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It's official: Cee Lo Green and Gwyneth Paltrow record a new 'F––– You'

Gwyneth-Paltrow-Cee-Lo-GreenImage Credit: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.com; Michael Buckner/WireImage.comPeople is reporting that, as was rumored this week, Cee Lo Green has indeed recorded a new version of his hit “F— You” with Gwyneth Paltrow. “She sings like a natural,” says Green, who will be the musical guest when Paltrow hosts Saturday Night Live on Jan. 15. The duo recorded the song over the weekend in New York. Mrs. Chris Martin famously sang the radio-friendly version “Forget You” when she guest starred on Glee last fall.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Cee Lo Green: Recording together?

Gwyneth-Paltrow-Cee-Lo-GreenImage Credit: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.com; Michael Buckner/WireImage.comIs Cee Lo Green recording new music with Gwyneth Paltrow? It sure sounds like it lately. Paltrow, who memorably sang Green’s “F— You” on Glee, recently dropped another hint during a Good Morning America interview (h/t E!). “We’re emailing each other,” said the Country Strong star. “We don’t know where that’s going to go. But I am such a big fan of Cee Lo. He is so gorgeous and talented and amazing. We’ll see!”

This comes on the heels of a New Year’s Eve interview in which Cee Lo told Popeater he might be working with Paltrow as soon as this week. “I am actually supposed to go into the studio with her in the next few days,” he said then. “We are doing another personalized version of ‘Forget You.’ Who knows, we may come up with something spontaneous.”

What do you think of this news? Would you like to hear a personalized “F— You”/”Forget You” featuring both Cee Lo and Paltrow, or something else, result from these sessions?

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Gwyneth Paltrow's performance on the CMAs: Country strong?

Gwyneth-Paltrow-CMA-dressImage Credit: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.com Who better to fill the final performance spot at the 44th annual CMA Awards than a legend of the industry, a Grand Ole Opry vet, a … super famous actress, Gwyneth Paltrow!

Oh, we kid. This Malibu/Manhattan bird not only turned on her Nashville twang to play the title song from her upcoming Country Strong, she did it with a guitar, and Vince Gill. (The seven other dudes also onstage playing guitar were so sweet to assist, don’t you think?).

Honestly, la Paltrow sounded solid, and more tuneful than some who do it for a living on tonight’s show, and it earned her a standing O, though Blake Shelton’s slow-clap smirk looked a little more “Eh, she did it better in Duets.”

What did you think, viewers? Did she pull off her Bridgestone Arena debut?

CMA Awards: You really should watch this year

cma-awards-walk-upImage Credit: Scott Garfield; Simon Webber; Mike RuizThis year’s CMA Awards are shaping up to be a must-watch. The Country Music Association has just confirmed the rumor that Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson will perform their duet “Don’t You Want to Stay” off of his new album, My Kinda Party, in stores tomorrow, during the live broadcast Nov. 10 on ABC. (Listen to the track below.) One thing this awards show does right is pack the three-hour ceremony with performances. Aldean and Clarkson are the latest additions to the all-star line-up that includes: both returning cohosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Sugarland, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, and Reba McEntire, as well as Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson, Sheryl Crow (with Lambert, in a tribute to Loretta Lynn’s 50 years in the business), and Gwyneth Paltrow, who’ll make her “live country music singing debut” performing the title song from her upcoming movie Country Song with Vince Gill.

You get all this, plus the usual thrills: Finding out which stars on the network are country music fans (Better With You‘s JoAnna Garcia and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition‘s Ty Pennington have been added to the list of presenters), hearing what comes out of presenter Kellie Pickler’s mouth, and (fingers crossed!), seeing a shot of presenter Tim McGraw’s butt.  READ FULL STORY

Gwyneth Paltrow tells us the story behind her new song, 'Country Strong'

Gwyneth-PaltrowImage Credit: Camera Press/Tristan Gregory/Retna LtdWe knew Gwyneth Paltrow could sing — or at least handle Smokey Robinson’s “Cruisin’” alongside Huey Lewis — but reaction to the title track from the upcoming movie Country Strong (slated for Dec. 22) can best be described as “pleasantly astonished.” Joining the ranks of the shocked: Paltrow herself.

During a recent chat with the actress about Country Strong and her extensive preparation for the role of Kelly Canter — a Faith Hill-type Nashville superstar who’s trying to reclaim her career after a crash in rehab — we asked, half jokingly, if she set out to have another radio hit, a la “Cruisin’,” which got decent play a decade ago. “No! I didn’t! What the hell?” Paltrow laughed. “No! I was just singing songs for the movie. I think the original plan was they wanted the bona fide crew to re-sing our songs, and then when [Sony Music Nashville chair] Joe Galante heard it, he was like, ‘No, I want to release this as the single.’ I was like, ‘Excuse me please? What? What is going on?’”

The track (hear it here) is a straight-down-the-middle commercial country song that wouldn’t sound out of place on the radio alongside Faith or Martina McBride, with Paltrow’s hearty alto soaring above guest vocals from Vince Gill and Patty Griffin. “They were added in later,” Paltrow said. “I did my vocal, and then Byron Gallimore, the producer, who’s unbelievable, he was like [in Gallimore’s drawl], ‘You know, I just think Vince would sing so well on this.’ I was like, There’s no way. And he f—ing got Vince Gill to sing on the track! It’s crazy. He has this best voice ever, in the history of any genre. I just die for that man’s voice. And Patty Griffin, I had seen her play in New York with John Prine years ago, and I had gotten really into her record Flaming Red. Amazing. I’m so humbled.”

Paltrow also revealed that she and Country Strong costar Tim McGraw (he plays her husband/manager) recorded a duet for the film’s end credits. No word yet on what her old karaoke buddy Huey thinks of all this, but what do you think, Mixers? Are you as astounded by Gwyneth’s latest sorta-accidental single as Gwyneth?

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Gwyneth Paltrow's 'Country Strong': What do you think of her new single?

If I hadn’t known that Gwyneth Paltrow was the person singing “Country Strong,” I’d never have guessed. She sings her new single like she was born and raised in Nashville. That’s good news for Paltrow’s upcoming film of the same name, in which she plays a country singer whose career has seen better days. Based on “Country Strong,” which was serviced to radio today, she seems to have the accent and delivery down pat.

Other than that, it’s a well-sanded country-pop construction. “‘Cause I’m country strong,” Paltrow cries out over slick wall-of-fiddles production, “hard to break, like the ground I grew up on.” Those feel like the kind of empowering lyrics that could connect with listeners. Vince Gill and Patty Griffin sing backup, providing some extra country cred.

Check out “Country Strong” at The Boot and let us know what you think of Paltrow’s singing. Country Strong, which co-stars Tim McGraw and Leighton Meester, hits theaters Dec. 22. Are you looking forward to it?

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