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]
Oh dang, shit is about to get real. Gwyneth Paltrow has finally — finally! — joined Instagram. She’s only posted one photo so far, in which she’s just chillin’ with designer Jason Wu at his studio. As Gwyneth does. Ugh, I am so excited to hate follow Goopy even though I know I will ultimately dissolve into a puddle of envy and sadness. Worth it! Here are 30 photos we expect to see pop up on Gwyneth’s Instagram. Keep reading »
Ah, yes, just what the Internet needs: one more myopic blonde celebrity so enamored of her perfect, precious life that she’s deluded into genuinely believing that she can help you, yes, you, you darling humble peon, attain a similar perfect, precious, curated life. (Aw, it’s so cute how you can’t even curate your own life!) Thanks, Blake Lively! What would we do without you and the new company you plan to launch, the main element of which is “about storytelling and … about living a very one-of-a-kind, curated life, and how to achieve that” — turn to GOOP for all of our life-curating needs? Heavens forbid. Curated, in this context … what does it mean? Does anyone have a GOOP dictionary on hand? Oh, no, my apologies, Blake, I recognize that “there’s nothing like it out there — it’s without a genre.” Reaaaaaal sorry about that. [via Jezebel]