Perhaps in the hopes of getting out ahead of an upcoming Vanity Fair article that's rumored to say some unflattering things about her, the celebrated bundle of icicles and yeast known as Gwyneth Paltrow is waving off the "haters," as some might call them, in a new magazine interview. She's forceful and swearful in a new interview with the British magazine Red, saying "The older I get, I realize it doesn't matter what people who don't know you think. It doesn't matter. You're wasting your energy." She then goes on to say that of course if her husband wants to have it out she'll sit down and listen, "But some friend of so-and–sos – it's like, who gives a s---?" Fair enough! Who does indeed give a s--t. "That's why I really don't read anything. If it's important, it filters down to me," she continues, basically giving a long, thin, reed-like middle finger to Vanity Fair. And there's more!
Nobody else can tell [a woman] how many hours a week she needs to devote to this, that or the other … F--- what anybody else says … It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. That's what we've got to let go of. That idea of 'Oh god, if I don't show up to this concert, all the other mums are going to think I'm terrible.' Well, so f---ing what.
Gwyneth Paltrow is comin' out swinging! Or, y'know, she just said a couple swears to a magazine while talking about some pretty vague, general topics. Either way, this Vanity Fair article has to be good, right? [People]
As those of you waking up with mini Baby Ruth bars stuck to your face and a pounding "zombie punch" headache might only dimly remember, last night was Halloween. Which meant costumes, which meant celebrity costumes. We've got two more for you, the last until next year I'm afraid, and they are good ones. First up! Heidi Klum dressed up as an old lady. And not just dressed up, she was given the full latex and putty treatment. And damned if she didn't look like a real old lady! It's a remarkable transformation, though I think it's rather cruel of Heidi Klum to make us contemplate our terrible mortality on such a festive day. Why would you do this, Heidi? Why? Elsewhere in Halloweentown, January Jones was straight-up lazy and just put on some old Mad Men costume to go trick-or-treating with her son. Either that or this is how she's dressing now, because she's snapped the tether and can no longer differentiate between the show and reality. Or she was late picking up her son from set, so just showed up in her costume. Whatever the reason, it's kind of a funny f--k you to the notion of Halloween. "You want a costume? Here's a costume." I approve, January. I do. Oh, and, if you scroll to the bottom of the Heidi Klum post, you'll get a very special message from Perez Hilton. I think you'll enjoy it! [Daily Mail; Daily Mail]
Allison Williams was not the first choice to play Marnie on Girls. It's true! I know it's hard to believe, as Williams so thoroughly embodies her richly realized character, but initially creator Lena Dunham and the show's producers wanted Dunham's friend Audrey Gelman to play the part. But Gelman was busy working for current city comptroller candidate Scott Stringer, so she opted out of accepting the role. (She's appeared on the show in a lesser capacity.) No matter, she's lived a perfectly bizarre New York life without the show, working in politics at a high level and apparently dating Terry Richardson, if the intimations in this recent New York Times profile are to be believed. So she's fine! Don't worry about her. I know you were worried about the 26-year-old, Manhattan-raised spokesperson for a major New York City political candidate, but you need not be. Just because she didn't accept the role on Girls offered to her by her best friend Lena Dunham, you needn't worry about Audrey Gelman. And what a lucky break for Allison Williams! How would she ever have gotten any traction in this business if Gelman had said yes? Just imagine. [Page Six]
Kim Kardashian and her soon-to-be husband Kanye West are suing YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley because they claim he leaked the footage of the couple's engagement at AT&T stadium a few weeks ago. In the suit it says that Hurley sneaked into the stadium uninvited with plans to leak the footage as a way to promote some new web venture that he's started, trying to create a post-YouTube "second act" after two start-up failures. Mean! Also, come on guys. You're Kim Kardashian and Kanye West and you got engaged in a freaking baseball stadium. Now all of a sudden you're playing demure about who sees what? Pfft. Guys. Really. Listen to me when I say: Pfft. [TMZ]
Local New York station WNBC had its annual Halloween party last night, and the GM of the company came dressed as Rick James. But some staffers didn't get that he was Rick James and thought that he was dressed as a common pimp and were offended. Which I can't imagine is the first time there has been a headline that sort of reads "Rick James Mistaken for Pimp." I mean that's got to have been a fairly common occurrence in his day, right? Anyway, to the WNBC staffers who were concerned: He was Rick James. Not a pimp, but Rick James. [Page Six]