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Suzanne Somers Reveals Her Secrets to Health, Sex and Marriage (Exclusive)

Suzanne Somers Reveals Her Secrets to Health, Sex and Marriage (Exclusive)
Suzanne Somers has still got it!

At 71, the actress hasn't looked better -- and that's not even the half of it. Somers invited Et into her luxe Malibu, California, home, where she dished to Keltie Knight about her new book, Two's Company: A Fifty-Year Romance With Lessons Learned in Love, Life & Business, and revealed how how she manages to do it all. 

Check out the secrets to living life the Somers way. 

1. Take Vitamins -- a Lot of Them. 

"[I take] maybe 60 vitamins a day," Somers reveals while giving Et a tour of her kitchen. "You know, I'm in optimal health, so whatever it takes." 

Among the actress' supplements are hydrochloric acid and digested enzymes, which she uses to help digest her food after going through radiation to treat breast cancer in 2000. One thing you won't see her taking, however, is aspirin. 

"I don't take any drugs at all, nothing...I don't have a medicine cabinet. Neither of us do," she
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Suzanne Somers Recalls A Terrifying Incident In Mexico: ‘I Thought If I Run To The Ocean He Might Kill Me’

With the release of her new book, Two’s Company: A Fifty-Year Romance With Lessons Learned In Love, Suzanne Somers is getting candid about her life. Joining Et Canada’s Sangita Patel in the studio alongside her husband, Alan Hamel, the 71-year-old former “Three’s Company” star opens up about her 26th book, where she recalls a terrifying […]
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Suzanne Somers Opens Her Malibu Beach House, 10 Years After Fire Devastated Her Former Home

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Suzanne Somers Opens Her Malibu Beach House, 10 Years After Fire Devastated Her Former Home
“I don’t have a lot of stuff,” says Suzanne Somers of her minimalist Malibu beach house. But the things the Three’s Company star does keep are equal parts sentimental and sexy.

“This is called Big Al’s bar,” she explains, while giving People an exclusive tour of the entertaining area in the abode she shares with her husband of almost 40 years, Alan Hamel. Pointing out a favorite photo of Hamel, she says, “Whenever I see that picture of him, it makes me want to have sex with him.” She adds with a laugh, “There’s something about the
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Suzanne Somers Apologizes For Joking About Marital Rape: ‘I Need To Be More Sensitive’

Suzanne Somers and husband Alan Hamel appeared together on Thursday’s edition of “Megyn Kelly Today” in what turned out to be an unexpectedly controversial appearance when the former “Three’s Company” star joked about marital rape. While discussing the memoir that Somers, 71, wrote with Hamel, 81 — titled Two’s Company: A Fifty-Year Romance with Lessons […]
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Suzanne Somers Apologizes for Joking Her Husband Has Sex with Her While She's Asleep: Nonconsensual Sex Is 'Serious'

Suzanne Somers Apologizes for Joking Her Husband Has Sex with Her While She's Asleep: Nonconsensual Sex Is 'Serious'
Suzanne Somers is apologizing after joking about marital rape.

The joke was made during an appearance the former Three’s Company star made with Alan Hamel, her husband of almost 40 years, Thursday on the Today show.

Host Megyn Kelly asked the couple about their active sex life and Somers, 71, called Hamel, 81, an “animal.”

“Sometimes I’m not awake for it, though,” the actress quipped.

Her comment was met with laughter from Kelly, Hamel and Somers herself.

“Alan’s like, ‘Those are some of the best times!’ ” Kelly joked, to which Alan replied, “Fine by me!”

Somers added that she’d
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How Suzanne Somers and Alan Hamel Keep Their Relationship Sexy After 50 Years Together

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Many first dates end with sex, but few turn into decades-long relationships.

In her new book, Two’s Company: A Fifty-Year Romance with Lessons Learned in Love, Life & Business, exclusively excerpted in this week’s issue of People, former sitcom star Suzanne Somers reflects on her relationship with husband and TV producer Alan Hamel — and how they’ve managed to be the exception to the rule.

What started off as a sultry night turned into a romance that has lasted 50 years and is as sexy as ever.

