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Rhoda and Mary
Inside Their Groundbreaking Friendship
She’s raising two small kids and taking on more royal duties than ever. How Kate is ﬁnding balance and putting her family ﬁrst
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TO THE STARS YOU LOVE
What I’ve Learned
Dolly Parton honors her former 9 to 5 co-star Lily Tomlin at the SAG Awards.
Salma Hayek on balancing motherhood and marriage.
VALERIE HARPER & MARY T YLER MOORE How their
TV friendship broke new ground and bonded them for life.
Robert Redford’s college pal on how the actor overcame his toughest times.
Lucy & Desi
IN EVERY ISSUE
Closer tours Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s former LA abodes.
HEART TO HEART
Eric Braeden talks The Young and the Restless, WWII and race cars with Closer.
amid her new royal responsibilities.
IN THIS ISSUE KATE MIDDLETON She’s putting family ﬁrst
JUDY GARLAND The Wizard of Oz star’s
son shares warm memories with Closer.
ALL IN THE FAMILY Cast members reveal
behind-the-scenes secrets of the show that changed TV.
SHERRI SHEPHERD Inside her fresh start in LA after a child-support battle.
Christie Brinkley and more stars in couture cobalt blues.
GENERATION WOW! Liz Hurley,
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YOUNGER IN SECONDS
Nashville’s Connie Britton shares her secret to boosting lip volume.
Esai Morales tells Closer why his pet cat, Lulu, makes him a better parent.
27 SPOT THE DIFFERE 28 BONUS CROSSWO 29 ENTERTAINMENT
Jane Seymour’s horoscope and more inside!
36 GOOD FOOD 38 LIVE BETTER 40 FOREVER YOUNG 48 HOROSCOPES
Joke of the Week
MY LIFE IN 10 PICTURES
A look back at Molly Ringwald’s varied ﬁlm and TV credits.
Wee Bon Sect
Hollywood icon Mae West’s 1930s sheer ﬂoral gown is back in full bloom for 2017.
— Diane von Furstenberg
25 WORD SEARCH
“Generosity is the best investment.”
How Laura Dern is balancing motherhood and her Hollywood commitments with aplomb at 50!
“I like a woman with a head on her houlders… I hate necks.” — Steve Martin
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Oprah has big goals for her role as 60 Minutes special contributor. Hugh Jackman on his early struggles playing Wolverine.
ENERATION TRENDIN THIS WEEKG :
The Private Practice star’s secret to staying young and fit? “I do Pilates and hike with my dog.” Glimpses of her fabulous figure from a back-baring, legflashing Peggy Hartanto frock are proof positive that those habits work!
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The Brit beauty has walked enough red carpets to know how to sizzle! The asymmetrical strap on her dress commands attention and the body-hugging fit shows off her gorgeous curves.
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The Scandal actress stuns in a flirty Gauri & Nainika dress. Citrus floral embellishments at the bust and an off-the-shoulder neckline highlight an alluring décolletage. Dewy makeup keeps the look fresh and radiant.
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These “been there, done that” beauties know the electrifying hue is the ticket to standout style!
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Three ways the Schindler’s List star wows in this dress: The shoulder cutouts reveal sexy hints of skin, bust ruching lifts her assets and a fitted waistline helps carve out an hourglass. Bonus? Gold jewels reflect light onto skin for a youthful glow.
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This cobalt Christian Siriano frock creates a cool contrast against the Will & Grace star’s fiery locks for a standout style! Also flattering: The below-theknee sheath creates a column effect for one long line of slim.
“Sixty is the new 30,” the supermodel has said. We couldn’t agree more! And Christie is as stunning as ever in this Victoria Beckham shift. The breezy fit skims over jiggles (if she has any!) while a mini hem spotlights long legs.
THE LATEST ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE STARS
Lofty Goals for 60 Minutes
prah Winfrey is coming back to network television for the first time since leaving her daytime talk show and launching the OWN network in 2011. This fall, she’ll appear on CBS’ 60 Minutes as a special contributor, and she has some lofty goals. “At a time when people are so divided, my intention is to bring relevant insight and perspective, to look at what separates us, and help facilitate real conversations between people from different backgrounds,” says the 63-year-old. Her Beloved co-star Danny GloverisconfidentthatOprahcandojustthat. “She has a way about her where she becomes everyone’s friend,” Danny, 70, told Closer at the National CARES Mentoring Movement for the Love of Our Children Gala in NYC. “Very few people have that way of bringing you in.”
“I’m proud of her,” Danny, here with Oprah in 1998’s Beloved, tells Closer.
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“I’m so excited and proud to join forces with this historic news program.” — Oprah
Singer’s Daughter Donates Kidney AMY GRANT is proud of her daughter Gloria Mills Chapman, who selflessly donated a kidney to her lifelong friend. On Jan. 24 in Nashville, the 27-yearold underwent surgery along with pal Kathryn Dudley, who has been on the transplant list since 2014. “We are grateful that both girls are doing well,” reports Amy, 56.
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Gloria is Amy’s oldest daughter from her first marriage, to musician Gary Chapman.
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ightmovies,yet gh Jackman was most fired from Men in 2000. “I was vous,” says Hugh, Studio executive m Rothman gave him a pep talk. “He had a gut feeling that I was the guy but [my acting] was…average, to be honest,” he recalls. “I thought I was getting away with it, but I wasn’t.”
The public memorial service for Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher will be held in LA on March 25.
Arkansas teen Chase Pair, 15, is going deaf and wanted to hear a George Strait concert before his world goes silent, so the country star gave him free tickets to his April Las Vegas show.
POLL OF THE WEEK What’s your favorite Judy Garland song?
77% OF READERS SAY “OVER THE RAINBOW”
Judy Garland recorded the ballad from T of Oz, w Closer reader still adore, in 1939
Bruce Willis won permission to complete his private airport near Fairfield, Idaho, after residents opposed its construction. CLOSERWEEKLY.COM 5
NEWS NOW Faye (with Barry Primus as her photographer lover) in Puzzle of a Downfall Child
Earning Her Reputation
he became a star playing tough-asnails women in films like Bonnie and Clyde and Network, and in real life, Faye Dunaway, 76, hasn’t always been the easiest collaborator. “How do I put this? She was a pain in the ass,” director Jerry Schatzberg, 89, recently told Closer after a screening of their 1970 film Puzzle of a Downfall Child in NYC. Complicating matters was the fact that Jerry, a fashion photographer, and Faye, who played a disturbed model in his debut movie, had dated — and broken up — before filming began. “One day, she wa b i difficult, I walked off th Jerry recalls. “I was sur I’d get fired, but I wasn’t In the end, Jerry says, “we worked through it and remain friends to this day.”
“People don’t expect softness and femininity from me.” — Faye
The “Sweet Caroline” singer’s new home offers direct access to the beach.
The property, situated in a private cove, features vaulted ceilings and sweeping ocean views.
Bob Dylan is releasing his 38th studio album, a triple-disc set titled Triplicate, which is due out on March 31.
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Willie Nelson announced he’ll be releasing his 69th studio album, a set called God’s Problem Child, on April 28.
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Stevie Wonder and Tom Petty will headline this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which starts April 28.
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Jerry Schatzberg later directed Al Pacino in 1971’s The Panic in Needle Park and 1973’s Scarecrow.
HELLOS & GOODBYES BABY BOOM
Three-part harmony. On Jan. 31, The Voice alum Pharrell Williams, 43, and his wife, Helen Lasichanh, 36 (pictured), revealed that they welcomed triplets earlier in the month. Not to be left behind, singer Beyoncé, 35, announced via Instagram on Feb. 1 that she and hubby Jay Z, 47, are expecting twins. Also, it was confirmed that New Girl star, Zooey Deschanel, 37, and husband Jacob Pechenik are awaiting their second child.
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Hot stamp, I love you so! On March 14, Britain’s Royal Mail will commemorate the life and career of the late David Bowie with a limited-edition set of postage stamps that, according to Royal Mail exec Phillip Parker, “celebrates this unique figure and some of his many celebrated personas.” Along wit image of David in con as Ziggy Stardust, the set offers depictions of the albums Aladdin San Heroes, Let’s Dance, Earthling and Blackstar.
PLAYING DEVIL’S ADVOCATE
As if Broadway could get more fashionable. Following his successful work with the adaptations of The Lion King and Billy Elliot, Elton John, 69, has signed on to craft the music for the upcoming stage take on The Devil Wears Prada. “I’m a huge fan of both [Lauren Weisberger’s 2003 novel] and the [2006 movie with Meryl Streep], and a huge aficionado of the fashion world,” said Sir Elton. “I can’t wait to sink my musical teeth into this hunk of popular culture.”
ALL BOTTLED UP
It’s one way to heal Mama’s broken heart. As a tune-up for her upcoming tour, Blake Shelton’s ex Miranda Lambert, 33, played an intimate show at Joe’s Bar in Chicago recently and revealed the inspiration for her new song, “Ugly Lights.” “I got divorced so I started drinking a little extra. Anyway, I found myself in Midtown in Nashville three nigh s in a row at like last call and with the g there,” she about it.”
CLEAN BREAK Just one minute. There is someone to clean your who house and everyth that’s in it. For the year, the venerable image of Mr. Clean will be replaced by that of Atlanta spo marketer Mike Jackson, who was announced as the winner of the Next Mr. Clean contest. An Mike has more than just a passing resemblanc to bring to the 59-year-old advertising icon. “I’ actually kind of a neat freak,” he admitted. “ care about how dishes are washed.”
Tamron Hall left NBC’s Today and MSNBC on Jan. 31 after spending 10 years with both.
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin hit a different kind of runway on Jan. 31 as part of the New York Fashion Week festivities.
A case of sadness. On Jan. 26, actor Mike Connors, famous for playing the titular P.I. on Mannix for eight seasons, passed away at age 91. Also that day, actress Barbara Hale, who played Perry Mason’s longtime secretary on TV, died. She was 94. On Jan. 31, musician John Wetton, who was frontman for the bands King Crimson and Asia, died at the age of 67. Finally, back on Jan. 25, actor John Hurt, best known for his roles in Alien, The Elephant Man and 1984, died. He was also 67.
g One Very Super n: Teri Hatcher ? Is it a plane? No, it’s a se. Teri Hatcher, 52, is ng Supergirl, but instead playing Lois Lane like on TV’s Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, she’ll be a yet-to-be-named villain. Former co-star Dean Cain, 50, already has a curring role on the show.
Ellen Pompeo will be making her directorial debut with an episode of her show Grey’s Anatomy later this year. CLOSERWEEKLY.COM 7
Dolly welcomed her former 9 to 5 co-star Lily Tomlin with open arms when she presented the actress with a Life Achievement Award at the 2017 SAG Awards in LA on Jan. 29. “Lily is getting an award for something I’ve spent my whole life trying to avoid — a SAG award,” the country singer quipped. “I see something sagging, I get that nipped, tucked and stuffed right away.” But all jokes aside, fans are still dying to know: Will the longtime gal pals reunite on the big screen again? “People have been talking for years, saying we should do a sequel to 9 to 5,” Dolly confides. “I think they are right; we better get after it or we’ll have to call it Ninety-five!”
