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.
Despite her not-so-noteworthy performance at the Academy Awards, E! Online reports that many record labels have been trying to court this blonde into signing a record deal of her own, following in hubby Chris Martin’s musical footsteps. I don’t know about you guys, but I’d love for her to put out an album!
The most recent rumour of them all is that Gwyneth Paltrow has signed a $900,000 record deal with Atlantic Records to create an album that the New York Post classified as “country pop”. I hate to burst your bubbles – well, I mostly hate to burst mine – but E! Online has said that this statement is false, and that Paltrow has not yet closed any deals with a record company.
Thanks a lot, New York Post, for getting my hopes up!
But apparently there is still hope – E! Online goes on to say that it is not a matter of “if” Paltrow will actually sign with a record company, but “when.”
Paltrow has previously showed off her singing chops in the the fail-of-a-movie, “Country Strong,” and has appeared on two episodes of “Glee,” in outstanding performances as substitute teacher Holly Holliday, along with live performances at the Grammy Awards, where she joining Cee Lo Green on-stage for a slightly Sesame Street-rendition of “Forget You”, and the Oscars, where she performed the nominated song “Coming Home” from “Country Strong.” (To set the record straight, the soundtracks weren’t a fail, just the movie.)
So get to work on that recording contract Gwyneth, because there are a lot of eager Team Paltrows waiting for it! And if your “Glee” co-star Matthew Morrison can do it, so can you!
Season 7 “American Idol” alum Jason Castro has signed with Atlantic Records. The 22-year-old is currently working on his first album.
Collaborators in the untitled Castro debut album include “Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi, Martin Terefe (who has worked with KT Tunstall and Jason Mraz), Guy Chambers among others, according to the label.
The dreadlocked singer has been writing new songs ever since he came off the “American Idol” tour.
Ahmet Ertegun, the co-founder of Atlantic Records, was buried in Turkey on Monday after he passed away last week at age 83.
Among the hudreds of mourners at the burial were Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul and Kid Rock, according to Billboard.
“I have met many people, been to many places and seen many things, but he was definitely the best,” said Kid Rock, according to Turkey’s Anatolia news agency.
Turkish by birth, Ertegun was buried at an ancestral family plot after a religious service.
A memorial service is planned to take place in New York sometime in early 2007.