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Bruno Heller, Simon Baker, and Robin Tunney Give Final Encore Salute to THE MENTALIST


It’s no secret that this season, the seventh, is the final for The Mentalist.  What is a secret is how the popular series will end.  Executive Producer Bruno Heller, along with actors Simon Baker (Patrick Jane) and Robin Tunney (Teresa Lisbon) aren’t saying. However, Heller confides, “You know the real secret is that it’s very, very hard to keep up a rational generous relationship with your costars on a show that runs this long.  It has been a great joy

Talking HAPPYLAND AND SCORPION with Camille Guaty


You all definitely recognize the face of Camille Guaty.  She’s been a TV staple for years, popping up in starring or guest starring roles on some of my favorites like PRISON BREAK, THE CHICAGO CODE, and LAS VEGAS.  Or maybe you recognize her from GHOST OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST or BLINK (and up next, she’ll pop up in the new Jennifer Aniston award-buzzy CAKE). It’s always great to see her on our screens, and she’s gotten to sink her teeth into

Ryan Gage previews THE MUSKETEERS and that little-heard-of-movie called THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF FIVE ARMIES


In anticipation of the final installment of THE HOBBIT (in theaters today) and the upcoming second seasons of THE MUSKETEERS on BBC America (premiering January 17, at 9/8c), I spent some time chatting with the movie’s Alfrid and TV’s latest King Louis XIII, Ryan Gage. Tell me everything possible about season 2 of THE MUSKETEERS? Musketeers S2 is a darker and more dangerous world than S1. We originally made Season 1 for an 8.00pm audience but it was screened at

Previewing ASCENSION with Al Sapienza


ASCENSION, Syfy’s three night event miniseries, premieres Monday, December 15, at 9/8c, and I’m here to say that you really should tune in.  It’s 1963, and the US government has launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of men, women, and children on a 100 year journey to populate a new world.  The show is dark and exciting, with class struggles, power struggles, murder, and mystery.  Definitely worth watching. Someone who agrees you should check it out is series star


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It’s that time of year again, and soon Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, my favorite Christmas special, will be leading Santa’s sleigh once more.  After doing a bit of research on this classic heartwarming Christmas story, I found Corinne Conley, the voice of Rudolph’s mother, Mrs. Donder.     Conley, who graciously granted an interview, recalls her role in Rudolph very fondly, considering it the favorite credit of her acting career.  To this day, she gets “the nicest reaction” from people

Giveaway: BROAD CITY Season 1 on DVD (plus a BROAD CITY map)!


If you’re like me, one of the big surprises of 2014 was Comedy Central’s BROAD CITY, the comedy series starring Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Grazer, executive produced by Amy Poehler.  It follows the adventures of two best friends working the big city.  “No matter how bad it gets, these broads are always down with whatever hits them.” Now is your chance to win one of two copies of BROAD CITY on DVD, along with the official BROAD CITY map. All

CCH Pounder Opens up about NCIS: NEW ORLEANS and Dr Loretta Wade


CCH Pounder is exactly the kind of interview I thought she’d be – very open, friendly, down-to-earth – just a joy to talk to. And, of course, one can’t talk to Pounder without bringing up FX Network’s The Shield. It’s just inevitable. And, in a way it is relevant to Pounder’s current role on NCIS: New Orleans. When she was asked to play Dr. Loretta Wade, Pounder worried that expectations might be high that she play a copy-cat tough-as-nails, authority

Touching base on RightThisMinute


Have you spent time watching RightThisMinute?  I’ve been watching the daily shows and I feel like I want to hang out with the hosts (don’t forget to learn more about Gayle)!  During today’s show, they covered weird dancing videos, cute kid videos, extreme glass blowing, which I would totally be horrible at – anything near that much fire, forget about it! I had some friends checking out the show with us today!  Love their comments – here are my favorite

Life Imitates Art as Josie Bissett Plays Real-Life PAPER ANGEL


Josie Bissett truly brings the Christmas spirit to life – and not just once a year.  I spoke with her the day before she was to leave for Sri Lanka with the Starkey Hearing Foundation (  Her work with the Foundation, which helps change lives by providing hearing aids to people around the world, marked Bissett’s first mission trip. Another way Bissett (Melrose Place) will be changing lives this Christmas season is by reaching people through the UP Network’s Paper

Max Charles previews Hallmark’s NORTHPOLE


Tonight on the The Hallmark Channel, be sure to tune into their all new feature length movie, NORTHPOLE, starring Max Charles, Bailee Madison, Tiffani Thiessen, and Josh Hopkins.  The movie follows Charles’ Kevin as he teams up with Bailee Madison’s Clementine the elf to save Christmas! I spent time talking with Max about what to expect from the movie and why you should watch! I loved THE NEIGHBORS so much! Thanks!  It was a really fun show! Now you’re starring