You know, a star on the Hollywood “Walk of Fame” used to MEAN something, but now anyone can get one, I guess. (Also just kidding, it never used to mean anything.) From the HollywoodReporter:

Joined by Country Strong co-star Tim McGraw, director Shana Feste, and Faith Hill, Gwyneth Paltrow received the 2,427th star on the Walk of Fame on Monday in Hollywood.

In Country Strong, Paltrow plays down-on-her-luck country singer Kelly Canter, while McGraw plays her husband/manager.
During the ceremony, McGraw told the crowd that Paltrow “sings beautifully” and that she “Inspires goodness and that’s the best kind of friend to have.”

After being asked about how she would celebrate if Country Strong was nominated for a Golden Globe, Paltrow joked, “With a joint, hanging out with my girlfriends, I don’t know, I don’t expect anything from that.”

“With a joint, hanging out with my girlfriends. Is that what normal people do? I want to sound fun and normal. Do I? Oh, please tell me I sound fun and normal! Yup, me and my girlfriends are just going to put a joint on fire and we’re going to smoke it all up hahahahhahah. I don’t know, I don’t expect anything from that, and what would be the point? I live in a castle. By the way if you EVER need suggestions for a mid-century coat rack, call my assistant and have her guide you through the process of signing up for the lifestyle newsletter that my ghostwriter writes. We’ve actually got a whole issue on mid-century coat racks coming up.”

I liked this better when it was Hugh Jackman getting his handprints in front of Grauman’s Chinese theater on the eve of Wolverine Origins Strong. At least he just peed himself and kept his mouth shut.

A close up of Gwyneth’s star after the jump:


Comments (73)
  1. Turns out, it IS possible to hate her even more.

  2. “Alright, we’ve done David Hasselhoff, Clint Howard, Kermit the Frog, who’s next on the Walk of Fame list? Gwyneth Paltow? God. Really? Can’t we do… Kim Cardashian or someone? She does more, right?”

  3. Why would a successful Oscar-winning actress not have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?

  4. If it helps, she IS # 2,427 and you get to step on her.

  5. Stone cold, stepped on, with the personality of concrete. Honestly, a sidewalk is a perfect place to honor Gwyneth.

  6. “Oh you simply MUST have one of these.”

  7. newsflash, gwyneth: only poor people smoke joints because they can’t afford the “killer KB” you can afford.

  8. More like Walk of Shame, amirite?

  9. Well-deserved. No sarcasmo.

  10. This is going to be my last defense of Gwyneth comment – not because my devotion has faltered, but because I am growing tired of my quixotic mission, as I am sure you are all tired of reading it. And its not like me liking her and others not liking her is a big deal at all – I mean, as far as swords to fall on go, that one is pretty lame. And I will be honest, I do not get the January Jones love. So it becomes a tad hypocritical for me to be so adamantly in favor of one ice queen actress while being disdainful towards another one (although in my defense, GP can act, which I have not seen from JJ).

    That said,

    • I didn’t think anyone loved January Jones?

      You’ve watched Mad Men, no?

    • Obviously, I agree. I mean, I don’t mind the posts, because they are generally pretty funny (“PHEW!!!” — Gabe, I’m sure), but I don’t really get the outright hate for GP. I mean, Se7en? Good. Emma? Good. Royal Tennenbaums? Good. And sure, Country Strong is absurd, but then that’s really a problem of the bastardization of country music as a whole and not just her.

      • I’ll give you Royal Tennenbaums, but otherwise was just never a huge fan. Then the whole married to Chris Martin(EWWWW! also don’t get me started on Coldplay), naming my kid Apple. I thought she had lost it. She really hasn’t been in anything in quite a few years that I have had any desire to watch. So…this hatter is gonna hate on her. Sorry :(

        • i think i hate coldplay more than i could ever hate GP. i mean, when that song yellow came out, i thought, “hey, good song” but it all went downhill from there.

          they had another good single, but i realized the reason i liked it is because it is the exact same riff from the only kraftwerk song that i like.

          in my mind they are interchangeable with U2 who i also hate.

