Stephanie Nolasco

Farrah Fawcett maintained close bonds with family, friends after becoming famous, says pal: ‘She loved being part of a family’

Farrah Fawcett, circa 1975. (Getty) Farrah Fawcett’s heavenly features may have captivated audiences across America as the beloved blonde pinup from “Charlie’s Angels,” but one pal insisted the Hollywood sex symbol was completely down to earth when cameras stopped rolling. “I loved going to her beach house and spending the weekend with her getting manicures and massages and reading fashion magazines,” her best friend Alana Stewart recently told Closer Weekly. “It was like having a slumber party.” The 73-year-old former model also revealed Fawcett enjoyed the comfort of being at home, especially during the holiday season. “We always baked pies on Christmas Eve,” Stewart recalled. “We used her mother’s recipes: pecan pie, coconut cream pie, chocolate pie and cornbread stuffing. Her last Chri...

Rory Kennedy warns Trump to focus on NASA’s findings on climate change ‘before it’s too late’

Filmmaker Rory Kennedy is the niece of John F. Kennedy. (Getty) Rory Kennedy, the niece of late President John F. Kennedy, has a message for the current Commander-In-Chief. The 49-year-old documentary filmmaker has recently launched a new film on NASA in time for its 60th anniversary, titled “Above and Beyond: NASA’s Journey to Tomorrow,” which explores the history of the government agency, as well as what the future can hold for planet Earth. Kennedy told Fox News that after examining the ways NASA is determined to protect our planet now more than ever, she hopes President Trump will focus on the planetary crisis that is climate change — rather than dismissing it. “I would pay attention to the information that they’re giving us,” she said. “I would heed those warnings. I would unite as a ...

Hugh Hefner’s daughter Christie opens up about keeping Playboy founder’s legacy alive

Hugh Hefner’s daughter carrying on the Playboy founder’s legacy Christie Hefner, daughter of late Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, opens up about how she’s keeping his memory alive and her fun childhood visiting the original Playboy domain. She also reflects on how Hefner remained boyish and true to his close circle of friends to the end. This article originally ran on July 12, 2018. It is being revisited on the one year anniversary of Hugh Hefner’s death. For Christie Hefner, visiting the Playboy Mansion was a child’s dream. Christie, 65, continues to have fond memories of her many visits to the original opulent adult playground in her father’s native Chicago. The domain for Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner and his bunnies was based in the Windy City from 195...

Leonard Bernstein’s daughter says pal Lauren Bacall ‘was not a shut-in’ after Humphrey Bogart’s death in new memoir

Lauren Bacall with husband Humphrey Bogart in “The Big Sleep,” which was directed by Howard Hawks.  (Getty) Being the daughter of one of the most iconic composers in American music history has plenty of perks. Growing up, Jamie Bernstein brushed shoulders with her father Leonard Bernstein’s famous friends like Lauren Bacall, Jackie Kennedy and Woody Allen. The oldest daughter of the revered conductor recently published a memoir on the centennial of his birth titled “Famous Father Girl,” which details what it was really like growing up with the “West Side Story” legend. Leonard passed away in 1990 at age 72 from a heart attack caused by progressive lung failure. Lauren Bacall in her later years.  (Reuters) Bernstein told Fox News her father was revered by Hollywood’s elite...

Mary Jo Buttafuoco speaks out in new documentary, says she forgives ‘Long Island Lolita’ Amy Fisher

Mary Jo Buttafuoco was willing to forgive her husband’s teenage mistress who brutally shot her in the head — but the decision was far from simple. The 63-year-old revisited the infamous 1992 case of Amy Fisher, who was coined “the Long Island Lolita” by the press for the 24th season of Oxygen’s true crime series “Snapped,” which investigates mysterious and violent cases across the country. Buttafuoco wanted to set the record straight on some common misconceptions that have lingered over the years. Amy Fisher  (Splash) Fisher was a 16-year-old high school student when she began an affair with then-36-year-old Joey Buttafuoco, an auto-body repairman and father of two children. At age 17, she went to the Buttafuoco home in Massapequa packing a .25 caliber gun. Fisher rang the doorbell and pul...

Natalie Wood was warned about ‘horrible’ weather before tragic drowning, claims boat captain

Dennis Davern, the boat captain who was there on the night Hollywood star Natalie Wood died, is speaking out for the first time in four years. Davern participated in a 12-part podcast titled “Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood.” His episode airs Friday. NATALIE WOOD’S SISTER TELLS ALL Wood’s body was found floating in the water off Santa Catalina Island on Nov. 29, 1981. She was 43. “The West Side Story” star was traveling on the family’s yacht Splendour with her husband, Robert Wagner, as well as Davern and Wood’s friend, actor Christopher Walken. Boat captain Dennis Davern spoke out about the night Natalie Wood died to the podcast “Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death Of Natalie Wood.”  (Reuters) Davern told podcast producers he still vividly remembered me...

