Cee Lo to Perform With Gwyneth Paltrow and the Muppets
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The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards are this Sunday, February 13th and the show will include performances from Eminem, Katy Perry, Arcade Fire, Miranda Lambert and Cee Lo Green featuring Gwyneth Paltrow and the Muppets.
Yes, really. The Academy Award winning actress and the R&B singer recorded a new version of Cee Lo's Grammy-nominated hit single "F*** You' last month. The duo also performed together on Saturday Night Live a few weeks ago. Cee Lo says he was "impressed" with Paltrow's voice and liked the rendition of ‘F*** You' that the actress performed on Glee in November, so he invited her to do a version of it with him in the studio and on the Grammys.
Cee Lo and Paltrow will be joined by a roundup of Jim Henson's Muppets. Cee Lo, a lifelong Muppet fan, approached Henson's son Brian about putting together a backup band composed of the puppet characters. Henson recently told MTV that Green and Paltrow will "be backed by puppets who will make up a very weird and cool band."
It's sounds weird for sure, and you can bet that between the children-friendly puppets and the international audience, this performance of the four letter word-based song will also be squeaky clean.
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