Gwyneth Paltrow’s Food Stamp Challenge Was Bullshit? Why I Never

Last week, Gwyneth Paltrow tweeted that she’d be accepting Mario Batali’s NYC Food Bank Challenge and would only be living on $29 worth of food for a week. Which lasted not even 24 hours because the very next day she was spotted having brunch at Tavern in LA (above), and last night she went to an $80/plate promotional dinner at Animal. E! News reports:

Shortly after revealing that she was going to rely on only $29 to feed her for seven days – because that’s how much those on food stamps get per week – E! News learns that Paltrow attended a pricey dinner at famous Los Angeles restaurant Animal with rumored beau Brad Falchuk last night.
A source tells us Paltrow was there for the Austin Midnight Dinner, a promotional event for pal Jon Favreau’s film Chef. “It was a prefixed menu, and the tickets were $80,” the insider tells E! News. “Some of the items on the menu was various types of barbeque, potato salad and beans.”

In Gwyneth Paltrow’s defense, she did blow a huge chunk on her money on limes, and how was she supposed to know you can’t live on that for an entire week? It’s called a juice cleanse, peasants. So she treated herself to a fancy brunch and a delicious celebrity dinner just like poor people do in real life after they’ve made a terrible financial mistake. She’s practically living in their shoes, but not their actual clothes, so please don’t tell the Sommelier Guild. They’re very strict on scurvy and footwear under $800. She’d be ruined.

Gwyneth dining with Jon Favreau. Oh, the life of a pauper!

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