Gwyneth Paltrow Refuses to Have Fat Friends

gwyneth paltrowThere's not much we don't know about Gwyneth Paltrow. She's an amazing singer, an amazinger cook, the amazingest actress, and an all around better person than you. Be jealous.

But did you know that the pretty, pretty princess can also be very, very rude? She doesn't want to be around doughy, anti-juice cleansing slovens unlike herself. Which is why she told a former Tonight Show intern that he was fat.


You know who I'm talking about, right? His name is Ross Mathews, and he used to be known as Ross the Intern on Jay Leno. He currently uses his regular, non-humiliating name as a late night comedian on Chelsea Lately. Anyways, apparently Gwynnie floated over to him, high on the secretions of a moth only found in the Blue Zones, pointed to his stomach, and said, "What's going on here? I love you. Get it together."

I'm not sure if there's an "etiquette" section in the Goop newsletter (read, I know there's not), but I'm pretty sure if there were, pointing at someone's fat and telling them to "get it together" would not be in there. Who does that?

If you are genuinely concerned with somebody's heath -- be it their smoking or their weight -- and you know them well, there's a tactful way to broach the subject. Pointing is not that way. The story ends well because Ross lost 40 pounds, but think about how he must have felt after Gwyneth did that to him. I'd imagine "embarrassed" would be one of the many adjectives that could be used.

And not for anything, but Gwyneth is really not one to dole out health advice -- if you can call it that. I know she is an expert in all things requiring experts, but she lives in a different world than all of us. She juices, she cleanses, she works out with an absurdly expensive trainer 12 times a week (who lots of us know the name of!). Regular people can't do that kind of stuff, so we don't need to hear "get it together" from you.

What do you think of Gwyneth's comments?


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