Enquirer: Julia Roberts hates Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia worries Goop will overtake her

I never think of Julia Roberts as a “girl’s girl”. I’m not saying that in the cloying goddess-circle way of Jennifer Aniston, nor in the unhinged, hypocritical way of Chelsea Handler. I’m just saying that Julia Roberts always needs to be the biggest, the most important, the one getting the most attention, and having those qualities doesn’t lend oneself to being a “girl’s girl”. Julia is always the Alpha, and everyone else is always the beta. So even though this story comes from the Enquirer, I have no problem believing that this is probably close to the truth. Apparently, Julia is pissed off that Gwyneth Paltrow is getting some attention. Huh.

Look out, GWYNIE! JULIA ROBERTS has declared war on YOU!

A source says Julia, 45, exploded when “People” magazine named Gwyneth, 40, its “Most Beautiful Woman” – and the “Pretty Woman” is plotting to kick the “Iron Man” babe to the curb.

“Julia’s won the magazine’s ‘Most Beautiful Woman’ title four times,” a source told The ENQUIRER.

“The last time was in 2010, and even though it was highly unlikely she’d be chosen again so soon, Julia got the shock of her life when Gwyneth got the nod. She thought a twenty-something actress like Jennifer Lawrence, not someone in her age group, would get it.”

Julia reportedly turned down the role in 1998’s “Shakespeare in Love” that won Gwyneth an Oscar, but went on to earn an Academy Award for the 2000 drama “Erin Brockovich.”

Julia has been focusing on the big screen and raising her three children out of the Hollywood limelight. On the other hand, Gwyneth not only built an empire with her Goop website and best-selling cookbooks, she wowed on the red carpet while promoting the “Iron Man” franchise.

“Julia’s not going to sit back and watch Gwyneth become the most in-demand A-list actress in her 40s,” said the source. “That’s Julia’s territory, thank you very much!

“Julia knows there are limited parts for actresses in their 40s, and she wants to make sure that she’s every director’s first choice for those roles.”

[From The Enquirer]

In a battle royale between Julia and Goop, my money’s on Julia. Gwyneth’s got osteoporosis, for the love of God. She won’t be able to kick anyone’s butt. That being said, neither Julia nor Gwyneth should really worry about anything. Hollywood isn’t breaking down their doors to hire one over the other – Julia barely works these days, but she’s carved out enough of a niche for herself that when she does work, it’s a big deal (like August: Osage County coming out this fall). Gwyneth hasn’t managed her career the same way, which is why Gwyneth has to do so much extra stuff with Goop and Tracy Anderson.

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  1. lisa says:

    neither one of you needs to be called the most beautiful anything

    you can both sit down

  2. lisa2 says:

    Why is it that neither of them are getting attention for WORKING as an actress. It is always something else.

  3. Thora says:

    Goop will overtake her? In what the race to has-been status?

  4. marie says:

    it will be an epic battle of b-tchy pretension with the winner declared by who can build the bigger compost pile..

  5. Faye says:

    I believe this. Julia’s career hasn’t exactly been sparkling lately, so she’s probably jealous of the attention Goop-y is getting.

    That being said, they’re probably a lot alike. For sure, they’re equally overrated.

  6. Micki says:

    ha, ha , ha , ha
    …” She thought a twenty-something actress like Jennifer Lawrence, not someone in her age group, would get it.”

    Say again Julia? Are you agist? So what if ANOTHER 40 something is the most beautiful? Not that I second it but still?

    Goop did Iron Man, thats’s hardly so in demand but comparable with Julia’s career I guess (film wise)

    • marie says:

      I know right? This made me laugh HARD. Also, I would’t call Lawrence a beauty but neither is Goop yet she was crowned…

      The other day I saw a picture of young Julia. She was indeed a pretty woman, too bad her personality leaves much to be desired.

  7. V4Real says:

    Meow!!!! let the catfight begin.

