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See Richard Gere & Kyra Sedgwick as Homeless New Yorkers for New Movie | Richard Gere

Richard Gere and Kyra Sedgwick Convince New Yorkers They're Homeless

Originally posted 04/24/2014 12:55PM

No, Richard Gere and Kyra Sedgwick aren't really down on their luck – but they certainly play the part well.

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Richard Gere and Padma Lakshmi Are Dating

Richard Gere and Padma Lakshmi Are Dating

Originally posted 04/21/2014 07:00PM

Richard Gere and Padma Lakshmi are dating, PEOPLE has confirmed.

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Princess Eugenie's Royal Night Out in New York

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Princess Eugenie's Royal Night Out in New York

Originally posted 10/30/2013 03:30PM

Princess Eugenie seems to be loving her new life in New York City.

The princess, who is seventh in line for the British throne and the only royal living stateside, hit up the Dolce & Gabbana 19th Annual Artwalk NY Benefit Coalition for the Homeless on Tuesday.

"She looked totally relaxed mingling in the New York charity and art scene,” said an onlooker.

The princess, who is the daughter of Prince Andrew and Fergie (the Duke and Duchess of York), chatted with a handful of girlfriends and appeared to be without security according to the onlooker. She wore New York’s signature black and looked chic with her short shaggy auburn hair.

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Carey Lowell Steps Out for the First Time Since Richard Gere Split

Carey Lowell Steps Out for the First Time Since Richard Gere Split

Originally posted 10/30/2013 01:30PM

She may no longer be Richard Gere's pretty woman, but for Carey Lowell, life goes on.

The 52-year-old actress has made her first public appearance since news broke that she and Gere, 64, were calling it quits after 11 years of marriage.

On Tuesday night, Lowell attended the 19th annual Artwalk NY gala in downtown New York City. Dressed in a floral dress, black trench coat and strappy heels, she arrived solo to the charity event, which benefits the Coalition for the Homeless.

Lowell was a cochair for the benefit, alongside Alec and Hilaria Baldwin and model Coco Rocha. Interestingly, Gere was listed as the honorary chair for the event, although he was not in attendance.

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Do You Recognize Richard Gere Under All This Hair?

Richard Gere in Character for Franny

Originally posted 10/21/2013 05:00PM

Richard Gere is positively unrecognizable under brightly colored scarves and piles of hair while on set in Philadelphia filming Franny.

The former PEOPLE Sexiest Man Alive typically dons a more clean-cut style, though he did experiment with longer hair in 1988 and 1991.

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Richard Gere and Dakota Fanning Do Lunch

Richard Gere and Dakota Fanning
Do Lunch

Originally posted 10/19/2013 09:30AM

The 64-year-old actor has a friendly feast in Philly ... though the starlet he lunched with threw us for a loop!

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Readers React to Mom Who Sold Her Kid's 1D Tickets, Miley, Kanye and More

Readers Love Mom Who Sold Her Testy Kid's One Direction Tickets

Originally posted 09/28/2013 09:00AM

Mother knows best – and PEOPLE.com readers love that. Read on, and you'll see.

Meanwhile, a certain celebrity split broke hearts. Hey, it happens.

Here are the five stories that sparked the strongest reactions from readers this week – from happy, sad, laugh-out-loud funny, angry and wow.

To tell us what you think of what's going on in the news, click on the icons at the bottom of every story.

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Richard Gere and Carey Lowell Call It Quits

Richard Gere and Carey Lowell Split After 11 Years of Marriage

Originally posted 09/25/2013 02:15PM

Richard Gere and Carey Lowell have split.

A friend of the couple, confirming that Gere and Lowell have separated, tells PEOPLE, "They'll do everything possible to keep things amicable and put their child first."

A rep for Gere had no comment.

The couple, married for 11 years, have been living apart for some time, with Gere, 64, staying at their property in Bedford, N.Y., and Lowell, 52, at their historic mansion in North Haven, N.Y., the New York Post reports.

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Sandra, Reese, Nicole and Halle All Set for Oscar Stage! | Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock

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Sandra Bullock, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman Set for Oscar Stage

Originally posted 02/13/2013 11:00AM

The stardust continues to fall over the Oscar telecast as additional presenters have been announced for the Feb. 24 Academy Awards.

Best Actress winners announced to take the stage include Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.

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Celebrity Party Planning Tips: The Best Lighting & DIY Decor

Linnea Johansson Blogs About Making Your Home Party-Ready

Originally posted 12/23/2012 08:05AM

Celebrity event planner and chef Linnea Johansson knows how to throw a party. She's worked with A-list stars such as Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon and Justin Timberlake and just released her second book, Perfect Parties – Tips and Recipes from a New York Party Planner in October. Now she's lending her expertise to PEOPLE.com with two blogs geared toward your holiday party planning. Cheers!

When planning a holiday party or a bash for any time of year, you may want to start with an easy, inexpensive dining room makeover.

Giving your old chairs a new look in no time to spruce up your dining room for the holidays and/or any party occasion. Simply wrap fabric against the back of the chairs and then staple the fabric on the inside of the back ... and you have new chair slip covers in a jiffy. This works great at home, and you can easily create a new look for a room.

This trick has saved me many times. I once did an event for the Food Network to honor their stars. There was not much to do on the food end as all the show hosts and chefs sent over their recipes for a menu. The space was beautiful but the chairs I rented arrived in the wrong color. So I had to do a little last minute dining room makeover. My team and I rushed out and got fabric from the office and did a quick makeover for the chairs right before the guests started to arrive.

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