God it’s been a great week. We started at the Globes. Gwyneth was at the Globes. And then she stayed with us through the week, continuing to give us gold on Howard Stern and last night on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.
What makes Gwyneth so great for gossip is that she will play. So whether you hate her (as most of you do) or love her, she’s there to deliver. Deliver what? Something to bitch about, if you can’t stand her, and something to enjoy, if you enjoy her. Without Gwyneth, Gossip Time would be boring.
So what’s she offering here?
I’ve attached a (poor quality) video of the entire interview below. Amanda Peet is on as well and I can’t help but feel bad because it’s pretty clear that Andy is most interested in getting Gwyneth to talk sh-t. So he asks her during Plead The Fifth about that GOOP post where she wrote about handling a “frenemy”. She didn’t plead the fifth but also claims it was no one famous when most of us thought it was Madonna. Most of us want it to be Madonna. I still think it’s Madonna.
Then Andy makes Gwyneth choose between riding an elevator with Jennifer Garner or Angelina Jolie. She likes Garner, she says. She doesn’t know Angelina Jolie very well, she says. So she ends up going with Angelina Jolie – only after Andy’s suggestion – so as to get to know her better. Which means she had to say Angelina Jolie’s name. In some circles, that’s like invoking Voldemort. The restraint on her face is the best.
Finally, Andy wants to know the hardest drug she’s ever done. With no hesitation, G answers “ecstasy”. Oh but this is good. Who did G do ecstasy with? In my imagination it was on a double date with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Winona Ryder.
You know what you find most insightful though?
While Gwyneth doesn’t like McDonald’s (clearly she’s never had a Filet-o-Fish), she does like Taco Bell. And for her, Taco Bell > Tabloids.