Chris Martin: Not a Fan of Gwyneth's Dinner Parties?
He appears 'cranky' at the one attended by 'New Yorker' writer
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 21, 2011 10:34 AM CDT
Chris Martin of Coldplay performs at Apple announcement in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

(Newser) – When you think of sentences that Gwyneth Paltrow's friends often say to her, here's one that probably does not come to mind: "I want your chili recipe!" But yes, they do in fact exclaim that all the time, Paltrow revealed at a recent dinner party attended by New Yorker scribe Lizzie Widdicombe. Widdicombe paints an interesting picture of Paltrow as "domestic goddess" at the party celebrating her new cookbook.

Many of those on the guest list, which included Jay-Z, Cameron Diaz, Alex Rodriguez, and the Seinfelds, claim they associate stick-thin Gwyneth with food. Mario Batali insists "she eats like a truck driver." But PopEater points out perhaps the most interesting part of the profile: When hubby Chris Martin arrives at the party, looking "cranky" and, according to his publicist, "he doesn't want to talk." Writes Jo Piazza, "We picture Martin stewing (in) the corner, displeased at having to make small talk with Martha Stewart and Mario Batali about canapes again." Click to read the entire New Yorker piece, which is incredibly entertaining.