My Gwyneth was at the CFDA Awards last night with Michael Kors in a long black Michael Kors which, forgive me, I think looks better from the side than from the front. From the front the light hits it in weird places. G’s face and makeup however – gorgeous. Think she’s growing her hair long again. No one liked her with her hair long. I did.

After dropping out of The Danish Girl with Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth’s next project is with Steven Soderbergh in Contagion along with Matt Damon, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, and Laurence Fishburne about the worldwide spread of a deadly virus. I’m itchy already. As noted many times already, I read The Hot Zone years ago and from there became obsessed with Ebola virus. And while in Cannes recently there was not one day that I didn’t use the washroom at the press centre without watching a woman exit the facilities without washing her hands.

This, in part, is why I shower at least three times a day. Neurotic yes. But also because people are dirty. Not that that’s the reason behind super viruses, not at all. But there is nothing more horrifying to me than imagining what the person next to me on the plane did or did not do and what might be under his fingernails and all the molecules that go flying into the air when someone coughs. What I’ve taken to doing is using hand sanitiser and shoving it into my nose. Yeah, you almost pass out from the alcohol fumes but in my mind, they also kill any germs coming inside.

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