Alan “turned on women and turned on men. Everybody liked him, everybody liked to be around him.
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Suzanne Somers on the Night She Thought She Was Going to Be Raped: 'I Had No Power at All'

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Suzanne Somers on the Night She Thought She Was Going to Be Raped: 'I Had No Power at All'
Suzanne Somers may have found fame as the ditzy Chrissy Snow in Three’s Company, but in her new book, she reveals a life filled with difficulty — and the terror she felt when she thought she was going to be raped while on a remote photo shoot in Mexico in the 1970s.

“I went down to lie by the pool, and all of a sudden a creepy guy was there,” the 71-year-old actress told People when discussing her book, Two’s Company: A Fifty-Year Romance with Lessons Learned in Love, Life & Business, which is exclusively excerpted in this week’s issue of People.
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Hugh Hefner, Playboy Founder, Dies at 91

Hugh Hefner, Playboy Founder, Dies at 91
Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner died on Wednesday at the Playboy Mansion in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of West Los Angeles. He was 91.

The media mogul’s influence went far beyond publishing — he created the sexual revolution nearly single-handedly (with some help from the advent of the birth control pill and the rise of feminism).

After starting the status quo-shattering Playboy magazine in 1953, Hefner went on to launch TV and film companies, finance documentaries, and preside over the Hollywood social scene from his bubbling Jacuzzi at the mansion, a frequent location for industry events. The mansion, which had became somewhat run-down, was sold in 2016, but the terms of the sale specified that he was allowed to live there until his death.

He is survived by his wife, Crystal, and four grown children: Christie, who served as CEO of Playboy Enterprise for more than 20 years, David, Marston, and Cooper, who currently serves as Chief Creative Officer at the
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Hugh Hefner, Playboy Founder, Dies at 91

Hugh Hefner, Playboy Founder, Dies at 91
Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner died on Wednesday at the Playboy Mansion in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of West Los Angeles. He was 91.

The media mogul’s influence went far beyond publishing — he created the sexual revolution nearly single-handedly (with some help from the advent of the birth control pill and the rise of feminism).

After starting the status quo-shattering Playboy magazine in 1953, Hefner went on to launch TV and film companies, finance documentaries, and preside over the Hollywood social scene from his bubbling Jacuzzi at the mansion, a frequent location for industry events. The mansion, which had became somewhat run-down, was sold in 2016, but the terms of the sale specified that he was allowed to live there until his death.

He is survived by his wife, Crystal, and four grown children: Christie, who served as CEO of Playboy Enterprise for more than 20 years, David, Marston, and Cooper, who currently serves as Chief Creative Officer at the
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America Ferrera, Emmy Rossum, and More Discuss Onscreen Nudity and Gender Pay Gap in Roundtable

America Ferrera in THR’s Comedy Actress Roundtable: THR

“I think we should be equal opportunity P and D,” Emmy Rossum stressed during The Hollywood Reporter’s Comedy Actress Roundtable. Rossum (“Shameless”) joined America Ferrera (“Superstore”), Minnie Driver (“Speechless”), Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”), Kathryn Hahn (“I Love Dick”), and Issa Rae (“Insecure”) to talk about their experiences in show business. The women discussed the push for more male nudity onscreen, portraying unsympathetic characters, and the constant fight to close the gender pay gap in Hollywood.

Here are some highlights from the conversation:

How “unlikable” is a gendered term:

Minnie Driver: THR

Driver: “I actually have a real problem with women being called unlikable because you never hear that about a man. They’re called antiheroes and they’re funny and they’re strong and they’re interesting.” She described her character on “Speechless,” Maya, as “not likable across the board, and most women or most people aren’t, but she has a very heightened set of circumstances. If you’re handed a baby who a doctor tells you is never going to lead a typical life [with cerebral palsy] — they probably won’t walk, they probably won’t talk — the small stuff doesn’t really apply anymore. You say whatever you think. So I feel like she has a different set of tenets by which she lives, and some of them are really not likable, but she’s human in that way.”

Ferrera: “And there’s liberation in it, too. My character on ‘Superstore’ is so different from the one I played for four years on ‘Ugly Betty.’ Betty was this picture of optimism … Amy on ‘Superstore’ is so different. She’s coming from such a different place: She has a job that is just a job, and she doesn’t seek her validation in it, and she doesn’t need people to like her. Playing that role as I am growing up as a woman, there’s liberation in feeling like I don’t have to make everyone like me. It’s Ok if people don’t like me. I can just be a person in the world, and it’s not the end of the world if somebody doesn’t approve.”

Driver: “It’s very antithetical to being an actress because we are groomed to be people pleasers...”

