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Bethenny Frankel: Gwyneth Paltrow is Unwatchable

Bethenny Frankel: Gwyneth Paltrow is Unwatchable

Gwyneth Paltrow keeps cool in a pair of denim cut-offs (with pockets showing!) on Tuesday, August 11, in The Hamptons, NY.

The 36-year-old actress has been posting videos of herself cooking on her website but Bethenny Frankel finds it pretty unappetizing.

“The idea of Gwyneth being the next Julia Child is unthinkable and probably unwatchable,” says the 38-year-old Real Housewives of NY star. “I once watched her show [Spain...on the Road Again] with chef Mario Batali. It was like watching delicious paint dry.”

Adds Bethenny, “I’m just not feeling her as the next Rachael Ray, who’s fun and goofy and a wing-it kind of girl. Wasn’t Gwyneth macrobiotic, then vegan, then into juice fasting? You need to be willing to dive in and taste it all and not always be on some cleansing fad diet… Who can afford holistic doctors, meals at Babbo, cupping sessions and healers? If I buy my food at Costco and get my hair done for 30 bucks, what’s the average viewer able to afford?”

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  • caroline

    oh please im sure gwyneth is DEVASTATED that that ugly skeletal whore insulted her . . .
    she probably doesnt even know who the bitch is!!!
    (and to add insult to injury, she sure as hell probably knows and is friends with kelly)
    ahahahahaha hilarious!!!

  • david

    at least gwyneth doesnt look like some deranged reanimated corpse!!

  • canthelpit

    No one likes Paltrow. She’s a pretentious dog. I wouldn’t take cooking tips off her at any time, she knows nothing.

  • Marieme

    She basically covered it all. Exactly how I feel. Gwyneth is really obsessed with money imo – or perhaps the lack of it. I know she wants to build an empire otherwise she’d just disappear between films.

  • Celebritywatcher

    Frankel should sit her patootie down. We have rich and poor and everything in between on this planet. Food does not have to be from costco for it to taste good and appeal to the masses (whoever they are).


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  • elle

    she’s 100% right

  • ma74

    That kind of Gwyneth-hatred/criticism should’s getting boring.

  • amy

    I like Gwyn. I like alot of her recipes and the advice she shares and I enjoy goop. As for this Bethenny, haven’t you heard, if you have nothing nice to say, it’s better not to say anything… It just reflects poorly on the person saying it.

  • Beans

    Bethenny your so petty! Who cares what you think! Being Holistic does not require millions! It’s actually pretty cheap. You were on the real housewives and not even married. Passing judgement on personality? Really? Have you watched yourself

  • Dan

    Frankel is right. Paltrow is boring to watch and it’s not like she has a reputation for being Miss Nice herself.

    Paltrow’s never had any problem weighing in on other actresses careers including Reese Witherspoon’s and Halle Berry’s. She certainly wasn’t shy about indicating she didn’t like Berry’s performance in Cat Woman.

    She’s just using her celebrity to try to parlay herself into a cooking career because she’s pushing 40 and the script choices have dried up. At least Frankel’s been working in her field for years and actually went to a culinary school.

  • nicole

    Bethenny is my favorite NY housewife. She’s honest (perhaps to a fault), and she doesn’t apologize for her opinions. And she WAS asked for her opinion here. I agree that Gwyneth has endorsed too many different diets. Its hard to put faith in her words when she turned her back on macrobiotic/vegan nutrition (after HIGHLY endorsing it) and now waxes poetic about chicken and cheese. Not everyone likes Bethenny, but she is wicked smart and quick. I wish both women success. To each, her own.

  • GABY

    Is she parked in a HANDICAPPED parking space?!?!?! That is soooooo SELFISH ! ! ! !

  • Eva

    She’s right! Paltrow has zero on-screen charisma and projected the same look and emotion in every role I have ever seen her play. As a TV cook, she is bland and boring. No entertainment value at all!

