According to Sunday's cover story in the New York Times Magazine, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer didn't want to hire the popular actress to be a contributing editor at Yahoo Food -- at least in part because she never graduated from college.
"Even though the actress Gwyneth Paltrow had created a best-selling cookbook and popular lifestyle blog, Mayer, who habitually asked deputies where they attended college, balked at hiring her as a contributing editor for Yahoo Food," the article reads. "According to one executive, Mayer disapproved of the fact that Paltrow did not graduate college."
Mayer, who earned a bachelor's and a master's degree from Stanford, took over Yahoo two years ago. Since then she has struggled to remake the company into the successful tech giant it once was, and some have been critical of her management style.
Still, we could see why Mayer might hold a grudge in this area. Just look at Tumblr's CEO David Karp, who never even enrolled in college. Mayer bought Karp's blogging platform in 2013 for $1.1 billion, and the deal hasn't paid off yet in terms of increasing Yahoo's revenue.
Michelle Williams has been sporting a short pixie cut for years, debuting the edgy look at the New York Film Festival, in 2007, and again at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.
Photographed near her Brooklyn home on Sunday, sporting a bleached blond lob, it appears that Williams has grown out her "Twiggy" cut.
Williams, 34, revealed in 2011 that she had cropped her hair in honor of the late Heath Ledger, with whom she shares a daughter, Matilda, 9. She told Elle U.K., "I cut it for the one straight man who has ever liked short hair and I wear it in memorial of somebody who really loved it."
Ledger, who Williams dated from 2004 to 2007, died of an accidental overdose in January 2008. Shortly after his death, Williams released a statement about Matilda, then 2 years old, which read in part: "I am the mother of the most tender-hearted, high-spirited, beautiful little girl who is the spitting image of her father. [...] She will be brought up in the best memories of him."