Is Gwyneth Paltrow really the most hated celebrity in Hollywood? Really?

I kept waiting to see if we would get those photos of Gwyneth Paltrow in London yesterday, but we never did – so you can see them here. It was just another stop on Goop and RDJ’s whirlwind Iron Man tour, and the only thing special about the photocall was that Gwyneth actually did a side-part!! Amazing. Anyway, I just wanted to cover some assorted Goop stories before tonight’s big Iron Man premiere. This is just some Goop housekeeping. Which brings me to this week’s Goop-letter, which is literally about housekeeping!! Goop writes:

When traveling with a family, a terrific and often more economical way to go is to rent a house or an apartment. We have found great sites that curate beautiful homes for short-term rent. Also in this week’s mag, ways to keep your home in shipshape and beautiful spring recipes among other tidbits.

[From Goop]

What follows is a hodge-podge of information, recipes and “cleaning advice”. Gwyneth recommends renting a getaway home from Boutique Homes and One Fine Stay, because aren’t the peasants always on-the-go and looking for a luxury estate to rest their weary body. She also includes “tips from a butler” (like Gwyneth cleans her own homes!) and she recommends some products that will help you with your spring cleaning. Goop deigns to recommends Mr. Cleans Magic Erasers! Shock! You can see the full Goop-letter here.

In other Gwyneth news, I’m sure many of you have heard that Gwyneth was named “The Most Hated Celebrity” by a scientific poll conducted by… In Touch Weekly. The reason for Goop’s total domination? Smug, insufferable elitism, apparently. While I can’t stand Gwyneth, it’s gotten to the point where I kind of love to hate her. I enjoy yelling at her. I save my flat-out hate for people like Chris Brown.

Also, Gwyneth allegedly said something about her very real feud with her former best friend Madonna. When asked if she would ever call up Madonna to boast about her (Goop’s) “superior” abs, Gwyneth responded: “No, I don’t think I would. Why rub it in? Let’s face it. I’ll Polaroid my abs and text them to her.” Yikes.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Eve says:

    I don’t hate her.

    I just find her obnoxious and clueless (involuntarily funny in her cluelessness, by the way) sometimes.

    • mia girl says:

      Agree. Hate is too strong a word for Goop, because it would mean I actually care enough about her in order to project a strong negative emotion.

      I’ll go with…Goop really annoys me. That seems more fitting.

    • Lucy says:

      I agree, she’s just wrapped in her own millionaire lifestyle bubble and just has no idea how the average person really lives. I honestly think she has no idea that spending 200$ on a t-shirt is insane for us folks, that’s probably thrifty for her

      • Patricia C says:

        So agree. I just bought $14.00 of clothes at the Dollar Store (14 items – Sag Harbor, White Stag, not bad). I’m sure she would be appalled. But then again, if I put a $200.00 price tag on it, she would wear it and feel thrifty.

    • bostonian says:

      Clueless is right… did she mean instagram when she said polaroid? Even her reference points are dated to the 90s.

      Team Goop is still superior to Team Madge (hate the shady faux charities and God complex from Madonna, in comparison Goop is just a clueless snob)

    • Marty says:

      I find her pretty insufferable, but I have to remind myself this is how she was brought up. She’s always had money and lived a certain kind of life. Clueless to the max though!

    • Tiffany27 says:

      Agreed. I don’t hate her either. I just think she’s smug and completely clueless as to what a normal everyday person goes through. No hate though.

    • Hakura says:

      Agreed. I don’t particularly care what she does or talks about, but occasionally get pulled in. It’s just fascinating in a very irritating way that she has so little grasp on the financial reality of the average life.Let alone anything below average.

      I could honestly see her suggesting $150 articles of (‘thrifty’) clothing/shoes to ‘homeless’ donation programs.

      Just leaves me saying ‘Really?’

    • T.Fanty says:

      Me too. But I kind of love her for exactly those qualities.

      GOOP 4 EVA!

    • V4Real says:

      I don’t hate her either but like Anne H she is insufferable. She’s also clueless as to what its like to live in the real world. Frankly she’s just annoying and we could use a huge break from her. So I wouldn’t say that I hate her but the word despise comes to mind.

