Romance your date like the stars
Dining like a celebrity may be the ticket to impressing your date!
Want to eat out like the stars and sip on the same cocktails Jennifer Aniston does when she goes out on a date night with fiancé Justin Theroux? It’s perfectly feasible if you find yourself hungry on either coast, most notably New York and Los Angeles. These two celebrity-filled cities have some of the world’s best restaurants that inevitably attract top-notch celebrity couples.
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In the Big Apple there are plenty of spots that attract today’s ‘It’ couples like Blue Hill in the heart of the West Village. Jennifer and Justin have dined there as well as a host of other notable couples like the Obamas — perhaps with a bit more security detail than the others. For those looking for fun rather than high-end cuisine, many celebrities are often spotted at Serendipity 3 on the Upper East Side when they’re sneaking their sugar fix. Power couples like Jay-Z and Beyonce as well as Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have been known to show up from time to time to taste their famous frozen hot chocolate—a menu item staple.
Another favorite of the Obamas is Spiaggia in their hometown of Chicago. This fine-dining Italian restaurant; famous for its gnocchi and black truffle sauce, has also waited on TV queen Oprah Winfrey and long-time partner, Steadman Graham. Other star-studded celebs celebrated there with Winfrey after the last taping of her long-running show a few years back.
In the land of Los Angeles and its surrounding neighborhoods, celebs are spotted everywhere from Scarpetta to Casa Vega or The Ivy among others. Younger celebrity couples like Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, and Meghan Fox and Brian Green are often spotted singing along to karaoke and chowing down on Mexican food paired with margaritas at low-key Casa Vega.
So next time you’re on the road or decide it’s a date night of your own, check out The Daily Meal’s roundup of some of the most beloved celebrities’ favorites.
Rockefeller Center is known for the massive gold statue, ice skating during the holidays, and the TV show 30 Rock, but this building also houses NBC shows, so if you stand outside of the building long enough, you are bound to see a celebrity leave the premises. You’re even allowed to walk around inside (but not past the security turnstiles). It’s easy to see members of The Roots, the Saturday Night Live cast, and other famous folk exiting and entering. Often they are happy to pose for selfies and sign autographs.
Nine of the top 10 U.S. coronavirus hot spots are in Florida and Texas
While President Trump on Tuesday touted improvements in the coronavirus pandemic in the hard-hit Sun Belt states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that nine of the nation’s top 10 growing hot spots are in Florida and Texas, according to an internal government document obtained by Yahoo News.
The CDC document, a daily update on the coronavirus, identifies counties that are “areas of concern,” because cases are “high and still growing.” Five of the top 10 counties on the list are in Florida, four in Texas and one in Louisiana.
Most striking among those top 10 counties is Miami-Dade in Florida, which has had more than 40,000 new cases over the past two weeks, according to the document. The CDC did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Yahoo News about its rankings of hot spots.
The document, which is not for public release, was circulated among government agencies on Tuesday, the same day that Trump in a press briefing declared the South was getting better.
“We’re seeing improvements across the major metro areas and most hot spots,” Trump said during Tuesday’s press briefing. “You can look at large portions of our country it’s — it’s corona-free. But we are watching very carefully California, Arizona, Texas and most of Florida. It’s starting to head down in the right direction, and I think you’ll see it rapidly head down very soon.”
Large portions of the country are not, in fact, “corona-free,” as Trump suggested, but Arizona, Texas and Florida — three of the hardest-hit states — have seen some improvements over the last week, with the new average case numbers falling. Other states such as New York, which was the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak earlier this year, have dramatically pushed down cases.
But the CDC list of hot spots can also serve as a harbinger of worsening trends. For example, in mid-May, as reopening was just getting started, Yahoo News reported that the CDC identified Palm Beach County in Florida and San Bernardino County in California as emerging hot spots.
Now, more than two months later, both Florida and California have seen cases surge, including in those original hot spots. San Bernardino is bringing back “alternate care sites” as its hospitals reach maximum capacity for COVID-19 patients, and Palm Beach County is considering closing its economy down again to deal with the spike in cases.
The governors of both Florida and Texas have faced widespread criticism for reopening their states too early, only to see a surge of coronaviruses cases. Yet both now claim, like Trump, that the situation is improving.
“We are turning the situation in the state of Texas,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said earlier this week on CNBC. “It’s just going to take a little while, but we’re going to be fine.”
Earlier this week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis tried to put a positive spin on the situation in his state, arguing that even as cases go up, new hospitalizations are going down.
“We’re encouraged by the most recent trends,” DeSantis said Monday at a press event with Vice President Mike Pence at the University of Miami. “Yesterday, hospital admissions in the state of Florida for COVID-like illness was the lowest it’s been since June. Emergency department visits for COVID-like illness yesterday was as low as it’s been since the middle of June.”
