"I think we'd be a good combination," Paltrow told Tim Gunn on the Oscars red carpet Sunday (Feb. 27). "He is a genius -- and I'm his biggest fan."
When Gunn asked Paltrow how her pick would make her husband -- none other than Coldplay frontman Chris Martin -- feel, she replied with a smile, "I think very happy."
Paltrow is probably right, since Jay-Z and Martin are not only friends but also musical collaborators. The rocker is featured on the song "Beach Chair," from Jigga's 2006 album "Kingdom Come," and last September he joined the Brooklyn MC at his co-headlinging Yankee stadium show with Eminem to perform "Blueprint 3" track "Forever Young," filling in for fellow U.K. singer Mr. Hudson.
Paltrow, who arrived at the Oscars in a stunning gold dress by Calvin Klein, is also a nominee and performer at tonight's ceremony. The star will perform "Coming Home," which is up for best original song and featured in her latest movie, "Country Strong."
Stay tuned to Billboard.com for more music news from the 2011 Oscars.