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Glenn Close's Mother, Bettine Moore Close, Has Died

Glenn Close's Mother, Bettine Moore Close, Has Died

Originally posted 02/26/2015 07:25AM

Bettine Moore Close – mother of actress Glenn Close – died on Feb. 23, PEOPLE has learned. She was 90.

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How Glenn Close Saved Her Sister's Life

How Glenn Close Saved Her Sister's Life

Originally posted 10/24/2014 03:00PM

In 2004, as Glenn Close was saying goodbye in the driveway of her sister Jessie's Wyoming house, Jessie pulled her aside.

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From Veep to 24: Pop Culture's Female Politicians Ranked

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From Veep to 24: Pop Culture's Female Politicians Ranked

Originally posted 10/12/2014 06:00PM

Last week, CBS premiered the new political drama Madam Secretary, which stars Téa Leoni as Elizabeth Faulkner McCord, the U.S. Secretary of State. It's hardly a far-fetched concept, as we've seen three female secretaries of state since 1997: Madeleine Albright, Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton.

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Meet the Expenda-Belles: Our Dream Team of Female Action Heroes | Jodie Foster, Linda Hamilton, Pam Grier, Sigourney Weaver

Meet the Expenda-Belles: Our Dream Team of Female Action Heroes

Originally posted 07/31/2014 07:20AM

The Expendables 3 hits theaters this month, giving moviegoers a third round of A-Team-meets-AARP action and giving a host of '80s and '90s stars a reason to flex their muscles onscreen once again.

The cast list reads like a fanboy's dream: Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford and Arnold Schwarzenegger – and Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis and Mickey Rourke appeared in the previous installments.

But where are the women?

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Melissa McCarthy, Jenny McCarthy and Other Celeb Cousins You Never Knew Were Related

Originally posted 07/24/2014 03:15PM

The worst part of being a celebrity, undoubtedly, must be family reunions. All those cousins coming out of the woodwork, asking you to pass along their script or snag an autograph or even help Aunt Agatha buy that new hot tub that she desperately needs.

Then there are those happy few stars who don't have to face this problem. Because their cousins are famous, too.

In honor of Cousins Day – July 24, to be exact – here are several celebrity cousins who don't have to worry about being the only famous person at their family reunion.

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Angelina Jolie and 8 'Wicked' Stars Who Brought Disney-Inspired Villains to Life

Angelina Jolie and 8 'Wicked' Stars Who Brought Disney-Inspired Villains to Life

Originally posted 11/13/2013 06:00PM

Audiences got their first look at Angelina Jolie as an iconic Disney villain Wednesday, as the Tomb Raider actress made her dark debut in the first trailer for the upcoming film Maleficent, a Wicked-style take on the life of the evil Sleeping Beauty sorceress.

Jolie is but the latest in a long line of actors who have tried their hand at bringing the menace of Disney's animated villains to life onscreen.

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What Glenn Close's Nephew Did to Make Her Cry

Glenn Close's Nephew Made Her Cry

Originally posted 06/15/2013 01:10PM

Damages star Glenn Close, 66, pays homage to Marilyn Monroe in HBO's documentary, Love, Marilyn. She chatted with PEOPLE this week about "one last thing"...

Last Time I Was Recognized
Yesterday I went to Lowe's for lumber to put up some bluebird houses. This man asked for my autograph – then he carried the lumber and put it in my pickup truck. It was so nice.

Last Splurge
A pair of Christian Louboutin shoes. I can share them with my daughter because we wear the same size. They have a bow that looks like it's floating on your foot.

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POLL: Who Should Win the Best Actress Oscar? | Glenn Close, Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams, Rooney Mara, Viola Davis

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Oscars 2012: Who Should Win Best Actress?

Originally posted 02/24/2012 05:00PM

This year's race for Best Actress is a nail-biter, with some of Hollywood's most accomplished stars vying for the golden statuette.

Meryl Streep, who won the Golden Globe for her spot-on performance as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, could be seen as a frontrunner. After all, with 17 previous Oscar nominations and two wins, Streep is Hollywood royalty.

But she's by no means a shoo-in. Street's pal, Viola Davis, won the Screen Actor's Guild Award for best actress for her role in the wildly popular film The Help, and will be giving Streep a run for her money.

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