Just one day after DeSantis’s remark, Florida marked a grim milestone: a record number of coronavirus deaths.
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Sanders says Americans 'should tone down the rhetoric' on Israel-Palestine and ɻring people together'
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday said "we should tone down the rhetoric." when asked about an uptick in attacks against Jewish people in the United States in the last week that at least appears to be correlated to the fighting that broke out between Israel and Hamas overseas. CBS News' John Dickerson tried to gauge Sanders' view on the notion that some Democratic lawmakers may have inadvertently contributed to the "vitriol" against American Jews with their harsh critiques of the Israeli government. Dickerson specifically noted that some members of Congress, likely referring to Sanders' allies Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), have recently referred to Israel as an "apartheid state." Sanders didn't address anyone directly or explicitly state how he feels about the use of "apartheid," but he did say the "job of the United States is to bring people together." Some believe use of term “apartheid” to describe Israeli treatment of Palestinians has increased the level of vitriol that has contributed to recent anti-Semitic attacks. Does Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) agree? “I think we should tone down the rhetoric,” he tells @jdickerson. pic.twitter.com/COGgCo6Xga — Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) May 23, 2021 Sanders, who has been critical of both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government and Hamas, also took a somewhat middle-of-the-road stance when he and Dickerson discussed the U.S.'s policies regarding the Israel-Palestine question. The senator said Washington must "develop an even-handed approach to the conflict," which means being both "pro-Israel" and "pro-Palestine," although he remains a proponent of delaying weapons sales to Israel. “Given the incredible suffering in Gaza. I think the United States has got to develop an even-handed approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) says. “We have to be pro-Israel, but we have to be pro-Palestinian.” pic.twitter.com/LXMMGPXRVJ — Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) May 23, 2021 More stories from theweek.comBoycotting the 2022 Olympics5 riotously funny cartoons about GOP resistance to the January 6 CommissionAngelina Jolie stands perfectly still, unshowered, covered in bees for World Bee Day
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'You Can Feel the Tension': A Windfall for Minority Farmers Divides Rural America
LaGRANGE, Mo. — Shade Lewis had just come in from feeding his cows one sunny spring afternoon when he opened a letter that could change his life: The government was offering to pay off his $200,000 farm loan, part of a new debt relief program created by Democrats to help farmers who have endured generations of racial discrimination. It was a windfall for a 29-year-old who has spent the past decade scratching out a living as the only Black farmer in his corner of northeastern Missouri, where signposts quoting Genesis line the soybean fields and traffic signals warn drivers to go slow because it is planting season. But the $4 billion fund has angered conservative white farmers who say they are being unfairly excluded because of their race. And it has plunged Lewis and other farmers of color into a new culture war over race, money and power in U.S. farming. Sign up for The Morning newsletter from the New York Times “You can feel the tension,” Lewis said. “We’ve caught a lot of heat from the conservative Caucasian farmers.” The debt relief is redress set aside for what the government calls “socially disadvantaged farmers” — Black, Hispanic, Indigenous and other nonwhite workers who have endured a long history of discrimination, from violence and land theft in the Jim Crow South to banks and federal farm offices that refused them loans or government benefits that went to white farmers. The program is part of a broader effort by the Biden administration and Democrats in Congress to confront how racial injustice has shaped U.S. farming, which is overwhelmingly white. Black farm advocacy groups say that nearly all the land, profit and subsidies go to the biggest, most powerful farm operations, leaving Black farmers with little. But in large portions of rural America, the payments threaten to further anger white conservative farmers. The plans have drawn thousands of enraged comments on farm forums and are being fought by banks worried about losing interest income. And some rural residents have rallied around a new slogan, cribbed from the conservative response to the Black Lives Matter movement: All Farmers Matter. Lewis is part of a new generation of Black farmers venturing back into urban plots and small rural farms, driven by a desire to nourish their communities with healthy food and create wealth rooted in the land. Growing up in LaGrange, a city of 950 along the Mississippi River, Lewis would scoot a toy John Deere tractor through his mother’s apartment and pretend he was farming the carpet. He joined 4-H, farming and business groups in high school. He started farming at 19, with a few cows and dreams of ending the day with his own dirt on the soles of his boots. “I worried about him,” said his father, Kevin Lewis. “I watch him and shake my head and say, 'Is it worth it?'” It can be a tough, lonely life. In 1920, African Americans owned some 14% of the farms in the United States. But after a century of racial violence, foreclosures, migration into cities and farm consolidation, there are fewer than 49,000 left, representing 1.4% of American farmers. Most are concentrated in the Southeast and Texas. These days, Black farmers have forged online networks that function as their own digital homemade farm bureaus. They