Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle website only filled with her wisdom


Gwyneth Paltrow has launched a lifestyle website, Goop.com, to coincide with her cooking and travel show with chef Mario Batali, Spain On The Road Again, which debuts this week on PBS. Paltrow’s website is only filled with her wisdom though. It has several sections “Make,” “Go,” “Get,” “Do,” “Be,” and “See,” but they all lead to a single personal statement about how she embraces life and is able to do whatever she wants as one of the most privileged people in the world:

“My life is good because I am not passive about it. I want to nourish what is real, and I want to do it without wasting time. I love to travel, to cook, to eat, to take care of my body and mind, to work hard. I love being a mother who has to overcome my bad qualities to be a good mother. I love being in spaces that are clean and feel nice.

Over the years, i have tried a lot of different things. I have made lots of mistakes. But I have figured some things out in the process and I would like to share them with you. Whether you want a good place to eat in London, some advice on where to stay in Austin, the recipe I made up this week, or some thoughts from one of my sages, GOOP is a little bit of everything that makes up my life.

Make your life good. Invest in what’s real. Cook a meal for someone you love. Pause before reacting. Clean out your space. Read something beautiful. Treat yourself to something. Go to a city you’ve never been to. Learn something new. Don’t be lazy. Workout and stick with it. GOOP. Make it great.”

[From Huffington Post]

I used to work as web designer and one of the main things I would tell clients is that they need to have content before launching a site. It’s not something I came up with – it’s a cardinal rule of web design. It makes you look unprofessional when you launch a site and have missing sections or areas that all point to the same thing. You get clients who think you can’t deliver, and may have people watching the site to see when you finally update it. It’s even worse if you’re a celebrity and think people will lap up your pearls of wisdom and visit your crappy flat site again to hear your latest theories about how to live life at a level of luxury and leisure most of the world will never experience.

Paltrow appeared on Oprah last week to publicize her new PBS show, during which she aired footage of a workout session with the trainer she shares with Madonna, Tracy Anderson. Anderson has a history of abandoning health club businesses, and left a Fishers, Indiana pilates studio owing hundreds of clients tens of thousands for pre-paid training and pilates lessons. There are two very interesting threads over at Gabsmash in which former clients of Anderson’s now-bankrupt Indiana studio say she made overblown claims about her fitness program which just weren’t true, and that she still owes them significant amounts of money. Several people also say she’s a compulsive liar and told them she was in the Broadway show Cats, was the pink Power Ranger, and that she was in the film Pearl Harbor.

Gwyneth may know how to live life to the fullest on her millionaire salary with several homes and a full staff, but she’s not a great judge of character. Maybe people who are full of shit just stick together.

Gwyneth Paltrow is shown at the launch party for “Spain… on the Road Again” in NY on 9/21/08. Credit: Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

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  1. bros says:

    well I really like gwenyth as an actor and style icon, and even her sometimes cold elitist attitude, but even I have to admit this website is a stupid and embarrassing idea. who does she think she is, martha stewart? and all those cliche pieces of advice are right off a hallmark card.

  2. Len says:

    O lord, when will this woman stop bragging about her life!? I’m sure alot of people would love to read a book in clean spaces that feel nice, but some of us have to sit in a stuffy office all day and go home to a house that has not been cleaned by a housekeeper, with kids that have not already been fed by the nanny so we can devote all our time to cooking exotic meals and planning trips to cities we’ve never been to.

  3. geronimo says:

    That website is SO Gwynnie! Aloof, patronising and unintentionally funny (in the ‘hollow laughter’ kind of way.)

  4. Al says:

    She really thinks she’s perfect and so “down to earth”. No way, honey. I have to say she is gorgeous tho. She is just like Brangelina in their “I’m so peaceful and above all this Hollywood commonness (even though I am posing for a picture right now and I would be totally deflated and unable to make money if the commoners stopped being interested in me).”

  5. Jag says:

    My life is now complete with Gwyneth’s words of wisdom before my lowly eyes…

    (yeah right)

  6. daisy424 says:

    She is way out of touch with us ‘common folk’.
    I don’t care/want her advice ๐Ÿ™„ Little snot.

  7. Carrie says:

    Some call it a website, some call it a crock.

  8. MB Travis says:

    The Batali PBS show is a lot of fun. She doesn’t seem elitist to me at all.

  9. Chamalla says:

    Aw, Gwynnie wants to make us all more like her. Geronimo – ha! She is the queen of unintentionally funny.

