[quote]I feel a sisterhood emerging around me," says Paltrow, whose close friends include Beyonce and Cameron Diaz. "I'm less threatening now that I'm 40 and not 26-with-an-Oscar. There's a sense of love and support. I feel really lucky."
The Lets-Hate-On-Goop gets tired. You shut up and get a life!
That bitch really is insufferable, isn't she?
Her cookbook is hysterically funny.
Right after she talks about the elimination diet where she gives up eggs and corn what follows is a recipe for a hard boiled egg and popcorn as snacks.
Girl is a mess.
Why is she still in the news all the time? Does she even make movies anymore?
Well, it has been a while since I scored the Oscar. Doesn't hurt to remind people every now and then.
I think she's gotten more insufferable and delusional as she's seen her career plummet and other actresses (like Cate Blanchett) usurp her. I guess that's why she needs to remind us that she has an Oscar. Because she hasn't really been relevant since 1999.
She's like third banana in a super hero movie for Christ's sake.
[quote]The Lets-Hate-On-Goop gets tired. You shut up and get a life!
I'm sure all of DL has taken your message to heart, R2 and all hate on goop will come to an end very soon.
Let's, both if us, cross our fingers.
This girl does so much good with her advice and cookbooks and honesty and everything.
She's had it so tough and she's not afraid to tell it like it is.
She's the best.
I love this from OP's article:
[quote]I made everyone else's feelings more important than my own. I'd suck it up and then be alone in my car yelling at traffic or fighting with hangers in my closet when they got stuck together.
I love the image of her fighting with the hangers.
And despite all that chaos in her life, traffic and fighting with hangers, she still manages to be an inspiration to us all. She is simply amazing.
Her marriage to Chris Martin seems fairly empty. How are they still together?
[quote]I probably eat this way two or three times a year for three weeks at a time. Past that, I'm not willing to make the sacrifice. But never cut out the brownies or the wine.
So she doesn't really do this diet after all?
[quote]A couple of years ago, I got really run down. I had to sing at awards shows, which was fun but stressful. I'd have a Guinness and a beta-blocker every time. I also was constantly getting on airplanes, trying to knock myself out with sleeping pills and wine, waking up, trying to sweat it out with exercise and a steam, and then working really hard all day. Eventually, I had a panic attack. My body was like, "What is happening?"
She had a panic attack from drinking and pills so she decided to cut out carbs and gluten?
Her kid's book will make "Mommie Dearest" look like a pop-up book.
[quote]I also was constantly getting on airplanes, trying to knock myself out with sleeping pills and wine, waking up, trying to sweat it out with exercise and a steam, and then working really hard all day. Eventually, I had a panic attack.
I'm surprised all she had was a panic attack.
Her life would be great fodder for a comedy.
I'll bet she's constantly shrieking at her kids and apologizing.
Her new second cookery book (all the hard work of course is done by her assistant) is equally hilarious as Gwyneth obsesses over every bite she eats, theres lots of Vegan stuff and then meat recipes and how to boil and fry an egg! though she also says she did not eat eggs .... and she does not eat bread or gluten products, but then has cake and muffin recipes.
She's doing this on purpose now, since she is 40 and kind of over. Making provocative shady statements and being a caricature is better than being ignored for this type. The compulsive name-dropping is real though. It's the desperation peeking through.
Then maybe she should stop using pills and wine on flights, duh?
I like her
I wonder how the panic attack manifested itself.
One of those people who's death will make a lot of people happy.
"working really hard all day" doing WHAT?
Has anyone mocked her on SNL yet?
As a mother, I see her as Edina Monsoon.
"I'll bet she's constantly shrieking at her kids and apologizing."
You think she apologizes to her kids for screaming at them? You're sweet, and you don't know many perfectionists or narcissists.
Gwen, darling, you were never threatening. You were just unlikable.
Still are, apparently
She IS Valerie Cherish!
She's less threatening now because it's been a while since she stole another actress's script. Don't be fooled. She's laying low and when Beyonce least expects it, Gwyneth will steal her role in the latest Tyler Perry movie!
Goop needs more pills and wine and brownies.
She doesn't know that she has already ruined her kids and that her career long ago peaked and she and her husband share only personality disorders and that her mother is gonna die and that she too will soon get old and thick and not be able to do the wheel in yoga class.
