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Do You Get Gwyneth as a Lifestyle Guru?

Gwyneth Paltrow has been expanding her horizons well beyond the big screen these days. The Oscar winning actress has expressed her interest in working less to remain closer to her kids and now she has found new ventures which won't take her away from home. Along with modeling contracts, cookbook deals and high end gyms, Gwyneth's Goop website has made major headlines as well as backlash. She has defended her site recently saying, "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 will continue to educate her subscribers with ideas on travel, food, religious wisdom and diet cleanses, making this mom a woman of all trades. So, tell us — do you buy Gwyneth as the next lifestyle guru?

msjean msjean 8 years
I don't get the hostility some ppl have twds Goop. Whether you like her or not, GP is a tastemaker, and there is an audience for her website. She certainly is not trying to be a one-size-fits-all lifestyle advisor to the masses, so I think comparisons to Oprah are just off the mark. What she's doing is offering tidbits from her own life to those of her fans and admirers who want to know. She hasn't promoted or advertised it, so I don't get why anyone feels remotely threatened. Goop is simply web candy for those who already love her style. Similar to how Architectural Digest and Town & Country are not for everybody, she is targeting only a specific audience, I don't see why ppl have an issue with that.
Miss-Shapes Miss-Shapes 8 years
Am not a great fan of hers as an actress either, so maybe she should just do whatever she likes but not feel the need to share it with the rest of us?
karen-zoo karen-zoo 8 years
I'm subscribed. I skip over her newsletters about dieting and opinion/advice pieces written from people from kabbalah (sorry, I don't know the term ...). I skip over the dieting because I don't enjoy any pressure put on women to detox or survive on nothing for a few weeks after christmas. And I skip over the kabbalah stuff cos I'm not religious. Anyway I would not call her a lifestyle guru ... no one has the salary to partake in her lifestyle lol.
hellojello hellojello 8 years
She is not a lifestyle guru nor is she a role model, and I would not take advise from her on any matter. She is a "bestie" with Madonna and I am sorry but if you hangout with garbage, then you start to smell like it. Gwyneth routinely opens her mouth just long enough to change feet, she is not the smartest person and it shows. Her "wonderful trainer" Tracey Anderson is known to be a shady business lady, yet she is going into business with her. As for the recipes she promotes, does she even eat this food?? Or does she eat the 1/2 cup of brown rice and handful of carrots a day that Tracey Anderson suggests so that she can have "the smallest body possible".
jaan_black jaan_black 8 years
she may be rich but she' s boring and has saggy boobs :)
wackydeli wackydeli 8 years
shes so sheltered i dont think she realizes shes a stuck up bitch ,does notice that people are struggling to feed their families and pay their bills? that maybe not everyone has the time and money for the luxuries she indulges on a daily basis? plus eeds to take that stick out of her ass
lollofit lollofit 8 years
I think guru is the wrong word.. She's found some things that work for her and she just wants to share it like everyone else on the internet.
Glamorously Glamorously 8 years
NO WAY! She is so duplicitous and greedy. Working in the business and working at MMX I know her MO. She's a backstabber.
reesiecup reesiecup 8 years
I like the idea of her blog. I've only perused some of it. I feel that she is just giving people insight to her perspective and opinions--very typical for a blog. I don't feel that she's overtly snobby or anything but I don't really pay attention to what she says in interviews. I admire her acting, style, and husband. Generally, I always welcome suggestions about places to eat or things to wear--that's why I joined this site. Sure, I'm no millionaire, but that doesn't mean I can't have nice things or eat at nice places sometimes :). After all, I can hardly afford anything Elle or Vogue showcases or recommends. And as many have mentioned, her entries are brief and optional reads. I don't think I'll be subscribing, but its existence doesn't bother me either.
bugn bugn 8 years
I was just looking at GOOP earlier today. I read a lot of blogs and the problem w/ this one... is the articles are to short. There isn't any substance to the entries. Just my opinion.
desigirl desigirl 8 years
i dont know about that but i looooove her outfit. :p
sundaygreen sundaygreen 8 years
Didn't she say "I can't PRETEND to be somebody who earns $25,000 a year" ? I now officially HATE her.
