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Coldplay’s Chris Martin battles giant squirrel


Yes, you read it right.martin

Coldplay have made a short film to accompany their single “Strawberry Swing” that will be shown in UK cinemas from July 22 as a “supporting act” to Sacha Baron Cohen’s mockumentary “Bruno,” as well as to romance “The Proposal” starring Sandra Bullock. In it, frontman Chris Martin, dressed as an old-style superhero, battles a giant squirrel, whch is drawn entirely in chalk.

You can catch a brief trailer now.squuirrel

The song will be released as a digital download on Sept. 14 and the short film will be “commercially available” on Aug. 3, according to the band’s record label. It has its premiere on July 20 on

The band, which had the world’s biggest selling album in 2008 with “Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends”, starts its UK stadium tour on September 12, kicking off in Manchester and hitting London’s Wembley Stadium on the 18 and 19.

Gwyneth tells us: “Make your life good”


gwyneth.jpgGwyneth Paltrow might be wishing she had never ventured into the world of online lifestyle advice.

Her new site,, has irritated commentators on both sides of the Atlantic who say that the pearls of wisdom she shares with us are, at best, rather general, and at worst downright smug.