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Gwyneth snubs UK hospitals
Daily Mail | 01/30/2004 | Nocole Lampert

Posted on 01/30/2004 2:00:20 PM PST by BushisTheMan

Gwyneth Paltrow is following her friend Madonna by snubbing British hospitals and having her first child in America.

The 31-year-old actress, five months pregnant, had hoped to give birth in the UK, according to friends.

But they say Madonna - who caused outrage when she called our hospitals 'old and Victorian' - has talked her out of it.

Now Miss Paltrow, who is often fulsome in her praise of Britain and whose husband is English rock singer Chris Martin, has apparently decided on a home birth at her mother's house in Los Angeles.

One friend said: 'Madonna told her all these horror stories about how bad the English hospitals are.

So now she has decided to give birth in Los Angeles.

'She has always wanted a home birth so she didn't think it would make much difference where she had it.

'But Madonna, who had lots of complications with son Rocco, told her that if something went wrong America is the best place to be.'

Madonna has even persuaded Miss Paltrow to use her doctor, who is known as Dr Antony.

He is hoping Miss Paltrow will have the baby in a hospital, rather than at home.

But the friend added: 'Chris wants Gwyneth to be as comfortable as possible and he also thinks they can keep the birth more private by having it at her mother's house.'

Madonna, 45, who like Miss Paltrow has an English husband, caused controversy with her comments, just before the birth of Rocco in 2000, that she would never contemplate willingly going into a UK hospital.

'Have you been to hospitals in England?' she asked. 'They are old and Victorian. You know I like efficiency.'

Until now it had been believed

Miss Paltrow, who married Coldplay frontman Martin, 26, in California last month, would have her child in England, as she has already discussed how she considers it home, and wants her children to be British educated.

She lives in a £500,000 flat in Belgravia, Central London.

She and Martin have been looking for a larger family home in the capital and are also considering getting a place in the country.

'This is the most fascinating city in the world,' she said of London recently.

'I'm very comfortable here and I really appreciate the European perspective.'

However, last month the actress did complain about 'officious' parking wardens and the ' exorbitant' price of petrol.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: britain; gwynethpaltrow; hollyweirdos; madonna; paltrow
This is when Italy seems progressive...you can do a "denuncia" on a person that you feel should not be allowed to stay in the country. Too bad the U.S. doesn't have this so we could keep Gwennie in Britain and not allow her return to the U.S. she hates so much.
1 posted on 01/30/2004 2:00:21 PM PST by BushisTheMan
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To: BushisTheMan
Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

BTW - To our English conservative friends, we apologize that these two jokers are infecting your land, but we are very glad that they don't live here anymore!!!

2 posted on 01/30/2004 2:03:33 PM PST by Dan from Michigan (Take me down to the paradise city where the grass is green and the girls are pretty. Take me Home)
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To: BushisTheMan
She hates America, leaves the country for England but returns to America to have her baby... like an illegal alien, what a traitorous wench. Hope she receives black or dead roses in celebration.

Hey gwinneth, deliver your spawn and BEGONE from our blessed shores!

One more celebrity creep to avoid

3 posted on 01/30/2004 2:07:54 PM PST by Jmouse007 (Tired of the Powell doctrine)
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To: Dan from Michigan
Man, first she bad-mouths America, goes to her beloved Britain, then bad-mouths British hospitals and the price of petrol. Ya cain't have it all, missy!
4 posted on 01/30/2004 2:08:27 PM PST by EggsAckley (..................**AMEND** the Fourteenth Amendment......(There, is THAT better?).................)
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To: Dan from Michigan
And, we have a few more they could have, free of charge. Danny Glover & Alec Baldwin to start with.
5 posted on 01/30/2004 2:09:22 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: BushisTheMan
Madonna has even persuaded Miss Paltrow to use her doctor, who is known as Dr Antony.

This seems odd. "...who is known as..."? Makes me think his first name is Doctor and he's got about as much medical training as Madonna.

6 posted on 01/30/2004 2:12:26 PM PST by retrokitten (She's a squirrel-squashin', deer-smackin' drivin' machine! Canyonero!)
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To: BushisTheMan
But Madonna, who had lots of complications with son Rocco, told her that if something went wrong America is the best place to be.

Even the vile spewing lefty libs know it, but pretend otherwise. For what purpose, I don't understand.
7 posted on 01/30/2004 2:17:08 PM PST by Texas2step
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To: BushisTheMan

How does this work...if an American gives birth in another Country is the child an American? would that be a reason to have your child born here?
8 posted on 01/30/2004 2:18:32 PM PST by SouthernFreebird ( Go Panthers !)
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To: BushisTheMan
Have you been to hospitals in England?' she asked. 'They are old and Victorian. You know I like efficiency.

