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

soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. What a boring person...


    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. 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 |
  6. 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 |
  7. 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


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

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

    October 18, 2013 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. 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 |

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