The Walking Dead: Does Dr. Eugene really have a cure? We ask Josh McDermitt

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No question about it: As The Walking Dead‘s upcoming Season 5 unspools, Dr. Eugene Porter has his work cut out for him. Trapped in a Terminus train car with comrades old and new,  the survival of the ever-growing Grimes gang appears to hinge on the mulleted M.D. not being a fibber about the actuality of that cure in Washington, D.C. • MORE: The Walking Dead Season 5: Where is Beth? We ask Emily Kinney! “This is the only thing that’s giving them hope,” says Josh McDermitt, who plays the mysterious Dr. Porter. “We see in the trailer that they’re all tied up … Continue reading

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Interview: Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran shares tips, favorite ideas and more

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran

Shark Tank‘s Barbara Corcoran sums up situations quickly, trusts her gut and speaks her mind. This approach serves her well. A self-made, most assured businesswoman, Corcoran is one of the originals on ABC’s Shark Tank, which returns for a new season Friday, Sept. 26 at 8/7c with a two-hour premiere. An author and investor in an array of business interests outside of the New York real estate company that bears her name, Corcoran admits she’s made plenty of mistakes (Cactus Jack Body Jac is one example), but she’s learned from all of them. Here she shares some of her life … Continue reading

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Q&A With Allison Holker Of Dancing With The Stars

Allison Holker

Allison Holker is one of the new pros on Season 19 of Dancing With The Stars, but this isn’t the first time that she has performed on a major stage. The contemporary dancer was a Season 2 contestant on So You Think You Can Dance and finished in the top ten. Holker returned to the FOX dance competition several times as an all-star where she met her now husband, hip hop dancer, Steven “tWitch” Boss. On DWTS, Allison has been paired with Mean Girls star, actor Jonathan Bennett, and their first two dances have gone off well. In week 1, … Continue reading

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Interview: Kate Walsh on Bad Judge, Shonda Rhimes, Adam McKay and more

Kate Walsh of Bad Judge

One of television’s most familiar faces is returning to primetime, and she’s ditching her hospital scrubs for a judge’s robe. Kate Walsh teams up with Will Ferrell’s producing partner-in-crime, Adam McKay, to star in NBC’s Bad Judge airing Thursdays at 9/8c beginning Oct. 2. As the title suggests, Kate’s character, the honorable Rebecca Wright, isn’t exactly a girl scout, but she’s very effective at what she does, and the results are tailor-made for some laughs. Here’s a slightly condensed version of what the down-to-earth Walsh had to share. Many viewers who primarily know you from dramatic roles in Grey’s Anatomy … Continue reading

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Tony Dovolani Shares His Hopes For DWTS Season 19

Tony Dovolani Shares His Hopes For DWTS Season 19

Tony Dovolani is back and ready to compete on the 19th season of Dancing With the Stars. We spoke with Dovolani prior to the announcement of his Season 19 partner, eccentric and exciting fashion designer, Betsy Johnson. How are you feeling about the announcement of the DWTS pros for season 19? I’m ecstatic about it. I think we have a great group of professionals that are really excited to be a part of the show. We have some new dancers. We have a mixture of veterans, which is Cheryl and Me; we’ve been there since Season 2. We were laughing … Continue reading

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The Mysteries of Laura star Debra Messing: “Laura would never be wearing heels!”

The Mysteries of Laura Debra Messing

She gained fame as goofy-glam decorator Grace Adler on NBC’s long-running Will & Grace, then turned earnest as lyricist Julia Houston in the network’s ill-fated Smash. Now, flame-haired funny woman Debra Messing is smashing in a role that hits closer to home. The divorced mother of preteen son Roman stars as frazzled soon-to-be-a-single-mom Detective Laura Diamond in the Peacock’s new dramedy The Mysteries of Laura, which premieres Wednesday, Sept. 17 after the America’s Got Talent finale. The series, created by Jeff Rake (Private Practice, Boston Legal), boasts a Castle-meets-Moonlighting feel, blending soapy murder mysteries with comical — and sometimes poignant … Continue reading

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Andre Holland on The Knick: “I feel a really deep and personal connection with Algernon”

Andre Holland on The Knick: "I feel a really deep and personal connection with Algernon"

Andre Holland knew he was meant to play Dr. Algernon Edwards in the absorbing Cinemax drama The Knick from the moment the script landed in his hands. The problem? Holland was vacationing in Italy and had minutes to submit an audition tape if he wanted the part. So, much like his put-upon, resourceful character, Holland made magic with what he had. “My agents were like, ‘The producers are moving very fast with this and we need you to get something on tape right away!’”Holland laughs. “So I found a British couple who were also vacationing at the time and talked … Continue reading

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FOX Execs Discuss Utopia

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FOX’s Groundbreaking Social Experiment Utopia kicks off with a three-night premiere beginning Sunday Sept. 7 at 8pm ET/PT on FOX and then Tuesday at 8pmET/PT and Friday at 8pm ET/PT. In the next five weeks, the show will air on Tuesdays and Fridays and thereafter, only on Tuesdays. Fans of the show can also watch the show’s 24/7 live stream, at utopiatv.com. Want to be on Utopia?  Apply here! I sat in on a call with FOX’s Executive VP of Alternative Entertainment, Simon Andreae, and Utopia Executive Producer, Jon Kroll and they shared information with me and a group of … Continue reading

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Interview With Rosa Mendes Of E!’s “Total Divas” and WWE

Total Divas newbie Rosa Mendes

For two seasons, the feisty females of World Wrestling Entertainment have bodyslammed Sunday nights with E!’s Total Divas, an inside look at the lives, loves and leglocks of the hottest women in sports-entertainment. On Sept. 7, Total Divas returns with even more firepower in the form of Latina sensation Rosa Mendes, a former model-turned-wrestling superstar. Outspoken, brutally honest and achingly gorgeous, Rosa’s presence can only amp up the show’s already insane drama factor even more, and she can’t wait. Pictured (left to right) Danielle “Summer Rae” Moinet, Rosa Mendes, Nicole “Nikki Bella” Garcia-Colace, Ariane “Cameron” Andrews, Natalie “Eva Marie” Nelson, … Continue reading

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We talk Help Desk on OWN with Gotham Chopra!

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In keeping with its self-empowerment roots, Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network presents an exciting new advice show hosted by Dr. Deepak Chopra’s son Gotham Chopra. Help Desk features world-renowned inspirational leaders including Deepak Chopra, Gabrielle Bernstein,  OWN star Iyanla Vanzant (Iyanla, Fix My Life), Panache Desai, Wild author Cheryl Strayed and Gary Zukav sharing insight and advice from a simple desk set up in random public places around the country such as New York, Washington D.C. and San Francisco. Gotham explains that the show’s producers sent out notices that they would be in town through local organizations and the experts’ social … Continue reading

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