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Gwyneth Paltrow Asks Friends to Boycott Vanity Fair

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(Gwyneth Paltrow, seen here at Vanity Fair's 2013 Academy Awards Party) By Kaitlynn Smith The New York Times has reported that Gwyneth Paltrow sent an email in May to friends about an upcoming exposé Vanity Fair was going to write about her. The email leaked recently in which Paltrow asks friends to refuse comment and boycott the magazine. “Vanity Fair is threatening to put me on the cover of their magazine,” Paltrow wrote by e-mail, according to someone who had seen the message. “If you are asked for quotes or comments, please decline. Also, I recommend you all never do this magazine again.” Rumors about Paltrow’s unhappiness with the magazine began in June when Page Six reported that she refused to do a cover story for the magazine. She was apparently upset over the magazine’s recent editorial style, focusing cover stories on tougher issues such as the Brad Pitt cover with accompanying article on the production problems Pitt’s movie World War Z had or last October’s story on the role of Scientology in Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise’s divorce. Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter released a comment saying, “We wouldn’t be doing our job if there wasn’t a little bit of tension between Vanity Fair and its subjects. In any given week, I can except to hear from a disgruntled subject in Hollywood, Washington or on Wall Street. That’s the nature of the beast.” Hollywood publicist Leslee Dart whose clients include Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks said this on the subject, “Everyone grovels to Graydon and other writers there and covet invitations to their parties. They’re going to be in for a rude awakening. I don’t think people care the way they used to any more. It’s not important to them to grovel as they once did.”

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