Gwyneth Paltrow sings her heart out on Glee
- November 12, 2010 3:30 PM |
- By Greig Dymond
First, Cee-Lo Green sanitized his own exuberant instant kiss-off classic, F--- You, by re-recording it as Forget You. I'll forgive him, since having an f-bomb in the title of your song pretty much guarantees no commercial airplay.
Now, Glee has enlisted Gwyneth Paltrow to airbrush the song even further, in the hit show's inimitable way. In next Tuesday's episode, the life partner of Coldplay frontman Chris Martin plays a supply teacher, and demonstrates some impressive vocal chops on the Motown-influenced track. The advance video was released today and, despite Damon Albarn's warnings about the evils of Glee, I have to admit it's fun. Certainly, the star of Shakespeare in Love doesn't look out of place strutting her stuff in music class. (I don't remember my high school choir practices looking anything like this.)
Of course, this isn't the first time Paltrow has sung in public. Although the movie was savaged by critics, I've always been partial to her version of Smokey Robinson's Cruisin (with Huey Lewis) in Duets. And the reason she's appearing on Glee in the first place is to promote her new film, Country Strong, in which she plays a faded singer. (She performed a spirited version of Country Strong during the recent Country Music Awards.)
It's fun to see the sometimes reserved actor actually having some fun on screen. In this two-minute clip, she shows more life than she did in the entirety of Iron Man 2.
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