Friday, May 24, 2024

Gwyneth Paltrow: No Record Deal, Press Reports Were Premature


Gwyneth Paltrow — contrary to reports from the UK Sun newspaper–does not have a deal with Atlantic Records. And she certainly hasn’t got one for their quoted number of $900,000. It’s all fiction, apparently. Atlantic’s Craig Kallman apparently had some conversations with Gwyneth, who had a great success again last night on “Glee.” It was Kallman who put together Paltrow and Cee Lo for their rousing Grammy performance of “F— You.” But there’s no deal so far, and no money. Paltrow can probably get a deal from Atlantic or another company, but it hasn’t happened. (Atlantic would make sense, however.) In any case, Paltrow’s burgeoning music career seems a little like a rebuke to her (possibly) ex friend, Madonna. It’s also kind of interesting that Gwyneth, who’s married to rock star Chris Martin of Coldplay, choose this path instead of trying to do some serious films and get another Oscar. But more power to her! She looks like she’s having a ball.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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