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Celebritology 2.0 Archive: Insouciance

Thanksgiving: Gwyneth Paltrow's back with more GOOPy tips

Gwyneth suggest's weelicious.com's brussel sprouts with lemon and poppy seeds. (Photo courtesy GOOP.com) Gwyneth Paltrow breezily sent out this week's GOOP newsletter, which is just bursting with tips for creating an idyllic Thanksgiving, on Wednesday morning -- "a day early to give us time to brine the turkey and make preparations," she writes. And although I've warmed to Gwyneth and agree with Jen that maybe we, as a community of celebrity watchers, need to ease up on the insouciant one, well, today's newsletter seems to have come from the old, snooty Gwyneth. The Gwyneth who forgets that she lives in a bubble of privilege (though well-earned, I'm sure) where turkeys are magically brined in a delightful mixture of star anise and cloves and we glide to the dinner table in our newest Stella McCartney frock and no one ever has to fight the traffic in the Whole Foods parking...

By Liz Kelly  | November 24, 2010; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Insouciance  | Tags:  Gwyneth Paltrow  
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Gwyneth Paltrow, 'Glee' and why the mocking of her insouciance must end

The Internet could not exist without a little snark. It's the sarcastic, sometimes borderline obnoxious engine that makes the entire blogosphere run. And when it comes to celebrities, there are few glamorous types that Web commenters enjoy flinging snark at more than Gwyneth Paltrow. Of course, that includes readers and commenters right here in Celebritology, where expressing outrage over the insouciance of Ms. Paltrow, her "insufferable" Goop suggestions and her general, alleged prissy pants-ness has become something of a pastime. Here's the thing, though: I think the era of hating on Gwyneth Paltrow might be over. At the very least, a lengthy moratorium should probably be issued. Because with her appearance tonight on "Glee" -- a preview of which can be viewed below, via Gwyneth's version of Cee-Lo's "Forget You" -- Paltrow's mission to charm the American public may be complete....

By Jen Chaney  | November 16, 2010; 5:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Insouciance, TV  
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Rate Gwyneth Paltrow's CMA performance

Gwyneth Paltrow made her live country music singing debut on Wednesday night's CMA broadcast. Backed by Vince Gill, Paltrow sang the title track from her upcoming movie, "Country Strong," and played an acoustic guitar. All while wearing what appeared to be four-inch heels (which gave a whole new meaning to the line "You may push me and I'll fall."). poll by twiigs.com Related: Gallery: Country kicks up its heels...

By Liz Kelly  | November 11, 2010; 8:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Celebrities, Insouciance, Insta-Polls  
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Gwyneth Paltrow: She's not just like us!

Gwyneth's 'proper' tub. (Courtesy GOOP.com) It's hard for me to get through an entire quarter without somehow snarking on the insouciant Gwyneth Paltrow. And the thing of it is I don't utterly dislike the woman, no matter how many times I poke fun at her for her faux continentalism or her desire to be the hipster Martha Stewart. The truth of it is, she's not a half-bad actress and sometimes her GOOP-y domestic suggestions actually turn out to be helpful. And then there are days like today when Gwynnie sends out one of her weekly GOOP newsletters that just completely squelches any relatability we -- mere mortals -- may have possibly felt for her. Which is probably still better than the weeks when she commits a major boner and sends out questionable medical advice. Anyhoo... This week, Gwynnie allowed a Nashville interior designer to explain how -- without mentioning...

By Liz Kelly  | May 27, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
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What Would Gwyneth Do? I DON'T KNOW!

AWOL GOOP guru Gwyneth Paltrow. (AP) So here we are in the last lingering days of summer and I've got several problems: too many tomatoes, a wardrobe not ready for a fall transition, I'm flummoxed as to what type of toilet bowl cleaner to buy to avoid speeding the planet on its way to utter environmental collapse and, most frightening of all, my upper arms are getting flabby. How can things have gotten so messed up so quickly? It seems like it was merely a month ago that I was happily tossing summer salads and contemplating the joys of a high colonic. It was, in fact, Aug. 5 -- the last time Gwyneth Paltrow posted any instructions to us, the faithful subscribers of her weekly newsletter, GOOP. The only celebrity guidance I've had is from that walking skeleton Rachel Zoe who yesterday did her best to convince me that...

By Liz Kelly  | August 26, 2009; 11:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Celebrities, Celebrity Life Lessons, Insouciance  
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What Would Gwyneth Do?

Mmmm... tastes like Gwyneth! (AP) Like a ministering angel, that paragon of tastemaking -- Gwyneth Paltrow -- has at last answered our prayers with her latest venture, a Web site named GOOP (which, along with "Apple" and "Moses" makes her 0 for three in the naming department). The site -- which bears a scarily similar feel in look and tone to Daily Candy -- promises to share Paltrow's unerring taste with anyone with a Web browser and a desire to emulate the insouciant one's charmed life. While there is a short mission statement currently posted at the site, Celebritology managed to get a copy of the draft version*. We share it in its entirety below: My life is good because I am not passive about it. [I took full advantage of being born to famous parents.] I want to nourish what is real [my Britishness], and I want to...

By Liz Kelly  | September 23, 2008; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
Categories:  Celebrities, Celebrity Products, How Webby is..., Insouciance  
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