You pretty much can't pick up a supermarket tabloid or read a gossip blog without getting this message: Gwyneth Paltrow's marriage to Coldplay's Chris Martin is over. That's it, done, over and out, stick a fork in 'em.
There are many "reasons" given for this starting with the insistence that because no pictures have been taken of the couple together in recent months, they must be finito. It makes so much sense!
Not so, however. I recently had a nice chat with Gwyneth's mom, the splendid actress Blythe Danner. She was very surprised when I told her what was going on.
"They don't take pictures together if they can avoid it. It's a strategy. They don't want the pandemonium." She might have been referring to endless publicity seeking of couples like Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, the Beckhams, and Brangelina.
In fact, Danner says the couple are just fine, thanks. "They're staying in England for the new year. Then coming here."