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Celebrity photos of the week: This is the Winter of our Celebrity Discontent

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Let’s kick off the jamboree with a fine homegrown celebrity. In Los Angeles, the Grammys folks handed out an advance award to Canadian music legend and noted Stephen Harper critic Neil Young, but the type was so small that Neil couldn’t read the dang thing

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Among those paying tribute to His Neilness was Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, appearing a tad crusty at 52. Isn’t it sad when rock icons actually start looking their age?

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The notable exception: Kris Kristofferson, also at the Neil event, who looks pretty much the same as he did when he sang ‘Me and Bobby McGee’ in 1969. He’s 77!

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In chillier climes, David Cross, aka Tobias Funke on Arrested Development, popped up at the Sundance Film Festival to plug his directorial debut Hits and to make people forget he was in all three instalments of the Alvin and the Chipmunks movie trilogy

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Also at Sundance was One Direction’s Harry Styles in support of the Kickstarter-funded comedy Wish I Was Here and launch his new line of headbands for men. Oh, Harry, you stylish scamp

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Naturally, Wish I Was Here director Zach Braff glommed onto Harry’s celebrity heat and even managed a smile despite learning that the entire run of Scrubs came and went before Harry was born

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What Sundance shindig would be complete without an appearance by Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway, somehow appearing more gamine every time we see her

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Like we said: gamine

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Even the revered Sundance Festival isn’t above shameless product placement. Here, Josh Duhamel cuddles an adorable pooch in support of a documentary produced by a dog-food company. Hey, work is work

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Toward the same cause, Anna Kendrick showed up to support a new film co-produced by a soap company that shall remain unnamed

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And in the same vein, Lindsay Lohan was there to announce her new role as spokesperson for a company that manufactures wax lips. She’s still got it!

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Next stop: Park City, Utah, where Mad Men star and recent Golden Globe recipient Elisabeth Moss seemed a shoo-in to win Palest Celebrity honours at the premiere party for Listen Up Philip

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And then everyone acted surprised when the award went to actress Krysten Ritter. Get thee to a tanning bed, missy

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In other news, Disney star Bella Thorne was inexplicably enlisted as the celebrity spokesperson to announce a new stamp from the U.S. Postal Service

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What they didn’t tell Bella: The gig required her to sign her teeny-tiny autograph on hundreds of stamps

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Back to L.A., where Canadian comedic actor Jim Carrey mugged up a storm at the David Lynch Foundation Honors Ringo Starr event. Save it for Ace Ventura 3: The Senior Years, Jimbo

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Obviously, the event included an appearance by Ringo, still not shy about reminding everyone that his wife Barbara Bach is still the most attractive of all the ex-Beatles wives

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The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Switzerland included giving actor Matt Damon the Crystal Award for his altruistic works. You’ve come a long way since Good Will Hunting, pal


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Unfortunately for Matt, attending the ceremony meant he had to listen to Al Gore’s oft-told story about how he invented the Internet


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Meanwhile, in Piornal, Spain, everybody took part in the annual Jarramplas Festival, which involves people throwing turnips at a costumed character meant to represent a cattle rustler

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Seriously, this is a real thing. The people of Piornal have been doing the turnip-tossing for centuries!

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And all of a sudden Neil Young is stocking up on turnips...


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