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Egyptian airline insists 'fake' interview with Drew Barrymore definitely took's The Dredge

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Egyptian airline insists ‘fake’ interview with Drew Barrymore did, in fact, take place

Earlier this week, the attention of Drew Barrymore’s representatives was drawn to an article about the actress in EgyptAir’s in-flight magazine, Horus.

The piece, which was reportedly littered with errors, featured an interview with Drew, which her team maintain never took place.

However, in a series of tweets, writer Aida Takla dismisses the allegation that the interview was wholly fabricated, insisting that Drew was interviewed several times and found to be ‘charming and talented’.

And yes, she did spell Drew’s surname ‘Barrimoor’.

EgyptAir thanked Takla for the clarification, and stated:

This a professional magazine interview conducted by Dr. Aida Tekla [sic] Former president of the HFPA (Hollywood Foreign Press Association) and one of the voting members of the Golden Globes.

Sky News noted that Aida’s Twitter account is unverified.

Gwyneth Paltrow interview Source: PA

Gwyneth Paltrow is ‘so grateful’ to Brad Pitt for protecting her against Harvey Weinstein

In a recent interview with Marie Claire, Gwyneth Paltrow recalled a moment in the early days of her career when Harvey Weinstein made unwelcome advances, asking her to give him a massage.

Harvey Weinstein allegations Source: Anthony Devlin

Gwyneth, who was just 22 at the time and had recently accepted a role in Emma, confided in her then-boyfriend, Brad Pitt, who confronted the movie mogul

The actress, who is now 46, identified the power Brad had over Harvey, and was keen to express her gratitude in the interview.

I am so grateful to Brad, because he leveraged his power and fame to protect me, when I was no one, and he scared Harvey.

Gwyneth feels her career was in jeopardy, and is grateful that Brad’s intervention prevented any further instances of this nature.

And if it hadn’t been for him, I don’t know if I’d have gotten fired, or what. But instead, Harvey was like, ‘Okay, let’s put it behind us’. I think he wanted to keep Brad on side.

Harvey also produced Sliding Doors and Shakespeare in Love – two of Gwyneth’s biggest Box Office draws.

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Jennifer Garner is keen to speed up her divorce from Ben Affleck

Jennifer Garner has requested that her divorce case be transferred from the standard court system to a private judge in order to accelerate the process.

Jennifer and Ben filed for divorce in April after separating in 2015 and have sought joint custody of their children.

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Speaking to ET in April, a source close to the former couple said:

The divorce filing was only a matter of time. Ben and Jen are both still 100 percent committed to co-parenting their children and making sure their family situation works for them all. You can’t have anything better than that.

In August, Jennifer and Ben were photographed en route to a rehabilitation centre in Malibu where Ben subsequently sought treatment.

Jennifer is reportedly keen to ensure that their divorce is finalised by the end of 2018.


And in the rest of the day’s dirt

  • David and Victoria Beckham have sold their Beverly Hills home for £25 million. (
  • Holly Hagan of Geordie Shore fame is celebrating her decision to undergo a breast reduction. (
  • Gary Barlow has opened up about his reluctance to use the Tube after being caught up in the 7/7 attacks in London. (
  • Keith Duffy joked that Westlife can’t bear to admit that they ‘started on Boyzone’s stage’. (

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