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Best known acting projects: "Shakespeare in Love," "Emma," "Iron Man"
Best known music projects: "Country Strong," "Glee"
What's better: Music or acting? Acting, but the music works too. Is Gwyneth Paltrow a recording sensation? No. But that's exactly why her musical endeavors are so pleasant. Paltrow doesn't have designs to b the next Taylor Swift, but she'll dabble with song stylings occasionally in projects like "Duets," "Country Strong," or "Glee." Her Emmy-winning turn as Holly Holiday on "Glee" has given us rewarding, ebullient renditions of "Forget You" and "Party All the Time," and let's face it: The woman can sing. I'm putting "more irreverent covers of '80s jams" on my GOOP shopping list.
What's next for either: The action-comedy "Mortdecai" with Johnny Depp, Aubrey Plaza, and Paul Bettany.
- Louis Virtel