25.11.2022
Sir Rod Stewart dons a red leopard blazer as he and wife Penny Lancaster enjoy night out in London

Sir Rod Stewart cut a stylish figure on Thursday evening as he attended the 50th Anniversary Party of London private members club Mark’s Club.

The rocker, 77, was joined by his wife of 15 years Penny Lancaster, son Alastair and niece Raphaella for the bash, as they beamed for a slew of snaps while celebrating.

Showing off his fashion sense, the star donned a bright red blazer with a leopard print design, while his wife looked glamorous in sequins.

Rod teamed his statement blazer with an unbuttoned white shirt, adding a white pocket tissue and a pair of black trousers.

Accessorising, the Forever Young singer donned a collection of layered necklaces which gave a nod to his Celtic background.

Standing alongside her husband, Penny donned a black wrap mini dress for the evening, which was emblazoned with dark sequins.

Her blonde locks were styled in a brushed out yet structured wave, as she added a silver key pendant necklace.

And it was a family affair, as Rod and Penny’s 16-year-old son wrapped an arm around his dad for some snaps.

The up-and-coming model donned a pair of checked trousers, a cream turtleneck jumper and taupe blazer.

In addition to Alistair, Rod is dad to seven other children: 11-year-old son Aiden, Kimberly, 43, Sean, 42, Ruby, 35, Renee, 30, and Liam, 28, as well as 59-year-old Sarah.

While their 18-year-old niece Raphaella joined the family for the event, as she looked stunning in a black maxi dress.

The quartet beamed for a slew of pictures at the event, which celebrated 50 years of the Mayfair members club and restaurant.

And it was poker night at the event, with the family having a ball as they partook in some classic card games.

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  • 9 минут назад 06.12.2022Showbiz
    Cheers cast including Ted Danson and Kelsey Grammer pay tribute to Kirstie Alley

    Cheers stars Kelsey Grammer and Ted Danson have led the heartfelt tributes to their costar Kirstie Alley who has died aged 71 following a private battle with cancer.

    The actress and devout Scientologist ‘fought with great strength’, her devastated children William True, 30, and Lillie Price, 28, revealed in a statement announcing her death Monday.

    Alley’s breakout role as Rebecca Howe in the sixth series of Cheers in 1987 launched her to Hollywood stardom.

    Ted Danson, who was a mainstay in the classic NBC sitcom, said he was on a flight yesterday and by chance decided to watch an episode of Cheers starring Alley before he learned of her death, in which she is proposed to by Tom Berenger.

    He told People: ‘Her ability to play a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown was both moving and hysterically funny.

    ‘She made me laugh 30 years ago when she shot that scene, and she made me laugh today just as hard. As I got off the plane, I heard that Kirstie had died.

    ‘I am so sad and so grateful for all the times she made me laugh. I send my love to her children. As they well know, their mother had a heart of gold. I will miss her.’

    Kelsey Grammer added: ‘I always believed grief for a public figure is a private matter, but I will say I loved her.’

    Other stars paying tribute to the late icon include Jamie Lee Curtis who said on Instagram that Alley was ‘a great comic foil’ on the show and ‘a beautiful mama bear in her very real life.’

    Lee Curtis said the pair had a ‘mutual respect and connection’.

    ‘We agreed to disagree about some things but had a mutual respect and connection. Sad news,’ she added.

    Another Cheers co-star, Rhea Perlman, recounted how she and Alley became friends almost instantly after she joined the show. She said Alley organized large Easter and Halloween parties and invited everyone.

    ‘She wanted everyone to feel included. She loved her children deeply. I’ve never met anyone remotely like her. I feel so thankful to have known her.’

    Friend and confidante John Travolta, who worked with Alley on the Look Who’s Talking films, said: ‘Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had. I love you Kirstie. I know we will see each other again.’

    Tim Allen, who starred alongside Alley in For Richer or Poorer, added: ‘A sweet soul pass on in Kristie Alley. Sad, sad news. Prayers for all her family.’

    William and Lillie said their mother had only ‘recently discovered’ she had cancer, and that she ‘was surrounded by her closest family and fought with great strength, leaving us with a certainty of her never-ending joy of living and whatever adventures lie ahead.’

    Alley’s children continued: ‘As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother.

