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Hathaway pulled a Britney

Anne Hathaway has been in her glory over the past several weeks as she and the rest of the Les Misérables cast and crew promote the heck out of their upcoming movie. Anne was on quite a roll until Monday night when she arrived at the film’s NYC premiere — and showed everyone her goodies.

“I was getting out of the car and my dress was so tight that I didn’t realize it until I saw all the photographers’ flashes,” she told Vanity Fair writer Ingrid Sischy (via New York Daily News) the next day. “It was devastating. They saw everything. I might as well have lifted up my skirt for them.”

Hathaway was trying to get out of the black SUV, as smoothly as possible, but when she swung her weird boots toward the curb, the slit of her dress couldn’t handle that much movement — and she flashed her bits to the waiting cameras.

Poor Anne. She usually has it all together, so this has got to be mortifying for her. Ths is the kind of thing that happens to Britney (well, back in the day), Lindsay and Paris, but a future Oscar nominee? Honestly, though, this’ll all be forgotten by the time her name’s being said during some awards ceremony. And Anne, being the good sport she is, will probably make a crack about it while presenting or accepting one of those awards. What I have to wonder is, what made her (or her stylist) think those gladiator/dominatrix strappy leather leg warmers were a good idea. I blame her wardrobe malfunction on those bad boys (and the weird bubble cape at the back didn’t help). It all probably got in the way of her trying to seamlessly exit her car.

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Bitter Hollywood ex-bodyguard threatening revenge tell-all

Ever noticed how reading between the lines of some stories ends up yielding the most telling information? That’s certainly true in the saga of Leonard Taylor, former bodyguard to Mark Wahlberg, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis and others who is apparently about to unleash a scathing memoir accusing his former employers of desertion and poor treatment.

According to a story in the New York Daily News, Taylor, 43, “feels ‘used’ by a number of his former clients and is almost finished with a memoir… that will even the score.” Oh, dear.

“Why should I respect their privacy when they don’t care about me?” Taylor is quoted as saying before setting out a laundry of complaints.

Chief among them: with the exception of Willis, his famous former clients abandoned him when he battled drug addiction, depression and homelessness from 2004-05 and, more recently, from 2008-11 (though the story doesn’t indicate what Taylor was expecting).

Now here comes the read-between-the-lines action. Of Wahlberg, the NYDN quotes Taylor as saying he “filled my head with dreams and then kicked me to the curb. I spent three-and-a-half years [protecting him] and he didn’t pay me a dime.”

Sorry to be cynical but wouldn’t most rational working people have been out the door at the one-month mark when no payment for services rendered had materialized? The three-month mark, surely, but three years and your employer is a bazillionaire movie star?

Why would anyone continue working for someone for three years for free… unless maybe (sorry, sorry, cynicism again) they were starstruck hangers-on who maybe, just maybe, had access to illicit things otherwise not available to the average Joe? Just asking.

Taylor claims Wahlberg promised to take care of him but their relationship ended in 2001 when the two got into a headlines-making fight outside a downtown Manhattan club over what Taylor, an African-American, says was a racially insensitive remark, according to the NYDN.

As for Thurman — whom Taylor famously rescued from a stalled Manhattan elevator in 2006 where she was trapped with seven others while shooting The Accidental Husband — Taylor says she “was the nicest person in the world for 24 hours” but then “went back to being nasty and cold.”

Her attitude “just sucked the life out of me,” he says. Wow. Really? What next… she’s dead at recess?

I mean, seriously, what does this guy expect? Granted, being nice counts but given his own admitted problems with substance abuse and homelessness, it’s not a leap in logic to think Taylor might have been a wee bit volatile as an employee.

Maybe that’s the point: he thought he was more than an employee. Anyway, the NYDN says the book is “90% done,” and Taylor will shop the manuscript for a publisher upon completion, adding that the book will also delve into the shady practices and racist undertones of the nightlife scene.

And presumably, Wahlberg and Thurman will roll over and go back to sleep.

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Overexposure has taught Kim a few things

Much like Jennifer Aniston, the Kardashians are often covered around these parts. Many of you yell at us for writing about the do-nothings, and believe me, I feel the same way about them as you do. But there are times when a J.Lo and Casper picture just won’t do and we need content — and the Kardashians are nothing if not givers of content.

While Khloe covers next month’s Cosmo, her sister, Kim, is the May cover girl of the U.K.’s Cosmopolitan magazine (via Radar Online), and she opens up about what her failed 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries has taught her: never to flaunt a romance in front of the cameras. Fat a** chance. That’s not going to happen if Pimp Mama Krishas anything to say about it.

