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PRIYANKA CHOPRA AND NICK JONAS SHARE THEIR LOVE STORY

To outsiders, it seems like soon-to-be newlyweds Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas just met. But to them, their love story has been in the works for ages.

The lovebirds sat down with Vogue for a cover story that, for the first time, provided eager fans with a glimpse into their relationship. Nick, 26, recalls kneeling in front of Priyanka, 36, the first time they met (at last year’s Vanity Fair's Oscar party).

"I put my drink down, got on one knee — this is in front of a bunch of people — and I say, ‘You’re real. Where have you been all my life?’ Like, loud," he tells the magazine.

And while they went home together, the night ended with them squarely in the friend zone. "We hung out for a couple of hours. He patted my back before he left," she says.

Nick adds: "She’s still upset about that. Your mom was in the house! I thought it was a respectful first night."

After some back-and-forth, he scored her number. Nick’s brother Joe (who is engaged to Sophie Turner), tells Vogue: "I think she kind of knocked him off his feet. He was just this little puppy dog."

Nick admits: "She walks into the Chateau, and I feel an overwhelming sense of peace and understanding about this next chapter of my life." After their third date he told his mother he would marry her.

Priyanka says she loved the way he loves her from the get go: "As a girl, I’ve never had a guy tell me, ‘I like your ambition.’ It’s always been the opposite."

THE ENGAGEMENT

Nick popped the question on vacation in Crete, where they were celebrating her birthday. "I got down on one knee, again, and I said, ‘Will you make me the happiest man in the world and marry me?’" he says. "No joke — she took about 45 seconds. Forty-five seconds of silence."

Separately, Us Weekly reports that while Priyanka and Meghan Markle remain close friends, Meghan and Prince Harry will not attend their wedding in India. The pregnant Meghan is staying close to home these days, and missed out on joining Harry’s recent trip to Zambia.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

MTV TO CHRONICLE DISABILITY ACTIVIST’S SPACE TRAVEL QUEST: Eddie Ndopu wants to become the first physically disabled person to travel to space, and MTV has signed on to document the South African activist’s journey. The 27-year-old was born with spinal muscular atrophy and was given a life span of five years. Instead, he has excelled and thrived, earning a masters in public policy for Oxford and working on behalf of the disabled. Production is set to begin next year.

GLORIA KATZ DIES: Gloria Katz, the Oscar-nominated writer who partnered with her husband William Huyck on scripts for George Lucas classics, including American Graffitti and Star Wars, has died at age 76. She died on her 49thwedding anniversary after a battle with ovarian cancer. The pair wrote Stanley Donan's Lucky Lady (1975) as well as those for Messiah of Evil (1973), French Postcards (1979), Best Defense (1984), Howard the Duck (1986) — all directed by Huyck — and Radioland Murders (1994). She is survived by her husband and their daughter Rebecca.

IDRIS ELBA’S DETECTIVE IS BACK IN LUTHER TRAILER: Idris Elba is returning to the BBC crime drama Luther in 2019. The first trailer for Season 5 dropped, and Luther (Elba) is once again immersed in depravity, murder and corruption. The Emmy-nominated series also stars also stars Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley and Patrick Malahide. The last times fans saw the show was in 2015. Will you tune in?

HUGH JACKMAN TO REVIVE ONE-MAN SHOW: Hugh Jackman is getting ready to kick off a multi-city tour, Variety reports. He will rev fans up for his rebooted one-man show by performing songs on the plaza as part of NBC’s The Today Show holiday concert series. So what’s on tap? The Tony Award winner will likely perform songs from musicals he’s been associated with such as "Les Miserables," "The Boy from Oz," and "Oklahoma." He will also add two or three numbers from "The Greatest Showman," according to Variety.

JANE FONDA DEVELOPING LIFESTYLE BRAND: The Oscar-winning Jane Fonda is getting back to her exercise and fitness roots. She is collaborating with Evine, a multiplatform retailer, on a lifestyle brand that will target women over 50. "I am excited about partnering with Evine because their strong marketing platform will allow me to bring my fitness knowledge and creative ideas to a market that is lacking strong offerings for women over 50," Fonda, who is 80, said in a statement: "We are, after all, the fastest demographic in the world." Fonda can next be seen on the fifth season of Grace and Frankie, which premieres in January of 2019 on Netflix.

