Rita Wilson Tunes Up for ‘AM/FM’ CD
By MICHAEL HIXON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—Actress-producer Rita Wilson grew up listening to the radio in her parent’s car in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Songs that were about the romanticized version of love from that era evolved into the singer-songwriters that dominated the radio in the [...]
Now Hear This: Oscars Theater Renamed Dolby
By A Front Row Features Staff Reporter HOLLYWOOD—The Kodak Theatre, which has been the venue of the Academy Awards for the past decade, now has a new name: the Dolby Theatre. Dolby Laboratories, Inc. and CIM Tuesday announced a 20-year agreement  to name the Dolby Theatre—the iconic theatre at th [...]
Music Legends Seek Singing Partners on ‘Duets’
By a Front Row Features Staff Reporter HOLLYWOOD—Grammy winning singer-songwriter John Legend joins a musical all-star line-up in ABC’s major music series, “Duets.”  The show is hosted by Quddus (“Total Request Live”) and stars some of the music industry’s biggest musical acts. Kelly Clarkson, Je [...]
John Cusack Channels Poe in ‘The Raven’
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—John Cusack admits he got a little obsessed portraying the original king of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe. He read nearly every work of the 19th century American writer and scoured books about him and his bizarre and tragic life. Cusack, 45, plays a fi [...]
Goddard Checks in to ‘Cabin in the Woods’
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—From “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” to “Angel” to “Alias” to “Lost,” Drew Goddard has been one of the architects of modern pop culture alongside uber-producer Joss Whedon. Turning his sights on the big screen, Goddard flips the traditional teen horror fli [...]