Skip to comments.Rita Wilson Pairs With Sheryl Crow, Chris Cornell on 'AM/FM' [Tom Hanks Liberal Wife on AutoTune?]
Posted on 05/08/2012 10:04:43 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Rita Wilson says her love of music -- and ability to sing -- "was kind of a private thing I kept to myself. You don't want to be that person who's like, 'Oh yeah, and now I'm a singer... And yet, here I am, I guess."
Wilson, who's acted in nearly 30 films and produced "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and the film adaptation of "Mama Mia!," releases her debut album, "AM/FM," on May 8. It's the result of a turn as Roxie Hart in "Chicago" on Broadway during the summer of 2006 that she says "reignited the love that I have for music" and led to subsequent discussions about future musical projects with Decca Records A&R exec Jay Landers -- including a musical built around songs from the 60s and 70s.
"He asked me if I sang," Wilson, who's married to Academy Award-winning actor/director/producer Tom Hanks, tells Billboard.com, "and I said,'Yeah...' Then he said, 'Have you ever recorded anything?'
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A once popular singer icon (Crow) who plummeted to aging out of hipdom and her ‘one-sheet-wipe-your-but’ theory, coupled with a comedienne/actress who would have died in obscurity save for her marriage to liberal Hanks. Neither has anything of value to contribute.
One’s full of static and the other is dope smoking and maggot infested.
Yeah, I guess it works.
I never go to Tom Hanks movies. Too gooey and PC though he came up kind of deprived and I don’t consider him a spoiled superstar. Is he still a big star? His recent movies have flamed out
His wife. Never heard of her but if she produced “Greek Wedding” she is a player
Gotta give him credit, though, for Forrest Gump, A League of Their Own, and That Thing You Do.
I’ve got “Bosom Buddies” on order with Netflix.
Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan...
I heard a few clips from the album when she was on the Dennis Miller Show. It doesn’t sound auto-tuned, but it’s definitely very muzak-y and vanilla. I guess it’s meant for people who would like to listen to Oldies, but would rather have all the soul drained out of them first.