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People magazine accidentally published Kirk Douglas’ obituary on November 30.
Under the headline “DO NOT PUB Kirk Douglas Dies,” People magazine accidently posted a pre-written tribute to the actor, who turns 98 on December 9.
The post listed details about Kirk Douglas’s life and career spanning six decades, including his 1956 Vincent Van Gogh biopic Lust for Life.
The obituary, which sparked reaction on Twitter, has been since removed.
It is unclear whether the tribute, which had a date stamp of September 29, had been online for two months.
It read: “Kirk Douglas, one of the few genuine box-office names to emerge just as TV was overtaking American culture in the years right after World War II, died TK TK TK. He was 97 (DOB 12/9/1916) and had been in good health despite having suffered a debilitating 1996 stroke that rendered his speech difficult.”
It is common for media outlets to write obituaries of celebrities or important figures in advance.
In 2008, Bloomberg made a similar mistake when it reported Apple co-founder Steve Jobs had died, three years before his actual death in 2011.
Gwyneth Paltrow was named the world’s most beautiful woman by People magazine, which praised her “timeless look”.
However, Gwyneth Paltrow, 40, received a barrage of abuse on Twitter after being crowned People magazine’s Most Beautiful Woman 2013.
Gwyneth paltrow beat actresses Jennifer Lawrence, 22, and Amanda Seyfried, 27, to the top spot, and snatched the title from her best friend Beyonce, 31, who won last year.
But within hours of the award being announced, critics took to Twitter to attack the decision.
One remarked: “If Gwyneth Paltrow is the most beautiful woman in the world then I’m a ten times Olympic bobsled gold medalist and Top Gun fighter pilot.”
Another wrote: “So People magazine has declared Gwyneth Paltrow is the world’s most beautiful woman, I wonder how they decide this. Bunch of c**p.”
Gwyneth Paltrow received a barrage of abuse on Twitter after being crowned People magazine’s Most Beautiful Woman 2013
“Gwyneth Paltrow’s publicist has not only earned his or her holiday bonus this year already but yours and mine as well,” added a third.
The comments come just a week after Gwyneth Paltrow was voted one of the most hated celebrities in Hollywood in a poll by Star magazine.
The actress was accused of being arrogant and giving patronizing advice on everything from cookery to how to dress.
Clean-living Gwyneth Paltrow, who is married to Coldplay singer Chris Martin, follows a rigorous diet and exercise regime to keep herself in shape.
But despite always appearing immaculate at red carpet events, she insists she spends most of her time lounging around in “baggy shorts” with “frizzy hair”.
Gwyneth Paltrow said: “Around the house, I’m in jeans and a t-shirt. I don’t really wear make-up. That’s what [my family] are used to.
“And Chris will make a joke about it. If I’ve gotten fully dressed up, he’ll be like, <<Oh, wow! You’re Gwyneth Paltrow!>> Because he’s used to seeing me in baggy shorts and frizzy hair.”
Describing her intensive fitness regime, which involves training five times a week with celebrity instructor Tracy Anderson, Gwyneth Paltrow added: “It makes me look younger and feel strong. It’s like brushing my teeth, I just do it.”
Drew Barrymore has intoduced baby daughter Olive to the world on the cover of People magazine.
In an accompanying interview with People magazine, Drew Barrymore, 37, said she was not prepared for how much her life would change once she had a baby.
The actress said: “I couldn’t eat or sleep for two weeks, I was just so nervous! You have the highest highs and yet you’re facing the biggest fear of, <<How do I keep someone alive?>>”
But with the help of her husband Will Kopelman, Drew Barrymore was able to provide a loving and nurturing home for her baby to be brought into.
She added: “I really wanted a wonderful traditional home for my kid. Will comes from a strong family, he provides a strong family … It just makes me so emotional because it’s like a miracle.”
Drew Barrymore recently revealed the meaning behind Olive’s name, telling Ellen DeGeneres during an interview that she and Will Kopelman came up with the name after reading a baby manual.
Drew Barrymore has intoduced baby daughter Olive to the world on the cover of People magazine
Justin Timberlake has described his wedding to Jessica Biel as a “total fantasy” as the couple revealed the first picture of their magical wedding ceremony in the pages of People magazine.
In the shot, Justin Timberlake, 31, wearing a Tom Ford tuxedo that he helped to design, is seen literally jumping for joy, while his new wife sits serenely in the foreground in the pictures, which they sold for $300,000 following the ceremony, which is estimated to have cost around $6.5 million.
Jessica Biel, 30, looked stunning for her happy day in a custom-made Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown – shunning traditional white or ivory for a beautiful petal pink color.
