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Gwyneth Paltrow dismisses debt rumours

April 23rd, 2014 3:20pm EDT
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Gwyneth Paltrow has hit back at reports her lifestyle brand is struggling financially.
The 'Iron Man 3' star, who split from her husband Chris Martin last month after 10 years of marriage, plans to make a lot of changes to her website, following the recent departure of its CEO Seb Bishop and speculation the company is $1.2 million in debt.
Speaking at a promotional event for her latest cookbook, 'It's All Good,' in Hong Kong, her first official appearance since announcing her separation, the 41-year-old beauty said: "Those numbers are based on filings from a couple of years ago, so...

Ireland's Oxegen music festival axed

April 21st, 2014 3:10am EDT
One of Ireland's biggest music festivals has been scrapped after organisers failed to secure top headlining acts.

Oxegen was due to be held at the Punchestown Racecourse in County Kildare over the summer (14), but financial issues and a lack of available performers has forced bosses at MCD Productions to cancel the event this year.

A statement on the festival's official website reads: "It is with regret that MCD announce that Oxegen will not take place this year due to lack of suitable headline acts which combined with the financial demands by local agencies make it no longer viable to s...

Gwyneth Paltrow throws party for son

April 15th, 2014 10:20am EDT
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Gwyneth Paltrow went "all out" to celebrate her son's birthday at their Los Angeles home.
The 'Iron Man 3' actress - who announced last month she had split from Chris Martin after 10 years of marriage - hosted a fun-filled party on Saturday (04.12.14), four days after Moses turned eight, which included a magician and a pirate ship-style bouncy castle for her little boy's friends to enjoy.
A source told Us Weekly magazine: "Everything took place in the backyard.
"Colorful tables were set up everywhere, and hula hoops and balls for the kids to play with."
The guests - 20 of Moses' friends, pl...

Gwyneth Paltrow won't join Coldplay on tour

April 12th, 2014 4:20am EDT
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Gwyneth Paltrow will not be going on tour with Coldplay.
The 'Iron Man' actress split with the band's frontman after 10 years of marriage last month and it was rumoured that they had parted on good terms since they were on holiday together at the time.
However, it has now been revealed that relations between the couple may be worse than they seem and reports of Gwyneth joining Chris Martin on his upcoming tour so that they can spend time together as a family appear to be false.
An ex-boyfriend of Gwyneth said: "The rosy picture in the Bahamas does not necessarily map to reality.
"She has co...

Chris Martin was 'very much at ease'

April 11th, 2014 3:20pm EDT
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Chris Martin was "very much at ease" at his first public appearance since splitting from Gwyneth Paltrow.
The Coldplay frontman, who announced he and the 'Iron Man 3' star were separating late last month after 10 years of marriage, seemed in great spirits as he helped honor British musician Peter Gabriel at his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday night (04.10.14).
An onlooker told "Chris Martin was smiling and made several jokes when he introduced Peter Gabriel. He seemed very much at ease and didn't seem affected by the split."

Gwyneth Paltrow wanted to keep split secret

April 10th, 2014 2:20am EDT
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Gwyneth Paltrow reportedly wanted to keep her marriage breakdown secret.
The 'Iron Man 3' actress - who announced last month she and Chris Martin were separating after 10 years of marriage - was said to have been keen to allow people to believe they had no problems, but the Coldplay frontman felt it was "wrong" to pretend everything was fine.
A source told the New York Post newspaper: "It was his idea to announce the split. They had drifted apart, and there was no chance they'd get back together, so he felt it was wrong to keep pretending."
The former couple - who have children Apple, nine,...

Gwyneth Paltrow wants 15m home

April 7th, 2014 2:20am EDT
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Gwyneth Paltrow wants to buy a new London home.
The 'Iron Man 3' actress and her estranged husband Chris Martin - who announced last month they were separating after 10 years of marriage - are planning to sell their £7 million family base in Belsize Park, north London, and the 41-year-old beauty will make a fresh start in an apartment close to the centre of the city.
A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "Gwyn wants a total change and a slick city pad is very appealing to her.
"She loves London and Chris is from the UK so they have plenty of family members here."
The blonde beauty - who ...

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin 'on and off for years'

April 2nd, 2014 12:20pm EDT
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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin were "off and on for many years" before separating.
The former couple - who have children Apple, nine, and Moses, seven, together - announced last week they were splitting after 10 years of marriage, and insiders admit they weren't surprised by the announcement.
One source said: "They were physically separated and emotionally."
Another source added to People magazine: "They have been on and off for many years. The marriage was falling apart."
The 'Iron Man 3' star and her Coldplay rocker spouse had successfully managed to juggle their busy careers and family...

