Gwyneth Paltrow: People who don’t like my website don’t understand it

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Gwyneth Paltrow just can’t take a hint. In fact it seems like she can’t even take a hint when someone takes that hint, smashes it up into a ball and then throws it in her face. (Note by Celebitchy: I realized this metaphor was very similar to a line written by DListed on this same subject. JayBird swears she did not see that article at all before writing this though. Great minds want to ball things up and throw them in Gwyneth’s face.) People hate her ridiculous “GOOP” website. Sure, there must be a few fans, but by and large the site has been skewered by every article written about it. It’s pretentious, it’s out of touch, it’s haughty, and it’s oblivious. All in all, it’s utterly intolerable.

But Gwyneth, of course, is still defending the site, and saying that it’s everyone else who’s got the problem, not her.

Gwyneth Paltrow hit back at critics of her lifestyle newsletter and website GOOP.com

At a charity event in New York she hosted for Bent On Learning, Paltrow told People:
“I think the people who are criticizing it or criticizing the idea of it, don’t really get it, because if they did, they would like it…”

Paltrow said she believes some of the barbs simply stem from the fact that she’s doing something new and different. “I think that people like people to stay in their ‘box’ – they like people to stay how they are comfortable seeing them.”

Paltrow says she decided to launch the Web site, which carries the tagline, “Nourish The Inner Aspect,” “because I felt like I had a lot of really useful information that I was privileged enough to get, because I have this amazing, super, fortunate life.”

[From the Huffington Post]

People not liking her site doesn’t mean they don’t get it. We get it just fine. We just don’t like it. Gwyneth is implying that anyone who doesn’t like the site isn’t smart enough to understand it. That’s a great way for her to try to deflect any of the much needed recognition of how loathsome her site is. It’s not that complicated Gwyneth, we get it. But your site is still useless and arrogant.

Gwyneth just sent out her latest GOOP newsletter, with snooty recommendations on where to stay and eat in Paris. A few highlights:

…There are two schools of thought regarding l’Ami Louis: one is that it is an overpriced place for tourists and the other is that it is one of the best, most venerable bistros in Paris. I am firmly in the school of the latter. It is small and wood paneled with an ancient oven and a sicko wine list. Every time I go, I see a former French president or the like, and I leave so full that I walk back to the hotel.

…This is a little teahouse off the beaten track in the sixth arrondissement. It is a great place for a light lunch or a perfect cup of sencha.

…Don’t let the nautically themed room put you off. The seafood is fresh and wonderful.

…Lina’s is a chain but you wouldn’t know it, biting into their famous turkey club. Fresh and delicious, it’s the perfect inexpensive meal to have while walking through the streets of Paris.

…Although I occasionally try the “new” spot or an old-new spot, I always keep coming back to the Ritz. The place is just beautiful and the service is pretty flawless for France. Yes, it costs an arm and a leg, but it’s worth it.

[From the Huffington Post]

There are few things as important to me as a “perfect cup of sencha.” The whole site is just ridiculous snobbery, yet Gwyneth is trying to appeal to normal, everyday folks who could not possibly afford such things. So it seems like her entire website serves as nothing more than an opportunity for her to gloat and shove her lavish lifestyle in our faces, while we’re supposed to nod and smile and thank her for so graciously sharing this little bit of herself with us. We are ever so fortunate to have been graced by Gwyneth, even if we have to settle for email.

The New York Times wrote a piece about how hated GOOP is, and made some great points.

In September, Ms. Paltrow appeared on “Oprah” to show off her post-pregnancy workout routine, then proceeded to mystify audiences by appearing with Mario Batali, the chef, in the PBS series “Spain … on the Road Again,” where she drank soy milk and followed her quasi-vegan diet while others pigged out on pork. A few months later, Publishers Weekly announced that she had sold a cookbook proposal about the pleasures of cooking for the family. Then, it was announced that she was partnering with her (and Madonna’s) trainer, Tracy Anderson, to open a gym in TriBeCa.

