The curse of beauty

Our condolences to Lupita Nyong'o.

The Mexico City-born Oscar winning actor has been named People's Most Beautiful Woman, succeeding last year's jackpot winner, Gwyneth Paltrow. Great. Now she'll have to contend with an unending round of stupid comments, stupider interviews, and even stupider movie offers.

"It was exciting and just a major, major compliment," says the 31-year-old Yale School of Drama grad, who won an acting Oscar for her first feature, Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave. "I was happy for all the girls who would see me on" the People mag cover, she tells the mag. Nyong'o, who was raised in Kenya, tells People she used to equate beauty with "light skin and long, flowing, straight hair."

She says, "Subconsciously you start to appreciate those things more than what you possess." Nyong'o says her mom "always said I was beautiful. . . . and I finally believed her at some point."

Jodie Foster weds girlfriend

Jodie Foster has never been one to do tearful gabshow confessions. She never really came out, though we've all known she was gay.

Now she's gay and married.

The 51-year-old Taxi Driver star wed photographer Alexandra Hedison after dating her for a year, E!News reports.

Singlehood for Cuba G.

Perhaps it's because the Oscar-winner has wasted his talents in a long, interminable string of awful C-list thrillers.

Whatever the reason, Cuba Gooding Jr.'s wife Sara Kapfer seems to have had enough of the Jerry Maguire star. People mag says Kapfer, 44, this week filed legal separation papers in Los Angeles. The couple, who were high school sweethearts, have been married 20 years and have three kids: Spencer, 19, Mason, 17, and Piper, 81/2.

'Frozen' forever! Forever!

The soundtrack to Disney's Frozen is No, 1 on the Billboard album chart for an 11th time this week, selling 259,000 copies.

August Alsina's LP Testimony is at No. 2 with 67,000 units, while Rivers in the Wasteland from Needtobreathe is at No. 3 with 49,000.

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