It would be wildly unfair to compare Coldplay to Beyonce and Bruno Mars. First, Chris Martin is in an actual band and writes his own music (that’s a hit at Beyonce, not Mars, since Mars does in fact co-write his songs). Second, his songs have longstanding impact, and the guy doesn’t dance. Why? Because he doesn’t need to. Anyone who has attended a Coldplay concert is well aware of Martin’s live-performance skills, and in fact — I became a fan only AFTER seeing them live for the first time via my friend’s extra ticket. Having said all that, it’s the Super Bowl, and if you can’t dance, you better call upon people who can. Stay in your lane, and go to others for the glitter. And who better to bring it than Beyonce? Only Queen Bey can use the Super Bowl as a venue to debut a new song, executing insane choreography, great costumes, and dominating more than just the stage itself. Bruno Mars also deserves accolades, but even the Uptown Funkmaster himself couldn’t hold his own in the Beyonce dance-off, using his turn to simply tilt his head and flutter across the stage with his arms behind his back. Seriously Bruno, you couldn’t push yourself just a tad harder with the choreography? It might not be Chris Martin’s lane, but it’s certainly yours. But Bruno also brought it, and just about anyone would look lesser next to our eternal Single Lady. Watch below to see one of the best halftime shows I’ve seen in some time, and then enjoy some very funny tweets at Chris Martin’s expense. It might be mean spirited, but something tells me Martin can take a good joke.
Gwyneth Paltrow has long struggled with her likability, and her divorce announcement fanned the flames. While she might attribute the prickly reaction to a heartless public, this code is easy to crack. Paltrow didn’t just announce her split, she published an accompanying article on her GOOP website explaining the term, “conscious uncoupling,” in depth. In fact, there’s so much depth I nearly fell asleep on paragraph four. Read a select gem below.
The truth is, the only thing any of us have is today. Beyond that, there are no guarantees. The idea of being married to one person for life is too much pressure for anyone. In fact, it would be interesting to see how much easier couples might commit to each other by thinking of their relationship in terms of daily renewal instead of a lifetime investment. This is probably the reason why so many people say their long-term relationships changed overnight, once they got married. The people didn’t change, but the expectation did.
The REAL truth is, relationships are private. There’s no formula for its success, and there’s certainly no formula for its failure. It’s easy to malign the institution merely because your personal marriage ended, but it’s also arrogant. To assume you have any inside awareness of an objective relationship truth, is obnoxious. I’m surprised Gwyneth’s team didn’t get their hands on this in time to block it. It’s ridiculous.
Katy Perry just topped the Billboard top 100 chart with her new single, Firework, and she might have to send Coldplay a bouquet of flowers for the achievement. Why? Because the song is a blatant rip-off of Coldplay’s Viva La Vida. The overlap is so insane I actually looked it up to see if Coldplay consented to letting her cover their song. They didn’t. This isn’t the first Katy Perry “overlap.” Her song, California Gurls, sounds like Ke$ha’s Tik Tok, except those two songs were written by the same guy, which explains the similarity. That excuse doesn’t fly this time around. Listen below and judge for yourself (hint: listen to the chorus).