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“Catherine won’t stop referring to Samuel’s manhood as his ‘little peepee’ and I’m worried it’s already destroying his self-confidence.” Tweeting about wife Catherine Giudici and their 5-month-old son, SEAN LOWE
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“It would always just give me the biggest chuckle to see a little guacamole. . . . I’d scrape it off with a chip.” On dropping food on 7-month-old daughter Luna’s head while breast-feeding, CHRISSY TEIGEN
“When you’re on location . . . I discovered — everything is permitted. I didn’t know that. I haven’t been on a location since.” On her 1976 affair with Star Wars costar Harrison Ford, CARRIE FISHER
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HOT HOLLYWOOD A newly separated Marc Anthony wants to win back ex-wife Jennifer Lopez; Britney Spears and her “Slumber Party” music video costar Sam Asghari are hooking up
MARRIAGE UNDER PRESSURE Kanye West’s touring and erratic behavior left wife Kim Kardashian feeling unsupported and alone. Now, his collapse is further testing the strength of their bond
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BRAD’S UNHAPPY HOLIDAY Pitt would have been thankful to see his six kids for Thanksgiving — but they remained with estranged wife Angelina Jolie. Is legal action next?
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HOT PICS! Prince Harry embarked on a Caribbean tour Nov. 20 to celebrate Antigua and Barbuda’s 35th anniversary of independence, and Barbados’ and Guyana’s 50th anniversaries.
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He attended a youth rally at Saint Kitts and Nevis’ Brimston e Hill Fortress Nov. 23.
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The royal’s 14-d ay visit included a Nov. 21 stop in St. John’s, Antigua, where he blew bubble s with local kids .
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Served! The 32-year-old (Nov. 21) also played volleyball at a youth sports festival.
The fifth in line to the throne guzzled during a Saint Lucia street fair Nov. 25.
He poked around Nov. 26 at Saint Vincent and the Grenadines’ Colonarie Beach.
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New parents’ night out! Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo (Nov. 25) cheered on the L.A. Lakers at a home game.
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Field day! Julia Roberts took twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, 12, and Henry, 9 (not pictured), to a Manchester United game in England Nov. 27. By Abby Feiner
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Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas fueled dating rumors after leaving an NYC hotel Nov. 23.
“This is like the ultimate master class for me,” newcomer Maddie Baillio (left, with Jennifer Hudson and Harvey Fierstein Nov. 13) tells Us of rehearsing for NBC’s Hairspray Live!, airing Dec. 7 at 8 P.M.
Broadway alum Shahadi Wright Joseph, 11 (Nov. 13), is the youngest cast member.
Ephraim Sykes, Baillio and Garrett Clayton (from left) got advice from John Stamos (right), who starred in a 2011 Hollywood Bowl production.
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“When mom force feeds you your medicine,” Baillio posted of her Oct. 17 shot with Fierstein.
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Odette’s Sweetheart Odette Annable has her hands full — literally. Her 14-monthold daughter, Charlie, with actor husband Dave Annable “still holds my hand to walk,” says the lead on CBS’s medical drama Pure Genius (Thursdays, 10 p.m.). “She needs moral support, which I’m cool with!” The Palm Springs, California–bred actress, 31, drops some knowledge. Q: Have you loosened up since those first days as a mom? Oh, yeah! We used to have everyone use hand sanitizer before they held Charlie. I was a real stickler. Now I’m like, ‘Germs are good!’ She’s got 32
to build up immunity. Dave is more nervous. He has a baby on board sticker. He says it’s the “cool version.”
Q: Any issues with your dog, Navy? She watches over Charlie and used to sleep under her crib. Right now, though, Charlie just wants to rip her hair out. It’s a tricky time for Navy. Q: You speak fluent Spanish. Do you hope Charlie will be bilingual? It’s important to me. I read, sing and speak to her in Spanish. She may understand it more than English! Q: Has your marriage changed? We’re so happy to be in bed by 7 p.m. We’re pooped at the end of the day!
1. Dave, 37 (Aug. 5), is “wrapped around Charlie’s finger,” says Odette. “He’s such a good dad.” 2. Charlie had a play pit at her Sept. 11 birthday party. 3. Dad posted of his Halloween costume, “Not everyone loves my Yoda impression.” By Tess Kornfeld / With reporting by Alissa Schulman
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LAURIE WINS IT ALL! ictory for Team Valaur! After earning a perfect score on their tango–fox-trot mashup, front-runners Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy triumphed on the November 22 Dancing With the Stars finale. Olympic gymnast Hernandez, 16, says the thrill “ties” the feeling of taking home a gold medal in August.
