Gwyneth Paltrow Can't Contain Her Excitement in Selfie With Oprah Winfrey

by Dino-Ray Ramos 1:10 PM PDT, October 10, 2015
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Gwyneth Paltrow tried to keep her composure when she met the one and only Oprah Winfrey at the Variety Women of Power luncheon on Friday, but she may have failed -- albeit, very sweetly.

The 43-year-old actress was very enthusiastic about the selfie she took with the media queen. "I'm sh**tng in my paaaaants!!!!!!!!!! @variety @oprah #idol," Paltrow jokingly wrote on Instagram.

I'm shitting in my paaaaants!!!!!!!!!! @variety @oprah #idol

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Not only do the two A-listers have a lot in common, with Academy Awards and charity work, but they also both reign over their own media empires. When Paltrow first started her popular lifestyle website, Goop, she was being compared to the 61-year-old media mogul, but she made it clear that she was trying to carve out a niche of her own.

"[Do I see myself as] the next Oprah? No, not the next Oprah, but I do think the idea is to grow Goop in a number of ways," she said in an interview with Red in 2013.

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The luncheon, which was presented by Lifetime, honored Paltrow and Winfrey, as well as Anna Kendrick, Salma Hayek, and YouTube's Susan Wojcicki for their charitable.

Though they didn't walk the red carpet together, Paltrow's reported boyfriend, Scream Queens, co-creator Brad Falchuk, was there to support the Iron Man 3 star as she was honored by their friend and colleague, American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy, with the Life Impact Award for her work with L.A Kitchen. At the event, Murphy also revealed that Paltrow is the godmother to his son, Ford, according to E! Online.

Ryan said that he wanted his son's godmother to be "compassionate, spiritual, funny, basically a balm to sooth in this dark and cynical world."

"It was also important to me that my child's godmother have a best actress Oscar," he jokingly added. "So I called my good friend, Gwyneth Paltrow, and I asked her if she would have us, and she said yes, and I consider my family to be blessed as a result."

Despite all of her achievements, Paltrow still tries to relate to the "common woman." Find out how in the video below.