Peltrow gets walk of fame MJs photos sold at Paris auction PARIS (AFP) - A collection of photo portraits of Michael Jackson, taken in Paris in 1999 as part of an image makeover for the legend, went under the hammer here along with hundreds of snaps from the photo shoot. The 90 lots brought in 196,000 euros (265,000 dollars) at the sale late Monday, with a large format shot showing the late singer bare-chested and draped in a golden cape fetching the top price of the evening at 26,000 euros. The photos were taken by French photographer Arno Bani, in part to illustrate Jacksons 2001 album Invincible, and were built around four themes the blue eye, the silver hand, the red curtain and the golden cape. But the record company finally used other shots for the album cover and Banis pictures were shelved for a decade before being put up for sale. The 12 portraits three on each theme were sold along with 55 selected pictures from the photo shoot and 31 contact sheets, a total of almost 700 images of the king of pop. LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow was honoured with a star on Hollywoods Walk of Fame Monday, as her latest director praised her as a strange acting alien who can turn on a performance at will.This city is so much a part of my heart and soul, and the idea that my grandchildren can one day come and see my name on the sidewalk is very overwhelming, said Paltrow, who won an Oscar for 1998s Shakespeare in Love. Shana Feste, writer and director of her latest movie Country Strong, said Paltrow was like a strange acting alien that was created to perform, adding: Everyone on set was constantly amazed by her process.You could be having the most mundane conversation about the weather, and she hears the word 'action, and she would deliver the most nuanced, layered, heartbreakingly beautiful scene and look at you like she just tied her shoe.