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FIRST LION KING TRAILER DROPS: Simba is headed back to the big screen! Donald Glover and Beyonce are starring in the Lion King remake helmed by Jon Favreau. Glover stars as young Lion Simba, while Beyonce voices Nala, a childhood friend and later, a love interest of Simba's. The cast includes James Earl Jones reprising his role from the 1994 animated film as Simba's father Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Simba's villainous uncle Scar, Alfre Woodard as Simba's mother Sarabi, with JD McCrary playing the young version of Simba. The original animated Lion King clawed in $968 million. Favreau’s live action version is set to open July 19th, 2019.

WHAT WOMEN WANT TRAILER DROPS: Paramount has released a new trailer for What Women Want, director Adam Shankman’s gender switch up redux, starring Taraji P. Henson, who takes on the Mel Gibson role originated in 2000’s What Men Want. The new trailer offers a glimpse of Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson, her co-worker. In addition to Henson and Davidson, the What Men Want cast includes Aldis Hodge, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Tracy Morgan. The film is set to make its bow on February 8th.

TIM ALLEN SAYS KEANU REEVES WILL BE FEATURED IN NEXT TOY STORY: Keanu Reeves has joined the cast of Toy Story 4, Tim Allen revealed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Allen plays Buzz Lightyear; TBD what role Reeves will take on. "They really will surprise you with the toys they came up with," Allen said. "Characters came back, new guys in it that are great. Keanu Reeves has got a great part." Toy Story 4 is set to dropon June 21, 2019.

UGLY DELICIOUS RENEWED: Morgan Neville and David Chang’s food-focused docuseries Ugly Delicious is getting a second season at Netflix. The first season followed Chang as he traveled the globe exploring the way that food builds bridges between people, cultures and time. Late night host Jimmy Kimmel, Ali Wong, Eric Wareheim, former Walking Dead star Steve Yuen, food critic Jonathan Gold, and chefs Roy Choi and Nina Compton were among the guests in Season 1.

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KIT HARINGTON RESPONDS TO CHEATING ALLEGATIONS

Newlyweds Kit Harington and Rose Leslie married over the summer, but nasty cheating rumors have already begun. Rumors are circulating that the Game of Thrones star cheated on his wife of five months with a Russian model/actress.

The rumors were sparked when the Russian star (Olga Vlaslova, star of the TV series Doma-2) shared a nude shot of Harington online. The pic shows Harington asleep on a rumpled bed with a laptop next to him, and she claims she took the pic amid a month-long affair.

Vlaslova reportedly claims the pair met in Luxembourg and slept together while he was engaged to Leslie and right after their June wedding. A rep denies the reports, telling E! News: "The allegations in this story are completely false. He's never even been to Luxembourg nor has he ever met Olga Vlaslova."

The 31-year-old newlyweds met on the set of Game of Thrones in 2012.

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THE DISH ON THANKSGIVING IN HOLLYWOOD

Thanksgiving came for Hollywood too. Several stars took to social media Thursday to share greetings from their turkey-laden tables, and at a few, there was drama (both real and perceived).

Reese Witherspoon captioned a shot of herself dishing out sides: "I am grateful for a day spent with loved ones eating, laughing and making memories."

Tamera Mowry sounded a bittersweet tone, sharing a family photo that included her niece Alaina Housely, who was killed in a mass shooting in Thousand Oaks on November 7th. "Missing you Lai Lai," she wrote in the photo on Instagram Stories.

Also on the go: Nick Carter flew from NYC to Delhi to hang with fiancé Priyanka Chopra. Oprah Winfrey roped in chef Kenny Gilbert for help in the kitchen. Kevin Hart focused on giving back, serving meals to people in need.

KUWTK

Kylie Kardashian shared her thanks over boyfriend Travis Scott and their first baby Stormi.

Momager extraordinaire Kris Jenner shared a throwback of herself with her kids, writing: "Happy Thanksgiving Guys!!! I am so thankful for all of you. Thank you for all of your love and support always... what a gift life is. Enjoy every precious moment.... I am so thankful for and cherish these 6 amazing blessings and all of my beautiful grandchildren... I give thanks to God every single day."

Kourtney Kardashian, meanwhile, celebrated Thanksgiving with her ex Scott Disick and their three children, Mason, Penelope and Reign. "I woke up this morning in bed with my children, in the same house as my sisters (minus @khloekardashian, i miss you), my brothers, the father of my kids, my mommy, my grandma, my nieces and nephew. I feel beyond grateful," she captioned the photo. "Happy Thanksgiving!"

