “natural sophistication” as an ideal fit for the enigmatic Amy: “She’s someone who’s going to keep you on your toes.” Ben Affleck, who co-stars as Amy’s under-suspicion husband, echoes that. “Ros manages to be both accessible and opaque at the same time,” he says. “I was captivated by her performance, and yet I never felt I could get to a full understanding of her. I think that duality is at the root of good acting.” Pike, who also shows off her lighter side in the comedy Hector and the Search for Happiness, is content to keep people guessing. The daughter of opera-singer parents, she studied piano and cello, but knew early on that her imagination would lead her into acting. “As an only child, I started to pretend to be with other people,” she explains. Beyond Bond, she often found herself “being laced into a corset,” she says, including in 2005’s Pride & Prejudice alongside Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan. “It was one of those magical summers with five girls who felt like sisters,” she says, and they keep in touch: “Keira just moved around the corner from me.” After a supporting turn in 2012’s Jack Reacher opposite Tom Cruise (“His lack of need for sleep was remarkable”),
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“I really appreciate her bubbly personality,” says Reigan of her room-mate, Caitlyn Shadbolt, 18. “She’s an angel: she goes to sleep early and doesn’t make a noise. I have one side of the room for my clothes and she has her side—we’re both kind of messy.”
Being bold with her stage looks, “I really get to express myself,” says Reigan (during wardrobe fittings on Sept. 26). “I get to be exactly who I am and that’s exciting to me.”
My week in
Surviving another week to make the Top 5, ‘The X Factor’ favourite takes WHO behind the scenes
“We get wellfed—tonight it’s Thai,” says Reigan (with Caitlyn on Sept. 24).
On Sept. 24, Reigan and “makeup maestro” Martin Bray decide “whether a bold or nude lip would work best” for her performance.
FOO’S CREW Post-show on Sept. 28, “I was
Reigan puts in some practice ahead of her rendition of John Farnham’s “Burn for You”— “It’s an Aussie classic and I didn’t want to disappoint Foo or Australia.”
“It’s really beautiful, the connection between the contestants this year,” says Reigan (with 14-yearold Marlisa Punzalan during dress rehearsals on Sept. 28).
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t is definitely not a show where you just turn up and sing on Sunday and Monday nights—everyone is working so hard behind the scenes,” The X Factor Top 5 contender Reigan Derry tells WHO on Sept. 28, after a standing ovation for her rendition of “Burn for You”. For the past week the Perth singer’s sole focus has been meeting mentor Redfoo’s challenge to “feel the emotion” of John Farnham’s classic, with her days a whirlwind of rehearsals, costume fittings, press and debriefs—and tennis—with her “amazing” mentor, on top of a trip to Melbourne to perform at the Royal Melbourne Show. Despite the full schedule, “The mood on-set is always really lively and we joke around,” she says. “I don’t know whether it’s just because Brothers 3 are insane boys and don’t know how to calm down!” She has forged a sisterly bond with the last remaining group act, and “Even though we’re at the pointy end of the competition, we really aren’t looking at it like that. There’s just so much love.” While she hasn’t had a day off for nine weeks, Reigan, who tips rocker Dean Ray, 25, to win, unwinds with yoga, breakfast with Over 25s team-mate Jason Heerah, 31,
complaining about Foo’s song choice for me next week,” says Reigan (with Redfoo and Jason Heerah). “Dannii asked, ‘Who is Reigan?’ and I was stressing the song is not me. But Foo said, ‘You can do it!’ He totally fights for me.”
“I snapped the other day and was ‘You know what? I’m not participat like, ing any more in conversations of who’ll bottom two next week!’ ” laughs Reig be in the an (in the green room with Makirum, left, and Shardyn Fahey-Leigh of Brothers 3 on Sept . 24).
“Every time I get offstage, I watch it back and think, ‘I could’ve done it better,’ ” says Reigan. “I’m waiting for that week where I’m like, ‘I smashed it!’ ”
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The second-time contestant isn’t giving up on his dream His Sept. 23 elimination became his second in as many years, but for the New Zealand– born Sydney retail assistant, 25, finishing seventh on The X Factor is only the beginning: “This experience has made me stronger, more confident and free to be who I really am in front of my family and the rest of the world.”
and long talks with Redfoo, whom she believes “puts the most time” into his contestants. “But we all practise a lot. If you’ve got an hour between hair and makeup, you’re singing. Dean plays his guitar nonstop and sometimes we have jams,” adds Reigan, who perfects her performances by watching videos of her rehearsals, and counters all the noise with occasional mornings of silence. One place she’s happy to be loud—and free— is her wardrobe. “I’ve felt really confident in what I’ve worn each week, like it’s an extension of my personality,” says Reigan, who wears hair extensions for each show and jokes her fellow female finalists are “getting really used to me having to take my clothes off—we all have to change at the same time for group numbers!” n By Alicia Neil
Now the dust has settled, how are you feeling about the end of your journey? I was ready. Everything happens for a reason and although I would have loved to make it all the way, I was happy with my last live performance and my showdown song—I gave it everything so I was willing to accept the outcome. How prepared were you to leave? I feel blessed to have been given a second chance on the show and making it to live shows after being sent home by Ronan at home visits last year. I had experienced being in the bottom two already, so in many ways I was prepared to leave. What did your mentor, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, say to you post-show? Natalie’s been such a fantastic mentor and support. She is one of the most important women in my life right now. Nat told me to keep going with my dream and not to see this as a setback, but as a platform. Which live show best represented the kind of artist you want to be? I have a lot of soul, that’s the genre
that’s closest to my heart, so my last performance of “You Are So Beautiful” is up there. But I want to be versatile and do pop. Have you turned to your mum, Faimafili, in New Zealand for support? Yes, I called my mum straight after the show. She was upset, so were my aunties and cousins, but I told them it was OK. I have all the support I need around me right now. What are your immediate plans? Will you return to work in retail? It’s a bit too early to tell right now! I’m going to New Zealand to chill out and spend time with my family and I’ll be back for the grand final. I wouldn’t rule out a return to retail— I’m such a people person and I love my job. But singing is where my heart lies. I won’t give up that at any cost. Where do you see yourself in five years? Singing, performing and recording! And hopefully inspiring people to be who they are and continuing on this journey that started on The X Factor two years ago. What’s on the cards for you and James? He is my partner and he will be by my side for whatever is next. He has really been my rock throughout all of this. Would you do another TV show? I think it’s time to focus on myself for a while. So unless it’s the Tee world tour backstage DVD, I don’t think I would be on another reality show! [Laughs]
“We worry for Dean because he does get a little dark, but we’re grateful as that’s what makes his music so compelling,” says Reigan (with “close friend” Dean Ray on Sept. 24).
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“[His] commitment, talent and sweet nature has been a joy to work with every day,” said Bassingthwaighte following Tee’s elimination.
The B ig BangTheory
With more than 20 million fans worldwide—and hefty pay cheques—the stars of TV’s most popular show s dish on their loves, lives and incredible incredibl friendships
AUGUSt/rAven & SnOw
efore the cast of The Big Bang Theory can get on with the business of portraying television’s favourite eggheads (and one foxy, out-of-work actress), there is a customary ritual that always precedes the reading of the very first script of the season. It usually starts with a simple question: How did you spend your summer? Faster than you can bust out Sheldon’s catch cry, “Bazinga!” details are shared in gleeful progression: Jim Parsons (Sheldon) became a Wimbledon groupie. Simon Helberg (Howard) nested at home with his second baby. Melissa Rauch (Bernadette) produced her first movie. Johnny Galecki (Leonard) jetted to Prague, Kunal Nayyar (Raj) hightailed it to India and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting (Penny) went all Edward Scissorhands on her hair. “It’s a lot like the first day back at school,” explains Mayim Bialik (Amy). “There’s the sense that you’ve been gone a really long time. We miss working together. We miss each other! Even if we see each other in the summer, it’s not the same as the kind of work we do together, because that’s really the basis of how we all know each other.” It’s also a major reason why The Big Bang Theory, which is about to begin its eighth season, is such a mammoth hit. The show reaches more than 20 million viewers—this, in an age when other sitcoms struggle to stay on the air—thanks in no small part to its likable, nerdy ensemble. “If you met all of these people, you would want nothing but good things for any of them. There isn’t one in the bunch where you’d say, ‘Oh, I hope this guy doesn’t get too full of himself,’ ” explains the show’s co-creator and executive producer Bill Prady. “And when you’ve been together for nearly a decade, with marriages and babies, it’s a family thing. If you talk about extended families, this one gets along a lot better than my real one.” Perhaps luckily for everyone involved, success didn’t happen overnight. Though Galecki and Cuoco-Sweeting had built 50 l Who
“A lot of us hang out— it’s just a close-knit group,” says Rauch (far right, with, from left, Parsons, Galecki, CuocoSweeting, Nayyar, Helberg and Bialik). “It’s nice to have friends that are that close at work.”
