Gwyneth Paltrow & Robert Downey Jr promote ‘Iron Man 3′ in Germany: adorable?

I know, even Gwyneth Paltrow’s defenders (!!) are kind of sick of her at this point. But we shall power through! It sort of reminds me of Anne Hathaway’s Oscar campaign. Annie got in everyone’s faces for about three months straight, and it was the overexposure (as well as her breathy-little-girl act) that did her in. The same will happen with Gwyneth! Not only has she spent the last three weeks doing endless press for her cookbook (which is a New York Times bestseller but a critical flop), but now the press tour for Iron Man 3 has begun. These are photos of Goop and Robert Downey Jr. in Germany for an Iron Man 3 photocall.

Let’s start with the good part – RDJ looks lovely/funny and he’s dancing some kind jig and he’s wearing lederhosen. Are you supposed to wear lederhosen with hiking boots, a corduroy jacket, a button-down shirt and a jaunty neckerchief? The dancing makes up for it! And Robert kind of pulls it off. He’s got great gams.

As for Goop… ugh. I can’t find the designer ID on her dress, but it’s okay. It’s pretty and chic. Her hair is… ugh. I think she just got it trimmed? Is it just me or was her hair longer earlier this week? And that g—damn center part. It’s so awful. Goop, what are you still flat-ironing your hair for every appearance and insisting on that center part?! And by the way, I agreed with all of the complaints that Goop’s Bazaar pictorial looked like CGI. Compare these photos of Goop (where she’ had her hair and makeup professionally done) to the Bazaar photos, and you can see that the Photoshop is really crazy in the Bazaar pictorial. Oh, and you can see this week’s Goop-letter here – it’s a “scrapbook” of Santa Barbara. Blah.

PS… Am I the only one rooting for Pepper Potts to eat it in this movie?

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Eve says:

    I started reading the article, then I scrolled down and saw the pictures…

    I can’t stop laughing :D .

    I LOVE when an actor doesn’t take himself too seriously — and seems to actually enjoys promoting his movies.

    This picture?


    Oh, and he isn’t embarrassed to stand on his tip-toes in order to kiss a much taller Paltrow. Can you imagine Tom Cruise doing the same?

    • Jenna says:

      LOL I FLOVE that picture. Such a fierce bitch, that RDJ. :)

    • Marty says:

      How tall is she btw? I know he’s 5″9, but she’s wearing heels and doesn’t tower over him like I thought she would.

      Only RDJ could make GOOP less annoying.

      • Eve says:

        She’s 5’9″ or 5’10″ without heels.

        He claims (or his IMDb profile claims) he’s 5’8½” (LOL!), but I doubt that.

      • V4Real says:

        I’m Goops height 5″9″ without shoes. RDJ is no more than 5″8″. I met him not long after his last stint in jail and I had on 2 inch heels which made me taller than him but I didn’t tower over. Also he wasn’t wearing lifts back then.

        If you want to see Goop tower over RDJ google the 2012 Oscars when they presented for best documentary.

      • Marty says:

        @V4Real- thanks for the info! I’m always fascinated by actors real height as oppose to how they look in movies.

    • LadyMTL says:

      I’m laughing too, he’s adorkable! I find him such a refreshing change from actors and actresses who are up their own butts (ahem Gwyneth ahem).

    • RocketMerry says:

      He is so amazingly adorable. Sigh…

    • Lulu.T.O. says:

      I can’t stop laughing either Eve! RDJ is the most endearing actor on the planet.

    • Chicagogurl says:

      a self-depricating sense of humor is so sexy. he’s probably bat shit but oh what fun!

    • Miss M says:

      I love RDJ, I can’t stop laughing either!!!

      I am one of the GOOP’s apologists. She looks chic there. But she could get a better hairdo. Oh, too much white makeup underneath her eyes. But, overall, she looks fine.

    • TLC113 says:

      I love me some RDJ, but I have to correct you: he’s not on his toes; those hiking boots have some serious lift action built in.

      I do not care one little bit, he is awesome every way. I always think that he only wears them as some sort of requirement in his contracts, not out of vanity. For Tom Cruise I make no such concessions – he wears them out of sheer vanity.

      Don’t tell me differently, I will not believe you. ;)

      • Eve says:

        Oh, yes, I noticed that later on — not exactly on his tip-toes, but he’s definitely stretching out (you can see his calves flexing :D ).

      • V4Real says:

        TLC you would be correct.

