Blythe Danner on hate for Goop: ‘people who sit on their asses all day’ are jealous

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For those of you wondering how Gwyneth Paltrow turned out to be the smug arbiter of all things we can’t afford and aren’t supposed to eat, we may have our answer. I’ve heard people claim that Blythe Danner is a perfectly reasonable person and can’t possibly be responsible for her grown daughter’s personality. These latest comments by Blythe may blow that theory away, or maybe Goop’s smugness is wearing off on her mom. In a new interview with Naughty But Nice Rob, Blythe said that people who don’t like her daughter are just jealous:

On criticism of Goop
“I admire her so much. It (the criticism) doesn’t faze her. I think it probably did initially. She said, ‘Mom, I’m going to get this all my life. This is how they see me.’ I feel she’s just extraordinarily accomplished in every area and people don’t like that, some people don’t like that, people who are bored and sit on their asses all day and just tap away. I mean I don’t read any of it, I just find it so disgusting. There is a coarsening of our culture today that is just so tragic.”

[From Naughty But Nice Rob via Radar Online]

Amid the roundabout wording there is the basic crux of Blythe’s argument, and it’s something Goop has pretty much said herself. “You’re just jealous, fat and lazy if you don’t like me because I’m awesome.” That is not a direct quote, of course, but check this out. Gwyneth said, in 2009, that anyone who disliked her Goop project was unfulfilled and had a horrible life. “People get a hit of energy when they are negative and it is very detrimental for them. They do not understand why they do not have a happy life. That kind of stuff is just noise to me. I just feel sorry for them.” So now her mom is saying basically the same thing, in a more direct way. I think that solves the question of which came first: The Goop or The Danner?

Gwyneth may have learned not to directly trash her detractors, but she’s obviously talking about it to her friends and family and they’re parroting the Goopy line. At least this means that Gwyneth and her mom are talking. I got the sense when Goop was promoting her cookbook that she couldn’t stand Blythe. She talked about her late father constantly but barely mentioned her mother.

There are very few photos of Gwyneth and Blythe together. The header image is from 2009. photos credit: WENN.com, and PRPhotos

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  1. ZigZagZoey says:

    Yup, I am so jealous, I wish a million people hated me too.

  2. Gwen says:

    Maybe I’m having a hard day but eff her. Eff them. Seriously. Ugh >.<

  3. Kate says:

    She does talk about her mom a lot, and Blythe seems to spend a lot of time staying with her when she’s in the US. I think she just talks about her father so much because she loves remembering him and telling people how wonderful he was. I can’t hate on her for that.

    • Slim Charles says:

      I find their relationship fascinating. I wonder if her mom was cold and neglectful, or abusive. I *never* hear her talk about her mom, especially compared to how much she mentions her dad. And she seems to idealize her dad, in a way that is overblown and too good to be true.

      • j says:

        I find their relationship interesting, too. I don’t think Mrs. Danner is cold, quite the opposite. My impression (and it’s just a feeling) is that Gwyneth really was the apple of her father’s eye. He obviously made her feel very special in an idealized way. (Remember that story about him taking her to Paris because he wanted her to see it first “with a man who would always love her”). I think she saw herself as being really important to him and may have competed a bit with her mother in that way. Maybe subtle ways that were hurtful over time, maybe less than subtle – I don’t know. He sure gave her confidence, though.

  4. aims says:

    I guess delusion runs deep in this family. Nobody is amazing in everything. Maybe she should talk to her son in law, and see how he feels about that.

  5. MrsB says:

    I think when she referred to people who sit around all day and type away, she’s referring to the internet trolls who seemingly have no life but to criticize people. I thing bloggers are totally different, that is a real job. But really there are some people on twitter and people who comment on articles that can be downright vicious and go WAY over the line. The internet does provide an anonymity for *some* people to just be much more cruel than they would have the courage to be in real life. Or that’s how I took it anyway, I could be wrong.

  6. Lisa says:

    Also, Goopie looked far better in those 2004 photos.

  7. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Goop looks pretty in these pics..she wasn’t rail-thin back in the day huh?

    I don’t see anything all that bad with what her mother said. I don’t think the “sitting on their asses all day” comment was referring to people who work 9-5, just a way of saying that people who devote too much time to hating on celebs are likely sitting down all day and typing away..

    Eh, I just read these comments as coming from a mother who is proud of her daughter and probably very protective, like most moms.

    • blue marie says:

      I didn’t see this before I posted but I took it the same way.