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“I had a lot of support from Lily,” Dolly says of breaking out on the big screen in 1980 with her co-star.
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Lip Service As if her recent Oscar nod wasn’t exciting enough, the Hidden Figures star was really feeling the love as she received Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ 2017 Woman of the Year award in Cambridge, Mass., on Jan. 26. “This is so humbling,” she gushed. “I feel overwhelmingly blessed!”
Ageless Beauty Kerry Washington
She Really Takes the Cake! “No place I’d rather be — I love these people,” enthused Kerry, who shared this sweet slice-of-life moment with her Scandal castmates to ring in her 40th birthday on Jan. 31. “Thank you all for the wishes!”
“There’s a lot of glamour and allure to being a woman that you just don’t have when you’re young,” Sharon, 58, affirms of “enjoying the aging process.” No kidding! The Basic Instinct actress smoldered as she showed off her svelte bikini bod on the shores of Lahaina, Hawaii, on Jan. 26.
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“She’s such a lovely lady and so warm, special and funny,” Julie notes of her “chum” Carol, who joined the Mary Poppins star and The Good Fight’s Christine Baranski to perform at the American Songbook Gala in NYC on Feb. 1. Talk about a triple threat!
A Knight to Remember “Chemistry is one of those crazy things you can’t fake with other actors,” insists Jesse, here demonstrating the offscreen rapport he shares with his Modern Family brother Jeremy Maguire, 5, as they goofed around at the 2017 SAG Awards in LA on Jan. 29.
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Then and Now Cher
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Wiggin’ Out! Now that’s a hairy situation! Drew really cranked up the volume when she let her locks down with this 7-foot-4-inchwide wig during her Tonight Show visit on Jan. 27. “I want people to be blown away when I do what they don’t expect,” says the Santa Clarita Diet star, who did just that as she officially broke the Guinness World Record for the widest wig by well over foot. This isn’t the first official Guinness achievement held by e actress — she also shares the honor of being part of the family h the most stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
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A Royal Flush The queen certainly looked pretty in pink as she was greeted by shirtless warriors at a Fijian cultural exhibition on Jan. 27! Her visit to the University of East Anglia event in Norwich, England, was the monarch’s first public engagement of the year.
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Colors She’s no shrinking violet and known for her tough-as-nails attitude in the courtroom, but Judge Judy was all smiles while out in LA on Jan. 29 celebrating her pal Alan Alda’s 81st birthday. “I don’t think I’ve ever had more fun than I’m having now,” the 74-year-old says. And as for her frequent quip that “They don’t pay me because I’m beautiful,” we’d have to object!
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COVER STORY “Kate will do all she can to perform her royal duties and protect her family.” — Paul Burrell, Princess Diana’s former butler
“The duchess will definitely be much busier once she moves to London,” says an insider.
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A New Life
ON HER OWN TERMS THE DUCHESS GETS READY TO STEP UP HER ROYAL PROFILE — BUT REFUSES TO LET IT IMPACT HER CHILDREN
By RON KELLY
he’s one of the most famous women in the world, but Kate Middleton still savors the simple pleasures in life, such as going grocery shopping for the home-cooked meals she likes to make for her family. Having lived primarily in the Norfolk, England, countryside since 2015, she’s been afforded that luxury and is able to move about with her cherished tots, George, 3, and Charlotte, 21 months, shielded from the glare of the paparazzi. “Prince William and Kate have always enjoyed ano-
nymity there,” royals expert James McCourt tells Closer of Kate’s love of Anmer Hall. But the duchess, 35, will soon reluctantly leave her quiet country lifestyle behind. This fall, she and William, 34, will be thrust back into the spotlight when they return to London’s Kensington Palace to help the aging queen with her workload. “This will be the biggest change this young family has had to face so far,” Paul Burrell, Princess Diana’s former butler, tells Closer. “There will be times when Kate has to perform a royal duty when in her heart she would want to take the kids to school or be at a school play, watching her children.” Like any parent, she’s going to have to balance work and family, but Kate is more determined than ever to do it her way.
Kate strategically releases personal snapshots — like this Christmas card photo — “to control media intervention. Publicity has to be on William and Kate’s terms,” royal insider Paul Burrell tells Closer.
When Queen Elizabeth II, 90, suddenly fell ill in December and raised fears about her future, William and Kate accepted the fact that their official responsibilities would need to be increased. “Over Christmas, the family realized that its world was about to change and its younger members would be called to the front lines for active service,” Burrell says. “William and Kate have jointly made one of the most important decisions of their married life and will move back to London. William has resigned from active service as a helicopter pilot in order to support his grandmother, training in earnest CLOSERWEEKLY.COM 15
“Kate’s keen on increasing her official work on behalf of the queen and for the charities and causes she and William support,” royals expert James McCourt tells Closer. “She’ll perform the kinds of duties that made Diana so popular.”
“Kate’s biggest challenge will be giving up her private life.” — Darren McGrady, Princess Diana’s former chef
for his future role as king.” It’s a big sacrifice, and one that doesn’t come without regrets for Kate, a country girl at heart. She grew up outside London in Berkshire, where her parents, Carole and Michael, still live. She remains close with them, but “once permanently at Kensington Palace, it may be slightly more difficult for the Middletons to maintain their current level of involvement with their grandchildren,” McCourt says. Nevertheless, Kate insists on regular visits with her parents, which she hopes will help George and Charlotte stay grounded. “Kate wants her kids’ upbringing to be as normal as possible,” an insider tells Closer. “She’s strict, but she doesn’t want them to have a formal life and refuses to allow them to be waited on hand and foot. She’ll ensure they do the kind of chores other kids do, like making their bed and cleaning up after themselves.” That’s why William and Kate will likely only have five or six staff members (a nanny and a backup nanny among them) helping them out in London, a relatively light detail
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for a royal family. “If they have events, they’ll just borrow Buckingham Palace staff,” Darren McGrady, former chef to Princess Diana, tells Closer. And unlike the queen, who has 20 chefs of her own, Kate has a relationship with her staff that closely mirrors the one William’s mother had with hers. “Princess Diana would walk into the kitchen and say, ‘Darren, I see you’re busy so I’ll make my own coffee. Would you like one?’ ” recalls McGrady, who now runs his own catering company, Eating Royally. “That’s how William and Kate are. He got it from his mom and Kate got it from her side of the family.”
KATE’S NEW LIFE
The duchess will need to prepare for some other changes once she arrives in London. “Each day an individual appointment card will be placed on her desk outlining official duties,” Burrell reveals, adding that “she and William will entertain more in their home and will have regular lunch and dinner par-
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ties. William will be carrying out even more engagements on behalf of his grandmother.” He’s proud to follow in the footsteps of a woman he’s long admired. As William has said, “Having lost my mother at a young age, it’s been particularly important to me that I’ve had somebody like the queen to look up to.” For her part, Kate will be required to attend more charity functions than she was able to while living in Norfolk. “When I worked for Princess Diana, she was patron of 119 charities,” McGrady says. “She told me that just turning up to an event raises money and awareness tenfold for a charity,” so Kate’s schedule is certain to become heavily booked. Her children’s needs, however, will always remain her and William’s top priority, especially as George is expected to be enrolled this fall in one of London’s three Wetherby Schools, institutions both his father and Prince Harry attended. “We’ll all see a familiar pattern emerging as Kate and William walk him to school each morning, watched by the world’s press,” Burrell says. With Charlotte likely attending nursery school in the fall and Kate’s royal duties increasing, the hands-on mom fears missing out on precious milestones with her kids. But “Kate is strong-willed and will stand her ground,” the insider says. “If things get too much for her, William will speak directly to the queen to ensure they’ll have quality time with George and Charlotte.” London living won’t be without perks, of course. “Kate has many friends in Chelsea and South Kensington, and she looks forward to hosting dinner parties,” the insider reveals. “And she’ll be closer to her sister, Pippa, who adores George and Charlotte.” The little ones will get to see their fun uncle more, too! “P i H l kids, and he’s plann party to celebrate W Kate’s move to Lond insider adds. The duchess will a receive support fro older members of th royal family. “The palace is making huge efforts with Kate, refusing to make the same mistakes it did with Diana,” McCourt says. Adds McGrady, “The
one reason Her Majesty had left William and Kate up in Norfolk for so long is because the worst thing that could happen is for them to fall out, and then we’d have another Charles and Diana situation.” Kate appreciates the queen’s sensitivity. “She’s been generous and not forceful at all in her views,” says Kate. “She’s really been there in a gentle guidance for me.” Kate knew what would be expected of her when she married into William’s family, but her ability to live her life on her own terms seems to be paying off. “The duchess has what it takes to make it all work,” says Burrell. “She hasn’t put a foot wrong yet.” — Reporting by Diana Cooper and Natalie Posner
“[Kate] is an amazing mother and a fantastic wife.” — Prince William
LONDON CALLING! By fall, William and Kate will move into Kensington Palace’s Apartment 1A, which has roughly 20 rooms and recently had a $7.6 million restoration, McCourt says. Kate’s sister, Pippa, “has offered to babysit if William and Kate want to go out on the town for a romantic dinner,” an insider tells Closer.
As the queen’s getting too frail to travel, “William and Kate will step into the breach, keeping the family brand alive” around the globe, Burrell says.
Since falling ill in December, “the queen has instilled into William that he and Kate are the key to the longevity of the royal family,” Burrell says.
Judy Garland’s Son Reveals:
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s a young boy, Joey Luft was terrified the first time he watched The Wizard of Oz. “When the monkeys kidnap Dorothy, I started crying and screaming, ‘They kidnapped my mom!’” he tells Closer. He was so distraught, the babysitter had to phone Judy Garland in Europe, where she was filming. “She told me, ‘Monkeys didn’t kidnap me, everything’s fine’ — and I calmed down after that.” While Judy couldn’t just click her heels and rush home to her son, he never doubted her love. “There are so many interviews where she was asked, ‘Why do you work so hard?’ and she’d always say, ‘It’s for my children,’ ” Joey, 61, recalls of Judy’s devotion to him and big sisters Liza, 70, and Lorna, 64. Sadly, Judy never felt that warmth from her own mom. “I was really unwanted:
“She always tried to be there for us, giving us support and lots of love.” — Joey Luft
My mother didn’t want to have any more children,” the star revealed in Judy and I: My Life With Judy Garland, a recently found memoir by her third husband, Sid Luft.
