Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Jennifer Lawrence calls gluten-free diets ‘the cool new eating disorder’

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I personally choose not to eat carbs when I’m being mindful/healthy just because that suits me better, but I do love me some bread and I don’t have any official allergies to gluten/wheat/etc. Plenty of people are eating fancy schmancy gluten-free diets, though, because of some self-proclaimed intolerance to gluten and because it seems to be hip. That, of course, doesn’t include those with Celiac disease or any actual gluten intolerance or allergy, but refers mostly to those who think it’s trendy to say they eat gluten-free. Why that’s a thing, I don’t know, but it is – and Jennifer Lawrence hasn’t got time for it (via Yahoo Style).

In a new interview with Vanity Fair, “The Hunger Games” actress Jennifer Lawrence puts herself firmly in the bread-and-pasta crowd, telling writer Sam Kashner she ate spaghetti and meatballs for breakfast the day of their interview. She goes on to describe gluten-free as “the new cool eating disorder, the ‘basically I just don’t eat carbs.’”

Her stance could be seen as throwing shade at Gwyneth Paltrow, the ex-wife of Lawrence’s rumored boyfriend, Chris Martin. Paltrow is almost as famous for her healthy eating as she is for her acting and recently published a cookbook of her favorite gluten-free recipes, It’s All Good. “Everyone in my family is intolerant to gluten and cow dairy,” Paltrow told integrative physician Dr. Frank Lipman of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York when the book was released. “We had the food sensitivities test and the doctor told us to avoid these foods and sugar as much as possible.”

I suppose it can be considered disordered eating to cut out any single group of food when there’s no real need to, but I dunno, that seems a bit much. Spaghetti is delicious, as is toast, as is cake, etc. However, who cares if someone chooses not to eat it? I don’t care if someone is vegetarian, vegan, yada yada. As long as they aren’t preachy, do your thing. I suppose the problem is that people ARE preachy about things like that, so maybe that’s what JLaw is referring to.

LOL at the Goop shade, though. Don’t forget that Chris Martin went back to eating meat after separating from her!

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Brad Pitt got his first gun when he was in kindergarten

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Welp, colour me surprised – I had no idea Brad Pitt was gun happy, but apparently he is. In fact, he got his first gun while he was still in kindergarten and to this day, won’t be at home without a gun stashed somewhere. But wait, before you get all up in arms, Brad does understand the gravity of possessing weapons and would never go crazy with them.

From Radio Times (via The Telegraph):

“There’s a rite of passage where I grew up of inheriting your ancestors’ weapons,” said Pitt. “My brother got my dad’s. I got my grandfather’s shotgun when I was in kindergarten.”

The actor – who was born in Oklahoma and raised in Missouri – was first given an air gun, then received a shotgun when he was six. By the time he was eight, he had fired a handgun.

The Radio Times reports that Pitt doesn’t feel that he and his family are safe unless there is a gun in the house.

“The positive is that my father instilled in me a profound and deep respect for the weapon,” he said.

I guess fair enough. He seems relatively sane and especially as a celebrity and the amount of crazies there are in the world, I suppose he feels he needs to be hyper-vigilant to keep his family safe. It’s a shame we live in a world where we need guns to protect ourselves, but it’s tale as old as time and not likely to change anytime soon, unfortunately, as long as ACTUAL psychos are able to get a hold of guns and other weapons.

I personally would never be able to live in a house with a gun – it would give me all kinds of anxiety, especially if children are present (though again, I do understand there are ways to ensure children don’t get a hold of guns, etc – but nothing is fail-proof!), but to each his own.

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Taylor Swift premiere ‘Out of the Woods’

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Taylor Swift‘s new pop album, 1989, is due out in less than two weeks, and so far we know we’ve got ‘Shake It Off’-esque tracks to look forward to. However, TaySwift isn’t completely leaving behind her emo stuff – her new track, ‘Out of the Woods’, goes in a slightly different direction and, quite frankly, doesn’t really sounds like her. Have a listen:

I’m all about the new Taylor Swift – I love the sounds and I think 1989 will be an excellent pop album, so this is right up my street. What do you think?

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Kesha sues Dr Luke over sexual and emotional abuse claims


Shit just got REAL messy (well, even messier than before, if that was possible) in the whole Kesha / Dr. Luke fiasco. While previously Kesha blamed her longtime producer (who has written, like, all but 2 of her singles) for encouraging her to develop an eating disorder, it’s even more serious now that she filed a lawsuit in which she details intense instances of emotional and sexual abuse during their 10 year working relationship. Apparently these instances of abuse started right away when she signed on with him at 18 and he is said to have forced her to use drugs and alcohol so she would let him make these advances.

