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Gwyneth Paltrow is having a hip-hop week: Hear GOOP's rap picks here

While we at EW like to live every week like it’s Shark Week, it looks like Gwyneth Paltrow’s on a whole other tip right now.

As Lady GOOP’s latest newsletter invaded inboxes across America Thursday, readers learned not only what Paltrow had for breakfast (crepes) and what TV show’s she been obsessing over (Homeland), but also that she’s been rap strong this week.

“It’s Hip Hop Week,” reads the newsletter, before delving into a trio of tracks that the actress has been jamming these days. Unsurprisingly, one of her pick is “Clique,” the Cruel Summer single featuring Big Sean, Jay-Z, and Kanye West. She’s also been getting into “F—ing Problem,” the A$AP Rocky song that counts Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and 2 Chainz as guests. Lastly — and rather oddly — is “Bad Ass Strippa,” the 2004 track from Romani-British rapper Jentina that was later mocked by Lady Sovereign in “Sad Ass Strippa.”

You can listen to all of GOOP’s hip-hop week picks with the videos below. But first, be sure to heed Gwyneth’s post-script warning: “Explicit lyrics. Do with that information what you will…” 

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Fly like GOOP: Gwyneth Paltrow reveals her ultimate travel playlist -- Hear it here

Are you still catching your flights to Brian Eno’s Music For Airports? Pssh, that’s so last century.

Thanks to the consistent knowledge droppings we pick up from GOOP’s weekly newsletters, we now know how Gwyenth Paltrow likes to flyfancily!

First of all, we learned that Mrs. Chris Martin boards planes with high doses of vitamin C to “ward off viruses and strengthen immunity.” Contagion taught her well! On top of that, she also makes sure to carry on fizzy quantities of magnesium (to calm her nervous system, of course), as well as bottles of “active silver.” That’s right, wankstas — active silver.

But despite all that GOOP-y goodness, we’re still more interested in what she dubs her “transatlantic playlist,” which she jams on her iPod/iPad devices during her frequent flights between Los Angeles and London. It’s quite long — 27 songs long, to be exact — and full of surprises. READ FULL STORY

Blue Ivy Carter: Beyonce and Jay-Z's firstborn is already totally freaking out the internet

Just two days old, and Blue Ivy Carter is already at the center of wild-eyed internet speculation. (Lucifer’s daughter? Okay. Illuminati? Why not!)

Here, a helpful guide to the finer points of all things Baby Carter:

The first order of business is to get the name right; it’s Blue Ivy Carter — not Ivy Blue Carter, as E! initially reported. That’s half the battle right there.

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Gwyneth Paltrow raps N.W.A. song, hip-hop world doesn't implode as a result

The Graham Norton Show is an institution in the U.K.——a place where celebrities who share the couch with host Norton are often challenged to showing off hidden talents and revealing deeply personal facts about themselves.

Last week, Norton welcomed actress and singer Gwyneth Paltrow to the show, and during a discussion of her musical tastes (which vary wildly, as we well know), Norton brought up that Paltrow is a huge fan of hip-hop.

That revelation isn’t so surprising, especially considering she counts the Carters as personal friends, but she upped the ante by dropping Ice Cube’s opening verse from N.W.A’s statement-of-purpose anthem “Gangsta Gangsta.”

Watch her lay it down, with backing track assistance from Geoffrey Rush and comedian Jason Byrne:

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Hear Matthew Morrison and Gwyneth Paltrow duet on 'Over the Rainbow' -- EXCLUSIVE

EW was the first to tell you about Matthew Morrison’s duet with his Glee co-star Gwyneth Paltrow for Morrison’s upcoming album.

Now we can offer you a sneak peak at the results with this exclusive taste of their collaboration on the classic, “Over the Rainbow.” The tune has become somewhat of a staple for Morrison as he performed it during his Glee audition and has also tackled it on the series.

Paltrow, meanwhile, is reportedly working on her own record deal and will be back as Holly Holliday on Glee‘s April 19th episode. The pair’s “Over the Rainbow” will be available to download tomorrow on iTunes and Morrison’s album is scheduled for release on May 10 (you can find the dates for his summer tour here).

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Matthew Morrison and Gwyneth Paltrow to duet on his upcoming album -- EXCLUSIVE

Matthew Morrison and Gwyneth Paltrow have already proven they have great onscreen chemistry as lovestruck teachers Will Schuester and Holly Holliday on Glee. (The actress pops up again on the April 19 episode.) Now the pair are hoping that energy translates to the recording studio. EW has learned exclusively that Morrison and the Country Strong star will duet on his self-titled adult-contemporary album, scheduled to drop this May 10. Morrison asked Paltrow to sing on the album during her work on Glee, but admits the conversation was slightly awkward. “The hardest part of doing this album was asking these people favors, like Elton [John] and her,” says the actor. “I’m so not that guy.” Luckily, choosing the song for their collaboration was much easier. The pair will be covering a tune very familiar to Morrison and his Glee fans: the classic “Over the Rainbow.” The actor auditioned for Glee with the song and performed it on the series’ season 1 finale. “People kind of know me for that song now,” says Morrison. “I wanted to do a duet with a female. I thought that was a good song to do, and we really did a different arrangement of it. It’s a lot of strings, and it’s beautiful.”

