Gwyneth hits a new low: auctioning off personal meet-and-greets on GROUPON!
...for $2,000 a pop. They sold out, but only 60 were available, and I'm sure there are plenty of frauen with too much spare time and money who gobbled up the chance to meet GOOP.
"Gwyneth Paltrow's $2,000 meet and greet in New York has sold out.
The Iron Man star - who recently released her second cook book, It's All Good - launched an exclusive offer on Groupon.com on Tuesday.
The star was inviting 60 super fans to splash out on an ‘epic trip’ to New York on June 14, during which she will give a private cooking class, and it sold out in less than 24 hours.
As well as tickets to the 40-year-old actress's VIP event, the package also included a round-trip airfare from anywhere in the U.S. or Canada to New York, airport transfers, two nights at a Hilton hotel, spa treatments and dinner at a upmarket French restaurant in the city.
Billed as an exclusive event for fans of her lifestyle blog goop.com, Oscar winner Gwyneth's promotional ad read: ‘You and a friend are invited to the private goop event, which begins at 6pm on Friday, June 14.
'You can munch on appetizers and sip cocktails before goop editor-in-chief Gwyneth Paltrow gives a cooking demonstration. You'll leave with a signed cookbook. ‘Not only will you meet Gwyneth, you'll also dine at the Bistro La Promenade restaurant, get the star treatment at Great Jones Spa, and catch 40 winks stay at the 4-star DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan New York.’
The blonde beauty, who was crowned the World's Most Beautiful Woman by People magazine last month, recently revealed she hopes to open her own restaurant to share her favourite healthy recipes. The mother-of-two, who has daughter, Apple, nine, and son Moses, eight, with her husband Chris Martin, previously said: ‘I would make a Californian pop-up restaurant in London with all the healthy salads from the book and tuna burgers, salmon burgers and tacos.’"
I'd put this completely on the idiots who actually purchased the "tickets". They're more pathetic than Gwyneth here.
Barbra Streisand has done this for years.
Roundtrip airfair, two nights in a hotel in NYC including dinner and a cooking lesson from Paltrow? I'd say that's a steal at two thousand dollars.
airfare, 2 nights in NYC hotels, dinner at top restaurant plus meet and greet with a celebrity? That's an amazing deal. Gwyneth isn't making money on this, it's just a publicity event to promote herself and goop
yea but can I skip the cooking lesson and trade it for some other Groupons I have?
R/T airfare to NYC: $300
Two nights' stay at a midmarket Hilton during the slow summer season: $300 total
Dinner at Bistro La Promenade: $50, not including gratuities or booze (neither of which can be legally included in a Groupon)
Waiting in a receiving line of fellow Midwestern heifers to spend 20 seconds with GOOP: priceless(ly pathetic beyond words)
Well, she's not an actress any more - all she does now is play Iron man's girlfriend - what kind of role is that for someone who won best actress oscar 13 years ago?
She tried singing on Glee and with Cee Lo, so now its selling meet and greets and promoting her cookbooks and lifestyle. She SHOULD open a restaurant in places like New York and London, and some midwest cities, where the fraus can imagine they are sharing the Gwyneth lifestyle by spending there ...
We had to dig deep into our savings to buy up face time with Mama. However, we sold all the time slotted for those tedious language lessons with her.
I receive [bold]thousands[/bold] of fan requests each day to meet in person; that's how much my Web site GOOP and I inspire and empower women's lives. I finally deigned to meet some of them, admittedly because my publicist talked me into it to help promote "Iron Man 3." Still, I'm sure the brief moments I spend with each lucky individual will have a transformative effect on their very being, inspiring them to try their hardest to become rich and world-famous like me. I know they'll fail, of course, but why spoil their dreams?
R6, I you are only right about the Midwest heifers.
Have you tried flying for LA to NY lately? Try more like $500 if you can get a deal so knock off $1000 for coach for 2 people. Hotels? Try more like $400 - 600 a night.
Bistro La Promenade:
Salade Dendives $13
Steak Frites $39
Side for spinich $8
2 cocktails: $30
Tax, Tip 20% Dinner for 2 Total = $265 +or-
R10, it's a trip for one, not two. jetBlue has r/t tickets from L.A. to NYC for $435. I've actually stayed at the Metropolitan, where GOOP's guests are staying; I paid $199/night, and that was during peak fall season. I've seen it as low as $129. The rooms there are MICROSCOPIC.