      • j.eyre says:

        Have we picked out our seats for the Iron Man premiere yet? Can we sit next to Guy Pearce instead of GOOP?

        And are you going with your red dress still? I think it will clash with the IM suit but if you insist…

      • T.Fanty says:

        You can sit next to Guy P. He’s REALLY serious and not aging well. I’m stealing C&C’S dragonfly McQueen dress, channelling my best Lady de Burgh (different Jane, I know) and popping down next to Gwynnie. I’ll bet she’s even more fun after a few glasses of 2006 Donaine Romanée-Conti. She also has some suggestions she wants me to pass on about how to organically remove TommyAnnE’s tear stains from your tapestries. Something to do with the lickings of lesser-spotted Perivian mountain hedgehogs, so I’m told.

      • j.eyre says:

        What is GOOP wearing? I don’t like direct comparisons and her legs make mine look like a bonzai experiment gone wrong. If her gams are covered, I shall sit with you during the film. V4 is my date so save two seats, please. Definitely after the party though. By then I shall have knitted GOOP some extra long leg warmers (I always bring a knitting bag in case I don’t like the movie) and we shall be drunk so I won’t care to whom I stand next. Please don’t let me have yet another in-depth conversation with a table stanchion, though; you know how I get when I drink.

        Thank you for the tear stain removal tips. Even Mr. Rochester can see them now. Poor TommyannE, is it terrible that I won’t let him go to the premiere? It’s just that if I am going to get on Guy’s good side, I can’t keep giggling about whimsical Pomeranian antics and TommyannE can’t speak of anything else these days.

        re: the links page – Lacey Banghard – I think EsCon finally found her twitter name!

      • T.Fanty says:

        Well, I would suggest to get knitting – we know how Gwynnie dislikes anything that drops more than one or two inches below her crotch. We’ll wave at you from the other side of the room – assuming we don’t look to jovial for Mr. Pierce.

        And, Miss Eyre. I never mind when you drunkly *talk* to the table stanchions. It’s when you tip the balance and start getting over excited by the girth of the poles that I hide my face in a napkin. In fact, if you could embroider a napkin with the words “I don’t know this woman” in advance, I would be appreciative and won’t tell you what Gwynnie had to say regarding the ungainly way Mr. Rochester stumbles when one TommyAnnE and Chemboy hide his cane.

        I do love the new name, but I actually think, that with it’s combination of textiles and nymphomania, It might be suited to (ahem) someone a little closer to home.

      • j.eyre says:

        Those boys! I tell them to leave poor Mr. Rochester alone but then I remember that he kept his first wife in the attic AND a secret from me until our wedding day and conveniently find some chore to do when TommyannE and CHemboy use his cane as a javelin over his head.

        I think the hankie idea is a wise one. I will make a few with assorted sayings to make sure we cover any occurrence. But I do wish you would leave me be on that last stanchion incident. We were talking to Liam Neeson and it was a replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. I don’t think the gravity comments were out of place in my condition.

        As for the name… if you are implying the name would suit a governess with a penchant for needlepoint and “fixer-upper” men, it would be L. Blowhard…

      • Patricia C says:

        I think you and J.Eyre should write your own blog on appropriateness. Maybe call it Goopless? Gulp?

      • EscapedConvent says:

        @Fanty & Miss Eyre,

        Oh my giddy Aunt again! You two are koo-koo ca-choo today! SaraHeartburn was my mom’s nickname for me—I guess I was a dramatic child & turned on the tears at the drop of a pin. 😉

        I am chortling at Miss Eyre’s tear-stained curtains. Poor Tommy. OH!! I should follow him on Twitter! Let me know if you want me to go under cover as one of his followers.

      • V4Real says:

        J. eyre and Fanty please don’t let me make a fool of myself at the permiere by trying to make out with RDJ while his wife watch in shock. If you see me heading in his direction please redirect me by putting me in a chokehold and forcing my meds which I will intentionally not take down my throat. I do promisen to try and shave him.

    • Tiffany27 says:

      Like I said previously, she gets a pass from me because she’s Pepper Potts. I’m not sure how I would feel about her if it weren’t for that role.