A STAR IS BORN
When Ethel Gumm learned she was pregnant with Judy, she was despondent. “She did everything to get rid of me,” Judy recounted, joking that Ethel even tried to terminate the pregnancy by repeatedly throwing herself down flights of stairs. “When I turned out to be another girl, after they had already named me Frank, it didn’t work out too well for anybody.” It wasn’t long before Judy’s charisma and talent prompt-
Judy, 18, with Ethel at a 1941 mothersthemed party in LA
“She raised us to understand that not everything was going to be great, but how to laugh through it,” Liza, here at 17, has said. The Lufts in London in 1960: “I was knocked out by her gift for mothering,” Sid said of Judy, here with Lorna and Joey.
ed Ethel to push her daughter into show business — at any cost. “My mother was truly a stage mother. A mean one,” Judy told Sid. “She was very jealous because she had absolutely no talent.” Judy also resented Ethel for allowing her to get trapped in the MGM system, which led to her lifelong battle with substance abuse. Judy got sober, though, when she learned she was expecting a baby with second husband Vincente Minnelli in 1945. When Liza was born, her motherly instincts only grewstronger. Years later, Sid was in awe of his soon-to-be bride’s bond with her daughter. “Judy’s relationship with Liza was so loving and filled with tenderness,” Sid, who died in 2005 at age 89, wrote in his memoir. “They had so much fun together I was almost jealous.”
Having Lorna in 1952 and Joey in 1955 brought more joy to Judy, but her demons resurfaced often. “There’d be times Mom wouldn’t act right, so one day I asked my dad if she was sick,” Joey shares, recalling how Sid had to explain everything Judy was battling. “She was a great person but she had addictions.” Despite his mother’s troubles, Joey insists the good times outweighed the bad. “She was strict, but I remember having a lot of fun with her! She had a great sense of humor. One of her main mottos was, ‘The show must go on…and on time!’” Judy’s legend, of course, lives on through Liza, Lorna and Joey, all performers themselves who always strive to make their mom proud. “She gave so much up on that stage,” Liza has said. “She gave everything she had.” — Ron Kelly, with reporting by AmandaChampagne-Meadows CLOSERWEEKLY.COM 19
All in the Family
How the Bunkers
By BRUCE FRETTS
A DINGBAT, A BIGOT, A LI’L GOIL & A MEATHEAD MINED HOT-BUTTON ISSUES FOR GROUNDBREAKING LAUGHS
n May 13, 1971, as war before — we presented both sides and let the raged in Vietnam and pro- sparks fly!” There was always an underlying testors clashed with police love among the cast and crew, but the heated on America’s streets, top- conflicts between Archie’s reactionary poic No. 1 at the White House sitions and Mike’s progressive beliefs raged was...All in the Family. on at viewers’ kitchen tables after the epi“It was the damndest thing,” Pressodes were over, influencing nationident Richard Nixon told aides al debates. “Every major issue came John Ehrlichman and H. R. Halunder All in the Family’s lens — deman about a recent episode, minority power, abortion, womwhich led Nixon to believe misen’s rights,” says Paley Center for takenly that Carroll O’Connor’s Media curator Ron Simon. “It was blue-collar bigot Archie Bunker like a lightning bolt — injecting had a bisexual son-in-law. “I do political and cultural issues into not think you glorify on public this form of entertainment was television homosexuality,” Nixrevolutionary.” on raged, claiming the Greek k The revolution was televised, “You can’t Empire was brought down byy but it wasn’t a hit right out of the change gays like Socrates. “He never box. “CBS was so afraid of the mapeople’s had the influence that television terial offending people, they tried has,” concluded Ehrlichman. minds, but to hide us in a late time slot” on And no TV series ever had the after the demographyou can get Tuesdays, influence All in the Family did. ically incompatible Hee Haw, rethem to “Our show was so ahead of its calls director Bob LaHendro. For time in terms of social issues, goa while, it worked. “The show was think.” ing places that network TV ofdebated in The New York Times, — Norman Lear ten avoids going, even today,” but it didn’t really penetrate Rob Reiner, who played Archie’s hippie son- the heartland,” says Simon. “It took many in-law, Mike “Meathead” Stivic, tells Clos- months.” Only when All in the Family won er. “No one had ever done anything like it the best comedy series Emmy after its first 20 February 20, 2017 CLOSER
Jean Stapleton, Carroll O’Connor, Sally Struthers and Rob Reiner won 13 Emmys between them for Family.
“Every day of my life for decades, somebody says, ‘Hey, Meathead!’ I have Norman Lear to thank for that.”
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season, in 1971, did the show break out bar, but it had never been broadcast,” says in the ratings. Says LaHendro, “Word LaHendro. “It was shocking, but when you of mouth got to be so strong, they had shock people, you get their attention.” to move us to a prominent spot” — Saturdays at 8 p.m., kicking off a classic night of comedy that soon also included Of course, Archie wasn’t the only Bunker M*A*S*H, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, who made viewers sit up and take notice. The Bob Newhart Show and The Carol His scatterbrained but kindhearted wife, Burnett Show. Edith — or “Dingbat,” as he dubbed her — Archie proved the primary lightning became a beloved presence. “She is very hurod. Whether people loved him or hated man, honest, compassionate, intuitive, and him, they couldn’t stop watching him — in most situations she says the truth and and snapping up T-shirts, books and pricks Archie’s inflated ego,” explained Jean mock campaign buttons espousing his Stapleton, who played Edith. The actress was right-wing views. “He spoke for Nixon’s equally lovable: “Jean was our angel,” Sal‘silent majority’ and their uneasiness ly Struthers, who played endearingly ditzy about the generation gap,” says Simon. daughter Gloria (Archie’s “li’l goil”), tells ClosViewers came to see Archie like a fami- er. “She giggled about everything.” ly member. “We would get letters all the Over time, Edith spoke up more, as she was time from fans saying he reminded them influenced by the burgeoning women’s moveof their father or uncle,” says producer ment and suffered a harrowing near-rape in Gene Marcione. As Carroll once said, “Ar- one controversial episode. Even though she chie is made up of persons who really ex- won five Emmys, Jean — a gifted musicalist. I have seen them.” theater actress — started to feel restricted by The character’s popularity became a the role. By the time Danielle Brisebois joined problem for Carroll, an unabashed the cast as the Bunkers’ niece Stephanie in liberal who worried he was the ninth season, “in her head, Jean giving voice to views he was done with the show,” Danielle says. When All in the Family disagreed with. “It “Millions thought morphed into Archie Bunker’s bothered him when Place later that year (focusing the audience startArchie was a happy on the title character’s job ed to laugh with the hero.... President as a bar owner and softenracism instead of ing his rough edges), Edith at it,” says actress Nixon thought we appeared only occasionalLiz Torres, who were making a fool ly. She was then written out, had a recurring role out of a good man.” and viewers were devastated as a boarder in the — Carroll O’Connor at the start of the second season Bunker household. when they learned her characThat led to clashes ter suffered a stroke and died. Still, between Carroll and pro“Mom enjoyed every minute of creating ducers, yet they were invariably resolved. “Sometimes he would get angry Edith and always came home from tapings and walk out, but he would ultimately de- exhilarated,” son John Putch tells Closer. liver the lines,” says Marcione. “We taped “She loved the whole shebang.” Rob and Sally had also grown weary of the show twice on Fridays, at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., and these things that bothered their characters and left after season eight. Carroll would get big laughs in the early (Sally later reprised the role of Gloria in a shows, so Norman would say to him be- short-lived eponymous sitcom, one of many tween tapings, ‘That one worked, right?’” spin-offs the Bunkers spawned; see sidebar In fact, Archie’s politically incor- at right). But both look back on their Family rect diatribes worked so well that All in days warmly. “From the get-go, it was literalthe Family became TV’s No. 1 show for ly All in the Family,” Rob says. “My first wife, five seasons in a row as viewers tuned in Penny Marshall, was the other finalist for to see what he would say next. “People the role of Gloria, but Sally looked so much might have said the words Archie used like Carroll, they gave her the part.” Adds in the sanctity of their own house or a Sally, “Carroll was Dad offscreen and on.”
THE CREATOR “I was working for a living,” Norman Lear (shown in 1978) tells Closer of his years on the show. “I have six kids, and I was trying to make a buck.”
THE KID “He was like a second father,” Danielle Brisebois (who joined in ’78) tells Closer of Carroll.
THE MOM “The only thing she shared with Edith was her goodness,” Jean Stapleton’s son, John Putch (shown in the ’70s), tells Closer. “She was truly special.”
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THE ALL IN THE FAMILY TREE THE BUNKERS’ POPULARITY LED TO FIVE SITCOM SPIN-OFFS
IN THE BEGINNING Archie and Edith opened episodes with “Those Were the Days,” by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams (of Bye Bye Birdie fame). THE JEFFERSONS Neighbors Weezy (Isabel Sanford) and George (Sherman Hemsley) moved on up to NYC’s east side from 1975 to ’85.
CHECKING IN The Jeffersons’ housekeeper Florence (Marla Gibbs) took a job at a hotel for four weeks in 1981 but soon returned to her old gig.
Danielle, who stayed on Archie Bunker’s Place until its 1983 cancellation, felt the same way about Carroll. “He was always so wonderful, sweet, funny, loving and giving,” she gushes. “He was such a cozy person.” It seems everyone involved in All in the Family remembers it fondly. Ask Norman Lear about his favorite moment working on the show, and he says simply, “every day.” Before she passed away at 90 in 2013, Jean “had a great time watching the repeats and loved how the show still held
GLORIA Sally’s divorcée moved to a small town in the 1982–’83 comedy with son Joey (Christian Jacobs) and worked for a veterinarian (Burgess Meredith).
up,” Putch says. “She was very proud of it.” Carroll died from a heart attack at 76 in 2001, yet the spirit of All in the Family lives on. “The constant argument between liberal and conservative predicted where we are today,” Simon says. Agrees Rob, “We’re still very divided, a red- and bluestate country. All in the Family showed all strata of society — that’s why it has such staying power.” Or, as Archie might put it, that’s why the Bunkers will never be stifled. — Bruce Fretts, with reporting by Katie Bruno, Ilyssa Panitz and Jaclyn Roth
MAUDE Edith’s liberal cousin, Maude Findlay (Bea Arthur), and her husband, Walter (Bill Macy), tackled controversial issues from 1972 to ’78.
GOOD TIMES Maude’s maid Florida Evans (Esther Rolle, second from right) and her family lived in a Chicago housing project in the “dy-no-mite” 1974–’79 hit.
