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Gwyneth Paltrow: I'm in the best shape of my life

Gwyneth Paltrow bares her bikini body for Self Gwyneth Paltrow has to balance out all that cooking somehow -- and apparently does it effectively, as the actress tells Self magazine she's in the best shape of her life.

"I never thought that I’d be considered to have a good body. I was bony up top and kind of dumpy on the bottom. But my trainer, Tracy Anderson, completely changed my legs, butt, arms and stomach. I feel better than ever, too," she said.

Anderson's popular dance cardio routine, along with muscle toning, delivered Paltrow's "Iron Man" bod -- but she's not without her problem areas.

"My butt! My butt, butt, butt. When Tracy met me, she said that I had a long, square butt that she was going to redesign, and I was, like, 'Yeah? Good luck.'"

Yet Anderson has been successful and, Paltrow says, her bottom is "still changing." What do you think of Paltrow's fitness regime? Tell us in comments.

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Photo: Gwyneth Paltrow. Credit: Self magazine 


Gwyneth Paltrow parties for her cookbook with Chris Martin, Jay-Z and Martha Stewart

Gwyneth paltrow party Before going on "Good Morning America" on Wednesday to promote her new cookbook, Gwyneth Paltrow hosted a predictably fabulous party to toast her the book, "My Father's Daughter," in New York City on Monday night.

Clad in a white halter dress, some Grecian pumps and a red lip, the actress and mom celebrated with famous pals at a private location in Manhattan.

Husband Chris Martin arrived and departed separately but got to hang with his mogul pal Jay-Z (sans wife Beyonce Knowles).

Jerry Seinfeld turned up looking formal in a black suit (the comedian's wife, Jessica, is a close Paltrow pal), as did Christy Turlington and Ed Burns, trainer Tracy Anderson, chef Mario Batali, rocker Michael Stipe, Martha Stewart and Gwyneth's mother Blythe Danner.

Just goes to show she's got a lot more than "Glee" cooking.

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Photo: Gwyneth Paltrow attends the 2011 Academy Awards. Credit: John Shearer



Naya Rivera dishes on 'Glee' rumors involving Mark Salling, Matthew Morrison and Gwyneth Paltrow

 

"Glee" bad girl Naya Rivera sang like a bird on "The Wendy Williams Show" on Tuesday, and the Ministry has all a full rumor report.

First, Rivera addressed her previous fling with Mark Salling (which reportedly ended in the actress keying his car) with maturity. She admitted the pair were romantic "back in the day."

"Mark and I were never like a serious thing ... I still consider him one of my best friends," she said. "He's like the sweetest guy. I mean, put your hand up if you wouldn't smooch that mug."

Wendy didn't go there about the supposed keying (watch the full interview above), but she did touch on another reported Rivera romance -- Chord Overstreet

"That was nothing. That was silly ... he came to my birthday in Vegas and he wasn't having a very good time. So I literally held his hand and was trying to console him in the club. They took a picture and we were dating," she said.

One more? Rumors of a Matthew Morrison-Gwyneth Paltrow romance were shot down. "She's married," Rivera said politely.

So now you know.

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Ryan Murphy of 'Glee' apologizes for using f-bombs, says Kings of Leon are 'cool'

Glee's Ryan Murphy with cast

"Glee" creator Ryan Murphy has made his version of an apology to the Kings of Leon and the Foo Fighters after the bands wouldn't allow their music to be used on the hit show.

"I didn't speak with as much clarity as I would have liked," Murphy told the Hollywood Reporter, referring to his expletive-peppered comments about the bands in January.

Let's just say he, like the Kings of Leon, was being a poor sport.

"I completely understand when artists don't want a show or another artist to interpret their songs. In fact, I respect it," he added. "It's their personal work and I'd feel the same way. We get turned down all the time and [I] don't fight it or even go back after a rejection."

Slash and singer Bjork also passed on having their music on the show.

After Murphy's initial comments, Kings of Leon member Nathan Followill shot back at him to "buy a new bra" and get over it.  Critics deemed the language homophobic.