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“It’s a great group of people who leave their egos at the door. We’re like the good kids in school” —Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting
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When he is not at work, Galecki can typically be found enjoying his 120ha California vineyard. “There’ve been a few romantic walks through it, sure,” says Galecki, who recently split from his girlfriend of two years, Kelli Garner, and who previously dated Cuoco-Sweeting. “There have also been some boisterous rides on motorcycles.” But that’s as wild as it gets for the 39-year-old sitcom veteran, who began his career as a child actor, appearing in such films as National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. “I don’t ride my motorcycle in the city anymore. Once you realise the responsibility of it, things like that just aren’t as fun.”
Amy Farrah Fowler
For a while it looked as if the former Blossom star had given up on Hollywood. But the onetime child actress, 38, who earned a PhD in neuroscience before joining the show in 2010, has generated new fame—and three Emmy nods—for her portrayal of Sheldon’s girlfriend. Not that she seeks the limelight: Bialik, who made waves with her 2012 book on attachment parenting, prefers spending time at home with her sons Miles, 8, and Frederick, 6, with ex Michael Stone. She would even prefer to skip those redcarpet events, because “I’m just the least comfortable socially.” (As an Orthodox Jew, she dresses conservatively for big events.) “I go to the supermarket. I fly coach [economy]. I still clean my own toilets,” she says. “I’m a normal person.”
For Parsons, fame has invited heavy scrutiny, but since coming out in 2012, the once famously private actor, 41, has developed a more relaxed attitude towards the attention. After a recent report said he and his boyfriend of more than a decade, art director Todd Spiewak, were engaged, “I did put out a statement clarifying, but I thought, ‘At least it’s a sweet lie,’” says Parsons. “At least no-one said I was coming out of rehab from an addiction problem.” Wedding plans are not on the agenda for now, but the pair do enjoy
Parsons (right) and Spiewak
a comfortable lifestyle. “Our extravagance is that we have a place in New York and a place in Los Angeles, and we do hop back and forth,” says Parsons. “There’s more cash to throw around, but it certainly hasn’t made anybody harder to work with, and it definitely hasn’t made anybody do their job less.”
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Kunal Nayyar Raj Koothrappali
A self-described “cheesy” sentimentalist, Nayyar says he is relishing his moment in the spotlight. “I love taking pictures with fans because the truth is one day this is all going to end,” he says. Fan encounters are particularly frequent during his
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trips back to his childhood home, India, where Big Bang is a hit, and Nayyar, 33, and his wife, Miss India 2006 Neha Kapur, are huge. But he’s still stumped by the question he gets most often: “People ask all the time, ‘Are you anything like Raj?’ What am I gonna answer?”
Helberg is so close to his castmates that some stopped by the hospital to celebrate the arrival of his second child, son Wilder, with actress Jocelyn Towne in April. “They barged in during the birth,” jokes Helberg, who is also dad to daughter Adeline, 2. “It was really awkward. I had to tell Kunal to put down those forceps.” A family man, Helberg, 33, enjoys low-key evenings of takeaway with fellow homebodies Parsons, Rauch and their significant others. “It’s somewhat reminiscent of the show,” says Helberg. “We’ve all been close since the beginning.” As for stardom, he finds it surreal. “I got off the freeway the other day and handed this homeless girl money,” he recalls. “She said, ‘Wait a second, aren’t you on TV?’ I was so confused.”
Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz How’s this for commitment: Rauch prefers to act with a stuffy nose because it helps her get into character as Howard’s microbiologist wife. “If I have a cold, it’s actually easier to talk in the Bernadette voice than my own voice,” says the 34-year-old comedian who, together with her husband, likes to spend free time with her co-stars. After seven years, everyone has fallen into specific roles off-camera. “Kaley is the best at throwing parties. Mayim’s the deep thinker and Kunal is a big giggler,” she says. “We all get along and it’s a nice family feel, and somehow there is no drama in our personal lives.”
They certainly deserve some a reputation on hit sitcoms such as credit for keeping on the straight Roseanne and 8 Simple Rules, the and narrow. Though one-time rest of the show’s stars were largely couple Galecki and Cuoco-Sweeting unknown when it premiered in have generated attention for their 2007. (Bialik, best known for her gig romantic ups and downs—she split on Blossom, joined in Season 3.) from fiancé Josh Resnik in 2012 and Though the comedy was a strong dated Man of Steel star Henry Cavill performer during its first three for a nanosecond last year before seasons, it only exploded in settling down and marrying Ryan popularity once reruns began airing Sweeting on New Year’s Eve; in syndication in 2011. By the end Galecki split from Kelli Garner of Season 7, it had become the in August—“By and large, if you most-watched sitcom in the US. notice one thing about our show, “We were really fortunate that it it’s that we’re hardly ever in the wasn’t jarring in any way,” Parsons tabloids and you never see us says, sitting down to an interview partying or being crazy,” says with WHO in late August after an Nayyar, who counts himself among early-morning rehearsal. He has the show’s reserved home-bodies now joined the ranks of Michael such as Parsons, Helberg and J. Fox and Kelsey Grammer with Rauch. (Bialik, a practising a fourth Emmy for his portrayal Orthodox Jew, is so conservative she of a socially awkward theoretical won’t let her two sons watch the physicist, but says the transition sitcom. “There is a lot from just-happy-toof sexual innuendo,” have-a-job actor to she explains.) sitcom superstar “You learn who felt gradual enough to talk to, where to that “it was allowed go and how to act,” to be a celebration of, says Cuoco-Sweeting, ‘Isn’t this wonderful?’ prescribing her instead of it own set of rules for being, ‘Isn’t this frightening?’ ” —Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting dealing with life in the public eye: “If While many of the you don’t want to be photographed, show’s stars still enjoy an existence don’t go to the Ivy, and wear that is relatively under the radar— undergarments when you go out.” Helberg, for one, was able to spend In truth, says Helberg, “everybody’s three months at home with his new got their feet on the ground, so it son before having to confirm the doesn’t feel that much different from news—they’re also enjoying much day one, when we first started bigger pay cheques. After tense working together. I don’t think contract negotiations, Parsons, we would’ve survived if everybody Galecki and Cuoco-Sweeting signed lost their minds.” on for another three years, during With the show returning in an which time they’ll earn a whopping hour-long premiere to Nine (expect $1 million an episode. (Nayyar and to find Parsons’s Sheldon dazed and Helberg are netting about $700,000 pantsless after disappearing at the an episode; Bialik and Rauch had end of last season and Cuocodeals in place.) Sweeting’s Penny still planning Public reaction to the her wedding to Galecki’s Leonard), negotiations was “kind for the the cast is excited about returning most part,” says Parsons, but lots to work. “We all have the same of jaws still dropped over the sheer jokes and the same lunch and number of zeroes in those pay make fun of each other the same cheques. “No-one’s being overpaid,” way and laugh the same, and it’s executive producer Chuck Lorre really like no time has passed,” says says adamantly. “They bring so Cuoco-Sweeting. “We’re so close, much joy to so many people’s lives. and it’s a great group of people who If any one of them could throw leave their egos at the door. We’re a 97-mile-an-hour curveball, you’d like the good kids in school.” pay them a lot of money, right? Of n By Lynette Rice course they should be rewarded.”
“If you don’t want to be photographed, don’t go to the Ivy”
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting It’s been a busy year for the actress, who married tennis pro Ryan Sweeting on New Year’s Eve after a whirlwind romance, set up house in Khloé Kardashian’s old mansion— and has since been fending off rumours of both a split and a possible pregnancy. For now neither report seems true, but the 28-year-old actress, who recently laughed off her inclusion in the Hollywood nude photo leak by providing her Instagram followers with
Cuoco-Sweeting and husband Ryan a blurredout picture of herself, will say she “couldn’t be happier” in her personal life. That is, just so long as she and her husband stay away from the tennis court. “I told him, ‘It’s so dumb to hit with you. I’m just not good enough.’ And he goes, ‘Did you think you were good enough?’ ” says Cuoco-Sweeting with mock outrage. “That’s when the crying started.”
