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'Vicar of Dibley' actress Emma Chambers dies at 53
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February 24, 2018 1:24 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British actress Emma Chambers has died at the age of 53.

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Sat Feb 24 13:35:40 EST 2018

For Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the 2018 Winter Olympics have been nothing short of a “fairy tale.”

The Canadian ice dancing team, started off their Olympics with a major honor: Serving as their country’s flag bearers in the opening ceremony. Then it was onto the team event, where Virtue and Moir — whose sizzling chemistry on and off the ice has been one of the hottest topics of the this year’s games — placed first in both the short dance and the free dance competitions.

Aided by their scores, Canada won gold in the team event, marking Virtue and Moir’s fourth Olympic medal over the course of their 20 year career together. In the ice dance event, they not only set a new world record in their short dance, but went on to win the gold medal. And of course, in winning said gold medal, they made history, becoming the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history, with five medals to their name: A gold in Vancouver in 2010, two silvers in Sochi in 2014 and two golds in PyeongChang.

“It’s really been a fairy tale games for us,” Virtue tells PEOPLE. “I’ve had moments where I’ve thought ‘Can we really have it all? Can we have all three of those things, all those special moments?’ “

Going into the ice dance competition, they knew they had a major rival in the form of French ice dancers Guillaume Cizeron and Gabriella Papadakis, who train with the same coaches as Virtue and Moir. “We had prepared for the French to have the performance of their lives,” Virtue says, and they did: Just before Virtue and Moir took the ice, Cizeron and Papadakis posted a world record free dance score. But Virtue says they didn’t know that when they skated their own program, having been secluded backstage. Even still, they knew they had to deliver.

“We knew that we couldn’t have one misstep, we knew that we had to bring our best, and the pressure was on,” she says. Though their free dance score was less than a point lower than the French team’s, their short dance score was big enough to make up for that small gap, and they won the gold.

“It felt so exhilarating to have delivered that performance,” Virtue says. “I kept looking at Scott and say ‘Did we really just do that?’ It was such a special moment to share together. The momentum just kept building, beginning to end, and the crowd was electric. It was 20 years in the making.”

PEOPLE‘s special issue The Best of Olympic Figure Skating is available now in the Meredith store, on Amazon, and wherever magazines are sold.

Moir tells PEOPLE that going into this games, their focus wasn’t just on competing to the best of their ability, but on soaking up every moment of what will most likely be their last Olympics.

“This time around, we wanted to make sure we were really present and enjoyed the moment,” Moir tells PEOPLE. “We came in with the attitude that this is a celebration for us. We worked really hard, we wanted to make sure that getting there, we were focused on executing but we also wanted to be present and enjoy it, be for each other and with each other.”

It was an Olympics that almost wasn’t on the table for the team: After Sochi, they took a break from competition, sitting out of the World Championships in 2014, 2015 and 2016. But soon they realized how much they missed the training schedule and the shared goals of competition. It was in a car together in China, driving to visit the Great Wall, that they decided to return to competition, making the official announcement in February 2016.

“We were quite surprised by how much that competitive fire was still burning,” Virtue says. “The more we were talking about that, the more tangible it felt, and the more real it felt. There wasn’t that much waffling, there wasn’t a back and forth, there weren’t pro/con lists. It just felt right.”

Right it was: They won gold at their first competition back, Skate Canada in 2016, and went on to be undefeated for the entire 2016 to 2017 season. Their eyes, of course, were looking forward to 2018, and their next chance to regain the Olympic title they won in 2010.

That’s where Moulin Rouge came in. Their free dance, set to the soundtrack of the film, is undoubtedly the moment that will forever be synonymous with Virtue and Moir’s 2018 Olympic experience. They first chose the music last spring, and the film is one with a special connection for them: It’s one of two movies the pair has ever seen together in theaters (despite their 20 year partnership!), a fact Virtue says is “hysterical.” After Sochi, Moir says they knew they wanted a piece of music that they both had an emotional link to.

“It’s what we wanted to in our skating,” he says. “It’s kind of edgy, but you do have this emotional connection to it. It gives you goosebumps, it makes you feel something every day in training. That Moulin Rouge soundtrack does that for us.”

This Olympic experience, Moir says, was sweeter than all the others, and even after participating in three games, still feels as fresh and as special as it did when they were 20 and 22 years old in Vancouver.

