Scoop: Celeb hangover cures: baths, eggs, more booze

Gwyneth Paltrow (pictured in Los Angeles in November) suggests a hot bath followed by a cold shower to cure a hangover. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Happy New Year! Those nursing a hangover from recent festivities may want to try out some handy tips from folks who ought to know. The U.K. Daily Mirror surveyed celebs about their favorite remedies, and here are their answers:

We love actress and lifestyle expert Gwyneth Paltrow’s response: “Just draw a bath that is as hot as you can handle it and mix in some Epsom salts and baking soda. Soak for 20 minutes and then pop into a freezing-cold shower for one minute. Get back in the hot bath and stay until you’re warmed up. Then get back in the shower for one more minute.”

Julia Roberts said, “The secret is to find a balance between Champagne and carrot juice. It works for me when I alternate between the two.”

Other hair-on-the-dog suggestions came from Nigella Lawson, whose cure is the “prairie oyster” (an egg yolk, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, brandy and vinegar swallowed “down in one gulp”) and Russell Crowe, who said: “Get going again with tequila on the rocks.”

Likewise, Cameron Diaz offers: “I have an Egg McMuffin and a beer.”

British chef Jamie Oliver whips up huevos rancheros, while Daniel Craig recommends sweating it out, at the sauna or the gym.

AND NOW FOR RESOLUTIONS

From the “celebrities are just like us” category come these rather ho-hum resolutions for 2016.

Gossip Cop reports that Kourtney Kardashian wants to “live more in the present” and less on her phone,” and to “continue to straighten” her relationship with Jesus, while sis Kendall Jenner (who has been treated in the hospital for exhaustion) wants to “chill out more.”

Pop singer Andy Grammer tweeted, “I think I’m gonna try to meditate every day.” Fellow breakout star Rachel Platten is resolving to “stay present and be grateful.”

“Project Runway” judge Nina Garcia is on the same page, saying, “Time is our greatest luxury, slow down and enjoy it.”

Chris Brown told Ryan Seacrest he’s going to quit smoking, at least in part for his 1-year-old daughter Royalty (also the name of his new album).

Lea Michele told InStyle she wants to expand her “fitness life,” and, on a sort of similar but funnier note, Drew Barrymore resolved “to get smaller underwear.”

QUICK TAKES

“En Ruta T,” a Mexican “docu-series” highlighting America’s best tacos, tortas and tamales, is featuring San Francisco on an episode at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, with stops at Lolo, Mission Street and Le Mejor Bakery.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Actor Morris Chestnut is 47. … Chef Cat Cora is 48, … Rapper Grandmaster Flash is 58. … Comedian Don Novello (Father Guido Sarducci) is 73. … Singer-guitarist Country Joe McDonald of Country Joe and the Fish is 74.

— Staff, wire reports

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