Friday, October 28, 2011

Pull(ing) a Gwyneth

Submitted by imwithkanye. (Over the years, actress Gwyneth Paltrow has become a polarizing figure in the entertainment world. Doing a Google search of “pull a Gwyneth” it was not only shocking to see how many entries popped up, but also the varying definitions of the phrase. It could mean ‘switching careers, most notably from film to music’ or it could mean ‘to become successful in your craft and then disappear’ or it can even signify one’s deliberations on naming their child. While this may not be the typical unnecessary journalism phrase, based on the evidence below, it’s a trend that’s been happening for years.)

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"If Joseph Gordon-Levitt ever wanted to pull a Gwyneth Paltrow and explore his musical side through his film work, consider the groundwork laid.”

LA Times: Joseph Gordon-Levitt channels Axl Rose for Jimmy Fallon 


"The first lady’s pulling a Gwyneth Paltrow and publishing a cookbook.”

Yahoo.com Michelle Obama: celebrity chef? First lady’s cookbook to share homegrown recipe

Given my high-strung nature and tendency to jump on bandwagons, I think one of these per year is enough for me, unless I want to pull a Gwyneth and go macrobiotic and maybe live in a yurt in Alaska and make my own cheese, which actually doesn’t sound so bad, but I digress…)”

Super Cool Food Blog:  New Amsterdam Market

Pajiba.com: 5 Lead Actors that Should Pull a Gwyneth

"But don’t pull a Gwyneth and get judgmental about her lifestyle choices: Paltrow is not a boozer, she was method acting.”

Stardish: Gwyneth Paltrow got drunk on Bloody Marys for her Country Strong role. 

You’re pulling a Gwyneth Paltrow, hurrying to line up new work post-pregnancy”

Philadelphia Weekly: Horoscope The Cosmic Butt Kick