Move Over Beyoncé! Ed Sheeran Releases New Version of ‘Perfect’ with Opera Star Andrea Bocelli

Third time’s the charm!

On Friday, Ed Sheeran released a third version of his newest single “Perfect” – this time with Andrea Bocelli.

The 59-year-old Italian opera star sings in Italian on the track, with Sheeran briefly trying his hand at the language too. They trade lead vocals throughout the duet, dubbed “Perfect Symphony.”

Bocelli isn’t the only change in in this version of “Perfect.” Sheeran’s brother Matthew Sheeran, a classical composer, provided the arrangements — ramping up the orchestrations and giving the guitar-driven track a whole new elegance.

In the video released with the song, the singers can be seen in the studio in Bocelli’s home in Tuscany, Italy. It appears they had a mutual respect for one another too. At one moment, Bocelli sits in his chair, singing while conducting as Sheeran stares at him, transfixed by his voice.

“It’s just kind of like a little present for Christmas,” Sheeran told Today on Dec. 8, where he first revealed that he would be dropping the remix.

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Two weeks earlier, Spotify’s most-streamed artist of 2017 had dropped another remixed version with Beyoncé. It’s since gone to No. 1 on the Billboard charts, giving Beyoncé her first top spot since 2008’s “Single Ladies.”

She and Sheeran have collaborated two other time before, performing together at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival and again earlier that year in February during a tribute to Stevie Wonder at Songs in the Key of Life — An All-Star Salute.

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“Perfect,” which is the fifth track on his Sheeran’s studio album ÷ (pronounced “Divide”), was written by Sheeran and produced by Will Hicks and Benny Blanco.

It happens to be Sheeran’s favorite song on his album, as he revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Dec. 1. “It was one of the fastest songs that I’d written. It just kind of came out,” Sheeran gushed. “It’s the first song I wrote for the album and I’m not really sick of it — I still listen to it.”

It helps that the love song is inspired by his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, whom he’s been with for almost three years.

“We went to high school together,” Sheeran said, adding they recently moved into the same home. “She’s really cool. We live together, we have two cats but they’re both really, really strange creatures. They kind of sit up like humans. It’s really strange. You’ll walk in and they’ll be looking at you.”

The two plan on spending the holidays together, as Sheeran told PEOPLE earlier this month.

“We bought What Do You Meme? — do you know that game?” Sheeran said. “I’m going to play that with her family. She only lives a couple of miles away from me. So I usually have Christmas at my house and drive over to hers.”

While the card game, which asks players to match a photo with the funniest meme, will likely be a highlight of Sheeran’s holiday, it’s not the only thing on his schedule.

“We do 12 Pubs of Christmas, which is a pub crawl and you have a pint at every pub,” said the two-time Grammy winner.



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Julianne Moore and Kate Winslet’s Stylist Leslie Fremar Says All Trends Are Welcome in 2018

Leslie Fremar is a big supporter of Wearing Whatever You Want on the red carpet. “I hope next year we see more support that anything goes — all trends are welcome,” the superstar stylist to Kate Winslet, Julianne Moore, Charlize Theron and more tells PEOPLE when we catch up with her to talk about her most memorable looks of the year. But when it comes to looking back on 2017, Fremar says that her biggest accomplishment is her approach to work overall — “This year I feel like I really worked on becoming better at balancing work and life,” she says.

Next year, she is mostly looking forward to fulfilling some big goals in 2018. “I hope to create something or be a part of something that has an impact beyond the obvious,” she says. While we wait to find out exactly what that is, take a look back at the looks she says stood out the most for her clients in 2017.   

Julianne Moore in Calvin Klein 

“Julianne loves feathers!” says Fremar, who put the star in this fluffy design for the Met Gala in May. “This Calvin Klein feather dress was custom made for her and all the feathers were beautifully colored in red and orange.” Chopard earrings completed the look and made it “all come together,” Fremar adds. 

Charlize Theron in Dior @ “Atomic Blonde” Premiere

“This Dior look on Charlize was really effortless and cool,” Fremar says of the bra and mini set the actress wore to the Atomic Blonde premiere in July. “The leather bra and fringe skirt were edgy and definitely an outfit the real Atomic Blonde would wear.” 

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Kate Winslet in Tom Ford 

“I loved the simplicity of this Tom Ford dress,” Fremar says of the black long-sleeve design the actress wore to a screening in New York City in Wonder Wheel. “The jewelry and red nails added a little glamour. It was perfect for a New York premiere.” 

Jennifer Connelly in Louis Vuitton 

For the October opening Louis Vuitton’s New York exhibit, Volez, Voguez, Voyagez, in downtown New York in October, Fremar picked this mixed fabric look by the house for Connelly, who herself a longtime supporter of Vuitton. “I like the contrast of the patent leather with the embroidery and her coloring,” says the stylist,” noting it “just brings it all together.” 

Taylor Hill in Alexander Wang

For the BAFTA Awards in February, Fremar says she picked this design because “Taylor looks amazing in white and this Alexander Wang dress fit her like a glove.” She adds: “This dress was young but still sophisticated and cool.” 

Lea Seydoux in Louis Vuitton

Fremar chose this look for the actress for the Met Gala in May. “Lea is such a beauty,” says Fremar. “I loved how sexy this dress was on her even though it was completely covered up. If you look closely it was made with such beautiful detail.” 