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J Members of the Horace Mann Survivors group (clockwise from back left, Joseph Cumming, Steve Fife, Ron Klepper, Ed Bowen and Jon Seiger) with pictures of their teenage selves.
The Horace Mann school’s first campus in Manhattan, New York, in the early 1900s and (right) the school in the 1970s.
HIDDEN IN THE OPEN
“It was a vibrant atmosphere with eccentric teachers joking with us, challenging us,” says Amos Kamil, who broke the story. “That’s what makes rooting out abusers so difficult: the same qualities that go into making an engaging educator are the ones used to lure students.”
For 34 years, a network of paedophiles targeted students at a New York school. As an investigation reveals the abuse, survivors share their stories
participate in a 2012 investigation by the Bronx District Attorney that found a “systemic pattern of alleged abuse.” (No charges were filed, as the New York statute of limitations had run out; victims are calling for a change in the law.) In a statement, Horace Mann said it “has terminated teachers from the school based on the school’s determination of inappropriate conduct at the time.” At least one of them subsequently took a teaching job elsewhere. “I want to make sure,” says Snyder, “that procedures are put in place so a school never has that kind of unique control again.” Her report will include experts’ recommendations to schools on handling abuse complaints. The five men in this story are among the first to speak publicly about surviving sexual abuse at Horace Mann. They represent a fraction of the victims, but their recollections, as well as their lives —Steve Fife since, present a portrait of a pattern of abuse and the damage that can come from it. “I can see secrecy benefiting only the abuser,” says the class of 1971’s Steve Fife, 61, whose memoir of those years, The 13th Boy, came out last month.
“I can see secrecy benefiting only the abuser”
MagNa EsT VEriTas ET PraEValET (“GREAT IS the Truth and It Prevails”): Horace Mann’s motto, in silver letters, graces the lobby of a building on the 7ha campus, located in a mansion-lined corner of the Bronx; tuition is $43,300 a year. Named after a 19th-century Massachusetts congressman and education reformer, the school was considered “a golden ticket,” says Amos Kamil, a 1982 graduate who was not abused but whose 2012 New York Times story first exposed three (now deceased) alleged sex offenders on staff. “There’s the thought that once you’re in, you’re on
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“sometimes I can’t help but think, ‘What the hell is wrong with me that they all picked me?’ I thought it was me alone.” In reality, Seiger was one of at least 63 students (five female) who say they were sexually abused by 22 Horace Mann staff members between 1962 and 1996, according to a new report looking at both the abuse and its cover-up, the full findings of which are expected to be released in October. “This was not like the horrible one person at Penn State. This was a whole network,” says former Manhattan sex-crimes prosecutor and judge Leslie Crocker Snyder, who led the independent investigation for the Horace Mann Action Coalition (HMAC), an alumni group formed in the wake of the revelations. The network Snyder describes included some of Johannes Somary (in the very people 1974) with Joseph victims might have Cumming as a teen. “It has been hugely sought out to report significant to realise abuse: a chaplain and I’m not alone,” says English teacher, Tek Young Lin—he Cumming, who told admitted in The New York Times in Ed Bowen: “If there are two of us, there are 2012 to having had sex with “maybe probably 10 of us.” three” students in the 1960s and ’70s, explaining, “In those days, it was very spontaneous and casual, and it did not seem really wrong”— and a headmaster and president, R. Inslee Clark Jr, with a 21-year tenure. According to HMAC research, past administrations were told about abuses 25 times, but never reported any to the police. Horace Mann’s current administration, which turned down requests for interviews, did not cooperate with HMAC, but did
on Seiger was just a month into Year 7 the first time it happened. On an overnight trip to Washington, DC, in the autumn of 1972, a teacher put his hand in Seiger’s pyjamas shortly after the 11-year-old had gone to bed. “I said, ‘I don’t like this. I’m not comfortable,’ ” Seiger recalls. “He said, ‘Just be a good boy and relax.’” Between that night and Seiger’s 1979 graduation, he would be molested or raped, he says, “hundreds of times” by eight faculty members at Horace Mann, an elite 127-year-old New York private school, which counts members of Congress, Pulitzer Prize–winning authors, scientists and leaders of industry among its alumni. Even decades later, Seiger, 53, says,
,” says “This is how it’s supposed to work Mann, Ron Klepper, 49. “You go to Horace you go to a good [college], you make you connections, you go on to whatever per do. I didn’t. My life ended at 14.” Klep ht, says gym and art teacher Mark Wrig forced himself a Horace Mann graduate, ry. Klepper to have oral sex in the libra
the accused The five survivors WHO spoke with—along with 34 other Horace Mann alumni—accuse these six men of sexual abuse. Sixteen other former teachers and administrators have also been named, says Peter Brooks, archivist for HMAC.
Mark Wright, deceased, resigned after complaints.
Johannes Somary retired in 2002 and died in 2011.
R. Inslee Clark Jr, headmaster, died in 1999.
Tek Young Lin recently told the New York Times he had sex with students.
Stanley Kops resigned in 1983 and committed suicide in 1984.
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“I haD tWo LIveS goIng: prep-school boy and abused guy. my mother figured, ‘oh, he’s getting good grades, I guess he’s doing fine,’ ” says Jon Seiger. he was not fine, and the assaults he recalls offer evidence of a collusion among paedophiles at the school. When he was 14, he says, he was winning track for life, from the Ivy League invited to headmaster Clark’s house. once to the best law firms, Wall Street. It became there, he was alone with Clark and history the perfect place for sexual abuse, which teacher Stanley Kops, another alum, thrives any time a kid has something to lose.” known as the Bear. this led, he says, to Despite the widespread abuse, victims their “getting me drunk, hiring two male often thought they were the lone target, a prostitutes to rape me violently, then tormenting belief held for years. “I thought joining in the assault themselves.” I was an isolated case,” says Fife, who how had he been singled out? Seiger learnt differently only when he read Kamil’s traces it to the day Somary (a friend of article. In fact, singling out the students as Clark’s at yale) took him to meet the “special” was typical of how the abuse headmaster. “there is no doubt in my mind, would begin: teachers who held idol-like based on body language and the secrecy of sway over their young charges would it, that Johannes was telling Clark, ‘this is a identify one as deserving of extra attention. vulnerable boy... and I think you would enjoy spending time “JohanneS Somary WaS with him.’ the next time I saw my hero,” says class of 1977 Johannes, he said, ‘I heard alumnus Joseph Cumming of about the great time you had a beloved music instructor with mr Clark and mr Kops.’ who taught for 43 years. “I —Steve Fife the knowledge that my couldn’t believe it when he horrible experience was shared— said, ‘you have the potential to become I feel sick even now.” one of the great composers of your generation if your talent is properly nurtured, and throUgh meDIatIon, horaCe I’m going to nurture you.’ I was over the mann has paid roughly $3.5 million total moon,” recalls Cumming, 54. “as that is to about 30 victims. But for many, the happening, he begins touching me in a way school’s response, says ed Bowen, has that causes me extreme distress. When I come “out of fear. there’s hardly a trace of would resist, he would say, ‘Joe, you are compassion. We’ve been treated like gold uptight. you need to breathe if you are diggers.” By telling their stories, by pushing going to become a great creative artist.’ for an investigation into how this could here is this man doing so much for me, have happened, the survivors hope to I was frantically trying to find ways to prevent future abuse. “People have said, explain his behaviour as somehow normal ‘you’re so brave to do this, so strong.’ in, say, the european artistic way of I don’t feel those things,” says Jon Seiger. expressing innocent affection.” “I’m just pissed off. they stole so much Cumming told no-one. “What kind of from me.” now that he’s come out of three crappy human being would I be to ruin the decades in the shadows, “it feels like I have reputation of this wonderful man to whom the control, and not them.” I owed so much? he helped me financially, n By Sharon Cotliar helped me get into college.” Ultimately the
“I thought I was an isolated case”
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Robert Berman, now 80, denies abusing students.
shame “drove me to attempt suicide” in 1977. Somary, who was named by at least 13 accusers, died in February 2011. “In march 2011, I found out I was not the only one,” says Cumming, who discovered a blog, “Johannes Somary, Paedophile,” created by “e.B.,” who wrote he had been molested by Somary. ed Bowen (class of 1974) wrote his blog in response to reverent obituaries for Somary. “he was being glorified as a great man and wonderful teacher. I couldn’t take it,” says Bowen, 57.
