Wassup in Hollyhood – May 28-09

By RYCH McCAIN

RECORD REVIEW:

Vocalist Deborah Anderson has dropped a new album titled Silence on the Somis Sound label. Anderson and Erik “E-Roc” Richards are the producers. Anderson’s vocals are soft and sensuous. The tunes are mellow and relaxing enough to be a perfect fit for a wave or quiet storm radio format. The CD provides a great, soothing background for chilling out or kickin’ back with a glass of wine with that special someone.

Anderson is the daughter of Jon Anderson, the lead singer of the superstar rock group, ‘YES’. She is also a renowned photographer and includes a digital booklet of images she shot for her new, limited-edition coffee book titled Paper Thin, with the new CD as a package deal for those who buy her album online via iTunes.

EDUCATION:

Congrats are in order for the lovely and talented teen actress, Sahara Garey. She played Keke Palmer’s best friend in Akeelah and the Bee and graduates from high school next week. She starts college in the fall. Naturally, she is a member of Rych McCain’s Family of Child/Teen Artists.

MUSIC:

Grammy Award winning singer, Natalie Cole, underwent kidney transplant surgery last week in L.A. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She is resting comfortably and has cancelled the remainder of her summer tour dates.

Meanwhile, vocal and songwriting legend, Smokey Robinson, will be honoured with the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Heritage Award at the annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards scheduled for June 26 in Beverly Hills.

WEBSITE:

A new website all my readers should check out is www.mposi.net . Go there every week and get the information you really should have.

TV:

The CW announced their schedule for the fall 2009-2010 season which includes returning hits ‘Gossip Girl’, ‘90210’ and ‘America’s Next Top Model’ along with the highly anticipated new series, ‘Melrose Place’, ‘The Beautiful Life’ and ‘The Vampire Diaries’.

MOVIES:

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. 20th Century Fox Pictures. Starring Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Owen Wilson and Robin Williams. Directed by Shawn Levy; Written by Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon and Scott Frank. Produced by Shawn Levy, Michael Barnathan and Chris Columbus.

This one opened at #1 making more than $70 million over the weekend. For the second installment, the main characters that were in the first Night at the Museum have been shipped from New York to the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. where they are made to feel most unwelcome by the figures already there.

A battle breaks out and in the middle of it, Larry Daley (Stiller) develops a romance with one of the wax figures i.e., Amelia Earhart (Adams). This makes for an eminently entertaining evening.

Terminator Salvation; Warner Bros Pictures; the Halcyon Company presents a Moritz Borman Production, in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision. Starring Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Moon Bloodgood, Bryce Dallas Howard, Common, Jane Alexander and Helena Bonham Carter. Directed by McG. Written by John Brancato & Michael Ferris. Produced by Moritz Borman, Jeffrey Silver, and Victor Kubicek.

Same ole, same ole! There are no surprises here. Boom, ka-pow, smack, bam, tat-tat-tat-tat and car chases. Terminator fans will still get off on it.

Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net.

So da aiki

(Love and work)

Rych

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