It's no secret that Gwyneth Paltrow has a less that perfect relationship with Vanity Fair magazine and editor in chief Graydon Carter right now.
After rumors that the mag was working on an "epic takedown" article profiling the Oscar winner, Carter released a letter earlier this week claiming they were doing no such thing.
Despite the drama, Vanity Fair tells E! News that Paltrow is invited to their annual Oscar Awards post-party this year. The party will take place Sunday, Mar. 2. While the mag has no info on the status of Paltrow's RSVP, it will be interesting either way if the Country Strong star shows up at the bash or decides to ignore the invite.
Earlier this week, Carter explained that the profile contributing writer Vanessa Grigoriadis was commissioned to work on would focus on exploring the Paltrow's polarizing persona.
"Vanessa turned in her story at the end of the summer. And it was just what had been assigned—a reasoned, reported essay on the hate/love-fest that encircles Gwyneth Paltrow. I thought it perfectly explained the whole phenomenon. But it was such a far cry from the almost mythical story that people were by now expecting—the 'epic takedown,' filled with 'bombshell' revelations—that it was bound to be a disappointment," Carter recalls. "What to do? I decided to sit on it for a time."
He continued, "In October, Gwyneth called me. We talked for about 20 minutes about the story and her reaction, or over-reaction, to it. At one point, she asked my advice as to what to do to get the 'haters' on her side. I suggested putting on 15 pounds. I joked that it works for me. She replied I had put on much more than that. Which I thought was fair and funny. Two months after the phone call, Web sites lit up with news of a truce. We received more mail, much of it now criticizing us for caving."
As for their Oscar bash, Carter said, "There were reports that she was trying to scuttle our annual Oscar party, that she was going to organize a competing dinner. The Paltrow camp subsequently denied both claims."