“What I find about Olympic games is there’s so many fantastic stories, and the celebration of sport, and to be involved in that is the honor of our lifetime,” he says. “And that’s never changed. I think that was the biggest thing that hit me this month is that it hasn’t gotten old in anyway for us, to be able to represent our countries and to be able to compete on this stage has been even more special than it was before.”

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Both have said that 2018 feels like the cumulation of their Olympic experience, but no final decisions have been made yet. (As Moir says, “We need to decide if we want to try and make it a fourth.”) In the meantime, they still have plenty more performances in the works, including a tour of Canada where they’ll be able to be “freer,” Moir says. They both say that they feel lucky that in their sport, there’s an opportunity to continue performing even if you’re not competing.

“I know we’ll be involved with the sport somewhere,” Moir says. “We’re very passionate about figure skating but it’s a huge world out there and there’s a lot of opportunity, and it’ll be so much fun to see where we go.”

Sat Feb 24 13:30:10 EST 2018

Chrissy Teigen has a bone to pick with Emily Ratajkowski.

The 32-year-old model and wife of John Legend teased on Twitter, Saturday, that she was angry at Ratajkowski for not being invited to the supermodel’s City Hall wedding ceremony the day prior.

“I’m oddly mad I wasn’t invited to @emrata’s wedding even though we barely speak,” Teigen said, pointing to how often she interacts with Ratajkowski on social media. “I like all your photos and leave flames on some!”

She didn’t appear to hold the grudge too long, though — sending congratulations to Ratajkowski shortly thereafter with, as promised, a sea of flame emojis.

Ratajkowski caught fans by surprise when she announced that she and producer Sebastian Bear-McClard had tied the knot at City Hall in New York City on Friday.

The couple only started cozying up publicly in the past few weeks, but appeared to be hot and heavy in photos Ratajkowski posted of their nuptials.

“I got married today,” Ratajowski wrote on a selfie with her new husband, Bear-McClard kissing the model’s cheek as the couple held hands.

While Ratajkowski went without a massive diamond engagement ring (the couple both are wearing a simple gold band), her husband flashed two other rings on his fingers that read “EM” and “RATA.”

Minutes after announcing the news, the star also shared a romantic photo of the couple embracing and simply captioned the shot, “💍ny💍.”

Before the ceremony, Ratajkowski teased what was to come by sharing a photo of herself at City Hall alongside her two witnesses — one being social media star Fat Jewish, who made a statement of his own by sporting Planned Parenthood sweats.

Oscar Boyson, who produced Good Time with Bear-McClard and is a partner at Elara Pictures, told PEOPLE that Ratajowski’s new husband is “the sweetest grape on the vine.”

RELATED VIDEO: Pregnant Chrissy Teigen Treated to a Surprise Baby Shower by Her Best Friends in N.Y.C.

Meanwhile Teigen had a surprise of her own on Wednesday — a baby shower in New York City, thrown by her besties.

The pregnant Lip Sync Battle star, who is due to give birth to baby no. 2 (a boy!) in June, gushed about the bash on social media.

“These are my best girlfriends on the planet. I have a surprise baby shower,” Teigen said in a video featuring four of her close pals. “Man. Ain’t nothin like girlfriends. Love you guys so much. Thank you for loving me back.”

Teigen also received several gifts during the night out including a Hatch Mama gift box, Andrea Beaty’s children’s book Iggy Peck Architect and a Polaroid OneStep 2 Instant Film Camera — the latter perfect for family shots with Teigen’s future son and his sister Luna Simone, now 22 months.

Sat Feb 24 12:44:32 EST 2018

Good news — Josh Charles is going to be a dad again!

The 46-year-old Good Wife actor and his wife Sophie Flack are expecting their second child together.

Flack, 35, shared the happy announcement on Instagram, Thursday, posting a photo of herself showing off her growing baby bump in a rolled-up black T-shirt printed with the phrase popularized by Beyoncé, “I woke up like this.”

“Oh by the way…” the former ballet dancer and Bunheads author wrote in the post’s caption.

Reps for the pair did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

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Charles and Flack, who wed in September 2013 and live in New York City, are already parents to son Rocco, who was born in December 2014.

The couple keep their personal lives private, but Flack often shares adorable family moments on her Instagram account.

RELATED VIDEO: Pregnant Chrissy Teigen Treated to a Surprise Baby Shower by Her Best Friends in N.Y.C.

