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Hollywood megastar shares hilarious rare family snaps

<p>Hollywood A-lister and eternal beacon of coolness Charlize Theron recently dazzled the world yet again with her latest escapade – a trip to Florida's Walt Disney World Resort with her two adorable kiddos, Jackson and August. </p> <p>At the tender age of 48 (seriously, <em>WHAT </em>is her skincare routine), Theron whisked her offspring away to the land of dreams and mouse-shaped everything. Decked out in her best shades and a smile that could light up a thousand movie screens, Theron shared glimpses of their adventure on social media, much to the delight of fans and paparazzi alike – with the compelling caption: "Spring break mode activated".</p> <blockquote class="instagram-media" style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="" data-instgrm-version="14"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"> </div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"> </div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"> </div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <div style="padding: 12.5% 0;"> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; margin-bottom: 14px; align-items: center;"> <div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(0px) translateY(7px);"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; height: 12.5px; transform: rotate(-45deg) translateX(3px) translateY(1px); width: 12.5px; flex-grow: 0; margin-right: 14px; margin-left: 2px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(9px) translateY(-18px);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: 8px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 20px; width: 20px;"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 2px solid transparent; border-left: 6px solid #f4f4f4; border-bottom: 2px solid transparent; transform: translateX(16px) translateY(-4px) rotate(30deg);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: auto;"> <div style="width: 0px; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-right: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(16px);"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; flex-grow: 0; height: 12px; width: 16px; transform: translateY(-4px);"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-left: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(-4px) translateX(8px);"> </div> </div> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center; margin-bottom: 24px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 224px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 144px;"> </div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">A post shared by Charlize Theron (@charlizeafrica)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>In a move that surprised precisely no one, the impossibly youthful Theron treated her mini-mes to the quintessential Disney experience, complete with selfies in front of Cinderella's Castle and hair-raising rides that clearly had the kids hollering for mercy. </p> <p>But it wasn't just about thrilling rides and larger-than-life characters. Theron, ever the advocate for love and acceptance, made sure to capture a moment of solidarity with a rainbow mural and the word "love". </p> <p>Now, let's pause for a moment of appreciation for Theron's parenting journey – a story that reads like a Hollywood script in itself. From her own turbulent childhood in South Africa to adopting her two bundles of joy as a single mum, Theron has navigated the highs and lows of parenthood with grace, humour and a healthy dose of badassery.</p> <p>And let's not forget Theron's refreshingly honest take on motherhood and adoption. In a world where celebrity interviews often veer into the realm of carefully curated PR spiel, Theron's candidness is like a breath of fresh air. From her unwavering support for the LGBTQ+ community to her heartfelt reflections on adoption, Theron proves that beneath the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown lies a woman with a heart of gold and a killer sense of humour.</p> <p>So, here's to Charlize Theron – the ultimate cool mum, the queen of the silver screen, and a shining symbol of love and acceptance in a world that could always use a little more magic. </p> <p><em>Images: Instagram</em></p>

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Charlize Theron lists serene Spanish-style home

<p dir="ltr">If you have a spare $3 million to spend, you could own the home of Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron.</p> <p dir="ltr">The <em>School for Good and Evil</em> star has listed one of her three homes in Los Angeles for just $US 1.995 million ($AU 3.1 million), according to <em><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Dirt</a></em>.</p> <p dir="ltr">The two-bedroom, two-bathroom Spanish-style home is located in the neighbourhood Beverly Grove, to the south of West Hollywood.</p> <p dir="ltr">Theron has owned the property for more than 20 years, after reportedly buying the home in 2000 for approximately $US 1.5 million ($AU 2.3 or $NZ 2.5 million).</p> <p dir="ltr">She has since gone on to renovate the nearly 100-year-old home, with the listing describing it as a “super light and charming Casita” with open and bright interiors, high ceilings, whitewashed walls, curved archways, white lattice windows and floorboards throughout.</p> <p dir="ltr">The master bedroom opens out to the “serene backyard with pool” area while the garage has another room connected to it that can be used as a home office or gym.</p> <p dir="ltr">The exterior boasts white stucco, along with a red tiled roof, and the property is enclosed by high hedges and gates.</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-306672c4-7fff-51df-f714-6b6a21cd8755"></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Images: @charlizeafrica (Instagram) / Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties</em></p>

