Intro for June 18, 2014
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Colin Firth was supposed to be the voice of Paddington Bear in the new film due out this fall. That will not be happening anymore. Firth released a statement explaining why:
"After a period of denial we've chosen 'conscious uncoupling.' It's been bittersweet to see this delightful creature take shape and come to the sad realisation that he simply doesn't have my voice. I've had the joy of seeing most of the film and it's going to be quite wonderful. I still feel rather protective of this bear and I'm pestering them all with suggestions for finding a voice worthy of him."
It was a joke on the internet, of course, the “conscious uncoupling”. But now it’s being played for a joke among her peers, Oscar-winning peers. Respected English actor peers. COLIN FIRTH.
Colin Firth is laughing at Gwyneth Paltrow.
Attached – Colin at a charity ball in London the other night.
Yours in gossip,