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Gwyneth Paltrow’s online yard sale crashed GOOP

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Gwyneth Paltrow is so rich and has so many pretty things – far too many to actually use. So what’s a girl to do? Throw an online yard sale over at GOOP where you can hawk all your old shit (and stuff from celeb buddies Kate Hudson, Beyoncé and Nicole Richie, to name a few) and then donate the proceeds to charity?

“Last year, we did a big story on closet organization, and in the process, sold a handful of pieces on behalf of three charities. It was such a success that we decided to do it again, and enlisted some friends-of-Goop, who have particularly outstanding personal style, to help this year.”

“100 percent of the profits benefit DonorsChoose, a charity where public school teachers can ask directly for help fulfilling specific classroom needs.”

I mean, look – the layman is not going to be able to afford any of this shit. Most stuff is sold out by now, but the prices of the items range into the THOUSANDS of dollars. However, I do think this is a great idea, and any money going to charity for any reason is a good thing, so no shade here.  I just hope this money doesn’t secretly go towards paying off GOOP debts!

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Gwyneth Paltrow won’t stop bragging about her divorce

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Look, I know the source is somewhat wonky on this one, but is it really so hard to believe that Gwyneth Paltrow is being insufferable about her perfectly orchestrated divorce announcement? She and Chris Martin announced their “conscious uncoupling” last month, and apparently Goopy hasn’t shut up about it since because she thinks she did so brilliantly with it.

From Radar Online:

’Conscious uncoupling’ has become a joke among Gwyneth’s friend,” a source close to the 41-year-old Country Strong star told Radar.

 

“All she’s doing is bragging about how peaceful her divorce is and how she and Chris planned it so perfectly that it is hardly disrupting their lives.”

“Gwyneth has always thought she had the most perfect life and even though she’s getting a divorce and both of them are getting bad press she doesn’t care,” the source told Radar.

“She has become insufferable saying how happy she is with the way everything is evolving,” the source told Radar.

“It’s so ridiculous to listen to her talk as if nothing bad is going on at all for her.  But Gwyneth has always had a protected privileged life and this is no different.”

LOL, yeah, this actually sounds 100% legit. Now, I wonder how she’ll gracefully get out of that GOOP financial trouble

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Gwyneth Paltrow and GOOP are in big financial trouble

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Last week, Gwyneth Paltrow‘s friend and GOOP CEO Seb Bishop up and quit out of nowhere. It all seemed kind of suspicious, and while people were trying to say it was because he didn’t like that she announced her divorce from a company perspective, it seems like things might be a tad more serious, since GOOP seems to be in over $1 million worth of debt.

From Radar Online:

For two years running, they racked up serious losses totaling more than $300,000 — thanks in part to an interest-free loan Paltrow took from the company coffers!

According to the most recent corporate documentation filed with the Companies House in the U.K., in 2011, GOOP “incurred a loss of $255,312 (£152,060) and had a net liabilities of $259,969 (£154,834).” And in 2012, they reported “a loss of $39,823 (£23,718) and … net liabilities of $298,512 (£177,788).”

It’s not that GOOP wasn’t making money. In fact, in 2012, they raked in more than $1.5 million (£908,378), thanks in part to $463,486 (£276,040) in product sales, as well as an impressive (£222,243) from Groupon promotions and $373,159 (£535,002) in commissions. All told, the company made $1,893,065 (£1,127,456).

But that same year, GOOP spent $98,150 (£58,456) on Goop.com, $79,961 (£47,623) on the notorious GOOP newsletter, $189,590 (£112,918) on product costs, and a whopping $1,564,995 (£932,096) in administrative expenses,” adding up to the grand profit total of a loss of $39,823 (£23,718).

Chief among those “administrative expenses” were Paltrow and CEO Sebastian Bishop’s “renumeration,” or salaries, for which the company allotted $587,653.25 (£350,000), a sizable increase from the previous year’s figure of $172,585 (£102,788), despite the company’s losses.

The documents also show that in 2012, both Paltrow and Bishop were the recipient of interest-free “loans to directors,” with Paltrow’s listed at a balance of $49,025 (£29,200), of which none was paid back, and Bishop’s at $83,617 (£49,800).