For more on Morrison’s duet with Paltrow, pick up this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly on newsstands this Friday.

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'Glee' nailed 'Landslide,' but which cover of the Stevie Nicks classic is the best? Take our poll

The Wide World of Web is buzzing today with talk about Gwyneth Paltrow’s version of Fleetwood Mac’s classic 1975 ballad “Landslide,” from her second guest spot on Glee last night.

Even those who think Gwyneth should have been headed off at the pass before making Country Strong were knocked out by the Oscar-winning actress’ quiet, subdued version of the Stevie Nicks ballad.

Like a great many songs from the classic rock era, “Landslide” has been covered countless times—by the Dixie Chicks, the Smashing Pumpkins, Stacey Kent, and now Glee—but in a strange turn of fate, none of these versions suck. In fact, most of them are quite good: not necessarily inventive, but they all successfully capture the solitary wistfulness in the White-Winged Dove’s original.

Which cover of Stevie Nicks’ “Landslide” makes your eyes the mistiest? Listen to them here and take our poll at the bottom!

(And to read the story of Stevie’s original inspiration for the song, check out her 2009 interview with EW).

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Gwyneth Paltrow reportedly close to signing a record deal. Is she worth it?

Gwyneth-Paltrow-singingImage Credit: A.M.P.A.S.Gwyneth Paltrow started her musical charm offensive back in November with a swell performance at the CMA awards and an enjoyable guest-starring turn on Glee.

Since then, she’s completed an award-season hat trick, joining Cee-Lo onstage at the Grammys and singing a ditty from Country Strong at the Academy Awards. Both performances were genuinely fun to watch. Maybe it’s because she used to have such a humor-free reputation — this is the woman who projectile-cried at the Oscars, named her daughter Apple, and regularly updates her own “My life is awesome” website — but there was something surprisingly appealing about seeing Paltrow cut loose. And she could sing, kinda, and dance, kinda, so we could enjoy her performances guilt-free. It seemed like a fun little side project, a professional dalliance.

But now, that “dalliance” could be extended indefinitely. Paltrow is reportedly seeking a real record deal, with a real record label, to record a real album for a real music career. One report even places that record deal at almost a million dollars. Paltrow’s publicist denied rumors of a finalized deal, telling EW, “There is no deal in place for Gwyneth with any record label yet.” (“Yet” is clearly the operative word there.) Am I the only one who thinks that much of the charm of Gwyneth-as-Songstress will fade if she actually starts to get serious about this music stuff? READ FULL STORY

Cee Lo's stylist reveals the story behind his feathery Grammy get-up, talks Gwyneth-Beyonce friendship

Cee-Lo-Paltrow-GrammysThere were plenty of surprises on last night’s Grammys, but nothing gave us quite the sartorial shock as the performance of “Forget You,” which saw Cee Lo Green outfitted in a giant feather costume, a gaggle of Muppets, and a stiletto-dancing Gwyneth Paltrow. We got the facts about the fantastical duet from Green’s stylist, Shawn Barton, who has previously worked with OutKast. (Barton spoke to us from London, where she had jetted straight from the Grammys alongside Green, who will be performing at the Brit Awards on Feb. 15.) She dished on Green’s inspiration for the outlandish performance, Paltrow’s wardrobe change of heart, and a certain famous someone who was cheering them on backstage.

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Also performing at the Grammys: Cee-Lo Green, Gwyneth Paltrow... and 'the Jim Henson Company puppets'

Gwyneth-Paltrow-Cee-Lo-GreenImage Credit: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.com; Michael Buckner/WireImage.comThe rumors are true: Producers of the Grammy Awards announced today that Cee-Lo Green and Gwyneth Paltrow are set to perform a duet at this year’s ceremony. The two stars, who have already collaborated on a new version of Green’s hit song “F**k You,” will also be joined onstage by a crew of critters created by the Jim Henson Company. (They’re not muppets; that trademarked designation is now owned by the Walt Disney Company.) Additionally, according to the announcement, current Grammy nominees Drake and Rihanna will be performing together.

These acts join a list of previously announced performers including Lady Gaga, Eminem, Arcade Fire, Katy Perry, and Usher, Justin Bieber, and Jaden Smith. The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will be held Sunday, Feb. 13, and will be broadcast that evening at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.

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