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Paltrow Plans Thanksgiving Feast In London

18 November 2008 4:11 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Gwyneth Paltrow is out to prove she's more than a cooking show guide - she can actually serve up the treats too.

The Oscar-winner, who co-hosts Spanish travel and food show Spain... On The Road Again, is planning a Thanksgiving Day feast in her adopted London.

She tells, "I'm going to cook a big meal for all my ex-patriate American friends over there."

But the gathering won't include best pal Madonna: "She's on tour, so she'll be here (in America)." »

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Stipe Plays Hitchhiker To Prank Paltrow

2 October 2008 6:28 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Celebrity chef Mario Batali pulled a perfect prank on pal Gwyneth Paltrow when a hitchhiker he picked up on a remote Spanish road turned out to be R.E.M. star Michael Stipe.

Batali and Paltrow were shooting scenes for their new Spanish food and travel show Spain... On The Road Again when the masterchef pulled over to pick up a stranded tourist, under protest from his passenger.

Batali says, "Gwyneth was really nervous but it was just our friend Michael Stipe - I had invited him (along) to surprise her. We got her good." »

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Paltrow: 'I cook all my own food'

22 September 2008 11:10 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed that she refuses to hire a personal chef to help out in the kitchen. The actress, who appears in cookery series Spain... On The Road Again with Mario Batali, told People that she insists on cooking for husband Chris Martin and their children Apple and Moses. "I cook all the meals for my house," she said. "I really love to cook. Breads and pizzas is what I'm cooking and we all love it. "We have a wood burning pizza oven in our garden. Right now the (more) »

- By Simon Reynolds

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Paltrow + Batali Set For Another Road Trip

18 September 2008 12:17 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Gwyneth Paltrow and top chef Mario Batali had such fun filming cookery road trip Spain... On The Road Again the two pals are planning a second series.

The cookery and travel show has yet to air, but the two already have their sights set on a culinary trip through Italy.

Batali says, "We were going to go to Mexico but Gwyneth lives in Europe so I think we're gonna have to do Italy." »

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Paltrow Show Sued By Writer

5 June 2008 12:10 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

An Emmy Award-winning writer is suing the makers of Gwyneth Paltrow's new cookery show - claiming he was never paid for his work.

Paltrow stars in new TV series Spain... On The Road Again alongside celebrity chef Mario Batali which talks viewers through a variety of recipes and offers a gastronomic tour of the European country.

But the show - due to air this autumn - has been hit with legal action from Ben Karlin, a former head writer for Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, who claims to have been approached to "conceptualise and oversee" a companion book to the programme in 2007.

Karlin has filed papers in New York accusing production company chief Charles Pinsky of approving his concept for the guide but then delaying giving him a written contract and eventually dismissing him without pay. He has also accused the show's stars - Batali and Paltrow - of refusing to co-operate with his work on the book.

Pinsky's attorney Leslie Ben-Zvi has hit back at the suit, insisting Karlin has misrepresented the facts.

He says, "We will vigorously defend this lawsuit, including the good names of Charles Pinsky and Mario Batali." »

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