    • LAK says:

      She’s pregnant [or just had baby] in the pics from 2004. I remember a post or comment about how she looked during [or immediately after] her pregnancy and it came with these pics.

      She’s rail thin in the pics from 2009 though well camouflaged by clothing. Mind you, she is definitely thinner now.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I agree for the most part.

      However, a small part of me wonders if there is an undercurrent of sentiment in there that is similar to Romney’s “47%” comments. I think there is a “myth of the poor person” idea out there where people assume that those who are poor must be lazy. Like, if my hard work equals wealth, then lack of wealth must equal lazy. I have seen both sides of the spectrum up close, and it does seem that for some people they do have this assumption of people’s work ethic based on their net worth. Blyth might not be one of these people, but something in her phrasing brought it to mind.

    • kibbles says:

      She looks great in these old photos. She has not aged well. Her mom looks better than her now. She’s lost too much weight. She looked perfectly healthy in 2004 but the new Goop who hangs out with Tracy Anderson would call her old self fat.

  8. blue marie says:

    Meh, I can’t get properly outraged because she is just defending her daughter. I’d expect my mom to do the same. I still don’t think they have that great of a relationship together, both probably competed for Bruce’s affection..

  9. Megan says:

    Great, now I find both daughter AND mother insufferable.

  10. Lydia says:

    She sounds as delightful as her daughter.

  11. lower-case deb says:

    idk, maybe it’s just bad angle,
    but the third, looks like GP forgot about the slip and house kimono and just changed her shoes.

    but i like her hairstyle, with the soft curls, much better and fun than the overstraight hair.

  12. frisbeejada says:

    The apple never falls far from the tree – no pun intended – but heaven help her daughter growing up around attitudes like this that cannot contend with anything remotely critical…

  13. Delta Juliet says:

    I’m tired of the whole rationale of “if you don’t like me, you’re just jealous”. Sometimes, that’s the case. Other times, maybe you’re just an asshole.

  14. Shelby says:

    ’ I feel she’s just extraordinarily accomplished in every area and people don’t like that,’
    Really?!?? In EVERY area?….geesh and you wonder why ordinary people don’t like you

  15. Sapphire says:

    Dear Goop-it must be terrible that your mother is prettier, nicer and way cooler.

    Not a Fan

  16. madpoe says:

    Oh great, mommy to the rescue for her adult child! YaY!
    Man the coarsness her smugness hurts my a** cheeks – I’ll need to shift em a bit.

  17. twoblues says:

    I completely understand her need to defend her daughter, I’m a mom. BUT, if GP was more humble and gracious there wouldn’t be a need to defend her. Maybe???

  18. Lola says:

    More reason to gloat when Gwyneth’s bubble bursts. Can’t wait.

  19. klue says:

    Hocus pocus!
    Where are their brooms?

  20. m says:

    The second you say that the reason people dont like someone is because theyre jealous, you throw your entire argument out the window.

  21. BeckyR says:

    Oh, come on. None of you people know GP or her Mother. If you don’t like her work, then don’t see her movies or read her website. She is accomplished and lives a life most of us will never experience. I wish her and her family well. Some of you need to get a life of your own. I totally agree with Blythe Danner.

  22. Kiddo says:

    I’m not emotionally invested in her to ever be outraged. I think all of the life-style business of hers is directed at other wealthy celebrities in her echelon, so I ignore it. I never got the impression that she was trying to accomplish mass appeal, like Martha Stewart. Anyway, I haven’t bought any of it, I don’t care, and I’m sure she doesn’t care either. Her mother is proud of her, so there’s that, which seems normal. I don’t know why they even care about what those outside of the targeted market think.

  23. kellyinseattle says:

    Blythe;
    I usually like ya, but go sit on your ass and eat your yogurt.

  24. Jenna says:

    I think the criticism is getting to her. She mentioned “not paying attention to the haters” in her last 2 interviews. Now she’s sending out mommy or should I say mummy to repeat the message.

  25. Eleonor says:

    how they say? The Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

  26. Hank II says:

    Love Blythe, but I’m so sick of the “you’re jealous” go to answer if someone dislikes you.

  27. Sandy says:

    Not just “accomplished,” but “extraordinarily accomplished” and in every way!!! At what? She’s an actress because of her parents, so she started on third base, and Weinstein bought her the Oscar, so he got her to home. What else does she do? Lecture the peasants while simultaneously looking down her nose at them?

  28. DreamyK says:

    All I could see was that Blythe was one breath away from a nip slip in that dress.

