Gwyneth: Sex, butts and scumbags

Her Paltrowness discusses men, her caboose and Affleck; Richard Gere on the terrorists' karma. Plus: Oh, Beyonci, behave!

Published October 15, 2001 4:35PM (EDT)

Gwyneth Paltrow's butt is only one of the things the actress reveals in the new issue of Harper's Bazaar.

Paltrow would also have us know that she's "a very sexual person."

"I love men, even though they're lyin', cheatin' scumbags," she shares.

In fact, she loved one man in particular longer than she'd ever admit to before: Ben Affleck.

It turns out that, not surprisingly, that whole time last year that Gwyneth and Ben insisted they weren't a couple while they pawed each other in all sorts of public places they were, she now says, back together. They didn't break up once and for all until last October, just before Gwyneth set off on her streak of dating other men.

Of her current love 'em and leave 'em tendencies, Paltrow says, "I'm lucky if I get past six weeks. The make-or-break is six weeks."

Though exactly what she means by "break" is anyone's guess.

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Unfortunately, they're joking ...

"In light of current events, we are changing the name of the band to something more friendly, 'Basket Full of Puppies.'"

-- The metal band Anthrax, on the nasty connotations of the name, on their official Web site.

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Make love, not war

Richard Gere thinks the best way to combat terrorism is by sending love vibes to those who would harm us.

"It's all of our jobs to keep our minds as expansive as possible," the Buddhist actor told ABC News Radio last week. "If you can see [the terrorists] as a relative who's dangerously sick and we have to give them medicine and the medicine is love and compassion, there's nothing better."

Which is not to say Gere believes that said "sick" evildoers get off scot-free.

"The terrorists," he says, "are creating such horrible future lives for themselves because of the negativity of this karma."

Something tells me the National Security Council is not going to buy Gere's argument.

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McCartney multiplication ??

"I don't know, I really don't know. So that in itself is a bit of an admission."

-- Paul McCartney on whether he's ready to father a batch of kids young enough to be his grandchildren with his fiancie, Heather Mills.

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Say her name, Austin

Shagedelically bootylicious?

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Destiny's Child front woman Beyonci Knowles is being courted to play a certain randy spy's love -- or, well, lust -- interest in "Austin Powers 3: Goldmember." No details are yet known about the role, but it's probably safe to say that Knowles is not being chosen primarily for her acting ability.

Mike Myers will also be joined on screen by Michael Caine, who will play Austin's father, a role for which Sean Connery was originally being courted.

Recent reports that Connery's successor in James Bond-age, Pierce Brosnan, would also appear in the film have been refuted by the Brosnan camp.

"I don't know where these stories come from" the actor's spokesman, Dick Guttman, sniffed to "Pierce is in Ireland until Christmas, then will be starting work on the new Bond so I don't even know where he would get the time. His calendar is gone for the next year already."

Gone, completely gone ...

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By Amy Reiter

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