“I’ve always loved to dance. That was my passion, along with gymnastics,” the Old Bridge, New Jersey, native told Us while celebrating postshow with a Häagen-Dazs cookies-and-cream cone. “So winning the mirrorball [trophy] today was insane and amazing.” Pro Chmerkovskiy, 30, notes the win sets an example for his partner’s generation: “Anything is possible,” he
“I can’t stop squeezing her!” Chmerkovskiy (in L.A. Nov. 22) gushed to Us after he and Hernandez earned trophies.
relates. “Stay hungry and stay humble. Laurie is a testament to that.” THE SHOW MUST GO ON The finale didn’t mark the pals’ last dance. Hernandez will join Chmerkovskiy on the 43-city DWTS Live! tour, kicking off December 16 in Reno, Nevada. While showing off her skills on stage, Hernandez aims to “inspire little kids,” she says. “I hope they can look up to me.”
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A Model Mea Culpa Gigi Hadid is sorry for playing the Trump card. The model, 21, posted a handwritten apology on Twitter November 21, the day after impersonating Melan Trump on the 2016 American Music Awards. “I removed or changed anything in the script that I felt took the joke too TRUMP far,” the show’s coho wrote of her monologue, in which she mocked the first lady–elect’s Slovenian accent and Republican National Convention speech. Hadid, who critics called a bully, insisted the act “was done in good humor and with no bad intent.”
“We will be great parents,” Tori (with Zach in Hillsboro, OR, in August) said.
P I V Scene O Vince Vaughn (above left), Emma Stone and Common celebrating at Lionsgate and Bulleit Bourbon’s holiday kickoff party at Bouchon in Beverly Hills. O One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson catching a flight to Las Vegas with Steve Aoki for the DJ’s birthday bash at Hakkasan. O Kate Upton and her fiancé, Justin Verlander, sipping cocktails at Le Bar inside the Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris.
BIG BABY NEWS! TLC’s Zach and Tori Roloff are expanding their family
ittle People, Big World’s Zach and Tori Roloff are expecting their first child this May. The couple, wed for 16 months, confirmed the news in a November 21 TLC.com video. Zach, 26, said that his wife, 25, told him that they’d be parents while she was practicing calligraphy. “On the last page [of a notepad], she wrote, ‘You’re going to be a dad!’” he recalled. Zach, who runs Oregon’s Roloff Farms with his family, is eager to learn if their son or daughter will inherit his dwarfism: “I’m supercurious to know!”
O Bachelorette alum Chad Johnson pumping iron in the Muscle Beach gym in L.A.’s Venice. O Taryn Manning enjoying a girls’ night out with three friends at Delilah on NYC’s Lower East Side. O Adam Levine and wife Behati Prinsloo grabbing a quick lunch without newborn Dusty at Nobu Malibu. O Anne Heche dancing to the Notorious B.I.G.’s 1995 hit “Big Poppa” at Cafe Stella in L.A.’s Silver Lake neighborhood. O Alec Baldwin ordering a cup of coffee at the Grounded cafe in NYC. Got some hot gossip? Email HOTSTUFF@USMAGAZINE.COM
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— BUT NOT SPOILED Instead of a silver spoon, these stars give their kids a dose of reality Ü PRINCE WILLIAM The 34-year-old royal tries to instill “simple aspirations” in George, 3, and Charlotte, 19 months (with Duchess Kate, 34), he told a Vietnamese chat show November 17. “The materialism f the world I find uite tricky.”
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SPLIT DECISION Naya Rivera’s two-year marriage ended almost as quickly as it began. The Devious Maids actress, 29, who wed Ryan Dorsey in 2014 — just three months after splitting from fiancé Big Sean — filed for divorce November 15, requesting primary custody of their 14-month-old son, Josey. “They rushed into it too quickly,” explains a Rivera source. “They realized they are too different.” Now, Rivera and the Pitch star, 33, tell Us in a joint statement that they’ll focus on “great coparenting” for Josey: “Our priority is and always will be our beautiful son.”
L ’Tis better to give: The actress, 36, says she and husband Dax Shepard, 41, limit daughters Lincoln, 3, and Delta, 23 months, to only three gifts each on Christmas. Plus, adds Bell, “we try to take them volunteering.”
