Gwyneth talks about her “failure”

November 11, 2015 14:35:30 Posted at November 11, 2015 14:35:30
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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But first…

There was some talk a couple of days ago that Gwyneth Paltrow was being courted by The View, did you hear about that? The story came from Radar. Supposedly The View has offered G a million dollars to join the panel and are fretting that if she doesn’t accept, the show will be cancelled.

G can save The View?

Not surprisingly, Gossip Cop was quick to call bullsh-t and a rep for the show denies the report. So, yeah, it’s probably not true. Working on television with Ryan Murphy is one thing. Working on DAYTIME television is a whole other conversation, a whole other level. In G’s mind, probably a whole LOWER level. I don’t know that she could bring herself to it.


For The View, is it really a bad idea? I’d totally watch The View if G was on it. I’d watch it every f-cking day. And she’d have a platform for Goop too. Which, I mean, that’s how Martha Stewart did it, non? And in the business of lifestyle, isn’t Martha the model? In privileged company, G might say that Martha’s the old model and she’s doing the new. Maria will be posting more on G’s expansion plans later on. Right now, we’re focusing on gossip.

Gwyneth spoke at Nicole Richie’s Pearl xChange conference the other day in LA and was asked by someone in the audience what in her life didn’t go the way she planned. Her answer:

“My marriage.”

When I used to write about G before the conscious uncoupling, I would talk about how her people stay married. That doesn’t mean they’re happy. It just means they deal with their sh-t behind a wall of Social Face. Don’t let them see you fail. Except, well, that didn’t work for her in the end:

“I am from a tribe of people who stay married. My parents stayed married until my dad died. I really don’t come from a culture of divorce at all, and I had very high hopes for what my life could be. I think that it was very difficult for me that I couldn’t do that and that I wasn’t able to be married to the father of my children for the rest of my life. It was very challenging for me in terms of having to re-assess what that said about me, ideas that I had about that kind of failure.”

Is that the most relatable thing that Gwyneth Paltrow has ever said? If not relatable, how about inoffensive? Is it possible that she actually made a comment that doesn’t make you mad? 

Here’s G at the Fast Company Innovation Festival with Lisa Gersh, CEO of Goop, and Katie Couric yesterday in a discussion about her brand and where she’s taking it. As mentioned before, Maria’s on that we’ll post it later.


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