Gwyneth Paltrow Tsk-Tsked for Shilling Kiddie Bikinis

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The British anti-child abuse advocacy group Kidscape is pissed off that Gwyneth Paltrow hawks bikinis for four to eight year-olds in her latest GOOP newsletter. She captioned images of the swimwear, a collaboration with designer Melissa Odabash and exact replica of adult bikinis sold on the site, that it’s “great for girls who want to look grown up.” (Sure enough, the girl above looks as miserable as grown-ass women do on a daily basis. Success!)

A spokeswoman for Kidscape—the same group that took issue with Elizabeth Hurley’s leopard print children’s bikinis back in September—says: ‘The dangers [of sexualizing children] have been discussed at length, so it is a great pity that such trends continue and that they carry celebrity endorsement.” [, Daily Mail]

Since we were all so eager to hear his follow-up, “I Looked At Your Pudendum And Saw The Virgin Mary In It,” Seth MacFarlane has already been asked to host the 86th Academy Awards. Although he initially said he’d never go in for it again, he’s reportedly considering it, although he’s busy with his second movie (a Western), Family Guy (that thing that frat boy you hooked up with sophomore year kept quoting while you banged) and spray-tanning. [Deadline]

I mercifully just began to forget Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders’ Crotchgrindbridgegate, but God won’t let me have nice things, so she might be hanging out with the dude again shortly after her 23rd birthday. After a Mexican dinner with friends (they’re eating Mexican in literally every gossip report, have you guys noticed that?) she got into a car that looked like Sanders’ car with a guy who looked like Sanders at the wheel. [Daily Mail]

Meanwhile, Robert Pattinson and K-Stew are taking ballroom dancing lessons in order to bring the noise/funk back to their relationship. “He’s a terrible dancer.” [Entertainmentwise]

If the divorce of Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore was like your parents splitting up all over again, you will not like this. Gordon reveals in a new Elle profile that Moore was extra-maritally putting his Kool Thing in/around another woman.

Some years ago, a woman Gordon declines to name became a part of the Sonic Youth world, first as the girlfriend of an erstwhile band member and later as a partner on a literary project with Moore. Eventually, Gordon discovered a text message and confronted him about having an affair. They went to counseling, but he kept seeing the other woman. “We never got to the point where we could just get rid of her so I could decide what I wanted to do,” Gordon says. “Thurston was carrying on this whole double life with her. He was really like a lost soul.”


Khloe Kardashian was kicked out of her judging stint on X-Factor after just one season, according to a statement by Fox: “We really enjoyed working with her and wish her all the best in future endeavors.” They didn’t give a reason. Just watch the video. [TMZ]

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  • Olivia Newton John quit her Vegas gig because her sister Rhona has just been diagnosed with brain cancer. [Daily Mail]
  • Writers Guild protesters handed out flyers outside Joan Rivers’ hosting gig at an awards ceremony. (Later: Joanna Coles recalls a lunch date with Helen Gurley Brown: “[She] looked at my burger and my bun… stared… and said, ‘You don’t need both.'” #can’thaveitall) [Page Six]
  • Uh, Shakira thinks motherhood is “deliciously overwhelming.” []
  • The Backstreet Boys got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame about ten years too late. [CBS News]
  • Headline of the AM: “Drunk Liam Gallagher rides dog.” [Contact Music]
  • Adele and Barbra Streisand have been bonding over cooking. “They’ve been swapping recipes since they met.” [The Sun]
  • Reese Witherspoon pulled out of scheduled appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Good Morning America in the wake of her run-in with the law. [Page Six]
  • Instead, she hung out with Cameron Diaz and Chelsea Handler. I can’t think of two better people to be sober with.[Us Weekly]
  • Jim Toth is totes sorry he got Reese involved, and apparently he is a “very social drinker.” Source: “[The arrest is] just going to make the two of them stop and pause, and think about maybe how much Jim’s drinking plays a role in their lives – if it does or not. No one would be surprised if Jim went to rehab.” [People]
  • LeAnn Rimes might have bought a crapload of Twitter followers last week. [Celebitchy]
  • During his acceptance speech at the GLAAD Media Awards, Bill “The Big Dog” Clinton attributed his work on behalf of LGBT rights to Chelsea and her gay friends. [Page Six]
  • It’s official: Rihanna has had the most chart-topping pop songs in history. [Billboard]
  • Ellie Goulding has partnered up with Nike—releasing a remix of her single “Halcyon” as well as a shoe she designed— in a campaign to get more women to go running. [NYDN]
  • North Dakota news anchor A.J. Clemente was fired for cursing on-air. [Us Weekly]
  • Katy Perry on her divorce from Russell Brand: “It’s a very tiny elephant [in the room]… It’s like a little tchotchke now. The Big D — you can say it.” [Us Weekly]
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