Goop cruise cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop at Sea cruise is the latest venture to be cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.It was announced in January that the Hollywood star’s lifestyle brand Goop had partnered with Celebrity Cruises and was taking to the open water…

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop at Sea cruise is the latest venture to be cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

It was announced in January that the Hollywood star’s lifestyle brand Goop had partnered with Celebrity Cruises and was taking to the open waters, with guests able to enjoy various classes and activities during the luxury boat ride.

The maiden voyage was scheduled to set sail from Barcelona on 26 August, taking in destinations in France, the Mediterranean and the Italian Riviera, before returning on 6 September. Gwyneth was also due to be on board.

However, owing to the coronavirus pandemic, plans are now on hold.

“Given ongoing global public health circumstances, Celebrity Cruises has decided to extend the suspension of most sailings through Sept. 15, 2020,” the company said in a statement. “We are working with our guests and travel partners to address this disruption to their vacations and are genuinely sorry for their inconvenience.

“In light of ongoing global health concerns and travel restrictions, we have decided to reschedule the Goop at Sea sailing experience. We are working on new dates next year for the event and look forward to welcoming everyone aboard in 2021.”

Numerous cruise ships were at the centre of the Covid-19 crisis earlier this year, prompting a global freeze on the lucrative cruising industry. Many companies recently announced they would be extending the suspension until mid-September.

Goop are offering all booked guests a 125 per cent future cruise credit valid until the end of 2021, or a full refund.

Fans of the wellness brand, known for its quirky and often derided health notions, were charged $750 (£603) for the Goop element of the vacation, as well as the price of the cruise itself. Tickets were only made available to those who had booked suites.

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Gwyneth Paltrow launching follow-up to controversial Goop candle

Gwyneth Paltrow is gearing up to release a follow-up to her controversial This Smells Like My Vagina candle.The actress/entrepreneur launched the product on her Goop website earlier this year, and soon after, the candle was completely sold-out – with c…

Gwyneth Paltrow is gearing up to release a follow-up to her controversial This Smells Like My Vagina candle.

The actress/entrepreneur launched the product on her Goop website earlier this year, and soon after, the candle was completely sold-out – with curious customers having to sign up to a waiting list to get their hands on one.

And following the huge amount of interest in the product, Gwyneth announced during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night that she will soon be unveiling a new addition to the range called This Smells Like My Orgasm.

“You’re always kind of in the news, one way or another, and the one thing I saw that was a big thing, was that you had a candle. The name of the candle, it was sold out…,” said Jimmy, before The Avengers star continued: “This Smells Like My Vagina… It’s pretty funny. The idea was sort of like a punk rock, feminist, kind of like… and we have a new one, which actually might be more for you to give to your wife.”

Gwyneth then held up the new candle to the camera with the full label on display.

The This Smells Like My Orgasm candle is currently available to pre-order on the Goop website and is expected to begin shipping on 25 June. It is priced at $75 (£59).

Developed by perfumer Douglas Little, the candle is described as featuring notes of “tart grapefruit, neroli, and ripe cassis berries blended with gunpowder tea and Turkish rose absolutes for a scent that’s sexy, surprising, and wildly addictive”.

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Gwyneth Paltrow keeping fit during lockdown with online classes

Gwyneth Paltrow is taking online fitness classes to help her keep in shape during the coronavirus lockdown. The Iron Man actress has always been dedicated to wellness and keeping fit, so she made sure she didn’t let her commitment to exercise slip dur…

Gwyneth Paltrow is taking online fitness classes to help her keep in shape during the coronavirus lockdown.

The Iron Man actress has always been dedicated to wellness and keeping fit, so she made sure she didn’t let her commitment to exercise slip during the self-isolation period.

“I try to do exercises every day for my back and neck because of all the Zoom calls I’m on,” she told Shape magazine, before sharing that she goes for strolls with husband Brad Falchuk too: “My husband, Brad, and I take a walk at least three or four times a week.”

Paltrow has also been participating in her longtime trainer Tracy Anderson’s virtual workout classes, as well as a range of other fitness sessions.

“I’ve been doing a lot of online classes: Tracy Anderson, the Class by Taryn Toomey, Bulldog Yoga, CorePower Yoga,” the star shared.

