Celebrity roundup

Gwyneth Paltrow in a Christmas state of mind

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Gwyneth Paltrow is the opposite of Scrooge. The mother of two starts thinking about Christmas right around Halloween because she likes to get her gifts personalized. That’s the way the often-criticized-for-her-perfect-life actress rolls. Believe it: Paltrow told The Daily Mail she doesn’t hire a chef but cooks a traditional Xmas dinner all by herself! So don’t hate on the Goop.com queen, at least for one day out of the year.

Gimme a break

Miguel Bosé needs a timeout. The singer announced he is retiring temporarily from showbiz to concentrate on raising his four kids. “I won’t be back until 2015,” the Person of the Year at the Latin Grammys told Spain’s TV3.

Face time

Not to sound indelicate, but soon you’ll be able to lick Ricky Martin. The pop singer’s mug will start appearing on his very own 46-cent stamp around the holidays. PETA has released a limited-edition run celebrating famous vegetarians. Martin, a onetime meat lover, became a veg about two years ago after a diagnosis of high cholesterol.

That’s that

Ashton Kutcher is free to marry Mila Kunis (who is rumored to be with-child because of all that baggy clothing lately). TMZ reports the actor’s divorce from Demi Moore was finalized after two years.

Perfect pair?

UK’s The Independent is dishing that Tom Cruise is dating Orange is the New Black actress and fellow Scientologist Laura Prepon. He’s 51, she’s 33.

Escape plan

Lamar Odom will let Khloe Kardashian out of their marriage if she pays up, The National Enquirer is reporting. The former Miami Heat player is reportedly asking for $10M as well as her $875,000 engagement ring back.

Movers & shakers

In local news, chef Dewey LoSasso is moving on from The Forge, reports Scene in the Tropics columnist Lesley Abravanel. “Saying goodbye to [LoSasso] was a decision made together — albeit a difficult one — that will allow both parties to grow and expand in the new year,” said owner Shareef Malnik in a statement:

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    Actor-comedian Bill Cosby is 77. Singer Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac is 71. Actress Denise Nicholas (“In the Heat of the Night”) is 70. Actress Cheryl Ladd is 63. Actress Mel Harris (“thirtysomething”) is 58. Gospel singer Sandi Patty is 58. Actress Lisa Nicole Carson (“Ally McBeal”) is 45. Rapper Magoo is 41. Actress Anna Friel (“Pushing Daisies”) is 38. Singer Tracie Spencer is 38. Actor Topher Grace (“That ’70s Show”) is 36. Actress Michelle Rodriguez (“Lost”) is 36. Actress Natalie Martinez (“Under the Dome”) is 30. Actor Erik Per Sullivan (“Malcolm in the Middle”) is 23.

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    Amber Valletta comes clean: I’m a raging addict

    Amber Valletta isn’t playing the blame game. The model-actress (Hitch, Revenge, Transporter 2) talked candidly in a video for MindBodyGreen.com and takes full responsibility for her addiction to drugs and alcohol. In the clip, Valletta says she started young, sniffing markers while growing up in Oklahoma, then graduated to the hard stuff when she began posing for magazines. Even though she has been sober for 25 years, the self proclaimed raging addict still has moments when she wants to “distract herself” because she’s “uncomfortable being a human being.” The 40-year-old mother of one, who is married to volleyball player Chip McCaw, credits looking inward constantly to stay healthy.

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