celebrate first turnip harvests, ask whether fertilizer made from fish can revive wilting plants and commiserate about navigating government programs and the isolation of being the only Black farmers in their counties. “You don’t have a network. You don’t have an infrastructure. There’s nothing,” said Sandy Thompson, who started an online directory of Black farmers in 2019 after abandoning a three-year quest to convert a 5-acre plot outside San Antonio into a vegetable farm. Thompson spent $20,000 on equipment only to have her mower get stuck in the sandy soil. She called university extension offices, a vital source of guidance for farmers, but said she never got any help. “We are not competitive with white farmers,” she said. “We need any help we can get.” Nonwhite farmers, who make up about 5% of farmers, say they struggle disproportionately to get loans and government grants. They received less than 1% of the billions of dollars in subsidies that flowed into farm country last year under former President Donald Trump to compensate farmers hurt by the coronavirus pandemic and the trade war with China. Lewis said he spent years struggling financially and searching for credit as he built his cattle herd from a few cows on rented ground to about 200 cows and calves on more than 100 acres of his own land. At first, he said, farm agents did not return his calls. Banks scoffed at his plans. Some days, he could not afford to gas up the red pickup truck that would stall out as he went to fix fences and spread manure in his alfalfa fields. Like many farmers, he works a second job, on power transmission lines. Getting his government loan paid off now could change everything. He said he could pay down other loans on his livestock, expand the patchwork of fields he owns to compete against established farmers, and get financing to build a home so he and his wife can escape their one-bedroom apartment. “It’ll open up a whole lot of doors,” he said. “Maybe these local banks that didn’t have time for minorities will open up to us.” But several of his white neighbors in Lewis County, where 77% of voters supported Trump in November, see it differently. Now, raw conversations about discrimination in farming are unfolding at farmers markets and on rural social media channels where race is often an uncomfortable subject. “It’s a bunch of crap,” said Jeffrey Lay, who grows corn and soybeans on 2,000 acres and is president of the county farm bureau. “They talk about they want to get rid of discrimination. But they’re not even thinking about the fact that they’re discriminating against us.” Even in a county that is 94% white, Lay said the federal government’s renewed focus on helping farmers of color made him feel like he was losing ground, a sign to him of the country’s demographic shifts. “I can’t afford to go buy that 5,000-acre piece of ground,” he said. “Shade Lewis, he’d qualify to get it. And that’s fine. That doesn’t bother me. But I can’t.” Lewis senses the tensions when he swings into the gas station to get a Mountain Dew before feeding his cows in the morning and when he scans comments on Facebook or the news on RFD-TV, a kind of CNN for rural America. Conversations with white farmers around LaGrange become strained when they veer from corn prices to the challenges of being a Black farmer in a white industry. “You can sit here and talk about race and things you’ve been through,” Lewis said. “They don’t understand. They’ll never understand.” Many farmers of color have welcomed the debt relief, which was tucked into the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief act, as well as even more ambitious measures proposed by Democrats to grant plots of up to 160 acres to Black farmers. The Agriculture Department has a long-standing series of programs to serve socially disadvantaged farmers and estimates that nearly 16,000 will have loans paid off that were made or backed by the government. The agency has sent thousands of letters to eligible farmers and expects that money could start flowing by early June. But rural residents upset with the repayments call them reverse racism. White conservative farmers and ranchers from Florida, Texas and the Midwest quickly sued to block the program, arguing that the promised money amounts to illegal discrimination. America First Legal, a group run by former Trump aide Stephen Miller, is backing the Texas lawsuit, whose plaintiff is the state’s agriculture commissioner. “It’s anti-white,” said Jon Stevens, one of five Midwestern farmers who filed a lawsuit through the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, a conservative legal group. “Since when does Agriculture get into this kind of race politics?” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack defended the debt-repayment program at a White House briefing this month, saying that earlier coronavirus relief had gone disproportionately to white farmers. He also said the government had never addressed the cumulative effects of years of racial discrimination against farmers. “We know for a fact that socially disadvantaged producers were discriminated against by the United States Department of Agriculture,” he said. “There is a very legitimate reason for doing what we’re doing.” The use of race in federal programs has been a subject of litigation for decades, with a narrow majority of the Supreme Court deciding in 1995 that it is permissible only if the programs are “narrowly tailored” to accomplish a “compelling governmental interest.” The courts have generally held that institutions have a compelling interest in remedying their own past discrimination. Still, the lawsuits have sowed concern and anger through networks of Black farmers. Some have spent decades fighting unsuccessfully to get their share of legal settlements over past discrimination by the Agriculture Department. Now they are worried that the money set aside for debt repayment could get delayed for years in