"House of Cards" President Kevin Spacey is bringing a documentary series about the presidency to CNN. The network said Monday that Spacey will coproduce and narrate "Race for the White House." Each of six episodes will tell the story of one presidential campaign.
CNN says the series will draw from archive footage, interviews with key players and dramatic re-creations. It will air in 2016.
"Race for the White House" will be coproduced by Dana Brunetti, whose producing credits also include "House of Cards." Spacey, who plays the diabolical antihero Frank Underwood in the Netflix original series, is the "biggest name" that CNN has enlisted to contribute to the network's lineup of original series, according to the network.
" 'Race for the White House' will be the perfect complement to our coverage of the 2016 campaigns and election," CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker said in a statement.
iHeartRadio announces lineup
Madonna, Rihanna and Sam Smith will perform at the second annual iHeartRadio Music Awards this month. Iggy Azalea, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean and Meghan Trainor will also hit the stage on March 29 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, iHeartMedia announced Monday. Jamie Foxx will host the awards show. Azalea and Smith are the top nominees, with five nominations apiece. Azalea, Smith, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Luke Bryan are nominated for artist of the year.
Swift will make an appearance, while other performers include Kelly Clarkson, Snoop Dogg, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Hudson, Alesso and Nate Ruess of fun. The three-hour event will air live on NBC and iHeartMedia's radio stations.
also noted: Lew Soloff, a trumpet player who was an early member of Blood, Sweat and Tears and whose jazz career included performances with his own ensembles and with Gil Evans, Ornette Coleman, Chuck Mangione, Maynard Ferguson and other giants of the genre, has died. He was 71. Soloff suffered an apparent heart attack as he walked down a New York City street Saturday night with his daughter Laura Solomon, her husband, and their children. He died early Sunday, Solomon said.
Soloff joined Blood, Sweat and Tears in 1968, about a year after the mega-group formed. He performed on their hit "Spinning Wheel" shortly after signing on with them. He played trumpet and fluegelhorn on numerous Blood, Sweat and Tears recordings and was featured on the group's eponymous album that in 1970 won a best-album Grammy.