Two headlines from today’s news: “David Arquette is going to sleep in a box to raise money for hunger” and “Gwyneth Paltrow cleanses again: Three weeks of smoothies and salads.”Aren’t celebrities just weird sometimes? I suppose I should give them both a little more context: Arquette is going to spend eight hours a day for two days in a Plexiglas box above the Madison Square Garden marquee in New York to raise money for Feeding America, and Paltrow is touting a three-week detox/cleanse diet she just completed in her latest GOOP newsletter.
Now that I’ve typed that out, I see that more context doesn’t really help. They’re still weird. I mean, they both get points for altruism — Arquette, certainly, for raising awareness of hunger issues, and Paltrow for raising awareness of…her bowels? But they both seem like they have too much time on their hands, right? Any other celebrity weirdness you saw today worth sharing? Let’s make a list.