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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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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 30: Bindi Irwin arrives at the 3rd Annual AACTA Awards Ceremony at The Star on January 30, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

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    Bindi Irwin talks her late dad, the Crocodile Hunter

    Speaking in depth for the first time about her father Steve Irwin’s death, 16-year-old Bindi Irwin told People magazine the “sadness never goes away.” The Crocodile Hunter star died after a rogue attack by a stingray in 2006. Bindi, a SeaWorld youth ambassador, keeps Irwin’s memory alive by working with animals and lives within the gates of the Australia Zoo.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 file photo, Peaches Geldof arrives to attend the ETAM's ready to wear fall/winter 2014-2015 fashion collection presented in Paris. A British coroner has concluded that model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose. Coroner Roger Hatch said Wednesday that Geldof had taken a fatal dose after a period of trying to come off the drug. The 25-year-old daughter of Live Aid organizer Bob Geldof was found dead at her home south of London on April 7, 2014.

    Coroner: Heroin overdose killed Peaches Geldof

    LONDON (AP) – Model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose after relapsing from a battle to give up the drug, a British coroner ruled Wednesday.

  • Celebrity birthdays on July 23

    Actress Gloria DeHaven is 89. Radio personality Don Imus is 74. Actor Larry Manetti (“Magnum, P.I.”) is 67. Actor Woody Harrelson is 53. Guitarist Martin Gore of Depeche Mode is 53. Actor Eriq Lasalle (“ER”) is 52. Guitarist Slash is 49. Model Stephanie Seymour is 46. Comedian Marlon Wayans is 42. Singer Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child) is 34. Actor Paul Wesley (“The Vampire Diaries”) is 32. Actor Daniel Radcliffe is 25.

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