  29. Kelly says:

    Wow, that’s her mother!?! I never knew. I used to like that actress. Dammit. On another note, Gwynnie didn’t really luck out in the gene department then, her mom is beautiful.

  30. Kortnee says:

    This just goes to prove that Goop DOES read comments about her online and in magazines. Contrary to what she previously claimed.

    As for Goop’s accomplishments, they came through her parents. If she were some nobody from a middle class American family, she certainly would not be an actress. She does not have the native talent.

  31. wtf says:

    I give her a pass

    My mother would walk through fire for me. And she would blow fire at anyone who dared suggest that I’m not the smartest most beautiful woman in the world. That’s what mom’s do. That and nag you about your clothes and make-up and why you don’t come home more.

    • SummersReign says:

      My mom would defend me too and I would defend my daughters (once they are not doing anything criminal or otherwise hurting people). While goop is condescending, a b*tch and all that, I cant see any reason why her mother should not stick up for her daughter. That does not say I agree with their views of course….. but I cant bitch on this at all.

      Much ado about nothing IMHO

  32. tila says:

    Personally, whenever I act a d*ck my mum calls me up on it. Yes, she probably wouldn’t do it in public but really, it’s clear to see that the way gw comes across is incredibly snobbish and elitist. Surely, a woman who has more life experiences would realise how her daughter could be perceived? A simple ‘their opinion’ would suffice.

    • MonicaQ says:

      This. My grandma is not afraid to say, “I love you. That’s ugly. And you’re being a “blessed” child right now.” (her code word for being a horse’s arse). Where did all these people’s moms come from that tell them they’re special snowflakes all the time?

  33. bailey says:

    Most good mothers would definitely defend their children in public, but that doesn’t mean they wouldn’t critic them in private. Unless they are criminals. Many people become over the top mean, because they are hiding behind some type of electronic device while typing really vicious comments. I don’t get the hate for Goopy, I love both of her cookbooks and I’m a vegan myself. Nothing wrong with having less animals killed in this world, there is too many as it is. I don’t even want to get into the suffering animals go through before becoming dinner. She was born into a well to do and very well connected family, which gave her great advantages in life, but that is not her fault. We don’t choose our families. I also enjoy her website, hers is not the only one promoting expensive clothing, it doesn’t mean I have to buy even one piece. So what’s the issue??

    • eliza says:

      I kinda agree (although I am not a vegetarian). I don’t get the complete hatred of this woman. Sure, sometimes she bugs me but hey, so do my friends. There is nothing wrong with living well and nothing wrong with promoting nice things. Furthermore there is nothing wrong is growing up privileged.

      • Emily C. says:

        There is something deeply wrong with growing up privileged and never showing any sign that you have the slightest clue what it might be to not grow up privileged. There is something wrong with promoting and enabling a fraud who harms people’s health (Tracy Anderson). There is something wrong with promoting the idea that women must be extremely skinny or they are valueless. There is something wrong with having anemia, vitamin deficiency, and osteoperosis because of one’s nutty diet and claiming everyone should follow your food advice. There is something wrong with promoting eating disorders as a supposedly “healthy” lifestyle.

        There is something wrong with living with one’s head wedged inside one’s colon, and that is where Gwyneth Paltrow lives. She is selfish, self-absorbed, insufferable, and above all, incredibly stupid.

      • bailey says:

        Goopy or any other person can promote whatever they wish, but it doesn’t mean that I must follow their lifestyle or choices in life. I have my own brain and I make decisions based on what is good for me and my family. I’m not some mindless robot who follows whatever is being promoted. I have both of her cookbooks and love cooking from both of them. Neither of these two cookbooks by Goopy are vegan, it has meat, dairy and eggs in some of the recipes. I still love them, although I’m vegan, because the recipes are tasty and easy to make. She is not forcing anybody to do what she does. It’s a choice not a command.

      • RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

        @Bailey = Goopy’s PR agent!!! LOL wow, not TOO obvious Ms. Bailey PR. Try and be a BIT more subtle. You know, like Goops, nutrient intake!

    • annaloo. says:

      I don’t think most people who critique Gwyneth resent success or hard work (and are not sitting on “lazy asses” as Ms. Danner states)- I think it’s because Gwyneth is a person who clearly benefitted from family connections and money. It takes a lot of clueless nerve and gall to then turn around and tell others how they can “improve” their lives. I don’t doubt Gwyneth works hard, but truth is, so do a lot of others, and I’m not sure how $300 shot glasses improves one’s lot. She is very annoying.

