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Gwyneth Paltrow Defends Her Website (Learn From Me, Ungrateful Peasant!)
People.com ^ | Originally posted Thursday February 26, 2009 07:55 AM EST | David Caplan

Posted on 02/26/2009 1:10:08 PM PST by lewisglad

Gwyneth Paltrow is taking on critics of her lifestyle Web site, Goop.com, just days after The New York Times published an article questioning the site's relevance in light of a barrage of published swipes against its cardio-workout and pizza-recipe content. Also under attack: the site's perceived omniscient tone.

"I think the people who are criticizing it or criticizing the idea of it, don't really get it, because if they did, they would like it," Paltrow, 36, told PEOPLE Wednesday night at a New York City benefit she hosted for Bent On Learning, a non-profit organization which arranges yoga and meditation classes in the city's public schools.

Yet as The Times noted, "many critics find the enterprise fatuous and a bit puzzling." Typical is a query from Toronto's The Globe and Mail: "Why is it called Goop?" its writer asked. "Perhaps 'Any Old Load of Rubbish' and 'Learn From Me, Ungrateful Peasant' were both taken."

Paltrow said she believes some of the barbs simply stem from the fact that she's doing something new and different. "I think that people like people to stay in their 'box' – they like people to stay how they are comfortable seeing them."

'Amazing, Super, Fortunate Life' The Shakespeare in Love Oscar winner told PEOPLE of Goop.com, "There's nothing incendiary about it. I find it really interesting because it's a harmless [news]letter that goes out each week."

With The New York Times asking "why is she suddenly on TV giving dieting and fitness tips, backing a gym, writing a cookbook and an online newsletter full of shopping advice, kabbalistic musings and discussion of the Master Cleanse?,"

Paltrow says she decided to launch the Web site, which carries the tagline, "Nourish The Inner Aspect," "because I felt like I had a lot of really useful information that I was privileged enough to get, because I have this amazing, super, fortunate life."

In addition, she said, "My friends call me all the time to say, 'Where should I go?' or 'What should I do?' And I thought, you know maybe some other people would be interested in it as well, so I started it, and it's doing great


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1 posted on 02/26/2009 1:10:08 PM PST by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

Celebrities - is there anything they don’t know?


2 posted on 02/26/2009 1:12:04 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Let the 2nd American Revolution begin!)
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To: reagan_fanatic
Celebrities - is there anything they don’t know?

Yes. Reality.

3 posted on 02/26/2009 1:13:46 PM PST by bcsco (Illinois politicians should be read their Miranda rights when sworn in to office...)
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To: lewisglad
Sometimes she looks like
a slightly more attractive
type of Courtney Love . . .

4 posted on 02/26/2009 1:14:03 PM PST by theFIRMbss
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To: lewisglad
Photobucket She suffers from THIS disease. (I like Kirk, But this is funny)
5 posted on 02/26/2009 1:14:04 PM PST by He who knoweth not his name
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To: lewisglad

“I think the people who are criticizing it or criticizing the idea of it, don’t really get it, because if they did, they would like it,”

She obviously borrowed this from Obama.


6 posted on 02/26/2009 1:14:06 PM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: reagan_fanatic

7 posted on 02/26/2009 1:14:11 PM PST by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

She is such an idiot. Her web site had stuff on their about purging and bowel movements. She is a libtard fool.


8 posted on 02/26/2009 1:14:26 PM PST by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Did she at least get a high school diploma?


9 posted on 02/26/2009 1:14:31 PM PST by The Right Stuff
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To: theFIRMbss
Sometimes she looks like
a slightly more attractive
type of Courtney Love . . .

And sometimes she feels like a nut...

10 posted on 02/26/2009 1:15:09 PM PST by bcsco (Illinois politicians should be read their Miranda rights when sworn in to office...)
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To: All; lainie; PennsylvaniaMom; Extremely Extreme Extremist; Tax-chick; TexasCajun; sarasota; ...

entertainment/culture watch ping list


11 posted on 02/26/2009 1:16:13 PM PST by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

WHOOOAA!! She IS NOT ready for her closeup!
Looks a little high.


12 posted on 02/26/2009 1:16:17 PM PST by He who knoweth not his name
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To: lewisglad

What an asshat.


13 posted on 02/26/2009 1:17:48 PM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy. FUBO!)
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To: He who knoweth not his name

Everybody knows Kirk is a swaggering, overbearing, tin-plated dictator with delusions of godhood. Right, laddie?


14 posted on 02/26/2009 1:18:21 PM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: lewisglad

Looks like a young Cindy Sheehan


15 posted on 02/26/2009 1:18:36 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: lewisglad
"why is she suddenly on TV giving dieting and fitness tips, backing a gym, writing a cookbook and an online newsletter full of shopping advice, kabbalistic musings and discussion of the Master Cleanse?,

Because she can.

16 posted on 02/26/2009 1:18:39 PM PST by GSWarrior (To activate this tagline please contact the admin moderator.)
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To: Frantzie

Nothing like screwing up your electrolyte balance by one too many enemas. Where do people get these ideas????