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin holiday on Faith Hill's island

April 1st, 2014 4:20am EDT
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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are holidaying on Faith Hill and Tim McGraw's private island.
The former couple - who announced last week they were ending their 10-year marriage - flew from Eleuthera in the Bahamas, where they have been vacationing since news of their split broke, to nearby Goat Cay with their children Apple, nine. and Moses, seven, by private plane on Sunday (03.30.14).
A source who saw the pair boarding their plane told MailOnline: "They looked happy and calm. Chris was wearing a hat and Gwyneth was casual in a white t-shirt...they drove right up to their private jet wit...

Gwyneth Paltrow wants a quick divorce

March 31st, 2014 3:20pm EDT
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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin want a quick divorce.
The former couple, who announced their separation last Tuesday (03.25.14) after 10 years of marriage, reportedly want to legally dissolve their relationship as quickly as possible, as they are worried things could turn ugly between them.
A source told gossip website that the 41-year-old actress and 37-year-old Coldplay rocker, who have daughter Apple, nine, and son Moses, seven, are trying to come to an amicable custodial and financial agreement, as they have no interest in airing their dirty laundry in a trial.
One insider clai...

Chris Martin hoping to fix marriage?

March 30th, 2014 6:20am EDT
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Chris Martin hopes he and Gwyneth Paltrow can "rediscover" their love for one another.
The Coldplay singer - whose split from the actress was announced on Tuesday (03.25.14) - is said to be keen to work on their relationship in an attempt to save their 10-year marriage.
A source told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "Chris still loves Gwyneth and would still like the marriage to survive.
"He hopes they might be able to rediscover what they had years ago and would love to rebuild their relationship back to what it once was."
It has also emerged that the two former lovers plan to live in their Mi...

Blythe Danner 'begged' Gwyneth Paltrow not to end marriage

March 29th, 2014 1:20pm EDT
Blythe Danner 'begged' Gwyneth Paltrow not to end marriage
Gwyneth Paltrow's mother is "really upset" about her split from Chris Martin.

Blythe Danner, 71, reportedly "begged" the Oscar-winning actress not to end her 10-year marriage because she is a huge fan of the Coldplay frontman, 37.

A source told "[She's] really upset. She loves Chris. She begged Gwyneth not to end it, that he's a good man. But Gwyneth had to do what she felt was best."

The former couple, who have daughter Apple, nine, and son Moses, seven, announced their separation on Tuesday (03.25.14) and revealed they had been working to save their relationship for mor...

Gwyneth Paltrow is 'very much about having fun'

March 29th, 2014 7:20am EDT
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow wants to "have fun" following her split from Chris Martin.
The couple announced their separation this week after 10 years of marriage, and it is said the 'Iron Man 3' actress is "ready" for another relationship, wanting to enjoy herself rather than get down over the break-up.
An source told The Sun newspaper: "She is ready to have another boyfriend. She's very much about having fun."
The blonde beauty - who has children Apple, nine, and Moses, seven, with the Coldplay singer - has also used her Goop website's online newsletter to thank fans for their support during this tou...

Gwyneth Paltrow thankful for support

March 28th, 2014 11:20am EDT
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Gwyneth Paltrow has thanked fans for their support following her marriage split.
The 'Iron Man 3' actress and husband Chris Martin used her Goop website this week to announce they were separating after 10 years of marriage and now the blonde beauty - who has children Apple, nine, and Moses, seven, with the Coldplay singer - has used the online newsletter to express "deep gratitude" for the well-wishes they have received.
She wrote: "CM and I in deep gratitude for the support of so many."
The message also included a small love heart symbol.
Announcing their separation this week, the couple r...

Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow to stay living together

March 28th, 2014 7:20am EDT
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are planning to live together in Malibu.
The former couple - who announced they were separating after 10 years of marriage earlier this week - splashed out on a $14 million beach house shortly before confirming their split, and though it had been speculated it had been bought as a bachelor pad for the Coldplay frontman, insiders say they will share the property.
According to the New York Post newspaper, the house includes "two totally separate" living spaces so they are both able to stay close to their children Apple, nine, and Moses, seven.
It had been spec...

Chris Martin wants to appear cordial

March 27th, 2014 4:20pm EDT
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Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow are determined to appear cordial for the sake of their children.
The Coldplay frontman and the Oscar-winning actress jetted off to Eleuthera in the Bahamas with their daughter Apple, nine, and son Moses, seven, shortly before announcing their split on Tuesday (03.25.14), but eyewitnesses claim there is definitely still "some tension" between the former couple.
An insider told Us Weekly magazine: "When only Gwyneth and Chris are together, there appears to be some tension. But when the kids are with them, they appear to be one big happy family with no cares in...

