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MODERN FAMILY‘S ARIEL WINTER
SHOCKING FAMILY FEUD
Smiling and greeting guests inside the L.A. screening of her new TV movie Sofia the First on Nov. 10, Ariel Winter looked every bit the part of the Disney princess she plays onscreen. But for the Modern Family actress, 14, life has been far from a fairy tale. On Oct. 3 Winter was granted a temporary restraining order against her mother, Chrisoula Workman, 54, citing physical and emotional abuse. A judge granted temporary guardianship to Ariel’s sister Shanelle Gray, 34, an actress who, nearly 20 years ago, also went to live with another family member after making similar allegations against Workman.
But in an interview with PEOPLE, Workman denies ever abusing her daughter and claims the filing is Winter’s way of rebelling after Workman tried to make her break up with her older boyfriend, actor Cameron Palatas, 18, when they began moving too fast. “She’s my baby. I wanted to protect her,” Workman says. “She told me, ‘You’ll pay for this.’ Then she left like a runaway and hired attorneys.”
With control of the teen-and her Modern Family earnings, estimated at $75,000 per episode-at stake, a judge will make a determination about Winter’s home life on Nov. 20. But for now the actress has been going about her business as usual, shooting scenes for her show and stopping at a local farmers’ market on the weekend. “You have a young lady who is facing some growing-up issues, and a Hollywood lifestyle permeates these issues,” says her attorney Amir Pichvai. “But Ariel has a lot of people supporting her. She will be fine.”
Quote of the Week
“In Hollywood, I’m obese. I’m considered a fat actress. I’m Val Kilmer in that one picture on the beach.”
–Silver Linings Playbook star Jennifer Lawrence, 22, in the December issue of Elle
ANNA PAQUIN & STEPHEN MOYER
THE TWINS ARE HOME!
After an “extremely premature” arrival, according to one source, and nearly two months in the hospital, True Blood stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer’s twins have come home. “Anna visited [the hospital] for hours every day,” a second source says of the new mom, 30. “She was dedicated to helping them grow.” She and Moyer, 43, took a stroll with the little ones (whose names have not been made public) near their Venice, Calif., home on Nov. 7 and looked “very happy and content,” says an onlooker. “Anna would peek to make sure they were okay.”
Au Revoir, PARIS
HALLE BERRY LOSES A COURT BATTLE TO MOVE ABROAD WITH HER DAUGHTER
In the latest chapter of a lengthy custody fight with her ex Gabriel Aubry, Halle Berry‘s request to move to France with their daughter Nahla was denied by an L.A. judge on Nov. 9. Both Berry, 46-who sources say planned to move after the holidays-and her French fiancé, Olivier Martinez, 46, are “extremely disappointed,” says an insider. “They were ready to start a more low-key life together in France.” Citing constant paparazzi attention, Berry told InStyle in November that she hoped to provide “a greater sense of safety” for Nahla, 4. Says a source: “This was never about taking Nahla away from Gabriel. She wanted to do what’s best for her daughter.”
HOW TO DATE LEO
NEWLY SINGLE DICAPRIO PREFERS A CERTAIN TYPE OF LADY
ENJOY RIDING A BIKE
The actor, 38, has pedaled around New York City with many of his famous exes, including Blake Lively (above), 25, who dated him in 2011.
BE A BLONDE MODEL-ACTRESS
Erin Heatherton (left), 23, was the latest fair-haired beauty to grace the actor’s arm. They just split after 10 months.
LIVE THE JET-SET LIFE
He’s taken his ladies, such as model Bar Refaeli (above in 2010), 27, to hot spots including Sardinia and Ibiza.
KNOW YOUR BASKETBALL
The die-hard L.A. Lakers fan (with ex Gisele Bündchen, 32, in 2004) often shares his courtside seats with his girlfriends.
WITH BRITNEY SPEARS IN TALKS TO PEN A NOVEL, HERE’S A LOOK AT HER PREDECESSORS
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TUNES I LOVE TO BLAST WHEN I’M DRIVING
Eighties and ’90s country music. It’s my favorite kind of country. Too many couples’ skates to mention!
SONG MY BOYFRIEND [BRANDON BLACKSTOCK, 35] AND I BOND OVER
“I’m on a Boat” by the Lonely Island. It’s hilarious and our personal lake-day favorite.
BAND I WISH I COULD BE IN
Heart. Love me some power ballads, and their early stuff like “Magic Man” is just amazing.
GREAT CLEAN-UP MUSIC
I always put on my Patsy Cline or Hank Williams records when I clean my house. They clear my mind and inspire me to clean and chill.
I want to recut “Somethin’ Stupid” with Bruno Mars-or Blake Shelton.
Well, obviously “Bump N’ Grind” by R. Kelly.
SONG THAT REMINDS ME OF HOME
Anything by the Toadies. They were a major turning point for me in high school, musically and personally.
WAX GONE WILD!
THE U.K.’S LOUIS TUSSAUDS HOUSE OF WAX IS KNOWN FOR ITS FLAWED FIGURES. WHO ARE THESE CELEBS?
A. Jack McBrayer
B. Peter Facinelli
C. Dinah Shore
A. George Hamilton
B. Muhammad Ali
C. Sean Connery
A. Michael Jackson
B. Phylicia Rashad
C. Johnny Mathis
D. Debbie Allen
A. Pat Benatar
D. Linda Evangelista
ANSWERS: 1: D; 2: C; 3: A; 4: B
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THE CELEBRITY NEWS, PHOTOS AND TRENDS THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE THIS WEEK
OSTRICH VS. SHELTON
After setting up her publicist and her Zombieland director, Emma Stone officiates their Nov. 10 wedding.
Ridin’ the “F” Train
Keri Russell relives her undergrad (and WB) years on the N.Y.C. subway.
Man Fights Bird
Tweeting he hurt his hand running from a flightless bird, Blake Shelton flips him one.
Goodbye Camelot. Hello Windsor?
A Baby Named Lion
Nice try, Alex O’Loughlin. No way your son sleeps tonight.
Here Comes the Sun
Michael’s big brother wants to change his surname. Jacksun 1 has yet to announce a tour.
Jai H(ell)o 5-0!