Charles had his breakout role opposite Robin Williams in 1989’s Dead Poets Society. He went on to have memorable parts on the big screen in 1991’s Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead and 1994’s Threesome.

Since his jaw-dropped exit from The Good Wife in 2014, Charles took on roles in Netflix’s two Wet Hot American Summer sequels First Day of Camp and 10 Years Later.  He most recently portrayed Dr. Jerome Oziel in the Law & Order True Crime mini-series The Menendez Murders. 

The Sports Night star’s next project, Amateur — about a young basketball player who struggles to fit in with his new team — is currently in post-production. He plays the team’s coach.

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC can count on making a profit for its 18 days of telecasting the Winter Olympics from South Korea. The network's ratings started strong and slipped a bit as the games went on, and executives say it will end up about where they expected.

MILAN (AP) — Fashion and politics clashed Saturday in Milan's main squares and runways, as protesters rallied ahead of Italy's divisive national election and designers at Milan Fashion Week showed off their own visions of what the future should look like.

NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Spielberg's Oscar-nominated "The Post" has revived interest in the newspaper battles of the 1970s, the lives of Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham and executive Ben Bradlee and the risks of publishing the top-secret documents known as "The Pentagon Papers."

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — While hundreds of millions of the world's people get ready to watch the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Sunday, North Koreans are still waiting to see the first event.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nanette Fabray, the vivacious actress, singer and dancer who became a star in Broadway musicals, on television as Sid Caesar's comic foil and in such hit movies as "The Band Wagon," has died at age 97.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University is providing scholarships to cover the tuition for all master's degree students studying acting and directing.

MILAN (AP) — For anyone wanting to unlock the DNA of Milan ready-to-wear, a new museum exhibition surveying three decades of Italian fashion offers some keys.

NEW YORK (AP) — An HBO biopic starring Al Pacino as late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno will premiere April 7. HBO tweeted the premiere date Friday, along with a trailer to the film directed by Barry Levinson.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — You have a firm grip on this year's Oscar nominees, last year's winners and what host Jimmy Kimmel will undoubtedly joke about (and the best picture award goes to ...

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association says it is investigating actor Brendan Fraser's claim that its former president, Philip Berk, groped him in 2003.

PARIS (AP) — French customs officers have found an impressionist painting by Edgar Degas stowed on a bus, more than eight years after it was reported stolen.

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Much of what is seen in "Black Panther" is fictional, including the country where the movie is based. But in Wakanda, they do speak a language that is very much real, with distinctive click sounds that had some cast members struggling to speak it.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he goes to great lengths to hide the bald spot revealed in a recent photo. Speaking before the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday, Trump turned around onstage and smoothed the back of his famous hair.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Malcolm X was reviled and adored during his lifetime thanks to his views of black nationalism and "by any means necessary" approach to battle racial discrimination.

MOSCOW (AP) — For the second time in four years, Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev is on the shortlist for a foreign-film Oscar, this time for "Loveless," a grueling examination of adults' misguided search for satisfaction and the child who suffers from their disappointment.

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Forget Lindsey Vonn and Adam Rippon. The real rock stars of the Pyeongchang Olympics are a humble group of Korean curlers who have no idea they've become a global sensation.

Here's where to watch the Oscar best-picture nominees: "The Shape of Water": 13 nominations, including best actress and best director.

NEW YORK (AP) — Stories of immigrants, transient workers and a Wisconsin auto plant are among the nominees for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize.

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — AJ Mleczko understands there is not a lot of women's hockey on television outside the Olympics. Mleczko took home Olympic gold with the U.S.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The original singers of the year's five Oscar-nominated songs will reprise their performances live on the Oscar stage.

NEW YORK (AP) — Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics: FIGHT TO THE FINISH: It was the "showdown everyone's been waiting for," analyst Tanith White said.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein apologized to Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence after his lawyers cited them in asking a court to dismiss a sexual misconduct lawsuit.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — What happens in Vegas really can stay in Vegas. Tourists catching a flight out of Sin City can now dump their leftover legal marijuana in metal containers set up at the airport.

MILAN (AP) — The next generation of supermodels was out in force on the second day of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday. Gigi Hadid, sister Bella Hadid and Kaia Gerber walked for Max Mara and Fendi as Milan designers came up with looks for the power woman — giving expression to a movement of women showing they mean business as they unite to put an end to harassment in all forms and define themselves as they wish to be seen.