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin clashed over Kabbalah

March 27th, 2014 3:20am EDT
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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin reportedly clashed over her practice of Kabbalah.
The Hollywood couple - who have two children, Apple, nine, and seven-year-old Moses - announced their separation on Tuesday (03.25.14) after working on saving their marriage for "well over a year", but it's claimed their relationship has been on the rocks for at least five years since Gwyneth began following the religion in 2009.
A source said: "Chris wasn't happy about it. He felt that he was starting to lose the woman he fell in love with."
Gwyneth and Chris began leading separate lives over the last couple...

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin had therapy

March 26th, 2014 1:20pm EDT
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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin had couples therapy before separating.
The couple - who are currently holidaying in the Bahamas with children Apple, nine, and Moses, seven - announced yesterday (03.25.14) they were splitting, and friends say they brought in outside help to try and repair the cracks in their 11-year marriage.
A source said: "They really tried to make the marriage work, but sometimes it's best to not be married. They know that about each other now.
"They have worked really hard for a year or more, going to therapy, trying to make it work - and she's been more honest than eve...

Coldplay debuts new album during exclusive Los Angeles gig

March 24th, 2014 4:10am EDT
Coldplay delighted fans in Los Angeles on Friday (21Mar14) by previewing their upcoming album Ghost Stories in its entirety during an intimate concert.

The Yellow hitmakers invited 800 lucky fans to a soundstage at Sony Studios to listen to their sixth studio album, weeks before its release on 16 May (14).

Opening the gig, which was also being recorded as part of a DVD extra for the album, frontman Chris Martin joked to the crowd, "Welcome to my stand-up comedy show."

The band played all nine tracks from Ghost Stories in order, and also performed a few familiar hits including Paradise, C...

Coldplay donate $416,000 to youth charity

March 21st, 2014 7:00pm EDT
Rockers Coldplay have donated $416,000 (£260,000) to BBC radio DJ Jo Whiley's Sport Relief fundraising campaign.

The 48 year old jogged for 26 hours on a treadmill inside a plexiglass display box in London to raise money for the charity, which provides shelter, education, fresh water and vaccines to underprivileged children around the world.

Whiley finished her challenge, which was part of the BBC Radio Around the World for Sport Relief challenge, on Thursday (20Mar14) and Coldplay decided to toast her success by cutting her a big cheque.

Announcing the donation on, the ban...

'The Voice' Changes Format Again: What Does It Mean?

March 19th, 2014 12:05pm EDT
'The Voice' Changes Format Again: What Does It Mean?
On Tuesday, NBC announced a handful of changes to The Voice, confirmed the return of the hotly contested Twitter save, and revealed that Coldplay frontman Chris Martin will join the show as another guest mentor. As the network once again shakes up its biggest hit, we're here to give you the breakdown of each change and what impact it may have on Season 6.

1. Chris Martin will be the "key advisor" for the next phase of competition.

The Coldplay singer's (pictured above) addition follows the appointment of OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder, who was named the show's in-house songwriter and producer ...

Chris Martin joins The Voice USA

March 19th, 2014 11:20am EDT
Chris Martin
Chris Martin has joined 'The Voice' USA as a mentor.
The Coldplay frontman will have a special advisory role on the show - which has Adam Levine, Shakira, Usher and Blake Shelton as coaches- and met with the contestants ahead of the Battles: Round Two stage of the contest to advise them on their performances.
A post on Coldplay's twitter account read: "Chris is to work with @adamlevine @blakeshelton @usher & @shakira as a Key Adviser on this season's US #TheVoice. (sic)"
Network NBC, who aired the show, went on to explain Chris' role in more detail, revealing the 'Viva La Vida' hitmaker he...

Chris Martin, Graham Coxon and Ricky Wilson donate art pieces for charity

March 11th, 2014 4:10am EDT
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Coldplay star Chris Martin, Blur's Graham Coxon and Kaiser Chiefs singer Ricky Wilson have donated art pieces to a charity auction.

They are among the 15 celebrities, also including Madness frontman Graham 'Suggs' McPherson and Elton John's lyricist Bernie Taupin, who were given an art kit containing an easel, canvas and paints and asked to create original works of art to benefit mental health charity Eazl.

Bids for the big sale are open until 23 May (14) and the pieces will be displayed at London's Store Street Gallery from 19-23 May (14).

