Chris Martin

Zach Braff’s Music Taste Hasn’t Changed Since ‘Garden State,’ So We’re Naming It: Beigewave

You know the deal: this song will change your life, I swear. Etc. Etc. The first time audiences heard those words coming out of Natalie Portman’s mouth, I think they were interested in, albeit a little skeptical of, whatever music would follow. It was The Shins’ “New Slang,” a tambourine folk-rock number rife with sentiments of drifting and ultimately starting anew. For Garden State lead characters Andrew and Sam, at least during the time that the 2004 film follows them, a song like that could inspire action or more realistically, navel-gazing introspection. … Read More

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Songs for a Conscious Uncoupling: A Playlist for Gwyneth and Chris

Look, breakups are tough. I know this from experience. And I also know that some good tunes can help. I’m not here to rag on Gwyneth Paltrow or Chris Martin for their split, even if I wouldn’t have made an announcement about it on my personal lifestyle website just a few hours before I was scheduled to make an appearance on Glee. But hey, I’m not Gwyneth Paltrow! What I would do, however, is let my emotions out by singing along with some sweet jams — songs that run the gamut from bitter to angry to somber to empowering. Just in case Gwyneth and Chris need a few suggestions (you know, the kind that aren’t songs from the Coldplay catalog or the Country Strong soundtrack), here are 30 tracks that they may find appealing. … Read More

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Why Gwyneth Paltrow Will Always Inspire Schadenfreude

When Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin broke the news of their “conscious uncoupling” on GOOP yesterday afternoon, the announcement immediately crashed the lifestyle website and sent the average person into peals of laughter. And after that laughter came the feelings like, “Oh, Gwyneth. It’s too bad you’re getting a separation! Why did you announce it on your lifestyle website, using the most hilarious wording possible? What is a ‘conscious uncoupling,’ and is that better than the way that some people head towards severing a relationship, where they’re throwing vases across the room and having to deal with crazy mediators en route to a divorce?” … Read More

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Gwyneth Paltrow Announces Divorce from Chris Martin in Most Gwyneth Paltrow Way Ever

Via her lifestyle newsletter/website Goop, which now looks to be crashed, mere minutes after the message posted.

They write… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. In the wake of its recent success at the Golden Globes, Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellows is said to be mulling over the idea of doing a feature film version of the TV series. Yes, please — provided that Maggie Smith is on board with the idea. [via The Mirror]

2. YouTube… Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we tried to imagine a world where Ringo Starr didn’t end up as one of the Beatles. We thought that Jillian Tamaki’s “Have a Sexy Halloween” illustrations for The Hairpin were laugh out loud funny. We watched Rihanna puke out a bunch of ribbons in her new… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Thanks to state and federal officials, there’s a new safety plan in effect on the set of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark that sounds an awful lot like common sense: “… one offstage crew member will attach the harness and related cables, wires or tethers to the actors, and a second stagehand will verify… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Yikes: Bedbugs have invaded the Scotiabank Theatre, the main venue for screenings at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. [via THR]
2. Lady Gaga performed a new song called “Living on the Radio” in Minnesota last night. Watch the video here.
3. Paul Giamatti will guest star on… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Cultural Stories

Cruisin’ for a bruisin’: While it’s managed to survive the current crunch, don’t be fooled; the Louvre could be in serious trouble come 2010. [via NYT]
Have mercy: John Stamos is working a Full House movie; he sees James Franco in his old role and Tracy Morgan playing Uncle Joey. [via NYDN]… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Cultural Stories

1. Rupert Murdoch says the future of newspapers is digital and there may be a time when you “get it on a panel which would be mobile, which will receive the whole newspaper over the air, (and) be updated every hour or two.” [Via Breitbart]

2. Coldplay’s Chris Martin “has been hit by a… Read More

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