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Exclusive Interview: Frank Darabont inhabits MOB CITY

MOB CITY poster art | ©2013 TNT

MOB CITY, TNT’s original series that will run in three two-hour blocks on Wednesdays, Dec. 4, 11 and 18, depicts the battle between the Los Angeles Police Department and organized crime that raged through the Forties, mixing real historical figures like LAPD Chief William Parker (Neil McDonough) and gangsters Bugsy Siegel (Ed Burns) and Mickey Cohen (Jeremy Luke) with fictional personages including Detective Joe Teague (Jon Bernthal), mob associate Syd Rothman (Robert Knepper) and mysterious object of desire Jasmine Fontaine (Alexa Davalos). Writer/director/producer Frank Darabont, who brought the first season of THE WALKING DEAD to television (his feature credits include […]Read On »

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DANCING WITH THE STARS Season 17 Season Finale – And the winner is …

Derek Hough and Amber Riley win the mirror ball trophy for DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 17 finale | ©2013 ABC/Adam Taylor

Stars: Corbin Bleu, Amber Riley, Jack Osbourne, Network: ABC, airs Mondays Original Telecast: Nov. 26th, 2013 Just call it DANCING WITH THE STARS : Starring Derek Hough! For the fifth time Hough has managed to bring his partner all the way. This time, Amber Riley was his dancing protege as she earned the title of DWTS: Season 17 champ. From the get go, Riley proved herself to be a worthy front runner, although she had a  couple of rough weeks, she always maintained a certain level of excellence throughout the season. Corbin Bleu & Karina Smirnoff came in second, although […]Read On »

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DANCING WITH THE STARS Season 17 Recap: Bill Engvall is out during Part 1 of the finale

Bill Engvall and Emma Slayer eliminated in DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 17 - Week 11 | ©2013 ABC/Adam Taylor

Stars: Corbin Bleu, Bill Engvall, Amber Riley, Jack Osbourne, Network: ABC, airs Mondays Original Telecast: Nov. 25th, 2013 His luck ran out! The time finally came for comedian Bill Engvall & his partner Emma Slater to say adieu to DANCING WITH THE STARS. After making it to the finals, the couple just missed competing tomorrow night in the final round before the winners of Season 17 will be announced. Amber Riley & Derek Hough are on top of the leader board, yet again, with 64. Right behind them is Corbin Bleu & Karina Smirnoff and then with 57 points is […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: David Bradley becomes the 1st Doctor for AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME – Part 2

David Bradley in AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME | ©2013 BBCAmerica

Actor David Bradley has had pop culture fame for years. He was Argus Filch in the HARRY POTTER film franchise, and he was Walter Frey in HBO’s GAME OF THRONES television series. More recently he could be seen alongside 10th Doctor, David Tennant, in BROADCHURCH, and now he is appearing on our TV screens as the first Doctor William Hartnell in DOCTOR WHO AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME. Bradley was a fan of the original WHO series, remembers when it started fifty years ago, and his resemblance to Hartnell is uncanny. So what makes it exciting for a fan […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Producer Marcus Wilson talks DOCTOR WHO 50th and beyond!

Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor and David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor in The DOCTOR WHO 50th Anniversary Special - "The Day of the Doctor" | ©2013 BBCAmerica

Marcus Wilson has been a Producer on the current run of DOCTOR WHO for the last two series. Like all shows he has seen ups and downs in terms of fan and critic reaction to the episodes he has been part of. Now in it’s 50 Anniversary DOCTOR WHO is bigger that it ever has been, and it has a HUGE loyal following here the United States. With specials like AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME, and the 50th Anniversary episode “The Day of the Doctor”, this year is big, big, bigger on the inside. Plus Wilson is seeing Matt […]Read On »

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Movie Review: PHILOMENA

PHILOMENA movie poster | ©2013 The Weinstein Company

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Mare Winningham, Barbara Jefford, Ruth McCabe, Peter Hermann, Sean Mahon, Anna Maxwell Martin, Michelle Fairley Writers: Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, based on the book THE LOST CHILD OF PHILOMENA LEE by Martin Sixsmith Director: Stephen Frears Distributor: The Weinstein Company Release Date: November 22, 2013 It’s helpful to go into PHILOMENA knowing that Martin Sixsmith, who wrote the nonfiction book THE LOST CHILD OF PHILOMENA LEE, and Philomena Lee herself are both real people. So (alas) are the conditions young, unmarried pregnant women were forced into in Irish nunneries […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Eric Winter is under the WITCHES OF EAST END spell

Eric Winter in WITCHES OF EAST END - Season 1 | ©2013 Lifetime

Eric Winter was brought to the attention of the WITCHES OF EAST END producers, according to Lifetime executive vice-president and general manager Rob Sharenow, because the actor attended a Christmas party with his wife Rosalyn Sanchez, who is a regular on Lifetime’s DEVIOUS MAIDS. Sharenow tells the press, “All the Lifetime women thought he was so hot that we had to have him on a show. So there you go.” Has Winter heard this explanation for how he wound up on WITCHES? “I pitched that introduction,” Winters jokes. “I found out about it actually a little bit earlier today. Very […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: David Bradley on AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME and being the first Who – PART 1

AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME | ©2013 BBCAmerica

British actor David Bradley has just hit a fandom trifecta (there isn’t a the fandom trifecta – there will never be just three): he was the unhappily non-magical custodian Filch in the HARRY POTTER films, he continues as the indelible Walder Frey, host of the Red Wedding, on HBO’s GAME OF THRONES, and now he’s part of the DOCTOR WHO universe. Once upon a time, hard as it may be to recall and longer ago than many Whovians have been alive, DOCTOR WHO quite simply did not exist. It was brought into being in 1963 by a team including producer […]Read On »

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Interview: Sophie Lowe goes down the ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND rabbit hole

Sophie Lowe in ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND | ©2013 ABC/Bob D'Amico

ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND, on ABC Thursdays at 8 PM, takes place in the same overall universe as ONCE UPON A TIME, but it’s very much its own story. Created by ONCE inventors Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, along with Zack Estrin and Jane Espenson, WONDERLAND gives us an Alice, played by Sophie Lowe as a young woman, who has found true love in Wonderland with Cyrus (Peter Gadiot), the Genie of the Lamp. When Alice wrongly believed she’d seen Cyrus die, she went back to her version of England, where doctors are threatening to lobotomize her into […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Liza Lapira gets ready for SUPER FUN NIGHT

Liza Lapira in SUPER FUN NIGHT - Season 1 | ©2013 ABC/Greg Zabilski

Liza (pronounced “Lee-za”) Lapira has been a steadily working actress for a good while now. She was in twenty-one episodes of HUFF, then appeared in the feature film CLOVERFIELD. The New York-born actress recurred on DEXTER as Detective Yuki Amado, on NCIS as Special Agent Michelle Lee and on two seasons of DOLLHOUSE as Ivy, the assistant to Fran Kranz’s brain machinery scientist Topher. The following year, she was a regular on Fox’s half-hour romantic comedy TRAFFIC LIGHT as a half of a happily married couple, then spent two seasons as a series regular on ABC’s half-hour DON’T TRUST THE […]Read On »

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