Paulina Porizkova Opens Up About Her Late Husband Ric Ocasek – 'I Feel Betrayed'

It’s been a little over six months since The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek died at his home of heart-related issues. Although he and his wife, Paulina Porizkova, were in the process of separating, they still lived together.

The 54-year-old model opened up to CBS Sunday Morning recently about her intense grief. Grief at not only losing her husband, but finding out that their having built a life and a family together seemed to not have been considered when he left her out of his will.

In addition, the mother of two revealed another crushing blow she experienced, in this instance, to her career.

Ocasek and Porizkova were over twenty years apart

The musician was 40 years old when he and Porizkova met, and she was nineteen. The Sports Illustrated supermodel told CBS’ Anthony Mason, that, at first, the large age difference did not bother her.

She explained how the couple met.

“I got the part, which was of the girl in the video for a band called The Cars. That ended up being the rest of my life. I met my husband and it was pretty much love at first sight.”

Their age difference was a safety net for Porizkova.

“I loved that security of having a mate that was older and wiser. Rejection and loneliness were such traumatic specters in my life and being with a man who fully possessed me was comforting.”

As they grew older, however, Porizkova sensed Ocasek was no longer invested in their marriage. He was absent while present, according to her.

“Suddenly in our marriage, it seemed like only one of us wanted to be married. And it was me,” she smiled sadly.

“I just know that it’s really hard to be married to somebody if you’re the only one putting in all the work. And maybe it was age, maybe he just was tired. Maybe I took too much energy to love, it’s possible.”

Porizkova’s deep sense of betrayal and her difficulty grieving

Becoming emotional in her conversation with Mason, the model revealed how terrible it was to discover her husband’s body after he’d died. It was a moment she clearly still feels strongly about.

“It was horrifying,” she said. “It was the worst moment of my life.”

She opened up about why they still lived together, although they had been separated since 2017.

“He was still the man that I loved,” Porizkova expressed, “and that I had grown up with, and I couldn’t imagine life without him.”

Telling Mason that she had poured all of her earnings as a model into her marriage with Ocasek, it was then a shock to discover he had not included her in his will.

“It’s made the grieving process really, really tricky,” she said, collecting her emotions, “because I would love to just be able to be sad and miss him. And not also feel this incredible hurt at his betrayal.”

Asked if that was the right word, if she truly felt betrayed, Porizkova confirmed, “Oh yeah, I feel betrayed. I sure do.”

In the end, she realizes she has to make peace with Ocasek’s passing and life, now on her own, for the first time since age nineteen. And it’s a terrifying feeling.

She said, “In a way, this is freeing me. It’s really, really scary. I didn’t necessarily want it but this is what I got. So, I have to learn how to use my wings now.”

The loss to her career she suffered

She shared how posting a selfie on Instagram of her face with no makeup cost her a lucrative deal.

“I did one of my ‘look at me, this is my face without makeup,’ ” she explained, “and I’ve never used Botox or fillers and this job that I was up for, went ‘oh well, we can’t use you, then.”

She shared that her opinion of Botox has changed over the years.

“I used to be kind of judgmental about [Botox]. I used to go, ‘Oh, you know, I can’t believe that anybody’s injecting themselves and changing the way they look.’ ” Porizkova said.

“And now I think, ‘No, you know what? It’s really freaking hard to be a woman. And it’s really freaking hard to be a woman over 50. Because we really get dismissed from the table.’”

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Peripatetic Keating pops up at Palm Beach

She has kept shtum for eight months after being revealed as the "mystery brunette" visiting Prince Andrew at the now-dead billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein's New York mansion, but Katherine Keating did not go undetected during her low-key return to Sydney last week.

PS can confirm Keating, along with her father, former Prime Minister Paul Keating, and sister Alexandra, were all guests at the recent society wedding of Gigi Penna and Matt Langsford at the millionaire property developer John Boyd's swanky Palm Beach weekender.

Katherine Keating leaving Jeffrey Epstein’s house in Manhattan in 2010.Credit:Daily Mail

Penna is the daughter of Paul Keating's special "lady friend", the actor Julieanne Newbould, and has grown up in close proximity with the Keating children.

But it was Katherine Keating who managed to outshine her father at the wedding, given the headlines she generated in this column last August after the grainy footage of her in New York, taken a decade ago, made global headlines via Britain's Daily Mail.

