The Weekly High Lows

Gwyneth Paltrow CMAs

• Following a much-touted Vogue cover interview in which she, among other things, cooked dinner in an evening gown, Gwyneth Paltrow pulled a surprise move with a performance at the Country Music Awards. (People)

• CNN “Situation Room” host Wolf Blitzer danced with Doug E. Fresh and accepted an award on behalf of Eminem at the Soul Train Awards (and yes, there’s video). (Huffington Post)

• After months — years, even — of financial difficulties, Newsweek announced that it’s merging with the Daily Beast. (New York Observer)

• Longtime New York Times writer Alex Kuczynski brings to light an entirely new type of beauty treatment, in a region of the body previously avoided by the mainstream media. (Harpers Bazaar)

• Reporters in Florida discovered that some of the eco-friendly, reusable bags being sold by grocery chains are made with so much lead, they could be considered hazardous waste. (AP)

• Sales of fake Louis Vuitton bags have plummeted in Chinatown — mostly due to ramped-up enforcement by U.S. Immigration & Customs. (WWD)