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Robert Downey Jr. & Wife Susan Take in a Coldplay Concert | Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. & Wife Susan Take in a Coldplay Concert

Originally posted 05/03/2012 05:55AM

It was date night at the Hollywood Bowl during the first of Coldplay's three scheduled shows.

New parents Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan arrived at the venue in a chauffeured ride. The Avengers star jumped out first, then opened the door for his wife, who was sitting in the front seat. He escorted her into the venue and kept his hand on her back.

Despite the paparazzi attention, the two looked happy and smiled together, holding hands as they were ushered into the venue and given the VIP treatment.

Meanwhile, a pregnant Molly Sims and hubby Scott Stuber took in the show, arriving through a VIP entrance after walking a short distance away from down the hill. The two then disappeared through the artists' entrance,where they remained for the rest of the night.
– Jessica Wedemeyer

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PEOPLE Critic Reviews Emotional Highs and Lows of Grammy Telecast | Jennifer Hudson, LL Cool J

PEOPLE Critic Reviews Emotional Highs and Lows of Grammy Telecast

Originally posted 02/13/2012 04:00PM

The Grammys would have been (and were) a showcase for the glory that is Adele, but Whitney Houston's death 24 hours before the event turned the CBS special into a night of mourning and celebration cresting on big, pure emotions. That's what brought in an estimated 39 million viewers, the highest number for the broadcast since 1984 and the second highest ever.

LL Cool J, who handled the hosting duties without any perceptible wrinkling in his uncanny smoothness, opened with a simple prayer for Houston, "a woman who we loved … our fallen sister." This set up a clip of the six-time Grammy winner belting her signature hit "I Will Always Love You."

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Chris Martin Says Jay-Z Is a 'Super Cool Guy' | Chris Martin, Jay-Z

Chris Martin Says Jay-Z Is a 'Super Cool Guy'

Originally posted 11/02/2011 09:45AM

They may seem an unlikely pair, but Chris Martin and Jay-Z are closer than you may think.

"We're from very different backgrounds. But we love the same stuff everyone else loves," Martin, 34, tells online music magazine Pitchfork.

"I love his music, and he's a super cool guy, and he's genuine. I respect his decisions, and we have the same feelings about trying to be true in your art. It just happens that one of us is a nerd and the other is the coolest multi-entrepreneur on the planet."

Martin – whose latest album with Coldplay, Mylo Xyloto, has been getting rave reviews – may not be giving himself enough credit.

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PEOPLE's Music Critic: Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto Scores 4 Stars

Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto: Review

Originally posted 10/25/2011 08:20AM

On their fifth album, Mylo Xyloto, Coldplay busts a move, discovering in their second decade that they can groove.

Hey, it wasn’t enough for them to rule arenas, they want to rule dance floors too!

Although they pumped driving rhythms into 2005's under-appreciated X&Y, there's a new swagger to the beats on Mylo Xyloto.

The thumping drums that end "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" find Will Champion flexing more muscle, while the funky bass on "Major Minus" might make you think that Flea has replaced Guy Berryman.

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Carrie Underwood: Newlywed Life Is Better Than People Warned | Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood: Newlywed Life Is Better Than People Warned

Originally posted 09/26/2011 12:00PM

The newlywed life is the good life for Carrie Underwood, who was told there would be rough patches.

"Everyone says the first month is the hardest, or the fourth month or the eighth month," the 28-year-old, who wed NHL player Mike Fisher last year, told PEOPLE. "We're just enjoying it."

The country songstress's career has been "go, go, go," she said, adding: "You never really get to stop and smell the roses and really enjoy just being a person."

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QUOTED: Gwyneth Paltrow: Trading Sex for New Coldplay Tunes? | Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow: Trading Sex for New Coldplay Tunes?

Originally posted 07/29/2011 04:30PM

"Who do I have to bang to get an advance copy of the new @coldplay album? I mean, really."

•Being married to frontman Chris Martin doesn't mean much when it comes to musical perks, actress Gwyneth Paltrow jokingly Tweets.

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POLL: Which Celeb Pulled Off the Funniest April Fools' Prank? | Adam Lambert, Brooke Burke

POLL: Which Celeb Pulled Off the Funniest April Fools' Prank?

Originally posted 04/01/2010 05:20PM

It's that time of year again – and Hollywood is joining in on the fun of April Fools' Day. From fake pregnancies to Twitter hacking, here's how some stars are messing with their fans:

• Is Brooke Burke pregnant? "Where is your sense of humor?!? I will not be Dancing With baby #5. lOL Got you!!!! April Fools!!!" the Dancing with the Stars co-host, whose Web site reported the fake news on Thursday, Tweeted later in the day. (She even had her mom believing there would be another Burke baby on the way.)

• Justin Bieber's already topped the pop charts – but what about the Web? The 16-year-old singer "bought" FunnyOrDie.com, renamed it Bieber or Die, and declared, "Anything that's not Bieber dies!"

• Are the guys of Coldplay the latest celebs launching a signature fragrance? The band broke the faux news on their Web site that Angst by Coldplay, which features ingredients such as sangre, sudor and lagrimas, can now be purchased online for £42, although it's already sold out.

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Coldplay Accused of Plagiarism – Again

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Coldplay Accused of Plagiarism – Again

Originally posted 05/04/2009 10:00AM

British rocker Chris Martin is under fire again, this time over claims that his band Coldplay has plagiarized another musician's work.

Yusuf Islam, better known as '70s' rocker Cat Stevens, claims his song "Foreigner Suite" is behind the band's recent hit, "Viva La Vida," reports Britain's Sun.

"There's been this argument about Coldplay stealing this melody from Joe Satriani, but, if you listen to it, it's mine!" says Stevens, 60, who now goes by his Muslim name. "It's the 'Foreigner Suite.' "

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Coldplay to Reward Fans with Free Album | Coldplay, Chris Martin

Music News

Coldplay to Reward Fans with Free Album

Originally posted 05/01/2009 09:35AM

Coldplay is helping battle the economic crunch. Starting with the band's May 15 show in West Palm Beach, Fla., Coldplay will give everyone attending concerts on their North American Viva la Vida summer tour a free live album as a "recession-busting mark of gratitude" to their fans for supporting them, the musicians announced on their Web site.

Fans not holding tickets to Coldplay performances can get the nine-song collection, LeftRightLeftRightLeft, as a free download on the band's Web site as of May 15 – though a physical copy of the free LP will be available only at the concerts.

"Playing live is what we love. This album is a thank you to our fans – the people who give us a reason to do it and make it happen," Coldplay said in a statement.
Stephen M. Silverman

Filed Under: Music News, Coldplay
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Inside the All-Star MusiCares Tribute to Neil Diamond | Neil Diamond

Inside the All-Star MusiCares Tribute to Neil Diamond

Originally posted 02/07/2009 02:00PM

The night was a tribute to Neil Diamond, but it was Jennifer Hudson's moving take on his 1969 hit "Holly Holy" that brought down the house.

Wearing a gold jacket and black satin pantsuit, Hudson – backed by three singers – was serious and soulful in her powerful performance, which drew cheers from the audience three times during the song, especially when she hit high notes with a lot of vibrato.

The Los Angeles Convention Center audience of more than 1,500 immediately rose to its feet in a standing ovation as she mouthed the words "thank you" and took a small bow. As she looked up and saw the entire room standing and clapping, a look of genuine surprise came over her face, and her mouth fell open. She again mouthed the words "thank you," and waved to the crowd in appreciation.

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