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When the King of Rock n’ Roll Elvis Presley was just 23, he was in the midst of the biggest rise of his legendary music career.

The young crooner had hit the big time in the late 1950s and had taken emergency leave from a stint in the US army after learning his mother, Gladys, was gravely ill.

Elvis was unusually devoted to his parents Vernon and Gladys, who humbly raised their son in Memphis before he became a worldwide phenomenon. 

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Elvis and his father Vernon sat on the steps of their Graceland hope in front of press after Gladys’ death. (Bettmann Archive)

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As their only child after his twin was born still, Elvis was truly the apple of his mother’s eye.

The mother-son duo were so close that Elvis even shared a bed with her until he was in his teens. “She was the number-one girl in his life, and he was dedicating his career to her,” a reporter for the Memphis Press Scimitar once wrote.

During his long stretches away on tour or recording music, Elvis’ mother had “neglected” her health. Reports at the time claimed she began drinking heavily and was diagnosed with serious liver problems.

However Elvis biographer Sally Hoedel, who wrote Elvis: Destined to Die Young, said Gladys had underlying health issues that contributed to her early death.

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“Gladys has always been painted as this woman whose son became famous, bought her a big house and she just struggled to deal with it all and essentially died of a broken heart,” Hoedel wrote.

The legendary singer was close to his mother. (Bettmann Archive)

“But that’s not how it works. I think Elvis and Vernon [Elvis’ father] both knew who knew how sick she was before he left for the army.”

Gladys’ ill health meant the singer was allowed to return home on an emergency furlough from the army on August 12, 1958 to visit.

Just two days later, Gladys died at age 46 in a Memphis hospital from a reported heart attack. Elvis was described as “sobbing and crying hysterically” in the hours and days following his beloved mother’s death.

She was the number-one girl in his life, and he was dedicating his career to her

On the day of Gladys’ death, Elvis and his father Vernon addressed the waiting press on the steps of their now-famous Graceland home.

An iconic photo of a grief-stricken Elvis was snapped as he sat next to his heartbroken father.

Few could forget the look of devastation in the music legend’s eyes as he grappled with the loss of his number one fan and supporter. The photo, even 64 years on, is still remembered as one of Elvis’ toughest personal moments.

The moment was also memorably immortalised in film in Baz Luhrmann’s 2022 movie Elvis.

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Elvis took an emergency furlough from the army to visit his sick mum. (Getty)

Elvis’ public display of grief was bittersweet for the Jailhouse Rock hitmaker. The black-and-white images of Elvis and Vernon were plastered across newspapers around the country.

The coverage softened the harsh critique of Elvis and his “controversial” music and dance moves in the press. 

The AP reported that Elvis was in “near hysteria” at his mother’s funeral on August 16.

The publication also shared Elvis’ “grief-stricken” words at his mother’s graveside. “Goodbye, darling. We loved you,” he said. “Oh God, everything I have is gone. I lived my life for you. I loved you so much.”

Following Gladys’ death, The Evening News reported the King of Rock and Roll had always put his parents’ first following his meteoric rise to fame.

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Elvis died prematurely at the age of 42, 19 years to the exact day after his mum died. (WireImage)

“Unlike so many sons, when fortune smiled, Elvis Presley thought first of his parents’ welfare. He provided generously for them,” the report read.

“It was gratifying to note he saw his mother just a few hours before she died, having arrived home on emergency leave from the armed forces.”

It is said that Elvis never truly got over his mother’s premature death – even until the day he died 19 years later to the exact day at age 42.

“It broke my heart,” Elvis said before his own death in 1977. “She was always my best girl.”

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Actress Kate Walsh has revealed how she met her now fiancé, WA farmer Andrew Nixon.

The Grey’s Anatomy star confirmed that their ‘meet cute’ did in fact take place on a trip to Antarctica in early 2020, as rumoured, during an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show .

“We met, as one does, on a Nat Geo expedition to Antarctica,” Walsh said, before joking to the studio audience “there’s an app for it guys”.

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Kate Walsh reveals how she met her Australian fiancé Andrew Nixon during The Kelly Clarkson Show appearance
The Grey’s Anatomy star confirmed that their meet cute did in fact take place on a trip to Antarctica in early 2020, as rumoured. (YouTube/TheKellyClarksonShow)

Clarkson in disbelief thought the actress was being sarcastic.

“No, I did. We were on a ship to the Antarctic and that’s how I met him,” Walsh clarified.

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“What? This is like a movie,” Clarkson replied.

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“Who knew,” Walsh added of the fateful trip.

The Emily in Paris actress told the singer-turned-talk show host that due to the climate crisis she wanted to see both the Arctic and Antarctica.

Having ticked off the North Pole, she went to explore the South Pole on a trip that changed her life.

“It was incredible. It was an incredible trip and then bonus, you know, found the love of my life,” Walsh said.

“Saw the penguins, check. Ice, check. Whales, check. Man, check,” she joked.

“It’s a pretty good trip I think,” Clarkson replied.

Following the Antarctica trip in February 2020, Walsh moved to Perth during the COVID-19 lockdowns the following month.