Ü MILA KUNIS “How do you raise a child to not be an a--hole?” the pregnant 33-yearold mom of Wyatt, 2 (with Ashton Kutcher, 38), pondered on an August 8 podcast. She vows to teach her tots about her humble roots “early.”
Ü JERRY SEINFELD On Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee in 2014, the 62-year-old joked that he has a trusty punch line handy for when Sascha, 16, Julian, 13, and Shepherd, 11 (with wife Jessica, 45), ask if they’re wealthy: “I am. You’re not.”
Ü SARAH JESSICA PARKER The Divorce star, 51, who was on welfare as a child, confessed in October to “depriving” Tabitha and Loretta, both 7, and James Wilkie, 14 (with Matthew Broderick, 54), of luxuries. “I think it’s good to pine for something,” she said.
Hills’ Fresh Housewife Dorit Kemsley is bringing culture (club) to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. “Boy George is part of the family,” says the fashion designer, 40, whose talentmanager spouse, Paul, counts the ’80s icon as a client. He crashes at Casa Kemsley when in town: “I’ve got a couch at the foot of my bed, and he lies there while Paul and I are in bed. We watch TV together,” says the mom of Jagger, 2, and 9-month-old Phoenix. If only she got along with her costars so well. “I put my foot in my Dorit clashes with Lisa mouth every Rinna during season 7 day,” confesses (premieres on Bravo, Dorit. December 6, 9 P.M.). “Our friendship,” she says, “has a sour ending.”
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If only he had her love again. Marc Anthony, who kissed ex-wife Jennifer Lopez after they duetted on “Olvídame y Pega la Vuelta” at the Latin Grammy Awards November 17, “is trying to get back together with her,” reveals a source close to Anthony. Both recently single (Anthony, 48, split from wife of two years Shannon De Lima, 28, in November, and Lopez, 47, broke up with Casper Smart, 29, in August), the parents of 8-year-old twins Max and Emme are collaborating on Lopez’s Spanish-language album, due next year. Though sources tell Us that Anthony’s marriage had been troubled, the insider says, “As soon as he heard Jennifer split with Casper, he wanted out.” A Lopez source insists the “happily single” Shades of Blue actress has “no plans” to rekindle the seven-year romance, but concedes, “She did make beautiful music with Marc!”
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Britney Spears has invited her “Slumber Party” video costar Sam Asghari to stick around. At the October shoot, the twice-married pop star, 35, an fitness model “were flirting a ton,” says a Spears source. Hangouts turned into hookups, adds the insider: “They’re having fun.” Asghari took the coupling public November 26 by Instagramming a snap of him and the mom of Jayden, 10, and Preston, 11, at dinner — but deleted it “because her team told him to,” says the source. “They didn’t want this getting out yet.” USM AG A ZIN E.COM
COVER STORY West “is getting great care,” says a source close to the couple (in NYC Aug. 28).
The pair brought Saint (left) and North to Cuba in May.
t was supposed to be her coming-out party. Kim Kardashian had spent nearly two months in self-imposed seclusion after a terrifying October 3 robbery in Paris. But to honor her beloved late father, Robert, who was being posthumously recognized for his cancer philanthropy at the Angel Ball, she had flown to New York City November 21 for her first public appearance in 50 days. “She was planning on speaking,” says a family source. “It was hugely important that this be her first event.” An hour after her private jet touched down at Teterboro Airport, as her chauffeured car arrived in Manhattan, she received a call that her husband, Kanye West, was mid-meltdown at the
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L.A.-area home of his trainer, Harley Pasternak. In a series of calls, she waited on the line while responders deemed it a “psychiatric emergency,” according to a 911 call obtained by TMZ, and escorted West to nearby UCLA Medical Center. “She dropped everything,” says the source, “and turned right around to be with him.” The crisis came at a time of extreme pressure for the couple. In the aftermath of the Paris robbery, during which Kim, 36, was tied up and held at gunpoint while thieves stole $10 million in jewelry, “it’s just been hell for them,” says the family source. While Kim struggled to feel safe again, West returned to his 63-date Saint Pablo tour. But Kim, normally a backstage fixture, was too anxious to tag along. “The trauma of the incident made her more hesitant to do things,” explains the family source. “Of course it strained their relationship, because she hadn’t seen him.” When he was home at their 11,000-square-foot spread in L.A.’s Bel Air with their kids, North, 3, and Saint, 12 months, West’s workaholic tendencies got the best of him. “He would be up all night ranting about things,” says a source close to the 21-time Grammy winner, 39. “They were fighting because he was impossible to live with.”
