Gwyneth Paltrow Also a Terrible Neighbor: Sources
Well, that's a shocker. No, it's not.
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 2, 2014 10:20 AM CDT
In this picture taken Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, Gwyneth Paltrow poses with her award during the Goldene Kamera (Golden Camera ) media award event in Berlin, Germany.   (AP Photo/ Britta Pedersen,Pool)

(Newser) – Surprising no one, Gwyneth Paltrow's neighbors tell Radar the actress isn't such a great resident to have on your block. "She wasn’t as popular with the street" as soon-to-be-consciously-uncoupled-hubby Chris Martin, whom neighbors found "really nice," say two of their neighbors in Brentwood, Calif.. Others won't even talk on the record out of fear: "I don’t want anything bad to happen to me, so I can’t say anything," explains one. "Last time I did, then it was difficult, so now I don’t want any problems." One particular problem: A 9-foot gate the couple installed to protect their $10 million mansion.

A complaint was filed with the LA Department of Building and Safety, because according to zoning laws, the gate should only be 3.5 feet high. Paltrow and Martin should have had to replace it within 45 days or be fined, but a year after the complaint was filed, it's still up—and now neighbors want the couple prosecuted. All the work Paltrow and Martin have had done on the house since buying it in 2012 is also a source of frustration: "I only got annoyed when the workmen would illegally park in my driveway and they hadn’t even spoken to me about it," says one neighbor, and sources add that neighbors can't approach Paltrow personally about their complaints—they have to go through a middleman "who seems to deal with all their issues to do with their neighbors, the house, and community," says one. (Click for more awful celebrity neighbors.)

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Apr 5, 2014 6:45 AM CDT
so now Paltrow is a bad neighbor? They fear her? Fear? hahahahahahaha!
Holly Bell
Apr 4, 2014 3:53 PM CDT
No she is not a real blonde! Her hair is quite brown! She is in a movie with Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan A texas thing! which shows her natural hair color. I'am a natural blonde! Gold eyebrows lashes etc! I am sick of people picking on blondes, 95% of these idiots are not natural blonds, and my IQ is 160. nowhere near stupid, spacy but not dumb.
Stephanie Breen
Apr 4, 2014 3:11 PM CDT
What is the DEAL with the world these days?? These kind of articles where the primary goal is to put people in a negative light are just EVIL and they're everywhere lately. Stop devouring all this crap people.! All is does to those that ingest it is create the cancer within which is HATE. Practice LOVE today and observe how EVERYTHING changes in you....JCisLUV