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ROADIES: Carla Gugino talks the series finale – exclusive interview

Carla Gugino as Shelli and Luke Wilson as Bill in ROADIES | © 2016 Katie Yu/SHOWTIME

Carla Gugino is one of the stars of Showtime Network’s ROADIES, which wraps its first season Sunday, August 28. Created by Cameron Crowe, ROADIES is a serio-comedic look at the lives of the road crew that keeps their band moving from city to city on a major tour. Gugino’s Shelli Anderson is the road manager for the Staton-House Band, devoted to her job and torn between her absent husband and her very present colleague, tour manager Bill Hanson, played by Luke Wilson. In feature films, Florida Gugino starred in the SPY KIDS franchise, ELEKTRA LUXX and SUCKER PUNCH, among many […]Read On »

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THE STRAIN: Natalie Brown/Richard Sammel talk Season 3 – exclusive interview

THE STRAIN | © 2016 FX

THE STRAIN begins its third season on FX Network Sunday, August 28, with Manhattan fully under the control of the Master. Based on the trilogy of novels by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, who also created the television series, THE STRAIN presents us with the Master as an ancient strigoi, or vampire, who holds telepathic sway over an ever-increasing legion of bloodsuckers. Lined up against the Master are a small group of humans. Among those on the Master’s side are his longtime ally Thomas Eichorst, played by Richard Sammel, and newly-turned Kelly Goodweather, portrayed by Natalie Brown. Brown, a […]Read On »

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RUSH HOUR: Aimee Garcia and Page Kennedy – exclusive interview

Aimee Garcia as Didi Diaz in RUSH HOUR | © 2016 CBS

In CBS’ RUSH HOUR, Jon Foo stars as a Chinese police detective in Los Angeles, with Justin Hires as his LAPD partner. Aimee Garcia and Page Kennedy costar as characters on opposite sides of the law. Garcia’s single mother Detective Didi Diaz is all for enforcing the law, while Kennedy’s Gerald is an informant who gets into a lot of questionable situations. Garcia spent several years on DEXTER as the title character’s innocent child-care provider. Kennedy, who is also a standup comedian and hip-hop artist when he’s not acting, was a regular on BACKSTROM and BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE. AX: Were […]Read On »

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ROADIES: Cameron Crowe talks the Showtime series – interview

Carla Gugino as Shelli and Luke Wilson as Bill in ROADIES | © 2016 Katie Yu/SHOWTIME

Before Cameron Crowe became a filmmaker – writer/director of SAY ANYTHING and JERRY MAGUIRE, among many feature credits – he started out as a very young rock ‘n’ roll journalist. Crowe’s experiences covering rock bands formed the loose basis for his film ALMOST FAMOUS, which earned him a Best Original Screenplay Oscar. Now Crowe has returned to the rock world for television with his Showtime Network series ROADIES. Based on Crowe’s observations, ROADIES is about the lives, loves and musical passions of the crew that gets the (fictional) folk/rock band Staton House from one huge gig to the next. Luke […]Read On »

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POP SHOW PODCAST – Episode 30: Summer Olympics

POP SHOW PODCAST | © 2016 AssignmentX

Hi there and welcome back to the POP SHOW PODCAST. This week we discuss a number of interesting topics beginning with the Summer Olympics and the crazy Ryan Lochte saga,which has outrage culture outraged. We then talk about the SUICIDE SQUAD and how it continues to pull in big bucks despite horrible reviews and what this means for future DC Universe movies. We then chat about the changing slate of the Marvel Cinematic Universe including AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR and AVENGERS 4 and other films coming out. We also chat about FANTASTIC FOUR because we can’t go one podcast without discussing our […]Read On »

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STRANGER THINGS: Millie Bobby Brown gets weird in Netflix series – exclusive interview

Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven in STRANGER THINGS | © 2016 Netflix

In Netflix’s new hit series STRANGER THINGS, now streaming its first season and renewed for a second, Millie Bobby Brown plays the mysterious Eleven. The show, created by the Duffer Brothers, harks back to Eighties movies like E.T. and POLTERGEIST and even FIRESTARTER. Brown’s Eleven is a young girl who, as we see at the beginning, escapes from a sinister scientific facility. She is taken in by a trio of small-town young boys – played by Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlin – who are searching for their missing friend Will (Noah Schnapp). It seems that Will’s disappearance, and […]Read On »

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ROADIES: Winnie Holzman chats about Season 1 – exclusive interview

Carla Gugino as Shelli and Luke Wilson as Bill in ROADIES | © 2016 Katie Yu/SHOWTIME

Winnie Holzman won television immortality for creating the short-lived but highly influential series MY SO-CALLED LIFE. Since then, she has worked on ONCE AND AGAIN and HUGE, and is reportedly writing the book for the big-screen version of the Broadway hit WICKED. Holzman is also an executive producer and writer on Showtime Network’s Sunday-night comedy/drama ROADIES. Created by Cameron Crowe, also an executive producer along with J.J. Abrams, ROADIES stars Luke Wilson and Carla Gugino as two crew managers that try to keep things running smoothly for a (fictional) headlining rock band. AX: How did you become involved with ROADIES? […]Read On »

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RUSH HOUR: Steve Franks talks the new CBS series – exclusive interview

Jon Foo as Detective Jonathan Lee in RUSH HOUR | © 2016 CBS

Steve Franks created the fake mystic/real detective comedy procedural PSYCH, which ran for eight seasons on USA. Now Franks is an executive producer and writer on RUSH HOUR, airing Saturday nights on CBS. RUSH HOUR is adapted from the film franchise, starring Jackie Chan as a straitlaced Chinese police detective paired up with a freewheeling LAPD cop played by Chris Tucker. In the TV version, developed by Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick, Jon Foo plays Detective Jonathan Lee, and Justin Hires is the LAPD’s James Carter. Franks talks both PSYCH and RUSH HOUR here. AX: How did you feel about […]Read On »

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POP SHOW PODCAST – Episode 29: Summer Movies Review

POP SHOW PODCAST | © 2016 AssignmentX

Hi there and welcome back to the POP SHOW PODCAST. After a couple weeks off we are back to discuss the summer movie explosion this year and break down what movies we enjoyed this summer, which were bad and all those in-between. We take a look at GHOSTBUSTERS, SUICIDE SQUAD, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, STAR TREK BEYOND, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE and many more. We also have a fun discussion about all the upcoming remakes and reboots that are coming out in the near future and which ones we are looking forward to and those that we might be dreading. We also […]Read On »

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CHESAPEAKE SHORES: Treat Williams on new Hallmark series – Exclusive Interview

Treat Williams in CHESAPEAKE SHORES | ©2016 Hallmark

In Hallmark Channel’s new Sunday-night drama series CHESAPEAKE SHORES, Meghan Ory stars as Abby O’Brien Winters. Abby returns to her titular hometown, where her large family is headed up by her father Mick O’Brien, played by Treat Williams. It’s been a busy year for Williams, known to TV fans for his four years on EVERWOOD and his portrayal of the title character in EDDIE DODD. Movie viewers know him as George Berger in the film version of HAIR and for his work in PRINCE OF THE CITY, among many credits. At a party thrown by Hallmark Channel for the Television […]Read On »

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