Gwyneth Paltrow recently sent an email around to her friends asking them not to comment for Vanity Fair if contacted by the magazine, and the email was leaked because of course it was. Now, the magazine has confirmed that there is a story about Paltrow in the works even though she doesn’t want to be their cover girl, and rumor has it that the tale isn’t going to be pretty.
“We started a story on her,” editor-in-chief Graydon Carter told the Times of London. “We have a very good writer and it’ll run.”
In the email, Paltrow urged her celebrity friends not to associate themselves with the magazine anymore, and it’s been widely speculated that Vanity Fair‘s recent takedown pieces on Hollywood are to blame.
“Vanity Fair is threatening to put me on the cover of their magazine,” Paltrow reportedly wrote. “If you are asked for quotes or comments, please decline. Also, I recommend you all never do this magazine again.”
Carter says that Paltrow’s condemnation has only made him want to do the story that much more and that she “forced his hand” with that email. But if he’s surprised at the star’s reaction, he isn’t showing it.
“We wouldn’t be doing our job if there wasn’t a little bit of tension between Vanity Fair and its subjects,” he said. “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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