    Julia why would you want to be the most hated celebrity in the world? No one had a problem with you being named People’s most Beautiful four times, you have an oscar as well and up to recent you were well received by your peers. So sit the fuck down Gwyn ain’t taking your crown bitch. Angelina is :)

  8. Eve says:

    There’s something about Julia Roberts that reminds me of AnnE Hathaway… oversize features and a whiff of ‘meeeemeemeee’

  9. Post-It's says:

    Two mediocre actors with huge egos.

  10. Latisse says:

    Meh. I think GOOP is a more viable pick than Julia. She is more modern, more relevant. Also I think where GOOP excels that Julia fails, is that GOOP has been able to recreate her brand whereas Julia has just stayed stagnant hoping that things will go back to where they were in 1999. And honestly, Julia’s last couple movies (Mirror Mirror, Larry Crowne, even Eat, Pray, Love which had a built in fan base, Duplicity) have all flopped.

    The woman is just no longer a bankable star. Not even in the slightest, she can’t put people in seats anymore and can’t sell magazine covers anymore. GOOP while cloying has stayed relevant both due to the people that love to pan her (chick makes it too easy) and being a part of the Iron Man and Avengers franchises. So believe me, these days if there is a choice between the two, my money is on studios casting Gwen.

  11. NEENAZEE says:

    Oh please… with one exception, Julia Roberts hasn’t been in an interesting project in almost 10 years. She’s hardly the ‘biggest’ and ‘most important’ anymore. And chooses to live out of the public eye. She’s not exactly courting the press with her antics the way GOOP is. I don’t even see Julia caring about that shit.

    • Becky1 says:

      Yeah-I don’t believe this either. Julia made a choice awhile ago to live outside of LA and NYC and focus more on raising her kids. I’m not a fan of Julia’s and I believe that she can be a b*ch but I highly doubt she cares that Gwyneth is People’s “most beautiful” this year. Julia does not court the paps and has been pretty low key for the last several years.

  12. allons-y alonso says:

    huh, so this is what happens when an insufferable force meets an irritating object…..

  13. dorothy says:

    Roberts career is in the “stand still” stage. Haven’t really seen her in anything in quite a while. After the “stand still” stage comes a slide into “has been”. Never really sure why she was bankable.

  14. Jade says:

    I don’t like either of them. Next !

  15. Shelley says:

    PLease. Julia is not vying hard for attention the way Gwyneth is. If she wanted attention she would get it. They are so completely different, I don’t buy this story.

    • gogoGorilla says:

      Yeah, I don’t either. I have no love for JR (I think she is a big bitch), but I do remember JR said she was going to step back to raise her kids, which she seems to mostly be doing. She seems to still get big projects when she wants them and I would bet still has a lot of clout and name recognition.

      Besides, Goop is just a caricature at this point. Who would even want to say they were competing with that?

  16. serena says:

    ‘most in-demand A-list actress in her 40s’ LOL it’s okay Julia, that won’t happen.

  17. dcypher1 says:

    They are both horrible people with too big for the room egos.

  18. Anne says:

    Even though I know Julia is a bitch and not all that talented I can’t manage to hate her.

  19. Debbie says:

    I would believe this story more if it was about Sandra bullock, she is beautiful, beloved Oscar winner who gets work constantly and her films do exceptionally well, because they and she are entertaining.

    However, that being said I can also see Julia and goop being to blinded by their egos that they missing the multiple number of 40+ actresses getting amazing roles and just focus on a stupid People magazine cover.

  20. Dawn says:

    So heres the thing, as far as I know, Gweneth has never had an affair with a married man and then wore t-shirts to shame his wife into doing what she wanted. Julia has and therefore although I find them both boring and full of themselves, Julia is far worse in my eyes.

  21. Paloma says:

    I can’t stand either one of them.

  22. mslewis says:

    I’m sorry . . . this is ridiculous!! Why do these rags always pit women AGAINST each other? It makes me want to scream.

