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WHITE FAMOUS: Actors Kendrick Sampson and Lyndon Smith on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Jay Pharoah as Floyd and Kendrick Sampson as Robbie in WHITE FAMOUS - Season 1 | ©2017 Showtime/Eddy Chen

Showtime’s first-season comedy WHITE FAMOUS is loosely based on the life and career of one of its executive producers, Jamie Foxx. In WHITE FAMOUS, Jay Pharoah stars as stand-up comedian Floyd Mooney. Floyd is famous in the black community, but his non-black representatives are urging him to take acting roles so he can become “white famous.” Kendrick Sampson plays British actor Robbie MacDonald, a possible Floyd rival, and Lyndon Smith plays Gwen, a possible Floyd romance. Sampson is a veteran of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, GRACEPOINT, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, is in the upcoming series RELATIONSHIP STATUS, and has […]Read On »

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New 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Releases for 11/21

THE HITMANS BODYGUARD | © 2017 Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Your guide to some of the new releases that are out this week. THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD When I first saw the trailer to THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD I thought it was another big miss for Ryan Reynolds in a continuing up and down career. However, my low expectations may be one of the reasons that I liked the film. It doesn’t really pretend to be anything more than it is which is a totally impossible, corny flick that is incredibly chalk full of foul language, which doesn’t bother me at all. Reynolds plays a body guard that is tasked with protecting […]Read On »

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TV Review: DANCING WITH THE STARS – Season 25 –Season Finale – Jordan Fisher takes it all!

Lindsay Arnold and Jordan Fisher in DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 25 | ©2017 ABC/Craig Sjodin

The glitter and confetti has been swept off the floor. The fake snow machines have stopped fluttering out California flakes in 80 degree weather. The curtain has come down on DANCING WITH THE STARS: Season 25 and added to the list of DWTS champions are Jordan Fisher & Lindsay Arnold. Emotional stories unfolded leaving it a tight race to the finish, but in the end Frankie Muniz & Witney Carson came in third while Fisher & Arnold’s stiffest competition Lindsey Stirling & Mark Ballas came in second. Fisher & Arnold and Stirling & Ballas ended the night with perfect scores […]Read On »

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TV Review: DANCING WITH THE STARS – Season 25 – Week 10 – Season Finale – Part 1 – Drew Scott eliminated

Drew Scott and Emma Slater in DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 25 | ©2017 ABC/Craig Sjodin

Stars: Frankie Muniz, Jordan Fisher, Drew Scott, Lindsey Stirling Network: ABC, airs Monday Original Telecast: Nov. 20th, 2017 And so it has come, DANCING WITH THE STARS: Season 25 is coming to an end and as with every season the biggest most climatic ending is the Freestyle dance, which almost always predicts the winner, or narrows it down very quickly. This season is no different. Lindsey Stirling wow’ed the audience and the judges with two perfect scores tonight, one being the most coveted of all the Freestyle number. Stirling and partner Mark Ballas have so much charisma and style that […]Read On »

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Movie Review: JUSTICE LEAGUE

JUSTICE LEAGUE movie poster | ©2017 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Ciaran Hinds, Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams Writers: Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon, story by Zack Snyder and Chris Terrio, based on characters created by Bob Kane & Bill Finger and William Moulton Marston and Joe Shuster & Jerry Siegel Director: Zack Snyder Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: November 17, 2017 JUSTICE LEAGUE has been awaited with some skepticism. Part of this is due to the fact that a lot of people weren’t too wild about its direct predecessors, MAN OF STEEL, which brought forth Henry […]Read On »

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THE ORVILLE: Actress Penny Johnson Jerald plays doctor in space – Exclusive Interview

Penny Johnson Jerald in THE ORVILLE - Season 1 - "Firestorm" | ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co./Noah Schutz/FOX

In Fox Network’s new Thursday-night series THE ORVILLE, which has already been picked up for a second season, we’re on the title spaceship in the future. Captained by Ed Mercer – played by series creator Seth MacFarlane – the Orville is commissioned as a fairly ordinary transport ship, but the galaxy being what it is, there are a lot of adventures. Some of the Orville’s crew are humans and some are aliens. The ship’s chief physician, human Dr. Claire Finn, is extremely capable of treating them all. Claire is played by Penny Johnson Jerald, who has experience playing people in […]Read On »

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THE GIFTED: Actor Coby Bell on new mutant Marvel series – Exclusive Interview

Coby Bell in THE GIFTED - Season 1 - "eXtreme measures"| ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co./ Eliza Morse / Fox

Fox’s new Monday-night drama THE GIFTED is an original series set in the Marvel Comics Universe. It has some mutant characters viewers may know from iterations of THE X-MEN, but it centers on some new figures, the Strucker family. Dad Reed (Stephen Moyer) is a prosecutor whose job it is to put away dangerous mutants – until the day he and his wife Kate (Amy Acker) find that their two teenage children, Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind) and Andy (Percy Hynes White) have just demonstrated mutant abilities. The Struckers go on the run from the mutant-hunting Sentinel Services, which is headed […]Read On »

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TV Review: DANCING WITH THE STARS – Season 25 – Week 9 – Semi-Finals – Fan fave Victoria Arlen is booted

VIctoria Arlen and Valentin Chmerkovskiy in DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 25 | ©2017 ABC/Craig Sjodin

Stars: Frankie Muniz, Jordan Fisher, Victoria Arlen, Drew Scott, Lindsey Stirling Network: ABC, airs Monday Original Telecast: Nov. 13th, 2017 PROPERTY BROTHERS must be a very popular show because seemingly the next couple due to hit the road was Drew Scott & Emma Slater, but instead audience favorites Victoria Arlen & Val Chmerkovskiy said goodbye on week nine of DANCING WITH THE STARS. The semi finals brought fierce competition to the dance floor as the couples had to do one original dance and then another iconic dance that earned a perfect score from a couple in a past season. Only […]Read On »

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Movie Review: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS movie poster | ©2017 20th Century Fox

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Daisy Ridley, Leslie Odom Jr., Tom Bateman, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Penelope Cruz, Josh Gad, Johnny Depp, Derek Jacobi, Sergei Polunin, Lucy Boynton, Marwan Kenzari, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Olivia Colman, Willem Dafoe Writer: Michael Green, based on the novel by Agatha Christie Director: Kenneth Branagh Distributor: 20th Century Fox Release Date: November 10, 2017 Agatha Christie’s durable mystery novel MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS has been adapted as a feature film in 1974, a telefilm in 2001, an episode of the series AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT, and more. It’s also been unofficially adapted, ripped off and parodied […]Read On »

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INHUMANS: Marvel executive Jeph Loeb on Season 1 of new superhero series – Exclusive Interview

Lockjaw is Lockjaw in MARVEL'S INHUMANS | ©2017 ABC

In the new ABC Friday-night series INHUMANS, a hidden kingdom on our moon pits superpowered royalty against ordinary humans led by the king’s ambitious brother Maximus (Iwan Rheon). Meanwhile, ruler Black Bolt (Anson Mount), who refrains from speech because of the destructive power of his voice, finds new alliances on Earth in Hawaii. INHUMANS is based on a series of Marvel Comics, and is part of the Marvel Comics Universe. Jeph Loeb, Marvel Executive Vice-President, head of the company’s television division, talks about the new show, how the company came to choose Scott Buck as show runner, why its production […]Read On »

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