Suzanne Somers, 74, shows off her toned legs, says 'aging can be incredible'
At 74, Suzanne Somers has learned a thing or two about aging well — a fact she shows off in a leggy new photo shoot for Park magazine. Clad in a black belted leotard and sparkly pink stilettos on the magazine's new cover, the former "Three's Company" star opens up in the accompanying interview about the changes she's seen in her body since she "embraced health" after being diagnosed with breast cancer more than two decades ago. "I like the way I look. I like the way I feel. I like my energy. I have wisdom. I have perspective, and I can tell you that aging can be so incredible if you know how to approach it. It takes a little bit of work. It's about health; about shifting your thinking and understanding what it is that's making us sick and how we can combat it," she says. For Suzanne, that meant reducing her daily stress, getting more sleep, partying less and paying attention to what goes into her body. She's also a big advocate for the use of hormones, which she says have helped her in all kinds of ways. "Now that I've put all the pieces together, I realized I was such a likely target," she says. "We have to learn the language of our bodies. Itching, b*******, lack of sleep, sweating, bloating, forgetfulness, being dried up; that's the body talking." Listen to what it's saying, she adds, and you'll find "aging is amazing."
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Katie Couric reveals conflicts with ex-colleagues, Prince Harry's party-era aroma and more
"Going There," the upcoming memoir from Katie Couric, is stirring early controversy weeks ahead of its release. That's largely thanks to some of the bombshells the veteran journalist lobs in the direction of famous people she's interacted with through the years, including Prince Harry, Larry King and Emmy winner, Deborah Norville, who was replaced on "Today" by Katie back in 1991. Promoted by her publisher, Little, Brown, as a detailed account of Katie's "tumultuous professional and personal life" that tackles how she "overcame every obstacle in her way," from an eating disorder to the rampant sexism she encountered as a TV news anchor, the book has also reportedly sparked criticism from unnamed insiders. According to The Daily Mail, detractors seem to think Katie may never work in her field again after she "ripped into" a slew of celebs and former associates in the 500-plus page tome. Among them are the Duke of Sussex, whom Katie recalls smelled heavily of booze back when he was "sowing" his proverbial "wild oats." She writes about the "relatability problem" Deborah Norville suffered on "Today," as well. Katie even rehashes a date she had with Larry King when she was 30 and he was well into his 50s. After dinner, she writes that he tried to "lunge" at her — a story she told Jimmy Kimmel on "Live!" as recently as 2013. Other revelations include new details about Katie's conflicted friendship with Matt Lauer, and the unsavory ways women get pitted against one another in TV journalism. "Going There" hits shelves Oct. 26.
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How Bennifer are finding time for each other despite hectic work schedules
After spending most of the spring and summer together, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez will be juggling a long-distance romance for the next few months while Ben films "Hypnotic" in Austin and Jen heads to Canada to start production on "Mother." But a little time apart seems unlikely to harm their relationship, an insider tells People. "This is their life together now … They will see each other when they can," explains a J.Lo source who hasn't seen Jen this happy "in a long time." Over the weekend, Ben found time to fly to New York City to watch his love perform in Central Park during Global Citizen Live. The next day, the two were photographed walking around the Big Apple, hand-in-hand, stopping at times to share a kiss. "Ben wanted to be by her side," the source says. "They are always supportive of each other's careers, and Jennifer was very excited to have Ben in New York City." The stars are also "making it work" by keeping Los Angeles as a mutual home base, since Jen's twins now attend school there just like the three children Ben shares with his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner. Finally, it doesn't hurt that "Jennifer is as protective of Ben as he is of her," says the source. "She is the happiest that she has been in a long time."
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On Sept. 29, a judge granted Britney Spears' request to remove her father, Jamie Spears — who's controversially overseen her personal life and finances for more than 13 years — as conservator of her estate. "This man does not belong in her life, your honor, for another day," the pop star's attorney, Mathew S. Rosengart, told the court, per The New York Times. "Please hear the plea of my client." Judge Brenda Penny agreed to remove Jamie, noting, "The current situation is not tenable." Accountant John Zabel will now serve as conservator of Britney's finances, per her request, as Britney's lawyer pushes forward to terminate the conservatorship altogether — something that will be discussed at two upcoming hearings scheduled before the year ends. He's also asking for the court to investigate Jamie's conduct as his daughter's conservator. Page Six reported that Britney "burst into tears" upon hearing the judge's decision. "For the longest time, she had begun to think that she would never see the day that her father's domineering control over every single aspect of her life would end, but it finally happened," a source told the outlet. "She's in shock and at a loss for words but literally jumping for joy. She hasn't felt joy like this in 13 years."