  23. tabasco says:

    julia’s a b*tch, but she’s a far more interesting kind of b*tch than goop. goop’s needy ass is in our faces every other day about everything from her extra-special friends to her extra-special bowel movements. i honestly can’t remember ever being riveted by gwyneth on-screen. julia, on the other hand, has made some roles rather good. i doubt this is true, my money is on julia barely knowing or caring goop is alive. julia doesn’t play in the sandbox with the hollywood sorority girl types.

  24. poppy says:

    “Julia’s not going to sit back and watch Gwyneth become the most in-demand A-list actress in her 40s. That’s Julia’s territory, thank you very much!”

    lol, as if either are A-list now.
    the 90s were a very very long time ago by hollywood standards.

    BUT, julia’s last starring movie, eat pray, love opened at $23 million whereas cuntry schlong opened at $30k.
    that’s a whole lot of zeros missing from goop’s last lead in a movie; why she’s off branding goop instead of starring in movies. why tom hanks or george clooney (hell, everyone except RDJ) doesn’t want goopers in their films.

    PS both are gwynsufferable.

  25. Nerd Alert says:

    Don’t worry, Julia, GOOP doesn’t act anymore. She plays herself in Iron Man 3, pretends to write, and works out, that’s all. The only person that likes her is a known fraud and her bones are made of paper mache, you could take her.

    Don’t worry, GOOP. If there’s anyone known for being debatably more hated than you, it’s Julia. Just lean against a wall and when people see your ghastly bruises tell them Julia beat you up. You need a sympathy card in your deck anyway, baby.

  26. RobN says:

    Julia is mean and not aging well at all. If she’s going to be worried about somebody, it ought to be Sandra Bullock. She’s nice and women like her. Unless you’re a purely an action star, it’s female fans who determine whether you work into your 40′s or not.

  27. Thinker says:

    Hold on: I don’t recall Julia Roberts being in the running to play Viola de Lesseps in Shakespeare in Love. As a matter of fact, I don’t recall Julia Roberts ever pulling off an accent or a period piece, it’s not her niche, it’s not her style. She’s way too modern looking, big features, tall and broad, and a natural Georgia drawl… No, Julia was never the actress for English period dramas…

    • Amy Tennant says:

      She’s tried it (Mary Reilly, which I liked personally but was a huge flop) but it isn’t really her niche.

      I thought Goop stole Shakespeare from Winona? Am I getting my stories confused?

      • Thinker says:

        No that’s the story I’ve heard too, but supposedly the director of the film came to Gwyneth’s defense on that point, he said he saw Emma and immediately wanted Gwyn.

      • Shannon says:

        I’ve never believed the story that Goop stole the script from Winona’s house or anything along those lines… As far as I know, Julia was set to play the lead in ‘Shakespeare in Love’ and wanted Daniel Day-Lewis to play the Bard… When DDL declined, Julia withdrew from the project… Also, ‘Shakespeare in Love’ was produced by Harvey Weinstein, and back in the late 90s Miramax was all about making Goop happen… I think Goop was Harvey’s natural choice after Julia withdrew…

    • sasha says:

      She was. Way back in the 90s; DDL was supposed to star with her (she was doing him back then).

      Terrible idea though, Goop was better.

      Oops, snap!

  28. lucy2 says:

    I don’t believe this. I dislike both, but Julia seems to be choosing to be more low-key. If she wanted to be hawking crap all over like Goop, she would.
    This sounds like something from Team “everyone is so jealous of me!” Goop, especially with the “most in-demand A list over 40 comment”. Because, seriously?
    Sandra, Cameron, Naomi, Nicole, Penelope Cruz, Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchet, Viola Davis, Rachel Weisz…I could go on and on with a list of actresses over 40 I’d cast before Goop or Julia.

  29. Amy Tennant says:

    I think I’m in the mood for a Dynasty reboot. Julia and Gwynnie fighting in the swimming pool.

  30. Kelly says:

    I used to love JR, but the Danny Moder thing left me cold.

