Nothing says fame like a celebrity feud between an actress and the editor-in-chief of a pop culture, fashion, and current affairs magazine. And obviously such a feud can only end one way – with a bit of Christmas cheer.
The feud being discussed here is between actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Vanity Fair boss Graydon Carter. The feud was over an upcoming profile on Paltrow to be featured in the magazine.
Paltrow tried blocking the piece that Carter had reportedly assigned Hollywood writer Vanessa Grigoriadis to write. She even e-mailed her friends saying, “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.”
At the time, Carter still had plans to run the article in Vanity Fair. “We started a story on her. We have a very good writer, and it’ll run,” said Carter in October.
But it seems the two have worked out their problems. An insider told US Weekly, “Gwyneth and Graydon spoke on the phone a few weeks ago. They worked out some of their differences.”
If Vanity Fair chooses to run an article on the actress it will be less damning than originally planned. Said the “insider”, “There may be a story, but it won’t be as bad as it originally was going to be.”
Many people thought the original article would include information about the alleged infidelity within Paltrow’s marriage, which she has denied. A source said, “The story was never going to be as bad as tabloids were guessing. That whole angle about the alleged affairs was something that was made up by Page Six and was never something that anyone at Vanity Fair believed was legitimate and was never going to be in a story they were working on.”
There is one person who is not happy that the piece will no longer run in Vanity Fair.
I thought today couldn't get any sadder and then I heard that the Gwyneth Paltrow hatchet piece in Vanity Fair isn't happening after all.
— Andi Zeisler (@andizeisler) December 23, 2013