      Also, I don’t think Gwyneth is necessarily a friend of animals or a defender of them in the political sense like her friend Stella McCartney. You will see in red carpet photos that she has worn fur in the past and has served as spokesperson for retail companies that create luxe products from animals. She’s not vegan in that way.

    • Kiddo says:

      I don’t understand the draw of celebrity cookbooks. No offense to you. There are struggling legit chefs and nutritionists whose first and primary passion is developing good tasting healthy entrees. Further, there are longstanding chefs whose books I would covet much more than any celeb who may or may not have had anything to do with the creation of the recipes to begin with. I feel the same way about most celebrity fragrances. So many other people do it so much better. Generally speaking, the last place I look for great recipes, or health and medical advice, is from a celebrity. They have the best marketing with a known name, but that doesn’t necessarily equate to the best product.

  34. dorothy says:

    I don’t think people are jealous. I just think people don’t like the pretentiousness , the narcissism or the attitude. She’s just a very un-likable person all around.

  35. kim says:

    I get that negative ppl suck and all that -it’s true, but I just have never liked goopy. I think she sucked in shakespeare in love and nearly every movie she’s been in. Actually liked slidind doors…but I just don’t like her. I doubt she’s losing sleep , but drinking more because she’s a generic lady wino. Whatevs…

  36. Jessibes says:

    Confession, I love lifestyle blogs. It gives me ideas how to decorate, how to dress for my figure, how to organise, etc. But I only have a limited budget, and Goop is just ridiculously expensive.

  37. islandwalker says:

    I remember Blythe Danner doing interviews when she was Gwennies age, she has always been an insufferable snob. She is a beautiful woman. Mom and daughter have the same flat voices though moms is sexier. Can’t shade her on defending her daughter though, it’s what moms do…even snotty ones. ” People who are bored and sit on their asses all day and just tap away.”- Right there is where Gwyneth got her attitude.

  38. Meg says:

    i feel like to be with gwen you have to think her shit doesn’t stink, if not the relationship won’t work. coldplay dedicated their album to gwen’s dad and when asked about it chris admitted that he’d never met her dad but heard such wonderful things he decided to dedicate his band’s album to a man he’d never met. gwen cut her hair when with brad pitt and he sat under the chair in the salon and picked up the hair as it was falling on the floor. bitchy girls in high school were like this-you saw their boyfriends begin to worship them i think they knew it was a requirement in order to be around them

  39. Maggie says:

    I mostly agree with her. I’m envious of the fact that Gwyn has a Mother. Wish I did.

  40. Mon says:

    She’s bound to be just like her mother and probably that’s why they don’t have a close relationship… Can you imagine two people like those in one room?! Each of them would try to control the other and they would drive each other crazy…

  41. Eileen says:

    So our society is coarse as exemplified by Blythe herself-she should go work on her next osteoporosis commercial and continue “to pretend to ignore the critics” Hah what a crock! As for Goop good grief she should go play in traffic on her Vespa ,this time solo

  42. mj says:

    You are correct, Ms Danner. I do sit on my ass all day and I am jealous of your daughter. I sit on my ass all day doing mid-level corporate position that I’m fortunate to have landed because thousands of people would kill to be so fortunate. However, it still doesn’t cover my debts, and entails an immense degree of stress that I carry over to my personal life because in my respective class on the class ladder, I don’t get the luxury of work/life balance. Your daughter does, and she was born into it. Oh, you may say she works for life, but that is a choice. Her branding is a choice and not a Mazlovian necessity in order for her to take care of herself every day. You see, her reality and my reality differ so vastly that she can’t conceive of what it’s like to be most of us. That is okay, and that is entertaining as hell sometimes–which is why I am sitting here, escaping the stress of my job that I need to be lucky to have, tapping this comment.

  43. Jaded says:

    I’m not against someone shilling $2000 sweaters or handbags or $500 detox kits or whatever, there’s a market for that. But Goop tends to rub it in everyone’s faces. “I’m a skinny, white, famous, rich, privileged woman, I get to eat the best organic food that money can buy, I get to wear the most expensive clothing money can buy, I get to travel to the best places in the world”.

    We get it Goop, you have it all, but 99% of the world doesn’t and it would behoove your reputation well to start promoting education for underprivileged girls and job-training for underprivileged women instead of pushing your elitist lifestyle down everyone’s throat and acting like a victim when there’s a negative backlash.