“Those were amazing days on All in the Family — the best acting school in the world.” —Sally Struthers, to Closer
MOVING ON E
SIV SHERRI SHEPHERD ENXCTELURVIEW I
WHY SHE’S MAKING AN EXCITING FRESH START IN LA
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herri Shepherd is making big changes in her life, and Sherri enjoys the she couldn’t be hap“sister spirit” she pier. After a conten shares with friends like tious 2014 divorce a Octavia Spencer. child support battle with her se husband, Lamar Sally, the forme View co-host tells Closer, “it was time to hit the reset button and figureoutwhatmakesmesmile.” For Sherri, that meant moving back to LA and reconnecting with old friends, including Trial & Error fellow actresses Niecy Nash and premieres March 7 on NBC. Octavia Spencer. “I can’t surviv ut the top down no matwithout women in my life,” says Sh f it’s raining or chilly.” 49.“They’rehowI’vegottentothispoint. Sherri’s sunny attitude is inEncouragement from her close pals has giv- fectious. At home, she and her son from her en Sherri strength to move on after losing her first marriage, 11-year-old Jeffrey, start their fight in 2015 to avoid paying child support to days dancing. “In the morning we get up and her ex for their 2-year-old son, born by surro- play Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy,’” Sherri says. gacy, and genetically related to Lamar but not “Itsetsthemoodfortheday.” Sherri. She recently launched her 2017 Lux Things are going so well, is she looking for Hair Wig Collection, and next month she’ll co- someone special to share it with? “I’m not star opposite John Lithgow in the NBC come- even thinking about that right now,” Sherri dy Trial & Error. “Getting back into the swing stresses to Closer. “I don’t need to be in a relaof acting full-time has been an adjustment,” tionship. It’s all about finding what I want and admits Sherri, who played Tracy Morgan’s coming back stronger than ever.” wife on 30 Rock. “But LA’s fun. The first thing — Amy L. Hogan, with I bought when I moved back was a convertible. reporting by Jaclyn Roth
“You need to figure out who you are and what makes you happy.” — Sherri
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Elliott Gould plays Sadie’s boss.
WHAT SHE’S DOING NOW: Playing an artificial-intelligence expert on Humans. “She’s a respected scientist,” CarrieAnne, 49, tells Closer. “It’s a very personal journey for her.” West Wing alum Dulé Hill co-stars as Sadie’s close friend.
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who falls for a client (Rescue After her ﬁrst attempt at Me’s Steven Pasquale) a post–Grey’s Anatomy comeback, on NBC’s State of accused of murdering his girlfriend 24 years earlier Affairs, proved short-lived, in the CBS drama Doubt. Katherine Heigl is happy to “It’s been really fun to play return to TV again as Sadie her because she does, on Ellis, a defense attorney TUNE IN! Doubt debuts Feb. 15 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS David and Keeley, with Abigail Hardingham as their daughter
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The Grammy 8 P.M., Awards CBS Adele says “Hello” to her third Record of the Year nod, and fellow nominees Beyoncé, Bob Dylan and the late David Bowie round out music’s biggest night.
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Cooks vs. Cons 9 P.M., FOOD The chefs chip away at their ﬁnal culinary challenge for judges Sunny Anderson and Daphne Oz: nacho platters mixed with canned soups!
Grey’s Anatomy 8 P.M., ABC While the residents look forward to being taught by Eliza (Marika Dominczyk), two warring attendings try to learn how to get along. Nashville 9 P.M., CMT Rayna (Connie Britton) and Deacon (Charles Esten) take precautions as Carl (Linds Edwards) pushes the limits of his restraining order.
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Project Runway 9 P.M., Junior LIFE Mentor Tim Gunn preps the designers as judges Aya Kanai, Kelly Osbourne and Christian Siriano size them up for the two-part ﬁnale, which concludes next week (Feb. 23 at 9 p.m.).
Suits 10 Harvey (Gabriel Ma Mike (Patrick J. Ad their reputations to up on a class-actio Murder Chose Me Veteran homicide detective Rod Dem reﬂects on his 14 y of solving some of Louisiana’s gritties murders in this can true-crime series.
Chef’s Table 3 A.M., NETFLIX Cooks from NYC, Tokyo and Moscow dish out a taste of their culture for the show’s third season.
COLUMBO SUN. 2/12, 7 P.M. A publisher hires a bomb maker to murder a bestselling author of sex novels. Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk) is called in to investigate.
Rosewood 8 P.M., FOX Villa (Jaina Lee Ortiz) has to cash in on some of her past experiences to help the team bankrupt a counterfeitcurrency kingpin.
Nova 9 P.M., PBS Get pulled into the fold with “Secrets of Origami” and learn how scientists are using the age-old Japanese art form to explore space.
Black-ish 9:30 P.M., ABC Dre (Anthony Anderson) experiences survivor’s guilt when he reunites with his old crew for a funeral; Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) catches criticism for her pa
The Blacklist 10 P.M., NBC Red (James Spader) makes moves to rectify his recently compromised operations; Aram (Amir Arison) goes undercover to shut down a h k ’ i i l d li NASHVILLE’S CONNIE BRITTON
Dr. Ken 8:30 P.M., ABC The titular physician (Ken Jeong) isn’t itching to tell Pat (Dave Foley) that his rash may be caused by stress from his relationship with Megan (Gillian Vigman).
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THE MUNSTERS MON. 2/13, 7:30 P.M. Since none of Marilyn’s suitors ever get past the front door, Grandpa (Al Lewis) decides to turn a frog into her own personal prince.
FRASIER TUE. 2/14, 8 P.M. Roz (Peri Gilpin) is depressed about her love life, and Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) advises her to look for a less ﬂashy, more substantial kind of man. He is alarmed when she starts dating one of Niles’ patients, a compulsive womanizer.
TUNE IN! Celebrate Valentine’s Day with COZI TV and Frasier. For local listings check cozitv.com
Wonderful THE SNOWY RESORT TOWN OFFERS WESTERN CHARM
love the winter and the cold, so I don’t need to run away from it,” Maura Tierney tells Closer. What better place to embrace the season than in the wilds of Jackson Hole, Wyoming? “It’s beautiful,” gushes the star of The Affair, who is so serious about enjoying the chilly weather that a year ago she and a friend hit the river rapids for an exciting excursion in the shadow of the soaring Teton Range of the Rocky Mountains.
“I went white water rafting in the snow, which is amazing!” says Maura, adding that she was covered from head to toe to keep warm. “We were in a full suit with hoodies — it’s not sexy, but it’s really fun.” When she wasn’t having a blast braving the rapids, Maura, who turned 52 on Feb. 3, headed into the charming town of Jackson, where she appropriately “just chilled out” with the locals and other winter adventurers. “We felt very rugged.” — Aaron Rasmussen
THINGS TO DO & SEE
Scenic Sanctuary Snow Day
Since she grew up in Boston, Maura tells Closer she enjoys chilly climates, including the beautiful winter wonderland of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
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The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s location in the majestic Teton Range makes it an ideal destination for top-notch skiing.
The tranquil Amangani hotel is perched high above Jackson Hole, and many of its luxe rooms boast expansive mountain vistas.
BRING WYOMING HOME THE STYLE Winter’s for the birds with this charming mountain-retreat bird feeder from Holiday Offerings. $63; wayfair.com. THE SCENERY Use fun wall art, like this stag print, to give rooms that cozy cabin feel. Prices vary; etsy.com.
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THE SIP The weather may be frightful, but the S’mores Sn Martini is so delightful in front of a roaring fire
INGREDIE 3 oz. dark de cacao 1 oz. Baile Irish Cre .75 oz. van vodka Mini marshmallows Combine all ingredients except the marshmallows in a shaker with ice, shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with mini marshmallows. Cheers!
Riding the Rapids
Maura has warm memories of rafting down bodies of water like the nearby Snake River during the winter months. “It’s actually a lot less dangerous because the water is lower in the winter,” she tells Closer.
The one-of-a-kind Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in downtown Jackson is priceless for après-ski cocktails and fun. CLOSERWEEKLY.COM 35
EASY SKILLET SENSATIONS
These delicious one-pan suppers from the chefs at Cook’s Country deliver big, bold ﬂavors with minimal mess
ome things never change, and one them is that there’s nothing better than a piping-hot homecooked meal. But as much as we enjoy whipping up from-theheart dinners for loved ones, we could do without the mountain of dirty pots and pans afterward. That’s why we were thrilled to come across the One-Pan
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Wonders from the chefs at Cook’s Country. This cookbook is filled with easy recipes that come together in a single skillet in under 30 minutes. “We cut out excess steps where we could and discovered new ways to bring old favorites to the table,” say the cookbook’s editors. For a taste of NEW BLE the scrumptious results, try one of NOTA these recipes tonight!
THAI CURRY RICE WITH COD Serves 4
1 tbsp. vegetable oil 1 1 ⁄2 cups long-grain white rice 8 oz. white mushrooms, trimmed and sliced 1 (8 oz.) can bamboo shoots, rinsed 2 tsp. grated fresh ginger 3 scallions, sliced, white and green parts divided 3 ⁄4 cup canned coconut milk 3 tbsp. red curry paste 4 (8 oz.) skinless cod fillets 1. Heat oil in 12" nonstick skillet over medium heat until
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shimmering. Add next 4 ingredients and white parts of scallions. Cook 2 min., stirring. Add 2 1 ⁄4 cups water and 1 ⁄ 2 tsp. salt; bring to a boil. Cover; let simmer 10 min. 2. In bowl, whisk coconut milk and curry paste. Pat cod dry with paper towels; season. Lay cod skinned side down on top of rice; drizzle with 1 ⁄ 3 curry sauce. Cover; cook 10 to 12 min. more. 3. Microwave remaining curry sauce 1 min. or until warm. Sprinkle scallion greens over fish. Serve with sauce and lime wedges. PER SERVING: 488 cal, 15g protein, 67g carbs, 4g fiber, 5g sugar, 19g fat
Recipes adapted from One-Pan Wonders: Fuss-Free Meals for Your Sheet Pan, Dutch Oven, Skillet, Roasting Pan, Casserole, and Slow Cooker by the Editors at America’s Test Kitchen. Copyright ©2017 by the Editors at America’s Test Kitchen.
Relax! CASHEW PORK WITH SNOW PEAS
Can’t find mirin? Substitute 1 ⁄4 cup white wine mixed with 4 tsp. sugar.
⁄ 2 cup raw cashews, chopped 1 cup chicken broth 1 ⁄4 cup mirin 1 ⁄4 cup soy sauce 3 tbsp. cornstarch, divided 6 garlic cloves, minced 1 tbsp. grated fresh ginger 3 tbsp. vegetable oil, divided 1 (16 oz.) pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into strips 8 oz. snow peas 2 carrots, peeled and cut into 2" matchsticks 1
1. In skillet over medium heat, toast cashews 5 min.; set
aside. In bowl, whisk next 3 ingredients and 1 tbsp. cornstarch. In second bowl, mix garlic, ginger and 1 tsp. oil. 2. Toss pork with 1 tbsp. oil and remaining cornstarch. Heat 2 tsp. oil in skillet over medium. Cook 1 ⁄ 2 pork in single layer 3 min., stirring once. Transfer to bowl. Repeat with remaining pork. 3. Add snow peas and carrots to skillet. Cook 1 min.; push aside. Add garlic mix; cook 20 sec. Stir into veggies. 4. Pour in sauce; cook 2 min. Add cashews and pork; cook 1 min. more, stirring to coat. PER SERVING: 464 cal, 37g protein, 29g carbs, 3g fiber, 9g sugar, 23g fat
KOREAN BEEF AND KIMCHI STIR-FRY Serves 4
⁄ 2 cup chicken broth 2 tbsp. soy sauce 1 tbsp. sugar 2 tsp. cornstarch 1 tsp. sesame oil 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 tbsp. grated fresh ginger 2 tbsp. vegetable oil, divided 1 (1 lb.) flank steak, trimmed and sliced 1 cup drained kimchi, plus 1 tbsp. liquid 4 oz. bean sprouts 5 scallions, cut into 1 1 ⁄ 2" pieces, white parts quartered
Kimchi adds tangy heat along with a dose of slimming probiotics.
