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'The Good Wife,' 'New Girl' and the hollow gamesmanship of TV 'game-changers'

It’s been a bad week to be a ‘shipper. Last Sunday, The Good Wife killed off legal eagle Will Gardner (Josh Charles), gunning down the dreams of fans who’ve hoped that the series would reunite Will with Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies). That same night, Girls drove a wedge between Hannah (Lena Dunham) and Adam (Adam Driver): In a development as out-of-the-blue as the bullets that claimed Will’s life, Hannah was accepted into the University of Iowa’s prestigious writers’ workshop, then mishandled the communication of the news with Adam, who used the occasion to break up with her after a season of growing doubt about their relationship. A couple days later, another pair of scrappy-scruffy love birds surrendered to anxieties about their union when New Girl‘s Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) decided to decouple and revert back to just-friendship. All this, and Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin called it quits, too. It’s all very sad and Phil Collinsy.

With the three television shows, ‘ship death (and just plain death) brings creative opportunity (albeit not before an obligatory grief ep or two). As Mark Harris observes, Will’s death should seed “dramatic possibility” for several characters, notably Alicia and Diane (Christine Baranski). Season 4 of Girls (due next year) could feel like a markedly different show — one with new characters, conflicts, and of course setting — if Hannah follows through and relocates to Iowa. And New Girl – struggling since the sitcom put Jess and Nick together — has a chance to win us over anew by basically reverting to its original settings.

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Pole-dancing with the stars

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Aniston is a stripper in We’re the Millers. Paltrow pretends to be one in Thanks for Sharing. Are actresses losing more than their clothes?

The comedy We’re the Millers made $100 million this summer, buoyed in large part by the promise of Jennifer Aniston’s glistening abs and a hardworking set of shell pink lingerie. The talented comedian plays a stripper nobody much respects early on. Jason Sudeikis’ character (who’s pretending to be her husband) writes her off thusly: “My wife, she’s just a cheap stripper.” And when bemoaning her dirtbag boyfriend, even Aniston’s character herself seems resigned to her second-class status: “That’s what you get for dating a guy who dates strippers.”

Some male critics gave Aniston a hard time as well. “For young actresses to disrobe in exchange for attention is tradition,” Kyle Smith wrote in the New York Post‘s review. “For 44-year-olds, it’s desperation.” Mick LaSalle was a little more forgiving in the San Francisco Chronicle: “It’s not that she doesn’t look good — actually, she looks great — but there’s an age at which silly and flamboyant display makes emotional and aesthetic sense, and whatever that age is, it’s really, really young.”

First of all: gross. Secondly, I’m not sure Miley Cyrus, who basically played a stripper at the VMAs, was worried about making emotional and aesthetic sense. Yes, I feel for a 20-year-old who wants to take charge of her identity and sexuality after breaking out of the stifling Disney box, but grinding on a foam finger is neither new nor truly rebellious. READ FULL STORY

Gwyneth Paltrow's Summer Must List: 'Gone Girl', Kid Cudi and her goop City Guides app

Of all the job titles that Gwyneth Paltrow currently holds — Iron Man heroine, best-selling cookbook author, web entrepreneur, People’s Most Beautiful Woman, side-butt awareness advocate —- there’s one that rubs her the wrong way: “lifestyle guru.” Despite two cookbooks and fast-growing goop empire, which now includes everything from recipes to housewares to a dietary “cleanse” product line, Paltrow says she sees herself less as an all-knowing advisor than as a clued-in pal with tips to share. “I’m not positioning myself as an expert or someone to follow, I just have access to interesting stuff that I’ve found, and you might like it, too,” says the actress, who sat down with EW at the Apple store in Soho on Tuesday before giving a presentation about her snazzy new goop City Guides app, which offers Paltrow-approved places to eat, stay, play, and shop in NYC, LA and London. (Guides to Paris and the entire country of Spain are in the works.)  “It’s like having a sister you trust who says, ‘This person does a great bikini wax’ and you know it’ll be great. I love providing that service for people.”