The missing sister, Khloe, was celebrating in Cleveland with her boyfriend Tristan Thompson and their daughter True. On Friday, she felt the need to address the drama many fans were reading into her absence from the larger KarJenner gathering writing on Twitter: "I've spent the past 3 years in Cleveland for Thanksgiving. Not sure why people are trying to create drama between my family and I. My sisters and I are perfectly fine thank you! All of their families were able to travel but TT being in season, he can not."

Kardashian continued, "The truth is never as fun as some story some of you like to create. So here we goooooooooooo!! Happy Thanksgiving I guess lol."

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PRINCE WILLIAM OPENS UP ABOUT STRUGGLES WITH MENTAL HEALTH

Prince William attended the first-ever This Can Happen conference in London alongside friend Neil Laybourn, in a bid to highlight the issue of men’s mental health.

The 36-year-old royal took part in an interactive workshop created to underline the importance of physical and emotional health. During the conference, he addressed his own past as a pilot at the East Anglian Air Ambulance. He says that having three children himself with Kate Middleton made some calls involving children so "very traumatic" they almost sent him "over the edge."

William worked with doctors and paramedics providing emergency services throughout England.

"I got very sad and very down about this particular family," he said.

William continued: "After I had my own children, I think the relation between the job and the personal life was what really took me over the edge, and I started feeling things that I have never felt before. Talking was really important, but even that wasn't quite enough for one particular incident for me."

William urged employers to care for the mental health of their workers: "There's still a stigma about mental health. We are chipping away at it but that wall needs to be smashed down."

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COLOSSAL DIAMOND RING MIA IN PARIS HILTON, CHRIS ZYLKA SPLIT

Break-ups are awkard in the best of circumstances … now imagine there’s a $2 million diamond ring in the mix. That’s what’s happening in the Paris Hilton/Chris Zylka split, amid reports that she dumped him, but is hanging on to the mesmerizingly large (20 carats!) pear-shaped sparkler he proposed with.

According to TMZ, Hilton is hanging on the ring, but that Zylka plans a "hard ask I Paris doesn’t" cough up the goods soon. Hilton hasn’t been the most devoted of caretakers of the gem thus far, managing to lose it at a Miami rave in March, just four months after receiving it.

It was "just so heavy and big," it "literally flew" off her finger and into an ice bucket, she breathlessly explained on Twitter.

Hilton, who hasn’t publicly commented on her breakup, alluded to it in an Instagram post. She dressed up as Marilyn Monroe, and shared a favorite quote from the siren as her caption: I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go. Things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right. You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself. And sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."

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INSIDE MANDY MOORE’S WEDDING TO TAYLOR GOLDSMITH

This Is Us star Mandy Moore married Dawes musician Taylor Goldsmith in front of family and friends Sunday afternoon in L.A., E! News reports. An insider tells the publication that it was "an intimate backyard wedding at Mandy's home that started just after sundown on Sunday evening."

The look was reportedly "very boho," with "rugs on the floor" surrounding an altar. Flower arrangements included large feathers, and Moore wore a dress by Rodarte. In a new-deleted post, Moore’s pal and makeup artists Jenn Streicher posted shots of the dress, which is uber girly, with ruffles, flowers and a cotton-candy pink hue.

Moore, 34, and Goldsmith, 32, celebrated with pals—including Chrissy Metz, Sterling K. Brown, Wilmer Valderrama, Milo Ventimiglia and Minka Kelly—at private event space The Fig House.

Instead of a formal dinner, they opted for a "number of food stations around the venue, including meat, chicken, vegetarian, raw food, flat bread, cheese and charcuterie and more." Beverages included a whiskey station and a ton of wine. Goldsmith took a break from celebrating to perform with Jackson Brown, Jonathan Rice, Blake Mills and Lenny Goldsmith.

Moore and Goldsmith got engaged in 2017 after dating for two years.

Moore has not yet posted about her dress, but did share that her beloved cat Madeline died on Saturday after a long struggle with heart disease.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

FACEBOOK STRUGGLING WITH ORIGINAL SHOWS: Add another issue to Mark Zuckerberg’s list of woes: Facebook’s streaming video service hasn’t found a hit yet. After launching in August 2017, Facebook’s Watch is hoping its Real World reboot or Catherine Zeta-Jones starring Queen America will do the trick. MTV president Chris McCarthy, for one, has big hopes for their dual reboot project. "We stopped doing Real World because for us to do it on one of our cable networks, we would have had to bastardize the format," he tells The Hollywood Reporter, adding of Facebook, "Together, we'll be creating a whole new genre of content, one we're calling 'shared reality.'"

