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Everyone in Hollywood Is Wearing These Boots

10/20/2014 at 06:00 AM ET

We’re not kidding when we say every celeb has a pair of black over-the-knee leather riding boots with a stretchy panel down the back. Emma Stone, Kate Moss, Angelina Jolie, Selena Gomez, Miranda Kerr, Leighton Meester — the list goes on. The difference between the boots they own and the boots we found for you in the video below is this: Theirs weigh in at over $600 and these cost a fraction of that.

We are all about these riding boots, so it’s a good thing they go with practically everything in our closets. We’ve been wearing ours with dresses and mini skirts sans tights, but now that the temperatures are dropping, we’re adding black opaques to the looks or pairing the boots with jeans or black skinnies.

Sure, we know the boots are something of an investment, but it’s one that’s well worth making. And not just because you’ll wear them to death this year; this is a classic style that’ll never go out of fashion thanks to the simple silhouette and versatility — so you’ll be wearing the pair for years to come.

And you can get 15% off the price listed in the video by entering STYLE15 after adding it to your cart (the code works for first-time Joyus shoppers). And be sure to check out more fashion finds and beauty products PEOPLE editors love here.

–Zoë Ruderman

Everyone in Hollywood Is Wearing These Boots
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Elizabeth Taylor & Michael Jackson at Her Final Wedding: Never-Before-Seen Photos

It was the eighth – and final – trip she would ever make down the aisle.

And now, for the first time, the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation has released photos of Elizabeth Taylor and Larry Fortensky’s lavish 1991 wedding at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch exclusively to PEOPLE.

This inside look commemorates PEOPLE’s Oct. 21, 1991, cover story on the biggest and most media-saturated wedding in Hollywood history. (Remember, this was in the days before weddings like George and Amal Clooney’s and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s.)

In the photos, the blushing, bronzed bride is dressed in a pale yellow $25,000 Valentino gown (a gift from the designer). She is seen with her groom – her seventh (she married Richard Burton twice) – and with her close friend, Jackson, who hosted the wedding for 160 high profile guests on his 2,700-acre Santa Ynez Valley, California, estate.

Elizabeth Taylor & Michael Jackson at Her Final Wedding: Never Before Seen Photos

Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor

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As about a dozen helicopters hovered overhead, a brazen paparazzo even parachuted into the ceremony, landing 20 feet from the shocked bride and groom. (Despite the fact that the wedding was guarded by a former Israeli army officer and a 100-man security force.)

Taylor, then 59, is seen in the photographs sharing a laugh with an upbeat Jackson, and standing with her new hubby, then 39, under the gardenia-draped gazebo where they became husband and wife.

Elizabeth Taylor & Michael Jackson at Her Final Wedding: Never Before Seen Photos

Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor

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While Taylor’s ex-husband Eddie Fisher predicted that her marriage to Fortensky “should last [because it's] the first time Liz has married a regular guy,” it wasn’t to be. The couple divorced five years later.

Taylor died on March 23, 2011, of congestive heart failure at 79. Jackson died on June 25, 2009. Forensky, now 62, still lives in California and says he remained close friends with his ex-wife after they split, reportedly speaking for hours by phone a few times a month.

“I have wonderful memories of my time with Elizabeth and I will treasure her memory forever,” he said in a rare 2011 interview after her death.

Taylor met Fortensky, a twice-divorced construction worker with rugged looks, in 1988 when they were both battling drug and alcohol dependencies at the famed Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California.

Inside the Big Day

At their much-anticipated wedding, the two couldn?t have been happier. As famous faces including Liza Minnelli, Eddie Murphy, Nancy Reagan (Taylor moved the wedding date to accommodate President Ronald Reagan, but he was still unable to attend), then-Twentieth Century Fox head Barry Diller and his date, designer Diane Von Furstenberg, Arsenio Hall, George Hamilton, Merv Griffin, Quincy Jones and Macaulay Culkin looked on, Taylor walked down the aisle, escorted by Jackson and her eldest son, Michael Wilding Jr., then 38.

Elizabeth Taylor & Michael Jackson at Her Final Wedding: Never Before Seen Photos

Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor

Herb Ritts

Fortensky’s best man was Taylor’s hairdresser, José Eber (shown in the picture). Taylor’s longtime friend Norma Heyman was matron of honor.

Hollywood self-help guru Marianne Williamson presided over the nondenominational ceremony (Taylor was Jewish; Fortensky is Protestant), with the couple exchanging vows and rings. Wearing her pavé diamond-encrusted wedding ring for the first time, Taylor placed a loving hand on her new husband’s cheek after their first kiss as man and wife.