It's been said that Gwyneth Paltrow, a "Glee" guest star and Murphy's pal, may have brokered peace talks through a series of text messages.

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Tina Fey shows her love for fellow showbiz mom Gwyneth Paltrow

Tina Fey hearts Gwyneth Paltrow Tina Fey might seem the type to lampoon a privileged A-lister such as Gwyneth Paltrow, but the funnywoman understands Gwyn's plight and, shock of shocks, can relate to her fellow show-business mom.

"Anytime you talk about being a working mother and you complain about it in any way, people eat your face," Fey told InStyle magazine.

"I remember reading some interview where Gwyneth Paltrow said something like, 'I missed my kids on the set one day and I was crying.' And I thought, 'Yeah, I've totally done that.'"

Not everyone is so empathetic.

"On the website where I read it there were these furious comments. 'But you're a movie star!' Yes, it's much worse for a mom serving in Afghanistan. Of course," Fey said. "But there's just no forgiveness."

Although we can't expect a lifestyle blog from Fey anytime soon -- we'd love to see her offer dessert recipes a la "Liz Lemon Tartlet," or a liver cleanse executed with Cheesy Blasters -- she's got a memoir coming up.

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2011 Vanity Fair Oscar party: Impossible glamour (and a taste of In-N-Out Burger)

Natalie Portman at the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar party

With a giant photo of actor James Dean looming over the entrance to Los Angeles' Sunset Tower Hotel, Vanity Fair welcomed an army of stars to its 2011 Academy Awards post-party.

Notoriously exclusive and always glamorous, the annual event did not disappoint as big winners including Natalie Portman, Colin Firth, Melissa Leo and director Tom Hooper came with trophies in hand to greet Editor in Chief Graydon Carter.

Colin Firth and Anne Hathaway at the Vanity Fair party
Portman was naturally the belle of the ball, hand-in-hand with fiance Benjamin Millipied as countless people congratulated her on her awards-season sweep.

Jude Law palled around with Cameron Diaz and "Contagion" costar Gwyneth Paltrow while Gabrielle Union chatted with Jamie Foxx -- who then ran into his friend Jessica Biel. Biel and Foxx  went off together to circulate while Justin Timberlake stood with Andrew Garfield and his girlfriend.

Gorgeous women weren't in short supply, including newly single Scarlett Johansson, who was engaged in deep conversation with Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter. Though this was Portman's year, few could quite contain themselves when nominee Michelle Williams floated by.

In stunning Chanel haute couture, Williams had a soft glow that stopped conversations and, frankly, assured us she'll make a convincing Marilyn Monroe in the forthcoming "My Week With Marilyn."

Colin Firth at the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar partyLet us not forget Williams' humble roots, however: She looked right at home speaking with former "Dawson's Creek" costar Busy Phillips

Star couples -- including Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, designer Tom Ford and Richard Buckley, Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth, Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt, Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts, and Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann -- put up unified fronts.

But no couple was so convincing as Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, the picture of young Hollywood come to the grown-ups' table, running back and forth between the Tower bar and terrace holding hands (yes, they were). Taylor Swift made an appearance in a gold mini, snacking from a cone full of In-N-Out Burger fries that was getting passed around. Meanwhile, her former flames Jake Gyllenhaal and Joe Jonas worked the crowd. 

It's a good year to be a television star, being that many small-screen favorites were invited to film's big night: Sofia Vergara of "Modern Family" and "Glee" folks including Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Matthew Morrison made the scene.

Fellow gleek Dianna Agron showed up, looking nowhere near as traumatized as some since-debunked reports would have her after her split with actor Alex Pettyfer

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Report: Gwyneth Paltrow ends Ryan Murphy-Kings of Leon feud

Gwyneth Paltrow

The Ministry often makes "what can't she do?" jokes in regards to Gwyneth Paltrow, but now she's testing even our limits of what an average A-lister can achieve: peace talks.

Though passion projects like "Glee" and GOOP are well within her wheelhouse, a new report suggests that Paltrow calmed tensions between "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy and rockers Kings of Leon.