1. In bowl, whisk first 5 ingredients. In
second bowl, mix garlic, ginger and 1 tsp. oil. 2. Heat 1 tsp. oil in nonstick skillet over high heat. Add 1 ⁄2 beef in single layer; cook 2 to 3 min. or until browned, stirring once. Transfer to bowl. Repeat with remaining beef. 3. Add remaining oil to skillet; heat. Add kimchi and kimchi liquid; cook 2 min. Stir in sprouts. Push vegetables to side. Add garlic-ginger mixture to center; cook 20 sec. 4. Add beef and scallions; stir to combine. Whisk sauce; add to skillet. Cook 30 sec. more or until thick. PER SERVING: 341 cal, 35g protein, 10g carbs, 1g fiber, 4g sugar, 18g fat
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FEEL LIKE A TEEN Hollywood A-listers are raving about the energizing and slimming perks of grainand veggie-based ‘power bowls.’ Sample the trend with these picks — they’re loaded with nutrients to help you feel your best!
TIRED? ADD BROWN RICE
Women who enjoy 1 ⁄2 cup of brown rice daily have 45 percent more energy than those who don’t, UCLA researchers report. That’s because the grain is rich in a trio of nutrients (manganese, selenium and phosphorus) that prod the brain to produce invigorating beta waves. For an energizing meal, mix rice with pork tenderloin, broccoli, bell peppers, mushrooms and kalamata olives.
CAN’T FOCUS? ADD WHOLE-WHEAT COUSCOUS
Trade processed carbs for 100 percent whole grains like wholegrain couscous and you’ll cut your risk of memory lapses in half, say British scientists. In their studies, whole grains helped steady blood sugar, which is key to mental energy and keeping brain nerves functioning at their peak. For a brain-boosting bowl, toss couscous with sliced beef, radishes, peas, asparagus and Greek yogurt.
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BLOATED? ADD CAULIFLOWER RICE
Making 1 ⁄2 cup of cauliflower a daily staple can help you shed 4 pounds of water weight in 10 days. How? Scottish scientists say the veggie is packed with a nutrient that activates the liver’s detox pathways to flush trapped fluids. To make a bellyflattening bowl, shred cauliflower so it has a rice-like consistency, then top with chicken breast, avocado slices, bell peppers and grape tomatoes.
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FEELING BLUE? ADD BLACK RICE
This grain is rich in antioxidants that stimulate the release of mood-enhancing brain chemicals, according to Stanford University researchers. The payoff: Adding a serving of black rice to your daily menu can have you feeling 25 percent sunnier this week. For a happy meal, top 1 ⁄2 cup of black rice with grilled tofu, shredded carrots, avocado slices, sautéed mushrooms, a poached egg and scallions.
“For snacks, I’ll have a few citrus toffees. That satisfies my sweet tooth.” —Amy Brenneman, 52
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HAPPY GUT, FLAT BELLY
Three out of four Americans egularly struggle with GI distress. To end that discomfort, nutritionist Julie Daniluk outlines meal plans designed to boost digestion, ease gut woes and speed slimming in her new book, The Hot Detox Plan (Hay House, 2017; Paperback $30).
RUN-DOWN? ADD WILD RICE
Working 1 ⁄2 cup of this superfood into each day can slow the aging of brain, heart and muscle tissues by 40 percent, say experts at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Credit goes to the grain’s high levels of an antioxidant (phenolic acid) that mops up free radicals before they can age cells. Get the benefits by topping wild rice with sirloin, corn, tomatoes and black beans.
SAVVY SWAP Instead Of: A slice of berry cheesecake for 375 CAL.
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SPA RX FOR A warm bath is the perfect way to unwind on a chilly day — and with targeted add-ins, it can also ease cold-weather health woes!
t 68, Judith Light is still every bit the go-getter “boss” as the character she played on Who’s The Boss? more than 30 years ago. One of her secrets to healthy and radiant: She swears by nighttime baths to rejuvenate her mind and body. It’s a smart strategy. A 20-minute evening soak has been shown to increase the time spent in the most restful stage of sleep, leading to increased energy the next day. Even better: Mixing a few natural ingredients into the bathwater can deliver targeted health benefits. Here, three health-boosting bath recipes to help you look and feel your best!
“I almost always take a bath before bed. I usually use Dr. Teal’s Lavender Epsom Salts. The bath calms me down from the day, changes my energy and gets me into a sleep space.” Judith Light, 68
FLUSH WINTER BLOAT
If you’re like us, you spent more time cozied up on the couch this winter than you did running on the treadmill. That sedentary time — and salty comfort carbs — can lead to an overload of fluid and toxins that make the face, neck and body puffy. To banish the bloat, follow Judith’s lead and sprinkle Epsom salts into your soak. Magnesium and sulfate compounds in the age-old remedy absorb into skin and draw out toxins and excess fluids while calming any fat-packing inflammation. And for truly speedy results, choose a salt infused with antioxidant-rich ginger (we like Calgon Rejuvenating Hawaiian Ginger Epsom Salts, $6, walmart.com). It stimulates circulation for more efficient delivery of nutrients to the skin. Simply add 2 cups of Epsom salts to a warm bath and soak for
100% HEALTHY 20 minutes once a week. You’ll look slimmer the moment you step out of the bath!
RELIEVE DRY, ITCHY SKIN February’s cold winds and dry indoor air can leave skin looking parched and ruddy while also causing conditions like eczema to flare up. But as dermatologist Jill Waibel, M.D., who treats celebrities at the Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute, notes, “Bathing in the wintertime is good for your skin since water is absorbed and soaked into the skin for added hydration.” For even more benefit, mix milk and grapeseed oil into the water. Milk’s lactic acid gently exfoliates and adds hydration back to skin for a softer, smoother texture. And grapeseed oil’s omega-6 fatty acids soak into skin to calm inflammation and improve moisture balance, explains Dr. Waibel. To do: Pour 1 cup of milk and 1⁄2 cup of grapeseed oil (like Aura Cacia Grapeseed Skin Care Oil, $15, auracacia.com) into bathwater, then soak for 15 to 20 minutes.
SOOTHE A COLD Whenyou’refeelingstuffyandspent,relaxing in a bath triggers an uptick in body temperature that helps destroy heat-sensitive cold and flu viruses, say scientists at Lenox Hill Hospital. For faster relief, add eucalyptus oil and ginger tea. Breathing in the oil’s active ingredient (cineole) has been shown to cut down on mucus production. “And inhaling a strong scent like ginger causes vasodilation, which allows more blood to flow into blood vessels to ease and clear sinus pressure,” says Dr. Waibel. To do: Steep 3 bags of ginger tea (we like Alvita Organic Ginger Root Tea, $7, The Vitamin Shoppe stores) in 2 cups of boiling water. Remove the bags, then pour the tea, plus 3 drops of 100% pure eucalyptus oil, into a warm bath and soak for 20 minutes. The scent will linger on skin, continuing to clear congestion long after the bath is over. Bonus: When massaged onto the scalp, ginger tea increases circulation and stimulates hair follicles to encourage hair growth. Simply brew extra tea to get the benefits.
For Even More Spa Ahh…
News You Can Use CHAIR YOGA EASES ACHES
So say scientists in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. In their study, arthritis sufferers who did chair yoga twice a week had a 32 percent drop in pain scores and an 11 percent decrease in fatigue after 8 weeks. The authors say chair yoga, in which exercises are done while seated or standing and holding a chair, can be helpful for those whose pain keeps them from exercise. A book that includes moves from the study-proven program: Sit N Fit Chair Yoga ($10, SitNFitChairYoga.com).
MENTAL PERK OF MUSIC
Scientists at the University of Montreal discovered that people who played a musical instrument react up to 25 percent faster to external stimuli such as sound and touch as their non-musician counterparts. Why? Playing music requires the use of multiple senses, which strengthens brain pathways to enhance reaction time.
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EASY WAY TO CUT CALORIES
TO BOOST MOOD
TO SOOTHE STRESS
TO CURB CRAVINGS
Breathe in the scent of orange essential oil as you relax in a tub. It ups levels of the feel-good hormone serotonin. Try: Aura Cacia 100% Pure Essential Oil Sweet Orange ($5, iherb.com)
Unwind while inhaling the ﬂoral scent of ylang-ylang, which quiets the brain’s anxiety center. Try: Piping Rock Ylang Ylang 100% Pure Essential Oil ($9, pipingrock.com)
If winter comfort carbs are calling your name, breathe in the scent of vanilla, which activates the brain’s satiety center. Try: Tibet Mountain Essential Oil in Vanilla ($9, hihealth.com)
Sticking to a healthy meal plan could be as simple as turning up the lights, report scientists in the Journal of Marketing Research. In a survey of 160 restaurant goers, those dining in brightly lit rooms were up to 24 percent more likely to choose healthy menu items as those who ordered food in darker rooms. What’s more, the meals of the bright-light diners had 39 percent fewer calories on average. The authors say bright lights may keep the brain attentive, which leads to more mindful choices. CLOSERWEEKLY.COM 41
SAVVY SORTERS From crafting supplies to kitchen tools, little odds and ends can create big messes. The ﬁx: These recycled organizers offer stylish (and free!) solutions
TRANSFORM CANS INTO UTENSIL CADDIES
TRANSFORM JAM JARS INTO SPOOL SERVERS
Thanks to these clever containers, you won’t have to tussle with tangled twine and cording ever again! To make, use a hammer and nail to punch a hole in the lid of a clean jam jar, then pop a ball of twine in the jar, thread the string through the hole and secure the lid. For extra flair, glue fabric to the lid.
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Cheery patterned cans act as grab-and-go canisters for keeping kitchen utensils organized and within reach. To make, soak the labels off three empty cans, rinse and let dry. Then snip several pieces of patterned Washi tape (available at craft stores) to fit around each can. Press into place and fill cans with cooking tools.
TRANSFORM CHIP CANISTERS INTO CRAFT CUBBIES
A cute way to clear clutter off your desk: Repurpose potato chip cans! These slender sleeves are perfect for storing office supplies like scissors, pencils, markers and more. To make, simply cover empty canisters with patterned scrapbook paper and use hot glue to attach, then fill with supplies.
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TRANSFORM EGG CARTONS INTO A MEMO BOARD
A foam-core board and egg cartons create a perfect pinup center for keeping everything from grocery lists to favorite photos in view. To make, separate the bottom of an egg carton from its top, position it on the board as desired and hot-glue in place. Use pushpins to tack up items.