And it seems that Justin Timberlake was a fan of Jessica Biel’s brave gown choice, revealing in the magazine that his bride was “the most beautiful thing I have ever seen”.
Jessica Biel teamed the strapless gown with a matching ethereal cathedral-length veil, clutching a bouquet of white flowers as she beamed for the camera.
Justin Timberlake has described his wedding to Jessica Biel as a “total fantasy”
Speaking about their romantic Italian ceremony, Jessica Biel said: “It was a total fantasy experience”, with Justin Timberlake adding: “It was a really special evening.”
In more details from the day, Justin Timberlake revealed that he accompanied bride Jessica Biel as she walked down the aisle with a romantic ballad he had written just for her.
He said: “It was an original piece I wrote specifically for the evening and for her.”
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake tied the knot after a week-long celebration, which saw guests including Jimmy Fallon and Andy Samberg enjoy horseback riding and various cocktail parties at the exclusive Borgo Egnazia resort.
Proud 24-year-old mother Snooki shows off her eight-day-old baby boy Lorenzo on the cover of this week’s People magazine where she admits that motherhood has already made her a different person.
“When I got pregnant, everything changed,” says Snooki, real name Nicole Polizzi.
“The partying is long gone. I’m a new person.”
Snooki looks fit to burst with happiness on the cover of the magazine, sporting a pink dress with a red flower in her long dark hair.
And in a nod to her adoptive Italian-American parents and the Jersey Shore guidos and guidettes, little Lorenzo is sporting cute booties with the Italian flag on the under-soles.
Snooki shows off her eight-day-old baby boy Lorenzo on the cover of this week's People magazine
The pint-sized reality star seems overwhelmed with love for her new arrival.
“It’s a different kind of love that I never felt before,” says Snooki, who is currently filming the second season of her MTV spin-off Snooki & JWOWW.
Snooki went through 24 hours of labor before she and fiancé Jionni LaValle welcomed little Lorenzo Dominic on August 26.
“We were going back and forth, and I just happened to think of Lorenzo,” says 25-year-old Jionni LaValle, revealing that he was inspired by a child he knew from his hometown.
“She loved it.”
And the couple chose Lorenzo’s middle name in tribute to one of Snooki’s late uncles.
“I did it for my dad,” she says.
Snooki, who will also appear in the final season of Jersey Shore which airs in the U.S, on October 4, is currently enjoying spending time with her family and “adorable son”.
She has wasted no time in taking to her Twitter page to talk about the joys of motherhood.
“Lorenzo is even cuter today,” Snooki wrote in one post, while in another, she tweeted: “I love nursing my little man!”
Snooki has also posted some pictures of her post-baby figure, posting one photograph of her sporting her trademark animal print with the caption: “Slowly getting my swag back.”
And she’s ensured she is returning to her trademark Snooki fashion, tweeting: “I even fit in my heels again – woohoo!” in another post, showing a picture of her feet.
The first picture from Matthew and Camila McConaughey’s intimate wedding has been revealed on the cover of People magazine.
While Matthew McConaughey, 42, looked smart in a black tuxedo, Camila, 29, is seen wearing a long-sleeve white lace dress, complete with a beaded headdress, drop silver earrings and matching veil.
The pair is seen gazing lovingly into each others’ eyes in the touching picture.
Talking about the pair’s decision to wed, Matthew McConaughey told People magazine: “We decided to embrace the ritual of marriage as an opportunity and adventure we’ll take together.”
The couple was watched by around 120 guests, including famous faces such as Reese Witherspoon and Matthew McConaughey’s close friend Woody Harrelson, as they tied the knot at their home in Austin, Texas on June 9th.
The first picture from Matthew and Camila McConaughey’s intimate wedding has been revealed on the cover of People magazine
But the most special guests of all were undoubtedly the pair’s two children Levi, 3, and two-year-old Vida, who took pride of place as ring bearer and flower girl respectively for the wedding.
Camila added of her children’s roles in the ceremony: “Somehow they both seem to understand what we are doing on a spiritual level.”
Matthew and Camila McConaughey are said to have shared whispered vows, uttering them into each other’s ears, according to Us Weekly.
A source told the publication: “No one knew what they said. Whatever they said was very emotional. [Camila] was tearing up.”
The couple – who had been together six years before getting engaged last Christmas – decided against a traditional first dance and a cake – instead of opting for a selection of desserts.
They shared a long passionate kiss, before dancing the night away into the early hours, the report continues.
Camila has taken Matthew’s surname and has officially become Camila McConaughey, the actor’s representation told People.com.
People magazine also reports that the couple kept the nuptials a secret from some guests up until the very last minute.
A sea of tents set out in the grounds of the property provided accommodation for their guests.
