Rimes Juggles Music & Acting

Plans are already underway for LeAnn Rimes’ next album, which will be produced by pop producer Rodney Jerkins, who’s perhaps best known for producing both Whitney Houston’s last album and the Brandy/Monica duet called “The Boy Is Mine.” Jerkins and Rimes hit the studio in July after she takes another bite out of the acting world — taking on her first dramatic role. Starring 16-year-old Brad Renfro (The Client and Apt Pupil) and Elizabeth Perkins, Under The Mimosa is a film set in a 1965 southern town where Rimes’ role is Gracie, who goes to college while her boyfriend (Renfro) goes to Vietnam.