Academy award winner and head of the GOOP empire, Gwyneth Paltrow is standing up against Vanity Fair magazine editors, refusing to be pushed around by them any longer. If the report in The New York Times is to be believed, the Iron Man 3 star has sent a group email to her show business pals to boycott the iconic magazine Vanity Fair.
“Vanity Fair is threatening to put me on the cover of their magazine,” she reportedly wrote.
“If you are asked for quotes or comments, please decline. Also, I recommend you all never do this magazine again.”
Paltrow has intervened due to a number of articles which has apparently upset stars such as Katie Holmes, as Vanity Fair ran an expose of the influence that Scientology had on her failed marriage with Tom Cruise. The magazine also ran a piece regarding the production issues which hit Brad Pitt’s recent blockbuster World War Z.
Gwyneth’s pal Courtney Love was also quoted saying “Gwyneth is one of my best friends. If Gwyneth says don’t do it, then f— you, Vanity Fair! I’m going to stick up for her and be very articulate and you’re going to publish every word I say!”
However, Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter defended the magazine’s reporting in a statement. “We wouldn’t be doing our job if there wasn’t a little bit of tension between Vanity Fair and its subjects,” he said. “In any given week, I can expect to hear from a disgruntled subject in Hollywood, Washington, or on Wall Street. That’s the nature of the beast.”
Gwyneth Paltrow who has 1,726,872 Twitter followers along with the large circulation of her popular weekly newsletter, Goop. With the big group following and friends in all the right places, Gwyneth’s revolt against the magazine could become quite problematic for the magazine.
And it’s not just Paltrow’s friends that are supporting her, famous Hollywood publicist Leslee Dart reportedly stated that: “Everyone grovels to Graydon and other writers there and covets invitations to their parties. They’re going to be in for a rude awakening,” said Dart, whose clients include Tom Hanks, Woody Allen and Meryl Streep.
Just how powerful is Gwyneth’s influence in Hollywood? Is she really more powerful than Vanity Fair? What will this mean for the iconic Oscar parties that the magazine holds? Will their 2014 party be totally devoid of Hollywood stars? All these questions will be answered over time.