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Gwyneth Paltrow to host health and fitness 'Restart Project'
Actress teams with business partner and celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson on the new AOL series.
Wed, Dec 04, 2013 at 08:17 PM
The trajectory of Gwyneth Paltrow's online healthy living empire has rocketed to its next inevitable milestone - but thankfully it's not "GOOP Live". Yet.
Ryan Seacrest Productions, in partnership with AOL, announced today the forthcoming web series "The Restart Project" hosted by Paltrow and her business partner/celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson. The 10-episode series will focus on the lives of women who have, in some way, reshaped their lives to "triump in the face of adversity."
“We’re inspired by women who have restarted their lives using health and fitness,” Paltrow explains in the trailer.
To be sure, the women featured in the trailer have some very powerful stories to share - but it feels "off" to have them being told to Paltrow and Anderson. The promo site for the series feels
gratutious on the glamour shots and tanned faces of the pair. Why not focus on the women and the challenges they've overcome instead? Maybe that's for later?
Either way, we'll all get to see more of "The Restart Project" come December 16th. Enjoy a taste of what's to come below.
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