In a January cover story with the Hollywood Reporter, Murphy blasted the band for not giving "Glee" rights to the track "Use Somebody," labeling the gang "self-centered ... and they missed the big picture. They missed that a 7-year-old kid can see someone close to their age singing a Kings of Leon song."

Responding on Twitter, Leon member Nathan Followill shot back at Murphy to "buy a new bra" and get over it, speech that was deemed homophobic.

Paltrow to the rescue.

A THR source says the actress organized a series of text messages, and therefore healing, between her old pal Murphy and the band and "it's all good now."

What do you think of Paltrow's peacemaking? Tell us in comments below.

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Photo: Gwyneth Paltrow sings at the 2011 Grammy Awards. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press


Cee Lo Green versus Elton John: Who's the puppet master? [Poll]

 

For music fans of a certain age, the Cee Lo Green performance at the Grammy Awards brought a sense of deja vu: By design, the number evoked Elton John doing "Crocodile Rock" on "The Muppet Show" back in 1977.

Cee Lo Green at the GrammysGreen's catchy tune, referred to by Team Grammys as "The Song Otherwise Known as 'Forget You,'" was nominated in the record and song of the year categories, both won by Lady Antebellum and "Need You Now." (Dennis Prager can now sleep better at night.)

"The Song ... " did win for urban/alternative performance, but lost to "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga in the short-form music video category.

But shock of shocks, who knew that Cee Lo's feathers and F-word -- with Gwyneth Paltrow writhing on his piano -- would be a more subtle flashback than the, um, "influence" that Madonna's "Express Yourself" apparently had on Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" egg-stravaganza?

If you missed the Grammy Awards or the year 1977, see Elton's performance above and Cee Lo's down below -- then vote.

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Gwyneth Paltrow will sing at the Oscars (Grammys too, with Cee Lo)

Gwyneth Paltrow will sing at the Oscars Gwyneth Paltrow keeps whistling her awards season tune -- the actress has been on a roll since promoting her musical turn in "Country Strong" -- and now she's bringing it to the Academy Awards.

Paltrow will belt "Coming Home" from the "Country Strong" soundtrack on the James Franco- and Anne Hathaway-hosted telecast Feb. 27.

Others performing at the Academy Awards include Randy Newman with "We Belong Together" from “Toy Story 3," Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi singing "I See the Light" from "Tangled," and A.R. Rahman and Florence Welch, of Florence + the Machine, doing "If I Rise" from "127 Hours," which Rahman recorded with Dido.

After a respectable bow at the 2010 Country Music Awards, Paltrow is almost an old pro at booking these major gigs -- so it's natural she'd hitch her wagon to the Grammys on Feb. 13.

At the music award show, she'll join Cee Lo Green in support of his nomination for the infectious "Forget You" -- which Paltrow interpreted in 2010 as a guest star on "Glee."

Does all this Paltrow performing sound like beautiful music to you? Tell us in the comments section below.

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Photo: Gwyneth Paltrow at the CMAs in 2010. Credit: Associated Press


Gwyneth Paltrow, Jimmy Fallon reunite for more Shazzazz [video]

 

This is an updated version of a previous post. See the note below. Shazzazz

Sure, Gwyneth Paltrow can get her "Glee" on and flex her "Country Strong" muscles, but we prefer her old school style -- when she was a powerhouse '90s R&B item with Jimmy Fallon.

Not really, but whenever the A-list actress pops by Fallon's chat show, they team for an adorable viral lampooning of the now-kitschy conventions of musical decades past, with their fictional group Shazzaazz.

First, they took on '80s hip-hop flair and, on Monday night, showed off their '90s groove with the tracks above, "Let's Do It" and "Let's Do It Again."

Watch for the hilarious Milli Vanilli getups and -- the Ministry's fave -- some serious ad-lib action. Then leave your thoughts in comments below.

For the record, 5:48 p.m.: In an earlier version of this post, the name Shazzazz was misspelled as Shazaaz, or maybe Shazaz, or Shazzaz. We know! What were we thinking??

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