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Stars pose for family photos on Thanksgiving
When Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay’s Chris Martin announced their 12-year marriage would be ending in March 2014, Paltrow got heat for the ridiculous way she described the break up: “conscious uncoupling.” For Thanksgiving, it looks like they put the uncoupling on hold at least for the kids’ sake. The “Iron Man 3” star posted a photo of her family to Instagram Thursday. Paltrow stood on one side of the 17-person family photo with Martin on the other side. “Happy Thanksgiving from us to you!” was her caption for the photo, which included their two children, Apple and Moses, ages 11 and 9, respectively. Kylie Jenner also posted a family photo to Instagram, saying she’s “thankful for my blended family.” The photo included her sisters Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian, plus Kylie’s on-again-off-again boyfriend Tyga, Kim’s husband, superstar Kanye West, and their daughter North West, Kourtney’s estranged boyfriend Scott Disick, plus their three children. In the middle of the photo are Kylie’s parents, Kris Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner.
Newspaper wins Boston guitarist’s libel suit
The Boston Herald won a court victory against Tom Scholz, guitarist/founder of the 1970’s supergroup Boston. Sholz sued the newspaper for a gossip column item reporting that he “may have” helped cause the 2007 suicide of the group’s lead singer, Brad Delp. Using Delp’s ex-wife Micki Delp, and unnamed sources, the columnists wrote that stress over a “long-standing rift” between Scholz and former members of the group, who were known for hits such as “More Than A Feeling,” could have factored in to Delp ending his life. The Herald’s attorney applauded the ruling as a First Amendment victory, while Scholz commented through a representative that Delp had actually revealed that his personal life drove him to suicide, and that the court’s decision will encourage speculative journalism.
Focus: Hope founders remembered in new book
Detroiters still remember Fr. William Cunningham, the Roman Catholic priest who made helping the poor and working for racial harmony his life’s work. Now there’s a new book out about him and Eleanor Josaitis, with whom the priest co-founded the nonprofit Focus: Hope after the Detroit riots. “Hope For the City: A Catholic Priest, A Suburban Housewife and Their Desperate Effort to Save Detroit,” is by former Free Press reporter Jack Kresnak. There will be a book launch for the tome, free and open to the public, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday at the Focus:Hope Conference Center, 1400 Oakman, in Detroit, featuring former mayor Dennis Archer, former police chief Ike McKinnon and others.
■After the record-breaking release of her third album, “25,” Adele announced she’s embarking on a 34-date European tour starting in February. We can only hope she’ll hit North America after that.
■Anne Hathaway is expecting her first child with husband Adam Shulman.
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