    I saw her on Letterman asking why he didn’t want to get married and said he needed a “starter marriage” like she had with Lyle Lovett. Way to stay classy.

  31. Kelly says:

    Julia far outshines Goopy. She has nothing to worry about. Please.

  32. Sticks says:

    Love the both of them. Both strong women. Story’s crap.

  33. Whitney says:

    If I’m going to pick anyone in their Hollywood age group, it’d be Jennifer Connelly first, and then EVERYONE ELSE before I pick Gwyneth or Julia for anything.

  34. Pheobe says:

    As much as I’m no GP fan, I loathe JR.

    JR, has aged horribly, and is so overrated. Her publicist and agent deserve awards for getting her any of the gigs she’s gotten her in the last decade as well as for keeping her considered “A list”. She is so irrelevant. She should have fallen off the radar like Jim Carrey did after the 90s. She also seems like such a nasty person. We’ve SEEN her do mean things. (Parking in handicapped spots, making fun of her husband’s ex etc)

    Like someone else said, at least Goopy is funny. (Albeit delusional) She’s snobby and one you love to hate– like Nellie on Little House on the Prairie :)

  35. pantalones en fuego says:

    Hasn’t Julia Roberts been “45″ for awhile now? I swear I just read somewhere that she was 47.

  36. Kim says:

    Ill give Gwenyth that she is a better actress hands down than Julia Roberts. I never got the attraction of Julia. She is a horseface, homewrecking, mediocre actress at best. She is so jealous of every other female and I hate that kind of insecure woman.

    People want to burn Angelina at the stake for less than what Julia did her husbands ex-wife (at the time not ex and cheating w Julia).

    And lets face it their agents get them these covers so Julia should be mad at her agent not Gwenyth.

  37. RHONYC says:


    nothin’ says who gives a f*ck like receiving only 65 comments. womp :?

  38. taxi says:

    Julia has lost the winsome appeal she did in her early days (Mystic Pizza, Pretty Woman, Steel Magnolia’s, Runaway Bride, Erin Brocovich.) Except for “Charlie Wilson’s War” I haven’t liked any of her recent work. “Eat Pray Love” put me to sleep, “Larry Crowne” was boring & so was “Mirror Mirror”.

    Gwyneth did well In Mr. Ripley, A Perfect Murder, Country Strong.

    Neither one is better than Nicole, Naomi, Rachel, Cate, or Juliette Binoche.

  39. Lauren says:

    I adore Sandra, Cate Blanchett, and Annette Bening. I love to watch these women’s movies. Annette in American Beauty is just brilliant & funny. She was incredible in Bugsy too. Classy woman. No wonder Warren Beatty married her. Julia and Anne Hathaway are snotty, phoney & unkind..repugnant. Goopy is a famewhore, but I enjoyed her earlier movies Emma, Shakespeare in Love, and A Perfect Murder. Fine performances.
    I have not watched A JR film since Erin B., simply because she is so offensive. Anne H. is nauseatingly disingenuous.
    I would pick Goopbush over Julia because she is more marketable, attractive, and has extensive business connections. Never heard of Goopy stealing anyones hubby either.

  40. Maria says:

    both of them are ok but strange looking, super arrogant and they cant act so so well.MILLION other better prettier actors.

  41. Me Three says:

    I don’t believe a word of this. If Julia really cared about being in the limelight all the time she wouldn’t live in New Mexico. You never see her papping her kids like Goop or Alba. In fact, the only time she appears on this site is the few times she’s papped in Hollywood going to a meeting or shopping. And, based on the casual way she’s dressed, it’s obvious she didn’t call the paps. They followed her.

    I simply don’t get the hate for this woman. I’ve seen her twice in public situations that would have taxed even the best of us. Once at an airport with 30 people rushing her for autographs and another time when I visited LA and ended up in a store she came into. Both times, she treated the people asking for autographs and pictures with great respect and was as nice as can be.