    • MsAubra says:


      I can take her or leave her

  2. A says:

    1. Kardashians
    2. Chris Brown
    3. KStew


  3. 2000 says:

    Yes, she is. Together with the Kardashians.

  4. Anna says:

    In what world is a spoiled elitist who never actually hurt anyone and possesses real talent and professional accomplishments worse than someone like Lohan the Craken and misogynist Chris Brown? PERSPECTIVE, people.

    • Annie says:

      Seriously. People are way more offended by the existence of someone rich, thin and white, than by a woman beater. Where is Sean Penn in this? Roman Polanski? Gwyneth doesn’t even have a bad attitude, and wake up people – her website and books are not for you. They’re for wealthy people. She’s not telling you to spend money you can’t afford. She didn’t have you in mind when she wrote them. She doesn’t have to.

      • OhDear says:

        I know, right? She may be irritating and mean girl-ish, but there’s a huge difference between her and people like Penn, Walhberg, Brown, Polanski, etc.

      • epiphany says:

        I can’t stand this woman, but you make an excellent point. Her GOOP business and cookbooks are not aimed at Mr./ Mrs./ Ms. Average American. Her target audience is people in her socio-economic class – other celebrities, top execs and their spouses – the elite, or people, like her, who believe they are elites, and can afford to take her advice -’cause man, is it expensive!

      • Mrs. Darcy says:

        I think unfortunately she does think her mung bean hemp cleanses with a side of Dior are accessible for all, she is just that delusional. That said she has never hurt anyone or come close to Sean Penn levels of psychosis or the Cracken bottomless pit of entitlement; so I do agree she is far too easy a target.

      • epiphany says:

        I guess I was thinking about it from Goop’s POV – you know she’s not developing those recipes, or coming up with those cleaning tips on her own – she’s getting them from her help, so maybe her wealthy audience reads her books, and passes the info on to their help (lol), You’re looking at it as an aspirational situation – Goop thinks us peasants will read her stuff, and strive to be more like her. Yes, you may be right.

      • Nonan says:

        And we are supposed to feel bad about that? I don’t. I know she did not have me in mind when she published her cookbook, that is why I never purchased the damn thing.

      • Hello U says:

        Typically I bet it is women who cast the most votes. Pathetic.

      • Mian says:

        If Paltrow really wrote a cookbook for “rich people”, does she not realize that most truly wealthy people don’t do their own cooking anyway? That’s what makes her cookbook such a joke.

    • Louise says:

      In defense of Chris Brown being missing from the list – if you asked me about Hollywood, I wouldn’t be thinking about music. Otherwise, surely to God, both he & Bieber would be on the list. I hope.

    • Original A says:

      This times a million. I hate these types of lists, but Gwynnie ranks above abusers like Chris Brown, Sean Penn, & Terrence Howard? Screwed up. Also, Mel and his rants and mr. I blinded a guy Mark Whalberg aren’t even on the list.

  5. Jess says:

    Mel Gibson

  6. GossipG says:

    No how dare we…(laughs really hard;)

  7. MisJes says:

    I don’t know if she tops my list, but she’s certainly way, way, WAY up there.

  8. Lindsay says:

    She will “Polariod” and then text them? Ok…

    • eileen says:

      That’s what I was getting ready to comment about. lol What century is she living in?…or should I ask planet?

    • bob says:

      I suppose now it costs an arm and a leg for a packet of Polaroid film taking it out of the price range of us poors she’s interested.

  9. Tulip Garden says:

    “Hate” and “haters” are two words that are thrown around so much that they have lost their impact. To be truly effective that should be saved and then savored when you hisssss them out! So, no I don’t “hate” Gwyneth.

  10. Nancy says:

    She is insufferable but there are alot worse.

  11. Aria says:

    I think Anne Hathaway, James Franco, Chris Brown, Kristen Stewart are more hated. Goop is just Goop.

    • Lemony says:

      For me, the ones I feel actual hatred toward would be
      #1-Chris Brown
      #2-Lindsey Lohan
      #3-The Kardashians’ materialistic influences
      I definitely think Le Goop is annoying, but I don’t “hate” her.

    • Amy says:

      If this poll had been taken during the Oscar season, Anne Hathaway would’ve been #1 or #2 for sure.