17 posted on 02/26/2009 1:19:15 PM PST by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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To: lewisglad

Just shut up and sing (or whatever the hell it it is you’re supposed to good at).


18 posted on 02/26/2009 1:19:41 PM PST by Ditto
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To: GSWarrior

I would watch Gwenywth’s informerical on the Master Cleanse...lol


19 posted on 02/26/2009 1:19:44 PM PST by lewisglad
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To: Ditto

or act, play ball, drive etc.


20 posted on 02/26/2009 1:20:28 PM PST by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad
Paltrow says she decided to launch the Web site, which carries the tagline, "Nourish The Inner Aspect," "because I felt like I had a lot of really useful information that I was privileged enough to get, because I have this amazing, super, fortunate life."

In addition, she said, "My friends call me all the time to say, 'Where should I go?' or 'What should I do?' And I thought, you know maybe some other people would be interested in it as well, so I started it, and it's doing great[."]

"And, after all, why shouldn't I cash in on my celebrity while I can? I've already cashed in on the fame of my parents, but it's not really enough, you know?"

21 posted on 02/26/2009 1:20:44 PM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: lewisglad

Wait a minute. They are trashing her because of her health advise? How about her trashing her country over in England and crapping all over Prez Bush any chance she could get? And how about apologizing for marrying that lib loving, POS husband of hers who comes over HERE and trashes our country? There’s a lot she has to apologize for - BOYCOTT anything Paltrow (Besides, she was horrible in Ironman).


22 posted on 02/26/2009 1:22:59 PM PST by matginzac
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To: swain_forkbeard
>Everybody knows Kirk is a swaggering, overbearing, tin-plated dictator with delusions of godhood. Right, laddie?

Can't talk now. I must
haul away the Enterprise
as a pile of junk . . .

23 posted on 02/26/2009 1:23:14 PM PST by theFIRMbss
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To: snarks_when_bored
What a comedown from an Oscar to playing wet nurse to Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man.

She's lucky that film was a big hit, because she was on the verge of being non-viable commercially as an actress (still may be anyway)

24 posted on 02/26/2009 1:23:14 PM PST by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

Decent body but ultimately fugly in the face.


25 posted on 02/26/2009 1:23:40 PM PST by arealconservativeforachange (Tell JD Hayworth to run for McCain's seat! http://www.jdhayworth.com/contact.php)
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To: lewisglad
From now on I'll always think of Gwyneth Paltrow whenever I see this


26 posted on 02/26/2009 1:24:09 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Yes, Gorbachev is better than Obama. At least Gorbachev admitted he was a Communist)
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To: lewisglad

She sure is homely.


27 posted on 02/26/2009 1:24:39 PM PST by Old Grumpy
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To: He who knoweth not his name

At least Shatner can laugh at himself. He seems so much more approachable than Paltrow. Maybe it’s because he remembers the hard years in the 1970s when he traveled across the country from dinner theater to theater in a camper. He also lost his wife to drowning a few years back.

Paltrow is Hollywood aristocracy...and she acts like it.


28 posted on 02/26/2009 1:25:37 PM PST by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: lewisglad

Bent On Learning, a non-profit organization which arranges yoga and meditation classes in the city’s public schools.

But Heaven forbid PRAYER in public schools.

Unreal.


29 posted on 02/26/2009 1:25:49 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: theFIRMbss; stylecouncilor; onedoug

I think Courtney Love is better looking.


30 posted on 02/26/2009 1:26:43 PM PST by windcliff
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To: arealconservativeforachange
Gwyneth is the definition of 'butta face' Smokin body but her face!


31 posted on 02/26/2009 1:26:48 PM PST by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

Kinda disappointed that Mario Batali has that vapid show with her. He and Bittman traveling the countryside with the young women. Get in the kitchen and cook, Mario!


32 posted on 02/26/2009 1:27:55 PM PST by mancini
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To: lewisglad

Amazing what a little airbrushing (or makeup) will do!


33 posted on 02/26/2009 1:29:30 PM PST by kcvl
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To: swain_forkbeard
The fact I know the episode and scene that line is from disturbs me greatly. But at least Cmdr Scott didn't start the fight then.
34 posted on 02/26/2009 1:29:35 PM PST by sticker
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To: lewisglad

I guess that’s why light switches & paper bags were invented.


35 posted on 02/26/2009 1:30:04 PM PST by arealconservativeforachange (Tell JD Hayworth to run for McCain's seat! http://www.jdhayworth.com/contact.php)
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To: bcsco; theFIRMbss
theFIRMbss:

Sometimes she looks like
a slightly more attractive
type of Courtney Love . . .

bcsco:

And sometimes she feels like a nut...

That’s redundant, isn’t it?

36 posted on 02/26/2009 1:31:35 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: lewisglad

With any actor, the first question you should ask yourself is “Whose kid are they?” If they are the child of a normal, non-Hollywood American, they may have gotten to where they are by grit, hard work talent and a fair bit of luck. If they are the child of Hollywood Royalty, they got to where they are by having Mommy or Daddy make a few phone calls. The latter type are probably no more talented or attractive than the clerk down at the corner store, and almost always have an obnoxious sense of entitlement.