legal challenges. “We’re getting the short end,” said John Wesley Boyd Jr., a Virginia bean and grain farmer who is also founder of the National Black Farmers Association. “Anytime in the United States if there’s money for Blacks, those groups speak up and say how unfair it is. But it’s not unfair when they’re spitting on you, when they’re calling you racial epithets, when they’re tearing up your application.” Lewis said he tries to look beyond issues of race and has a white wife, white in-laws and white family on his mother’s side. But ignoring race can be impossible in a small town like LaGrange, he said. He hunts, fishes, holds conservative views and curses by saying “son of a buck.” He has voted Republican in past elections, but unlike most of his neighbors, he voted for President Joe Biden. One recent afternoon, a friend, Brad Klauser, who runs his family’s large cattle and grain farm, swung by Lewis’ barn to catch up. As they talked bills, rising fuel costs and sky-high land prices, the conversation turned to the debt relief that only one of them was eligible to receive. “Everybody should have the same option,” said Klauser, who is white, leaning on the flatbed of Lewis’ pickup. “Do you think you’re disadvantaged?” “There’s definitely disadvantages,” Lewis replied, saying that officials scoffed when he first tried to get a federal farm loan. “They didn’t take me serious.” After Klauser headed home, Lewis thought about how the two friends were both trying to reap a profit from the land. “Everyone should have a chance at farming,” he said. This article originally appeared in The New York Times. © 2021 The New York Times Company
Lauren Boebert stated there hadn't been a single COVID-19 death in Texas since mask restrictions ended in March. Data shows thousands had, in fact, died.
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Verstappen wins Monaco GP, takes F1 title lead from Hamilton
Max Verstappen took the lead in the Formula One championship race for the first time in his career with a dominating victory Sunday at the Monaco Grand Prix, his first win on the vaunted circuit. Verstappen took control of the race right at the start from the second position, in part because pole sitter Charles Leclerc did not start the race as a result of a mechanical issue. Verstappen darted in front of Valtteri Bottas and led start to finish for his second win of the season and 12th of his career.
Israeli officials 'regret' bombing Gaza AP bureau as post-ceasefire clean up begins
Israeli officials have privately expressed “regret” for blowing up a tower in the Gaza Strip that contained foreign media offices, it emerged on Sunday, as Palestinians began cleaning up the enclave’s rubble-strewn streets. In Gaza City, groups of young men and women used brooms to sweep dust and debris from the main roads, as outdoor vigils were held for the 248 victims of Israeli airstrikes and artillery fire. US officials estimate that the cost of repairing Gaza’s damaged hospitals, school and infrastructure will amount to several billion dollars, while the United Nations says hundreds of homes have been completely destroyed. It came as the New York Times reported that some Israeli military officials now “regret” a decision to strike the media tower in Gaza City, which contained the offices of Associated Press, a major US news agency, and the broadcaster Al-Jazeera. Israel maintains that the airstrike was justified as it claims that Hamas assets were in the building. The Israeli army gave reporters an hour to evacuate the tower, and no one was killed in the attack. But according to the New York Times, some Israeli military officials had argued against the air strike and now consider it a “mistake.” One official also felt that the damage caused by the strike to Israel’s international reputation outweighed the benefits of destroying Hamas equipment, the report added, citing three sources. Hamas denies that its assets were in the media tower and has accused Israel of committing “war crimes” by attacking civilian buildings, though Israel rejects this. In an interview with the Telegraph on Sunday, a senior Hamas official blamed Israel for the outbreak of the conflict in Gaza and warned that the Jewish state was “playing with fire.”
Former Trump adviser Jason Miller ordered to pay $42,000 legal fees for failed defamation suit
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Former Trump advisor Michael Flynn claims the COVID-19 pandemic was fabricated to distract from the 2020 election
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Russia and China will ➾have responsibly', First Sea Lord says, as Carrier Strike Group sets sail
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The California mother of a 6-year-old boy killed by a 'road rage' shooter says she wants 'justice to be served' for her son
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The Hottest Celebrity Couple the Year You Were Born Will Surprise You
There have been so many headline-making, internet-breaking celebrity couples over the years. While it seems like some of these celebs are made for each other, not all of these pairs lasted the test of time. You may even be surprised to find out some of these couples were ever together. Though not all of these relationships lasted, a walk down memory lane with these beautiful, of-the-moment couples will remind you why the American public fell in love with them in the first place.
A few celebrities appear multiple times on our list (Hi, Brad Pitt and Liz Taylor!), and others have had the most enduring romances of all time (we love you, Goldie and Kurt!). Some had love stories that seemed straight out of a romantic comedy, others had scandalous relationships and just couldn't stay out of the tabloids &mdash but what all these famous couples had in common was that they were all the biggest power couples of their days. Find out who was the "it" couple the year you were born right here.
