Diane Keaton worries about her adopted children growing up with an older mother and no father
The 71-year-old, who has dated Hollywood heavyweights Warren Beatty, Al Pacino and Woody Allen in the past but has never married, has daughter Dexter, 21 and son Duke, 19.
She tells Good Housekeeping: “I adopted my children at 50. That is probably too late because I worry I’ve got to be around for a while. I am single. I think kids need fathers and I did not provide that so there are things that are imperfect . At the same time nothing has more meaning for me in my life than my kids.”
The Annie Hall star, whose latest film Hampstead is based on a true story where Diane’s character finds love with a man played by Brendan Gleeson who is living wild on Hampstead Heath in north London, adds: “Turning 70 last year was difficult. You know there is an end in sight. That makes every moment more meaningful and sad.”
Meanwhile there is no chance of Diane doing an Amanda Holden and wearing scantily clad outfits, as she appreciates working with designer Karl Lagerfeld at fashion house Chanel, particularly given Karl’s age appropriate decisions: “Karl is covered completely from head to toe, from the highest neck . I am on his team – I don’t want any part of that body of mine exposed!”
THE grieving children of the late, much missed James Bond Sir Roger Moore have left a moving message saying they are overwhelmed by the many tributes to him and suggested that well-wishers make a donation to UNICEF, the charity he devoted so much time to in his final years.
The message, posted on Sir Roger’s website, says: “We appreciate all the wonderful and emotional tributes you have paid to our father… we have come to realise this last week that he was nevertheless a hugely important and special part of their family, just as he was ours.
Please leave your memories and thoughts and we promise we’ll read them all but as you appreciate things are still very raw and emotional right now so bear with us… Dad was hugely passionate about UNICEF and if you are able and would like to make a donation in his name via the charity’s website, we know he’d be extremely grateful and very touched.
Katy Perry announced news of her 2018 UK and European tour on Twitter
POP star Katy Perry has announced that she will tour the UK next June. The 32-year-old broke the news on Twitter, writing rather inanely: “Hello, Hallo, Ciao, Bonjour! I can’t wait to see you UK/Europe!”
The singer will end the European leg of her Witness tour by playing seven dates over here.
Starting at the O2 in London on June 14 and finishing in Newcastle Metro Radio Arena on June 25, tickets go on sale next Friday, the same day her new album Witness comes out, for which she’s just released an image of the front cover, above.
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The Chained To The Rhythm singer, who will play Manchester Arena next year, will also join the likes of Ariana Grande, Coldplay and Take That for the One Love Manchester benefit gig for the victims of the terror attack tomorrow at Old Trafford Cricket Ground.
Aretha Franklin in pictures Thu, February 9, 2017
As Aretha Franklin announces her retirement, we look back at the Queen of Soul's career in pictures.
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Aretha Franklin in pictures
SOUL singer Aretha Franklin is set to release a new album next year and has lined up some equally illustrious collaborators.
The 75-year-old diva revealed she is working on new material with fellow music superstars Sir Elton John, Lionel Richie and Stevie Wonder.
“I’m working on a couple of things. I think there will be about 10 songs on it, maybe 11 ,” says the singer before name-dropping two of the industry’s biggest names: “Lionel’s working on his piece, Stevie’s working on his – they’re both originals.’’
After more than 60 years in the music business and having sold over 75 million records worldwide Aretha is still going strong despite her advancing years.
That certainly deserves some R.E.S.P.E.C.T
Film director Ron Howard will make a movie about opera singer Luciano Pavarotti
HAVING recently made a Beatles documentary Oscar-winning director Ron Howard is maintaining the musical theme, this time in an operatic sense as he’s making a movie about Luciano Pavarotti.
The former Happy Days star, 63, will tell the tale of the tenor who became a best-selling classical artist selling more than 100 million records, as well as having the first classical album to go to No 1 in the pop charts, before dying from pancreatic cancer in 2007 at the age of 71.
Ron’s last offering, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, which charts the Fab Four’s early 1960s performances at the Cavern Club to their final gig in San Francisco in 1966, won a Grammy for best film.
Nigella Lawson will return to screens with new BBC cooking show 'Nigella: At My Table'
NIGELLA LAWSON is to return to our screens for some more spoon-licking, innuendo-laden culinary fun
. The self-styled domestic goddess is back in her very well-equipped kitchen to rustle up some lip-smacking dishes for her 13th BBC series – Nigella: At My Table.
“I’m excited to be making this new series and to share with viewers many new recipes alongside favourites that have evolved as I’ve cooked them over the years,” says the 57-year-old whose last show Simply Nigella aired two years ago. “At My Table continues my celebration of home cooking, infusing everyday with pleasure and flavour.
What matters most are the connections we have with each other – food is always at the heart of this.