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'New Girl' Star Max Greenfield Writes Special 'Goop' Newsletter for Gwyneth Paltrow

The man who plays a beloved egotist on the Fox hit channels the character's voice in a slight send-up of the actress's lifestyle publication.

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Max Greenfield is turning this Schmidt thing into a performance art piece.

As he plays the delightfully superficial (and secretly vulnerable) character on the Fox sitcom New Girl, Greenfield has stretched the boundaries of the show, first with his famed spinning tape, and now, with a special edition of Gwyneth Paltrow's "goop" newsletter. Generally a lifestyle note aimed at women who love to eat well and moisturize, Greenfield -- seemingly channeling Schmidt's voice -- pitched his philosophy and some of his favorite things in the weekly message.

During a panic attack, he says, "I remember that today is just today and that is all that it is. I take a deep breath in and I realize that in this moment I am fine and everything is okay. More importantly, I am reminded that my A.P.C. jeans are so perfectly worn in that they are appropriate for any season and I am suddenly at ease. It is at this moment that I have surrendered."

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He adds, "The third part of my mantra, and perhaps the most important, is goop. I use this as an adjective. The trick to goop is that it is not about me."

And on to the favorites.

Greenfield, it seems, is a big fan of decorative couch wear. 

"I love Jonathan Adler but more importantly I love throws. To clarify, a throw is not to be confused with a blanket," he notes. "A blanket is to be slept under, a throw is to accent a chair or sofa and give the illusion that in some scenario someone might rest underneath it. In reality, this scenario does not exist and I never want it to."

A life of luxury, he leads. He's also a fan of Girls on HBO ("Lena Dunham is Jewish punk rock"), George Clooney's house in Lake Como, Italy (though he's never been) and his tortoise shell iPhone cover ("Every so often someone will confuse it for leopard print. How embarrassing. For them.")

To read the whole note, goop over to goop.