Step aside, Cee Lo Green (and puppets!) — Matthew Morrison has moved in on Gwyneth Paltrow for a “Glee” duet that will dare to rival the Oscar-winner’s show-stopping “Forget You” performance with the feathery singer at the Grammy Awards on Sunday.
Morrison stopped to chat with MTV News at Clive Davis’ post-Grammy party about Paltrow’s upcoming return to “Glee” as spacey substitute teacher (not to mention Mr. Schuester’s future love interest), Holly Holliday.
And it certainly seems as though the folks at “Glee” don’t plan to squander Paltrow’s newest knack for bringing the funk. “Gwyneth and I just did ’Kiss’ by Prince,” Morrison revealed.
Perhaps upping the ante from their memorable, albeit soaked, “Singin’ in the Rain”/ “Umbrella” mash-up, Morrison also divulged that he and Paltrow are doing Prince’s 1986 classic “as a tango.” Morrison could only find one way to describe the upcoming number: “It’s pretty awesome.”
While Morrison is certain of his work with Paltrow, there’s one upcoming musical venture he’s still a little fuzzy with the details on: his debut solo album. The Golden Globe-nominated actor confirmed that the record (which “Glee” co-star Jenna Ushkowitz has described as sounding like “a little bit of Justin Timberlake”) is slated to drop in May, but he still doesn’t have a title for it.
After reluctantly sharing that one of the possible titles that could be used is My Name (“There’s a song I wrote called ’My Name’ that’s a good one,” he told us), Morrison joked that he would name his solo effort the rather unappealing-sounding Moist.
Following a hearty laugh, Morrison said of the terrible title, “That’s like the worst word I could ever think of.”
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