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Paltrow seeks help from Downey? Extra TV item doesn't add up

Gwyneth Paltrow's new role as troubled country star sent her seeking counsel from her ex-beau, Robert Downey Jr. Read on....

Paltrow seeks help from Downey? Extra TV item doesn't add up

The item below just came over from Extra TV. (Yes, those "addition problems" can really mess you up -- especially when  you're trying to figure out how much to tip the barmaid.)

December 13, 2010 | Movies
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow gained 20 pounds and practiced guitar until her fingertips bled to prepare for her role in "Country Strong," but it was good friend Robert Downey Jr. who guided her.
Portraying an alcoholic country star in the film, the Oscar-winning star turned to Downey, who has dealt with his share of addition problems in the past, to obtain insight into her character.
 
Read more about Downey's "addition problems" and the rest of the item here.

 

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