Gwyneth Paltrow says that learning to belt out twangy tunes for the movie “Country Strong” was a challenge. But the hardest part of her role as Kelly Canter, a country singer on the comeback trail after going to rehab, was learning to play an alcoholic. So how did Gwynnie do it? She consulted her good bud, Robert Downey Jr. “I just couldn’t understand how you could be so drunk that you could wreck people’s lives and then wake up the next day and pretend everything was fine. I struggled with that,” she said. “I asked Robert, ‘How does this work?’ He was really articulate about addiction and the psychology behind it. He really helped me a lot.” We hope she just asked him with choicer words than, “What was it like when you were a total f**k-up?” [Huffington Post]
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We heard that Gwyneth Paltrow will be singing a duet with husband Chris Martin from Coldplay on New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas and shuddered. We know that Gwyneth’s really stoked to be singing in her new country-fried movie “Country Strong,” but yeah, no. Their combined level of self-righteous GOOP-iness is frighteningly high, and we can’t think of anywhere we’d rather NOT be than a Gwynnie/Coldplay concert.
In fact, we’ve created a list of all the things we’d rather do than attend that concert. Check it out after the jump. Keep reading »
Make it stop—I have an image in my head of Gwyneth Paltrow and hubby Chris Martin of Coldplay on a stage, doing a mash-up of “Viva La Vida” and “Eff You” for screaming fans. Rumor has it that the two will be performing together, on New Year’s Eve no less, at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The bash for 2,500 revelers supposedly cost more than $25 million, and Jay-Z is allegedly going to be performing with Beyoncé as well. Maybe the four of them could all get on stage and do an ode to ABBA? Just an idea. [NY Post] Keep reading »
“Rock of Ages,” the Broadway musical that feels sort of like a karaoke night filled with ’80s rock ballads, is headed for the big screen. Some insanely huge names are attached to the fledgling movie: Tom Cruise, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin, and Mary J. Blige are all rumored to be in talks for roles. When I first read this news, I was concerned that they’d make Tom and Gwyneth the leads, which wouldn’t make any sense because the story is about two fresh-out-of-school kids who move to L.A. to become rock stars and end up working in a seedy bar. But, phew, they are being talked to about supporting roles.
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Gwyneth Paltrow admitted her dirty little secret on “Chelsea Lately” last night. She likes to hit the bottle—a lot— just like her new character in “Country Strong.” She said, “I like red wine, but I’ll drink white, rose. Guinness is my favorite beer. I like a dirty martini, vodka martini. I’m just a lush, basically. I’ll do whatever.” I’m really starting to like Gwyneth again, between this revelation and her “Glee” guest-star turn. She’s so much more interesting as a lush than as a GOOP. [Celebitchy] Keep reading »
Last night’s episode of “Glee” was super good. As in, Entertainment Weekly is already calling for Gwyneth Paltrow to win the Emmy for Best Guest Starring Role for her performance as substitute teacher Holly Holiday. And she was pretty darn great—how cool was it to see Gwynnie eat at Taco Bell and talk about her obsession with “Hoarders”? It’s like the Gwyneth we all wished existed in real life. Her crowning moment was a mashup of “Singin’ in the Rain” and Rihanna‘s “Umbrella” that she performed with New Directions while splashing through a water set. Above, watch Gwyneth stand under an umbrella-ella-ella with Mr. Schuester. Keep reading »