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Veronica Cili On Her 'MasterChef' Experience

June 29th, 2015 2:08pm EDT
'MasterChef's' Veronica: 'My View Of The World Grew Exponentiall
Last week, MasterChef said goodbye to its oldest competitor as Florida beauty consultant Veronica Cili hung up her apron. But there are no hard feelings; the 58-year-old spoke to Starpulse to tell us how much she appreciated her competitive cooking experience.

"Competitive cooking is a challenge all on it’s own," Veronica said. "It’s like being in a boxing ring but the loser is sent home or as in The Hunger Games - poof- you’re a puff of smoke in the sky."

"The biggest and most memorable challenge for all of us, I think, was when we were shocked to see twenty more competitors in the Maste...
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Meet Bonnie Kathleen Ryan Who Plays Dr. Roz On 'Murder In The First'

June 29th, 2015 12:02pm EDT
'Murder In The First' Gets An Assist From Bonnie Kathleen Ryan
There's a lot more danger ahead on TNT's Murder in the First, so the show has called in some extra help. Bonnie Kathleen Ryan was introduced last week as Dr. Roz, the new medical examiner working alongside Justin Burnside (Jamie McShane). Starpulse spoke to her last week about what it's like to join the show, and getting to know her a little bit better.

"There may or may not be some more bodies that show up," she teased, and while we can't give away too much more of the Murder mystery, we can say that her arrival doesn't mean the last of Dr. Burnside. "We are a team," Bonnie explained. "Th...
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Exclusive With 'Suits' Star Gabriel Macht On Upcoming Season

June 24th, 2015 12:03pm EDT
'Suits' Star Gabriel Macht Talks Season 5: How Far Will Harvey F
The fifth season of Suits is a scary place for Harvey Specter. TV's coolest character is facing life without his loyal assistant Donna Paulsen - and just how much will that cause him to crack? Plus, you didn't think that'd be all he'd have to deal with, did you?

Starpulse recently visited the set of Suits and sat down with Gabriel Macht for a conversation about Harvey without Donna, and what else he'll have to face once the new season starts tonight at 9 PM. SPOILER ALERT!

Just how badly has Donna's departure affected Harvey? It's worse than you think. "There are some moments when you see...
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Christopher Lu Talks About The High-Stakes Cooking Competition 'MasterChef'

June 23rd, 2015 4:02pm EDT
'MasterChef's' Christopher: 'You Can Do Great Things If You Work
Last week's MasterChef was a roller coaster ride for Christopher Lu. The 30-year-old Los Angeles restaurant manager was one of two home cooks who saved the Blue Team during their Las Vegas pressure test, but the strategizing of their team captain sent him into the pressure test and he was one step away from elimination.

While he caught his breath, Christopher spoke with us about dealing with the pressure of the high-stakes cooking competition and what he's taken away from Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot and Christina Tosi so far.

"I just want to show that you can do great things if you work ...
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Manny Montana Preps Us On Season 3 Of USA's 'Graceland'

June 23rd, 2015 2:05pm EDT
Manny Montana On 'Graceland': 'It Feels Like A Brand New Season'
USA's Graceland is back this Thursday with more undercover suspense, and if you thought the season two finale was surprising, you haven't seen anything yet. We checked in with series star Manny Montana to discuss what fans are in for during season three, and what it's been like for him to continue playing FBI agent Johnny Tuturro.

SPOILER ALERT: If you're not caught up on Graceland, this interview contains spoilers for the season two finale, which is still available via USA on Demand.

Season two was pretty tough for Johnny, who spent most of the run embedded with psychopathic drug dealer ...
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Criss Angel Previews His Groundbreaking Ensemble Show 'The Supernaturalists'

June 23rd, 2015 12:02pm EDT
The Supernaturalists
Criss Angel is once again revolutionizing magic, this time in a brand new location. Angel is the creator, director and executive producer of The Supernaturalists, a new production that brings nine exemplary magicians to the stage of Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut. Ahead of the show's four-week run, we spoke to him about its origins and the expectations for this latest venture.

"I originally started playing around with this concept because of requests I got back as early as 2005," said the Magician of the Century, who's been evolving the idea ever since. "What I wanted to do is ultim...
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'Masterchef's' Ailsa: 'So Over The Moon About The Whole Experience'

June 22nd, 2015 4:04pm EDT
MasterChef
Last week's episode of MasterChef didn't go the way Ailsa Von Dobeneck would've liked it to, but the 27-year-old assistant railroad manager from Norfolk, Virginia left with her head held high. She spoke to Starpulse after her elimination to talk about her competitive cooking experience.

"I am so over the moon about the whole experience," she enthused. "As long as I keep doing my very best and trying new flavor combos and cooking techniques, I will feel more than accomplished. I moved by myself across the world - there’s nothing I can’t do!"

One thing that separated Ailsa from some of the ...
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A Chat With 'The Fosters' Annika Marks

June 22nd, 2015 2:02pm EDT
Annika Marks Talks 'The Fosters': It's 'Not About Breaking That
Annika Marks may not be playing the most popular character on The Fosters right now, but she's going to win you over anyway. When Monte Porter shook things up at the end of last season, fans had a lot to say - and there's still more to come. We spoke with Annika to discuss what it's like to be in the middle of a buzzy storyline, and what makes tonight's episode so big for Monte.

When next we see Monte, it's going to be in a surprising situation. "Somebody from Stef and Lena's inner circle asks to be set up with Monte, and it just becomes very awkward, uncomfortable, odd for all of them," A...
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Jesse Romero On His Fight For 'MasterChef' Title

June 17th, 2015 12:05pm EDT
Jesse Romero Talks 'MasterChef': 'The Key Is To Be Fearless'
Tonight, MasterChef heads to Las Vegas, where Jesse Romero (pictured center with fellow hopefuls Charlie and Stephen) will continue to fight for the title of America's best home cook. The 29-year-old petroleum landman from Baton Rouge sat down with Starpulse last week to talk about transitioning from Louisiana to the MasterChef kitchen, and what he's out to accomplish beyond just trying to win.

"The main reason I took on this crazy journey was to fill a void in my life that has been missing for years - that void was competition," he explained. "I have been involved in numerous competitions...
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18-Year-Old 'MasterChef' Contestant Talks About His Culinary Challenge

June 16th, 2015 12:08pm EDT
Justin Bannister: MasterChef 'Is Always A Roller Coaster Ride'
Justin Bannister saw his time in the MasterChef kitchen come to an end last week, but he certainly left behind a good impression as the youngest contestant of season 6. The 18-year-old from Texas spoke to Starpulse just before his elimination to talk about what it was like for him to rise to the culinary challenge.

"Walking into the MasterChef kitchen is always a roller coaster ride," he explained. "You must always be on edge so that you expect anything the judges throw at you. It is the only way to prepare."

"Cooking in the MasterChef kitchen is a competition like no other," Justin conti...
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