The enterprise attracting the most media sniping right now? Goop.com, a lifestyle Web site and e-mail introduced in September that hits subscribers’ in-boxes on Thursdays with tips like “police your thoughts” and “eliminate white foods.” The site’s name is derived from Ms. Paltrow’s initials, and its slogan, “Nourish the Inner Aspect,” positions it deeply in the New Age realm.

Recent issues have offered tips on family harmony from a leader of the kabbalah community, cozy mothering anecdotes (and the revelation that her children call adults “grownies”) and a graphic regimen for detoxifying the body. Ms. Paltrow has recommended expensive hotels, restaurants and jewelry and offered tips on getting reservations at two of the Momofuku restaurants that don’t, in fact, take reservations. She has also given out recipes for banana-nut muffins, steamed peas and garlic bread. While the site does have its loyal fans, many critics find the enterprise fatuous and a bit puzzling.

“Why is it called Goop?” a writer for The Globe and Mail in Toronto sniped. “Perhaps ‘Any Old Load of Rubbish’ and ‘Learn From Me, Ungrateful Peasant’ were both taken.”

[From the New York Times]

As Gwyneth recently told UK Elle “‘F – - – the haters!… I am who I am. I can’t pretend to be somebody who makes $25,000 a year.’” Yes, how could she possibly lower herself by pandering to people who make $25,000 a year? That would be much, much more repulsive than her instructions on how to eat, how to live, and how to be as perfect as Gwyneth and her “amazing, super, fortunate life.”

Here’s Gwyneth arriving for the Bent On Learning event at the Stephan Weiss Studio in New York City yesterday. Images thanks to Pacific Coast News.

 

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  1. Feebee says:

    God, here we go. Isn’t this what all those who are so far up their own bums say when faced with a few home truths, “oh you just don’t get it”. Yeah we get it alright and you’re a pretentious arse.

    Why does pretentious arses equate earning $25K will not having good taste? I remember a clothing designer in response to a critic saying ‘she doesn’t design for netball (US’ers think basketball) players. Same attitude, like women who play sports couldn’t POSSIBLY like fashion and being well dressed. AAARRRGGGGGHHHH!

  2. Lem says:

    forget the goop can we get this woman a fashion intervention?

  3. Kaiser says:

    I really think that in Gwyneth’s mind she’s running like a one-woman version of Vogue mag, you know? Like “inspiration” and “here’s a cup of $30 coffee you can aspire to”

    I really think Paltrow is just that oblivious to how annoying and pretentious she is. In her mind, she’s awesome!

  4. MSat says:

    I don’t care how many times she tries to sell those fugly gray tights. I’m not buying.

  5. Arvedia says:

    Amazing, super, fortunate? Did she really say that? It seems that nourishing the inner aspect, whatever that means, doesn´t come cheap. What a good thing she doesn´t tell us to nourish the outer aspect! That would probably cost much more dearly than an arm and a leg.

  6. Codzilla says:

    Can’t say I “get” the bozo red lipstick, either. Guess there’s no hope for me.

  7. boomchakaboom says:

    Marie Antoinette, is that you?

    Kaiser, I agree. She’s oblivious to how unimportant and frivolous her thoughts and ideas actually are.

  8. Aleksa says:

    I am just SO grateful she choses to share her wisdom with us mere mortals ^^
    :P

  9. kiki says:

    its funny she is such a snob and condenseing ( no wonder shes best pals with Madonna ) that her website is hlarious to everyone but Gwyneth.
    anyone who says ‘magical’ to describe their lives is so full of it.

  10. Giz says:

    Okay, I confess to not actually having spent enough time at the site to “appreciate” it. However, by Apple’s Mom implying that we mere morals are stupid because “we” not understand the purpose of her site, doesn’t exactly help.

    Maybe we require a handbook with instructions before venturing into GOOP!

    So who exactly is this site designed for? I tried accessing the site earlier to no avail! Seems that it is suddenly suffering from technical problems. Or maybe my computer is stupid too. …Could be…

    I love it when people talk down to me! Oh wait, that’s why GOOP was developed for. Apparently some simple minds haven’t evolved quickly enough to appreciate the “true purpose” of GOOP!

    ‘Splain it to me Gwynie!

  11. Dorothy says:

    Ugg I just hate her sooo much.