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BOOKS SPECIAL Big Little Lies deals with playground politics, but it’s not inspired by the parents at her children’s school: “Everyone is really lovely,” says Moriarty (at home on Aug. 4).
Sprin guide From true-life yarns to hot fiction, there’s a new-season book to suit everyone
The big F time Liane Moriarty’s latest novel is set to get the Hollywood treatment
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or Sydney mother-of-two Liane Moriarty, success tastes just like French toast. The first time the author found out she was on the New York Times Bestsellers list was in 2013 when she was on her way out to breakfast. “I had just dropped my little boy off at school and was going with my little girl to a café,” Moriarty, 47, tells WHO. “I normally would have muesli and yoghurt, but [I celebrated and] I had French toast with maple syrup. So whenever I hear ‘New York Times Bestsellers,’ I get this lovely association,” she says with a laugh. These days Moriarty is getting used to the sweet taste of success. Her 2013 novel
The Husband’s Secret went on to top the coveted list, and her new novel, Big Little Lies, has repeated the impressive feat. “It is very exciting and quite surreal,” says Moriarty at her home in Sydney’s north-west. Set in the fictional Sydney beachside primary school Pirriwee Public, Big Little Lies (Macmillan Australia, $32.99) is a darkly comic novel about a school trivia night that goes disastrously wrong when a parent ends up dead. Even before it was released it had caught the attention of two of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, who joined forces to option the screen rights and will star in the film adaptation.
Moriarty and daughter Anna.
“I’ve drunk a lot of champagne,” says Simsion of his success.
Living the dream Life looks very Rosie indeed for author Graeme Simsion
ince being published in January 2013, The Rosie Project has picked up awards, the rights have been sold to more than 40 countries, and fans including Bill Gates and Julia Gillard have fallen for the charms of its star, probable Asperger’s sufferer Don Tillman. It was an easy decision for Graeme Simsion, 58, to follow his unlikely hero’s next adventures in his sequel, The Rosie Effect (Text Publishing, $29.99), as he tells WHO’s Alyssa Braithwaite.
Moriarty met Kidman for coffee in Sydney earlier this year, “which was a thrill for me,” says the writer. And while she had been told by other authors not to get too excited as getting a book made into a film can be a long and difficult process, Kidman reassured her “if I option it, get excited.” The actress also asked her who else she would like to see cast in the film. “I went blank when she asked me, but I’d like to see Rose Byrne as one of the characters, as I think she would do a beautiful job, and Hugh Jackman for the character of Perry would be quite inspired,” says Moriarty. “But I don’t think Nicole was meaning to actually cast who I say— that was more polite chat.”
Either way, it’s an exciting time for Moriarty, the eldest of six children, of whom younger sisters Jaclyn and Nicola are also successful authors. With six novels now under her belt, the former marketing and advertising manager is already dreaming up her next book, with a holiday built in: “I’ve been joking a lot saying I want to set my next book on a tropical island, so I’ll have to do a lot of research.” n By Alyssa Braithwaite
How has The Rosie Project changed your life? Now I’m doing something creative, and I’m enormously happy with it. When I get up at 4 AM to catch a plane for a US tour, I look at myself in the mirror and I say to myself, “Graeme, you’re living the dream.” And I really believe that. Do you find it easy to get inside Don’s head? Yes, I can’t get out of it. After writing The Rosie Effect, I’m really looking forward to some time without Don Tillman in my head! What has the reaction from the Asperger’s community been like? Tremendously positive. The two things Asperger’s groups say is: One, you got it right, and two, they love the fact Don’s a hero. You’ve written the screenplay for the film of The Rosie Project. Who would you like to play Don? People [seem to] like Paul Rudd, Steve Carrell, Ewan McGregor and Benedict Cumberbatch. But these are people you’ve seen in that sort of role before. I would like the casting director to say, “Look, we’re going to cast ‘X person,’” and I go, “Oh my God, who would have thought of him!’”
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“I’ve had books optioned before, but I haven’t ever had such big Hollywood names attached to it right from the beginning,” says Moriarty of the news that Reese Witherspoon (near right) and Nicole Kidman (far right) will star in the movie of Big Little Lies.
Casey Station is the Australian Antarctic Division’s base in Antarctica.
“I’m passionate about the Southern Ocean and protecting it,” says Parrett (at Casey Station).
Ice queen H
Antarctica inspires novelist Favel Parrett
er 2012 debut, the awardwinning Past the Shallows, won over readers and critics alike. Now, Favel Parrett is back with another starkly beautiful offering, When the Night Comes (Hachette Australia, $27.99). Inspired by photos of the polar vessel Nella Dan that Parrett had once stuck on her bedroom wall but hadn’t seen for 25 years, she “sat down and began writing about Nella Dan and what I remembered about her,” says Parrett, who is in her late 30s. To research her novel the Melbourne author travelled to Antarctica aboard the Aurora Australis, as she tells WHO’s Karina Machado.
Her success “is a weird thing that I’m still trying to get my head around,” says Parrett, who has been compared to Tim Winton.
What’s your most vivid memory of the month you spent aboard the Aurora Australis? Sleeping like a child—being rocked to sleep in my little bunk, the sound of the engine constant. Feeling at home at sea. You took part in the “crossing the line ceremony?” What’s that? Well, King Neptune comes on board and it’s a very serious
adultery paulo coelho
The acclaimed Brazilian author returns with a thoughtprovoking new novel about a woman who, in a quest for reawakening passion in her life, embarks on a dangerous affair.
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conversations with mediums scott poDMore
After grilling 30 psychic mediums —including John Edward of TV’s Crossing Over— Sydney journalist Podmore offers their insights into life after death.
business. He and his royal court— the crew painted green with dead fish hanging around their necks— have to decide if you are worthy of sailing his ocean. All I can say is, it’s hard to get the fish smell out of your hair afterwards! Reading your book, it struck me that small kindnesses can stay with us forever. Would you agree? I feel like kindness is not valued as much as it should be, and it can make an incredible difference to the world we live in. Kindness has made a huge difference in my own life. Tasmania features in both your novels. Why has it had such a profound effect on you? Tasmania seems to be in my bones. I only spent about 10 years there, but they were important “growing-up” years. The place had a big impact on how I see the world. What’s next for you? Hopefully I will find the will and the way to begin a new novel. Another long journey. But for now, I’m touring. Getting out there and talking to readers. And I’m reading, reading, reading. Books are one of the most wonderful things!
deadly obsession golden boys karen M. Davis
The second novel from Sydney author Davis, a former police officer, sees Detective Lexie Rogers investigating what appears to be a staged suicide— in a case that’s very close to home.
In a new adult novel, the multi-award winning–Australian young-adult author focuses on the darkness that lurks behind the facade of a seemingly picture-perfect family in a quiet neighbourhood.
Walters (left) encouraged Mackellar to pen her follow-up memoir.
Rural romance Maggie Mackellar reveals her new love and fresh start in her second memoir
gone girl gillian flynn
With the screen adaptation of Flynn’s mind-bending 2012 thriller in cinemas this week, it’s the perfect time to revisit the story of a missing wife and her hounded husband. Strap yourself in!
half the world in winter maggie joel
An atmospheric tale set in 1880s London, where a rich industrialist family cope with public backlash and personal grief after their daughter’s death.
the love song of miss queenie hennessy
Fans of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry will relish the story of Queenie, the dying friend that sparked Harold’s walk across England.
rachael’s gift alexandra cameron
This debut novel has overtones of We Need to Talk About Kevin and Gone Girl in its tale of a teenage girl whose beguiling beauty conceals a darkness that threatens to tear her parents apart.