  44. MaiGirl says:

    I think Blythe needs to check out the “extroardinarily accomplished in every area” Helen Mirren for advice on how to wrangle her sweater puppies. Helen’s girls always look amazing and well-supported, whereas Blythe’s look depressed. She’s a lovely older woman, but saggybags is never a good look.

  45. Lia says:

    When some people just can’t handle the fact that they’re assholes and other people simply can’t tolerate them, they use the old standard retort: “You’re just jealous!!”. It’s kind of funny in a tragic way.

  46. Satiah says:

    Yes ALL of us haters are just fat, lazy, and jealous of you gwyneth! It has absolutely nothing to do with your smug ‘I’m better than all you peasants’ attitude, or the snobby comments you make in interviews, or your website telling people a 5,000 dollar white tee shirt is an absolute necessity. I guess narcissism and self awareness rarely go hand in hand! Looking forward to her being voted ‘most hated celebrity’ again next year!

  47. d b says:

    Probably most celebrities feel the way Goop and her mother do, they just to express it. Anyway, I tend to agree with both of them, because jealousy is a real, negative, human motivator generally, along with the rest of the deadly sins. Also, I suspect some of the Goop hate is because she has modeled herself on a particular, east coast, patrician blond WASP type that lots of people would rather forget. January Jones comes in for some of the same dislike. I’m not talking about them personally, I refer to the type they represent. And just my opinion, obviously.

  48. Flotsam says:

    For what it’s worth, I work at a coffee shop in Massachusetts, where a theatre festival is held every year. The Danner/Paltrows used to come in the summers, and the shop owner said that the young Gwyneth was beautiful and very sweet, while the mother was very rude.

  49. Emily C. says:

    A lot of people are commenting that a mother is supposed to defend her grown children, so this is okay. And my answer is: really? A mother is supposed to swoop in and defend her extremely wealthy celebrity daughter from people on the internet? Is this just a rule for rich people, or is my mom a bad mom for not running in and telling everyone who ever had anything less than glowing to say about me that they’re just jealous and lazy? “How dare you give my daughter a 2.5! So what if she was late to class all the time!”

    A mom is not supposed to say her child, of whatever age, is “extraordinarily accomplished in every area”. That is a nonsense lie. It is not defending someone legitimately; it is teaching the kid to have her head stuck up her ass. It also teaches the kid to have to keep trying to prove that she’s “extraordinarily accomplished in every area” when maybe she’s not actually a great singer or the best actress or a perfect health guru, when maybe she doesn’t have the best marriage in the world and isn’t the best parent who ever existed.

    Any parent who claims their child is “extraordinarily accomplished in every area” doesn’t actually care about their kid. They care about what the kid can do for their own ego (and possibly pocketbook). Lies are not a good way to defend someone.

    • GeekLuva says:

      EmilyC. your two comments on this are perfect. You hit the nail on the head. Both have a very unrealistic view of themselves, each other, and the general population.

    • Honey Sepeda says:

      Thank you, Emily C! I would also like to add that I’m quite surprised no one has pointed out Ms. Danner’s utter lack of class. So many here are defending her for defending her daughter, and I would agree if she has said this, and stopped: “I admire her so much. It (the criticism) doesn’t faze her. I think it probably did initially. She said, ‘Mom, I’m going to get this all my life. This is how they see me.’ I feel she’s just extraordinarily accomplished in every area…” But she didn’t. That was in defense of her daughter, and every word out of her mouth after that was throwing shade on G’s detractors, and that is simply not done when one comes from “proper breeding.” When one believes, truly, in one’s argument, it is not necessary to cast doubt upon the character of those who disagree. That is where they both prove they are NOT, in fact, from the “proper class.” Utter frauds.

      • endoplasmic_ridiculum says:

        +1. I’m not certain what you mean by the “proper class” but I do feel there is definitely a strong element of pretense to their self-image. I know Danner is often classified as theatre royalty – but that is just hogwash. They aren’t royalty, they aren’t aristocrats, theyaren’t major players in the timeline of history – they are just industry people and they really need to take it down a notch.

      • Honey Sepeda says:

        By “proper class,” I mean the image they are attempting (and failing) to project; that of coming from some Old Money New York, or something; an old name and that sort of antiquated hogwash, and then behave in manners that reveal the truth. Resorting to “If you don’t like her, you’re just mean and jealous,” is the argument of middle school mean girls, not women with some class.

