Paltrow objectsto photo layout
LOS ANGELES -- Gwyneth Paltrow is angry that a photo shoot for Harper's Bazaar magazine has ended with two shots of her naked buttocks appearing in a photo layout.
According to media reports, the star of "Shakespeare in Love" agreed to a nude photo shoot on the understanding that her behind would not be fully exposed.
"She was promised the picture would be cropped," said her publicist in the Melbourne Age. "She takes responsibility. She was there and she understands it was her own free will to do that. But she just feels there was an agreement that wasn't completely honored."
In the Harper's interview, Paltrow reveals that she likes to get naked.
"I'm a very sexual person," she, ah, revealed. She also discussed some of the hurdles in her relationships. "I'm lucky if I get past six weeks," she said. "The make-or-break is six weeks. And then there's another make-or-break after three months."
Here are her requirements for her ideal man: "Tall and thin but muscular, to start with the superficial. A gentleman. Someone who's well-educated, funny, witty, artistic and has a lot of integrity. He doesn't have to grab all the attention in the room. A good kisser."
Emmy winner relishesaward from a distance
LOS ANGELES -- Tammy Blanchard missed her chance to shine as an Emmy winner when film work in Canada kept her from attending Sunday's ceremony.
Blanchard won an Emmy as best supporting actress in a miniseries or movie for "Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows." She played the young Garland in the four-hour ABC miniseries.
The 25-year-old said she didn't regret watching the ceremony on television in her hotel room in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
"I had this freedom to express myself as crazy as I wanted," she said by telephone Monday. "I was jumping around my hotel room, laughing and being hysterical."
Getting to share the good news immediately with her family and friends on the phone was another plus, said Blanchard, who is filming a Lifetime TV movie based on Joyce Carol Oates' "We Were the Mulvaneys."
So what would she have said on stage?
"Dreams come true" would have been part of the message, she said.
For actor, fame hasits share of pitfalls
NEW YORK -- Sometimes it's hard being Brad Pitt. Tell us about it.
"Five days out of the seven I've got at least three cars of paparazzi on me that I've got to either lose or whatever," Pitt, 37, says in the December issue of Vanity Fair.
So it's hard living in the limelight, huh?
"That's why we all end up hiding and creating communes or compounds, because it's work when you go out there in public. You can't just go to the doctor, sit in a waiting room and read a magazine. You can't go to the airport and wait for your flight, because you get mauled. So there are these little shortcuts."
But Pitt says it's also easy to let the power of celebrity get out of hand.
"We are treated as special. We get away with things that other people can't. And you start to believe the lie that you are special, that you're better than other people.
"You start demanding that kind of treatment. Most of the time I fight it because I know I'm going to get older and it's going to go away, but at times I succumb to it. It's the money and the power; it just crushes everything."
Pride in patriotism
BURBANK, Calif. -- Martina McBride says she's seeing displays of patriotism that are "almost surreal" at times.
"Everything has taken on a different meaning" since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the singer told AP Radio. "For the first time in my life, I'm really feeling the patriotism and what it means to be an American, so it's an emotional thing to sing the national anthem now."
McBride, 35, has been singing in concerts around the country, and responding to invitations to sing patriotic songs at sports and other events.
"We were doing the [national] anthem on 'Monday Night Football' and there were 60,000 people all waving American flags and chanting, 'U-S-A, U-S-A.' It's like something you'd see in a movie, you know. It was such an incredible experience," she said.
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