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SIGNS OF TROUBLE Kim’s Paris ordeal left West paranoid and “completely freaked out,” says the insider. The fact that it happened near the nine-year anniversary of the loss of his mother, Donda, only deepened his distress. “The mere thought of his wife being taken from him was too much — it was like his mother’s death,” says a source close to West, who was more than 3,000 miles away in New York when his wife was held up in their Paris penthouse. “Seeing Kim close to death did a major number on him. It sent him into a tailspin. He was having nightmares about it.” That is, when he slept at all. A demanding schedule — in addition to his tour, he’s designing his Yeezus and Adidas fashion lines — only
Going to the Dark Side Tapping into anger may make for great art, but it doesn’t allow for a happy home life
f I was more complacent and I let things slide, my life would be easier, but you all wouldn’t be as entertained,” Kanye West reflected to Rolling Stone in 2006. “My misery is your pleasure.” To draw out lyrics about terrorism, racism and guilt, to name a few heavy topics, the “Fade” rapper “goes to very dark places,” says a source close to West. “He puts all his angst and anger into his albums.” West would rather his wife not bear witness to his process. For the Yeezus album, continues the source, “Kanye went by himself to record in Paris” in early 2013. (Kim, then pregnant with North, stayed in Los Angeles.) “He needed to be apart from her to let his demons out. He didn’t want Kim around it.”
compounded his stress. Most nights, says the West insider, “he’d be up drawing, writing and sketching, or pacing and doing pushups. He just could not calm down and go to bed.” His inability to keep up wore on West. “He starts to unravel when he realizes he can’t do it all,” shares the family source. “There’s not enough time in the day for all the things he wants to do, and it really did catch up with him.” The cracks began to show during his performances. At his November 17 show in San Jose, California, West — a donor to Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party — declared in a 17-minute diatribe that, had he voted, he would have cast a ballot for “f--king genius” Republican Donald Trump because his “method of communication” is “very futuristic.” Two days later, he performed just three songs at his Sacramento, California, concert before launching into a 15-minute speech attacking Clinton and his friend Beyoncé. Declaring he was “on my Trump s--t tonight,” West accused Beyoncé of rigging her 2016 MTV Video Music Awards win. “I was hurt,” he railed, “because I heard that you said you wouldn’t perform unless you won Video of the Year over me.” After announcing “the show’s over,” West walked off stage. Two days later, he canceled his remaining tour dates.
OUT OF PATIENCE Kim felt he had bailed on her as well. Sources say the reality star had been enduring nightmares and flashbacks of her own. When she tried to lean on her husband of two years, however, she was disappointed. “She felt like she needed him to be stable and her rock instead of the other way around,” explains the Kim confidant. “Kanye’s so used to getting her constant support and coddling, but it’s not always about him.”
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West (right, with Mike Myers) called out the government after Hurricane Katrina. “George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” he declared during a live broadcast in 2005. His platform for a 2020 run for POTUS: “I just have a view on humanity, on people, on the truth.”
FASHION After critics savaged his Yeezy clothing line, West complained to style bible W in September that his work is “misunderstood.” Blasting industry insiders who don’t take him seriously, he vented, “I will f--king laser you with alien f--king eyes and explode your f--king head. Shut the f--k up.”
The “Real Friends” rapper doesn’t to erate fake ones. In Seattle October 19, he slammed his longtime pals for not supporting his family after Kim Kardashian was attacked. “Don’t call me after the robbery . . . and say, ‘How you feelin’?’” he ranted. “Come by the house.”
And the winner is . . . predetermined? West — who famously interrupted Taylor Swift at the 2009 VMAs (above) — implied that artists are promised awards to ensure they perform. At his November 19 show, he took aim at Beyoncé for “playing the politics” at the 2016 VMAs: “I was hurt!”
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COVER STORY His boastful attitude began to grate on her too. Normally indifferent to his rants — the family source explains, “It’s not her style, but at concerts, that’s his time” — she was “furious” with his behavior, says the confidant. “It felt like a new low. She didn’t know if she could take it anymore, and this time she refused to support him.” As she left for New York, she informed the “Famous”
KANYE GOES THROUGH PERIODS OF EXTREME STRESS AND PERIODS OF CALM. HE’S A MAN OF EXTREMES.” A SOU RCE CLOSE TO THE COU PLE
rapper she needed a break. Says the pal, “She told Kanye she didn’t want to talk to him.”