    • bailey says:

      Yes, I would defend my child even if she was a senior citizen and a billionaire. If she is my flesh and blood, absolutely. There is no due date on being a mother.

  50. GMarchetti says:

    My gosh, Blythe looks exactly like Barbara Walters in the first pic!

  51. Jordan says:

    Well, the flip side of that is “What mother wouldn’t say that??”

    IMO, that’s MOM 101 defending her daughter.

  52. lucy2 says:

    I have no problem with a parent defending their child, but “shut up you’re just lazy and jealous” is a rather weak argument.

    If she’s complaining about the “coarsening of our culture” perhaps she should talk to her “extremely accomplished” daughter – you know, the one who says she has the butt of a stripper and discusses her personal grooming on national television.

    • V says:

      I’ve used to like Gwyneth, however, her elitist attitude is nauseating. Perhaps, Blythe won’t be so thrilled when her perfect daughter’s extra-marital affair with a man in South Florida (2008) is revealed. Cheating on one’s husband means GP doesn’t have the perfect and happy life, so she’s not perfect or amazing. (She also lost Brad Pitt, which was a big blow.) I feel like I’m being mean, but it’s all about attitude, and GP is not all that. (I don’t mind the nutritional things she’s mentions, or that her children speak only in Spanish to her at certain times because I think that’s sort of fun.)

    • Dlc says:

      Haha! I thought of that too! Don’t talk about coarsening of society if you’re defending your daughter…who likes to talk about how she grooms her pubic hair!!!!!

      For some reason my posts are not under the replys I intended them to be under. So sorry for the non sequiturs.

  53. Evelyn Apricots says:

    GP has a personality only a mother could love.

  54. april says:

    nice pics of her and her mom, anyhow… when I looked at them I thought she looks bit like mischa barton in the face in these pictures.

  55. TJ says:

    Yes, narcissism runs in families.

  56. dontbuyit says:

    Pulling out the old jealously card. It has nothing to do with jealously, but everything to do with her obnoxious personality. Blyth is doing what every caring protective mother does and is defending her child, I can’t fault her for that. Still doesn’t change the fact, Goop is a very obnoxious unlikable person and peoples opinions are not all based on harbored jealously.

  57. monie says:

    I actually have no problem with GP and read Goop. Can I afford what she sells on GOOP? absolutely not. I also can’t afford anything that Vogue and Instyle sell, but I still read the magazines. The point is people out there do buy this stuff and not just the 1%. If there was no market, there would be no product.

    That being said, I think I read somewhere that during GP early years, her mom was the breadwinner in the family and she went with her father everywhere. So of course she would have a closer relationship with him.

    I do think GP’s mom is correct, all the haters are jealous of her, maybe not the whole package, but for sure, aspects of her life.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      Not a fan of Gwyneth Paltrow. And not in the least jealous of ANY aspect of her life. I have reasonably good looks, I do marathons and triathlons so I’m in shape, I have an awesome job, I am educationally fulfilled, I have more than enough money, I have a great husband, and fairly well adjusted children in my life. If people don’t like me, I would hazard a guess they don’t like some aspect of my personality (like I can come off a bit intellectually pretentious) more than that they are jealous of my life or aspects of it.

      • endoplasmic_ridiculum says:

        But that’s because you are a well balanced human being whereas Goop and her mother are not. I would hate to have to deal with them on a daily basis. All jokes aside, it would be a nightmare for me to have to interact with them.

        I once had a very small interaction with Gwyneth at the Tate Modern in 2000. I didn’t even know it was her (I was standing behind a blonde with a guy in a hoodie waiting to look at a painting) and the pair were talking and taking forever. A bit of a crowd was gathering behind them as no one could see the painting up close or read the blurb on the side. After a good while I politely asked if they could move slightly to one side so I could get in to read the blurb.

        The SNOTTY LOOK this woman threw me was amazing. Not processing who it was at first I threw her a classic, withering look from the Regina George text book (I went to one of the most psychotic private schools in the country). She then continued standing in front of the painting. At this point I lost my temper and said “move bitch”. They promptly left. Alhtough she did turn around a few times to glare at me as they walked off.

        At this point my cousin, who had been standing next to me during the encounter pointed out who the blonde girl was. I had sort of realised it at that point, but that just made me gladder that I treated herthe way I would have treated any insufferable person in that situation.

      • Katija says:

        @endo –

        You, madam, are the shizz. Do not forget this.

        You’ve made my Friday.

