If the Osbournes have taught us anything, it's that celebrities are just like you and me, and should ostensibly be treated as such. When conversing with Gwyneth Paltrow, one should never mention acting, the A-List, or the Academy Awards. Safe subjects: the weather (horrendously cold, but warmer than in Gstaad), New York anti-smoking laws (barbaric), and the price of eggs in Japan (Nikkei up, poultry futures up.) The NYT's Bob Morris explains how to make meaningful connections with the stars.
Celebrities are your friends [NYT]