Gwyneth Paltrow isn't just on the defensive with Vanity Fair, she's going on the offensive — actively asking her A-list friends to boycott the magazine's famous Oscars party, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
As we reported, the war between Paltrow, 41, and the popular magazine -- which is planning to run a bombshell expose on her -- is at an all-time high amid private vows and declaration to destroy the monthly's reputation.
"Gwyneth feels her relationship with the magazine has been destroyed and she's urging pals not just to avoid doing business with the magazine, but to skip the mag's Oscar party as well," a source dished to Radar.
"To be frank, she wants to shut their Oscar party down entirely."
It's not the first time Paltrow has enlisted the help of her famous friends to tarnish the magazine.
As Radar previously reported, a mass email she sent to her pals begging them not to participate in the magazine’s expose was revealed stating: “If you are asked for quotes or comments, please decline. Also, I recommend you all never do this magazine again.”
The fuss started when Vanity Fair's editor-in-chief Graydon Carter expressed his hard-hitting approach to Paltrow when she decided to decline cooperation with the magazine for a cover story featuring her.
"We wouldn’t be doing our job if there wasn’t a little bit of tension between Vanity Fair and its subjects," Carter said.
"In any given week, I can expect to hear from a disgruntled subject in Hollywood, Washington, or on Wall Street. That’s the nature of the beast."
Once known for fawning puff pieces on Hollywood elite, VF has developed a sharper edge in recent months, with critical pieces on Tom Cruise and Scientology, as well as Paltrow's ex, Brad Pitt’s struggles to produce his zombie movie, World War Z.