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CLOSER TO YOU READERS ASK CLOSER
Didn’t Marilu Henner play Rizzo in the original Broadway run of Grease? Unfortunately, Marilu and Rizzo didn’t go together. When the musical hit the Great White Way on Feb. 14, 1972, it was future Maude star Adrienne Barbeau in the role. Marilu originated the part of Marty in the very first production, back in ’71 in Chicago, though.
How many times has Kurt Russell worked with director John Carpenter? The duo has done Escape From L.A., Big Trouble in Little China, The Thing and Escape From New York. But they first took care of business together on the 1979 TV movie Elvis.
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Whatever happened to the cast of...
AMMER! From Sept. 23, 1986, to Feb. 12, 1988, the San Francisco cops took their shot at sending up crime dramas.
Relax! BEST DAY of my life/April 11, 1983 Louis Gossett Jr.
“The night I won an Acad Harrison Page
Capt. Trunk had a short fuse dealing with Inspector Hammer. But this 75-yearold veteran of such fare as Beyond the Valley of the Dolls and TV’s CPO Sharkey continued his long career by appearing onstage and in movies like Lionheart as well as on TV, most notably as Rev. Newman on Ally McBeal and JAG’s Rear Admiral Morris.
Louis with Richard Gere in the 1982 film
“I had no idea I was going to get that,” he tells Closer.
Though Sledge was a shoot-first kind of guy, David, 72, didn’t have second thoughts about taking on a variety of parts. He’s appeared on Broadway in Speed-the-Plow, in movies such as Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and on TV in Nurses, All My Children, Ugly Betty, Veep and Impastor.
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While Detective Dori Doreau had trouble reining in the antics of partner Sledge, Anne-Marie Martin, 59, embraced horseplay of a different sort. Following her retirement from acting, marriage to author Michael Crichton and co-writing of the pic Twister, she delved into equestrian pursuits, becoming a six-time U.S. team member at the World Championships for Icelandic Horses.
Playing the tough-talking Sgt. Emil Foley in the romantic dram An Officer and a Gentleman is a majo highlight of Louis G career. “Winning th Academy Award wa day,” he shares with Louis, 80, admitted had fallen asleep at ceremony by the tim supporting actor ca announced. “My ag Bondy, elbowed me he recalls with a sm nothing prepared b kiss from Susan Sar
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It Happened This Week TOOK AIM: Al Capone On Feb. 14, 1929, the Chicago gang war between the mobster and Bugs Moran ends when seven YEARS AGO of Moran’s associates are gunned down by Capone hit men posing as cops. It’ll become known as the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.
• Basically, I’ve been known for acting on instinct since my 1992 movie. • I was cut to the quick when my ’95 Western with the guy below didn’t knock ’em dead at the box office. • I’ve made it a practice to do TV. I even won an Emmy back in 2004. A. Kim Cattrall B. Sharon Stone C. Robin Wright • I had episodes of growing pains early in my career. • You definitely can say getting roles wasn’t a titanic struggle after my ’97 movie. • I guess I was reverent winning my first Oscar last year. After all, I’d been nominated four other times. A. Matt Damon C. Brad Pitt
LANDED: The Beatles Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da. On Feb. 15, 1968, John and George visit the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi to learn about Transcendental Meditation. Paul and Ringo follow them to India four days later.
Answers: Sharon Stone, Leonardo DiCaprio
My Kid Looks Like... Danielle M., Pequannock, N.J.
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FUNNY FACE RELEASED ’S wonderful. ’S marvelous. On Feb. 13, 1957, a fashion photographer (Fred Astaire) searches for models who can “think as well as they look” and finds an amateur philosopher (Audrey Hepburn). Now take a shot at these questions.
B. Leonardo DiCaprio
“I think Jason Jr. will upstage Hamiliton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda someday!”
THREATENED: Salman Rushdie On Feb. 14, 1989, Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini issues a ruling, or fatwa, calling for the author’s death over the novel The Satanic Verses, which he considers sacrilegious to Islam.
1 What was the name of the magazine Fred’s photog Dick Avery worked for? A Charm B Look C Quality 2 What was the name of the bookstore where Fred discovered Audrey’s Jo Stockton? A Acme Book Shop B Embryo Concepts C Shakespeare and Co.
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3 Composer George Gershwin got only one Oscar nod during his career. For which other Fred Astaire musical was it? A Shall We Dance B Swing Time C Top Hat 4 Director Stanley Donen was known for his musicals, mostly with Gene Kelly. But what ’84 comedy was his last film? A Blame It on Rio B Irreconcilable Differences C Police Academy 5 In 1971, CBS had a shortlived sitcom loosely based on Funny Face. Who was the star of the show? A Patty Duke B Sandy Duncan C Sally Field
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Big-Hearted Boy Gives Away Toys Blake Work, 6, thought of a great way to help the less fortunate while cleaning his bedroom. “He was overwhelmed with all the toys, and we explained that not every kid gets to have toys like that, if any,” shares Blake’s mom, Melissa Ann Work. “That really hurt his heart. Then he said, ‘I have an idea.’ ” That notion led him to set up a stand in the driveway of his suburban Hudson, Fla., home. “One couple, with an 18-month-old, simply wanted books.
“I’m sure he has something else [charitable] up his sleeve. I encourage it.” — Melissa Work
So Blake ran inside and grabbed more for them. They were so grateful,” says Melissa. Blake donated the toys he didn’t give away to passersby to his kindergarten teacher to use as rewards for good behavior.
KEEPING THE FAITH
The Gift of Life and Love Scott Chafian gave his wife, Cindy, the ultimate anniversary present: a kidney. Cindy had been fighting a lengthy battle with polycystic kidney disease, and after two years of dialysis, the Virginia man was fed up with watching his wife suffer. He was thrilled to find out he was a perfect match. The couple went into surgery side by side on Jan. 24, just one day before their 20th wedding anniversary. “I feel better already,” Cindy reveals. Adds Scott, “Just the light she’s got back in her eyes, I don’t have words for it.”
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Clothes Make the Man Brian Smith found himself living on the streets after losing his job last February. Over the course of 2016, he applied for 180 positions but couldn’t find steady work. He was losing all hope when he heard that the Utah Woolen Mills clothing store in Salt Lake City was donating suits to men in the process of turning their lives around. Brian received a free wardrobe upgrade and landed a job just three days later. “I didn’t think it would happen to me,” Brian says. “I owe them so much.”
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THIS WEEK’S PUZZLE SOLUTIONS Raymond Burr
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Y&R’s 1984 wedding of Victor and Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) was a big hit!
Eric at his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony with wife Dale and son Christian in 2007
or 37 years he’s been making viewers swoon as the tall, dark, handsome and ruthless Victor Newman on TV’s toprated soap, The Young and the Restless. And after being raised poor in war-torn Germany, Eric Braeden says he’s “absolutely” as strong as Victor. “I grew up with three brothers, playing sports in a tough male world, and after my father died, my family plunged into poverty,” Eric, 75, reveals to Closer. “From living on my own since I was 12 and never getting any
support from anyone, you become your own protector and rely on your fists a lot. I don’t take any s---, not today.” But after moving to the U.S. at age 18, things began looking up for the man once known as Hans Jörg Gudegast. He made films with legends like Marlon Brando, married his wife, Dale, 74 (they recently celebrated their 50th anniversary), and today is the proud father of writer-director Christian Gudegast, 47. Now Eric’s also the author of a new memoir, I’ll Be Damned. “I’ve worked hard,” Eric shares. “But you still have to sit back and say, ‘My God, I’m the luckiest person!’” — Gregg Goldstein
“I love being a father and a grandfather. It’s a wonderful feeling, and it’s so much fun!” — Eric
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The Emmy-winning Young and the Restless heartthrob opens up about surviving World War II and his secret to a happy family
You were born near the height of World War II in Germany. What do you recall about that time?
Jack Nicholson, and I thought, This guy’s really gifted!
Being put into the basement every night, burning smells and bombs, lots of bombs. I have vivid memories of the sound when the bomber approached and hit. My town was almost entirely destroyed.
You became an icon yourself on Y&R. How did it change your life?
How was your family affected? I almost lost my youngest brother, because half of the top of the house exploded away and he was still there, sleeping in his crib.
“I would love to do a comedy. My wife, Dale, makes me laugh a lot. When I am on the [Y&R] set with [actors] Doug Davidson and Christian Le Blanc, sometimes we just break out in laughter!”
Most people don’t realize how tough a business this really is. Only around 1 percent of [professional] Hollywood actors make a living, and only a small percentage of those make a good living. It’s given me a steady job for 37 years, which, in this business, is unheard of.
You must’ve been terrified. You grow up with an enormous loathing of warfare and those who cause it. The thing I’ve learned is: Don’t be too arrogant or underestimate people.
You moved to the U.S. at age 18. How did you get your first big break? In German high school, you have to read aloud, and you’re graded on how you interpret things, so I was very good at all these [auditions] here. One of my first films [1965’s Morituri] was with Marlon Brando. What a great actor! When we filmed on a ship, we’d talk politics and throw the football to each other.
You worked with another icon on a ship: Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic. I knew he was a natural-born actor because, in between scenes, he’d imitate stars like
What attracted you to the role? I wasn’t interested — didn’t even know what daytime TV was! And I found it was the hardest medium. We used to shoot 80 pages a day, and now we shoot 110 to 120. I wanted to leave after a year, but my wife reminded me to look at it as a challenge…and the rest is history! I’ve also liked it because I asked [Y&R co-creator] Bill Bell to give Victor a tragic background that makes who he is understandable. We infused him with humanity.
Victor has had many wives, but you’ve been married to Dale for a half-century. What’s your secret? A lot of forgiveness. One of the primary things is that you like the person as a human being, and then it has to do with growing up as a loyal person. Beyond that, I can’t tell you. It’s the luck of the draw.
ERIC’S ROAD TO STARD YOUNG YEARS After WWII ended, life was good for (from top) Jochen, Hans (Eric’s given name), Peter and Horst, until their dad died of a heart attack when Eric was 12 — “the most devastating event of my life,” he’s said.
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BAD GUY After 1971’s Escape From the Planet of the Apes came out, “angry, frightened children point[ed] at me [on the street], yelling, ‘That’s the guy who killed the baby chimp!’”
WILD WEST Credited as Hans Gudegast, he starred with Burt Reynolds (“a very nice guy”), NFL pro Jim Brown (“we worked out together and talked politics”) and Fernando Lamas in the 1969 Western 100 Rifles.
And you’ll turn 76 in April.…
Youth is wasted on the young — you wish you could do things a little differently, though I don’t really regret anything. CLOCKWISE FROM MAIN: GETTY; R/R; PARAMOUNT; GETTY; TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX; PHOTOSHOT; TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX; COURTESY OF ERIC BRAEDEN
“I love America! It’s been an extraordinary adventure.”
