With her newsletter GOOP, Gwyneth Paltrow has managed to turn her career from actress to something resembling more of an entrepreneur/life advice coach. Like Oprah! Unlike Oprah, however Gwyneth Paltrow’s products and tips usually only apply to “moms like herself” (aka Hollywood dynasty, socialites, or women who are married to the guy from Coldplay).
But Ms. Paltrow is often at war with her own image: She loves food so much that she’s written two cookbooks and posts disgusting photos of gluten/egg/dairy free meals all over her site, but at the same time she promotes cleanses to the point of putting out her own colon cleanse. (Except that one month in January, where the cleanse was to take a cleanse from cleansing.)
So far, however, Ms. Paltrow’s shtick has been successful, in the sense that yes, she’s a ridiculous person, but we always assumed her fanatic obsession with a zen work/life balance (yes, one can be fanatic about that) meant that she was at least a healthy person.