“We know that we put ourselves in the public eye,” Kim explains about her family. “We love doing our reality show and it’s opened doors for us to have clothing lines… and do things that we’ve always dreamed of. So it comes with the territory and we know that. But as I get older and go through certain things, it’s made me want to be more of a private person.”

That would be all well and good… if she didn’t continue with this gem: “I don’t think I would stop doing the reality show — I love doing it — but I wouldn’t have another relationship shown on the show. That might be too personal, especially when you’re just meeting someone. It’s taught me to be more private.”

“Might” be too personal? Kim is delusional if she thinks she can maintain the reality show that put her on the map (well, aside from that sex tape) while not exposing any future relationships. Can it be done? Yes. Can it be done by Kim? Heck, no. Without the on-screen drama of a boyfriend/fiancé/husband, a storyline about their latest lingerie or Shoppers Drug Mart perfume simply isn’t enough to satisfy the masses. Or E!, for that matter.

Anyway, it doesn’t matter because Kim says she isn’t “even close to dating again,” and just wants to “work on me for a bit.” I think if we were to hear Humphries’ side, he would say nothing’s changed since throughout their entire relationship, it was about her and only her. How much more work can possibly be done?

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Spoon, cocaine residue suggest Whitney Houston OD’d: autopsy report

Whitney Houston used cocaine immediately prior to her death, and remnants of the drug were found at the scene, according to the final autopsy report issued by the L.A. County Coroner. There’s also evidence listed that suggests the singer could have died as the result of a drug overdose, yet drowning remains the official cause of death.

It’s the coroner’s references to “a spoon with a white crystal-like substance on it” — later determined to be cocaine residue — that quashes rumours that Houston’s Beverly Hills hotel room was somehow swept of drug evidence before the arrival of paramedics and police.

Released yesterday, the report on Whitney’s Feb. 11 death noted the presence of the coke spoon, a rolled up piece of paper and, elsewhere in her room at the Beverly Hilton, “remnants of a white powdery substance and a portable mirror on a base.”

The coroner chief  had stated previously that Houston had cocaine in her system when she died, along with marijuana, allergy medicine and Xanax. This final report goes further, suggesting that she possibly “overdosed on a narcotic substance, prescription medications, over the counter medications and alcohol.”

A more detailed look at the report indicates that Whitney’s assistant returned from a shopping trip to find the singer face down in the bathtub, which the coroner says was filled with 93.5 degree (“extremely hot”) water. Her assistant and bodyguard attempted CPR and asked the hotel reception to call 911; Houston’s body had been moved from the bath to the living room floor when paramedics arrived. The report details a “bloody purge coming from her nose.”

The earlier stories about the lack of drug residue or evidence in the room, despite the signs of recent cocaine use in Whitney’s system, sparked speculations about a cover-up — no thanks to certain self-promoting hangers-on in the singer’s midst. In fact, detectives had secured the contents of the room in the immediate investigation.

Less clear is how and why Houston’s death officially stays on the books as a drowning — though, when an addict with heart disease ends up alone and in a tub of water during an overdose, what’s the point in splitting hairs between bad health, bad drugs and bad luck.

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Poll-ywood: Does Cameron Diaz look young or just creepy?

Cameron Diaz claims she is at peace with Mother Nature. The 39-year-old actress, who was dating A-Rod at this time last year and is currently single-ish, recently spoke with Vanity Fair about turning the big 4-0, and appears to be welcoming middle age with open (and obscenely buff) arms.

“I would never be 25 years old again!,” says Cam. “I think it is silly to wish for that sort of thing. I am not afraid about being 40. When I was 20, I wanted to be 30. When I was 30 I dreamed about being 40.”

A nice sentiment, sure, but do you buy it? I don’t think there is any question that Cam has done something to her face. I’m not sure if it’s injections, chemical peels or the almighty knife, but regardless, her actions don’t seem to match up with her words.

Cam also explains to VF that she “looks younger” than her natural age “because [she] exercises daily.” First off, isn’t looking good for your age something that someone else should point out? Making that kind of observation about yourself is evidence of either extreme narcissism or extreme insecurity, and if you don’t think these emotions are compatible, then you clearly don’t know a lot about famous women.

Furthermore, I’m not sure that Cam does look especially young. She certainly has a bangin’ body for 40, but that would be true even if she were 20. Looking young is not the same thing as looking hot, and can someone who is so clearly pinched also claim to look young? I’m not so sure.

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J.Love wants Adam Levine

There are some people who reek. And there are some who reek of desperation. Considering Jennifer Love Hewittdabs vanilla on her neck to attract guys, I think we all know which column she falls under.