On the opportunities — or lack thereof — for women of color:

Kathryn Hahn and America Ferrera: THR

Ferrera: “I’ve established myself to a certain degree, so I’m so lucky that I now get considered outside of the box of Latina, but I don’t think that’s true for everyone. In the way that, like, when Halle Berry gets considered for roles that are not written black, that doesn’t apply to everyone.”

“There has been progress, but there is so much more to do. There’s so much nuance in the way that we talk about the roles that women are now finally getting to inhabit because we’re behind the camera, because we get to write our own stuff and say ‘This is what feels real to me, this is what I recognize myself in.’ The same is true for people of color: If we don’t get in the positions of power, if we can’t tell our stories, if we can’t write and direct and produce our stories authentically, then those roles and those opportunities that feel new and fresh aren’t going to come.”

On the push for gender equality in nude scenes:

Emmy Rossum and Issa Rae: THR

Hahn: “Let’s get your balls out, boys. (Laughs.)”

Rae: “Let’s see some dicks. No, I’ve found that a lot of the guys who we’ve worked with have just been all in, like balls to the wall. (Laughter.) … They’ve been really great about, and generous with, their body parts. I’ve had some of the actors come up and just be like, ‘I think it’s cool that the women aren’t as nude on this show.’”

Rossum: “I think we should be equal opportunity P and D. (Laughter.) But I only really want to see any nudity if there’s a purpose for it. For me, I am Ok to be as naked as you want me to be, within reason, if it applies to the story. If it serves the character.”

Rae: “Because I have seen gratuitous breasts and vagina, and it’s just like, why?”

On Hollywood’s habit of forcing actresses into “certain lanes”:

Kathryn Hahn: THR

Hahn: “There was certainly a best-friend chapter of my life. I was constantly the quirky best friend to various blonde stars … Judy Greer and I both had been playing best friends at the same, always neck and neck for the same best-friend parts, and my husband was like, ‘You guys should do, like, a ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’-type movie where it’s the best friends, and every so often you see Kate Hudson running around [in the background].’”

Driver: “I hate saying that we’re created out of some sort of patriarchal idea, but we sort of are. You’re not given that many iterations of what it is to be a woman in film and TV. Or we certainly haven’t been up until now, now being the golden age of television where you can do whatever you want. You can write whatever you want, you can direct it how you want, and you can embody it.”

On facing the gender pay gap in Hollywood:

Pamela Adlon: THR

Adlon: “Suzanne Somers went through this with ‘Three’s Company,’ and they got rid of her. She was a huge star on that show. And I know everybody thinks it’s fluffy, stupid ’80s, but she was on the cover of every magazine. She was massive. She’s a fascinating woman. They made a documentary about this. And basically, she asked for equal pay, and they not only said no, they said, ‘You’re fired.’”

Driver: “Oh, my God.”

Adlon: “They escorted her out, not to see anybody, and that was it.”

Driver: “Ok, so let me ask you this: What do we do? Do we do the Steinbeck thing where you all go, ‘Well, I’m not going to work for that,’ and they go, ‘Well, there are 20 other women who will.’ Do you take a stand and go, ‘I’m not taking that role because there is no parity, it’s insane’? What do you do?”

Rossum: “It’s not just Hollywood. You look at the people in the medical industry. People in government … But my thing [Rossum’s fight for equal pay on ‘Shameless’] was just, ‘I need to do something to make it right for me, so that I can feel good about doing this job.’ And then it became such a big thing, I was at a health food store in Canada, and this little girl who worked there came up to me and was like, ‘What you did for gender equality really meant so much to me.’ And just the fact that I touched a real person meant something to me.”

Driver: “So, are we supposed to say no? What do you think?”

Ferrera: “I don’t know that that’s the solution. Each of us, we find ourselves in different places with different platforms and kinds of access, and we have to get it right with ourselves, the way you did, Emmy — saying ‘This used to feel Ok to me; it doesn’t now,’ and coming to terms with that. And then having the conversation with the entire system built around you to keep you from asking for more. I feel like most of the times that I have had to ask for something, I had to convince my agents to ask with me. Having to ask your agents, ‘I want this thing,’ and having them say, ‘We don’t think you should ask for that.’”

