Gwyneth Paltrow wins her battle with Vanity Fair
She's been waging a one-woman war against Vanity Fair magazine for weeks, but according to new reports Gwyneth Paltrow has triumphed over the publication.
The 41-year-old actress has been locked in a battle with Graydon Carter's magazine since it revealed its intention to publish an "epic takedown" of the actress following her refusal to cooperate with a planned cover story.
Now, after urging her A-list friends to boycott the magazine, insiders suggest Vanity Fair is now planning a much "softer" piece on the Oscar winner.
Gwyneth has been staging something of a celebrity coup against the publication, after composing a letter to her celebrity friends back in May urging them to boycott the magazine.
As well as taking offence to the planned expose on herself, the actress was said to be angered by 'unflattering' articles the magazine printed about Tom Cruise and her ex-fiancé Brad Pitt.
"Vanity Fair is threatening to put me on the cover of their magazine,' she wrote in her letter. 'If you are asked for quotes or comments, please decline. Also, I recommend you all never do this magazine again."
It sounds like the campaign may have paid off, as RadarOnline.com reports that the famous magazine is planning to go lightly in their future article:
"Whatever they wind up publishing, it's going to be soft," a source claims. "Gwyneth's campaign against the Vanity Fair article has apparently worked and she's not as worried as she was three weeks ago."
"But the article is still coming out and she still refuses to participate in it."
The threatened expose reportedly originally included a probe on the Seven actress's friendship with Elle MacPherson's billionaire husband Jeff Soffer.
— Daily Mail
Simon Cowell brands Russell Brand a "hypocrite"
Simon Cowell has branded Russell Brand a "hypocrite" after he accused the comedian of accepting large Hollywood film salaries whilst campaigning against the UK political system.
According to the Mirror, music mogul Simon has told Russell to give up his multi-million pound salary if he is planning to continue his campaigning streak.
The 38-old Essex boy recently joined up with British activist group Anonymous as part of a global protest against austerity cuts and the disadvantages of the current economic system.
According to the Mirror, Simon called Russell a hypocrite who doesn't do what he says, and has in fact benefited immensely from capitalism.
The X Factor boss told Shortlist magazine: "A revolution? He's getting $10 million a movie.
"I mean, come on! Well then give your money back, Russell. I always say that about people. Start off as you mean to go on.
"Donate all the money back to the revolution and then I'll believe it. I'm living in a $10-million mansion and I want a revolution? Give me a break!"
— Daily Mail
Naomie Harris smoulders in steamy shoot
As a Bond girl, Naomie Harris is no stranger to bringing out the sexy.
But now the 37-year-old actress has taken things to a whole new level, by stripping off for her steamiest shoot to date for the Esquire January Film Special.
In one shot, Naomie is seen wearing a sheer blue bodysuit as she reclines on the floor in a sexy pair of black heels.
And another frame shows the stunning actress wearing a black tuxedo jacket with just a pair of knickers and heels.
Meanwhile, Naomie also revealed that she was the one who started the rumours that her Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom co-star Idris Elba might be taking over from Daniel Craig as the next James Bond.
She said: "A journalist once asked me, 'Who do you think is going to be the next Bond?" I said, "I've just finished working with Idris, so, if I had the chance, I would vote for him".
"The next thing there were headlines going: Naomie Harris says Idris Elba to be the next Bond'. And Idris has had to live with that ever since. Now, nearly every time he does an interview, he gets asked about it."
— Daily Mail