Oh, now this is interesting! Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop newsletter this week is all about “the Tracy Anderson Method” of fitness. For a quick recap, Tracy Anderson is the fitness “guru” who gave Madonna her gristle, and gave Gwyneth and many others a regime of drastic calorie-cutting and three-hour daily workouts. Anderson is also a noted fraud, having defrauded investors and clients out of thousands of dollars throughout her career. The last time we heard about her, Madonna had just fired her under suspicious circumstances.
Anyway, Goopy is standing by her fraudster, probably because Gwyneth claims it was Tracy who helped her shed her “formerly sagging ass”. Oh, Goop! So obscene! Anyway, Goop just puts up her little letter to us and a video of Tracy’s workout (note: below is a different video, with Gwyneth and Tracy, and it‘s not the same as the one of the GOOP site), then calls on testimonials from people like Courtney Cox, Kristen Davis (the Sex and the City star, not the New York madam), and Donna Karan, amongst others. Full GOOP newsletter here.
Tracy Anderson Method
Many of you may already know of my passion for the Tracy Anderson Method and my investment in it. She has kicked my formerly sagging ass into shape and I will be forever grateful. This week, Tracy shares with us a little arm series that I did everyday preparing for Iron Man and that I take on the road. She just made it home-made style for me, lo fi. But it’s good. Especially for the batwing problem. Also, some of her dedicated clients talk about why they love her as much as I do. She has some brand new DVD’s that I have been doing in my hotel room on location and which I highly recommend.
Interesting, isn’t it? It’s like Gwyneth thinks that just because Tracy’s workout might work (and honestly, how could drastically cutting calories and working out for three hours a day NOT WORK?), we should totally gloss over the fraud, the lies, and the bullsh-t. Whatever.
In other Goopy news, Page Six had an interesting little item about Gwyneth’s diva act while she’s filming in Nashville:
Gwyneth Paltrow has moved into the Icon, a luxury building in Nashville, while filming “Love Don’t Let Me Down.” But her rep denied claims of diva behavior. A source had told us that the production laid out more than $100,000 for renovations to a penthouse for Paltrow, hubby Chris Martin and their kids, Apple and Moses, and that Gwynnie brought along two bodyguards, two nannies, a chef and a personal trainer.
But Paltrow’s rep emphatically denied any renovations were done and, “She is not traveling with a personal chef or trainer. Her children are with her for half of the four-week shoot and she has a nanny and one security person with them while she is working.”
[From Page Six]
Eh. I’ll believe part of Goopy’s denial and part of the original story. I bet Gwyneth is a monster diva when she travels, just because she seems like a snotty diva in general. But I doubt she made the hotel do thousands of dollars of renovations and stuff like that.