Gwyneth Paltrow lets her 4 year-old listen to T-Pain

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow wearing Calvin Klein Collection onstage at ELLE's 17th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute at The Four Seasons Hotel on October 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images For Elle Magazine)
Hello! Magazine has a new interview with Gwyneth Paltrow in which she’s promoting her upcoming role in Country Strong I guess. She sounds somewhat less insufferable than she normally does, and I think that’s due to how glowingly she talks about her children. Goopy is still firmly ensconced in her own butt, but she’s peering out at the world enough to notice her kids. She gives quotes about how she’s so happy to embrace American culture again through her upcoming role, and also talks about Madonna, claiming they’re still friends. Here’s Hello’s interview, which didn’t even rate a sidebar on their cover featuring a then-pregnant Celine Dion:

So, Gwyneth, you’re the girl who has it all – the husband, the kids, the career…
Am I? Aren’t I annoying!

But do you ever feel a sense of pressure about your life?
Of course I do. Like anyone in the business I work in, I’ve done through crazy ups and downs. But I was lucky enough to be raised by people who understood the acting world because they were part of it, but also had incredibly family values and always taught me the importance of the things that matter in life, which are family and friends. But certainly I’ve felt pressure – especially when I was younger and living very much in the public eye.

You’re not exactly ancient now...
No, I know I’m still young, but around 12 years ago I had all that career success and had a lot of attention pointed in my direction, and that was quite intense. But since then, I’ve had many years of living a more regular life, in which I stay at home and take my kids to school and pick them up. That works better for me.

Tell us about Apple and Moses
They’re really good kids. They’re polite and they’re well adjusted and they have good hearts. We’re strict with them to an extent but we also try to be respectful of who they are and work with them when they really want something. For instance, Apple has been wanting to get her ears pierced from the age of two. Our nanny is Spanish, so the kids both speak Spanish and are very much connected to the Spanish culture, and in Spain girls get their ears pierced when they’re born. Apple would see little Spanish girls and say ‘Why can’t I have my ears pierced too?’ When when she was five we let her have her ears pierced.

And what has Moses been asking for?
Well, he hasn’t wanted to have his ears pierced! But he did beg to go kick-boxing and we let him. So now he’s very proud of himself in his kick-boxing outfit.

Who sings the most in your house?
Probably Moses. He’s humming and singing all day long. Now my husband’s songs – he’s more into T-Pain, or he’ll just sing whatever song he hears on the radio. Super poppy music….

What have you been working on?
I’ve just finished a movie called Country Strong, in which I play a country singer who has fallen on hard times. It’s a very American film, which I like. I live most of my life in England this days, which is a country I love, but it’s not home home, and with this movie I could just relax and be American.

Are you still friends with Madonna?
Of course I am. We don’t see as much of each other as we used to because she lives in New York and I live in London. But when we do get together it’s exactly the same as it’s always been. We’ve been friends for a long, long time.

[From Hello! Magazine, print edition, November 1, 2010]

T-Pain’s lyrics include a lot of adult themes and F bombs. I hardly think they’re appropriate for kids to listen to, but maybe Gwyneth has the censored versions for Moses. He’s only four and a half! When Moses was three Gwyneth said that he was listening to Jay-Z, so this isn’t new.

I like that Goop admitted to having a nanny and that her kids are learning Spanish. She probably thinks they’re so cultured, and that could be the same excuse she uses for letting her four year-old (presumably) listen to a song about sex called “Reverse Cowgirl.” (I have no clue about T-Pain’s music and had to look that up. Here’s the video. Commonsense media says he’s not appropriate for kids.)

I was ready to bash her for the whole “I could relax and be American” quote, but as an American living overseas for a long time I guess I understand that. You are on your toes when you’re not at home. (I want to smile at everyone and say hello and ask how they’re doing, but I have to curtail it here or people will think I’m weird.) Plus she claims to have never spouted all that crap in 2006 about how the British are more intelligent and civilized than Americans. In my mind I still attribute it to her, though.

Do you think she’s really still friends with Madonna? They’re probably civil with each other, but I doubt they’re chummy especially now that Madonna is opening up her own gym chain. Gwyneth went into business with scamming trainer Tracy Anderson while Madonna dumped Tracy last year. There’s probably still some bad blood there.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at ELLE's 17th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute at The Four Seasons Hotel on October 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow wearing Calvin Klein Collection attends ELLE's 17th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute at The Four Seasons Hotel on October 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images For Elle Magazine)

Isn’t this a bad picture of Kate Hudson?
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: (L-R) Actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Hudson attend ELLE's 17th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute at The Four Seasons Hotel on October 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images For Elle Magazine) (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

This one is worse:
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: Honorees Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Hudson attends ELLE's 17th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute at The Four Seasons Hotel on October 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images For Elle Magazine)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: (L-R) Actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Hudson attend ELLE's 17th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute at The Four Seasons Hotel on October 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images For Elle Magazine)

 

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  1. Rita says:

    I’ve always like Gwyn in a nonchalant sort of way but this interview is purely to promote her movie. On the country blogs she took a couple of hits for bad mouthing America and that’s one thing you don’t do in country music. The dixie chicks found that out the hard way. This isn’t an interview country people will read but the remark about “loving” England and not mentioning “loving” America won’t win her any friends in country circles.

  2. cee says:

    You can tell she is rep’d by Huvane. Who really cares about her anymore????

