Gwyneth Paltrow Hates Vanity Fair for Trying to Expose a Possible Affair

Five months ago, Page Six reported that Gwyneth Paltrow was feuding with Vanity Fair over an article they were writing about her. She even sent out an email to all her famous friends asking them not to talk to the magazine suggesting they boycott them instead. “Vanity Fair is threatening to put me on the cover of their magazine. If you are asked for quotes or comments, please decline. Also, I recommend you all never do this magazine again.”

Looks like Vanity Fair doesn’t subscribe to the notion that if you’re famous, you get to dictate what the media writes about you because they’re going ahead with the article.

According to reports, the piece focuses on Paltrow’s relationship with “handsome” Miami billionaire Jeff Soffer. Soffer owns the Fontainebleau Hotel and recently married Elle Macpherson. VF writer Vanessa Grigoriadis has been asking Miami society sources whether Gwyneth had an affair with Jeff back in 2008 when he reopened the Fontainebleau. Claims one source, “He flew her in for the party and she stayed at his house.” Gasp! She slept over? Well that seals it. She totally f*cked him.

Page Six notes Hollywood hasn’t been too happy with Vanity Fair after pieces about the role of Scientology in Tom Cruise’s life and problems plaguing the shooting of Brad Pitt’s World War Z (which turned out to be a really decent movie).

Editor-in-chief Graydon Carter told London’s Times that Paltrow forced his hand after that email went public. “Some famous people believe that they live in a cone of celebrity that protects them,” he said. “But it doesn’t really exist anymore in LA unless they stay in.”

This almost makes me respect Vanity Fair somewhat. Everybody has a right to privacy but when you’re famous, don’t expect someone to not try and poke holes in your carefully constructed public persona you show people for the purpose of furthering your brand.

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