DAKOTA JOHNSON SET FOR MARRAKECH FILM JURY: Dakota Johnson, Daniel Bruhl and Lynne Ramsay are among the bold-faced names set to join James Gray on the Marrakech Film Festival jury in Morocco. Immigrant director Gray was named president previously. Other guests and speakers include Robert De Niro and Robin Wright, who are set for career honors, and Martin Scorsese, Guillermo Del Toro, plus Cannes Film Festival head Thierry Fremaux. This year's Marrakech Film Festival runs Nov. 30-Dec. 8.

LEBRON JAMES’ SPACE JAM 2 TO FILM IN CALIFORNIA: The Warner Bros. sequel Space Jam 2 is one of a number of big-budget features opting to film in Hollywood recently. Space Jam 2, and several other, including Andy Samberg's Palm Springs, Universal's Marry Me and 24/7, Lionsgate's Margaritaville and 20th Century Fox's The Boy Who Knew Too Much and Mouse Guard—will take part in the state’s tax credit incentives program.

GAME OF THRONES STAR NATALIE DORMER STRIKES FIRST-LOOK PRODUCTION DEAL: Game of Thrones fave Natalie Dormer has signed a first-look production deal with Fremantle. Under the terms of their new deal, she will star in a series called Vivling, based on the life of legendary screen siren Vivien Leigh.

MOULIN ROUGE SETS BROADWAY RUN: The Broadway adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! will make a bow with previews starting June 28th, and an opening night set for July 25th. The play made a successful run in Boston, and some of the stars will transfer to Broadway, including Tony winner Karen Olivo and Aaron Tveit.

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

VANESSA MARCIL DISHES ON RIFT WITH BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN: Three days after General Hospital alum Vanessa Marcil first claimed her son Kassius Lijah had been shut out of his father (and her ex’s) life, she is opening up yet again. Responding to fan comments on Instagram about how and why Brian Austin Green and wife Meghan Fox cut out his 16-year-old son and barred him from seeing his three siblings, she wrote: "Let’s hear Green’s side regarding why Kass hasn’t been welcome in their home for 5 years and let’s also hear about what he offered his son on one of his handful of times he’s seen him?" She continued: "Kass no longer has a bedroom at their house starting 5 years ago. He hasn’t ever seen Megan again or met his youngest brother. He’s not allowed to know where they live anymore. Isn’t invited to see them on holidays. Not even Father’s Day. They threw out his entire room and gave away his cat without Kass knowing."

ARMIE HAMMER APOLOGIZES: Armie Hammer earned epic blowback on Twitter for his derisive remarks directed at selfie-posting celebs in the wake of Stan Lee’s death. He objected to celebrities who posted shots with the late Marvel creator, saying they were making the 95-year-old's death about them, when it was anything but. He responded to his critics Thursday. "While attempting to provide some unnecessary social commentary about the current selfie culture, I (in true a**hat form – thank you Jeffrey Dean Morgan) inadvertently offended many who were genuinely grieving the loss of a true icon," the 32-year-old actor wrote on Twitter on Thursday. "I want to apologize from the bottom of my heart and will be working on my Twitter impulse control."

DAKOTA JOHNSON AND CHRIS MARTIN SPOTTED IN PDA MODE: Colplay frontman Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson are normally private about their love life, but the pair were spotted stepping out at Sushi Park in L.A. looking blissed out and grinning. The pair recently debuted matching tattoos: an infinity cross with two small Xs. Johnson’s is below her elbow, while Martin’s is on the inside of his right forearm.

DID TERESA GIUDICE HIT A STRIP CLUB AFTER VISITING SICK FATHER? Teresa Giudice went to the Lace Gentleman’s Club in Wayne, N.J. after visiting her father at the hospital, Page Six reports. She hit up the club with her brother Joe Gorga. A source spills: "Both Joe and Teresa went to the club. They met their friend and other friends. They were there for one drink. They were in and out. It was very brief."