    I guess because she’s getting older she’s ripe for being laughed at by everyone? Is that how we women roll? Do we really like to dump on other women so much that we need to go after them once they begin to show their age? If you look at who is dumped on the most on this site, they’re all 40+ year old big stars in the last 10-20 years.

    Anyway, this story is bull.

    • annaloo. says:

      I don’t think – esp in light of the worship of 40+’s like Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton or even Maggie Smith – that Celebitchy readers are going after women based on their ages alone. I think they go after them when they see a lacking trait (stupidity, vanity, overexposure). I know I do. I think to say that the readers are ageist is a limited argument in this case: there are plenty of cases you will find the opposite to be true.

    • Agnetha says:

      I don’t know, I think some of the most bashed women on this site are Kristen Stewart, Kim Kardashian, and January Jones for various reasons. I do agree that women love to tear down other women, especially those who are different or don’t fit into the typical Hollywood mold.

      I have a friend who ran into Julia Roberts at a toy store in her hometown a few months ago who said Julia was friendly and super polite to everyone who recognized her. That surprised me because of everything else I have ever heard about her. Guess you just don’t want to catch her on a bad day!

  42. Ginger says:

    I can’t stand either of these wenches. They are both overrated. But I’ve always had a bone to pick with Julia for dumping Liam and breaking his heart. Dumb, dumb, dumb! But I don’t think Julia needs to worry about being dethroned since GOOP’s publicist bought her that cover. No one I’ve talked to finds her to be most beautiful. Neither of these women are ugly but come on…Jennifer Lawrence would have been the better choice.

  43. Devlin says:

    Jennifer Lawrence was the first choice and Lawrence turned it down (which I love!)…Goop leapt at the open spot and that was that! (LOL!). Lawrence would have been the better choice, but, I really don’t think Jennifer Lawrence gives a flying fuck in a rolling donut about a People Magazine most beautiful cover. Jennifer Lawrence is truly awesome.

  44. Beatriz says:

    Omg the comments in this thread are killing me xD!

  45. AustinMJ says:

    Who doesn’t hate the Goopster?
    Line’s back there, Julia.

  46. UsedToBeLulu says:

    GOOP doesn’t have osteoporosis for what it’s worth. She had osteopenia for which she took vitamin D and some sun.

    I don’t believe this story for a second, about Julia being up in arms over GOOP. She has always been able to act circles around her and she knows.

  47. Vola says:

    As insufferable as I’ve found her to be these past few years and as horribly stale, vain, and out of touch she has become with us ‘commoners’ as her audience to appeal to i can deny it no longer- I ADORED Gwenyth’s 90′s films.
    Emma- Brit romance always appeals to me no matter how cheesy
    A perfect murder- the chemistry w Viggo was hot hot hot
    Great expectation- love the book and loved her aloof portrayal of Estella (this seemed like how she would act in real life) and the beatiful story starring a scruffy sexy Ethan hawke
    Sliding doors- a what if movie that really resonated w me concerning life choices.

    Julia had her moment and she needs to accept her time has passed and accept films with an ensemble as opposed to still trying to be the ‘leading lady’. Gwynyth needs to put her head down and try to obtain some humility. she needs to cut the cheesy PR tactics and take some solid dramatic films or a tv show in her strength areas (usually this is playing an upper crust snob with either a love affair/drama/murder plot surrounding her)

  48. goldie says:

    look at you bored housewives. these two women will always ALWAYS be more attractive, richer, BETTER than you lot. julia and gwyneth have complete families. you lot are probably fat and divorced or separated or being cheated on by your husbands as i type this. what else would explain the fixation on whether julia stole another woman’s husband or whether gwyneth has bone disease or whether or not they’re first choices in films. they can still greenlight movies by their sheer interest which is more, MORE that you lot and your ugly children will ever accomplish in your sad, shut in lives.

  49. Devlin says:

    LOL!……Goop/Julia….. ??????. It’s called Celebitchy, sweetheart….not Celesweetie. It’s a gossip site. Lighten up, again, it’s a gossip site not the round table at the Algonquin Room.