Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband Chris Martin have bought a ‘spectacular’ new property in Los Angeles, it has been reported.
The couple are believed to have splashed out close to the $10,450,000 asking price for the six-bedroom mansion, which is situated on the west side of the city.
The beautiful house has been designed by famed architect Windsor Smith and is set in spacious grounds surrounded by Sycamore trees, boasting a guesthouse and stables.
‘Gwyneth Paltrow is in escrow on one of the most spectacular estates on the west side of L.A. and it”s costing her and hubby Chris Martin a pretty penny,’ TMZ reports. ‘The house – courtesy of famed architect Windsor Smith – was listed for $10,450,000. We”re told Gwyneth and Chris paid close to the asking price. The house has six bedrooms and eight baths, which means their two kids will probably each get their own rooms.’
The luxury white abode features a pale grey slate roof and a grand gated entrance. The inside is light and airy thanks to the many floor-to-ceiling windows and beautiful wooden floors.
Built in 2011, the property was originally listed at close to $12million but has recently been reduced.
The ‘Every Teardrop is a Waterfall’ hitmakers ‘ who will headline the festival in Somerset, South West England, on Saturday (25.06.11) ‘ admitted nerves are already mounting in anticipation of the event, which they believe is “the mother” of all music events.
Guitarist Jonny Buckland said: “It’s the ultimate festival, the mother of all festivals, the peak, and the one we dreamed of playing when we were kids. I’m already feeling nervous!”
Meanwhile, frontman Chris Martin compared receiving the phone call from Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis asking them to perform to being “asked to dance” by ‘Twilight star Robert Pattinson.
He joked: “It was like getting asked to dance by Robert Pattinson if you’re a young girl.”
Coldplay have performed at the festival four times previously, on smaller stages in 1999 and 2000 and headlining in 2002 and 2005.
The band will appear alongside fellow headliners Beyonce Knowles and U2 over the course of the festival and Jonny joked they are hoping the latter play a set which allows them to eclipse them in terms of performance.
He added to NME magazine: “We’re hoping they’ll do a B-sides and rarities set . with no lights. At least we’re definitely taller than U2, by about a foot.
The Oscar-winning actress – who is married to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin – has revealed she is a huge fan of hip-hop music and her favourite group of all time is N.W.A.
And she can rap every lyric to the controversial song, which was released in 1988 and was an alleged violence condoning protest song aimed at the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).
In an interview with her friend Jay-Z posted on his new website lifeandtimes.com, she revealed: “I first was exposed to hip-hop when I was about 16 (1988) by some boys who went to collegiate. The Beastie Boys were sort of the way in for us preppie kids. We were into Public Enemy, Run-DMC and LL Cool J. But then I went to Los Angeles the summer between my junior and senior year of high school and I discovered N.W.A which became my obsession … It was an accident that I learned every word of ‘Straight Outta Compton’ and to love something that a) I had no real understanding of in terms of the culture that it was emanating from and b) to love something that my parents literally could not grasp. But I was hooked. I can’t remember what I ate for dinner last night but I could sing to you every single word of N.W.A’s ‘F**k Tha Police’. Go figure.”
‘Straight Outta Compton’ was the album released by N.W.A – whose original line-up featured Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren, Arabian Prince and DJ Yella – which contained the song in its tracklisting.
As well as her love of gangsta rap, Gwyneth – who recently unveiled her own vocal talents in the movie ‘Country Strong’ and on TV show ‘Glee’ – also revealed she is a massive fan of Nirvana.
When quizzed by hip-hop mogul Jay on her other musical tastes, she said: “I was never super into ’80s or ’90s pop. Aside from the hip-hop I loved, I was very into alternative stuff like New Order and The Cure and bands like Yaz and Book of Love. But when Nirvana came out, my mind was kind of blown. I remember sitting around a record player playing ‘Nevermind’ for days in a row with my college friends really mesmerised by that record, as everybody was at the time. I couldn’t believe my ears.”
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