JENNA DEWAN RESPONDS TO CLAIMS SHE LOOKS LIKE JESSIE J: Not having it! While many say that Jenna Dewan’s ex Channing Tatum’s new love bears a striking resemblance to her, she is shutting down the chatter. Several fans opined that Jessie J isn’t as stunning as Dewan, but she kept her response positive, replying with a kissing emoji and writing, "Positive vibes all the way." Tatum and Dewan have been on exceptionally good terms since their split, even trick-or-treating together with their 5-year-old Everly.

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CREATOR SAYS TOM CRUISE IS TOO SMALL TO PLAY JACK REACHER

The Jack Reacher novels will be headed to a small screen sometime soon, but author Lee Child says Tom Cruise will not play the lead because he doesn’t have the character’s "physicality."

In the books, Reacher is described as 6 feet 5 inches; Cruise is 5 feet 7 inches.

Cruise played the title character in the 2012 film original (which grossed $200M) and its 2016 sequel (which grossed $162M).

"Cruise, for all his talent, didn't have that physicality," Child told BBC Radio.

"The idea is that when Reacher walks into a room, you're all a little nervous just for that first minute. And Cruise, for all his talent, didn't have that physicality," he continued.

Child issued a call to readers who angry with Cruise’s casting to help find the perfect star for the TV adaptation. "I want all those readers who were upset about Tom Cruise to help me out - participate in choosing the right actor for the TV series. We're rebooting and starting over and we're going to try and find the perfect guy," he said.

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LIAM HEMSWORTH SHARES PHOTO OF HIS AND MILEY CYRUS’ DESTROYED HOME AS THEY DONATE $500K

As three wildfires continue to blaze uncontrollably in California, victims of the fires are sharing horrifying images of the destruction. So far, the fires have killed at least 42 people, with hundreds more missing.

Several celebrities have been affected as well.

Liam Hemsworth shared an image of what’s left of the home he shared with fiancée Miley Cyrus.

"It’s been a heartbreaking few days. This is what’s left of my house. Love," he began a caption accompanying an image of their burnt out walls, with the charred remains of the letters "L-O-V-E" that once decorated the space.

The 28-year-old Thor star continues: "Many people in Malibu and surrounding areas in California have lost their homes also and my heart goes out to everyone who was affected by these fires. I spent the day in Malibu yesterday and it was amazing to see the community pulling together to help each other out in any way they can. Malibu is a strong community and this event is only going to make it stronger."

He also urged people to donate to the rebuilding effort, and thanked firefighters.

The famous lovebirds donated $500,000 themselves to The Malibu Foundation through Cyrus' charity, Happy Hippie, a representative said.

GERARD BUTLER + OTHERS

Gerard Butler’s home was also severely burnt. He spoke to TMZ after surveying the damage, choking up: "I feel bad. … There are so many communities here, trailer parks and suburban working-class houses that are completely destroyed, and people have lost everything."

Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Alyssa Milano and Lady Gaga were among those evacuated. The homes of Neil Young, Camille Grammer, Robin Thicke and Scott Derrickson were destroyed.

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ARMIE HAMMER SLAMMED FOR LASHING OUT ABOUT CELEB STAN LEE TRIBUTES

Everyone has feelings about Stan Lee’s passing.

The iconic 95-year-old Marvel founder died Monday and celebrities and fans took to social media to thank him for improving their lives and helping to create a socially progressive universe of heroes from every racial and ethnic background, one that featured men and women, and one that didn’t focus on sexual orientation.

But as the tributes poured in, not everyone was pleased. Armie Hammer lashed out at celebs who posted shots of themselves with Lee.

"So touched by all of the celebrities posting pictures of themselves with Stan Lee... no better way to commemorate an absolute legend than putting up a picture of yourself," the Call Me By Your Name star tweeted on Monday.

"They... worked with him...?" a reporter responded. "Me.... too...?" Hammer, who voiced a character in Lee’s Mighty 7 said.

"Maybe they're just remembering how it felt to meet him with those photos," another fan opined on Twitter. "That's how I would feel. I never got the chance."

"If Stan impacted your life (ie. All of our lives) with his work, post his work that touched you the most," Hammer wrote back. "Posting a selfie makes his death about you and how cool you felt taking a picture with him."

When someone asked, "What else u supposed to do when someone dies armie," he responded, "If your answer is 'post a selfie' then I think we need a cultural revamp across the board."

