I got my Season 3 DVDs of The Good Wife on Friday, so that’s how I’ve spent most of my weekend – meaning that I did not end up watching the Stand Up to Cancer telethon event thing which aired on Friday night. I was involved with Kalinda and Alicia and Eli instead. Sorry! I hear that Taylor Swift had some kind of emotional breakdown, Robert Pattinson showed his face once again (what a pro!) and that Gwyneth Paltrow was “giving back” to the peasants. No, I won’t be mean about it – Goop’s dad died of cancer, and I believe that she’s still pretty devastated about it. Gwyneth spoke to People about it (interview below), and I’ve included some Goop photos from the red carpet at the event. Most people paired their “Stand Up To Cancer” t-shirts with jeans… but not Goop! Goop paired her t-shirt with a flirty little skirt and major heels. I will say this – her “fresh face” makeup job looks GREAT. She looks years younger when she’s not trying, you know?
Gywneth Paltrow got a wake-up call when she lost her father, director-producer Bruce Paltrow, to cancer a decade ago.
“When my father was diagnosed with cancer, it really changed the way that I lived – it changed my whole lifestyle,” Paltrow, who executive produced the multi-network Stand Up to Cancer broadcast Friday night, tells PEOPLE. “I completely changed my diet, and I got very serious about exercising and about exposure to toxins.”
“It really changed the way that I thought,” says the actress, 39. “I think I had more of a laissez-faire attitude about my health, and when he got cancer it was a real shock. … It was sort of like the break of my adolescence.”
“This is my one life, and I need to invest in myself and my family and make sure that we can do what we can to stay healthy,” she added.
Remembering her father – who produced television series like St. Elsewhere and directed his daughter in the 2000 film Duets – by producing the Stand Up to Cancer show turned out to be an emotional experience for both Paltrow and her mother, actress Blythe Danner.
“It’s emotional for me because I keep getting emails from my mother saying how proud she is of me that I’m doing it, and she keeps talking about my father,” Paltrow, whose husband Chris Martin and his band Coldplay also participated in the event, told reporters.
“It’s emotional to be in front of the cameras and encouraging people to join the fight against cancer,” she said. “Especially when you’re doing it in memory of someone that you loved so much.”
Allegedly, Gwyneth has gotten so concerned about her mom that she and her family are going to be moving back to LA so that Goop and Blythe can see more of each other. I’m not sure if that’s true, though. Goop does love her life in London, so who knows.
I’m also including photos of Chelsea Handler (who looked especially rough) and Sofia Vergara, who can wear the hell out of a pair of jeans.
Photos courtesy of WENN.
Written by Kaiser
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