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Gwyneth Paltrow May 2010 British Vogue

Gwyneth Paltrow Dishes on Madonna and Tracy

Gwyneth Paltrow plays cover girl for the May issue of British Vogue, and the interview shows a different side than the detoxing, always-on-a-diet Gwyneth I'm used to hearing about. Instead, Gwyneth gives the dish on toxic friendships, being a mean girl, and her "sagging ass" saviour Tracy Anderson. She also chimes in on the controversy surrounding Madonna's firing of Tracy: "Yeah, it's good that she doesn't train Madonna any more. It was too much. She keeps people waiting — it takes up your whole day."

Even though Madonna may have moved on, Gwyneth is still in it to win it with Tracy. The two have become business partners, and Gwyneth is planning on opening an exercise studio that will show women how to achieve the "Hollywood body." After years of hard work, Gwyneth says she is finally able to maintain her figure with exercise only.

"Oh, I had to work hard to get it like this, but now I'm here it's so great because I don't have to think about it. I can just enjoy life. What a relief is that. I can eat what I want, as long as I exercise, which is just as well, because if I put the word 'diet' into my brain, I immediately gain a stone."

Besides an exercise studio and a new movie, Gwyneth is also working on a new cookbook that will feature childhood favorites like pizza and ice cream floats.

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kurniakasih kurniakasih 7 years
Curious. What do people consider to be 'Hollywood body' anyway? :) I don't mind Paltrow. She's being interviewed, so she's sharing her view and she's trying to advertise as well so she may come across snobby or whatever. I'm not a fan of hers but I actually enjoyed watching her and Batali ('n co) on "On the Road" show. Such yummy food there...
JamieZ JamieZ 7 years
Yes, my first reaction was, poor thing - kidney or gall stone? To be fair, she has lived in the UK for years and probably uses words like "stone" without being pretentious. Which must be a first for her. That said, I am tired of this has-been rich woman and her complete self-absorbption. She's 37 and hasn't been in a worthwhile movie in ten years. That combo is a has-been in Hollywood terms. She's so full of herself, regaling us with her goop and nonsense and personal vendettas and feelings. She ceased to be relevant years ago, and only got to be so in the first place due to family connections. She certainly likes to preach, though. I'm sure her body is toned, but she does not have and never will have a figure like, say, Cindy Crawford's, so she might want to stop making her body her big selling point. And no, I am not Winona or Madonna posting under a fake name.
yeokr yeokr 7 years
also, re: "stone", it has always seemed to me that British publications will put things into their slang even if the interviewee is American or not British. I have seen dozens of interviews where the dialogue seemed a little weird since it was peppered with British colloquialisms.
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 7 years
well she comes off as pretentious sometimes but i'll take candid over phony and calculated any day. and i love that she promotes eating less meat, eating seaweed, etc. nobody's perfect, at least she's putting herself out there. i agree with the icecream float comment though! we dont need that much help gwyneth!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
"Oh, I had to work hard to get it like this, but now I'm here it's so great because I don't have to think about it. I can just enjoy life. What a relief is that . . . " As much as I like Gwyneth, I don't think her figure is that impressive. I know of non-celebrity women in real life (and I imagine some of the ladies here on Sugar) that have better figures than her. She's being too self-impressed, if you ask me. I think Gwyneth should have kept this opinion to herself. She comes across as foolish. :)
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
4evrfuzzy - She LIVES in Britain and has for YEARS, and she has a British husband from whom she's probably picked up words and phrases. I studied in France and lived with a French family for only 3 months and found myself unintentionally using French colloquial phrases due to being immersed in it 24/7. I feel like the people who judge her for saying "stone" are probably the same American tourists who travel to foreign countries and then eat excuslively at McDonalds.
mydiadem mydiadem 7 years
I agree with runningesq, exercise alone cannot just let you eat whatever you want. Weight maintenance is much more diet. She says she isn't on a 'diet' but she tries to eat raw or macrobiotic (if I remember) and goes on 'detoxes' often. If we had her money we could have amazingly healthy meals that don't make us feel like we are on a diet made for us all the time. But I do love Tracy's workouts, I've never been worked harder by a personal trainer or on my own and I've never been as strong. She might not be the most savory character but her DVDs are the best regime I've ever tried.
4evrfuzzy 4evrfuzzy 7 years
So what that she's in British Vogue? Does that mean if she was doing an interview in an Australian mag she should say things like "I drink tons of Adam's ale" or "my arse looks great these days! Especially on the inside", She's a poser.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
I can't stand Tracy Anderson, but I still like Gwyneth. She doesn't eat red meat and exercises for 2 full hours, 6 days a week, so I don't find it hard to believe that she doesn't have to be "on a diet" jsut to maintain her weight. This is pretty much the same mindset I have, in that I don't actively count calories and restrict what I eat every day. If she claimed that she is losing, rather than just maintaining, her weight by eating whatever she wants, then I would take issue with that. I think people are being unnecessarily harsh.
omminka omminka 7 years
I am a big fan of Gwyneth, her movies, her style, and her website. I have tried some of the recipes which turned out fabulous and are very easy to cook and will likely buy her cookbook. As for Tracey Anderson, I've tried her excersizes from youtube a few times and my abs, arms and legs were definitely being worked. The dance workouts were hard for me but mainly because I have no rhythym. I didn't stay with them enough to see any results. I enjoy that someone like Gwyneth shares her advice with fans like me, I think its great.
Louie Louie 7 years
I go through such phases with this woman. At the moment, I'm in the "She's so far up own ass" phase.
sham28 sham28 7 years
Perpetuate the ridiculous belief that many men have, that women are supposed to be skinny without trying. False.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Yeah, RIGHT. I can't stand Gwyneth or Tracy. You KNOW they stay skinny by eating kelp and miso soup all day; not by doing 100 arm circles with 1 lb weights.
ccsugar ccsugar 7 years
Can't believe she used to be one of my favorite actresses... she is so out of touch with reality
runningesq runningesq 7 years
She is LYING LYING LYING: What a relief is that. I can eat what I want, as long as I exercise. For most people, weight loss is (about) 80% diet and 20% exercise. For me, a 5 mi run burns about 450 calories.. about the amount of calories of bread I'll stuff in my face before dinner ! She really is an insufferable snob.
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