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Brittany Frederick is an award-winning entertainment journalist with more than 30 million readers and over 12 years experience. She is Starpulse's dedicated correspondent for NBC's The Voice, through her blog Big Red Chairs. You can reach her at her official website or on Twitter.

Don Stark Goes To The Dark Side In VH1's 'Hit The Floor'

June 9th, 2014 4:10pm EDT
Don Stark Goes To The Dark Side In VH1's 'Hit The Floor'
Playing domineering NBA owner Oscar Kinkade on VH1's Hit The Floor might seem like a bit of a reach for Don Stark, considering that TV audiences still associate him with the loveable Don Pinciotti from FOX's That 70's Show. But this veteran actor has played all sorts of roles over his considerable career, and as Hit The Floor starts its second season, BFTV joined Don to discuss his current role, shaking his old one, and life imitating art.

"The show is so carefully crafted and [creator] James LaRosa and the writers are just amazing," he enthused, although he was limited in what he could sa...
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'Suits' Season 4 Preview: Beauty In The Breakdown

June 9th, 2014 2:13pm EDT
'Suits' Season 4 Preview: Beauty In The Breakdown
SPOILER ALERT - If you're not caught up through Season 3 of Suits, or don't want to know anything about the upcoming Season 4, stop reading now. This preview references plot points from the end of Season 3 and looks ahead to Season 4.

This Wednesday, it's graduation day for Mike Ross.

Suits has always been about the education of Mike (deserved SAG Award nominee and likely future multi-award winner Patrick J. Adams), who may not have gone to Harvard but has spent the past three seasons learning what it means to be a lawyer, as well as a mature adult. Yet in the season three finale just two...
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'Once Upon A Time' Star Raphael Sbarge Takes On 'Murder In The First'

June 9th, 2014 1:35pm EDT
'Once Upon A Time' Star Raphael Sbarge Takes On 'Murder In The F
Once Upon A Time star - really, star of seemingly almost everything - Raphael Sbarge is coming back to reality. Having wrapped the third season of ABC's fantasy adventure series, he's booked a new leading role as a San Francisco homicide cop in TNT's new crime drama Murder In The First, which starts tonight. BFTV connected with Raphael recently to discuss the phenomenon that is Once and look forward to his new role.

There might not be a bigger cult hit right now than Once Upon A Time, on which Raphael has played Dr. Hopper (better known as Jiminy Cricket) since its first season. Did he eve...
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Brannon Braga Talks Concluding 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey'

June 8th, 2014 3:16pm EDT
Brannon Braga Talks Concluding 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey'
As Cosmos comes to an end, BFTV had the opportunity to talk to the super-producer who helped bring this amazing miniseries to life. Brannon Braga is best known for his work in the Star Trek universe, but he also brought us shows like FlashForward and Terra Nova. We talked to him about the challenges of Cosmos and what it was like going from working with Neil deGrasse Tyson (pictured above) to his current series, WGN America's witch drama Salem.

How was it like for him to return to FOX, with that pre-existing relationship? "It was great," he told us. "Terra Nova got cancelled, obviously, [a...
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Vinicius Machado Aims To Impress In Starz's 'Power'

June 7th, 2014 7:47pm EDT
Vinicius Machado Aims To Impress In Starz's 'Power'
Tonight marks the official premiere of the new Starz original series Power, mixing New York nightlife with the city's criminal underworld. The latter includes Nomar Arcielo, a gang member played by actor Vinicius Machado. BFTV touched base with Vinicius recently to discuss what it was like for him to board the ambitious new project, and how far he's come since breaking through on a Nickelodeon sitcom years ago.

How would he describe Nomar? "[He's] definitely different than everybody else from a point of view of humanity," he told us. "Where most people will look at it from an addiction or ...
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Lisa Rinna Talks Becoming Bieber For 'Sing Your Face Off'

June 7th, 2014 4:05pm EDT
Lisa Rinna Talks Becoming Bieber For 'Sing Your Face Off'
ABC's Sing Your Face Off became our jaw-dropping guilty pleasure of the summer last week, watching celebrities transformed into music superstars, but what's it like to actually be on the show? BFTV asked soap star Lisa Rinna to tell us about her experience so far in what might be one of the quirkiest competition shows we've ever seen.

"I read the synopsis of the show and I thought, this sounds like the most fun, and what a genius idea!" Lisa enthused. "I just thought what a challenge to become pop icons. I think I have a secret rock star living inside of me. Doesn't everyone?"

But the sho...
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Henry Hereford Takes To The High Seas With NBC's 'Crossbones'

June 6th, 2014 3:15pm EDT
Henry Hereford Takes To The High Seas With NBC's 'Crossbones'
Pirates have taken over NBC's airwaves with the premiere of Crossbones, the new high-seas adventure with an impressive creative team and a cast led by John Malkovich. English actor Henry Hereford has a recurring role as Frederick Nightingale, and we touched based with him last week to talk about how entertaining it is to play in a pirate's world.

"[It's] very cool. It's very exciting," he enthused. Why did he end up taking the plunge? "I think there were so many factors involved. I'm a massive fan of Luther, which is the TV show that Neil Cross wrote for the BBC [that] is done incredibly w...
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Melissa Peterman Dishes On Season 2 Of ABC's 'Bet On Your Baby'

June 6th, 2014 1:58pm EDT
Melissa Peterman Dishes On Season 2 Of ABC's 'Bet On Your Baby'
This summer, ABC has turned its Saturday night into three hours of high energy family fun. The evening opens with season two of Bet On Your Baby, led by the network's game show hostess extraordinaire, Melissa Peterman. BFTV checked back in with Melissa on Thursday to talk about the new episodes and what her secret is when it comes to keeping the whole crazy show together.

"It's always a luxury when you get to have another shot at something," she said. "What we did the second season was, instead of having five families compete each episode, we went down to four couples. It gave us more time...
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Jimmy Shubert Talks Competing To Be 'Last Comic Standing'

June 5th, 2014 4:15pm EDT
Jimmy Shubert Talks Competing To Be 'Last Comic Standing'
NBC's Last Comic Standing is like The Voice for stand-up comedians: it exposes these folks, who have been grinding for years if not decades just to make us laugh, to a national TV audience. The show has made a splash in its return, and one of the comics it's introduced us to is Jimmy Shubert, who called up BFTV recently to chat about competing on LCS and his career to date.

Why would he be willing to put himself into the reality TV machine? "Just because what I read about what they were trying to do this season," he told us. "Wanda Sykes, who's a great comic, brought the show back after a ...
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Neil Jackson: The Winning Actor Behind 'Sleepy Hollow's' Headless Horseman

June 5th, 2014 2:15pm EDT
Neil Jackson: The Winning Actor Behind 'Sleepy Hollow's' Headles
The best villains are the ones that feel real. For FOX's supernatural thriller Sleepy Hollow, the human face of the Headless Horseman belongs to English actor Neil Jackson, who plays the character's pre-headless incarnation, Abraham Van Brunt. BFTV recently checked in with Neil to chat about Sleepy Hollow - and how it compares to being in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace.

"I joined the show in the middle," he reflected, "but it was so cool to come in with such a pivotal character. It was a joy."

Indeed, Abraham is a pretty big part to tackle. Viewers learned that he was at one time t...
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