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Interview with Caitriona Balfe on Geillis Duncan, “she said @#$%ing barbecue”

Interview with Caitriona Balfe on Geillis Duncan, “she said @#$%ing barbecue”

Oh, I love Outlander’s Geillis Duncan. Wait, hold on, major spoilers ahead if you didn’t watch Outlander, Episode 11 “The Devil’s Mark,” so stop reading. When I interviewed Caitriona Balfe earlier this year I had already screened this episode, one of my personal favorites from the second half of Season 1, where we chatted about the WTF-moment involving Geillis. OK, so who else adores actress Lotte Verbeek? As we witnessed the heated exchange between Claire and Geillis, with Geillis so desperatelly wanting to know the truth about Claire, it was surprising that Claire never caught on to why she was … Continue reading

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Interview: Orphan Black star Ari Millen on Season 3, “the pace does not slow down”

Orphan Black star Ari Millen

It’s enough to make an actor lose his mind. Actors once stretched to play two characters in a movie, but that was decades before cloning was in the realm of possibility. On the BBC America hit Orphan Black, returning for its third season April 18 at 9pmET, Tatiana Maslany has portrayed seven characters. This season, Orphan Black star Ari Millen is playing several. While shooting the sixth episode of the 10-episode new season, Millen says he still isn’t sure just how many people he will be playing. Last season, Orphan Black revealed two more characters for Millen. “There’s Rudy with … Continue reading

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Who is Neil deGrasse Tyson’s dream guest for StarTalk on NGC?

Neil deGrasse Tyson on the set of his new talk show series “StarTalk”

In March 2014, National Geographic Channel, in partnership with FOX, debuted Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, its sumptuous reboot of Carl Sagan’s groundbreaking 1980 miniseries, Cosmos. Like the original, its successor — hosted by affable astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson — took home multiple Emmys and renewed viewers’ faith that educational, entertaining family television was still entirely possible. On April 20, the network premieres StarTalk, its newest partnership with Tyson and NGC’s first foray into the late-night talk-show landscape. Based on his long-running podcast of the same name (selected by iTunes as one of the Top 10 podcasts of 2014), the weekly … Continue reading

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Outlander Episode 10 preview: Caitriona Balfe calls Laoghaire a “little wench”

Outlander Episode 10 preview: Caitriona Balfe calls Laoghaire a “little wench”

In last week’s episode of Outlander, after Jamie, Dougal and Ned got a tongue-lashing from Colum, Jamie headed out to the creek (his secret place since he was a lad) to clear his mind, which was mainly clouded by his rift with Claire. As he skipped rocks into the stream, the sultry young Laoghaire (Nell Hudson) approached, reminding Jamie that he had promised they would speak about his surprising nuptials. While Laoghaire told Jamie it was a gallant act of him to marry Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and spare her from the British, she would have none of it: “You don’t … Continue reading

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Edie Falco makes her final rounds, as Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie” comes to an end

Edie Falco makes her final rounds, as Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie” comes to an end

While not a believer in happy endings, showrunner Clyde Phillips says he is “a believer in authentic endings,” and the final season for Nurse Jackie will be just that. The final season of Nurse Jackie begins Sunday, April 12 at 9pmET/PT on Showtime. “I am very, very pleased,” says Emmy winner Edie Falco of the final script. “I thought it was sort of exquisite. We had great writers who were very true to the character, and the other characters, and the storyline — about what the whole show was about.” The final season is filled with unrelenting consequences for Jackie. … Continue reading

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Interview: Dancing With The Stars Pro Derek Hough

Derek Hough

Derek Hough has been a fixture on Dancing With The Stars since he joined the cast in season 5.  Since then, he and his dance partners have won the competition five times, he’s choreographed some of the show’s most memorable dances and he’s won an Emmy. This season, Derek faces his biggest challenge yet — he’s dancing on DWTS on Mondays and then flying back to the big apple where he performs ten shows per week in the New York Spring Spectacular featuring the world famous Rockettes. On the day that I interviewed Derek — just after the season premiere — he’d appeared … Continue reading

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Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe talk punishment, specifically Outlander Episode 9 “The Reckoning”

Outlander Episode 9 "The Reckoning"

Outlander’s back! When the first half of the season ended last September, Claire was under the capture and assault of Captain “Black Jack” Randall with a knife to her nipple when Jamie bursts through the chamber’s window and demands: “I’ll thank ye to take your hands off of my wife.”  SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t watched Outlander Episode 9 “The Reckoning” (original air date Saturday, April 4) stop reading now because all of the conversation between Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe is focused around this episode, plus detailed information on the plot line will follow. Outlander Episode 9 “The Reckoning” … Continue reading

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Outlander author Diana Gabaldon knows how series will end, shares her favorite characters and more

Outlander author Diana Gabaldon

We sat down with Outlander author Diana Gabaldon to discuss her book’s transition to screen, her fan base, her writing process, how the series might end and more. Continue reading

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On the set of “A.D. The Bible Continues”

On the set of "A.D. The Bible Continues"

Here in Fint, Morocco, flies buzz around baskets of fruit under small, sun-bleached houses, the sort where, 2,000 years ago, Jesus would have stayed. Only a crew member, whispering in Arabic on a cellphone, takes you out of the moment. NBC’s 12-episode A.D. The Bible Continues — fittingly launching on Easter Sunday (April 5) — is that realistic. On this sweltering day, the Crucifixion is being shot. Wearing a loincloth and a crown of thorns, Juan Pablo Di Pace, who plays Jesus, reclines as a makeup artist fixes the nail on his foot. “I grew up in a Catholic home … Continue reading

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Wolf Hall: Damian Lewis gives Henry VIII a rebranding

PBS Wolf Hall Damian Lewis

It may not be as steamy as The Tudors, but heads will still roll. In the PBS Masterpiece six-hour miniseries Wolf Hall, Damian Lewis (Homeland) assumes the royal garb of infamous 16th-century English monarch Henry VIII for the television adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s acclaimed historical novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. Set during Henry’s reign in the years from 1529-35, the story is told from the perspective of his chief adviser, Thomas Cromwell (Mark Rylance), who finds a political adversary in eventual queen Anne Boleyn (Claire Foy). “Henry really bestrides it as a presence,” Lewis says of Wolf … Continue reading

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