That move looks to become more permanent with the couple set to tie the knot.

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Talking about their new life in Perth, the Grey’s Anatomy star told Clarkson about how she’s already used to shark alarms at the beach. (Instagram/KateWalsh)
Kate Walsh appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show
Walsh also told a story about being so afraid of hitting a kangaroo during a two hour drive to Nixon’s farm outside of Perth that she spent the whole car trip honking. (Instagram/KateWalsh)

The couple secretly got engaged last year, with the actress accidentally outing their marriage plans during an Instagram Live in October.

Talking about their new life in Perth, the Grey’s Anatomy star told Clarkson about how she’s already used to shark alarms at the beach and driving on the other side of the road.

Although she admitted when she gets tired or stressed “it’s like some old operating system clicks in” and she finds herself forgetting to drive on the correct side.

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Walsh also told a story about being so afraid of hitting a kangaroo during a two hour drive to Nixon’s farm outside Perth, she spent the whole car trip honking as a warning system for the animals.

Kate Walsh and Andrew Nixon arrive for the World Premiere of the Netflix Series "Emily in Paris" season 3, at the Theatre des Champs Elysees, in Paris, Tuesday, December 6, 2022
The couple made their red carpet debut together at the Emily in Paris Season 3 premiere last December. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

The actress and entrepreneur revealed her “new homeland” of Australia has also inspired one of the latest candles in her Boyfriend Perfume range, called Down Under.

While another is cheekily named Morning W’oud.

“It is all double entendre,” Walsh said of the range inspired by an ex-boyfriend.

Walsh and Nixon made their red carpet debut together at the Emily in Paris Season 3 premiere last December.

Nixon, who has been a farmer for more than 30 years, sometimes features on Walsh’s Instagram Stories, though Walsh largely keeps his presence in her life under wraps and doesn’t share photos of him to her permanent feed.

Walsh has been married once before, tying the knot with producer Alex Young back in September 2007.

The couple split the following year before finalising their divorce in February 2010.

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Salma Hayek can always be counted on for a standout fashion moment. But she outdid even herself as she arrived for the South Beach premiere of Magic Mike’s Last Dance wearing a daring ensemble! The Eternals star, 56, arrived rocking a completely see through fishnet black dress, embellished with colorful floral appliques and paired with a skimpy pair of bikini bottoms and matching bra. The mom of one pulled her hair into a dramatic high ponytail and accessorized with a green handbag, layered necklaces, platform heels, and classic hoop earrings. Her makeup glam was perfection in neutral tones.

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Salma Hayek arrives at the premier of ‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’ in South Beach on Jan 25, 2023. (Eric Charbonneau/Shutterstock)

Salma opened up about the role back in December. “It’s very physically challenging,” she told ET of an already famous steamy lap dance scene. “My goodness. You just wait to see. It’s complicated.” She also hilariously dished on what it was like to show up to work on the set. “I play a strong woman,” she told the outlet of her character, Maxandra Mendoza. “You know what was my day going into the office? I would just sit around and watch, like, 12 men, semi-naked dancing and doing pirouettes. And I got to boss them around.”

As for her iconic sense of red-carpet style, she spoke about how it can “reinvent” in a 2015 interview. “I think the fun thing about fashion is that it’s a place where you can exercise your own creativity and you can make a reinvention of yourself every day,” she told Glamour’s UK edition at the time. And what’s the flip side of that?

“I think the bad part of fashion is when instead of being an exploration of your own identity, you try to copy everyone else then it’s not healthy,” she added. “It’s not satisfying.” She mixes things up, she said, with “color.”

“I love to add color,” she told the outlet. “I like to do a lot of basic colors like black or beige and then have an accessory that has color. Like a great scarf. I have this Alexander McQueen scarf from the Damien Hurst collection. When I wear it, even if my other clothes are really simple, it’s just something. Or even a colorful hat or a great pair of boots and a bag if it’s colorful.”

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Paris Hilton and her husband Carter Reum are now parents.

Hilton, a prolific businessperson and hotel heiress, confirmed to People magazine that she and Reum, both 41, welcomed an heir of their own via surrogate.

“It’s always been my dream to be a mother and I’m so happy that Carter and I found each other,” Hilton told People. “We are so excited to start our family together and our hearts are exploding with love for our baby boy.”

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Hilton shared the news on Instagram, where she posted a photo of her baby boy’s hand clutching her own well-manicured fingernail. The child’s name is not yet known publicly.

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“You are already loved beyond words,” Paris wrote alongside a blue heart emoji.

The mogul married Reum, an author, entrepreneur and venture capitalist, in November 2021 after dating for more than a year. The couple had a lavish, three-day wedding ceremony. Much of the ceremonies were featured on Hilton’s reality TV show Paris in Love. 

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Hilton previously told People that she and Reum began the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) process a few months into the COVID-19 pandemic. She said the timing was right because “I’m on a plane 250 days out of the year,” so they were able to get the eggs “stocked and ready.”

Reum reportedly has one other child, who is grade-school age, from a previous relationship.

Last year Hilton said she wants “two or three” kids of her own in the future.

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