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Gwyneth Battles Weather, Cold for Good Cause

Gwyneth Paltrow looked...interesting hosting a Damani jewelry charity auction last night. I will give her a bye on most of it because she apparently had a cold (caught from her baby boy, no less) and she was out for a good cause, but the shoes demand to be called out. Anyway, the event was raising money for the New York Hope Lodge, which is a free live-in facility for adults battling cancer. This cause is particularly important to Paltrow, whose father died of throat cancer in 2002. Here's more:

"It's for a really good cause. This has been planned for a long time, so I couldn't take a sick day today," she says.

"My life has been affected by cancer in so many different ways. When my father had cancer, he found it so isolating. It's very difficult to empathize with it if you haven't gone through it."

Though I'm usually one to call out Gwyneth for her condescending attitude, it sounds like last night she let down the air of superiority and really pulled through for an excellent cause. Perhaps I'm a bit hard on our blonde momma ex-pat? Well, talk to me when she loses the faux-British accent, but for a night at least, she deserves tons of credit.

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