There’s a rumor that’s going around claiming Gwyneth Paltrow and Vanity Fair are currently at war. The New York Times published a story reporting that the 40-year-old actress has sent an email to her friends asking them to decline comment requests from the magazine.
“Vanity Fair is threatening to put me on the cover of their magazine,” Paltrow wrote in an e-mail, according to someone who had seen the message. “If you are asked for quotes or comments, please decline. Also, I recommend you all never do this magazine again.”
Rumors that the actress was at odds with the magazine started back in June, when Page Six first reported that Paltrow declined Vanity Fair’s offer for a cover story after the magazine ran unflattering pieces about production problems surrounding Brad Pitt’s “World War Z,” and Maureen Orth’s article that claimed the Church of Scientology auditioned potential wives for Tom Cruise.
Though Vanity Fair’s editor-in-chief, Graydon Carter, has often relied on his friendships with many A-listers, the magazine’s relationship with Hollywood’s biggest stars may be changing.
“Everyone grovels to Graydon and other writers there and covets invitations to their parties,” Leslee Dart, a publicist who represents Tom Hanks, Woody Allen and Meryl Streep, told The Times. “They’re going to be in for a rude awakening.”
I guess I don’t really think what Gwyneth is doing is all that awful. I thought Vanity Fair’s coverage of ‘World War Z’ was in really poor taste. I thought they should have waited until AFTER the movie had come out – and then released their story. I thought releasing it before the movie even came out was super tacky. I read the article – and had an opinion of the movie before I even saw it. (I thought the movie still sucked, but what do I know.)
When looking for pictures of Gwyneth for this article – I see she’s been on the cover of Vanity Fair A LOT. Seems they must have really pissed her off!