Gwyneth wants to take over the world
Yesterday's GOOP newsletter was a list of boring, pretentious books she wants you to read during the summer. Summer is almost over, so I didn't bother. But People actually got to talk to the lovely arbiter of style, food and colonics, and I thought I'd pass on her wisdom to you:
Move over, O magazine and Martha Stewart Living. GOOP, Gwyneth Paltrow’s weekly newsletter packed with clean and green advice on loving, living and cooking is a “big success,” according to Paltrow. Just like my plan to take over the world with my army of Play-Doh soldier is a great success. According to me. “It’s crazy. . . . crazy!” yes Paltrow chatted exclusively with People about the site at the Children of the City‘s Champions of Hope Benefit Gala at the Tribeca Rooftop last night in N.Y.C. “I just love it. Corporate America is knocking at my door. . . . ‘Will you hawk my product’?” Gwyneth has a bit of a hearing problem. Actually what corporate America is saying, is "please keep your macro-biotic yoga hands away from our fine wares. The answer is clearly no for the star’s very personal project, which even derives its name from her initials G.P. “It started in such an organic way. I'm sorry, did you say or-gagging? People ask me, ‘What is it? What are you doing?’ And I don’t know. I did it, am doing it . . . and I love doing it. It is really just a place to disseminate good information,” and said the Preen-clad Paltrow. “People are so grateful that it’s free. Yes, as opposed to all those other web sites, like the ones with credible medical information, where you have to pay. It’s just nice to share what you have. Will you share your money and your scullery maids? And I have all this great information. It’s just a gift. Is that what it is. I've always wondered what the correct term would be. People want me to do all this other stuff. But right now, I just really love doing the site. I love thinking about the letters, what I’m going to write about, what kind of information we can put in there.” So will Paltrow follow in Paul Newman’s footsteps with his Newman’s Own empire, which raised $250 million dollars in his lifetime for charity? “We’ll do something and give it all back,” she tells People exclusively. Ooooh! Wait for it: Gwyneth's Own Enemas! You heard it here first. But for now, the site, which she creates along with two hands-on staffers, has only two cardinal rules. “No bribes. Stupid. Also, I won’t say anything negative. Chicken. If I eat somewhere or stay somewhere and it’s horrible, I won’t talk about it,” she said. While she has addressed everything from cleansing to frenemies on the site, she’s not about to take on rumors about her personal life on GOOP. “I never address that side of me there,” she insisted. “It is really a place to disseminate good information.” You really like that word, "disseminate," don't you? It was totally on your Word of the Day calender wasn't it?