THE BREAKING POINT Then she got that fateful call. West — who hadn’t slept “in about a week,” according to the family source — was acting paranoid and psychotic. “He was having difficulty identifying what was real,” explains the family insider. “He was violent, but not violent toward people.” At one point, adds another source, he smashed his cellphone. Concedes the family source, “He was very aggressive and terrifying.” Alarmed, trainer Pasternak phoned West’s physician Dr. Michael Farzam, who placed a 911 call to report that a man he dubbed “Jim Jones” was suffering from “temporary psychosis.” By 1:30 p.m., paramedics arrived to transport the musician to the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, reportedly handcuffing him to the stretcher. “He resisted treatment,” says the source close to the couple, 46
West (in Calabasas, CA, Nov. 20) “needs Kim so badly,” says a close family source.
PICKING UP THE PIECES
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On Nov. 24, Kourtney Kardashian posted a throwback Thanksgiving photo with West from 2015.
e ta in.” Despite the recent rocky patch, Kim sprang into action, setting up camp in his private hospital room. Throughout Thanksgiving weekend, she fielded calls from well-wishers and maintained tight control of the visitor list. “All kinds of people have called and sent flowers, but she’s being very careful about making sure he rests,” says a West insider. At one point, notes another source, after doctors gave him medicine to sleep, she even curled up alongside him. True to form, her husband isn’t making things easy. With his fashion lines moving forward, “Kanye keeps asking to see sketches,” says a close West insider, noting he has also asked for recording equipment to be delivered to the hospital. “He continues to want to work and Kim has to keep telling him to rest.” The star has broken her bedside vigil only to prepare West a Thanksgiving feast and other home-cooked dishes. “She’s been making his favorite foods,” a close West insider says of Kim. For now, that will be his only taste of home. Though Kim told doctors West is eager to sign out, at presstime he hadn’t been released. With reporting by Brody Brown, Travis Cronin & Amy Sultan
says the insider. “He was in really bad shape.”
Friends are hoping the incident will be a turning point. “We’ll see how he responds,” says the West insider. After his release, West and Kim will move into Kris Jenner’s six-bedroom spread in L.A.’s Hidden Hills, where North and Saint have been staying during their father’s hospitalization. While they are too young to understand what is going on (a close insider says North was told, “Daddy isn’t feeling well”), West realizes his health affects them. “They want to lie low for the holidays,” says the West insider. “This is the break Kanye has needed for years.” His relationship is already on the mend. “His behavior took a huge toll on their marriage,” says the source close to the couple. “But Kim feels relieved he is getting the help he needs. She thinks this is what it will take to save him — and help their marriage.”
A Tribute to His Mom Kanye West’s childhood home is getting a new lease on life. The Chicago property was purchased by Donda’s House, the nonprofit West cofounded with his longtime friend, rapper Che “Rhymefest” Smith, to honor West’s mother (right), a professor who died unexpectedly after surgery in 2007. Opening to the public in 2017, the modest spread in the low-income South Side will be converted into an arts space featuring concerts, workshops and a recording studio. Rhymefest’s wife, executive director Donnie Smith, tells Us the home of the charity’s namesake was chosen because Donda “at one time provided similar services and support to incubate young artists.”
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SEPARATE TABLES Jolie cited irreconcilable differences with Pitt in her Sept. 19 divorce filing.
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The pair took (from left) Pax, Zahara, Knox, Shiloh and Maddox to her Maleficent premiere in 2014.
SLOW GOING November 24 at the actress’ place in L.A. meant
“a nice family dinner,” says the Jolie source. “It was quiet.” The guest list was kid-approved too. Continues the source, “The children did not request to be with Brad on Thanksgiving.” The Pitt friend counters that the decision is Jolie’s alone: “Angie could have had him there if she wanted.” Despite spending that day apart from their dad, the kids have been warming up to the man who cheered them on at soccer games and planned family movie nights. In the 10 weeks since the split, Pitt has had just a handful of awkward, supervised visits. (Sources disagree on whether there have been more than three.) “They are trying to reconnect,” says the Jolie source. “The visits have gone better.”
The encouraging signs have helped Pitt remain patient. “Brad is giving the kids time. He’s focused on whatever is best for their well-being,” says the friend. To that end, Pitt, who filed for joint physical custody, isn’t pushing for a court hearing on the matter at the moment. “At this point, the kids wouldn’t want to live with him, and they are of the age when their opinions matter,” says the Jolie source. But L.A.based family attorney Alex Grager notes now that Pitt is in the clear, he’s entitled to see them more. “The law says the best thing for children is to have access to both parents.” For his part, Pitt can’t wait for more face time. “He loves his kids,” the friend says. “It’s very hard to not be with them.”