Judy Garland met her director husband on the set of the pair's 1944 film Meet Me in St. Louis. The Wizard of Oz star would split from her second husband, Minelli, in 1951, but not after giving birth to daughter that would follow her into the limelight, Liza Minelli.
He was the auteur behind Citizen Kane, s he was film noir star played Gilda, t ogether they were one of the biggest couples of Hollywoods Golden Age. Though they pair would divorce in 1947, Rita called Orson "great love of her life."
When they were married in 1947, Prince Philip (born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark) had to give up his foreign titles, become a British citizen, and change his last name. In the 72 years since, they've welcomed four children, eight grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.
Across the pond was the tragic love story between these two actors. They met in 1936, but Laurence was married. Vivien was reportedly certain this was the love of her life, and they started their affair the following year. They eventually married in 1940 and were at the height of their "couple goals" status, but health problems and their overall rocky relationship led to their downfall around 1958.
Named the "best love story, ever" by The Hollywood Reporter, this couple met in 1944. There was a 25-year age gap, but that didn't stop Humphrey from asking Lauren for her number (which she wrote on a matchbox). They had two kids and were married for 13 years, until Humphrey died of esophageal cancer in 1957.
She's known for her seven ex-husbands, but let's talk about Elizabeth Taylor's first. The heir to the Hilton hotel fortune, Conrad met his future bride in October 1949 and they were married in May 1950. She was just 18, and the marriage ended after just 205 days.
Ava had been divorced twice and Frank was married to his longtime partner Nancy when the two stars reconnected (and began an affair) in 1949. They got married in 1951, but frequently cheated on each other. They divorced by 1957. Surprisingly, however, they were lifelong friends.
After a whirlwind romance, the dreamy Hollywood couple were married in June 1951. They had their fair share of fights and ended up divorcing, but not before welcoming daughters Kelly and Jamie Lee into the world. Janet is best known for her screaming in Psycho, so it was hardly a shock when Jamie Lee had so much success with the Halloween movies.
By 1953, the actress-singer and her New York Yankees star beau were living a life of luxury in the Hollywood Hills. They had a brief nine-month marriage the year after, but this was most definitely their peak.
This couple had chemistry both on-screen and off. They costarred in the Broadway show Ondine, and in the films Sabrina (1954) and War and Peace (1956). They married in 1954 in Switzerland and they had one son, Sean, after she suffered several miscarriages. They divorced in 1968 after 14 years of marriage.
A handsome singer and beautiful actress fall in love, get married in 1955, and have two children. one of whom becomes Princess Leia. Sounds like a rom-com, right? Not so much. Eddie went on to fall for Elizabeth Taylor (more on those two later) and divorced Debbie in 1959.
A Hollywood princess became real-life royalty when actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956. The Oscar winner met her prince at the Cannes Film Festival in 1955. She never returned to acting and the couple had three children together. They lived a happy life together until Grace tragically died following a car crash in 1982. Prince Rainier III never remarried.
"I was 10 and he was 18 when I first saw him walking down a hall at 20th Century Fox,&rdquo Natalie told People in 1976. &ldquoI turned to my mother and said, &lsquoI&rsquom going to marry him.&rsquo" In 1972, the two became husband and wife for a second time. Their first marriage lasted from 1957&ndash1962, and they both went on to marry and have children with other people. However, they reunited, had a daughter together, and were married until Natalie's shocking death in 1981. Decades later, Robert was named a person of interest in the case in 2018.
The Hollywood actress married for the fourth time to the CEO of Pepsi in 1955. After three failed marriages, she spent four years with Alfred before he died from a heart attack in 1959. They did not have children together, but had several kids from previous marriages.
Two "it" Hollywood couples in the late '50s were Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds and then Elizabeth Taylor and Mike Todd. But after Todd's death in 1958, Elizabeth took an interest in her friend's husband. By 1959, Elizabeth and Eddie were married, and Debbie was left with the couple's two kids. Elizabeth and Eddie lasted for about five years, but then she fixed her gaze on Richard Burton.
The couple met in the early '50s and secretly married in 1960. She was known for a small role in the movie Mutiny on the Bounty. In a twist of fate, Marlon met his third wife Tarita Teriipaia while filming the 1962 remake of the same film. He married Tarita that same year, even though his divorce from Movita wasn't finalized until 1968.
Perhaps the closest we'll ever get to stateside royalty was the Kennedys. Jackie and John were married in 1953, and JFK was sworn in as president of the United States in 1961. They had three children together, and remained married until the president was assassinated in November 1963.
In the 1940s, Lena made a name for herself as the highest-paid African-American actor in the U.S. Around the same time, she met and married Lennie Hayton in 1947, but they moved to Paris amid scrutiny of their interracial relationship. All of the hate and racism they received didn't stop their love, however, and they were together until Lennie died in 1971. They had one son together, but Teddy Jones died in 1970 from a kidney ailment, according to The Guardian.
