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Tina Fey Talks ‘Post-30 Rock’ Life

With NBC’s 30 Rock wrapped, it looks like Tina Fey, whose upcoming comedy Admission opens Friday, and has The Muppets… Again! due out next year, might be kissing TV goodbye for good. But, not so fast!

Fey told reporters recently that she and writing partner, Robert Carlock, are definitely interested in doing another serie…

By: Jordan Riefe / March 22, 2013

Sofia Vergara Dishes Motherhood Secrets — On-Screen And Off

Key comedic elements for the fifth season of Emmy Award-winning sitcom, Modern Family: great writing, killer cast, dead babies.

“That plastic thing sticks into your skin and it’s horrible!” Sofia Vergara told reporters while promoting Escape From Planet Earth about the fake baby bump she wore under her clothes while stomping around i…

By: Jordan Riefe / February 13, 2013

Megan Hilty Teases Redemption for Ivy on ‘Smash’

In affairs of the heart, Megan Hilty’s Smash character, Ivy, may be as pure as the L.A. smog. But when she steps in front of the microphone, this songbird’s voice is pure as gold.

Sure, she stole Karen’s (Katharine McPhee) boyfriend on Season 1, but there’s still time for redemption on Season 2.

By: Jordan Riefe / February 5, 2013

Katharine McPhee Reveals Things Are Looking Up for Karen on ‘Smash’

Last season, NBC’s Smash brought you the pleasure of seeing guest star Uma Thurman strut her stuff as Marilyn Monroe. This season features two new guest stars including Broadway icon Liza Minnelli and Oscar winner, Jennifer Hudson, who, like series regular, Katharine McPhee, got her start on FOX’s American Idol.

You’d think that when Idol alum…

By: Jordan Riefe / February 5, 2013

‘Do No Harm’ Star Hopes You Hate Yourself for Loving Ian

Jason Cole or Ian Price? A brilliant neurosurgeon or his charming, manipulative alter ego? That’s the choice audiences will have to make when they tune in on Thursday to the premiere of NBC’s new series, Do No Harm, starring Steven Pasquale.

“What actor wouldn’t love to have the acting smorgasbord that is getting to…

By: Jordan Riefe / January 31, 2013

‘jOBS': Ashton Kutcher Is Too Boyish to Fill the Apple CEO Position (MOVIE REVIEW)

Since his death in 2011, Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple Computers Inc., has been canonized as an entrepreneurial icon. Apple products are ubiquitous, and the company — until last week’s reported drop in earnings, anyway — was rated as the world’s most valuable.

It therefore seemed inevitable that, following the publicatio…

By: Jordan Riefe / January 28, 2013

‘The Following’s’ James Purefoy: This Isn’t ‘Wham-Bam-Thank-You-Ma’am TV’

When James Purefoy looks in the mirror, he doesn’t see a monster staring back at him. So why did FOX executives find him perfect to play charismatic serial killer Joe Carroll in their chilling new series, The Following?

“Why get cast as Marc Antony, the most venal Roman general in history?” wondered the…

By: Jordan Riefe / January 28, 2013

Kevin Bacon Thought His First Series Would Be on Cable

Kevin Bacon has played his share of good guys and bad guys in his time – a victim in the original Friday the 13th, a sociopath opposite Meryl Streep in The River Wild, and this week, on the new FOX series, The Following, he plays an ex-FBI agent on the trail of a murderer i…

By: Jordan Riefe / January 21, 2013

‘Mama': Jessica Chastain Carries This Chilling Ghost Story (MOVIE REVIEW)

After her breakthrough portrayal last year as the saintly mother in The Tree Of Life, Jessica Chastain found herself inundated with screenplays offering similar roles. A contrarian by nature, she refused to be typecast, taking a starring role in Andres Muschietti’s Mama, an uneven ghost story that relies heavily on cliche but features plenty of…

By: Jordan Riefe / January 18, 2013

What’s It Like to Be ‘Biggest Loser’ Trainer Jillian Michaels’ Kids?

Jillian Michaels got a lot of unwanted attention as a child, weighing in at 175 pounds by the age of 12. After enrolling in a martial arts class and bringing her weight down, Michaels became a personal trainer when she was just 17.

Today, the star of NBC’s The Biggest Loser lives happily…

By: Jordan Riefe / January 14, 2013

Meagan Good Didn’t Go Far to Research Her ‘Deception’ Role

An actress since the age of four, Meagan Good didn’t have far to go to research her breakthrough role as an undercover cop on NBC’s new series, Deception.

