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Kate Winslet Heading Back To England With Ex-Husband?

Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes

For a recently divorced couple, Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes sure don’t mind spending time together. The Oscar-winning actress told The Daily Mail that she’ll be bringing the kids back to the UK if her Oscar-winning ex directs the next James Bond movie as planned. “We’ll all be in England if that happens. It’s such a massive commitment for him and it’s not fair for him to commute backwards and ­forwards to New York from ­London. It would be impossible. The children will be there with me.” Wow! Most single mothers we know would probably say “his Bond movie, his problem,” even if they were collecting Titanic residuals like she is.

Winslet offered more proof of her amicable relationship with the Revolutionary Road director in the interview, claiming she’d even be willing to work with him again. “I can see us working together again—that’s the way it is. We’re really good friends and have very good respect for each other. I can see it, but you’d have to ask Sam what he thinks.” Bond movie,  ex-wife willing to follow him over the Atlantic…we’re guessing Sam thinks he has it pretty good.

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Kate Winslet And Sam Mendes Take Kids To School Despite Divorce

Kate Winslet & Sam Mendes

Message received! Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes may be divorcing, but they weren’t too estranged to take their kids to school together in NYC earlier today. The Oscar-winners promised to share in the “joint parenting” of 6-year-old son Joseph when they announced their separation last month (Winslet has a daughter from an earlier marriage), and judging from these photos they meant it. Though they didn’t share more than a forced smile during the spotting, this is certainly more dignified than what we usually see when stars split. See more photos from the scene in the gallery below.

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Kate Winslet Wants To “Escape” Her $6M Apartment

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So you’ve just announced that you’re getting a divorce, the reasonable thing to do is divvy up your belongings and kids and, per usual, make your husband look for a bachelor pad not too far away so he can see the children on weekends and every other Martin Luther King Day. Kate Winslet, however, is not keen to keep the family home she and hubby Sam Mendes shared for five years.

A source told Page Six that Winslet can’t wait to leave the $6 million triplex located in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood fast enough. “Kate really wants to leave the apartment. She sees it as a house of horrors because of the fights she and Sam had there. She feels it is tainted,” the source said. Well, if no one is currently occupying the horrific-sounding manse, we will gladly volunteer to stay there until its aura is cleansed and a new owner is found. Both Winslet and Mendes are currently living and working in New York, which means she’s probably going to be calling on a Man With A Van pretty soon to help her schlep her literal and metaphorical baggage to a new pad. [Photo: Getty Images]

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Winslet-Mendes Divorce Rumors Abound And Leo Is Involved

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There’s no such thing as a Hollywood divorce that’s just a plain old “amicable split.” We need to believe there was another woman, another man, or a few of each. Even if you’re classy and British, you’re not immune, and now there’s an ever-growing rumor mill around Kate Winslet‘s divorce from director Sam Mendes, with both of them being accused of spending too much time with other people.

Today, The Sun reported that Kate and Leonardo DiCaprio‘s friendship only strengthened after they starred together for the second time in Revolutionary Road, directed by Mendes. The paper claims that Kate turned to Leo when her marriage began to crumble and a source says, “they were thrust into stardom together and were the only people who knew what the other was going through. He’s been a rock for her.” So Leo’s not exactly “the other man,” but the paper says that it was Winslet and Mendes’ time together on the set of Revolutionary Road where the marriage first showed signs of strain. All while Leo and Kate were constantly filming love scenes on set. We can see how that would get touchy. Literally.

Mendes is also accused of turning to someone else for comfort, and he found his “rock” in the form of actress Rebecca Hall. Mendes has worked with Hall on film and theater projects over the past few years and a source told The Daily Mail that, “when Kate found out that Sam had grown close to Rebecca she was upset. Rebecca is totally Sam’s type  -  a thespian mix of brains and beauty.” To be fair, Winslet is also a “thespian mix of brains and beauty” so even if this is true, it’s not like the guy was going against his type when he married her.