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Charlize Theron “not ashamed” to talk about her mother killing her father in self-defence

<p><span>Charlize Theron has opened up about the night her mother killed her father in self-defence.</span></p> <p><span>Speaking to <em><a href="">NPR</a></em>, the <em>Bombshell </em>actress said her father Charles grappled with alcoholism for all of her life.</span></p> <p><span>“It was a pretty hopeless situation. Our family was just kind of stuck in it,” the actress said. </span></p> <p><span>“The day-to-day unpredictability of living with an addict is the thing that you sit with and have kind of embedded in your body for the rest of your life, more than just this one event of what happened one night.”</span></p> <p><span>Theron was 15 years old when her drunk father came into the house with a gun on June 21, 1991. While she and her mother Gerda Maritz were leaning against her bedroom door to block his entry, he fired three shots through the door. </span></p> <p><span>“None of those bullets ever hit us, which is just a miracle,” Theron said. “But in self-defence, she ended the threat.”</span></p> <p><span>Maritz retrieved her own handgun and shot her husband, <em><a href="">ABC News</a> </em>reported. No charges were brought against Maritz.</span></p> <p><span>While she wished the incident had never happened, she said she is “not ashamed” to discuss the family violence she experienced.</span></p> <p><span>“I’m not ashamed to talk about it, because I do think that the more we talk about these things, the more we realize we are not alone in any of it,” Theron said.</span></p> <p><span>“I think, for me, it’s just always been that this story really is about growing up with addicts and what that does to a person.”</span></p> <p><span>Theron previously discussed the incident in a 2017 interview with <a href="">the <em>New York Times</em></a>.</span></p> <p>“I survived that, and I’m proud of that,” Theron said. “I’ve worked hard for that, too. And I am not scared of that. I am not fearful of the darkness. If anything, I am intrigued by it, because I think it explains human nature and people better.”</p>


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Charlize Theron reveals struggle with depression after gaining 22 kilos

<p>Transforming herself for a role is something Charlize Theron doesn’t shy away from.</p> <p>The actress underwent a major transformation for her role in 2003’s <em>Monster</em>, which earned her an Oscar for Best Actress.</p> <p>Now, the 42-year-old star has undergone the process all over again to nail her role in new film, <em>Tully</em>, this time gaining a hefty amount of weight – a total of 22 kilos.</p> <p>However, this time around, Theron admits it did take a toll on her mental health.</p> <p>“You know, it was a huge surprise to me. I got hit in the face pretty hard with depression,” Theron revealed to <a href="">Entertainment Tonight</a>, while promoting <em>Tully</em>.</p> <p>The mum-of-two blamed her high-calorie junk food diet whilst transforming into the lead character as the reason behind her terrible mood, admitting, “I was not that fun to be around on this film.”</p> <p><img width="497" height="280" src="" alt="Tully -charlize -theron"/></p> <p>The South African born star added, “For the first time in my life, I was eating so much processed food and I drank way too much sugar.”</p> <p>Theron also admitted that the novelty of eating fast food wore off pretty quickly.</p> <p>“The first three weeks are always fun because you’re just like a kid in a candy store. So it was fun to go and have breakfast at In-N-Out and have two milkshakes,” the actress revealed.</p> <p>“And then after three weeks, it’s not fun anymore. Like, all of a sudden you’re just done eating that amount and then it becomes a job.”</p> <p><img width="497" height="310" src="" alt="Charlize Theron Tully"/></p> <p>The method actress says it was a challenge keeping the weight on.</p> <p>“I would literally wake up at two in the morning and I’d have a cup of cold macaroni and cheese just next to me,” Theron said.</p> <p>“I would wake up and I would just eat it… I would just, like, shove it in my throat. It’s hard to maintain that weight.”</p> <p>In the lead role of Tully, Theron plays an exhausted mother-of-three.</p> <p>“I wanted to feel what this woman felt, and I think that was a way for me to get closer to her and get into that mindset,” the actress said.</p>


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