Infamous madam to the stars was willing to spill celebrities’ secrets for book about her wild days

Madame Claude’s infamous brothel business inspired the 1977 film “Madame Claude,” also known as “The French Woman.”  (Getty) One of the world’s most powerful brothel keepers was eager to bare all. William Stadiem, who interviewed Madame Claude before her 2015 death at age 92, recently penned a biography detailing their conversations titled “Madame Claude: Her Secret World of Pleasure, Privilege & Power.” HEIDI FLEISS: CHARLIE SHEEN ‘REALLY CAN CHANGE’ THE STIGMA OF HAVING HIV He also tracked down Claude’s friends, confidantes, former clients, as well as her coveted “swans” to detail her shocking life and demise. Stadiem was introduced to Madame Claude in the ‘80s through a mutual friend in Los Angeles after she fled her native France in 1977 ov...

Olivia Hussey recalls controversial ‘Romeo and Juliet’ role at 16, reveals personal tragedies

Olivia Hussey opposite her co-star Leonard Whiting in 1968’s “Romeo and Juliet.”  (Getty) Olivia Hussey became a movie star at age 15 when she was cast as the most infamous doomed lover in 1968’s “Romeo and Juliet” — and the actress is still in awe she managed to survive fame 50 years later. The 67-year-old recently penned a memoir titled “Girl on the Balcony” about the many ups and downs she endured in Hollywood. Hussey nabbed the sought-after role of Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli’s film, which became an international sensation. “It was actually very overwhelming,” Hussey told Fox News. “Even when we were shooting, we had reporters waiting for an interview during our lunch and tea breaks. And they had come from all over the world. “I celebrated my 16th birthday...

Natalie Wood’s sister Lana claims star was raped, reveals details of her sibling’s final days

Lana Wood isn’t holding back on the shocking details surrounding the life and tragic death of her older sister, Hollywood actress Natalie Wood. Wood, also an actress, claims that her beloved sibling was raped by a powerful Hollywood figure during an alleged assault at California’s Chateau Marmot Hotel that went on “for hours.” Wood told Fox News the assault occurred when Natalie was 16. “That’s something I had known for many years,” the 72-year-old told us. “I was actually in the car with my mother waiting for her to come out from this so-called interview. So I’ve known that for many, many years.” The former Bond girl claimed the ride home “was not a happy one” as both Natalie and their mother spoke “heatedly in undertones.” While the sisters never spoke about the alleged assault, Wo...

Eagles’ Joe Walsh, stripper ex battled severe addictions to cocaine and alcohol, book claims

Joe Walsh’s ex-girlfriend Kristin Casey tells all in a shocking memoir titled “Rock Monster.”  (Courtesy of Kristin Casey) Kristin Casey was a 20-year-old stripper the night she met 40-year-old Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh in 1988 — and she fell head over lucite heels in love. Walsh’s former girlfriend of six years recently published a memoir titled “Rock Monster,” which details their whirlwind romance fueled by sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll. “Joe really is different,” Casey told Fox News. “He was successful, but not snobby or intimidating. He was silly and very authentic. He didn’t put on some sort of rock star persona. He was just really sweet… I still like guys like that. I could list a lot of things about him that I was delighted by and attracted to, but ultimately, I ju...

Natalie Wood’s sister pleads for Robert Wagner to ‘tell the truth once and for all’ about the star’s death

Lana Wood is yearning to get closure for the sudden death of her older sister, Hollywood actress Natalie Wood. Lana Wood spoke out in a new podcast and said she is frustrated her sister’s husband Robert Wagner will not speak with investigators. “He has always refused,” said the 72-year-old. “How long has the case been reopened? It wasn’t reopened yesterday, was it?” Natalie’s body was found floating in the water off Santa Catalina Island on Nov. 29, 1981. She was 43. The “West Side Story” star was traveling on the family’s yacht Splendour with fellow actor and husband Robert Wagner, the ship’s Capt. Dennis Davern, and Wood’s friend, actor Christopher Walken. A 12-part podcast, titled “Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood,” launched Friday, the day that the doomed ...

Alleged serial killer Kelly Cochran was ‘like the devil’ in court, new documentary claims

Terri O’Donnell (left) participated in a documentary about the life and brutal death of her ex-boyfriend Chris Regan (right).  (Courtesy of Investigation Discovery) Terri O’Donnell instantly knew her ex-boyfriend Christopher Regan had gone missing. However, she was not prepared to discover he had been brutally murdered by his married mistress. The 55-year-old participated in a new documentary on Investigation Discovery titled “Dead North,” which she hopes will shed light on the man she knew — not the tragic victim he became. The docuseries chronicles the investigation through shocking interviews, extensive bodycam footage and interrogation room conversations. Kelly Cochran, the alleged mistress, was sentenced to life in prison without parole in May 2017 after an Iron County, Mich., j...

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