Hollywood beauty Gwyneth Paltrow's actress mother Blythe Danner is so desperate to see her London-based grand-daughter Apple that she is buying a videophone so she can watch her daily from her Los Angeles home.

The veteran star, 61, is devoted to her two-week-old grand-daughter and supported her daughter's bizarre name choice.

Danner insists the name is "not completely unusual" because her son-in-law - Coldplay frontman CHRIS MARTIN - has friends who chose the same fruit for their children.

Danner was in Britain for Apple's birth two weeks ago (14MAY04) but has returned to America to film the MEET THE PARENTS sequel Meet The Fockers with actors Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro and Barbra Streisand.

02/06/2004 17:18