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Stop Saying that Gwyneth Paltrow Is the Most Hated Celebrity on the Planet

By Dustin Rowles | Pajiba Love | April 18, 2013 | Comments ()


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If a real woman actually had the body proportions of Barbie, her speen would probably peek out of her belly button and she wouldn't be able to lift a pineapple without cracking her spine. (I09)

Here's a fun geeky article demonstrating that House Tyrell is actually wealthier than House Lannister in "Game of Thrones." (Slate)

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Some publication, I don't remember which, voted Gwyneth Paltrow as the most hated celebrity on the planet, which is a cruel dumb thing to do, especially when everyone knows that Jack Gleeson, the poor kid who plays Joffrey on GoT, is the most hated celebrity on the planet, followed by Lea Michelle. GOD. (Celebitchy)

Good news for fans of the recently cancelled "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23," as the final nine episodes will be made available on ABC.com on Hulu on May 24th. (THR)

15 years ago, a young Nick Offerman was in a movie with Louis C.K., and the young, bleached haired Nick Offerman looks like the kind of guy whose ass Ron Swanson would beat today. (Uproxx)

Hey! Before you hook up with that handsome stranger, use this app to make sure he's not your cousin. (The Week)

Speaking of hooking up, after a one-night stand with Fincher from American Pie, a woman had to be removed from his house by police and flash-bang grenades. That's dedication to Sh*tbrick. (FilmDrunk)

That book, Go the F*** to Sleep? They're making it into a movie. Makes perfect sense. It'll probably be an hour and a half of Sam Jackson standing over a small child screaming "Go the F*** to Sleep." I'll watch it. (Jezebel)

Will Smith and Kristen Stewart will star in Focus together, about an inexperienced female con artist who joins forces with an experienced male con artist. (ScreenCrush)

Jen Kirkman wrote a great piece that not only do I agree with, but that I'm sure many of the childless will truly appreciate called "Stop Telling Me I'll "Change My Mind" About Wanting Kids." I want to punch those people in the neck, too, even though it's usually grandmothers who say it. (Time)

"The Cleveland Show" has been cancelled, freeing Seth MacFarlane to do something else evil with his time. (The AV Club)

Also, why aren't any of you watch "The Americans" with me? They kicked up the crazy last night, and it was fantastic. (WG)

This video, of a Boston crowd singing the National Anthem after the Marathon bombing would fit well among the Life Affirming Videos that will Make You Cry Big Fat Tears.







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  • Sara_Tonin00

    Is Focus the sequel to Six Degrees of Separation?

  • Jezzer

    GodDAMNit, Rowles, it's Shit BREAK. Not "Brick," "BREAK." Because his character would always go home to take a dump because he had a pathological fear of sitting on public toilets.

    GAH!

    (American Pie is SRS BSNS)

  • House Tyrell may be wealthier, but House Lannister is more financially stable because a Lannister always pays his debts.

  • Bodhi

    I LOATHE Jen Kirkman. I cringe when I see that she is a guest on my podcasts. But that is a really great article

  • Jo 'Mama' Besser

    Get your fucking uterus away from me! I don't care!!!!!!!!!!

  • e jerry powell

    I wouldn't hold my breath on Cleveland. Cartoon Network could probably be persuaded to commission another thirteen episodes.

  • I started that Slate piece and quickly shut that shit down. Trying way to hard. Then I remembered it was a classic geek-fan move, cut it some slack. However, still trying too hard, McLovin-style.

    Also, the combo of Smith and Stewart have stolen enough of our money, that they have established the con cred, am I right?

  • BlackRabbit

    "Stop Saying that Anne Hathaway Is The Most Hated Celebrity on the Planet."

  • Guest

    No.

  • I have read 10000 articles about how obnoxious, elitist and phony Paltrow is and then some rag comes along with their silly poll that confirms indeed, yes, ppl don't like her and now the Internets is like "WAT R U DOIN? STAHP?" I don't see you guys defending Jolie, who, with her child army in tow, is actually trying to do some decent things in the world.

