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- December 24, 2012
- Vol. 78
- No. 26
DANNY DEVITO & RHEA PERLMAN
'WORKING ON' THEIR MARRIAGE
When Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman announced in October that they were splitting after more than 40 years as a couple, jaws dropped. Could one of Hollywood's most enduring romances-one that spawned three children and a successful production company-really be over? Not necessarily, according to DeVito. "We're working on it," the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia star, 68, told Extra recently. "Rhea and I are really close. Actually, still together. Just separate-but together." A source tells PEOPLE that divorce was never imminent: "They were never legally separated in the first place!"
It's encouraging news for fans of the couple, who met in 1970, moved in together after just two weeks of dating and finally tied the knot 11 years later. Always supportive of each other's careers (both are Emmy winners-DeVito for Taxi and Perlman, 64, for Cheers), they also managed to raise their kids (Lucy, 29, Grace, 27, and Daniel, 25) largely out of the spotlight. But their union was on shaky ground earlier this fall, though an insider insisted at the time of their split that there were no third parties and "nothing scandalous" involved. Now, things seem to be improving. "People who know them wouldn't be surprised if they got back together," the source says. "Even when they decided to separate, they were close." It's a sentiment the couple has echoed for years. "At this point," Perlman, who is busy filming a new TV Land show with Kirstie Alley, once said, "You'd really have to work hard at breaking us up."
TAYLOR & HARRY
Taylor Swift and Harry Styles have literally taken their relationship to another level: 41,000 feet! After kissing and cuddling on a series of dates (followed by hotel sleepovers) in N.Y.C., the One Direction heartthrob, 18, jetted home to the U.K. Dec. 7 onboard Swift's private plane. The following night the pop-country princess (who just earned three Grammy nominations and turned 23 Dec. 13) played fan girl to 1D at a Capital FM concert in London. According to an onlooker, she "spent most of her time in the band's dressing room" before emerging to "sing and bop along." Swift's pals aren't surprised the pair are inseparable. "She becomes nonexistent to her friends when a boy's involved," laments a source in her circle. But they also don't expect this to last long-term, as both kick off world tours in the New Year. Among her friends, adds the source, "No one is taking it seriously."
MY HEALTH CRISIS
THE FORMER MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE STAR, 27, TALKS TO SCOOP ABOUT HOW SUFFERING FROM A MINI-STROKE NOV. 30 WAS "A WAKE-UP CALL" TO FOCUS ON HIS HEALTH
First of all, how are you?
I'm trying to relax. I'm a very high-stress person. I don't like to sit down.
So what happened?
[On Nov. 30] I took a motorcycle ride. I couldn't focus out of my right eye. By the time I got home, I was dizzy and in a lot of pain. I felt like I was getting stabbed in the head. My right eye was gone and it was super blurry out of my left eye.
The scariest thing to me was trying to talk to my fiancee, Elycia [Marie Turnbow]. In my mind we were having a conversation, but she was saying, "You're not even speaking English." I couldn't remember who family members were.
What did the doctors say?
They say a lot of it has to do with stress. I need to allow myself to enjoy life rather than try to make sure everything is perfect. It happens to people of all ages, and it's a warning of what could happen in the future. I'm reading up on it to see what I can do to make it not happen again.
Now you're on tour with your band Kingsfoil. How is it going?
Being a drummer takes a lot of energy. But I'm just moving slow.
You and Elycia Marie had a run-in with the police in February 2011 when they investigated a disturbance at your Phoenix home. What happened?
There was a minor incident at our house, but what was reported was so far from the truth. We're amazing and happier than ever.
Are you making wedding plans?
We're eager to get married, but both of us are horrible at making decisions.
What else are you up to?
I've dedicated myself to the band the past year. I'm the happiest I've ever been.
Muniz starred on Malcolm from 2000 to 2006.
JOHN & OLIVIA'S VIDEO
INSIDE THEIR VIRAL CHRISTMAS HIT (OR MISS?), "I THINK YOU MIGHT LIKE IT"
WHOSE IDEA WAS IT TO LINE DANCE?
Director Rav Holly says fans have John Travolta, 58, to thank for the dance moves reminiscent of those he and Olivia Newton-John, 64, performed while singing "You're the One That I Want" before Grease's finale.
IS THAT JOHN'S PLANE?
Roger that. The video, available on iTunes (with proceeds going to charity) was shot on a runway near Travolta's Ocala, Fla., home. "It's kind of hokey, we know that," says Holly. "We wanted to make it lighthearted and fun."
WHO ARE THE EXTRAS?
Travolta's wife, Kelly Preston, 50, and kids Ella, 12, and Ben, 2 (insets), appear alongside three real-life families from Ocala: grandparents and their grandkids; a soldier and his relatives; and a police officer and his son.
IS THE CAR A NOD TO GREASE TOO?
The classic car was indeed "a throwback to Grease," says Holly, who shot those scenes from a golf cart. "If you look at the chrome, you can see the golf cart. It drives me crazy!"
HOW TO POSE LIKE...VICTORIA BECKHAM
Cock head to the right exactly 15 degrees.
Perfect a sultry wry pout. Smiling is not an option!
Jut them out 10 degrees and turn sideways. Bonus points for designer duds.
Left leg forward, turn right toes out. Sky-high heels are a must.
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