  3. Rita says:

    Just wanted to add that Gwyn proved her own point when she said “The British are more intellegent than Americans”.

  4. annaloo says:

    She probably has had T-Pain record a special “kidz verzion” of his music for her with musicians hired from the Andes mountains who ate organic spring water raised mung beans for a year before they entered the studio.

    “It’s the jam!”

    She’s insufferable.

  5. Sakyiwaa says:

    i like her at odd times – this is one of those times.

  6. Raccoon Princess says:

    I think she’s wearing an expensive orange flour sack.

  7. Lisa S. says:

    I think she probably is still pretty good friends with Madonna actually. I see what she is saying there. I have best friends that live in different states and it may sometimes be a long stretch of time of us not seeing each other, but once we get around one another it’s like we were never apart. And I don’t think the gym business is any big deal. I don’t know much about T-pain’s music, but hopefully she filters it somehow for her kiddo? Still love her!

  8. Leticia says:

    Gosh, look at Kate Hudson in those photos! She is younger than Paltrow but looks older! Hudson looks like she rolled in from an all night bar session.

  9. PrettyTarheel says:

    I was about to say the same thing, Leticia. Kate looks like hell! She’s such a pretty woman, but 1) she looks like she’s gained some weight, which is ok, but she’s not carrying it really well. It looks more like bloat than a few too many french fries 2) her hair looks like hell.

  10. mln says:

    Oh I think madonna and her are still friends her “friend breakup” was with Kate Bosworth after she boned her hubby.

  11. Stella says:

    First- I’m not a huge Gwyneth fan, although I don’t really get all the hate she gets around here. With that said, I would like to point out that she says her son hears these songs on the radio, which means all the bad words are edited out. Plus, it’s highly unlikely that a 4 year old has any clue what these songs mean and probably just likes the beat. I really don’t think it’s that big of a deal… yet… in about 10 years when he can grasp the meaning of the songs it will be more inapproperiate.

  12. lena80 says:

    Well she does say that he listens to TPain on the radio so I’m sure it’s edited and he’s just enjoying the beat from the music…I highly doubt she lets him listen to the unedited versions of his songs.

  13. OtherChris says:

    All the moms I know who are trying hard to be hip and relevant let their kids listen to that kind of music. Becuase they’re young! Look at meeeee. I’m not old yet. You get the picture.

    I love it how she has a nanny and is also staying home and taking care of the kids. Yeah. How does that work, exactly?

  14. janie says:

    She looks like she is trying to channel Kate Hudson’s old look (before she started looking like hell)
    seems odd to do detox diets while putting on self tanner in massive amounts.

  15. Riley says:

    Hello always has the most horribly edited pieces. Every other word is misspelled or used incorrectly.

  16. Victoria says:

    I have her coloring and would NEVER wear that pale orange color. Kate Hudson Im sorry looks like an unmade bed. Girl needs a shower and a good nights sleep!

  17. original kate says:

    “T-Pain’s lyrics include a lot of adult themes and F bombs.”

    yeah, but fishsticks is down. it’s hard out there for a gangstah like her.

  18. dvz says:

    I think that poor kid is listening to anything he can lay his ears on, just so he doesn’t have to listen to her.

  19. Gabriela says:

    OK, so their father is CHRIS MARTIN, leader to one of the greatest bands ever, and they listen to T-Pain??? Why God, whyyyy?

  20. birdgherl says:

    And I’m sure they call him Uncle T Pain, right? Whatever…

  21. Connie says:

    Well, hasn’t anyone noticed that Gwyneth is a silly woman? From her years at Spence. She loves to dance and sing and dated Brad Pitt (who has dated woman like Juliette Lewis and now has Angelina Jolie for a partner…not a diss just that he likes quirky and/or arty/trendy women).

    People have tried to make Gwyneth out to be intelligent and sophisticated but I’ve never bought it. Everyone wanted to say that she was “the new Grace Kelly”

    But really, she isn’t.

    She used to cut class (not that I expect her or other people to be saints just that she was such a teenybopper in HS it seems), she is friends with Madonna and Beyonce. She dated Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck. She USED to be friends with Winona and smoke and drink. She also uses words like “like” and “plus” (not really that articulate, and that’s fine just b honest about it.)

    Lastly, she is always trying to be ‘down’ with the pop/hiphop stars. She was on TV calling Jay Z “Uncle Jay”

    And the interviewer was like who? And she answered that that was what her kids called Jay Z. She was at their wedding too.

    Gwyneth just continually uses the “Grace Kelly” or “I’m a wasp” meets “college blonde” when she was a poppy teenager from well off parents and half Jewish.

    She should just be real with everyone. Maybe in her likeable moments is when the down to earth and real parts of her come through. But we’d probably find her insufferable then too (too giddy, empty headed, and silly teen)

  22. Lisa says:

    I don’t really get the Gwyneth haters. Yeah, she’s sort of out of touch, but she grew up with Bruce Paltrow and Blythe Danner as parents. Of COURSE she’s out of touch. She could be a LOT worse. And honestly, if you don’t like her, just ignore her and her newsletter. She’s easy to avoid. To me, it seems the negative reactions to her are out of proportion to how annoying she actually is. She’s no Elisabeth Hasselbeck, that’s for sure (thank God — we don’t need two!!)

  23. ro says:

    i like Gwyneth a lot.I think she’s very real..That’s who she is and she doesnt apologize for it..I think she’s beautiful

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