Gwyneth Paltrow spent a New York weekend with her friends and family. On Friday, she got into the holiday spirit with her mom Blythe Danner and adorable little (shy) Apple at the New York City Ballet Nutcracker Family Benefit. Later that night, Gwyneth picked up Chris Martin, proving that despite rumors they're still going strong, for a double date at Morandi with Madonna and Guy. With Gwyneth hard at work on Two Lovers and Madonna's new projects, it looks like both of these London-based families might be sticking around NY for the holidays. As for Madonna's upcoming album, the story about the name Licorice and April release date have been denied by her record label. Guess we'll just have to stay tuned to see what Madonna has in store for us next.