Interview: PENNY DREADFUL creator John Logan on his new horror series

Harry Treadaway in PENNY DREADFUL - Season 1 | ©2014 Showtime

Put together Victorian England in 1891, add an expatriate American sharpshooter (Josh Hartnett) attached to a traveling Wild West show, an ambitious spiritualist (Eva Green), a monster hunter (Timothy Dalton) and Dracula, Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and assorted other supernatural entities, make it very scary and sexy, and you’ve got Showtime’s PENNY DREADFUL, which premieres its eight-episode first season Sunday, May 11 at 10 PM. PENNY DREADFUL is the first television series created by the prolific John Logan, who won a Tony Award for his stage play RED. His screenplays for GLADIATOR, THE AVIATOR and HUGO were nominated for Oscars; […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: LL Cool J chills on NCIS: LOS ANGELES

LL Cool J in NCIS: LA | ©2011 CBS/Cliff Lipson

He’s a recording star, a movie star, a record company executive, a Grammy Awards host – and he’s the star of the CBS hit NCIS: LOS ANGELES, now in its third season Tuesdays at 9 PM. Ladies and gentlemen, LL Cool J. Born James Todd Smith (“Call me Todd,” he laughs after a reporter addresses him tentatively as “Mr. J”) in Long Island, New York, LL Cool J made his album debut with the then-newly-formed Def Jam Recordings in 1985. He also made his feature film debut that year in WILDCATS; larger roles followed in movies including TOYS, HALLOWEEN H20, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: NECESSARY ROUGHNESS star Mehcad Brooks scores

Mehcad Brooks in NECESSARY ROUGHNESS - Season 1 - "Losing Your Swing" | ©2011 USA Network/Richard DuCree

In USA’s NECESSARY ROUGHNESS, Wednesdays at 10 PM, psychotherapist Dan Santino (Callie Thorne) finds herself drawn into the world of professional sports when she’s asked to treat star wide receiver Terrence “T.K.” King, played by Mehcad Brooks. NECESSARY ROUGHNESS represents some job security for the Texas-born Brooks, who played the ill-fated Eggs on Season Two of HBO’s TRUE BLOOD. He then portrayed a lawyer in ABC’s THE DEEP END, which ran for thirteen episodes, and then played both the teen version and the adult version of a high school jock turned U.S. soldier in Afghanistan in MY GENERATION, which was […]Read On »

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