A source seems to have an explanation offering, “Gwyneth thought it would be bad for her image to go off on a US tour. She pulled out and Matthew has cancelled a number of his gigs. But he is still planning to come to London in June and they have plans to go out to dinner. She’s not ruling out performing with him in the future.” Her spokesperson has confirmed the story stating, “There are no plans for her to tour with Matthew. There were requests for her to perform at a few events but nothing was ever confirmed.” We still don’t get why it would be “bad for her image”. What image?
The second part of Courtney Love’s interview with The Fix is out, and it has everything: insane tales of her adolescence (“At the time, I was working at a dance hall in Taiwan, trying to earn money, so I could afford an apartment in San Francisco. I was utterly broke, so I was sleeping in a bed with a bunch of Brazilian dancers…I got crabs”), insane tales of Hollywood encounters (“At Ted Demme‘s funeral, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson dared me to walk up to Harvey Weinsten and tell him off”) and insane tales of…well, insanity (“I’ve never been good with numbers, but when I was on crack I could do math really, really well. I became a f—ing whiz at calculus. But I also became kind of psychotic, unfortunately”). Needless to say the entire read is highly recommended.
Our favorite part may be Courtney’s explanation for why she hasn’t cashed in on the reality TV craze. “As Gwyneth [Paltrow] once said to me, ‘Once you’re A-list, you’re always A-list,’ and I try to remember that,” she explained. “I get offers to do a reality shows nearly every day. But I’m not going to put myself out there and whore myself out. I may be a drug addict, but I still have some self-respect.” Granted, she did appear on The Osbournes (remember when Courtney went off on Kelly Osbourne last month?) and star in the 2006 documentary The Return Of Courtney Love, but if she’d rather give the rants and public escapades away for free than save them for TV, we won’t complain.
Gwyneth Paltrow overrating the world’s interest in her extracurricular activities? No. According to Page Six, a record deal for Paltrow with Atlantic Records has fallen through, possibly over how much money she’d have taken home. “Atlantic bosses were very interested,” said their source. “But then the talks halted and the deal fizzled out. There was a rumor that Paltrow wanted $1 million to sign, but that is a ridiculous figure. Atlantic is still interested in signing her.” Says her rep, “[Gwyneth] still has not decided if she wants to record an album…”it is still something she is considering.”
There’s always the possibility that, with a cookbook, a newsletter, two children and…oh yeah, an acting career, Gwynnie simply didn’t want to bother with recording an album unless she was certain to reap a decent payday. After all, the Country Strong soundtrack failed to go gold despite the Oscar nomination, and Paltrow’s singles only scrapped Billboard’s Country Singles chart (her duet with Tim McGraw only hit #35)…while Sara Evans‘ single from the album hit #1. Looks like hardcore GOOPsters will have to settle for Glee-related collaborations and talk show renditions of “Gangsta Gangsta” for the near future.
Oh girl. In case you were wondering what would be more awkward than watching your mom spit some N.W.A. rhymes on a British talk show, it’s watching Gwyneth Paltrow rap “Gangsta Gangsta” from N.W.A.’s Straight Outta Compton on The Graham Norton Show. Back in April best buds Gwyneth Paltrow and Jay-Z talked about the actress’s love of vintage rap, which Gwyn busts out with little prompting around the 6:00 mark, after dishing out some delicious vegetarian paella. Don’t get us wrong; anyone who had a radio in the late ‘eighties can probably doing the same thing…alone, in their bathroom mirror, like it should be. It’s just weird to hear someone with a newsletter named GOOP that suggests people buy an $18,000 spring wardrobe (we wish we were joking) rap about getting out of the penitentiary. Unless we’re talking about Martha Stewart, because that woman has lived the life.
Here they are, our picks for Best Dressed at this year’s Costume Institute Gala. Our finalists captured a mix of moods, from old-school glam girls Gwyneth Paltrow and Ashley Greene, to pops of color on Kristen Stewart and J-Lo, to the risky and avant garde looks on Christina Ricci and Ginnifer Goodwin. The one thing they all have in common – serious confidence, which is our favorite red carpet accessory.