    ‘We are grateful to the incredible team of doctors and nurses at the Moffitt Cancer Center for their care.’

    Alley had not been seen in public for some time with her last-known picture seen during a video in early September as she promoted her profile on Cameo on her Instagram page.

    In what was to be her final video on social media there did not appear to be any outwardly visible signs that she was ill as she appeared with her signature mane of thick blonde hair.

    In the final days of her life, she had been receiving care at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

    In April of this year, she performed on the television show The Masked Singer.

    Alley’s children said her ‘zest and passion for life, her children, grandchildren and her many animals, not to mention her eternal joy of creating, were unparalleled and leave us inspired to live life to the fullest just as she did.’

    They ended the statement by saying, ‘We thank you for your love and prayers and ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time.’

    A native of Wichita, Kansas, Alley attended Kansas State University before dropping out and moving to Los Angeles.

    Alley was married to her high school sweetheart from 1970 to 1977, and to Baywatch actor Parker Stevenson from 1983 until 1997.

    After suffering a miscarriage she adopted son William True in 1992 and daughter Lillie Price in 1995 with Stevenson.

    She said in 2010 if she married again, ‘Id leave the guy within 24 hours because I’m sure he’d tell me not to do something.’

    Stevenson posted a brief tribute to his ex-wife on Facebook.

    ‘Dear Kirstie, I am so grateful for our years together, and for the two incredibly beautiful children and now grandchildren that we have. You will be missed. With love, Parker,’ he wrote.

    Her very first television appearances were as a game show contestant, on The Match Game in 1979 and Password in 1980.

    Alley’s big breakout role came in 1987 when she was cast as Rebecca Howe on the NBC hit Cheers, replacing the outgoing Shelley Long.

    She joined the show at the height of its popularity after the departure of Long.

    Alley would win an Emmy for best lead actress in a comedy series for the role in 1991.

    ‘I only thank God I didn´t have to wait as long as Ted,’ Alley said in her acceptance, gently ribbing her ‘Cheers’ co-star Ted Danson, who had finally won an Emmy for his role as Sam Malone in his eighth nomination the previous year.

    She would take a second Emmy for best lead actress in a miniseries or television movie in 1993 for playing the title role in the CBS TV movie David’s Mother.

    Alley appeared in various films throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

    These included the Look Who’s Talking film series, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) which was her film debut, Summer School (1987) Sibling Rivalry (1990),It Takes Two (1995), For Richer or Poorer (1997), and Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999).

    Horror director John Carpenter described Alley as a ‘delightful actress’.

    ‘Kirstie Alley was a delightful actress I had the pleasure to work with on VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED. She will be missed,’ he wrote.

    Alley starred in the 1995 US science fiction-horror film alongside Christopher Reeve, Linda Kozlowski, Michael Pare and Mark Hamill.

    She won her second Emmy Award in 1994 for the television film David’s Mother and received a further Emmy nomination in 1997 for her work in the crime drama series The Last Don.

    She also had her own sitcom, Veronica’s Closet, from 1997 to 2000 but it was the 1989 comedy Look Who’s Talking, which gave her a major career boost, as she played the mother of a baby whose inner thoughts were voiced by Bruce Willis. She would also appear in the 1990 sequel Look Who’s Talking Too.

    She would play a fictionalized version of herself in the 2005 Showtime series Fat Actress, a show that drew comedy from her public and media treatment over her weight gain and loss.

    Alley said she agreed to do the show in part because of the misinformation about her that had become a tabloid staple.

    ‘Anything bad you can say about me, they say I’ve never collapsed, fainted, passed out. Basically, anything they’ve said, I never. The only true thing is I got fat.’

    Alley co-created the series and played a version of herself – an actress who struggles to lose weight so she can revive her career, although the show only lasted one seven-episode season.

    The actress was also a spokesperson for the weight-loss company Jenny Craig between 2004 and 2007, losing 75 pounds during her time there

    Two years later, in 2009, Alley revealed that she gained 83 pounds after leaving Jenny Craig and weighed as much as 228 pounds.

    She founded the weight loss company Organic Liaison in 2010, though she faced a class-action lawsuit alleging false advertising that was ultimately settled in 2013.

