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Saturday, December 02, 2006
 
Paltrow's Pals

Gwyneth says she prefers the conversation of the Brits:

Oscar-winning US actress Gwyneth Paltrow feels dinner talk is far more interesting in her adopted homeland Britain than back in her native country.

"I love the English lifestyle, it's not as capitalistic as America. People don't talk about work and money, they talk about interesting things at dinner," she told "NS", the weekend magazine supplement of daily Portuguese newspaper Diario de Noticias on Saturday.


I'm sure she'll take a lot of criticism for those remarks, but I happen to think she's right. Remember, Gwyneth doesn't hang out with the Andy Capps of England or the Joe Sixpacks of America; she hangs out with the swells, the artists and the like. I am sure that the Hollywood Glitterati are reasonably boring to hang out with than their counterparts in the UK. The LA crowd are far too busy making their movies and money to keep up with current events and are less likely to have the kind of classical education that makes for a well-rounded conversationalist. I am sure that if Gwyneth were by some chance to hang out with the middle and lower classes, she'd find the Americans far more interesting and cultured than the Brits. Although I loved my time in London, one thing that shocked me was how coarse and numerous the lower classes were. The soccer hooligans are just the tip of the iceberg.
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