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Gwyneth Paltrow Makes a Fowl

The actress has made a video of herself preparing a roast chicken. Also in today's Gossipmonger: Angelina visits Iraq, and Gerard Butler is fat and now everyone knows it.

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CNBC's Erin Burnett's Favorite Characteristic in a Mate Is Money

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CNBC business anchor Erin Burnett dreams of men spending copious amounts of dough on her. Gus Wenner, son of Rolling Stone honcho Jann Wenner, was accepted early decision to Brown, and Jack Byrne, son of Ellen Barkin and Gabriel Byrne, was accepted to Bard. Jimmy Fallon and new wife Nancy Juvonen ate at Pastis. An upcoming "oral history" of Rudy Giuliani chronicles the former mayor's "petty, vindictive, small-minded maneuvering." Jay-Z says he is not concerned with the problematic rumors surrounding the opening of his new 40/40 club. Mary-Louise Parker and boyfriend Jeffrey Dean Morgan had coffee at Local on Sullivan Street.

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Yoko Goes to Hamptons, Performs ‘Sex Change’

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The textile artist Jack Lenor Larsen threw himself an 80th-birthday party Saturday night at Longhouse Reserve, his estate in East Hampton, and Yoko Ono may have been the star attraction. John Lennon's widow made some remarks in honor of Larsen, whose home has also served as a publicly accessible art installation for fifteen years, and then she announced an onstage "sex change," which sent nervous titters through the crowd. Ono then began to unbutton the top of her flowing white gown and appeared to fumble with an undergarment. "Oh, boy," whispered a septuagenarian as he prepared for something disturbing. But then she simply presto-changoed into some jeans and a brimmed hat, keeping things strictly G-rated. Although the purpose of the switch was not entirely clear, the 74-year-old Ono's performance earned a sincere round of applause. We suspect it was borne as much from relief as from appreciation. —Selim Algar

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Musicians, Pass Your Hat to Yoko Ono

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Name: Yoko alias Ono alias Lennon
Age: Variable
Job: Being a woman. She will appear in conversation with Anthony DeCurtis on June 18 at the 92nd Street Y.
Neighborhood: The universe. Actually, I'm proud to be a West Sider.

Who's your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? Living. Me. What's the best meal you've eaten in New York? The breakfast omelette my son, Sean, cooked for me.

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‘Radar’ Calling

A Radar editor left a cell phone on — as in, making a call to someone's voice mail — during a meeting, and the recording showed that staff meetings are disorganized. Donald Trump is planning to build a $125 million house in Palm Beach, and the locals aren't happy about it. Damaging tape of Britney Spears "partying" with two dancers at a club may soon surface. A play about Spalding Gray shows he wasn't a very attentive father. Brandon Davis tells his parents he's an art dealer; he may actually be a different type of dealer. A married TV anchorwoman is about to get dumped for having an affair.

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Sundance Report: Mark David Chapman Pic Doesn't Endear Filmmaker to Beatle-Loving Throngs

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When filmmaker Jarrett Schaefer took the stage at Park City's Prospector Theater this morning for a question-and-answer session after a screening of his debut film, Chapter 27, a glimpse into the deranged mind of Mark David Chapman — played by a plumped-up Jared Leto — during his days in New York prior to the murder of John Lennon, there was an obvious thing to ask. Where were you when John Lennon was shot? "I was 1," he said. "My dad said I was watching football." The audience laughed. It was the first laughter heard in the last 90 minutes.

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