    The company was acquired by Jenny Craig in 2014 and she returned once again as a spokesperson, revealing in 2015 that she had lost 50 pounds on the program.

    Alley also made several appearances on reality television, first as a contestant on the 12th season of Dancing with the Stars, where she finished in second place.

    She appeared on the competition series The Masked Singer in April this year wearing a baby mammoth costume.

    During her stint on Big Brother she shared the house with other famous faces including Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas and Dan Osbourne from The Only Way Is Essex, who finished in first and third place respectively.

    Alley appeared in the Ryan Murphy black comedy series Scream Queens on Fox in 2015 and 2016.

    Alley was brought up as a Methodist but became a Scientologist in 1979 after moving to Los Angeles, where she used the church’s affiliated drug treatment program Narconon in response to her self-admitted cocaine addiction.

    She had most recently been living semi-permanently in Clearwater, Florida after purchasing a waterfront property just a stone’s throw from the church’s global headquarters in 2000.

    In 2018 she participated in the 22nd series of UK Celebrity Big Brother, in which she finished as runner-up.

    In recent years her conservative political views put her at odds with most stars in woke Hollywood.

    Alley told Tucker Carlson that she was first warned to keep quiet about her interest in Donald Trump back in 2015, with a producer telling her that she would stop getting roles if she came out as a conservative.

    The Cheers star claimed the unidentified producer was also a Trump fan, but chose to keep quiet for fear they’d ‘never work again’.

    Alley, however, chose to speak up.

    ‘People go, ‘You’re so brave.’ I go, ‘No, I think I’m stupid’. Because honestly… it is a real blackballing situation,’ she stated.

    ‘It’s so strange to me because artists are free-thinkers for the most part.’

    Alley – who had not starred in a movie since 2015 – claimed that her Hollywood peers can behave in illegal or unethical ways and still not receive the same type of ostracization that she had to deal with.

    ‘You can be cooking meth and sleeping with hookers but as long as you didn’t vote for Trump [you’re fine],’ she told Carlson.

    ‘I feel like I’m in the ‘Twilight Zone’ a bit with the whole concept of it.’

    ‘I’m voting for Donald Trump because he’s NOT a politician,’ she wrote on Twitter.

    ‘I voted for him 4 years ago for this reason and shall vote for him again for this reason.

    ‘He gets things done quickly and he will turn the economy around quickly. There you have it folks there you have it’.

    She revealed that she voted for Obama in both 2008 and 2012 but threw her support in 2016 after criticizing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

    Despite previously being a moderate liberal, Alley has also hit headlines for her other controversial opinions in recent years.

    In 2020 she claimed claiming CNN was ‘terrorizing viewers’ with its constant coronavirus coverage.

    She also blasted the Academy Awards after organizers announced that they would update diversity rules in order for films to be eligible for best picture nominations.

    ‘Can you imagine telling Picasso what had to be in his … paintings,’ Alley wrote on Twitter.

    ‘You people have lost your minds. Control artists, control individual thought .. OSCAR ORWELL’ she tweeted.

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  • 9 минут назад 06.12.2022Showbiz
    Liam Payne holds hands with racy-clad girlfriend Kate Cassidy at BFA afterparty

    The new couple made their red carpet debut at the 2022 British Fashion Awards on Monday night at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

    And Liam Payne and his girlfriend Kate Cassidy continued the celebrations as they stepped out hand-in-hand to the star-studded afterparty at Chiltern Firehouse.

    The singer, 29, looked suave while the British-American influencer, 23, flashed her underboob in a racy black dress with a thigh-split.

    Liam ditched his blazer and tie to relax his look as they attended the after hours bash while Kate stuck to her red carpet attire from the earlier event at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

    The duo put on a loved-up display as they laughed with each other before hopping in to a waiting taxi.

    It’s understood that Kate is an American citizen of British heritage, through her father, and is close friends with model Chantel Jeffries.

    Based in New Jersey on America’s east coast, she was educated at North Carolina’s 252-year old College of Charleston, the 13th oldest institute of learning in the United States.

    An insider told The Sun: ‘They are mad about each other. Kate is a wild girl so Liam is definitely in for a fun ride. She is always out in nightclubs and seems to be loving London.’

