Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin announce split
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are separating after more than 10 years of marriage, according to a message posted on the “Iron Man” actress’s blog Tuesday.
Paltrow, 41, and Martin, 37, married in 2003. They have two children: 9-year-old daughter Apple and 7-year-old son Moses.
“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,” read the message titled “Conscious Uncoupling” on Goop.com.
Martin, the Grammy-winning lead vocalist of Coldplay, and Paltrow, who won an Oscar for her performance in “Shakespeare in Love,” were among Hollywood’s highest-profile couples. The duo frequently accompanied each other to public events, such as this year’s Golden Globes ceremony and the Help Haiti Home gala earlier this year, but they rarely posed together on red carpets.
Judge grants Swift restraining order
A man accused of saying he is married to Taylor Swift and threatening to harm her family was ordered Tuesday to stay away from the Grammy-winning singer for three years.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Carol Boas Goodson granted Swift a restraining order against Timothy Sweet.
Court filings by Swift state that Sweet has sent messages threatening to harm the entertainer’s family or anyone who interferes with his perceived relationship with her.
Sweet has also gone to the singer’s homes in Beverly Hills and Nashville, the filings state.
Sweet did not attend Tuesday’s hearing and did not respond to the singer’s restraining order petition, which included several online messages that were attributed to Sweet.
“Dearest Taylor, I’ll kill any man who gets in the way of our marriage,” one of the messages stated, according to the filing.
Flavor Flav’s case postponed to May
Entertainer Flavor Flav must return to his native New York at least one more time to answer charges stemming from his arrest as he raced to his mother’s funeral.
Police said the rapper and reality TV star was speeding and driving without a license, a felony, on Jan. 9 on Long Island.
Flav, whose real name is William Drayton, told reporters as he entered a Nassau County courtroom Tuesday that he hoped to resolve the case, which was postponed to May 16.
The birthday bunch
Actor-director Leonard Nimoy is 83. Actor Alan Arkin is 80. Actor James Caan is 74. Journalist Bob Woodward is 71. Singer Diana Ross is 70. Rock singer Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) is 66. Comedian Martin Short is 64. TV personality Leeza Gibbons is 57. Actress Jennifer Grey is 54. Basketball Hall of Famer John Stockton is 52. Actor Michael Imperioli is 48. Country singer Kenny Chesney is 46. Actress Keira Knightley is 29.