Are you still racing cars? Not anymore — your reactions slow down a bit. The last time was about three or four years ago. I was racing Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kyle Petty, I came in second and third in two races and it still pisses me off! [Laughs] You always want to win.
So what keeps you engaged today? Nowadays I’m more interested in what my sweet granddaughters [Tatiana, Oksana and Angelika] and my son are doing — he’s writing and directing a film with Gerard Butler. I enjoy that more than any success I’ve had. When I see the kids, those are moments when you really appreciate life enormously. — Reporting by Ilyssa Panitz
“When I meet fans, I say, ‘Now I know why I love what I do.’ ” — Eric
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NK OR SWIM Eric played John cob Astor in 1997’s box-office mash Titanic, but it wasn’t easy. hen 150 tons of water flooded n him, “it was one of the scariest oments I’ve spent in this business.”
TOP HONORS Before his 1998 Emmy, Eric and Susan Lucci each won fave soap performer at the 1992 People’s Choice Awards. “I’m immensely touched by it,” he said.
DAMN COOL “People on Twitter remind me that I say ‘I’ll be damned’ a lot — it’s my addition to the [Y&R] script — so I thought, Let’s use that” as the title to his new memoir.
THIS WEEK’S NEWS ON AFFAIRS OF THE HEART
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e support each ot in everything w do,” Salma Haye tells Closer of lif with husband François-Henri Pinault. While she and the French businessman, 54, enjoy a loving union, becoming a parent to their daughter, Valentina in 2007 presented Salma with a unique challenge. “Sometimes the hardest thing to balance is motherhood with marriage, because [children] take over! Oh my God, they take over everything,” the 50-year-old Mexican-born beauty shared at Harper’s Bazaar’s 150 Most Fashionable Women event in LA on Jan. 27. Her solution for balancing both? Salma says she often views François-Henri as the “other big ki look after” in the family. “He looks he’s self-sufficient, but they need th d l i !
“We want each other to strive!” — Salma
“We don’t have a strong social life, because we really like to spend time together,” Salma tells Closer.
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Salma tells Closer that she never spends more than two weeks away from Valentina.
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ack Brendlinger was a student at the University of Colorado in 1955 when he met a classmate sitting on the grass. “He had long hair and wore a Hawaiian shirt, white pants and flip-flops, when everybody else wore a shirt and tie,” Brendlinger tells Closer. “I asked if he was here for fraternity rush, and he told me he didn’t think rush was for him, and he felt like he didn’t fit in.” It’s hard to imagine that insecure young man becoming one of the world’s biggest movie stars, but that’s exactly what happened to Robert Redford. The transformation didn’t occur overnight, though. Brendlinger palled around with Robert for a year and a half at college, traveled with him in Europe for several months, then roomed with him in LA. In those days, Robert had no real interest in acting, much less fame. “He didn’t know what to do with himself,” says Brendlinger, 83. “At times he was quite moody. He was struggling with his existence.” Robert’s identity crisis coincided with the unexpected death of his mom in 1955. “He was devastated,” Brendlinger says of Robert, who’d moved out of his parents’ California homethatyear.“Hewasupsetwithhis
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father, who didn’t tell Bob his mother was sick, but that was her choice.” Plenty of young women would’ve been happy to comfort Robert. “Because he was good-looking and could be very charming, the ladies were looking for him,” Brendlinger says. “But Bob wasn’t looking for them. He was a reluctant ladies’ man.”
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Robert turned to booze to ease his pain, and his drinking got him kicked out of the university. Brendlinger joined him as he jetted off to Europe, where they hit jazz clubs in Paris and lived in a mansion on the beach in Majorca, Spain; Robert also studied art in Florence, Italy. “We often questioned what we were going to do with ourselves when we got home,” Brendlinger says. “We thought the film industry was a good idea, and Bob wantedtobeastoryboardartist.” Showbiz had other plans for Robert, which he discovered when he roomed with Brendlinger in a cheap studio apartment off Hollywood and Vine. “Bob’s stepmother was an actress, and in the back of his mind, he thought it was something he could do,” Brendlinger says. “He got picked up right away by an agency, and that started his acting career.”
Not everyone in LA fell for Robert. “We showed up in 1957 with our long hair and beards, and the landlady immediately hated us,” laughs Brendlinger. She warned the guys to stay away from four young women from Provo, Utah, who’d moved in upstairs. That backfired, of course. “After two or three get-togethers, Bob started dating Lola Van Wagenen, whom he later married, and I started dating Marsha, who’s still my wife,” says Brendlinger, author of Don’t Get Mad, Get Even: Stories of the Aspen Practical Joke Years. The boys got evicted after Robert staged a fake wedding to Lola to spite the landlady, and Brendlinger was best man at the couple’s real nuptials in 1958. But after the couple divorced in 1985, Brendlinger felt a distance from his longtime friend: “I don’t think Bob wanted any associations with his ex-wife, because they brought back painful memories.” Still, Brendlinger has fond memories of the old days and went to the star’s 80th birthday party last year, where he met up with Robert’s second wife, Sibylle Szaggars. “When we were together, Bob was a phenomenal pal,” he says. “He’d do anything for you.” — Bruce Fretts, with reporting by Natalie Posner
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BEFORE FINDING FAME, HE WAS KICKED OUT OF COLLEGE AND STRUGGLED TO FIND HIS WAY, ROBERT’S COLLEGE PAL RECALLS
“There is this difference between the way I look and the way I feel inside.” — Robert
Robert was raised in Southern California by mom Martha and dad Charles, an accountant.
Lola dropped out of college to marry Robert in Las Vegas on Sept. 12, 1958. Brendlinger was best man.
Robert got his start playing small roles on TV shows like Perry Mason (with Raymond Burr).
NEXT CHA “I really don’t consider myself to be a conventional Hollywood star,” says Laura, at this year’s Golden Globes.
Laura took Ellery and Jaya to the Oscars in 2015.
Mom Diane Ladd and dad Bruce Dern at the premiere of Laura’s film Wild in 2014
Laura Dern at 50:
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t 10, Laura Dern announced she wanted to act, over the objections of her mom, actress Diane Ladd. “She said, ‘Mother, if you let me act now while I’m young, I’ll probably grow out of it and not want to do it,’” Diane, 81, recalls to Closer. Cut to 40 years later, and Laura is still acting — and doing it well, with two Oscar nods (for 1991’s Rambling Rose, opposite Diane, and 2014’s Wild) and a scene-stealing role in HBO’s soon-to-debut miniseries Big Little Lies. “I find her so talented,” Salma Hayek, who co-starred with Laura in the 2006 film Lonely Hearts, tells Closer. “She’s original in her choices.” That also applies to Laura’s personal life. Her dad, actor Bruce Dern, divorced Diane when Laura was 2, and she became an emancipated minor at 13. She’s romanced edgy stars like Billy Bob Thornton and Nicolas Cage — “There’s always a side of a woman that likes a man from the other side of the tracks,” she’s said — and her 2005–’13 marriage to rocker Ben Harper gave her the joys of her life, son Ellery, 15, and daughter Jaya, 12. “Laura talks all the time about how much they’ve blessed her,” says a friend. Currently single, she doesn’t need a man to complete her. “Laura is an amazing free spirit,” says her pal. On-screen, Laura, whose 50th birthday is Feb. 10, has toggled effortlessly between blockbusters (including Jurassic Park and the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi) and dark indie flicks by directors like David Lynch (Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart). “I don’t turn up my nose at anything,” Laura says. Raves Diane, “The universe has given my daughter a great gift.” Luckily for her fans, it’s a gift that keeps on giving. — Bruce Fretts, with reporting by Amanda ChampagneMeadows and Ilyssa Panitz
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STAR STORIES MARY TYLER MOORE & VALERIE HARPER
ICONIC FRIENDSHIP LIKE MARY AND RHODA, THE CO-STARS KEPT A CLOSE BOND THROUGH GOOD TIMES AND BAD
n The Mary Tyler Moore Show’s pilot, Mary Richards opens the drapes to her new apartment in Minneapolis — only to find Rhoda Morgenstern on the terrace, washing the windows to what she mistakenly believes is her new pad. Viewers could clearly see the chemistry between the sitcom’s star and Valerie Harper, as Rhoda became Mary’s upstairs neighbor and closest confidante. “They were genuinely friends,” Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, author of Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted, tells Closer. “They got along wonderfully, and that’s why they worked together so well.” The real-life friendship lasted more than 45 years, as Valerie got her own spin-off, Rhoda (produced by Mary’s company, MTM Enterprises), and both women faced health struggles — Mary with diabetes, which led to her death on Jan. 25 at 80, and Valerie with cancer, which she still battles at 77. “Their friendship was instant,” an insider tells Closer. “I don’t think they ever had a fight.” As with their odd-couple characters, Mary and Valerie were an unlikely match. “Mary was more reserved, and Valerie is kind of loud,” 58 February 20, 2017 CLOSER
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Armstrong says. Their on-screen bond proved groundbreaking. “It was a deep, complicated and significant friendship between two single women,” “Mary and Rhoda’s friendship psycholog ist Belwas front and center, and la DePaulo, author that was revolutionary,” says of Singled Out, tells psychologist Bella DePaulo. Closer. “We had never seen anything like that on TV before.” Agrees TV Guide senior critic Matt Roush, “They could be independent and funny and not be held to any sort of domestic stereotype that had reined in women before that.” And they paved the way for gal pals on later comedies like The Golden Girls and Sex and the City. WhenMarypassedaway,Valeriewasunderstandably overcome. “I cannot stop the emo— Valerie, about Mary, to tions I’m experiencing,” she said. “Mary was Closer in 2014 my colleague, my sister soul mate, and, above all,onehellofagirlfriend!”—BruceFretts,with reportingbyKatieBruno,IlyssaPanitz, MelissaRobertoandJaclynRoth
“Mary has just been a wonderful friend.”