    Prior to their first appearance on Tuesday evening in London, Liam was believed to be single after Texan model Maya Henry broke off their engagement in April.

    The singer had originally proposed with a £3million ring in August 2020 after little more than a year of dating the brunette, who he first met at a One Direction meet-and-greet when she was 15 years old.

    But the engagement was called off after the singer was pictured with Florida based influencer Aliana Mawla, who bears a passing resemblance to the model.

    While Maya is frequently pictured alone in the English capital, Liam was seen with ex-girlfriend Danielle Peazer as recently as June.

    The singer was pictured leaving Nobu Hotel in Shoreditch with former X Factor dancer Danielle over the summer – nine years after their split.

    A source told MailOnline at the time: ‘Liam has always had strong feelings for Danielle and was gutted when they split all those years ago.

    ‘They ended their relationship on good terms and are enjoying spending time together now, including on Sunday night.’

    Danielle and Liam broke up in 2012 following a two-year romance – four years before he got together with Cheryl, 38, who’s the mother of his son, Bear, 5.

    The pair reportedly called time on their relationship after struggling to make things work long-distance while Liam toured with One Direction amidst the height of their fame.

    During an interview in October 2012, Liam admitted he was ‘devastated’ by the couple’s separation.

    He said: ‘I am really devastated by the breakup with Danielle. We had an amazing time together, but unfortunately sometimes things don’t go as planned.’

    The 2022 Fashion Awards returned to the iconic London venue The Royal Albert Hall on December 5.

    The event, one of the most anticipated moments of the global fashion calendar, celebrates fashion at the intersection of culture and is a global entertainment platform for brands, creatives, designers, artists and tastemakers who come together to celebrate the industry.

    The Awards is a fundraiser for the BFC Foundation (British Fashion Council) and focuses on celebrating excellence in the fashion industry and supporting the future pipeline of creative talent.

    The ceremony was first established in 1989 in a bid to spotlight those making impressive contributions to the industry.

    The Model of the Year award recognises the global impact of a model who over the last 12 months has dominated the industry, with an influence that transcends the catwalk.

    The nominees are Adut Akech, Bella Hadid, Lila Moss, Paloma Elsesser and Quannah Chasinghorse.

    Nominees for Designer of the Year are Demna for Balenciaga, Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson and Loewe, Matthieu Blazy for Bottega Veneta, Miuccia Prada and Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino.

    In the running for the Independent British Brand Award is Bianca Saunders, Erdem, JW Anderson, Molly Goddard and Wales Bonner.

    Nominees for the BFC Foundation Award are Ahluwalia, Chopova Lowena, Nensi Dojaka, S.S.Daley and Wales Bonner.

    Burberry will be awarded for its significant innovation and experimentation within the Metaverse World in the past 12 months and for pushing the boundaries to showcase excellence in this space.

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  • 2 часа, 9 минут назад 06.12.2022Showbiz
    Kirstie Alley’s death prompts social media users to Tweet ‘you had a good go at it’

    Kirstie Alley’s passing prompted many social media users to Tweet ‘you had a good go at it… thanks for your input.’

    The former Cheers star’s death was announced on Monday by her children True, 30, and Lily, 28, as they shared she fought a brief battle with cancer before passing at age 71.

    Right after her death was announced, the phrase began to emerge from many users on Twitter, who were actually quoting Alley’s own condolence Tweet to Stephen Hawking.

    The Scream Queens star shared the message in 2018, after the renowned theoretical physicist passed following a lengthy battle with ALS.

    Hawking’s passing inspired many celebrities and public figures to express their gratitude for his contributions to the world.

    However, Kirstie’s Tweet received backlash for what many deemed to be its ‘heartless’ tone.

    The controversial message was subsequently deleted from her social media platform.

    Though it seems many people still haven’t forgotten, as users Tweeted out the phrase on Monday. While some simply repeated the exact phrase, others added in a ‘RIP Kirstie Alley before sharing the quote.’

    There was also a user who wrote, ‘Stephen Hawking meeting Kirstie Alley at the pearly gates all like ‘hey girl, you had a good go at it… thanks for your input.’

    Alley’s family said that she ‘was surrounded by her closest family and fought with great strength, leaving us with a certainty of her never-ending joy of living and whatever adventures lie ahead.’

