Gwyneth Paltrow took an abrupt left turn in career emphasis when she made Country Strong and sang on Glee plus three awards shows, doing everything from slinking on a piano and crooning to a feathery Cee Lo Green and the Muppets, to standing upright at the Oscars and doing her best Carrie Underwood impression.
Well, should she keep it up or just stick to the dramatics so we’re less confused?
A reporter at ABC News asked me just that question, and here’s what I came up with:
“I’ve liked Gwyneth’s voice ever since I heard that ‘Cruising’ duet she did with Huey Lewis. It’s kind of sweet.
“She comes on with confidence and is smooth and competent enough to be a country contender.
“But some people have mixed feelings about this career switch because:
(A) They feel ‘she sounds good for a non-singer.’
(B) They worry that this change of career might cause problems with her rock star husband.”
I mean, if I were him, I’d be pissed!
But I conclude that Gwynnie should ignore any misgivings and keep crooning.
This whole scenario won’t be over till the skinny lady sings.