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Moving to Tasmania meant many “adjustments” for Clancy and Arkie, says Mackellar.
fter feeding the chooks and before preparing a lambroast lunch for the shearers at a farm on Tasmania’s picturesque east coast, Maggie Mackellar is shivering in the morning fog, perched on “Reception Rock,” she quips, the only spot where she can talk by phone to WHO. For the author and academic, making the move three years ago from her family farm in Orange, NSW, entailed getting used to many changes, as she shares in How to Get There (Vintage Australia, $32.99), the sequel to her lauded 2011 memoir, When It Rains. “It makes me laugh. How did I get here? And yet, how amazing that I did, and how wonderful.” While When It Rains explored Mackellar’s grief at losing her husband, Mike, to mental illness in 2001 and, shortly after, her mum to cancer, its sequel is about finding love —after 10 years—and making a fresh start for herself and children Arkie, 17, and Clancy, 11, with her partner, sheep farmer Jim Walters, 53. Says Mackellar, 41, “I feel that here I have a chance at happiness every day, which is lovely.” The couple met after Walters, a divorced father of three, contacted Mackellar when she featured on ABC-TV’s Australian Story in 2010. While they built a new life together in Walters’s old stone home—it was built by convicts in 1828—Mackellar is frank about the “challenges” that presented. “It’s not a Hollywood rom-com… But it’s a romance—a real romance,” says Mackellar, who is writing a novel about author Miles Franklin. “Life is so often made up of the ordinary, and that is a good thing. It’s a lucky road to be on.” n By Louise Talbot and Karina Machado
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the guest with... edit Zanita WHITTINGTON Hot picks from the photographer and zanita.com.au blogger, who will feature on the Style Network’s ‘Fashion Bloggers’
at spring fashion week shows
Snapped on famous faces including Alexa Chung (above), English faux-fur label Shrimps showcased its debut collection in London. Anna Dello Russo (below) has a rumoured budget of £94K a day. From Paris to NY, she did not disappoint.
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Stylish yet practical, white trainers have made numerous front-row appearances, such as on Leandra Medine of Man Repeller fame (right, in New York).
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Fashion blogger and model Hanneli Mustaparta opted for classic tortoiseshell Tom Ford frames in Paris in July.
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Who got it right? This week’s guesT judge
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Di Chio is creative director of Australian fashion label Suboo. Since launching in 2008, the brand’s use of bold colours and signature prints has made fans of Miranda Kerr, Jennifer Lopez and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley; suboo.com.au.
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“Her hair. There is a lot going on in the print of this outft— a slick hairdo would have balanced it.”
Los Angeles, July 16 “Chrissy’s look is too much of a mix-andmatch. The blackand-orange bra top cheapens the look rather than highlighting the print and silhouette.”
Los Angeles, Nov. 5, 2013 “The matching cropped shell top and skirt is trending, and Rachel pulls of this look efortlessly with dark beachy waves and strappy sandals.”
“Mixing evening and beach accessories sends out an ‘I’m confused about style’ message.”
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New York, July 24 “Taylor looks young and fresh. The pop of colour she has chosen with her accessories adds a dynamic element to the understated crop top and skirt.”
Los Angeles, Aug. 6 “Scottie’s look is all wrong— it’s not fattering for her. Flat beach sandals and a boxy evening clutch don’t work together, and this look is not suited to the styled set.”
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“Contrasting usually works, but black nail polish with the soft pink dress doesn’t work this time.”
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London, Aug. 14 “Alexa usually gets it right, but in this case the dress overwhelms her petite frame and her hair and makeup are too understated.”
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“The dress has not been tailored and sits wide on her frame.”
Los Angeles, Nov. 9, 2013 “Stunning! The hair, makeup, dress and shoes are a match made in heaven. The asymmetrical hem adds a feminine and modern touch.”
1 Emma Roberts “The brass-coloured lenses look so easy and cool on Emma.”
2 Amy Poehler
“The modern take on the famous aviator is in and Amy looks fabulous.”
3 Kimberly Stewart “Not a fan of the blackand-gold combination. It looks cheap.”
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New York, July 14 “This dress does not look right for Cameron—it hasn’t been tailored to ft her frame properly, and her shoes cut her of at the ankle.”
New York, June 14 “Maggie is the epitome of modern class. The pairing of classic accessories with the abstract-print dress adds an efortless feel to her look. Perfect!”
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Dry hair in need of nourishment. Or watching episodes of The Walking Dead (or so I found!). Poor diet and over-processing your hair, thanks to excessive colouring or heat-styling, all contribute, so let hair air-dry whenever possible and throw some good fats into your diet (avocado, or make like Miranda Kerr and add coconut oil to your smoothies).
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cate blanchett Signore Armani has nabbed the superstar actress to front his latest fragrance, Sì. We sit down with her to talk fragrance, fierce fashion choices and the power of a red lip.
all about giorgio armani’s sì The scent, which hits shelves this spring, is a sophisticated serve of cassis nectar, modern chypre and light musky wood. “The way it develops is so beautiful,” Blanchett explains. Giorgio Armani Sì Eau de Parfum, $85; myer.com.au
“There are so many opinions. But you’ve got to wear what you want to wear, what looks right on you, what feels right in the moment.” That’s how she ended up wearing the lace Armani Privé to the Golden Globes (below) and also how she chooses her off-duty outfits each morning. Blanchett concedes, though, she hasn’t always said yes to the right looks: “Oh God, I’ve made some doozies!” She adds that everyone goes through style “bumps and lumps” and “bad
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”The arts are what we stay alive for,” said Blanchett as she accepted an honorary doctorate from Sydney’s Macquarie University.
Cate Blanchett has an olfactory secret weapon she employs before any redcarpet appearance. Call it an invisible dose of positive affirmations. In addition to the gowns (Romance Was Born, Dior and Armani Privé are all go-tos), shoes and jewels, she adds one finishing touch: a spritz of Armani Sì. “I just felt like it was such a positive thing to say to myself before I walked out the door. Sì! Say yes.” The star is the face of the recently released fragrance, created for the woman who says yes to dreams, freedom, love and herself. Blanchett certainly fits the bill. When asked about big “yes” moments in her life, she revealed that she accepted her now-husband’s marriage proposal after just a month of dating. Her attitude towards choosing designer gowns is similarly decisive:
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B-Ball Palm Rotation Place your feet wider than hip-width. Extend arms to the side with palms facing down as though palming a basketball. Leading with the pinkie, rotate the arms forward from the shoulder socket until palms and elbows are facing up. Reverse the motion, leading with the thumb. Do 30–40 reps. Back-hand PRess Start on all fours with a 1–2kg weight in each hand. Bend right elbow slightly, then extend arm straight up and slightly away from body. Do 30–40 reps, then switch sides. Back hand Place feet wider than hip-width. Extend arms to side with palms facing back. Bend right elbow slightly, turning palm up and pulling arm back behind the body. Straighten the arm as you release and slap the palm back. Do 30 to 40 reps, then switch sides. twisted fRont Punch Place feet wider than hip-width. Hold a 1–2kg weight in each hand and bend arms so weights are in line with waist. Extend the right arm straight out in front of body while rotating inward. Do 8 reps, then switch sides. Do 4–5 sets of 8 reps per arm.
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earing a jacket is no longer a daily necessity as the weather warms up. But tank-top temperatures mean there is nowhere to hide that Anderson arm jiggle! Celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson, who counts Jennifer Lopez, Cheryl Cole and Gwyneth Paltrow among her clients, says that the arms are one of the trickiest areas to tone up. She believes that creating long and lean limbs requires a different approach to weight training. She advocates implementing the below series of movements—and surprisingly, they involve minimal weights. Sticking with her four-move plan six times a week will take your arms from tuck-shop lady to toned in no time.
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Raspberry lemonade scones ■ Makes 12 scones
What you need 2 cups self-raising flour, plus extra flour for dusting
For the curd: ½ cup lemon juice
²/3 cup caster sugar
100g cold butter, cut into cubes
150ml pure cream (not thickened)
4 eggs, beaten
1 cup frozen raspberries
Heard of lemonade scones? We’ve got three reasons to make them. They’re easy; you just use lemonade, cream and flour. They’re quick; you can have a batch in the oven in 10 minutes. They’re delicious—plus these ones have raspberries in them! Try them with the silky lemon curd, or simply serve them with jam and cream.
a large spoon to push it through). Set aside in a bowl to cool for at least 1 hour; refrigerate after that. Preheat oven to 220°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Sift self-raising flour into a large bowl. Add salt. Make a well in the centre of the flour; add lemonade, cream and frozen raspberries. Use a fork to combine until the mixture just comes together in a ball. Lightly flour a clean bench; tip dough onto the flour. Flatten dough to 3cm thickness. Using a 10cm floured scone cutter, or same measurement glass, cut scones into 12 pieces. Place scones close to each other on the lined baking tray. Bake in the oven for 12–15 minutes. Dust warm scones with icing sugar and serve with lemon curd and whipped cream.