    They continued: ‘As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother.

    ‘We are grateful to the incredible team of doctors and nurses at the Moffitt Cancer Center for their care.’

    Alley had not been seen in public for some time with her last-known picture seen during a video in early September as she promoted her profile on Cameo on her Instagram page. There did not appear to be any visible signs that she was ill and appeared with her signature mane of thick blonde hair.

    In April of this year she had performed on the television show The Masked Singer.

    Alley’s relatives said that ‘the zest and passion for life, her children, grandchildren and her many animals, not to mention her eternal joy of creating, were unparalleled and leave us inspired to live life to the fullest just as she did.

    They ended the statement in saying, ‘We thank you for your love and prayers and ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time.’

    Alley’s friend and confidante John Travolta took to Instagram Monday to pay memorial to the actress, who he worked with on the Look Who’s Talking films.

    ‘Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had. I love you Kirstie,’ said Travolta, 68. ‘I know we will see each other again.’

    Alley shot to fame in the sitcom Cheers which she joined in 1987. She was a Hollywood stalwart for decades, but had not been seen on the big screen since 2015.

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  • 2 часа, 9 минут назад 06.12.2022Showbiz
    Ice Cube is battling for rights to the Friday film franchise with Warner Bros.

    Ice Cube said he is looking to retain the rights to the Friday film franchise.

    The 53-year-old rapper-actor, appearing on the podcast Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson, said that he has been speaking with Warner Bros. about the rights to the film franchise that he wrote, which includes 1995’s Friday, 2000’s Next Friday and 2002’s Friday After Next.

    ‘I don’t know; Warner Brothers is weird right now,’ said the entertainer, who made headlines last month saying not getting vaccinated cost him a $9 million role. ‘I don’t know what they’re doing, they don’t know what they’re doing.’

    The Los Angeles native said he and his team would ‘love to have it back,’ and that he’s optimistic things will flourish in time.

    ‘I think it’s gonna be close to a time when we can get it back,’ said Ice Cube, whose real name is O’Shea Jackson. ‘So we’ll either wait for that time, or we’ll keep trying to convince them that they need to let us control the movie. It’s my movie, but they have distribution control.’

    Ice Cube told Tyson that he would not be open to buying the rights to the film series.

    ‘I ain’t putting s*** up for it – f*** no,’ he said. ‘They need to give it to me, and they’re gonna make money.’

    He said it would be ‘stupid’ to pay for his ‘own stuff,’ adding, ‘They need to do the right thing, get it to us, let us turn it into more money and make the fans happy, and people will have a good time with the series – we can do a lot with it.’

    Ice Cube told Tyson he has penned a pair of screenplays for a Friday sequel – one of which was rejected by Warner Bros. because ‘the timing wasn’t right,’ with the second being stuck ‘in development hell.’

    He added: ‘They just kept giving you note after note after note, never giving you the green light.’

    The popular comedy franchise was in the headlines last year after Chris Tucker, who costarred in the original movie, opened up on why he didn’t appear in the sequels.

    ‘One of the reasons why I didn’t do the second one was because of the weed,’ Tucker told All Urban Central in 2021. ‘Because I said, man, that movie became a phenomenon. I don’t want everybody smoking weed – and I never really told people this because I kind of forgot about it, but it was one of the reasons why I didn’t do it.

    ‘Because I said, “I don’t wanna represent everybody smoking weed.” And that’s one of the reasons why I said, “Nah.” I didn’t wanna keep doing that character. It probably was good for me because it kept me moving to the next phase and next movies.’

    Ice Cube subsequently took to Twitter in December of 2021 and added, ‘We were ready to pay Chris Tucker $10-12m to do Next Friday but he turned us down for religious reasons. He didn’t want to cuss or smoke weed on camera anymore.’

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  • 4 часа, 8 минут назад 06.12.2022Showbiz
    Kirstie Alley once pined for her costars John Travolta and Patrick Swayze

    Kirstie Alley wasn’t shy about the love she shared for some of her leading men, though she claimed that she stayed faithful to her marriage.

    The actress, whose death at 71 was announced on Monday, previously delved into her romantic history in 2018 during a stint on Celebrity Big Brother UK, in which she confessed that she ‘almost ran off’ with John Travolta, 68.

