Oh shit, something’s going down over at GOOP headquarters, y’all. Our Lady of $500 Sweaters is in a bit of a pickle, as the company’s CEO, Seb Bishop, quit abruptly last week, arousing suspicion that something’s not kosher in Gwyneth Paltrow‘s overpriced, whitewashed wonderland.
From the New York Post:
Our source said: “Seb was ready to move his wife, Heidi, and their children from London, and had even been looking at properties in Los Angeles, but then he abruptly quit.” The source added, “There is speculation that he and Paltrow disagreed on the direction of Goop, partly that she used the Web site as a vehicle for her personal life, and the ‘conscious uncoupling’ announcement.”
Paltrow rep Stephen Huvane confirmed Bishop is leaving Goop, but denied he abruptly quit in a disagreement with Paltrow.
He told us, “It’s not completely true. Seb is still with Goop, but has decided not to relocate his family to Los Angeles. He will be transitioning out over time until a replacement is named.”
However, someone at US Weekly is sorta calling bullshit on that story.
“A week and a half ago, he abruptly resigned from GOOP,” the insider tells Us. “It’s really suspicious — I think something weird is going on with GOOP.”
Something weird is always going on with GOOP. Isn’t that sort of the premise upon which it’s based. It’s weird that someone thinks your spring wardrobe should cost $25,000. It’s weird that someone advocates dish towels – PIECES OF CLOTH YOU WILL LITERALLY DRY YOUR HANDS AND DISHES ON – should cost hundreds of dollars, and that that’s a sound investment. It’s weird that you would announce the end of your PERSONAL relationship in your BUSINESS newsletter. I mean, what? I don’t know anything about this Seb guy, but he seems pretty smart to get out while he could.