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Gwyneth Paltrow celebrates 50th birthday by posing nude in gold body paint
Gwyneth Paltrow is no longer trying to win an Oscar; she's trying to become an actual Oscar. The Goop founder turns 50 today, and to celebrate, she decided to pose completely nude covered in gold body paint, because why not? "All I know is that they're painting me gold and that I have to be naked," Paltrow said, saying the photoshoot was "about expressing that sense of energy and optimism that I'm experiencing" as she turns 50. "It's more about the female gaze and just a sense of fun," she added. According to Goop's website, the shoot involved "piles of gold powder," and the makeup artist, Lottie, said, "We were going for golden goddess." James Earl Jones recently retired as Darth Vader, so if Anthony Daniels wants to retire as C-3PO, Disney knows who to call.
Tom Hanks says just 4 of his films are 'pretty good'
Tom Hanks apparently doesn't think as highly of his hit-to-miss ratio as the rest of us. The Oscar-winning actor is set to publish his first novel, and in an interview with People to promote it, he suggested you can count his number of "pretty good" films on one hand. "I've made a ton of movies (and four of them are pretty good, I think)," he said. Hanks, who has racked up dozens of film credits in his career, didn't name the movies. Our first guess was simply Toy Story 1 through 4, but Hanks did previously name his three favorite movies he's made: A League of Their Own, Cast Away, and Cloud Atlas. Those all presumably qualify as pretty good, so what's the last one? Saving Private Ryan? Big? The Green Mile? Forrest Gump? Who can say, but we're going to go with a dark horse: Finch. Finch hive, rise up!
Chloë Grace Moretz was 'really affected' by 'horrific' memes mocking her body
Think before you meme. That's one of the lessons of Chloë Grace Moretz's new interview with Hunger, where she opens up about being deeply affected by a meme mocking her body. The Kick-Ass star was photographed in 2016 walking into a hotel holding pizza boxes. But the picture quickly became a meme after someone photoshopped it to look like her legs were absurdly long and her torso absurdly short, comparing her to a Family Guy character. Speaking to Hunter, Moretz discussed the "onslaught of horrific memes" about her body, saying, "I just remember sitting there and thinking, my body is being used as a joke and it's something that I can't change about who I am, and it is being posted all over Instagram." Since then, Moretz admitted she "basically became a recluse," and getting photographed suddenly made her "severely anxious." She noted, "Body dysmorphia — which we all deal with in this world — is extrapolated by the issues of social media. It's a headf--k."
Hannah Gadsby signs Netflix deal after blasting streamer's 'amoral algorithm cult'
Hannah Gadsby is living the dream of continuing to be paid by the boss they publicly told, "F--k you." The comedian has signed a new deal with Netflix nearly one year after brutally slamming the streamer's co-CEO, Ted Sarandos. Amid the outrage over Dave Chappelle's transphobic jokes in his Netflix special last year, Sarandos brought up Gadsby's specials when pointing to its LGBTQIA+ content. But Gadsby fired back at the time with an absolutely withering Instagram post, asking Sarandos not to "drag my name into your mess" and writing, "You didn't pay me nearly enough to deal with the real world consequences of the hate speech dog whistling you refuse to acknowledge, Ted. F--k you and your amoral algorithm cult." Well, cut to 2022, and Gadsby has now signed a deal with Netflix for their next special, as well as a special showcasing "genderqueer voices from around the world." No hard feelings?
'Blonde' director claims 'nobody really watches' Marilyn Monroe movies
If you look up the definition of "adding fuel to the fire," you get this interview with the director of Blonde. Sight and Sound magazine spoke with director Andrew Dominik about his new NC-17 Marilyn Monroe movie Blonde, which is already sparking controversy due to its graphic sexual violence. Amid criticism that he's disrespecting the actress' legacy, Dominik declared in the interview that Monroe starred in "a whole load of movies that nobody really watches," asking, "Does anyone watch Marilyn Monroe movies?" The quote came from a cut portion of the interview shared on Twitter by journalist Christina Newland, who pointed out a lot of people watch Monroe's movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, for one. Dominik seemed surprised by that, asking, "Really? What is it about it?" He went on to describe that classic film as being about "well-dressed whores." Yeah, we're starting to understand why Marilyn's ghost might have haunted this film set.