Celebrity chef Mario Batali, actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard attend the Universal Pictures Premiere of 'Jarhead' on October 30, 2005 in New York City.
"Gwyneth Paltrow only has one fat friend, but if you ask her that's still one fat friend too many. Anyway, the friend some guy named Mario Batali who is supposedly fat, but Gwyneth is trying to get him to see the error of his fat ways.
OVER the years, Mario "Fanta Pants" Batali's weight has ballooned along with his ego. It's gotten so bad, insiders said, that his pal Gwyneth Paltrow gave him a free membership to the pricey gym that she and her fitness friend Tracy Anderson are opening in TriBeCa this summer, saving him the $4,500 membership fee and monthly bills. An insider said, "Mario is the only fat friend she has, and wants him to change."