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Gwyneth Paltrow Shows Us Her Twang At The CMA Awards


I’m not sure what I was expecting, exactly, but last night’s CMA Awards were kinda snoozy. Miranda Lambert and Brad Paisley won lots of awards. Taylor Swift was her usual “aww shucks” self. And the camera kept pointing to Keith Urban with Nicole Kidman at his side. But there were two performances that stood out. First, Gwyneth Paltrow put down the goop and picked up a guitar to perform “Country Strong,” the title track from her upcoming movie of the same name. And she was surprisingly good—interesting, since we all know that singing in a movie often nets a star an Oscar. We’ll think of this as a warm-up for her appearance on “Glee,” when she’ll do a mash-up of “Singin’ in the Rain” and Rihanna’s “Umbrella.” Keep reading »

Quickies: Jake Gyllenhaal And Anne Hathaway Whip Their Hair & Demi Lovato Isn’t On Drugs, Says Rep

  • Watch Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway whip their hair back and forth a la Willow Smith. Because why wouldn’t you? [BuzzFeed]
  • AnnaLynne McCord has a severe case of lollipop syndrome. Can she be cured? [Starpulse.com]
  • Teresa Guidice will cause major drama on an upcoming episode of “The Fashion Show: Ultimate Collection.” How unlike her! [PopEater]

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Quickies: Did The Jonas Bros Rip Off Jason Mraz? Plus, Armani Dresses “Fair Game” Star Naomi Watts

  • Jason Mraz admits that the Jonas Brothers’ “Introducing Me” sounds a lot like his “I’m Yours,” but he isn’t planning to sue. [PopEater]
  • After comparing the new punishment for weed possession in California to the fine of “a speeding ticket,” Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared that “no one cares” about marijuana use. [Starpulse.com]
  • Niels Arden Oplev, director of the Swedish “Millennium Trilogy,” is slamming the English-language adaptation of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” [Celebuzz]

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Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From Cee-Lo Green To 30 Seconds To Mars

It might be a Tuesday in November, but it’s getting hot in herrrre! No, my heat pipe isn’t broken; it’s the heap of fireballs from this week’s new releases. Kid Cudi and 30 Seconds To Mars are outta this world; Cee-Lo doo-wops the way to Awesome Town; The Greenhornes give themselves four stars; Imelda May gets her rockabilly on; and the Bad Books throw the book at us. Plus, did you check out the new track by Michael Jackson? Yes, you read that right—dude supposedly recorded an eerily accurate jam before he passed called “Breaking News,” which is the single off his soon-to-be-released record, Michael. Get a sneak listen here. And check out the rest of this week’s rad offerings after the jump.
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Two Boy Bands Are Better Than One: New Kids On The Block Plus The Backstreet Boys

You know what’s 2 cool 2 b 4gotten? The fact that New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys are teaming up for the “NKOTBBSB” tour. Who wants to go with me? I think front row is essential. In the spirit of “why not?” check out a video preview after the jump. [NY Post] Keep reading »

Girl Talk: I Went To Ladies Rock Camp

I’m a full-time mom. You know the type. My days are spent cooking meals, doing dishes, buying groceries, doing laundry, walking dogs, wiping noses, clipping toenails, and performing every other pleasant and unpleasant task required to keep two kids, two dogs, two frogs and a hamster alive and relatively happy. But for my birthday weekend, I left all that behind for three days at Ladies Rock Camp. Keep reading »

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