Gwyneth Paltrow Close to Signing Album Deal

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Gwyneth Paltrow's concerted efforts to sing basically everywhere televiseable these last six months are about to pay off (for her, anyway). She is reportedly close to signing a deal with Atlantic Records to make a country-pop record, in keeping with her work in Country Strong. You know what this means, right? The first country-pop song with a verse by Jay-Z. [Page Six/NYP]