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Sadie Calvano Talks 'Mom' Season 2, Family And Charity

October 30th, 2014 2:03pm EDT
Sadie Calvano Talks 'Mom' Season 2, Family And Charity
CBS's Mom - a 2014 People's Choice Award Favorite New TV Comedy nominee - is back for its second season tonight, continuing the dysfunctional but well-meaning escapades of the Plunkett family. We recently caught up with Sadie Calvano, who plays Christy's (Anna Faris) daughter Violet, to ask her what laughs and lessons are coming in season two.

The new episodes don't pick up immediately after last season's surprisingly touching finale. "We ended last season with Violet giving away her baby," she explained. "In season two, you see Violet dealing with the ramifications of that decision. She's...
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Michael Carbonaro Back For More Magic In Season 2 Of 'The Carbonaro Effect'

October 30th, 2014 12:15pm EDT
Michael Carbonaro Back For More Magic In Season 2 Of 'The Carbon
Just ahead of Halloween, Michael Carbonaro is here to once again be the most entertaining guy on the small screen. He's brought a whole new season of his hidden-camera magic series, The Carbonaro Effect, in which he uses his magic ability to surprise and delight ordinary folks in extraordinary ways.

We spoke to Michael on Monday about what makes The Carbonaro Effect come alive and his equally entertaining acting career - including that time he was on The Newsroom.

"I had a lot of fun seeing the way people react to real moments of magic when there's no magician around," he told us of the s...
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'Black-ish' Star Yara Shahidi: 'Zoey Lives In A World Of Two Extremes'

October 28th, 2014 2:09pm EDT
'Black-ish' Star Yara Shahidi: 'Zoey Lives In A World Of Two Ext
ABC's Black-ish is one of the most talked about new comedies of the season. What makes it so buzzworthy? We recently talked to series star Yara Shahidi, who plays Zoey Johnson, about what drew her to the show and what she's most enjoyed about working with TV parents Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.

"I love that Zoey lives in a world of two extremes," Yara told us. "She is always on her phone, but if you pay attention to her, you realize that she doesn't miss one thing that is happening around her. She is the oldest of the kids, and no matter how irritated she may be by them, she is...
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RonReaco Lee Scores With 'Survivor's Remorse'

October 25th, 2014 12:20pm EDT
RonReaco Lee Scores With 'Survivor's Remorse'
Survivor's Remorse has done a few good things. The Starz original series has reinvigorated the half-hour comedy. It's added something fresh to the tired formula of famous people dealing with fame. And it's provided a new spotlight to shine on RonReaco Lee, one of the overlooked talents on television.

For the last few years, RonReaco has without fanfare enlivened every TV project he's been a part of. As snitch and often unwilling accomplice Julius Grant on FOX's criminally (pun intended) short-lived comedy The Good Guys, he stole every scene that he was in.

Thankfully, Good Guys creator Ma...
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With 'Constantine,' Harold Perrineau Gets His Wings

October 24th, 2014 12:05pm EDT
With 'Constantine,' Harold Perrineau Gets His Wings
As if Harold Perrineau wasn't cool enough as the bassist of the most underrated TV band, now he's gained supernatural powers as an angelic sidekick on NBC's new drama Constantine. His character Manny is tasked with watching over occult detective John Constantine (played by Matt Ryan, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior) and trying to keep him in line, while the two battle literal forces of darkness.

We caught up with Harold last week to chat about Constantine joining the ranks of DC Comics adaptations on TV, how much Hellblazer reading he had to do, and if he's used to jumping on board new se...
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‘Grimm’ Season 4: David Giuntoli Talks Nick’s Absent Powers, His ‘Magical’ Connection With Adalind

October 23rd, 2014 8:10pm EDT
‘Grimm’ Season 4: David Giuntoli Talks Nick’s Absent Powers, His
Last season of “Grimm” left us with Nick minus his Grimm abilities, Trubel trying to save the day, Juliette discovering Nick slept with Adalind aka a Juliette look-alike, Rosalee and Monroe tying the knot, the Captain getting shot and Adalind leaving Portland to find her baby.

Whoa. Talk about an intense finale, and we have a feeling there’s a lot more to uncover when “Grimm” returns for its fourth season this Friday.

Just the other day, Starpulse chatted with David Giuntoli during a conference call, where he opened up about the upcoming season and where his character Nick Burkhardt goes...
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Anna Gunn On 'Gracepoint': 'It's Quite Hard To Drop It Sometimes'

October 23rd, 2014 2:03pm EDT
Anna Gunn On 'Gracepoint': 'It's Quite Hard To Drop It Sometimes
Anna Gunn knows good drama; she starred on HBO's Deadwood and recently won an Emmy for her work on AMC's Breaking Bad. Yet her starring role on FOX's Gracepoint is more than just good drama. Anna is impressive in the role of Ellie Miller, the steady and opposite to David Tennant's aggressive Emmett Carver as they investigate a child's murder.

And for the actress, it was something more than just another complex character. Anna spoke with us last week about her thorough preparation for her Gracepoint duties and how the series was slightly hard for her to shake.

"I think that it can strike p...
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Screamfest LA 2014 Interview – ‘Julia’ Actress Ashley C. Williams On Becoming An Angel Of Vengeance

October 23rd, 2014 12:48pm EDT
Julia
Celebrating remarkable acting work is a must when a singular performance is witnessed that makes a lasting impression. In the case of the tour-de-force turn by actress Ashley C. Williams in the powerful new rape-revenge flick “Julia” it’s a case of pointing a spotlight on something movie goers have never seen before. As the titular unforgettable character, Williams runs the emotional gamut of innocence, vulnerability, sadness, anger, and vengeance all wrapped up in one captivating performance that can only be described as arresting. (See the review of the film from our Screamfest LA 2014...
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Actor Undercover: Meet 'Scandal's' Double Agent Brian Letscher

October 23rd, 2014 12:04pm EDT
Actor Undercover: Meet 'Scandal's' Double Agent Brian Letscher
Don't worry, Brian Letscher's only pretending to be lethal. As Secret Service agent slash B613 operative Tom Larsen on Scandal, the actor's complicit in the death of President Grant's son Jerry, tried to kill former boss Jake Ballard (Scott Foley), and is on the hot seat with the nefarious Rowan Pope (Joe Morton). And tomorrow, he might just add to his body count with a juicy new role in NBC's supernatural thriller Grimm.

But in real life, he's the nicest guy you could ever hope to meet. We caught up with Brian last week to discuss how much street cred he gets from playing the bad guy, wha...
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Screamfest LA 2014 Interview - Filmmaker Christian Pfeil On Bringing Style To Short 'Evil Twin'

October 21st, 2014 10:20am EDT
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Short films are not unlike an anthology movie – there’s always a balance of some good, some bad. But every once in a while a short passes through that not only makes the audience turn and take notice, but stands tall as a notable calling card for the person who made it. Such is the fate of a recent short I viewed a this year’s "14th Annual Screamfest LA" currently taking place in Los Angeles Oct. 14 through Oct. 23 at the TLC Chinese 6 Theaters (for more info go to www.screamfestla.com) titled ‘Evil Twin’, a action-packed, sci-fi sporting, martial arts infused thrill ride that has enough ...
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