uuhhhh yeaaa....aren't these the same gals who are always bad mouthing our government/society? look if you subscribe to a liberal philosophy..then you better be ready to take the downfalls...ie no one making anyone account for anything thus crappy doctors/hospitals..just ask Canada..they suffer from the same problem
9 posted on 01/30/2004 2:18:36 PM PST by PaulaB (Want to end the deficit? KICK the UN out of our country!!!!!!!!)
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10 posted on 01/30/2004 2:20:29 PM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (Appease "my-way-or-the-highway" conservatives. Build new roads.)
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To: BushisTheMan
Does this mean that Gwynetth won't be supporting Hillarycare?
11 posted on 01/30/2004 2:21:42 PM PST by Eva
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To: BushisTheMan
Even brain-dead America-hating Lefties like Gwennie are forced to concede America has creature comforts unmatched in the rest of the world. When it comes to their convenience, they're will to throw principle out of the window. I'd have had more respect for her if she had just stayed in the UK for good.
12 posted on 01/30/2004 2:21:50 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: BushisTheMan
I thought she'd be back to America as soon as the mood struck her. My daughter went out to L.A. last fall to stay with a friend, and told us that she ran into Gwyneth Paltrow at a Halloween Party.
13 posted on 01/30/2004 2:22:57 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Eva
Exactly. She, and people like her, would happily do to our health care system the same as has been done to England's. You'd think they would be at least smart enough to see the irony.
14 posted on 01/30/2004 2:23:28 PM PST by T.Smith
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To: BushisTheMan
She finds the United States to be too frightening and patriotic a place to raise her child. Funny she can't see how all she fears produces all she wants, including her celebrity status and wealth.
15 posted on 01/30/2004 2:24:20 PM PST by Dolphy
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To: BushisTheMan
However, last month the actress did complain about 'officious' parking wardens and the ' exorbitant' price of petrol.

Oh geez. If they're not complaining about America, hospitals or parking wardens, they're complaining about something else.

Gwenyth shut up already!!!!!!

16 posted on 01/30/2004 2:26:17 PM PST by MotleyGirl70
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To: BushisTheMan
Gwyneth Paltrow: "America is filled with overly patriotic yahoos and I hate the place and won't raise my child there, but I will take advantage of my citizenship in any way that I can for my own betterment."
17 posted on 01/30/2004 2:27:14 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tagline. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: BushisTheMan
But they say Madonna - who caused outrage when she called our hospitals 'old and Victorian' - has talked her out of it.

Now Miss Paltrow, who is often fulsome in her praise of Britain and whose husband is English rock singer Chris Martin, has apparently decided on a home birth at her mother's house in Los Angeles.

One friend said: 'Madonna told her all these horror stories about how bad the English hospitals are.

LOL! They want the best of both worlds... socialized medicine for the peasants, but private medical care for the aristocracy.

Since so many Europeans don't rinse their dirty dishes, I wonder what they do to sterilize medical instruments :-)

18 posted on 01/30/2004 2:28:03 PM PST by george wythe
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To: BushisTheMan; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; xsmommy
last month the actress did complain about 'officious' parking wardens and the ' exorbitant' price of petrol

All this self-centred scrawny broad does is bitch bitch bitch...

19 posted on 01/30/2004 2:28:13 PM PST by Argh
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To: T.Smith
Exactly. She, and people like her, would happily do to our health care system the same as has been done to England's. You'd think they would be at least smart enough to see the irony.

I doubt she's got enough functioning brain cells to even begin to grasp the concept of "irony." However, she and her fellow Hollywood leftists are smart enough to know that they will never have to settle for getting their health care from government-run hospitals. Those will be strictly for us hoi polloi - they will have access to state-of-the-art, privately-run clinics where they can get the fat pumped out of their asses without risking maybe rubbing elbows with the filthy unwashed.

20 posted on 01/30/2004 2:30:18 PM PST by CFC__VRWC (AIDS, abortion, euthanasia - don't liberals just kill ya?)
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To: george wythe
Since so many Europeans don't rinse their dirty dishes, I wonder what they do to sterilize medical instruments :-)

Some things are better left unknown, especially when dealing with people who think changing their underwear more than once a week is a waste of precious soap and water.

21 posted on 01/30/2004 2:32:17 PM PST by CFC__VRWC (AIDS, abortion, euthanasia - don't liberals just kill ya?)
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To: BushisTheMan
But the friend added: 'Chris wants Gwyneth to be as comfortable as possible and he also thinks they can keep the birth more private by having it at her mother's house.'

Comfortable?? .. HA! .. just wait till her labor pains start

22 posted on 01/30/2004 2:33:13 PM PST by Mo1 (Join the dollar a day crowd now!)
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To: BushisTheMan
'This is the most fascinating city in the world,' she said of London recently.

I agree with very little liberals have to say about anything ... but I do agree London has a certain charm and elegance lacking in many other high profile cities.

23 posted on 01/30/2004 2:33:13 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: CFC__VRWC
Some things are better left unknown, especially when dealing with people who think changing their underwear more than once a week is a waste of precious soap and water.

I worked with a European fellow who had that 'little problem.'

No body wanted to get close to him because he stank. We thought he was not playing fireman at his bathroom stall on a daily basis, like it is customary in America.

Then someone finally talked to him and discovered the reason for his smell... he kept using repeatedly the same undershirt and underpants, even though he showered every day.

After he changed his underwear habits, his peculiar smell went away.

