Gwyneth Paltrow Trying To Start A Real Country Music Career, Allegedly

    Here’s some news for all you fans of country music and Gwyneth Paltrow (all four of you): Paltrow, after playing a country singer in Country Strong, is apparently shopping herself around to labels as a legit country artist, purposefully trying to jump-start a music career. You know what they say: Ouch. Here’s the Page Six report:

    Gwyneth Paltrow, who’s been shopping for a music deal, is in advanced talks with Atlantic Records, Page Six has learned. The Oscar-winning actress is poised to sign a contract with the Warner Music-owned label to produce a country album following her starring role in “Country Strong.” A source told us, “Gwyneth’s agents have been talking to a number of labels about landing her a substantial record deal. Those who have heard the music say it’s country pop. Many labels would be reluctant to give a deal to a star whose first priority is film, but in recent weeks there have been discussions with Atlantic. Gwyneth is a very different name for Atlantic, and one who brings a lot of recognition.”


    While some music critics were not bowled over by her performances, Gwyneth has big aspirations. She’d like to record with Jay-Z, a close friend of her and Martin. She added during red-carpet interviews, “I think we’d be a good combination.”

    As one of the alleged critics who was “not bowled over by her performances,” I would rather buy a Bruno Mars CD than have to listen to Jay-Z kill off the rest of his career teaming up with Paltrow. But hopefully this is just some Page Six BS, and no on at Atlantic is this stupid. Oh wait…[via Videogum]