  12. Sirsnarksalot says:

    She’s insufferable and clueless, but I can’t waste the energy on hating her. I’d prefer to see her fade away into a fog of irrelevance.

  13. brin says:

    If she’s not a beater (Brown) or a cheater (Rimes), then she probably shouldn’t be #1.

  14. TorontoE says:

    “keep your home in shipshape”. It’s either keep your home shipshape or “keep your home in shipshape condition”. Goop is always full of typos.

    • Bored suburbanhousewife says:

      Maybe it is too plebeian to proofread??

    • Sweet Dee says:

      Right! Same thing when she speaks. Like when she said “[the haters] are just being sensationalist!” Should be “sensationalistic” OR “sensationalists.”

      Where does the Polaroid comment fit in? Like, it’s hilarious but I doubt she owns a Polaroid camera lol.

  15. Miss Kiki says:

    Nope. Whilst I doubt it’s intentional on her part I find her hilarious, her hair on the other hand…

    • j.eyre says:

      Oh, I like the side-part photos. I think her hair looks nice in those.

      It’s funny, I think RDJ makes her human and I think Susan Downey makes RDJ human. It’s like a humanistic threesome.

      And, btw the way – those Mr. Clean Erasers are a f*cking God-send. Truly.

      • Becky1 says:

        Yeah, she looked really pretty in those photos. The side part is much more flattering.

  16. Maria says:

    you can say that Mel Gibson belongs on the list, on the other hand he was so extreme in all those things that i cant see him as a racist/antisemit etc, he comes across like a crazy comic book villian.

    i also dislike Gwyneth but i dont hate her.

    • Nina W says:

      He may be crazy but he is also misogynistic, a racist and an anti-Semite so I’m not to sure where you’re going here.

  17. eileen says:

    She doesn’t even blip on my radar for most hated celeb. But of course, I didn’t get a Cease & Desist letter from GOOP when I said her website was stupid. *cough cough Leann Rimes*

    I’d say Chris Brown is #1 on my most hated. Followed my LR & Kartrashians.

  18. Audrey says:

    Blah blah

    Mr clean magic erasers really are the shiz

  19. claire says:

    I agreed with the list. It had everyone I can’t stand on it. But the numbering was way off. Gwyneth should definitely be below the Kartrashians, Chris Brown, Lindsay and Leann.

  20. aims says:

    Goop is obnoxious, elitist, unrealistic and an overall know it all. But, no she shouldn’t be #1.

    1 Chris Brown
    2 Crackhead Lohan
    3 Kristen “skank” Stewart and Leann” look at me” Rimes are neck and neck

  21. snappyfish says:

    goop is far too blah to hate. snicker at, yes, but that’s as far as it goes. mel gibson? now he is hate-worthy.

  22. Maggie says:

    I like her!

  23. Raised Brow says:

    At the end of the day, this broad is just a groupie. First, Madonna, then LEONARD Kravitz and now, Jay&Bey (spelled just like that….they’re a singular FORCE now).
    I just can’t with this woman, but I’ll offer mild golf claps for her tenacious efforts to remain relevant.

  24. lucy2 says:

    That’s what I said the other day – she’s obnoxious, but no way worse than Chris Brown.

    I’ve done the apartment vacation rental in Paris a few times, I like it. I’m sure whatever site she recommends is way more expensive though.

  25. Jayna says:

    She went to Madonn’s tour last year an an after party at Madonna’s house in England, so she probably said that tongue in cheek as they. Seem to be back on friendly-enough terms.

    Her face in those phoros look like one of the odd skeletal faces on Gaga’s Born This Way video , the way they made the dancers look in one section.

  26. spinner says:

    I don’t mind Gwyneth at all. At best I find her amusing — at worst I find her annoying. Save the hate for destructive, hurtful people.

  27. Jen34 says:

    I don’t hate her. I see her as one of these people with a facade of having everything, but in reality have low self esteem and mucho insecurities.

  28. gefeylich says:

    No, that would be AnnE Hathaway. Paltrow is largely irrelevant.

    I’d put Kim Kardashian before Paltrow, but as she has no discernable talents outside of famewhoring and sex videos, she’s not a real celebrity, much less an actor.

