Vanity Fair to unleash what Gwyneth Paltrow doesn't want you to see
October 17th, 2013
05:51 PM ET

Vanity Fair to unleash what Gwyneth Paltrow doesn't want you to see

We're used to celebrity feuds, but this standoff Gwyneth Paltrow's reportedly in is a little different.

The 41-year-old actress is rumored to be in a tiff with Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter for some weeks now, after reports said the actress wasn't pleased with a story the magazine was working on.

The New York Times reported in early September that Paltrow had even emailed close associates to tell them to steer clear of VF should the magazine come calling for interviews.

“Vanity Fair is threatening to put me on the cover of their magazine,” Paltrow reportedly said in the email message, according to the Times. “If you are asked for quotes or comments, please decline. Also, I recommend you all never do this magazine again.”

While Paltrow's pals may have indeed heeded that supposed missive, VF is moving ahead anyway, as editor Carter told London's The Times magazine this weekend.

"We started a story on her. We have a very good writer and it'll run," Carter said, via E! News. "Well, she sort of forced my hand."

Besides, Carter added - he's not unaccustomed to Hollywood's occasional bite.

"We wouldn't be doing our job is there wasn't a little bit of tension between Vanity Fair and its subjects," the editor said. "In any given week, I can expect to hear from a disgruntled subject in Hollywood, Washington or on Wall Street. That's the nature of the beast."


Filed under: Celebrities • Gwyneth Paltrow

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  1. What a boring person...

    lord

    November 15, 2013 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ron

    I thought mags and rags couldn't use pics unless they have permission to use them, If I was as big a star as Gwyneth, I would sue their ass's off if they run with the story! their has to be a limit for paparazzi and puke mags running stories just for embarrassment reasons! their needs to be some accountability with the mags and rags!!

    November 15, 2013 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Lola

    As she unjustly got her Oscar trophy for a very poor acting, I think she is used to get away with murder with every step of her life. Now, she is bullying Vanity Fair. I don't think she understands the difference between real reporting and fairy tale reporting.

    November 11, 2013 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  4. Flamengo1265

    Gwyneth and Jeff Soffer? oops.....

    October 27, 2013 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. E.D.

    Born on third and thinks she hit a triple.

    Not feeling sorry for her that a story that might not be 100% positive is going to get press.

    October 27, 2013 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  6. China Mike

    I read recently that she is a real ball buster on the set, difficult to work with, a real Prima donna.

    October 25, 2013 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
  7. ajkmsteph

    Base on what I know and what they they misinform the public and just crave attention. They really have touch with reality

    October 25, 2013 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  8. remom

    She's an extraordinarily talented, beautiful, and well educated modern woman. What's not to admire about a woman who can manage children and maintain a marriage in an industry mired with immaturity and lack of values and staying power. All the more power to Gwynn – she's a star in every sense of the word.

    October 21, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mark

    Sure, like having a daughter called Apple... this woman bores me, also read she doesn't like using deodorant.. what a pig!

    October 20, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • kondordisqus

      Try it some time you fool.

      I stopped using deodorant about 20 years ago and after about a 6 month adjustment period, my body stopped creating odor for the most part, since the pores weren't clogged with chalk and chemicals.

      And no, I am not some environmentalist or anything, was just told that if you stop using it all together, in most cases the body will adjust. I was fully prepared for it not to work but amazingly surprised when it did and still has.

      Get off your high horse and give it a try.

      October 28, 2013 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. symone says

    okay, now i HAVE to buy this, and otherwise i would not have purchased a magazine with that insipid woman on the cover.

    perhaps it was just brilliant marketing strategy on the part of paltrow/carter. after all, her fans – i assume she must have a few that fell off the Kardashian Kart – already would buy a magazine with her on the cover, but her anti-fans like me would not have. however, an actual article – you know, reporter-ish, as in lacking an opinion but just stating facts – interests me. not just the usual lovey-dovey fluff piece where the mag points out that she did in fact invent sliced bread and now has a video on youtube instructing us all how to butter it.

    seriously, though, vanity fair has some of THE most solid reporting out there. i guarantee if you see a subject on the cover of vanity fair, you will find an in-dept-almost-to-ad-nauseum article in it. they leave no stone unturned. as graydon said, "we've got a good writer on it."

    October 19, 2013 at 3:49 am | Report abuse |
    • marsha haversford

      Vanity Fair does a very nice job of writing about the demi-mond crowd - they have checks and balances to avoid libel and slander suits, but their focus is almost exclusively the monied, storied and glamorous with a lot of gossipy insight, delving often into past with romantic profiles. Good journalism, the best practiced, lies in publications like NYTimes, the LA Times and the Washington Post - the last outposts in America sadly, where news "breaks," cultural, social, economic and political topics are addressed, including people that aren't glamorous or rich or a debutante or spoiled actress. The Paltrow (here's a favorite VF word: "brouhaha") is likely a publicity stunt as most of these are in "contemporary" gossip journalism.

      October 19, 2013 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Hoai-Phuong Nguyen

      Agree!

      October 27, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  11. guest

    What is she hiding? That she has an open marriage? Duh.

    October 18, 2013 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • yep

      no. she is telling you that if she had a choice...she would sew her repro opening together rather than let your nasty pekkkker in it....

      October 21, 2013 at 6:29 am | Report abuse |
  12. Brad

    Gwyneth is sooo 1999. Vanity Fair needs to stay relevant.

    October 18, 2013 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • brad......please

      moron....you are just angry you have have an updated pic to pull your pud to.

      October 21, 2013 at 6:19 am | Report abuse |
  13. Very talented actress....

    I enjoyed her movies and I respect her as an actress. She appears honest and a no bullsh.t woman. Her marriage seems too be working out Career, marriage, kids good for her.

    October 18, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  14. Big Shiz

    Hey sokdikman, I hope your having fun trolling with my name. Here's a fun fact about sokman, he's a 20 something year old man that's never been with a woman and still lives with his mom.

    October 21, 2013 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  15. Were Rabbit

    Gwyneth, the rabbit can help.

    October 23, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Keith

    Not for nothing, but her dad was Jewish, mom Christian,so she is not Jewish. Though you sound like a racist, so what do you care.

    October 26, 2013 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |

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