Keating was home for the society wedding Gigi Penna and Matt Langsford, pictured here with Paul Keating’s friend and mother of the bride, the actor Julianne Newbould.Credit:Instagram

While there is no suggestion she was involved in Epstein’s criminal activities, why a woman, then aged in her mid-20s, was visiting the Duke of York at the home of a renowned child sex offender – who at that point had recently finished serving a 13-month prison sentence for procuring an underage girl for sex – remains unanswered. Keating has refused to talk about it.

The feisty brunette quit Sydney for New York in 2010, just months after landing at the centre of another scandal which involved her father in a battle with Rupert Murdoch's media empire, which published disputed accusations she kicked one of its photographers at a boozy vodka launch at the State Theatre, saying: "Do you want me to throw you down the stairs and kill you?"

Reinventing herself as a "venture capitalist" and diving into the worlds of tech startups and "woke" philanthropy, she was soon back in the news, this time for dating American millionaire playboy Andre Balazs, the hotelier behind hip hotel chain The Standard and Hollywood's famed Chateau Marmont.

She enjoyed the company of rich and famous friends, attending parties hosted by Vogue high priestess Anna Wintour, and was photographed in the vicinity of Harvey Weinstein before the #MeToo movement sunk him. She was also photographed with Hollywood power publicist Peggy Siegal, who has paid a hefty price for her close association with Epstein.

Prince Andrew during his infamous BBC interview in November.Credit:

Keating's social conquests continued, as she became pals with the Duke of York's daughter Princess Eugenie, and she even managed to get herself involved with cultural institutions with social cache, such as the prestigious Whitney Museum of American Art.

Balazs was listed, along with Prince Andrew, in Epstein's personal address book which was published in 2015. He had only recently broken up with Hollywood star Uma Thurman before taking up with Keating, who was 22 years his junior.

Following that relationship, Keating started dating Italian photographer Francesco Carrozzini, the son of the late Vogue Italia editor-and-chief Franca Sozzani. The Carrozzinis are fabulously wealthy and well-connected in their own right. Francesco is listed as Keating's co-executive producer on a glowing 2014 Huffington Post interview she did with Epstein's former lover Ghislaine Maxwell.

Alexandra Keating, hotel owner Andre Balazs, and his former girlfriend Katherine Keating at a fashion party in New York in 2010.Credit:Patrick McMullan

But there was not a word of that during her return to Sydney last week, though the Keatings were spotted dining in Potts Point, clearly thankful for the privacy seated behind a large curtain which obscured them somewhat from prying eyes.

She did draw attention at the Palm Beach wedding, especially with her bold move to wear white.

These days Keating is calling Los Angeles home and is working with showbiz entrepreneur Guy Oseary, who manages the likes of Madonna. Keating has made herself right at home in Tinsel Town, too, even scoring herself an invite to the recent Oscars parties.

Grundy's Caribbean calm away from courtroom drama

Joy Chambers Grundy, widow of the late television supremo Reg Grundy, was reflecting on life in Bermuda this week, far from the Sydney courtroom which has been the scene for an almighty tussle over her late husband's $800 million fortune.

The former actress-turned-novelist has signed a strict non-disclosure agreement as part of the unspecified settlement reached with Grundy's mysterious "long-lost daughter" with an equally exotic name, Viola La Valette, from his first, short-lived marriage to Lola Powell.

Joy Chambers-Grundy has stayed put in Bermuda after settling legal action with the long lost daughter of her late husband Reg Grundy over his $800 million estate.

But it was Grundy's romance with his second wife which could have been the plot in one of Grundy's beloved soapies Neighbours or Sons and Daughters: a charismatic young television entrepreneur falls head-over-heels in love with a glamorous "barrel girl" and budding actor from the 'burbs.

Together they built a vast global empire with TV stars, exquisite artworks, superyachts and private jumbo jets, an extraordinary fiefdom ruled from a private tropical palace in Bermuda.

And just like the television version, 17 months after Reg Grundy died aged 92, his widow Joy Chambers Grundy, still wracked with grief and in floods of tears, found herself in the midst of a high stakes drama over their fortune being played out under the harsh glare of the NSW Supreme Court.

Reg Grundy and Joy Chambers Grundy leaving for their honeymoon.Credit:SMH

According to Chambers Grundy, La Valette, now 64, cut all contact with her father 25 years ago. He died a heartbroken man but Grundy had continued to support his daughter with an annual $320,000 income for life, paid for cosmetic procedures, five-star travel and hotels, ballet lessons and apartments in Sydney and Beverly Hills.

