Thursday, February 26, 2009

Defending Gwyneth

Okay, there's been a lot of fuss in the press and on blogs about Gwyneth Paltrow's new "lifestyle" website and newsletter - Most of the press has been very hateful and negative - people are wondering why she's doing this, what is the point? I'll admit that when I first heard about it, I immediately signed up, I wanted to be first in line to get this in my inbox. I lead a very dull life and I wanted to have some good material to make fun of. I mean, what sort of information could this rich, priviledged, tall, blonde, skinny celebrity, that's just a Mom like me - HA! - "bless" us with - this should be hilarious! I waited for a couple of weeks and then one day my first newsletter arrived "signed" by Gwynnie herself! Well, the first one was okay, not much to make fun of, in fact not much of anything. Then the next newsletter comes and the next and the next with the guidelines of "Do" and "Make" and "Go" and they actually had good info and recipes and advice. I was shocked that I actually started to like them. Granted these aren't life altering bits of info, but some are useful and interesting. I started to turn from a hater to a lukewarm welcomer. Now there are a lot of things to dislike about Ms. Paltrow (for me that would mostly be the beautiful, rich, always in Vogue thing) but this website is not of them. Go in with an open mind and take it for what it is - she really doesn't come across as snotty as you would think. Check it out and give the girl a break, at least she's putting something positive out there.

1 comment:

  1. But, but, but ...what if I don't WANT to like her. (Just kidding). Dobbygirl -- I love it! First comment -- mine, all mine.


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