Vanity Fair reports on the conflicting opinions about Gwyneth Paltrow.
In the space of eight days, Oscar winner, self-appointed lifestyle guru, and Beyoncé-song consultant Gwyneth Paltrow has catapulted herself from Star magazine’s Most Hated Celebrity (More Hated Than Chris Brown Edition) to People’s Most Beautiful Woman in the World. Granted the two categories are not mutually exclusive—a celebrity can be considered physically beautiful at the same time as she’s perceived to be a spiritual landfill by spiritually questionable Star readers—but still, progress! (In our defense, we argued that it was reprehensible to give Paltrow the former title last week.) Making the victory even sweeter is the fact that Paltrow succeeds her friend Beyoncé as this year’s title-holder.