Gwyneth Taking Notes from Madonna?


Nov. 19 2008, Published 8:21 a.m. ET

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When Gwyneth Paltrow showed up at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show held at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach over the weekend, it raised eyebrows for a couple of reasons.

First, Gwyneth chose to fly to Miami for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (pretty random for her) rather than join her hubby Chris Martin on tour with Coldplay. Second, it turns out she did so at the request of Miami's billionaire bachelor, Jeff Soffer.  Could Paltrow's good friend and recently separated pal Madonna be rubbing off on the 36-year-old Oscar Winner?

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According to Page Six, Gwyneth "flew down privately at the behest of Fontainebleau Resorts owner Jeff Soffer." Insiders say Soffer, a billionaire bachelor who's regarded as Miami royalty, and Paltrow have recently become friends.

Paltrow reportedly did not stay at a hotel with the other guests, choosing instead to "stay at a friend's house for more privacy." A source tells Page Six that during the Fontainebleau party the actress "remained closed off in a private section and hung out with Soffer and Alex Rodriguez" (who is incidentally rumored to be dating Madonna).


Over the rest of the weekend, Soffer gave Gwynnie a private tour of the hotel, jaunts in his Bentley and cruises aboard his yacht along with Gwynnie's single pal Kate Hudson.

Some also say Paltrow didn't look so good.

"She was very, very thin," a witness tells Page Six. "She looked stressed out. And she certainly didn't act like a happily married woman."

But a pal of Martin said Paltrow and their children, Apple and Moses, visited Martin on Sunday in Dallas after leaving Miami.

A rep for Martin declined to comment. A rep for Paltrow told us, "Jeff Soffer is a friend of Gwyneth."


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