Other expenses in 2012 included $456,007 (£271,584) in other wages, $34,507 (£20,551) on travel, nearly $4,000 (£2,118) on “Entertaining,” and nearly $5,000 (£2,951) on “Staff Entertainment.”

Sooooo… basically they were sorta cooking their own books, or at the very least ignoring the dire financial situation to make sure they got paid even if the company was sinking. There are a lot more numbers that are worth taking a look at (if you care about this sort of thing), but it looks like GOOP may soon be taking a bow unless she can sell a whole lot of $500 sweaters soon.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP CEO quit… and it looks suspicious

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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.

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What kind of parties does Gwyneth Paltrow throw?

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Gwyneth Paltrow recently celebrated her son Moses’ 8th birthday, and despite haven’t recently “consciously uncoupled” from husband Chris Martin, she was certainly in the festive spirit and wasn’t going to let that affect Moses’ special day. And yeah, I think it probably goes without saying that it’s pretty sweet to be the kid of a rich parents.

From US Weekly:

“Everything took place in the backyard,” the insider tells Us, adding that the set-up of the driveway included blue ombre-faded balloons spelling out the letters “M-O-S-E-S” beside the number “8.” The guest list included 20 of Moses’ friends and a few of 9-year-old Apple’s pals, too.

“Colorful tables were set up everywhere,” the eyewitness recalls, “and hula hoops and balls for the kids to play with.” Along with the toys, the backyard featured a giant inflatable bounce house in the style of a pirate ship. But that’s not all! A magician was also on-site to entertain the kids.

For lunch, the kids and adults enjoyed delightful treats catered by food trucks, including gourmet hotdog vendor Dogtown Dogs and L.A.’s beloved “chow truck” India Jones. Specialties included hot dogs topped with Fritos and Indian street food like samosas, curry and Indian tacos, the source says.

The party ended at around 4 p.m. in the afternoon. Some of the guests were spotted leaving in airbrushed T-shirts, designed at the party, which included each kid’s name and a design of his or her choice.

Okay, first of all, what 8-year-old has 20 friends? Honestly? That seems insane to me and I’m going to go ahead and assume most of those kids were just the kids of fellow celebrities. On a side note, the blow up house seems awesome and I bet the food was superb. I mean, damn, can’t I get an invite?

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Did Chris Martin Cheat On Gwyneth Paltrow?

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Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow are splitting up, or “consiously uncoupling“. Do latest rumors of Chris cheating on Gwyneth with an SNL assistant have anything to do with it?

From Busines Standard:

Chris Martin reportedly had an affair with a ‘Saturday Night Live’ assistant while he was married to Gwyneth Paltrow, it has been revealed.

According to the staff of NBC, the 37-year-old Coldplay rocker, who appeared on the show in 2011, was spotted openly flirting with a backstage woman at a post show after-party, the New York Post reported.

The article goes on to say that Martin has also denied having an affair with actress Kate Bosworth.

AND rumors abound that Gwyneth was cheating too.

What a mess.

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Gwyneth Paltrow is terrified that her divorce will ruin her pristine reputation

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin released the bougiest divorce announcement in history last week, and ol’ Goop has been working hard to keep it classy throughout this ordeal. Turns out, there’s a reason for that: she’s terrified that her reputation will be tarnished if things get ugly.

From TMZ:

Sources close to the former couple tell TMZ … this is NOT a separation. They are definitely getting divorced. But both are concerned about serious PR damage if the divorce turns ugly, and they don’t want to open the door to media reports about them straying from the marriage as well as other issues.

The concern … even if the case doesn’t go to trial … any allegation put down in legal docs could end up getting leaked … and both Gwyneth and Chris agree … that’s the worst case scenario for both of them.

We’re told the divorce will be relatively quick and there are no apparent conflicts.  They will not fight over money and they won’t fight over custody.

Well, that’s nice. To be honest, I don’t think an ugly divorce benefits anyone – especially not the kids. While Gwyn’s motivation might be self-preservation of her “brand”, I think keeping things cordial is best for everyone, eh?

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