July 12, 2014 at 1:00 am

Grapevine: Conscious re-coupling for Paltrow and Martin?

Gwyneth Paltrow -- back with the ex? (Michael Buckner / Getty Images)

Oscar-winner Gwynneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin made headlines in March when they announced they were separating in what they called a “conscious uncoupling.” But Page Six reports that the presumably unhappy couple, 41 and 37, respectively, were spotted several times this week in the Hamptons, including dining out with their two kids, Apple, 10, and Moses, 8. “They were operating like a couple, and with the kids looked like a happy family,” said an unidentified witness. A Hollywood happy ending? Stay tuned.

Gifted, but homely?

Judging from a wax effigy at the Jane Austen Centre in Bath, England, the famously tart author of “Sense and Sensibility” and “Emma” was flat-chested and sported a big nose. Up till now, the only likeness was a dour-faced drawing done by Austen’s sister, Cassandra, in 1810. Former FBI forensic artist Melissa Dring used that as a starting point, but also relied on contemporary accounts of the author’s likeness to flesh out her 5’6” wax creation. All the Austens, Dring told People.com, “seemed to share the long nose, the bright sparkly brown eyes and curly brown hair. (The waxwork) is as close as anyone can possibly get to her.”

Anything but gleeful

“Glee” star Becca
Tobin’sboyfriend of two years, Matt Bendik, may have worked himself into a fatal heart attack, his family suggests after an examination found no drugs in the 35-year-old’s body. The nightclub owner was discovered Thursday by a maid in Philadelphia’s Hotel Monaco, where he’d apparently gone on business. TMZ.com reports police don’t think it was suicide. Tobin and Bendik had reportedly talked about marrying, and an unidentified friend told London’s Daily Mail that the 28-year-old actress is “inconsolable.” In an eerie coincidence, Bendik’s death comes almost one year to the day since “Glee” standout Cory
Monteith’s death.

Kate on her own

Now that she’s been thoroughly vetted by the mandarins in Buckingham Palace, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, will apparently spread her wings and make her first solo foreign visit. Royal-hubby William, 32, is about to start a new job as a pilot for an air ambulance service, and Kate, 32, will head to the Mediterranean island of Malta in September to celebrate its 50 years of independence from Great Britain, according to news reports circulating on the island. Asked about the trip, a palace spokesman told People.com, “We will announce any overseas trip in due course.”

Just do it

Five years after they almost divorced in 2009, “Once Upon a Time” actress Emilie de Ravin and actor-director Joshua Janowicz, both 32, are at it again. Janowicz filed divorce papers Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court citing “irreconcilable differences,” according to People.

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Becca Tobin had been talking marriage with her boyfriend before he died. (John Sciulli / Getty Images)