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Brothers David and Adam Rudman have long worked on Sesame Street (David is Cookie Monster’s puppeteer and Adam is a writer), and they’ve created Nature Cat, an animated kids series for PBS inspired by their own adventures playing outside as kids. “We wanted to do Looney Tunes with a nature curriculum,” David says. “And we felt like that’s a great way to get kids interested in going outside and inspired to go out in nature.” Nature Cat (premiering Nov. 25 on PBS; check local listings) is about an exuberant housecat who goes outside with his animal pals to explore the outdoors … Continue reading
When former WCW and WWE superstar Bill Goldberg read the script for “Check Point,” he knew it was something he wanted to be a part of. The movie set for release Memorial Day 2016 surrounds a vagrant who discovers a sleeper terrorist cell in a small town. A team of unlikely heroes go into action to fight the enemy within their own country. Along with Goldberg as T.J., the eclectic cast also includes Kenny Johnson (“Bates Motel,” Sons of Anarchy”), William Forsythe, (“The Rock,” “Raising Arizona”) Michelle Lee (“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” “Pacific Rim”) and more. Like … Continue reading
In the realm of magic and fantasy, Merlin is the man. He’s the greatest sorcerer in the realm, and paramount to the Arthurian legacy. And in ABC’s Once Upon a Time, the great wizard Merlin has finally been revealed. British Actor Elliot Knight scored the sweet role, and in a bit of OUAT genius, the actor is breaking any preconceived ideas of who or what is a wizard, and when we chatted, he shared how his take on the role is breathing light and life into the smash series. Channel Guide: Now that you’ve seen yourself in a few episodes, … Continue reading
Go Here For All Of Your Fish-Punching Alaskan Bush People Needs! The possibility had been on the table for a while, and I finally took up the opportunity to do a phone Q&A with the entire Brown family of Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People. I didn’t know what to expect, and I wasn’t exactly sure what I’d do with the interview after it was done. I knew it definitely wouldn’t be a promotional puff piece. The Browns are a family with a lot of off-camera issues, and there are so many inconsistencies between what we’ve seen on TV and what’s been reported publicly, that I wouldn’t be … Continue reading
It’s hard to pin a label on AMC’s new six-part action drama series Into the Badlands, premiering Sunday, Nov. 15, at 10pm ET/PT. It has the dystopian future politics of The Hunger Games. It has the antiheroes of Westerns like The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. It has the warrior’s spiritual journey of Kung Fu. It has themes of family bloodlines and ambition like in Game of Thrones or Shakespeare’s history plays. It has the moral codes of classic samurai films, and fight sequences reminiscent of The Matrix and Hong Kong martial arts movies. Into the Badlands fuses together … Continue reading
Jessie Godderz has parlayed the notoriety he received as a cast member on the CBS reality show “Big Brother” into a burgeoning career in professional wrestling. The 29-year-old bodybuilder turned grappler first found success in TNA Impact Wrestling with his tag team partner Robbie E. The BroMans have since gone their separate ways, and after three years with the company, “Mr. Pec-Tacular” is looking to strike it big on his own. An opportunity to do just that is a breakout performance within the Future 4 Group of the World Title Series, an ongoing tournament to crown a new champion Wednesdays at 9/8CT … Continue reading
Brooklyn came unglued the night after SummerSlam when the Dudley Boyz returned to WWE and Monday Night Raw for the first time in 10 years. Now the most decorated tag team in pro-wrestling history is looking for another championship challenge in the New Day at Hell in a Cell, Sunday, Oct. 25 at 0/7CT on Pay-Per-View and WWE Network. Bubba Ray remembers the phone call that put the wheels in motion for his and D-Von’s eventual reemergence. “The very first person I spoke to was Road Dogg,” he said. “He was the one who reached out. saying, ‘Hey Bubba, would you be … Continue reading
At the end of last season of BET’s drama, Being Mary Jane, our favorite news anchor suffered a devastating car accident after she learned that her BFF Lisa (Latarsha Rose) and her on-again, off-again ex-boyfriend David (Stephen Bishop) had been intimate. The dramatic episode, “Signing Off” left fans with gaping mouths and questions galore. Ahead of the two-hour Season 3 premiere, I went right to the scoundrel source of info, actor Stephen Bishop. I begged Bishop for details, since I’ve known his brother — a successful attorney —for many years, and was hoping for some inside scoop. But based, on his answers, Bishop’s … Continue reading
Pro wrestler Dalton Castle is among the most unconventional stars to walk through the doors of Ring of Honor. His entrance has all the pomp and circumstance of a Mardi Gras parade or something you’d find on the Las Vegas Strip. The 29-year-old’s over-the-top nature has won over an often hard to please ROH fan base. However, beneath the flash and feathers is an impressive in-ring performer. The beginnings of the man from Planet Peacock can be traced back to the mats of amateur wrestling. This helped build a foundation when he transitioned into the pro ranks. “It just felt … Continue reading
If new America’s Funniest Home Videos host Alfonso Ribeiro is even a little nervous about inheriting the gig from his pal Tom Bergeron, following Bergeron’s 14-year tenure with the show, well, you’d never know it by looking at him. Same goes for the show’s proud creator, Vin Di Bona, who is putting his signature series through its most dramatic (don’t worry, moms and dads. It’s not that dramatic) revamp since the show debuted to smash ratings in 1989. Standing a few feet apart at a summer ABC cocktail reception, both men attributed their serenity to one reassuring notion: America’s Funniest Home Videos — AFV for short — is and always has … Continue reading