Richard Simmons’ exercise studio closed last year – he hadn’t taught a class for almost three years – and hasn’t been SEEN for that long. At one time it was the most famous aerobics classroom in the world. It made Simmons rich and famous – his workout videos raked in loads of money and celebrities flocked to his studio. What happened? One day the loud and outgoing Simmons suddenly locked himself in his house and refused to be seen. His “housekeeper” Teresa does his errands in his Range Rover and carries a Vuitton handbag. The Enquirer speculated that Richard was having a sex change, and WAS going out, disguised as a woman. But we fear it’s more serious than that. Teresa called 911 and he was briefly hospitalized in June. No explanation to speak of. Is he bi-polar and currently depressed? That would explain his occasional high octane-exuberance. It’s a real Hollywood mystery. Meanwhile Dancing with the Stars’ Kym Herjavec (she married well!) is taking over the space and opening her first dance studio.
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Pharrell Williams is STILL walking through airports wearing a surgical mask and we finally figured out why. Fashion has nothing to do with it and he’s not trying to avoid the paparazzi. He’s actually avoiding germs because he has THREE brand spanking new babies at home and he doesn’t want to bring home any germs and expose them unnecessarily! Pharrell’s wife Helen Lasichanh quietly gave birth to TRIPLETS (2 boys and a girl) in January and we’re guessing they are still tiny and delicate. Pharrell and Helen already have an 8 year old son Rocket. Incidentally, we hope Pharrell will get more involved in fashion design because he is exceptionally creative.
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