A few weeks ago, I wrote about my least favorite issue of Us Weekly — their annual “Diets That Work!” extravaganza. As usual, they lauded the absurd diet and fitness habits of already totally skinny celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyonce, and Molly Sims. But three weeks have passed and the editors have seemed to come to a realization — many of the fad celebrity diets which result in the super slim bodies they praised for “28 Bonus Pages!” are actually, GASP, dangerous and unhealthy. The latest issue of Us reports on “the new and risky cleanses stars” — like Paltrow, Beyonce, and Sims — “use to slim down.” Wait, you mean Gwyneth needs to do more than work out 14 hours a week in order to have those enviable stems? Say WHAT?! Keep reading »
Gwyneth Paltrow wants you to know that she’s definitely going to drop those “few pounds of holiday excess,” and you can, too! In her latest GOOP newsletter, Gwynie shares the secret to shedding those pounds quickly: a detox diet! While a fan of hardcore Master Cleanses in the past, she couldn’t fathom sucking on lemons in the middle of winter, so she consulted her detox diet specialist (don’t you have one?!). He provided her with a cleanse diet that bans gluten, dairy, processed food, shellfish, condiments, sugar, and fun. Gwyneth took his recs and created a seven-day “elimination” menu, including lots of shakes and juices that “are meant to be liquid meals that help decrease the amount of work your digestive system has to do.” Keep reading »
Celebs usually try to keep the public out of their business, but Gwyneth chose to expose all of hers. And seriously, were those white socks necessary? Keep reading »
Some Hollywood couples have broken up and left us baffled as to why. Of course, there are always rumors, but it’s not often that either party comes out into the open like Meg Ryan did in the October issue of InStyle, saying: “Dennis was not faithful to me for a long time, and that was very painful…” (Followed by Dennis Quaid’s response in the New York Daily News: “It was eight years ago, and I find it unbelievable that Meg continues publicly to rehash and rewrite the story of our relationship.”) Now that the mystery about the end of their relationship is sort of solved, we’re hoping a few other pairs will come tell us why they’re not together anymore. Not that we want them back together, we’re just curious.
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Last week, Gwyneth Paltrow was on “Oprah” extolling the virtues of her two hour daily workouts and sharing how one “wine soaked” dinner with Madonna “reorganized her molecules.” This week, she’s moved on to unveiling “Goop,” which sounds a lot like a hair product we once used in the ’80s, but is actually the name of her new lifestyle website. Goop has six sections: Make, Go, Get, Do, Be, and See, and while currently each section just takes the reader to Gwyneth’s mission statement — “Nourish the inner aspect” — it’s clear that through her site, she plans to share all her little wisdoms, secrets, and discoveries, so you know, the rest of us can attain the perfection that is her life. “Whether you want a good place to eat in London,” she writes, “some advice on where to stay in Austin, the recipe I made up this week, or some thoughts from one of my sages, Goop is a little bit of everything that makes up my life.” I wonder if she’ll share advice for choosing baby names. Keep reading »