        To the original poster, seriously? You are not automatically jealous if you hate Goop. I honest to God hate that whole brand of bland, beige Martha Stewart, upper class New England lifestyle crap. I find it dull, laughably unattainable for even most wealthy people and, mostly, uninteresting. I think everything she hawks on Goop is dull and I find a lot of the comments she makes about American culture and her fellow man condescending and ludicrously out-of-touch.

        There are plenty of celebs I’m jealous of. I would kill to be able to sing like Mariah Carey or have a closet like Sarah Jessica Parker. But truth be told, if you told me I could trade lives with any famous person, Gwenyth would be at the bottom of the list. I think she’d be at the bottom of the list for most people, honestly. If Hollywood were a buffet, she’d be the bread basket on the end. She’s dull, but what’s worse is that she’s unpleasantly dull.

  58. Kelly says:

    Always thought mother and daughter were equally obnoxious. No surprise with the comments.

  59. Bea says:

    What is “coarse” is defending a woman who chooses to rub her elitist lifestyle in everyone’s faces when so many people are suffering from the effects of this economy. There is nothing “extraordinarily accomplished” about being a selfish, self-absorbed, pretentious cow.

    Let us not forget that Gwynnie is of the same ilk of celebutard that happily spends millions on homes, private jets, $4,000 sweaters and $2,000 toilet bowls and then goes to a gala dinner (at about $50,000 per person) and mingles with other wealthy morons who tell the little people (aka us) that WE should give more to those less fortunate than we are. Oh and global warming.

  60. BaronessOrczy says:

    Dear Blythe, I can’t stand your daughter and I just worked twelve hours on my feet. Sincerely, BO.

  61. bailey says:

    I’m no PR agent for Goopy or anybody else. Just, because somebody has a different lifestyle doesn’t make them bad or wrong. I don’t understand why people are so up in arms with Goopy or anybody else who is not mainstream. I didn’t buy Goopy’s cookbooks, because she is Gwyneth Paltrow, I got them, because I liked the recipes I read in the Chapters bookstore before buying. I collect cookbooks, because I love to cook and bake, but our family doesn’t eat mainstream, so it’s not as easy to find our type of recipes. I wish people would be a bit less judgmental when it comes to lifestyles, we live in Canada in the heart of beef country and the amount of ignorance of different lifestyles is pretty sad.
    Everybody should have a right to live as they wish, even if it’s not mainstream, as long as they are not committing a crime. Goopy is not forcing anybody to live life like she does. I make decisions that work well for my family and that is the most important thing to me.

  62. Mairead says:

    How do you get to live for 70 years and not cotton on that not liking someone is not the same as being jealous of ‘em?

  63. Deedee says:

    Mother & daughter look alot alike. P.s. Ms. danner, take a page from RuPaul’s book—what other people think of you is none of your buisness.

  64. St says:

    Well she is her mom. What else can she say? It’s not like she will trash her. Of course she will defend her.

  65. CharmingFrock says:

    Sure, Blythe…those are your grandbabies she darts in and out of traffic with. What ev.

  66. David says:

    Just 2 wanna be’s that think they are superior because they travel in the entertainment circle. They wouldn’t get to first base in true “society”. But they don’t know this because they have never been in that circle. What a disgusting world we live in when all of these so called “entertainers, singers, dancers, actors, actresses, hosts, etc. are treated like Gods. They are no more than court jesters and in the proper circles, regardless of their “fame” and incomes, would be made to eat in the kitchen with the help after a so-called performance”.
    Sad world full of mediocre people.

  67. epiphany says:

    ‘There’s a coarsening of our culture today that’s just tragic.’
    Um, like when your daughter referred to her grandmother as a c*nt?

  68. Cora says:

    Dear Blythe,
    Yes, I am jealous. I’m jealous of Emma Thompson – a woman I admire, respect and adore. We covet qualities in others that we love and admire. Your daughter possesses no qualities I find desirable. Why on earth would I be jealous of someone I dislike?

  69. cleo says:

    Blythe’s comments are such misfires., so tone deaf and lame. Both the ‘jealous bored asses’ and ‘extraordinarily accomplished in every area’ statements reveal a world of delusion and emotional immaturity beyond imagining. I mean it just kind of explains everything, doesn’t it?

  70. Shiela says:

    To help balance things out: I may be living paycheck to paycheck, and I really wish I had the money of an heiress and celebrity–but I don’t despise Ms. Paltrow like so many others. I don’t think her Web site contributes much of anything of substance to the general population; but it does not directly offend me. Sometimes I even go to it for recipe and detox ideas–though I rarely follow through with any of it. Too busy sitting on my ass, I suppose!

