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Gwyneth Paltrow Says Comparison To Fellow Lifestyle Guru Wannabes Blake Lively & Reese Witherspoon Is “Sexist”

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It’s totally one of my fav things EVER when Gwyneth Paltrow tries to play the oppressed martyr. Poor rich me, with my $400 hand towels and my $300 a week eating plan! No one knows my pain! It’s really brilliant to witness. Her latest foray into bitching about just how done wrong she is came during an interview with TIME Magazine, in which she was asked her thoughts on the sites launched by fellow lifestyle gurus like Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Alba and Blake Lively. Now, this is a pretty natural question to ask, given that Goopy here was the first one to start the whole ‘rich white actress telling people how to live their lives’ trend years back. But what does Gwyneth think? MISOGYNY!

There are several sites started by successful actresses. Do you look at these sites?

This is a very interesting question, because I wonder if George Clooney would be asked about Puff Daddy’s ancillary liquor line. I’m fascinated how the media in particular are so confounded by entrepreneurial women doing something outside of their box. Jessica [Alba], especially, who’s a friend of mine—our businesses could not be more different. There’s not a lifestyle piece to her business. The fundamentals of our sites are very different. Reese launched—our businesses have similarities, but hers has retail. People are grasping at straws to tie us together and I get it, because it makes a good story, but I’m slightly offended by this sort of generalization that happens with myself and Jessica and Reese and Blake. Yes, there are similarities. But there aren’t stories in TIME written saying, “Wow, look at Arnold Schwarzenegger, who did x, y, and z!”

This isn’t an original observation, though, that there are various actresses whose sites launched within a short span of time.

I wrestle with it. I feel there’s something slightly misogynistic about it. This is a common theme. I think Reese and Jessica and I—I don’t know Blake Lively, and I don’t know if Jessica and Reese know each other—I’m friends with both of them and I speak to both of them and I want to do everything I can to support their businesses. I’m not articulating it well, because I haven’t completely worked out what it is, but I feel very proud when Jessica was on the cover of Forbes. I think that’s amazing. You can quantitatively say, “Look what she’s done, she’s been able to conceive of a business and scale it to that size, in that amount of time.” But we have such different businesses.

I mean, the bullshit here is off the charts. While I agree that Jessica’s business isn’t really anything like Goop, both Preserve and Draper James are basically carbon copies with their own regional schtick added on. It’s natural to make the comparison, given that they’re all from very privileged backgrounds, peddling “artisan” shite that no one needs. That’s not sexism, that’s just having two eyes and a working brain.

Get over yourself, Gwyneth.

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Blake Lively Wants To Go To Harvard Business School

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Blake Lively juggles many roles in her day-to-day life. She’s an actress, an artisan entrepreneur (LOL), and a new mom/full time breastfeeder. But she’s not ready to rest on her laurels. No, Blake is setting her sights even higher: she wants to attend Harvard Business School… you know, when she actually gets some time.

From Stylist UK:

As a woman in business do you think there’s a similar lack of representation?There are a lot of women in business, but they don’t get enough opportunities. If you look at the facts, women spend the most on e-commerce sites, yet less than 30% of the companies that venture capitalists fund are female-driven, even though female-run companies are the most successful. Women connect with other women. So why are we are not looking at the numbers?

Would you say you are naturally business-brained? I love it but I think it’s more innate for me; it’s not something I went to college for. My mum is someone who faced a lot of obstacles but never took no for an answer and she showed me the only person who can limit you is yourself. Business is also about generosity. Entrepreneurs helping each other out. People starting their own companies who could be competitors are actually saying to me, “This is a mistake I made and this is how you can do it better. Meet my technology officer who can teach you how to build your technology platform.” You realise there is room for everyone, as long as you work hard enough.

Finally, what else is left to achieve? I have a dream to go to Harvard Business School and one of these days I will do that… in my spare time!

Can’t hate on a woman who wants to educate herself. I mean, I feel like there’s some kind of douchey subtext here, but if there is, I’m choosing to ignore it and give her a pat on the back.

Look, guys – I have a confession to make. I know Blake Lively is totally obnoxious and kinda not worth taking seriously, but I can’t help but like her in a lot of ways, particularly because they asked her who her favourite chef is and she said Nigella Lawson and Heston Blumenthal, which are two of mine :( :( :( What does this all mean?

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Blake Lively’s Full Time Job Is Breastfeeding

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Blake Lively gave birth to a daughter named James with husband Ryan Reynolds late last year, and she’s been enjoying the motherhood experience ever since. Her full time job used to be acting, and she’d spend her days on film and TV sets without a care in the world. She’s got a different line of work now: breastfeeding.