  • Cherry

    G. Paltrow is the guru of anorexic!! She must be bored in his life for out all the crap. She remains in her home with his false modesty. she’s a two-faced bitch.

  • jane

    While I don’t think Gwyneth necessarily deserved the attack– it’s true. Most of us aren’t watching food shows for the recipes. We just like watching it. But if we WERE going to follow the recipes, we’d want it to be something practical and good. Not overly healthy and expensive. What is so great about a “chef” that basically starves herself? No thank you. To each his own but nobody in their right minds would take cooking advice from someone that was on a macrobiotic diet!

  • jenny

    Gwyneth is super cute and a lady! Bethanny is trashy she can eat a carrot and choke on it!

  • meray

    @david: Lol, she does look weird but Gwyn doesn’t look so good either. Nice from the waist down, but pretty butch in the face these days.

    My friend met Bethenny at an event and said she was very funny and sweet and that her muffins were delicious. At least she’s a trained chef.

  • mickey

    They’re both unwatchable.

  • bulimic bethenny

    Bethenny does have bulimia. She’s addicted to laxatives. Her Naturally This book is all lies, it’s not how she stays thin. It’s the laxatives! Gwyneth is famous because she’s an actress. I actually thought her cooking video was cute.

  • Sarah

    Bethenny only became known to the general public once she was on that TV show. She is just another fame craving attention whore. As far as her book goes, it’s basically a how to guide for anorexia. She eats fewer than 1000 calories a day, and on top of that, there have been many blind items about her purging those calories. People need to lay off Gwyneth, if you don’t like GOOP, don’t subscribe to it. Personally, I find it interesting, and I enjoy reading her recipes. Then again, i’m interested in many of the things she posts about. She can come off as pretentious, but it’s not like Bethenny doesn’t as well.

  • Jenny

    BF looks like a trannie and her snide quips are tired. She is neither newsworthy nor attractive. She wishes she were in GP’s league but she’s just a z list celeb/media whore. Go away.

  • half blood

    Bethenny looks like a she-male. Paltrow looks like a tranny.
    Both of their snide quips are tired and both are rumored to have eating issues — Frankel with her rumored laxative use and Paltrow with her detoxes and fasting despite claiming she exercises two hours a day so she can eat whatever she wants.

    But at least Bethenny has some culinary cred unlike Gwyneth. She could show Gwyneth how to cook. They should team up together for a show.



  • Erin

    I can’t believe BF is only 38. Wow.

  • speedmonkey

    ohh the irony.

  • Superboy

    Who is Bethenny Frankel anyway? GOOP is about sharing things with people. Simple as that. What can I say, GOOP is honest and sincere at least.

  • Wicked

    @Superboy: She’s a celebrity chef who also appears on The Real Housewives of New York. I think they’re about evenly matched on the sincere and honest factor. GOOP is simply a marketing ploy to sell overpriced gym memberships and celebrity cookbooks.

  • nicole

    There’s nothing wrong with a macrobiotic diet. I had respect for Gwyneth when she wasn’t involved in the slaughter and torture of animals. She’s into whatever is convenient for her at the moment. She shouldn’t endorse EVERY current lifestyle because she loses credibility.

  • pootietang

    there is no way Bethenny spends only $30 on her haircut.

  • westindya

    Um, Bethenny, do you ever wonder why it is you don’t keep quiet when you have nothing nice to say? You are a grown woman. Grow up and mind your own business. Seriously.

  • Short fuse

    Bethenny Frankel = Rhoda Morganstern…

  • Short fuse

    Gwyneth Paltrow = D.yke Jan Brady

  • andrea

    Looking forward to GP’s comeback!!!!

    I love and admire GP, and I did love Bethenny on Housewives and defended her in “my world” against Kelly. But after this snide remark she isn’t my fav. Jill Zarin is forever my fav.

    Not the most flattering photo of Bethenny, but perfect for the snooty comment she made about GP.

    Bethenny did try to retract her snide remark about GP but that doesn’t seem to be getting a whole lotta of media attention, HUH?

