Famous Friday with Gwyneth Paltrow!!

Ok, so I was thinking….is-it-friday-yet-funny-quotes-sayings-picturesAs a blogger, you can pretty much make up or say whatever you want to. How do your  readers know if it’s true or not? *arched eyebrow for affect*

So, then I began to think (don’t get scared because of that!!). I thought to myself, I could pretend to interview ANY author and how would you know if I made up the answers myself, or plagiarized another interviewer?Thus, Famous Friday has emerged, like a babe from the womb. I am going to pick a famous author (or celeb) and I will interview them. I will ask them my own questions, but I will take REAL ANSWERS (to who knows what) that they have said in interviews and I will insert it in as their answer to my questions.So ***** This is fun. Not real. Yes, real quotes, but not to the original questions, or maybe they are…? *****That being said, let’s get to today’s interview! I would love  to give you a little insight into Gwyneth Paltrow’s world. You may be surprised to find out that Gwyneth has authored, or co-authored, 15 books!!! You can check them all out on Goodreads.

For now, let’s have a little chat with her and see how she’s gone from actress to author and owner of a massive company called GOOP. (???)


Charity – Gwyneth! Nice to have another mom on here!! Tell me, how’s it going with being a mom and everything else you are doing? Is it hard being a working mom?

Gwyneth – I think it’s different when you have an office job, because it’s routine and, you know, you can do all the stuff in the morning and then you come home in the evening. When you’re shooting a movie, they’re like, ‘We need you to go to Wisconsin for two weeks,’ and then you work 14 hours a day and that part of it is very difficult. I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, but it’s not like being on set.

Charity – Hmm. I don’t know. I think that being a mom is hard work. It is probably best not to compare. It might sound a bit pretentious, don’t you think?

Gwyneth – I am who I am. I can’t pretend to be somebody who makes $25,000 a year.

Charity – Well, I suppose that’s true. So, you have a nanny then? How do you like that?

Gwyneth – She’s French, so she’s teaching them French, and their previous nanny was Spanish, so they’re fluent in Spanish.

Charity – Wow! That’s incredible. They are pretty young. What’s your parenting style?

Gwyneth – Hands on! We all get in the tub together.

Charity – *drops coffee*. I’m sorry. Did you just say that you bath together? I’m sorry, but your kids are 7 and 9 years old, right? … You know what? Never mind.

How do you like living in Europe?

Gwyneth – I love the English way, which is not as capitalistic as it is in America. People don’t talk about work and money; they talk about interesting things at dinner parties. I like living here because I don’t tap into the bad side of American psychology, which is ‘I’m not achieving enough, I’m not making enough, I’m not at the top of the pile.’ It’s just kind of like, I am.

It is so different from the United States. It seemed to have a history, and the buildings are years and years and years old. Here in the United States an old building is about 17 (years old), and over there it’s from 500 B.C., it’s incredible.

I find the English amazing how they got over 7/7. There were no multiple memorials with people sobbing as they would have been in America. There, they are constantly scaring people but at the same time, people think nothing of going to see a therapist.

In Europe, we have great dinner parties at which everyone sits around talking about politics, history, art and literature—all this peppered with really funny jokes. But back in America, I was at a party and a girl looked at me and said, ‘Oh, my Gosh! Are those Juicy jeans that you’re wearing?’ and I thought, I can’t stay here. I have to get back to Europe. I love America too. It is just a more adolescent culture.

Charity – Don’t hold back…

Gwyneth – Brits are far more intelligent and civilized than Americans. I love the fact that you can hail a taxi, and just pick up your pram and put it in the back of the cab without having to collapse it. I love the parks and places I go for dinner and my friends.

Charity – So, basically… you hate America and would never want to live here with a bunch of dummies?

Gwyneth – I spend a good portion of my dinner-party conversation defending America because, no matter what the political agenda, it’s still a fantastic, amazing place.

Charity – huh. Ok. Glad we cleared that up!! So, what is a memory, or something “fantastic” about America?

Gwyneth – I’ll never forget it. I was starting to hike up the red rocks, and honestly, it was as if I heard the rock say, ‘You have the answers. You are your teacher.’ I thought I was having an auditory hallucination.

Charity – Maybe you were! What other explanations are there?

Gwyneth – My one light American Spirit that I smoke once a week, on Saturday night!

Charity – Ah! Ok. Gotcha. So, what kinds of things make you happy, Gwyneth?

Gwyneth – When I pass a flowering zucchini plant in a garden, my heart skips a beat.

Charity – So, you like being out in the fresh air and sunshine? Do you use a lot of suntan lotion?