"Anne and I both grew up during the marriage, we both grew up, we both knew what was really important, and what love meant, and &hellip what doing for each other meant," Mel said in a 2013 PBS documentary. It was the second marriage for both of them, and they tied the knot in 1964, welcoming their son Max in 1972. The pair was unbreakable, and they remained together until Anne's death from uterine cancer in 2005.
We told you this was coming . Liz and Richard co-starred in 1963's Cleopatra (she was Cleopatra, he was Mark Antony) and sparks flew. She was married to Eddie Fisher, as you'll remember, and the affair made headlines all over the world. They married in March 1964, but divorced in 1974.
Famous hits like "Baby Don't Go" and "I Got You Babe" brought Cher and Sonny together musically, and then they became a romantic duo in 1965. Despite all kinds of rumors (and Sonny cheating on Cher) they went on to marry in 1969. They divorced in 1975, but their music is still iconic.
While so many celebs were getting divorced, one couple who stayed together forever was Joanne and Paul. Many referred to them as "Hollywood's golden couple," which makes a lot of sense. They were both Oscar winners, had three daughters, and were inseparable until Paul's death in 2008 (the year of their 50th anniversary).
Elvis just couldn't help falling in love with Priscilla. The queen and king of rock were married in 1967, when Elvis was 31 and Priscilla was 21. They welcomed daughter Lisa Marie in 1968, but they divorced in 1973.
Another enduring love story was the one between the ever-iconic Julie and her husband Blake. A legend in his own right, Blake was the direct behind iconic films like Breakfast at Tiffany's and The Pink Panther. They were married in 1969, had two daughters together, and their union lasted until Blake's death in 2010.
One of the most legendary duos of all time, the Beatles singer-songwriter and his artist wife were married in 1969. The uber famous band split the next year, and many even blamed Yoko for the breakup. The couple stayed together, had two kids, and were married until John's assassination in 1980.
Before Barbra met her longtime love James Brolin, she was a 20-year-old bride marrying actor Elliott Gould. They met while co-starring in the 1962 Broadway show I Can Get it For You Wholesale a year earlier, and their wedding took place just before Barbra's music career really took off. Their son Jason was born in 1966, but their rocky relationship ended in divorce in 1971.
Jane and Donald lit up the screen in the 1971 film Klute, so it wasn't totally surprising to hear about their affair. At the time, he was married to Shirley Douglas. "We got together shortly before we made Klute and then we were together until the relationship exploded and fell apart in Tokyo," he told The Guardian. "And it broke my heart. I was eviscerated. I was so sad. It was a wonderful relationship right up to the point we lived together."
Though they briefly met as kids, the couple didn't get together until they reconnected in 1971. Their 10-year marriage produced two children, but it fell apart because of several divides, including James's drug addiction.
Co-starring in the The Getaway led to MacGraw leaving her then-husband Robert Evans for Steve. Their tumultuous relationship ended five years later, and Steve died from cancer just three years after that. &ldquoI wish we had both grown old sober,&rdquo Ali told People of their rocky romance in 2018. &ldquoThere were wonderful days and dreadful days."
Together on and off for about 17 years, the two actors met at a party at Jack's home. During their on-again/off-again romance, Jack fathered a child with another woman and so many other scandals ensued. She went on to publish a memoir, Watch Me, which largely focused on their relationship.
Model and former "Blurred Lines" star Emily Ratajkowski showcased a very revealing swimsuit for a sultry social media snap. For more photos of Ratajkowski, visit <a data-cke-saved-href="https://hollywoodlife.com" href="https://hollywoodlife.com">HollywoodLife.com</a>. (Instagram)
10. Kendall Jenner: 156 million followers
2020 ranking: No. 13
What she's famous for: Modeling, famous family-having, famous friend-having, tequila-making.
What she's known for on Instagram: Her glamorous life. Like those of her equally famous sisters, Kendall's feed is pure aspiration, filled with private jets, model shots, and celeb hangouts. But Kendall takes a highly curated approach to her photo sharing, showing off her eye for art and design with a chic blend of sweet throwbacks, artsy candids, tongue-in-cheek selfies, and high-fashion spon-con.
9. Justin Bieber: 168 million followers
2020 ranking: No. 11
What he's famous for: Singing, dancing, having that iconic blond flippy 'do, being a (reformed) mischievous teen, having Big Husband Energy.
