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Behind the GOOP: Gwyneth Paltrow Pities the Critics

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Why do people keep making fun of Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle newsletter GOOP? Maybe it's because of the cognitive dissonance that comes from Margo Tenenbaum dispensing advice on healthy detox. Then again, maybe the haters are all just addicted to, um, bad energy. In a USA Today interview, the actress addressed her critics:

I think part of the problem is people get a hit of energy when they are negative about something, and it is a very detrimental way for them to get that hit of energy. They do not understand why they do not have a happy life. That kind of stuff is just noise to me. I just feel sorry for them.
The name GOOP, by the way, comes from Paltrow's initials. "It's a nickname," she says. Do her friends call her that? Endearing!
· GOOP: It's a portal into Gwyneth Paltrow's life [USA Today]
· Our extensive GOOP archives [Racked]