Gwyneth is learning about the same time as most that she is gonna die some day. She must restrict her intake of carbs and wheat to cope.
I kind of like her self absorbed attempts at relating. She is a loopy goop.
Tangled hangars falling to the floor have broke my last nerve on occasion too. She could have come up with a more resonant metaphor for her stress, but then again she probably can't.
If Beyonce and Diaz are her best friends I feel sorry for her. Goop deserves better.
[quote]Her marriage to Chris Martin seems fairly empty. How are they still together?
There are ways and means.
Did anyone here see the Avenger's movie? She was in the office as the CEO when RDJ shows up and she's wearing short blue cut offs - at the office.
Did they just decide to call her in for that one scene that day? It was the only scene she was in, in the movie.
Also in the DM she was wearing those SAME short blue shorts holding eggs, which she doesn't eat anymore.
When was this bitch last seen in a movie? Was it "View from the Top" some ten or eleven years go?
I'm actually starting to like her. Her utter stupidity is sort of charming. She actually said:
I can't pretend that I'm someone who only makes $25,000.
She's like Karen Walker, Valerie Cherish, Richard Simmons and Carrie Bradshaw all rolled into one gluten free mess.
Gwyneth has a deep seated need to be admired and envied. That statement reveals how she perceives everything as a competition. If she would have acquired a college degree she wouldn't constantly feel the need to prove herself. She's unhappy with her marriage and children. She feels she could have done better than Chris Martin. She had aspirations of marrying into royalty but it didn't work out.
College degrees stop people from needing to compete or prove themselves?
A deep seated need to be admired and envied is the sole territory of Gwyneth?
Aspirational superficiality only affects Hollywood princesses?
Gwen is an educational snob so it probably matters to her. She looked down on Brad Pitt for not completing his degree, the nerve!
Her secret is a serious lack of intelligence. It makes her ego, avoidance of unpleasant truths (sham marriage, outrage at her idiocy, career tanked) and hideous entitlement all work together to keep her going.
What a shallow, supercilious cunt.
And R2 needs to shoot a Roman candle up her twat.
I never envision Chris and Gwyneth together. In my mind they live 100% separate lives. However, I know it's not true, I have a friend who socializes with them on occasion and says Chris is the c*nt in that relationship and that Goop is actually quite fun.
[quote]"I'm less threatening now that I'm 40 and not 26-with-an-Oscar
She should be hunted down and shot for this comment.
She needs to make a guest appearance at MichFest.
"There's a sense of love and support." Try APATHY, hon. Nobody gives a shit about Gwyneth Paltrow anymore; that doesn't constiture "love and support."
And somebody should tell this bitch that NOBODY was "threatened" by her. People HATED her (and why not? She's an insufferable cunt), but they weren't threatened by her.
I seriously doubt that Beyonce and Cameron Diaz are "close friends" of hers. They probably never see each other. But it does create good publicity to make it seem like they're a celebrity girl's club who
"love" and "support" each other.
My take on all this is: why should anybody give a flying fuck about Paltrow or Beyonce or Cameron Diaz or any of those bitches? If they all disappeared off the face of the earth tomorrow it would be no great loss.
She looks like Matt Groenig animated her.
Beyonce is the only one of three that still has a career. It's fading but she's still has one. Gwen will dump her when it's gone and latch onto to someone more current. It still won't make her any younger or any more current but she'll continue to try.
I always thought really rich people don't need to brag about how much money they have because they are totally secure. Goop grew up with money but she seems determined to show off how fucking spoiled and brilliant she is. Comes off as desperate attention seeking and insecurity.
[quote]I always thought really rich people don't need to brag about how much money they have because they are totally secure.
& for how long have you known this isn't true?
That's why I love the movies Contagion and Seven. In Contagion her head gets disected and in Seven her head ends up in a box. If only
I think Mommie Dearest would make an awesome pop-up book, [R13]! Thanks for the idea! Turn the page and see Joan Crawford, wild-eyed, pop out at you with a hanger!
Her death was the BEST part in Contagion. Worth seeing the film for, really.
[quote]Tangled hangars falling to the floor have broke my last nerve on occasion too. She could have come up with a more resonant metaphor for her stress, but then again she probably can't.[/quote]
I don't relate to yelling and driving, but I do the hanger example. I thought it was a terrific way of expressing how something so small and stupid can really bring out the repressed emotions. You're tired or frustrated or cranky or whatever, and all of a sudden the hangers are deliberately tangled and you're asking them something stupid like 'why, why now?'
