Gwyneth Paltrow gave her estranged husband Chris Martin a big boost on Wednesday night (29Oct14) by hailing him as "father of the year" as she introduced him onstage at the AmfAR gala in Los Angeles. The actress beamed with pride as she welcomed the event's surprise performer.
Paltrow, who was hosting the gala, said, "This brilliant singer/songwriter has sold eight million records, has won every single award that there is to be won, especially Father of the Year, which he has won consecutively since 2004.
"I am speaking of Chris Martin, and the incredibly talented Jonny Buckland, who together make up one-half of the legendary band Coldplay."
Martin and his bandmate took the stage and played Coldplay tunes Paradise and Viva La Vida.
The singer quipped, "Good evening. This is Justin Timberlake. I'm Justin Bieber. We are Bieber and Timberlake and we play Coldplay covers just for the money."
Ironically, Timberlake was sitting next to Martin's estranged wife in the audience.
AmFar gala regular Sharon Stone later took the stage and complimented Paltrow for keeping her marriage split amicable, stating, "We thank you for your inner and outer beauty, which you demonstrated by the fact that you get along with your ex-husband (sic)."
Paltrow famously "consciously uncoupled" from her husband of 10 years in March (14), but they have remained friendly and have repeatedly been photographed enjoying dinner together since the public announcement.
Martin's gala appearance occurred two days after his reported romance with actress Jennifer Lawrence came to an end following four months of dating.
Miley Cyrus has been named the 2015 spokesperson for MAC Cosmetics' makeup collection.
The We Can't Stop hitmaker will star in the latest campaign for the company's Viva Glam line of beauty products, which will hit stores in January (15).
All proceeds from the the limited edition lipstick line will benefit the MAC AIDS Fund, which helps men, women and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
Cyrus follows fellow pop stars Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin, who have previously served as Viva Glam ambassadors.
Actress Jennifer Lawrence and rocker Chris Martin have ended their brief romance after just four months of dating.
The American Hustle star, 24, first became linked to the Coldplay singer, 37, in late June (14) and they were photographed together last month (Sep14), as they disembarked a private plane in Los Angeles.
The low-key couple never commented publicly about the relationship, but it appears the romance is now over, according to Eonline.com.
Lawrence previously dated her X-Men: First Class co-star Nicholas Hoult on and off until their split earlier this year (14), while Martin famously "consciously uncoupled" from his wife of 10 years, Gwyneth Paltrow, in March (14).
Pop star Ricky Martin has become the first major Latin singer to release a music video via Twitter.com. On Monday (20Oct14), he debuted the promo for his new single Adios to nearly 11 million followers.
Cuban rapper Pitbull is adding even more star power to the upcoming iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina concert by joining the lineup of the inaugural festival.
Following the success of the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, bosses at iHeartMedia are producing its first-ever Latin concert, and the "Give Me Everything" hitmaker is set to take to the stage at Los Angeles' Forum on 22 November (14). In addition to Pitbull, Colombian singer J. Balvin and teen sensation Becky G are joining the lineup, which includes previously announced artists Ricky Martin, Daddy Yankee and Prince Royce. Roberto Tapia, Alejandra Guzman, La Original Banda el Limon feat. Voz a Voz, Jesse & Joy, and surprise guests are also slated to take the stage.
British actors Neil Morrissey and Martin Clunes are set to reunite for a special charity sketch of their classic TV sitcom Men Behaving Badly. The old pals will revive their beer-guzzling characters Tony Smart and Gary Strang for the first time in 16 years as part of the U.K.'s Stand Up To Cancer telethon on Friday (17Oct14).
The sketch will be written by original show creator Simon Nye and feature the pair discussing testicular cancer.
The telethon, the British leg of the biennial U.S. event, will also feature appearances from actors Will Ferrell and Martin Freeman and singer Taylor Swift.
Funds raised will benefit Cancer Research UK.
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has turned down a top civic honour in his hometown because he doesn't think he deserves it. An internet campaign started in July (14) calling for the singer to receive the Freedom of Exeter, the town in Devon, England, where he grew up, and the drive gained momentum when it was backed by the area's member of parliament, Ben Bradshaw.
City council leaders contacted Martin when they were alerted to the campaign, but the star insisted he does not feel worthy of the prestigious award.
A council spokesperson tells Britain's The Western Daily Press newspaper, "He has said he would like to be considered for the award but not at the moment as he hasn't yet done enough for the city."
Coldplay star Chris Martin has reportedly bought a new home across the street from his estranged wife Gwyneth Paltrow.
The rocker spent $6.75 million (GBP4.2 million) on his new pad, which is a stone's throw away from where his kids Apple and Moses live with their mom in Brentwood, Los Angeles. Martin and Paltrow split in March (14), but have remained close.
Reports suggest the Yellow singer even staged his wife's recent 42nd birthday party in the courtyard of his new digs.
Actor Nathan Lane is set to become the latest celebrity to add children's writer to his resume with the release of his own picture book. The Birdcage star has inked a publishing deal with editors at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers to detail the adventures of his spoiled French bulldog in Naughty Mabel.
He is teaming up with his partner, Devlin Elliott, to write the story, while Dan Krall will provide the illustrations.
The book is the first in a planned series of Naughty Mabel books and is due for release next autumn (15).
Lane joins the likes of comedian Jim Carrey, actress Jessica Lange, singer Ricky Martin and rocker Keith Richards, who have all recently released kids' books.
Take That's former manager Nigel Martin Smith has accused Jason Orange of "throwing away a career" by quitting the band. Orange stunned fans of the British pop group this week (ends28Sep14) by walking away from the veteran band, nine years after launching its comeback in 2005.
Smith, who put the group together in the 1990s, has now blasted Orange for leaving, insisting the singer will soon realise his mistake and make a return.
He tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "I think that Jason's behaviour is deplorable... Jason leaving has been on the cards since the band reformed... Jason was never keen (on getting the band back together)...
"When the other boys go on to even greater success as a three-piece, Jason will rejoin... I am angry with Jason for letting the fans down, and for letting (his bandmates) down, and most of all I am upset with Jason for throwing away a career."
Take That first split in 1989, but they reformed in 2005 and went on to carve out a high-successful comeback.