The luxury temporary abodes, numbered 1-47, were in four rows in the garden and were said to be kitted out with beds, cosy white fur rugs on the floor, and outdoor seating with doormats at the front.
Shortly after the wedding, Matthew McConaughey was spotted leaving a gym in Austin – distracting from his sweat-soaked workout gear with his new gold wedding band.
Jessica Simpson gave birth to her first child Maxwell Drew Johnson nearly a month ago but has resolutely refused to share any pictures of her little girl with her fans.
Now Jessica Simpson, 31, has posed up with her daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson on the cover of People magazine.
Holding Maxwell tenderly, Jessica Simpson is seen beaming with pride as she tells the publication that the little girl, her first child with fiancé Eric Johnson, has completely changed her life.
Jessica Simpson said: “My life has completely changed. From how I sleep to what I think about, Maxwell has definitely taken over everything!”
She added: “We stare at her all the time. We can’t get enough!”
Jessica Simpson has posed up with her daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson on the cover of People magazine
In the cover shot, Maxwell Drew Johnson, who weighed 9lb 13oz when she was born on May 1, looks adorable in a white dress and matching headband.
Jessica Simpson is also seen wearing a white nightdress style outfit as she cradles her child.
The former singer, who delivered her child via Caesarean section, also told People magazine that nursing her little girl has “become a full-on job”.
Jessica Simpson said: “It’s the worst if I have to pump and give Eric a bottle to give her. I miss holding her and having that closeness.”
It was recently reported that the highly-anticipated first pictures of Maxwell Drew Johnson were sold for $800,000.
However, the amount is significantly less that some other stars received for baby pictures – Jennifer Lopez is understood to have received $6 million from People for snaps of her twins Max and Emme.
The same publication reportedly gave Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt around $11 million for the exclusive on their twins Vivienne and Knox.
Jessica Simpson has reportedly sold pictures of her newborn Maxwell Drew to People magazine for $800,000.
Jessica Simpson, whose celebrity fashion line is reported to have raked in one billion dollars in sales, gave birth to her first child, daughter Maxwell Drew, on May 1.
People magazine has done a deal with Jessica Simpson to run exclusive photos, sources told Women’s Wear Daily.
It is significantly less that some other stars received for baby pictures – Jennifer Lopez is understood to have received $6 million from People for snaps of her twins.
Jessica Simpson has reportedly sold pictures of her newborn Maxwell Drew to People magazine for $800,000
The same publication reportedly gave Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt around $11 million for the exclusive on their twins Vivienne and Knox.
Of course, not all A-list celebrities demand high fees – Beyoncé and Jay-Z declined all offers and instead posted the first pictures of Blue Ivy Carter on their Tumblr page.
It seems Jessica Simpson may be set to cash in on another front too – there are also unconfirmed reports that she is signing a her $4 million deal with Weight Watchers.
Jessica Simpson is certainly enjoying motherhood, telling her Twitter followers this week: “I am so in love with baby Maxwell. I want to cry every time I look at her.”
She added: “Motherhood is by far the best thing I’ve ever experienced.”
Jessica Simpson is currently engaged to Maxwell’s father, sportsman Eric Johnson.
RoseMarie Terenzio, John F. Kennedy Jr.’s assistant, has revealed how she talked his wife Carolyn Bessette into taking the flight the couple perished on 12 years ago.
RoseMarie Terenzio, 44, was JFK personal assistant, publicist and one of his closest confidantes during the last five years of his life.
In her book, “Fairy Tale Interrupted”, RoseMarie Terenzio reveals that the couple was having serious troubles in their marriage and Carolyn Bessette had initially refused to join JFK on that ill-fated flight on July 16, 1999.
With their marriage under intense strain, Carolyn Bessette, a Calvin Klein executive, who struggled with the constant media attention her husband attracted, had said she was not going to join him at his cousin Rory’s wedding on July 17.
JFK Jr.,39, who ran George magazine, had told RoseMarie Terenzio that Carolyn Bessette was determined to stay at home and that he was not “going to fight with her about it”, she recalls in People Magazine.
But RoseMarie Terenzio tried to change her mind.
“<<I’m not a priority>>, she said. <<It’s always something else. George. Somebody getting fired. A trip to meet advertisers. I just want some normal married time. I’m exhausted>>” RoseMarie remembers Carolyn Bessette telling her.
But RoseMarie Terenzio said she urged Carolyn Bessette to take the flight and go to the wedding in Massachusetts.
“I know. But now’s not the time to take a stand. His whole family’s going to be at this wedding. Listen. You don’t want to put yourself in a position of being judged, you get enough of that.
“Go get a dress and I’ll get you a car to the airport.” RoseMarie Terenzio told her, according to People.