“You could just look in their eyes and tell Liz was very happy,” Von Furstenberg said at the time.

Under the massive tent where the glamorous reception was held, the bride and groom toasted each other and their host – who reportedly paid for much of the estimated $1.5 million wedding – with mineral water.

“You’ve been so generous, it makes me want to cry,” Taylor told Jackson. “I’ll never forget it as long as I live.”

Jackson and his date, Brooke Shields, cut into the couple’s first dance as guests sipped Dom Perignon and chardonnay from a nearby winery and dined on platters of rolled salmon and five tiers of chocolate mousse cake.

At about 10:30 p.m., the newlyweds said their goodnights and retired to Jackson’s ranch house, where they spent several nights before a two-day tour to promote Taylor’s White Diamonds perfume, opting to honeymoon later. Syndicated newspaper columnist Liz Smith predicted that Taylor’s marriage to Fortensky “will be fun for her. Under the high gloss of her facade, she is really an ordinary woman who has led an extraordinary life.”

That life became even more extraordinary when Taylor began working tirelessly to battle HIV/AIDS, which became her legacy. Taylor used proceeds from her exclusive wedding pictures to start the ETAF in 1991, raising funds and awareness to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing assistance for those living with the virus.

“My grandmother?s deep love and concern for people led her to create The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, which focuses on the immediate needs of HIV+ people, by supporting access to medicine and health care, healthy food, needle exchanges, and safe places to live and be cared for,” Taylor’s granddaughter, Laela Wilding, tells PEOPLE. “She is a champion for us all, and her determination and love is a shining inspiration that we should all support those in need, support each other, despite any differences we have in gender, race, class, or HIV status.?

Elizabeth Taylor & Michael Jackson at Her Final Wedding: Never Before Seen Photos

Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and Larry Fortensky on the cover of PEOPLE

Elizabeth Taylor & Michael Jackson at Her Final Wedding: Never Before Seen Photos
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The Mindy Project’s Ike Barinholtz’s Slim-Down Secret? ‘I Stopped Drinking Beer’

10/21/2014 AT 06:00 PM EDT

Fans of The Mindy Project may have noticed that nurse Morgan Tookers has been looking slimmer in his scrubs.

“I lost a couple ounces, yeah,” Ike Barinholtz told PEOPLE while promoting the show. “I did this movie [The Nest] with Tina [Fey] and Amy [Poehler] last summer, and I had to lose weight for it. I was real big, and the part was kind of a romantic part, and the director – in the NICEST way – was like, ‘This is a character who recently lost some weight.’ Draw your own conclusion.”

As for how he dropped the pounds, Barinholtz, 37, admitted he had to give up on a couple of his favorite indulgences.

“I stopped drinking beer, which I love,” said the actor. “And then cheese popcorn was a big thing for me. I would go to Whole Foods and get one of those bags of cheese popcorn and eat the whole thing right away. So basically it was just, for the first time in my life, trying to eat reasonably.”

But Barinholtz couldn’t stay away from his beloved beer for long!

“Oh, I’m back on it, don’t worry,” he joked. “Oh, Daddy’s back!”

The Mindy Projects Ike Barinholtzs Slim Down Secret? I Stopped Drinking Beer
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Renée Zellweger Is Almost Unrecognizable, Kate Middleton Debuts Her Baby Bump + More in Today’s…

Renée Zellweger Is Almost Unrecognizable, Kate Middleton Debuts Her Baby Bump + More in Today’s...

Renée Zellweger puts her latest plastic surgery on public display, Kate Middleton‘s morning sickness finally eases up, Kris Jenner speaks up on her ex’s dating situation and more in Last Lap.

  • Renée Zellweger was unrecognizable at Elle‘s Women in Hollywood event last night. [Huffington Post]
  • Kate Middleton finally debuts her new baby bump. [E!]
  • Kris Jenner speaks out about Bruce Jenner‘s dating life. [US Weekly]
  • Check out the latest Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 trailer.
  • Entertainment Weekly breaks down why no fall TV shows have been cancelled yet. Even though some really should be. [EW]
  • Alan Cumming recalls his experience of Shia LaBeouf‘s Cabaret incident.
  • The Judge Dredd: Superfiend teaser has been released. [THR]
  • Scandal hunk Scott Foley gives Nick Lachey baby advice.

[Photo Credit: Getty]

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