This week, Alicia’s taking a detour to tell the decidedly not-trashy tale of actress and Goopster Gwyneth Paltrow’s conscious uncoupling from Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. She really wanted to find some trash in here, y’all, but they kind of handled it really well. Then, Stacie has the sad story of pioneering Black actress and singer Dorothy Dandridge, who pried open a lot of doors in Hollywood that others would walk through, but was never able to have the family she wanted more than anything else.
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(Book) Conscious Uncoupling: 5 Steps to Living Happily Even After, by Katherine Woodward Thomas
Chris Martin and a fan perform Everglow in Munich (YouTube link)
Never Give Up – Chris Martin (YouTube link)
Coldplay on 60 Minutes (CBS) in 2009 (YouTube link)
Gwyneth Paltrow – E Special (YouTube link)
Coldplay Nightswimming with Michael Stipe (YouTube link)
Katherine Woodward Thomas: Conscious Uncoupling (YouTube link)
THE FRAGILE FLAME OF DOROTHY DANDRIDGE (washingtonpost.com)
A&E Biography: Dorothy Dandridge (YouTube link)
The Nicholas Brothers with the Greatest Dance Sequence Ever (YouTube link)
The Chattanooga Choo Choo sequence from Sun Valley Serenade. Dorothy and the Nicholas Brothers come in around the five minute mark. (YouTube link)