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temperature before putting the scones in to bake. • Store leftover lemon curd in the refrigerator for up to four days. It’s delicious served with pancakes.
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Logan Weemala Gewurztraminer 2013 This cool-country gewurz is full of complexity and interest, but is lighter and fresher than some of the overpoweringly rich versions. Peter and Hannah Logan grow the grapes for this above 900m on the slopes of Mt Canobolas in Orange, NSW, making it one of the highest vineyards in Australia. About $18.
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For the lemon curd, place lemon juice and sugar in a medium saucepan; bring to the boil. Remove from heat, add butter and whisk till combined. Add beaten eggs, place back on the heat and whisk on a low temperature for about 3–4 minutes. Strain curd through a fine sieve (use
To serve: Icing sugar, whipped cream
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THRILLER; MA, 2hr 29min STARRING: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike
Five years after their starry beginnings in New York, golden couple Nick and Amy Dunne (Affleck and Pike) are sorely tarnished. Their recession-driven shift to Nick’s home town of North Carthage, Missouri, has worked against them: magazine journalist Nick now owns and runs a bar with his twin sister, Margo (Carrie
Coon), and broods over his eroded marriage while his imponderable wife does God-knows-what to fill her days. Then, on the morning of their anniversary, Amy vanishes from their upscale home. With the zealous police investigation and concurrent search kicking into a national media witch-hunt, Nick—already on edge, and no angel besides—feels the sting of suspicion as Gillian Flynn’s cannily ambiguous screenplay of her sensational 2012 novel
escalates into a maze of layers. Even if you’ve already read the book and know the head-spinning depths into which this will plummet, director David Fincher’s drum-tight treatment is utterly addictive from go to all-out woe. The cast hold steady through every treacherous turn, with Affleck full steam in a shaded performance (Is he? Isn’t he? Did he? Didn’t he?) and Pike a Russian nesting doll of disturbing revelations. —Andiee Paviour
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Our money’s on the doll... Annabelle (left) and Wallis.
HORROR; MA, 1hr 39min STARRING: Ward Horton, Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard
It takes a barrage of shocks to creep cinema audiences out. Director John R. Leonetti has a stab and bash in his prequel to 2013’s The Conjuring— and do bear in mind that there is an actual Annabelle doll, safely under the
lock and key of real-life paranormal probers Ed and Lorraine Warren. In 1970s Santa Monica, the TV news is abuzz with all things Manson (as in Charles). John Gordon (Horton) and his pregnant wife, Mia (Wallis), are a killer hippie’s clean-cut, church-going opposite, which doesn’t save them from a home invasion by knife-brandishing satanic cultists who infect their antique doll, Annabelle, with a demonic curse. The damned family moves to a Pasadena Battitude! Evans.
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his girlish wife (Gadon) and young son (Art Parkinson) by the threat of Sultan Mehmed II (Cooper) and the marauding Turk’s ocean-sized army,
Vlad forges the mother and father of Faustian pacts in a godforsaken bat cave. By drinking the tainted blood of the decrepit Master Vampire (Charles Dance), he mutates into a fearsome yet ludicrous hybrid of superbeing and bat swarm, a loco look that Evans, bless him, inhabits with the incensed dignity of the planet’s possibly most tormented soul. His tireless dedication to never-ending misery boosts this doomy, überscale soap to doomy, überscale soap with a bleeding but vitally thumping heart.
ANNABELLE: Greg Smith; DRACULA UNTOLD: Jasin Boland
Ripely Gothic and bristling with heavily embellished menace, first-time feature director Gary Shore’s origin whopper gives Bram Stoker’s 117-year-old relic a ripsnorting run for his money. The place, natch, is 15th-century Transylvania, where peace has reigned for 10 Edenic years under the leonine guidance of reformed family man Prince Vlad III (Evans), (formerly, and offputtingly, known as mass-slaying Vlad the Impaler). These salad days can’t endure, as if you didn’t know: compelled to protect
apartment, and reliably, doll and curse move with them, leaving Mia plagued by macabre phenomena. Whatever your take on the devil’s work, a thickening pall and prickles of fright make for an infernal fun house. Leonetti, who was director James Wan’s cinematographer on The Conjuring, is obviously pally with the dark art of intimidation—Annabelle isn’t the treasure trove of scares its trailer suggests, but it’s still a skin-crawling descent.
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24: Live Another Day ACTION; MA, 8hr 54min (12 episodes); 2014 STARRING: Kiefer Sutherland Pop-culture revivals are never exactly what you want them to be. Even the best ones—Arrested Development, the Veronica Mars movie—are tainted with zombie musk. 24: Live Another Day, a reanimation of the Sutherland thriller that clocked out four years ago after eight seasons, shambles back sadder than most. We meet Jack Bauer anew in London, still on the run after the last time he saved the day-cum-world in typically illegal by-any-means-necessary fashion. His reintroduction is as gimmicky as the real-time storytelling: for nearly half of the first hour, Jack says jack—and instead of being drawn into the story, we keep waiting for it to start. When it does, 24 gets rolling with an explosive (if ridiculously easy) jailbreak.
The subplots riff on 24 archetypes that were tedious back in the day and are even more so now. There’s the stuffed-shirt CIA chief (Benjamin Bratt) who presides over a careerist field agent (Gbenga Akinnagbe) who is at odds with a redemption-needy rival (Yvonne Strahovski) afflicted with the Hunch That We Know Is Correct But No-One Will Believe. William Devane returns as one of 24’s more appealing presidents, now suffering from dementia. His daughter
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—former Jack flame Audrey (Kim Raver)— is married to his chief of staff (Tate Donovan), who may not be totally trustworthy, thus upholding another one of 24’s “traditions.” Jack’s mission is clarified in Episode 2, and his best sidekick, Chloe O’Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub), now a rogue hacktivist with an unfortunate goth-punk makeover, is fully activated. The story is sweaty with provocative, post-al-Qaeda, post-Snowden security anxieties—drone warfare, abused surveillance, and secrecy—but the treatment tends to be superficial and sensationalistic. Truth is, what was unique and exciting about 24 calcified into formula long before the series reached its end. But if you’re going to be formula, at least be good formula.
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DRAMA Mon., Oct. 6, 8.30 PM; Ten STARRING: Asher Keddie, Rodger Corser
Offspring darling Keddie turns political in this six-part drama as Victorian premier Kate Ballard, a dedicated Labor Party politician who, having worked her way up through the ranks to the top job, should be a shoo-in to win the next election. But when the opposition announces a surprise new candidate, the popular and charismatic TV personality David McLeod (Corser), Ballard’s battle to get her team over the line assumes a fresh urgency— and unearths a potentially scandalous complication. Turns out the married Ballard and McLeod, a widower with a teenage daughter, have history—a past that would have the media salivating. Corser’s engaging McLeod is a perfect foil for Keddie’s slow-melt ice queen, but it is relative newcomer Charlie Garber as Ballard’s increasingly compromised speech writer, Oliver, who gives the series both heart and wit.
Keeping your enemies close: Corser and Keddie play politics.
DRAMA Mon., Oct. 6, 9.30 PM; Ten STARRING: Claire Danes, Rupert Friend
In the double-episode Season 4 premiere, emotional fragility rules as Carrie’s grief over the loss of her baby daddy, Brody (Damian Lewis), overrides any maternal feelings, while Quinn (Friend) spectacularly “crashes” over a child’s death.
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for a soul mate, fear not. There’s still hope of a perfect match. All you have to do is get your kit off and as one hopeful male advises, try not to get “a little excited” in the process.
jarin towney At 15, the actor was too young to attend the premiere of his thriller (ends Tues., Oct. 7, 8.30 PM; Showcase).
