People love Gwyneth Paltrow. People hate Gwyneth Paltrow. There is no in-between. You're either a consummate devotee at her altar, subscribing to GOOP non-ironically, and watching all of her movies, or you think she should be burned at the stake. Because I am not a fan of the burning of human flesh, I happen to be team Gwyneth.
That's why I'd been following Paltrow's war with Vanity Fair so closely. For months it seemed, she had been going back and forth with the magazine. They were gearing up to do a tell-all take-down style piece about her life, and Miss Paltrow was not going to let them do it without putting up a fight.
Gwyneth allegedly rallied. She sent out a blistering email to all of her famous compatriots telling them that Vanity Fair was running this article and that she had NOTHING to do with it. She begged them not to give interviews AND suggested that they boycott all things VF-related, including their very famous Oscars after-party.
It didn't seem like VF head Graydon Carter was going to budge. The article was going to run. People speculate that the article contained details about Paltrow having an extramarital affair as well as other family secrets. Well it looks like we'll never know since Vanity Fair finally caved under the pressure. While they are still running a Gwyneth article, it is going to be something soft, fluffy, and not remotely embarrassing for GP.
That's all well and good -- and honestly, the decent thing to do. I have no doubt that Paltrow (while still irked) is also totally relieved. If she is relieved, I am relieved because of my love for her. Still the naughty gossip hound in me reallllly wants to know -- what was in that article? What naughty secrets will go un-learned? Do she and Chris Martin drink the blood of virgins? Was Apple born with a tail? I MUST KNOOOOW.
Do you love or hate Gwyneth?
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