    The twice-divorced star also spoke elsewhere about the feelings she shared for another costar, the late Patrick Swayze, although both opted not to pursue an affair to focus on their marriages.

    While regaling her Celebrity Big Brother costars with some of her past romantic efforts, Kirstie devoted special attention to Travolta.

    ‘I think I kissed Travolta,’ she confessed. ‘I almost ran off and married John. I did love him, I still love him.’

    However her marriage at the time prevented her from trying to strike up a relationship with the Saturday Night Fever star.

    ‘If I hadn’t been married I would’ve gone and married him and I would’ve been in an airplane because he has his own plane,’ she said.

    Though she didn’t specify when her infatuation with Travolta was at its zenith, the two appeared together in the comedy Look Who’s Talking in 1989, and they returned for the sequels Look Who’s Talking Too (1990) and Look Who’s Talking Now (1993).

    The first film was a monster hit and starred Kirstie as a single pregnant woman who falls in love with a taxi driver (Travolta) after he takes her to the hospital to give birth.

    Her infant son’s voice was played in the film by John’s friend Bruce Willis.

    In 1991, Travolta married Kelly Preston, who died in 2020, two years after she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

    Kirstie and John stayed lifelong friends, and they were both high-profile Scientologists.

    She was even more open about her Travolta during a 2013 Howard Stern interview, calling the Blow Out star ‘the greatest love of my life,’ and adding that ‘It took me years to not look at John as a romantic interest.’

    In 2018, Kirstie confessed on the Dan Wootton Interview podcast that not carrying on an affair with John was ‘one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.’

    ‘[It was] the hardest decision I’ve ever made because I was madly in love with him — we were fun and funny together,’ she said. ‘It wasn’t a sexual relationship because I’m not going to cheat on my husband.

    ‘But, you know, I think there are things that are way worse than sexual relationships, than cheating on someone that way,’ she added. ‘I consider what I did even worse because I actually let myself fall in love with him and stay in love with him for a long time.’

    In the same interview, she admitted that her infatuation with Travolta continued after his 1991 marriage to Preston, who eventually put a stop to the flirtations.

    ‘Kelly came up to me, and they were married then, and she said, “Erm, why are you flirting with my husband?”‘ she recalled. ‘And that was sort of when I had to make a decision and that was pretty much the end of that.’

    But she stressed that it was best for the two of them not to have pursued a relationship because they were ‘so alike.’

    ‘It would be like two blazing stars that just fizzled out,’ she said.

    In a moving post remembering his late friend, Travolta wrote that Kirstie was ‘one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had.’

    He added a sweet photo of the two longtime pals gazing affectionately into each other’s eyes while beaming.

    ‘I love you Kirstie,’ he added. ‘I know we will see each other again.’

    Kirstie also opened up in the past about how she fell in love with her former costar Patrick Swayze, who died in 2009 at age 57, years before working with Travolta.

    The two shared the screen when they appeared in the 1985 miniseries North And South.

    ‘I would’ve loved to have an affair with Patrick Swayze but we were both married so I wouldn’t have gone off [with him],’ she revealed on Celebrity Big Brother UK.

    ‘I kissed him and I wish I could’ve had an affair but I’m a strong believer in fidelity and he was married,’ she explained. ‘When you get on the road and you do a movie, it’s very easy to fall in love with your leading man. Very, very easy.’

    Part of what made it so difficult to not fall for the leading man was how much time they were forced to spend together for work.

    ‘Think about it. We shot North And South for a year. So, for a year you’re around this person and it’s just hard, I think,’ she said.

    Kirstie was twice married, first to Bob Alley from 1970 to 1977, though the union fizzled out when she realized the spark had faded between the two.

    She tied the knot again in 1983 to the actor Parker Stevenson, 70, with whom she shares her son William, 30, and daughter Lillie, 28.

    The couple later divorced in 1997.

    Two years after their divorce was finalized, Parker confessed to People that he and Kirstie were ‘not friends now,’ though they still kept in regular touch at the time to help parent their children.

    ‘Kirstie and I are exact opposites,’ he claimed. ‘That’s what made it so interesting,’ though being opposites ‘makes for not a good marriage.’

