Vindicated in Utah

The lastest court case to catch everyone’s attention was completely on my radar this week. Watching Gwyneth show up to court for days at a time was thrilling-her court style most of all.

Only knowing a tiny bit about this case before, it didn’t take long to see the man who was suing her was not as believable as she was. After the first day, so much of the media covered this story, all the Gwyneth haters ready to go. It didn’t take that long for people to jump on her side. The big question…why not settle for the $300,000 when she clearly could do so very easily? She believed she was right and did not want to settle. Hard not to imagine the cross examination from the Doctor’s attorney being parodied on SNL this weekend…it was painful to watch. She pretty much fan-girled her way through the questions but GP was resolute that her version of events was the way it went down.

Gwyneth modeled some very pretty clothes from her G. Label designs as well as some Caddis glasses that she represents and is an investor in their company. One pair caused outrage right from the start that they resembled Jeffrey Dahmer’s glasses…She switched to these after that.

In the end…after 8 days of back and forth with experts, ski knowledge and killer fashion, the jury came back with a victory for Gwyneth. She left the courtroom and graciously stopped to whisper “I wish you well” to Dr. Terry Sanderson. he replied “Thank you Dear”…then Gwyneth left the building triumphant. I am kind of sad it is over.

So many products on favorite is her bright blue Smythson diary. She just talked about this on Instagram for a “what’s in my purse” segment. She said she loved that it is not lined and she can write however she wants to in it. It came in handy to shield her face in court from the cameras and videos aimed right for her. All in all, this was my favorite celebrity court case of late…worth every minute! xx KP

Juicy Scoop

It seems these days that everyone is hooked on one podcast or another. I really can only attach myself to a small number of them. My number one is the Goop Podcast. To be completely honest, I really only listen to the ones Gwyneth leads, which is 20% of them. Her Chief Content Officer moderates the others and I fast forward to the last few minutes where Gwyneth does an “ask me anything” part and reads a question someone has written in and then thoughtfully answers it. I realize this is sort of cheating, but I am trying to be real here. The questions are all over the board so if you like GP, they are fascinating….

My number two is Juicy Scoop. This hilarious podcast is all about comedian Heather McDonald (of Chelsea Lately fame) and her thoughts on pop culture, all things Bravo and other gossipy tidbits. She has lots of interviews and a regular cast of characters that join here, mainly her co-stars from her Chelsea days. She has a small habit of mispronouncing names and you just have to get past that and enjoy her enthusiasm for getting out the scoop. She also does amazing impressions-mainly of the Housewives and Jennifer Anniston. She is hilarious. A few months ago, my friends and I went to a stand-up show in Delray Beach and got to meet her. It was amazing.

She was super nice and chatted with our whole group. We were dying that she kept using the picture below to advertise her shows..that’s us in the bottom right corner-I am the only brunette with all my blonde friends.

The best part of listening to Heather is that she has back-end Hollywood knowledge after working for so many years, she offers a lot of insight to the gossip of the day. This is all on Juicy Scoop, which is free. If you want more in-depth info from Heather, she is also on Patreon, which is a fee-based subscription service and those posts come out on Fridays. She keeps the really juicy stuff for the paying customers. (I pay $5/month so I am in the “single scoop” level)

The other podcast I listen to is NPR’s How I Built This. This one is so interesting and it was recommended by a bunch of people. The first one I listened to was the Kate Spade one which they played after her untimely death. This has become a favorite.

I am open to other podcasts..let me know what I am missing!