Since she’s such a font of great recommendation, we asked Paltrow for her a few items on her Must List this summer. Here’s what she told us: READ FULL STORY

Joan Rivers responds to Gwyneth Paltrow's Botox slam

Gwyneth Paltrow covers the May issue of Harper’s Bazaar and in her lengthy interview she revealed some skincare regimen secrets. While discussing her current aversion to plastic surgery, Paltrow also jokingly insulted famous funny lady (and known loud mouth) Joan Rivers.

“I would be scared to go under the knife, but you know, talk to me when I’m 50. I’ll try anything,” Paltrow told Harper’s. “Except I won’t do Botox again, because I looked crazy. I looked like Joan Rivers!” READ FULL STORY

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Beyonce talks Blue Ivy in 'Vogue': 'She's my road dog. She's my homey, my best friend.'

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Beyoncé has always ruled the world, and now it’s Vogue-approved. The singer — who’s had a pretty banner 2013 so far — covers the fashion magazine’s March issue, and the full story is already online. The writer, Jason Gay, catches up with Bey after a L’Oréal commercial shoot to talk about her music, her upcoming HBO documentary Life Is But A Dream, and, of course, Blue Ivy Carter.

Many of the actual quotes from Beyoncé in the piece center on her daughter with husband Jay-Z.  Below, check out five pieces of intel about the most famous one-year-old in the world — with guest commentary by Gwyneth Paltrow. READ FULL STORY

The 6 best quotes from Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson's 'Redbook' interview

Gwyneth, we love you and your GOOPy ways, and you can rock a mini skirt like nobody’s business. From her cookbooks, to her detoxes, to her behind the scenes looks at getting ready for events, we remain somewhat morbidly curious about what it takes to be, well, Gwyneth Paltrow.

So we’re surprised we were so late to check out Redbook’s interview with Paltrow and her celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson, but we’re glad we did. They talk about sex, detoxing, last meals, and Gwyneth’s “Coke of the Week” tradition with her kids, which is more innocent than it sounds for the children of a movie star and a pop star. Click past the jump to check out the six best quotes from these two insanely fit blondes. READ FULL STORY

MC Gwyneth Paltrow and DJ Jazzy Cameron Diaz rap for Chelsea Handler -- VIDEO

Having successfully conquered the fields of film, lifestyle blogging, Glee guest starring, cookbookery, and fake country music, Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow has set her sights on another career: rap artist. She and pal Cameron Diaz — make that DJ Jazzy Cameron Diaz — teamed up to perform a rap song in honor of their friend Chelsea Handler, whose talk show will be broadcast from a new studio starting next week. If you like these guys already, you’ll find it charming. If you don’t, well, here’s some ammunition for you:

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Over $81 million pledged to Stand Up to Cancer following telethon

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Stand Up to Cancer has raised over $81 million since Friday’s star-studded telethon.

ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC dedicated an hour of commercial-free primetime programming to the nationally televised fundraiser, which was executive produced by Gwyneth Paltrow and Tenth Planet Productions’ Joel Gallen. The event, which was also broadcast on over a dozen cable networks, featured appearances and testimonials from Hollywood A-listers Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Tom Hanks, Michael Douglas, Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake, Robert Pattinson, and SU2C co-founder Katie Couric, among others. In addition to staffing the phone bank, stars like Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, and Tim McGraw also performed on air.

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On the scene: Braving the waterworks at the Stand Up to Cancer telethon

They wanted to move us. And oh, did they know how.

The highlight of the Stand Up to Cancer telethon helmed by Gwyneth Paltrow and a cast of A-list celebrities Friday at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles was Taylor Swift’s ode to a cancer victim, a 3-year-old boy named Ronan.

If you’re not getting emotional yet, Swift did it for you. The 22-year-old country singer struggled to hold back tears as she sang the touching ballad she wrote after reading a mom’s blog about losing her little boy to neuroblastoma last year. The song begins, “I remember your bare feet down the hallway, I remember your little laugh…”

The audience of Hollywood elite, cancer survivors, and fans choked up as they listened to this and other testimonies aimed at inspiring donors to give funds to the Stand Up to Cancer organization.

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