Not besties: Gwyneth Paltrow and Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter. The latter has announced that his magazine will indeed go ahead with the story it started on Paltrow ... a story that Us Weekly calls an "epic takedown." Carter told the Times of London: "We have a very good writer and it'll run." This follows the news that Paltrow emailed her friends asking them to stay mum.
What she is said to have written: "Vanity Fair is threatening to put me on the cover of their magazine. If you are asked for quotes or comments, please decline. Also, I recommend you all never do this magazine again." (Radar points out that one friend was unable to comply: Jay-Z will be on the November cover.) That email, says Carter, "sort of forced my hand." Paltrow hasn't always had such an icy relationship with the mag—she's been on its cover five times. See images here.