Her friendship with Madonna notwithstanding, is Gwyneth Paltrow getting a little less annoying? The actress — now in the midst of a publicity push for her film Iron Man — stepped carefully onto the stage of The Late Show With David Letterman last night in a pair of crazy Louboutins and proceeded to turn on the (carefully-controlled) charm with stories about the tensions between her daughter Apple, and her son, Moses. There was a lot less smug, and a lot more sincere coming from her corner, and I, for one, was sorta won over. Clip above.

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