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gwyneth paltrow hangover cures

As you head out to get your party on and celebrate the New Year, you may want to keep Gwyneth Paltrow's hangover cures handy.

Paltrow shared her favorite hangover cures on her GOOP email newsletter this week.

"We all know what happens on NYE so here is our best to help you prepare for the day after," writes the 39-year-old actress.

Paltrow cites medical advice from professionals including Dr. Frank Lipman, who explains the physiology of a hangover and provides quite possibly the best remedy in the newsletter: It is "essential to drink a lot of water while drinking and before you go to bed... it can prevent a hangover or at least lessen one."

Paltrow swears by Mercy "health elixir" -- a drink "packed with amino acids, vitamins, minerals and herbs," and even suggests mixing it with alcohol to create a "hangover preventing cocktail." She also discloses that she is an investor in the company.

Another recommendation includes taking Resolve -- a Paracetamol-based over-the-counter remedy similar to Alka seltzer, which is aspirin-based. (Note: This remedy came from a pharmacist in London. Paracetamol is called acetaminophen in the United States.)

Other remedies include "hair of the dog," -- drinking more alcohol the next day in the form of the classic Bloody Mary; eating protein; and sticking to wine or champagne.

Some of the suggestions were just plain baffling, according to Dr. Michael Lucchesi, including Paltrow's suggestion of hydrotherapy in the form of a hot steam bath.

“Alcohol is a diuretic,” Lucchesi tells the NY Daily News. “Why would you want to engage in an activity that would cause you lose more water and salt?”

He also shoots down the vitamin supplements recommended by Paltrow and Dr. Oz.

“Most of these are totally water soluble,” he said. “If you’re drinking water through out the evening, you’ll just urinate them out.”

Some of the more practical tips included eating something; drinking plenty of water; and taking a pain reliever such as ibuprofen or aspirin for a headache.  Alka-Seltzer is also not a bad choice since it has salts in it.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

See the full list of Gwyneth Paltrow's hangover cures

photo: Patrick Hoffman/WENN

by Missy at . Comments
lesnar vs overeem

It was over before you knew it!  Brock Lesnar lost last night in a first round TKO to Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Overeem, in his UFC debut, ended the bout with a kick to his opponent's stomach that made the heavyweight crumble at the side of the cage.  Lesnar was unable to fight back as Alistair dove in, forcing referee Mario Yamasaki to call the fight--a win at the 2:26 mark of the first round.

Lesnar, who started his career as a pro wrestler, shocked the UFC crowd when he announced afterward, "This is the last time you'll see me in the octagon."

In the past two years Lesnar has only fought three times with a single win.  He mentioned his struggle with bouts of lower-intestinal distress, "I've had a really difficult couple of years with my disease, and I'm going to officially say tonight is the last time."

Overeem has now earned a shot at UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos, who is currently healing from a knee injury and watched from a seat near the octagon.

After Lesnar's big retirement announcement, UFC President Dana White claimed he was feeling too sick to speak, "I'm really not feeling good, let someone else talk."

Watch the fight recap below:

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eric dane and rebecca gayheart welcome second child

Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart welcomed their second child on Wednesday, a baby girl .

The Grey's Anatomy celeb wed his wife in 2004.  They are already parents to Billie Beatrice, who will turn two in March.

A rep for the couple released this statement, "Rebecca Gayheart and husband Eric Dane welcomed Georgia Geraldine Dane on Dec. 28, just in time for the New Year!  Both mom and baby girl are happy and healthy.  Billie is thrilled to be a big sister, and dad is getting ready to live in a house full of ladies.

Not long ago the actress talked about the prospect of have two kids under the age of two.  She said, "I've heard that's very challenging.  But I think I'm up for it.  Eventually it's going to be great because they're going to be very close in age."

Dane did a 30 day stint in rehab mid-year to deal with a prescription drug addiction.  His rep reported at the time, "The actor voluntarily checked himself into a treatment facility to help him get off of pain medication that he was prescribed for a sports injury."

The Grey's hunk picked up some unwanted publicity in 2009 when a sex tape surfaced showing him participating in explicit situations with his wife and former beauty queen Kari Ann Peniche.

Check out a recent family photo after the jump:

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by Meg at . Comments
did beyonce give birth to a baby girl

We're not sure if this is the real deal but Twitter has been buzzing with the news that Beyonce Knowles gave birth to her first child, a daughter that she and Jay-Z have named Tiana-May Carter.

The blessed event is reported to have taken place at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, a private facility in New York City.  Reports earlier in the week indicated that hospital personnel had been put on alert that a high-profile patient was getting ready to check in to the VIP birthing suite.

The songstress broke her pregnancy news during this year's MTV Video Music Awards in August.

Could this be a false alarm?  We saw this happen in 2008 as Angelina Jolie was preparing to give birth to her twins in France.

Until we hear the confirmation from the Jay-Z or Beyonce's rep, we are going to take the high road and call this a rumor.

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Photos:  WENN

by Andrea at . Comments
alex rodriguez and torrie wilson

Alex Rodriguez was in Boise, Idaho over Christmas weekend with former WWE wrestler, Playboy cover model, and "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!" cast member, Torrie Wilson.

The two were seen together Monday at Axiom Fitness in Boise.  According to the gym's manager, Dax McIntosh, "He just kind of rode the bike and signed autographs for people."

"He was real cordial," says McIntosh.

And according to Boise Channel 2 anchor Mike Murad, he also saw Rodriguez, and posted a photo of him on Twitter.  Murad says Rodriquez told him he was "trying to keep a low profile."

