Gwyneth Paltrow Is Too Pooped to GOOP!
No GOOP newsletter this week – Gwyneth Paltrow is “insanely busy”!
-April Daniels Hussar
What is the world coming to? I opened my GOOP email yesterday only to find this missive from the GOOPiest herself:
Dear lovely readers,
I’m having an insanely busy week in LA, doing Glee and other madness. See you next week.
What? No tales of favorite fishmongers? No links to adorable handmade children’s clothing that can only be bought in charming little Parisian shops? No time management tips from millionaires with nannies?
Oh Gwynnie – you know I’m just joshing you. You know I love ya. And, even if it does give me occasion to perfect my patented eye roll now and then I actually really like the GOOP newsletter, which I generally find to be refreshing and thoughtful. Gwyneth gets so much flack for her weekly missives, but newsflash, haters – no one’s forcing you to subscribe.
I can even get behind this week’s non-newsletter. Gwyneth’s keeping it real. Because you know what? Now matter how rich and famous you are, sometimes being a working mom is just TOO MUCH and one of the billions of balls you’re juggling gets dropped. I can relate, Gwynnie. Why just last week, after I returned to couture gown and priceless jewels I wore to sing at the Oscars, and had my assistant run my Glee lines with me so I could make sure not to waste precious time looking down when I could be gazing at Matthew Morrison, and then called Madonna up for one of our girly chats, why, I found I didn’t have time left at all to … to …
Oh wait – haha. That’s Gwynnie’s life, not mine!
Anyway. The balls I’m juggling are nowhere near as glam as Gwyn’s balls (um, that didn’t quite come out the way I meant it), but I know what it’s like to just not be able to do it all. Sometimes you just have to admit defeat, bow out, say no. Acknowledge that you can’t jet to LA to sing songs on TV work 40 hours a week AND work on your ridiculously killer body do all the laundry AND send an email newsletter to your adoring fans get that freaking Girl Scout cookie form in on time.
Just don’t leave me hanging next week, GOOPy.
April Daniels Hussar is BettyConfidential’s Executive Editor.