No doubt about it: People really despise Gwyneth Paltrow. Those elitist quotes! That ridiculous "richie rich" Goop site! Those pretentious kid names!
The world's most-beautiful woman is, in fact, also the world's most-hated celeb. In so many ways, she personifies everything women fear and loathe in other women: She's blonde, skinny, wealthy and holier-than-thou, and all the hot guys (Ben Affleck! Brad Pitt!) want her. So we're practically chomping at the bit to see her fall from grace, so we can move to the side as she hits the cold, hard ground.
This pathological desire to see the popular cheerleader eat s*it during her Homecoming routine is playing a significant role in our collective desire to unveil Gwynnie as a dirty cheater (and on adorable music nerd Chris Martin, no less!). First, of course, there was the rampant buzz surrounding Vanity Fair's planned story on her supposed infidelity, which was ultimately pulled. Now, new allegations that she cheated on Martin with an entertainment lawyer are being slammed by a rep.
Neither allegation has any evidence to back it up, but still, we can't help but hope she's a dirty cheater. As Graydon Carter said in his explanation of why he decided not to run the hotly anticipated article:
...it was such a far cry from the almost mythical story that people were by now expecting - the 'epic takedown', filled with 'bombshell' revelations - that it was bound to be a disappointment.