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People don’t seem to like Gwyneth Paltrow as much as they used to anymore and Vanity Fair, which has been taking noteworthy steps to do more serious pieces on Hollywood, is doing a story on why that is. When Paltrow herself heard about this, she reportedly started sending emails, asking people not to cooperate. Despite this, the magazine is still going to run the article.
Back in September, the New York Times did a story on Vanity Fair’s sudden change in tone with Hollywood, looking at exposes like the ones on Scientology and World War Z. In the report, the Times said that Paltrow sent emails to friends in May, writing, “If you are asked for quotes or comments, please decline. Also, I recommend you all never do this magazine again.”
Now, the piece Vanessa Grigoriadis wrote on Paltrow is ready to go to the presses. According to E! News, editor in chief Graydon Carter told London’s Times Magazine Sunday that they will still publish the Paltrow story.
“We started a story on her. We have a very good writer and it'll run,” he said. “Well, she sort of forced my hand.”
E! notes that the writer for the Times Magazine told Carter that Paltrow’s “kale-eating sanctimony” wasn’t met with approval by the British. Carter replied that Paltrow would also have issues in her hometown of Los Angeles, which is “very different and very difficult.”
“Some famous people believe that they live in a cone of celebrity that protects them...But it doesn't really exist any more in L.A. unless they stay in,” he said. “I mean, you can be a well-known movie star and go decades without getting an embarrassing picture in a magazine just by leading a quiet, normal life.”
Paltrow has worked with Vanity Fair before, posing for covers in 2000, 2004 and 2011, notes the Daily Mail.
Carter later said in his Times Magazine interview, “We wouldn't be doing our job if there wasn't a little bit of tension between Vanity Fair and its subjects...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.”
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