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Turn up your Thanksgiving with recipes from Gwyneth Paltrow, 2 Chainz, and Ted Nugent

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For some strange, strange reason, celebrities doing their own cookbooks is a bona fide thing now. (As are feuds between said celebrities and Martha Stewart, apparently.)

In fact, it’s widespread enough that one could easily create an entire Thanksgiving meal based only on recipes from their favorite (and possibly least favorite) actors, rappers, reality TV stars, and politically incorrect rockstars. (Let’s amuse these celebs for a second by pretending we think they actually come up with recipes themselves.) Which is why we went ahead and compiled the best celebrity recipes for three very different Thanksgiving crowds. Here are our picks: READ FULL STORY

Martha Stewart slams Gwyneth Paltrow: 'She just needs to be quiet'

Martha Stewart probably doesn’t have Goop bookmarked on her browser.

In a recent interview with Net-a-Porter’s Porter magazine, Stewart bashed Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow, claiming the actress “wouldn’t be trying to be Martha Stewart” if she were confident in her acting skills. “She just needs to be quiet,” Stewart said, according to Page Six.

Paltrow wasn’t the only woman Stewart targeted on her apparent insult spree: She also ragged on the Netflix series Orange is the New Black, claiming the lead character of Piper was badly cast. “They could have done so much better,” Stewart said, referring to Taylor Schilling—who scored an Emmy nod for her performance as Piper. “That girl is not good enough, the lead actress.” (It’s worth noting here that in the mid-’00s, Stewart was nearly incarcerated in Danbury, Connecticut’s Federal Correctional Institution, the same prison on which OITNB‘s fictional Litchfield prison is based.) READ FULL STORY

Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop pop-up store: A hunt for the cheapest product inside

At Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle blog-inspired pop-up shop currently open in Los Angeles’ Brentwood Country Mart, you can buy a custom (for Goop, not for you) $620 knit heather-grey Stella McCartney jumpsuit, $650 vintage “found” serving spoons, a set of four cocktail napkins for $125 (with optional monogram), a $2,350 vintage Christian Dior Backgammon set, and a book called Within: A Spiritual Awakening to Love & Weight Loss.

The jeans are skinny, the tops are billowy, the fabrics are naaaahtural, and the price tags are hidden. One of those “if you have to look, you can’t afford it” things, no doubt. There was a pile of unassuming beaded bracelets on the desk in the front of the store, pointedly outside the artfully displayed glass class holding the more precious jewels. They looked like the kind of things you might find in a Bangkok street market. At Goop? They ranged in price from “5 to 7….hundred dollars,” according to the delicate sales girl.

Is it silly? Yes. Tasteful? Painfully so. Pretty? If beige tones are your thing, probably. Excessive? For most tax brackets, uh, yes.

But should we be aghast that it exists? Please. READ FULL STORY

Chris Martin talks Gwyneth Paltrow to BBC1

Conscious uncoupling begets oblique explanations.

While talking to BBC1 — ostensibly to promote his new album, Ghost Stories – Coldplay frontman Chris Martin didn’t why away from discussing his marriage to Gwyneth Paltrow. Nor did interviewer Zane Lowe waste any time going right for the question everyone’s wondering: Did his relationship’s breakdown inspire Ghost Stories? READ FULL STORY

'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

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