Elsewhere in the chat, Paltrow discussed how she has grown to appreciate the downtime, as she feels calmer and is able to spend more quality time with her family.

“Now I feel different, letting my body go to sleep and wake up in its natural rhythm, having my kids around all the time, eating meals together, and having meaningful conversations,” the mother-of-two said. “We linger at the table; our dinners are an hour and a half long. My heart feels fuller, and my mind feels calmer in that respect.

“I had not realised how much the normal pace of life was overburdening our bodies, our minds, and our nervous systems. As we have been forced into the confines of our own homes, that has brought up a lot of emotional distress for some, and for others, it has been very peaceful. In my case, I have experienced both.”

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Nina Dobrev takes up meditation during lockdown

Nina Dobrev has credited meditation with keeping her level-headed during the coronavirus lockdown.The Vampire Diaries star opened up about her approach to wellbeing while in lockdown at her home in Los Angeles amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and cr…

Nina Dobrev has credited meditation with keeping her level-headed during the coronavirus lockdown.

The Vampire Diaries star opened up about her approach to wellbeing while in lockdown at her home in Los Angeles amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and credited meditation with saving her sanity.

“I’ve always wanted to get into meditation, but never had time for it. If I’m being honest, I never made time for it,” she told Vogue.com, and joked that she was “allergic” to the spiritual concept.

“Now, I have nothing but time, and no excuses. During quarantine, I started doing a quick 15-minute meditation every morning, first thing when I wake up. It’s changed everything, and has really helped set the tone for my day,” Nina explained. “It has been instrumental in keeping me level-headed in moments of anxiety and distress during this extremely uncertain time. It’s been a game-changer for my mental wellbeing. I get it now, and I’m happy drinking the meditation Kool-Aid.”

The 31-year-old also confessed she’s been sleeping “more than ever” while self-isolating and the added rest has been hugely beneficial to her skin.

“In interviews, I would always say that my number one beauty tip was rest. But I didn’t always practice what I preached,” she shared. “Well, over the past two months I can proudly say I finally listened to my own advice. And my skin has never been clearer.”

In addition to sleep, Nina has been indulging in daily sheet masks to keep her complexion glowing, and is relying on products from Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand Goop.

“I’ve been doing sheet masks almost every day. Loops makes super-moisturising masks that bring that red-carpet-envy glow. Goop makes a glycolic face wipe I’ve been applying once weekly, and I’ve been using serums like Vintner’s Daughter. My face has started to feel like a baby’s bottom,” Nina joked.

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Gwyneth Paltrow finally accepted herself when she got grey hair

Gwyneth Paltrow finally accepted herself when her hair began to turn grey.The Oscar-winning actress has opened up about her approach to ageing in Hollywood and beauty standards for women, and revealed that she’s comfortable with her appearance now she’…

Gwyneth Paltrow finally accepted herself when her hair began to turn grey.

The Oscar-winning actress has opened up about her approach to ageing in Hollywood and beauty standards for women, and revealed that she’s comfortable with her appearance now she’s in her 40s.

“The more you know yourself and accept yourself, the more you accept who you are and what you look like wholeheartedly,” she told People magazine of the valuable lessons she’s learnt over the years.

“I always think there’s sort of an irony that when you really accept yourself – physically – is when you have grey hair,” Gwyneth shared. “I do think there’s a truth to that.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the founder of lifestyle brand Goop said her GOOPGLOW beauty line is perfect for those who want to create a natural glow while staying at home during the Covid-19 lockdown.

“You can use them if you wear make-up and your make-up will look even better, but the GOOPGLOW line is really fantastic for people who want to get their skin to a place where they look naturally glowy and dewy and don’t have to wear makeup,” the Avengers: Endgame star said of the line, which she launched back in February.

The GOOPGLOW collection includes an overnight glycolic acid glow peel, a microderm exfoliator, body luminiser, and a powder supplement.

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Gwyneth Paltrow: ‘I’ve never been a make-up person’

Gwyneth Paltrow has never really been a fan of wearing make-up.The Oscar-winning actress appears in People magazine’s 2020 The Beautiful Issue, and in the accompanying interview, confessed she’s always been “a little bit of a tomboy”.”I’ve never been a…

Gwyneth Paltrow has never really been a fan of wearing make-up.

