Coldplay are launching an exhibition of artist Mila Furstova's artwork for their number one album Ghost Stories.
The British group, fronted by Chris Martin, is setting up the London-based show to raise money for children's charity Kids Company. The display will be open for three days in December this year (14) and all the work will be available for purchase, with prints on sale as well as original pieces.
A picture was posted on the group's Twitter.com page showing Martin signing one of the paintings. He says, "Sometimes a piece of art looks exactly like you think your song sounds. On Ghost Stories, Mila somehow managed this time and time again. Her etchings showed exactly what we were trying to say."
The news comes amid reports Kids Company, which provides support for disadvantaged children across Britain, is facing closure unless it is given a big funding boost from the British government.
Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Ariana Grande, Coldplay and Iggy Azalea were among the high-profile stars who took to the stage in Las Vegas over the weekend (19-21Sep14) for the iHeartRadio Music Festival. Some of the biggest names in the music industry graced the stage in Sin City for the two-day event, which kicked off on Friday (19Sep14) with acts including Swift, Minaj, Grande and Coldplay.
Coldplay's set was overshadowed by the appearance of actress Jennifer Lawrence at the gig, fuelling rumours she is dating frontman Chris Martin, while other acts included pregnant singer Alicia Keys, who made a surprise turn on stage to perform her new single We Are Here.
Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am also made a surprise appearance onstage with DJ Steve Aoki.
Usher rounded out Friday night by bringing out Chris Brown for a rendition of his single New Flame, and the Yeah! star baffled the crowd by setting his sneakers on fire. The flaming shoes were dealt with by a stagehand who doused them with a fire extinguisher.
Iggy Azalea, 5 Seconds of Summer, Magic!, One Direction, Lorde and Paramore all took to the stage on Saturday (20Sep14) to close the festival. Calvin Harris brought out British pop star John Newman during his Saturday set, while Ed Sheeran performed with rapper Macklemore.
Actress Jennifer Lawrence and singer Chris Martin have reportedly taken their romance public by attending a dinner together in California on Thursday (11Sep14). The Hunger Games star and Martin were seen out with friends at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, according to Eonline.com.
A source tells the website, "They seem very comfortable in each other's company - and happy!
"It doesn't seem like it's a new relationship. They seem super affectionate and at ease with each other."
The couple reportedly started dating this summer (14), after Martin separated from his wife Gwyneth Paltrow in March (14).
Lawrence split from Nicholas Hoult in August (14).
British actor Idris Elba read poetry onstage to kick off the Invictus Games sporting competition in London on Wednesday (10Sep14). The Wire star appeared onstage in front of 6,500 people at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in the capital to recite the powerful poem Invictus, written by William Ernest Henley, as part of the opening celebrations.
British royal Prince Harry, who created the event, also took to the stage to give an empowering speech for the wounded military personnel competing in the sporting event.
An Invictus anthem, written by Coldplay's Chris Martin, was performed by a military choir and British soprano Laura Wright sang her track Invincible. U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama also praised the athletes in a video message.
Charles, Prince of Wales, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and William, Duke of Cambridge also attended the ceremony.
Prince William's pregnant wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge cancelled her appearance as she is suffering from severe morning sickness.
The opening ceremony went ahead a day after a launch party was held for the competitors and their families on Tuesday (09Sep14). Prince Harry attended the bash and Foo Fighters performed. The rockers will headline the closing concert on Sunday (14Sep14).
Actresses Drew Barrymore and Gwyneth Paltrow hosted a star-studded surprise birthday party for Cameron Diaz over the weekend (30-31Aug14) in New York. The Charlie's Angels star, who turned 42 on Saturday (30Aug14), celebrated the milestone with Rashida Jones, Chris Martin and Lake Bell in The Hamptons.
Diaz's boyfriend Benji Madden was reportedly in attendance and makeup artist Gucci Westman shared pictures on Instagram.com of Diaz and her other friends gathered at the laid-back affair, before removing them from the social media website, according to the New York Post.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow took the plunge for charity on Wednesday (20Aug14) after nominating her estranged husband Chris Martin to also endure the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The Oscar winner was given the task of pouring freezing water over her head to raise cash and awareness for the ALS Association by three celebrities, including her personal trainer Tracy Anderson, chef Jose Andres and lifestyle expert Martha Stewart.
In a video posted on Instagram.com, Paltrow, clad in a bikini, tells her followers she is donating money to the charity and then nominates Martin, Cameron Diaz, and her fashion designer pal Stella McCartney for the stunt.
A friend then pours the ice cold water over the actress, and she runs out of frame screaming from the shock.
Paltrow and the Coldplay frontman announced their separation in March (14), and both are rumoured to have moved on from the marriage - the actress has been linked to Glee producer Brad Falchuk, while Martin has reportedly been romancing newly-single Jennifer Lawrence.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is raising funds to battle ALS, also known as motor neurone disease and Lou Gehrig's disease.
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Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is moving on from her failed marriage to Chris Martin by embarking on a new romance with Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk, according to reports.
The Shakespeare In Love star has remained close to Coldplay rocker Martin since they announced their 10-year marriage was over in March (14), but she has since started stepping out with TV executive Falchuk, who she allegedly enjoyed a weekend getaway with in Utah in late July (14).
They were also recently spotted sharing a "flirty" dinner at East Borough restaurant in Los Angeles. A source tells Us Weekly magazine their relationship "started off professionally" in 2010 when Paltrow made her first guest appearance on hit musical comedy series Glee as substitute teacher Holly Holliday, but they recently began dating following the finalisation of Falchuk's divorce to his wife Suzanne, who filed to end their 10-year union last summer (13).
A representative for Paltrow, who has two children with Martin, has yet to comment on the claims.
"I don't even think she asked. I just said, 'Please, can I try something?' She has so many amazing people writing for her that it's like trying to win American Idol, getting a song on Rihanna's album." Coldplay frontman Chris Martin is trying to persuade Rihanna to let him write a new song for her.
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin treated fans who attended an intimate solo set at New York's The Box nightclub on wednesday (06Aug14) to renditions of his band's hits Clocks, Yellow and Viva la Vida, as well as a cover of rapper Iggy Azalea's summer smash Fancy, according to the New York Post.
"She can sing so much better than me. I don't want to be humiliated in that fashion. I was in the car yesterday and Problem was on; I was like, ''I just can't do that'." Coldplay star Chris Martin laughs off reports he's planning a collaboration with Ariana Grande.