Again, cocktails and tip are not included in the deal, nor would I imagine diners have carte blanche to order whatever the fuck they want. More like one starter, one entree and *maybe* dessert. Like I said: fifty bucks.
editor-in-chief? i thought she was the "curator" of goop. someone said something about her oscar, goop is ALWAYS #1 or close to it on the lists of least deserving winners of all time. google that shit. never followed up with another nomination or highly acclaimed role. mediocre actress. average.
This would be a good idea for a movie. THE MEET AND GREETERS: Three couples fly to NYC to spend a purchased hour with a big star - a straight married couple, a gay male couple and two single female friends. Their paths and fates all cross and they leave forever changed after learning that their beloved icon is really a self-absorbed twit.
If she clarified what her site was about or said something like, "of course the items on goop aren't affordable for everybody, but these are just recommendations for people. I'm not expecting them to buy everything and everyone likes to have luxury designer items, so why not treat yourself" I would hate her less.
But she rubs it in by shitting on the one luxury item that everyone does get by recommending a Valentino case for the iPad (any Apple product like iPhone, same difference) to separate herself from the poors. Fucking loathsome cunt.
Here ya go r12. Renee also gets shit on big time, but she's a better actress who also does the British accent.
Can you imagine if DL had been able to buy up all, or at least a large chunk of the tickets? It would have been priceless.
I never really got the Gwyneth hate, (she seems clueless and I don't hate people just for being clueless), but this is really unbecoming. Charging people for getting to meet her? I mean I get that the trip includes a lot of other things, but ultimately people will be bying tickets to meet her. She has enough money to no resort to this kind of thing, so it just reeks of greed.
Barbra Streisand did this too? That's even more baffling.
Straight sheeple women?
THIS is why we hate you.. You're the scourge of modern society.
R22 = the biggest fuckin MAAARRRRYYYY evah! Go back to reading "GOOP" and then running back here to bitch.
She's not going to make a penny from it, R20. Once everything is paid for (including promotional and administrative costs), there won't be very much left over. But it is priceless PR activity. Imagine, two full days to tape 60 ladies on their whirlwind weekend of luxury in Manhattan and as they oooh and aaah over Gywnnie's creations.
Well it would have been better PR if she had donated the ticket money to charity, R24. Whether it's charging money to turn up in a club or selling "cooking lessons" making money off your name alone really isn't a good look.
Everybody's doin' it! NKOTB are making a fortune on the meet-and-greets. Silly 30-something females are following their concert tours from city to city and spending big bucks for these meet-ups.
Would Poop stay at a declasse place like The Hilton? Methinks not.
I think Chris Martin has more money than her. Coldplay are the biggest band in the world, the biggest of the 21st century, surely. She was once an it girl but never a movie star.
JLo was right, she got hot by association and nobody watches her films (Iron Man not a vehicle for her).
PLEASE tell me the money from the tickets sold went to charity...
[quote]NKOTB are making a fortune on the meet-and-greets. Silly 30-something females are following their concert tours from city to city and spending big bucks for these meet-ups.
I would expect that from a washed up band who hasn't had a hit since 1990, but an Academy Award winner and supposed A-Lister??? That's just sad. "A-Listers" are supposed to have a little more dignity.
It's gotta be an IM3 promo
Wouldn't it be great if Chris Hemsworth did something like this and you got to spend 30 minutes in a room with him, able to do anything you wanted.
"money exchanged is for Ms. Paltrow's time and her time only, anything that happens between Ms. Paltrow and the winning bidder is not in consideration for funds offered but rather an independent matter between two consenting adults decided upon without regard for any money exchanged."
In other words, R32, her ass is not for sale but who knows? You might get lucky.
All 60 of the fans, a few gays but mostly women will scream as they are escorted into the meet and greet room. The doors lock behind them, lights dim, cauldrons light. Gwyneth comes out in a dress and crown and quietly states "let the hunger games begin".
[quote]She tried singing on Glee and with Cee Lo, so now its selling meet and greets and promoting her cookbooks and lifestyle.