Chris Martin Hates Gwyneth Paltrow"s Pretentious Dinner Parties
On a recent evening in New York, a group of FFOGs (Famous Friends of Gwyneth) turned out for a dinner party to celebrate the actress, singer and blogger”s debut cookbook, “My Father”s Daughter.” New Yorker scribe Lizzie Widdicombe was there to rub shoulders with guests like Jay-Z, Cameron Diaz, Alex Rodriguez and the Seinfelds and to document exactly how Gwyneth is not just like us.
It is first worth noting that Paltrow”s husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, was not nearly as psyched as the other guests to sample his wife”s duck ragout. According to the New Yorker write-up, Martin arrived cranky and a publicist warned, “he doesn”t want to talk.”
It”s a little odd when your hubby doesn”t want to talk at a party promoting your project, no
Thankfully for Gwyneth, everybody else wanted to talk.
Jessica Seinfeld reminded the crowd how lucky they were to be invited.
“You are all so lucky to be part of Gwyneth”s world,” Seinfeld said to the guests. “Because this is the real deal. And she”s invited all of you good people in here. I would never do that.”
Christy Turlington revealed that Gwyneth is a whiz when it comes to killing lobsters.
“It”s not the boiling-in-the-pot-and-screaming lobster thing. It”s a different, faster approach. I could never do it,” Turlington said about how Paltrow prepares them for the boil. “You stick a knife through the head,” said Turlington, who seemed suddenly troubled. “Oh! That”s awful to say.”
Michael Stipe was happy to rib Gwyneth for a cooking faux pas. “Once, a duck she was cooking caught fire, and she threw it in the pool.”
Still, amidst all the laughter, we picture Martin stewing the corner, displeased at having to make small talk with Martha Stewart and Mario Batali about canapes again.
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