Gwenneth Paltrow, for instance, is the daugther of Big-Time Hollywood Producer Bruce Paltrow and actress Blythe Danner. Surely she started life on Third Base and thinks she hit a home run when she gets to walk home. She’s a reasonably pretty girl, but what’s the fuss?!?


37 posted on 02/26/2009 1:31:42 PM PST by gridlock (BTW, Mods... It might be time to add "Barack" and "Obama" to spellcheck)
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To: arealconservativeforachange

38 posted on 02/26/2009 1:37:01 PM PST by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

The Master Cleanse claims to be a way to cleanse the body of toxins and remove the cravings associated with drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and eating junk food. “Coffee, tea, and various cola drinks, as habit-forming beverages, also lose their appeal through the marvels of the lemonade diet.”

The cleanse involves drinking only lemonade made from fresh lemon or lime juice, maple syrup, water and Cayenne pepper. No solid food is eaten for the entire cleanse.

The Master Cleanse is technically not a fast; and proponents say it is more gentle on the body because it does contain some essential vitamins and minerals.

According to proponents it is recommended to be on the cleanse for a minimum of ten days, but some people stay on the cleanse for longer periods of time, even as long as 45 days.

******

Master Cleanse Diet = Master Scam

While it is true that the body absorbs a variety of toxic materials from the environment, the important thing to understand is that either the body already has a mechanism to remove the toxins or it does not. The body uses the liver, kidneys, GI tract and the lungs to rid itself of many toxic materials.

drinking this peppered lemonade could not in any possible way eliminate any of these toxins

The vast majority of what you hear about toxins is simply untrue. This is because these nebulous factors are never identified as being anything specific. It’s purely scare tactics designed to convince you that your body is somehow dirty and must be cleansed. This is pure nonsense.

http://tinyurl.com/d7sv4p


39 posted on 02/26/2009 1:37:56 PM PST by kcvl
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To: lewisglad
I think the people who are criticizing it or criticizing the idea of it, don't really get it, because if they did, they would like it,"

"It's not me, it's all of YOOOOOOoooooou".

Must be nice to have the world revolve around you. I'll need to try it sometime.

40 posted on 02/26/2009 1:38:32 PM PST by wbill
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To: RichInOC; All
Just on the off chance
that people have forgotten
who Courtney Love is:


41 posted on 02/26/2009 1:38:34 PM PST by theFIRMbss
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To: lewisglad

Thank you sir may I have another?


42 posted on 02/26/2009 1:39:02 PM PST by arealconservativeforachange (Tell JD Hayworth to run for McCain's seat! http://www.jdhayworth.com/contact.php)
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To: gridlock
She’s a reasonably pretty girl, but what’s the fuss?!?

The rest of your post explains the fuss.

Hollywood is an inbred, elitist aristoracy of fame. Inherent in such a system is that your position is based heavily on who you are, somewhat on who you know, but very little on what you do.

Hence, the daughter of Hollywood royalty is herself royalty by birth.

The priority list continues with political correctness, physical appearance and accumulated body of work. At the bottom of the list is talent and acting ability.

43 posted on 02/26/2009 1:39:21 PM PST by TChris (So many useful idiots...)
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To: lewisglad

I have never though she was the least bit attractive. Rather scrawny and plain. She should develop a better personality.


44 posted on 02/26/2009 1:39:42 PM PST by kimmie7 ("It's time we reduced the federal budget and left the family budget alone." Ronald Reagan)
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To: sticker

You remember the episode? I can`t due to probably seeing all those shots similar (in the chair). Clue me in!


45 posted on 02/26/2009 1:40:07 PM PST by He who knoweth not his name
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To: sticker

“...know the episode (of Star Trek) and the scene...” Yeah. That bothers me too. Talk about a thoroughly misspent life! OOPS! Gotta go. A Wild Wild West rerun is coming on.


46 posted on 02/26/2009 1:40:12 PM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: lewisglad

I’d hit it.


47 posted on 02/26/2009 1:42:02 PM PST by central_va (Co. C, 15th Va., Patrick Henry Rifles-The boys of Hanover Co.)
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To: theFIRMbss
"who Courtney Love is:"

A couple more surgical procedures and she'll be ready to star in the sequel to 'Team America: World Police'.

48 posted on 02/26/2009 1:44:44 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear (The cosmos is about the smallest hole a man can stick his head in. - Chesterton)
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To: RichInOC
That’s redundant, isn’t it?

No, unless you're considering the entire shell...

49 posted on 02/26/2009 1:48:45 PM PST by bcsco (Illinois politicians should be read their Miranda rights when sworn in to office...)
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To: lewisglad
i think your scales need to be reset. if you put gwyneth on the same scale as charisma carpenter or brooke burke, she'd get smoked

 

 

50 posted on 02/26/2009 1:51:00 PM PST by sten
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