Interview

Roma Downey’s “Answered Prayers” inspires with tales of real-life miracles

Roma Downey Answered Prayers

Actress and producer Roma Downey (The Bible, Son of God, A.D. The Bible Continues, Touched by an Angel) presents an exploration into modern-day miracles in TLC’s inspiring new series, Answered Prayers premiering Sunday, July 26, at 10pm ET/PT. “It’s like a breath of fresh air,” Downey says. “It’s just a show that celebrates hope, and God knows we always can use some more hope in our lives.” The six-part series blends heartwrenching interviews, thrilling reenactments and dramatic real footage, and introduces viewers to ordinary people who have experienced circumstances so extreme that their survival can only be described as “miraculous.” When … Continue reading

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7 Questions with Kix Brooks of Cooking Channel’s “Steak Out With Kix Brooks.”

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As half of the legendary country music duo Brooks & Dunn, Kix Brooks has spent decades hunting down good meals while crisscrossing the country. Eventually, he realized his happily earned gustatory knowledge (Brooks is also co-owner of Tennessee’s Arrington Vineyards) might benefit his fans — and fans of a tasty piece of beef and a good glass of the grape to wash it down with — as well. “Jumping off a tour bus, somebody’d always be hanging around the bus and you’d ask, ‘Hey, where can you get a good steak around here?’ I realized everybody’s got some 30-minute story about … Continue reading

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Alana Stewart talks Stewarts & Hamiltons on E!

Alana Stewart talks Stewarts & Hamiltons on E!

Alana Stewart has two dashing ex-husbands, three gorgeous kids and a multifaceted, four-decade career. Now the former Mrs. George Hamilton (he of the legendary tan), who next became Mrs. Rod Stewart (the Brit-rock bad boy turned debonair crooner of standards) and is currently enjoying life as a confidently independent woman, has a family-centric show on E! Stewarts & Hamiltons features George, Alana and her kids — reformed bad boy Ashley Hamilton, practicing bad boy Sean Stewart and single mom Kimberly Stewart — plus Ashley’s half-brother George “GT” Hamilton Jr., giving a frequently comic look at what life is really like … Continue reading

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WWE’s Tyler Breeze talks about his success and the NXT phenomenon

WWE's Tyler Breeze talks about his success and the NXT phenomenon

Tyler Breeze is an emerging A-list NXT talent ready for his big close-up in WWE. And don’t let the fur, feathers and selfie sticks fool you. When the bell sounds, this performer can get it done in the ring. The Canadian, real name Mattias Clement, was signed to a contract in 2010. The Breeze character made his grand TV debut in the summer of 2013 and through his years on the roster, the talent witnessed WWE’s developmental expansion firsthand. “I’ve gotten to see it go from FCW (Florida Championship Wrestling) and something that was very small,” Breeze recalled. “We had … Continue reading

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Last Comic Standing: Norm Macdonald pays it forward

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  Norm Macdonald emits a vibe of genuine decency, much like Jimmy Stewart and Tom Hanks. It can’t be faked, much as politicians may try. MacDonald, 51, takes his place at the judges’ table with Roseanne Barr and Keenen Ivory Wayans when Last Comic Standing returns on NBC July 22 at 9pm ET/PT. After decades as a standup (he still does some 250 gigs annually), Macdonald has the experience to impart wisdom to those trying to make it in such a tough field. “Standup is more like a craft than an art so it can be learned more,” Macdonald says … Continue reading

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5 Questions With … Elizabeth Gillies of FX’s “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll”

5 Questions With ... Elizabeth Gillies of FX's "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll"

In FX’s new comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, Denis Leary plays Johnny Rock, a washed-up, drugged-out frontman for a punk-rock band that had its moment in the sun and then broke up nearly 25 years ago. Since then, Johnny’s been barely scraping by. But things start looking up when a beautiful young woman, Gigi (Elizabeth Gillies), Johnny’s estranged daughter, shows up and asks Johnny to help make her famous. With the looks, the talent and the voice, Gigi might be Johnny’s ticket to fame after all. ALSO SEE: Denis Leary gets the band back together for Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll Gillies, perhaps best known for her role … Continue reading

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Gabi talks about her experience and exit on WWE Tough Enough

Gabi talks about her experience and exit on WWE Tough Enough

Gabi Castrovinci was given the boot during this week’s “Tough Enough” on USA Network. Despite the elimination, the Brazilian beauty is not giving up on her dream. “I’m not going to give up until they give me a spot on NXT and WWE,” she said. “That’s the future. I’m going to be a diva and that’s it. There is no other option…I want to do this forever.” The strong personality was seen as a regular antagonist on the reality show competition. She was often at the center of verbal arguments with fellow female cast members including Amanda, who like Castrovinci, … Continue reading

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Pyramid Scheme: Avan Jogia and Sir Ben Kingsley star in Spike’s epic miniseries “Tut”

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Being an ancient Egyptian pharaoh must have been a pretty good gig. You sat around all day drinking beer while half-nude ladies fed you figs and slaves erected monuments in your honor. What they don’t tell you in the job interview is the part about foreign invaders, plagues, famines, civil unrest, and all your aides, generals and priests conspiring against you. Spike gets back into scripted projects with the ambitious three-night, six-hour event Tut, dramatizing boy king Tutankhamun’s brief but famous reign and struggle to return Egypt to greatness. Avan Jogia (Twisted) plays Tut, with screen legend Sir Ben Kingsley … Continue reading

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7 Questions With … Judy Greer Of FX’s “Married”

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Judy Greer will always be your favorite BFF in romantic comedy movies. But she’s also grown into something of a nerdgirl icon, voicing characters in FX’s Archer and getting exposure as Kitty Sanchez on Arrested Development. She’s also had roles in sci-fi flicks like Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and this summer’s Tomorrowland and Jurassic World. In a role that’s a little more grounded, Greer returns as frazzled wife and mother Lina Bowman in Season 2 of FX’s comedy Married (Thursdays beginning July 16 at 10:30pm ET/PT). We grilled Greer with our always hard-hitting “7 Questions.” 1) What … Continue reading

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We talk Dog and Beth On the Hunt Season 3 and more with Duane “Dog” Chapman

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Though he tries to forge a human connection with every fugitive he captures, Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman says this season of his Saturday night CMT hit Dog and Beth: On the Hunt is an especially personal one — because of his own redemption. Chapman, his family and his bounty-hunting crew (now including 22-year-old daughter Cecily) return to Texas, where Dog did prison time nearly 40 years ago. “I consider myself a little bit Texan, so it’s exciting and very emotional,” says a choked-up Chapman of the place where he decided to get on the right side of the … Continue reading

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