‘Idol’ Top 8 Takes on Motown and Each Other
By CHRIS TRONDSEN Front Row Features Correspondent HOLLYWOOD—It was no secret during the auditions this season of “American Idol” that there was, shall we call it, “slight tension” between two of the new judges. As Season 12’s live shows began, though, the ladies of  [...]
‘Room 237’ Worth Checking Out
By JAMES DAWSON Front Row Features Film Critic The fascinating “Room 237” provides a forum for the oddball opinions of five fanatics who have taken a little too much of a shine to “The Shining.” Although it becomes hard not to wonder if some of the rambling interviewees ac [...]
Orianthi Releases Third Solo Album
By MICHAEL HIXON Special to Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—Australian guitarist/singer/songwriter Orianthi made her big U.S. breakthrough in 2009, when she played lead guitar for Carrie Underwood at the 51st Grammy Awards. Michael Jackson’s musical director Michael Bearden then contacted her  [...]
Saoirse Ronan At Core of Sci-Fi Thriller
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—Saoirse Ronan is growing up. The 18-year-old Irish actress (best known for her Oscar-nominated turn in 2007’s “Atonement”) plays her first big romantic role in “The Host,” the latest adaptation of a Stephenie Meyer novel into a movie. Ronan’s characte [...]