Driver: “But what if you’re looking at what the men are getting paid in a movie, for example, and they’re getting paid not just twice, but maybe four or five times [as much], and it’s a three-hander piece and a woman is getting paid so significantly less, but the part is great and it’s the same screen time, and you’ve got a mortgage to pay and you want to be a good actor and you want opportunities? What are you supposed to do?”

Ferrera: “It’s different for everyone is the thing. Even though we can get inspiration from one another and feel like when any of us wins, we all win, we can’t shame each other because we all have different situations.”

Check out the entire roundtable, including video footage, over at THR.

America Ferrera, Emmy Rossum, and More Discuss Onscreen Nudity and Gender Pay Gap in Roundtable was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Suzanne Somers on the Secret to Her 40-Year Marriage: ‘We Have Sex Every Day — Sometimes More’

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Suzanne Somers on the Secret to Her 40-Year Marriage: ‘We Have Sex Every Day — Sometimes More’
Suzanne Somers has penned 25 books, but her upcoming memoir is the most personal yet.

In an exclusive email interview with People, the author shares details about Two’s Company: A Fifty-Year Romance with Lessons Learned in Love, Life & Business (out in November). The 70-year-old delves into the ups and downs of her decades-long marriage with host and producer Alan Hamel, which is the inspiration for the book. Somers reveals why she’s never spent a night away from her husband, and the reason she enjoyed their incessant fighting during the first 10 years of their relationship.

According to Somers, the book
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May 9th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Brain Damage, The Void, Serial Mom

For this Tuesday’s Blu-ray and DVD releases, we have an eclectic assortment of titles coming home, including films from the likes of Frank Henenlotter, John Waters, Roland Emmerich, and Gus Van Sant's remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s most iconic film. Scream Factory is keeping busy this week with two different titles—Serial Mom and Psycho (1998)—and Arrow Video has put together an impressive special edition set for Henenlotter’s cult classic Brain Damage.

For those who may have missed it earlier this year, the surreal indie horror flick The Void makes it way to DVD on May 9th, and we have a bunch of other notable titles arriving on Tuesday, too, including Making Contact, American Mummy, The Gorenos, Clown Kill, and The Evangelist.

Brain Damage: 2-Disc Special Edition (Arrow Video, Blu-ray)

It’S A Headache From Hell! From Frank Henenlotter, the man behind such cult horror favourites as Basket Case and Frankenhooker,
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Contest: Win Serial Mom Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray

The "perfect" nuclear family gets a blood-stained twist as only John Waters can provide in Serial Mom, and Scream Factory is releasing the cult 1994 film on a Collector's Edition Blu-ray that would meet even Beverly Sutphin's high standards. To celebrate the new home media release, we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Collector's Edition Blu-ray copy of Serial Mom.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

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2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Serial Mom Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at
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Serial Mom Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

On May 9th, Scream Factory is going to remind viewers why you don't dare cross Beverly Sutphin with their Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of John Waters' Serial Mom, and we have high-def clips and a trailer that tease what to expect from the new home media release.

Serial Mom Collector's Edition Blu-ray: "Every woman wants to be wanted… just not for Murder One!

Director John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Hairspray) brings his twisted cinematic vision to the seemingly mundane world of suburbia in Serial Mom, an outrageous dark comedy starring Kathleen Turner (Body Heat, Romancing The Stone).

Beverly (Turner) is the perfect happy homemaker. Along with her doting husband Eugene (Sam Waterston) and two children, Misty (Ricki Lake) and Chip (Matthew Lillard), she lives a life straight out of Good Housekeeping. But this nuclear family just might explode when Beverly's fascination with serial killers collides with her ever-so-proper code of
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Don Rickles Dies at 90: Jimmy Kimmel, Bob Newhart and More Stars Pay Tribute

Don Rickles Dies at 90: Jimmy Kimmel, Bob Newhart and More Stars Pay Tribute
Don Rickles' fans, friends and peers have been expressing their condolences after hearing news of the comedian's death.

Et confirmed that Rickles died on Thursday morning in his Los Angeles home from kidney failure. He was 90.

Photos: Stars We've Lost In Recent Years

Rickles' impact on the comedy and entertainment industry was certainly felt as celebrities have been posting tributes to the late comedian since learning of his death. Here's a look at what the stars are sharing in remembrance of Rickles:

Bob and Ginnie Newhart: "He was called 'The Merchant of Venom,' but in truth, he was one of the kindest, caring and most sensitive human beings we have ever known. We are devastated and our world will never be the same. We were totally unprepared for this."

