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CULTURE

Why Is Bruce Willis Quarantining with Ex-Wife Demi Moore?

The family clearly has a fun time together, but how does this work?

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Bruce Willis and Demi Moore were married for 13 years, from 1987-2000.

Since that time they have both remarried, Moore in an ill-fated union with Ashton Kutcher (16 years her junior) and Willis to his current wife Emma Heming Willis (24 years his junior). So why, 20 years after their divorce, are Moore and Willis not only spending time together but quarantining as a family?

The easy answer is that they just seem to get along. They have three daughters together and have maintained a friendly relationship that seems to have made it much easier to co-parent. On Willis' recent birthday Moore even posted an old family photo on Instagram showing the five of them together with the message "Happy birthday Bruce! Thank you for the three greatest gifts of my life." Apart from their children and a desire to marry people born in 1978, the former couple generally seem to have a lot in common, and the family has been getting up to some silly fun while quarantining together—including taking dressing up in matching pajamas (with a giant fork and spoon for some reason), and gathering around while Bruce Willis gives their daughter Tallulah Willis a buzz cut.

A more complicated answer might be that there's some drama at the Willis house that drove Bruce to seek some other shelter. Is his wife or one of their young daughters sick, necessitating Willis—who just turned 65—to get some distance? Or was the stress of spending all day in close confines with a five and eight-year-old getting to be too much? At 41, Emma Heming Willis might have more energy and patience for their young children than Bruce. It could be that his mental health was more at risk than his physical health, and he needed to get away for a bit. Adult children are certainly less likely to run around the house screaming and knocking things over.

Of course, this is all speculation. Moore and Willis haven't offered a public explanation for staying together during the quarantine, and there might be no explanation at all—Willis might have just decided to go over for a visit. Though if that's the case, someone really needs to explain the term "quarantine." Whatever the case, Emma Heming Willis doesn't seem to be too concerned. She commented on the video of Tallulah's new haircut that the 26-year-old "got the good head shape gene and then some."

MUSIC

Reinventing the Cabaret Show with Rumer Willis

Dancing with the Stars winner turned Broadway leading lady turned... Cabaret singer? How Rumer Willis turned a step down into a major step up.

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The trajectory of a star is usually easy to track. The rise to fame, the big break, the golden age, and finally the victory of lap of hosting gigs and panel positions (or the embarrassing scramble to pay their debts). Cabaret shows are usually a part of the rise to fame, the moment of waiting for discovery, or they come at the end of the career as an artistic indulgence or a money-grab. So why would someone who's hitting their stride, like the Dancing with the Stars winning leading lady of Chicago, Rumer Willis, decide to embark on a cabaret-esque show tour?

One compelling answer for this question is that Rumer Willis puts on a damn good show.

Taking the stage shortly after midnight at a swanky midtown cocktail thrust, The Cutting Room, Rumer Willis mounted the stage with a casual confidence, saying a few broad words about love before breaking into a Dean Martin style "Sway (Dance with Me)."

Beyond being a top-notch cover, the song was a bit of a misdirection. Its reserved vocals and contained rhythm left me expecting a more traditional cabaret performance, one during which I would talk and eat and sometimes listen in the background to the show.

That would not, however, be the case with Rumer Willis' Over The Love show.

Willis held the audience totally accountable. She was funny, too, jabbing at the marriage/kids/picket fence culture of people her age. She covered the same topics as late 20s comedians do, with much of the same relatable grace. Above all she encouraged participation, telling us to cheer and jeer and "take pictures and stuff... but tag me because I'm building my empire."

The rest of show was packed with the immense talent of both Willis and her backing musicians. Delving into songs that required the sort of full-tilt belting for which she was praised in herChicago run, she showcased the formidable range of her voice. This came out especially strong on her cover of Amy Winehouse's You Know I'm No Good.

The band was incredible. A wild-maned drummer, dubbed "Birdy" by his fellow performers (real name Rod Humphreys), provided an absurdly tight rhythm for the show without sacrificing a hint of energy. Will Harrington tore up the piano riffs and made every interlude worth listening to. And singer Tye Blue came with it on light-hearted duets in addition to a spiritual intermission.

The show had an intimate feeling, friends and family of Willis were present, if not dominant, in the crowd. It was her friend Nicole's birthday so Willis and Blue brought her on stage for "Happy Birthday." This at times was so prevalent in the between-song monologues that I felt more like somebody's plus one at a wedding than an equally anonymous customer of the bar.As the feeling of intimacy increased, so did the willingness of Willis and Blue to go buckwild riffing and belting at every opportunity, giving the show a very special feeling of one-time-only experimentation.

Rumer Willis filled the rare artistic position of expanding on the form by working completely within it. This was, by all accounts, a cabaret show. But by no means was it boring or unoriginal. It was an excellent rendition of something that's been done before and will be done again. However, with her immense collection of talent, Willis made sure that no one will soon forget her contribution to the cocktail tradition.