The Oscar-winning actress appears in People magazine’s 2020 The Beautiful Issue, and in the accompanying interview, confessed she’s always been “a little bit of a tomboy”.

“I’ve never been a make-up person really. I always love not wearing make-up. For me, make-up has always meant that I’m going to work,” she told the publication.

“I went to an all-girls school and we didn’t wear make-up. We weren’t dressing up for anyone,” the 47-year-old continued. “All through junior high and high school, make-up never became part of my routine. And I think part of that is because I was always a little bit of a tomboy. I like the feeling of having clean skin.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the Avengers: Endgame star revealed that she’s overjoyed beauty standards have changed since she was younger, especially now she’s mother to 15-year-old daughter Apple, whom she shares with ex-husband Chris Martin.

“When I was in my formative years, we were told that beauty was basically a Barbie doll; by the time my daughter was in her formative years, that had changed tremendously,” Gwyneth explained. “And I’ve always thought that’s real progression. When I think about me being a kid in the early ’80s and what I was shown as examples is much different than what she was shown.

“As we continue to become more inclusive around our ideas of what is aspirational beauty, we all win.”

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Salma Hayek used to do her friends’ make-up as a teenager

Salma Hayek used her friends as “clients” when mastering her make-up skills as a teenager.The actress appears barefaced in a photoshoot for People magazine’s 2020 Beautiful Issue, with the publication also featuring Rita Wilson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Sa…

Salma Hayek used her friends as “clients” when mastering her make-up skills as a teenager.

The actress appears barefaced in a photoshoot for People magazine’s 2020 Beautiful Issue, with the publication also featuring Rita Wilson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Sarah Paulson.

Opening up about her lifelong love of cosmetics, Salma explained that even in her early teenage years, she used to sneak behind her parents’ backs and experiment with products.

“I started wearing make-up at 14 but tried to pretend that I wasn’t wearing it because I was not allowed,” the Frida star recalled. “I would clean the brush of the mascara and very lightly pass it over my lashes, I would put some sheer lipsticks on and then dab it off and rub it on my cheeks. Always making sure there was no glitter in it.

“I actually started putting make-up on others when I was 13. I had a lot of ‘clients’… I have to say, I was quite good.”

However, Salma admitted that, over the years, she’s laid off the products a little – and it’s helped her to love herself for who she really is.

“When I look at pictures of me in my 30 or in my 40s, I see myself more beautiful than I saw myself at the time,” the 53-year-old mused. “I used to criticise myself so much. Now when I look in the mirror and there are things that I don’t see, I think about how much I’m going to like me in 10 years.”

Now, Salma enjoys the “sense of just being present without needing to impress anyone”.

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Rita Wilson poses barefaced for magazine photoshoot

Rita Wilson has posed barefaced for People magazine’s 2020 The Beautiful Issue.Alongside all-natural images of herself with glowing, cosmetics-free skin, the actress/singer spoke to the publication about how she has embraced a simpler beauty regime sin…

Rita Wilson has posed barefaced for People magazine’s 2020 The Beautiful Issue.

Alongside all-natural images of herself with glowing, cosmetics-free skin, the actress/singer spoke to the publication about how she has embraced a simpler beauty regime since recovering from the coronavirus.

Back in March, Wilson suffered from a severe case of Covid-19 while travelling in Australia with her husband Tom Hanks, with the couple forced to quarantine for two weeks before returning home to Los Angeles.

“I love going to bed at night and not having to do a whole routine of taking off eye make-up with a remover and scrub,” she mused. “It’s a little bit easier just getting into bed… I wash my face and I put on whatever moisturiser is near me.”

The Mamma Mia! producer went on to note that she didn’t wear much make-up growing up as her mother didn’t tend to.

“I got really used to her face without make-up. And I think that there’s something beautiful about that,” the 63-year-old reflected. “Really if nobody wore make-up then we’d all be in the same world.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Wilson said the coronavirus crisis had opened her eyes to new perspectives: “The things that we have associated before with beauty, which are sometimes the superficial things, those will always be there. But I think there’s something about seeing the beauty in the everyday occurrences that you may not have paid attention to before.”