  12. breederina says:

    ” Learn From Me Ungrateful Peasant”, truly marvelous and spot on. Agree with Kaiser la Goopa doesn’t have a remote clue how fatuous she comes off. In her mind she’s Carine Roitfeld, Martha Stewart and the Dalai Lama all in one hot package!

  13. pfft says:

    She is obnoxiously retarded. Her poor parents created an entitled monster. Plus, she is about as exciting to watch on screen as paint drying. It’s a shame she never finished college. She might have learned that having your head up your own ass is deeply unattractive.

  14. Siobhan says:

    The fact that she has a “lifestyle website” is just plain funny. Let me don a beret and black turtleneck and snap my fingers and look “deep”, ala` the Beatniks so, I may “get it”! HA! Reminded me of when Gwyneth was in Lawrence, KS several years ago, doing a bit of “shopping” (that would imply that she would of paid for her items!) Instead, she assumed that because of being who she is, that the owner of the Birkenstock Store would give her two pairs of Birks for FREE!I believe the story goes, that he was in shock, and gave in….after opening his store for her after hours. She’s out of touch…just like the socialists we have in Washington, D.C. When will (some) in the Hollywood please just act if you can, be entertaining, and leave your social commentary and political views in your heads? The rest of us can think for ourselves, thanks.

  15. Holly says:

    Sweetie we don’t hate it because we don’t understand it. We hate it because we do. We understand all too well.

  16. Rreedy says:

    I smell a jealous public who want to pounce on GP. IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT, DON’T READ IT.

  17. Ana says:

    Gwyneth doesn’t have a life? I visited her page out of curiosity, and hey, if I want pretentious advice on what (cough) expensive clothes to wear, I can just pick up Vogue. I don’t need Gwyneth to tell me that a ‘must wear’ is a pair of Gucci booties.
    What makes me laugh about her site is that it’s for people in her financial sphere, which is fine, but don’t try to make out like your ideas are affordable by all Gwyneth. I used to think that Americans were all about telling other people how to live (eat, sleep and poop), and Gwyneth certainly adores being one of those lifecoach stereotypes. What’s a damned life coach anyway, and Gwyneth’s attempt is more in tune with affluent types – people who have so much money it actually stresses them out.

  18. Mrs.Darcy says:

    Do you know, I get how ludicrous and pretentious the whole enterprise is, and borderline offensive even in what are tough times for many. That said, I can almost see what Gwynnie thought she was trying to do. I mean, Oprah’s “favourite things” are by and large luxury items and people (I assume?) eat that crap up. Martha Stewart has made a living out of showing off her aspirational lifestyle. Who amongst her viewers does half of the crap she does, but she is watchable because she is clearly batsh-t and hilarious (I always thought so anyway, haven’t watched her since she got out of prison though). Gwyn, while living in a similiar state of transcendant la la land, just does not give off the image that she would ever get her hands dirty or do anything else most people can relate to. She condemns “bad” foods and then expects us to believe she is Julia Child in the next breath. Her advice is not only useless but joyless as well, her desperation for people to worship her is fairly transparent and lashing out at people for not getting her brilliance is further evidence of her delusionality that she could ever pull this off in her uniquely irksome and condescending manner. phew!

  19. snappyfish says:

    Don’t get me started about this psuedo-intellectual elitist no-talent prig whom we ONLY know due to neopotism

  20. my take says:

    She’s not purposely rubbing it in, how dumb would that be? How stupid would you have to be to think GP is dumb?

    People want her to shut up cause she’s just an actress. But she HAS HAD a super fortunate life, which she thinks is amazing, and she’s trying to share it with people who WANT to know where the “super fortunate” people eat and sleep and shop…. just in case THEY ever get rich and famous… I guess, i dont know, but still.

  21. pookynut says:

    I have been to the site, and I agree with the poster who wondered who exactly her target audience is. I think she fancies herself as Oprah. Or maybe a millionaire, not very fun version of Rick Steve’s “Europe Through the Back Door. “

  22. Giz says:

    She’s not purposely rubbing it in, how dumb would that be? How stupid would you have to be to think GP is dumb?