"There was never any tension over money. Whatever she desired, we gave her," Chambers Grundy revealed in 2017. "His daughter had rejected him and denied him contact. Reg was a very private gentleman. The great sadness he carried was the loss of his daughter."

Grundy himself had expressed his sorrow over his only child in a rare interview with Good Weekend in 2010 at the couple's lavish compound in Bermuda, conservatively estimated to be worth around $40 million.

During the 1950s, Grundy married his first wife Patricia Powell, who was known as Lola, and they had a daughter called Kim. However, the marriage did not last and they later divorced.

Grundy, himself an only child, met Chambers in 1965, when she auditioned to be a panellist on I've Got a Secret.

By then, he was a seasoned producer, making programs at his own expense and selling the broadcast rights to TV stations. Chambers, an 18-year-old model, was smart and funny. She got the gig and ended up getting Grundy as well.

Since their marriage in 1971, they were almost inseparable. The couple were apparently so in love they renewed their vows a total of five times.

Celebrity coiffeur to say I ’do in style

Could the hills of the Southern Highlands come alive once more to the sound of charity queen and social doyenne Skye Leckie's warbling if she recreates – as some are hoping – her 60th birthday performance at celebrity hairdresser Joh Bailey's country wedding next weekend?

Joh Bailey will marry his long term partner Michael Christie in the Southern Highlands next weekend.

Leckie, along with 200 or so other movers and shakers are set to descend on Bailey's Southern Highlands idyll, Wideacre, where he is tying the knot with his partner of a decade, equestrian Michael Christie.

"It's my big fat gay wedding," Bailey cheekily joked when discussing plans for the couple's big day, before adding somewhat more seriously. "I never really thought I would ever get married, but when it became legal we decided that if we could, we should."

The couple, who met on the pony circuit, intend to exchange vows by their farm's picturesque lake, with a guest list that includes Alan Jones, Stuart Membery, Trent Nathan, Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Nicole Gazal and a host of other social pages regulars.

"I want it to be a glamorous country wedding, think Hamptons or the Cotswolds … but really this is just to make it official, in front of the people who are in our lives, family and friends," Bailey said.

Mardis Gras after party at Swans' mercy

Last Sunday PS revealed Sydney's Mardi Gras bosses were unsure of the future of the event's famed after party at Moore Park's Entertainment Quarter now the Sydney Swans are taking take up residence at the Royal Hall Of Industries thanks to the Berejiklian government.

Marching to the after party at this year’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.Credit:Alice Clarke

The following will give you the truth about the Royal Hall of Industries and future Mardi Gras parties.

PS dived into the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment's NSW Planning Portal and found some very interesting reading which would no doubt be of serious concern for Mardi Gras organisers.

Mardi Gras' new CEO Albert Kruger told PS last week it was unclear what form the re-purposed Hall will eventually take. "The after-party as we once knew it will not be the same again with the changes at the RHI, and we still don't know what sort of space we will end up having access to," he said.

Among some of the areas of interest include the requirement that any third party wanting to use the Swans' space were required – at their own cost – to lay ‘Terraplas’ on the floor, the same product used on grassed areas of stadiums for concerts, and it doesn't come cheap.

As for what space is available to community groups such as the not-for-profit Mardi Gras, which is a charity, the numbers are capped at 1000 people.

Royal Hall of Industries at Moore Park will be a vastly diminished space under Sydney Swans’ occupation.

This is vastly smaller than the previous RHI space used for the Mardi Gras parties, which could hold up to 5,500 people, along with a stage, bars and decor.

Looking at the main floor plan, which is going to be used as a sports floor by the Swans, there appears to be no immediate access to toilets, let alone access for equipment such as staging, forklifts, booms, lighting rigs and audio equipment, which spells disaster for big-name acts like Kylie Minogue or Cher.

Indeed one Mardi Gras insider said the new space "was only probably good for a cloakroom".

Given the outcry over this year's after party when patrons complained of too many tickets being sold and thousands unable to get into the Hordern Pavilion, which only holds 5,000 people despite 10,000 tickets being sold, those problems are not set to go away anytime soon.

