Here's another reason to envy Gwyneth Paltrow: She just had another baby, and she's slimmer than ever.
"Last time you saw me, I was out to here," the 33-year-old mother of Moses told friends at the Food Bank for New York City's Can-Do Awards dinner Tuesday honoring REM front man Michael Stipe. She put her hands out a foot in front of her - then patted her perfectly flat tummy.
The lithe Gwyneth, in black slacks and jacket, sported open-toed heels with a matching dark maroon manicure-pedicure and a freshly highlighted ponytail."He's so cute, he's so great," Moses' mom gushed while her husband, Coldplay's Chris Martin, posed with Stipe and kissed him on his forehead. "We have to get home soon," Martin told the honoree.
When the It Couple had arrived at Chelsea's Pier 60, Martin asked Lowdown, "Could we sneak past?" on their way to an inconspicuous table, just as Stipe was accepting the award for his work on behalf of hunger relief. "Ooh, Michael is giving his speech," Paltrow cooed.
Stipe seemed a tad sheepish about all the attention. "I come from a Christian background, and a lot of what I do I don't advertise or boast about," he told Lowdown.
Before the program - which featured a musical tribute to Stipe by Patti Smith - he'd paced nervously in a hallway and did some calming deep knee-bends. The crowd included Jimmy Fallon, Helena Christensen, Thom Filicia, a mellowed-out Jann Wenner (just back from Bhutan with Bette Midler) and self-promoting moviemaker Michael Moore, who refused all photo and interview requests, apparently to enhance his air of mystery.
Fallon was much more cooperative, getting temporarily blinded by television lights while a charity auction was underway. "I got lost, and while I was back there I bid $40,000 on a big bin of toilet paper," he quipped.