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Gwyneth Paltrow to Host SNL; May Duet With Cee Lo!

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow will host “Saturday Night Live” for the third time on Jan. 15, after a highly successful guest-starring role on the musical show “Glee.” Rapper Cee Lo Green will be the musical guest and look for them to collaborate on a song.

Paltrow’s career is on fire after she starred in two Iron Man films and showed off her singing ability her new movie “Country Strong.”

The 38-year-old actress also wowed “Glee” fans when she sang Cee Lo’s song “Fu*k You” on hit Fox show. The title of the song and key lyrics, however, were changed to “Forget You.”

After the “SNL” announcement was made Tuesday (Jan 4), fans began clamoring on the Internet for Paltrow to sing with Cee Lo on the  show.
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The actress, whose “Country Strong” expands from a limited release to theaters across the United States on Jan. 7, told Reuters last month she had never met Cee Lo, even though he publicly praised her for her version of the song.

Paltrow said she was looking forward to talking to the singer to ask the rapper about her dad, according to Reuters.
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Her father, Bruce Paltrow, was a director and producer who died in 2002 of complications from cancer and pneumonia.

“Cee Lo’s (first) record with Gnarls Barkley was called ‘St. Elsewhere,’ which was the name of my dad’s show,” said Paltrow.

“I’ve always wondered — you know, you kind of grasp at any connection to your deceased parent that you love. So, I wonder if there’s any connection there, or if he just liked the name.”

In “Country Strong,” Paltrow plays a country music singer who mounts a comeback tour following her own struggles with alcohol and drug abuse.

She must contend with an up-and-coming singer played by Leighton Meester.

Paltrow also recently talked about her own struggle with post-partum depression after having her second child in Good Housekeeping magazine.

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