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.
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.
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.
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.
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: