August 9, 2016 |
If, like me, you think Chris Martin and his band, Coldplay, outlived their usefulness roughly five albums ago, you would have felt like the odd man out in an adoring capacity crowd of 69,000-and-change diehard Coldplay enthusiasts Saturday night at Lincoln Financial Field. It turns out that Coldplay's maudlin grandiosity still puts behinds in seats, a lot of behinds. Riding the razor-thin line between crowd-pleasing showmanship and shameless pandering right down the middle, Coldplay opened its show at the Linc with its trademark overwrought spectacle, the rockets' red glare of fireworks arching over the stadium as a strobe-flashed blizzard of confetti rained down on the ecstatic crowd.
February 4, 2016
Conscious uncoupling pays off We mocked Gwyneth Paltrow when she declared in 2014 that she and then-husband Chris Martin were parting ways in a super-amicable process called "conscious uncoupling. " There will be no acrimony, the duo said, but a harmonious divorce that would save their kids, Apple and Moses , from unnecessary trauma. The strategy worked wonders and the duo are still close friends, Gwyn says. "If you can't stay married, wouldn't the ideal be that you could still be a family and you could put aside your own stuff long enough to explore - what is this new family and who am I in it?"
January 31, 2016 |
'Scandal' star is a groovy thesp Kerry Washington , 38, on Thursday was presented with the Hasty Pudding Theatricals' Woman of the Year Award, an honor bestowed by the Harvard student org for all-around thespianic grooviness. Winners include Meryl Streep , Katharine Hepburn , Jodi Foster , and Julia Roberts . This year's Man of the Year, Joseph Gordon-Levitt , will visit the campus Friday. Chris Martin at the Super Bowl How big is Coldplay ? The band fronted by Apple and Moses ' dad, Chris Martin , is so big it'll play the halftime show at Super Bowl 50. "I feel like we sound the way we always wanted to," Martin tells CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood for a segment to air Sunday.
December 2, 2014 |
AROUND THIS TIME last season, Jack Clements had a great view of the St. Joseph's Prep Class AAAA state title run. Then a junior backup quarterback, Clements watched as senior starter Chris Martin returned from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and led the Hawks to their first PIAA football championship. Fast forward little more than a year later - with Martin in attendance on Saturday - Clements hoisted the Hawks, 34-30, past a plucky Parkland squad. The Moorestown, N.J., resident finished with 266 passing yards, added another 42 on the ground and also accounted for all five of Prep's touchdowns (four passing, one rushing)
October 29, 2014
THEY SAY as the winter holidays approach, couples get serious, or get split. Thanksgiving's just about exactly a month away. Stores are already filling shelves with Christmas and Hanukkah stuff. Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin just broke up. Lawrence, known for her Oscar-winning role beside Rydal's own Bradley Cooper in Philly-filmed "Silver Linings Playbook," along with a little movie series about teens of the future who skip meals, had been linked to the Coldplay frontman, a/k/a the "consciously uncoupled" ex-Mr.
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.
March 28, 2014 |
Gwyn's positive spin on split Most people would consider the dissolution of their marriage as something negative, sad, tragic - even enraging. Not Shakespeare in Love icon Gwyneth Paltrow , 41, who on Wednesday announced on Goop.com that she and Coldplay front man Chris Martin are in the process of "conscious uncoupling. " That's a New Age therapeutic term for breaking up. The phrase, you'll note, is a positive , an activity that almost sounds like fun. Admittedly, Gwyn does say her and Martin's "hearts [are]
March 27, 2014 |
AW, SAY it ain't so. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are separating after 11 years of marriage. Gwyneth posted to her goop.com blog yesterday that the couple has "come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much, we will remain separate. " The pair has two children: daughter Apple , 9, and son Moses , 7. Tattle can't bear it When Tattle and our hedge fund buddy tried to sell a Wall Street TV series, "44 Wall," ages ago, all we heard from the networks was, "No one cares about Wall Street.
March 24, 2014 |
READY TO SPRING forward, showgoers? Get your ears engaged and your body in motion with some fine musicians, two big back-to-back radio-sponsored rock fests, the return of Philly's Center City Jazz Festival and more fabulous femmes - Miley Cyrus, Cher and Lady Gaga, too - than your dance-pop-loving heart can take without bursting. Okkervil River, March 28. This brittle, edgy folk-rock troupe (named after a Russian short story) is so literate, its lyrics stand alone as vivid poetry, short yarns.
December 23, 2013 |
So much for being a year away from statewide glory. Though its starting lineup was filled with underclassmen, including eight juniors and three sophomores, St. Joseph's Prep last week captured its first PIAA Class AAAA state championship with a 35-10 romp over Pittsburgh Central Catholic. For maneuvering around the roadblocks and leaving Hershey with the first-place trophy, the Prep is The Inquirer's Southeastern Pennsylvania football team of the year. The Hawks toughened themselves early with nonleague contests against Jesuit College Prep (Texas)