Check out another picture below of Rumer Willis at The Cutting Room:

Rumer Willis channels Demi Moore channeling Jessica Rabbit—can anyone say va va voom? Talk about gorgeous…

Bruce's little girl has gone and got herself all grown up.

And, hello, can anybody say, Goddamn gorgeous!

Rumer Willis is channeling mom Demi Moore, channeling Jessica Rabbit, in a stunning new photo.

In the pic, Rumer models an absolutely beautiful flamenco dress in a bright tomato red.

But it's her flawless skin, long thick lustrous hair and impossibly teeny tiny waist that demand all the attention.

rumer willis channels demi mooreRumer channeling momma Demi, channeling Jessica Rabbit....

Total old school Hollywood glamor, complete with Veronica Lake style hair 'do, with the added usual Willis sisters' unique stamp.

Love, love, love these girls.

The 27-year-old posted the jaw dropping pic on her Instagram Sunday night, teasing her followers with the promise of a "little project."

Captioning it:

Working on a little project with the dream team.... @thetylershields @jwujek @haleybuckner @tyeblue1 @bykilian. Can't wait to show you guys!!

As Popdust previously reported, Rumer has previously opened up about the pain of growing up in the spotlight as the child of a beautiful star.

She broke down in tears during a monologue on Dancing With the Stars last year, while talking about the bullying she endured as a Hollywood teen:

When you grow up with parents that are known worldwide and having so much attention from media and all of the tabloid magazines, it's really tough.

When I was a teenager I was super awkward, I don't think I really felt comfortable in my body or with how I looked and people were nasty.
People would say I looked like a man or something called a 'buttaface', which means everything good but her face, or potato head was the big term that everyone used a lot, basically making fun of the way I looked. ...
My mom who is one of the most stunning women I've ever met and who everyone was comparing me to, saying that you look more like your very masculine father than your beautiful Mom.

For years I thought 'Maybe I can get plastic surgery. If I change my face or get really skinny, that will be it, that will be the answer' and it's not.' ...

I went through a lot of huge changes for myself that really affected me in a positive way. ...

My sister Tallulah was in rehab and I was inspired because she didn't try to hide from it.
She really owned it.

She got in this mindset of saying 'Here are my flaws and it's OK. I'm still me and I'm still beautiful and it doesn't matter.'

I just realized that I could feel the same way and I need to stop listening to the bullies.

Well, they say revenge is a dish best served cold.

In Rumer's case, it's a dish served up in a stunning smokin' hot red flamenco dress.

Although, as she's proved, her beauty is ingrained and within as well.

The very best kind of beauty there is.

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After expressing her shock and dismay upon learning that a young man had drowned in a pool at her Los Angeles home, Demi Moore turned to Prada for solace.

When first notified of the tragic incident while vacationing in New York City, Moore released a statement:

I am in absolute shock. I was out of the country traveling to meet my daughters for a birthday celebration when I got the devastating news. The loss of a child is an unthinkable tragedy and my heart goes out to this young man’s family and friends.

Moore didn't know the young man, but obviously the news was upsetting.

And what do we do when we're upset?

We shop, and we shop with all our hearts.

While tabloids today seemed determined to slam Demi Moore for indulging in luxury goods at a time of existential malaise, I say, Let us not rush to judgement.

Remember the term Retail Therapy?

Shopping is not only a natural response to crisis, it is the best possible source of solace. A guy drowned, and that calls for the big guns, i.e., Prada. Apparently Demi also sought comfort at Lanvin, and that is as it should be.

Let's review the accepted shopping venues for different levels of shock and devastation.

Death = Prada, Lanvin

Paralysis = Gucci

Amputation = Versace

Broken bones = Miu Miu

Car accident, non fatal = Alexander Wang

Romantic disappointment = Diane von Furstenberg

Lost cellphone = Marc by Marc Jacobs

Broken fingernail = J. Crew

I hope we can all show support to Demi Moore and her beautiful daughters in their hour of sorrow and consumer goods, and to respect their privacy during this sensitive time.

 

A man was found dead in Demi Moore's swimming pool early Sunday morning after a party was held the night before, TMZ are reporting.

Demi who is currently out of town and was not present, has thee children, Rumer, 26, Scout, 23 and Tallulah, 21,  with ex husband Bruce Willis, 60. Sources report that none of the family were either at the party or present when the body was found.  However a neighbor told TMZ that Demi's kids have been staying at the house for weeks and "throwing parties every day and night".

These are frequently pool parties, as captioned on Instagram by Tallulah a couple of weeks ago;

Party time with Tallulah Willis

The man who died was 21 and could not swim, apparently slipped and fell into the pool during a party and subsequently drowned. Law enforcement sources have confirmed that there was no foul play.

The Annoying Drought Of Demi Moore News Triggers More Tabloid Insanity

Demi Moore's house, previously shared with ex-husband Ashton Kutcher.

What is strange is that the inside source is keen to stress it was neither Demi nor her children who threw the party and that the victim was invited by an assistant.  Is that usual?  Do celebrities allow their houses to be used for parties that none of their family are present at?

Demi is being kept fully informed of developments.