Salma Hayek, Sarah Paulson, and Gwyneth Paltrow also appear make-up-free in People magazine’s The Beautiful Issue.

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Gwyneth Paltrow shares Goop’s indulgent Mother’s Day gift guide

Gwyneth Paltrow and her Goop team have compiled a Mother’s Day gift guide worth a jaw-dropping $85,000 (£68,300).The comprehensive list was released ahead of the special date, celebrated on 10 May in the U.S., and also features exclusive items with pr…

Gwyneth Paltrow and her Goop team have compiled a Mother’s Day gift guide worth a jaw-dropping $85,000 (£68,300).

The comprehensive list was released ahead of the special date, celebrated on 10 May in the U.S., and also features exclusive items with price tags that have left some fans reeling.

“Giving always feels good, but right now, sending someone a present, large or small, feels particularly so,” the lifestyle brand’s website reads, referring to the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown. “Whether you’re with the mom in question 24/7 or you’re really missing seeing her, these are the presents – and the great organisations to donate to in her name – we’re betting are going to delight, distract, and indulge her.”

The most expensive item on the 37-piece list is a stunning diamond-encrusted white gold $30,800 (£24,700) Cartier watch, with a blue alligator leather strap.

Other luxury products include an infrared sauna, with prices starting at $3,599 (£2,889), an Aerin backgammon set for $2,750 (£2,207), and a baby pink vintage Chanel bag with a price tag of $5,200 (£4,174).

And among the unusual recommendations is a distant energy healing session with therapist Caitlin Marino, an astrological chart reading from Heidi Rose, a Vesper vibrator necklace by Crave, and a 450-piece jigsaw puzzle by Jiggy which features drawings of women’s breasts.

However, it’s not just expensive items that make the list, as Gwyneth has also included some affordable items from her very own Goop Beauty range, such as the G. Tox 5 Salt Detox Body Scrub, $40 (£32), the Rose Quartz Soothing Face Massage Roller, $45 (£36), as well as her Goop Wellness dietary supplement variety pack for $30 (£24).

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Gwyneth Paltrow auctioning off 2000 Oscars dress for coronavirus relief

Gwyneth Paltrow is giving fans the opportunity to own the Calvin Klein dress she wore to the 2000 Oscars in an effort to raise money for coronavirus relief.The Avengers: Endgame actress revealed that she’ll be auctioning off the silver dress she wore t…

Gwyneth Paltrow is giving fans the opportunity to own the Calvin Klein dress she wore to the 2000 Oscars in an effort to raise money for coronavirus relief.

The Avengers: Endgame actress revealed that she’ll be auctioning off the silver dress she wore to the 72nd Academy Awards ceremony in 2000 to benefit the All-In Challenge, which provides food to those in need in the U.S. during the global pandemic.

“There are so many millions of people in this country who are deeply affected by the Covid crisis. We are going to be in for a period of difficulty. We all really need to band together,” the 47-year-old said in a clip on Instagram.

Gwyneth wore the dress to the Academy Awards 20 years ago and paired it with matching silver sandals and a tassel necklace.

“It was a hand-beaded Calvin Klein dress. I wore it to the Oscars the year after I won. It’s very end-of-the-’90s, which is back in style now, so I thought it would be a good one to donate,” she said of the gown.

Though she said the dress has “sentimental value”, the star wasn’t always a big fan of the outfit, and in 2013, she included it in a blog post dedicated to some of her worst fashion moments for her lifestyle website Goop.

The opening bid was set at $2,500 (£1,999) and the current bid is set at $6,250 (£5,015), with 11 days still to go.

The All-In organisation is offering up celebrity items or experiences to raise funds for nonprofits such as Meals on Wheels, No Kid Hungry, and America’s Food Fund, which benefits the World Central Kitchen and Feeding America.

Kevin Hart, Will Ferrell, Meek Mill, and Justin Bieber are also among those offering experiences for the cause, while Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro have made headlines by offering one lucky fan the chance to join them on the set of their next Martin Scorsese movie, Killers of the Flower Moon.

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