        The studio had him wear lifts in Iron Man and Guy Richie suggested that he wear lifts in Sherlock so he would appear to be the same height as Jude. He wasn’t to happy about the lifts in Sherlock because they were uncomfortable but in order to not cause problems he adhered to Richie’s request.
        BTW Sherlock 3 has been announced; I’m so excited.

      • TLC113 says:

        I did indeed notice the calf stretch Eve, and RAWR!!!! The calves distracted me from commenting on the rest of your post, with which I agreed wholeheartedly. He is just so awesomely cool and unpretentious seeming. LOVE that about him.

        Thanks for the info V4Real, it’s nice to know that my assumptions about him being cool with himself (and seriously, why WOULDN’T he be cool with himself???) were not just based on my unending love for this man, his talent, and all his adorable quirkiness…

  2. marie says:

    ha, adorable. is he going to go hike a mountain while yodeling or skip through a forest?

    incidentally, Goop’s friendship with RDJ is the only thing I really envy her (and maybe her legs)

    • V4Real says:

      RDJ is so fly he can wear anything he wants. This is my number one man and I would give back Hiddles, Hemsworth and all the other hotties for him. I’m with you Marie; Goop friensdhip with RDJ is the only thing I envy about her. But I still have those memories of when I met him in New York and he really is a super cool guy.

      Eve is right RDJ has no real issues about his height he tends to joke about it at times. I love this man to death.

      • marie says:

        so jealous you met him

      • V4Real says:

        Marie I swear I will so cherish that night. I’ll probably never meet him again but as they say “we’ll always have Paris” I’ll always have New York.

        Here’s the funny thing though; I was in love with Keanu Reeves at that time and when I heard he was at a spot not far from where we were I was like damn; I wanna be where Keanu is. If only then I had known I considered myself settling for IronMan over Neo. LOL

        RDJ is one sexy mother_ucker

      • Eve says:

        @ V4Real:

        But Keanu Reeves is adorable, too! (in his own awkward, pigeon-toed way, but he is!).

      • V4Real says:

        @Eve you’re right and I still harbor strong feelings for Keanu; it’s just that the tide has changed and I’m more into RDJ now than I was back then.

        I’m so trying to keep it clean here but I must steal a line from crazy Amanda Bynes and say I want Robert Downey Jr. to murder my v _ _ _ _ a! I don’t even apologize for that.

      • Lulu.T.O. says:

        Dear God, I love pidgeon toed men.

    • LadyJane says:

      Anyone else think this is RDJ’s way of upstaging the famous Gwenyth Gams? He’s all like, “I will show a bit of leg myself… if Goop can wear shorts in April, so can I!!”

  3. yael says:

    i want RDJ as my bff. i feel like he’d be awesome at braiding hair and gossiping.

  4. mia girl says:

    “Are you supposed to wear lederhosen with hiking boots…?”

    I really love me some RDJ but let’s be honest…
    he’s wearing the hiking boots because traditional Haferlschuh or Haferl with lifts are not readily available. ;)

  5. Hipocricy says:

    He is so adorable !

    Everywhere he went he was delicious, alone or with Sir Kingsley ! His star is becoming very high in Asia, especially with females.

    I love him…so much charisma and charm !

  6. Katie says:

    RDJ loves Pepper. When promoting the second film he said “With me and Gwyneth, that’s half the film done right there.” So I don’t think there’s much chance of her eating it. I’m glad too because I think the Pepper/Tony dynamic is what sets the Iron Man films apart from other super hero flicks. I’m biased though because I love Gwyneth so I’ll probabaly just have to go hide out at Lainey until this press tour’s over. *Runs and hides*

    • Carol says:

      I’ll join you, Katie! I love RDJ and Gwyneth together, and the Tony/Pepper pairing elevates the movies. I am thrilled that he fought so hard for her scenes in Avengers, and I am really looking forward to Iron Man 3, mostly because I think they will actually, finally be a couple!

  7. Allie May says:

    Yay! LOVE Robert Downey Jr!! He is so funny! And it is nice to see someone that doesn’t take himself too seriously ….

    • i'm french don't kill me says:

      he was bitchy with Sam Raimi and David Fincher:Fincher is a pain at work (too many takes)but Sam Raimi is one of nicest Hollywood directors

      • Lulu.T.O. says:

        I read that, and thought it was the director who acted like a little girl. All that over a plant? Really?

      • V4Real says:

        You would be bitchy with Fincher as well if he made you do a scene over and over for hours on top of hours without even much as a bathroom break. Don’t forget this was the director who made Jake Gyllenhaal cry on the set of Zodiac.

