GREY’S ANATOMY: James Pickens Jr. on 15 seasons and 343 episodes and counting – Exclusive Interview

James Pickens Jr. in GREY'S ANATOMY - Season 15 | ©ABC/Adam Taylor

ABC’s stalwart medical drama GREY’S ANATOMY, on Thursday nights, is now in its fifteenth season and renewed for a sixteenth. Many cast members have come and gone from the Shonda Rhimes-created hit (Patrick Dempsey, Sandra Oh, Sara Ramirez), but James Pickens Jr., who plays Dr. Richard Webber, has been with the series for its entire run, acting in all but one of its (so far) 343 episodes and counting. Pickens, originally from Cleveland, Ohio, went to New York to begin his professional acting career. He starred in the Negro Ensemble Company’s production of A SOLDIER’S PLAY alongside Samuel L. Jackson […]Read On »

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THE CARMICHAEL SHOW: David Alan Grier Interview on new NBC comedy series

David Alan Grier as Joe Carmichael in THE CARMICHAEL SHOW | - Season 1 | ©2015 NBCUniversal/Matthias Clamer

David Alan Grier has had a wide-ranging career. The Detroit-born performer has done standup, Broadway (where he won three Tony nominations), lots of feature films, both comedy (including I’M GONNA GIT YOU SUCKA and PEEPLES) and drama (including A SOLDIER’S STORY and THE WOODSMAN), and huge amounts of television, including IN LIVING COLOR. NBC recently announced that Grier will play the Cowardly Lion in the network’s musical THE WIZ LIVE! Right now, Grier is starring in another NBC project, THE CARMICHAEL SHOW, which premieres Wednesday, August 26 at 9 PM. Grier portrays Joe, the opinionated father of Jerrod, an equally […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the SPARKLE World Premiere

Jordin Sparks at the World Premiere of SPARKLE | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Recently Tri Star Pictures’ held the World Premiere of SPARKLE at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. SPARKLE was the last movie that Whitney Houston (who was also Executive Producer) did before she passed away and stars and guests came out to honor her. Seen walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Jordin Sparks, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, Goapele Mohlabane, and Cee-Lo Green. Joining the stars were guests, which included: Jennia Fredrique, Cicely Tyson, Jennifer Lewis, Bebe Winans, Flex Alexander, Keke Palmer, Bre’ly Evans, Zendaya Coleman, Loretta Devine, Garcelle Beauvais, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the JOYFUL NOISE World Premiere

Jeremy Jordan, Dolly Parton, Queen Latifah and Keke Palmer at the World Premiere of JOYFUL NOISE | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Warner Bros. Pictures and Alcon Entertainment held the World Premiere of JOYFUL NOISE, a Farrell Paura Productions/O.N.C. Entertainment Production on January 9th at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. JOYFUL NOISE, which stars Dolly Parton, Queen Latifah Keke Palmer and Jeremy Jordan is a funny and inspirational story of music, hope, love and renewal. This musical driven story brings together the sounds of gospel, pop, country, rock and R&B. Dolly Parton wrote original songs for the film, including “Not Enough,” “From Here to the Moon and Back” and “He’s Everything.” Seen walking the carpet were the stars of the film, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos From the Los Angeles Premiere of RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

James Franco and Freida Pinto at the premiere of RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES | ©2011 Sue Schneider

20TH Century Fox held the Los Angeles Premiere of RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES on July 28th at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Fans lined the street, which was not closed off. So when the stars walked across the street to sign autographs they had to stop the traffic. The fans screamed very loudly for James Franco, Tom Felton and Rupert Grint. In the film, a single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a war unlike any other, and to the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. The CGI ape is from the Oscar-winning […]Read On »

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TV Review: GLEE – Season 2 – “Original Song”

New Directions perform in GLEE - Season 2 - "Original Song" | ©2011 Fox/Adam Rose

Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Matthew Morrison, Amber Riley, Mark Salling, Darren Criss, Jenna Ushkowitz Writer: Ryan Murphy Director: Bradley Buecker Network: Fox, airs Tuesday nights Original Telecast: March 15th, 2011 “Original Song” is an interesting GLEE episode in that it really didn’t have a whole lot of plot threads running through the episode. Sure there were some revisiting of dangling threads from this seasons various plots, but the emphasis was on the music, and more often than not on the original music for the show. The one […]Read On »

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