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SINCE YOU ASKED [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (PA)]

November 4, 2013


"I want it. Invite ('Moonlighting' creator) Glenn Gordon Caron, and tell Bruce Willis! I'm ready."

Cybill Shepherd, to E! News about filming a "Moonlighting" film,Gwyneth on critics: Who cares?,It seems that people never tire of talking about Gwyneth Paltrow, and it's not always the most flattering.

But the Oscar-winning actress says she could care less about strangers' opinions. Well, actually, she put it in, um, stronger terms.

"This is the thing, it's like the older I get, I realize it doesn't matter what people who don't know you think. It doesn't matter," she tells British women's magazine Red and its editor in chief, Sarah Bailey. "You're wasting your energy. It's like, if your partner comes to you -- or your best friend -- and says, 'Listen, I want to talk about something you did that hurt me, or I think you could improve,' sit down and listen to what they have to say. But some friend of so-and-so's -- it's like, who gives a (bleep)?"

She didn't mince words when talking about the judgment of mommy circles, either.

"Nobody else can tell (a woman) how many hours a week she needs to devote to this, that or the other ... (Forget) what anybody else says ... It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. That's what we've got to let go of. That idea of 'Oh god, if I don't show up to this concert, all the other mums are going to think I'm terrible.' Well, so (bleeping) what."

Gwyneth continues: "It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. It matters what you think of yourself. And what your children think ... So if anyone is going to ask my advice, I'd say, do what is right for you, and don't give a (bleep) what anyone else thinks."

Gwyneth knows of what she speaks, having been ridiculed for her lifestyle brand, goop, hated on for her cookbooks, snarked upon by Martha Stewart and potentially villainized by Vanity Fair.

But she says she knows how to tune out the negative and focus only on the relevant gossip about her.

"Obviously, I have (gossip) on a very large, global scale. I don't have it in the village gossip way; but it's the same thing. That's why I really don't read anything. Because if it's important, it filters down to me."

-- USA Today,Dolly: Miley doesn't need my advice

Dolly Parton is not looking to give advice to goddaughter Miley Cyrus anytime soon.

The 67-year-old country star opened up in a radio interview last week about her thoughts on the 20-year-old's "extreme moves" lately.

"You'll never hear me say anything bad about Miley. I wish her all the best," she told Radio One.

As far as guiding Miley goes, Dolly said she never took advice from anyone, so she's in no position to dish it out. "I never wanted advice. I just wanted information," Dolly said with a laugh. "Miley doesn't need me. She'll do it right on her own. I love her, and I hope she does great."

"I love her to bits. I know she's made some extreme moves," Dolly said, recognizing Miley's recent transformation from a Disney darling to a controversial pop star.

"I know she had to prove her point. I think she's trying very hard to make her spot," the singer continued.

"She's made her point and found her place and more power to her."

Dolly went on to praise Miley, whose latest album, "Bangerz," hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts.

She's a "great writer and a great singer.

"People just have to let her get on with her life and do her music the way she wants to. Hopefully, she'll make wise choices. I hope she can just pull back and enjoy her music."

The starlet most recently grabbed headlines for her risque Lil' Kim Halloween costume, which was inspired by the rapper's 1999 VMA outfit; going completely nude for magazine covers and music videos; and her racy VMA performance with Robin Thicke.

-- New York Daily News,I think Jeremy Renner is such a good actor. What will he be in next? -- B.K.

He co-stars with Joaquin Phoenix and Marion Cotillard in the upcoming mystery "The Immigrant"; with Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale in the crime drama "American Hustle," due out Christmas Day; with Michael Sheen in the crime drama "Kill the Messenger," due out next year; and is set to shoot "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," with Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth; and the sequel "Mission: Impossible 5," with Tom Cruise.

I recently saw the movie "Admission" on an airplane and just loved Lily Tomlin as Tina Fey's character's mother. Will she do any other acting? -- N.W.

She will; the longtime comedian and actress is set to co-star in a comedy set in wine country, "The Road Home."

-- Robin Adams Sloan, King Features Syndicate,Orlando talks on Miranda split

He doesn't seem particularly broken up about it, but Orlando Bloom was game to chat about his recently announced separation from wife Miranda Kerr.

The star of Broadway's "Romeo and Juliet" stopped by "Katie" last week and told host Katie Couric that he and his supermodel ex are more focused on parenting than their problems. "We love each other. We're a family. We're going to be in each other's lives for the rest of our lives," he said. "There's no question ... we're going to support one another and love each other as parents to Flynn."

He then waxed philosophical a bit about the split. "Life sometimes doesn't work out exactly as we plan or hope for, but fortunately, we're adults. ... We love and care about each other, and we, most of all, love our son." -- USA Today,Tori's sex tape?

Tori Spelling has a sex tape -- and it's in the hands of someone who may sell it. Tori admitted this week that she and husband Dean McDermott have, in fact, made a sex tape but that a very bad friend came over to her house and lifted the homemade film from her laptop. Now, she's found that the person who has it has been shopping it around for cash. No deal has yet been made, although porn producers from Vivid Video are interested.

Hey, it worked for Kim Kardashian! -- NYDN,Naomi -- as Diana,When Naomi Watts was a struggling actress, she never would have imagined that one day she would play Princess Diana, one of the most famous women in the world, even after her death.

In fact, the thought makes her laugh. "Yeah, that would sound a bit silly wouldn't it," said the actress at the New York premiere of the biopic "Diana" last week.

Naomi plays the Princess of Wales during roughly the last two years of her life. The story is based on the 2001 book "Diana: Her Last Love," chronicling her relationships with heart surgeon Hasnat Khan and Dodi Fayed.

Cas Anvar, who plays Dodi, would often marvel on set about the way Naomi embodied the essence of Princess Diana. In fact, he says she even stayed in character between takes.

"It was quite surreal sometimes, but it was thrilling to be around, working with someone like that," Cas said. "She kept in character all the time, so I never actually got to experience the Naomi side of things," he recalled. "I was more or less always interacting with Lady Di."

Naomi says she tried to stay in character not because she's "as disciplined as Daniel Day-Lewis," but because the accent was so difficult to master.

The film opened Nov. 1 in limited release.

-- Associated Press

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