If you're a superstar Hollywood actress, one of the nice things about visiting Chicago is the absence of paparazzi.
Or so Paltrow thought.
Paltrow arrived at the same time as her former fiancé, Brad Pitt, his companion, Angelina Jolie, and their children. Their presence has meant more star-hunting photographers than usual, said Paltrow, in town Friday to promote perfume at a Macy's store.
Paltrow also stayed at The Peninsula Chicago, where the Pitt-Jolie family is living while Jolie films the movie "Wanted."
In 2003 the Oscar-winning actress said she loved coming to Chicago "because there's no paparazzi."
Paltrow became the face of Estee Lauder Perfumes in May 2005. She replaced long-time model Elizabeth Hurley who had been the face of the perfume for 10 years.