  • So True

    Neither looks good here. From the back, GP looks like a man.

    What is there to retract? Everything she said is true and GP has made snider remarks herself.

    lol@Rhoda and Jan comparisons. So True.

  • good gref

    Gwyneth ROCKS and Beth is is just using her to get some press. People that hate hate Ms. Paltrow are simply jealous of her excellence!

  • Charli

    @just sayin’:
    and yet I find her to be someone that can’t really talk. she’s not attractive in the least herself and her nasty tone is very unappealing. she needs to just shut up and do her thing and not play ‘lets be the nasty beeyotch and talk smack about other folks”

  • Lizz

    I don’t find Bethenny’s comments nasty…at least not compared to some of the stuff Gwyneth’s said in her interviews Bethenny’s being critical, yes, but she has made some valid points, especially in light of the current U.S. economy. If Paltrow can talk smack and make ignorant generalizations about Americans, then I don’t see why Frankel, who actually works as a chef, can’t offer her viewpoint on Gwyneth’s tv show and hosting skills. Agree with the person who said she’s honest to a fault, but I don’t think she’s deliberately malicious. Saucy, yes, but she does seem to be the type of person that if you bring it to her attention, she’ll apologize if she realizes she’s hurt your feelings.
    Btw, I’ve seen photos of her with Gwyneth’s brother, Jake, at events, so I doubt she has a dislike of Gwyneth.

  • Mea

    I never cared for BF before, but she’s my new hero! GP is dullsville, and her GOOP is smug, boring, and contrived. The fact that she does these absurd juice fasts and was macrobiotic in the past only proves that she knows nothing about either food or health. She needs to STFU.

  • emmy jay

    It is free press for both of them. Probably made an agreement during an event in the Hamptons this summer.

    Now if Bethany could just start weighing in on Yawn and Khate, we’d all be really entertained.

    These folks do take our minds off of the important things in life, now don’t they?

  • b

    Who in the world is Bethenny Frankel anyway? If you think Gwyneth is “unwatchable”, then don’t WATCH her. Well, don’t even talk about her. You’re using her fame to get people attention! That’s really cheap.

    At least, make yourself presentable before making this kind of comment!!! You look fugly, Bethenny Frankel. FUGLY!

  • Special K

    I find neither of these two ladies attractive. If Frankel is FUG so is Paltrow who usually looks like a man in drag. Paltrow is in better shape though but she’s also taller and spends three hours a day working out. She should be fit but she’s proof a good body doesn’t always come with a pretty face. I suspect Frankel is older than her stated age of 38 and more likely 45.
    I do agree with Frankel, Paltrow is no Julia Childs or Rachel Ray. I can’t picture her hosting any show right now. She’s very dull and lacks the requisite charisma.
    This is probably the most press both have received in weeks so I give them both props in that respect. Well-played, ladies!

  • stephanie

    I completely agree. The last thing i want is some rich overprivilage person telling me how to eat. I’m a mother who works and goes to school and I certainly cant afford to be on a cleanser, work out for two hours everyday, and pay ridiculouse amounts of money to have someone shove a tube up my butt and clean me out. Gwen is dillusional, mediocore actress who needs to shut it. And she looks as attractive as a piece of boiled chicken

  • Dors

    i think gwyneth is gorgeous and classy, though that outfit doesnt really represent how she dresses. shes not claiming to be this or that, she s just sharing some good recipes on her website – which is great – whats wrong with that?

  • Vartan

    This woman is rather plain without makeup and not classy — that’s why she makes ignorant generalizations about entire countries. Aside from Iron Man, she does not appear to be receiving many acting offers so she has to do something else to stay in the spotlight. Her cooking skills I’m not so sure of but I do agree, she was pretty dull in that chicken video. Abby Elliot of SNL does a wicked good spoof of Paltrow’s Goop. That girl should have her own show.

  • suppress your appetite

    I love her

  • killakaty

    Bethenny is right

  • Goosey

    Wow, the two have so much in common – they both have square jaws.