How is it playing a role you’re too young to watch? “Yeah, it’s definitely different and not really something I’ve come across before in my acting career.” Simon Burke was a similar age to you when he starred in the original. Did he have any advice? “One thing he told me is just to enjoy the role and take everything in.” What’s your favourite TV show? “I don’t really watch TV shows. I do have a favourite movie—it’s by far The Dark Knight, definitely because of Heath Ledger’s performance. RIP.” —Deborah Grunfeld
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They’ve travelled a lot further than most bands that are only now releasing a debut album. Check out the buzz: they won the $50,000 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition; landed a song in the top 10 of the Triple J Hottest 100; played big overseas festivals (Coachella, Glastonbury, Bonnaroo). Next
month they support the Rolling Stones. The Sydney quintet’s calling card, “Is This How You Feel?” is all spangly guitars and rat-a-tat beat, with frontwoman Isabella Manfredi’s keening vocals stating, “I could keep on making the same mistakes, I wanna make ’em with you.” The fact that the video looks like it aired on Countdown a few
decades ago is telling. The band do have a bit of a jones for fizzy 1980s pop—“Somebody’s Talking” and “Cruel” share DNA with “Walking on Sunshine”, the Cure’s “Close to You” and ... er ... “Footloose”. But when they dial things down, the ballads have a Carole King classicism to them. There are lots of layers here and sometimes these exuberant graduates of a Sydney music school seem to be packing everything they’ve ever learnt into 34 minutes.
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Graduation day: the members of the Preatures went to the Australian Institute of Music.
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They’re Welsh. They wear black leather jackets. And they’re young. How young? They’ve written a song about the love of an older woman— and it’s called “26”. Elsewhere the delightfully named frontman Van McCann snarls, “I wanna love you, but I’ve no time for your friends, they can f--kin’ do one.” They’re striving for Strokes-like cool and Arctic Monkeys–like mouthiness, but with the carefully constructed quiet/loud dynamics and stadium-ready tunes, they end up as the new Stereophonics.
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The Irish trio pull off the unenviable trick of being both bombastic and bland on their fourth album. From lines such as “where’s the good in goodbye, where’s the nice in nice try?” to a couple of cringeworthy songs aimed squarely at the St Patrick’s Day crowd, the lowest common denominator is aimed for and reached. And the roll call in the lyrics of “Without Those Songs”— from Sinatra and Nirvana to Miley Cyrus and Carly Rae Jepsen—is dumb and meaningless. Much like this album.
My Brightest Diamond this is My hand
Shara Worden, who operates under the name My Brightest Diamond, is operatically trained. She has obviously retained the capacity for grand gestures. Take “Pressure”, which opens with the sound of a marching band before ladling on blaring horns, fluttering flutes and buzzing synths, as she declares, “All this pressure’s making diamonds.” By the time she commands, “Disperse the white light,” it feels as if Worden is issuing orders you better not ignore. The second half of the album pulls back, slows down and drifts off, but in the frantic front-end, Worden rubs shoulders with fellow Sufjan Stevens band alumnus St Vincent.
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horoscope What your stars say this week, Oct. 6–12. By Penny Thornton
MARCH 21–APRIL 20 although you may not be ending a chapter this week, it is a theme to bear in mind until mid-November. while this is an exciting period for some arians, it could be somewhat destabilising for others. think through your actions very carefully and do not rush into a long-term commitment unless you are absolutely sure you can live with the consequences. For more, phone 1902 261 655.
APRIL 21–MAY 21 you could be starting a new job or making a move that takes you into new territory, in which case these dynamic alignments are helping you move forward. However, if you’re feeling the pressure and must make a decision, do only what you know to be right for you. this is not the frst time you have had to operate in a climate of extremes. For more, phone 1902 261 655.
MAY 22–JUNE 21 lunar eclipses bring simmering situations to a head. Now major decisions can be made, and in some cases will be life-changing. even if you think nothing out of the ordinary is on its way, you would be wise to handle people with kid gloves; and, should you receive a bolt from the blue, consider all the ramifcations of your actions. For more, phone 1902 261 655.
JUNE 22–JULY 22 you will be among a small clutch of crabs if this earlyto-mid october period is not full of change. there may well be a link between events of the current time and those of last april, so you should view what’s happening in the context of a much bigger picture. Ideally you should be in the driver’s seat, but if the universe takes control, don’t argue. For more, phone 1902 261 655.
JULY 23–AUG. 23 a moment on the lips can mean a lifetime without someone in your life. so, take a deep breath before you issue an ultimatum. on the other hand, if you have been preparing to make a powerful statement of intent, now is the time. the travel and communications axis of your chart is in the path of a total lunar eclipse, which signals a journey. For more, phone 1902 261 655.
SEPt. 23–OCt. 22 wednesday’s lunar eclipse signals a crossroads. something has to go. It may be a long-held opinion, a relationship or a way of life, but there is no point hanging on to something that’s over and done with. Great love stories are written at times like these, as are painful episodes worked through with grace and dignity. For more, phone 1902 261 655.
DEC. 22–JAN. 20 History doesn’t always have to repeat. over these past few years there have been intensely difcult passages, but each time you have gained strength and wisdom. you are at another point where a situation could go either way, but whether you are pleased or frustrated, consider it to be part of the journey, not all of it. For more, phone 1902 261 655.
OCt. 23–NOV. 21 this astrological climate is perfect for the scorpio trouble-shooter. If there is a problem, you’re going to deal with it; and if there is an occasion, you’re going to rise to it. obviously, you don’t need to make trouble for yourself, but if you have been standing by watching events move, you now have the momentum you require. For more, phone 1902 261 655.
JAN. 21–FEB. 19 this week is about dealing with things you have been avoiding. there might be time for a celebration afterwards, but putting of a difcult task will only make it worse. the communications zone is the focus for these heavy-duty infuences, so be careful what you say: what might seem a casual complaint could have major repercussions. For more, phone 1902 261 655.
AUG. 24–SEPt. 22 Have the confdence to invest in your future or the courage to face a seemingly insurmountable task. should life, especially fnances, be in balance, you may assume this cannot apply to you, but these infuences are intended to awaken you to factors that need to be addressed. like the iceberg peeping up from the ocean, there’s more to it than meets the eye. For more, phone 1902 261 655.
NOV. 22–DEC. 21 you might fnd events fre your ambitions, but there’s a chance you’ll run into a spot of bother. with this in mind, avoid situations that are already aggravating you and give a wide berth to those not in your good books. If something knocks you sideways, dust yourself of and take good counsel before getting back in the saddle. For more, phone 1902 261 655.
FEB. 20–MARCH 20 under stormy skies like these, complacency is not an option. It will be worth your while looking carefully at any red fags. a stitch in time, as they say... Finances are once again in the eye of this particular storm, so read any monetary agreement or information from fnancial organisations very thoroughly. and if there is an existing problem, deal with it. For more, phone 1902 261 655.
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s k c a r star t Wow factor Sydney, Sept. 27 Dannii Minogue (left) and Samantha Jade stopped in the name of fashion. â€œWearing [the] Petites range by Dannii,â€? Jade Instagrammed from the Target runway show.
Learner driver Los Angeles, Sept. 28 Heidi Klum let daughter Leni, 10, get behind the wheel when the model and her brood enjoyed the Autopia ride at Disneyland.
How we stroll Los Angeles, Sept. 27 Now, that’s a pram-pered pooch! Denise Richards added a human touch to walking the dog. Earlier in the day, she stepped out with daughters Sam, 10, and Lola, 9.
Los Angeles, Sept. 26 Actor Zac Efron enjoyed a trafficfree commute to the Californian set of his new film, We Are Your Friends, in which he plays an up-and-coming DJ mentored by Wes Bentley.
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Wizard of Oz Zurich, Sept. 27 Cate Blanchett couldn’t be at her Monuments Men co-star George Clooney’s wedding because she was hosting a “Timeless Portofino” photography exhibition and a screening of Blue Jasmine at the Zurich Film Festival.
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The actor joked of his table manners on Sept. 22, “Texting at the table is just plain rude.”
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“This man ruined my high-school years,” the singer (left) captioned a selfie with Chris Lilley.
The Sydney actress has had a career spanning more than four decades, but it wasn’t until she was nominated for an Oscar for her turn in 2010’s Animal Kingdom that Hollywood took notice. Since then, she has had her pick of US films, notched up another Oscar nomination for Silver Linings Playbook and considers Robert De Niro a friend (he calls her Luvvie). Now starring in the TV show Gracepoint (premiering on Universal at 8.30 PM on Oct. 3), the star, 67, tells WHO’s Alyssa Braithwaite life has never been sweeter.