Chrissy Teigen honors late son Jack on the anniversary of his death
Sept. 28, 2021 marked the one-year anniversary of the death of Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's son Jack, and Chrissy is still waiting for the grief to subside. The cookbook author marked the sad milestone on social media with a heart wrenching tribute to the baby, who died amid complications halfway through Chrissy's pregnancy. She shared a photo from the aftermath of his death that showed her still in the hospital bed, still weeping, as John holds a hand to her leg at her bedside. "and to the son we almost had," she captioned the raw image. "a year ago you gave me the greatest pain I could ever imagine to show me I could survive anything, even if I didn't want to. i didn't get to take care of you but you came and went to get me to love myself and take care of myself because our bodies are precious and life is a miracle," she continued. "they told me it would get easier but yeah, that hasn't started yet. mom and dad love you forever." Thousands of empathetic and loving words flooded the comments section, many of them written by others who have experienced pregnancy loss. "Continue healing and love each day because each is an opportunity to be more grateful for the last," urged one fan. "This photo has me in full tears," wrote actress Bella Thorne. "I can't imagine this pain. U guys are so strong."
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Mark Hoppus says he's cancer-free
Blink-182's Mark Hoppus says he's cancer-free after undergoing multiple rounds of chemotherapy. "Just saw my oncologist and I'm cancer free!!" the multi-instrumentalist shared on Instagram on Sept. 29. "Thank you God and universe and friends and family and everyone who sent support and kindness and love." Mark revealed this summer that he'd been diagnosed with stage four diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, admitting he felt like his blood was "trying to kill" him. On Instagram this week, the rocker acknowledged he will continue to get scans every six months. "It'll take me until the end of the year to get back to normal," he wrote, "but today is an amazing day and I feel so blessed."
Khloe Kardashian responds to rumor she was 'banned' from the Met Gala
On Sept. 28, a fan asked Khloe Kardashian on Twitter if "the met gala rumors are true." Per E! News, the person was referring to gossip circulating on social media and in a handful of news outlets that suggested Khloe was not at the Met Gala this year because she'd been "banned." "Khloe now that you are online please tell of the met gala rumors are true," the fan wrote, threatening to "burn that dinosaurs bones." Asked to "please clarify," Khloe replied by writing, "Absolutely NOT True." While the Good American jeans designer's mom, Kris Jenner, and sisters, Kim Kardashian West, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner, have often attended the famed Costume Institute's annual fundraiser, neither Khloe nor her sister, Kourtney Kardashian, have ever gone. Mystery solved!
Phoebe Bridgers sued for $3.8M in defamation suit over claims of abuse
Four-time Grammy nominee Phoebe Bridgers is being sued for defamation in a multi-million dollar lawsuit filed by music producer and Sound Studio owner, Chris Nelson. According to People, Chris alleges in the suit, filed on Sept. 27 in Los Angeles, that Phoebe used her social media accounts to accuse him of "racially motivated hate crimes;" sexually motivated acts such as grooming; fraud and theft; and violence and abuse. The producer says that in 2018, he and the woman he was dating, Emily Bannon, "began having consensual sexual encounters" with Phoebe. He says he and Emily split in 2019, while Phoebe and Emily continued their relationship. Chris goes on to claim Phoebe then sent her 500,000 Instagram followers over to Emily's page, where she'd shared more allegations about Chris, including, "racially motivated hate crimes" such as beating "a young Latinx man to death," and hacking women's email accounts," and more. The filing asserts Phoebe "maliciously and intentionally posted the false and defamatory statements about [Chris] as part of a vendetta to destroy [his] reputation that was enflamed by" the "sexual relationship" between Phoebe and Emily. The producer reportedly wants $3.8 million in damages.
'The Bachelor' alum Jesse Palmer replaces former host Chris Harrison
"The Bachelor" is getting back on track following the controversial end to Chris Harrison's long tenure as the show's host. ABC announced this week that Chris will be replaced by former NFL quarterback, "Good Morning America" contributor and sports commentator Jesse Palmer, who starred on "The Bachelor" back in its fifth season in 2004. "For more than 20 years, 'The Bachelor' has brought the world dozens of unforgettable love stories, including at one time, my own," Jesse said in a statement published by Variety. "I am humbled by the opportunity to return to the show as host this season to offer the newest Bachelor advice gained from firsthand experience and I am grateful to play a small part in his journey." On Instagram, Jesse addressed Bachelor Nation in more casual terms, telling fans, "I couldn't be more thrilled to be home with my @bachelorabc family! Word on the street is it's pretty AMAZING around here! 🌹" How long the amazing vibes will last, however, remains to be seen. Per Variety, "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" were renewed only through their respective seasons, as of Sept. 29. Chris exited his post after being widely criticized for defending past racist behavior of contestant Rachael Kirkconnell during Matt James' season.