We talk Who Do You Think You Are? with EP Dan Bucatinsky

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On tonight’s all-new episode of TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are? beloved actor Kelsey Grammer explores his grandmother’s lineage in a deeply emotional journey that leads him westward across America. It’s the kind of episode the show’s co-executive producer Dan Bucatinsky says fascinates him most. “I love the episodes that touch on tent poles in history, stuff we studied in  text books in school but didn’t have a personal connection with — like the Salem Witch Trials with Sarah Jessica Parker,” says Bucatinsky, the entertainment-industry multi-hyphenate who brought the addictive genealogy series to America with his longtime business partner Lisa Kudrow … Continue reading

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Skin Wars judge Craig Tracy: “It’s not who can paint the best, it’s who can create the best!”

Craig Tracy Skin Wars

GSN’s new hit show Skin Wars offers an inside look at the up-and-coming art form of body painting. Thirteen of the country’s top artists battle it out each week in intense challenges that push them to their limits. With the grand prize including $100,000, these artists will have to give it their all each week when facing elimination. Hosted by the X-Men trilogy’s own Mystique, Rebecca Romijn, and a table full of talented judges including the chameleon himself, RuPaul, and super-talented body painters Robin Slonina and Craig Tracy, owner of The Craig Tracy Gallery in New Orleans. • RELATED: Our … Continue reading

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Mira Sorvino talks BBC America’s Intruders

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BBC America is playing its cards close to the vest in revealing details about its spooky new series Intruders, drawn from Michael Marshall Smith’s 2007 novel and directed by Blair Witch Project mastermind Eduardo Sánchez. According to the network, the thriller “is about a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others” and features Jack Whelan (Doctor Who’s John Simm), a troubled former LAPD cop who escapes to a peaceful new life in the Pacific Northwest with his pretty wife Amy (Mira Sorvino). When Amy goes missing on a business trip, then returns a … Continue reading

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Clive Owen on The Knick: “I knew it was something I had to do”

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Steven Soderbergh’s latest foray into television, The Knick, is now airing Friday nights at 10/9CT on Cinemax. Essentially a 10-episode feature film — gloriously acted, beautifully shot and chock-full of fascinating characters crafted by the veteran writing team of Jack Amiel and Michael Begler — The Knick is the sort of series that begs for binge-watching. And it doesn’t take more than a few episodes to understand why the series has already been renewed for a second season. Clive Owen stars as Dr. John Thackery, chief surgeon of New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital — and yes, there really was one, though … Continue reading

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Judge and Body-Paint Master Robin Slonina Talks Skin Wars on GSN!

Robin Slonina Skin Wars

GSN brings a new trending art form to television in their new body painting competition show Skin Wars. This series features the intensity of a competition show while bringing the creativity like no other thanks to 13 of the country’s top and up-and-coming body painters. The show is hosted by Rebecca Romijn, famously known for playing the body painted Mystique in the X-Men films. Judges include master of transformation RuPaul and internationally known body painters Craig Tracy and Robin Slonina, owner of Skin City Body Painting in Las Vegas. I had the pleasure of talking with Robin about her role in Skin … Continue reading

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Interview With Dianna Williams: “Miss D” From Bring It!

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Dianna “Miss D” Williams is the energetic founder of the Dancing Dolls dance team from Lifetime’s smash series, Bring It! Williams, started dancing at age 3, been teaching dance classes in Jackson, Mississippi recreational centers in 2001 and the same year, founded her competition team, the Dancing Dolls. She opened her own studio, Dollhouse Dance Factory in 2010 and teaches every style of dance imaginable, from jazz and tap to ballet and lyrical. But Williams and her jaw-dripping competition team are best known for their eye popping hip hop and majorette routines and their legendary stand battles. Miss D and … Continue reading

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On set with the cast of WGN America’s “Manhattan”

On set with the cast of WGN America's "Manhattan"

Back in June, we were among a group of reporters invited out to the New Mexico set of WGN America‘s new drama Manhattan (airing Sundays at 10pm ET). It was a fascinating experience, and WGN America was kind enough to record the interviews that we did with cast members Katja Herbers, Harry Lloyd, John Benjamin Hickey, Olivia Williams, Rachel Brosnahan, Ashley Zukerman, Michael Chernus, Alexia Fast, Daniel Stern, Christopher Denham and Eddie Shin, as well as creator Sam Shaw and director Thomas Schlamme. Interviews are below, held at various locations on the World War II era-designed Manhattan set. Be sure … Continue reading

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Interview: Sam Heughan stars as Jamie Fraser in “Outlander”

Sam Heughan stars as Jamie Fraser in “Outlander”

Scotland native Sam Heughan stars as Jamie Fraser, the rugged love interest in Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling book series Outlander, coming to Starz Saturday, Aug. 9 at 9pm ET/PT. The series follows an ex-World War II British army nurse, Claire Randall (played by Caitriona Balfe), who is swept back in time to 1743 where she finds herself fighting for her life in this unknown world with the help of a chivalrous young Scottish warrior, Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). We recently sat down with the stunningly handsome Heughan to discuss his new role. First things first, this is not your natural hair … Continue reading

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Interview: Running Wild with Bear Grylls and Ben Stiller

Running Wild With Bear Grylls and Ben Stiller

Running Wild with Bear Grylls and Ben Stiller (Monday, Aug. 4 at 8pmET): Bear Grylls is an idol among those who know survival in the wild. His latest show, Running Wild With Bear Grylls, airing Mondays at 8pm ET on NBC, features Grylls taking celebrities into the wild. Tonight’s episode (Monday, Aug. 4) finds comedy legend Ben Stiller on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, in inhospitable rocky outcrop, where finding footing proves to be quite the challenge. “I don’t know why I’m dong this,” Stiller said. “I thought it would be a good way to find out if it’s real … Continue reading

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The Knick: Cinemax presents a lively look at race, sex and medicine in 1900s New York

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At the turn of the 20th century, New York City’s Knickerbocker Hospital was deeply in flux. As the wealthy patrons who once filled its beds — and its bank account — fled its urban locale for loftier boroughs, replaced by a teeming brew of racial and cultural disparities, the doctors and nurses at the “The Knick” struggled to stay atop the city’s burgeoning medical community. This is the world from which director Steven Soderbergh’s engrossing new fact-meets-fiction Cinemax series The Knick, which premieres Friday, emerges. Created by the veteran writing team of Jack Amiel and Michael Begler, the 10-episode drama sprung … Continue reading

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