Things that Make The Manolo Laugh: Gwyneth Paltrow Interviews

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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?