Gwyneth Paltrow may be to Coldplay what Yoko Ono was to Beatles.
Gwyneth Paltrow has gotten a lot of flack recently for acting like a world-class snob—reportedly throwing a hissy fit when a recent Iron Man 2 magazine cover did not include her character, hawking an extravagant lifestyle on her site GOOP.com, and calling media personnel who were covering her charity event "roaches." But if this latest rumor is true, the Shakespeare in Love actress may have committed her biggest snob move yet.
According to Celebitchy, Gwyneth is pushing husband Chris Martin, lead singer of Coldplay, to pursue solo projects—a potential action that could result in the breakup of the Grammy-winning band. Career And Family: Can We Really Have Both?
"Gwyneth has outright told Chris that he should consider going solo. She is busy doing all of her projects and she wants him to diversify as well. She doesn’t have a problem with Coldplay, but she wants Chris to think about trying a solo album just to see if he likes it," said a source close to Gwyneth's camp.
"People ask if I will sing with the band or do a duet, but always in front of my mind is the Yoko effect," she said in 2004. "I don’t want to be known as the girl who split up Coldplay." Musicians Hear Emotion In Sound
Well, now it seems her tune has changed, and Chris isn't too happy with the revisions.
"When Gwyneth mentioned it, Chris was furious," continued the source. "He loves the band and he has no desire to change things right now. Chris basically ignored her and walked away.” 9 Things To Say During A Fight
We feel this story may be a little overblown. Just because a lead singer does a solo project or two doesn't necessarily mean the demise of a band. Look at Matchbox 20 and Rob Thomas, Dave Matthews Band and, well, Dave Matthews. Plus, who are we to discourage a wife from taking an active interest in her husband's work? Sure, maybe it's a problem if she's nagging him aggressively about it, but it sounds to us like she's just encouraging him to expand. And encouragement is a good thing.