Thursday, April 16, 2009

GOOP blind item

Thanks to Lainey for letting us know that Gwyneth Paltrow ran a semi-blind item in her GOOP newsletter today.

Back in the day, I had a “frenemy” who, as it turned out, was pretty hell-bent on taking me down. This person really did what they could to hurt me. I was deeply upset, I was angry, I was all of those things you feel when you find out that someone you thought you liked was venomous and dangerous. I restrained myself from fighting back. I tried to take the high road. But one day I heard that something unfortunate and humiliating had happened to this person. And my reaction was deep relief and…happiness. There went the high road. So, why does it feel so good to hear something bad about someone you don’t like? Or someone you DO like? Or someone you don’t KNOW? I once asked the editor of a tabloid newspaper why all of the stories about a famous British couple had a negative bent. He said that when the headline was positive, the paper didn’t sell. Why is that? What’s wrong with us? I asked the sages to shed a little light.

Here’s to washing our mouths out with soap...



Lainey claims that this screams Winona Ryder. Here is what she says about it.

Update - Ted Casablanca gives a nickname for Gwynnie's riddle - Trinona Flyder. But he also says this might be about Madonna.


blurry vice said...

Update from Lainey today -

"The Frenemy

On the day that Gwyneth Paltrow called her a backstabbing “frenemy” on GOOP, Winona Ryder was photographed shopping at the Grove with a friend…

Coincidence or conspiracy?

Gwynnie just gave Noni some free publicity, especially useful since she actually has a part in Star Trek, due out in a couple of weeks, and she doesn’t seem to have been invited on the press tour. Winona actually has 4 movies scheduled for release this year which means her publicists are probably very happy she’s suddenly back on your radar…not exactly what G had intended, and sure to send her running for more sage words from her spiritual gurus.

G’s rep meanwhile will not confirm, when asked, if the identity of the “frenemy” is indeed Winona, which totally means it is. G’s people stressed that the point of her story was to encourage people to examine their motivations and their resentments.

Fail. "

mo said...

Yeah, she is def talking about Winona Ryder. I remember that back then, the rumor was that GP stole the script for Shakespeare in Love off of WR's coffee table or something.... that she stole that role from her. I don't know if WR spread that rumor or if she did other trash-talking, but about that time, they were no longer BFFs.

blurry vice said...

Ted says it's Madonna!!

"Is Gwyneth Paltrow getting fed up with being the butt of gossip stories? Appears so! Gwynie's getting her own rumor revenge by taking to her Goop blog (as opposed to a Twitter—puh-leeze, girl, get with the times) to rat out a former "frenemy" who tried to take Gwyn down a notch or two.

This Blind Vice of Paltrow's needs a name à la Toothy Tile, don't you agree? How about Trinona Flyder? What, too obvious?

Gwyn's "blind" items are as boring as her recent movies, or her marriage. Unless, of course, all fingers pointing to Winona is just a red herring for the true identity of Paltrow's former pal...

Madonna, duh. Think G.P.'s happy her bestie is leaving her in Londontown all alone for New York? And we didn't hear any comments from Gwyn-doll about Madge's adoption failure, which even M's spiteful ex, Guy, was able to muster out.

Who's even left in Britain for Gwyn to bitch to about? Chris Martin? Amy Winehouse? The Britain's Got Talent lady? Or just her Goop blog?"

FrenchGirl said...

it's not Madonna.they always are friends! Obviously Winona Rider with this nickname(as he writes on Meryl Streep)