by (@missmuttoo)

The Before And After: How Gwyneth Paltrow Becomes Gwyneth Paltrow

News from out favorite website ever — Goop. Its founder Gwyneth Paltrow has posted a behind-the-scenes ‘Emmy Scrapbook’ and thus made our day. These photos are taken from her personal camera and you can clearly tell the before and after. Because the one on the left is like her in Contagion, only smiling, and not contorted in pain and horror.

It starts off harmlessly enough with her introducing the diary with, “So nearly two weeks ago, getting everyone settled in back to school mode, I woke up to a huge surprise: I had won a Creative Arts Emmy for my guest role on Glee!” She adds a heartfelt bit about her late dad, writing, “This was especially meaningful, as my father (who made great TV shows back in the day—”The White Shadow”, “St. Elsewhere”) had been nominated and lost the Emmys nine times. So I’m pretty chuffed about the whole thing. And then it goes very Gwyneth and talks about jetting from the Shangri-La in Paris to London and then to L.A! And Audi’s and facials and what not. Gotta love her life.

What we love especially (and non-sarcastically) about this though, are the photos! We cracked up at the one with Tina Fey and Jack McBrayer because the caption is,  “I live for Tina Fey and I love Kenneth from 30 Rock!” We have a sneaky feeling she totally forgot Jack’s name. What’s even funnier is that with all that professional help, she still ended up in our Emmy Worst Dressed List! It may not sound like it, but can we say how much we love Gwyneth. There’s truly no one else like her!

[Photo via GOOP]

by (@JordanRuntagh)

Gwyneth Paltrow Gives Infidelity The GOOP Seal Of Approval

Gwyneth Paltrow lives by a different sort of life code than most of us. Just ask anyone who subscribes to her email newsletter, GOOP. The actress has famously peddled her ‘body cleanse’, recommended trying the $120 fish soup at a New York eatery, and advised working moms to simply get an assistant. And now Gwyneth is at it again by trying to convince us that infidelity is a normal part of marriage. In fact, the self-described “romantic” says that she doesn’t judge those who cheat on their loved ones. Excuse us while we do spit-takes with the $9,000 bottle of prosecco GOOP recommended we buy.

“Life is complicated and long and I know people that I respect and admire and look up to who have had extra-marital affairs,” she told a press conference while promoting her upcoming film, Contagion. “It’s like we’re flawed. We’re human beings and sometimes you make choices that other people are going to judge…” Hmm…is Gwyneth trying to tell us something?  “I think that the more I live my life, the more I learn not to judge people for what they do.” Is she really talking about “friends,” or is there trouble in organic paradise with her husband, Coldplay front man Chris Martin? She claims no, saying “‘I’m lucky. I have a wonderful, blessed life. I have two fantastically delightful children and a very nice husband, so…knock on wood.” But only the finest mahogany will do. Consult your GOOP newsletter for more details.

[Photo: Getty Images]

by (@hallekiefer)

Gwyneth Interviews BFF Jay-Z About His Fabulous Taste

They always say you can pick your friends, you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friends nose, because they already have a full-time employee who’s job is doing only that. Earlier today Gwyneth Paltrow interviewed Jay-Z for her lifestyles site GOOP, and immediately afterward Jay-Z interviewed Gwyneth on his new man-GOOP site Life + Times. Jay-Z and Gwyneth’s friendship has always been a thing of wonder, but this time they take it to a whole new level. In her interview, titled “Straight Outta Compton?”, the rap superstar tells his bestie that he’s “very surprised at your extensive knowledge of hip-hop songs. Particularly how you can sing ’90s hip-hip songs word for word. I can’t even do that!,” while Gwyneth reps Biggie Smalls over Tupac: “Biggie by miles.” Jay-Z and Gwyn then wrote mash notes and had a pillow fight on 800-count Egyptian cotton sheets.

Meanwhile over on GOOP, you could tell Paltrow was practically weaving a friendship bracelet from newborn emu leather as she gushed about the fabulous Mr. Carter. “As someone who has walked through museums with you, eaten with you, heard music with you, I know firsthand how creativity in all areas lifts your consciousness,” she raves. Maybe after they’re done high-fiving for a thousand years, Jay-Z and Gwyn can sing a duet of  Cee-Lo’s new song “Friend You,” then inhale each other’s farts out of $2,000 crystal cognac snifters. Friends 4 Eva!

[Photo: Getty Images]