Gwyneth Paltrow isn't happy about an upcoming Vanity Fair cover story about her, according to Us Weekly.
Despite Paltrow's efforts to sabotage the article, the magazine is moving forward with what many expect to be an "epic takedown piece" on the Oscar-winning actress, the website reported.
"We started a story on her," editor-in-chief Graydon Carter told the Times of London on Sunday. "We have a very good writer and it'll run."
Carter's confirmation comes a little more than a month after the New York Times reported the 41-year-old actress was feuding with the 100-year-old publication, claiming Paltrow sent emails to her celebrity friends, asking them not to speak to the magazine if contacted about her.
"Vanity Fair is threatening to put me on the cover of their magazine," Paltrow reportedly wrote in May, said a source who saw the email. "If you are asked for quotes or comments, please decline. Also, I recommend you all never do this magazine again."
You got it, Gwyneth. I am through being on the cover of Vanity Fair. From now on, it's Playgirl or nothing for me.
The Times speculated Paltrow and other stars don't appreciate Vanity Fair's criticism of Hollywood. Recent articles include a piece about the role of Scientology in Tom Cruise's love life, and a report about behind-the-scenes problems with Brad Pitt's "World War Z."
Carter told the Times it was just business. "We wouldn't be doing our job if there wasn't a little bit of tension between Vanity Fair and its subjects," he said. "In any given week, I can expect to hear from a disgruntled subject in Hollywood, Washington, or on Wall Street. That's the nature of the beast."
That's right. Honey Boo Boo once threatened to punch me in the face.
He also told the Times of London he felt more compelled to run the Paltrow piece after her alleged email went public. "Well, she sort of forced my hand," he said. "Some famous people believe that they live in a cone of celebrity that protects them. But it doesn't really exist anymore in L.A. unless they stay in."