    ....which is it?

  • Bedewcrock

    Well put!

  • John W

    I'm watching The Americans.

    Only because I don't want Keri Russell to come to my house and beat me up. Even worse she might bring Trudy along.

  • jon29

    Shitbreak*
    Or Shit-break? Shit Break?

    --eloquent eloquence--

  • KatherineSass

    Believe me- I am watching The Americans with you. I watched the series premiere at least three times. I am hooked.

  • PaddyDog

    A. Now that Justified is finished for the season, The Americans is by far the best show on TV. I have started to worship Graeme (Graham?) Yost.

    B. When I hit my forties people stopped telling me I would change my mind about children. But now when I tell people (other women) I don't have children, they give me a pitying look and ask me "how long I tried for". Men, on the other hand, appear to interpret my lack of children as code for "she's up for it". Apparently fidelity in a marriage is optional if one does not have children. Came as a surprise to me and my husband.

  • Salieri2

    A. I just re-watched the pilot episode ("Fire In The Hole")--it holds up, despite the overuse of music. Go see it again, it'll give you warm fuzzies.

    B. What in the actual fuck?

  • chanohack

    My little brother is in love with Lea Michelle.

    Other than that, he's cool.

  • Slash

    Does anybody besides me watch "Southland"? Because damn.

  • DeltaJuliet

    **raises hand and waves it around frantically** ME! ME!

  • Forbiddendonut

    I remain steadfast in my support of Gwyneth. I think she's a decent person who's just a bit tone deaf and says some things that come off poorly. But I have heard some interviews with her and she seems to have a good sense of humor.

    Even though we don't have much of anything in common I'd hangout with her. We'd have fun. And she was the best part of "Ironman 2."

    I love "The Americans." I am usually about a week behind though. I was going to watch it this morning before work, but ever since I updated my software on my iPhone there's about a 30% chance that my alarm doesn't go off in the morning. It's irritating. That happened today, so no dice.

  • I think she's essentially a decent person. She just lives in a compleeeeetely different world from most of us, and she has no idea how she comes off to most people. At least she tries to be nice, you know?

  • mswas

    And she was the best part of "Ironman 2."

    No way! The scene at the racetrack was way better than GOOP.

  • MissAmynae

    I've had this discussion repeatedly this week re:Gwyneth, and I'm on the same page as you are. I'll defend her to the end, because I firmly believe that she is sharing things she loves because they make her feel good, and she wants other people to feel good too.

    She's like the wealthy friend who goes to a super-fancy hair salon, and won't stop raving about them and tries to get you to go there, even though you can only afford SuperCuts. Do you hate your friend for wanting to share something that brings her happiness? Nope!

    The recipes from her cookbooks are quite yummy, her show with Mario Batali was charming as hell, and she does a damn good job keeping her kids out of the public eye. That's good enough for me.

  • e jerry powell

    The woman disrespects Spanish ham.

  • MissAmynae

    Well, Montalban isn't for everyone....

    (I know he's from Mexico City. its still funny, dammit)

  • Mrs. Julien

    I went on one of those bus tours of Spain. The guide described the swine thus, "They are lovely animals when they are alive and tasty animals when they are dead."

  • MissAmynae

    lovely must be Spanish for "foul smelling."

  • TheOriginalMRod

    Thank you for the Jen Kirkman piece. That is absolutely fabulous.

  • Y'all are CRAZY--I'd pay money to be Gwynnie's best friend. She'd be hilarious! Can you imagine? The conversations you'd have! The food you'd not eat! The hilarity! It would be AMAZING.

    And I can't wait until Moses and Apple grow up and buy a whole chain of Paunch Burgers and sell Lard Bombs to happy citizens.

  • e jerry powell

    Moses will probably be too busy fomenting rebellion in Borough Park.

  • Mrs. Julien

    The towels would be awesome!

