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GEORGE & AMAL TAKE N.Y.C.!
SURE, SHE’S TEACHING a prestigious human-rights course at Columbia Law School this spring, but Amal Clooney could add another hot-ticket class to the curriculum: How to Become a Glam New Yorker 101. Since the London-based attorney and her movie-star husband, George Clooney, took up residence in the Big Apple earlier this year, the globe-trotting newlyweds have fully embraced life in Manhattan. “They’re having a great time in New York –both working really hard but also having fun together,” says a source who knows the couple.
On April 12 Amal, 37, and her brother Ziad Alameddine visited George, 53, on the N.Y.C. set of Money Monster, a Jodie Foster-directed thriller costarring Julia Roberts, and the two were all smiles between takes as they held hands and walked their Cocker Spaniels Einstein and Louie. “Amal and George look happy and in love,” says a source in their New York social circle. “They’re spending time with other couples and friends who are bright and driven and interested in improving the world.”
Amal’s City Style!
All business in Gucci with a Balenciaga bag.
She paired a Stella McCartney jumpsuit with wild Versace heels.
In pants and a couture top by Giambattista Valli.
In Valli. “She’s a style trendsetter,” says boutique owner Gerard Maione.
The powerhouse couple, who tied the knot in September, have enjoyed romantic date nights (an onlooker who spotted them enjoying black truffles and each other’s company at Café Boulud recently says, “They were laughing and talking the whole time”) as well as hitting the town with an eclectic group of friends and family. On their packed dance card over the last few weeks alone: dinner at the home of Tina Brown and husband Sir Harold Evans, drinks with Justice Sonia Sotomayor at Cipriani and a fun-filled evening with George’s mom, Nina, over pasta and salad at Patsy’s Italian restaurant.
“Amal’s very much in love and extremely busy,” says a source close to the lawyer, adding that she’s “not thinking about babies” at the moment. “She’s concentrating on her marriage, her legal cases and teaching at Columbia. That’s enough for anyone to juggle in the first year after their wedding without being in the spotlight!” Even so, both famous Clooneys make it all look easy.
RED-HOT ROMANCE REPORT
Nicholas Hoult & Dianna Agron
Having Fun in London
The Mad Max star, 25, and the Glee star, 28, are hanging out in the British capital. At the Gallery restaurant on April 3, “they sat down and had a conversation like everyone else,” says an onlooker. “They had a nice time.”
Bradley Cooper & Suki Waterhouse
They split just before the Oscars, but Cooper, 40, and Waterhouse, 23, were spotted getting cozy at Coachella on April 10. The day before, the friendly exes had a dinner date before spending time at his house.
Emma Stone & Andrew Garfield
Taking a Break
After three years, the couple put their relationship on hold. But a source says there might be hope for a reunion between Stone, 26, and Garfield, 31: “I am not convinced they are totally broken up. Give it time to play out.”
3 CONFESSIONS WITH JOSH GROBAN
THE SINGER, 34, WHOSE NEW MUSICAL-THEATER ALBUM STAGES DROPS APRIL 28, SPILLS SOME OF HIS SILLY SECRETS:
He gets confused with another famous singer
“[People think I am] James Blunt, quite a bit at one point. And Richard Gere all the time. Okay, that’s only by my mom.”
He has an inner rock star bursting to be unleashed
“If I wasn’t singing I’d play drums in a heavy-metal band. I learned to play drums by listening to metal and hard rock, so when I play drums, that’s what I play, and I get so into it. In the studio between takes, I’ll try out my imitations of other singers. I wind up doing Eddie Vedder all the time.”
He has a go-to pickup line
“Growing up, I was a theater nerd and the nerd in my class, so even saying hi was a really big deal,” adds Groban. These days, he dates actress Kat Dennings, 28. But if he was single, “I like the polar bear line: ‘Do you know how much a polar bear weighs? It’s enough to break the ice. Hi, how are you?’ It beats Tinder!”
