A big buzz last night with people talking that a few years ago this permanent A list mostly movie actress who only now acts in one franchise because she is worried about her side gig hooked up multiple times with this very rich person/wannabe politician.
Howard Schultz’s Appearance on Gwyneth Paltrow’s Podcast Should Tank His Presidential Candidacy
On Sunday, former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced his intent to pursue a run for the presidency as an independent, telling the New York Times that he’ll travel around the nation for three months before making his final decision. As luck would have it, the 65-year-old multibillionaire has just published a new book, which he’ll conveniently be able to promote during his cross-country journey to save the republic.
Schultz made Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop Podcast one of his first stops—a puzzling choice for a would-be candidate who’ll have to win over swaths of the population that don’t belong to the engraved-24-karat-gold-sex-toy-purchasing demographic. In an hourlong conversation at a café (not a Starbucks!), the two moguls talked about the magic of coffee shops, the power of Jewish guilt, and how sad it is that American political discourse has gotten so darn uncivil.
The podcast is full of riveting exchanges between two people who identify as “purpose-driven” business leaders and who are both also insanely rich. To wit, this battle of bons mots:
Schultz: I’m drinking tea, actually, instead of coffee, because I’ve got a cold.
Paltrow: Are you allowed to drink tea?
Schultz: I’m totally allowed to drink tea.
Paltrow: You are? OK. I guess they sell tea at Starbucks.
Schultz: Yes, we do.
And this illuminating repartee on the topic of Schultz’s morning routine:
Paltrow: Do you exercise?
Schultz: I exercise. Doesn’t it look like I exercise?
Paltrow: Yes, you look very strong and fit.
Considering the effort Paltrow expends positioning herself as an up-by-her-bootstraps achiever, listeners might come away thinking she’s the one mounting a presidential campaign. The born-wealthy child of Hollywood A-listers recounts her days living in her “first apartment, trying to make it as an actor,” when she would walk to Starbucks “to save money on gas” and buy her lattes with quarters she found by “digging around in my couch.” She claims she made such wonderful friendships at Starbucks that now, when she’s traveling for work and drinks one of the company’s coffees, she experiences a “very powerful sensory resonant feeling” of being “home.” Nothing like the taste of sameness to evoke memories of ye olde neighborhood corporate outpost. – Source