The villa has its own pool and private gym.
What Their Christmas Looked Like in 2015 The Jolie-Pitt clan had a very merry Christmas all together in 2015. Nine months before Pitt and Jolie separated, they spent the holidays in Phuket, Thailand, with their six kids and Jolie’s brother, James Haven. The group bunked in a 10-bedroom villa at Amanpuri beach resort (price: $18,000 a night!), equipped with its own staff of eight. The active clan, however, didn’t stay inside. According to a source, they played mini golf, shopped at a local mall, toured a Hindu temple (where Jolie prayed) and hit the beach. Water sports led to the trip’s sole hiccup: Says the source, “Pax broke his leg while jet-skiing!”
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rad Pitt did not go home for the holidays. For the Allied star’s first Thanksgiving since Angelina Jolie, his partner of 12 years and wife of two, filed for divorce, his parents “insisted he be with them,” says a Pitt insider. But instead of breaking bread in Springfield, Missouri, the “sad and frustrated” actor, says a Pitt pal, spent the day in a private villa with a close friend at the luxurious Amanyara resort in Turks and Caicos. The most wonderful time of the year? Not for Pitt. Both the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services and the FBI have closed their inquiries into a September incident in which Pitt, 52, allegedly got physical with one of his kids aboard a private plane. Despite that, Jolie continues to keep her ex from Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and 8-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, who reside with the Maleficent star, 41. “Everything is on her terms,” claims the Pitt source. “It has been a difficult time for Brad.” His days may only get harder. A Jolie insider insists the children, who are in therapy as per DCFS recommendations, decide when they see Papa Pitt — and Christmas is still up in the air. Says the source, “That will be discussed with the therapist as the holiday gets closer.”
SLUG HERE FEAST FIXINS
Christmas Mr. and Mrs. Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton and Jennifer Nettles serve Us their holiday hits Trisha Yearwood’s Baked Ham With Brown Sugar Honey Glaze
1 18- to 20-pound smoked ham, water added, ham hock removed 1 16-oz box light brown sugar 1 cup (8-oz jar) clover honey
SERVES 15 TO 20
Adjust oven racks to accommodate a large, covered roasting pan. Fit the pan with a shallow rack. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2 Unwrap the ham and rinse it in cold water. Place it on the rack in the roasting pan. Cover the pan with the lid and bake for half the estimated cooking time (total cooking time is about 20 minutes per pound). Halfway through the estimated cooking time, add the sugar and honey to a saucepan, cooking over medium heat until smooth and sugar is dissolved. Pour the mixture over the ham and continue baking, basting occasionally with the drippings in the roaster. 3 Check for doneness at the end of the estimated cooking time by inserting a meat thermometer at a meaty point (not into fat or touching the bone). It should register 160 degrees. Allow ham to stand for 15 minutes to allow juices to set before slicing.
When Garth Brooks’ girls, Taylor, 24, August, 22, and Allie, 20, come hom e to Nashville for the holidays, Trisha Yearwood feeds their souls. After decoratin g the tree, Yearwood, 52 — who just released Christmas Together, a duet album with her husband, 54 — prepares her late mom ’s “supereasy” ham. As she tells Us, “I’m carrying on the tradition my mom star ted.”
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Dolly Parton’s Cinnamon Bread SERVES 8; MAKES 2 LOAVES “You’ve got to have cinnamon bread with tons and tons of butter at Christmas,” Dolly Parton tells Us. “Especially if you can make it with your family.” The icon, 70 — who narrates NBC’s movie Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: A Circle of Love (November 30, 9 P.M.) — whips hers up in East Tennessee with husband Carl Thomas Dean.