Just what the world needs…more Gwyneth Paltrow. She sings! She cooks meatballs! And now, she sells bags as the new face of Coach! Gwyneth has already fronted campaigns for high-end lines like Tods and Christian Dior – so isn’t Coach kinda slummin’ it for our Blond Angel? Apparently she doesn’t think so. Says G to WWD, “I grew up in New York City and I’ve always thought of Coach as the quintessential New York brand. I’ll never forget getting my first Coach bag.”
Neither will we…when we get our first Coach bag someday. Right now our trusty Forever 21 knock-off will have to do! Gwynnie’s ads will start running in September to commemorate the brand’s 70th birthday. Meanwhile the (former) actress is busy promoting her new cookbook My Father’s Daughter. She recently went on Chelsea Lately and told host Chelsea Handler that her grandmother was a “c–t.” Spicy! Just like her meatballs.
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!
Gwyneth Paltrow hid behind a scarf after getting late night drinks with Glee‘s Matthew Morrison in London this weekend, but it’s probably not because she’s banging the guy. The New York Daily News is trying to shut down any gossip, with a source saying Paltrow considers Morrison a “little brother.” Ouch! Even if Morrison is just a friend, we’re guessing he’d at least like to be seen as a sexually viable stud. After all, this is a guy who kisses Olivia Munn in public, moans about wanting to kiss Keira Knightley and tells everyone how much pipe he laid as a straight man doing Broadway musicals. Obviously, he feels he has an image to maintain.
With Morrison saying he hopes Gwyneth can join him on his upcoming summer tour, there’s still plenty of chances for the gossip to heat up (and where is her hubbie Chris Martin anyway?). Then again, we can’t really see their upcoming duet of “Over The Rainbow” being the soundtrack to a homewrecking. Cleopatra? Sure. Mr. & Mrs. Smith? Hell yeah. A song from the Wizard Of Oz? Not so much.
Let me begin this post with a disclaimer: I, Kate Spencer, find Glee to be insufferable and therefore haven’t tuned in since last season, except when I’m forced to pay attention to the show for work-related reasons. I know this opinion is unpopular, and in fact I work alongside many people who are diehard Gleeks (hi guys). But it’s just not my thing. (Young adult fiction? Now that I can dork out about!) My point in telling you this is to emphasis that I.AM.BIASED. I am coming into this already annoyed by all things Glee.
So it should come as no suprise that I morphed into Kristin Wiig‘s Aunt Linda character when I read thatcreator Ryan Murphy called Gwyneth Paltrow Glee’s “muse.” Whaaaaat? Oh brother. Not only is the Goopster returning to the show for more flat singing and awkward clomp-dancing, but Murphy says, “Gwyneth is sort of the muse of the show. I’m friendly with her. And Brad [Falchuk] has become quite friendly with her. She’s also somebody who I write on the weekends and say, ‘What do you think about this for an episode even if you’re not in it?’ She has opinions. She’s great.”
I don’t doubt that Gwyneth is the kind of girl you’d want to shoot the s— with over a tequila shot or five. After all, she sent us an email filled with cocktail recipes today. Girlfriend is cool, enviably so. But just because she can act and cook and get away with giving her kids ridiculous names does not mean she can sing. So why are we enabling her, America? (Ahem – I’m looking at you, Ryan).
Watch Gwyneth’s most recent “performance” on Glee and tell us – is this muse-worthy? (The answer’s obviously no, because like I said before: I’m biased. Harumph.)
It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for/expecting/(dreading?).Gwyneth Paltrow is reportedly about to sign a record deal with Atlantic Records to produce a country-pop album. Don’t let that fool you into thinking Gwyneth will just be recycling her Country Strong role, because she says she also has plans to record with her BFF Jay-Zjust, you know, because she can. So after months of listening to Gwynnie sing at awards shows and on Glee, what do you think? Are you psyched for her to create an entire album, or should she leave the music alone and let the pros like hubby Chris Martin handle it? Tell us what you think in our poll!