Gwyneth Paltrow: An American and Loving It!

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Before you pull a Nicole Richie and start flipping off Gwyneth Paltrow, consider how her recent remarks about America may have been misconstrued.

After all, they were spoken in broken Spanish.

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The actress told People magazine she is "deeply upset" over stories claiming she insulted her native country in any way.

"First of all I feel so lucky to be American. When you look at the rest of the world, we're so lucky, and that's something my dad always instilled in me," Paltrow said. "I feel so proud to be American."

The patriotic problems began after the friend of Jay-Z was quoted as telling the Portuguese newspaper Diario De Noticias:

"The British are much more intelligent and civilized than the Americans."

"I felt so upset to be completely misconstrued and I never, ever would have said that," said the 34-year-old Academy Award winner. "I definitely did not say that I think the British are more intelligent and civilized than Americans. I am a New York girl, that's how I always think of myself and see myself."

Paltrow lives part-time in London with her British husband, Coldplay singer Chris Martin, and their two children, Apple, 2, and Moses, 7 months. The quote confusion can be attributed to her less-than-fluent grasp of a language, something Jessica Simpson can relate to.

"This is what I said. I said that Europe is a much older culture and there's a difference. I always say in America, people live to work and in Europe, people work to live. There are positives in both."

Meanwhile, if you wish to see how The Hollywood Gossip looks in broken Spanish, click here.

At least we're trying, right?


It is extremely unbecoming for an American living abroad to spew venom about their homeland on foreign soil. Her denial that she made the comments further cements her viewpoint that Americans are "stupid."- She thinks were dumb enough to believe her half-assed spin. As the other poster said- she's been talking trash about America for a long time. Also, she speaks fluent Spanish- so please don't blame it on a lack of language. She's been vacationing in Spain every year of her life- and even owns property there.
She would actually have a little more respect if she just stuck to her remarks and didn't deny making them.
In any event, I sincerely doubt Gwyneth Paltrow will be an in demand movie actress in the USA ever again- despite being a yenta.


It is not very likely that Gwyneth Paltrow's remarks have been "misconstrued,"- as she has a long history on the record of making similar anti-American comments. Even if she harbors such venom for America in her heart- that fact that she would say so to the press reveals that she is infact uncivilized and unintelligent- or rather American- according to her definition. The fact is, the American movie going public made Ms. Paltrow rich and famous. Her constant disparaging of America reflects very poorly on her character and breeding. She just put the final nail her her career's coffin with those ill-considered comments. Gwynnie- do us all a favour and stay in England...FOREVER. Note to INS: PLEASE revoke her passport!!!


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I've learned more about myself being married than anything else. I hate to say, "We've got it worked out," because you never know what's going to happen, but we laugh, we're good friends, we like to do the same stuff.

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It's hard being married. You go through great times, you go through terrible times. We're the same as any couple.

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