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Vegetable oil cooking spray cup sugar tbsp cinnamon 1-lb loaf frozen bread dough, thawed tbsp (½ stick) butter, melted cup powdered sugar, sifted tbsp water or fresh lemon juice, plus more as needed
Coat two 8½x4½x2½– inch loaf pans with vegetable oil cooking spray. In a shallow dish, combine the sugar and cinnamon and set aside. 2 Cut the dough lengthwise into two pieces. Make four shallow, crosswise slits in each piece. Brush the loaves all over with butter. Roll each loaf in the cinnamon mixture, packing it into the creases. Place loaves in the prepared pans and set aside in a warm place to rise for 30 minutes. As the 1
bread rises, preheat oven to 300 degrees. 3 Bake the bread, turning the pans around once, for 35 minutes, or until the top is golden and a tap on the bottom of the pan yields a hollow sound. 4 Meanwhile, make the glaze. In a small bowl, vigorously stir together the powdered sugar and water, adding more liquid as needed, until the mixture is smooth. Turn the breads out onto a rack while they’re still warm; drizzle with the glaze.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Pecans SERVES 8 Heat oven to 400 degrees. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss the brussels sprouts, pecans, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Turn the brussels sprouts cut-side down. 2 Roast until golden and tender, 20 to 25 minutes, or until some have charred edges. 1
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During her Georgia childhood, brussels sprouts weren’t “the foodie hit they’ve become,” Jennifer Nettles, 42, mom of son Magnus, 4, with husband Justin al Miller, tells Us. But a Re d uce rod Simple recipe int the Nashville-based singer — whose CD To t Celebrate Christmas is ou of rits me the to — now roasting. “It’s a staple at our holiday dinner table.”
2 lb brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved 1 cup pecans, roughly chopped 2 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped ½ tsp kosher salt ¼ tsp black pepper
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OPENS FRIDAY 12/2
Jackie Standing at 5-foot-3, Natalie Portman is nearly half a foot shorter than former FLOTUS Jacqueline Kennedy. No matter. Her performance in this stirring biopic stands tall. The framework is simple: At the end of 1963, a chain-smoking Jackie tells a journalist about her husband’s assassination and its chaotic aftermath. Her turmoil unfolds like an upscale horror movie. As the haunting musical score plays in the background, her magical life disappears in a snap. It’s up to Jackie to persevere through the madness. And it’s up to Portman to carry a film that veers into the tedious (there’s a lot of talk devoted to how to plan a state funeral). She captivates even when alone in a room — in the master suite taking off her bloodstained panty hose, practicing her TV tour of the White House in 1961, prepping for the burial. This is not Jackie as an enigmatic glamour icon. She’s a woman grieving her husband and the end of her Camelot fairy tale. At long last, the veil has been lifted. MARA REINSTEIN 60
“I believe the characters we read about on the page end up being more real than the men who stand beside us,” says Portman.
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Lion Ditch the cynicism; take the Kleenex. This heartwarming drama deserves a full heart and open mind. In India, an adorable 5-year-old named Saroo (Sunny Pawar) becomes separated from his family on a train. Saroo ends up in an orphanage and is eventually adopted by a loving couple (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham, both terrific) living all the way in Tasmania — but he never
Patel (center) doesn’t tell Wenham and Kidman about his search.
KATHY GRIFFIN AIMS AT THE STARS No joke: After decades in Hollywood, the comedian has a story about everyone
athy Griffin thrives in uncomfortable situations. “I’ve had all these weird encounters,” the Emmy winner, 56, says. “It’s common for me to be backstage at the Today show with Kirstie Alley, thinking, I’ve talked s--t about you.” Now, in her new book, Kathy Griffin’s Celebrity Run-Ins, she shares her moments with more than 125 celebs, including Prince Charles and Gwyneth Paltrow. Griffin, dating marketing exec Randy Bick, 38, dishes to Us. Q: Spill: Of all the celebs, who disappointed you? I was at a Toronto film festival event and was complimenting Anna Kendrick on Up in the Air. She was like, “Um, I’m trying to
spend time with my friend.” It takes a lot to throw me off my game, and this caught me off guard. I was like, “Whatever, girl.” Q: Is there anyone you don’t reference by name? Ellen [DeGeneres]. The one time I was on her show, she did a monologue about how mean I am. I was in the dressing room like, “S--t.” I don’t know if Ellen gets that when I talk about women, I’m joking. All women need to support each other, especially in comedy. Q: Who are you still dying to meet? I would love to meet any Obama — Sasha, Malia, the dog! . . . I love people who have real greatness. JAMIE BLYNN
Griffin says the stories in her book (out now) “are just the tip of the iceberg.”