Earlier this year, A-Rod vacationed in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with George Clooney and Stacy Keibler.  Torrie just so happens to be a close friend of Stacy.

The Yankees star was also spotted riding bikes with Torrie in Miami earlier this month.

Coincidence?  Me thinks not.

Check out more photos of Torrie Wilson

photos: Michael Carpenter/FayesVision for WENN

by Missy at . Comments
katy perry and russell brand divorce

The speculation has finally been confirmed!  Russell Brand has officially filed for divorce from wife Katy Perry.

Documents have been filed in Los Angeles.  Brand cited irreconcilable differences for the demise of their marriage.  The two entertainers were married on October 23, 2010 in India.

In a statement made by Brand he said, "Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I'll always adore her and I know we'll remain friends."

Rumors were rampant when it was reported that Katy and Russell spent the holiday's apart.  They were both photographed out and about without their wedding rings.

On Dec. 1st Katy took to her Twitter page to deny the divorce rumor craze saying, "First I'm pregnant & then I'm divorced.  What am I All My Children?"

Earlier in the month Brand appeared on 'Ellen' and slammed divorce rumors saying, "I'm really happily married ... I’m married to Katy. Perpetually, until death do us part was the pledge. I’m still alive."

It is unclear at this time if Katy was aware that Brand intended to file for a divorce.

You can view the divorce papers here.

Photo Credit:  Ian Wilson / WENN.com

by Meg at . Comments
holiday bikini romps in barbados and miami

We love the fact that some of our favorite entertainers migrate to the beach during holiday breaks.  Between Christmas and New Year's Rihanna has been hitting the sand and surf in Barbados while Maria Menounos has been hanging out on the beaches of Miami.

Greek beauty Menounos, 33, co-hosts Extra with Mario Lopez.  Earlier this month she appeared on the WWE Tribute To The Troops.  She had a tag team match with Eve Torres, Kelly Kelly and Alicia Fox.  They defeated the Bella Twins and The Divas of Doom.

Robyn 'Rihanna' Fenty, 23, released her sixth studio album Talk That Talk last month.  It is doing especially well in the UK, where it was certified two-times  platinum in early December.

Check out more of their sexy bikini photos after the jump.  We couldn't resist including video of Maria's recent WWE adventure:

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by Missy at . Comments
jane fonda workout

Actress Jane Fonda turned back the hands of time by once again donning the red and black striped leotard that she made famous on the cover of her 1982 Jane Fonda's Workout fitness video.

The 74-year-old wore a custom copy of the leotard while chatting with Kathie Lee and Hoda on the Today Show.

The sexy senior is hitting the talk show circuit to promote her new exercise DVD Jane Fonda Prime Time, a trim, tone and flex workout geared toward the older crowd.

Dare we suggest that Fonda has definitely been drinking heavily from the fountain of youth?  In 2010 she talked candidly about the wonders of plastic surgery and shared images that were taken after a recent nip and tuck.

Check out the Today film clip after the jump:

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by Missy at . Comments
zooey dechanel photo

The (500) Days of Summer co-stars Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt teamed up for a duet that she uploaded to YouTube and posted on her HelloGiggles website.

They joined forces to cover Nancy Wilson's What Are You Doing New Year's Eve and their collaboration is impressive.

ZD and JGL first met in 2000 while filming the movie Manic and have remained close ever since.  In fact, she mentioned on her website that she considers Joe one of her dearest friends.

Deschanel penned, "When we did '500 Days of Summer' eight years later, we spent every lunch hour dancing to Marvin Gaye in the hair and makeup trailer.  We had loads of fun.  I hope to do a thousand more movies with him, because he's simply the best."

She went on to say, "We made a little New Year's duet for all of you! ENJOY!"

Zooey and her husband Ben Gibbard split two months ago after a two year marriage.  The actress indicated they intend to move forward with a divorce.

Check out the duet after the jump:

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by Andrea at . Comments
kid cudi and ben breedlove

18-year-old Ben Breedlove died of a heart attack on Christmas day, just days after making a two-part video that has gone viral.

Rapper Kid Cudi responded to Breedlove's death, saying he "broke down" after seeing the video, in which Breedlove describes seeing Cudi in a vision on December 6, as paramedics tried to resuscitate him after his heart stopped.  In the vision, Breedlove says he felt "happy and peaceful" and "couldn't stop smiling."

The Austin, TX teen had a lifelong heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), and explains in the video, through a series of cards that he holds up, how he cheated death three times.

His videos end with a card that reads "Do you believe in God and angels? I do."

Cudi, whose real name is Scott Mescudi, posted on his Tumblr blog, 'Cud Life':

"Iam to tears because I hate how life is so unfair. This has really touched my heart in a way I cant describe, this is why I do what I do. Why I write my life, and why I love you all so much. Life is really f***ed up sometimes, but I know Ben is at Peace, and I hope he gets a chance to sit and talk with my Dad. We love you Ben. Forever. Thank you for loving me. To Ben's family, you raised a real hero, he's definately mine. You have my love."

Breedlove's family posted his obituary on December 29. It reads, in part:

"Through his brilliance with maneuvering the capabilities of YouTube, Ben has left a message for his generation. In the weeks prior to his death, he had faced some scary situations with his health, but had been given an amazing gift that he was determined to share; first with us, his family, and then, not surprisingly (and generously) with his YouTube audience."

I don't typically add personal comments to my posts, however, it is almost a year since losing my 17-year-old nephew, and this post was extremely difficult to tackle.  Ben's message has given me a sense of peace through the flood of tears I'm shedding as I write.  My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

You can read the entire obituary at the Austin American-Statesman, and you can watch Ben Breedlove's YouTube videos below.

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