Gwyneth Paltrow and British rocker Chris Martin have separated, less than four months after celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary. The Hollywood couple announced the news on Tuesday (25Mar14) via a message on her lifestyle website Goop.com.
The joint statement reads, "It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate.
"We have been working hard for well over a year, some of it together, some of it separated, to see what might have been possible between us, and we have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate.
"We are, however, and always will be a family, and in many ways we are closer than we have ever been. We are parents first and foremost, to two incredibly wonderful children and we ask for their and our space and privacy to be respected at this difficult time.
"We have always conducted our relationship privately, and we hope that as we consciously uncouple and coparent, we will be able to continue in the same manner."
The shock announcement drove thousands of fans to Goop.com, which temporarily crashed on Tuesday.
The famously-private couple, which is rarely photographed together, wed on 5 December, 2003 in Southern California. Paltrow and Martin split their time between homes in London and Paltrow's native California, where reports suggest they recently purchased a Malibu beach house.
They are parents to daughter Apple, nine, and son Moses, seven.
Gwyneth Paltrow has vowed to return to the U.K. before her kids grow into teenagers. The actress and her husband, Coldplay rocker Chris Martin, have moved the family from London to Los Angeles to give them experience of living in Paltrow's native America.
But the star is adamant she will return to her U.K. home within three years as she doesn't want Apple, nine, and seven-year-old Moses to be teens in Hollywood.
She tells Red magazine, "I don't want my children to be teenagers in LA. No way. I'm looking at this move to America like two years, three years tops - then we will go back.
"It's part of my parenting philosophy that children should get the opportunity to reinvent themselves at a few points in their childhood to see where their strengths and weaknesses lie and to experience living in different cultures. It's an experiment.
"I love London - it's my favourite city in the world. I love my house and my life there. But in California, I have the girls I grew up with and my family."
Gwyneth Paltrow narrowly avoided a collision on her scooter last week (ends06Sep13) after pulling out in front of a school bus - with her daughter riding behind her on the back seat. The Sliding Doors star and her husband Chris Martin were picking up Apple and their son Moses from their school in Los Angeles when Paltrow's Vespa was caught on camera appearing to cut off a big yellow bus - prompting the driver to slam on the brakes to avoid ramming into the actress and her eldest child.
Video footage of the close call shows the mum of two seemingly oblivious to the danger as she merges into oncoming traffic, although rocker Martin appeared to be more cautious as he pulled away from the curb with Moses on the back of his scooter.
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It seems a bit odd to take on a movie review of Courtney Solomon's Getaway, as only in the loosest terms is Getaway actually a movie. We begin without questions — other than a vague and frustrating "What the hell is going on?" — and end without answers, watching Ethan Hawke drive his car into things (and people) for the hour and a half in between. We learn very little along the way, probed to engage in the mystery of the journey. But we don't, because there's no reason to.
There's not a single reason to wonder about any of the things that happen to Hawke's former racecar driver/reformed criminal — forced to carry out a series of felonious commands by a mysterious stranger who is holding his wife hostage — because there doesn't seem to be a single ounce of thought poured into him beyond what he see. We learn, via exposition delivered by him to gun-toting computer whiz Selena Gomez, that he "did some bad things" before meeting the love of his life and deciding to put that all behind him. Then, we stop learning. We stop thinking. We start crashing into police cars and Christmas trees and power plants.
Why is Selena Gomez along for the ride? Well, the beginnings of her involvement are defensible: Hawke is carrying out his slew of vehicular crimes in a stolen car. It's her car. And she's on a rampage to get it back. But unaware of what she's getting herself into, Gomez confronts an idling Hawke with a gun, is yanked into the automobile, and forced to sit shotgun while the rest of the driver's "assignments" are carried out. But her willingness to stick by Hawke after hearing his story is ludicrous. Their immediate bickering falls closer to catty sexual tension than it does to genuine derision and fear (you know, the sort of feelings you'd have for someone who held you up or forced you into accessorizing a buffet of life-threatening crimes).
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The "gradual" reversal of their relationship is treated like something we should root for. But with so little meat packed into either character, the interwoven scenes of Hawke and Gomez warming up to each other and becoming a team in the quest to save the former's wife serve more than anything else as a breather from all the grotesque, impatient, deliberately unappealing scenes of city wreckage.
And as far as consolidating the mystery, the film isn't interested in that either, as evidenced by its final moments. Instead of pressing focus on the answers to whatever questions we may have, the movie's ultimate reveal is so weak, unsubstantial, and entirely disconnected to the story entirely, that it seems almost offensive to whatever semblance of a film might exist here to go out on this note. Offensive to the idea of film and story in general, as a matter of fact. But Getaway isn't concerned with these notions. Not with story, character, logic, or humanity. It just wants to show us a bunch of car crashes and explosions. So you'd think it might have at least made those look a little better.