  • Bert_McGurt

    I am also enjoying "The Americans" but I couldn't watch it last night because I was processing the delayed-in-Canada season finale of "Justified". Poor Boyd.

    In a related note, if FX wants to keep casting folks from Beautiful Girls in their stuff, may I suggest Michael Rapaport for ANYTHING?

    Oh, and I believe it was Sh*t Break rather than Sh*tbrick. Because he had to go home all the time to take a sh*t break.

  • Wicked

    You know why ppl dislike Paltrow? Example from one of her latest Goop Newsletters: "For those of us who will be in or passing through any one of the Hamptons this summer, we've compiled a best of. And for those of you who aren't/don't/don't care, check out our Turkish towel collaboration (I'm obsessed with these towels)."
    Yeah because everyday people can stay in the Hamptons and buy 240 dollar turkish towels.

  • e jerry powell

    I'm lighting the flame under the cauldron of tar. Can someone start plucking the chickens?

  • poopnado

    Stewart already pulled out, allegedly citing the age difference between her and Smith as a reason. I guess they were maybe supposed to be romantically linked in the film. Except she was fine with it when Ben Affleck had Smith's role, and they are just about the same age. Also, she boned a much older, married man in real life. I realize this is celebrity gossip, but I know it is true because I believe it in my heart.

    In conclusion, Kristen Stewart is an idiot. I don't hate her, but I would say I like her less than GOOP. At least GOOP is hilarious. I actually might love GOOP. K Stew is just boring, dirty and untalented.

  • Salieri2
    "I realize this is celebrity gossip, but I know it is true because I believe it in my heart."

    Man, that was pretty. I liked that.

  • Now that Stewart is NOT in the movie, my interest in it has been piqued exponentially.

  • BWeaves

    I'm so glad I never had children. Before I got married, I asked all the married women I knew for advice and they ALL said the same thing. "If I had it to do over again, I would have NEVER had children." Even my Mother-In-Law said this. Really!

    Whenever, someone corners me and says, "What would happen if you accidentally got pregnant? Then what would you do?"

    I'd say, "Well, since my husband had his prostate removed and cannot ejaculate sperm, I'd say my baby was the coming of God and you should bow down and worship me like the goddess I am." Then they run away.

  • DeltaJuliet

    The flip side of that is, I don't regret my kids at all, but if I had it all to do over again, I wouldn't have gotten married!

  • Mrs. Julien

    I should like to reply to both of these comments, but will take the Fifth instead.

  • e jerry powell

    Guuuuurrrrrrrl...

    You better give up the goods, sister.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I used to live in Vancouver and now I live in New Jersey. Do I need to go on?

  • kirbyjay

    Do your husband and kids know where you live?

  • Guest

    But Gleeson plays the most hated CHARACTER, nobody hates him as a person. Now you might be right about Lea Michele, but seriously? Paltrow has this persona of trying to be nice but being a smug idiot at the same time. Recommending to go to the Hamptons over the summer and buying 240 dollar towels is not the best way to reach your regular working people audience. It makes her act like she's totally out of reality when it comes to women out there, recommending things that not even your standard middle class professional can afford.

  • Salieri2

    See, here's the thing: who says she has to reach your regular working people audience, or even your standard middle class professional, whatever that is? I can no more afford to buy $240 towels than I can afford $50 towels, but that's not Paltrow's fault. I just sauntered over to goop to check out the About section, and it says this:

    ...Gwyneth began curating the best of lifestyle [WTF?] to help her readers save time, simplify and feel inspired. Determined to publish a genuine and resourceful issue each week, for many, goop has become their most trusted girlfriend on the web. . .

    Over the past four years, goop has grown into an eminent lifestyle publication, dedicated to informing and positively inspiring its audience.

    Apart from how I'm not even sure some of that is grammar, how delusional would I have to be to think I'm part of the target audience for this stuff? I don't need "the best of lifestyle" curated for me, I need to figure out if Mr Salieri2 and I can afford to replace our leaky roof, and so I embrace legume-based meals for their magnificent one-two punch of cheapness and flatus, rather than any bullshit about my skin tone or chi or what have you.