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 8 years
Ugh. How can she be a "lifestyle guru" when she doesn't live anything that resembles a normal lifestyle?
vandec vandec 8 years
It's hard to take her seriously .. anyone who is THATCLOSE to Madonna is immediately suspect. master cleanse?? i.e. massive enema and no food?? yeah, bring it but I guess it's ok, because she admits that "yes, I lead a fantastic, privileged life" -- like when Steven Spielberg (a/k/a "Uncle Morty") granted her her first movie role as a teenager in his adaptation of Peter Pan, simply because she was his friend's daughter. ... life's been rough for her but I totally love how she's done depriving the world of her fabulousness .. we need more 'advice' from over-privileged, faux-accented, globe-trotting celebutards.
nygurl nygurl 8 years
Well there you go. Cooking and Goop .... totally over my head. :)
eveday eveday 8 years
If or when I seek information on travel, food, religious wisdom and diet cleanses, I would seek it from people more qualified, not some poptart actress who is so self absorbed that she thinks anyone who doesn't agree with her ideas must be incapable of "getting" it. Right on!
Lemon-Drop Lemon-Drop 8 years
I think goop is fun and a nice collaboration - she never says this IS THE WAY she gathers info and the puts it out there. I like her fashion and finding out info on what she gets is fun... I'd love to know what bag she's carrying now
vanprooyen vanprooyen 8 years
A Dutch oven is a particular kind of pot (thick cast iron with a lid) and is a common thing for amateur home cooks to use--not at all a form of condescension. The meatballs are wonderful, as are her banana nut muffins and her caramlized black pepper chicken. If you don't like her advice don't visit her website--it's a choice not a requirement. I love GOOP. Her recipes are some of the best I have ever tried. I don't think she's going to appeal to everyone but I don't think that is what she is trying to do anyways. I mean, Conde Nast Traveler, Vogue, and Food & Wine magazines are so super snobby (almost everything in those mags are out of my price range), but lots of people like reading those publications. So why is Gwyneth talking about upscale food, travel, shopping such a big deal?
PensaGrey PensaGrey 8 years
A dutch oven is just a casserole dish with a lid that's oven-proof. You put it in a regular oven. I've used Martha's tips for years and I've never lived off more than 30K a year. That was when I was 'wealthy' lol You just modify it. Honestly, you'd think this Popsugar brainwashing to look like stars and love them when they absolutely suck would offend you more. It's all a joke. When it's not entertaining you; just don't participate. Crime in Italy! :OY:
nygurl nygurl 8 years
I've visited her site and wanted to try one of her recipes - turkey meatballs - but it said to heat it on a large Dutch oven (what, the????). Why not just say oven? That's where the pretentious comes in. A bit of a turn off for me. It certainly isn't for the average middle class. And as for travel tips, I doubt the hotels she lists are on Sorry, Gwynny, I just don't have the trust fund or bank account to read your newsletters. Maybe some day .....
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
Hell. No. When did she get so &%^$& annoying?!
Shannolyn Shannolyn 8 years
The fact Gwynnie has no concept or clue of why a website such as hers geared towards wealthy self-indulgence might be met with anything less than glorious glowing praise, appreciation and admiration...when this country in is the midst of an terrible economic crisis and regular, hardworking people are losing jobs and families are losing their homes left and either very amusing to me, or rather sickening. I haven't decided which.
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 8 years
I went to her website a few months ago and really enjoyed it. It's completely out of the box, which is probably why she's getting such hateful comments. kudos to her for doing something inspiring and revealing her personal life.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
I love Goop. To hell with anyone who doesn't. If you don't like her postings, don't read them! Apparently, women like Gwyneth should be criticized because they are classy and have happy lives.
aliohh aliohh 8 years
I love her "goop" postings. appreciate learning what interests her and what works for her life, as well as her recommendations. she's cool and smart.
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