The great Gwyneth Paltrow Renaissance is upon us!

Sure, there's been years of backlash against Gwynnie for some ill-advised roles, her weird eating habits and all the Goop stuff, but she seems to be on her way back to critical-darling status again.

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She was loads of fun in "Iron Man 2" as Pepper Potts. Now comes the leaked single from her upcoming movie "Country Strong," where she plays a fallen country idol alongside Tim McGraw, Leighton Meester and Garrett Hedlund, and she sounds pretty great, somewhere between Carrie Underwood-sweet and Miranda Lambert-fiery. Watch out, Chris Martin, the missus may become another chart challenger. (H/T Vulture)