  10. Kaiser says:

    Dame Paltrow’s Other Pearls Of Wisdom:

    *Never talk to a peasant.
    *If your purse isn’t worth more than $2000, don’t leave the house.
    *Burn whatever is last season.
    *Always remember to speak as if people around you had just farted.

  11. Codzilla says:

    Len: My thoughts, exactly.

  12. AP says:

    She’s not all that. She’s gotta know that.

  13. Frenchie says:

    why did she launched this web site that is not even a draft of something : every section lead to the same text !
    Gwyneth : don’t be so lazy and go work on your web site.
    Miss perfect turns me on as well, but hey, one thing is for sure, she is not that young anymore !

  14. dude says:

    i dont know why but i totally love him. She seems so honest. Trying to share w/ the world what makes her happy. Cant be mad at that! ๐Ÿ˜›

  15. AP says:

    The definition of “goop” according to dictionary.com:

    “a bad-mannered or inconsiderate person; clod; boor.

    [Origin: expressive coinage, appar. first used by Gelett Burgess in his book Goops and How to Be Them (1900)]

    OR

    a viscous or sticky substance; goo. ”

    Either way, it’s inconsiderate, or it’s thick, sort of like her public image.

    When’s the next equine rescue benefit for Gwynnie? And will she be wearing fur to it?

  16. anony says:

    The choice of name is horrid. Goop is something my little angel spits up when he doesn’t like it. It’s something you get on your shoe in the movie theater.
    And ‘her gurus?’ Wow. These people who latch on to one rich celeb then get referred to their friends- easy life huh.

    How the hell did Andersen hook up with Gwen and Madonna? So funny. She lied about being a Power Ranger ‘No no NO! I was the PINK one…” Too random. I need to read those links now. You think they would do background checks on any employee.

  17. al says:

    She is a stupid, self-important twit. People need to stop listening to people like her and as she would say really start living their lives.

  18. Ellen Smith says:

    I have always expected that she breathes different air than the rest of us, given who her parents are and her private school NYC upbringing. But GOOP? God save us all from her sophomoric drivel!

  19. Jeanne says:

    What an ego, what an attitude. Looks like her pal Madonna has rubbed off on her. Both women re-invented themselves when they married Brits. She forgets she’s just a Californa actress period. Remember the ridiculous pic of Madonna in riding gear when she was posing as lady of the manor? Please. Gwyneth is bland and ever so boring. Who needs her advice?

  20. anastasiabeaverhausen says:

    That last part sounds like Oprah. Live your best life! No, I think I’ll live my suckiest life today, thanks!

    Eat some Double Stuffed Oreos. Laugh at an off-color joke. Pat someone on the head condescendingly. Ask random people “do you smell that?” Run away. Embezzle. Watch nothing but reality TV. Drink only Dr. Peppers and margaritas. Eat only tater tots. Embarrass your children. Randomly speak in strange voices.

    It’s official–I can’t stand Gwennie.

  21. BlueBerryPie says:

    Ha! Did anyone SEE her “workout” segment they aired on Oprah? All it did was confirm she has an eating disorder to be that skinny. Impact level was about a 1 out of 10 max. Hilarious. And they admitted to turning the heat up in her “studio” so she’d appear to sweat from the exercise. Relentless self-promotion by two superficial idiots. Yawn. ๐Ÿ™„

  22. cara says:

    “maybe people who are full of shit just stick together” – I LOVE IT! THAT, is a pearl of wisdom. I’m going to use it, I hope you don’t mind.

  23. InVinoVeritas says:

    OMG Len: you crack me up. That shit was funny.

  24. RReedy says:

    Don’t celebrities just KILL you? They believe everything about themselves is SO SPECIAL. What an egocentric attitude.

  25. snappyfish says:

    I can’t stand this hag. She is so full of herself and always has been….starting with her ‘I always knew I would be a star’ Geee whizz you think? Mommie was an actress and Daddy was a producer/director. Wow! you must be psychic!! psycho nut job more like it.

  26. Starcasm says:

    Gwyneth, every half-assed product you poop, I mean goop out, it totally fascinating. I am in love with you.

  27. kate says:

    her site reads like it was written by a teenage girl with PMS after watching an oprah marathon. it is awesome, and much more entertaining than any movie gwynnie has made in a long time. i’m gonna bookmark it!

