here was a story few days ago that lonely Madonna was “begging” her friend Gwyneth Paltrow to move to NY to spend time with her. They could swap 700 calorie a day diet tips and work out for two hours a day together with their scamming trainer. Gwyneth is busy with work, but it’s not she has to stay in London for the sake of her husband and can’t bring her kids with her to New York. Their dad, Chris Martin, has been away from home touring with his band Coldplay since the summer.
Gwyneth told the press in late October that she was supporting Madonna during her divorce. Her comments were vague and noncommittal but spoke to their deep bond over a shared body image obsession. She said, “She’s a dear friend, and I’m supporting her in all [the] ways that I can. I’m just here on the other end of the phone, really. I speak to her a lot.”
According to the National Enquirer, Madonna’s wasn’t happy with Paltrow’s comments and told her she better shut if if she wants to stay in her temperamental.
Madge slapped Gwyneth with a gag order after her Oscar-winning pal went dishing to the press about how she’s been “helping Madonna through her divorce.”
The public declaration left Madonna furious.
“If you want to help me and be supportive of me, then keep your mouth SHUT! Say nothing about me or my divorce,” the tense Material Girl has warned her friend.
You can see Madonna fuming at Gwyneth for daring to talk about her divorce even in general terms. Gwyneth gets all pouty and whines that she’s just trying to help. These two only recently worked out a truce over the fact that Gwyneth won’t give a large chunk of her cash to Kabbalah in exchange for faux enlightenment. Madonna likely considers Gwyneth spiritually challenged and is just barely tolerating her. She won’t stand for any comments about her divorce that she doesn’t pre-approve.
Madonna and Gwyneth are shown leaving Madonna’s home gym on 4/14/08. Credit: Bauergriffin