forgets his former life. That’s why, 20 years later, the now– college grad (Dev Patel) uses Google Earth with the slim hope of tracking them down. The story is based on actual events, so anyone can predict the final destination of Saroo’s long journey. And in the second act, during which he stares intently at his computer screen and shuts out his parents and girlfriend (Rooney Mara), the film seems to exist just for the big payoff. Still, what a deeply cathartic and powerful ending it is. MR
STERLING’S FAMILY AFFAIR
This Is Us lead Brown breaks down connections for Us
ot only is Sterling K. Brown part of a breakout hit, the This Is Us actor is able to mix business and pleasure: His wife guest-stars! “Anytime I get to work with Ryan Michelle [Bathe] is a gift,” says Brown, 40, of his Stanford University sweetheart (she’s helpful pool mom Yvette), 40. “It’s nice to talk shop with someone who knows what the shop is.” LET’S ROLE To play brilliant Randall on the NBC drama (Tuesdays, 9 P.M.), the St. Louis native drew from his own life. Each man is married with two kids, he notes. “Randall was young when he lost his adoptive father; I was young when I lost my biological father.” The key discrepancy: “I was raised by a black family. He was not.”
“Randall has a drive that surpasses my own,” says Brown of his character.
Westworld’s Evan Rachel Wood.
IT TAKES TWO They rarely cross paths
on set, but when Brown sees 9-yearold Lonnie Chavis, who plays young Randall, “I just let him know how proud I am of him.” As for a physical resemblance, he jokes: “I tend to have a little more melanin than my man!” MIXED REVIEWS After each episode, “friends will call at, like, 10:01 and say, ‘Keep doing what you’re doing,’” Brown tells Us. Son Andrew, 5, on the other hand, is “over it.” Upon seeing Dad’s face on the side of a bus, “he’ll say, ‘Oh, there you are again.’” HIDDEN TREASURE Brown’s other son, 14-month-old Amare, is the reason his Emmy for portraying Christopher Darden in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story is in the garage. Says Brown: “It’s very, very sharp.”
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MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR Caught on a stop in Sydney, the Queen of Pop sings hits both new (“Living for Love”) and classic (“Holiday”). The concert film also peeks behind the scenes of the 55-city tour. (Showtime, 9 P.M.)
TARAJI’S WHITE HOT HOLIDAYS SUNDAY 12/4
WESTWORLD Gunslinging robots, a humancyborg orgy, death after violent death — what a stunning first round! The futuristic thriller ends its season tonight with Ford (Anthony Hopkins) unveiling his extraordinary new narrative. (HBO, 9 P.M.) MONDAY 12/5
THE VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW The reveal of a $3 million Bright Night Fantasy Bra is just one ooh-la-la moment in the lingerie parade’s first trek to Paris. Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars perform. (CBS, 10 P.M.)
Christmas Cookie, anyone? In her second yuletide special, Empire’s Taraji P. Henson hosts guests such as Alicia Keys and Pharrell Williams. Hear Snoop Dogg add seasonal lyrics to his “Drop It Like It’s Hot” in a throwback hiphop medley! (Fox, 8 P.M.) FRIDAY 12/9
CHELSEA If anyone can get Jennifer Aniston (left) to address ex-husband Brad Pitt’s shocking split from Angelina Jolie, it’s persistent pal Chelsea Handler. Jen guests on her talk show to plug Office Christmas Party. (Netflix)
CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS García Bernal (right) FRIDAY 12/9
MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Sophisticated-comedy fans, Mozart’s new season is one to savor. Cocky maestro Rodrigo (Gael García Bernal) heads to breathtaking Venice, Italy, to work with a prickly diva (cast addition Monica Bellucci). As for the hazards of shooting on location, Lola Kirke (oboist Hailey) says “a gondola situation” once made her late to work. (Amazon Prime, all 10 episodes available)
Stranger Things nabbed just one nomination, but it’s a doozy: Best Drama Series! See how the sleeper creepfest fares against six other shows as critics’ tops in TV and movies are revealed. Host: T.J. Miller. (A&E, 8 P.M.) JOHN GRIFFITHS
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Mariah’s World Mariah Carey’s reality show, a glam and juicy exposé of the singer’s life and bubbleheaded ways, doesn’t disappoint. At first, it appears to be another vanity production predicated on artificial tension, with the Grammy-winning bombshell and her minions wondering how they can prepare for her tour and her wedding to billionaire James Packer in just over two weeks. In the opener, though, Carey intriguingly postpones her nuptials on the phone with her fiancé! (He appears briefly in another scene.) Add in Carey’s sole tepid compliment (“I think he’s fantastic”), and it’s no wonder the couple later split. Mimi also seems to go out of her way to confirm her diva rep: She reclines on satiny pillows in her confessionals and wears sunglasses while rehearsing choreography. As cameras capture the simmering chemistry between her and dancer Bryan Tanaka, World turns up the guilty pleasure. (E! and Bravo, 9 P.M.) JG
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