Coldplay frontman Chris Martin dragged director Steven Spielberg out of bed
yesterday (03MAY05) and begged him to phone a London radio station to win
$29,0000 (GBP15,000) in a competition.
The YELLOW singer was on DJ CHRISTIAN O'CONNELL's XFM breakfast show two
weeks ago (ends23APR05) and vowed he could win the programme's Bounty Hunter
contest, which involves listeners persuading celebrities to ring in.
And Martin, who is currently staying at Spielberg's Los Angeles mansion,
kept his promise by waking the Schindler's List film-maker and asking him phone
Martin received $19,000 (GBP10,000) while Spielberg won $9,500 (GBP5,000)
for a charity of his choice - but Martin promises to share his cash with
Spielberg, insisting, "let's face it, he needs it".
Spielberg said live on air, "I was sleeping 15 minutes ago and this knock
came on my door. Chris comes in and he says there's something happening in the
UK that you have to be part of. I'm crazy about this guy, I'll do anything for
him, so here
He added that he's grateful for the cash prize, explaining, "The JURASSIC
PARK money is gone. We've just finished the house, it's all gone."