  71. Cold says:

    Tragic? No; the real tragic thing is the people is great but the small amount of celebrities has more power than people because the money rules thee world, great Mafia!
    “People who sit on their asses all day” are not paid for that, but, this goop paltry gains every second dollar, dollar and dollars when she’s sit on her ass and post snobbish comments of her 400$ meals.

  72. White Water says:

    Goop talks about her mom in relation to how bad her grandma was. She says her mom is ‘great’ but you get the feeling she was her father’s daughter. Danner’s just doing what any mom would do – defend her in a smoothish way. She doesn’t go all out and say, ‘oh, ppl are just jealous’. She’s still likeable and her daughter unfortunately completely deprived on that front.

  73. Kate says:

    Does anyone remember when Blythe was busted for claiming Gwyneth’s harpsichord playing was used in the soundtrack of a Merchant Ivory film? She claimed Gwyneth just needn’t need lessons and instinctively knew how to play. On the soundtrack, a man is credited. Blythe is crazy and tried to pretend she hailed from Philly’s mainline. Hollywood never wanted her so she got stuck with non memorable C actress roles. I’m going to look up that harpsichord story and post it here. It’s mind blowing!

  74. Kate says:

    Oh and Gwyneth used Blythe to get a dig in at Madonna. Remember Blythe saying some people’s cheek implants made them look like chipmunks? Now she used Blythe to get a dig in at her critics. Just by mentioning it, she gives Gwyneth’s critics much power. She acts like Gwyneth got into Cooper Union or some other scholarship institution. She doesn’t even have a two year degree.

  75. Kortnee says:

    I’m not going to say that nobody out there is jealous of celebrities. Because of course, plenty of people envy the lives of the rich and famous.

    But I don’t see the same kind of animosity directed at many other actors. Gwyneth Paltrow irritates people because of her superior attitude. Of course nobody is going to enjoy someone acting superior and pretentious. They are going to bite back. That’s just part of being human.

    Publishing a cookbook when you obviously have never cooked a meal in your life is not an ‘accomplishment’. Becoming an actress because your Dad put you in films is not an ‘accomplishment’. Moving to England, living there & using “Brit speak” doesn’t make you more sophisticated than everyone else, and its actually quite simple minded and plebian to think that way.

  76. Dorothy says:

    Blythe isn’t half as bad as she comes off here. She finally came out with this due to Sarah Jessica Parker, who Blythe is very close to, trying to have her support Goop so that Gwyneth will treat her decently, for the kids! (SJP is very family oriented and can’t stand to see Blythe so humialiated publicly and treated coldly by Gwneth. Also, to appease Gwynies’ PR team who has badgered her for a statement and because Chris (who Blythe is also close with) begged her to for the kids sake, since he said he just could not publicly defend his “wife” no matter what. He has stayed for the kids for years and feels that is enough. The myth that Prissy Paltrow is spoiled because of her parents isn’t altogether true – they and their friends gave her the career, but even they knew she was bratty at a very young age, and were quite candid with the fact that they were very unhappy about that to Gywneth repeately! Again, just PR machine and Blythe’s desire to support her grandkids whom are in crisis, and Chris who is doing all he can for them but refuses to support GP publicly when he loathes her so much and because of the kind hearted SJP who adores Blythe and wants what is best for that family that Gwyneth has all but totally destroyed at this point. (SJP is not a Goop fan at all though!) Blythe pretty much parroted what Gwyneth and her PR team told her to say (Blythe is very gentile and does not speak like that at all – Gwyneth does) and in return, her darling (lol) daughter will be letting her spend more time with the kids – yep, she’s just that awful. Done the same with Chris for years. Truly sad story but anyone who knows Blythe one bit knows this is not ringing true and it is upsetting her to the point where those around her are concerned for her. No one gives a d_amn about Gwyneth now, it is all about the kids, Chris and Blythe who are currently parenting Mosie and Apple as the concern over Gwyneth’s ability to do so, and lack of desire to do so becomes more apparent each day.

    • Kate says:

      Yeah but what about that lie Blythe told about Gwyneth playing on the soundtrack of a Merchant Ivory film? What about that dig she made at Madonna? The woman has been caught in so many lies. She also referred to GOOP as her generations Grace Kelly. Nothing has changed. She’s told some whoppers about her own career failure.