      • Well said, Teach. I’m willing to bet that this applies to most people here. I honestly can’t name more than 2 movies she’s ever been in. But it’s fun to pretend!

      • Yeah, its more that the GP hate seems to be EVERYWHERE. And I know she does not care, but I do not like that she is attacked over and over from all angles of the internet with no defenders. And at long last I too lay down my sword.

        What I am saying, is that I should never be a knight. “What do you mean I have to fight a dragon? Nuts to this, I’m going to the library” – Sir Lilbobbytables.

      • It is very simple: GOOP.

      • *The floor would like to recognize the Hon. Frank Lloyd Wrong representing the opposition.*

        Has Gwyneth Paltrow been in a bunch of good movies, of course. (Although, she wasn’t the best part of Se7en, nor the best part of Tenenbaums, nor the best part of Iron Man.) (oh, and for every good movie she is in there’s a Shallow Hal or a The Pallbearer or *snarf* “Dixie Normous” in whatever Austin Powers sequel.)

        My problem with her is her actual persona. She’s all artifice Hollywood entitlement personified. A woman who can in one breath say “The British are much more intelligent and civilised than the Americans.” (2006) but when it’s time to sell her movie, fuck yeah she’s just a regular ‘merican like me “With a joint, hanging out with my girlfriends, I don’t know, I don’t expect anything from that.”(2010). Then, she’ll pen an Goop article about why titanium bidets are better than the environment than the platinum one she’s been using for years.

        In summation, Paltrow is awful.

        • Fair enough. I guess I just don’t care that much about actors’ personal lives. Like, Tom Cruise is clearly coo-coo bananas, but I will still go and watch the shit out of one of his movies. And, sure, it’s nice when actors are good people, but how often does that even happen? Tom Hanks? Known for his hobo nachos among his close friends, I’m sure.

          I guess what I’m saying is that if we are attacking celebrities for being obnoxious, or awful even, Paltrow is going to be pretty far down the list for me.

    • I will happily admit that Gwyneth Paltrow has acted in some things that I genuinely love. She is not terrible at her job.

      However, I will continue to criticize her for what I perceive to be a lack of insight and a sort of tone-deafness. I think this is something that a lot of celebrities probably suffer from. Money and fame are insulating and crazy-making things. But Paltrow broadcasts her disconnection from the real world so publicly (e.g. GOOP) that it’s hard not to find these forced, “having a joint with my mates” sort of comments to be even more barf-worthy.

    • Maybe Videogum’s Gwyneth bashing is overdone a little, but it’s all done frivolously, which is more than I can say about other websites.

      Out of hatred for myself, this morning I read a fair number of comments about Miley Cyrus’ recent bongtastic adventures on Perez’s online thought journal. The fact that she is paid any attention is confounding, but these people were breaking out in e-fights and having i-arguments about the girl. I got a massive headache attempting to understand why anyone would take her actions so seriously, since she’s not exactly a world leader or a prolific writer.

  11. “Gwyneth Paltrow is…a perfectly functional actor.”
    -Gabe Delahaye


  12. Thinking Gwyneth Paltrow is a talented actress and thinking Gabe’s posts about her are funny are NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE! GET OVER IT!

  13. My arch nemesis wins again! DAMN HER!

    • You need to save the text from that comment in which you tell your story….you will need to repost it from time to time. It’s gonna be like the ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ of this comments section, back when they used to play it all day long during the Christmas days, I am old.

  14. I bet she discussed what kinds of imported Italian marble work best for Hollywood Stars over dinner with Jake Gyllenhal and Taylor Swift.

  15. Lets be honest, she is the actress we deserve, not the actress we need…


  17. Anyone else see this in NY Mag?

    “Hating Gwyneth became a sport we could all enjoy: Her videos are parodied on Funny or Die, and Videogum regularly catalogues her doings alongside a photo of the actress superimposed with the words ‘I am the worst.’”

    It was like an early Christmas!

  18. In honor of this monumental occasion, I am re-posting the various Gwyneth images I’ve made for this site.

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