        As for Raimi; please are you that sensitive over a plant dying that you gave a person months ago. Plants don’t last long in my home either. BTW it has been rumored that Raimi wants RDJ for the sequel of Oz. He must be over the terrible tragedy of the plant dying.

  8. dahlianoir says:

    My best friend is working for a movie magazine and is gonna meet him on Monday, during his stay in Paris. I know where she lives and plan to burn her house. NO I M NO JEALOUS !!

  9. Denise says:

    Ha, RDJ’s outfit is not that far off from what he wore in Weird Science! Love him.

  10. Sirsnarksalot says:

    If you want to see her “eat it” then go rent Contagion and watch her die a miserable death. It’s the only reason I like that movie. Make way for an actress with talent and charisma Goop, and go back to tormenting your endocrine system!

  11. littlemissnaughty says:

    Oh my God, Goop has arrived? *hides remaining chocolate easter eggs* Ugh, what am I doing, she will smell them even from Berlin or Munich (I’m just guessing where this was happening).

    RDJ is hilarious and I’ve seen a lot of men look a lot less dashing in lederhosen. Work it!

  12. dina says:


  13. Mia 4S says:

    I hope this one doesn’t suck, Iron Man 2 was so lazy it was pathetic. That’s the reason I can’t get excited for this one. I mean, I’ll see it (and probably really like it) but it’s not top of my mind. Fool me once and all that…

  14. Faye says:

    What I like about RDJ, especially now that he’s kicked the drug habit, is that he doesn’t take himself too seriously. I admire someone in Hollywood who can laugh at himself and have fun doing movies and not drone on and on about “Art.”

    I suspect that, much as he has to pimp out Goop love on the promotion trail, he and his wife have a good time rolling their eyes at her bon mots.

  15. i'm french don't kill me says:

    RDJ is the new Johnny Depp:a parody of himself in the movies.
    Between Tony Stark and Sherlock Holmes,he only is interested by the money

  16. madpoe says:

    Adorkable RDJ models the new “lead farmer” couture for Spring 2013. ahhh <3 him!

  17. MonicaQ says:

    RDJ, how I love thee. Pepper won’t bite it, not yet. One of the Avengers has to not be (severely) emotionally tormented by Avengers 2! (Black Widow and her past, Steve Rodgers waking up almost 70 years later, Thor and his conflict with Loki, Bruce Banner being Hulk, and Hawkeye will no doubt have his “I was mind controlled by the cosmic cube, I’m a liability” trauma. Tony Stark’s only trauma is sass at this point. So much sass.)

  18. cat1 says:

    saw some of her segment on dr. oz yesterday by accident. I kept thinking of her grandmother who didn’t like her. imagine her younger and like this… I feel mean saying this but she’s puzzling. and then I’m trying to figure out how she ended up with a ‘rock star.’ it’s not she has to be anything different than how she is – except she exposes us all to it and she’s able to sell herself. then in bazaar she says the night before the bra and trousers scene that she didn’t have fries and pasta, as if that’s something she does every day, while also now touting this health routine… (i’m into eating healthy not extreme and can’t imagine saying that esp if I’m out there touting a healthy lifestyle … I just don’t know…)

  19. andrea says:

    God, how adorable is RDJ? I guess most people think he makes Goopy more likable, but to me, he just makes her look even more frosty by comparison.

    Also, I think he’s wearing that more for his own entertainment than ours.

  20. Ag says:

    Love RDJ! Hilarious outfit, and he pulls it off.

  21. Mira says:

    Love RDJ. The man has the most beautiful smile. Despite all his problems in the past it was impossible to dislike RDJ. I re-watched Kiss Kiss Bang Bang last week. His innocent face and that gorgeous smile is to die for. On the movie front however, he’s getting increasingly boring. He’s the new Johnny Depp.

    • Eve says:

      “He’s the new Johnny Depp.”

      Without the billion scarves and the midlife crisis typical behaviour.

      • K-rock says:

        @Eve: and the ridiculous makeup ;) RDJ is the shiz!

      • V4Real says:

        I couldn’t have said it better Eve.

      • Mira says:

        Eve – I don’t mind Johnny’s million scarves and necklaces. Fashion is a personal expression. Ditto with RDJ. My comment was on how RDJ is approaching films – going in only for the blockbusters. Okay so he’s Iron Man but after a few of those, it’s painful to see him play the same sarcastic millionaire tech wizard just like it has become tiring to watch Depp in all those shitty OTT costume movies.

      • Eve says:

        @ Mira:

        Ooops, I overlooked that part of your comment.

        Well, you do have a point and I partially agree with you (I say “partially” because I haven’t grown tired of RDJ’s sarcastic millionaire tech wizard role yet).

