KATY KEENE: Actor Jonny Beauchamp on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Jonny Beauchamp as Jorge Lopez in KATY KEENE - Season 1 | ©2019 The CW/JSquared Photography

The CW’s Archie-Comics-derived, RIVERDALE spinoff KATY KEENE is now in its first season on Thursday nights. The title heroine (Lucy Hale), an aspiring designer, lives with three roommates: aspiring singer Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), aspiring promoter Pepper Smith (Julia Chan), and aspiring Broadway performer Jorge Lopez, played by Jonny Beauchamp. Jorge has a cabaret gig as his female alter ego, Ginger. Beauchamp, originally from Puerto Rico, has played transgender and cross-dressing characters before, as Angelique in Showtime’s PENNY DREADFUL and as Ray/Ramona in the film STONEWALL. His other credits include the features THIRSTY, NERVE, and BLACK WAKE. At a Q&A […]Read On »

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KATY KEENE: Actress Katherine LaNasa on the new RIVERDALE spin-off – Exclusive Interview

Katherine LaNasa as Gloria Grandbilt in KATY KEENE - Season 1 | ©2019 The CW/JSquared Photography

KATY KEENE, spun off from RIVERDALE (both of which are adapted from the Archie Comics series), is in its first season on Thursdays on The CW. Katy (Lucy Hale) is a young aspiring fashion designer in New York who works at the upscale Lacy’s department store. One of Katy’s bosses there is the imperious and demanding Gloria Grandbilt, played by Katherine LaNasa. LaNasa, a former ballet dancer and choreographer in addition to being an actress, is originally from New Orleans. Her other series regular and arc credits include FUTURE MAN, The CW’s DYNASTY, IMPOSTERS, DEVIOUS MAIDS, SATISFACTION, LONGMIRE, DECEPTION, TWO […]Read On »

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Movie Review: FANTASY ISLAND

FANTASY ISLAND movie poster | ©2020 Sony Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Michael Pena, Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Jimmy O. Yang, Portia Doubleday, Ryan Hansen, Michael Rooker, Parisa Fitz-Henley Writers: Jeff Wadlow & Chris Roach & Jillian Jacobs, based on the TV series created by Gene Levitt Director: Jeff Wadlow Distributor: Sony/Columbia Release Date: February 14, 2020 FANTASY ISLAND spends most of its running time urging viewers to try to figure out what’s going on here. This isn’t a problem of coherence, but rather setting up a mystery of how four seemingly unconnected plot strands will come together, and how exactly the island works. Consequently, FANTASY ISLAND […]Read On »

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KATY KEENE: Actor Zane Holtz on the new Archie Comics TV adaptation – Exclusive Interview

Zane Holtz as KO Kelly in KATY KEENE - Season 1 | ©2019 The CW/JSquared Photography

KATY KEENE, which premieres on The CW Thursday, February 6, is a spinoff of RIVERDALE, a fellow adaptation of an Archie Comics property. Set in New York City, KATY KEENE follows its aspiring fashion designer title character (Lucy Hale), her good friend, fresh from Riverdale, aspiring singer Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), their roommate, aspiring Broadway performer Jorge (Jonny Beauchamp) and his drag persona Ginger, plus all those in their orbit. The show is not only upbeat, but has musical numbers. Katy Keene’s boyfriend is K.O. Kelly, an up-and-coming boxer who (as we see in the premiere) is willing to sacrifice […]Read On »

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Movie Review: TRUTH OR DARE

TRUTH OR DARE movie poster | ©2018 Universal Pictures/Blumhouse

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane, Hayden Szeto, Sophia Ali, Landon Liboiron, Nolan Gerard Funk, Sam Lerner, Aurora Perrineau, Tom Choi Writers: Michael Reisz and Jillian Jacobs & Christopher Roach & Jeff Wadlow, story by Michael Reisz Director: Jeff Wadlow Distributor: Universal Release Date: April 13, 2018 TRUTH OR DARE surprises on a lot of levels. For one thing, it’s that rare PG-13 horror flick that doesn’t seem to be pulling too many punches. Arguably almost as rare, it’s a teen-oriented story that doesn’t rely on its characters being idiots to keep the plot moving. The game […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: PRETTY LITTLE LIARS star Shay Mitchell Gets Scandalous in Season 3

Shay Mitchell stars in PRETTY LITTLE LIARS | (c) 2013 ABC FAMILY/ERIC MCCANDLESS

On PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, now in its third season on ABC Family Tuesday nights at 8 PM, Shay Mitchell plays Emily Fields, one of a quartet of high school friends – the others are Troian Bellasario’s Spencer, Lucy Hale’s Aria and Ashley Benson’s Hanna – being tormented by an anonymous and possibly homicidal stalker. “A” was unmasked last season, but someone else, indeed apparently more than one person, has taken up the mantle. Mitchell, who originally hails from Toronto, takes a moment to catch up on where Emily and the LIARS gang are at the moment. AX: In what we’ve […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the 2011 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS pressroom

Cameron Diaz at the TEEN CHOICE 2011 Awards | ©2011 Sue Schneider

At this year’s FOX TEEN CHOICE AWARDS teens logged in and made their choice in support of their favorite celebrities from film, television, music, sports and fashion. As a matter of fact…over 100 million votes were cast. Walking into the pressroom to pose with the Surfboard included some of the winners and presenters, which include: Kellan Lutz, Chris Hemsworth, Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano, Rupert Grint, Kat Graham, Michael Trevino, Cory Monteith, Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, Rebecca Black, Taylor Swift, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Hale. Taylor Swift was honored with the Ultimate Choice Award and Demi Lovato received the ACUVUE Inspire […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the FOX 2011 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS – Part 2

Paul Wesley at the TEEN CHOICE 2011 Awards | ©2011 Sue Schneider

The FOX 2011 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS were recently held at The Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City and stars from music, television and movies walked the blue carpet. Some will win the Surfboard, which is the award and some just came to party and be a part of this year’s celebration. This year the host for the awards was Kaley Cuoco. There were so many that we decided to split the coverage into three parts…hope you enjoy it! The winner’s photos will be coming soon! Part 2 – Seen walking the carpet: Raven Symone, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Fivel Stewart, BooBoo Stewart, Sean […]Read On »

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BREAKING BAD: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON is one of the Blu-ray and DVD picks this week

BREAKING BAD THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON | © 2011 Warner Home Video

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. MOVIES JUST GO WITH IT – When it comes to Adam Sandler movies … you pretty much know what you are gonna get. He’s a lovable loser with some strange tendency or has been lucky in love or unlucky in love or what have you. He meets some […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: PRETTY LITTLE LIARS Showrunner Marlene King talks Season 2 and beyond

Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell, Lucy Hale and Troian Bellisario in PRETTY LITTLE LIARS - Season 1 - | ©2011 ABC/Andrew Eccles

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS wrapped up its first season on ABC Family last night and with the show committed to a Season 2 (and possibly more), we caught up with showrunner and executive producer Marlene King to get the scoop on what to expect from Season 2 and beyond. Here’s what she had to say in this exclusive interview: ASSIGNMENT X: When a show gets an early renewal like PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, does that help in building to a more satisfying end of the current season? MARLENE KING: We planned in our minds for the show to run four or five […]Read On »

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