The 20 Most Hated Celebrities of 2013, as decided by the always reliable Star magazine, has been making lots of headlines this week. At least it’s made enough headlines that it caught my attention, and when I read it, I spotted a few entries that struck me as more than a little unfair. Naturally, because there is no bigger affront in all the world than reading something you disagree with online, I decided I needed to say something. Read more on Cracked …
Gwyneth Paltrow has released her GOOP holiday gift guide, and let us start by reminding you that this is the woman who brought you the $90 white T-shirt and who considers $970 glitter boots to be an “essential” wardrobe item. The gift guide is predictably amusing, and E! runs down some of its more ridiculous items. Click to read the full list and her hilarious options for improving her reputation on Newser…
As much as the trend of turning popular movies into Broadway musicals (“Once,” “Hairspray,” “Billy Elliot,” “Matilda,” “Ghost,” maybe “The Princess Bride”) makes me worry about that we’ll never see another original idea ever again, I can’t say I don’t enjoy the adaptations. The latest movie to see its moment under the stage lights is … drumroll please … “Shakespeare in Love.” Get excited, world! Keep reading »
As much as I do not enjoy Gwyneth Paltrow and rubbed my hands together with glee at the thought of a damning tell-all about the actress/lifestyle guru, I had hoped the secrets would reveal her to be a fraud not a philanderer. But sources are whispering that the much-anticipated Vanity Fair “epic takedown” might reveal that Gwyneth, who’s been married to Chris Martin since 2003, had an affair with Elle Macpherson’s billionaire husband, Jeff Soffer. Keep reading »
Martha Stewart’s undermining non-endorsement of Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle guru aspirations is just the beginning; Vanity Fair will soon publish what some are describing as an “epic takedown” of the actress/foodie with a cover story that Paltrow declined to participate in. Vanity Fair editor in chief Graydon Carter told The Times of London that Gwyneth “forced his hand” by telling her famous friends in an email last month not to cooperate with the magazine on the feature. “Also, I recommend you all never do this magazine again,” GP added in the email, as quoted by The New York Times.
Apparently Gwyneth, who has (willingly) appeared on the cover of the magazine before, didn’t like the negative tenor of recent VF profiles of Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt and was worried she would be portrayed in a bad light as well. But it sounds like once Carter and Co. found out that Paltrow was steering her friends and colleagues away from working with the magazine on the piece — or on anything at all — they decided to go full steam ahead with their takedown. Keep reading »
“I haven’t eaten at Gwyneth’s house, and I have never seen how she lives. But, if she’s authentic, all the better – and I certainly hope she is. She really wants to be part of the lifestyle business. She’s a charming, pretty person who has a feeling for lifestyle. She wants to be a lifestyle arbiter – fine. Good.”
Um, I love how Martha Stewart is totally throwing shade at Gwyneth Paltrow while seemingly endorsing the actress’s desire to be a lifestyle guru. “I haven’t eaten at [her] house” or “seen how she lives” and Martha’s “hope” that GP is “authentic” imply, to me at least, that she sort of doubts how legit Gwynnie is about her GOOP lifestyle. Maybe I’m reading between the lines too much, but it seems to me like Martha is reminding Gwyneth — who has been called “the new Martha Stewart” — that she was the first snooty blonde lifestyle guru on the block. Oh wait, she said just (almost) that. ”I think I started this whole category of lifestyle,” Martha told Bloomberg News, leaving out the snooty blonde part. And don’t you forget it, Gwyneth. [People]