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Lucy and Desi’s house at 1000 N. Roxbury Drive in Beverly Hills
LUCY & DESI
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The beloved couple found happiness in their California abodes By GREGG GOLDSTEIN
uuuuuucy, I’m hooooome!” Few phrases are more endearing than Desi Arnaz’s melodious greeting to Lucille Ball on I Love Lucy — and their offscreen homecomings were often just as sweet. It all started on their 5-acre ranch in Chatsworth, Calif. (“our first house and our garden,” Lucy lovingly recalled), purchased right after their 1940 wedding
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for $14,500. After imagining names like “LuDes” and “Arball,” they dubbed their little slice of heaven “Desilu” (later the moniker of their successful production company). It boasted a huge ranch house, a swimming pool and a grove with 350 orange trees. In 1951, little Lucie joined the family, and Desi Jr. followed two years later, making their home complete. But by 1955, exhausted from the long commute to the
“Finding my Beverly Hills house was one of the luckiest moments of my life. I fell in love!” — Lucy
A working mom with a hugely successful career, Lucy still always found time for the most important people in her life — her kids. Here, she proudly watches Desi Jr. as he shows off his drum-major skills in their Beverly Hills backyard. “I think Mom loved us more simply because she’d wanted children for so long,” says Desi Jr. “She spent a lot of time with Lucie and me…and made an effort to get to know my friends.” CLOSERWEEKLY.COM 61
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Lucy and Desi — as well as their adorable pups — loved spending time outdoors, whether splashing around in their pool (above) or having a snack on the patio of their Chatsworth ranch (right).
st, but instead Lucy used She once dreamed of becoming a concert piani ng with Desi as he singi and piano her musical talent at home, playing ces. rman perfo rehearsed for his band
I Love Lucy studio in Hollywood, the comedienne began scouting homes around Beverly Hills. When Lucy spotted a white twostory house at 1000 N. Roxbury Drive, she rang the bell. “An elderly woman named Mrs. Bang opened the door,” she said. “I could’ve been the Avon Lady for all that mattered!” It wasn’t long before a persuasive Lucy reached an agreement with Mr. and Mrs. Bang to sell her the home for $85,000. Lucy and Desi weren’t the only stars in the neighborhood: Jimmy Stewart, Rosemary Clooney and Jack Benny all lived nearby. Though Lucy and Desi split in 1960, she found happiness there again with her second husband, Gary Morton. And if you stopped by on Halloween, you’d get a real treat — Lucy answered the door herself! 62 February 20, 2017 CLOSER
Lucy enjoyed doing needlepoint — which she learned to do as a child — on her bedroom’s chaise longue.
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Housework “soothed [Lucy’s] nerves,” said her pal Eleanor Keaton. In fact, during a visit to the ranch, Eleanor was surprised when Lucy got up to clean the draperies! The star was no stranger to the kitchen, either: She could whip up a tasty dish in no time.
“Honey, I’m in a meeting. If you like the place that much, buy it. I’m sure I’ll love it, too.” — Desi, answering Lucy’s call about buying 1000 N. Roxbury Drive
When they weren’t working, the couple passed the time playing cards. At right, Lucy strikes a glamorous pose in their pretty Chatsworth bedroom.
SHEER FLORAL “I like my clothes tight enough to show I’m a woman but loose enough to show I’m a lady,” Mae West (here in 1936) once said.
Everything old is new again! Stars channel Mae West in sexy blooming dresses
ae West had a way of standing out from the crowd — even in a sea of young Hollywood starlets. She made her film debut at the “late” age of 39 in 1932’s Night After Night, proving you’re never too old to make your mark. The siren pushed the envelope with daring double entendres (“Is that a gun in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?”) and fearless fashion choices. “Mae was unapologetically sexy,” says stylist Hema Persad, who has worked with Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson. “She was a huge fan of gowns that showcased her hourglass, inspiring women of all sizes to embrace their curves.” Now that sexy confidence is back on the red carpet with today’s stars dazzling in sheer floral dresses, just like Mae did! “These gowns are the perfect juxtaposition of sweet with risqué,” says Persad. And with the right fit, the style is as slimming as it is sultry.
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Penelope Ann Miller, 53
The Carlito’s Way star stuns in this floral Marchesa gown! The body-hugging fit spotlights her hourglass, the plunging neckline shows a daring dip of décolletage and a cascade of blooms pulls focus vertically to elongate her frame.
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THE LOOK FOR LESS! Givenchy, $45 (macys.com, Gold-Tone Faceted Teardrop Drop Earrings)
Busy Philipps, 37 The one-size-too-big fit and allover jumbo flower print of Busy’s Naeem Khan dress add optical pounds to the Cougar Town alum’s body. And while a sexy panel of sheer, cleavagerevealing fabric would be flattering, the high neckline spoils the effect.
Olivia Wilde, 32 By wearing a black bodysuit under this entirely sheer number, Olivia cleverly keeps her dress from skewing too risqué. But the flowy pleats and swarms of white daisies on the dress overwhelm her small frame, making her appear thicker than she is.
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WHAT’S HER SECRET? Connie Britton
This Gloss Plumps the Pout The common aging woe that had the Nashville star looking older in 2015: thin lips. “Lips lose volume and the lip line tends to diffuse as we age,” says makeup artist Leslie Munsell, who’s worked with Mariah Carey and Gabrielle Union. And like a grape that turns into a raisin, when lips are dehydrated, they look extra deflated. Munsell’s go-to for a full pout like Connie has now? A tinted gloss infused with peptides. (We like Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Pillow Plump XXL in Coy Toy, $14, walgreens .com.) The gloss reflects light to make lips look fuller instantly while peptides stimulate skin cells to absorb water. Plus, peptides are said to improve the body’s collagen production to increase lip volume.
At age 47
Golden Waves Volumize Hair The Thelma & Louise star looks younger at 61 than she did in her 50s! What turned back the clock: A cut and color refresh added movement and dimension to her limp locks, says hairstylist Rona O’Connor, who’s worked with Heidi Klum and Brooke Shields. To copy the look, ask your stylist for a layered shoulder-length bob. Then grab a highlighting kit (like L’Oréal Paris MultiTonal Color System in #8.0 Toasted Coconut, $14, ulta.com). Apply the base color from root to tip; let sit 30 minutes, then rinse and dry hair. Next, paint on face-framing highlights;
At age 57
Juliette Binoche Fine lines around the English Patient star’s eyes led to an appearance that was more spent than sensational four years ago. “Since the skin around the eyes is so thin and has few oil glands, the area is more susceptible to creasing,” says Debra Jaliman, M.D., a dermatologist who works with celebrities in her New York City practice. Her tip: Look for an eye cream containing niacinamide (aka vitamin B3). This nutrient increases the production of skin-firming collagen and elastin while restoring hydration for smoother-looking skin. Simply apply a pea-sized amount of a cream (we like Olay Eyes ProRetinol Eye Treatment, $25, target.com) around the eyes twice a day for results within a month.
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Esai Morales His pet cat, Lulu, is the purrrfect companion!
Is Hopelessly Devoted to This Cuddly Canine! “When I was young, I was so crazy about animals that I thought of being a vet,” confides the Grease actress, here snuggling up with Luna the dog during her visit to U.K. talk show This Morning on Jan. 26. “I love animals,” Olivia says. “They give so much to you and demand so little — and you can trust them!”
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MARILYN MONROE pals around with a pachyderm at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus.
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ulu is so friendly,” Esai Morales raves to Closer about his precious pet cat. “She’s my girl!” The La Bamba and NYPD Blue actor, 54, brought home little Lulu as a surprise birthday gift for his 6-year-old daughter, Mariana, last year. “She loves her to pieces,” Esai boasts of their bond. “She absolutely adores her.” The actor admits his feline has been especially easy to fall for since she loves to keep so close to her new family. “Lulu tends to be a little more of a homebody,” the actor adds. “She’s also very talky and kind of a hugger!” But affection isn’t all Lulu has been bringing to the Morales home. In fact, Esai believes his kitten has “really made me a better parent” and has also been “great for my daughter, too — she’s now learning about responsibility.”
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1979 FACING FACTS After the first season of The Facts of Life, Molly faced the hard truth of Hollywood. “They were trimming down the cast to just four girls, and originally I was going to be one. But then they changed their mind, decided to go with Nancy McKeon and booted me out.”
8 IN STEP Growing up, e only time that I wasn’t y was when I was onid Molly (top center), who break in the first West t production of Annie.
“I think the main difference in attitude since my teen years is a confidence that you get with age.” — Molly
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Y LIFE IN Pictures RAISED IN the Sacrament Kathleen Ringwald had music “all around as a baby. According to my mother, I sang b e long, a 4-year- old Molly was even perfo r, Bob, a noted jazz musician. Then, she’s ok over and gobbled up everything else.” But after she became an ’80s teen icon, she felt the need to retreat from Hollywood for a while. “Anytime you’re successful at a thing, people want you to do it over and over, but I’ve never been interested in that.” So Molly, who turns 49 on Feb. 18, found a life outside of acting — as a wife, mother, author and singer, releasing her own jazz album. “I like the person that I’ve become,” she says. “I think things are going to start getting really interesting.”
1984 UP-TO-DATE “People feel like they grew up with me,” reflected Molly, who became a teen star in Sixteen Candles. “I’m like a touchstone for them, and they associate me with that first date they had with the guy they ended up marrying.”
1985 JOIN THE CLUB “Claire [in The Breakfast Club] was the most different from me, because I never considered myself a popular kid,” admitted Molly, who still relates to the film’s theme. “No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, everyone kind of feels the same, which is that they don’t belong.”
1990 PARIS MATCH Molly did Betsy’s Wedding simply because “I wanted to work with Alan Alda.” Then she wanted “to have some experiences out of the public eye” and moved to Paris. “I was working all through my teen years,” she explained. “I didn’t know who I was yet. I needed to figure it out.”
1986 PINK SLIP “I think I was afraid that I would stay a teenager forever,” she said of passing on future films with John Hughes after Candles, Club and Pretty in Pink. “I wish I could go back in time and convince my teenage self to enjoy being a teenager. It doesn’t last!”
2001 A NEW STAGE “Film and theater are apples and ” said who hit way in evival of aret. ere’s a re adrenaline in theater, and I like that you can continue to explore and examine a role. The choices you make in a film, you’re stuck with — forever.”
1994 LIP SMACKIN’ Molly returned to TV for Stephen King’s The Stand and found co-star Gary Sinise was scared of one thing — kissing her. “[He] was so petrified. He could not relax. We got along so great, and that was almost the only time I wanted to punch him.”
2008 THE SECRET IS OUT While playing a mom on TV’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Molly found out she was pregnant with twins. When the producers decided to write it into the show, it was a relief, since she “didn’t want to go through a whole season of walking around with towels in front of me” to hide it.
2016 FUN FOR ALL AGES After growing up in the spotlight, Molly tries to teach Mathilda, 13, and 7-year-olds Roman and Adele (her kids with husband Panio Gianopoulos) to “just have confidence to be themselves, to take risks and to just have fun. Really, just have fun.”
Blue With Orange
It isn’t easy to pull off this unlikely color combination! Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham followed mod model Twiggy’s stylish lead by pairing a robin’segg blue blouse with citrusy slacks. “When it comes to [fashion], it’s all about having fun,” Twiggy says.
Actress Blake Lively recently dazzled in an updated version of the swinging style that Nancy Sinatra donned for her father Frank’s TV special A Man and His Music.
The Wizard of Oz
Joely Richardson revives the magical role for NBC that Billie Burke first conjured up on the big screen in 1939.
Fun Frames This Is Us star Chris Sullivan’s glasses are as groovy as the pair original Mickey Mouse Club member Annette Funicello wore 50 years ago in Thunder Alley. Besides the specs, she was reportedly asked to appear in the film naked, wearing only her iconic Mousketeer ears, but Annette declined. “People are more interested in changing my image than I am,” she said.
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