    Gwny is that you? I make more than $50K a year, have managed to purchase designers goods so don’t assume that I can’t afford to, maybe not in bunk, nor do I get my designer goods for FREE. I PAY for what I get! GP can rub her wealth in the faces of those who don’t bring home a whopping million, but at least I’m paying for what I buy and I am not expecting freebies just BECAUSE I feel an entitlement!

    And for those defending GP’s snobbish behavior, get a life!

  23. Christina says:

    haha, wow she doesn’t even TRY to mask her arrogance… “my amazing super fortunate life…” *barf*

  24. lrm says:

    Okay,I’ll be brief:
    1)I love sencha [and I know what it is]
    2)people who make 25k a year DO have access to information about macribiotics. sh*t,veganism is popular among unemployed teens in some places!
    3)You don’t need to be rich to enjoy a turkey club in paris.

    It’s not the info,it’s her obnoxious attitude and way of putting it out there. And that all stems from her ridiculous idea that she has ‘priveleged info’.
    DUH, Fuck*in DUH. People eat miso soup and drink green tea. It’s pretty much mainstream now,Gwyneth. And people enjoy spain and italian food w/o having mario as a personal friend.
    And you know what?
    I’ll just call it
    4)Soy milk is NOT a good regular beverage. Fermented tempeh,tofu,etc. are good in moderation-but most soy milks,no. not in large amounts. [do the research-you dont need milk on a daily basis of any kind. but whatever,i’m just pointing out that her info is now as ‘flawless’ and ‘up to the minute or nouveau’ as she seems to think. Oh,I mean ‘priveleged.’

    Not as brief as I wanted,but god she’s stupid,is how I see her. Which almost makes me feel sorry for HER,rather than the other way around,or rather than being p’d off at her.

  25. Zoe says:

    I actually think “amazing, super, fortunate life” was a stab at being “modest” and “thankful”, so that she isn’t called snobby or whatever.

    In her defense (can’t believe I’m actually feeling sorry for Fish Sticks) but there must be SOME people out there who actually find what she has to say interesting. Who could afford or have the chance to experience what she’s talking about or who simply enjoy it vicariously.
    Why is it a sin to write about what pleases her in her insulated world?

    Did she ever SAY it was meant for us Plebians? I don’t mean that question to be rhetorical, seriously, she might’ve, I don’t know…

    I honestly think she thinks, she’s just sharing with people of a similar mindset (annoying as it is) I think her
    intentions are as pure as she’s capable of…

    But it’s free speech, so what gives? Let her write to her “peers” or wannabees, where’s the harm? Why make her feel shit*y about it? (no, really, why?)

  26. Ophelia says:

    Does she even realize we are in a recession and most people are having enough trouble with house foreclosures and lay-offs? It’s insulting. She can’t possibly be that unaware… then again I think she grew up rich, so maybe the site was advertised for everyone, but it’s really for people who make a hell of a lot more than $25k a year..

  27. Granger says:

    Zoe, I see your point — I really do! — but Arvedia said it best when she wrote, “It seems that nourishing the inner aspect, whatever that means, doesn´t come cheap.” The tagline “Nourishing the Inner Aspect” says, to me, that Gwyneth thinks her site can be used as a tool to help people feel happier, more contented, more “Chicken Soup for the Soul”-ished, if you will, about their lives. And yes, the tidbits of spiritual advice from Deepak Chopra et al are insightful and interesting; and even Gwyneth’s candy-coated one-liners about how Thanksgiving is all about family and love are sweet and happy and — dare I say — goopy. But then there’s this whole other side of her site that relishes and gloats about this very materialistic way of living that has nothing whatsoever to do with being satisfied with the little things that make life wonderful. Staying at the Ritz, for instance, or buying a pair of Manolos: sure, having the money for those things would be nice, but are they really the kinds of things that make life better in the long run?

    I guess I just wonder what exactly Gwyneth is trying to *say* with this site. Is she saying, love and family and happy homemade Thanksgiving meals are the key to happiness; or is she saying money and expensive hotels and scoring a table at the most exclusive restaurant in New York City are what matters?