Poor J.Love. Sweet, adorable J.Love. She’s beautiful, nice and down-to-earth, yet sadly, her singlehood has become a bit of a joke. Maybe it’s because she’s too open, or maybe she just doesn’t care what people think; in any case, her go-to topic is her love life (or lack of one) and her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (viaPeople) was no different.

The actress is promoting her new TV series, The Client List, and dished about her latest crush: Adam Levine.

“I am very single,” said Jennifer (so I guess she’s not dating her co-star). When Ellen asked if she had her eye on anybody, the unfiltered actress “jokingly” replied, “I just read two days ago that Adam Levine is single again. I’m just saying… Look, we would be cute.”

Yeah, yeah, it’s a cute clip, and if it were anybody else, I’d think it was funny. But you know deep down, Hewitt is really hoping Ellen will somehow make a love connection for her and Levine, who just split from his model girlfriend, Anne Vyalitsyna, of two years.

Jen and Adam? I just don’t see it. She seems as sweet and innocent as a basket full of baby bunnies. Adam is a notorious ladies’ man who recently admitted that he often has unprotected sex. Just… no, Jennifer. NO. She needs to stop hunting down Bachelors, and telling the world about her pre-selected engagement rings and vajazzling habits. Otherwise Love’s going to mess any chance she has at love and just keep scaring away any prospective boyfriends.

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Alec Baldwin: Saved by yoga

New York paper gleefully fires back at hothead actor, suggests regular asanas.

Hilaria Thomas and Alec Baldwin attend the 2012 NFL Honors at the Murat Theatre on February 4, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana, courtesy Getty Images.
You wouldn’t think it possible to add another chapter to the story of yoga, which already spans the globe and the millennia. And yet, there is. In addition to helping the great unwashed combat stress and get fit, yoga has also been able to do what Kim Basinger could not: save Alec Baldwin from himself.

Evidently, 54-year-old Baldwin’s recent engagement to 28-year-old yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas – and his presumed participation in the practice – has the LuluLemon set all a-twitter, suggesting that Baldwin’s legendary hot temper is certain to be assuaged by regular sessions of downward dog and camel.

Really.

The New York Daily News cheekily quotes several yogis in the Manhattan area who insist regular practice will imbue the actor with the kind of calm apparently lacking in his tweets and beyond, resulting in a happier man (though contentment often augurs poorly for the creativity, but we digress).

This, of course, is the same New York Daily News that felt Baldwin’s wrath earlier this week when a photographer and reporter camped outside Thomas’ studio to catch a snap of the instructor and her swanky new diamond engagement ring.

Baldwin tweeted: “Shame on the no-talent trash from the Daily News for invading the privacy of 75 people in a yoga class to take a picture of someone. Rest in Peace, the New York Daily News, which was once a good newspaper. Now run by the same trash that runs the New York Post.”

Them’s fighting words – and there were more issued by Baldwin throughout the day – but clearly, the NYDN has decided to turn the other cheek and focus on the potential stress-fighting benefits of yoga that surely await the newly betrothed actor. The rag even goes so far as to suggest optimum poses for Baldwin (tee hee).

“It’s very good for releasing stress,” the paper quotes Jennifer Lobo, co-owner of Bikram Yoga NYC, as saying.

Lobo said she’d also make the half-tortoise pose an integral part of Baldwin’s routine. To perform the half tortoise, yogis sit on their knees and lie forward with their hands extended in front of them.

“When you bring your head below your heart, it slows down your heart rate,” said Lobo. “It’s a calming posture.”

As the NYDN notes, last December, the 30 Rock star was kicked off an American Airlines flight after a heated confrontation with a flight attendant who told him to turn off his Words with Friends game.

And, of course, the most infamous incident of all happened back in 2007 when Baldwin left a ranting voicemail message for his daughter Ireland that was leaked and for which Baldwin apologized, citing a nasty dispute with Ireland’s mom, his ex-wife Basinger.

In this round, it looks like NYDN – one, Baldwin – nil. Don’t worry… we’ll keep watching. And Namaste.

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TV show uncovers a disturbing link between Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick.

There has never been any doubt in my mind that some things are better left unknown. Exactly what’s in Hot Wings & Blue Cheese Doritos, for example. Or what my cat really thinks of me when I catch him giving me the stink eye from across the room.

Add ‘whether or not you are blood relatives with your own spouse’ to that list.

The braintrust over at People Magazine are flagging an item that claims actor Kevin Bacon and longtime wife, actress Kyra Sedgwick are actually distinct cousins and that the revelation comes courtesy of the Sunday night PBS show on genealogy, Finding Your Roots.