      • V4Real says:

        @Mira This man has put in his time in Hollywood; if you have seen some of his earlier work. So what’s wrong with him finally being able to enjoy some of the fame and success he deserves. He has done many films that were not box office hits. Iron Man and Sherlock just elevated him to superstardom.

        He has other projects in the work such as “The Judge” with Robert Duvall, Vera Farmigo, Leighton Meester and BB Thorton which is in pre production. He also recently secured Charlie Brookers “Black Mirror” beating out George Clooney for the rights. He is also rumored to be doing the voice of Gepetto in a darker version of Pinocchio.

      • Mira says:

        Eve – Agree. He’s hasn’t gone all out Depp yet. I’m only afraid that he may if he continues to do only big budget movies. I have stopped seeing Depp films. I feel like throwing up seeing him repeat the same shtick over and over again.

        V4Real – Absolutely. I’m not denying about his past work. If anything I would like to see him continue to do the variety of roles he used to before Iron Man happened. He can have all the money he wants but I’d like to see him do more eclectic work. It’s good to hear about the variety of his future projects. I was bummed that he walked out of PT Anderson’s Inherent Vice but I’m also very very happy that Joaquin has replaced him. Sure RDJ hasn’t gone all Johnny Depp, not yet, like Eve mentioned. That’s the thing I miss about Depp though – his old body of work. These actors can afford to balance between big budget popcorn and solid challenging roles. I still love the man. He’s gorgeous.

      • V4Real says:

        I gotcha Mira; meaning I understand. One of the reason I heard he backed out on Inherit was because he had commited to The Judge first and he is producing this one. I so wanted to see him in Inherit Vice

  22. Reece says:

    Oh RDJ you so so capital S-Sessay! hahaha
    The best laugh I’ve had in month.

  23. Kaboom says:

    Way to go stereotyping, RDJ. How about you promote it in blackface in South Africa?

    • K-rock says:

      What? What are you smoking?

    • V4Real says:

      Are you for real????

      WHen I’m in Nashville and Texas I wear Cowboy boots; am I stereotyping.

      BTW; he did the Blackface thing; check out Tropic Thunder, it was hilarious. He won an Emmy for it and was nominated for an Academy Award.

  24. K-rock says:

    HE is adorable. She isn’t. And I just adore him! Love him to bits!

  25. vvvoid says:

    RDJ is probably the most endearing, lovable person in all of Hollywood. And by far the sassiest.

  26. Ginger says:

    RDJ “has great gams” and everything else! I’m not paying attention to GOOP!

  27. I Choose Me says:

    Awesome. These RDJ pics are awesome. *blocks Gwyneth with my hand*

  28. logan says:

    If those pants were just a tad shorter we could see those knees. Love RDJ
    Who is the woman in the photos? lol

  29. dcypher1 says:

    She ruins the iron man movies I really wish they could have picked anyone else but her as pepper. Otherwise it would be a way better movie. And iron man is my one of my fav comic books so she taints its for me cus I cant stand her at all and her snobbery.

  30. j.eyre says:

    Sure, I’ll say it… I really like her as Pepper Potts. It may be the only role I have ever truly liked her in.

  31. Jane says:

    Cr@ppy day—loads of bad news—all forgotten after seeing these pictures. RDJ is priceless. God, I love this man.

  32. TeresaKansas says:

    Quit sticking your rear out, bitch you are not Candice Swanpoel.

  33. WendyNerd says:

    True story— Sometimes I play this game I like to call Guess GOOP with my friends and family where I print out stuff she’s written on GOOP or said in interviews, then I write things like “Have tropical birds from Madagascar imported and keep them in the house. They sing so beautifully, so it’s a good way to be able to enjoy beautiful music without wasting electricity with a stereo” or some fake shit like that and then have them guess whether each passage is real or fake. Let’s just say I’ve yet to meet someone capable of guessing right each time.

    I’d play it here, but a quick google search would give you the answers. You have to play it in paper with someone you know isn’t googling it.

    • EscapedConvent says:

      That’s great. I would play that! & I have no trouble imagining the birds from Madagascar singing in Goop’s kitchen, & Goop teaching them to bob their bad-ass little heads to rap along with her as she cooks.

  34. serena says:

    He’s really adorable in these photos, I want to squeeze him sigh.

  35. TeresaKansas says:

    He fine.

  36. Oompa says:

    He’s like a really fun version of Johnny Depp in these pictures. I hope he keeps it up.

    Fingers crossed for a RDJ/Jennifer Lawrence collaboration!