Jim Carrey: "Don once begged me for a couple of bucks then told me to twist myself into a pretzel. Ego slayer
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Inside Barry Manilow’s Secret Wedding to Longtime Love Garry Kief: ‘I Didn’t Think It Was Going to Be That Emotional!’

Inside Barry Manilow’s Secret Wedding to Longtime Love Garry Kief: ‘I Didn’t Think It Was Going to Be That Emotional!’
Pop legend Barry Manilow opens up for the first time about coming out, finding love, and surviving showbiz for 50 years. Subscribe now for his exclusive untold story — only in People.

Barry Manilow can’t smile without him!

In the new issue of People, the pop icon, 73, opens up for the first time about his 39-year relationship — and 2014 wedding — with longtime manager Garry Kief.

After breaking out in 1974 with his pop-rock ballad “Mandy,” Manilow skyrocketed to fame with hit after hit, from “Looks Like We Made It” to “Copacabana (At the Copa).” The performer says the attention was alienating.

“When you’re that big,
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Exclusive: Barry Manilow Breaks His Silence on Marrying Garry Kief for First Time On Camera: 'I'm Proud of It'

Exclusive: Barry Manilow Breaks His Silence on Marrying Garry Kief for First Time On Camera: 'I'm Proud of It'
Barry Manilow is opening up about his husband, Garry Kief, for the first time ever on camera.

During an exclusive sit-down interview with Et, the 73-year-old music legend reflects on marrying his manager and longtime partner, and how the two kept their relationship from the public for nearly 40 years.

"I have not read one negative response," Manilow tells Et's Cameron Mathison of the reaction he's received from fans ever since news broke in 2015 that he had secretly tied the knot with Kief. "These strangers out there, and I've always known it, they care about me."

"I don't know, maybe they care about everybody, but for me, it is so moving, it is so deep that these strangers were so happy that I was happy," he continues. "That I wasn't alone, that I had somebody that was with me that I loved and that we'd been together for 37 years. We're in great shape, and I was very
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Barry Manilow Reveals Why He Didn’t Come Out for Decades: I Thought I Would ‘Disappoint’ Fans If They Knew I Was Gay

Barry Manilow Reveals Why He Didn’t Come Out for Decades: I Thought I Would ‘Disappoint’ Fans If They Knew I Was Gay
Pop legend Barry Manilow opens up for the first time about coming out, finding love, and surviving showbiz for 50 years. Subscribe now for his exclusive untold story — only in People.

For decades Barry Manilow gave the world timeless hits, while keeping his own world a total secret. Now at 73 years old, the music legend is opening up about his life, struggles and, for the first time, his sexuality.

Fiercely private, the pop icon recently welcomed People into his Palm Springs home for an exclusive interview and photo shoot with his manager husband Garry Kief — and talked for the first time about their nearly 40-year romance.
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Slideshow: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of ‘Three’s Company’

Previous | Image 1 of 6 | NextREUNION: Priscilla Barnes, Joyce DeWitt, Richard Kline and Jenilee Harrison of ‘Three’s Company.’

Chicago – The first invitation to “c’mon knock on our door…” happened 40 years ago Today as “Three’s Company” premiered on ABC-tv on March 15th, 1977. The misadventures of three roommates – two girls and a guy – featured John Ritter as Jack Tripper, Joyce DeWitt as Janet Wood and Suzanne Somers as Chrissy Snow. Joining them was wacky best friend Richard Kline as Larry Dallas, and when Suzanne Somers left the show after Season 5, her role in the threesome was taken by Jenilee Harrison as Cindy Snow and then Priscilla Barnes as Terri Alden. DeWitt, Kline, Harrison and Barnes reunited last September at “The Hollywood Show,” and photographer Joe Arce captured their reunion Exclusively for HollywoodChicago.com.

“Three’s Company” was a silly-but-popular show, and escalated the careers of John Ritter and Suzanne Somers initially,
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Three's Company: Reunion & Marathon to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

Three's Company is turning 40. In honor of the classic sitcom's upcoming anniversary, Antenna TV is hosting a cast reunion and marathon.The comedy starred John Ritter as Jack Tripper, a young man who ends up moving in with two female roommates. The cast also included Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers, Jenilee Harrison, Priscilla Barnes, and Richard Kline. The series ran on ABC for eight seasons before ending in 1984.Read More…
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