Gwyneth – We’re human beings and the sun is the sun—how can it be bad for you? I don’t think anything that’s natural can be bad for you! Gwyneth-Paltrow-009

Charity – I am pretty sure that there are a lot of “natural” things that are bad for you. It’s probably not the best message to send to people either! I don’t suppose you sleep in a bed of Poison Ivy, but I could be wrong. Maybe you eat it!

Do you have certain food restrictions, or is it a free for all?

Gwyneth – I basically love anything that comes in a hot dog bun… except hot dogs. I’d rather smoke crack than eat cheese from a tin and I’d rather die than let my kids eat Cup-o-Soup!

Charity – And, how does that affect your weight?

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Gwyneth – If we were living in ancient Rome or Greece, I would be considered sickly and unattractive. The times dictate that thin is better for some strange reason, which I think is foolish.

Charity – Well, thanks for taking the time to chat with us here at aTransParentMom! I am sorry to cut this short, but… I really need to go do that thing…you know? Well, thanks again!

Famous Friday with David Hasselhoff!!!

Ok, so I was thinking….is-it-friday-yet-funny-quotes-sayings-picturesAs a blogger, you can pretty much make up or say whatever you want to. How do your  readers know if it’s true or not? *arched eyebrow for affect*

So, then I began to think (don’t get scared because of that!!). I thought to myself, I could pretend to interview ANY author and how would you know if I made up the answers myself, or plagiarized another interviewer?

Thus, Famous Friday has emerged, like a babe from the womb. I am going to pick a famous author (or celeb) and I will interview them. I will ask them my own questions, but I will take REAL ANSWERS (to who knows what) that they have said in interviews and I will insert it in as their answer to my questions.

So ***** This is fun. Not real. Yes, real quotes, but not to the original questions, or maybe they are…? *****

Today I am pleased to announce that I will be interviewing “The Hoff”. Yup!! David “Knight Rider” Hasselhoff! Wha Wha?

You didn’t know that besides his fabulous taste in tv shows, he is also a writer! He has written multiple books including, my personal favorite, Don’t Hassel the Hoff.

Boy, oh boy. This is going to be fun! I can’t wait to hear all about what he’s been up to.

Let’s get started, shall we?


Charity – David! So good of you to stop by today! I am increasingly surprised by the amount of men willing to be interviewed on a…what I would call, a girly blog. I assume you enjoy your fans and know how much they love you?

David – There are many dying children out there whose last wish is to meet me. I feel like Elvis. Only alive.

Charity – Elvis? Oh! Ok. He was pretty cool. So, what do you think of being called “The Hoff”? Do you think it is a compliment or an annoying nickname?

David – Ninety-nine percent of people now call me The Hoff – and it’s out of respect. The Hoff has taken over David Hasselhoff. David Hasselhoff really doesn’t know who he is anymore. Everywhere I go, it’s The Hoff.

Charity – What do you think of your career choices? Do you regret any of them? Would you do it the same way again?

David – In life, you either watch TV or you do TV. I told my daughters that the only way you are going to make it in this business is to get in the game. That’s the biggest advice I can give them. I started training for musicals since I was a boy.

Charity – Which show, do you believe, made the best contribution to society?

David – Beyond its entertainment value, ‘Baywatch’ has enriched, and in many cases, helped save lives. We made sure nobody ever died on the show. We made sure nobody ever drowned on ‘Baywatch’.

Charity – Hmm. So, that’s pretty cool. I had no idea that you guys were so safe. I am also impressed it has saved so many lives. Who knew?

What do you think of the younger generation of celebrities like Justin Bieber?

David – When Justin Bieber comes up and goes, ‘Hoff!’ and then Selena Gomez says, “It’s so weird he loves you,” it’s great. It just means that you’re hip and it’s cool.

Charity – What is your favorite picture that is out there for the world to see?

David –

Charity – Oh, yeah! I can see why. Sweet ride.

David – Image is what people perceive my life to be. It’s nothing like the truth. I’m six foot four, all American guy and handsome and talented as well!

Charity – So, let’s talk about your book, Don’t Hassel the Hoff.

David – I’m trying to document all the amazing things that have happened to me. It’s about facing your fears and using your powers in a positive way. I’ve done everything and I talk about what I’ve learnt through all those journeys: how I tried to save the world and forgot to save myself.

Charity – Lastly, could you tell us what’s up your sleeve? What’s your next career move?

David – Before long, I’ll have my own channel. I’ll be like Barney.

Charity – huh. Well, sounds fun. Thanks for taking time to come over and answer some questions. Good luck out there! Any last words for us? What keeps you sane?

David – Spirituality. Prayer is a big part of my life.


So there you have it! If you would like to connect with “The Hoff” on Goodreads, feel free to do so.

Thanks again for another fabulous Famous Friday!!