  29. StaCat1 says:

    I think to “hate” someone you have to be invested and care about them…so I think it’s giving her too much. I really don’t think people are that invested in GOOP.
    Does she make herself an easy target with her clueless and unwanted advice? Definitely!

    Hated–I think we should reserve that for those who truly deserve concern.

    Those who blew up the Boston marathon on Monday–they truly deserve to be hated.

  30. Helvetica says:

    No way. Chris Brown or Jesse James are the most-hated celebrities. Gwenyth might be “most annoying” but not “most hated.”

    I love her.

  31. ilovejapanesefood says:

    What about Halle Berry?

  32. HappyJoyJoy says:

    Yawn. She’s fun to dislike. But hate is far too strong.

  33. Jane says:

    I don’t hate her, but I find her incredibly annoying and extraordinarily arrogant.

  34. Dawn says:

    Like I’ve said before they are several celebs I would put in front of Gwennie. My list:
    1. Chris Brown
    2. The whole worthless KrapTrashian Klan
    3. Rhi-Rhi
    4. Sean Penn
    5. The Unreal Housewives of where-ever.

    • anneesezz says:

      You forgot Kristen Stewart. Although I wouldn’t say I hate her as much I as I just want to punch that unwashed wannabe hipster face of hers. Is that the same? HAHA.

    • YEP_ITS_HER says:

      This is what I don’t get. The reality people, fairplay they are annoyances. Rihanna divides opinion because of her twitter antics, overt sexuality etc. But to be actually HATED seriously?? So so weird. Just weird as HATING Paltrow. She is smug and entitled but certainly doesn’t warrant being hated at all imo. However people like Chris Brown and Sean Penn have actually committed acts of violence and essentially deplorable behaviour get a pass. Brown aside from Grammy beating has had numerous altercations as well many disturbing misogynistic and homophobic rants. For sure we do not know these people personally but surely someone whose behaviour that is actually harmful to others should be ‘hated’?

  35. JenniferJustice says:

    I don’t hate Goop. I find her extremely arrogant and self-righteous. I don’t care for celebritites who try so hard to deem themselves as relatable, when they just are not. It’s not her fault, but she is what she is. Actually I think the smarted thing I’ve ever heard her say was “I’m not going to apologize for being rich.” Doesn’t that say it all? not relatable, arrogant, but at least in that moment, aware and honest. I’ll take that any day over boasts of oatmeal loaf and stupid heigene stuff nobody wants or would spend the money on.

    • anneesezz says:

      She’s one of those people who was born on third base and thinks she hit a triple. She is not talented enough to be where she is in Hollywood without the help of famous relatives. If she acknowledged that much about her career maybe people wouldn’t hate her so much.

  36. skuddles says:

    I bet when Madonna heard this she rubbed those veiny, old crone hands of hers together and cackled like mad 😀

  37. Laurie says:

    I honestly don’t think Gwyneth’s elitism and snobbery are deliberate. I think she’s actually that clueless. She had a VERY privileged upbringing, both in California and then, in her formative years, in a very tony Westchester NY enclave (right next door to my godparents). She writes about what she knows and what she knows is privilege. I don’t begrudge her good fortune, but I do begrudge her cluelessness. This sort of thing would have been fine in the decadent 80’s, but given the world’s current economic state and the growing disparity between the wealthy and poor (not the mention to exponential growth of the number of poor), her high-brow advice and perspectives come across as more Marie Antionette than Happy Homemaker.

  38. Nonan says:

    Her famous father put her in films. She’s not a real actress who got there on her own talent. She was propped up by her parents. I wonder where she thinks she would be, if not for them?

    Her elitist act got really funny when she moved to the United Kingdom and tried to act like a Brit Snob looking down her nose at the “ugly Americans”. I know this silly little routine far too well, since my husband’s family is from the U.K. and they try to pull the same thing off. Looking down at their nose at Americans as though they were freaking royalty.

  39. Merman says:

    What an accurate list(and I’m not being ironic).An annoying(by gossip standards) woman > a woman beater.Women who cheat > men who do the same.And finally Jolie in the same list with Bieber.I hate people.