24 posted on 01/30/2004 2:39:05 PM PST by george wythe
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To: BushisTheMan
What?! I though our American health care was supposed to be the worst in the world because conservatives don't want to provide good health care or do medical research. And we especially want poor people to get sick so they will die faster because we conservatives love to hate them. And that's why those bigoted rich Republicans won't pay taxes, blah, blah, blah. Yeesh!
25 posted on 01/30/2004 2:40:47 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: BushisTheMan
However, last month the actress did complain about 'officious' parking wardens...

of·fi·cious

Marked by excessive eagerness in offering unwanted services or advice to others: an officious host; officious attention.

The reporter is snickering at Miss Paltrow's idiocy, which is in full display. Gwyneth wants to use a big word to disprove the manifest fact that she is a dumb American. The trouble is that London parking wardens are not over-solicitious.

She might have been thinking of obstinate.

ob·sti·nate

Stubbornly adhering to an attitude, opinion, or course of action; obdurate.

26 posted on 01/30/2004 2:42:55 PM PST by Plutarch
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To: BushisTheMan
Socialized medicine is only good medicine for the proles.
27 posted on 01/30/2004 2:56:33 PM PST by Spok
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To: Dan from Michigan
Sayeth Gwinnie: "Socialized medicine is for the little people!"
28 posted on 01/30/2004 3:00:44 PM PST by Henrietta
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To: Dan from Michigan
To our English conservative friends, we apologize that these two jokers are infecting your land,

The best Americans left to live in England long ago. :-)

Joking aside, it's not plausible that they couldn't find a good private hospital in London. It must be because they want their kids to be fully American.
29 posted on 01/30/2004 3:01:23 PM PST by pau1f0rd
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To: BluH2o
I prefer Madrid, myself...nicer city, and much safer, too.
30 posted on 01/30/2004 3:02:16 PM PST by Henrietta
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To: Plutarch
Officious is used correctly, in this instance.
31 posted on 01/30/2004 3:07:29 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass
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To: retrokitten
Makes me think his first name is Doctor and he's got about as much medical training as Madonna.

Well she HAS played 'doctor' with so many different people she probably knows human anatomy better than most doctors.....

32 posted on 01/30/2004 3:09:17 PM PST by JOAT
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To: EggsAckley
Send her to France!
33 posted on 01/30/2004 3:15:51 PM PST by SoKatt
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To: BushisTheMan
I have grown to despise Hollywierd and its "stars." The latter, with rare exeption, are narcissistic moronic hypocrites who are astonishingly ugly when you look at their empty, self-indulgant souls.

This aging Bimbo is typical.

I have not watched TV in over a year and am currently detoxifying from movies. I soon will never have to see, hear, or "smell" the vile sewage presented as popular entertainment by the media corrupters.

I can't WAIT for the joyeous day when these vermin like Paltrow become totally meaningless and unknown to me. (exception: the Passion... Mel Gibson is also an exception).

34 posted on 01/30/2004 3:16:56 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (Man rises to greatness if greatness is expected of him)
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To: BushisTheMan
Can we paint her delivery room in red, white and blue?

She's a tad beneath my contempt.
35 posted on 01/30/2004 3:21:19 PM PST by OpusatFR (Hillary's health care means culling the herd to keep down costs.)
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To: BushisTheMan
What a spoiled rotten brat! Who in the Sam 4eLL teaches these airheads ethics and sex? Ole' Gwenith would really have a hissy fit when confronted with a house with no running water and an outhouse.
36 posted on 01/30/2004 3:25:31 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: BushisTheMan
I hope she is smart enough to know not to bring back any dope with her when she returns to the US for the birthing. The little baby (they going to name him "Heathcliffe" or something un-American, like that?) might not fare well in a federal medical facility for holding dopers.

Didn't this no-talent bimbo have drug problems in the past?

37 posted on 01/30/2004 3:27:26 PM PST by Tacis
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To: Argh
Scrawny and ugly...... there is just nothing attractive about this girl, except maybe her bank account........
38 posted on 01/30/2004 4:00:01 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: BushisTheMan
Hey, I thought Britain had that wonderful National Health Care that Gwynnie and Madonna should be in favor of!
39 posted on 01/30/2004 5:02:24 PM PST by NYCVirago
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To: everyone
everyone just needs to take that negativite ill-willed, judgement and put it somewhere useful....

40 posted on 01/30/2004 5:59:25 PM PST by maverickman (why are you so angry? you have your platform tidy... ready...)
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To: SouthernFreebird
How does this work...if an American gives birth in another Country is the child an American? would that be a reason to have your child born here?

babies born overseas with an american citizen parent are by birth american citizens. she wants to have her baby here because she is the claasic vapid, liberal twit...she badmouths america, while still returning to our shores when she wants something done correctly. like alec baldwin and eddie vedder promising to leave the states if bush is elected, and both still here more than a decade later.

41 posted on 01/31/2004 6:36:51 PM PST by bigghurtt (Go Hogs Go...http://www.bigghurtt.com)
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To: bigghurtt

Thanks for replying, I had no clue how that worked. Nothing to respect in people like that.
42 posted on 01/31/2004 7:25:54 PM PST by SouthernFreebird ( Go Panthers !)
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