Vanity Fair Editor Graydon Carter said that the A-list actress 'forced' his hand to run a less-than-flattering feature on her.
In May, Paltrow is believed to have circulated an email to her famous friends urging them to boycott the iconic magazine, after she received word that they would be running a story without her collaboration.
The Best Actress Oscar-winner reportedly wrote in her May email: "Vanity Fair is threatening to put me on the cover of their magazine. If you are asked for quotes or comments, please decline. Also, I recommend you all never do this magazine again."
She was originally asked to be part of the piece.
The magazine has been criticised by select stars of the late for the slightly harsher tone they have taken in their approach to celebrity interviews - including a groundbreaking and controversial piece on the breakdown of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' marriage.
"We started a story on her. We have a very good writer and it’ll run," Mr Carter confirmed.
"Some famous people believe that they live in a cone of celebrity that protects them.
"'But it doesn’t really exist anymore in LA unless they stay in.
"I mean, you can be a well-known movie star and go decades without getting an embarrassing picture in a magazine just by leading a quiet, normal life," he added.
Mr Carter said he is accustomed to opinions and criticisms in his role as editor, a title he has retained until 1992.
"We wouldn't be doing our job if there wasn't a little bit of tension between Vanity Fair and its subjects," he said.
The exact nature of the feature is still unclear. n