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Gwyneth Paltrow: 'Emmys chair was wet'

Gwyneth Paltrow: 'Emmys chair was wet'
Gwyneth Paltrow has said that her chair at the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards was wet. The Glee actress took to her website's newsletter to complain about the wet chair, claiming that her seat filler was sweaty. "The seat filler before me was sweaty... so my chair was wet. Gross!" Paltrow wrote on Goop. Earlier this month, Paltrow revealed that she could still return to Glee, claiming that her character - (more)
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Paltrow Shares Emmy Experience In Blog Journal

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Paltrow Shares Emmy Experience In Blog Journal
Gwyneth Paltrow has documented her 2011 Emmy Awards experience in a new photo "scrapbook" for her blog.

The actress describes her delight at winning a Creative Arts Emmy for her guest role as substitute teacher Holly Holiday on Glee, admitting her late father Bruce Paltrow would have been thrilled by her success.

She writes, "This was especially meaningful, as my father (who made great TV shows back in the day - The White Shadow, St. Elsewhere) had been nominated and lost the Emmys nine times. So I'm pretty chuffed about the whole thing. And my dad would have been over the moon."

Paltrow then details her trip to the Primetime Emmys in Los Angeles on Sunday, and gives away her personal hairstylist and make-up artists' top tips for recreating her red-carpet look.

The Shakespeare in Love star also admits there were a few behind-the-scenes mishaps at the glitzy ceremony - she was forced to ad-lib while presenting an award onstage after the teleprompter malfunctioned, and her second-row seat was also left soaking by an overheated guest. She explains, "The seat filler before me was sweaty... so my chair was wet. Gross!"

Are The Women of Destiny's Child Competing With Each Other This Summer?

By Danielle Genet

It’s no surprise that the world still misses Destiny’s Child. After all, the post-Destiny’s Child career successes each lady has experienced are a testament to the fan favor the women created. Now, the women who used to work as a harmonious trio (and remain real-life friends) are about to battle it out on the charts.

This past week, Michelle Williams dropped the single “Love Gun,” which is said to be the first single off her forthcoming, still-untitled fourth studio album. Williams, according to her Broadway Playbill biography, was “the first member of the group to explore solo terrain,” focusing on focused on gospel music with Heart to Yours (2002) and Do You Know (2004).

Gospel music came naturally to Williams, who first started singing in church as a child. Williams moved in another direction with the release of her third studio album, 2008’s Unexpected, and its
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Rowland Heading To Broadway

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R+B star Kelly Rowland wants to follow in the footsteps of her former Destiny's Child bandmate Michelle Williams and take to the New York stage.

The My Boo hitmaker is reportedly keen to try her hand at acting on Broadway, and has instructed her manager, former bandmate Beyonce Knowles' father Matthew Knowles, and his team to help her land a role in a hit show.

According to, Knowles has already contacted the producers of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and The Color Purple, with the producers of both stageshows expressing interest in having Rowland join their casts.

Michelle Williams has previously starred in the Broadway productions of Aida and The Color Purple. Rowland's acting experience includes roles in movies Freddy vs. Jason in 2002, and The Seat Filler in 2004.

Urbanworld has room for 'Seat Filler'

Urbanworld has room for 'Seat Filler'
NEW YORK -- Helmer Nick Castle's indie feature The Seat Filler, starring pop songstress Kelly Rowland, has been tapped to close the eighth annual Urbanworld Film Festival Aug. 8. Exec produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, and also starring Duane Martin, Filler follows a struggling law student who works as a seat filler at awards ceremonies to make ends meet. Filler is one of 103 films set to unspool this year at Urbanworld, which is dedicated to the exhibition of independent urban cinema. Other Urbanworld highlights include a 20th anniversary retrospective screening of the Prince vehicle Purple Rain; Cinque Lee's UR4 Given; special screenings of Bronwen Hughes' Stander and the Sundance standout The Woodsman; and the world premiere of the Mo'Nique-starrer Beauty Shop. Michael Mann's Collateral, being released Aug. 6 through DreamWorks, will open Urbanworld Aug. 4.

ReelWorld lineup announced

TORONTO -- Tonya Lee William's ReelWorld Film Festival, which showcases racially diverse films, has tapped Canadian filmmaker Damon Vignale's Little Brother of War for its March 31 opening-night gala. The film, starring Frank Cassini, portrays an 8-year-old boy, played by Brett Sherwood, who ends up with his mother's estranged sister and her down-and-out boyfriend after losing his parents. The Toronto-based ReelWorld festival, which unveiled its lineup at a press conference here Tuesday, will also feature three gala screenings of U.S. films -- Chris Eyre's A Thief of Time, Michael Tolajian's Bought & Sold and Bertha Bay Sa-pan's directorial debut, Face -- followed by the closing night film, The Seat Filler, from U.S. director Nick Castle.

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