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Alan Cumming’s Free Johnny Rockets Dinners Ruined by Gwyneth Paltrow

"There are some really good things about fame, and then there are some really shitty things," Alan Cumming told us last night at the premiere of The House of Blue Leaves, starring Edie Falco and Ben Stiller. "It's nice to have lots and lots of people liking your work and feeling inspired by it, and having stuff you are proud of. Also, there's all the free shit. Tons of free shit. But then you have to deal with your entire privacy and life being devastated by a bunch of people." Yes, yes, a devastating loss of privacy ... but tell us more about the free shit. "My favorite thing I've ever gotten but I never got to use was a year's free VIP card for food at Johnny Rockets," Cumming confessed. "But before I got to go, though, I got a letter in the mail saying the card was revoked because someone had abused the privilege. I didn't even get to use it. Some celebrity had gone and used it four times a day. I think it was Gwyneth Paltrow." Sure, he might have been joking, but now that Robin Williams has gone and made bike laws tougher for all of us, who's to say that Paltrow isn't the next celebrity spoilsport?

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