On The Road Again! Gwyneth Paltrow Blatantly Breaks Handheld Phone Law, Chatting Behind The Wheel In Malibu, While Martha Stewart Fires The Latest Salvo In Their Ongoing Feud
Gwyneth Paltrow might be an asset in front of the camera, but she’s a liability behind the wheel.
The Hollywood A-lister, who has a checkered past when it comes to driving, was snapped in Malibu, Calif. on Saturday talking on a phone as she drove — a blatant violation of a years-long law in the Golden State that prohibits motorists from using handheld devices while driving.
As we previously reported, Paltrow has come under fire for her behavior as a motorist before, including a Sept. 13, 2013 incident in which she recklessly cut off a school bus on a Vespa scooter at her children’s school in Los Angeles; and the school’s subsequent ban on her and estranged husband Chris Martin from using the scooters for pickups and drop-offs.
When the massively-entitled star isn’t chatting her way down PCH at high speeds, she seems to be in a sparring match with Martha Stewart over a battle for who’s top dog in the lifestyle industry, with her growing website, Goop.
In the latest salvo in the war, Stewart lampooned the phrase “conscious uncoupling” — Paltrow’s famously pretentious choice of words for her breakup with husband Chris Martin earlier this year — in her November issue Martha Stewart Living. The jab came in a Thanksgiving recipe feature story called “Consciously Coupled,” regarding food combinations that work well together.
After Stewart in September characterized Paltrow as “a movie star… who’s trying to be Martha Stewart,” Paltrow said she was “psyched that Stewart sees Goop as competition."