The tragic shooting last Saturday in Arizona that has so far claimed the lives of five people may have seemed to be entirely in the political realm, but there’s a connection to the celebrity world, too. Â U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords is the cousin of Gwyneth Paltrow, and actress Sophia Bush of One Tree Hill is the cousin of Christina Green, the 9-year-old child who lost her life in the shooting.
Both celebrities have issued statements about the shooting, but it’s pretty clear these were not close family relations. Â Sophia Bush has talked about her cousin’s family in Arizona as if she barely knows them, and Gwyneth outright admitted that she’s never actually met Gabrielle Giffords, even though they’re cousins.
We finally got to experience Gwyneth Paltrow‘s country chops at the CMA awards this week, and the response was overwhelmingly positive. Â After telling reporters that she’d just been to a bar and drank a pint of Guinness to calm her nerves, she took the stage to showcase her crossover skills.
Paltrow seemed nervous and shaky at the start, but opened up as the audience warmed to her song and even cheered for her. Â At the end of the song, Paltrow and singing partner Vince Gill got a standing ovation and audience members were shouting and cheering, as Paltrow appeared visibly relieved and overwhelmed. Â Personally, I’m not much on country music, but I think Paltrow did a great job, and it was an excellent advertisement for her film, Country Strong.
It might be the last move you would expect from a posh society girl married to a Brit, but it seems that Gwyneth Paltrow is about to make a live singing debutâ€¦ performing country music. Â The actress and mother of two will be singing for the CMA awards in November, to promote her upcoming moving called, appropriately, Country Strong.
The movie has a soundtrack coming out on October 26th, and Paltrow will supposedly be performing a song from the soundtrack. Â The movie itself, however, will not be coming out until early next year, so all you die-hard Gwyneth fans (do I hear crickets?) will have to make do with her country singing until then.
The stress of this past month and ALL of the drama is apparently taking its toll on Madonna. Vadge has fired two dancers and her tour manager is threatening to walk out over her crazy mood swings. Is the Material Girl becoming the Menopausal Grouch? Despite her fitness-junkie regime, her health has started to suffer.
Madonna is reportedly anemic, a big sign she is overdoing it. What with A-Rod, Guy, her brother Christopher’s tell-all book and trying to reunite Justin Timberlake and Britney on her plate, Snarkista’s not surprised. She’s also suffered a painful knee injury. So, Vadge has had a doctor, physiotherapist and a chiropractor on duty during rehearsals for her upcoming Sticky & Sweet world tour. And probably some Kaballah dude to keep her red strings tidy and the Kaballah water flowing.
This week the docs ordered her to cool it with the punishing dance routines because her body simply can NOT cope. She ain’t no spring chicken, y’all. She’s now taking a time-out, and resting up in the Hamptons with her close bud Gwyneth Paltrow. Gwyinnie better tiptoe around, because the strain has pushed Vadge’s famous mood swings to terrifying new extremes. A source close to Madonna said:
She is doing LESS than OK. She’s been rehearsing for the tour and she is totally miserable. Sheâ€™s down physically and mentally. The situation with Guy is very, very tense. The way the press are going crazy with the A-Rod story, her brotherâ€™s book and her physical exhaustion are all taking their toll.
One of her closest pals says she has never seen Madonna so low. She says Vadge is feeling depressed and looking really gaunt. â€œMadonna was told to take it easy on work and rehearsals, so she will now take one day off every week and go easy in the mornings. She has a blood analysis done every few days â€” including one during last Fridayâ€™s rehearsal in front of everyone.â€ Madonna just couldn’t resist THAT drama!
Now might be a FAB time for Guy to duck back to England. Madonna with MORE mood swings, on forced rest, is gonna be even more of a capital-B beeyotch. If that’s even possible. She might just flip on out and eat him for lunch. With fava beans and a nice chianti.