What she's known for on Instagram:The Biebs is unapologetically himself on Instagram. His feed is a mix of snapshots of him recording music in the studio, glimpses into his married life with wife Hailey Baldwin Bieber, shoutouts to his native Canada, irreverent selfies, and stream of consciousness musings on spirituality. This incredibly genuine, self-confident approach to social media is hugely refreshing after the pop prince's tumultuous teen years.
8. Beyoncé: 170 million followers
2020 ranking: No. 8
What she's famous for: Reinventing music, fashion, Hollywood, girl groups, the word "beehive," pop culture. Need I go on?
What she's known for on Instagram: FASHUN. Bey is notoriously private and, unlike many celebs, her Instagram feed isn't a deep window into her personal life, but it is a pretty reliable window into her best lewks&mdashaka every look she's ever shared.
7. Lionel Messi: 193 million followers
2020 ranking: No. 7
What he's famous for: Playing soccer, captaining both Spanish football club Barcelona and the Argentina national team, being one of the greatest players of all time.
What she's known for on Instagram:His family! Mixed in among his soccer action shots are some of the cutest, most endearing family pictures we've ever seen, making him a certified family man.
6. Kim Kardashian: 211 million followers
2020 ranking: No. 6
What she's famous for: "Being famous," taking controversial selfies, running approximately three million businesses, making reality TV more real (kinda).
What she's known for on Instagram:Yes, Kim still posts her share of headline-making, sometimes-naked selfies on Instagram&mdashusually alongside mind-boggling non sequitur captions&mdashbut the mother of four's most standout posts these days are the intimate pictures she shares of her family.
5. Selena Gomez: 218 million followers
2020 ranking: No. 4
What she's famous for: Singing, acting, producing, speaking out about mental health, beautifying the world.
What she's known for on Instagram:#SponCon. Selena hasn't been the most active Instagrammer of late (which could have contributed to her drop from holding the top spot on this list just a few years ago), and a lot of her recent posts are #ads for brands she partners with, like Coach and Puma. To her credit, though, Selena has mastered the art of crafting ad posts that also double as posts you genuinely want to double-tap. Plus, with the launch of her Rare Beauty line, that spon-con now includes very handy tutorials for a truly great beauty brand.
The Best Celebrity Beach Bodies of 2019: Stars in the Cutest, Trendiest Bikinis and Swimsuits
Beach, please! We’re used to seeing celebrities strut their stuff on the red carpet in designer dresses and gowns, but stars also know a thing or two about rocking some seriously sexy and chic swimsuit styles. Sporting everything from teeny tiny bikinis to one-piece wonders, stars like Pippa Middleton, Rita Ora and Molly Sims are having fun in the sun in 2019.
Whether it’s a ‘90s-inspired sporty two piece or sultry string style, plunging one piece or backless design, there are no shortage of beach (or pool!)-ready looks to be inspired by. Keep scrolling for the hottest celeb swim moments of the year!
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Alarmed, the Miss America show board requested that Williams leave her post. In the wake of the episode, it appeared to be that Williams could never have a genuine vocation in Hollywood. The fallen lovely lady was, to a great extent, overlooked by the entertainment world, except for a couple of T.V. sitcom appearances-and over a couple of offers to star in pornos.
Short Celebrity Women Who Are 5 Feet, 2 Inches Tall or Under
Shorties, unite! Being on the not-so-tall side may preclude you from going on a few rides at Disney or from reaching that oddly placed kitchen cabinet &mdash you know, the little one above your fridge &mdash but there is nothing wrong with being short, and these short celebrity women would probably agree. While the world of modeling may be overrun with women measuring in at 6 feet or taller, a surprising number of our favorite celebs are decidedly, verifiably short (which, for the purposes of this article, we’re clocking as 5 feet, 2 inches or shorter).
Curious who makes the list? Game of Thrones&lsquo Emilia Clarke is one such badass chick. The Mother of Dragons slays both onscreen and off, and she does so while standing at exactly 5 feet, 2 inches tall. In short, she&rsquos a pint-size powerhouse. And Clarke is far from alone: Awkwafina, Lady Gaga, Kristen Bell, and the Olsen twins all command attention in spite of their small size. Wildlife warrior Bindi Irwin is just 4 feet, 11 inches. Also on the list: Mother-daughter duo Carrie Fisher and Billie Lourd, and (not surprisingly): gymnasts Simone Biles and Shawn Johnson East.
Since we typically see these ladies on screen or in our social media feeds and not in real life, we’re often surprised to find out just how petite some of these women are &mdash and on the flip side, super-tall celebs often take us by surprise too (like when we found out Taylor Swift is actually 5 feet, 10 inches tall).
So, who else makes up the list of short female celebrities? These ladies may be small in stature, but they&rsquore definitely not short on personality and talent &mdash read on to see all the female celebs under 5 feet, 2 inches tall.
A version of this article was originally published in December 2014.