Grimshaw, Somers give critics red faces over diva claims

Two of television's most recognised faces, Tracy Grimshaw and Daryl Somers, have launched extraordinary campaigns to refute spurious claims they are divas.

Don’t call me diva: A Current Affair host Tracy Grimshaw describes recent claims published in New Idea as “absolute crap”.Credit:Andrew O’Toole

Daryl Somers got his apology.

Grimshaw took to social media to call out the embattled New Idea magazine after it published a piece claiming she was making unreasonable demands and had her own personal elevator installed at Nine's new North Sydney office so she can be shot from the carpark up into hair and makeup lest she reveal her unmade face to the hordes.

Grimshaw responded to the story: "Absolute crap", before launching into a tirade about how such articles do women a disservice, comments which were heartily cheered on by another tabloid regular, Sunrise co-host Samantha Armytage.

Meanwhile, Somers had a victory over Perth radio host Basil Zempilas over a December radio report featuring showbiz correspondent Peter Ford about claims Somers had been fired from hosting a Ballarat Carols by Candlelight over ‘diva demands’, including a furnished marquee as a dressing room, having Plucka Duck perform, his own music director, make-up artist, and running up a hefty bar tab.

Somers claimed the details were untrue while the Ballarat Carols organising committee issued a statement that the former Hey Hey It's Saturday host pulled out for personal reasons.

Both Ford and Zempilas issued lengthy apologies after being inundated by Somers' lawyers, while an online story about the same issues on Woman's Day's website mysteriously vanished late last Friday, leaving some to wonder if Somers was about to "do a Rebel Wilson" and sue the magazine.

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Chad Johnson Faces Up to 6 Years in Jail After Domestic Violence Charges

Bachelorette alum Chad Johnson could face a lot of jail time after being charged in his domestic violence case.

The former reality TV star, 32, has been charged with six misdemeanors, TMZ reported on Monday, March 9, following his February 24 arrest after a drunken incident with his ex-girlfriend Annalise Mishler.

The outlet reported that Johnson’s charges include one count of corporal injury to his ex, one count of battery, one count of trespassing, two counts of vandalism and one count of witness intimidation.

Attorney Lawrence Gund of Kann California Defense Group, told Us Weekly on Monday that generally any misdemeanor carries a sentence of up to one year in jail, which means that with Johnson’s six counts he could “potentially be looking at six years in jail.”

Earlier on Monday, Johnson exclusively told Us that he and Mishler, 25, are working to get back to a good place, but that doesn’t mean they’ve rekindled their relationship.

“Annalise and I are currently not officially together but we are working on things,” he said. “She has given me a list of things to fix and change.”

Following his arrest last month — the Oklahoma native was taken into custody by the Los Angeles Police Department at 4:01 a.m. where he was booked for “robbery with a domestic violence enhancement” — Johnson admitted he was out of line.

“I was completely out of character when I punched the wall, yelled and was aggressive. I was just spiraling from stress and having lost my relationship with Annalise that morning,” he shared with Us, admitting that he had relapsed. “I made a promise to myself and to Annalise to no longer drink.”

His arrest and subsequent charges came after the YouTube star posted multiple Instagram Stories explaining the alleged incident that took place on February 23, and claimed that Johnson got drunk for the first time in 50 days and punched a hole in her wall. A source told Us that the reality TV star also grabbed her phone and threw it over a fence.

The TV personality posted an apology video on February 26, and denied “any domestic violence abuse of any kind.”

“I was in the Marine corps; I was taught core values. I have a sister. I am a very overprotective brother. If she ever felt in danger, I would want her to call,” the Famously Single star said in the video. “If any women out there ever feel like they are in any danger I urge you to call 911. I can totally understand why Annalise felt threatened whenever I took her phone, but I am 100 percent confident [that] any type of domestic abuse charges are going to be dropped because there was never any time of domestic abuse at all whatsoever. Never laid my hands on a woman.”

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for confidential support.

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Anchorman Director Teams Up With Jennifer Lawrence For New Comedy With A Great Hook

Netflix has won the rights to a new movie from Anchorman director Adam McKay that will star Jennifer Lawrence as an astronomer who must inform the world about an asteroid that will kill everyone on earth. The movie has the excellent and appropriate title, Don’t Look Up.

“Don’t Look Up tells the story of two low-level astronomers, who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching asteroid that will destroy planet earth,” reads a line from Netflix’s description.

It’s unclear who will play the role of the other astronomer.