From TMZ:

In one instance, Kesha claims he forced her to snort something before getting on a plane … and during the trip he forced himself on her while she was drugged.

On another occasion, Kesha claims after forcing her to drink with him, Dr. Luke gave her what he called “sober pills.” Kesha claims she woke up the following afternoon, naked in Dr. Luke’s bed, sore, sick … and with no memory of how she got there.

Kesha says the alleged abuse led to her eating disorder — a story TMZ broke earlier this year.  She claims Dr. Luke said, among other things, “You are not that pretty, you are not that talented, you are just lucky to have me.”  As we reported, she claims he called her “a fat f***ing refrigerator.”

Kesha also says there was physical abuse … once she says he attacked her at his Malibu house where he was “violently thrashing his arms at her.”  She says she escaped and ran barefoot down PCH and hid in the mountains.

Kesha is asking a judge to let her out of her contract with Luke.

Kesha’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, tells TMZ … “This lawsuit is a wholehearted effort by Kesha to regain control of her music career and her personal freedom after suffering for ten years as a victim of mental manipulation, emotional abuse and an instance of sexual assault at the hands of Dr. Luke.”

Geragos adds, “The facts presented in our lawsuit paint a picture of a man who is controlling and willing to commit horrible acts of abuse in an attempt to intimidate an impressionable, talented, young female artist into submission for his personal gain. Kesha is focused on moving her life and her career beyond this terrible time.”

Damn, what a mess. Of course, the truth behind these claims has to be investigated and all that, but for some reason, I don’t feel like she’s lying. It’s a bit extreme just to get out of a contract, don’t you think? For the record, Dr. Luke doesn’t think so – he’s suing her back and claiming that she’s just saying all this to get out of her contract. LOL, okay bro. Would you not just LET THE GIRL OUT OF HER CONTRACT rather than risk being “extorted”, if what you say is true, or having your reputation ruined by having people think you’re a rapist and an abuser? Like, what? And even if she IS lying, why would you want to work with someone who is a) clearly mentally ill and b) clearly doesn’t want anything to do with you?

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Martha Stewart mocks Gwyneth Paltrow in new magazine spread

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Martha Stewart and Gwyneth Paltrow don’t really get along, it’s safe to say. While Goopy has shrugged off some of Martha’s less than kind comments about her wannabe status, Martha has now taken it one step further by poking fun at Gwyn’s “conscious uncoupling” from Chris Martin by creating a conscious coupling… of Thanksgiving foods.

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If you can’t read the print, here’s what it says:

Every Thanksgiving table should be blessed with the presence of a long-married pair who bring out the best in each other, are completely enamored despite their differences, and leave every other guest thinking, I’ll have what they’re having. Our holiday pies honor such so there’s a pleasant mix of textures and flavors in every bite. No matter how you slice partnerships, each spotlighting the perfect marriage of crust and filling these six irresistible desserts, there is a whole lot to love.

Damn, Martha – shady! I love it.

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Reese Witherspoon says her arrest showed people who she really is

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Remember when Reese Witherspoon got all drunk and disorderly and had to be arrested? And then she started ranting to the cop about how she’s super famous and has rights as an American? It was one of the most fun episodes in celebrity-meets-police history, and now, over a year later, Reese is finally ready to talk about it… at the BFI Film Festival, at that:

“I think it was a moment where people realized that I wasn’t exactly what they thought I was,” she told reporters. “I guess maybe we all like to define people by the way the media presents them, and I think that I showed I have a complexity that people didn’t know about. It’s part of human nature. I made a mistake. We all make mistakes. The best you can do is say sorry and learn from it and move on.”

That’s true – we do all make mistakes and it’s no big deal. It certainly hasn’t hurt her career, that’s for sure, and most people have forgotten about it. It’s not like anyone is judging her or persecuting her, either – it’s basically just something that everyone laughs at her for, just like we all do with embarrassing things.

Also, I don’t know that getting so drunk that you become belligerent shows the world “complexity”, but uh, okay.

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Weird Couple Alert: Josh Groban and Kat Dennings

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Well, here’s something you probably never expected to see. It seems that Josh Groban and Kat Dennings have found love in a hopeless place and are quite happily dating.

From US Weekly:

“Kat and Josh recently started dating and are having a lot of fun,” a source tells Us Weekly.

The pair first sparked rumors on Saturday, Oct. 11, when they attended the 2014 Carousel of Hope Ball, an event sponsored by Patron Tequila, in Beverly Hills together. Posing with their arms around one another on the red carpet, Dennings was photographed whispering in Groban’s ear and laughing with her new beau.

How strange! I guess odd couples tend to work out well sometimes, so we’ll see how this one goes. I never, EVER would have even put these two in the same room, let alone in a relationship. Huh, go figure!

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