Martha doubtful of Gwyneth

Last updated 12:36 16/10/2013
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OLD GUARD VS NEW GUARD: Martha, 72, has her doubts about whether Gwyneth has what it takes to become a gift wrapping room and garden trinkets expert.

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Martha Stewart has been openly doubtful about Gwyneth Paltrow's clearly fervent desire to be a lifestyle expert. 

Stewart, 72, has made a lucrative career of being a lifestyle and cooking guru, a genre she says she created, and she has now pondered whether Gwyneth has the credentials to follow in her footsteps. 

Expressing scepticism about the actress's ambitions, Stewart admitted she isn't sure that Paltrow has what it takes.

"I haven't eaten at Gwyneth's house, and I have never seen how she lives," Martha told Bloomberg Television. "But, if she's authentic, all the better - and I certainly hope she is. She really wants to be part of the lifestyle business."

Stewart's own lifestyle empire covers everything from cooking and entertaining, to crafting and gardening. 

And while she admits Paltrow has potential and seems enthusiastic, Stewart doesn't quite endorse the GOOP brand.

"She's a charming, pretty person who has a feeling for lifestyle. She wants to be a lifestyle arbiter - fine. Good. I think I started this whole category of lifestyle," she declared. 

Aside from the GOOP website, Paltrow, 41, has a recent best-selling cookbook called It's All Good.

Her Hollywood acting career has never slowed down either, and she's currently starring in Thanks For Sharing.

"I wrote the book because I wanted a mini encyclopaedia of gluten free, dairy free, sugar free recipes that were delicious and comforting," Paltrow previously told Dr. Frank Lipman. 

"Food that is so good it would never cross your mind that you were cutting anything out, or being deprived of anything."

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