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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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  • Celebrity birthdays on Sept 14

    Actor Walter Koenig is 78. Actor Sam Neill is 67. Singer Jon “Bowzer” Bauman (Sha Na Na) is 67. Rock musician Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) is 59. Singer Morten Harket (a-ha) is 55. Actress Melissa Leo is 54. Actress Faith Ford is 50. Actor Dan Cortese is 47. Actor-writer-director Tyler Perry is 45. Actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley is 43. Rapper Nas is 41. Actor Adam Lamberg is 30. Actor-singer Logan Henderson is 25.

  • Celebrity birthdays on Sept 13

    Actress Barbara Bain is 83. Actress Eileen Fulton is 81. Rock singer David Clayton-Thomas (Blood, Sweat & Tears) is 73. Actress Jacqueline Bisset is 70. Singer Peter Cetera is 70. Actress Christine Estabrook is 64. Actress Jean Smart is 63. Singer Randy Jones (The Village People) is 62. Record producer Don Was is 62. Radio-TV personality Tavis Smiley is 50. Actor Dominic Fumusa is 45. Singer Fiona Apple is 37. Christian rocker Hector Cervantes (Casting Crowns) is 34. Actor Ben Savage is 34. Pop singer Niall Horan (One Direction) is 21.

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    The music scene

    Miami band Dangerflow headed out on major tour funded by State Department

    No other way to describe this local band: Dangerflow is just plain cool. If you haven’t heard of the five-man group, you likely will soon: They’re going global.

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