    And clearly, I’m spending far too much time analyzing this!!!! I need another vodka-cranberry…

  28. KateNonymous says:

    Why is she so threatened by the idea that her website is not universally adored? I’d have so much more respect for her if she just said, “Well, it’s not for everyone. Nothing is, really.”

  29. Melanie says:

    People who make $25K a year! Ick! Gag me. And Gwyneth. ;)

  30. Zoe says:

    Granger, as always, a pleasure… by the way, can you slip a DNA shot into the Vodka Crandberry and slide it down to me? Still dwelling on your impossibly flat stomach!

    Yeah, that does seem like a hypocritical dichotomy don’t it? The whole vegan ‘love means never having to wipe your a** with bleached toilet paper’ VS. the Ritz and all the trappings.

    Kay, I got it now. Thanks!

    Do they let us simple folk write in and demand that she never wear red lipstick again? Can we add never do a British accent again either? Or name your kids weird Biblical things like Apple or Moses… or… Burning Bush or something. Actually it never surprised me that her husband would have the name “Cold” in the name of his band. My teeth are chattering as we speak, just thinking of them together burrrrr. :)
    (for Granger, that’s just the colon + right parentheses mark “)”…

  31. jm says:

    Holly at #16 nailed it.

    Anyone remember when Gwynnie did a Saturday Night Live skit mocking Sharon Stone for being out of touch? Pot, meet kettle.

  32. Sunnyjyl says:

    I signed up for Goop, received it via email for a short time. It wasn’t much different from some articles, in magazines, that I read occasionally. I found some of the ideas/tips interesting and useful. Others weren’t for me. No big deal. Apparently, it is an easy target.
    Ms. Paltrow is incredibly kind in person.
    Guess this is the bitchy part of Celebitchy.

  33. anastasiabeaverhausen says:

    My God, I just want to kick her in the hot pocket. Repeatedly.

  34. yasmin says:

    If she wants to have this site, I don’t see what the big deal is… I liked some of the spiritual stuff she had on there… but I mean, if all she has gotten from her “super fabulous life” is what clothes to wear, where to shop when you’re in france & how to make muffins, well, sounds like her life is full of material things & not much else. I, personally wouldn’t call that “super & fabulous” but we all have different definitions of the words. I don’t think she is offering anything that we didn’t already know though, but she seems to think she is. Just goes to show how out of touch she is.

  35. ** says:

    Please correct me if I’m wrong, but hasn’t she said that she was a vegetarian? And then she goes and recommends turkey & fish?

    And besides, why is she recommending “the perfect inexpensive meal to have while walking through the streets of Paris” and then she tells people to buy those on sale $1700 boots! Can you imagine being her not so rich friend? She would just say things like “oh!, are you stressed? Just go to St barts for two weeks!” ugh!

    Me thinks she just wants to “wow” people with her “oh! I’m so intelligent, I know about art, I know about fashion of course you critizice me, you just don’t get it you poor, ignorant ass!”

  36. Mebe says:

    We should start a meme in hopes that people will literally throw cake at her.

    Seriously, if I lived in New York I would wait around JFK airport just in the hopes that I could throw cake at her.

  37. tigerlille says:

    Who cares? I don’t. GOOP isn’t a personal insult aimed at me, or anyone else that I can think of.

  38. morgs says:

    Maybe if she had marketed the site towards the “upper echelons” of society, who still have this kind of disposible income, it wouldn’t be taken as such a slap in the face to everyone.

    It shouldn’t have been marketed (or lack thereof) the way it was. She should have done something to make it much more “clubby”. I’m sure there are quite a few women who would follow her every word. But us “peasants” who live in reality, her writings scream of snobbery and narcissm(sp?).

    It’s fine Gwyneth if you can’t actually put yourself in another’s shoes, but don’t act like you understand and then come off like a complete berk by laughing and saying you make no apologies for having no clue not caring. You sound like just another entitled twat. How the hell does chris martin put up with her bony ass?

  39. Megan says:

    She really doesn’t realise that this type of self promotion and boasting about your awesome lifestyle is actually very insensitive at the time when people are having their homes reposcessed. And that fact that she always answers back to the critics keeps putting the spolight on the fact that she made a site, everyone thinks it’s stuck up, and SHE is the one who still doesn’t ‘get it’.