McKay wrote the script for Don’t Look Up, and he’ll also direct and produce the movie through his Hyperobject Industries banner.

McKay directed the Will Ferrell comedies Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Step Brothers, The Other Guys, and Anchorman 2. He later moved to more serious fare, including The Big Short, which told the story of the 2008 financial crisis in the United States. He also directed 2018’s Vice, which stars Christian Bale as controversial US vice president Dick Cheney.

McKay won an Oscar for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay for The Big Short, while Vice was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

As for Jennifer Lawrence, she won an Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook, which is her first Academy Award win among her four total nominations. She has more recently favored dramatic films, so this is a return to comedy for the actress.

Filming on Don’t Look Up will begin in April, and the movie is expected to debut on the streaming service later in 2020.

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Amy Schumer opens up about her surprising IVF results

Amy Schumer has made no secret of her fertility struggles. The comedian revealed in January that she would be undergoing IVF in order to conceive a child with her husband, Chris Fischer, whom she married in 2018. The couple already have one child, 9-month-old Gene Attell Fischer.

Schumer recently underwent her first egg retrieval and updated fans with the rather surprising results in an Instagram post. “So ivf went like this for us,” wrote Schumer. “They retrieved 35 eggs from me. Not bad for the old gal right? Then 26 fertilized! Whoah right? For all of those we got 1 normal embryo from that and 2 low level mosaic (mosaic means there are some abnormal cells but can still lead to a healthy baby) So we feel lucky we got 1! “

E! News noted that this is a particularly excellent result for a 38-year-old.

Amy Schumer is destigmatizing talking about fertility

Schumer’s candid IVF journey has inspired others to be more open about their own fertility struggles. The comedian previously asked others to share their infertility experiences, which they did in an earlier Instagram post. Schumer thanked the people who shared their stories in her recent update, writing, “They made me feel empowered and supported.”

She added, “So many women go through many rounds of ivf which is painful and mentally grueling. I heard from hundreds of women about my their miscarriages and struggles and also many hopeful stories about how after rounds and rounds of ivf it worked!! It has been really encouraging. Thank you.”

Amy Schumer disclosed her phone number

Amy Schumer concluded her post by asking others to continue to share their IVF stories, even handing out her number for those who wanted to privately share their experiences.

“Anyway I am so grateful for our son and that we have the resources to get help in this way,” she wrote. “I just wanted to share and send love and strength to all of the warrior women who go through this process. My number is in my bio if you are open to text me your experience or whatever you feel like. I read them when I can’t sleep or have time.”

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Jennifer Aniston opens up on feeling 'unsafe' during childhood

Jennifer Aniston has revealed that she felt ‘unsafe’ during her childhood.

The Morning Show star has opened up in a candid interview conducted by Sandra Bullock for Interview Magazine, stating that she had grown up in a ‘destabilized’ household.

‘What is it that allows you to stay buoyant and keep from getting discouraged when things don’t go the right away?’ Bullock asked Jennifer.

To which she replied: ‘I think that it comes from growing up in a household that was destabilized and felt unsafe, watching adults being unkind to each other, and witnessing certain things about human behaviour that made me think: “I don’t want to do that. I don’t want to be that. I don’t want to experience this feeling I’m having in my body right now. I don’t want anyone else that I ever came in contact with ever to feel that.”

‘So I guess I have my parents to thank. You can either be angry or be a martyr, or you can say, “You’ve got lemons? Let’s make lemonade.”’

Jennifer’s parents, Nancy Dow and John Aniston, notably divorced when she was nine years old, and she had previously opened up about her heartbreaking feud with her mother, with the two remaining estranged right up until Nancy’s death in 2016.

The 51-year-old had made parallels to a ‘similar’ mother-daughter relationship that had been portrayed in her 2018 Netflix film Dumplin’.

‘One of the reasons why I really loved the mother-daughter aspect of it [Dumplin’] was because it was very similar in a way to what my mother and our relationship’ she told The Sunday Telegraph in 2018.

‘She was a model and she was all about presentation and what she looked like and what I looked like.’

Jennifer then compared her role as a former beauty queen to a plus-size daughter to that of her relationship with her own mother.

‘I did not come out the model child she’s hoped for and it was something that really resonated with me,’ she said.

‘This little girl just wanting to be loved by a mum that was too occupied with things that didn’t quite matter.’

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