In her book, “Fairy Tale Interrupted”, RoseMarie Terenzio reveals that the couple was having serious troubles in their marriage and Carolyn Bessette had initially refused to join JFK on that ill-fated flight on July 16, 1999
As he left, JFK Jr. had thanked RoseMarie Terenzio was talking Carolyn Bessette around.
“He turned to me and said, <<Rose you’re the best. Thanks for smoothing things over>>.”
Hours later, JFK Jr.’s plane crashed in the Atlantic Ocean near Martha’s Vinyard, Massachusetts killing him, Carolyn Bessette and her sister Lauren.
After the tragic, untimely deaths, RoseMarie Terenzio said her whole world came crashing down around her, along with her hopes for the future.
“I don’t feel responsible for what happened, but I will certainly always have the feeling that I should have kept my mouth shut and not told Carolyn to get on the plane,” said RoseMarie Terenzio reports People magazine.
Only now as the head of her own public relations company, is RoseMarie Terenzio finally ready to tell her story, giving a very real insight into the lives of the tragic couple.
“John was more than a mannequin of good looks and privilege; Carolyn was not this uptight, cold and guarded person,” RoseMarie Terenzio told People magazine.
Writing the book “felt like paying tribute to them. It felt really good.”
In her book, RoseMarie Terenzio reveals JFK Jr. and Carolyn Bessette’s sometimes tumultuous relationship and the strain Carolyn felt from the constant media attention after their secret wedding in September 1996.
“Whenever she went out – to get coffee, walk the dog, or meet a friend – they were there, pushing in close and shouting things like wh*re and b**ch. If they could break her perfect exterior, it would be an instant story,” RoseMarie Terenzio says in the report by People.
“Carolyn retreated into herself. Unfortunately John didn’t understand. <<Just don’t pay attention to it. I don’t>>, he said.
“I knew that John’s dismissive attitude was due to his frustration. He couldn’t protect his wife. He should have told her as much – I know she really wanted to hear it,” RoseMarie Terenzio added.
The book also gives an insight into the couple’s more loving relationship and how JFK Jr. proposed to Carolyn Bessette on a fishing trip.
RoseMarie Terenzio revealed to People: “The couple teased each other a lot, one Valentine’s Day there was some tabloid story about him cheating, so she sent him flowers from all these famous models and actresses, like Pamela Anderson. He thought it was hilarious.”
JFK Jr.’s former assistant added that she felt the marriage became strained because they struggled to find “peaceful marriage time” amongst the media frenzy and the magazine struggling.
RoseMarie Terenzio also delves into how she planned the couple’s secret wedding on Georgia’s Cumberland Island as well as their tragic funeral and how she struggled to cope with their deaths.
Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis are living “separate lives” after 14 years spent together, it has been claimed.
Vanessa Paradis was nowhere to be seen as Johnny Depp mingled with his A-list friends at the Golden Globes on Sunday night.
Now some insiders are saying that the long-term couple has already split up.
According to a new report by the highly respected publication People magazine, Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis’ relationship has been rocky for quite some time.
It follows several tabloid reports that the pair’s relationship is on the rocks.
Although they show displays of unity at family functions for children Lily-Rose, 12, and Jack, 9, they are infrequently spotted together.
Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis are living “separate lives” after 14 years spent together
While both Johnny Depp, 48, and Vanessa Paradis, 39, were in Paris last November, she opted out of attending the French premiere of his film, The Rum Diary.
Instead, People reports, Vanessa Paradis went to a concert, which one source notes were: “Weird and pretty clear: You’re in town and you don’t go to the premiere of your husband’s film? One which he starred in, produced?”
Vanessa Paradis was also noticeably absent at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of Johnny Depp’s fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film in May.
Though they have both been staying in LA, it is believed they are living at different locations.
An insider tells People magazine that the two, who never married, may have been broken up for years.
“My sense is that this is a couple which hasn’t existed for two years,” says the source.
Vanessa Paradis has remained at home in Los Angeles with their kids, who attend private school there, while Johnny Depp gallivants around the world shooting movies.
While Johnny Depp was filming Pirates in Hawaii in 2010, he was often spotted drinking wine at local bars in and around Honolulu.
“He would chat with girls and was very friendly and flirty,” a source tells the People magazine.
Now Johnny Depp is flying off to shoot The Lone Ranger in Mexico while, once again, Vanessa Paradis remains at home in LA with the children.
The stony-faced French singer was spotted walking through the city’s outdoor shopping mall, The Grove, on Friday – which meant she could have easily attended the Golden Globes as his date.
Though friends hope they can reconcile, it isn’t looking likely for the once-wonderful couple.