Adele wins Grammy while in bed

January 27th, 2014 4:20am EST
Adele was in bed when she learned she had won a Grammy award.
The 'Rolling in the Deep' singer was awarded the prize for Best Song Written For Visual Media for her track 'Skyfall' - which was the theme for the James Bond film of the same name - but Adele was unable to attend the ceremony at Los Angeles' Staples Center on Sunday night (01.26.14) and she tweeted her disappointment she couldn't collect it in person.
Her Twitter post read: "Wish I was there! Thank you for the grammy! (My 10th one! Whhaaa?) Have a wonderful night I'm in bed now, feeling very restless x (sic)"
The 25-year-old sin...

Chris Martin spends over $650,000 on Banksy painting

January 13th, 2014 4:20am EST
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Chris Martin has spent over $657,000 on a painting.
The Coldplay frontman happily forked out the huge sum for a one-of-a-kind design by famed street artist Banksy at a fundraiser for Haiti earthquake victims on Saturday night (01.11.14).
The 'Yellow' hitmaker beat off stiff competition from Bette Midler and Kevin Bacon to snap up the picture of a red heart-shaped balloon covered in plasters, according to The Sun newspaper.
Chris was accompanied by his wife Gwyneth Paltrow at the high-profile Haiti Home Gala, which was held by Sean Penn at the Montage hotel in Beverly Hills.
The musician was...

Chris Martin buys $600,000 Banksy painting

January 12th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Chris Martin
Chris Martin splashed out $600,000 for a painting at a charity auction.
The Coldplay rocker, 36, and his 'Iron Man 3' star wife Gwyneth Paltrow, 41, were among the guests at Sean Penn's star-studded Help Haiti Home Gala at the Montage Beverly Hills on Saturday night (01.11,14), and the 'Fix You' hitmaker couldn't resist bidding for a painting by British street artist Banksy.
The singer was spotted repeatedly holding up his bidder's card emblazoned with the number 453 for the piece of art and his fellow guest Piers Morgan confirmed Chris went home with the prize.
The CNN star, who also got i...

Gwyneth Paltrow's strict Christmas shopping plan

December 5th, 2013 12:20pm EST
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Gwyneth Paltrow plans her Christmas shopping with Excel spreadsheets.
The self-confessed "nerd" prepares her annual present-buying with military precision by organizing all her gift ideas in a special document.
In a video for Hugo Boss fragrances, she explained: "I have a master list of people I need to get presents for. Work presents, kids presents, god kids, friends. I see on this Excel sheet what I've got - I'm a total nerd - what I got them last year, and the year before."
The 41-year-old actress - who has son Moses, seven, and daughter Apple, nine, with her husband, Coldplay frontman C...

Madonna named highest-paid musician by Forbes

November 20th, 2013 2:20am EST
Madonna has topped Forbes' list of highest-paid musicians.
The 55-year-old singer is still the queen of pop according to the magazine, earning $125 million from June 2012 to May 2013 thanks to her sell-out 'MDMA Tour', miles ahead of her nearest rival Lady Gaga, who raked in $80 million.
Rockers Bon Jovi and country singer Toby Keith were next, with Coldplay coming in fifth place.
Despite lackluster sales of her latest album, Madonna made her fortune from fans paying $100 a ticket to see her tour - which grossed $305 million - as well as from merchandise sales, a clothing line, fragrance an...

Chris Martin served as undercover DJ for Arcade Fire

November 19th, 2013 8:30pm EST
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Coldplay frontman Chris Martin tricked fans at a recent Arcade Fire show by going undercover as a skeleton-masked DJ.

The Yellow hitmaker didn't have to travel far for the Canadian rockers' show in London, England, earlier this month (Nov13), and at the suggestion of Arcade Fire's Win Butler, Martin made the most of the concert in his hometown.

In an interview with BBC Radio Two, Butler has confessed that the British singer showed off his skills in the DJ booth during the concert - but, in order to keep the focus on the band, he donned a disguise so fans would not recognise him behind the...

Arcade Fire, 'Reflektor' Review: Uninteresting And Too Long Are A Few Words To Describe

October 29th, 2013 9:15pm EDT
Arcade Fire Reflektor
Words are hard. They’re hard to come up with to start this review off. Halfway through listening to the new Arcade Fire album, Reflektor, I found myself wishing I hadn’t set out to do a review on it. It’s not as if I needed to, I just like to keep busy and keep up with new music. I’ve been sitting here trying to figure out what to say, how to sum up how I feel about the album overall. I’ve thrown out a few tweets about it, but even 140 characters is hard to limit myself. This is a super self-indulgent, bloated, boring, pointless, wandering album. I could probably go grab a thesaurus and fin...

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