GOD FRIENDED ME: Javicia Leslie discusses new CBS dramedy – Exclusive Interview

Javicia Leslie in GOD FRIENDED ME - Season 1 | ©2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment / Jeff Riedell

In CBS’s Sunday night freshman dramedy GOD FRIENDED ME, atheist Miles Finer (Brandon Micheal Hall) is friended on social media by someone claiming to be the Almighty. The new friend makes suggestions to the skeptical Miles on who else to befriend and how to help people. Miles’s loving sister Ali is played by Javicia Leslie. Ali is a psychotherapist and a lesbian. The latter is challenging to the siblings’ father, Pastor Arthur Finer (Joe Morton), who likewise has trouble dealing with Miles’s beliefs. Leslie was born in Germany and raised in Maryland. Her credits include regular roles on HELLO CUPID […]Read On »

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GOD FRIENDED ME: Actor Joe Morton discusses Arthur’s motivations – interview

Joe Morton as Father Finer in GOD FRIENDED ME | © 2018 David Giesbrecht/CBS

In CBS’s freshman Sunday night comedy/drama GOD FRIENDED ME, someone claiming to be the Almighty friends New York resident Miles Finer (Brandon Micheal Hall). Miles is an atheist, so he doesn’t believe the account belongs to God, but he can’t deny that whoever it is makes some very helpful suggestions about what Miles should be doing. Miles’ belief system and the sexuality of Miles’ sister Ali (Javicia Leslie) are both challenges for their very traditional father, Reverend Arthur Finer, played by native New Yorker Joe Morton. Morton has just come off six years in his Emmy-winning role on SCANDAL as […]Read On »

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SCANDAL: Joe Morton talks about his role in the final season – Part 2 – exclusive interview

Joe Morton as Rowan Pope in SCANDAL | © 2018 ABC/Eric McCandless

In Part 2 of our interview with Joe Morton, we go in for an exclusive conversation on how the actor feels about the end of SCANDAL, now in its seventh and final season Thursday nights on ABC. Morton recently took some time to play civil rights activist Dick Gregory in a production of TURN ME LOOSE at the Annenberg Center in Los Angeles, which may be revived elsewhere, and is in JUSTICE LEAGUE as Dr. Silas Stone. ASSIGNMENT X: So are you sad to be seeing SCANDAL wrap up, or do you feel like your character Rowan Pope has gotten […]Read On »

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SCANDAL: Joe Morton on playing Rowan and the Final Season – Interview

Joe Morton is Rowan Pope in SCANDAL - Season 7 | ©2018 ABC/Bob D'Amico

ABC’s SCANDAL is now in its seventh and final season on Thursday nights. Shonda Rhimes created the series about Washington, D.C. fixer Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington in a twice-Emmy-nominated performance. Olivia’s morally flawed, superpower behind-the-scenes father Rowan Pope is played by Joe Morton, who won the 2013 Guest Actor Emmy for his work before he was made a SCANDAL regular. Morton, originally from New York, was nominated for a Tony Award for his work in the 1974 production of the musical RAISIN. He starred in the title role in filmmaker John Sayles’ cult film BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the World Premiere of JUSTICE LEAGUE in Hollywood

Cast Shot: L - R: Json Momoa, Henry Cavill, Ezra Miller, Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher and Ben Affleck at the World Premiere of JUSTICE LEAGUE

Warner Bros. Pictures held the World Premiere of JUSTICE LEAGUE November 13th at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Fans were everywhere on the street and even lining inside up to the stairs inside the Hollywood/Highland complex. JUSTICE LEAGUE is a big screen epic action adventure featuring a lineup of DC Super Heroes. The stars that are portraying these Super Heroes all showed up. Seen walking the carpet: Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ezra Miller (Flash), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Amber Heard (Mera), JK Simmons (Commissioner Gordon), Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta), Diane Lane (Martha […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Joe Morton on the 45TH ANNUAL IMAGE AWARDS

Joe Morton at The Paley Center for Media Presents An Evening with Syfy's EUREKA, | ©2012 Sue Schneider