“Mainly, I got with my father who was LAPD for 26 years and his wife, an FBI agent, just to pick up the mannerisms and…

By: Jordan Riefe / January 14, 2013

Keith Urban Says ‘American Idol’ Didn’t Steal Him From ‘The Voice Australia’

A longtime fan of TV talent shows, Keith Urban jumped at the chance to be a judge on The Voice Australia when offered the job early last year. So, it came as a surprise to producers when the country music star announced he would not be returning for a second season.

“I couldn’t…

By: Jordan Riefe / January 9, 2013

‘Promised Land': Matt Damon Squares Off Against John Krasinski in a Mostly-Smart David and Goliath Story (MOVIE REVIEW)

Matt Damon got his big break teaming with Gus Van Sant in 1997 with Good Will Hunting, a memorable character drama written by and starring Damon and buddy Ben Affleck. The film won them a Best Screenplay Oscar and launched their meteoric ascent to the Hollywood A-list.

This week, Damon re-teams with Va…

By: Jordan Riefe / December 24, 2012

‘Django Unchained’s’ Jamie Foxx Talks About Racism, Horse Training and Working With Leonardo DiCaprio

In Quentin Tarantino’s new western Django Unchained, Jamie Foxx plays an ex-slave determined to free his wife from the the plantation of ruthless slave owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio).

For Foxx, the movie presented a number of firsts, including a wild ride on horseback, a vengeful slave and an onset accident that left…

By: Jordan Riefe / December 22, 2012

‘Parental Guidance’ Review: Billy Crystal and Bette Midler Struggle to Revive Outdated Comedy Cliches (MOVIE REVIEW)

This Christmas, comic A-listers from the 80s and 90s Billy Crystal and Bette Midler return to the big screen in Parental Guidance, a new comedy contrasting old-school parenting with contemporary over-weaning.

Director Andy Fickman and writers Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse (re-written by Crystal stalwarts Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel) march through a…

By: Jordan Riefe / December 21, 2012

‘On The Road': Kristen Stewart Shines in Her First Big Post-‘Twilight’ Role (MOVIE REVIEW)

Since its publication in 1957, Jack Kerouac’s landmark novel On The Road has been a holy grail for filmmakers ranging from Joel Schumacher to Francis Ford Coppola — and finally Walter Salles, whose new adaptation is an unfettered, exuberant look at the early stirrings of the countercultural movement.

Sal Paradise (Sam Riley) stand…

By: Jordan Riefe / December 21, 2012

‘The Guilt Trip': Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand Take Audiences on a Familiar Journey (MOVIE REVIEW)

Midway through the new comedy The Guilt Trip, starring Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand as a mother and son on a road trip, there’s a scene where they check into a motel and are mistaken for a couple.

A gobsmacked Rogen attempts to explain that Streisand is his mother, but the pair seem…

By: Jordan Riefe / December 20, 2012

‘Dexter’s’ Michael C. Hall Shares His Favorite Episodes, Contemplates Life After Show Ends

With Dexter’s seventh season currently airing and its eighth being its last, the show’s 43-year-old star, Michael C. Hall, is optimistically looking toward to his projects beyond the Showtime hit.

“I’m excited as much as anybody else to see what’s on the horizon, though something that could go five more years is a…

By: Jordan Riefe / December 2, 2012

‘Dexter’s’ Michael C. Hall Calls His Friendship With Ex and Co-Star Jennifer Carpenter ‘Respectful’

Michael C. Hall shocked fans back in January of 2010 when he revealed he was undergoing treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Three years later, Showtime’s Dexter star, with the support of his costar-turned-wife, turned ex-wife, Jennifer Carpenter, remains cancer free.

“There is a lot of cancer in my family, people who’ve gone through it,…

By: Jordan Riefe / November 28, 2012

‘Hitchcock': Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren Slash Through the Melodrama of Making ‘Psycho’ (MOVIE REVIEW)

Of the few directors to achieve celebrity status, the biggest among them, both literally and figuratively, is Alfred Hitchcock, whose career spanned fifty years and 66 movies including Rear Window, Vertigo and finally North by Northwest as the fifties were winding down.

It is here where Sacha Gervasi begins his new movie, Hitchcock,…

By: Jordan Riefe / November 21, 2012

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