Gwyneth Paltrow was deemed ‘unworthy’ by Yahoo according to the NY Times when she was considered for a role as a food blogger at the company.
The Oscar winning actress apparently didn’t have the right credentials and Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer wasn’t keen on the idea that she hadn’t graduated from college.
Despite Paltrow’s enormous recognition in the film industry along with the successful launch of her own lifestyle platform and best-selling cookbook, that track record wasn’t enough to get her even a contributing gig on Yahoo Food.
Celebrity blogging has become a popular occupation for Hollywood stars in the past two years with the likes of Alec Baldwin, Pierce Brosnan and Drew Barrymore writing articles.
A recent notable contribution was George Clooney’s scathing attack on the Daily Mail, penned for USA Today where he publicly criticized the paper for fabricating stories about his wife’s mother.
It is not clear whether Gwyneth Paltrow’s lack of education was the sole reason that she wasn’t Yahoo material but the revelation is surprising given her large fan base and world recognized name.