Gwyneth Paltrow Resolves "Glee" - Kings of Leon Feud

What can't Gwyneth do?

By Michael Preston
|  Friday, Feb 18, 2011  |  Updated 2:30 AM CDT
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Gwyneth Paltrow is a woman who wears many hats: Oscar winning actress, mommy, singer and, now, peacemaker.

The famous Hollywood starlet stepped into the breach to cool off one of entertainment's most implausible but hottest feuds - the row between Glee creator Ryan Murphy and stadium-arena rockers Kings of Leon, reports New York.

The feud started last August when the Kings declined to have one of their songs used on Fox's breakout comedy. Murphy took offense to the perceived slight, lashing out in a Janaury cover story in the Hollywood Reporter, calling the band "self centered #@@%^&$#" who hated on music education and were unable to see how letting a child hear their songs on the show could inspire them to pursue a career in the arts.

Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill was taken aback at Murphy's tirade, saying that the band never intended the refusal to be a slap in the face and declared the entire situation a "shock."

While Caleb played nice, his brother, drummer Nathan Followill, fired back at Murphy via Twitter.

"Dear Ryan Murphy, let it go. See a therapist, get a manicure, buy a new bra. Zip your lip and focus on educating 7yr olds how to say f***,” he wrote.

That remark was called homophobic by the openly gay Murphy and it appeared as though the situation would continue to deteriorate.

But that's when Paltrow stepped in. The actress, who is close friends with Murphy, engineered a detente via a series of text messages between the two camps and, according to the Hollywood Reporter's account, things are now "all good."

Need proof? Glee cast members Darren Criss and Chord Overstreet were seen at the Kings of Leon Grammy after party singing along to the band's hit "Sex on Fire."

Selected ReadingHollywood Reporter, New York, L.A. Times

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