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Country Strong Turns Up Weak

The music world can keep Paltrow

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Gwyneth Paltrow has been singing a lot lately. She's had a recurring spot on Glee, singing Cee Lo's radio-friendly "Forget You," and Joan Jett's "Do You Want to Touch Me?" The latter was a genuinely uncomfortable viewing experience as she danced quite seductively with a group of supposed teenagers. Love it or hate it, Country Strong is where Paltrow's singing career was launched.

Released November 2010, Country Strong chronicles the rise and fall of country superstar Kelly Canter (Paltrow). The trailer shows a host of downfalls: Cantor greedily holding onto a bottle of vodka, having affairs and just being generally wild and crazy. The film feels like a made-for-TV movie--Richard Roeper wrote, "You can see every backstage-melodrama cliche coming two scenes away." Maybe Coldplay needs a backup singer and Paltrow can leave acting for good.

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