Paltrow's Good Samaritan Furor; Everyone Gives Perry Cowboy Boots

Plus: Paula Deen tells Anthony Bourdain to get a life

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Welcome to the Smart Set. Every morning we bring you the gossip coverage, filtered. Today: Gwyneth Paltrow doesn't want you to give her maid a ride, Rick Perry's extensive boot collection is revealed, and Paula Deen fires back at Anthony Bourdain

  • Gwyneth Paltrow reportedly got mad at a "friendly traveler" in the Hamptons for giving her maid a lift home from the bus stop. "Gwyneth was mad that the maid showed strangers where she lived," explains a source. "Gwyneth said, 'Please don't give my maid a ride again!'" Paltrow's rep denied the report, noting that her housekeeper has a car and that the actress would "never say anything like that." [US]
  • Paula Deen is not pleased with No Reservations host Anthony Bourdain for telling TV Guide that she's the "most dangerous person in America," because of all the unhealthy, vaguely Southern food she hawks. "Anthony Bourdain needs to get a life," Deen told Page Six. [Page Six]
  • Texas Governor Rick Perry has been given "at least" 22 pairs of cowboy boots since taking office, according to the newly-minted presidential candidate's financial disclosure forms. "Perry's most prolific boot giver by-far" is a Houston bootmaker named Rocky Carroll, who has given Perry "at least ten pairs" of his custom-made wares to Perry since 1991, including a pair from 2008 with the insignia of the Republican Governors Association, which Perry formerly chaired. Carroll tells Politico his boots start at $500 and that he's already begun work on a pair bearing the presidential seal.   [Politico]
  • Donald Trump says he wasn't one of the 50 guests who was uninvited from Kim Kardashian's Saturday wedding to NBA player Kris Humphries in Montecito. Apparently he received an invitation but had to decline, since he'll be "golfing in the championship tournament at his Trump National Golf Club" in New Jersey at the same time. [Page Six]
  • Prince Harry will be spending "about two-and-a-half to three months" in California and Arizona "to complete the final phases of his Apache helicopter training," his spokesman Nick Loughran confirms. When exactly the visit will take place is unclear, but Loughran says it'll happen at "some point in the next couple of months." [The Daily]
  • Gerard Depardieu's traveling companion Edouard Baer says "prostate problems" were to be blame for the actor urinating on in the cabin on an Air France flight earlier this week. Apparently, Baer "gave Gerard a bottle to pee in while the two were on the plane" awaiting take-off, since the flight crew wouldn't let him use the rest room, but it "quickly overflowed" and the rest landed on the floor. [TMZ]
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