From Allure:

For Lively, breast-feeding has been “a full-time job,” she says. “I’m, like, driving down the road, pumping.” At the time of our interview, Lively and Reynolds hadn’t revealed their daughter’s name. (Reynolds later confirmed that her name is James.) “It’s her life,” Lively told us. “She should have her privacy until she chooses not to have her privacy, just as I got to choose and my husband got to choose.”

Oh man, these actresses love to talk about pumping milk out of their boobs like they’re the first women to ever do it, don’t they? Granted, this is an interview and no doubt she was asked about it and it’s a pretty universal thing for women who choose and/or are able to do it, but the post-childbirth haze of interviews are always a bit of a downer.

On a more enjoyable, gossip-y note, Blake admitted she felt like being on Gossip Girl was “compromising” of her personal morals:

“People loved it, but it always felt a little personally compromising — you want to be putting a better message out there,” she shares. “I would not be proud to be the person who gave someone the cocaine that made them overdose and then shot someone and slept with someone else’s boyfriend.”

Whatever, girl. You still cashed them checks and we wouldn’t know your name without it, so bye.

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Blake Lively Speaks!: ‘I want to enjoy this moment”

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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds welcomed their first child together, a baby girl named Violet, just before the new year. But so far, we haven’t heard anything from Blake herself. How’s it being a mom? Are you “over the moon” with your new baby, as most celeb parents always say they are? Well, yeah, she is… but she’s also feeling quite contemplative about the experience… and mainly thinking about having a whole brood of kids.

Blake Lively says she has “always felt like a mama” – and now that she actually is one, the role feels natural.

“I don’t feel like it’s a massive change,” she tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week’s cover story.

“I do want to just enjoy this moment,” she says. “But I also feel like my first child is going to be the oldest sibling to the next kid, and that may change with each and every year.

“I’m looking forward to how one baby influences the other, and to my family as a whole, to every single chapter.”

Well that… means nothing. I mean, I get what she’s going for – she wants a shit ton of kids and wonders if they’re gonna be messed up and follow patterns of being oldest children, middle children, yada yada. The way she’s expressing it, though… I mean, she was almost better off saying nothing at all.

But uh… yay, babies?

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Blake Lively named her daughter…

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Blake Livelygave birth to her first child with husband Ryan Reynolds late last month, and there’s one question on no one’s everyone’s mind: WHAT DID SHE NAME THE BABY, FOR GOD’S SAKE?!

It’d be helpful to know that Blake had a daughter, so we’re only looking for girls’ names, here. Many thought it would be something outlandish, totally unique and over-the-top. It’s not at all – instead, she ganked it from Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck. That’s right, Blake’s daughter’s name is Violet.

The news wasn’t announced by the parents themselves or anything. Unfortunately it was a nurse at Westchester hospital, who accidentally leaked the info via Twitter… and then realized she was likely in big trouble for doing so:

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Oh dear.

I do think the name Violet is cute, though. Not too out there, sorta classic. I’m actually pretty impressed. We dodged a bullet there, Blake!

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Blake Lively gave birth and we’re only just finding out about it

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Goop Jr., otherwise known as Blake Lively, only announced that she was pregnant with her first child with husband Ryan Reynolds back in October. For this reason, it probably comes as a slight shock that she’s already given birth – in fact, she did so just before the New Year, and we’re only just finding out about it.

It was Page Six that got the “exclusive” details, which just amounted to the fact that Blake gave birth at home in Bedford, NY and that the baby was a bit early, but everyone is healthy and just fine. We don’t know if it’s a boy or girl, what the child’s name is or anything else. I mean, we don’t particularly care, but we wouldn’t know even if we wanted to.

In all seriousness, congrats to them and glad everything’s okay.

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Blake Lively And Martha Stewart Are Friends


Martha Stewart was rumored to have been throwing shade at Blake Lively for trying to “be like her”, but the two appear to be friends, even motorcycle buddies. Or at least, husband Ryan Reynolds and Ms. Stewart are motorcycle buddies. Ms. Lively made an appearance at Ms. Stewart’s Third Annual American Made Summit and discussed how BFF-y they are, saying, (via PEOPLE):

When we met Martha, she was like, ‘I’ll ride motorcycles with you, Ryan.’ That’s the only woman that can creep up on my man and I would be okay with it.

Well that’s just super. I’m sorry, but I am so over Ms. Blake Antebellum America Lively. And so over her website. I much prefer the version where Martha Stewart is throwing shade all over Blake Lively, because, let’s be real, that is way more entertaining than hearing Lively joke about Martha Stewart taking her man and playing nice. Stewart even introduced Lively as her “friend and neighbor.” I hope that’s just for appearance’s sake and she really is annoyed with Blake Lively and her blog, like most of us. Maybe I’m just too grumpy though.

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