Saturday, April 20, 2024

Gwyneth Paltrow Announces Separation on Her Website, and Crashes It


Goop! Oscar winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow announced her separation — er, “uncoupling”– from Coldplay rocker Chris Martin tonight while I was at the theater. Isn’t it always the way? Anyway, GP posted her news on her website. And the site crashed. You still can’t get into it at 10:45pm. Always check your bandwidth before making a life announcement.

Surprised? No, no one is surprised. Rockers aren’t made for marriage. Actors aren’t far behind. No one’s in the same place at the same time. And when they’re not, they’re where they shouldn’t be. Plus, it must have been hard to get a cheeseburger, fries, or Oreo’s in that house. That adds to the tension considerably.

Uncoupling means divorce in the real world, which is always sad. Chris recently signed on to do “The Voice.” Gwyneth has more “Iron Man” movies to do. Since winning the Oscar for “Shakespeare in Love” in 1999, she hasn’t done a single serious film. Maybe this news will refocus her attentions. She’s quite capable of winning more Oscars.

PS I hate to say it, but now it does seem that Vanity Fair had been on the trail of something after all.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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