Celebs come out and support event for Democrat Jess Phoenix – Exclusive Interviews

Jess Phoenix attends "Ignite for Science with Jess Phoenix" Political Fund Raiser at the IgnitedSpaces Penthouse, Hollywood, CA on March 26, 2018 | Photo Courtesy and ©2018 Eugene Powers

Jess Phoenix is running as a Democrat for Congress in California’s CA-25 district, which covers parts of northern Los Angeles County and Ventura County. Phoenix has three other Democratic opponents, Bryan Caforio, Katie Hill and Mary Gallant. All want to unseat Republican incumbent Steve Knight. There are several differences between Phoenix and the other candidates. For one, Phoenix is an actual climate scientist. For another, her fundraising events tend to be populated by fan-favorite celebrities. At one such gathering, Phoenix and some of her supporters talked with Assignment X about why they think it’s important to have people who understand […]Read On »

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SCREAM QUEENS: Niecy Nash on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Niecy Nash in SCREAM QUEENS - Season 1 | ©2015 Fox/Jill Greenberg

Niecy Nash is a busy woman. Nominated two years in a row for Supporting Actress for her work in Showtime’s MOVING ON for her performance as Didi Ortley, a nurse at a geriatric care ward, Nash worked with Showtime again this year for a five-episode arc on MASTERS OF SEX. Nash is back for her second season as law enforcement maven Denise Hemphill on Fox Network’s Tuesday-night SCREAM QUEENS, created by Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy. Nash also just wrapped five seasons as Lolli Ballentine, wife of Cedric the Entertainer’s singing minister Boyce, on THE SOUL MAN. When […]Read On »

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MASTERS OF SEX: Creator Michelle Ashford on Season 4 and beyond – Exclusive Interview

Michael Sheen in MASTERS OF SEX - Season 4 |©2016 Showtime

In Season 4 of Showtime Network’s MASTERS OF SEX, Sunday nights, we’re in the Sixties. However, things don’t start out too swinging for Dr. William Masters, played by Michael Sheen, who has lost his wife Libby (Caitlin FitzGerald) to divorce and his practice to scandal. He’s also lost beloved professional partner and sometimes lover Dr. Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) to another man, or so it would seem. MASTERS OF SEX creator (working from Thomas Maier’s nonfiction book)/executive producer/show runner Michelle Ashford talks about what’s in store in Season 4. ASSIGNMENT X: What are you looking forward to, going into Season […]Read On »

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MASTERS OF SEX: Michael Sheen gives the scoop on Season 4 – Interview

MASTERS OF SEX - Season 4 poster|©2016 Showtime

Michael Sheen plays sex researcher William Masters, of the famed real-world team Masters and Johnson, in Showtime Network’s MASTERS OF SEX. The series returns for its fourth season Sunday, September 11. The action resumes a few weeks after the end of Season 3, which saw Bill seemingly thoroughly defeated. History suggests that Season 4 will show a change in Bill’s fortunes, but Sheen cautions viewers against thinking they know what will happen. ASSIGNMENT X: What can you say about how Season 4 starts? MICHAEL SHEEN: Well, it begins pretty much where [the series] left off. I think it’s maybe three, […]Read On »

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THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: Courtney B. Vance on playing Johnnie Cochran – exclusive interview

Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran in THE PEOPLE VS. O.J. SIMPSON | © 2016 FX

FX Network’s THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, Tuesdays at 10 PM, is a ten-episode drama about the famous ’90s court case that had racism, sexism, celebrity and courtroom game-playing on full public view. One of the more memorable participants in those events was the late defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, who epitomized the combination of canny strategy and showmanship. Whatever Cochran privately thought about Simpson’s innocence or guilt, he saw the case as an opportunity to spotlight police abuse of African-Americans. Cochran is portrayed in the miniseries by Courtney B. Vance. Vance, a veteran of stage (Tony winner […]Read On »

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MASTERS OF SEX: Caitlin FitzGerald on Season 3 changes – Exclusive Interview

Caitlin FitzGerald as Libby Masters in MASTERS OF SEX - Season 3 | ©2015 Showtime/Liz Von Hoene

Showtime’s MASTERS OF SEX is wrapping up its third season Sunday, September 27, at 10 PM. Good news for fans of series creator Michelle Ashford’s drama about real-life sex researchers William Masters (played by Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) – MASTERS OF SEX will return for a fourth season. Caitlin Fitzgerald plays Masters’ wife Libby. When we first met Libby back in Season 1, she was the outward image of the perfect Fifties housewife. Now we’re in the Sixties, and Libby has been through quite a few changes. She’s gone around Bill’s back to get pregnant (even though […]Read On »

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MASTERS OF SEX: Lizzy Caplan on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan in MASTERS OF SEX - Season 3 | ©2015 Showtime/Warren Feldman

In Season 3 of Showtime Network’s MASTERS OF SEX, Sundays at 10 PM, we’re now in the Swinging Sixties. Virginia Johnson, the real-life sex researcher played by Lizzy Caplan, is frequently at odds with her collaborator/lover Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen). This isn’t unusual for the two of them. What is different is that Virginia has allowed herself to try to have an actual relationship with another man, perfume tycoon and investor Dan Logan, played by Josh Charles. Caplan, a 2014 Emmy nominee for her portrayal of Johnson, talked about what’s new for her character this year in MASTERS OF […]Read On »

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FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: Juan Carlos Coto on Season 2 – Part 1 – Exclusive Interview

FROM DUSK TILL DAWN | © 2015 El Ray

Juan Carlos Coto – called “Carlos” by absolutely everyone except the IMDB – is in his second year as show runner/executive producer on FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, the TV series created by Robert Rodriguez, based on the 1995 bank robbers and vampires movie directed by Rodriguez and scripted by Quentin Tarantino from a story by Robert Kurtzman. The television DUSK, now in its second season Tuesday nights on the El Rey Network (co-founded by Rodriguez), has expanded on the film’s mythology. The creatures of the night are no longer traditional vampires but rather snakelike Culebras, who drink the souls of […]Read On »

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MASTERS OF SEX: Annaleigh Ashford on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Annaleigh Ashford in MASTERS OF SEX - Season 3 | ©2015 Showtime/Liz Von Hoene

Actress Annaleigh Ashford is sitting down in the lounge at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to talk about Season 3 of Showtime’s MASTERS OF SEX, Sundays at 10 PM. However, the Colorado-born actress has just won a Tony Award for Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for her work as Essie in the Broadway revival of YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU, so there’s discussion of that, along with her starring gig as the title character in the upcoming production of SYLVIA. Although MASTERS OF SEX centers around the real-life characters of pioneering researchers Dr. William Masters (played by […]Read On »

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MASTERS OF SEX: Michelle Ashford and Caitlin FitzGerald chat Season 3 interview

MASTERS OF SEX - Season 3 Key Art | ©2015 Showtime

When Showtime’s award-winning MASTERS OF SEX returns for its third season on Sunday, July 12 at 10 PM, there are some changes. We’re out of the uptight 1950s and into swinging 1966. No longer toiling in obscurity and persecution, real-life sex researchers Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) are now becoming increasingly famous for their groundbreaking work. At home, things are opening up as well. Masters’ wife Libby, played by Caitlin FitzGerald, has come to accept Johnson as part of the family – in every way. Allison Janney and Beau Bridges have just been announced as […]Read On »

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