Gwyneth Paltrow’s record deal plans have “fizzled out,” reports Contract Music.
The 38-year-old actress began her foray into music by playing the troubled country singer in the film ‘Country Strong,’ then going on to do more singing on several guest spots on ‘Glee.’
But Atlantic Records, who originally were interested in Paltrow, are now said to have cooled their interest in getting her to record for them.
A source says “Atlantic bosses were very interested, and [Atlantic owner] Lyor Cohen was very supportive. But then the talks halted and the deal fizzled out. There was a rumour that Paltrow wanted $1 million to sign, but that is a ridiculous figure. Atlantic is still interested in signing her.”
It is believed Gwyneth is currently focusing on her acting career and promoting her new cook book, but her spokesperson insists she hasn’t ruled out making a record. The representative said: “Atlantic was not the only company pursuing her, and she still has not decided if she wants to record an album. It is still something she is considering.”
Paltrow also performed at the Oscars, and duetted with Cee Lo Green at the Grammy Awards on his hit ‘Forget You.’
We can all breath a sign of relief – Paltrow’s record deal is nowhere near happening at the moment. I think she should stick to acting – she’s good at it. Singing? She just needs to stop. It’s not that she’s bad, but she’s not great either. Whenever she performs, it’s like someone is doing karaoke. Just meh.