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'Barely Lethal' Director Kyle Newman On The Lure Of Lethal Ladies

May 29th, 2015 11:15am EDT
Interview: 'Barely Lethal' Director Kyle Newman On The Lure Of L
As a director, there’s nobody better to helm an action fantasy set in high school more than a filmmaking fanboy Kyle Newman. As the talent behind the famed flick Fanboys, Newman has shown that pop culture and a creative sensibility are his wheelhouse and now he brings it all to a new outing entitled "Barely Lethal." (Currently available on DirecTV and hitting theaters on May 29 from A24.) The film stars Hailee Steinfeld as a special ops agent trained from a young girl who upon reaching her teenage years decides to go out, fake her own death and experience high school life for real. Also...
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A Conversation With 'The Voice' Second Place Finisher Meghan Linsey

May 27th, 2015 12:02pm EDT
Meghan Linsey After 'The Voice': 'I've Always Sung This Way'
Our The Voice retrospective interviews continue with second place finisher Meghan Linsey, who represented Team Blake in the finals and also reinvented herself from one half of a country duo into one heck of a soul singer. How does it feel for Meghan now that the season is over?

"It feels really good to be back," she told us. "I slept in my bed last night and I feel like I'm coming out on the other side of all this and it's starting to sink in.

"It's interesting," Meghan added with a laugh. "I sang with Kelly Clarkson on Tuesday night and I don't think I really realized I sang with Kelly C...
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A Conversation With Team Adam's Joshua Davis

May 26th, 2015 12:06pm EDT
Joshua Davis After 'The Voice': 'I'm Excited About The Future'
Our The Voice exit interviews continue today with Joshua Davis, the singer-songwriter from Team Adam who came in third during last Tuesday's finale. He might not have won, but he did leave a great impression on national audiences and remains one of the show's most endearing artists.

"I was not surprised at all," he said of the final results when we caught up with him back home in Michigan. "I think we all knew for weeks that Sawyer [Fredericks] was going to be the one.

"The whole thing was just a big win for me, to be honest," Joshua continued. "I never thought I'd make it past the blinds...
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A Conversation With Team Pharrell's Koryn Hawthorne

May 25th, 2015 12:03pm EDT
Koryn Hawthorne After 'The Voice': 'This Has Been An Amazing Jou
We know you're bummed that The Voice is over, so this week we sat down with all four of your finalists for one last conversation about season 8. First up is Team Pharrell's spirited pop singer and fourth place finisher, Koryn Hawthorne.

"This has been an amazing journey and an amazing ride," Koryn told us in our exit interview, "and I'm so thankful to be a part of just the Voice legacy."

While the audience at home waited to find out who would be named the winner last Tuesday, she might have been the calmest finalist in the history of the show.

"I didn't really think about it too much," s...
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The Doobie Brothers Look Forward To Upcoming Tour

May 21st, 2015 9:00pm EDT
The Doobie Brothers Are Ready To Rock This Summer
There’s not one moment that you turn on the radio and the timeless classic tunes of The Doobie Brothers music doesn't come on. They receive numerous amounts of airplay on Top 40 and Classic Rock stations across the country. Their music is the soundtrack of our lives with hits ‘Black Water,’ ‘China Grove,’ ‘Minute By Minute’ ‘Long Train Running,’ 'Jesus Is Just Alright,’ ‘Listen To The Music,’ ‘Taking It To The Streets’ ‘Rocking Down the Highway’ and ‘What A Fool Believes.' These are just some of the songs that receive regular airplay.

The band is now a trio featuring John McFee, (guitar, ...
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Moody Blues Alan Hewitt Talks New Album & More

May 18th, 2015 11:22pm EDT
Alan Hewitt promo photo
Alan Hewitt, the multi-talented keyboardist for The Moody Blues and platinum keyboardist/producer to the stars, has a new album out called, ‘Evolution’ (Red River/RED/Sony Music). It's a mix of rock, fusion, and jazz music with his supergroup, One Nation. He’s been the keyboard player for The Moody Blues since 2010 and he’s had solo smooth, romantic jazz albums including, 'Noche De Pasion' (2004) 'Retroactive,' (2009) 'Metropolis,' (2006) and 'High Fidelity' (2012) which he lends his vocals on the album. The other three albums he plays keyboards.

The band’s line-up includes, Alan Hewitt,...
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Candice Accola 'Vampire Diaries' And Nina Dobrev

May 14th, 2015 2:30pm EDT
'The Vampire Diaries' Star Candice Accola Shares Thoughts On Sea
I was lucky enough to catch up with Candice Accola at the Nautica Oceana Beach House Party. The birthday girl shared her thoughts with me on Thursday's season finale and saying goodbye to Nina Dobrev aka Elena. Can you believe we are coming to the end of season 6?

We all agree that Elena's character has really been the heart of the show. But I'm also a BIG Caroline fan! And how hot are everyone's romances? I LOVE IT! Are you team #Steroline?

Candice also talked about the current TV shows she's watching and how she'd love to do more fun comedy. I think she'd be great on 'Broad City' or 'In...
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Hear What Russell Simmons Has To Say On New Live Comedy Project

May 11th, 2015 12:06pm EDT
Russell Simmons Talks 'All Def Comedy Jam': 'I Love Exposing Tal
Russell Simmons is a groundbreaker in many ways, but you might not know just how big a contribution he's made to the world of stand-up comedy. When he co-created HBO's Def Comedy Jam in 1992, he helped to give a national audience to a different kind of comedy, and now he's doing it again for a new generation - this time, live and online.

Hosted by Russell and Kimora Lee Simmons, All Def Comedy Live takes place every Wednesday and presents some of the best comedic talent. At the same time, it has an online counterpart called All Def Digital, which serves as a platform for comedians to find ...
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New Music Coming From Pop Superstar Debbie Gibson

May 11th, 2015 11:00am EDT
Debbie Gibson
Iconic 80s pop superstar and Merrick, New York native, Debbie Gibson had mega Top 40 hits on the radio with the song that launched her singing career, 'Only in My Dreams’ a song she wrote at a very young age, ‘Shake Your Love,’ ‘Foolish Beat’, and the title track from her ‘Out of the Blue’ album and the equally successful, ‘Electric Youth’ featuring the title track. Today, Debbie still receives airplay and her songs are classic hits.

Back in the days where labels ruled and there was no internet, she signed with Atlantic Records and become a pop-star sensation in the 80s. Then, that all cha...
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Austin Basis Of The CW's Beauty And The Beast

May 9th, 2015 12:09pm EDT
Austin Basis Previews Season 3 Of 'Beauty & The Beast'
Austin Basis is helping to fight bad guys on TV and working for a good cause off-screen, too. Tonight he'll be part of the JDRF's 12th annual Imagine Gala, raising funds to support Type 1 Diabetes research - a cause near and dear to his heart, as Austin himself is one of the many people who are Type 1 Diabetic.

He's truly out there making a difference in the world, along with many of the fans of The CW's Beauty and the Beast, on which Austin plays the loveable J.T. Forbes. Before heading to the Gala, Austin sat down with us to preview the upcoming third season of BATB - which begins next m...
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