Even though the publication has not printed its rumored “take down” of actress-turned-lifestyle-guru Gwyneth Paltrow, the Iron Man 3 co-star reportedly aims to get Vanity Fair Magazine’s “reputation destroyed,” according to an “insider” who dished to the online celebrity scandal publication Radar.
When the Shakespeare In Love Oscar-winner got wind of the alleged hit piece in September, she sent out a mass email to her celebrity pals begging them not to speak to the magazine’s reporters about her. In fact, she added, “I recommend you all never do this magazine again.”
According to Radar’s report, Paltrow persuaded Gravity star George Clooney to pull out of the magazine’s upcoming “Hollywood Issue” cover shoot, but has failed to do the same with Julia Roberts who is said to value her friendship with Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter over her relationship with Paltrow, if she even has one.
Radar’s “inside” source speculates that Roberts’ stance “has probably ended any chance of a friendship between the two of them.”
The online magazine also reports that after Vanity Fair failed to run the negative profile — which is rumored to include accounts of an extramarital affair carried on by Paltrow, who is married to Coldplay singer Chris Martin — in December, she has “notably stepped up” her campaign to discredit the magazine.
The 41-year-old Paltrow was recently named People Magazine’s “Most Beautiful Woman In The World.” Her lifestyle web site, Goop, however has drawn widespread ridicule for its seemingly oblivious obsession with activities available only to the super-wealthy, despite Paltrow herself delivering interview quotes such as “I don’t want to be rich and I don’t want to be famous,” and “I’m just a normal mother with the same struggles as any other mother who’s trying to do everything at once and trying to be a wife and maintain a relationship.”
Paltrow has also seemed on occasion to display an inflated sense of her own importance. She once described an experience hiking in the Arizona desert, saying, “it was as if I heard the rock say: ‘You have the answers. You are your teacher.’”
Even Paltrow’s defenders, such as Guardian columnist Tanya Gold, seem able to muster only lukewarm defenses of her public behavior.
“Gwyneth Paltrow is not a politician.” wrote Gold. “She does not deny things to other women. In fact, she seems to want women to have what she has, which seems to be mostly expensive clothing and cookery books. The greatest criticism of Paltrow is that she cannot see beyond her lovely nose, which is rational in an actor.”
SOURCES: The Guardian, Radar, Thought Catalog, People, Goop