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The Company Men's Brian Purcell Chats About The Band's Start And Inspirations

February 20th, 2015 8:05am EST
The Company Men's Brian Purcell Chats About The Band's Start And
Mashup group The Company Men, comprised of Daniel Tatar, Stuart Ambrose, Shawn Perucca and Brian Purcell, first formed in 2011 when they left their respective careers to pursue music. Together, the band combines and mashes up hits from multiple genres, including Motown, rock, pop and today's Top 40 in front of audiences worldwide. I recently caught up with band member Brian Purcell to learn more about the group, their inspirations and their newly released album, #throwbackPOP.

I see that you guys frequently mix old school and contemporary hits. Do you have a favorite mashup that you've don...
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Carlos Pratts Gets The Spotlight In Disney's 'McFarland, USA'

February 19th, 2015 2:30pm EST
Carlos Pratts Gets The Spotlight In Disney's 'McFarland, USA'
Disney's McFarland, USA is all about inspiring young adults to do amazing things, and it's a case of art imitating life for actor Carlos Pratts, who co-stars in the film as Thomas, one of the members of McFarland High School's 1987 cross country team.

Like his character, Carlos is getting his chance to shine in this heartwarming sports pic opposite Kevin Costner. We sat down with him on Tuesday to discuss what it was like for him to make McFarland.

You probably haven't heard the story of coach Jim White and the McFarland High runners, who come together out of unlikely circumstances and th...
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Linus Roache Returns For Another Season Of History's 'Vikings'

February 19th, 2015 12:40pm EST
Linus Roache Returns For Another Season Of History's 'Vikings'
History's Vikings is back, which means that we get to enjoy another season of Linus Roache as the brilliant but always devious King Ecbert of Wessex. Last seen defeating the Vikings in battle, Ecbert still has plenty up his sleeve in season three - and whether or not he can be trusted is always up for debate.

After our interview with him from last season, we caught up with Linus recently to learn a little bit more about what Ecbert may be up to in these upcoming episodes and what it's been like for him to portray the character for his second season.

"With King Ecbert, you never quite know...
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Interview: 'My Way' Documentary Rock Maven Rebekah Starr On Inspiration

February 19th, 2015 12:15pm EST
Interview: 'My Way' Documentary Rock Maven Rebekah Starr On Insp
Nothing says inspirational like a documentary featuring someone going after their dream. But when that person is a hot and talented kick ass female rock star with laser focus the ante definitely gets upped. Boldly dropping out of corporate life, grabbing a guitar and hitting the road to reach the famed Sunset Strip or bust, musician Rebekah Starr is the fetching focus of the ruckus and real new flick "My Way" that documents Starr’s willingness to risk it all – including her life and marriage - in search of a dream. The event filled road trip flick follows the Pennsylvania native and her ...
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'The Americans' Star Annet Mahendru: Nina Is 'Going To Face Her Own Fate'

February 18th, 2015 12:02pm EST
'The Americans' Star Annet Mahendru: Nina Is 'Going To Face Her
On The Americans, Nina Sergeevna may be gone, but she is definitely not forgotten. The foreign agent who moved two men to fight for her life was finally glimpsed last week incarcerated in a Russian prison, having been convicted of various crimes.

But Nina's far from done, and last week Annet Mahendru joined us to discuss what's going on in her character's mind and what could lie ahead now that Nina's storyline is starting to be put in motion.

SPOILER ALERT - This interview contains references to events in the current season of The Americans. If you are not caught up with the series, proce...
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Jamie McShane Heads To The 'Darker Side' In Netflix's 'Bloodline'

February 17th, 2015 12:05pm EST
Jamie McShane
Jamie McShane has played a wide variety of characters in his career, but this time the veteran actor may just have outdone himself. He's part of the cast of Netflix's newest original series Bloodline, from Damages creators Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler and Daniel Zelman, which premieres in just over a month.

We caught up with Jamie last week to ask him what it was like to work on Bloodline alongside a cast full of TV's familiar faces, and how it adds to the memorable resume that he's built over the years.

Bloodline takes audiences to the Florida Keys, where it probes into the inner worki...
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Matthew Moy Previews Tonight's Big '2 Broke Girls' Episode

February 16th, 2015 12:15pm EST
Matthew Moy Previews Tonight's Big '2 Broke Girls' Episode
Tonight's episode of 2 Broke Girls is a big one for Matthew Moy, who portrays Max and Caroline's boss at the Williamsburg Diner, Han Lee. It's also a big one for the show, as it addresses the important issue of bullying.

We caught up with Matthew on Thursday to get an inside look at what we can expect when Han, Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs) find themselves at odds with two prep-school teenagers in "And The Knock Off Knockout."

"We get to see Han get a bit involved with the girls' situation, and we also get to see all three of them interact outside of the diner. It's fun," h...
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Daffany Clark Finds Her Home With 'The Fosters'

February 15th, 2015 2:01pm EST
Daffany Clark Finds Her Home With 'The Fosters'
As Daphne, Callie's enemy turned friend on ABC Family's The Fosters, Daffany Clark has been part of one of the most progressive and heartwarming shows on television. It's no surprise that she's thoughtful and warm off-camera, too.

We caught up with Daffany recently to talk about her experience portraying Daphne and how The Fosters has had a positive impact on her life.

"The show is great; every time I watch it, I cry," she enthused. "It just pulls at your heartstrings. That's what I love about it."

Whether it's the depiction of a lesbian couple on basic cable television, or its portrayal...
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Maz Jobrani: Breaking Stereotypes, One Laugh At A Time

February 14th, 2015 12:15pm EST
Maz Jobrani
Iranian-American comedian Maz Jobrani has spent his career poking fun at Middle Eastern stereotypes, whether it's in his stand-up comedy, television and film roles, or his new book appropriately titled I'm Not A Terrorist, But I've Played One On TV.

We caught up with Maz recently to discuss how he's been able to mix laugh out loud humor with an authentic point of view across so many platforms and over nearly a decade.

"The problem with being a comedian is people think you're always funny," he said, telling us, "Comedy can take you a lot further in getting your point across. People are ent...
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'The Americans' Star Matthew Rhys: Television's Unheralded Leading Man

February 11th, 2015 12:15pm EST
'The Americans' Star Matthew Rhys: Television's Unheralded Leadi
There's a certain amusement in the fact that Matthew Rhys, bona fide star of The Americans, is not actually from America. He's originally Welsh, now playing a Russian impersonating an American, who then pretends to be countless other people. If that sounds like a lot, remember that he's pulling it off every week for now three seasons - so why aren't more people talking about this guy?

We sat down with Matthew at FX's recent Television Critics Association press tour to talk about the intricacies of playing Philip Jennings, the very emotionally thorny road ahead for Philip, and the other spy...
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