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#TheWord: The Great Stewart-Paltrow Dessert War of 2014 rages on - Metro US

#TheWord: The Great Stewart-Paltrow Dessert War of 2014 rages on

In possibly the most stuffy, Hamptons-bred move yet, Gwyneth Paltrow and Martha Stewart have apparently decided they’re going to play out their ongoing feud with the WASP-iest weapon of all: clever recipes. Last month, Stewart presented a selection of holiday pies in her magazine with the headline ‘Conscious Coupling,’ a dig at Paltrow’s awkward divorce announcement. So Paltrow’s camp has fired back now by posting a recipe on Goop for “Jailbird Cake,” apparently a dig at Stewart’s time behind bars. “The folks at Goop know how to have some fun, too,” a source tells People magazine. “If Martha served up the appetizer, the Jailbird Cake is just desserts.” But hey, at least if they keep fighting we’ll keep getting delicious dessert recipes.

The HBO hit “Game of Thrones” isn’t known for modesty when it comes to nude scenes, but at least one of the show’s stars thinks there’s some imbalance in exactly what flesh is on display. Simply put, Natalie Dormer wants to see more man meat next season. “Well, during the first season [co-stars] Alfie [Allen], Richard [Madden] and several of the men got naked — although not all the way,” Dormer, who also stars in the new “Hunger Games” movie, tells The Daily Beast. “I think ‘Thrones’ has been better than your average show with the equality, but they could definitely ramp it up. Absolutely.” Should we start a petition or something?

Bravo honcho and “Watch What Happens Live” host Andy Cohen probably shouldn’t expect Kevin Spacey on his show anytime soon, at least not since Cohen implores Spacey to come out of the closet in his new memoir, “The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look At A Shallow Year.” Cohen recounts running into Spacey — who has dodged questions about his sexuality for years — at the U.S. Open in 2013. “Kevin Spacey was in front of us with what looked like a face full of makeup and three male companions who were definitely not raising any questions,” Cohen writes. “I still get enraged when I think about him talking about being in love with that woman on ’60 Minutes.’ Come out, sir.”

Gay community, Bette Midler loves you but you’re bringing her down. You’re just not interesting enough for her anymore. “The extreme characters you used to see in the Village in the old days, you just don’t see them anymore,” Midler tells the Advocate. “I really do miss them because there was a feeling I used to get that people were expressing themselves in the most elaborate of ways. Now the [gay community] has kind of gone mainstream. It’s sort of ordinary now, and a little bit of the specialness has rubbed away.” Man, after Zachary Quinto’s recent comments in Out, this is a great month for criticizing the gay community as a whole, isn’t it?

Guys, remember earlier this month when Katherine Heigl did a Facebook Q&A session and got hit with a fan asking about whether she’s “very rude” or not? Well, you might not have given it much thought since then, but Heigl has. A lot. And she’d like to update her response. “I think I said, ‘Of course, I’ve heard that too and I’m not.’ And you know what, I’ve been saying ‘I don’t think I am,’ but I’m going to be really honest right now. I’m not,” Heigl tells Meredith Vieira during an interview. I know I’m not. I don’t have to think about it. I’m not a rude person. I’m not an unkind or mean person. I would never go out of my way or consciously try to hurt anyone’s feelings or make them feel bad or uncomfortable or not be … professional … . We should all have the basic human right to say, ‘Hey, no, I’m sorry, I’m not comfortable with that. I don’t like that. This is not OK for me,’ without it making me … I can’t say the word. A B-word.” OK, that last part was kind of adorable.

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