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NBC's 'Heroes Reborn' Has Some New Faces

10/3/2015 12:08pm EDT
Meet 'Heroes Reborn' Newcomer Toru Uchikado
NBC's Heroes Reborn is adding a lot of new faces to the Heroes universe, including Toru Uchikado. Toru plays the character Ren, who becomes connected to Miko Otomo as she begins her heroic story as Katana Girl. Starpulse caught up with him recently to talk about the show - and it being his first major acting role!

"It’s just great that I finally don’t have to tell my friends 'Don’t blink or you will miss me,'" the actor told us. "I moved to LA in 2011 and since then, I’ve worked everywhere. When I was taking acting classes and going to numerous auditions, I served tables, worked as a barte...

You Won’t See 'Impractical Jokers' Doing Stunts Like This On TV

10/3/2015 10:01am EDT
'Impractical Jokers' Reveal Challenges You Won't See On TV
This week's Impractical Jokers wasn't your ordinary episode. "One Night Stand Up" was actually a broadcasting of the TruTV comedy foursome's live show from a recent evening in Torrington, CT in its entirety.

You see, when they're not embarrassing each other on national television, Joe, Murr, Q and Sal travel the country performing as the Tenderloins, which is the original moniker of their group. These live shows also give them the opportunity to talk about a number of things that wouldn't make it onto TV.

That means unleashing a slideshow that they called "Challenges You'll Never See On T...

'Strike Back' Recap: Battle Over The Bomb

10/3/2015 9:37am EDT
'Strike Back' Recap And Review: 'Episode 39' - Battle Over The B
The end of Strike Back is just one week away, meaning there's no time left for Stonebridge and Scott to keep the North Koreans from unleashing their devastating nuclear weapon on Korea. Can the heroes of Section 20 prevent a massive disaster and the start of a third world war? Well, it is what they're pretty good at.

The action opens with a massive armed response, because Li-Na's plan is already in motion. She's using the podium at the United Nations to give her big speech, having stormed in and killed every security officer between it and her. "Today we bring the true horror of nuclear ca...

What We Learned From 'The Player'

10/2/2015 8:46am EDT
What We Learned From 'The Player': Don't Jump Out Of A Perfectly
Airplanes are very useful for a lot of things. They can take you across the country or across the world in relatively short periods of time. They can be used to transport all kinds of goods. They can put out fires and drop humanitarian aid. Airplanes are meant to help you. So here's our lesson from this week's episode of The Player: Don't jump out of a perfectly good airplane.

In "Ante Up," Alex Kane (Philip Winchester) has to climb aboard a departing jet to stop former acquaintance Dominic McCall (Joseph Sikora) from getting away with a ton of priceless diamonds. He and McCall slug it out...

'The Voice' Recap: Blind Auditions Are Almost Over

9/30/2015 9:18am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: Season 8 Blind Auditions Are Almost Over
After this week, there's only one more night of blind auditions for The Voice. So on Tuesday, coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams are busy taking their teams from 'sort of done' to 'mostly done,' after the slightly creepy black-and-white versions of past artists stopped popping up.

Darius Scott opens the show with his cover of "You Make Me Wanna..." and turns three chairs, those belonging to Adam, Gwen and Pharrell. Darius goes to Team Pharrell, basing it on his high school experience which includes a N*E*R*D* tattoo. Also known as the one tattoo Adam doe...

An Excited Hisham Tawfiq Talks 'The Blacklist'

9/29/2015 12:04pm EDT
Hisham Tawfiq On 'The Blacklist' Season 3: 'I'm Excited With Wha
When The Blacklist returns this week, it will have a new series regular; Hisham Tawfiq has been promoted to the main cast after two seasons recurring as Raymond Reddington's bodyguard and confidante, Dembe Zuma. Starpulse spoke to the actor earlier this month about the jump and how art is imitating life for this multi-faceted performer.

"I'm excited with what's going on. It looks pretty exciting," said Hisham, who has added something memorable to the series over the last two years despite the fact that he's playing a character who's the definition of the phrase 'strong, silent type.' Has i...

'The Voice' Blind Auditions Continue

9/29/2015 10:09am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: Season 8 Blind Auditions, Part 3
It's time for the second week of blind auditions on The Voice, and with our coaches already having filled at least a third of their teams, this is usually where things start to get dicey. Season 9 is no exception. And on top of that, we have the show's first-ever marriage proposal. No, we're not kidding.

Firstly, here's a shocker: the episode does not start with a four-chair audition. Morgan Frazier gets on the show with her cover of "I Want You To Want Me" (how appropriate for this moment, right?), and turns both Gwen and Blake. Morgan being a country artist, she takes her guitar and goes...

Recap: What We Learned From 'Blindspot'

9/29/2015 9:06am EDT
What We Learned From 'Blindspot': Bombs Are Bad (And So Are Hall
In this week's second episode of Blindspot, entitled "A Stray Howl," we also learned two lessons. As Jane and the FBI pursued a rogue former Air Force officer who was bent on using his drone expertise to get revenge on those who had wronged him, there were some hidden bits of advice about personal safety.

Number one: bombs are bad. Yes, this is stating the obvious, but in the world of Blindspot, apparently many things will blow up at a moment's notice. In last week's episode, a guy put a plastic explosive bomb on a subway train that Weller had to deal with, and would have blown up the Stat...

Charlene Amoia Dives Into 'Sleepy Hollow'

9/28/2015 2:30pm EDT
Charlene Amoia Previews The Return Of 'Sleepy Hollow'
FOX's Sleepy Hollow returns for a new season this week, and the season premiere features a face that will be familiar to TV fans. Actress Charlene Amoia endeared herself to audiences as the waitress Wendy on CBS's How I Met Your Mother, but now she's taking a completely different turn.

Starpulse spoke to Charlene to discuss diving into Sleepy Hollow and what it was like for her to be the titular character in the first new episode, "I Witness." It goes without saying that she's not just visiting town.

"Season two has Ichabod [Tom Mison] and Abbie [Nicole Beharie] dealing with very differen...

How Does Carson Daly Feel About Blind Auditions?

9/28/2015 12:04pm EDT
'The Voice': Carson Daly On How He Supports Artists During Blind
We're now into blind auditions on The Voice, so we can also enjoy one of the show's most heartwarming parts: host and producer Carson Daly acting as the biggest support for the hopeful artists and their families. This is truly the guy you want in your corner if you or someone you love is about to give the performance of their lives.

During a recent press junket for the singing competition, Daly shared with Starpulse how he handles being backstage during the blind auditions - and his killer commute for this fall's live shows.

"I sort of look forward to it and dread it at the same time," he...