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April 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM   |   Comments

Gwyneth Paltrow People's 'Most Beautiful Woman'

NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) -- Academy Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow was named People magazine's "World's Most Beautiful Woman."

But the 40-year-old "Iron Man 3" romantic love interest says she doesn't always look glamorous.

"Around the house, I'm in jeans and a T-shirt. I don't really wear makeup," she tells People in the issue to hit newsstands Friday.

That's how Paltrow's children, Apple, 8, and Moses, 7, see her, she says. "That's what they're used to."

As for her husband, 36-year-old Chris Martin of the British rock group Coldplay, "He'll make a joke about [how she looks]," she says.

"If I've gotten fully dressed up, he'll be like: 'Oh, wow! You're Gwyneth Paltrow!' Because he's used to seeing me in like baggy shorts and frizzy hair," says Paltrow, who is also the face of American fashion brand Coach and stars in the upcoming Spanish film "33 Dias" as Pablo Picasso's French lover Dora Maar. Antonio Banderas plays painter-sculptor Picasso.

Paltrow -- who won an Oscar for Best Actress in the 1998 British comedy-drama "Shakespeare in Love" -- says exercise plays is key to keeping her looking young and energetic.

"It makes me look younger and feel strong," she tells People. "When I first started, I thought: 'I'll never be good at this. This is a nightmare!' But now it's like brushing my teeth, I just do it."

Among the other celebrities on this year's 100 Most Beautiful People list are actresses Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Drew Barrymore, Kerry Washington, Jane Fonda, Amanda Seyfried and Zooey Deschanel and recording artists Kelly Rowland and Pink.


Victor Ortiz eliminated from 'Dancing With the Stars'

LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) -- U.S. champion boxer Victor Ortiz and professional dance partner Lindsay Arnold were booted from "Dancing With the Stars" after getting the lowest scores.

The former World Boxing Council welterweight champ took the Week 6 elimination in stride, telling hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke-Charvet he had "a blast," and thanking viewers and all the "beautiful people" who supported him along the way during Season 16.

"I've danced my shoes off," said the 26-year-old Ortiz. "I would take nothing back."

"So at the end of the day it was a heck of an experience and, hopefully, these beautiful people will follow me to my next championship bout," he said.

"I'm happy to get this far," he said, adding, "I definitely need some dance moves."


Bieber wants to give up pet monkey, shelter says

MUNICH, Germany, April 24 (UPI) -- Canadian pop musician Justin Bieber wants to give away his pet monkey after German customs officers placed it in quarantine, an animal shelter said.

"Justin Bieber's management contacted us and they will give up Mally," a Munich animal welfare organization spokeswoman told E! News.

"They are asking us for a good home for Mally," Roberta Mioni Coltro of the Munich Tierschutzverein said, adding authorities still needed official confirmation from Bieber manager Scooter Braun, rather than just an email.

But Mally's ultimate home will be decided by the German government's Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, not the animal welfare group, Coltro said.

"We only can make a recommendation and we donĀ“t want to send Mally in the zoo, because the zoos will only [publicize] Mally," she said.

"We want Mally in a rescue center or some organization for primates," Coltro said.

The 17-week-old capuchin monkey, native to Central and South America, was confiscated by German authorities March 28 after Bieber, who arrived in Munich on a private plane, could not produce the proper paperwork to bring the animal into the country, E! said.

Bieber gave away his hamster Pac to a fan at an Atlanta concert in December. Pac died last month.


Natalie Merchant benefit concert to fight domestic violence

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y., April 24 (UPI) -- Singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant will do a benefit concert for domestic violence victims in New York's Hudson Valley, the promoters said Wednesday.

The June 2 "Shelter Concert" at Bard College's Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., north of New York City, will benefit two Hudson Valley domestic violence shelters, Kingston's Washbourne House and Poughkeepsie's Grace Smith House, the event's website says.

Other performers will be singer Amy Helm, daughter of late rock singer-drummer Levon Helm of The Band; "mountain Motown" performer Simi Stone; children's music artist Elizabeth Mitchell and Tibetan-exile singer-songwriter Yungchen Lhamo, who sang duets with Merchant on the 1998 album "Ophelia."

Also performing with be the Bard Conservatory of Music's Kalmia String Quartet.

Merchant, who sang with alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs before beginning her solo career in 1993, says she decided to do the benefit concert after seeing a One Billion Rising concert in Kingston Feb. 14.

That concert was part of a daylong event in 190 countries seeking to call attention to domestic violence. The "billion" refers to the call for a billion women around the world to join together in dance and also to the statistic that one in three women will be raped or beaten in their lifetime, or about 1 billion.

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