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Gwyneth Paltrow Poses Half-Nude for Vanity Fair

As if she wasn't already overexposed enough, Gwyneth Paltrow is appearing half-naked as Miss August in a special Vanity Fair on Jewelry calendar.

Not that she's ever been chubby, but Paltrow took to her site to explain the arduous process of going from willowy to more willowy to promote her appearance in 'Iron Man 2,' detailing a diet consisting mainly of lean proteins and vigorous workouts.

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Van Halen New Album Rumor Round-Up

We still haven't seen any official announcements from the band, but it's clear that something is happening in the world of Van Halen -- and the latest mini-flurry of VH activity, which includes the band's first official Facebook page and a warning from vocalist David Lee Roth to 'get ready...,' has sparked a new round of rumors regarding their long-awaited new album.

The new collection, which will be Van Halen's first full-length album since 1998's 'III' and first with Roth since way back in '1984,' has reportedly been finished with an assortment of producers led by John Shanks. Now, rumors are pointing to a fall release.

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Woman Tries To Sneak Husband Out of Mexican Prison in Suitcase

It began with a conjugal visit, and ended with a bold attempt at a prison break.

Nineteen-year-old Maria del Mar Arjona used the privacy of the conjugal visit room in a Mexican prison to stuff her common law husband Juan Ramirez Tijerina -- who is serving a 20-year sentence for a 2007 conviction for illegal weapons possession -- in a suitcase.

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Artist Coalition Calls for Grammy Boycott After Several Categories Given the Ax

If you've ever sat through an entire Grammy Awards show, the idea of having a few less categories might not strike you as such a bad idea -- but for some of the artists affected by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences' recent decision to whittle down the number of awards, it's a potentially racist affront.

A group of musicians -- including Paul Simon and jazz legend Herbie Hancock -- has banded together to call for a boycott of CBS, which airs the awards ceremony, and is investigating a legal response to the Grammy cutbacks. As artist Bobby Sanabria put it in an interview with the AP, "We will ask people to stop watching CBS, boycott their sponsors and then write them. We’re at a critical juncture."

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Nationals Super Prospect Bryce Harper Called Up to Double-A

The slow and steady rise of Bryce Harper is gaining speed.

The highly-touted number one overall pick of the Washington Nationals in last year’s draft was called up to Double-A Monday where he made an immediate splash by going 2-for-3 for the Harrisburg Senators.

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Celebrity Birthdays for July 5 – Huey Lewis, Edie Falco and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Huey Lewis
Age: 61
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Musician
Known For: His band Huey Lewis and the News, which had a string of hits in the 1980s such as 'I Want a New Drug,' 'The Heart of Rock and Roll,' and 'The Power of Love'

Edie Falco
Age: 48
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Her nuanced portrayal of mob wife Carmela Soprano on the HBO series 'The Sopranos,' her current role as the title character on 'Nurse Jackie,' and being the first actress ever to win an Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Drama as well as Outstanding Actress in a Comedy

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PGA Tour Pro Sean O’Hair’s Errant Golf Shot May Have Saved Fan’s Life

Chris Logan wasn’t feeling so lucky when he was struck in the temple by an errant shot from pro golfer Sean O’Hair as he watched the AT&T National at Aronimink Golf Club last Fourth of July.

The West Chester, Pennsylvania man wasn’t seriously injured by the blow, but was checked for a concussion as a precaution. And that’s when this tale takes a fortunate turn.

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