Why Yahoo Wouldn't Hire Gwyneth Paltrow
Marissa Mayer turned off by Paltrow's lack of college degree, exec tells 'NYT'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 22, 2014 10:59 AM CST
Gwyneth Paltrow attends the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' private luncheon and viewing of an exhibition at the Wilshire May Company Building on Oct. 8, 2014, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Tucked away in a New York Times profile of Marissa Mayer from last week is an amusing tidbit about Gwyneth Paltrow picked up by Gawker and the Daily Mail. It seems that cookbook author and lifestyle-advice purveyor Paltrow was under consideration to be hired as a contributing editor for Yahoo Food, but, one executive says, Mayer "balked" at the idea because the CEO "disapproved of the fact that Paltrow did not graduate college." As Gawker notes, Paltrow did attend UC Santa Barbara, but dropped out to pursue stardom.