Gwyneth Paltrow Refers to Billy Joel as "William Joel"

Entertainment Jun. 17, 2009 AT 4:09PM
gwyneth paltrow and billy joel Credit: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage.com; Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

Is it an honest mistake or just pretension?

Either way, Gwyneth Paltrow is playing the name game on her oft-criticized website. In her latest GOOP newsletter, she refers to "Piano Man" Billy Joel by his given name, "William."

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While offering up Katie Lee Joel's recipe for "Dark Chocolate Chunk and Dried Cherry Cookies," Paltrow writes: "The summer before last, a mutual friend brought the lovely Katie Lee Joel and her husband William over for dinner. Much to my delight, she brought a fresh batch of these cookies with her. I adore the contrast of the dark chocolate and the cherries -- heaven."

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So does Billy really go by "William?"

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No, his rep tells Usmagazine.com, adding: "No one calls him William."

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