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Gwyneth Paltrow's cookery book signing at East Hampton's Authors Night in New York this weekend (10-11Aug13) was so popular, the actress ran out of copies of her latest tome It's All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great. The Iron Man star was supported at the event by her husband Chris Martin and their kids Moses and Apple.
While it is common practice for the status quo to take hold in your average sitcom following a firing, a breakup, or any other massive change, we usually don't see people taking back to their old states of being in real life after such calamities. But just as Community has prided itself in embodying the essence of the situation comedy, the reality surrounding it seems to be doing the same: The Hollywood Reporter reports that Dan Harmon, the creator and show runner of the cult phenomenon NBC series who was ousted from his spot in production after the conclusion of Season 3, is now officially returning to head production for the upcoming fifth season. Writer Chris McKenna, who left along with Harmon, is also expected to return.
Harmon's relationship with the network was more than a bit contentious, as was his rapport with star Chevy Chase, who has officially quit the series. But the brilliant creative's absence was felt, and hard, during Season 4, when fans lashed out against lackluster writing by replacement show runners Moses Port and Dan Guarascio. We're not sure if Harmon can completely undo the damage that his interim usurpers made to the Community canon (unless he completely erases this past season), but we are confident that Season 5 will at least recharge our passions with that old Greendale wit and charm. And so, we offer a celebratory "Huzzah!" (Is that right?)
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Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her rocker husband Chris Martin have angered one of their California neighbours after allegedly erecting a towering gate at the entrance of their mansion. The couple recently purchased the Brentwood property and the low-key stars promptly got to work on protecting their privacy by installing a nine-foot (2.74-metre) tall gate to shield their home from prying eyes.
However, one local has taken issue with the new blockade and has filed a complaint with the Los Angeles City Department of Building and Safety, claiming it violates the legal limit of six feet (1.83 metres).
Local officials have confirmed they are investigating the allegations. Paltrow and Martin will have 45 days to fix any violations or face fines of more than $900 (£580), reports TMZ.com.
The Iron Man actress recently admitted that she would love to temporarily relocate from the family's London pad to her native California, so her son Moses, seven, and daughter Apple, nine, can experience new adventures on the west coast.
She told Harper's Bazaar magazine, "Just to have my kids be in the sun every day - picking avocados, going for a swim... Even for two years or something, and come back (to the U.K.) when they go to senior school."
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is considering uprooting her kids from their gloomy London home and relocating to her native California for a few years so they can experience life in the sun. The Shakespeare in Love beauty and her rocker husband Chris Martin recently purchased a property in Brentwood, California and the Hollywood star admits she would love her son Moses, seven, and daughter Apple, nine, to experience new adventures Stateside - although she would want them to return to the U.K. to attend school.
She tells Harper's Bazaar magazine, "Just to have my kids be in the sun every day - picking avocados, going for a swim. Even for two years or something, and come back when they go to senior school."
Fashion-forward actress and cookbook author Gwyneth Paltrow is convinced her children with rocker Chris Martin will take after their parents because they are already developing an interest in style and music. The Iron Man star, who constantly tops polls of the best-dressed celebrities and recently released her latest culinary guide, It's All Good, has two kids with the Coldplay frontman, Apple, eight, and Moses, seven.
While it is too early to determine what career path her son and daughter will take, Paltrow admits they have already begun following in their parents' footsteps.
Gushing about her children during an appearance on U.S. TV cooking show Rachael Ray, she says, "They're amazing. They're very sweet, compassionate, hilarious kids. I feel so lucky that I had them, they are the best things that ever happened to me.
"My daughter's very into music. They both are very into music. They have a band together, they write songs. My daughter's very into fashion, she has those Top Model books, where you get to design clothes, she's amazing."
The busy mum admits Moses might even be a budding chef: "He's incredible! He's always with me in the kitchen. He can crack an egg perfectly, no shell. He's always trying different flavour combinations, he's always like, 'Well, what if we put popcorn with cheese... ' Actually one of his recipes is in the book!"
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has laughed off recent reports suggesting she forces her children to follow an unnecessarily strict diet, insisting they are "normal kids" who snack on junk food. The dietary habits of the Oscar winner's family has become tabloid fodder in recent weeks thanks to her new cookbook, in which she shares the secrets of her diet.
In It's All Good, Paltrow reveals she often gives up dairy, sugar and gluten to lose weight, prompting speculation she imposes the same rules on her rocker husband Chris Martin and their two kids, Apple and Moses.
However, in a candid chat on U.S. TV medical series Dr. Oz, Paltrow insists she allows her youngsters regular treats, but healthy snacks help her seven-year-old son Moses battle skin condition eczema.
She explains, "My son has very bad eczema and he's allergic to gluten and he's allergic to cow dairy. I try, at home, to make everything gluten-free for him because the difference in his comfort is unbelievable when he's sticking to what he's meant to be eating...
"I don't know where they get some of this stuff! They say I don't give my kids carbs, and I'm feeding them seaweed... I have no idea. But they eat Oreos (cookies), too, and they're normal kids."