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Chris Martin Dances With Abandon With Coldplay on SNL (watch)

Chris Martin, recently “uncoupled” from wife of 10 years Gwyneth Paltrow made his first public performance since their split, dancing with abandon to “A Sky Full Of Stars” on Saturday Night Live. Martin, frontman for UK supergroup Coldplay, has accepted much of the blame for the break of his marriage and the couple is trying to move on with some New Age assistance. Paltrow and Martin announced the split in March...

Pink Gets Party Started on Ellen DeGeneres; Flashes Panties! (video)

Pink is back. How did the party ever started without her? She sat for a raucous interview with Ellen DeGeneres Monday (Sept. 10) that included some mommy talk, champagne toasts, a ribald song and surprise appearance by U.S. Olympic gymnasts. Ellen is definitely loosening up the format now that she faces major competition from Katie Couric’s new daytime talk show. Pink, real name Alecia Beth Moore, just turned 33 last weekend and has spent the past 15 months giving birth to, and raising, daughter Willow, who was also featured on the show in photos....

Nicki Minaj Battles Vocal Cord Injury to Appear on Today (watch!)

Nicki Minaj talked about her alter-egos, Barbie and Roman, on NBC’s the “Today Show” this morning, but it was all Nicki on stage. She belted out “Starships” and what she described as a “grittier” song. Minaj also revealed that she is suffering from a bruised vocal cord. “Doctors orders. Out for the count now,” she tweeted....

Adrian Niles Takes Gritty Memphis Blues to TV on F/X

Musician Adrian Niles had just released his latest album Roll & Move, featuring the sublime single “Skylark," when we last spoke with him. That was a year ago. Now his great songs being recognized, again. Two will be featured next week in the F/X show "Justified," which was just renewed for a fourth season. The episode, titled "Loose Ends," stars Timothy Olyphant....

Drew Pinsky Slams Docs in Whitney Houston Death

Whitney Houston died from her addiction to prescription drugs, which are easily obtained from Beverly Hills doctors who crave celebrity patients, according to Dr. Drew Pinsky, an addiction specialist and television show host. Pinsky, who hosts reality shows, “Celebrity Rehab” and “Dr. Drew,” slammed doctors who over-prescribe painkillers and other narcotics to celebrities. Celebrities are more likely to die from prescriptions than illegal drugs, today, he said....

Smash So-So, But Katharine McPhee Makes It Worth Watching

As a sometime player in the Broadway follies, I was most excited to finally see NBC’s "Smash" debut last week, after a more-than-relentless series of promotional ploys. I mean, I saw promos, adverts and hype, literally, everywhere. There was even a special premiere at the esteemed Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Executive Producer Steven Spielberg didn't show, but everyone else did. The cast, crew, writers, it was quite the scene....