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Oscar-Winner Jeff Bridges to Release Debut Album This Summer

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- He's got an Oscar, but now Jeff Bridges is going for a Grammy.

The legendary actor, who won an Academy Award for playing a washed-up country singer in the movie Crazy Heart, will release his debut album in late summer.  The disc is being produced by Grammy-winning producer T Bone Burnett, who has known Bridges for 30 years.  He collaborated with the actor on the Crazy Heart soundtrack, and also worked on the soundtrack of his cult classic The Big Lebowski.

Burnett's production resume includes work with Elton John, Gregg Allman, Robert Plant, Roy Orbison, John Mellencamp, Tony Bennett and many other stars.

Bridges' album will include his own compositions, as well as material written by established songwriters.  To kick off his career as a recording artist, he'll appear on the cover of Esquire magazine's music issue, which hits newsstands April 26.

As for whether or not Bridges will hit the road to promote the disc, he says, "You never know.  We'll see.  I'll get out and play...[but] I don't know how long [a tour] would be.  But I'd love to get out's fun to play with guys on the road." 

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'Little Fockers,' 'True Grit' Open Nationwide

Photo Courtesy - Universal Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Christmas comes early at your local theater on Wednesday, when two movies open nationwide.  Here’s a closer look:

* Little Fockers -- Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro return for the third film in the Meet the Parents franchise.  Stiller’s Greg Focker and Teri Polo’s Pam are now the parents of twins, who are preparing for their birthday party.  As usual, De Niro’s Jack Byrnes makes life very difficult for Greg.  Owen Wilson, Blythe Danner, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand and Jessica Alba also star in the PG-13 rated film.

* True Grit -- A 14-year-old girl turns to a tough marshal for help in tracking down the person who killed her father.  Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and Hailee Steinfeld star in the Coen brothers’ remake of the classic 1969 John Wayne Western.  The film is rated PG-13.

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