    • Nina W says:

      Not everyone agrees with the list and no one asked me, my list would be quite different. Goop is a privileged child enjoying her privilege which doesn’t bother me nearly as much as some other people do.

  40. goop is funny says:

    she is funny for me,the kind of hate i have fir her is more like dispise,its not absolute hate,I liked her in shakespeare in love.But she is conceited,obnoxious,narcissistic,superficial,knows nothing about anything to be able to write.
    IF there was life on mars and all elites lived there and made everything contributing to pollution and diesases like industries here on earth and only getting the fresh products on mars,not caring about peasants on earth,she will be there,without any guilt(coz she is narcissistic).
    she reminds me of the princess who was killed by peasants during french revolution,but the case was different cause her people were starving to death from drought,and she was so clueless about it that she advised them to eat cake of they don’t have know what i mean?

    • Nina W says:

      Poor Marie Antoinette still being maligned and misquoted long after she and her children were murdered.

  41. A says:

    She’s such a WASP wannabe. It’s pathetic.

    • Nonan says:

      She is definitely a WASP wannabe, that’s for sure. Bleached hair, nose job. Phony behavior.

    • RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

      Agree 100%. Unbridled wasp envy. Never was, never will be. Clueless bootleg wasp.
      I used to admire her when I was younger and she kept her mouth closed and I didnt know all of the details about her. This age of TMI and her incessant verbal vomiting has only served to make me loose every bit of admiration for her and so many other actors/celebs. As for her…..Marie Antoinette redux all the way….only, without the style and class……her fecal obsession disturbs me…..

      • Mian says:

        Its just the way she irons her hair so flat and always has…did it use to be frizzy? and she did have a nose job. I bet she had really ethnic looks when she was younger and worked really, really hard to look Swedish.

  42. emma says:

    polaroid her abs and text them? like take a picture of the polaroid? or is does she think saying polaroid instead of picture makes her interesting and alt and exotic?..

  43. Pancake Bacon says:

    It’s not “hate” — but she’s definitely the most obnoxious and most loathsome.

  44. mia says:

    Somebody needs to play Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ Thrift Shop rap.

    “I wear your granddad’s clothes, I look incredible”

  45. Lexi says:

    I know some people dont like her, but i dont know if she is the most hated celebrity, i would think there are more hated celebs than her

  46. Spring Season says:

    Celebrities I find fake, annoying, pretentious bores: Paltrow, Aniston, Beyonce
    Celebrities I loathe: Rihanna, All the Kardashians (Kim especially), Lohan, Bieber

  47. Missatx says:

    I find goop annoying and amusingly out of touch with the working class . Surprisingly, she still tries to get street credit by saying she listens to rap and by dancing like a cracked out chicken .
    She wants the fun parts of one culture without understanding the meaning behind it . Everything is a commodity to goop.
    I dont know if should try and live like a poor person, so she “gets” it. To her, life is rough when Traci Anderson gives her five more butt squeezes to do before she gets into a 900$ bikini. She will never know why us common people find her iritating . Im sure she thinks we are all just jealous of her wealth or looks.
    I feel bad that she was put on a hated list . She is a little silly , but not hated . I hate kim k , lohan chris b ,

  48. andrea says:

    Well, I suppose this is one way you could get people to un-hate someone. Call her the most hated person in Hollywood and the more reasonable people who simply dislike her will justify why she’s not the “most,” and in effect, end up defending her… in a roundabout way. I just wonder if it’ll ever get to the point of “oh poor harmless Gwynnie, getting picked on for just being herself.”

  49. poppy says:

    of corse she is #1. goop won’t do anything without being THE BEST.
    it is a stupid poll about stupid celebrities.

    is she as bad as hilter or chris brown? no.

    is she the best at being the most irritating, uneducated, insecure, i’m better than you, know-it-all, washed up has been going to stay in your face as long as she can? YES

    c’mon people, let her have this.
    she deserves her spot at #1 because it will probably be the last time she is #1 at ANYTHING.

  50. Amelia says:

    I keep hearing that this woman is rich. I doubt if she grew up as rich as the Hilton’s or the Trumps. I think she is just averagly rich, but she tricks people into thinking she is filthy rich because she has an ego and superiority complex of a billionaire.