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Look at this poor, uneducated wretch with no job opportunities. (via Getty Images)

Unfortunately for Gwyneth Paltrow, the Internet is not a place where being an incredibly famous, successful, and arrogant college dropout is rewarded. Well, except for half of the industry's billionaires, but in the very specific area of the Internet where food-related blogging goes on, apparently a college degree is a must.

That was the law laid down by Marissa Mayer of Yahoo, anyway, who interviewed the GOOPstress herself for the position of editor of Yahoo Food. According to the New York Times article "What Happened When Marissa Mayer Tried To Be Steve Jobs," Paltrow, who was an anthropology dropout from UC Santa Barbara, applied for the job after already having published her best-selling cookbooks It's All Good and My Father's Daughter and created GOOP, which despite losing money has a lot of name recognition (which usually counts for a lot in the Web biz). However,

Sources: Gawker | New York Times