Welcome to the celebrity quotes section of Said What? Some people are born celebrities - like American beauty Paris Hilton - others work hard to deserve their celebrity through modelling, singing or other fame inducing activity. For some, celebrity is thrust upon them! Whilst most teenagers are thinking 'spots, spots, spots!' a celebrity teenage star is making money, money, money! Here are their star celebrity quotes. Add another celebrity quote.
A-Z index list of celebrity quotes
[A] Angelina Jolie, of Tomb Raider and Lara Croft, the beautiful model like fictional character, and now male beauty Brad Pitt fame, is a famous 'A' celebrity, along with former tennis player Anna Kournikova better known for beauty and model looks than prowess on court.
[B] Brad Pitt needs no introduction - he's the handsome Hollywood celebrity male most women want to date. Hollywood star Ben Affleck might not be too far down the celebrity dream date list either.
[C] Cameron Diaz is another movie beauty and Hollywood actress whilst Claudia Schiffer is a famous supermodel celebrity.
[D] David Dickinson, he of the permanent tan, certainly isn't as cheap as chips now he's a celebrity. Friends star David Schwimmer certainly isn't, with each celebrity star of Friends getting paid loads of money per episode!
[E] Eva Longoria shot to fame for her beauty and role in Desperate Housewives. Singing legend Elvis Presley needs no introduction, being the king.
[F] Fearne Cotton is a popular presenter of UK childrens TV shows, whilst Fran Healy is lead singer of band Travis.
[G] Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell adds some spice to famous 'G' celebrities. Gwyneth Paltrow is a famous beauty from Hollywood, and also married Chris Martin of Coldplay!
[H] Halle Berry of James 'Bond babe beauty' fame is a popular actress in this category. Hugh Jackman is a popular celebrity movie star.
[I] Ian McKellan - movie star, and Coronation Street actor. You might also be familiar with actress Ingrid Bergman.
[J] Jack Nicholson - movie legend - famous for being the Joker in Batman, whilst Jack Osbourne is the famous son of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne.
[K] Keira Knightley, the British beauty and actress, brings a touch of class to Hollywood, whilst Kelly Brook brings beauty to. Celebrity Love Island?
[L] Louise Redknapp ex-Eternal star then successful soloist, and now Mrs Jamie Redknapp. Lucy Liu is an angel and Hollywood actress in this category. No spots on you!
[M] Remember Matt Le Blanc, was always a good Friend and celebrity, but now he's just Joey. Michael Douglas Hollywood blockbuster star of countless films and husband of attractive Welsh actress Catherine Zeta Jones is also a famous celebrity 'M'.
[N] Neve Campbell has done her fair share of screaming in, well, Scream, as did Nicole Richie whilst filming her TV shows with Paris Hilton as America's most beautiful and glamorous IT girls led the simple life.
[O] Ozzy Osbourne was famous for Black Sabbath, then became a phenomenon after hit show The Osbournes was created by MTV. Olivia Newton John will always be remembered for her role in musical Grease alongside John Travolta.
[P] Paris Hilton, IT girl, beauty, socialite, heiress. the good life comes easy to some. Another celebrity 'P' is Pamela Anderson the original Baywatch babe beauty.
[Q] Quentin Tarantino killed Bill and a lot of other people in his gory but great movies. Actress and singer Queen Latifah is another celebrity on 'Q'.
[R] Robert De Niro, think 'you talking to me?' is a stellar celebrity, whilst Rachel Weisz is a popular actress.
[S] Sacha Baron-Cohen is best known for his character Ali G. Is it coz he's not funny? Sarah Jessica Parker shot to fame for her role in hit TV show Sex and the City.
[T] Tobey Maguire is your cup of celebrity 'T' if you like all things Spiderman. Tom Hanks has had one of the most successful acting careers and is still a Hollywood favourite.
[U] Ulrika Jonsson weather girl turned celebrity turned brief lover of Sven Eriksson, is never far from our screens. Talented actress and favourite of Kill Bill Director Quentin Tarantino is the beauty of Uma Thurman.
[V] Vin Diesel has a great celebrity name, and he's a popular actor too. Vince Vaughn is another successful actor.
[W] Will Smith is a talented actor and musician who shot to fame as the Fresh Prince, whilst Whitney Houston is famous for her amazing voice and songs.
[X] Xuxa Meneghel is an actress with a name beginning with 'X', and the same could definitely be said for actress Xenia Seeberg.
[Y] Yasmin Le Bon the beautiful model is a famous 'Y' celebrity, as is swimsuit model Yamila Diaz. Spot the difference!
[Z] Zoe Ball looked like she was having fun on the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing, whilst Zachary Ty Bryan was more famous for Home Improvement opposite comedian Tim Allen than his strange sounding name!