Jay-Z, Rihanna, Chris Martin and Coldplay brought the house down at the Paralympics closing ceremony on Sunday night in London. The group played at the Games' 80,000-seat stadium as part of a three-hour event that officially ended nearly two weeks of competition for disabled athletes. Coldplay started the fun with a long set, and toward the end of their performance welcomed Rihanna for a version of "Princess of China." Jay popped up, too, to sing "Run This Town" with both Rihanna and Chris before they segued into "Paradise." Jay, Rihanna, and Chris celebrated the successful set with an after-party at The Arts Club. It was a special evening for Jay, who just wrapped up a yacht vacation with Beyoncé Knowles and their daughter, Blue. Chris's spouse, Gwyneth Paltrow, was busy, too. She was off in LA for the Stand Up to Cancer telethon, then ventured to Canada for the TIFF premiere of her new movie, Thanks For Sharing.
Gwyneth Paltrow received a surprise kiss from husband Chris Martin during a recent Coldplay concert. See their sweet exchange and find out about Chris' other grand gesture for Gwyneth in today's PopSugar Rush, then watch the full clip captured by a fan and let us know what you think about the famously private couple's PDA!
Rihanna and Coldplay totally knocked their Grammy performance out of the park when it came on about one third of the way through the big show today in LA. Rihanna kicked things off with a solo rendition of "We Found Love," which she accompanied with her signature super sexy dance moves. She then teamed up with Coldplay for a medley of their songs, starting with "Princess of China," which went right into their hit "Paradise." It's already been a performance-packed Grammys, but Rihanna and Chris Martin's collaboration was certainly a highlight. Rih showed off some skin with her onstage outfit, but she also turned heads with her red carpet look earlier in the day. Rihanna wore a custom-made Armani gown, which left little to the imagination.
Check out lots of pics of the Rihanna and Coldplay duet, and don't forget to vote in all of Fab and Bella's Grammys fashion and beauty polls!
Las Vegas got even crazier this past weekend when the biggest names in music descended onto the property of the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino for the two-day iHeartRadio music festival. The good times kicked off on Friday with performances from Jay-Z, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, the Black Eyed Peas, Carrie Underwood, Bruno Mars, Kelly Clarkson and Jane's Addiction. Saturday night was just as star studded with energetic sets by Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, Kenny Chesney, Nikki Minaj, Rascal Flats, Usher and Sting. Music artists weren't the only big names on hand — American Idol host Ryan Seacrest made the trip to the desert to MC the show and brought along girlfriend, and star of the upcoming dance film Footloose, Julianne Hough. Twilight star Ashley Greene was rolling solo to introduce Rascal Flats while Glee's Cory Monteith welcomed Sublime to the stage.
Chris Martin paid tribute to fellow English artist Amy Winehouse with a haunting rendition of "Rehab" during a concert in LA last night. Coldplay did the same at their Splendour in the Grass performance on Sunday. Several celebrities were in the audience to catch the performance, including a newly-single Kate Bosworth, who showed off a colourful new hairdo. Check it out in today's PopSugar Rush!
Around 30,000 people travelled to Woodford in Queensland for Splendour in the Grass over the weekend. Eagle-eyed festival goers may have spotted Kate Moss on Friday, who was there to support her husband Jamie Hince and The Kills. Other acts who rocked the event on Friday include Modest Mouse, The Hives, Does It Offend You, Yeah? and, of course, Kanye West, who closed the first night with a spectacular set that included 30 dancers. Saturday saw artists such as Regina Spektor and Perry Farnell take to the stage, and then on Sunday night it was all about Coldplay, who closed the festival. Chris Martin smashed two guitars during his show, and the band played a sweet Amy Winehouse tribute by singing a bit of “Rehab” before segueing into “Fix You.” Unfortunately rumours that Jay-Z and Gwyneth Paltrow had flown in for Splendour proved to be false, but it was still a memorable music event that pleased tens of thousands of music lovers.
Note to music artists: when the creator of a TV show that has grown to be a pop culture phenomenon asks if they can use your music on the show, you probably shouldn’t say no. Glee creator Ryan Murphy has hit out at Kings of Leon because they didn’t let the show use their hit “Use Somebody.” And this isn’t a new thing — the feud has been going on for six months. Ryan tells The Hollywood Reporter:
F*** you, Kings of Leon. They’re self-centred assholes, and they missed the big picture. They missed that a 7-year-old kid can see someone close to their age singing a Kings of Leon song, which will maybe make them want to join a glee club or pick up a musical instrument. It’s like, OK, hate on arts education. You can make fun of Glee all you want, but at its heart, what we really do is turn kids on to music.
Whoa! For their part, Kings of Leon say that the whole thing has gotten out of control and that when they had been asked about the music they hadn’t even seen the show yet. They also told THR: “This was never meant as a slap in the face to Glee or to music education or to fans of the show. We’re not sure where the anger is coming from. We just said no to a license for a TV show, which we do a lot.”
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