    There were no hints of that tension in a tribute Parker shared for his late ex-wife on Instagram after her death was announced.

    ‘Dear Kirstie,’ he began, ‘I am so grateful for our years together, and for the two incredibly beautiful children and now grandchildren that we have.

    He added, ‘You will be missed,’ before sending his ‘love.’

    Kirstie’s last major public relationship following her marriage to Parker was with her Nevada costar James Wilder, 54, who was 17 years her junior.

    The two met on the set of the film, which was released in 1997. They were quickly engaged, but the two parted ways after two years together.

    While speaking with Dateline in 2004, Kirstie seemed to suggest that the relationship was a mistake while implying that her judgment was impaired when it came to romance.

    ‘I just did some real soul searching. And I didn’t like myself. I didn’t like what I’d become. I’d sort of become something I wasn’t,’ she said. ‘I didn’t like the way I was in relationships. I didn’t like who I was choosing. I was making a lot of mistakes. So what I decided was to really prioritize my life into what was important to me and what I wanted to be known for by myself.’

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  • 4 часа, 8 минут назад 06.12.2022Showbiz
    Kirstie Alley’s final TV appearance: Late actress starred on The Masked Singer in April

    Kirstie Alley’s final television appearance found the acclaimed actress at her most playful and carefree when she dropped by The Masked Singer in April.

    The Look Who’s Talking star, whose death at age 71 was announced on Monday by her family, was suited up as the fuzzy Baby Mammoth for the Fox singing competition.

    Her short stint on the reality series, which took place just over seven months before her shocking death, appears to have happened before she was diagnosed with cancer.

    The former Cheers star and Golden Globe winner was unmasked after she received the lowest number of votes from the show’s panelists.

    Before her unmasking, the panelists were unsure of her true identity.

    Ken Jeong insisted Baby Mammoth was Reese Witherspoon, while Robin Thicke guessed that it was Kristen Dunst. Nicole Scherzinger thought it might be Rachael Ray.

    Jenny McCarthy was the only one to correctly guess from the clues that it was Kirstie.

    Host Nick Cannon asked Kirstie after she took off her giant Baby Mammoth pink fluffy mask what brought her to The Masked Singer.

    ‘I’ve done a lot of things in my career, but I’ve never gotten to be in the circus,’ she joked while still wearing the bottom half of her pink fluffy costume.

    ‘What was your favorite part of this entire process?’ Nick asked.

    ‘I have grandchildren and they’re really young, so they are going to think this is good,’ Kirstie replied.

    She was the grandmother to her son William Stevenson’s Waylon Parker. Kirstie had adopted William, 30, along with her daughter Lillie, 28, during her second marriage to Parker Stevenson, 70.

    The couple had tied the knot in 1983, but they divorced in 1997.

    She seemed to have made a strong impression on the celebrity panelists.

    ‘You were so good,’ Nicole gushed.

    ‘You are wickedly talented and funny,’ Jenny told her.

    ‘There is nobody like Kirstie Alley,’ Robin said. ‘It’s really a blessing and an honor to have you here. Thank you for coming out.’

    One clue to her identity, a bird cage that said ‘danger wild animals’ on it, seemed to have stumped some of the panelists, though it hinted at the Star Trek actress’ love of animals.

    ‘I have 15 lemurs,’ Kirstie explained after being unmasked. ‘I have dogs and cats and birds and squirrels.’

    ‘I think that all animals should be wild things so set it free and help it escape,’ Baby Mammoth said when the clue was presented.

    Earlier in the show, she sang ‘The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss)’ by Cher.

    ‘I just want to cuddle you,’ Nicole said when she finished. ‘It was so entertaining and you are so cute. It’s driving me crazy though because I do not know who you are.’

    Later in the show, after being one of the two contestants that received the least amounts of votes, Kirstie’s Baby Mammoth competed against Space Bunny — who was later revealed to be Shaggy — in a to duel to stay in the competition.

    Baby Mammoth sang Me Too by Meghan Trainor and Space Bunny sang Do You Really Want to Hurt Me by Culture Club’ and the panel voted on their favorite.

    ‘This is the most adorable duel ever,’ Ken said.

    In the end the panel voted and Baby Mammoth received the least amount of votes.

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