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

Utopia

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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Asia Monet Ray and Kristie Ray: “That’s how we became Raising Asia”

Raising Asia

It’s no secret that Lifetime has become infamous for their reality television shows dealing with dancing. Shows such as Dance Moms, Bring It! and Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition have attracted huge numbers of fans around the world over the years. The network’s newest dance-related show Raising Asia follows former Dance Moms star Asia Monet Ray and her family as Asia continues to build her career. I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Asia herself along with her mother Kristie to talk about Raising Asia and we can expect next from its pint-sized star. A little background on Asia, first. Some may think that she simply … Continue reading

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We talk Gypsy Sisters Season 3 with Nettie Stanley and Kayla Williams!

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When the beautiful, brawling Stanley sisters and their extended clan return to TLC in tonight’s two-hour Gypsy Sisters Season 3 premiere, Kayla Williams and Nettie Stanley are still working though the issues that boiled over in shockingly physical fashion last season. But Kayla is suffering the worst of the fallout from the cousins’ epic battle and how others in her inner circle responded to the altercation. • RELATED: Gypsy Sisters Season 3 episode 2 recap: Big Fun in the Big Easy I talked with Nettie and Kayla in separate interviews about how the show has impacted their lives, their families and their … Continue reading

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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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