    The point is Gwyneth, great for you that you only did a couple of stupid movies and are now a millionaire and earn more than most people will in a lifetime per month, but you really need to live your life and SHUT UP because it’s called BEING MODEST and not assuming everyone totally adores you and wishes they were you.

  40. Megan says:

    Also the ‘Go’ part… Paris, New York, LA, London. Wow that’s original! Go to all the fashion capitals! Is that really all she has to offer the world ‘Go to Paris! I’m such a fashionista!’ I mean come on, if you’re going to make a whole website about it, at least think of something original!

  41. Granger says:

    To anyone who thinks Gwyneth’s little pet project is no different than something Martha Stewart or Oprah Winfrey would do… There is just no comparison, in my books. Oprah and Martha have both worked their asses off to get where they are today. Neither of them grew up in a wealthy home, and neither of them had any connections to get them started, but rather had to rely on their own smarts and talent. Gwyneth’s life has been privileged from day one. There’s nothing wrong with that — and I’m not saying she doesn’t work hard when she’s making a film — but she’s had money and her career handed to her on a silver platter. I think that’s partly what makes her site so offensive as compared to Oprah’s Favourite Things or Martha’s recipe for foix gras.

  42. geronimo says:

    I wonder why she cares so much? Either it’s out of our common sphere of understanding and we’re all beneath here and we shouldn’t even register for her, OR, she has a terrible insatiable need to be loved and lauded by everyone on the planet? Bottom line, it’s a dull, derivative site and the more she tries to make it sound like it’s innovative and maverick, the more idiotic and arrogant she makes herself seem.

    Great comments here, everyone seems to understand Gwynnie perfectly!

  43. Mrs.Darcy says:

    Granger, if you’re referring to my comment, I was trying to say that she probably thinks what she is doing is like them, but is in fact not at all the same for similiar reasons to what you said. Not once did I say she was like them, read properly and don’t skim, eh?

  44. Raven says:

    Rreedy is right. I’ve never been to her website, but if there are ads, it is because the site has lots of clicks to it. If no one looked at the site other than people who like her, then there probably wouldn’t be that many visitors.

    She’s like Oprah, she has a lot of money and she likes what she likes. I don’t begrudge her her money or her taste. I’m just not that into her.

  45. Patrice says:

    Peole are so stupid when it comes to things like this. I’ve recently checked out this site and absolutely love it! Liste people, this is just Gwyn sharing all of the things she loves most in life. Anyone who visits Goop hoping to find advice on clipping coupons or up to datw Wal-Mart circulars is a fool Pure and simple.

  46. Baholicious says:

    In her mind, it’s her moral imperative as a person of privilege to bring culture and insight to us hoi polloi. That’s how the upper classes think and that’s exactly what she’s trying to emulate.

    “Why, without me the poor things would all be eating cold beans or ravioli out of a can, utterly clueless to the fact that they couldn’t be having a turkey club in Paris instead!”

    She’s still a johnny-come-lately, nouveau riche Yank who will never fit in over there no matter how much she tries and she knows it.

    That site is just a projection of her own insecurity.

  47. the original kate says:

    actually gwoopeth, we DO get your oh-so-precious, pretentious and totally irrelevant little “lifestyle” blog. seriously, we do. and we do not enjoy.

  48. Christina says:

    i dunno… if i’m trying to be modest i don’t usually gloat about how great my life is… i may say i’m “grateful” for all the things i have while adding that everyone has their own problems… including me… i have a friend who talks about how happy she is all the time and it’s really annoying…

    while i don’t give an rat’s ass if she has a website or not, to suggest that we don’t “understand” the contents is completely condescending… i mean, is she reciting cryptic poetry or analyzing the great works of goethe or socrates or something? i fail to see how any of her crap is past my level of intelligence…

  49. Zoe says:

    was reading this little book of old poems to my kid today and came across this: (I think it’s about table manners…)

    The Goops
    The Goops they lick their fingers,
    The Goops they lick their knives,
    They spill their broth on the table-cloth;
    They live untidy lives.
    the Goops they talk while eating,
    And loud and fast they chew,
    So that is why I am glad that I
    Am not a Goop. Are you? (Gelett Burgess)

    So, is she calling us Goops, by calling her site Goop? or is there some acronym I’m not hearing about, I admit, I haven’t looked into it much). She seems like she would view the general public as leading “untidy” lives. LOL!