On Saturday, Feb. 22, TV One will live-telecast NAACP’s 45th ANNUAL IMAGE AWARDS ceremony, honoring multi-cultural excellence in motion pictures, television, recording, literature, documentaries and writing and directing. The NAACP remains a preeminent civil rights organization, but the Image Awards have taken on something of a life of their own. One of the Image presenters will actor Joe Morton, who is also a nominee in the Television Supporting Actor in Drama for his work on ABC’s SCANDAL, now in its third season, Thursdays at 10 PM. Morton plays spymaster Rowan Pope, father of the series heroine Olivia Pope, portrayed by […]Read On »

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TV Review: COMA Miniseries – Part 2

Lauren Ambrose in COMA | ©2012 A&E

Stars: Lauren Ambrose, Steven Pasquale, Joe Morton, Ellen Burstyn, James Woods, Richard Dreyfuss, Geena Davis Writer: John J. McLaughlin based on the book by Robin Cook Director: Mikael Salomon Original Telecast: August 5, 2012 Network: A&E If the first night of the two-part, four-hour COMA miniseries wasn’t enough torture, A&E delivers a second half that’s more excruciating as the first. Why, oh, why did this suck so bad? Here’s an example of how COMA fails miserably: whenever something interesting or suspenseful happens, suddenly the characters start looking at charts and talking ominous about what’s on the page. Or in other […]Read On »

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TV Review: COMA Miniseries – Part 1

COMA - miniseries poster | ©2012 A&E

Stars: Lauren Ambrose, Steven Pasquale, Joe Morton, Ellen Burstyn, James Woods, Richard Dreyfuss, Geena Davis Writer: John J. McLaughlin based on the book by Robin Cook Director: Mikael Salomon Network: A&E Original Telecast: August 3, 2012 When you name your mini-series COMA, you better deliver a suspenseful, taut thriller, otherwise, puns from journalists reviewing it will be aplenty. So yes, here’s one coming now – COMA puts you to sleep. Yes, the first two hours of this mini-series airing on A&E is a complete bore. The script is sluggish, the scenarios ridiculous and the pay-off (which finally happens during the […]Read On »

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TV Review: EUREKA – Season 5 – “Just Another Day” – Series Finale

Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Colin Ferguson in EUREKA - Season 5 finale - "Just Another Day" |©2012 Syfy/Eike SchroterSalli Richardson-Whitfield and Colin Ferguson in EUREKA - Season 5 finale - "Just Another Day" |©2012 Syfy/Eike Schroter

Stars: Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Joe Morton, Erica Cerra, Neil Grayston, Niall Matter, Felicia Day, Matt Frewer, Debrah Farentino, Jordan Hinson, Tembe Locke, Trevor Jackson, Kavan Smith, Christopher Gauthier, Christopher Jacot, Wil Wheaton, James Callis Writer: Jaime Paglia, story by Bruce Miller & Jaime Paglia, series created by Andrew Cosby & Jaime Paglia Director: Matt Hastings Network: Syfy, Mondays @ 9 PM Original Telecast: July 16, 2012 “Just Another Day” wraps EUREKA up in true EUREKA style. Some TV series employ a scorched-earth policy when they finish. In some cases (as with serialized shows), they’ve earned it; at other times, […]Read On »

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Exclusive EUREKA Photos from An Evening With Syfy’s EUREKA

Eureka Cast - Neil Grayston, Colin Ferguson, Jaime Paglia, Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Joe Morton at The Paley Center for Media Presents An Evening with Syfy's EUREKA | ©2012 Sue Schneider

The Paley Center for Media Presented An Evening with SyFy’s EUREKA  on July 9th at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. After five seasons Syfy’s EUREKA is saying goodbye, so this sold-out event featured a premiere screening of a new episode and a preview of the anticipated series finale, which airs tonight on Syfy. After the screening fans were treated to a conversation with the cast and creative team of this quirky and inventive series. Walking into the Paley on this special night was the cast and creative team, which included:  Joe Morton, Neil Grayston, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Colin […]Read On »

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