Nicole Peltz in Dior 

“I love this Dior look on Nicola—it feels very young and fresh and sexy all in the same breath,” Fremar says of this pick that Peltz wore to the Harper’s Bazaar ICONS bash in September. 


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Star Wars: John Boyega on Finn’s Surprising Evolution in The Last Jedi

Star Wars heroes have survived wampa attacks, carbonite hibernation, trash compacting and much more. So in The Force Awakens, when John Boyega’s Stormtrooper-turned-hero Finn suffered a lightsaber to the back, everyone knew somehow he’d return.

And he does in The Last Jedi, looking like he could take on the whole Empire himself.

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“His emotions are kind of against the clock now, and it’s a very vital moment for him,” Boyega, 25, says of Finn in PEOPLE’s new special issue Star Wars: The Ultimate Guide to The Last Jedi (on newsstands now).

Not since Darth Vader threw the Emperor over the railing in Return of the Jedi has a Star Wars bad guy turned good. That was the case with Finn in Episode VII. But now that he looks like he has physically recovered from that lightsaber injury, where is his head at?

“We meet Finn at a point in Episode VIII where he needs to decide where he belongs,” Boyega says. “The Resistance are under pressure, the First Order are in retaliation mode, and they’re fighting back with everything they’ve got.”

Clues to Finn’s next chapter are seen in The Last Jedi scenes of him and new buddy Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran), who helps him stay a good guy. And then there’s that rematch with Captain Phasma. For a bigger preview of what’s to come, watch the exclusive PeopleTV special.

The Last Jedi opens Dec. 15.


Steven Spielberg Takes Epic Selfie with Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

Steven Spielberg commemorated a close encounter with some of his famous friends Thursday night with a star-studded selfie.

The Oscar winner, 70, put himself in front of the camera Thursday at The Post premiere in Washington D.C., directing a shot with his wife, Kate Capshaw, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and Bob Odenkirk.

The group has earned over 40 Oscar nominations combined.

Wilson shared the pic on Instagram Friday, joking, “Looks like Steven has a future in selfies.”

Earlier this week, Hanks opened up about what is was like working with Streep on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. 

“You know what’s scary about Meryl? She comes in and does it just like everybody else does,” Hanks explained. “You’re expecting French horns before she enters the stage.”

Putting on a voice, he continued, “You expect a guy in livery to come out: ‘Ladies and gentlemen, the actress known as Meryl Streep.’ And she comes in and waves to the crew the way the royals used to.”

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In The Post, Spielberg takes a look back to the summer of 1971 when President Richard Nixon shattered norms by taking action to silence the media.

Thousands of pages of secret documents about the U.S. involvement in Vietnam, documenting from the end of World War II until 1967, were leaked to The New York Times, which began publishing them in a series that became known as the Pentagon Papers. Nixon responded to the leak by securing a court order that barred the newspaper from publishing after only a handful of stories were printed.

That’s where Spielberg’s film picks up as The Washington Post, headed by publisher Katherine Graham (Streep) and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), must grapple with whether to begin publishing the reports themselves — at the risk of garnering the same swift shut down, or worse, if the Nixon administration decided to make an example of them.

The Post hits theaters Dec. 22.


How Pregnant Khloé Kardashian Picks Gifts for Her Family: ‘Everyone is Completely Different’

Finding the perfect gift for your family members can be hard, especially when you have as many relatives as Khloé Kardashian does.

On Friday, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star — who is expecting her first child with Tristan Thompson — revealed how she picks presents for each of her numerous family members on her app.

“Christmas shopping for a family my size is so hard!” wrote Kardashian, 33. “I like to give thoughtful gifts, so I really have to do my homework to make sure I get the right thing for each person. Everyone is completely different!”

So what does she use to help her find the perfect gift? Detailed Christmas lists — and the advice of personal assistants.

“Some of my family members have Christmas lists, which I appreciate enormously. If they don’t, I will sometimes ask their assistants for help—who else knows them better, right?” she continued, adding that her family members who really get specific about what they want never end up being disappointed on Christmas Day.

“I will say this, though: The family members who tell you what they want ALWAYS get what they want. So, they are the smart ones, LOL!” she wrote.

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And the mom-to-be isn’t just giving gifts to her family this year!

Kardashian recently surprised Kim Zolciak-Biermann with a massive personalized gingerbread house that featured all the names of her family members, including husband Kroy Biermann and their six kids: daughters Brielle, 20, Ariana, 16, and Kaia, 4, as well as sons KJ, 6, and Kash, 5, and Kane, 4.

“This seriously has only been in my house maybe for 15 hours from the amazing Khloé and where are all these little candies going? The presents are missing!” the Real Housewives of Atlanta star said in one of her videos shared on Instagram Story Thursday.

Personalized gingerbread houses have been a favorite Christmas gift and family tradition for the Kardashian-Jenners, and two weeks ago, the mother-to-be shared Snapchat videos from her and Thompson’s Cleveland home, showing off the custom gingerbread residence she got from momager Kris Jenner.

“Let me tell you how cute my mom is. Look at this gingerbread house. … I mean, how cute is my mom and the bakery?” Khloé said in one of her videos.