Gracepoint is a US version of the UK series Broadchurch. How did you feel about doing a remake? I’ve always thought, “Why do Americans have to remake everything?” Now that I live [part-time] in America I understand. The vast majority of Americans aren’t tuned in to regional British accents. I’ve got friends who watch Downton Abbey with subtitles! It’s crazy, but it’s true. You were awarded the Order of Australia last month. What did that mean to you? I’m very honoured! I certainly didn’t think I’d ever end up with one. All my gay friends are teasing me, calling me a dame. But I’m not a dame, just an AO. You’re one of the busiest actresses around. Are you living the dream? It’s a dream I never dared to have. I was very content with my Australian career. But David Michod literally changed my life with Animal Kingdom. Since then I’ve worked on 11 American films, a TV series and two guest TV series, and I’ve turned down twice as many. It’s incredible! Have you celebrated all your success? No, I haven’t really splashed out. I still live very modestly in the same apartment in Darlinghurst. The trappings of wealth, I had in the 1980s. I love it when producers fly me first class, and I love staying in fabulous hotels—I love being comfortable. But as far as my lifestyle goes, I don’t need it.
“I probably buy too many shoes,” says Weaver (on Jan. 27), “but I’ve only got four pairs of very expensive shoes. The rest—I go to that bargain place.”
En route to an event in New York, “I missed out on this,” Simpson posted on Sept. 24.
Ace rises to the occasion again at a family appearance in Los Angeles on Sept. 20.
Lift-off! “Yikes and yay ... [Maxwell] has no fear,” Simpson wrote on April 16.
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Parenting on the fly
The ‘Girls’ creator, 28, whose no-holds-barred memoir is out now, confesses all
She has her kids’ names picked out
She has tried extreme diets
But she’s happy with herself now
“My boyfriend [Fun’s Jack Antonoff] would murder me if I told you them,” she says. “I can tell you he says Ophelia sounds like a horror movie. I said it is a horror movie, it’s Hamlet—but Fifi would be so cute! He also won’t let me use Simon. Ophelia and Simon are the children I’ll never have.” “We were shooting the Girls pilot, and I was like, ‘I’m going to Hollywood, what am I gonna do!?’ So I forced myself to attempt to rejigger my body. I couldn’t even do it. I ended up hospitalised for drinking too much laxative tea and not taking care of myself.”
“Recently I was around a lot of very thin women with a young girl, 16 or 17. She looked shaken up, and she said, ‘I thought I was pretty, but I guess I’m not.’ I was like, ‘Look at me. I have a great job, I own an apartment, I go out with a guy in a rock band! Who woulda thought? And I’m totally chubby!’ It was the most fun I’ve ever had.”
Dunham dedicated her book to acclaimed essayist Nora Ephron, who encouraged her to write it.
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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it’s Jessica Simpson’s kids being catapulted high—like, scary high—into the air by their dad, ex-pro footballer Eric Johnson. The fun-father routine pays dividends, says Simpson, conceding daughter Maxwell, 2, and son Ace, 14 months, are “obsessed” with their dad.
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Swift in New York on Sept. 16.
Black Forget puppy love, Taylor Swift and Kesha are crushing on their kitties. To the point of taking them out for walks. Yep. For the ‘Shake It Out’ singer, there’s no such thing as mollycoddling her moggie. “The kitten freaks out about being put in the cat carrier,” Swift said of lugging pet Olivia Benson through New York. “So I was just like, ‘OK, all right, we’re gonna just do this!’”
Kesha departing LAX airport on Sept. 23
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Kylie Minogue, 46, flaunts her fit form in couture costumes by designer pals Dolce & Gabbana and Jean Paul Gaultier
Lopez (left) and Remini
The Gaultier-clad showgirl also collaborated on a gown with Marchesa’s Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig.
She hearts this look, but ditches the skirt to reveal yet another pair of hot pants.
Annie Lennox, who traded on androgyny in the Eurythmics, has scoffed at Beyoncé’s claim at the MTV VMAs that she is a feminist. While calling Beyoncé, 33, a “phenomenal artist,” Lennox, 59, told website Pride Source of Queen Bey’s videos and live shows, “What can I tell you? Sex always sells. And there’s nothing wrong with sex selling. It depends on your audience. If they’re 7-year-old kids, I have issues Beyoncé Lennox with it.”
Minogue described her D&G outfit (at the tour’s Sept. 24 opening night in Liverpool) as “the colour of love.”
“Sparkle sparkle,” the “Sexercize” singer wrote of this sequinned D&G creation.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie might have finally given in to their kids’ pester power and tied the knot in France on Aug. 23, but that doesn’t mean they take the ceremony lightly. “I wouldn’t say [marriage] is just a title,” Pitt told British GQ. “There’s more to it than that.” Putting all things family first, he also revealed he is “transitioning” his career “to other things” to ensure he gets to “spend more time with my kids before they’re grown up and gone.” Jolie and Pitt
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Minogue (in butt-baring D&G) brings her Kiss Me Once tour to Australia in March.
Someone loves her a #. Immediately after a Sept. 28 fender bender on an outing with pal Leah Remini, Jennifer Lopez took to Instagram to share a pic and unique recount of the incident. “Sitting at a light,” she wrote. “Riding high right before some drunk fool rear ended up in my new whip!!! Thank god everyone ok!!! #GRATEFUL#THANKYOUGOD #DontdrinkandDrive!!! #cursedthatfoolout #theBronx cameout#dontmesswithmycocnuts #mamabear #leahstayedcalm #thatwasweird.” Got that?
s e g a s s pa Renner and Pacheco with daughter Ava at Nashville Zoo on May 4.
“If the plan is ‘drink beer now, figure out life later,’ then yes, everything is going according to plan.” Bill Murray, #winning.
James Blunt’s double wedding
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, 26, welcomed her second child, daughter Global activist Chelsea Clinton, Giovanna, with fiancé Jionni 34, and husband Marc Mezvinsky, LaValle, 27, on Sept. 26. 36, welcomed their first child, The couple are already daughter Charlotte, on parents to Lorenzo, 2. Sept. 26 in New York. Former US president Bill Clinton, 68, and former secretary of state Desperate Housewives Hillary Clinton, 66, actress Vanessa said they were Williams, 51, “blessed, grateful is engaged to and so happy to businessman be the grandJim Skrip. It parents of a will be the third beautiful marriage for girl” ... the former Clinton and daughter Charlotte Reality star Miss America.
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Actor Jeremy Renner, 43, has revealed he quietly married actress-model Sonni Pacheco, with whom he has a 17-monthold daughter, Ava. “I have tried to protect my family’s privacy, my wife’s privacy,” the Avengers star told Capitol File magazine. “I don’t need her to get hammered with my life.”
RETIRED The family of AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young, 61, confirmed to WHO on Sept. 30 that he is suffering from dementia. On Sept. 24, the rock band had announced that Young had retired due to an unspecified illness, and that he had been replaced by his nephew Stevie Young, 57. In the statement, the band said “due to the nature of Malcolm’s condition,” their new album, Rock or Bust (out on Nov. 28), would be the first in AC/DC’s 41-year history not to feature rhythm guitarist Young on the recordings.
one direction’s Liam Payne remembers his group’s early days as no direction.
“I did a juice cleanse for the Golden Globes one year. To be honest, the only weight I lost was in my brain.” we agree with Julianne Moore—she’s better as a redhead, not an airhead.
“I’ve always been very attracted to gentlemen who have quite large vocabularies.” that’s all very well, Katy Perry, but it’s not the size of the vocab that counts, it’s what you do with it.
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Singer-songwriter James Blunt, 40, married London socialite and legal consultant Sofia Wellesley, 39, in a private ceremony at a London registry office on Sept. 5, then two weeks later on Sept. 19 celebrated their wedding in front of close family and friends at a small chapel in Campanet on the Spanish island of Majorca, where the bride’s family owns a home. The Lifeguards officer turned pop singer and Wellesley, a direct descendent of the first Duke of Wellington, Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, became engaged in December after dating for a year.
The newlyweds at the End of Summer party at Windsor on Sept. 4. The event benefits the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
“We were terrible at first. We didn’t know what was going on.”