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INDUSTRY NEWS

GAME OF THRONES RELEASE DROPPED IN NEW TEASER: HBO has dropped a new teaser video for Game of Thrones’ final season. Don’t get too excited: there’s no new footage. But it does show a long, wintry road and the show's ETA: April of 2019. Season 8 will consist of six episodes. Think the final season will live up to the hype?

JULIANNE MOORE IS HERE TO DANCE IN GLORIA BELL TRAILER: Sebastián Lelio has Julianne Moore wearing thick, wide glasses and wrap dresses in Gloria Bell, as she appears to be ready to dance her way through life. At a club in the trailer, Gloria meets John Turturro and they hit it off. "When the world blows up," Gloria declares. "I hope I go down dancing!" Gloria Bell swings into theaters March 8, 2019.

YOUTUBE, DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS EXTEND PARTNERSHIP: YouTube Music and Dick Clark Productions have set a multi-year partnership for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. Under the terms of the deal, YouTube Music will be the presenting partner of the show; the pact also extends an existing deal between the duo on the American Music Awards and the Streamy Awards. The 47th edition of the annual ball under the ball in New York’s Times Square will go on the air live on Monday, December 31 at 8PM ET on ABC. Performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

ROMA TRAILER DROPS: The new trailer for Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma is set to Pink Floyd’s "The Great Gig in the Sky." Roma follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker from Roma in 1970’s Mexico City. Roma arrives stateside December 5th.

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WHY MARGOT ROBBIE EMBRACED BEING MADE ‘UGLY’

Margot Robbie is a stunner, and she says that becoming "ugly" for the first time changed her life. Robbie graces the December cover of Harper’s Bazaar, and inside, she opens up about what it was like to play Queen Elizabeth I.

Robbie plays the Queen in the upcoming Mary Queen of Scots (out December 7th). To embody the Queen, who was scarred by smallpox as a young woman, Robbie had to spend hours in hair and makeup. She says the ensuing transformation changed the way everyone—even people who knew her—treated her.

"I'd say, 'Hey, how's your weekend?' But they wouldn't even get close to me," she says. "It was very alienating. And I felt very lonely. It was an interesting social experiment."

Her colleague Saorise Ronan (she plays Queen Mary) was impressed. "Margot is a very, very good actor who takes her work incredibly seriously. I don't think looks even factor into it. Even when she has a glamorous role, she's got this brilliant, strong presence, and part of that is because she's a very sincere and authentic person. She's very open."

Robbie, of course, is more than just a pretty face. In 2014, she founded LuckyChap Entertainment with the goal of finding better roles for herself, and other women.

"When we set out to create our company, it was sort of a new idea, but then in response to the #MeToo conversation it was all that anyone was talking about. People were like, 'Why don't we make movies for women?'" she says of how times have changed. "Uh, what a revelation, right?"

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WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

The 2018 People’s Choice Awards are happening Sunday. Here’s what to know.

MUSIC

Nicki Minaj is opening the ceremony, with Rita Ora and John Legend among the performers set to follow her lead.

CATEGORIES

There are 43 categories, including 13 newbies, encompassing 6 TV, 10 movie, 9 music and 8 pop culture. Some of the new ones are "The Bingeworthy Show of 2018" and "The Revival Show of 2018."

SPECIAL HONORS

This year will honor Melissa McCarthy, who will nab the People’s Icon Award; Victoria Beckham snags the Fashion Icon Award; and Bryan Stevenson lands People’s Champion Award for his activism (John Legend will present).

RED CARPET

No awards show is complete without a full-on red carpet commentary. E!’s Live from the Red Carpet will kick things off with a whopping two hours of fashion analysis, followed by two hours of actual awards. Jason Kennedy and Giuliana Rancic are hosting the special with Nightly Pop co-host Nina Parker, The Real co-host Jeannie Mai and E! Style correspondent Zanna Roberts Rassi joining the red carpet commentary.

The red carpet kicks off at 7 p.m. ET/PT. The E! People's Choice Awards will follow from 9 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. The show will be aired across the cable networks of NBCUniversal, including Bravo, E!, SYFY, Universo and USA Network.

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ROYAL REVELATIONS: CHARLES WON’T BE BOSSY KING + WEDDING SECRETS + FAB 4+ DELAYED THANK YOU’S

Kensington Palace is serving up sumptuous sides of gossip as Prince Charles prepares to celebrate his 70ths birthday on November 14.