Winslet is still vacationing and presumably ignoring all this speculation. She’s clearly taking a page from the Jennifer Aniston book of how to deal with rumors – go to Mexico and drown it out with a week of margaritas. [Photo: Getty Images]

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Celebrities Send Their Condolences To Natasha Richardson’s Family

The world was shocked to hear of Natasha Richardson’s sudden and tragic death, and celebrities around the world have expressed their condolences to Liam Neeson and his family.

Mia Farrow: “Natasha is irreplaceable. I cannot think of anyone kinder, more generous, thoughtful, smarter or more fun. She is the godmother of two of my children. The Neesons and Vanessa (Redgrave) have always made me feel a part of their wonderful family. My thoughts and prayers are with them.”

Kevin Spacey: “There are no words to express how tragic Natasha Richardson’s untimely passing is for the theatre community. Her passion, devotion and talent will forever be etched on those who saw her work on the stage. The bloodlines of greatness were always there and she committed herself to every role she tackled.All of us at the Old Vic Theatre Company mourn her loss and send our heartfelt wishes to Liam and her family. We hope that the warmth we all feel about her will bring some comfort to those closest to her, who shared her life, her wit, her style and know that she will never be forgotten.”

Alan Cumming: “The term ‘life force’ seems trite but that is what she was: a woman who powered through life and fascinated everyone she encountered. I have been thinking about the times I spent with her since I heard the news of her tragic accident, and the strongest memory I have is of her laughter, her unmistakable throaty laugh. I think that’s a great way to remember someone.”

Jodie Foster: “Natasha was brilliant, beautiful, funny, talented beyond measure, as emotionally raw as she was razor sharp. … May Liam, her beautiful boys and her loving family hold her close as they move through this tragic moment.”

Oprah Winfrey : “I just want to say how deeply saddened I am, we all are, by the sudden passing of actress Natasha Richardson yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband Liam Neeson , their two sons, the rest of their family and friends. Yet another reminder of how fleeting life can be and how precious. We need to value every moment.”

Lindsay Lohan: “She was a wonderful woman and actress and treated me like I was her own. I didn’t see much of her over the years, but I will miss her. My heart goes out to her family. This is a tragic loss.”

Padma Lakshmi:
“She was great. She was lovely. She was just like one of the gang. She was very, very articulate. She was very, very opinionated. She was very compassionate. She had a very sophisticated palate.”

Dame Judi Dench: “She had an incredibly luminous quality, that you seldom see, and a great sense of humor. I thought she was a really great actress.”

Kelly Ripa :“She was a lady. I can’t tell you enough what a good person she was, and fun and vivacious and the most full of life.”

Demi Moore Twittered:
“I am sending out prayers for Natasha Richardson and her family. A real reminder of how precious life is and how quickly it can be gone.”

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Kate Winslet Bares All, Gets Over Retouching Problem

Sexyback! Kate Winslet, serious thespian, has whipped off her clothes to promote a film and make sure she finally lands that Oscar. Hurrah! Actually, Mrs. Sam Mendes looks hot on the cover of the latest Vanity Fair, where she explains how her secret to looking fabulous is makeup, coffee and cigarettes.

“[Some people] will even say to me, ‘O.K., what’s the secret with the skin?’ At which point I’m like, ‘Oh my God, there’s no secret. I have makeup on. And by the way, since I turned 30, I’ve had an acne problem on my chin. I’m just like everybody else — I just know how to cover it,” she tells the magazine.

Kate looks so lovely, we hate to cast aspersions on her glowing perfection, but many outlets speculated that she may have had a little digital help to look so flawless — especially as this is the person who laid into GQ a few years back for ‘excessively retouching‘ her body. Vanity Fair admits to ‘a minimal amount of retouching’ and we say bring it on. Listen, if we could have a personal retoucher to sort out those Facebook photos before they went online, we would. [Photo: Vanity Fair]