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Exclusive Photos from the HER Los Angeles Premiere

Joaquin Phoenix at the Los Angeles Premiere of HER | ©2013 Sue Schneider

Warner Bros. Pictures held the Los Angeles premiere of HER on December 12th at The Directors Guild of America. It was a small premiere with the stars and a few guests. Half of the photographers were outside and the rest of us inside, and since it was such a cold night I was happy to be inside the lobby. Walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde (who is pregnant), Matt Letscher, and Director Spike Jonze. Joining the stars of HER were guests, which included: Flea, Simon Helberg, Dawn […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: HOME & FAMILY host Cristina Ferrare brings it on home

Cristina Ferrare and Mark Steines in HOME & FAMILY | ©2013 Hallmark Channel

HOME & FAMILY, Hallmark Channel’s lifestyle program hosted by Cristina Ferrare and Mark Steines, was nominated for an Emmy in its first season. Now in its second season, HOME & FAMILY, which deals with every topic imaginable involving its title, airs weekdays and shoots five days a week, forty-four weeks a year. Ferrare is at Hallmark’s session for the Television Critics Association at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, and she’s taken on some hosting duties for the luncheon, having planned the menu for the array of Hallmark talent, creative staff and executives, as well as the TCA membership. Ferrare, a native […]Read On »

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Interview: SABRINA, SECRETS OF A TEENAGE WITCH gets animated

SABRINA, SECRETS OF A TEENAGE WITCH | ©2013 The Hub

For an adolescent, Sabrina the Teenage Witch has been around a long time. Initially, Sabrina was based on Tabitha, a magical baby, then toddler, offspring of witch Samantha and mortal Darrin Stephens on the live-action half-hour comedy BEWITCHED, which ran 1964-1972. Sabrina made her debut as a character in ARCHIE COMICS. Her first TV show, SABRINA, THE ANIMATED SERIES, ran 1971-1974. The live-action half-hour comedy SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH starring Melissa Joan Hart ran 1998 through 2003, when the animated SABRINA’S SECRET LIFE was launched. Now the Hub Network has an all-new CGI-animated SABRINA, SECRETS OF A TEENAGE WITCH, airing […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: GROUND FLOOR star John C. McGinley is the Boss

John C. McGinley in GROUND FLOOR - Season 1 | ©2013 TBS

In TBS’s new half-hour comedy GROUND FLOOR, Thursdays at 10 PM, Brody (Skylar Astin) is an up-and-coming San Francisco broker who falls for Jennifer (Briga Heelan), who works in the building’s maintenance department. More than skyscraper floors separate them – Brody’s boss Mr. Mansfield, played by John C. McGinley, doesn’t think any of his people should be fraternizing with the help. GROUND FLOOR was co-created by Bill Lawrence and Greg Malins. Lawrence also created the NBC comedy SCRUBS, where McGinley spent eight years as acerbic Dr. Perry Cox. The actor, originally from New York City, began his bigscreen career with […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: TNT President Michael Wright on MOB CITY Season 1

Drew Struzan poster artwork for MOB CITY | ©2013 TNT

MOB CITY, the series developed by Frank Darabont and inspired by John Buntin’s book L.A. NOIR, dramatizes that battle royal that raged in the 1940s between the LAPD and mobsters Ben “Bugsy” Siegel, played by Edward Burns, and Mickey Cohen, played by Jeremy Luke. The TNT series has its two-hour season finale Wednesday, December 18 at 9 PM. TNT President/Head of Entertainment Michael Wright takes a few moments to discuss the show’s violence and the casting of Burns as the lethal Siegel. ASSIGNMENT X: Is the violence level on MOB CITY at all comparable to TNT’s previous present-day cop series […]Read On »

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Interview: Edward Burns is the MOB CITY boss

Edward Burns in MOB CITY - Season 1 | ©2013 TNT/Doug Hyun

In TNT’s Forties noir drama MOB CITY, which has its two-hour first-season finale Wednesday December 18 at 9 PM, Edward Burns plays notorious real-life mobster Ben “Bugsy” Siegel. Burns, originally from Queens, New York, burst onto the indie film scene as an actor/writer/director/producer with 1995’s THE BROTHERS McMULLEN. He’s gone on to write/direct/produce a dozen other projects. As an actor, his feature film credits include SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, 27 DRESSES, MAN ON A LEDGE and he’s played himself on ENTOURAGE, but most of his roles call for Burns to play someone who is essentially decent, or at least possesses some […]Read On »

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Interview: Milo Ventimiglia lawyers up MOB CITY

Milo Ventimiglia in MOB CITY - Season 1 ©2013 TNT/Scott Garfield

In TNT’s MOB CITY, developed by show runner/executive producer/director Frank Darabont, inspired by John Buntin’s book L.A. NOIR, we’re in 1940s Los Angeles. The bridge between hard-bitten LAPD detective Joe Teague (Jon Bernthal) and high-level gangsters Ben “Bugsy” Siegel (Edward Burns) and Mickey Cohen (Jeremy Luke) is Teague’s old U.S. Marines buddy and current Mob lawyer Ned Stax, played by Milo Ventimiglia. Ventimiglia, originally from Anaheim, California, has a lot of series regular characters under his belt, including Jed Perry on OPPOSITE SEX, Chris Pierce on AMERICAN DREAMS, Jess Mariano on GILMORE GIRLS, Richard Thorne III on THE BEDFORD DIARIES […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: ALMOST HUMAN star Michael Irby on getting his jerk on

Michael Irby in ALMOST HUMAN - Season 1 | ©2013 Fox/Karen Hill

In ALMOST HUMAN the new futuristic science-fiction series from creators J.H. “Joel” Wyman and J.J. Abrams, Mondays at 8 PM on Fox, most of police detective John Kennex’s (Karl Urban) colleagues like and respect him. Kennex’s android partner Dorian (Michael Ealy) tries to improve their relationship, Kennex’s Captain Maldonado sometimes lets him overrule her and scientist/engineer Rudy Lom (Mackenzie Crook) is always willing to help. However, Michael Irby’s character, Detective Richard Paul, doesn’t really understand why everybody else thinks Kennex is so great. Irby, born in Palm Springs, California, has plenty of cop/FBI/military film and TV experience – he had […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Maggie Friedman talks WITCHES OF EAST END Season 1

THE WITCHES OF EAST END key art | ©2013 Lifetime

Based on the novels by Melissa de la Cruz, Lifetime’s WITCHES OF EAST END follows the fortunes of the magical Beauchamp women – matriarch Joanna (Julia Ormond), her shape-shifting sister Wendy (Machen Amick) and Joanna’s daughters Freya (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) and Ingrid (Rachel Boston). Joanna and Wendy are from a realm other than our own; Joanna is cursed to see her daughters die as young women and then give birth and raise them anew. As a mother, she longs to see them live out their lives, but given the scrapes Freya and Ingrid get into, Joanna has a tough time protecting […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Teddy Sears on MASTERS OF SEX Season 1

Teddy Sears in MASTERS OF SEX - Season 1 | ©2013 Showtime/Michael Desmond

Life has gotten very complicated for everyone in Showtime’s MASTERS OF SEX, Sundays at 10 PM. The drama, which has its first-season finale December 15 and has already been renewed for a second season, chronicles both the research and personal lives of Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) as they investigate human sexuality in the 1950s, when their quest was truly revolutionary. Teddy Sears plays Dr. Austin Langham, who as part of the Masters and Johnson study allows himself to be wired up to a graph and observed while having sex, although outside the study, he’s […]Read On »

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