    Chrome's ability to load the goop website doesn't mean it's any more appropriate for me than the Mercedes Benz site.

  • Joe Grunenwald

    I love THE AMERICANS. That show just gets darker and darker and I can't get enough of it.

  • Buck Forty

    Ditto

  • John G.

    Jen Kirkman is all over the place today with that book. Also, there was a memo sent out, and apparently we're saying "child free" now, instead of "child less". Also, Dustin, stop punching my grandma!

  • Kstew dropped out of Focus tho. Officially, because she thought the age gap was becoming too wide (Affleck is 40, Smith is 44, but OK THEN).

    Unofficially because she's a moron who doesn't want to be a black man's love interest.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    You're wrong Dustin. Joffrey is the most hated Character in the world but I rarely hear people speak ill of Gleeson. The Queen of Bewildered Smug Opulance has earned her title.

  • Slash

    Trump is by far the most execrable celebrity. Followed pretty closely by almost everybody on an unscripted TV show.

    In that company, I don't think Paltrow come close to being the most hated.

  • PaddyDog

    I wish I could up-vote this comment more than once

  • Sara_Tonin00

    try multiple browsers. log out of disqus.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Let me help you with that.

  • And you have my axe

  • ,

    Not while the Kardashians are alive.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    Except that the Kardashians are self aware enough to know what they're peddling and that it's tripe. Her Goopness lacks that self-awareness.

  • Muhnah_Muhnah

    Agreed. Gleeson is an adorable super-clever nerd. Goop on the other hand is...well...Goop.

  • Wicked

    I agree. She's an obnoxious arrogant woman, who probably eats her own shit cause is healthier than the crap given at McDonalds.

  • Kristen Mc

    I would rather hang out with Joffrey than Gwyneth. Not even Jack. Fucking Joffrey. That's how much I dislike her.

  • John G.

    eww, hang out with her?? I couldn't even stand to listen to her speak, even knowing she's far away from me, all the way over in London, telling some nanny what a good mother she is.

  • e jerry powell

    But, see, the thing is, Blythe Danner is made of FUCKING AWESOME. How do these things happen?

  • Mrs. Julien

    Maybe it skips a generation.

  • I can say nothing bad about Gwyneth. Not because I don't think it. But because goddamnit she put Spanks on the map and if by some chance of fate I had the opportunity to latch on to her blog or have her grace her audience with a mention I would jump on it faster than Bieber fighting the paparazzi. Thus I remain silent. Cuz you never know.

  • Muhnah_Muhnah

    *Sigh* yep, she's here alright. About a 10 min walk from my flat. I thank the heavens she'd never lower herself to frequenting the same places I do considering I've never run into her. She's a Starbucks and I'm more of a Costa.

  • Wicked

    http://www.nypost.com/p/entert... -> Review of her latest "cookbook" from the NY Post. Its pretty hilarious.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    I enjoyed how they kept putting words like foodie in quotes.

  • Kristen Mc

    In a British accent, no less.

  • lowercase_ryan

    But 9 new eps of the B in Apt 23 is fantastic and unexpected news. I miss the hell out of that show.

  • e jerry powell

    Grammar queen here; I wouldn't call them "new" episodes so much as "previously unaired" episodes. They've just been sitting in the can, awaiting public outcry.

  • lowercase_ryan

    Context commando here; that is exactly what I would call a new episode of a show in it's first season.

  • e jerry powell

    *powers up light saber*

  • lowercase_ryan

    agree to disagree...

    *backs away slowly*

  • Mrs. Julien

    I freakin' LOVE Pajiba. e jerry, you're my favourite.

  • Jo 'Mama' Besser

    Yup. But now imagine you're in Canada.

    ...
    ...
    Yup.

  • Jo 'Mama' Besser

    Frigging Hulu.

  • lowercase_ryan

    No, that's dedication to batshit.

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