The war between Gwyneth Paltrow and Vanity Fair rages on: With the magazine still planning to publish what's said to be an "epic takedown" of the actress, Gwyneth is fighting back, sources tell Radar. "She wants the magazine’s reputation destroyed before they can even publish anything on her," says one insider, who adds that the anti-Gwyneth article could be out in the next two or three weeks. Paltrow reportedly managed to convince George Clooney to back out of a planned appearance on an upcoming VF cover, but couldn't persuade Julia Roberts to do the same.
"[Julia] is ignoring Gwyneth, has no problem with Graydon [Carter, the editor-in-chief], and is happily still committed to appear on the cover of that issue," the source says, adding that the incident "has probably ended any chance of a friendship between" Gwyneth and Julia. Paltrow certainly has seemed to be on the warpath lately: In a cover interview with UK magazine Red last week, she had this to say about her critics, People reports: "The older I get, I realize it doesn't matter what people who don't know you think. ... It's like, if your partner comes to you—or your best friend—and says, 'Listen, I want to talk about something you did that hurt me, or I think you could improve,' sit down and listen to what they have to say. But some friend of so-and-so's—it's like, who gives a s---?" (For more, click for 30 possible Gwyneth scandals VF could be delving into.)