Commenting on an article about Paltrow on the Huffington Post, reader Nicole Dixon wrote: "Stop singing already. Go work on some articles for Goop or something."
Paltrow, who also authors the online newsletter Goop, has her defenders, too.
"Gwyneth Paltrow, please make an album," "American Idol" Kelly Clarkson tweeted last month. "You have such an honest and captivating voice!"
It looks like Clarkson will get her wish.
Musto, who has been a fan of her voice ever since "Crusin'," said she shouldn't stop. "She comes on with confidence and is smooth and competent enough to be a country contender," he said. "I say she should move forward and defy the misgivings."
But he understands why some folks have mixed feelings about her singing. "They feel, 'She sounds good for a non-singer,'" he said. "And they worry that this change of career might cause problems with her rock-star husband."
That would be Chris Martin, the frontman for the British band Coldplay.
If Paltrow were really worried about overshadowing her musician husband, she probably would have given TV personality Tim Gunn a different answer when he asked her on the Oscars red carpet whom she'd most like to sing a duet with.
"Jay Z," Paltrow blurted out. "I think we'd be a good combination."