Things that Make The Manolo Laugh: Gwyneth Paltrow Interviews

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

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Gwyneth Paltrow has admitted she almost considered pulling the plug on her lifestyle newsletter after receiving a wave of criticism.

Gwyneth Paltrow in Harpers Bazaar

Just like regular folk.

‘People are so mean to me. I don’t want to do it.

The actress launched Goop back in September 2008, where she dishes out advice to her readers and encourages them to ‘nourish the inner aspect’.

Paltrow’s endeavours, however, have been labelled pretentious and out of touch by some commentators.

In an interview with the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, she admitted: ‘There were a couple of times when I thought ‘I’m just gonna stop doing it.

‘But then I was like, “Who cares what some lame person out there says?” I was in Italy once, and this old man came up to me and said, “I had the best time in Nashville because of Goop.” And that is so worth it to me.’

“People claim I’m out of touch with everyday life, but I was getting a hot rock massage at this spa in Saint-Tropez when this old Baron von Something-or-Other came up to me and said, ‘Darling, I had the most marvelous patty melt at the Athens Diner in Poughkeepsie because of your GOOP.’ And you know what, that makes it all worthwhile, all the horrific suffering I must endure at the hands of the ignorant masses.”

In the interview, mother of two Gwyneth, who is married to Coldplay star Chris Martin, also talks about her friendship with singer Beyoncé.

She said the superstar gave her advice for her singing role in her latest movie Country Strong and added: ”Beyoncé is the most talented human being on the planet.

Yes, no one better to give you advice about how to play the down-on-her-luck, recovering-alcoholic country star than the Beyoncé! Indeed, are we not all anxiously awaiting Beyoncé’s next country album, All the Single Cowgirls?


10 Responses to “Things that Make The Manolo Laugh: Gwyneth Paltrow Interviews”

  1. Phyllis Says:

    I think it was F. Scott Fitzgerald who said “The rich really are different than you and I”

  2. Shelley Says:

    You amuse me …but only in that “holy cow what a hypocrite” kind of way. You think she pretentious and an elitist yet you flog Manolos and Laboutin’s! LOL! “Hello Mr. Kettle, Mr. Pot is on holding on line 1”.

  3. khazar-khum Says:

    You don’t understand. People WANT Louboutins & Manolos. No one wants whatever GOOPette is trying to sell.

  4. Rubiatonta Says:

    Some people just open their mouths and things fall out. Like newts and hoptoads.

  5. Kiki Says:

    Shelley either doesn’t read the Manolo’s blog often, or she just doesn’t get it.
    Also, it is time to let go of 1990’s “witty” lines (or, in terms Shelley might prefer, “the 90’s called, they want their line back.”

  6. retna Says:

    Oh Manolo, the Gwynnie means well and she cares, you know?

  7. ChaChaheels Says:

    Oh, I know GOOP is a sort of blind privilege diary, and Gwynny is being fried up for posting her experience and advice as though someone actually asked her for it, but all one has to do if they don’t like what she’s selling is stop reading her blog. I read it once when she first started it, she posted a “how to” chicken dinner recipe for Valentine’s day that didn’t involve shaved truffles or liberally sprinkled gold leaf flakes and foie gras from the farms of deposed royalty accompanied by a circa 1970’s pick-any-Romani-Conti vineyard product from Burgundy. So, as elitism goes, it was a $10 expense and advice on how to make a cosy dinner for two if you wanted to be romantically inclined at home. Hateful to some I’m sure! But she’s opened herself up for some massive criticism, because of her fame and her privilege. More than any other blogger, perhaps–which means the privilege might even out a bit there to favour the anonymous blogger over her.

    She’s not holding a gun to your head, so just stop reading her. Don’t read GOOP to write her hate mail, don’t create a blog to write how much you hate her blog posts and you can’t stand her acting to boot. All writers have to believe in the universality of their experience, no matter how limited that universality may be. Cut the girl some slack, as there is plenty to read out there in cyberspace if you cannot stand her perspective.

  8. Eric Says:

    I do not understand how the Monolo cannot love the Paltrow. You have names that sound similar, and oh she certainly does wear the heels:

  9. kk Says:

    Well in her defense, the comments I’ve read about Goop are pretty mean, no-holds-barred catty attacks. Doesn’t matter how rich or famous you are, that has to hurt.

  10. Miss Janey Says:

    The Manolo, he is too much! All the Single Cowgirls- HA!

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