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Gwyneth Paltrow makes beautiful music -- thanks to Beyonce

August 3, 2011 |  1:44 pm

Gwyneth Paltrow is the cover girl for Elle's September issueFor mere mortals, advice on making it in the music business is hard to come by. For Gwyneth Paltrow -- she just calls Beyonce.

"This story always makes me cry," Paltrow said, recalling her performance of "Forget You" with Cee-Lo Green at the Grammy Awards.

"It's 10 in the morning and Beyonce schleps it all the way down to the Staples Center to watch," she told Elle. "I mean, she's Beyonce!"

Beyonce didn't just show up and wave, Paltrow said -- she gave feedback: "Beyonce's like, 'OK. The singing is great. But you're not having any fun.' She's like, 'Remember when we're at Jay's concert and Panjabi MC comes on and you do your crazy Indian dance? Do that. Be you!’”

During the Gwnyeth-can-actually-sing-tornado of last year, which saw the aforementioned Grammy performance as well as gigs on the CMA and Oscar telecasts, the record industry was clamoring for a Paltrow solo disc.

"Beyonce and Jay -- they think that I should just go do it by myself. That I should go … in a studio and see what happens. And if it’s good, do it. And if it’s not, don’t. So that’s probably what I’ll do.”

Uh, yeah, we'd do whatever they told us.

Paltrow also addressed the very private mechanics of her marriage to Coldplay singer Chris Martin. According to GP, the privacy is for good reason. 

"He makes music for his fans, and he doesn't want people to conjure a lame famous couple when they’re getting into his music. I get it," she said.


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-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Gwyneth Paltrow, in Louis Vuitton, plays cover girl to promote her flick "Contagion." Credit: Elle