RITA WILSON MY BREAST CANCER FIGHT
SINCE MARCH 5, RITA WILSON had been hitting the stage eight times a week in Larry David’s Broadway comedy Fish in the Dark. But almost a month into the run, she took an unexplained medical leave from the show. Now she’s revealing her diagnosis: invasive lobular carcinoma, a type of breast cancer that begins in the milk-producing glands (lobules) of the breast. “Last week, with my husband by my side and with the love and support of my family and friends, I underwent a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction,” the star, 58, who celebrates her 27th anniversary with husband Tom Hanks on April 30, tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. “I am recovering and, most importantly, expected to make a full recovery. Why? Because I caught this early, have excellent doctors and because I got a second opinion.” Wilson says she has been “vigilantly monitored” through the years with mammograms and breast MRIs. Recently doctors were concerned about a finding and performed two biopsies, both of which came back negative. A friend suggested she get a second pathologist’s opinion, “and my gut told me that was the thing to do,” she says, adding that she is “getting better every day … I hope this will encourage others to get a second opinion and to trust their instincts if something doesn’t ‘feel’ right.”
DYLAN LAUREN & PAUL ARROUET
Lauren says becoming a mom to twins is “a dream come true.”
Make room for two!
Dylan Lauren, owner of Dylan’s Candy Bar and daughter of fashion mogul Ralph Lauren, and her husband, hedge fund cofounder Paul Arrouet, 44, are gearing up for twins, a boy and a girl, via surrogate this month. “It’s very exciting—and overwhelming!” Lauren, 40, tells PEOPLE. In addition to ruling an empire of hip candy stores, she’s creating the nursery of her dreams in her New York home. And grandpa-to-be Ralph? “He’s doubly thrilled!” says Dylan. “It’ll be a whole new life.”
ONE to WATCH
Swedish-born Alicia Vikander, 26, is already red-hot. She’s earning buzz as a beguiling android in Ex Machina, and next up, she costars with Henry Cavill in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl. “I always want to be a bit scared or unsure of what I’m stepping into,” she says. “That’s the thrill of being an actress.”
WORD ASSOCIATION WITH FREDRIK EKLUND
THE MILLION DOLLAR LISTING STAR AND DAD-T0-BE, 37, TAKES TIME TO FREE-ASSOCIATE WHILE PROMOTING HIS FIRST BOOK, THE SELL
[My husband] Derek. I can’t wait to grow old with him, and I have so much to thank him for. We’re having a daughter [through a surrogate], and I’m so happy.
The most amazing part for me is the planning. From the plane, private pool and penthouse, I study and map everything out.
It’s been the goal for the majority of my adult life. I’ve always known that I would have a daughter and that her name would be Milla.
I’ve always been writing and expressing myself. On social media and with this book – which is a cool handbook for how to be successful. But I promised myself it would be personal too.
Family, snow and meatballs.
In that order. It’s so sophisticated and clean. The people are nice and cute and well-behaved and well-dressed.
BLAKE LIVELY LOOKS FROM THE AGE OF ADALINE
Lively and Strathie worked with Gucci (the actress is a spokeswoman for the brand) to create the looks Adaline wears in 1945 and 2014. “Believe it or not, cutouts were kind of a thing in the ’40s!” says Strathie.
“I had a vision of what Adaline would look like through the decades,” Lively, 27, tells PEOPLE of working alongside costume designer Angus Strathie to create her immortal character’s wardrobe in The Age of Adaline (out April 24). The challenge? Keeping the essence of Adaline, who is eternally 29 after a freak accident in the 1930s, intact. Here’s a selection of Lively’s timeless onscreen style.
Since Adaline “has this huge selection of clothes that have been gathered over the decades,” says Strathie, her outfits borrow elements from various eras. Example: this retro dress and wavy do she wore in the ’90s.
In Lively’s book, the ’60s had two fashion strikes against them. “I never really wear that boxy shape,” she says. “And the bangs!”
The curve-defining silhouettes of the ’50s suited Lively (with Cate Richardson). “I love cinched waists,” she says. Adding another touch of authenticity: Purses and jewelry were sourced from vintage stores in Vancouver and L.A. costume houses.
Did Lively (in another Gucci gown alongside costars Michiel Huisman and Ellen Burstyn) get to keep any of the clothes? “No, I wish!”