[quote](T)hen be alone in my car ... fighting with hangers in my closet when they got stuck together.
[quote]I don't relate to yelling and driving, but I do the hanger example.
R36 I would look down on Pitt as well, he is utterly dumb. Glad she got rid of this moron!
[quote]of a sudden the hangers are deliberately tangled and you're asking them something stupid like 'why, why now?'
Actually, who the fuck are you, R49? Shouldn't you post somewhere more appropriate than here?
We're dealing with her professionally. She is smart and not demanding. Sorry, guys!
When it comes to Goop all uneducated anti social hicks come out to spit vitriol. It's almost like a mob mass hysteria. If it wasn't 1933 I would think we should all be very afraid.
Well, she told off Luke Evans for ordering a Coke for dinner, and she didn't even know him.
[quote] If it wasn't 1933 I would think we should all be very afraid.
W&W for what I suspect was r55's unintentional humor. Well-played my well-educated friend!
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"When it comes to Goop all uneducated anti social hicks come out to spit vitriol. It's almost like a mob mass hysteria."
I think she's actively courting the haters at this point. If she can't be a much-admired movie star, she'd rather have the jealous bitches than be ignored.
R61 You may have a point in that. PR at any cost.
As long as people are talking about you. Although people like to quote her out of context.
Wow, R62, i think her doctor had a plan to kill her. When I was diagnosed as benign anemic and having a vitamin D deficiency, my doctor prescribed iron tablets and vitamin D pills in 50,000 IV units. He at least allowed me to eat.
The comments at the article link make the DL look like its written by a bunch of girl scouts.
She really is more annoying and funny than anything.
Has anyone not guffawed and said what the fuck and bullshit and why are you being this way to their friends?
I think the diet coke comment was illustrative. She thinks she knows best but I doubt that she was being a bitch. I had to tell a boyfriend that he could not order a coke at a fine restaurant too. Big Deal. Help the helpless. All in love.
I have had long arguments with friends who have some pretty wacky ideas about food protocols, crystals or their belief in the Illuminati.
I don't want to be her friend but she seems a well intentioned woman of a specific background, and continued privilege. She is like anyone else crazy enough to think that their opinions and choices are worth sharing. She comes across as loopy and superior. I guess this is what y'all mean as a frau, I get it.
But you all must be pretty far removed from family and aspirational people to not have some exposure to this kind of stuff. Shit it is, but it is funny sometimes.
Not unlike most of us here on DL.
She is tone deaf to what matters to most, but her place of privilege makes her not a bitch,
just a fun person to make fun of.
I am all in favor of that.
She makes money with it, but so do porn performers and Paula Deen and Snookie, Brad Pitt with Chanel and Perez Hilton.
It is a free market, at least Paltrow believes what she says, on that day. She know nothing of value but since when does that stop anyone.
She's cute and harmless, like applesauce.
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A DIET coke? Dear god. Who the fuck is she to dictate what someone has. Ugh.
He is a moron R52, but she can't look down on him. One whole semester at a low-grade college that Michael Douglas had to pull strings to get her into ...
Are there any threads about her boycotting Vanity Fair?
What "privilege" does Gwen have if her mother has to shoot those retarded commercials for Big Pharma? She should be able to help her mother retire with her self-respect intact instead of having to whore her out to promote Prolia.
I like the image of her fighting a losing battle with hangars, falling to floor screaming "WHY GOD WHY?"
Beyonce & her are pffft. She didn't show up to the garden party that she whored out to the press, nor was Beyonce talking to her at the museum gala. Over.
I will never make Gwyneth shut up!!! I love her! There. I've said it. She is just herself. Bless.
Why is Susan Sarandon shilling for Tylenol? It does more damage to more people than taking an osteoporosis drug. Surely, she doesn't need the money. What happened between Beyondme and Paltrow to cool the friendship? There were those rumors that JayZ and Paltrow hooked up. Maybe they really like Chris and just tolerate Gwyneth. It is strange that you never see pictures of Beyonce and Gwyneth and their kids playing together. And the big move to L.A. is interesting. "The kids need sunshine" (big eyeroll).
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