Now that the Iron Man buzz has settled just a bit, the time has come for us to, once again, declare open season on Gwyneth Paltrow again. Yes, she is still a raving bitch, but GPal has recently reaped the benefits of a great stylist as well as a publicity machine that is so smooth, Tom Cruise would have been wise to take notes.
However, let’s refresh ourselves on a relevant statement from an authentic Brit starlet, Elizabeth Hurley, on an episode of CNN’s “Larry King Live” (October 20, 2000):
You know, I think — I think for a civilian to go out with somebody in the public eye is a pretty awful proposition, to be quite honest.
Now, the rather reliable Popbitch includes an interesting tidbit in this week’s dish:
Remember Elizabeth Hurley’s description of non-famous people as “civilians”? Gwyneth Paltrow’s [description] uses a more amusing version – “pedestrians”.
By definition, “pedestrian,” of course, refers to the uninspired, dull, tedious, tiresome, unexciting, and blatantly unremarkable aspects of what GPal, presumably, believes to be the essence of the proletariat masses. Oddly enough, many of us unwashed types would actually use those words to describe the name-dropping, fake-accented snob who characteristically cannot keep her damn mouth shut about her own superiority complex.
The English actually have a word for such situational incongruity, don’t they? GPal wouldn’t know…