Shudder. Honestly, if this item had appeared a few days ago I would have sworn it was an April Fool’s joke. I mean Kevin Bacon of all people – he of the ‘six degrees of Kevin Bacon’ phenom that suggests all of Hollywood is linked to the Footloose actor by six steps? That guy is actually related to his own wife? Jeesh that’s rich.

Anyway as People helpfully adds, the program – which uses DNA searches – is hosted by Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., who, reports Zap2It.com, says the married couple “are indeed distant cousins. So talk about six degrees of separation, right?”

As for what good all this uprooting of family trees can do, Gates is also quoted as saying, “I want … Americans [to] realize how united we are as a people. … There’s so much animosity … and one of the things that I want the series to do is to show that, deep down, we are all Americans. We’ve been sleeping together from the very beginning of the country.”

Mr. Gates might want to rethink that quote; you can practically hear our American cousins throwing up just a little in their mouths right now at the thought of that. Or maybe that was me…

Seriously though, I bet if you asked Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick if they had any hunch they were connected on a deeper, almost primordial level, they’d cop to it. Married for 23 years in Hollywood? On par with alien invasion on the probability scale… and maybe even slightly less likely than that.

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Lindsay Lohan’s etiquette is lacking

Or Charlie Sheen’s thank you card got lost in the mail.

Remember when Charlie Sheen surprised us by giving Lindsay Lohan the nothing-to-sneeze-at sum of $100,000 to help her out of the pickle she’s in with the IRS? Well apparently he never received a thank you. Are you shocked? You’re not shocked at all, are you?

“I’m still waiting for a text to say ‘thank you,'” Sheen told Entertainment Tonight, “Anything, you know?” What?! Lindsay hasn’t even bothered to punch a “thx for the 100k/kthx bye!” message into her Blackberry, find Sheen in her contacts list and hit send? Wow. That would take up, what, 30 seconds of her day? I’m well aware that it’s LiLo we’re talking about here, but to not thank a friend who forked over six figures? That’s a new low (or an old Lohan). I’ve got a $25 Shoppers Drug Mart gift card that I haven’t thanked my grandmother for yet and the guilt is eating me alive.

Yet Sheen, who also recently donated $75,000 to a Hermosa Beach Police Department fund set up to help one of the officers’ daughters battle a nasty form of childhood cancer, doesn’t hold Lohan’s bad manners against her. Charlie calls Lindsay “a very good and decent young lady that is just going through a lot.” I don’t know what’s more generous—the money he gave Lindsay, or that incredibly understanding comment.

Sheen thinks that Lohan will weather the rough patch(es) she’s going through and eventually become a productive member of society. “She just needs a little bit of time,” says Charlie, “People need to give her time to get her s**t together.” But once (or if) she does, how much time will it take for people to actually believe it?

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It’s a Christmas miracle: Tom to spend the holidays with Suri

Tom Cruise claims he will spend Christmas with all three of his kids

Tom Cruise made major headlines through the fall for all of the time he spent removed from his beloved six-year-old Suri. There was even some speculation that the Church of Sci was responsible for the lack of daddy-daughter time. But then (thank Xenu!), all was well again when Little Cruise made a top-secret trip to London to spend American Thanksgiving with dad.

And now it seems Tom has made another significant stride in the tooth and nail battle for Suri’s affection totally mature divorce proceedings.

Speaking with People magazine at the premier of his new movie Jack Reacher, Tom revealed that he will be spending Christmas with all three of his children. “We are all going to be together. I am looking forward to it,” says Cruise.

The actor also revealed that he already has a lot of “special plans” in the works, which I’m guessing are pretty darn special given that we’re talking about a man who rents out Disney Land at the drop of a hat.

Tom made no mention of his former Mrs., Katie Holmes, though I very much doubt she will be joining in the Very Cruisey Christmas festivities. I’m sort of surprised that she let her ex have Suri on both Christmas and Thanksgiving. In fact, I’m almost wondering if Tom might be practicing a little bit of “if you build it, it will come” type wishful thinking.

Picture it: Suri Cruise picks up a copy of People magazine (what—you don’t think Suri reads People—please!) She reads a story about how she will be spending a fun-filled Christmas with her brother and sister and her dad who she probably loves a lot despite his arguably crazy antics.

All of a sudden Katie looks like a big grinch.

I’m probably wrong, but remember this is the same man who bought a home sonogram machine so he could personally track his wife’s pregnancy—Tom Cruise does not relinquish control without a fight. This whole leaving Suri with Katie thing may very well have been his way of installing a false sense of security before he swoops in to fight the custody battle of the century.

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