MEDDLING MONARCH

For starters, Charles assures his future subjects (via a BBC documentary) that he will not be a "meddling" monarch when he becomes king; instead, he will follow in his mother’s footsteps and "operate within the constitutional parameters."

Charles has been criticized in the past for his strong political (usually liberal) stances. He says that will be behind him once he wears the crown: "I’m not that stupid. I do realize that it is a separate exercise being sovereign. So of course I understand entirely how that should operate."

BEHIND THE SCENES SCOOP

Plus, royal watchers are finding out more about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s May wedding. Prior to the big day, Meghan’s father Thomas Markle Sr. reneged on his offer to walk her down the aisle after a series of humiliating scandals. (He claimed he was ill; no one believed him).

Apparently, instead of driving a wedge between Meghan and the royals, the snafu endeared her to them.

According to the BBC doc, Charles was only too delighted to walk her down the aisle. Harry said: "I asked him to and I think he knew it was coming and he immediately said, ‘Yes, of course, I’ll do whatever Meghan needs and I’m here to support you.’ For him that’s a fantastic opportunity to step up and be that support, and you know he’s our father so of course he’s gonna be there for us."

SEPARATING THE FAB 4

Since Harry and Meghan announced their marriage, they and Prince William and Kate Middleton have been dubbed the fab four. The brothers have always been unusually close, having bonded over their mother Princess Diana's untimely death, and the foursome—often spotted laughing together and collaborating on various royal projects—was a favorite sight for Palace fans. But it seem that there may be some distance being created between the brothers, with reports of Harry and William setting out to divide their "court" into two separate offices.

LATE THANK YOU’S

Meanwhile, the Palace is issuing apologies for the lateness of Meghan and Harry’s wedding thank you notes, after Princess Eugenie (despite being married six months after them) managed to send out all of her thank you notes to royal well-wishers.

According to Hello, the head of the Correspondence Section at Clarence House, Claudia Spens, sent out this missive: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have asked me to thank you for your letter of 24th May and I must apologise for the delay in responding to you. As I am sure you can imagine, this has been a particularly busy time for this office and we have, consequently, been unable to reply as quickly as we should have liked to."

BBC’s documentary, Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70, aired on the BBC Thursday.

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OPRAH’S LIST OF FAVORITE THINGS HAS ARRIVED!

The holiday season begins in earnest when Oprah Winfrey’s annual list of Favorite Things arrives, showing America all of the wonderful things we probably can’t afford this season. The time has come!

And on Wednesday, even the 64-year-old admits that the list has gotten a wee bit out of hand in recent years.

She writes: "These days, choosing my Favorite Things makes me a little cuckoo. What started as an organic extension of wanting to treat people to some things I truly loved has turned into an annual list that takes a team to curate. I then go through every item, picking my favorites and narrowing the selection to my own. It's a process. Because it's important for me to remain as true to my original inspiration as possible. My guideline: Do I really like it enough to want to receive it myself?"

This year, buying the entire list of 107 items, featuring everything from offbeat kitchen gadgets to next-level tech, would cost $13,176.63.

The cheapest item ($13.50) is Truff Hot Sauce. Boyfriend Stedman Graham is a fan. "This spicy, black-truffle-infused sauce is the really delicious deal. But don't just take my word for it: Stedman was a Louisiana Hot Sauce man for 30 years before he tasted this stuff," she enthuses.

The priciest item ($1.525.50) is a Story Bikes electric step-through bike. "My Santa Barbara neighbor makes this battery-powered beauty," Winfrey's description for the bike read. "I love mine because (a) I can pedal up to 20 miles per hour and (b) for every one sold, a nonelectric model is donated to a person in Africa, South America, or Southeast Asia."

Arguably the most random is a Dog DNA Test by Embark for $159. Winfrey writes: "There’s nothing better than discovering your roots—and that goes for fur babies, too. This test reveals a dog’s genetic age and info, as well as breed breakdown, from a small sample of slobber. Incredible!" Indeed.

Perhaps the most infantile is a onesie sweatsuit for adults. Dubbed "The Jumpsuit," an L.A. Relaxed onesie will run you $168. Says Winfrey: "Like a Onesie for grown-ups, this jumpsuit is a pleasure to wear on a long trip because you can curl up in it and still look fresh when you get where you’re going. The stripe down the leg sure does slenderize."

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