Gwyneth Paltrow denies using ghostwriter for cookbook

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 07: Gwyneth Paltrow attends the 'Louis Vuitton - Marc Jacobs: The Exhibition' photocall as part of Paris Fashion Week at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs on March 7, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) Pascal Le Segretain

Gwyneth Paltrow attends the "Louis Vuitton - Marc Jacobs: The Exhibition" photocall as part of Paris Fashion Week on March 7, 2012, in Paris.
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(CBS News) Gwyneth Paltrow has shot down a report that she used a ghostwriter while working on her cookbook, "My Father's Daughter."

A New York Times article, titled "I Was a Cookbook Ghostwriter," named the actress as one of a number of cookbook authors who collaborated with ghostwriters.

The article, published last week, states that Paltrow worked with Julia Turshen on "My Father's Daughter," and the two are now working on a second cookbook.

On Twitter over the weekend, the actress said the story isn't true:

Celebrity chef Rachael Ray also denied the report:

The Washington Post notes that Paltrow does have a relationship with Turshen. In the author notes for "My Father's Daughter," the actress wrote, "I literally could not have written this book without the tireless, artful assistance of Julia Turshen." Paltrow also referred to Turshen as "the Turshinator" in a post about the cookbook's release in her online newsletter, GOOP.

The New York Times is standing by its story - a rep for the paper told E! News, "The article does not merit correction."

In a follow-up published Monday, writer Julia Moskin (who also wrote the original story) added, "we heard from a number of people named in the article, including Jamie Oliver, Rachael Ray, Gwyneth Paltrow and Mario Batali. All four have acknowledged, in print, working with collaborators on their books - but all objected to what they saw as the implication that they were not the authors of their own work."

Moskin added, "As it happens, in their correspondence with The Times, Ms. Ray, Mr. Batali and a publicist for Mr. Oliver all said that some other chefs should have been included in the article - but not them."

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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