The Shmooze

Matisyahu's Beardless Problems

By Renee Ghert-Zand

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People often complain that they can’t recognize a guy after he grows a beard. Well, the opposite can happen, too. Poor world-famous Matisyahu had to wait a full 10 minutes outside a club at Sundance last weekend because his clean shaven countenance did not look at all familiar to the door managers.

A man accused of stalking Mila Kunis has pleaded no contest to one count of stalking in breach of a restraining order. Stuart Dunn, who has been ordered to stay away from Kunis and her entourage, will spend six months in a rehabilitation center and five years on probation.

And here we thought Israeli voters were focused on choosing the best people for the 19th Knesset, but it looks like at least some were more concerned with choosing the sexiest. Given the election results, it’s no big surprise that the guy at the top of the sexy candidate list was none other than Yair Lapid.

Lena Dunham used to be a fan of Rihanna, but not anymore. The recent Golden Globe winner said, “It cracks my heart in half” in reference to the singer’s reconciliation with Chris Brown after reports that he had abused her.

Adam Levine will be hosting SNL this weekend. Looks like he had fun filming the promos.

And today’s requisite James Franco item: He said in an interview that he doesn’t let rumors about his sexuality bother him, and that they go back to his high school days when classmates bullied him because they thought he was gay.

Gwyneth Paltrow and her trainer Tracy Anderson tell us more than we really want to know about Paltrow in their joint Redbook interview.

Is Beyonce trying to give her buddy Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop.com a run for its money with her new Beyhive Blog?

Porn star James Deen says he’d be up for playing Christian Grey in the “50 Shades of Grey” movie.

Looking for an 11th floor corner apartment on Fifth Avenue? If you happen to have $9 million, then you can buy Judge Judy [Scheindlin]’s.

Barry Manilow was apparently forced to cancel his Broadway show due to a sudden “brutal case of bronchitis.”

Taylor Swift was temporarily living a fairytale as she posed as Rapunzel for an artistic photo by Annie Liebovitz for a new Disney campaign.

If you’re planning to see Adam Lambert in concert in Japan, you’d better move fast—there are only a few tickets left.

In parenting and family celeb sightings, we have: Evan Rachel Wood showing off her tiny baby bump at Sundance; Tori Spelling hanging out at the park with baby Finn and older son Liam; Selma Blair looking on lovingly at her son Arthur; Tom Arnold and wife Ashley Groussman expecting their first child; Matthew Broderick, wife Sarah Jessica Parker and their son James attending an opening for an exhibition of art by Broderick’s late mother Patricia; a beardless Jake Gyllenhaal cheering on his director mom Naomi Foner at Sundance; and Liev Schreiber, wife Naomi Watts and their sons enjoying the warm L.A. sunshine.


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