    And yeah, Baho, she strikes me as a nouveau riche (despte her blue-blood-ish parentage) trying to somehow fit in in with the British upper crust (god, like anyone would WANT to). But I just can’t help blaming her icy hubby. Really was she always so cold? Can’t remember, except that in my head (even after the Oscar) I couldn’t help referring to her as Gweneth Paltry. Didn’t say it out loud as far as I know, just always thought it in my head :) anyone else?

  50. bb says:

    “Don’t get me started about this psuedo-intellectual elitist no-talent prig whom we ONLY know due to neopotism.” Snappyfish

    Well said, and I would add that your statement covers Jolie as well.

  51. Carrie says:

    @Msat

    Your problem is that you just don’t “get” the ugly grey tights – lol.

  52. bb says:

    gwyneth, please go away, your goop is stupid and you as well.

  53. Trillion says:

    This makes me love Kathy Griffin’s stand-up bit imitating her all the more.

  54. K McFarlane says:

    I like the newsletters. Some of them are totally unrelated to my life, but so what? It’s no different to reading Harpers or Vogue – occasionally they irritate me too with their insistence that a $3000 handbag will change my life. On the other hand, some of the others have been genuinely interesting or inspirational (and when I say inspirational I don’t mean in the “base my life on this” way, but in the “that’s a clever idea” way). I liked it when she talked about how she puts outfits together. I liked it when she interviewed the philosophy gurus about Christmas. I liked the book recommendations. I don’t know why everyone is getting so worked up about this – you don’t have to read it if you don’t want to. It’s optional to subscribe. She’s not forcing anything at anyone.

  55. PBug says:

    Just imagine if some peer of yours had a website
    that was scrutinized by the public at large in this manner.
    I mean, to this extreme of singling-out.
    Why can’t a lady have a website?
    The implications of silencing any person from
    their self-expression (especially in the internet age), seem dark to me.
    To have a society genuinely communicate to an essentially harmless peer, “Silence, you!” – It’s creepy.
    But perhaps that’s like some evolutionary “checks and balances” system that we retain in the subtext of our culture. And if it’s evolutionary I suppose it has some necessity.
    So Shun-On, public-at-large!

  56. Phat girl says:

    I find needy people boring. Unfortunately for Gwyneth Palzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  57. Sakota says:

    Notice how she always mentions she meets all these heads of state or former ones.

    I bet she’s really bitter that she wasn’t taken up by any REAL society figures, like the peers and debutantes like she believes she is a part of.

    Like a lot of Hollywood celebs, instead of being happy with what she has she wants more, more being part of a higher social class.

    With this website and the vegan lifestyle she promotes, I guess she believes she would fit right in with the aristo set, despite the fact that most of the real aristos live a quite different lifestyle.

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  59. Keiloooooooooooo says:

    Nourish the inner aspect?? BWAHAHAHAHAAHAH id love to corner her n get an exact meaning of what she means by that. I also love how celebs try to sound so damn intelligent/ spiritual with bullshit such as this haha i cant stop laughing…goop is shit and so is Gweneth…..

  60. Fer says:

    I don’t see the difference between this and what the rest of the 99% of celebrities say and do all the time, or between this and women magazines (most of which actually have nothing for women, everything they write is for bimbos), or between this and a thousand tv shows which fill our heads with crap. Absolutely no difference, so… what’s the news? why is she guilty enough to be critiziced like this? What’s she’s doing is just more of the same stuff, it’s up to us to pay attention to it or not.

