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Gwyneth Paltrow may seem like the star who has everything, but she was very publicly denied by the New York Times this week.
The 39-year-old actress and Goop.com founder was up in arms this weekend after an article in the newspaper's Dining section claimed she had a ghostwriter for her 2011 cookbook, "My Father's Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness."
"Love @nytimes dining section but this weeks facts need checking. No ghost writer on my cookbook, I wrote every word myself," Paltrow tweeted.
But the Times refused to take the bait.
"The article does not merit correction," a rep for the paper told E! Online.
A follow-up article in the Times painted Paltrow with the same brush as a number of other chefs, like her friend Mario Batali, not to mention Jamie Oliver and Rachael Ray. These cooks also complained about the suggestion they had ghostwriters.
"The food itself, and the story that surrounds it, usually comes from the chef in varying stages of page-readiness," the article clarified, adding that the work of a ghostwriter could "include transcribing scribbled notes into logical sentences. Measuring out ingredients and putting them in order. Producing the routine bits of the book like the glossary and the guide to ingredients."
According to the Times, Paltrow has admitted she worked with collaborators, but objected to "the implication" that she was not the author of her own work.
Sounds like the "Contagion" star could use some spice in her life.