  28. insidescoop says:

    I think she is great! The advice is awesome, you don’t need money to engage in any of the stuff she is talking about.

    It seems like she is just encouraging people to be thoughtful, caring and aware of the environment that surrounds them.

    Whats wrong with that?

  29. Granger says:

    My god, I nearly gooped my pants, I’m laughing so hard right now. Poor, delusional Gwyneth Paltrow. First, she spent a few months in Spain as a teenager and suddenly she’s an expert on Spanish cuisine; now, at the ripe old age of 36, having spent a few years with Madonna, suddenly she’s a Divine Being sent to lull the quivering, needy masses into a state of supreme serenity with her wit and wisdom. God knows I need some more Chicken Soup for my Soul, but I can’t read her web site until my eyes stop bleeding from watching her work out on Oprah.

  30. Whitey Fisk says:

    My thoughts exactly, Len. Thank you.

    Granger, that’s some funny, funny stuff!

  31. Jinxy says:

    She’s just so spoiled and insensitive.

    She’s a style icon. Um, no she’s not she hires stylists who borrow clothing and dress her, hires make up artists for 5k a sitting. Jewelers who lend her priceless gem, and get hair cuts for 1000’s of dollars. Treatments out her ears.

    She’s got it all. Um, no. She has money and a husband who can’t stand her and isn’t nice to her, but loves the kids. And god help her if she tries to take them, Apple is English. He’ll get the kids if she tries to leave, or at least the girl. She’s been on shakey ground, and if nobody noticed she’s working more and more. Which she said she wouldn’t do until the kiddies were is school. I don’t blame her but again, she’s able to have a traveling circus to care for them while she works, she’s not doing much by herself. Easy to be perfect when it’s all being done for you.

    What she has access to is wealth and power, if she’s interested in spanish food a great chef who studied it for years will personally drag her around Espana and teach Gwen a thing or two.

    She has time to be the person she wants to be with cash and nannies and maids and cooks. Oh, she makes one out of 20 meals to busy herself, but she doesn’t stand in line to shop or shlep it around and put it away. Her help does the unpleasant stuff, like nappies too.

    Goop is putting her brand of shit mildly. Thanks for leading the way Gwennie and showing us how to be better, like you. Or not.

  32. bongo says:

    does she mention she’s married to a gay dude on her new site?

  33. mariaaaaa says:

    Not trying to be a Gwyneth apologist or anything, but her knowledge of Spain is legitimate. She regularly visits Spain and has friends there. Her Spanish vocabulary and accent are impressive (seriously).

  34. Bonzo says:

    I have to admit I got a chuckle out of the “I love to eat” comment. I’m guessing if she eats anything it’s followed by two fingers for dessert.

  35. Bape says:

    Read this article in Indianapolis Monthly from January, 2008:

    http://www.indianapolismonthly.com/article.aspx?id=18612

    It basically reiterates what everyone is saying here – she rips people off.

  36. vegasfan says:

    She is just completely insufferable. She’s typical Hollywood-a simpleton who thinks she’s an intellectual. She wants credit for hitting the genetic and social jackpot. Let’s see her create a lifestyle on forty grand a year-then I’ll be impressed. Until then, bitch, please…..;

  37. paris herpes says:

    She is so full of it…it’s really quite amazing! She is verging on the delusional…

  38. Boot says:

    Hah, most of your comments are cracking me up…I am braying like a demented donkey here at work…keep it up…you are all a HOOT!

  39. Mme X says:

    I agree it smacks of that oprah self-help, more zen-than-thou stuff. But I’ll say something nice: I like that hair length on her.
    xxoo

  40. Bonnie says:

    Does this idiot think she can teach the rest of us normal folks about how to live her “simple” life??!!

    What has she been smoking?

    When was she ever like the rest of us? Her holier than thou attitude makes me want to gag!!

  41. Sadie says:

    When will Whinny realize NO ONE CARES about her and the things she says or does? She is very delusional to say the least!!

  42. Douglas says:

    Thank you Gwen for changing my life for the better…for you shine brighter then the brightest of stars, and your radiant spirituality blazes like a beacon of hope in this dark and troubled world. Please, ignore the haters, for there are none so blind as those who will not see. Thank you Gwen. Thank you – for being you.

  43. Pat says:

    If Ms. Paltrow didn’t have pots of money she might discover that the English despise her just as much as any other American. Perhaps she should stop bashing America and Americans..it doesn’t fool the Brits.

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