Gwyneth back to work

September 28, 2004

Gwyneth back to work

After admitting she was giving up movies for a while, (due to the birth of her daughter Apple) Gwyneth Paltrow is certainly ensuring her high profile is maintained. In a bizarre twist, she is set to model a ring that was designed by her former boyfriend, Brad Pitt. The 29-year-old is to be the new face of Damiani, an upmarket Italian jeweller, and will be modeling the jeweller?s D.Side ring, which was co-designed by Brad for the company. The rings were designed for Brad?s 2000 wedding to Jennifer Aniston. She has also made headlines for slamming Halle Berry?s performance in Catwoman, saying she would have made a much better feline superhero. In what sounds like sour grapes, Gwyneth says she was desperate to play Patience Phillips, however is glad she didn?t get the role after seeing the Catwoman film. “At the time I really wanted the role. But if I was going to take something on, I wanted it to be something that nobody had ever seen or done… After seeing Catwoman, I thought the character and movie were unoriginal.” Gwynnie is busy promoting her action film, Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow which opened in the US two weeks ago.

Muppet Justin
Justin the Muppet wannabe
Justin Timberlake is said to be desperate to star in the upcoming Muppets Movie. The film, titled The Wizard of Oz, will featured R?n?B singer Ashanti as a modern day version of Dorothy Gale, while Kermit The Frog will play her companion the Scarecrow and Miss Piggy stars as the Wicked Witch of the West. Already signed up for cameo roles are Quentin Tarantino and Queen Latifah, however Justin is itching to be signed up as well. He will have to do some serious brownnosing to director Kirk R Thatcher, who also directed the Very Muppet Christmas Movie.

Ben Stiller? Rude?
Ben Stiller has admitted to being a real a**hole to colleagues when working on a movie. “Normally, people tend to shut off their ambitions and competitive thinking because it doesn’t help them much in normal life,” he said. “But in the movie business you’ve constantly got to prove yourself. So I can be a real a***hole on the set sometimes,” he admitted… Billy Bob Thornton?s girlfriend, Connie Angland, has given birth to a baby girl. Bella is 39-year-old Connie?s first child, however Billy Bob has three children from two previous marriages… Delta Goodrem has been signed by Pepsi to feature in their latest advertising campaign, called Pepsi Divas. Beyonce Knowles and Pink also feature in the ads, and the campaign will conclude in November with a VIP concert by Delta for 120 guests.

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