Chris Martin

An Exclusive Sneak Peek at Wayne Coyne’s Next Wacky Side Project!

The devolution of Wayne Coyne from fearless freak into fearful fuckwit has been one of the saddest spectacles in the music industry over the last few years. He was responsible for at least two of the truly great albums of the 1990s, and now he’s doing drugs with Kesha and filming Miley Cyrus in bed. This week sees the release of the first single from the upcoming record With a Little Help from My Fwends, in which Wayne and his sycophants wacky pals cover Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in its entirety! How wild and crazy! … Read More

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Stream Cat Power and Chris Martin’s “Wish I Was Here,” From Zach Braff’s New Movie

As someone who still listens to the Garden State soundtrack (and who can’t tell if she should be embarrassed about this… Read More

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The Best and Worst of Last Night’s ‘SNL’ with Andrew Garfield

We’re in the homestretch of SNL’s 39th season, and the series makes a lively return with Spider-Man’s Andrew Garfield. Real-life girlfriend and Spidey co-star Emma Stone has hosted the show before, but this will be our first opportunity to see what kind of comedic chops Garfield has to offer. The Social Network actor seems ready for anything and is quite likable. The featured players take a backseat in the episode, and SNL invites some new talent to the “Weekend Update” segment. The series has had weeks to refresh its repertoire, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for a few familiar faces. See what risks paid off, and what didn’t, below. … Read More

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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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