There's life after Gwyneth

Posted: August 18, 2014

PROTESTS IN the nation's heartland and the tragic death of a brilliant alien and genie dominated the news this week. But that wasn't all.

Yesterday

* Hot off the presses! It appears that Coldplay front man Chris Martin has moved on from one high-profile blonde to another. PerezHilton.com is reporting that Martin, 37, is dating Oscar winner and box-office star Jennifer Lawrence, 24.

The pair have been hanging out tons since Lawrence split with former flame and "X-Men" co-star Nicholas Hoult.

Meanwhile, Martin's estranged wife, actress Gwyneth Paltrow, appears to have moved on with "Glee" co-creator Brad Falchuk, US Weekly magazine reports.

The Paltrow-Falchuk coupling "started off professionally" in 2010 when Paltrow made her first guest appearance on the hit musical comedy series as substitute teacher Holly Holliday, but they recently began dating after he finalized his divorce to ex Suzanne.

* Former SNLer Chris Kattan was sentenced to three years' probation for driving under the influence and crashing his Mercedes into a Department of Transportation vehicle on a Southern California freeway earlier this year. Kattan, 43, was arrested February after the collision.

Kattan, best known for his character "Mango," was also ordered to pay a $500 fine and attend an alcohol-education program, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Thursday

Robin Williams' widow revealed her late husband was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease.

Susan Schneider also said the actor, who was found dead in his Northern California home Monday after committing suicide, was not ready to share his diagnosis with the public. The actor, who struggled with addiction throughout his life, died with his sobriety "intact," Schneider said.

Wednesday

Speaking of Williams, shock jock Howard Stern said he feels guilty for treating the late actor as a "prop" during a controversial radio interview with the star early on in his career, he revealed on his SiriusXM show.

Stern had an on-air chat with the late Oscar winner years ago and he admits he acted like "a bit of an a--hole" during the segment.

"Back in those days, I really felt I wasn't being malicious, but I felt a lot of pressure when a guest would come in," he said. "I never could give the microphone fully over to a guest and even allow my curiosity about a person [to] come through."

Tuesday

Partners in the music studio and, apparently, now partners elsewhere, singer/actress Ariana Grande and rapper Big Sean are a couple, E! News reports.

"They have been spending more time together and recently have been getting very close. They are both doing great," according to E! News.

Monday

Actor Jeff Goldblum is heading to New York's Cafe Carlyle, where he'll perform Sept. 16 to 20 with his jazz band, the Mildred Snitzer.

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