  61. Kara Nemis says:

    Hi everyone! Although I have nothing personal against GP, I find her Website ridiculous. Since when are we all SUPPOSED to like everything that’s put under our nose? Why do celebrities think that just because they are in the spotlight that we want to know everything they do. Who cares about their diets, exercise regimens, favourite designers and favourite hotspots in the world. Why should she or any other rich person get all this attention? She thinks she’s being generous to as ull by providing us with wisdom and insights, but I find it all very egocentric. All this attention to her being is so pathetic. I saw her speak on Oprah and she seemed so clueless. I mean her big concerns in life seemed to be : how to stay forever thin, young and healthy. How about meshing with the real people once in a while? How about taking a trip to Congo or another country striked by poverty and not just parade your hot new clothes in the rich cities of the world? If she did that, she would understand that she makes ridiculously too much money for what she does and then she would really start to GIVE BACK!

  62. Pat Kimberley says:

    I agree, we should boycut all the celebrity-related products! The reason why their stories sell is because people actually by into it. It’s hard to convince everyone not to pay attention to these thngs, but it seems like the world is ruled by the richer ones. American bimbos and dumbos (and other people who have no real purpose in life) are delighted by these things that TEACH them how they should live and be, and where they should go and all. Some people need the directions, unfortunately smart people always have to suffer from these idiotic publicity stunts. Shame on this industry for turning the world into an empty, plastic and dumb place! Have you noticed that as soon as people get rich and don’t have to struggle for their survival, they lose their sense of purpose and make-up false needs and feed the rest of the world false truths?
    Something to stay away from! Wake-up stupid starlets! How do you sleep at night knowing that while you lie on your golden rocks other people are dying in the dirt???

  63. Matt Samson says:

    The problem though is that celebrities think that they DESERVE the money they make, that they work HARD for it and that therefore they are ENTITLED TO their privileged status and to everything they own. I do think that some of them work hard, but A LOT of them make ridiculous movies as well. The other truth is that most actors today are hired and famous for their looks and for their glamourous lifestyles and not for their work or for the difference they make in the world. They are so sad when you think about it and we should pity THEM. Imagine living your life and always struggle to be loved and accepted. Imagine always being on a fitness regimen and on a special diet. Imagine having to make your appearance/body/image a priority, beacuse that is how you measure your selfworth. Truth is that celebrities live to look great! What a sad, pointless life. I would hate spending so much time thinking about myself, and thinking about how my clothes will fit on a particular event and what the press will say and about my poses and all that crap. That is why I think Gwyneth is sad, sad, sad! She’s nourrishing all the FAKE stuff that is promoted by the industry that she works for. So sad. Have you seen some of those women? They look like plastic dolls trying to immortalize themselves in a 20-yr old looking body. Botox is now a cabinet drug and facelifts are fashionable! All of them could be 30 to 50 pounds heavier and they should all have wrinkles too and then they can start talking to the real people.

  64. Ella says:

    I never understood why so many hated Gwen Paltrow until I read Goop. All is clear now.

  65. Amy says:

    I like the site. *shrugs* I’m never going to meet famous trainers or be able to pay doctors to plan detoxes for me but now I get it for free online. Whats the big deal?

    Just because someone is wealthy doesn’t mean they don’t have to deal with crap too. I went to private all girls school and trust me being privileged doesn’t solve all your problems. Celebrities may have millions etc… but they also have to deal with being stalked by paparazzi, a public that gleefully waits for them to fail and strangers blogging crap about them.

    Besides which, us being the ‘common people’? Get real, the common people don’t have access to running water, let alone to the internet.

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  67. Alyssa says:

    After watching her perform on Glee, being a performer myself and knowing how hard it is to put yourself out there, famous/rich parents or not, I have a budding albeit begrudging respect. I say we should all take a look at ourselves. Stop blaming her for being rich (you would too if you could), and dissing her for wanting to share a frivolous opinion. It’s a free world and I think she is just trying to share some fun. Put your own energy into getting out there and making the world a happier place instead of criticizing her efforts, whatever your opinion of her efforts might be.

  68. Linda says:

    Gwyneth grew up in my neighborhood in Carnegie Hill on the upper east side and still comes around because I think her mother Blythe Danner (who is cool btw)still lives here.

    Anyway, the other day my Aussie /BC mix dog sniffed girlfriend’s legs (it wasn’t a crotch sniff) as we walked down the street and she rolled her eyes and wrinkled her nose in disdain (Gwyneth did, that is). Get ovah yaself.

    I thought it was perfect

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